In recent times the world has increased the interest in “hermit Kingdom’ – North Korea. This is not surprising, because the country claims to be the most closed and very exotic, and the forbidden fruit is always sweet, according to Our planet. We present to your attention several interesting facts, which, we believe, little-known: North Korea is one of the most literate countries in the world: the average literacy rate in North Korea reaches 100%!
In the country allowed to wear a total of 28 government-approved hairstyles and haircuts
Girls are allowed to carry 14 different types of haircuts; married women are expected to wear a short haircut, and single women can grow my hair longer. Men are forbidden to grow their hair longer than 5 inches, while older people can afford hair length to 7 inches.
Annual spending of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il for a luxury cognac to 800 times the average annual income by country
The father of the current leader Kim Jong UN-Kim Jong-Il spent 700 thousand euros per year to buy cognac Hennessy. The average annual income in North Korea, estimated at 1 to 2 thousand dollars.
Moreover, the dictator was an avid movie buff, and his collection consisted of more than 20 thousand films
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This is interesting information for children about the history and traditions of Valentine’s day celebration
This holiday came to Russia a few years ago. And now Valentine’s Day is celebrated almost as widely and happily as the New year. Valentine — little hearts-cards . sent by regular post, electronic messages and text messages, romantic gifts, declarations of love and endless kisses — here’s what the costgive this holiday. And wonderful that this holiday is now with us.
It is believed that Valentine’s Day exists more than 16 centuries, but the festival of love known to still earlier pagan times. And in Russia was a lovers ‘ holiday. It was celebrated not in the winter, and in early summer. This holiday was associated with the legendary love story of Peter and Fevronia and dedicated Kupala-Slavic pagan God Perun son.
From the history of the holiday
We have a feast and of a particular “culprit” — the Christian priest Valentine. It was about the year 269. At the time of the Roman Empire rules the Emperor Claudius II. Belligerent Roman army had lots of soldiers for military campaigns. And the Emperor believed that the main enemy of his grandiose military plans — is married legionaries, who think Continue reading
The ancient Macedonians really were just surrendered: raised force lance up. But – alas! – it didn’t work with the Roman soldiers – they just did not understand the Macedonians and slew them every one. And the Romans themselves, by the way, was surrendered with his hands up, as is the custom still. It was the Romans due to the vastness of his Empire unified the gesture.
In the middle East never beat off a foot a rhythm, when you listen to music – they say it was filled in the great ethnographer and at the same time scout by Arminius Vambery, which, in fact, so thoroughly prepared for the trip to the middle East that even got a circumcision.
God forbid you when meeting with a person from the East to shake his left hand. You see, in the East it is not customary to use toilet paper. They immediately bathe and do it with your left hand, so your explanation is that you are left handed then it is unlikely someone will be satisfied.
The Germans are still made to order in a cafe the exact number of sandwiches. To just say “Give me a sandwich” is not accepted, Continue reading