20 of historical facts, which are not told in school
• 20 historical facts, which are not told in school
History - the subject of quite extensive and can not be fully understood, especially in the smallest details. Sometimes these at first sight insignificant details can become the most interesting part of it. Here are some interesting facts from the history of which will not tell in the classroom.
Albert Einstein could become president. In 1952 he was offered the post of second president of Israel, but he refused.
Kim Jong Il was a good composer and a lifetime Korean leader has composed six operas.
Leaning Tower of Pisa has always been inclined. In 1173, the builders of the Tower of Pisa team noticed that the base is curved. Construction was halted for almost 100 years, but the structure was never a straight line.
The Arabic numerals were invented not by Arabs, but by Indian mathematicians.
Alarms Before the invention existed profession is that to wake the other people in the morning. For example, a person had to shoot dried peas in other people's windows to wake them up to work.
Grigory Rasputin in a single day has gone through numerous assassination attempts. They tried to poison, shoot and stab, but he managed to survive. In the end, Rasputin died in the cold river.
The shortest war in history lasted less than an hour. Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted 38 minutes.
The longest war in history occurred between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly archipelago. The war lasted 335 years from 1651 to 1989 and did not suffer any losses.
This is an amazing view, known as "The majestic Argentine bird" whose wingspan reaches 7 meters, is the largest flying bird in the story. She lived about 6 million years ago in the open plains of Argentina and the Andes. The bird is a relative of modern vultures and storks, and its feathers have reached the size of the samurai sword.
With the help of sonar researchers found at a depth of 1, 8 km two strange pyramid. Scientists have determined that they are made of a kind of thick glass and reach enormous size (larger than the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt).
The two men with the same name have been sentenced to imprisonment in the same prison, and look very similar. However, they have never met, are not related and are the reason that the fingerprints have started to use the judicial system.
foot-binding - the ancient Chinese tradition, when the girls were tied to the soles of your toes. The idea was that the smaller foot was, the more beautiful and feminine woman was considered.
The most bizarre and terrifying mummies of Guanajuato mummies are considered. Their curved face led to believe that they were buried alive.
Heroin was once used as a replacement of morphine and is used to relieve cough in children.
Joseph Stalin may have been the inventor of Photoshop. After the death or disappearance of some people, pictures edited with it.
Recent DNA tests have confirmed that the parents of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun were brother and sister. This explains many of the diseases and defects.
Iceland Parliament considered the oldest existing parliament in the world. It was founded in the year 930.
For many years, miners in South Africa dug mysterious balls of a diameter of about 2, 5 cm with three parallel grooves. Stone, from which they are made, refers to the Precambrian period, that is, their age - about 2, 8 billion years.
It is believed that the Catholic saints do not decompose. The oldest of the "non-degradable" is Saint Cecilia, who was martyred in 177 N. e. Her body is almost the same as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered.
Encryption of Shaboro in the UK is one of the unsolved mysteries still. If you look closely, you can see the monument in the form of letters of the inscription: DOUOSVAVVM. No one knows who carved the inscription, but many believe that this is the key to finding the Holy Grail.