Finds of the week

The process of manufacturing a statue of freedom in the Paris workshop in the distant 1880 is captured on this retrosk. Creating a monument instructed the architect and sculptor Frederick Bartold. At the same time, Americans worked on the statue pedestal, and she was done in France. Then in New York, all parts have collected together. Shortly after the start of work it became clear that the money for the manufacture of the monument would need much more than planned. Therefore, on both sides of the ocean organized a massive collection of funds, lotteries and charitable concerts were held for this.

When finally managed to assemble the necessary amount, the French have already completed their part of the project and delivered a statue in the States. To do this, it was divided into 350 parts and transported to the frigate "Izer" in 214 drawers. Interestingly, but a hand with a torch (which you can see in the photo) was collected before the rest of the monument and was exhibited at the exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. The very statue of freedom was opened on October 26, 1886. Previously, "My Planet" told about famous statues from the inside.

Sign language

What do you think, what does Kangaroo do in this video? Pretty scratching belly, basking in the sun? Not at all! The fact is that Kangaroo males have a very diverse gesture (by the way, you know that human languages ​​in the world of the world are 121?). For example, they defiantly play muscles to intimidate the opponent. And on the contrary – if the animal is not ready for a fight, it shows it: emphasizes and scratches the belly or rub about her grass. Thus, the kangaroo demonstrates that they take the superiority of another male. Perhaps in this case the beast reported on peaceful intentions not to his fellow, but a person with a camera. See how the kangaroo fight looks like, shot on the infrared chamber.

White chalk

These pictorial chalk cliffs are called Old Harry Rocks. They are located in the south of England, near Bursmut, and belong to the chalk period. Their age is about 35 million years! In the XIX century, the girl from among the local residents found here "Dragon", which in the verification turned out to be an ancient fingerprint ichthyosis. The layers of Jurassic and Cretaceous periods here make up several tens of meters in height. Interestingly, the old Harry was called the devil in these places, and the chalk cliffs were considered a favorite place to sleep – for which they got their name. Earlier, "my planet" told where to find chalk mountains (as well as other natural beauty like lotus fields), without leaving abroad.

Mesameukali kittens

Finds of the week 5

Everyone knows that the cheetah is the fastest beast in the world and can develop speed up to 120 km / h. However, not everyone knows that this predator does not know how to growl. But it can purr, hiss, twitter, like a bird, and even bark! By the way, about purring. Hepards has its frequency from 18.32 to 20.87 Hz, and domestic cats – from 21.98 to 23.24 Hz. And the sounds, very similar to the purr, publish bears, badgers, hyenas, foxes, mangone, lemurs, elephants, guinea pigs, rots and gorillas. Read also on how the kittens meow are in different countries of the world (you will be surprised!).

Can you read?

These 35 names of real places in Iceland will help you feel what to be a dyslexic. Can you read them without a stick? By the way, Icelandic has practically not changed for the last thousand years (read also about the phonetic secrets of the Old our language), and modern residents of the country could communicate without any problems with their long-standing ancestors. Icelandic has a lot in common with the History. The fact is that from the IX century he was practically in isolation. But in our days, the inhabitants of the island continue to take care of the purity of the language. If they need to create a new word, they are guided by saga written in the classic Icelandic. For example, the searchlight they call Ljóskastari, which is translated as "what lights the light", and the phone was dubbed Simi – so in the sagas it was called the magic thread that heroes were used to communicate.

As for toponyms, they are also preserved unchanged for centuries. Reykjavik still translates as a "smoking bay", Yekyuls – "Glacier River", and Tingvedal – "Tinglands". Very poetically, is not true? Earlier, "my planet" placed a large photo project about Iceland.

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