Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

Eurostar e320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station, France

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, France

Eurostar e320 - On High Speed 1 - Near Sellindge, UK

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Train service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

Train service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

2 trains - At St Pancras railway station - London, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

  • Speed: 320 km/h
  • Location: Eurotunnel between France and Great Britain
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  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: November 20, 2015

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks in Eurotunnel since 2015. The trains are 390.2 meters long and are designed to meet the technical specifications of European railways. The trains entered service in 1994 for the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The Eurostar e320 was built by Siemens in Germany, and the railway company ordered seven train sets.

European Connection

The producers took their inspiration from the French train TGV. This transnational rail operator connects London with several important European cities and its trains reach speeds of up to 300 km / h. For example, a journey from London to Paris takes only two hours and sixteen minutes.

In 2009, the train crashed due to frost and snow, and over two thousand passengers were stuck in the tunnel. Snow has entered the ventilation system and there has been a short circuit in the electric motor system of the units.

European fire ant – Myrmica rubra – Worker has sting

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European fire ant – Myrmica rubra – Queen is not much bigger than worker

European fire ant – The worker bee typically reaches 4 to 5 mm and is equipped with a stinger. The queens are not much bigger and reach a maximum of 6 mm. Most often it lives in forests, meadows, fields or gardens. To live, it needs certain conditions with an appropriate degree of humidity, so they choose regions between lowlands and mountains.

It builds its nests under stones, in clumps of grass or by erecting smaller mounds on the ground. They also live in bark and tree hollows. The colonies are monogamous and polygamous. This species is quite widespread in almost all of Europe, Asia and Japan.

Meadow ant – Formica pratensis

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Meadow ant – Formica pratensis – It is common throughout Eurasia

Meadow ant – Belongs to the smallest ants: worker bees reach 4 to 9 mm, queens and males can grow up to 11 mm. It is quite common throughout Eurasia, in the Alps it lives even at altitudes of about 2,000 m above sea level, but lowlands and delicate hills are more typical for them. This species of ants prefers open meadows, steppes, meadows, pastures, etc.

He builds anthills with above-ground and underground parts. The above-ground part is made of larger materials, such as plant fragments, needles or clay. Anthills can be monogamous or polygamous, that is, with one queen or with several.

Brown-black carpenter ant – Camponotus ligniperda

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Brown-black carpenter ant – Camponotus ligniperda – Builds nests in decaying tree trunks

Brown-black carpenter ant – It is a species of the largest Polish and European ant inhabiting forests and open areas overgrown with shrubs. Adult specimens range from 6 to 18 mm. Workers live over 10 years. They build nests in decaying tree trunks and large trees in the underground part. Sometimes they choose old decaying wooden buildings as their nests.

While these ants may appear to feed on wood, they do not actually digest cellulose. On hot days they become aggressive and can even bite people severely. Their bites are painful and stinging.

Common garlic – Allium sativum – Healing substances

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Common garlic – Allium sativum – Healing substances

Common garlic – One of the most popular additives in practically every dish, and many people cannot imagine a dish without garlic. This is a vegetable, spice and medicinal plant. Garlic was originally known in Central and South Asia. From where, in ancient times, it came through the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. To conquer the whole world with its unique taste and aroma.

Garlic is used fresh, dried, in cooked dishes and without heat treatment. Very rich source of vitamins A, B and C, selenium, calcium and iodine. It also contains other pro-health substances such as flavanoids, polysaccharides, lutamyl peptides, steroid and triterpene saponins and lectins. It has a positive effect on the body’s immune system, blood pressure and digestive system.

More and more often we reach for its less popular wild relative – Bear’s Garlic (Allium ursinum), which with its delicate flavor resembles garlic and chives in one. Fresh wild garlic leaves are perfect for soups, salads and sauces.

