Why kiss under the mistletoe?


Why kiss under the mistletoe?For the first time this issue has taken me 15 years to when I watched a movie about a courageous Batman. Corresponding entourage was present: in the Christmas room from the ceiling hung a green bush, to which the heroine, and drew attention. And if I recall, ...
 

Who is supposed curvature of space?


Who is supposed curvature of space?In Nizhny Novgorod, a boy, was transferred to Kazan, and later became a student of Kazan University, then worked in it. That's all I cling to nothing of his biography. He later became rector, but I did not. Rector of Kazan University ...
 

Why Napoleon believed that his star has risen again "on the Berezina?


Why Napoleon believed that his star has risen again "on the Berezina?Battle of Berezina 14-17 November 1812 completed the rout of Napoleon's troops in Russia. But if the battle of Borodino there is a large literature, some of the Berezina historians mention very sparingly. What was this battle really is: ...
 

Whose name I'm 30 years old had to mention almost as often as your own?


Whose name I'm 30 years old had to mention almost as often as your own?Random glanced at the laptop screen's eldest son, a student at the Moscow Medical Academy named after Sechenov. He was preparing a report. And again I saw the name that came into my life 50 years ago and has 30 years had to write and call ...
 

Who will save the Dragonfly?


Who will save the Dragonfly?Somewhere like, in nature - among cereal fields - living without a permit Dragonfly and the Ant. Ant, working guy, all the fields in the den pulls. All that is bad is there, beckoning the eye and brain itch. And the seasoned eye he mentally divides: ...
 

Why New Year's taken trig tree?


Why New Year's taken trig tree?We all love beautiful and fabulous custom decorate the Christmas tree on New Year's holidays. This world tradition has a very rich history, and without it can hardly be the celebration of the major winter holidays. Why do we dress up exactly like spruce and ...
 

Why New Year's Eve in Poland called Sylvester?


Why New Year's Eve in Poland called Sylvester?In the early nineties had a chance a couple of years to live in Poland. Introducing the Polish celebrations began for me with the Christmas and New Year. Happy New Year act Poles used to call Sylvester. The average citizen heiress Speeches ...
 

Why New Year's "Old" and what happens in Vasiliev day?


Why New Year's "Old" and what happens in Vasiliev day?Old New Year. Agree, a controversial name. But he is old or new, in our family always celebrated it. Like all the other holidays, were laying the table, came relatives, gave each other gifts. - For New ...
 

Who "drives" Christmas?


Who "drives" Christmas?Imagine, some people prevails and a tradition. "In charge" the case of St. Knut - one of the revered celestial patrons in the Scandinavian countries. And this ceremony occurs on the 20th day after the Catholic ...
 

Why Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary is still us "Unknown"?


Why Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary is still us "Unknown"?In our history, much remains hidden pages, which shamefully silent in the textbooks and casual, like something minor, is mentioned in the scientific literature. One of these pages - Russia's war against the Republic of Hungary in 1849. Nicholas I, ...
 

Why Robert Zemeckis directed the movie "Forrest Gump"?


Why Robert Zemeckis directed the movie "Forrest Gump"?In addition to the remarkable home movies have a lot of not less remarkable, but made outside the USSR and Russia. And one of the best (even finish reading the opponents of the U.S.) - is "Forrest Gump" made in USA. The film was released ...
 

Whose name is a unit of electric current?


Whose name is a unit of electric current?The famous French mathematician and scientist Andre-Marie Ampere (Andre-Marie Ampere) was born in Lyon, January 22, 1775. The son of a prosperous merchant of Lyons, Amper was educated at home, mostly self-learning ...
 

Who Tolstoy won a bet beaver hat?


Who Tolstoy won a bet beaver hat?In the morning - the sheep, in the evening - syurtukAngliyskaya proverb says: "an Englishman - a gentleman, and two Englishmen - that's a bet." It seems no accident that home betting - disputes on something - is England. Passion "bet" covered here ...
 

Why Solon recognize outstanding legislator of ancient Greece?


Why Solon recognize outstanding legislator of ancient Greece?Ancient Greek Solon (between 640 and 635 - 559 GG BC. E.) Refused to personally edit Athens, explaining his decision that "this place hard to leave, and for the State of tyranny can become evil." See Solon governor agreed and the poor and ...
 

Who is Princess Tarakanov?


Who is Princess Tarakanov?This woman has always attracted attention, but no one knew exactly who she is. Even the priest at confession before his death, she revealed her secret. One can only guess how many years this mysterious woman and where she came from. She was ...