Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines in the world:
1. Football: 4 bln fans
It is practiced all over the world. In Poland, sports clubs play over 300,000 people.
2. 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.
3. Field hockey: 2 bln fans
Team game is popular mainly in Western Europe, South Asia, South Africa and Australia.
4. Tennis: 1 bln fans
The History of tennis dates back to the 12th century. Its original form evolved in French … monasteries.
5. Volleyball: 900 mln fans
Volleyball is popular especially in Europe and America.
6. Table tennis: 875 mln fans
Also known as ping pong, it is played and is seen mainly in Europe and Asia.
7. 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.
8. Baseball: 500 mln fans
Team game derived from with cricket, very popular in the United States.
9. Rugby: 475 mln fans
This discipline requiring great physical effort is mainly cultivated in the Great Britain, RSA and on the antipodes.
10. Golf: 450 mln fans
North America, Western Europe, East Asia – golf is popular primarily in developed countries.
Maria Curie-Sklodowska – Polish PhD in physics
Maria Curie-Sklodowska – Polish PhD in physics – In 10.12.1903 M. Curie-Sklodowska
was the first woman to receive a PhD in physics and the Nobel Prize.
Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption
Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption – Polish scientists from the Institute of
Food and Nutrition demonstrated health risks, which carries regular consumption of chips.
Chips contain unhealthy fats, high in salt and acrylamide, which is toxic to the nervous system.
Induces chronic inflammation of the body and increases the risk of cancer. The study was conducted
on a group of 14 persons who at the 4 weeks after every packet of potato chips (160 g).
It turned out that after this time in their increased blood levels of acrylamide compounds responsible
for inflammation in the body (CRP, IL-6) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Further demonstrated that
acrylamide bound to hemoglobin, so that it can not be efficiently removed from the body.
Nicolaus Copernicus – Heliocentric vision of universe
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 24.05.1543) – heliocentric vision of universe – Astronomer, mathematician, lawyer and economist. He discovered the variability of the eccentric motion of the Earth and solar zenith with respect to the fixed stars. In his work “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres“ he described the heliocentric vision of the universe. He published a treatise monetary.
Ignacy Domeyko – Mineralogical researcher of Chile
Ignacy Domeyko – Mineralogical, geological researcher of Chile – In 14.07.1867 Was born
I. Domeyko. Polish geologist, mineralogist. Mining engineer and researcher of South America.
Thanks initiated by him numerous mineralogical and geological research in Chile.
It developed mining industry, giving poor country a chance to enrich themselves
and become independent from foreign countries.
Maria Curie-Sklodowska – Radiochemistry,
Maria Curie-Sklodowska – Radiochemistry, radioactivity precursor – In 04.07.1934
died M. Curie–Sklodowska, Polish physicist and chemist, precursor of radiochemistry,
winner of the Nobel Prize. Her major achievements include the development of the theory of radioactivity,
radioisotope separation techniques. The discovery of two new elements – radium and polonium.
Alfred Tarski – Polish mathematician, philosopher
Alfred Tarski – Polish mathematician, philosopher – In 26.10.1983 died,
Polish mathematician A. Tarski. He worked on set theory, algebra, logic and metamathematics
and the philosophy. He is co-founder of the so-called. the paradox of Banach–Tarski,
definition of truth and model theory.
Napoleon Cybulski – Endocrinology and EEG pioneer
Napoleon Cybulski – Endocrinology and EEG pioneer – In 14.09.1854 was born,
and in 26.04.1919 died Polish physician and physiologist – N. Cybulski, the discoverer of adrenaline.
One of the founders of endocrinology and pioneer of electroencephalography.
Antoni Lesniowski – Polish surgeon
Antoni Lesniowski – In 28.01.1867 was born in Lebiedziow (died 08.04.1940 in Warsaw) Polish surgeon – A. Lesniowski. Who first described staple intestinal inflammation, increased in the terminal ileum. The same description made in 1932. American Burill Bernard Crohn. Since that time, not taking into account the priority A. Lesniowski in world literature, the disease called Crohn’s disease (only in Poland is called Lesniowski–Crohn’s disease).
Alexander Jagiellon – 12.12.1501 – Alexander Jagiellon during a ceremony in Wawel Cathedral was crowned Polish king.