środa, 15 kwietnia 2015

Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

Did you know that:
1. Polish people marry the youngest within the European Union (24 years old for women and 26.5 years old for men in average).
2. Nearly 35% of the 60 million Poles live abroad and large Polish speaking communities can be found in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Brazil and Argentina.
3. The highest mountain in Australia was named in 1840 by Polish explorer Paul Edmund Strzelecki as Mount Kosciuszko because of the mountain's resemblance to the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow.
4. The 1st floor is regarded as floor "0" so you press "1" when you want to go to the 2nd floor in the elevator.
5. Located in Wrocław is the oldest restaurant in Europe, "Piwnica Świdnicka", operating since 1275.
6. The biggest section of any grocery store in Poland is the candy section.
7. It boasts the most winners of the "World's Strongest Man" title.
8. All Saints' Day on 1st November is an important religious holiday where Poles visit cemeteries to honour their loved ones who have passed away.
9. In addition to birthdays, Poles celebrate their name day or "imieniny", which is the day commemorating the saint they are named after. The names associated with each day is listed in all calendars in Poland. Just like birthdays, there are parties with food, drinks and presents.


wtorek, 14 kwietnia 2015

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine borders Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

Did you know that:
1. The world's worst nuclear power plant accident, the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, took place in the now abandoned Ukrainian town of Pripyat.
2. Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have both held world heavyweight boxing titles.
3. World’s deepest metro station is situated in Ukraine. It is Arsenalna station in central Kyiv.

United States of America

poniedziałek, 13 kwietnia 2015

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is located in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and numerous unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Did you know that:

1. Every hour, at least1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
2. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day!
3. Just 2.5 million people lived in the U.S.A. in 1776. Today it’s 314 million. . .
4. If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.
6. America's first slave owner was a black man.
7. 1 in 3 Americans is obese.
8. There are at least 97 people called "LOL" in the U.S.
9. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
10. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.