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How did the expression "Hussars don't take money!" appear?

13-10-2021

How did the expression "Hussars don't take money!" appear?

The phrase "Hussars don't take money!", which is well known to us from frivolous anecdotes about Lieutenant Rzhevsky, appeared not ...

What was the fate of the real prototypes of children's fairy tales

12-10-2021

What was the fate of the real prototypes of children's fairy ...

On October 14, 1926, Alan Milne's book "Winnie the pOoh" was published in the London publishing house Methuen & Co. Children, ...

What does the expression "Filkin's letter" mean and what does Ivan the Terrible have to do with it

11-10-2021

What does the expression "Filkin's letter" mean and what does ...

We tell you about the origin of the phraseology "filkin's letter": where did this phrase come from. The stable expression "Filkin's ...

10 times filmmakers made a serious mistake and we really believed it

11-10-2021

10 times filmmakers made a serious mistake and we really ...

Dozens of different specialists develop the style of the movie hero and make sure that the costumes correspond to a specific ...

How an ordinary Soviet official married a billionaire: a love story that shocked the whole world

11-10-2021

How an ordinary Soviet official married a billionaire: a love ...

In 1978, unexpectedly for everyone, the "wedding of the century" of a simple Soviet citizen Sergei Kauzov and the daughter of ...

"Aretino Poses– - medieval Kama Sutra from Europe, which the church fought against

11-10-2021

"Aretino Poses– - medieval Kama Sutra from Europe, which ...

The genre of erotic art has been known since ancient times and it existed in different parts of the world. We are well aware of the ...

A nostalgic selection of photos from our 90s

11-10-2021

A nostalgic selection of photos from our 90s

Who caught the nineties of the last century, he will never forget them. We have collected a selection of photos of famous and ...

Amazons of Dahomey: who were the women who put the French army to flight

10-10-2021

Amazons of Dahomey: who were the women who put the French ...

Dahomey, a small state located in the West of Africa, became a "tough nut" for the colonizers. France, which claimed these lands, ...

20 killer rabbits from medieval books: why these animals were painted as evil

10-10-2021

20 killer rabbits from medieval books: why these animals were ...

Images in the middle Ages was drawing really weird: we already showed you 20 thumbnails, which deal with people, but they ...

Nathan Strauss — the man who saved half a million American children with milk

10-10-2021

Nathan Strauss — the man who saved half a million American ...

Nathan Strauss is one of the most famous merchants in American history. As a co-owner and founder of the Macy's and Abraham & ...

Sergey Krikalev is the most famous Russian cosmonaut after Gagarin, who was "forgotten" in space

09-10-2021

Sergey Krikalev is the most famous Russian cosmonaut after ...

In February 1994, the first flight of a Russian cosmonaut on an American spacecraft took place. This was the flight of Sergei ...

Oops, that's a priest! Why are big buttocks so popular among glamorous beauties

09-10-2021

Oops, that's a priest! Why are big buttocks so popular among ...

Wide hips have always been a sign of femininity and sexuality. Kim Kardashian blew up Instagram with a hot "belfi" in a swimsuit in ...

Experimental equipment for the US Army, which was developed in 1970-1990

09-10-2021

Experimental equipment for the US Army, which was developed ...

In the American city of Natick (Massachusetts) there is a large research center under the US Department of Defense — Natick ...

The Mother of God with three hands and other unusual icons

08-10-2021

The Mother of God with three hands and other unusual icons

Orthodox Christians in Russia have revered and continue to revere many bizarre icons. Some of them were even banned by the Church ...

12 photos that only 90s kids will understand

08-10-2021

12 photos that only 90s kids will understand

Feeding the Tamagotchi, recording playlists on CDs, wearing a T-shirt from your favorite band, and making braided bracelets are the ...

22 old, but very cool things that will last forever

08-10-2021

22 old, but very cool things that will last forever

We are used to the fact that things tend to wear out, and devices break down. But there are situations "on the contrary": Grandma's ...

Ivan Poddubny: the story of hero, a decent adventure novel

08-10-2021

Ivan Poddubny: the story of hero, a decent adventure novel

The life story of Ivan Poddubny so unusual that many doubt its authenticity. This man, in which combined strength of Hercules and ...

The most unusual and eerie monuments to the victims of human hate

07-10-2021

The most unusual and eerie monuments to the victims of human hate

Just recently, the world shook photos Turkish memorial dedicated to the memory of the women killed their husbands. 440 pairs of ...

A terrible diagnosis or a clever scam? 24 personalities of Billy Milligan

07-10-2021

A terrible diagnosis or a clever scam? 24 personalities of ...

Billy Milligan is one of the most famous people diagnosed with multiple personality. In his mind, 24 different people "lived" at ...

The artist shows how these 10 famous historical and mythical monuments would look like today if they survived

07-10-2021

The artist shows how these 10 famous historical and mythical ...

One of the most interesting things about learning history is learning about the wonderful things created by our ancestors. But it ...

Unattainable: 10 world records that no one has managed to break so far

06-10-2021

Unattainable: 10 world records that no one has managed to ...

Humanity has always admired the amazing, the unattainable and the extraordinary. In the Guinness Book of Records, incredible ...

From dudes to hard workers: photos of Soviet youth of the 60s

06-10-2021

From dudes to hard workers: photos of Soviet youth of the 60s

What do you associate the 60s with? Maybe it was the youth of your parents or their parents, or maybe something else? This ...

Why in Russia women were forbidden to sleep naked

06-10-2021

Why in Russia women were forbidden to sleep naked

In pre-Christian times in Russia, nudity was treated as calmly as in ancient Hellas. A beautiful, healthy naked body was considered ...

The mysterious Mr. D.B. Cooper, or How to hijack a plane and not get caught

05-10-2021

The mysterious Mr. D.B. Cooper, or How to hijack a plane and ...

The fate of all hijackers of airliners is predetermined: they either end up behind bars, or die during the release of hostages by ...

The first beauties of Soviet cinema in swimsuits on vacation

05-10-2021

The first beauties of Soviet cinema in swimsuits on vacation

So autumn has come to us. But I also want summer, warmth, and sun so much. And to prolong these warm feelings a little, let's take ...

"He's a fucking genius!": America of the mid-20th century in the lens of the iconic Bruce Davidson

05-10-2021

"He's a fucking genius!": America of the mid-20th century in ...

American photographer Bruce Davidson had the talent to gain the trust of completely different people. He could come to Harlem and ...