Plants difference – Suitable for Christmas tree

Plants difference – Suitable for Christmas tree

Plants difference – Suitable for Christmas tree – What is the difference:

Fir (Abies)

Plants difference - Fir (Abies)

  1. Branches pointing up, form a triangle
  2. Short rounded needles on the opposite sides of the branch
  3. Longitudinal protruding cones
  4. Stays at home for a long time

Pine (Pinus)

Plants difference - Pine (Pinus)

  1. Asymmetrical tree shape
  2. Rare, long, prickly needles
  3. Cones round
  4. Pleasant smell

Norway spruce (Picea)

Plants difference - Norway spruce (Picea)

  1. Branches hanging down
  2. Short needles, grow around the branches
  3. Longitudinal hanging cones
  4. Quickly loses needles at home

Unripe vegetables – Colors and composition secrets

Unripe vegetables - Peppers in four colors

Unripe vegetables – Colors and composition secrets

Unripe vegetables – The secret to growing green peppers is during harvesting. Well, it really is a red pepper, which has not yet matured, which is why its price in the store is the lowest. Peppers differ not only in color and taste, but also in the composition. The richest in vitamin C, E, folic acid, potassium and provitamin A is red pepper. Similarly with olives. Green ones are those that were collected before they turned black.

Strongest acid – Fluoroantimonic acid

Strongest acid - Fluoroantimonic acid

Colors:

Hydrogen, H: white
Fluorine, F: green
Antimony, Sb: violet

Strongest acid – Fluoroantimonic acid

Strongest acid – Fluoroantimonic acid – Actually, it is a super acid that is a mixture of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and antimony pentafluoride (SbF5). It is a thousand trillion times stronger than concentrated sulfuric acid. Even short-term contact with the skin can result in serious injuries or death – just like inhaling its vapors. Fluoroantimonic acid is stored in special containers.

Plants posing stones – Lithops of the succulents type

Plants posing stones - Lithops of the succulents type

Plants posing stones – Lithops of the succulents type

Plants posing stones – In the deserts of Namibia and Republic of South Africa grow Lithops, plants of the type of succulents, called living stones. It have to face not only high temperature, lack of water and nutrients, but also with animals, for which it is a tasty morsel. This plants use special camouflage. It thick, bulging and fused leaves resemble stones. Lithops reveal identity for a short time during flowering. In order not to lose water, many succulents do not develop stems and leaves. Thanks to this, it have a smaller evaporation surface.

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes

 
 

Oscar records holders - Walt Disney and Wernher von BraunOscar records holders - Walt Disney (1)Oscar records holders - Walt Disney (2)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) – Number of statuettes: 26

The American film producer, director, screenwriter, dubbing actor, creator of the animation and philanthropist was nominated for the award 59 times. In 1954 he scored 4 at a time. Known throughout the world thanks to the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), and the creation of the Mickey Mouse character.
 

Oscar records holders - Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Jerry Lacy - „Play it Again, Sam”Oscar records holders - Woody Allen - „Take the Money” (1969)Oscar records holders - Woody Allen, Johnny Carson - The Tonight Show (NBC-1964)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Woody Allen (born in 1935) – Number of statuettes: 4

Director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer and playwright who was born in 1935 in New York as Allen Stewart Konigsberg. He is one of the few American filmmakers who became famous as creators of authorial films. For the film “Annie Hall”, considered by viewers and critics as his best picture, in 1997 he received 2 Oscars (for screenplay and direction).
 

Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1951)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (2)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) – Number of statuettes: 4

The American actress Katharine Hepburn has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times during her seventy-year career. She received the award four times, in 1934 (“Morning Glory”), 1968 (“Guess who’s coming to dinner”), 1969 (“The Lion in Winter”) and 1982 (“On Golden Pond”). In 1999, the American Film Institute announced her the best actress of all time.
 

Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep (02.2016)Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep - US Embassy in Berlin (2016)Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep (Cheerleader - 1966)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Meryl Streep (born in 1949) – Number of statuettes: 3

Meryl Streep, who already has 3 statuettes at home (in the number of nominations she has already overtaken K. Hepburn). The first Oscar Streep received for supporting role in the film “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), the second for the main role in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), and the third for creating Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” (2011).
 

Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman (1945)Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman „Casablanca” (trailer)Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman „Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde” (trailer)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1980) – Number of statuettes: 3

A Swede who can also boast of Oscars. She won the prizes thanks to her supporting role in the film “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and two more for the leading roles in “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956).
 

Oscar records holders - Jack Nicholson - „Little Shop of Horrors”Oscar records holders - Jack Nicholson - Walk of fameOscar records holders - Jack Nicholson (1976)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Jack Nicholson (born in 1937) – Number of statuettes: 3

The American actor, director, producer and screenwriter has been nominated for the Oscar 12 times. What has not been done by any other actor yet. Is the owner of the largest number of Academy Awards among male actors. Two Oscars were awarded to him for the main roles in the pictures “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1976) and “As Good as It Gets” (1998). The third one brought him a supporting role in the production of “Terms of Endearment” (1984).
 

Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines

Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines in the world:

 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Football - pictogram1. Football: 4 bln fans
It is practiced all over the world. In Poland, sports clubs play over 300,000 people.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Cricket - pictogram2. Cricket: 2,5 bln fans
A team game based on bouncing the ball with a stick. The most popular is in Great Britain and its former colonies.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Field hockey - pictogram3. Field hockey: 2 bln fans
Team game is popular mainly in Western Europe, South Asia, South Africa and Australia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Tennis - pictogram4. Tennis: 1 bln fans
The History of tennis dates back to the 12th century. Its original form evolved in French … monasteries.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Volleyball - pictogram5. Volleyball: 900 mln fans
Volleyball is popular especially in Europe and America.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Table tennis - pictogram6. Table tennis: 875 mln fans
Also known as ping pong, it is played and is seen mainly in Europe and Asia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Basketball - pictogram7. Basketball: 875 mln fans
This sports discipline is particularly popular in the USA. Around 450 million people throw in the basket all over the world.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Baseball - pictogram8. Baseball: 500 mln fans
Team game derived from with cricket, very popular in the United States.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Rugby - pictogram9. Rugby: 475 mln fans
This discipline requiring great physical effort is mainly cultivated in the Great Britain, RSA and on the antipodes.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Golf - pictogram10. Golf: 450 mln fans
North America, Western Europe, East Asia – golf is popular primarily in developed countries.

Battle of Somme – The attack of French and British

Battle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater (1)Battle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater (2)Battle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater (3)Battle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater (4)Battle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater (5)Battle of Somme - Cheshire Regiment trench Somme 1916Battle of Somme 1916 - MapBattle of Somme - Lochnagar Crater Map

Battle of Somme – The attack of French and British

Battle of Somme – The great Somme offensive planned by the French and the British. Was to finally break the German resistance and end the war within a few weeks. The decisive significance in this plan was played by a series of secret tunnels. Dug up by the whole company for months. Leading the artillery fire of German trenches, the British imperceptibly placed under enemy positions 19 explosives.

On the first of July 1916, mines under German lines almost simultaneously exploded. The largest load was broken in the earth by a crater with a depth of 21 meters and a diameter of 91 meters. Contrary to the expectations of the generals, however, the enemy forces were not destroyed. And the offensive became a deadly trap for the soldiers.

Already in the first 30 minutes of the fire from German machine guns, thousands of Britons were killed. On the first day of the attack on German positions. About 21000 British and French soldiers died. The fights continued for another five months. Consuming over a million lives. Only to get a 35-kilometer piece of the front. Approx. 10 kilometers deep into the enemy’s territory.