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In this picture of 1918, it is captured as a soldier produces a postal pigeon from the British tank. These birds played a big role in both the first and second world war (and the history of the use of postal pigeons has many centuries!). Pigeons transferred important messages from hostilities in their native poultry house equipped with a bell. When the bird landed, he rang and the soldier of the signal battalion found out that a new message came. He walked into the poultry house, filmed a pigeon container with a message with a message and then passed it to a telegraph addressee or a field telephone.

During wars in the 20th century, the pigeons of the Racing Homer breed was most often used – due to their speed and the persistent desire to always return home they were especially valued. The work of the "Winged Messengers" was very dangerous: they were often shot, knowing that birds could carry important messages. One of the pigeons, nicknamed by a mockery, successfully completed 52 mission (!) before him wounded enemy arrows.

32 pigeon after World War II even got the so-called Dickin Medal. This award was specifically established in 1943 in the UK Maria Dikin to celebrate the heroism of animals who participated in military conflicts. The last rewarded animal was the dog of Mali, who served in the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan. His medal was awarded in 2012. Earlier, "my planet" told about how the animals participated in wars and as pigeons were used to shoot enemy territories.

Women’s business

Women lived in the late XVIII century! You can make sure that you can simply see this video in which the vestia process is removed in a complete reconstructed copy of the Italian outfit of the 1780s. Note that no belts for stocking at that time did not exist, so women after putting on tightly tied them with ribbon. And how many pillows, fasteners and ribbons! In addition, the ingenious design provided for the presence of overhead pockets, because they have not yet begun to sew them into clothes at that time. Every day, every girl from the secured family spent on charges of at least 40 minutes, while the minimum of two maids helped. About how the female fashion changed in different centuries, read in the material "My Planet".

Marine monsters

Admire which wonderful marine monsters were found on antique maps – in this case on the map of Iceland 1594. Such unusual creatures of cartographers most often portrayed when they did not know what is in one territory or another. In the Middle Ages and the age of enlightenment, people had a very vague idea of ​​what was happening in the sea and the ocean. The main source of information was folklore and the Bible. And there and there, how easy it is to guess, a variety of mounds met often. Therefore, cardographers, drawing monsters, as if signaled: "This is a dangerous place, frightening creatures can be found!"At the same time, it is not possible to meet such colorful monsters on all maps, but only on those who painted for representatives of the highest estate. Cards for sailors were much easier.

In the Middle Ages, people had belief that all animals have their own marines analogs. Therefore, artists gave the will of the imagination, and on the cards, sea horses, pigs, bears and even elephants appeared. By the end of the XVII century, with the development of navigation and printing technologies, the monsters little washed to disappear from the cards. Previously, "My Planet" published a photo project about marine monsters on world maps.

Whale bus

In this scolding video, you can watch how a hundred Somov-sticking rides on a whale shark, attaching to her spine fins-sucker. It turned out a marine bus express! Clear adhesives move in this way and collect feed residues. Having completed "Causes", waiting for the next "bus" to go further by a hare. As a transport, not only sharks can act, but any other moving items – for example, the bottoms of the ships. Residents of the tropics have come up with a fun way to use the habit of soms adheres to everything: they tie them with ropes for tails and with their help successfully catch marine turtles. About what people taught animals (including soma-prilipers), read in the material "My Planet".

At dawn

The kind of ancient ruins Machu Picchu (Peru) at dawn is just amazing! This snapshot made Popular Australian Travel Bloggers Alesha and Jarred during their trip to South America. "The rise at three o’clock and 2.5 hours ride on the bus accurately cost this delightful frame," travelers share their impressions.

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Machu Picchu is the city of Ancient America, located on the top of the mountain at an altitude of 2450 m above sea level. In 2007, he received the title of a new miracle of the world (except for Machu Picchu in the list of Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Peter, Great Wall and other monumental structures. Read more about this in the article "My Planet"). In addition, Machu Picchu is often referred to as the "lost city of Incs". Part of archaeologists believes that it was built by the Grand Ruler Inca Pacchaktek as a sacred mountain shelter in about 1440. The city existed until 1532, when the Spaniards invaded the territory of the Empire. Then all residents of the settlement – over 1000 people – mysteriously disappeared. By the way, the exact name of the city is not known to anyone, and "Machu Picchu" is just a nickname that translates as "old vertex". Check if you can guess other cities by their nicknames, in the test "My Planet".

How life is born

This timelaps video demonstrates how the beans in the ground will germinate for 25 days. One of the most remarkable processes that can be observed in this video – this is how roots germinate in the ground. The first goal of the root appeared is to fall as deep as possible to get to the water, as well as as expensive to fix the plant. Interestingly, the force that determines the direction in which the shoots and roots of the germinating seed will be oriented, is the force of attraction of the Earth. When the plant was germinated as an experiment in weightlessness, they grew in all directions. But in the conditions of our planet, the roots react to attraction that they grow in the direction of the center of the Earth, and the stalks are that they grow, removing from him. Thus plants always grow stems up, and roots down. This phenomenon is called geotropism. "My Planet" previously told about how different products grow, and also visited the farmer who engaged in cloning plants.

Music has tied us

In 1955, the clients of the HMV music store listened to records in such curious soundproof cabins. They allowed to listen to new music without having to wear headphones. And there was enough space in them to fit together or threesomes – in flavored, but not in disadvantage!

By the way, HMV is decrypted as HIS Master’s Voice ("Voice of his host" – England.). This name firm received according to the famous picture of Francis Barro, which shows a dog, listening to gramophone. The artist depicted on the canvas of his nipper. The HMV trademark is used in the music business for more than a century and is considered one of the most famous in the world.

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