Finds of the week
This picture captures the crash of the ship "George Roper", which occurred off the coast of Australia. This four-matt vessel was lowered in Liverpool in 1882. It could transport over 2000 tons of cargo. The ship was designed specifically for the transport of large loads to Australia. The length of the vessel was 91 m, and width – almost 12 m. However, "George Roper" was destined for a short life: already a year later, because of the error made by the crew in the calculations, he flew to Reef and sank near Cape Point Lonsdale. Ship still lies at a depth of 4-5 m. Previously, "My Planet" placed material with tips of travelers, how to survive after shipwreck.
Take yourself seal
You just admire this seal! He plays with a diver, like a puppy. By the way, you know that seals are sleeping, vertically floating at the surface of the water, and periodically rise to do inhale? Either they can sleep on the shore, but then they often wake up to look around – whether there is no danger (learn more about how animals are sleeping and they see erotic dreams). And still seals can cry, however, in contrast to a person, they have no tear glands. When the seals dive into depth, the rhythm of their heart slows down to 4-5 beats per minute, whereas under normal conditions it is 55-120 blows. For comparison, a normal human pulse – 60-80 beats per minute.
Every year from March 15 to March 19, the Festival of Fallas is held in Spanish Valencia. It is considered the celebration of fire, therefore traditionally accompanied by the explosions of Petard and fireworks. The main character of the holiday is huge figures that build out of wood or papier-mache and at the end of the celebration burn. It is believed to do it in memory of the Holy Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary, who was a carpenter. For the first time, Fallas is mentioned in the historical chronicles in the XVIII century.
This year, the main, 26-meter figure for the festival created the artistic duet Pichiavo. They combined their love for the classic Greek art and enthusiasm Street art in one work. To prepare the sculpture (they are called "False") left the whole year. It was created in parts, for each of which graffiti was applied and then they collected as if the puzzle. At the beginning of the festival, the figure was installed on the central square of Valencia, where it could be enjoyed for four days. Now they remained only a photo – because at the end of the falole they burned it to mark the arrival of spring. Very similar to our carnival, is not true? Read also interviews "My Planet" with Fire Tamer.
How burningly dancing an eagle-scroochor, which is also called phonomer! This bird from the kind of hawk is found mainly in Africa, south of the Sahara desert, as well as in the south-west of the Arabian Peninsula. With an eagle-scrooch, the natives associate a lot of superstitions. For example, in the east of the continent it is believed that his shadow brings death. And in other areas of Africa, on the contrary, confident that this bird is a healer bringing healing roots. Abyssins nicknamed Physura "Heavenly Monkey". Complete our test and find out if you understand the superstitions of the peoples of the world.
Evon as Evenks write
These are the samples of the really existing forest letter of the evenkov people can be seen in the Museum of Tynda (photo made Andrei Fetkulin). It became known about it thanks to the story of the Test Tests of the famous Geodesist Grigory Fedoseeva. In the book, he tells about the legendary Evenki conductor Ulukitne. The latter told the author of the novel about many unusual (for us, urban residents) the traditions of their people. For example, Evenks in former times did not divide the year for 12 months. For them, it consisted of a much larger number of periods associated with various phenomena in nature. For example, "when a bear is pledged" marked March, and "when the deer drops the skin from the horns" – August (read also about the variety of calendars and summer systems that exist in the world). In addition, Evenks were always magnificent taiga. And in the photo above, you just can see samples of their forest messages. For them, a twig with wrapped around her ring and cuts completely replaced the letter. Modern visitors to the museum especially like to compare these messages with SMS. Earlier, "my planet" talked about what the peoples of Siberia believe.