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Mysterious Black Dog

Mysterious Black Dog

Mysterious Black Dog


In fact, this dog a mythological figure in Irish, Scottish, and British folklore. Dogs are variously presented as friends to humans, supernatural entities, or even dark, menacing creatures. Great Britain is rife with tales of phantom black dogs. Nearly every county has at least one example of such a beast. This spectral creature, usually shaggy and as big as a calf, was familiar throughout the insular Celtic world as an indication of great change and probable death. Occasionally Black Dogs could be helpful, but it was necessary to be wary of them, for one glance of their eyes could kill.
In Westmoreland the dog was called the Capelthwaite and performed doggy services, like rounding up herds, for the locals, while the same creature on the Isle of Man was called the Mauthe Doog. The Black Dog is also familiar to Irish folklore and has been sighted at Irish sacred sites as recently as the 1990s. It is likely that lore about this ghostly creature inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
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Symbolic Green color in British folklore

Symbolic Green color in British folklore

Symbolic Green color in British folklore


Green is a truly symbolic color in Celtic folklore, and in particular, in British forlklore. Together with red, green was the color most favored by the fairy races who inhabit the ancient Celtic lands. Many humans, especially in Scotland, traditionally refused to wear this color so as not to offend their fairy neighbors. Indeed, some Scottish families considered it fatal to use this color. Meanwhile, common associations between the green color and flourishing vegetation point to the fairies’ earlier incarnation as spirits of fertility and abundance.
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Theory of Black Holes

Theory of Black Holes

Theory of Black Holes


A black hole is an area in space with an incredibly strong gravity. This gravity pulls in everything that gets close and nothing can escape from a black hole. Black holes have great amounts of material packed in very tightly. That’s why they are remarkably heavy for their size. They are called “black” because they are invisible. Because no one can see black holes, they are hard to find.
A black hole can be formed when a huge star uses up its fuel. The gravity crushes the star smaller and smaller, and it becomes a black hole. Scientists believe that a huge black hole lies at the center of nearly every galaxy.
The German astronomer Karl Schwarzschild predicted the existence of collapsed stellar bodies that would not emit any radiation. Such cosmic bodies were named black holes about 50 years later.
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Lethargy – imaginary death

Lethargy - imaginary death

Lethargy – imaginary death


A lethargic dream, or lethargy, is known from ancient times. This strange dream, like death, attacks a person for no apparent reason and can last weeks, months and years. The scientists cannot explain the cause of lethargy. Often it is preceded by nervous stress or severe fatigue.
Some people who have been in this strange state said that during the dream they heard surrounding sounds, smelled, felt touching. Others claimed that they fell into other worlds, met with deceased relatives, lived some strange, alien lives. Most of the sleeping people do not hear and do not feel absolutely anything.
Scientists have revealed a deceleration of all life processes in the lethargy. As a result, people practically do not age during the lethargic sleep. But after awakening, they quickly return to their true age.
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Mary Celeste – ghost ship

Mary Celeste - ghost ship

Mary Celeste – ghost ship


Thousands of questions, mysteries, versions entwined the name of this ship. And so far no one knows what actually happened almost a century and a half ago. This is the most mysterious story.
Mary Celeste was built at Spencer’s Island in New Scotland in 1862, however, then the ship was called Amazon. She was well done, but was notorious for the strange incidents and failures. For the first seven years of her navigable life the ship constantly changed the owners. In 1869 she was sold to the American owner Mr. Winchester, who called her Mary Celeste. Probably, he thought that the new name would save her from the old troubles.
On November 5, 1872 Mary went on her last voyage from the port of Staten Island, New York, to Italian Genoa.
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Gobi – mysterious desert

Gobi – mysterious desert

Gobi – mysterious desert


The Gobi is one of the greatest deserts of the world. It stretches from Northern China to South-East Mongolia. Its area is 1,300,000 square kilometers and this is more than the area of Peru. The word “gobi” means “waterless place” in Mongolian. The regions of the Gobi Desert, as commonly believed, have been virtually unchanged and anhydrous for 65 million years.
Since ancient times this desert was called Shamo desert.
The Gobi climate is sharply continental: the winter is very cold (the temperature drops to -55 ° C), and the summer is hot (the temperature rises to +58 ° C).
To prevent the expansion of the desert the government of China is implementing the project Green Chinese Wall. This is the largest greening project in the history of mankind.
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Roraima – lost world

Roraima - lost world

Roraima – lost world


The entire south-eastern part of Venezuela, located in South America, is occupied by La Gran Sabana – the great savanna, which is crossed by the Caroni River, the right tributary of the Orinoco. There are many unusual plateaus with steep, inaccessible walls resembling huge tables. One of the greatest tables is Roraima. It is near Venezuela’s border with Brazil and for a long time it was inaccessible to people. Only daredevils from the Indian tribes from time to time made their way to the enchanted land, as they thought. They told about a wonderful plateau with cascades of waterfalls and magical rivers with red and black waters.
The first European researcher who visited this area in the middle of the XIX century was German Robert Hermann Schomburgk.
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