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"Die meisten wollen mich anfassen"

Zum Jahreswechsel werden wieder kleine Schornsteinfeger-Figuren verteilt. Ein Kaminkehrer erzählt in einer Folge von "Wie ich euch sehe", wie es sich …

Americans Romanticizing Communism Don't Know Communism

The young man in the suit crawled through the small window in the back of the cabin in a way that would send him face forward onto the dirt outside. …

Cuba

"The Buzzer": Russische Radiostation sendet seit vierzig Jahren mysteriösen Summton – und niemand weiß, warum

"The Buzzer" ist die vielleicht eigenartigste Radiostation der Welt: Rund um die Uhr läuft ein Summton und keiner weiß, warum. Spuren führen zum russischen Militär und erinnern an den Kalten Krieg.<p>Keine Musik, keine Nachrichten, kein Verkehrsfunk, keine Morningshow – wer in Westeuropa in den …

The KGB Papers: How Putin Learned His Spycraft, Part 1

KGB training manuals tell you a lot about the way veterans of the Russian secret intelligence services see the world, and why they think they can …

Le père Noël, les origines historiques d'un célèbre inconnu

D'où vient le père Noël ? Quel lien entre le barbu de rouge vêtu et saint Nicolas ? Et son double diabolique, le Père Fouettard, quelle est son …

Les meilleures chaînes Youtube pour apprendre le français - learn French,francais,chaîne,youtube,apprendre

<b>Français avec Pierre.</b> Une chaîne youtube 100% francophone, avec de nombreuses vidéos, des conseils, des cours, des dictées, etc.<p><b>Français authentique</b>. …

L'Histoire du Pantalon ! (oui c'est possible)

Where's Santa Buried? Resting Places of the Real St. Nick

The mortal remains of the 4th-century Greek bishop are likely scattered around the world as holy relics.<p>This story was updated on December 6, 2017.<p>The story of how St. Nicholas became the red-suited chimney hopper we know as Santa is fascinating in its own right. But the final chapter of the holy …

Archaeology

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

Cardiovascular System

This is Tourism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

The West Bank wall is a living canvas of Israeli-Palestinian narratives.<p>A massive concrete wall looms oppressively over Bethlehem’s horizon. Many tourists flock to the city, curious to see the biblical birthplace of Jesus in a grotto under the sixth-century Church of the Nativity on Manger Square, …

Israel

The World in 1467: The Maps of Nicolaus Germanus

Back in the second century AD, the Roman geographer Claudius Ptolemy created his <i>Cosmographia</i> – the precursor of the modern atlas. His work gave a …

Why Didn't Russia Sell Alaska to Canada?

Alaskans are celebrating a big milestone in 2017. The year marks the 150th anniversary of the state's purchase. In 1867, Russia handed this vast …

Why Do We Sleep?

Humans spend nearly a third of their lives asleep. Going without sleep will literally make you psychotic and, eventually, kill you. It's clear that …

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Sleep Training

If you're a new parent and you're ready to trade in your baby for six uninterrupted hours of shut-eye, sleep training may seem like a magic bullet. …

The Science Behind Firecrackers and Sparklers

Firecrackers, Sparklers & Aerial Shell Fireworks<p>Fireworks have been a traditional part of New Year's celebrations since they were invented by the …

Microsoft is killing off passwords

The American tech giant has announced an alternative way users can sign into their Microsoft accounts, using only an app on their smartphones.<p>Instead of memorising a long and convoluted password, the user just installs the Microsoft Authenticator account. When they try and log in with their …

Information Systems

St. Martin in Moissac – the Oldest Church in France

In late Antiquity, a Roman bath fell into disuse in Moissac. Soon after, the church of St. Martin (Saint-Martin de Moissac) was built inside the …

Archaeology
Public Speaking

How a Polish tax accountant became Angela Merkel's look-alike

How does one become the spitting image of a famous politician? A woman who regularly slips into the skin of Angela Merkel gives insight into her …

How the Victorian Obsession for Order Created the Humble Sugar Cube

What happens when mad science meets good housekeeping? The apotheosis of 1800s food ingenuity<p>In 1840, sweetening your tea was a complicated affair. …

Diabetes

Beim Besuch der polnischen Verwandtschaft habe ich 10 Kilo zugenommen

Merke: Immer ein paar größere Hosen einpacken.<p>Als ich das erste Mal die Familie meiner Frau in Polen besucht habe, war ich nicht auf die kulinarischen Erfahrungenvorbereitet. Ich erwartete—und das bekam ich auch—viel Kohl und Fleisch im Darm. Aber ich hatte keine Ahnung, wie viel Essen man mir …

Ist Rosmarin der Schlüssel zu (fast) ewigem Leben?

Im kleinen italienischen Dorf Acciaroli werden viele Einwohner schnell mal über 100 Jahre alt. Forscher wollen jetzt untersuchen, ob das etwas mit ihrem Rosmarinkonsum zu tun hat.<p>Sobald wir in einer Pfütze unser Spiegelbild erblicken und auch nur ein einziges graues Haar ausfindig machen, suchen …

The Pacific Ocean is Larger Than All Land On Earth

<i>Map by Chris Stephens, from naturalearthdata.com</i><p>While I’m sure you know the Pacific Ocean is big, I’d say there’s a good chance you hadn’t realized …

Pacific Ocean

A Brief History of the Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch<p>On July 9, 1916, <i>The New York Times</i> puzzled over a fashion trend: Europeans were starting to wear bracelets with clocks on them. Time had migrated to the human wrist, and the development required some explaining.<p>“Until recently,” …

Victorian Era

White Hun (Huna) Empire

Image License<p><b>Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike:</b> This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this content …

Remixes

Territories During the Second Punic War

Illustration<p>by <b>Javierfv1212</b><br>published on 26 May 2016<p>The territories involved in the Second Punic War, 218 and 201 BCE.<p>Red = Roman<br>Pink = Roman …

Creative Commons

Conquests of Clovis I

Illustration<p>by <b>Altaileopard</b><br>published on 17 June 2016<p>A map illustrating the conquests of Clovis I (466-511/513 CE), King of the Franks.<p>License<p>Based on …

Creative Commons

Beauty and the Beast’s Lumiére and Cogsworth Have a Fascinating Real-Life Backstory

How a pair of squabbling animators inspired two of Disney’s most indelible characters.<p>In 1991, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> made history. It was the first animated Disney film to use an official screenwriter; the first to blend hand-drawn animation with Pixar’s computer-driven technology; and the first …