10 facts about Russia, you did not know
Who invented the "Chanel number 5", the first VCR and one of the most famous actors in Hollywood have Russian roots? 10 interesting facts about Russia, who may not know everything.
Hollywood founders of
Two out of five of the founding fathers of Hollywood came from Russia. In particular, the founders of the "MGM" Goldwyn and Mayer. Meyer until the end of life rather badly spoken in English with difficulty reading the script.
Chanel № 5
The famous fragrance, "Chanel number 5" was not invented by Coco Chanel and perfumer of Russian emigre Verigin, who worked in the perfume department of "Chanel", together with the Muscovites Ernest Beaux.
Nevyansk tower and the lightning rod
Nevyansk tower located in the Sverdlovsk region, was equipped with a lightning rod for a quarter of a century before it was designed by Benjamin Franklin.
Nevyansk leaning tower. At an altitude of just under 60 meters, the deviation from the vertical is almost 2 meters!
engines for "Daimler" company
for the company "Daimler" Engines has developed a Russian engineer Boris Lutsk. Under the agreement, each side of automobile engines was attached plaque "Lutsk-Daimler" but "Daimler" misappropriated patent itself. Racing Mercedes 120PS (1906) equipped with in-line six-cylinder engine. Motor authorship attributed to Boris Lutsk:
Hymn of the royal family of Thailand
Anthem Thailand's royal family, which was the official anthem of the country until 1932, written to the music of Russian composer Peter Shchurovsky.
Most of the leading scientists and engineers in the world, were Russian. Yablochkov Lodygin and invented the first electric light bulb, Popov - the wireless telegraph, Sikorsky created a helicopter and bomber Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky invented a color photo, and Zworykin - TV.
The world's first video recorder
The first video recorder appeared in the world in 1956. Its creator was the American company "Ampeks" (AMPEX),-founding father whose name was Alexander Mikhailovich Poniatowa. "USAID" - these are the first letters of his name and surname. And since before the revolution, he was a colonel in the tsarist army, he had the right to appeal, "Your Excellency", in English Exellence.
the first aircraft test
How do I prove irrefutably historical documents, the first aircraft was tested Alexander Mozhaysky twenty years before the Wright brothers. This model is the world's first aircraft Mozhaiskii:
Russian roots actors
Russian roots have David Duchovny, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman, Mila Yovovoch, Winona Ryder and Sean Penn. Great-grandmother of actress Whoopi Goldberg came from Odessa.
The artificial heart
The first artificial heart was also created in Russia. The device is designed and tested on animals in 1936 Vladimir Demihov. Electric motor for the heart he had bought with the money he sent parents a new suit.