Why is the symbol of Canada a maple leaf?
It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the…

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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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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 and tried to conquer the coastal peoples.

Those, of course, offered fierce resistance, which is why the Turks called the sea “Karaden-Giz”, which can be translated as both black and inhospitable, evil sea. Continue reading

Why was America called America?

As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia, or rather, India.

In Spain, until the end of the XVII century, the name “Western India” was used, and it was forbidden to call the continent “America” in official documents and on geographical maps. Continue reading

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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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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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…

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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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