Sneakers. Shoes for the poor.

Many of you probably have sneakers. But have you ever wondered where the strange name came from? And did you know that it was the shoe that gave birth to the trainer? Sneakers as we know them originated in 1892, when the U.S. Rubber Company, an American corporation that included the Goodyear Company (a tyre manufacturer), started producing rubber shoes with a sailcloth [...].


In the 1960s women started protesting for equal rights. Before the 1960s, women were known as housewives and mothers and nothing but these two things. This aggravated many women and made them feel the need to change this stereotype. Late sixties, another protest. This time a protest by women against the wearing of bras. Men seemed to have a similar [...]

Venus. Earth's big sister.

Venus, goddess of love and also, a distant, mysterious planet. In our race for survival, where the ultimate prize is death. We sometimes miss so much of what surrounds us at every turn. Miracles are all around us and it's no joke. Take wind, for example. A destructive force capable of destroying entire cities. But we can't even see it. To feel it, but not to see it. We are so used to it that we don't even think about what the wind is?

Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system.

The name of this planet comes from the tradition of the ancient astronomers of Babylon, who, through Greek culture, associated the characteristics of the various planets with the features of the Olympian gods. So it makes sense that the fastest planet bears the name of a messenger of the gods in winged sandals. By the way, in Rome this god became the patron saint of thieves and dexterity, but in this the planet is not like him: the [...]

Jack London and his dream house.

By the age of 30, Jack London was already world-renowned for his books Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904) and other literary and journalistic achievements. Although his books and stories always raised the question of life and death, the struggle for survival with dignity and honesty, he also sought peace and quiet inspiration. His tales of high adventure were based on his own experiences, wandering the Yukon Territory and the fields and factories of California. His works were enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.

The cave of hands. Messages from the distant past.

Seven thousand years before the creation of the first book and four thousand years before the Egyptians began writing their hieroglyphics on the walls of the great pyramids, the ancient Patagonian hunters left their mark, in history. Each handprint was a personal acknowledgement of a particular person's life, and each such group was a demonstration of community. Then around these imprints the people drew [...]

The solar system. Briefly about the main features.

Are you sure you know all about what our solar system is like? Here are some interesting features you might not have known about.The solar system is so called because the eight planets (nine, if you count Pluto) that make it up, as well as the other celestial bodies in the system, revolve around the Sun, our star. Probably everyone knows this. Did you know [...]

Thomas Sankara. The poorest president.

Have you ever heard the expression "The people have the government they deserve"? Do you think this is a correct statement? I am not going to answer that question. But I hope that after reading this post, you will find the answer. In the meantime, I'd like you to meet the president of an African country. It's boring, you might think. Take your time... You may have never heard of this man, but you will be very interested to meet him. Get to know him...

Colossi of Memnon.

Memnon was a hero of the Trojan War. He was also an Ethiopian king who led his armies from Africa to Asia to defend a besieged city. He was eventually killed by Achilles. These two statues usually refer to the entire Theban necropolis known as 'Memnonium' These faceless colossi (plural from the word 'colossus', meaning ...

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