A Sea Mystery to Match that of the Mary Celeste

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This enigmatic incident with sinister undertones took place either in June 1947 or in February 1948. It sounds paradoxical, but it is a fact. Even the time of the calamity’s occurrence is unknown, although the mysterious case is inextricably linked with the usual good order of the maritime world.

On any vessel there is a logbook, a watch-by-watch diary where all incidents are scrupulously recorded, indicating the number and time. The mariner’s equivalent to an airliner’s ‘red box’, the log is the most important chronicle carried on any vessel.

At the expiration of the year, the captain surrenders the ship’s log to the archive and is stored forever. However, the journal did not help in this situation, because the ship’s log was simply not found on the doomed ship. But consider everything in order.

On one of the approximate dates of the uncanny incident that occurred in the Strait of…

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The Man Who Discovered Treasure Island

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Exactly 170 years ago, on November 13, 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born. The internationally respected author was a favourite with young and old lovers of literature.

The author of Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a romantic but reclusive as are many great thinkers. The son of wealthy parents and a consummate workaholic, he was an ardent Scottish patriot and passionate lover of tropical islands.

Humanity remembers the man who wrote the main book for boys for the second century already.

Stevenson is considered to be the main (or one of the main) neo-romanticist in literature. He was a writer who deliberately led his reader away from the rough naturalism of his contemporary literature and further into the depths of eras, into the distant seas.

This is, of course, a correct, although far from the complete definition. There was something captivatingly realistic in…

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Child Learning Assisted by Verse

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Children under 6 years of age are as nature intends very good at memorising any information.It’s not news at all that the best and most pleasant way to develop children’s memory is poems and songs.

We develop memory from an early age. The very first and most important factor in the development of children’s memory is nothing more than a lullaby that the baby hears every day from mommy. 

Starting from 5 months, the baby’s memory is trained thanks to simple rhymes.Despite the fact that at this age the kid does not understand what the verse is about, he will still be fascinated to listen to the changing intonations, rhymes and rhythm of the verse.

In addition, reading poetry to a child has other positive aspects, for example, it provides close communication with the baby.Observing the movement of the mother’s lips, the little one himself will try to imitate…

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The human condition is to segment life; for instance, Shakespeare’s ‘seven ages of man’. Life is a little like the seasons so dress for the season whatever the weather is doing. Or like the ticking clock, ‘if that is the time then tired I must be.’

Society convinces us to age and feel bad, and we obey. When psychiatrist Ellen Langer started this experiment in 1979, she already had a reputation as a specialist preferring to confirm bold theories with even bolder practice. Ellen Langer’s speciality was in ageing and the concept of elderly people.

Three years earlier, she had become the author of a truly revolutionary experiment in the Arden House nursing home in Connecticut. During her experiments, she proved that care and consideration for those of mature years are not as good as it is to think. Acceptance of the ageing process will unnecessarily bring us to the…

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Death and mystery of the Black Prince’s treasures

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On November 14, 1854, during a severe storm off the coast of Balaklava, the 2,700-tonne vessel, HMS Prince did not have time to take shelter. Helpless against the raging storms that frequent the Black Sea, the recently-built vessel was swept on to the rocks and soon afterwards sank beneath the waves.

Of the 150 people on board the distressed vessel, only six survived. Journalists at the time dubbed the ship ‘Black Prince’. This may have been on account of her hull’s dark colour or its tragic end.

The legendary British frigate Prince was transporting a cargo of warm clothing and salaries for thousands of British troops caught up in in the Crimean War. Treasure hunters have been trying for 150 years to find the ship’s legendary gold bullion, which was allegedly transported by a frigate. Yet, their searching appears to be futile. Only a few gold buttons and coins were…

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2300-Year-Old Scythian Woman’s Boot Preserved in the Frozen Ground

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The Altai Mountains run through Central and East Asia for about twelve hundred miles from the southeast to the northwest, spanning China, Mongolia, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

Much of the land contains burials from thousands of years ago which have been preserved due to the permafrost that covers the area.

Not only does the permafrost preserve the bodies, but personal items buried with the deceased as well. As the Egyptians mummified the corpses and buried personal items and goods that would be used in the afterlife, so did the Scythians, a nomadic tribe that inhabited the area from about the ninth to the second century BC.

Many beautiful objects have been found, but a pair of women’s boots may arguably be the most attractive object found to date. The boots, made of leather and other textiles, are decorated with beads, woolen braid, and sewn-on patches with gold leaf.

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