Finds of the week

Did you know that, in addition to the bell tsar (by the way, physicists managed to recreate his sound) and the king guns, there are also king baths in Russia (in which, truth, never bathed). This artifact is also called the "Bathroom of the our Empire", but it does not find it in any guidebook. The bowl is in the royal village, the Ruins of the Babelov Palace. It is sharpened from a solid piece of granite weighing 160 tons. Massed her Master Samson Sukhanov, who went to work as much as ten years – from 1818 to 1828. The result was a huge pool with a height of about 2 m and a diameter of more than 5 m.

About the appointment of a giant bath there are two versions. The first states that the Romanov family traditionally spent the summer seasons in the royal village or Peterhof and the pool was intended for swimming the monarch of the monarch (earlier "My Planet" talked about other killing members of the royal surnames). However, after the death of the Customer, Tsar Alexander I, his heirs abandoned the device of the pool and began to demonstrate the tsar-bath as a sample of stone art. The second claims that the Babelov Palace planned to turn into the Mason Temple. Which of the ideas is true, still not known.

Quiet sap

On this video, you can see a squabble, one of the most endless animals on Earth. It is completely tiny, less than 1 mm, and very slow, only 2-3 mm moves per minute. However, the slug can survive drought, high pressure, survive in an atmosphere, deprived of oxygen, and even stay in open space (not in vain they chose a candidate for the first interstellar flight)! It does not affect her radiation 1000 times higher than the fatal dose for humans. These animals can remain in the latent stage many dozens of years and revive to life when the conditions become favorable. There are cases when low-weeks awakened after hundreds of years of hibernation in museum exhibits of moss. However, with constant activity, they live only a year. And, by the way, often found on the beaches. About other inhabitants of sandy bells Read in the material "My Planet".

Waiting for salmon

At this picture, made in 1923, a fisherman of the Hup tribe, a salmon. Hup is the Indian people, still living in the north-west of California (USA). According to the 2000 census data, its number is about 2500 people. According to the legends of the Indians, their ancestors live in this area over 4000 years. For their culture, the construction of houses from red cedar, use for fishing Dolly canoeing. But there are more unusual traditions: for example, when holding tribal ceremonies, they will definitely go to the double bath, and also bake bread from the acorns! See also a great photo project about the Indians of North America.

seals tenderness

Finds of the week 27

Admire what a close relationship developed from a British diver Ben Burvillya with seals. Not for nothing on the Internet is known as Ben Sealdiver nickname ( "seal diver"). He studied oceanography and biology at the University of Southampton (UK) and a PhD in dolphin echolocation (read about how to communicate with these amazing animals). The last 16 years the man specializes in underwater photography, using techniques that besides him, do not apply more than anybody in the world. And with the seals in the Northumberland area had a long and great love.

By the way, did you know that the seals can distinguish smells from up to several hundred meters, and sometimes even up to half a kilometer? At the same time they have poor eyesight, but excellent hearing. And they, like dolphins, are capable of echolocation, but the seal is still less developed.

As in a fairy tale hit

Such exquisite view expects desperate climbers, mountain subdued one of Norway vertices. The country has nearly 300 peaks that exceed a height of 2000 m. In this case, the Norwegian mountains are available to everyone: everywhere laid kilometers of marked trails all levels of difficulty. And in 1957, it was adopted by Legislative Decree on Free Access (Allemannsretten), which allows everyone to move freely on any ground Unshielded. The highest mountain in Norway (2469 meters above sea level) is in the park Galdhëpiggen Jotunheimen. It was first conquered the inhabitants of the local village Lum in 1850. A group of courageous travelers consisted of the farmer, a church singer and teacher. By the way, in Norway every hill, which exceeds the upper belt of vegetation, has a right to be called a mountain. Previously, "My Planet" is about how to save, going on a trip to this picturesque country.

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