What are the official nicknames of the states of America and how they appeared

Do you know the nickname of your state? And where did it come from? Some of them are well known for their sports teams. Others have a more complex history and are descended from early settlers, according to USAToday. During their school years, many Americans learn basic facts about...

'I'd rather sit down than go there again': a former Russian contract soldier told how he fought in Ukraine

Participants of the Anti-Propaganda project, which is coordinated by the organization Russian America for Democracy in Russia, interviewed a former Russian soldier who came to Ukraine at the beginning of the invasion. He told his misadventures to Important Stories. Further - from the first person. "We're just on...

How did the Qwerty keyboard layout appear, and why the letters are arranged in this way

When we think about the order of the letters, the alphabetical sequence most often comes to mind. But how did it happen that modern keyboards have a completely different layout? Why the letters are arranged in such a sequence and who came up with it, the publication IChip found out.

Pizza, pasta and hodgepodge: 10 restaurant dishes that were originally the food of the poor

We all love to go to a cafe or a restaurant - you don’t need to cook, you don’t need to wash the dishes, and even original dishes are served. But there are some restaurant delicacies that were actually the food of the poor from the beginning. What poor people's dishes are served now ...

Lecture on the history of Eastern Europe

This lecture will focus on important moments in the history of Eastern Europe. Particular attention will be paid to World War II, the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

Exhibition 'Untold Russian History'

The exhibition consists of 24 graphic works on paper and a series of collages from the albums of illustrations by Mikhail Magaril for the books The Case of Doctors and Lullaby. The story described in the story "The Case of Doctors" took place in Leningrad in 1952, when the author was a small child. Then in…

Where did the teddy bear come from

Today, for most children and adults, the Teddy bear is a touching gray teddy bear Me to you. However, in comparison with its brown predecessors, the modern bear is still very young. He is only a little over 10 years old. How did the first Teddy bears appear? How they initially looked and how later ...

31 days: the story of the shortest presidential term in the United States

Today, February 15, the United States celebrates Presidents Day. Against the background of this holiday, we decided to recall the fate of the little-known ninth President of the United States, William Harrison. He stayed at his post for exactly 31 days. Writes about this TJournal. Military, senator and national hero ...

Sign Mysteries: History of the US Dollar Symbol $

We all know the designation of the American dollar sign - $ - but the history of its origin is rather mysterious. The N + 1 edition together with the historian Artem Efimov decided to reveal the secret. It turned out that the $ sign means not only the dollar, but also many other currencies, including ...

Amazing historical facts about the New Year

Lifehacker tells about the symbolism of New Year's decorations, the first garlands, the appearance of Santa Claus and the creation of the song “A Christmas tree was born in the forest”. 1. The custom of celebrating the New Year appeared in Mesopotamia around 2000 BC. On holidays, statues of gods swept across ...

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