The mythical origin of the Dollar sign

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Since the last century, the Dollar has been the reference currency of the international economic system. Its sign is unmistakable and inseparable from the contemporary world. It personifies wealth, power, possession and even an entire country. A very simple character in appearance: an S crossed by two vertical bars (although its variant reduced to an … Read more The mythical origin of the Dollar sign

Nazi secret weapons (part 2). Die Glocke, the antigravity bell

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We continue to expose some examples of the German Wunderwaffen from World War II. As with the ones we saw in the previous post, many of these new exponents were never built, or only reached the test phase at the most. Even so, they are still fabulous and impressive. If the reader has already been … Read more Nazi secret weapons (part 2). Die Glocke, the antigravity bell

The uncanny valley effect of robots

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Machines have become an indispensable tool for humans, to the point that some of them have become practically another extremity of our organisms, both literally and metaphorically if we refer to our indispensable mobile phone. Some of them already reproduce our anatomy, physiognomy and behaviour with a sinister realism, perhaps to make them more familiar … Read more The uncanny valley effect of robots

Manowar’s Guinness records

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Many Heavy Metal lovers have their hair bristle when they hear the name of Manowar. Currently formed by Eric Adams, Joey DeMaio, Anders Johansson and E. V. Martel, they are experts in the creation of authentic musical hymns, celebrated and extolled all over the world, not in vain have sold nearly 10 million records. But … Read more Manowar’s Guinness records

Why do bees die after stinging?

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Only worker bees sting when they are in a desperate situation, but not all bee species sting. The stinger is a hollow tube through which the poison passes and that is attached to some internal organs. Apart from the poison, it is important to remove the stinger immediately because when the bee stings, it releases … Read more Why do bees die after stinging?

Nazi secret weapons (part 1). The UFOs of the Third Reich

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Wars are always tragic, without exception. They feed on the worst of the human being, although the best of him can also be manifested. Solidarity, empathy, personal sacrifice… and creativity and imagination, even though they are often applied to the war. Whether we like it or not, wars produce important technical and scientific advances. Many … Read more Nazi secret weapons (part 1). The UFOs of the Third Reich

The “false” surname of Miguel de Cervantes

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the genius of literature capable of immortalizing several literary works. A name that is repeated unceasingly and that is taught from an early age. Name: Miguel. Surname: de Cervantes Saavedra. But here there would be an error according to a recent theory exposed by the researcher Luce López-Basalt. The writer from … Read more The “false” surname of Miguel de Cervantes

A walk through the misteries and history of El Retiro (Madrid, Spain)

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The purpose of this article is to serve as a future guide for travelers visiting the Buen Retiro Park. More importantly, we hope it will help to fall in love with this fascinating place. It aims to serve as a magnifying glass to scrutinize the secrets that await us in the most unsuspected corners of … Read more A walk through the misteries and history of El Retiro (Madrid, Spain)

When Spain almost got involved in World War I

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It is well known that Spain did not participate in the tragic and destructive First World War. Both the country and its colonies remained neutral between 1914 and 1918. However, there were occasions when Spain was almost forced to participate in the conflict. In 1916, after two years of siege, French and English troops conquered … Read more When Spain almost got involved in World War I

When sirens were birds

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Classic sirens have not always been the beautiful half women and half fish beings. The first descriptions characterized them half woman half bird, and they were daughters of Achelous, the Greek spirit-god of the homonymous river, or god Phorcys, and of the nymph Calliope according to some versions or of some muses according to others. … Read more When sirens were birds

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 4). The end of the odyssey

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Part of every journey is always the end, and that is what we are going to present in this last article about our stay in Ireland. Do you want to know what was the Great Famine and the indelible mark it left on Irish people since then? Would you like to travel with us through … Read more Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 4). The end of the odyssey

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 3). Brief foray into the history of Ireland and visit to Belfast

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During our stay in the beautiful Ireland we made a brief stop in the capital of Northern Ireland. It was really necessary. Belfast doesn’t just ooze history everywhere. The city itself is a flowing emotion. Every corner and every street is home to numerous voices that are confused through the centuries. They are voices intermingled … Read more Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 3). Brief foray into the history of Ireland and visit to Belfast

The densest forest of Juniperus thurifera is in Soria

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Did you know that the world’s densest forest of Spanish junipers is in Spain? Specifically in the medieval Soria town of Calatañazor. This Natural Reserve is home to 150-210 Spanish junipers (Juniperus thurifera) per hectare, which are also considered to be the highest in the world (some are over 15 metres high). Spanish junipers have … Read more The densest forest of Juniperus thurifera is in Soria

The apparition of the Virgin Mary that inspired the flag of the European Union

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Even if we don’t realize, mysterious events and enigmas surround us constantly. So much so that mysteries have inspired all sorts of issues that we see or experience on a daily basis, and whose enigmatic foundation we do not know. Such is the case, for example, with the flag of the European Union. On the … Read more The apparition of the Virgin Mary that inspired the flag of the European Union

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 2). Crossing borders

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This time we weren’t going to explore the Republic of Ireland, we were going to change territory… and nation. Our destination was Northern Ireland, which belongs to the British crown and which, like everything on the Emerald Isle, also possesses that inherent magic typical of legendary lands. The next day we got up early. We … Read more Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 2). Crossing borders

The UFO investigations of the Pentagon

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The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was a secret Pentagon program that lasted 5 years, from 2007 to 2012. With a budget of 22 million dollars, its objective was to identify unidentified aircraft that could be a threat to U.S. National Security. We know about it because his director, Luis Elizondo, leaked information in … Read more The UFO investigations of the Pentagon

The fake news algorithm

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Great minds of the 21st century such as Elon Musk or Stephen Hawking have already warned of the potential dangers of an Artificial Intelligence out of control. We may be on the verge of the first signs. The non-profit company OpenAI, responsible for the development and creation of AI beneficial to humanity, has decided to … Read more The fake news algorithm

“Guernica”. A family self-portrait?

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Since our school years we have been bombarded by an infinity of data that we accept without saying a word. For example, we have always been told that Guernica, a masterpiece of Cubism, illustrates the horror experienced during the bombing of the Basque town of the same name on 26 April 1937 in the context … Read more “Guernica”. A family self-portrait?

Invasive alien species. They have come… to stay

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Asian hornet, raccoon, water hyacinth, red swamp crayfish, red-eared slider, monk parakeet, fountain grass, red palm weevil, wels catfish, Xyllela fastidiosa… They are all names of organisms that increasingly dominate the headlines of the major media in various countries. They are a real problem in many ways. The environment, the economy and the health system … Read more Invasive alien species. They have come… to stay