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Did you know that the first color selfie was taken in Russia, or rather, even in the Russian Empire? And many other cool things that have become famous and loved all over the world. And in the bonus, we will tell you how one of the inventions related to the American President Theodore Roosevelt.
We in were really surprised by finds from this selection. We checked information on some inventions several times because just could not believe in it (a spoiler: especially it concerns the 6th point).
RAF is one of the most popular coffee drinks along with Americano and cappuccino. Its main difference is that all components (espresso, cream and vanilla sugar) are mixed and whipped at once. As you know, the art of coffee brewing came to us from Italy, but few people know that RAF was invented in Moscow in the coffee Bean network.
Drink was called in honor of the regular customer of coffee shop — Raphael for whom prepared once "something brand new and unusual". The experiment was successful, and other guests wanted some coffee too "as at Raphael", it is simple later — .
Do you remember those wattled string-bags in which our mothers or grandmothers carried products? This year such bag became fashionable again and even became a season trend.
In fact, it is not known exactly who invented the string bag. It is believed that the USSR bag came from the Czech Republic, although Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in 1898 mentioned the string bag in a letter to his wife.
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Favorite by many since childhood, the game was invented and developed by the Soviet programmer Alexei Pazhitnov. The original version was written in the USSR for the computer "electronics-60". A commercial version, which became famous all over the world, the inventor released together with the American company Spectrum HoloByte.
Alexey Pazhitnov is one of the most influential people in the game industry. For example, he developed the game console Xbox 360, being a programmer of the Microsoft company.
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Activated carbon for many years remains the most popular and universal sorbent, the first aid for poisoning. It is still preferred in many countries, despite the fact that now there are many analogues. But initially, the chemist Nikolai Zelinsky synthesized the substance for use in gas masks as a protective filter, which saved the lives of many soldiers during the First world war.
Mendeleyev's pupil Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was keen on the photo and often traveled around Russia, took photographs of the nature, people — a word, everything that occurred to it in the path.Of course, he wanted to transfer all paints of what was seen therefore he used already earlier developed methods of three-colored shooting, and learned to take instant pictures in a second in natural flowers with short endurance later, having made break in development of the photo.
And on this shot Prokudin-Gorsky photographs himself. Therefore it is possible to tell that this first color selfie in the history.
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Very few people know, but in 8 years prior to PC from Apple the Soviet engineer Arseny Anatolyevich Gorokhov created the first personal computer and took out on it the patent. The scientist called it the programming device: in drawings it included the monitor, the system unit with the hard drive, the motherboard, memory, the video card. There was no "mouse" only.
But, unfortunately, the invention has not received financial support, and the scientist could not find the money for its implementation. Therefore, the idea was later repeated and successfully implemented in the United States.
Lexy is the first house emotional artificial intelligence. Lexy can chat with you, tell about topical news, amuse, operate other devices. The robot is more popular abroad, than in Russia, and he already had many analogs. For example, Jibo and Amazon Echo.
Though a fever problem Ebola is not so relevant for Russia, the most effective drug was invented by domestic scientists. The first vaccine was developed by the American company Merck & amp; It has no Co., but so far still registration even in the USA. In 2017 to Guinea the first consignment of the Russian vaccine from 1,000 doses with the proved efficiency practically was sent to 100%.
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This event formed the basis of many superstitions, books and feature films. However "the Soviet historian Yury Knorozov floated a rumor" about doomsday in the middle of the 19th century. It deciphered the Maya writing.
But all misunderstood the scientist's thought: the calendar of the Maya came to an end on the constellation of the Jaguar then transition to the constellation of the Monkey was made, so, the new cycle simply began.
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Probably, everyone in the childhood had a teddy bear.Popular toy came to us from the United States, but still was invented by immigrants from Russia.And the history of its origin is connected with Theodore Roosevelt.The president hunted a bear once and regretted it on what the local newspaper drew a caricature.Later time the drawing caught sight to family of emigrants.As a result Morris Michtom's wife (a real name — Mikhail Mishim), the owner of toy store, sewed the first bear cub who was called in honor of the president — Teddie.
What else interesting things which are thought up in Russia or the USSR do you know? Perhaps we passed something important?
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