19 February, 2020

    Dubai is becoming the world's most popular tourist destination!

    Burj Khalifa Skyscraper The world's tallest Burj Khalifa tower is in the top 3 most popular world attractions for selfies, along with the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Disneyland in Florida. This conclusion was reached by experts at Attractiontix, a British site for booking attractions, who analyzed 219 million Instagram posts from October 2010 to January 2015. ...
    • 12 strangest and most dangerous alcoholic drinks in the world

      Traveling to different countries, we will inevitably learn something new, get acquainted with the local culture and history, try their traditional dishes and drinks. It is for the new knowledge and impressions that travel gives us that we love them so much. However, with gastronomic tastings, you should always be extremely careful not to inadvertently harm your body. ...
    • Okinoshima - a sacred Japanese island for men only

      Few people are familiar with the Japanese island of Okinoshima, and the Japanese themselves visit it only on special occasions. Only one person constantly lives on the island, and he receives a salary for this, since he is the caretaker of the Shinto temple standing on the island. In accordance with the Shinto beliefs, all natural phenomena and even inanimate objects have kami - a spiritual essence. ...
    • What did the working sketches for Soviet cartoons look like?

      For more than 80 years, Soyuzmultfilm animated studio has pleased us with its creations. The characters she gifted are familiar to us from the cradle. We all grew up on these cartoons. We waited for them every day in "Good Nights", emphasized in the programs, so as not to miss on vacation or weekend. Do you want to see how the sketches for the most popular cartoons of those years looked like? ...
    • 11 rare historical photos telling about significant events of the past

      The events of the past always cause us special interest, because no one can unequivocally say something about them. Whatever happens then, it will be shrouded in secrets and speculation. The photographs that capture any historical moments or interesting personalities become all the more valuable, because, looking at them, we ourselves can form a definite opinion. ...
    • Peanuts - the only nut that is dug from the ground, and not torn from a tree

      Nuts are our favorite delicacy and a constant component of many confectionery products. Most of these tasty and wholesome foods grow on trees: cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts. But peanuts did not choose trees and bushes for themselves at all, but the land. Another name for peanuts - peanuts - perfectly reflects the characteristics of the growth of this valuable agricultural crop. ...
    • Curious photos of how they made pasta at the beginning of the last century

      For a long time, only the rich ate pasta and it was considered a real luxury item in Italy. The high price was due to manual labor: the dough was kneaded for a very long time, and labor was expensive. But pasta gained popularity in the XIV-XV centuries, and all thanks to its versatility: dried pasta could be stored for a long time, no special conditions were required for them. ...
    • Fight given to the pale-faced: the largest victory of the Indians over the Americans

      The Battle of Little Bighorn, which took place on June 25, 1876 on the Little Bighorn River (Montana), became one of the most famous for the entire period of rebellion of Native Americans against the conquerors. Here, the federal forces, led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, faced the formation of Sioux (Lakota) Indians and Cheyenne. ...
    • 28 wonderful photos about moms and children from around the world

      At the weekend, we celebrated the warmest holiday dedicated to the most important person in everyone’s life - mom. In any corner of the globe, in any culture and nation, mothers have a special place. They are those without whom the continuation of generations would not exist, the house would not be built and the traditions that make our life more comfortable and richer would not be preserved. ...
    • Everything is not as cute as it seems: where does the raccoon have the habit of rinsing everything in the water

      These cute animals do not leave anyone indifferent and have long been not only wild, but also domestic animals. New videos regularly appear on the network with the mischief of furry pets: here the raccoon drowned the TV remote in the water tank, and a minute later the new owner’s smartphone was energetically rinsing it. ...
    • 20 impossible beautiful landscapes from all over the world

      We will not tire of repeating and showing you how beautiful and amazing our world is. In the vast expanses of the earth you can find such beautiful landscapes that it becomes difficult to believe in their reality. Today we will focus on such places. Panjin Red Beach, China Reinisdrangar, Iceland Vaadhoo Island, Maldives Solonchak, Bolivia Solonchak, Bolivia Dierholai, Iceland Curonian Spit, Russia Pancake Rocks, New Zealand Pancake Rocks, New Zealand Pamukkale, Turkey Black Reinisfiyara Beach in Iceland Valisinis Iceland Malaysia Reinisirana Iceland Malaysia Reinisi Is , New Zealand Atacama Desert Chocolate Hills, Danish Philippines, China Bolivia White Desert, Egypt Geyser Fly, Nevada Pinnacles Desert, Australia Manpupuner, Russia Kanyo Kristales, Colombia ...
    • The Mexican government has asked street artists to paint 200 houses for the sole purpose of ...

      A youth organization using graffiti as a means of expressing their own ideas has teamed up with the Mexican government in Palmitos (a city in Pachuca County) for one important purpose. A group of artists painted 209 houses or 20,000 square meters. m of facade with a rainbow pattern. It should be noted that the project had an extremely positive impact: the action made an unforgettable impression on 452 families (or 1808 people), who were affected by the main theme and reason for creating the project - violence among young men. ...
    • 10 peerless photos showing the magical beauty of mushrooms

      Jill Bliss is an artist (and also a naturalist, teacher, farmer, watchman and dean), who lives on a small island in the Salish Sea in the northwest Pacific Ocean. In 2012, she sold her house and almost everything she had to move to this island and reunite with nature after a busy designer career in New York and San Francisco. ...
    • In the US, a teacher turns a boring schoolroom into Hogwarts in 70 hours

      If it seems to you that your application for admission to Hogwarts has been lost by mail, we can offer you another alternative educational institution - Evergreen High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. Here, a seventh and eighth grade teacher turned his classroom into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. “I remember when I was a child who dreamed most of all of going to Hogwarts, but I knew that I could never really go there,” says Kyle Hubler. ...
    • 13 photos about how famous places look before and after processing in Photoshop

      Making a beautiful photo is not so easy. Making an amazing photo even harder. Impossible to make a beautiful shot ... impossible. Of course, if you do not own Photoshop. Peter Stewart, a world-famous photographer, is also a Photoshop master and, using the following pictures as an example, he decided to show what photographs of the most famous places in the world look like before and after processing in the editor and what Photoshop is capable of. ...
    • What would American presidents look like if they were women

      Today you will not surprise anyone with a face switch in a photo editor. Funny pictures of this kind are constantly appearing on the net: Disney characters with other faces, children, tattooed people. However, no one has done this with the presidents of the United States! But it turned out, probably the most interesting experiment. ...
    • A resident of Baku let the past into the present, combining old photos with modern views

      Baku photographer Kamala Bagirli suddenly overtook fame. It all started with an old family album, where a photograph of a relative of Kamal from the distant sixties, taken against the background of the Heydar Aliyev Palace in Baku, was preserved. Bagirli, as a practicing photographer and creative person, found it interesting to try to combine the old picture and the modern look of the city. ...