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Only after the tsylacine extincted, it became the symbol of Tasmanian Island

Only after the tsylacine extincted, it became the symbol of Tasmanian Island

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The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus, ancient Greek for "dog-headed pouched one") was the biggest known carnivorous marsupial of contemporary times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian wolf or tiger (because of its striped back).

 

In Ancient China bureaucracy was punished for natural disasters

In Ancient China bureaucracy was punished for natural disasters

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The ancient Chinese manuscripts argue that thanks to the emperor the corn grows in the field and the fruits ripen in the gardens. Chinese people believed that if the emperor holds the eternal laws and live righteously, in his country will be always peace and harmony.

 

A national holiday in honor of Genghis Khan, named Day of High pride of Mongolia, held in the country every year in different days according to the lunar calendar

A national holiday in honor of Genghis Khan, named Day of High pride of Mongolia, held in the country every year in different days according to the lunar calendar

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In the result of research conducted by a group of scientists from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, was found that Genghis Khan was born on the 1st day of the first month of winter in the year of Water Horse in the third sixth decade of the lunar calendar, i.e. in 1162 AD.

 

Diksha is a religious suicide in Hinduism, that exists in India till today

Diksha is a religious suicide in Hinduism, that exists in India till today

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Religious suicide in India - diksha – was seen as self-sacrifice for a god or circumcision. These suicides committed by self-immolation or selfdrowning. In the Middle Ages was registered a mass religious suicides with thousands of dies.

 

The war is not a game. But sometimes...

The war is not a game. But sometimes...

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Of course, war is a terrible thing enough. Consequences of the war are disastrous. Among them we can name destroyed cities and broken lifes.

 

Anthem of the Republic of South Africa consists of verses in five languages

Anthem of the Republic of South Africa consists of verses in five languages

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South Africa is often called the Rainbow Nation (its anthem is written in 5 languages, and national flag has 6 colors). Such a wide variety of languages, skin colors, religions does not exist anywhere in the world.

 

In Cairo, the tram route is laid to the Cheops pyramid and consists from 4 railways

In Cairo, the tram route is laid to the Cheops pyramid and consists from 4 railways

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Everybody who visits Egypt has listened about the Great Pyramids, but comparatively few people know some more about them than that this giant buildings are tall and pointed, and, in a vague way, that they are very ancient.

 

One part of Istanbul is situated in Europe, and the other in Asia

One part of Istanbul is situated in Europe, and the other in Asia

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Istanbul is the biggest city of Turkey, and it represents economic, cultural, and historical center of the country. Population of a city numbers 14 millions.

 

In 1971, U.S. astronaut Alan Sheppard became the first  man who had played golf on the moon

In 1971, U.S. astronaut Alan Sheppard became the first man who had played golf on the moon

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People wanted to land on the Moon for years, and the earliest studies of this satellite being made by the Ancient Chinese Astronomers. Invention of the telescope by Lippershey in 1609 provided the first detailed images and observations to be made.

 

A considerable part of the filmed material about traveling on the Kon-Tiki  was cut out, because Thor Heyerdahl's crew was naked

A considerable part of the filmed material about traveling on the Kon-Tiki was cut out, because Thor Heyerdahl's crew was naked

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Thor Heyerdahl is the famous Norwegian writer and explorer. In the 1940s he created an unbelievable theory that maybe could expand understanding of history of all mankind. So Heyerdahl stated that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian epoch.

 

Eysenck, author of the famous IQ test, was accused in racism and believed that white people have more IQ than black people

Eysenck, author of the famous IQ test, was accused in racism and believed that white people have more IQ than black people

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Everybody knows about psychological tests that can measure the level of our intelligence, or so-called IQ-tests. Author of the first such test was Hans Jurgen Eysenck (1916 -1997), British psychologist and one of the leaders of biological paradigm in psychology of XXth century.

