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”.

Interior heating – Heat from battery or pump

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Interior heating – Heat from battery or pump

Interior heating – The car’s engine can be started remotely not only in the BMW 7 Series, where the key allows you to control the car on the touch screen. But also in Swedish Volvo produced for a cool climate. Pre-heating the cabin and cooling the windows will be easier in electric cars. At Nissan Leaf, or the latest Mercedes-Benz EQC, you do not need to run the engine for this purpose. Mercedes does not take energy to ventilate directly from the battery. The Germans have used a modern heat pump to reduce energy consumption.

Andre-Marie Ampere – Thoughtful and versatile scientist

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Andre-Marie Ampere – Thoughtful and versatile scientist

Andre-Marie Ampere – (1775 – 1836) – The ancestor of electrodynamics did not go to primary school, his father taught him alone. Ampere sent his first scientific work to the Lyon Academy of Sciences (Academie de Lyon) at the age of 13! A quiet life and urgent studies were interrupted when his father was guillotined in 1793 for the Jacobin dictatorship. Eighteen-year-old Ampere has suffered this trauma. After the period of mourning, he returned to science and spiritual work. He was interested in mathematics and physics as well as in philosophy, botany, chemistry, as well as Latin, Italian and Greek.

Son Jean-Jacques Ampere (1800 – 1864) after his father’s death finished his work. Which was to classify the sciences –

Sketches from the philosophy of science, or an analytic representation of the general classification of all human knowledge

But his greatest merit is description of magnetism and subsequent establishment of the theory of electromagnetic phenomena as the basis of electrodynamics. He also created the first magnetic coil, which became the basis for the later telegraph.

At the age of 22, he began to teach mathematics in Lyon and later became a professor of chemistry and physics. For nineteen years he taught at the Polytechnique in Paris. During his lifetime he belonged to many scientific societies and he was also appreciated abroad. Unfortunately, his financial situation did not reflect merit. He often lacked money for experiments, which delayed his work.
He spent most of his life traveling, while on one of them in Marseilles, on June 10, 1836, he died. On the gravestone, according to his wishes, engraved: Tandem felix – Finally happy.

First photographing method – Invention of daguerreotype

First photographing method - invention of daguerreotype

First photographing method – Invention of daguerreotype

First photographing method – Invention of daguerreotype – In 01.09.1839,
the French Academy of Sciences
announced the invention of the daguerreotype,
the first
shooting method. But it was a very expensive method. Which did not give the
possibility of obtaining
multiple copies of a single negative.

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov – Zoologist and microbiologist

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov - zoologist and microbiologist

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov – Zoologist and microbiologist

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov – Zoologist and microbiologist – In 15.07.1916 In Paris,
died Russian zoologist and microbiologist Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (born in 1845).
He observed
the phenomenon of phagocytosis. In 1908 he won the Nobel Prize,
for his work on
resistance.

Louis Lumiere – Pioneer of world cinematography

Louis Lumiere - pioneer of world cinematography

Louis Lumiere – Pioneer of world cinematography

Louis Lumiere – pioneer of world cinematography – In 10.05.1864 was born French
chemist L. Lumiere, one of the brothers – pioneers of world cinematography who, in 1895.
Constructed the cinematograph and 28 December at the “Salon of the Indian”,
(Capuchin boulevard in Paris) – organized the first public screening of the film.

Brothers Montgolfier – Constructors of first baloon

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Brothers Montgolfier – constructors of first baloon

Brothers Montgolfier – constructors of first baloon – In 14.12.1782 – Brothers released from the backyard garden their first balloon with a volume of 18 . Which reached a height of 250 m. Two days later, the brothers drew up and sent a note of this fact to the Paris Academy of Sciences.

Polonaise dancing places

Polonaise dancing places - Teofil Kwiatkowski - Chopin's Polonaise - Ball in Hotel Lambert in Paris, France

 

 

Polonaise dancing places

Polonaise dancing places – In Poland, began to dance the polonaise until the reign of Wladyslaw IV of the Polish-Swedish Vasa dynasty. And so to the liking of Scandinavians, it also recognized it as his. Swedish dance the polonaise, calling it Östgöta Poland” or “frykdal Poland“. The strange career of a polonaise also confirmed that the first recorded songs in his rhythm are carol Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” and “God is born“.

Real flights targets – Cheap airlines hide destinations

Real flights targets - Ryanair, Boeing 737

Real flights targets – Cheap airlines hide destinations

Real flights targets – Cheap airlines willingly hide the real objectives flights for the well-known names of the metropolis. Unfortunately, in many cases, the airports target was not located so close to the city, as their name would suggest.

Distance to the airport:

  • Frankfurt – Hahn: 124 km
  • Oslo – Torp: 120 km
  • Stockholm Skavsta: 106 km
  • Barcelona Girona: 91 km
  • Paris – Beauvais: 88 km
  • Milan Bergamo: 60 km
  • Warsaw – Modlin: 40 km