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Old 08-06-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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From the memory and textbooks and articles from different sites and encyclopedia
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Greenland is the largest island in the world, which is a bit not enough to be 7 the mainland. but there are only about 60 thousand people. Story title goes in the middle ages, from Eric the Red. According to a legend he had a dream in which he saw a new earth are covered with green vegetation, but the island was covered with snow most of it. Was named before opening it in Java.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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a little bit about the Russian people
The famous fragrance «Chanel № 5» was not invented by Coco Chanel, and the Russian perfume-immigrant Verigin, who worked in the perfume Department «Chanel» together with the native Muscovite Ernest Bo.
Two of the five founding fathers of Hollywood profits from Russia. Including, the founders of the «MGM» Goldwyn and Mayer. Mayer until the end of life not so good spoke English and with difficulty reading the script.
Chanel
Невьянская tower, located in the territory of the Sverdlovsk region, was equipped with lightning-conductor, for a quarter of a century before it was designed by Benjamin Franklin.
The engines for the company «Daimler» has developed a Russian engineer Boris Lutsk. In accordance with the Treaty, each side of motor vehicles had to be fixed plate «Lutsk-Daimler», but «Daimler» illegally appropriated the patent itself.

Racing Mercedes 120PS (1906). equipped with in-line six-cylinder engine.
The authorship of motor attributed to Boris Луцкому
The same system of fuel economy which is carried out with the help of automatic regulation of interaction (in the moment) cylinder was invented for the government's auto CHAIKA, so as to use a lot of fuel, today this system is used Chrysler and is a a leader in this sphere.
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky invented a color photograph.
The first in the world VCR appeared in 1956. Its Creator was the American company «Ампэкс» (AMPEX), father of the founder of which was called Alexander Mikhailovich Понятовым. «USAID» is the first letter of his name, patronymic and surname. And since before the revolution, he was a Colonel in the tsarist army, he had a right to appeal «Your Excellency», in English Exellence.
The first artificial heart has also been created in Russia. The unit designed and test on animals in 1936 Vladimir Demikhov. Electro-motors for the heart, he bought with the money that he had received the parents for a new suit.
Russian roots have David Spiritual, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman, Katerina Graham, Nice Йововоч, Вайноны Ryder and Sean Foam. Great-grandmother of the actress Whoopi Goldberg from Odessa.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Dominican Republic's highest mountain is higher than the highest mountain in Central and Eastern US (East of Dallas, Texas),
Jamaica's is also higher and Cuba's highest mountain is almost the same.

Pico Duarte (Dominican Republic) - 10,164 ft
Blue Mountain Peak (Jamaica) - 7,402 ft
Mount Mitchell (North Carolina) - 6,683 feet
Pico Turquino (Cuba) - 6,476 ft
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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The United States has no official language. English was adopted as the official only at the level of some States.
They say that only 55% of Americans know that the Sun is a star. Is it true?
In 1712. Applies the first case of detection of counterfeit Museum exhibit. Peter I when visiting the house-Museum of Martin Luther looked at a spot of ink in the place of the wall, where Luther threw a pot of ink, aiming at the devil appeared to him. Peter revealed : «the Ink of the new, and all this is not true.»
1891. In the Buenos Aires police Juan Vucetic for the first time exposed the criminal fingerprint and began to fingerprint of the detainees. It is with this began the epic of the identity, which now includes, in particular, the identification of the iris and DNA analysis.
The Eiffel tower is not in the basis of any of fasteners, and it is worth using the force of gravity on a special Foundation, where she freely worth it.
American scientists from the University of Kentucky have discovered a new property of chocolate: it reduces aggressiveness and pacifies. It turned out that the lovers of chocolate more good-natured than those who neglect sweets. It was last year, if memory does not fail.
On the African continent there are more than a thousand different languages. There is a tribe which purely speaks Russian Tsar's language, and consider it to his family for many generations
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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the largest University of the world. - IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University). There are 3500000 students (three and a half million!)
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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Interesting fact, the monument to Peter I, which established Tsereteli in the center of Moscow, judging by the details of the monument, won own fleet? In General, this monument of the many wonderful things. It is not known, who is standing on the pedestal - Peter or converted Columbus. Many believe that in 1991-92 Tsereteli tried unsuccessfully to sell the monument to the United States, Spain and the countries of Latin America to the 500th anniversary of the Columbus discovered the American continent. Interesting clothes Peter: stockings - the era of Columbus, boots, Peter the great, the above - whether Roman armor, whether medieval clothing Spanish Grand.
Amazing and a pedestal. It is executed in the form of the Rostral columns. These columns were invented by the Romans. Height - battering RAM on the fore part of the Roman military ship. By tradition, the columns were set in honor of the victory and was decorated with scenes from the captured ships рострами. In the era of classicism appeared such column in St. Petersburg. The pedestal of the monument to Peter in Moscow, too, is decorated with рострами, only not captured enemy ships. Each of ростров crowned with St. Andrew's flag! It turns out that Peter has successfully fought with its own fleet
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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And did you know that there are a river without water, and the river is not so little. Are they mainly in the deserts and are called «Wadi». The water in the river-beds of these rivers appears only during the rains, in the rest of the time they represent a dry valley. Pebbles and gravel on the bottom of their gives reason to believe that in the more humid periods of Wadi could be full-flowing rivers. Some of Wadi make great length, equal to a hundred, and sometimes and more kilometers. As well as familiar to us of the river, filled with water, Wadi have «inflows», which also don't have water in his way.
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