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Silicone: a modern deceptive invention?
2013.09.19 - 14:07:07

Silicone is one of the wonders of modern science. It is really an organic system derived from silicon, which was developed during the World War II, having the physical characteristics of oils, resins, rubber and being extremely useful for its stability when exposing to heat and oxygen than ordinary organic substances. Among other purposes, silicone oils are used in hydraulic systems of aircrafts, also used as insulators, which are quite resistant to heat. ... more >>
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Two cocktails of geographical curiosities
2013.09.03 - 14:12:47

The small island of Cuba: First of all, Cuba is not an island. From the historical and geographical point of view, Cuba is an archipelago, which comprises the greater Island of Antilles, called Cuba, the Isle of Pines (current Isle of Youth) and 4000 cays, islets, etc. It comprises an area of 19 km2 (109886 kms). ... more >>
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Religions are made for believers
2013.08.30 - 14:18:52

The world of religions, sects and other beliefs is really wide. As my friend Dionisio would say: ‘‘beliefs are made for believers’’. But, the point is that believers from dissimilar religions consider themselves as the absolute holders of truth, so, that’s why they judge others as evil and false ones. ... more >>
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A legend comes true
2013.08.23 - 14:05:10

The first discovery of the Amazon River was made by Spanish sailor Francisco de Orellana, who named it as such because he said he had discovered a place populated by warrior women or Amazons, hence its name. ... more >>
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Do you like tango?
2013.08.14 - 16:09:31

Many people like listening to Tango music and paying attention to its dance steps. By the way, we always associate Tango with the figure of Carlos Gardel, who has been an icon, and whose legends are still alive. ... more >>
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Mr. Money: a powerful gentleman
2013.08.09 - 17:39:14

Francisco de Quevedo was the author of this phrase, which was included on his book ‘‘Frases de poetas ilustres de España’’ (Phrases of Spanish illustrious poets), and which refers to persons who believe that money, as Moliere says: ‘‘it is the key for opening doors’’. ... more >>
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Why the Left or the Right?
2013.08.05 - 12:54:08

When French Revolution triumphed, the beautiful principle of ‘‘Freedom, Equality and Fraternity’’ constituted a symbol for the whole world, becoming a flag of combat for all revolutionary men on earth. ... more >>
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Why do ballerinas dance on tiptoes?
2013.07.30 - 14:42:07

Is there a human being who has not asked this question to himself when seeing a ballet performance? I had asked it to myself thousand of times, but now that I have the answer, I wanted to share my ‘‘discovery’’ with our readers. ... more >>
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The first Cuban strike after the War of Independence
2013.07.10 - 12:56:56

Bricklayers and other construction workers of Havana and surrounding towns began a stoppage of activities on August 20th, 1899, that became the first general strike, after the war of independence. ... more >>
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The interesting origin of mango
2013.06.20 - 10:27:12

his fruit is scientifically called ¨Mangifera¨, and it is a tree of the anacardium family. ... more >>
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Our amazing Statue of the Republic
2013.06.14 - 13:52:13

This monumental work was made by Italian sculptor Angelo Zanetti, and it is considered the third indoor tallest sculpture in the world. The first one is the Golden Buda of Nova, in Japan; and the second one is the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington. ... more >>
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History of two houses
2013.05.16 - 15:18:55

The Maternity Home was founded in 1687, which was restored by Fray Jerónimo Valdés in 1705, in association with an orphanage for poor, abandoned, and homeless children, also called ‘‘the Charity Home’’. ... more >>
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