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66 most popular myths

Surprisingly, in our progressive times, many people continue to believe in long-defunct famous myths from history and science. To see the pruths, select a category and click on the "icons" on the site.

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Чем больше «иконка» — тем выше вирулентность мифа. Например, очень распространено «правило пяти секунд»: если …
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Reaching for the sky: the 10 tallest buildings in the world

Mankind strives to "reach for the stars". One manifestation of this desire is the appearance of more and more skyscrapers. So if a structure claims to be "the tallest building in the world", then there will be someone who will try to surpass it. Thanks to modern technology and a variety of high-quality building materials allow world architecture to regularly create original projects of unique tall buildings, bringing them to life.

Поэтому каждый год различные страны могут похвастаться» не только появлением множества обычных зданий, но и сотен небоскрёбов. Пока что высота самого высокого здания в мире не превзошла отметки в тысячу метров, но в будущем всё реально, так как претендент – Бурдж Аль Мамляка …
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The Underground: The World's Deepest Subway

Great Britain is the country where the first branch of the subway was built and launched in the 60's of the XIX century. Since then, this mode of transport has conquered the cities of the world. To relieve the burden of capital cities, megalopolises, people began to build underground tunnels.

Here are the statistics on the depth of the platforms and find out what is the deepest subway in the world and where it is located.

The deepest metro station in the world

Everyone who has gone down to the platforms of the capital and St. Petersburg metro, unwittingly compared the depth of the stops, the length of the escalators. The subway of the northern capital surpasses the Moscow subway in this respect. The decision to build a station as deep as possible is not spontaneous, engineers are forced to do so, taking into account the features of the soil.

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A rare bird can fly: the world's widest rivers

Ecologists, limnologists, hydrologists, potamologists study the structure, condition, biological and chemical composition of water bodies, watercourses of the planet. If we talk about water arteries, the most full-flowing, deep, long rivers in the world are identified. They are famous for flora, fauna, importance for humans.

Let's talk about the widest river in Russia and in the world, and find out if the channels are suitable for river navigation.

How are rivers divided by width?

The channel of a waterway is formed by the movement of water. The process lasts for centuries, the area of the passage often changes due to natural or environmental reasons. When talking about the width, we mean the maximum distance between two points of different banks, including island areas. The maximum is taken as the basis. The nature of the flow is important ...
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Across the river: the world's largest bridges

People learned how to build bridges in ancient times. The main purpose of engineering structures is the ability to cross water obstacles: swamps, lakes, straits, rivers. The prototype of the bridge in ancient times - a trunk of a tree, which was thrown from one bank to the other to get across.

Modern bridges are strong, reliable and beautiful, although over time the latter quality becomes an exception. Let's look at the record structures of this type and find out what their size is.

Top 5 largest bridges in the world by height

All bridges in the world are divided into several categories depending on their capacity and purpose. In addition to the known railroad, pedestrian, vehicular and combined bridges there are:

  • viaducts (bridges over roads);
  • акведуки (для переноса воды из одной точки в …
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Catching Luck by the Tail: the biggest lottery winnings in Russia and the world

Who doesn't dream of winning an apartment or a car in the lottery? It's an easy and quick way to suddenly change their lives, so people are increasingly buying tickets and waiting for their luck. However, only a few are lucky, and they become known throughout the country.

Let's talk about the world's biggest lottery win, find out what country it happened in, and how the life of the lucky man changed.

All over the world.

Gambling has always been attractive. Lotteries involve random selection of a number or numbers, another important "plus" is the low cost of tickets. The first lotteries originated in ancient times, later they were actively used by private individuals and political parties.

После Второй мировой войны в Европе число …
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Long-livers of the planet: the oldest man in the world

The average life expectancy of a person in the world statistics is about 70 years. Everyone who has reached this age will say that this is very little. But there are long-livers on the planet, whose age has passed the mark of 100 years.

Let's talk about the oldest man on earth and find out how he managed to live to such an advanced age.

The world's greatest age of man

Each of us wants to know the secret of longevity and preservation of health. In every country there are people who live exceptionally long. About them are composed legends, myths, but not all of the stories are true. In the study of human life expectancy there is one difficulty: to document the dates of birth and death.

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Bogatyr's might: the strongest man in the world

Since ancient times the main trump card of men has been strength. They used it in battle, in hunting, in long campaigns, conquering territories. Today almost nothing has changed. Men bet on strong muscles and a beautiful body, attracting the attention of the weak half of humanity.

The Guinness Book of World Records allows us to find out who among the people on the planet was able to move a car by hand. Also, every year since 1977, the "World's Strongest Man" competition takes place. Let's find out who the strongest man in the world is and what he does.

How is a person's strength determined?

Для оценки мощи конкретного человека существует параметр мышечной силы. Он заключается в преодолении внешнего сопротивления за счет силы мышц и является …
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Небо под крылом: самый дорогой самолет в мире

Самолет — дорогая техника, производство занимает годы, в нем участвуют десятки компаний и тысячи специалистов различных областей. Сегодня авиация прочно вошла в нашу жизнь: каждый человек может купить билет, приехать в аэропорт и отправиться в любую точку планеты. Узнать цену на рейс очень просто, но сколько стоит сам самолет?

Рассмотрим наиболее дорогие авиационные модели среди частных и военных судов, узнаем, почему стоимость некоторых из них настолько велика.

ТОП-10 самых дорогих самолетов мира

Разработка самолета — сложный процесс, который длится годами. Все предшествующие строительству процессы закладываются в стоимость. Наиболее дорогими считаются новейшие военные разработки, оплатить которые могут единицы государств в мире. При проектировании пассажирских …
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