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.

Brussels tunnel – Experiment with photocatalysis

Brussels tunnel - Arcades and tunnel Cinquantenaire, Belgium

Brussels tunnel – Experiment with photocatalysis

Brussels tunnel – Experiment with photocatalysis – In 09.2011. European experts began their
experiment
in the Brussels tunnel, through which passes every day 25 thousand. cars.
100
meter length of building was covered with cement with titanium dioxide TiO2,
which
is the source of a chemical process called photocatalysis, acts as a catalyst driven by
solar radiation
(UV).

Cave lions – Cause of their extinction

Cave lions - Cave lion skeleton

Cave lions – Cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization

Cave lions – Cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization – With accurate analysis
of the bones of extinct Cave lions that the cause of their extinction was narrow nutrition specialization.
Research collagen have shown that these animals mainly liked to the reindeer that consume lichens.
With the change in climate 19 thousand. years ago, this type of lichens disappeared from Europe,
which began dying reindeer. Cave lions also not able to adapt to new conditions,
and consequently
became extinct.

Chernobyl Disaster – Accident in nuclear power plant

Chernobyl Disaster - Accident in nuclear power plant

Chernobyl Disaster – Accident in nuclear power plant

Chernobyl Disaster – Accident in nuclear power plant – In 26.04.1986 accident occurred
in the
nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The cause was an explosion of hydrogen
in a nuclear reactor
. Contaminated surface was 125-146 thousands km² of Ukraine, Belarus,
Russia,
and the radioactive cloud was moving over Europe. Because of contamination
were evacuated
and resettled more than 350 thousands people.

Provided solar eclipse – Made by Thales of Miletus

Provided solar eclipse - Thales of Miletus

Provided solar eclipse – Made by Thales of Miletus

Provided solar eclipse – Made by Thales of Miletus – In 28.05.585 B.C. It was first provided solar eclipse. The calculations made by Thales of Miletus, a Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. The creator of the foundations of science and European philosophy. He created the first rational theory of nature.

Antimalarial effective drug – Isolated Quinine

Antimalarial effective drug - isolated Quinine

Antimalarial effective drug – Isolated Quinine

Antimalarial effective drug – Isolated Quinine. One of the first effective drugs for malaria was the bark of the Peruvian cinchona tree (Cinchona) containing alkaloid quinine. Its action convinced the Jesuits and approx. 1640. Brought it from South America. to Europe. It was not until 1820. Quinine isolated the French chemists Pierre Joseph Pelletier and Joseph Bienaime Caventou.

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics - Penalty kick success graphPenalty kick statistics - Green color

– Successful penalty kick (74.7 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Blue color
– Saved by goalkeeper (18.2 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Red color
– Shot missed the goal (3.6 %)

 

Penalty kick statistics - Brown color
– Hit the woodwork (and not ended with goal) (3.5 %)

Penalty kick statistics – European three seasons

Penalty kick statistics – In 2008. Castrol has commissioned a detailed study of penalty kicks executed in three seasons in football leagues: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. The whole is complemented by the results of the Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Championship. With the 1527 penalty shoot the ball landed in the net in 75.7% of cases. It follows that the ¼ of penalties will not translate into goals. 3.6% of all shots landed outside the goal, stopped the remaining 3.5% of the posts or crossbar. Goalkeepers managed to defend up 18.2% strokes.

Indonesian volcano explosion – Volcano Tambora

Indonesian volcano explosion - Volcano TamboraIndonesian volcano explosion - Volcano Tambora craterIndonesian volcano explosion - Sumbawa island map

Indonesian volcano explosion – Volcano Tambora

Indonesian volcano explosion – Volcano Tambora – 10. 04. 1815. On the Indonesian island of Sumbawa exploded volcano Tambora. Experts compared the strength of its 1000 US atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima. The explosion brought with it 50 thousand. human victims. From the crater blown up about 150 km³ stones. The volcano threw into the atmosphere huge amounts of dust and sulfur dioxidea cloud stretched across the earth and covered the sun, another period has been recorded as the “year without a summer.” Summer frosts have caused damage to the collections of Europe and North America. In many areas were the cause of starvation.

Migration map – Human move from Africa to Europe

Migration map - Map of migration from Africa to Europe

Migration map

Migration map – By comparing DNA oldest ancestors of modern man with newer archaeological samples produced outline map migration. It shows that the man began to movefrom Africa to Europe after the climax of the last ice age (28 thousands years ago), but before the younger Stone Age (10 thousands years ago).

Chinese see otherwise

Chinese see otherwise - Zhou Yongkang

Chinese see otherwise

Chinese see otherwise – A study by Rachel E. Jack from the University of Glasgow, on 15 white Europeans and 15 Chinese people showed that the Chinese in assessing the emotions of another human being focus on the expression of the eyes, and the Europeans are looking primarily for eyebrows and lips caller. These cultural differences lead to erroneous read emotions and misunderstandings between members of different cultures.