Unusual national tradition
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…

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The Traditions and customs of Northern Cyprus
To feel confident in any situation, it is highly desirable to study the customs of the places with which residents have to communicate. Ignorance of the intricacies of the mentality…

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The truth about modern Japanese geisha and the samurai

The samurai class, including their wives and children, never exceeded 5% of the population. A geisha, even in the best years was not more than 70 thousand is now about two thousand. A hundred million Japanese…

Myth 2. Geisha – the oldest profession in Japan.

Twice not. Geisha – dancer and conversationalist, experienced geisha – the therapist and Confessor, but sex in their profession were not included and is not included. Only in personal life except that! Since the advent of the profession of the geisha they were forbidden by law to provide sexual services for money. The first geisha appeared in the eighteenth century, so in the literal sense, not the oldest profession.

Myth 3. Japanese women bandaged leg, so they are not grown.

Never. Did Chinese women.

Myth 4. In today’s Japan, kimono are no longer worn.

In ordinary life – alas, it’s true. But all the holidays put on still. By the way, kimono – a thing not cheap. Women’s apparel could easily be more than 300 000 rubles, and a complete set together with the bottom of the kimono, shoes and accessories worth more than 600 000.

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Amazing facts about twins – Articles Facts about people Interesting facts about the world Learn more!

Usually the word “twins” is associated with two children who were born at the same time, but it happens that is born and five children at a time. There are many various amazing facts about twins, and some of them you will learn today.

1. The long interval between generic acts in multiple pregnancies.

Peggy Lynn of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, had a baby girl Hannah on November 11, 1995, and the second of the twins, Erica – 84 day (2 February 1996).

2. The long separation of twins. Iris Johns and Aro Campbell (b. 1914) met after 75 years of separation.

3. The largest number of multiple births in one family. At Maddalena Grenades from Italy (b. 1839) 15 times the triplets were born. There is also information about the birth may 29, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and in may 1977 in Bagerhat, Bangladesh, 11 twins. In both cases, no child survived.

4. Children conceived in a test tube. Twins. The world’s first twins conceived in vitro – twins Steven and Amanda were born on 5 June 1981 at the Medical centre Queen Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Their 31-year-old mother

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Eerie strangeness of Japanese culture

A hikikomori

The hikikomori are young people who do not wish to communicate with the outside world. Of course, in every culture, there are a small number of people, who are called “hermits”, but this is usually older or even elderly, many of whom suffer from mental disorders, depression or agoraphobia.

Feature of Japanese “hermits” – age. It’s either teenagers or young people are slightly over twenty, which is almost completely cut off from the outside world. There are several objective reasons for the emergence of a huge number of hikikomori: the first, of course is the Internet, the second monstrous load in educational institutions, which few can withstand, and, finally, loving parents who are willing to support their offspring until old age, if only they flew out of the nest.

Crime

Although legends of the Yakuza, the crime rate in Japan one of the lowest (below only in Monaco). All weapons – from pistols to ceremonial swords, be sure to register with the police.

Attitude to work

Everyone knows that the Japanese are one of the most disciplined and hard-working workers in the world. However, the image of the businessman-alcoholic, frequenter of karaoke bars not too far from Continue reading

Korean salads - cooking secrets for the festive table
Korean salads - with a sophisticated spicy Oriental taste of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, citrus in the first place are swept from the table. Therefore, the harvesting of these popular recipes…

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The Mysterious art of Korean medicine
The international community calls the methods of treatment of intractable disease in South Korea (treatment of intractable disease by the methods of traditional Korean medicine) "the mysterious art of Korean…

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