They are larger than an ordinary horse, meeting them promises good luck, and their horn has magical properties. Or not? What do we know about unicorns?
The picturesque Chinese town of Yanjin, located along the gorge of the Tibetan Plateau, is famous for being built into the foothills of wooded cliffs. It has no tricky transport interchanges, no wide avenues, no main streets just because it is the narrowest city in the world
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded for 120 years. Over the years, it was awarded to Rudyard Kipling, Heinrich Senkevich, Rabindranath Tagore, Romain Rolland and many others, including our compatriots. The subject matter of the works changed from year to year, as the wording of the reasons why writers and poets were awarded such a significant prize changed
There are a huge number of places on Earth that amaze the imagination with their beauty or scale. But there are also those, a visit to which is akin to a trip into space. And not at all because they are so difficult to access, but because they bear little resemblance to those species that people are used to seeing on our planet
The development of aviation has always gone hand in hand not only with physical laws and safety considerations, but also with some creativity. There is no other way to explain how aircraft designers sometimes come up with ideas of aircraft of such strange appearance that you will not immediately believe that this is not Photoshop
Life can tame even deadly radiation and use its energy for the benefit of new creatures
Sometimes the political situation or the historical context is the cause of the appearance of unusual phenomena or places. This is exactly what happened with the walled city of the Kowloon Peninsula, which from an ordinary Chinese military fort turned into the most populous city on the planet
This happens very rarely and usually in areas with harsh climates. Under certain weather conditions, ice balls, or, as they are also called, ice eggs, can form on the banks of water bodies. On such days, the entire coastline is dotted with white "balls", and this is truly a fantastic and mesmerizing picture
Jacob Miller is an example of unyielding soldiery. Even a musket bullet, which hit right in the head, could not stop him
Myths have arisen at all times, and as a rule it was not difficult to separate them from reality. But in the modern era of general enlightenment, "scientific" myths have gained strength, often passing off completely ridiculous statements as verified facts. Today we will break 10 myths about scientific facts
Often, under the influence of many circumstances, entire cities, having already been built, remain uninhabited. We have before us four typical examples
There are many areas where flying is prohibited. Antarctica is one of them. This large mainland is a continuous no-fly zone. Both military and civilian ships are not allowed to fly. What are the reasons for this state of affairs?
Ancient people invented many unique things. Take, for example, a refrigerator, the invention of which is in no way associated with ancient civilizations. It is known that yachts are its prototype
Throughout history, humanity has constantly invented a variety of weapons. And if literally everything is known about some because of their popularity, then others are practically unknown to anyone. Moreover, it is just right to call them exotic, which means that they certainly deserve to be learned about them
Physical reality can be much more extensive than just a piece of space in time that we call the Universe. Our space environment can be constructed on an incredible scale, and our astronomical instruments are incredibly limited. We, like ants, do not know how huge the world is outside the anthill
British scientist, inventor, futurist, explorer and science fiction writer Arthur Clarke is known for "predictions" of the future, for which he received the nickname "Prophet of the Space Age". He shared a vision of the future that amazed his contemporaries, as well as ideas about technologies that humanity will rely on. But how accurate were Clark's prophetic visions?
Charles Darwin's term "terrible secret" is widely known. It is no secret that the great scientist was never able to explain from the point of view of evolution the origin of flowering plants on Earth. But only now it became known that the secret of flowers almost cost Darwin the labor of his whole life and oppressed him until his last days
The history of France goes back thousands of years. Unsurprisingly, this region is full of ancient remains. Here, in the villages, secret codes are found, strange cemeteries are hidden under kindergartens, and some cities even turn out to be lost for thousands of years
A large-scale genetic census of the ancient peoples of Central and South Asia helped scientists to uncover the mystery of the origin of the Indian civilization. Their findings are published in the electronic library biorXiv.org
Several years ago, sociologists of the Levada Center asked passers-by with an unusual question: "Do you want to live forever?" It would seem, who is not tempted by eternal life? But the results of the poll surprised: 62% of Russians do not want such a fate for themselves. The question of immortality was asked to atheists, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and representatives of other confessions
We continue to “catch” and publish controversial but interesting material that appears on the insider site Above Top Secret
Jihlava Catacombs - underground man-made structures shrouded in secrets and legends, located near the city of Jihlava
What will the cars of the future be like? Maybe this picture will finally become a reality in the next 50-100 years? Will we want to drive at all, or will our world be taken over by drones? How is this already happening in motorsport? Let's see how humanity will move in the future.
