Monthly Archives: August 2019
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 choice fell on Thailand. Previously, trips there were not as common as now, and for us it seemed a real exotic. We have already chosen a tour, the money was saved. I remember that we agreed to meet at three o’clock in the afternoon near the travel Agency and finally pay for the trip. I was late, I couldn’t get ready for a long time, which is not typical of me. I was just opening the front door when the phone rang. When I picked up the phone, I heard a strangely familiar voice. He said:
“You can’t go there. Stay. Or there will be an accident.” Continue reading
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 and the future, on earth and underground, in the air, under water and on distant planets. Much of what he described in his novels will have a lasting place in the world in the future.
Jules Verne’s technical predictions include the invention of an airplane and helicopter, television and video communications, interplanetary travel (and the launch site chosen by the writer for the flight to the moon is located near the modern spaceport), space satellites and underwater spacesuits. But the submarine described in the novel “20 thousand leagues under the sea”, the invention of Jules Verne is difficult to call: the idea of creating a submarine was considered by Leonardo da Vinci, they tried to build it under Peter I and use it in the United States during the civil war. Continue reading