32 interesting facts about Mexico
1. The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos – United Mexican States.
2. Mexican tamales (cornmeal tortilla with filling) called zacahuil has a length of three meters and weighs about 150 pounds.
3. Mexico gave the world chocolate, corn and chili.
4. Mexico is the birthplace of a very rare tailless rabbit (or “volcanic rabbit”) that lives alongside Mexican volcanoes.
5. The largest North American wildcat, jaguar, can be found in the southern Mexican jungle.
6. The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, in 1539.
7. Millions of Danaid Monarch butterflies fly to Mexico from the USA and Canada every year, although their distribution areas are sharply reduced due to deforestation. Continue reading
Turkish salt lake Ace
Turkey produces most of the salt from one of the most protected lakes called Ace. In Turkish, it sounds like Tuz Gölü, which translated into Russian, literally means Salt Lake. About three officially registered mines are used for salt extraction. Ace is one of the largest lakes available in Turkey. It absorbs two deep streams and forms a salty marsh. However, in summertime, when the light of the sun reaches an elevated temperature, more than eighty percent of the lake dries out, and a thirty-centimeter layer of salt appears. Precipitation and underground sources help to maintain balance. In winter, the salt layer goes away because of the large amount of fresh water that comes from the nearest surface and groundwater. Continue reading
Interesting facts about Chelyabinsk
1736 is considered to be the founding year of Chelyabinsk. During the Orenburg expedition, a Tatar, Kutlu-Mukhamed Tevkelev, built a guard fortress at the crossroads of several roads to ensure safety. It used to be that the one who controls the roads is the owner of this land. Major General Kutlu-Mukhamed not only successfully participated in the suppression of the Bashkir uprisings in 1735-1740, but was also a Russian diplomat.
Forest forest in the center of a million people. Continue reading