Down syndrome – Chromosomal birth defect

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Down syndrome – Chromosomal birth defect

Down syndrome – This is the most common chromosomal birth defects. This happens just after fertilization, when one extra chromosome appears in the first cell. Each healthy cell in the human body contains 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs. In Down’s syndrome, there is an anomaly in which each cell contains three 21 chromosomes, instead of two. This is why the other name of this disease is chromosome 21 trisomy (tripling). Only 4% of patients experience this so-called translocation (displacement), whereby a redundant part of the 21st chromosome attaches to another chromosome.

The outbreak of this disease is considered a genetic lottery, and scientists have yet to investigate the cause of the mutation. Children with Down syndrome have distinctive facial features – slanted eyes. A stronger build and a flat rounded face. They are also often more prone to cardiovascular disease. They are also 3-5 times more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s.

The risk factor is the age of the parents – in mothers over 35, in fathers more than 50. 92% of affected fetuses in Europe are aborted.

R. Durtnell and Sons – Oldest european construction company

R. Durtnell and Sons

R. Durtnell and Sons

Poundsbridge Manor - 1995

R. Durtnell and Sons – Oldest european construction company

R. Durtnell and Sons – Oldest european construction company. Founded in England in 1593. The carpentry brothers John and Brian Durtnell built an impressive house from oak wood for their father. The object named Poundsbridge Manor destroyed during World War II. It was rebuilt by the same company that built it. Centuries ago, he aroused such interest that later the builders were immediately overwhelmed with orders.
The company has grown, but despite the changing architectural fashions, it remained faithful to wood. Although it has now fallen out of the market and has focused on paying off its debt, it still remains in the hands of the Durtnell family.

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe. Established when the king of Lorraine gave the Cistercians earth on the Moselle. That’s how it rolled history a company from the German town of Kröv, which in 2012 celebrated its 1150 anniversary. Its origins date back to 862, when a Cistercian estate founded a vineyard on their estate. They dealt with it for almost a thousand years – until 1804. When Napoleon’s decision deprived them of earth. The confiscated vineyard was bought by the French court clerk Peter Schneiders.
Heirloom after him was taken over by children and grandchildren. When the male line expired, great-granddaughter Maria Schneiders married the winemaker Kilian Klein in 1894 – their descendants run the company to this day. They stopped at a modest family business, skillfully responding to the challenges of the times. In 1960, they built a small guest house at a 10-hectare vineyard, in 2014 they obtained an ecological certificate for their wines.
Staffelter Hof is one of the most typical companies with longevity. Brilliant inventors or fashion creators did not set up businesses that survived several centuries. Almost exclusively ventures that met the basic needs of customers had a chance to do so.

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären

The Red Bear - Freiburg, Germany - postcard (01-01-1893)

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear in Freiburg. Is the oldest hotel in Germany and in Europe. During the very turbulent history of European inns, which is well illustrated by history of the oldest of them.
Built in 1120, it survived the plague pandemic, which certainly decimated Western Europe. Several wars, rebellions and revolutions, and border changes. The city was occupied by the Spaniards, Swedes, French and Austrians. Over 900 years, the owners of Red Bear changed about 50 times. Who stood up to save him from destruction. They served everyone: during the peasant uprising in 1727, they first made it available to rebel leaders, then hosted army commanders suppressing rebellion.
Tactics proved to be so effective that the modernized hotel stands today, and guests can see the basement and a fragment of the floor from nine centuries ago through the glass window.

Sweet Potato – Alerts other plants

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Sweet Potato – Alerts other plants

Sweet potato – This is a popular plant cultivated in the tropical zone, and came to Europe thanks to Christopher Columbus. Has no spikes or produces poison. It would seem that is defenseless against herbivorous insects. However, these appearances. New research shows that after its leaf is bitten, the batata produces a chemical substance. Which not only warns the rest of the plant, but also those adjacent to it. As a result of this alarm, plants produce chemicals that make them inedible for insects. Scientists say the discovery is the first step towards producing a natural, batata-derived pesticide.

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