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First match. (PROTMU ŠIS). 1. During the American Civil War the Confederate States of America secceded from the USA as a separate entity. On the 4 th of March in 1865 the CSA flag (which was known as the Stainless banner) was slightly changed – a red strip was added. Why?. 1.

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During the American Civil War the Confederate States of America secceded from the USA as a separate entity.

On the 4th of March in 1865 the CSA flag (which was known as the Stainless banner) was slightly changed – a red strip was added.

Why?


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It was changed because the Stainless flag in the battlefield on a windless dayused to lookas the white flag of surrender.


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Ancient Greeks and Romans kept their food supplies in the basements. A thick layer of sand used to be poured out on the floor of such basements.

What purpose this layer of sand was used for?


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It was used to hold such amphoras.


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According to one book, this is a list of 100 the most influential people in the world.

Why Tsai Lun is in this list?


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Tsai Lun is the inventor of paper.


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Witch in the forest is preparing traps for children’s sweet tooth. But xxx will visit her sooner than the children.

Who will be those unwanted guests?


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Ants.


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This is a sugarcane quern that was used in plantations several hundred years ago. The way they work has not changed ever since. There was an axe near to the every quern.

What for?


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It was used to chop the arms that were pulled into the quern. Sadly, but it was the only way to save slaves’ lives.


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There are many ways in which you could use an old vehicle…

For what purpose is this old car used for?


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It was used to fool the enemy forces.

It is a decoy tank, made from old “Yugo” vehicle. Yugoslavians used such decoy tanks during Balkan war in 1999.


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This markeris located at the top of the mountain at the border of Germany and Austria. It marks a special point in the border of these two countries. There are only three such points in the world.

Please explain what is special about this border point.


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This is so called binational quadripoint, also known as a border cross. Each country approaches this point from two opposite sides.


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Canadian senator Philippe Gigantes was a writer who has written fifteen books.

He involved himself in a controversy when he had read one of his books aloud during a parliamentary session in that way disrupting the work of the senate.

What expensive service he attempted to get this way? (according to his opponents)


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The translation of his book into the French language. As it is common in the parliaments of the Westminster system, in the Canadian parliament the discussions are recorded in a public journal called Hansard. As two languages are official in Canada (English and French), Hansard is published in both languages (that is the English proceedings are translated into French and vice versa). And in fact the book was translated by the interpreters of the parliament and Philippe Gigantes published it in French...


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This is the picture of the state of Rondonia from the space.

What human-influenced process is visible here?


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Deforestation. The state of Rondonia is in the northern region of Brazil. The picture shows clearings around main and branching roads. In the centre you can see an intersection of main roads. Smoke rises from places where the wood was set on fire.


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After the congress of Berlin in 1878, the Ottoman empire was forced to retreat from most of Balkans.

New countries were established in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia.

Why (according to a legend), a small but inhabitted island of Ada Kale in Danube which was far away from the new Ottoman borders was left fot Ottoman rule?


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It was simply forgotten. In the Congress of Berlin it was established that the border between Romania and Serbia in that place goes along Danube but it was forgotten that there is this island in Danube, therefore it was not mentioned and remained for the Ottomans. Ada Kale became a part of Romania only in the interbellum.


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