What country invented chess?
India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8x8 black and white cells, like modern…

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About tourist fraudsters
The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent…

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Why is the Netherlands called Holland?
Indeed, the Netherlands is often referred to as "Holland", which is officially incorrect. South Holland and North Holland are only two of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Historically, these…

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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Five of the most dangerous animal species on our planet

We often judge the danger of an animal that lives far from our home by reading books and memorable cartoons in childhood.

For example, in India there are evil cobras, which were fought by the brave mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

And there are giant octopuses in the ocean, like the one that attacked captain Nemo’s submarine (by the way, octopuses, or octopuses, are completely safe for humans). Continue reading

Why is the Netherlands called Holland?

Indeed, the Netherlands is often referred to as “Holland”, which is officially incorrect.

South Holland and North Holland are only two of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.

Historically, these most economically developed provinces were also the most famous outside of the Netherlands, and so the name “Holland” has entered many European languages as the name of the country. Continue reading

How to choose the right travel backpack?

We are all well aware of heavy bags or backpacks. It is enough to remember trips to the country or trips to nature, it can be Hiking, hunting, fishing, rafting on the river – you can not do without a backpack here.

After all, there are always a lot of things that you need to take with you to provide yourself with convenience and comfort on the way. However, in such situations, you always think about how to make it easier and more comfortable to carry what is so necessary on the way. Continue reading

Why is the Red sea called red?
According to some scientists, the Red sea was so named because of the seasonal redness of the water associated with the reproduction of reddish single-celled algae. However, historians believe that…

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The main pros and cons of flights with transfers
Flights with transfers or transit flights are not uncommon for travelers, many of them are afraid, and completely in vain. It is understandable to worry about possible delays and inconsistencies…

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What country invented chess?
India is considered the birthplace of chess. There, at the beginning of the IV century, Chaturanga appeared, a game on a Board of 8x8 black and white cells, like modern…

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Why do I need to choose special shoes for a hike?
Regular sneakers and sneakers for a hike will not work. Using such shoes leads to a lot of trouble during tracking, and ultimately leads to difficulties for the entire group.…

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