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"White is smarter than black": what the discoverer of DNA James Watson stripped of all awards

11-06-2022

"White is smarter than black": what the discoverer of DNA ...

In 1962, American biologist James Watson, along with colleagues Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins was awarded the Nobel prize in ...

17 maps of Eurasia that will surely offend you

11-06-2022

17 maps of Eurasia that will surely offend you

Yanko Tsvetkov is a Bulgarian artist who moved to Spain. Since he happened to live in both Eastern and Western Europe, he is ...

Why do Spaniards dress up as demons and jump over babies

10-06-2022

Why do Spaniards dress up as demons and jump over babies

Once a year in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia in northern Spain, a man disguised as a yellow demon jumps over several ...

Mamihlapinatapai is the most mysterious and difficult word to translate from an almost extinct language

10-06-2022

Mamihlapinatapai is the most mysterious and difficult word to ...

In 2002, Christina Calderon, one of the 1,600 descendants of the Yagan Indian tribe still living on the lands of their ancestors, ...

15 things I learned after living in China for two years

08-06-2022

15 things I learned after living in China for two years

Masha Pipenko, originally from Ulyanovsk, who lives in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, writes: "I had love at first sight with China. ...

Men of an Ethiopian tribe drink blood with milk to get the title of the fattest resident of the village

08-06-2022

Men of an Ethiopian tribe drink blood with milk to get the ...

More is better. This is what the Bodi people, or Me'en, think. The tribe, which lives in the remote Omo Valley region of Ethiopia, ...

18 quirks in American culture that Americans themselves don't even notice

08-06-2022

18 quirks in American culture that Americans themselves don't ...

In any culture, there are phenomena that seem at least strange, illogical and bizarre to representatives of another nationality. We ...

8 things strictly forbidden to IDF soldiers

05-06-2022

8 things strictly forbidden to IDF soldiers

Israel is a very small country, which, nevertheless, will not give offense to itself. In the short history of the modern Israeli ...

Why don't Jews eat pork? The history of complex relationships

05-06-2022

Why don't Jews eat pork? The history of complex relationships

When we hear about Judaism and Jews, among many associations, the rejection of pork certainly pops up in our memory. This is not ...

Simple things that Americans have managed to pervert and bring to the point of absurdity

05-06-2022

Simple things that Americans have managed to pervert and ...

Like us, in the USA you can find quite a lot of typical phenomena that terrify foreigners and become a source of absurd legends and ...

Sun-struck: a blonde model from Germany has become dark-skinned and wants to move to Africa

05-06-2022

Sun-struck: a blonde model from Germany has become ...

Tanned bronze skin is the dream of many girls. But for this model, sunbathing has become a real addiction. The blonde has already ...

Tattoos on the face — a sacred tradition of Maori women

04-06-2022

Tattoos on the face — a sacred tradition of Maori women

Maori women are traditionally tattooed on the chin in their teens. This drawing, called "moko kauae", is considered a visual ...

33 interesting facts about Japan that prove that this country is not like others

04-06-2022

33 interesting facts about Japan that prove that this country ...

Japan is the 62nd largest country in the world by area, the 11th largest by population, the third largest economy in the world, and ...

How to go to the toilet in different countries of the world

03-06-2022

How to go to the toilet in different countries of the world

If you think that people in different parts of the world relieve themselves in the same way, then you are deeply mistaken. Today we ...

Antifreeze in the blood: Finnish children ride bicycles to school at a temperature of — 17C

01-06-2022

Antifreeze in the blood: Finnish children ride bicycles to ...

All children love to frolic in the snow and sledding. For Finnish guys — this is not fun, but part of everyday life. Boys and ...

Hottentots are the most mysterious people of the Black Continent

01-06-2022

Hottentots are the most mysterious people of the Black Continent

African Hottentots are considered the most mysterious inhabitants of Africa. They once inhabited large areas south of the equator. ...

How the Zaporozhye and Don Cossacks chose their wives

30-05-2022

How the Zaporozhye and Don Cossacks chose their wives

The Cossacks, whose life was full of travel and battles, treated marriage very responsibly. The Cossack wife had not only to endure ...

Why do Arabs write from right to left

29-05-2022

Why do Arabs write from right to left

Arabic writing is very different from Cyrillic and Latin. And this difference is not only in the form of the letters themselves. In ...

20 incredible things that are found in Iceland

28-05-2022

20 incredible things that are found in Iceland

When travelling to the "land of ice", you need to be prepared for a lot of surprises. Iceland will captivate your heart natural ...

Rooftops of Hong Kong

27-05-2022

Rooftops of Hong Kong

Romain Jaquet-Lagrand, photographer from France. Concrete Stories is a collection of real moments from the everyday life of Hong ...

Traditional clothes Mongols: sudden wealth

27-05-2022

Traditional clothes Mongols: sudden wealth

The life of Mongolian nomads heavy and scarce. More surprising is to see their traditional national costumes — intricate, ...

30 pictures of people, which nature generously endowed with unearthly beauty

26-05-2022

30 pictures of people, which nature generously endowed with ...

Recent discoveries of geneticists confirm that the same people do not exist. Despite the uniqueness of each inhabit our planet, ...

8 countries where a skirt is a sign of masculinity

25-05-2022

8 countries where a skirt is a sign of masculinity

We are all used to the fact that a man in a skirt is necessarily a Scot. But, it turns out that this item of clothing is worn by ...

The Aztec "death whistle" is a terrible invention of a vanished civilization

25-05-2022

The Aztec "death whistle" is a terrible invention of a ...

It is hardly worth explaining what a whistle is — we have all been familiar with this simple "musical" instrument since ...

"Giants in skirts": 20 tallest women on the planet

24-05-2022

"Giants in skirts": 20 tallest women on the planet

Would you like to know how the tallest people in the world live? It is easy to guess that the greatest difficulties are caused by ...

Smiles of Ainu women

24-05-2022

Smiles of Ainu women

Ainu – an ancient nation that appeared about 13 thousand years BC. They inhabited the island of Hokkaido (the second largest ...