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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A distinctive feature of Japanese culture is the continuity of generations, respect for national traditions, traditions that, in turn, very reasonable and rational. As in any other country, in Japan there are national holidays and traditional. Most of the traditional holidays associated with seasonal changes in nature, which are regarded by the Japanese as little miracles. The largest festivals are celebrated with great pomp. The first holiday is New year. Its celebration over one thousand years old. The New year marked the Japanese 108 strokes of the temple bells. According to the beliefs, 108 beats – 108 is a hassle, a burden on the person. With the last kick of the temple bells that man is freed from them and begins a carefree life. It is customary to recall anything good that happened over the past year to move it to the next. All bad try to leave in the past year. Preparations for New year are made in advance. The Japanese clean their houses and buying gifts. But the focus is on writing postcards «Menaje” for friends and loved ones. Sending a postcard once, it should send every New year. After presenting the cards and other social events, it is customary to visit Continue reading
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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
The Radmila Mays was cesarean section. Amanda’s Continue reading