The myths of Ancient Greece, known all over the world, gave human culture the legend of the sailors from Hellas
Throughout the history of the automotive industry, which is almost 250 years old and dates back to steam-powered machines, cars have changed beyond recognition. Over the years, the leading car brands have changed several times, hundreds of thousands of models and fashion trends have changed, and some concept cars were crazy even for their time
On June 9, 1992, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, work was carried out to clean up local ponds, which the locals considered bottomless. Having pumped out all the water, an entrance to a strange underground structure was discovered. An archaeological group called to the place of discovery discovered 23 more similar structures. Let's talk about these mysterious structures
From time immemorial, in whatever corner of the globe people have settled, they have sought to acquire a home that would save them from predatory animals, belligerent neighbors and bad weather. Taking into account different climatic zones, natural resources and traditions, each nation has its own idea of the reliability of housing and even its prestige
Kindergarten is one of the most important places in the early life of a child, where creativity and personal understanding of the world begins to form through social interaction with other people. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the design of preschool institutions
As the amount of waste on the planet grows, scenes from everyday life more and more resemble the plot of the post-apocalypse. We produce so much garbage that some craftsmen have already started using it to make cars - just like the characters in the movie "Mad Max"
In the town of Hattushash, 150 km from Ankara, Turkey, a number of holes can be seen in stone slabs:
The impressive Asian culture has always aroused heightened interest and amazed with incredible contrasts, which are especially noticeable in architecture. More oddities can be seen in megalopolises, because ultra-modern skyscrapers coexist side by side in them, striking with their functionality and futuristic appearance, and majestic castles of incredible beauty
China's largest telecommunications company plans to build a futuristic smart city in the suburbs of Shenzhen, in the near future, in which there will be no road transport. During the construction of the "Clean City" they will adhere to the principles and norms of "green architecture", which will contribute to the preservation of the environment not only in this part of the metropolis. As the organizers of this ecologically safe area promise, it will not become an isolated island only for the elite
In the south of Altai there is a place that locals call the edge of life, or the border with the heavenly world - Ukok. This plateau is located on the border of four powers: Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan. Since ancient times, this place was considered sacred, sacred
Despite the fact that many facts and theories, around which there are still debates among the people, have not raised doubts among scientists for a long time, this does not mean that scientific ideas about the Universe can be called exhaustive
"I chose you for so long, and you scold me!" - this is exactly what a small child said to his mother when she scolded him for a broken toy. And this is someone's real story, a story from the comments. Let's take a look at the non-contrived cases by which the viewers of our channel
Around the world, there are a lot of archaeological finds that confirm the presence on earth, since ancient times, of various types of intelligent living creatures of alien origin. We also find a description of these creatures in all written sources of past civilizations
18 km. from the Bulgarian city of Varna there is a valley bearing the poetic name "Stone Forest". On an area of 70 square kilometers, there are many columns of stone with diameters of up to three and a height of up to seven meters.
In 2006 in London, a tightly walled basement was discovered under the building of an orphanage, containing hundreds of large boxes with more than 5,000 thousand artifacts, including mysterious skeletons and mysterious manuscripts. These artifacts are called "Merlin's Cryptid Collection"
Does a modern person have a complete knowledge of what is happening around us in the real world, or are we allowed to see only a very limited space in which we are shown the same limited picture of virtual reality? This is the question that this video will answer
In Russia, between the Zhigulevsk and Ural mountains, there are many anomalous phenomena that have been very little studied today, but have been known since ancient times. So all the legends contain information that various types of unknown living beings live under the mountains