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At this archival picture, it was captured, as in 1979 in Moscow, the office home of the book publisher of the Sytin moved. At that time, the building was located in the building. Labor newspaper. Move the structure decided 30 m along Gorky Street towards Nastasinsky Lane, as it blocked the recently erected "News". To move the object without his disassembly for a short distance, temporary rail trolley usually used. If the house has to be transported far, wheel platforms were used. In general, such movements – the process is complex and requires the removal of protruding parts of the building, as well as possible obstacles to the way – for example, power lines and trees. Curious, but sometimes the movement of houses carried out, not even having lived people from them!

The first documentary confirmed movement of the building in history occurred in 1455, when the Italian architect Aristotle Phioravanti moved the 24-meter bell tower at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bologna immediately at 13 m. In Russia, the structure was first moved in 1812 – it was a wooden church in Morshansk. The present boom in (then) the USSR fell in the 1930s. In those days in Moscow, in accordance with the general plan for the reconstruction of the city of sample, 1935, we moved a number of objects, including MCAT, Mossovet and the Moscow Eye Hospital. Earlier, "my planet" published a series of color photographs from the USSR of the 1950s.

Well, you adhered

Among the maritime people have their own champions in Lena – these are fishes-adhesive. They do not bother with independent swimming, but turn other underwater inhabitants to a convenient vehicle. You can learn in characteristic appearance. If you look at it on top, then an unusual education can be seen on the front of the back, resembling a shoe trail with a corrugated sole. This is a dorsal fin, which over time has changed and turned into a sucker (about other fad evolutions that changed animals, read in the material "My Planet"). Inside it there are 17-19 thin plates, similar to lanes. When the fish floats on their own, the plates lie flat. And when she decides to attach something, it is attached to the surface and reduces the muscles in the suction cup. The bands turn the edge up, and cameras with a partial vacuum are formed between them. As a result, the fish tightly attaches to the object.

Most often stuck can be seen on cetaceans, sharks, as well as the bottoms of the ships. Shark fish-lazy especially respect: Attaching, they can move over long distances. In addition, adhesives get the opportunity to feed shark union, and at this moment are under full protection. Why such a neighbor shark? The fact that the remora eat the skin parasites, removing them from the gill slits, and sometimes the jaws of a predator. Read what modern scientists have learned from cleaved and other animals.

Under a pink sky

You’d be surprised, but in the processing of this image was not used fotoshfop. The sky at night next to the greenhouse complex in the Netherlands (by the way, do you know why they call Holland?) Actually becomes saturated pink. Unusual effect filmed Reddit user under the name CummingSoda. So where did this color? The fact that all over the world at plants in greenhouses shine special fitolamp. They are equipped with LEDs in white, red and blue. It is proved that it is this light contributes the most active growth, flowering and fruiting plants. Together, these diodes and provide specific pink-purple. And since a lot of lamps, the light from them can be seen from many kilometers in the district. And here, see this report from the laboratory in which the cloned plants are grown. It is not somewhere, and in the near suburbs.

Where I want to – there jumping

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In the Soviet Union this device was known as the "grasshopper" and was considered a toy-simulator for kids. In Europe, this unit is called Pogo Stick. In essence, this device for making board, which consists of a handle, pedal, the main platform and springs. Man presses on the spring legs, and she gives him a reverse momentum. If in the old days on the pogo sticks jumping only children, poging (so-called this "jumpy" sport) in the past 10-15 years has become extremely popular in the US and has become a real extreme sport.

Now there are a jumping World Cup on pogo sticks called Popopalooza. Competitors perform a dizzying flips and jump incredibly high. For example, the record of one of the championships in the number of jumps per minute became an athlete Earl died down, which jumped 240 times in 60 seconds. By the way, in 2018 the history poginga himself has written himself and Russia. In February, our compatriot Dmitry Arsenyev set two world records at once: first, did a somersault at 360 ° eight times in a row almost without using their hands, and then jumped to a height of 3.38 m. Both achievements have been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Previously, "My Planet" told me in what other exotic sports compete modern men.

Get your tentacles

Did you know about the existence of this type of martial arts, as the fight with an octopus? Its essence lies in the fact that a diver fighting the marine life at shallow depths should pull him to the surface. The earliest mention of this sport meet in 1949 in the issue of the American magazine Mechanix Illustrated. However, the most popular activity enjoyed in the coastal areas of the US in the 1960s. Then even held annual championships: divers won, won the largest animal. In this case, after the competition octopus might like to eat, and to transfer to the local zoo or even to release back to the sea. Towards the 1970s, the craze almost come to naught. However, until now there are dangerous sport lovers. For example, in 2013 a resident of Seattle (USA) Dylan Mayer after a long period of preparation with octopus grabbed and pulled him from the water. Their prey Dylan prepared for dinner. By the way, recently, scientists have discovered why the octopus does not get tangled in their tentacles.

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