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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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 are there so many Chinese?
Indeed, the population of the people's Republic of China alone (and Chinese people live outside its borders) has already exceeded 1.3 billion people and continues to grow. However, it is…

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Wedding trip to Prague

Old Prague continues to surprise many travelers, as it has done for many centuries…

And at the same time attract newlyweds from all over Europe, wedding photos on the Charles bridge or at the old town hall, against the background of the famous astronomical clock of the Renaissance – a kind of “certificates” of excellent taste of the newlyweds. Continue reading

Walking in Helsinki

It’s no secret that many Russians living in the North-Western district spend their weekends in Finland.

Today, they can easily rent a cottage on the lake, and relax in the fresh air, without worrying about anything. And if you want to diversify your vacation, you can go to see the nearest city.

Of course, if you rented a cottage in the vicinity of the capital of Finland – Helsinki, then you are lucky. Continue reading

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

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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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 many countries were part of the USSR?
At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied. At the time of the collapse of the…

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Does it snow in Africa?
Sometimes, and you can admire it in the "heart" of Africa – in the North-East of Tanzania, where the highest (5895 m) point of the Black continent – Kilimanjaro. The…

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