04 April, 2020

    Another thing: the artist completes the heroes of the legendary canvases of the Adidas Olympic sweatshirt

    What happens if a modern artist with an original sense of humor decides to slightly “refresh” the characters of the most iconic characters in the history of painting paintings? For example, Ross Muir, a portrait painter from Scotland, tried to make the characters of Da Vinci, Modigliani and Van Gogh a little closer to the people. You must admit that these complex images have long lacked some simplicity and earthiness. ...
    • What's new in Estonia

      Those who travel in Estonia can now take a bird's eye view of Tallinn, relax at the beach spa hotel in Pärnu, visit the photo exhibition in the new capital's museum and chat with the forest through giant wooden megaphones in the vicinity of Võru. Tourists note! Top view is better The Skywheel of Tallinn has an incredible view of the Estonian capital: visitors can look at the Old Town, the airport and the bay from a height of 120 meters above sea level - above there is only an observation deck on the TV tower. ...
    • Childhood in Moldova through the eyes of a Swedish photographer

      Asa Sjöström, a photographer, documentary and just a traveler, lives in Sweden, and one of her favorite countries, no matter how strange it sounds, is Moldova. For more than 10 years, she regularly comes here to capture the daily life of one of the poorest countries in Europe. Especially often in the lens of her camera are children. ...
    • 10 cheapest and most expensive countries in Europe. How not to go broke traveling

      Traveling in Europe now may not be as cheap as it was a couple of months ago. But still, summer is a damn good time for this, so we decided to find out where to go so as not to spend all our savings at a time and enjoy the trip. Not so long ago, the Eurostat statistical service published a rating of countries based on an analysis of purchasing power in 2014. ...
    • Ancient technology in the 21st century: why jute and hemp ropes are still relevant

      Despite the fact that we live in an era of rapid progress and synthetic materials, ropes made using old technologies using natural plant materials are still in demand. Of course, their production is not a very high-tech process, but nonetheless quite interesting. ...
    • 16 amazing colorized photographs of famous personalities

      The story tells us about our distant past and is noteworthy in that it depends on the preserved evidence or some documents. That is why we will no longer be able to find out how the voice of a certain historical person sounded if sound recording devices were not yet invented and could not be captured. ...
    • 20 facts about China that don't fit my head

      China, of course, is an amazing country with a huge number of customs and things that are incomprehensible to us, which are considered there quite ordinary. In addition to simply unusual phenomena, there are moments in the life of the Chinese that amaze and truly stun foreigners. In fact, there are a lot of such facts, and today we are talking only about two dozen. ...
    • The most curious battle: how the Americans attacked an empty island and lost 300 soldiers

      The island of Kyska, washed by the cold waters of the Bering Sea, despite the fact that it does not have a permanent resident population, is very famous in historical terms, because it was here that a truly unique military incident occurred, the likes of which never happened. There is a volcano with a height of more than 1,200 meters on the island of Kyska, which is part of the Aleutian Islands and covers an area of ​​only 277 square kilometers. ...
    • Six-meter crocodiles and marriages that cannot be dissolved: 10 facts about the Philippines

      What do we know about the Philippines - a distant island nation lost in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean? This is an amazing country with a variety of natural and cultural attractions, and here are just a few facts that will allow you to get to know the Philippines. Thousands of islands The state is located on islands, of which there are more than 7,000. ...
    • A rare fight between a lynx and a wolf took place in Belarus, but the finale turned out to be unusual

      As a rule, wolves and lynxes have a slightly different habitat, and therefore the confrontation between them is quite rare, but still happens. Not so long ago, a similar trap was recorded by a camera trap in Belarus. So, in Nalibokskaya Pushcha, a lynx accidentally came across the territory of a wolf and unexpectedly collided with the owner face to face. ...
    • The most original men: why skirts became part of the Scots national costume

      The sight of a brutal man wearing a skirt causes some bewilderment. But all the desire to make a joke disappears if you have a Scot in kilt. This wardrobe item is still very popular in Scotland, and men dressed in a plaid wool skirt can often be seen at national holidays or special occasions. ...
    • Life-long journey: how unusual nomad ants live

      Many believe that all ants live in large anthills, like those that can be seen in our forests, but this is far from the case. There are many kinds of absolutely amazing ants that do not build anthills and constantly move from place to place, dragging larvae and pupae with them, building temporary shelters on the way ... from their own bodies. ...
    • NASA has selected 12 volunteers who will go to Mars

      NASA is in full swing working on a manned expedition to Mars. In early June, the agency even announced the names of the lucky ones who should be among the first people on the Red Planet. But before that, they need to undergo serious training, and NASA to solve several issues on which the future of the expedition depends. ...
    • Iran: the clay city of Yazd

      Yazd, or Yazd, is one of the most ancient cities of Iran, built mainly from clay houses (we are talking about the historical center). Mention of the city appeared in the III millennium BC. e. Being far from historical capitals, Yazd was able to avoid brutal destruction, due to which many architectural monuments and cultural relics of ancient times were preserved in the city. ...
    • 10 most unusual school subjects around the world

      Not so long ago, September 1 came, which means that the first bell rang and the students sat at their desks to study physics, chemistry, mathematics and other school subjects. However, you will probably be interested to know that, along with traditional disciplines, schools in different countries teach those that can surprise a lot, and even envy some students. ...
    • Kivu Lake is the planet’s most dangerous pond that can explode at any time.

      There are many places on the African continent that pose a serious danger not only to inexperienced travelers, but also to local residents. One of them is Lake Kivu, located in the heart of Africa. There is clear clear water, and on its banks are resorts and numerous hotels. Looking at the calm expanse of this reservoir, it is difficult to assume that Kivu poses a mortal threat to everyone who lives on its shores. ...
    • Do you know that the pilot and co-pilot should eat different food?

      Today, there are almost no such people who have never before flew airplanes in their lives. Before a flight, we always hear the same instructions: how to fasten your seat belt, what exit to use in case of an accident, and how to behave in emergency situations. But often what happens on board the aircraft, certain flight nuances that are concealed from passengers, are what interests us the most. ...