Sunday, 31 January 2010

"Kuzya drug Alenki" for kids

An attempt of importing Russian sweets
"Кузя друг Алёнки" ("Kuzya is a friend of Alenka")
in the US suffered a failure the Russian word
"друг" ("friend"), once transliterated
into New Roman characters, turns into "drug".

(c) Aziz Shahhuseynov. Special thanks to Javid Mammadov

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Greenland is not Green, Iceland is not Ice

After Vikings, in 8th century discovered a beautiful island, covered by green, trees and forests they didn't want other discoverers to come and settle there.
That's why they called this really green island ICELAND, the land of ICE.
That's why when they discovered an island covered by ICE only, they gave it a beautiful name.
They called it GREENLAND in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers.

That's why Greenland, which seemed to be green, actually is covered by ice.
By Aziz Shahhuseynov

Monday, 4 January 2010

Why the color of sea near cost is green?

As you know the color of the sea is blue.
And near the coast there is a little distance between the bottom and surface of the water.
That's why the sunshine reflects very easily from the surface.
And the Color of the sunshine is Yellow.
So near the coast, the color of the sunshine mixes into the color of sea.

Yellow + Blue = Green