The fantastic worlds of Jules Verne
106 years ago, on March 24, 1905, the great writer and passionate traveler, the founder of the genre of science fiction, Jules Verne, died. The writer lived in the past…

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Socialism came 9,000 years ago, or what do we know about the Bronze age
The bronze age is not just an era when people began to kill each other with bronze swords instead of stone axes. It was in the bronze age that the…

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Guardian angel
This happened at the end of November 2004. Then I just got a passport, and my friends and I were going to celebrate the New year in "warm lands". The…

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Mysticism is near us

Did anything surprising happen to you? Our electricity was leaping (my computer didn’t turn on at all). On this day, so many things accumulated that everything had to be done literally on the run, but I somehow managed to make it to the beginning of the holiday! Anya (Krokodila) and I exchanged Souvenirs, and what would you think? One of the presented cups I accidentally broke into pieces (the benefit of all the regulars exclaimed “for luck!”), and her candy bouquet was accidentally eaten… in General, the day was unforgettable.And continuing the theme of incredible coincidences, we begin the week of things with an interesting story or an unsolved mystery. These are the artifacts that our authors keep…

Olga Kovaleva (olena2): “I have three soulful things. Two of them are old grandmother’s figurines.I love and protect them very much. They have an amazing ability to calm. If I feel very bad and anxious, I just take them in both hands, and it’s like my whole life flashes before my eyes. I remember the brightest and happiest days of my childhood. It’s like grandma herself is trying to calm me down by showing me how beautiful life can be. From the figurines just amazing energy. These are pieces of pottery that my entire life has passed before my eyes, and I am sure they are extraordinary.
I also inherited a handmade silver bracelet from my great-grandmother, Mili. It has a very long and fabulous history. It passed from hand to hand to all the women in our family. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that everyone irrevocably lost it, grieved for a long time, and it reappeared after some time. And it wasn’t a day or two, it was years! I don’t know how it comes back or where it goes. That’s the kind of thing I live in.”

Kristina (27juliana): “in our house there are 2 plates left from the table set for 12 people.
The service was given to my great-grandmother for her wedding. Great-grandmother, Anna Ivanovna, was born in 1895, married in 1912.

The service was made in Tsarist Russia. I’ve never seen it in its entirety, just these two items. In fact, they have special properties. Not to mention the fact that the plates were not broken or lost during the numerous moves from house to house, from city to city, from country to country…

Of course, now we don’t put them on the table. Previously, a large plate for hot food was often used during feasts. I don’t know if it was an accident or something else, but as my grandmother and mother told me, people who for some reason did not take anything from the plate did not come to the house anymore, which was only for the best as a result. Such things have happened more than once or twice…

Of course, I’ll keep these plates. In memory of my great-grandmother, who I never saw, and in memory of what is no longer there. I hope they will continue to bring good luck to my family.”

Tatyana Kaskevich (Kasatkin): “Somehow it so happened that I did not inherit any interesting stories or talismans from my grandparents. Just these icons in the picture. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but my grandmother claimed that they are more than 200 years old, and they were passed down in the family from generation to generation. Even during the Soviet era, when people were persecuted for their faith, my grandmother kept them more carefully than any family heirloom.

It is a pity that while my grandmother was alive, I was not very interested in the objects of worship. And now it is gone, and there is no way to find out the history of these icons. I don’t even know what these icons are. One thing I remember: my grandmother once let slip that she begged for her husband’s life on the icon in the center, when he was arrested on a neighbor’s denunciation. Allegedly for jokes about Stalin. Then it was the 33rd year, they did not understand who is right and who is guilty. But my grandfather was released. And it was a real miracle.”

Galina Zamyslova (Gala): “from my mother-in-law to me passed an interesting case, as if from an old manicure set. Only the mirror is still there. And even more interesting are postcards from 1912-23 with Swedish-German correspondence. Responses from revel to Saint Petersburg were signed with the wonderful name Amalia and forwarded to Maria.

Someone’s wonderful relationship has survived on a whole collection of pictures, old portraits and a view of the singer’s store in St. Petersburg.”

Lyubov Kozyreva (Nika-Designer): “Well, today I will show you a curious artifact. I got it in a very strange way – it was sent by mail from an aunt in Kemerovo with the caption:”Wet this stone and see what happens.” What’s mystical about it? See for yourself!

When it comes into contact with the water, the silhouette of a horse appears in a strange way on the surface of the stone. So it lives on my shelf, with a reminder that there are some things hidden from the eyes, but of great importance. And how can I not be surprised?”

Olga shelepina (Lexusha): “have You ever seen a real meteorite? This celestial body fell one autumn or winter evening, making a hole in the roof of our country house. The edges are fused, apparently during the passage through the atmosphere. And the stone itself (or metal?) very hard. I would like to get to the experts one day and find out more precisely what it is made of…”

Seven mystical horror movies
Tomorrow Is Halloween. A time when you have to cut pumpkins mercilessly, tell scary stories, and, of course, watch horror movies. So we can't do without the appropriate film rating.…

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God of fertility
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Autumn sketches, or fortune-Telling on coffee grounds
On a typical October evening, I was rushing to the store to restock my groceries. Hesitating at the newly opened tea and coffee Department, I caught the thought: "I'll Come…

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The unsolved mystery of the "humpback horse": what hidden knowledge could the author encode in the fairy tale?
When Pyotr Yershov wrote "the humpback horse", he was only 18 years old. The genius of this tale, which has not lost popularity until now, as well as the fact…

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