 

Inuits assigned to icebergs features of animate objects and considered  them assistants of the goddess of sea Sedna

Inuits assigned to icebergs features of animate objects and considered them assistants of the goddess of sea Sedna

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In many cultures of the Arctic regions — from Siberia, to Greenland and to the Arctic coasts of North America, is sacred the Goddess Sedna, the Inuit Goddess of both the sea-mother and the Underworld. She has a lot of names.

 

Many celebrities and rich people live exclusively in Monaco, because here are the lowest luxury tax

Many celebrities and rich people live exclusively in Monaco, because here are the lowest luxury tax

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Monaco is a sovereign city-state, situated on the coast of French Riviera. This little country is bordered only by France on three sides; one side borders the coast of Mediterranean Sea. Monaco has an area of 2.

 

Peruvian train passengers always can give oxygen masks, because the way goes... above the sky!

Peruvian train passengers always can give oxygen masks, because the way goes... above the sky!

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Everybody who makes travels across Peru, is convinced that it the most colorful and interesting country in South America. Here had prospered Indian civilizations before the Spaniards came.

 

The River Nile was frozen twice

The River Nile was frozen twice

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Nile. The cradle of first civilization – Egyptians. This river is esteemed to be the longest river around the world and it reaches a distance of more than 6 000 Km.

 

Nowadays Arabians can divorce by sending 3 SMS-messages

Nowadays Arabians can divorce by sending 3 SMS-messages

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In Islam exists different laws for men`s and women`s divorce under the terms of Islamic rules. When a husband initiates a divorce, the procedure is called “tsalaq”. On the other hand, when a woman wants to initiate a divorce it is named “khula”.

 

In the capital of Switzerland, there are fountains-wells

In the capital of Switzerland, there are fountains-wells

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Some Old Cities have unique layouts and sightseeing. One of such cities is Bern, the capital of the European country Switzerland. Instead of alone central Old Town square, here we see a main clock Old Tower, and broad streets radiating off and full of souvenir shops.

 

In Brazil was found topaz weighing 5.8 tons

In Brazil was found topaz weighing 5.8 tons

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Topaz is a kind of mineral, known from ancient times. The name arose from the ancient name of the island in the Red Sea Zeberged - Topazion (where it is believed have been firstly found this stone), or in Sanskrit "Topas" – “fire”.

 

Who was Marco Polo: the great traveler or the greatest liar?

Who was Marco Polo: the great traveler or the greatest liar?

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The book written by a writer of fiction dictated by a prisoner represents unique evidence of the fact that Marco Polo ever undertook his epic voyage that he narrated.

 

Shanghai can become Chinese Venice

Shanghai can become Chinese Venice

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Because of tunnels and groundwater Shanghai annually falls on one centimeter below the sea level.

 

The Black Hole of Calcutta - the last refuge of English captives

The Black Hole of Calcutta - the last refuge of English captives

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The Black Hole of Calcutta is the name of the prison that was situated in Fort Williams, in colonial India. Here allegedly died a lot of British prisoners of war. This story happened on the night of 20 June 1756.

 

Sir Francis Drake was the second man and the first Englishman who sailed around the world

Sir Francis Drake was the second man and the first Englishman who sailed around the world

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Sir Francis Drake (born: 1540 – died: 1596) was known as an English sea captain, slaver, politician of the Elizabethan era and one of her favorites. Almost people knew Drake as a defeater of Spanish Armada, but it was not only his major accomplishment.

 

Philippines consider to be the only Catholic country in Asia, but it is wrong

Philippines consider to be the only Catholic country in Asia, but it is wrong

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During 300 years Spain ruled islands of Philippines. Spanish administration practiced mass baptism to achieve Christianization of archipelago. Now the Philippines are about 85 percent Christian, mostly Roman Catholic.

 

Vietnamese people have no personal birthdays

Vietnamese people have no personal birthdays

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Vietnam is a not very large, but quite populated country in Southeast Asia, on the Indochina Peninsula. For many years it has been under Chinese influence. So a lot of Vietnamese traditions have gone from China.

 

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