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A journey to the Sun
2014.08.05 - 14:48:35

We are obviously speaking of a virtual and imaginary trip to realize that the Sun is not the biggest star that exists. That merit corresponds to the super red giant star Mu Cephei, with a diameter of 3 thousand 3 million km, which is not so bright. Pistol Star is the most resplendent star of the universe, located in the center of the Milky Way. This blue giant star generates brightness of 10 million times more powerful than the Sun. ... more >>
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People and odd events
2014.07.29 - 16:33:00

In some ancient cultures living persons used to be buried in the foundations of future constructions, to protect the building from possible misfortune. They say that when the city of Tavoy was built in Southern Burma, an offender was placed into the hole in each post, to ward off evil spirits. This rite was also used in other regions of the world. ... more >>
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Weather report
2014.07.17 - 17:31:29

The hurricane: it is a great whirlpool that develops in the tropical atmosphere, usually over the oceans in the summer (sometimes in the subtropics) whose destructive winds extend up to hundreds of kilometers of its central region where the atmospheric pressure is too low, the air is calm and cloudless sky; and it is known as the eye of the hurricane, with a diameter ranging approximately between 10 and 60 km. ... more >>
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Sailing on rivers, sea, and lakes through time
2014.07.11 - 17:06:07

Currently browsing is told to the simple act of sitting in front of a computer and to reach any corner of the world, but navigate is another thing that for centuries ago was not so easy. ... more >>
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The Carnaval rhythm
2014.07.02 - 16:23:49

When speaking of Carnival we think on Santiago people walking throughout Trocha Avenue, and also the impressive parade of Brazilians, but today I suggest talking about the longest in the world, in which drums and joy are kept for three months. This story is written by the Uruguayan descendants of Africans. ... more >>
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The Count and the tobacco of Montecristo
2014.07.01 - 16:23:50

It was a tradition that Cuban cigar makers liked to ask the reader of the tobacco factory, to read the adventure novels among other readings, especially The Count of Monte Cristo by French writer Alejandro Dumas, which led one of the most famous Cuban cigar manufacturers to baptize his cigars with the name of the famous character who suffered imprisonment in the Castle of IF. ... more >>
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The Canaries of Cuba
2014.06.19 - 17:34:44

The Canary Islands emigrants arrived in Cuba since the conquest. The economic crisis and the facilities to immigrate to our land granted by the Spanish Crown, increased the arrival of Canary Island families, traditionally called Islanders, mostly of peasant origin, a fact that encouraged the surge was the construction of railways which was attended by hundreds of them, especially in the Havana - Bejucal stretch. ... more >>
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The Mexican Charro hat
2014.06.02 - 17:20:11

The popular Mexican hat, although it constitutes a garment with an authentic origin in the cultural diversity of the mix race society of Mexico, it is considered, however, an emblematic symbol of that nation. ... more >>
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Irma: the stigmatized Cuban woman
2014.05.27 - 18:55:32

Irma Izquierdo, a 19 -year- old stigmatized married woman, who had studied at the Catholic school "The Sacred Heart" in Cuba, received since she was a child a well-built religious influence in her education. At the request of the parish priest of her town, Guira de Melena, she performed three times the character of Saint Veronica (drying the sweat and blood of the face of Jesus on the road to Calvary); and as a further detail, since childhood she suffered attacks and had hallucinations, in which she used to see the figure of Christ. ... more >>
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The first newcomers in Havana
2014.05.21 - 14:22:10

I have to clarify that not all the inhabitants of the new San Cristóbal de La Habana were considered neighbors as this was a condition of a certain social level, which allowed them choosing the mayors and the Alderman in the elections. ... more >>
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Sailing along the Red River
2014.05.09 - 17:14:31

There are many rivers in the world with an impressive width, such as the imposing Red River, a vigorous and fast river which arises through the mountainous Vietnamese province of Yen Bai, where it leaves its fertile sediments and offers its waters to the growers of rice and ancient green tea. ... more >>
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Superstition and superstitious people
2014.05.07 - 16:26:52

Superstitions exist in many ways and have different connotations according to the region they are believed. In our hemisphere there are persons who believe that luck will come to their lives if they place a horseshoe behind the front door of their houses or wear a representation of it by means of hanging a gold chain around their necks. ... more >>
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