Why Is Japan The Land Of The Rising Sun?
The land of the Rising Sun is the poetic name of Japan in European languages. The self-name of the country (Nippon) is indicated on the letter by two hieroglyphs-the sun…

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Lake Neusiedler See
Neusiedler see is considered the fourth largest lake in Central Europe, behind Balaton, Boden and Geneva. Its age is 20 thousand years, it is believed that it appeared as a…

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Why was Brazil named Brazil?
The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil. Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it…

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Why was Brazil named Brazil?

The official name of the country is the Federal Republic of Brazil.

Originally, after the discovery of this South American country in 1500 by the Portuguese Navigator Pedro Cabral, it was called Terra da Vera Cruz, which means the Land of the True cross.

A little later, the first Portuguese settlers discovered a tree in the coastal rainforests that resembled the famous “fire tree” (in Portuguese, pau-brasil), which was brought to Europe by Arab merchants. Continue reading

Why do earthquakes occur in Japan?

If we take the question literally, then earthquakes in Japan occur for the same reason as in other countries – because of sudden breaks in the earth’s crust with the displacement of its individual sections, which are called lithospheric plates.

But the question is, obviously, why do earthquakes occur so often in Japan and with such severe consequences-numerous human casualties and destruction? Continue reading

Why do Turks love Russian girls?
It should be noted immediately – Russian girls are loved not only by Turks... But if we talk about the Turks, it is true that many young people, especially from…

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What country invented the mirror?
The world's oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old. Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze. Metals…

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Why is there left-hand traffic in Japan?
The legend explains this as follows. Japanese samurai in the old days moved along narrow mountain roads with swords on the left side. And in order not to provoke a…

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Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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