Snowboarding is the fastest-growing winter sport. It’s catching on all over the world and is now included in the Olympic Games.
Snowboarding is also a way of life, with its own equipment, style, music, clothing and even language. The forerunner of the modern snowboard was invented by Sherman Poppen in 1965. It was the Snurfer (monoski). Jake Burton turned the hobby into a profitable business. It took him 15 years to develop the perfect snowboard. Now he owns the largest snowboard business in the world.
Snowboarding is different from skiing and the only thing they have in common is the snow. Many people believe it’s easier for you to learn snowboarding when you didn’t ski before.
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Scientists are learning more than ever about the moon. Astronauts have travelled to the moon. Our knowledge about the moon has grown, but it has remained unchanged. The moon lights up the night. It makes the sky beautiful. It makes people stop, look and wonder.
The Moon was formed billions of years ago. It is about 3,540 km from side to side. The diameter of the Earth is about 12,870 km, nearly four times wider than the Moon.
The Moon is a satellite of the Earth. The Earth has a stronger gravity and the Moon is caught in its gravitational pull. It moves around the Earth and can never get away.
Air and water are held to the Earth by gravity. The Moon’s gravity is too weak to hold them. So it has no oceans, lakes, or rivers. It also has no air.
Hollywood is a Dream Factory, which had the greatest impact on the culture of mankind in the last hundred years. It is the most famous area of Los Angeles, where the most popular actors live and there are a large number of film studios here.
It’s an amazing world with its own history and interesting secrets.
Worldwide famous huge white letters appeared on the southern slope of Mount Lee on July 13, 1923. At first the inscription advertised new houses – HOLLYWOODLAND. The height of each letter was 9 m, width – 15 m. In 1949 the word LAND was removed. In 1978 the inscription was fully replaced. It looked like “HuLLYWO D” instead of “HOLLYWOOD”. Hugh Hefner, founder of the magazine Playboy, decided to restore it and held an auction of letters. As a result, each letter had its own sponsor. Now the height of each letter is 14 m.
When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If yes, you are lucky. But don’t be upset if you don’t like your appearance, nobody’s perfect.
But how far would people go to be more attractive?
Both women and men want to become more beautiful. And if creams and lotions can’t do the trick, both sexes are increasingly ready to submit to the surgeon’s knife in search of perfection.
The world record for plastic surgery is held by Cindy Jackson — who has had more than 20 operations to redesign herself from top to toe. She has spent 55,000 pounds over eight years to achieve the Barbie Doll look, and considers it money well spent. “Now I can cross the street whenever I want to because male drivers will always stop to look at my figure.”
Number 13 is also called “devil’s dozen”. In many countries around the world, people are afraid of this number. In the US, for example, 80% of buildings do not have a 13th floor, and many hotels do not have a room number 13.
In many European countries, no one invites 13 guests. And if this “misfortune” suddenly happened, you immediately have to invite one more guest. Groucho Marx, American actor, successfully joked: “13 people at the table may be an unlucky number, if you have cooked only 12 meatballs.”
The thirteenth Tarot card represents death.
In many countries people believe that Friday 13 is the worst day and brings misfortune.
In the Spanish-speaking countries, people are afraid of Tuesday 13.
Rule number 1: be very brave
Rule number 2: don’t suffer from fear of heights
Rule number 3: be resistant to cold
We are talking about a very unusual sport. Lovers of this sport take up the challenge of climbing frozen waterfalls.
When the temperature goes down to several degrees below zero, rivers stop flowing and waterfalls turn into huge sheets of ice. These enormous columns of ice caught the imagination of a French mountain-climber who, about 20 years ago, decided to try climbing them. To climb the ice he put a couple of crampons on his feet and carried two ice-axes.
Then, a little nervous, he began … to climb the waterfall. Slowly he managed to climb a few metres.
“It’s not difficult!” he thought while he was catching his breath. “Tomorrow I’ll come back with a rope and try to reach the top”.
Blue Hope is the most mysterious diamond in the world. Its last owner’s story is absolutely incredible and mysterious.
In May 1912, Evalyn McLean, well known New York beauty, ran into the church not far from her house and said to the priest: “I want to consecrate this ill-fated stone!” And she tore off her necklace – a huge dark blue diamond surrounded by sparkling stones.
The priest silently put the necklace on the cushion, picked up the cross, and suddenly… everything began howling and squealing, and the stone glowed with a sinister blue flame…
There was a sound of thunder. The heavens poured down rain. Windows were broken. Evalyn cried. But the priest didn’t stop. And everything became quiet again.