Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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Why is India the "jewel of the British crown"?
This enthusiastic epithet entered the international political and journalistic lexicon after 1858, when India was officially declared a colony of great Britain, and the British Queen Victoria-the Empress of India.…

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Why is the Black sea called black?
There is no single and fully reliable version on this subject. According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy…

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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 (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading

Why do Japanese and Chinese have narrow eyes?

To begin with, let’s clarify: the eyes of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and other representatives of the Mongoloid race, in General, are the same shape as people of other nationalities and races.

The impression of “narrow-eyed” is created by a special fat “Mongolian fold” of the eyelid at the inner corner of the eye-epicanthus. In representatives of other races, epicanthus is very rare; in Mongoloids, it is present in almost all. Continue reading

Why don’t the Japanese get old?

The Japanese, like all people, unfortunately, are getting old. And the question, apparently, is inspired by the widely discussed book on the Internet ” Why Japanese do not age.

Secrets of the land of the Rising Sun” (in the English version of “the Okinawa Program”),written by Americans Bradley J. Wilcox and Dee Craig Wilcox, Japanese Makoto Suzuki. Continue reading

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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Which country does Greenland belong to?
Greenland is the largest island on the planet, located in the North Atlantic ocean, just 740 kilometers from the North pole. The huge (2.2 million square km) area of the…

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How not to go broke on customs duties?
Bringing a mountain of purchases from foreign trips, in addition to impressions, is a long-standing domestic tradition. In recent years, abroad often buy fashionable equipment: iPhones, tablets, advanced cameras, etc.These…

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Your Luggage is lost – what to do?
The rosy anticipation of a long-awaited vacation can be seriously overshadowed by the absence of your Luggage on the checkout line at the arrival airport. The loss of checked baggage…

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