Category Archives: Curiosities

The numbers sometimes give rise to curious coincidences, as has happened in the sad context of a war:

The sum of the start dates of World War I, World War II and Russia's invasion of Ukraine gives us the same number: 68.

Start of World War I: 28 + 7 + 19 + 14 = 68
Beginning of World War II: 1 + 9 + 19 + 39= 68
Beginning of the cruel Russian invasion of Ukraine: 24 + 2 + 20 + 22 = 68

On September 11, 2011, the attack on the twin towers of New York took place, while the first war ended on November 11, 1918. While on March 11, 2004, the terrorist attack on the Atocha station took place from Madrid.

On June 28, 1914, that produced the event that gave rise to the First World War: the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. On July 28, the Austro-Hungarians attempted to invade Serbia. On June 28, 1919, the allied countries signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Number 7 has been one of the most repeated in history:

Did you know that there are 7 wonders of the ancient world?

There are 7 arts: grammar, dialectics, rhetoric, astronomy and music, arithmetic, geometry.

There are 7 musical notes. 7 are the lives that a cat has. There are 7 stages of life according to Shakespeare. There are 7 chakras according to the Hindu religion as well as 7 sacred cities.

The Talmud speaks of 7 heavens. Islam tells us that there are 7 hells. In 7 days the earth was created according to the Catholic religion. There are 7 deadly sins

There are 7 sacred cities related to the Hindu religion. There are 7 gods of fortune for Japanese culture. Surely many more coincidences could be found and now it is each one within himself who has to draw the conclusions that he deems most accurate...

 

Looking straight ahead and without heels! : 516 Arouca

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world is located 175 meters above the Paiva River in northern Portugal. In the Arouca Geopark.

It measures 516 meters and its construction has been full of anecdotes; like carrying the first rope that united them from one end to the other.

Visitable from May 3, 2021. It cannot be crossed by pets or children under 6 years of age. It is recommended not to wear heels since the floor is formed by perforated metal planks.

Until now the longest suspension bridge was the Charles Bridge in Switzerland. That connects Grächen and Zermat with its 494 meters in length. Opened on July 29, 2017

Few people know that the Peinador Airport was built by the people of Vigo themselves. The lack of budget for the work, which began with the help of local companies until funds failed, forced it. Thinking of the benefit that this airport would bring to the city, which was to be completed, it was decided to summon all citizens to help in its construction.
Thus, from the year 1936, all men between 20 and 50 years old, from Mos, Lavadores and Vigo, are summoned to work two days a month, free of charge. Those who could not attend had to contribute 6 pts.

The airport was built between 1947 and 1952. It was inaugurated in 1954 with the Vigo-Madrid route.

Manos Unidas I Volunteer School

On August 6 to 9, a Camp is held in a Vilasantar (Coruña) on the objectives of sustainable development and the needs of volunteering. For young people between 18 and 35 years old with # sentidiño Registration until July 25. More information

The time comes to advise what has been discouraged so far in Spain and, as in the United States, politicians are preparing to declare the use of masks recommended to defend themselves against covid 19. Although many of its citizens have advanced in their use as best they can. Verse in the Spanish streets ignoring the recommendation of non-use without any scientific basis by the current government.

Unfortunately, the two countries head the list that no one wants, that of the number of comrades. And despite the contrary being said so far by the Spanish authorities, the voices of great scientists and epidemiologists such as Anthony Fauci, an American doctor specializing in immunology, have advised its use. Recognizing that not only is it spread by coughing or sneezing, but simply by speaking, the virus can be spread and that it is also found in the throat and not only in the lungs.

There are masks of various types approved by the European Union for more information:

_Types of face masks

You can also make homemade masks, there are several tutorials and patterns to make them on platforms such as YouTube.

The government is expected to finally supply the pharmacies with masks for sale to all citizens as they do in Korea where the government allocates a high percentage of the masks obtained to pharmacies allowing each citizen to buy two per week in one day specifically regarding your year of birth.

One of the great protagonists of Vigo this Christmas is the Noria Giant Wheel with 48 wagons with capacity for 240 passengers and a weight of 90Tn.

The height of the Ferris wheel specified at the base is 54 meters and from them you have beautiful views of the lights and part of the city and part of the Galician city.

Other famous ferris wheels are: Wiener Riesenrad (Vienna), London Eye (London), Ferris Wheel of Luna Park (Sydney), Singapore Flyer (Singapore), La Grande Roue de Paris (Paris).

Its price is € 5 this christmas 2019-2020. Good trip to the more daring!!