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Rest on one’s laurels
2017.09.05 - 16:40:28

To crown oneself with laurels meant the glory and success achieved by their own merits. But if after achieving success, the person stops working or striving, it is said that "he has rested on his laurels." ... more >>
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Why Brazil?
2017.08.26 - 12:25:46

The fans of the South American giant, due to its history, music, and entertaining soap operas, will probably have wondered about the origin of that curious name of Brazil that has the aroma and flavor of carnival. ... more >>
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Where there is smoke, there is fire
2017.08.03 - 17:07:43

Once again we return to the phrases we use in everyday speech, basically, the voices of our ancestors, who always have a sentence at hand for each event that occurs. ... more >>
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He who goes to the fair, loses his chair
2017.07.26 - 10:25:24

This phrase has its origin in times of Enrique IV when it was granted the archbishopric of Santiago de Compostela to a nephew of the archbishop of Seville, Don Alonso de Fonseca. ... more >>
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Currencies in Cuba
2017.07.10 - 16:07:01

It is known that the first coin-shaped pieces that were minted in Cuba date back to 1741, as a result of the blockade of Santiago de Cuba by US troops during the "War of Jenkins’ Ear", the need for such pieces in the absence of circulating money emerged. ... more >>
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The great Martin Dihigo
2017.07.04 - 12:49:55

He was a baseball player who excelled at nine positions. On two occasions, in Cuba and Mexico, he reached the double leadership of pitch and batting, and in one of them was at the same time manager of the team. ... more >>
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Worth its weight in gold
2017.06.28 - 11:54:30

With this expression we ponder the life of an individual and it refers to the weight in gold or silver of the alluded… ... more >>
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The Malvinas (Falkland Islands)
2017.06.20 - 16:49:37

The Malvinas (Falkland Islands) are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean consisting of two coral atolls, some of which are so small that they can only accommodate a dozen palm trees. ... more >>
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A Very Short History of Information Technology (IT)
2017.06.08 - 11:54:38

The origin of the calculating machines result from the Chinese abacus, which was a tablet divided into columns in which the first, counting from the right, corresponded to the units, the next to the tens, and so on. Through their movements you could perform addition and subtraction operations. ... more >>
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Guanabacoa, the capital of Cuba for six months
2017.05.31 - 12:05:56

Havana replaced the capital of the largest Antillean archipelago in Santiago de Cuba in 1551, when Governor Gonzalo Pérez de Angulo moved and it remained as the official residence of the Colonial Government. ... more >>
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What is adrenaline?
2017.05.24 - 16:30:33

Also known as epinephrine, adrenaline is a hormone secreted in the medulla of the adrenal glands, which rest on both kidneys. ... more >>
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Bathing in cold or hot water in the summer
2017.05.15 - 17:42:09

In order to fight the intense summer heat there are those who take a bath of cold water, however, they make a mistake. ... more >>
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