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The REAL Dividing Line (in England)

The REAL Dividing Line (in England) (https://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/england2410_468x8161.jpg) In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. The US’s North and South are quite clearly delineated, by the states’ affiliations during the Civil War …

The Tacoma Bridge collapse of 1940 in Washington

The Tacoma Bridge collapse of 1940 in Washington, USA was a calamity of the world’s third longest suspension bridge back then and had a crucial impact on engineering. It caused the governing of the modeling of all the long-span bridges in the future. …

Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji India

++++++++++ Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji India In the Northeastern state of Meghalaya, India, there is an indigenous ethnic group of people known as the Khasis who have a very unique skill. They train the aerial roots of the Ficus elastica or the rubber fig …

Wendish in Japan

Wendish in Japan You may wonder how I came to search for traces of Wendish as far afield as Japan. It happened quite accidentally. I became curious about whether there was a linguistic connection between ancient Japanese and Wendish in the mid-1980s, when …

Spaniard raised by wolves disappointed with human life

 ++++++++++ Spaniard raised by wolves disappointed with human life Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, who lived among animals for 12 years, finds it hard just to get through the winter Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, outside his house. ÓSCAR CORRAL Silvia R. Pontevedra Ourense  2018 Mar 29 – …