The greatest floods in history. What are the real disaster behind ancient myths?

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Geographical discoveries which were not?

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Leaving Spain in 1492, Columbus did not mean to discover America — new sea route to India promised huge profits in the spice trade. Many peasant colonizers of Siberia were in the East not for oil or the forest, and from the master and conscription, in belovode, happy country, rumors which agitated the mind and soul of Russian pioneers. The conquistadors to Wade through the jungle, suffering from malaria and dengue fever, in search of the Golden country of El Dorado. Exploring new lands and seas that had to be the travelers believed that the world is still quite a place for the blessed Hyperboreans, and for people with dog heads. Believed that somewhere along the ants are the size of pigs and unicorns. And what is the island, which after a long journey to finally find shelter. There are fed and watered for free and how much you want, no one is persecuted for their faith, even die. Now, when the map seems to be gone spaces, only and remains that to sum up this happy faith in the amazing, never found by anyone, the city and the country.
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Suburban wonders of the world. Unusual objects and places of the region.

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Tantalizing

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Many have heard the expression “tantalizing”. It is not as popular for example, as “a boondoggle” and “Pandora’s Box”, but still. However, not all will respond to what and from what the legends did this idiom.
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Great story about a little mouse: the mouse Museum

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Love these stories when we are witnesses. There is no advertising gloss, no one calls to go to visit 🙂


And now we have the pleasure to read the story and see photos sergthegod made in
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Crimean Athos

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Today we take a trip to the Crimean Athos located two kilometers from Bakhchisaray in the gorge Maryam-Dere. Holy assumption monastery, which we visit arose many centuries ago, it was cut down in a rock on the edge of a sheer cliff, it is one of the oldest in the Crimea. This place is impregnated with powerful Holy energy.During the Crimean khanate, the monastery to become a bulwark of Orthodoxy in the Crimea, the residence of the metropolitans of the Goths. The monastery lived according to the traditions of Greek Athos, it was called the Crimean Athos. During its long history the monastery has known periods of prosperity and periods of desolation. In Soviet times it was almost completely destroyed, since 1993, after the transfer of the monastery to the Orthodox Church, began its revival. Restored the Church and monastery premises, daily conducted service, the monks and novices with their work return the monastery to life.
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Climbers, astronauts, NASA, and Leonov again :(

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American manned spaceflight was a great trainer, so many interesting things I learned: a) Students think will be useful to intensify interest in the exact Sciences.

All American spacecraft Merkurijj, Gemini and Apollo according to legend, the astronauts breathed pure oxygen at a pressure of about 0.3 atmosphere, so their “space” cans easy to do, and it seems to be some profit in the regeneration system of air. Problems of combustion and spontaneous combustion of materials in pure oxygen while leave unattended. I have a few questions on the working pressure.
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