The Beatles… Every story eventually gets mythologized, especially when it comes to the history of popular music groups and performers. The history of the most popular band of all times The Beatles also became a subject of this mandatory mythologizing. Here’s an example of one such myth. Many sources on the Internet claim […]
Every year on May 4, Latvia celebrates. Tthe day when in 1990 the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR adopted the Declaration “On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia” This second independence declaration is commemorated in the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia holiday on 4 May each […]
Yes, Communist Style of russian people, realy. A pioneer style wedding took place in the city of Russia. The newlyweds decided to have a special wedding inspired by the Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union. The bride and the groom were wearing pioneer ties, while their guests were marching to the tunes of pioneer […]
The death of Adolf Hitler still remains one of the biggest mysteries in history. There are numerous theories that mostly come down to speculation that the Nazi leader didn’t die in his bunker, but managed to escape and hide. He allegedly was hiding for years and peacefully died in his own bed. A […]
Saint Patrick’s Day… Lá Fhéile Pádraig… May Christ and His saints stand between you and harm. May and her Son St. Patrick with his staff. Martin with his mantle. Bridget with her vail. Michael with his shield. And God over all with His strong right hand.
Jews. What many don’t realize is the fact that European Jews are descendants of European Gentiles who converted to Judaism in the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages many Europeans converted to Judaism and Islam. That is why there are substantial European Muslims in Eastern European countries today. Anyone, of any race or ethnicity, […]
Valentines Day ... My truelove hath my heart ! I love thee - I love thee! 'Tis all that I can say; It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day; The very echo of my heart,
What do Latvians commemorate on November 11 ? And how do we do it? Named after a mythical Latvian hero, Lāčplēša day is a tribute to the freedom fighters who made the greatest victory in Latvia's military history possible. 1918 November 11 - The German Empire and Allies of World War I sign the armistice, which marks the end of World War I
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. Much about them has only been discovered recently, and misconceptions abound due to the exaggerations and artistic license used in works of fiction. Nevertheless, our similarities and differences are not what many people think. By learning about our relatives we can better understand ourselves.
Valentine’s Day … My truelove hath my heart! I love thee – I love thee! ‘Tis all that I can say; It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day; The very echo of my heart, The blessing when I pray: I love thee – I love thee! Is all […]
Castles Complex. A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. There are many legends and myths surrounding the Moats of Medieval Castles. Perhaps the most famous is the myth that there were dragons or alligators […]
Africa and big problema! Researchers say faults and fissures, which normally occur deep down on the ocean floor, are the main processes by which continents gradually break off from each other. They cite Africa, which underwent a similar phase when it split from America millions of years ago. Researchers hypothesize that a miles-long […]