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 […]
Christmas Trees and Christmas... history. There are Christmas trees almost everywhere. People try to come up with something new, so that the tree won't look like last year's one. When searching for the historical beginning of the first Christmas tree, one must go very deep into the past. Just like Santa Claus one finds that the first Christmas tree was combination of many different facts, legends and customs.
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 […]
The Independence Day of Latvia, national holiday for every Latvian in 18 November. The Independence of Latvia was proclaimed on 18 November 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. This day in Latvia is a public holiday — public institutions and the majority of private enterprises are closed, various events take place throughout the […]
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
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 […]
El Pe, Now we all will found out everything. A massive stone rising over 650 feet out of the flat ground of Guatape, Colombia Tthe Piedra de Penol or El Pe on de Guatape was once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians. By the 1900s, the massive 10-million-ton rock was seen by local farmers […]
Maramadi Festival. The most famous traditional game involving bulls is Spanish bullfighting. But the people of Kerala, India, have come up with a way celebration that doesn’t involve torturing and killing poor animals. Maramadi festival is a peculiar ox race which draws many tourists to Anandapalli, a small village. The festival is conducted […]