Mount Fuji – Japan, Honshu

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Mount Fuji – Japan, Honshu

 

  • Location: Japan, Honshu island
  • Peak: 3776 m a. s. l.

 
Mount Fuji is the highest Japanese peak. Located on the island of Honshu, 100 kilometers southwest of the capital – Tokyo. It is a stratovolcano that was created by repeatedly throwing lava and ash. The mountain, which has a perfectly symmetrical shape and a snowy peak, has become the symbol of the whole of Japan. The first documented eruption took place in the year 800 BC. Since then, there have been several of them – the last known explosion occurred in 1707, when the ash covered the whole city of Edo (Today’s Tokyo).

The Japanese have been worshiping the mountain since prehistoric times, they were gaining it by courageous priests and pilgrims, mainly followers of Shintoism and Buddhism. Supporters of shinto with the mountain combine many deities and legends. Above all, the female deity Konohana-no-sakuyahime. She is a beautiful woman who stops the volcano from erupting, and on the orders of which sakura blossoms in spring. From 1558 there is even a religious sect dedicated to this mountain.

The first to climb Mount Fuji was an unknown monk in 663. From 1868, access to the summit was allowed only for men. Currently, around 200,000 people visit the mountain each year.

Long ago forbidden – Today completely normal

Long ago forbidden – Today completely normal

Long ago forbidden – Today something completely normal:
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Football - icon

1. Football: 4 bln fans

In the XIV century England men have to train archery,
and do not waste time on games. Effect: banning football.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Christmas in art

2. Christmas

England, between 1644 and 1660: the Puritans forbid festivities in days
winter solstice – already celebrated by pagans.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Chess

3. Chess

Year 1254: King of France Louis IX considers this strategy game
too boring and useless, so it is forbidden to think about it.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Popcorn

4. Popcorn

In the era of silent film popcorn is considered a cheap snack of the street people,
therefore it is banished from the “luxury” cinemas.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Bowling game

5. Bowling game

In the years 1366-1477 in England only aristocrats can play bowling.
You have to pay 100 pounds for running the bowling alley.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Trousers for women

6. Trousers for women

For 214 years law prohibits Parisiennes wearing trousers.
The law finally disappears in 2013.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Credit card - front

7. Credit cards for women

Until 1974, American women can get a credit card,
only with the consent of her husband.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Coffee - Antoccino Espresso

8. Coffee shops

In 1675, King of England Charles II tries to forbid coffee shops – from fear
that his critics could plan a rebellion there.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Swimsuit

9. Swimsuits

In the early XX century, American cities issue regulations
with a minimum length of swimsuits.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Scrabble

10. Scrabble

Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu,
forbids this game as “over-intellectualized”.

Prehistoric human – Research of male Y chromosome

Prehistoric human - Human

Prehistoric human – Research of male Y chromosome

Prehistoric human – Thanks to the research of the male Y chromosome, scientists discovered when he lived approximately ancestor of all men. At about the same time as the geneticists appeared primeval mother of all women. Based on a thorough comparison of the genetic material, the researchers came to the conclusion that a hypothetical Adam lived approx. 126-150 thousand years ago.

Trouts pretend orgasm

Trouts pretend orgasm - Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

Trouts pretend orgasm

Trouts pretend orgasm – Trouts to spawn choose a place with shallow, calm waters and sandy or rocky bottom. In a dig belly oval cavity to half a meter in length. Which are used to make fertilized eggs. For a male signal to fertilize eggs is the moment in which the female opens his mouth and begins to shake. Then after a few seconds, the female lays eggs. If male is in a bad position or for some reason it considers that it is not the right candidate for father of her offspring, suspend the submission of eggs. The male, however, can not withhold production roes, and therefore to deceive the male, the female begins to fake an orgasm.

Cardiovascular disease risk – Higher among bald men

Cardiovascular disease risk - Bald Man's Nape

Cardiovascular disease risk – Higher among bald men

Cardiovascular disease risk – Higher among bald men. Up to about 1/3, compared to the other men. Tests on 37 thousand. men carried Japanese scientists. Hair loss depends on the activity of male hormones, which also accelerate hardening of the blood vessels, or the effects of atherosclerosis.

Most capable chimpanzees – Expert on sign language

Most capable chimpanzees - Chimpanzee typing

Most capable chimpanzees – Expert on sign language

Most capable chimpanzees – Expert on sign language was the famous female chimpanzee Washoe, who knew 350 words and transferred their skills to young. The male chimpanzee Ayumu, grown at the University of Kyoto, Japan, at the age of 5 years defeated several Japanese students in a computer memory game.

Male breast cancer – Malignant lumps also in men

Male breast cancer - Male breast nipple

Male breast cancer – Malignant lumps also in men

Male breast cancer – Oncologists are increasingly recognizing that malignant breast lumps also appear in men. In the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer approx. 400 men per year. Patients are usually in shock, because not enough that they did not expect that he could touch them such a condition, it is often consider this a shameful affliction.