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Tennis player Andrei Chesnokov: “Five minutes before the end of the match, everyone began to quietly go out. Spartak led 1-0, and in the second minute they added the second goal. It turned out, everyone was rolling towards the exit, and then they scored a goal, everyone stopped, someone ran back to see what had happened. This mess started.

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Match El Salvador - Honduras (1969) "Football War" - this name was given to the military conflict between El Salvador and Honduras, which occurred in July 1969. The formal reason for it was the loss of the Honduras team in the battle for a place in the finals at the 1970 World Cup. The disputes between the countries of the border strained nerves to the limit.

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“Dead Souls”, N.V. Gogol: “A rather beautiful small spring cart entered the gates of the hotel of the provincial city of NN; the bachelorette went into the gates: retired lieutenant colonels, staff captains, landowners with about a hundred souls of peasants, in short, all those who are called the medium gentlemen. A gentleman was sitting in a chaise, not handsome, but neither of a bad appearance, nor too thick, nor too thin; can not be said to be old, however, and not so that too young.

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Cockroach Races In 1921, Russian emigrants opened cockroach runs in Constantinople. In general, this type of sprint competitions has long been known. Cockroach races were popular in ancient Egypt, and in Byzantium, and in ancient Greece. Notable people often even had their own running cockroach. In Russia, this game became popular after the 1812 war.

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José Capablanca The Cuban “chess machine”, as Capablanca was called for his honed skill, almost did not fail for two decades: from the 1910s to the 1930s. In his entire official career, Capablanca, playing with the strongest chess players in the world, lost only 34 games. Once, his winning streak generally dragged on for eight years, at which time he was actively participating in various tournaments.

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“It promises the greatest benefits in all respects: it is much shorter (not to mention the waterway); transport by moving the steam engine is fast and safe. For all such respects, the construction of a cast-iron road between the great capital of paper mills and the main port, in which cotton paper is brought incomparably more than to all ports of light in aggregate, the arrangement of this road not only promises local benefits, but also public benefits for the whole nation.

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It is believed that the idea of ​​the auto polo belongs to Ralph Hankinson, a Ford dealer. He came up with this fun, of course, for good reason - Hankinson wanted to increase sales. The first game, which was watched by thousands of spectators, was held in 1912 in Kansas. Then throughout the country began to create leagues of autopolists, an association was even created.

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“The interesting thing is the right of way. The most ordinary citizen, having got into it, feels in itself some troublesomeness and quickly turns either into a passenger or consignee, or simply into a stowaway bastard that darkens the life and performance of conductor brigades and apron controllers. Petrov "... at the station and in the car you will be standing ... covered in paper bags, in cardboard boxes and in other rubbish.

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The car made life easier for man. However, compared with the same horse, he has one obvious drawback - you can't drive drunk. And what if you drank, and you need to go? The dilemma especially becomes relevant during the holidays, especially as protracted as the New Year and Christmas.

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“Seats in glacial cracks” Fridtjof Nansen’s activities were not always approved by the public and the government. Before proving the practical significance of their ideas and undertakings, the Norwegian had to face total misunderstanding and even cruel mockery. Nansen’s Greenland Expedition, to which he set out in 1888, seemed insane to many.

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A. Kuznetsov: O. Jay Simpson, of course, is a versatile talented person, the embodiment of what is called the "American Dream". He grew up in a poor family. His parents divorced early. An imperious mother brought up the boy. Up to five years, Orental James had very serious health problems: even the question was whether he would walk normally, and he could become a great athlete, a favorite of all America.

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