Why is a dog a man's best friend

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Why is a dog a man's best friend Everyone knows the proverb that a dog is man's best friend. On a walk through the city, it is almost impossible to overlook someone walking a dog in the Czech Republic. It is estimated that there are 1 to 2 million dogs in the Czech Republic, which is the most dogs per capita in Europe. But why does a person live in such a close relationship with a dog and why exclusively with it? Read more

Why is Labor Day celebrated

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Why is Labor Day celebrated Labor Day is celebrated in almost all countries of the world, the vast majority on May 1. This makes Labor Day one of the most successful holidays in terms of the number of people it affects. But why was Labor Day created at all? Read more

Why is the Ode to Joy the anthem of the European Union

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Why is the Ode to Joy the anthem of the European Union The Ode to Joy, the fourth and last movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, became the anthem of the Council of Europe in 1972 and of the European Community in 1985. Eight years later, the anthem was adopted by the then European Union. But why did the choice fall on this symphony? Read more

Why is Easter celebrated

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Why is Easter celebrated Easter is the most important Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which, according to the New Testament, took place on the third day after his burial in about year 30 in nowadays Jerusalem. But why are we celebrating this event and what historical circumstances led to it? Read more

Why was Astana renamed Nur-Sultan

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Why was Astana renamed Nur-Sultan On March 23, 2019, an official decree, signed at the time by the interim President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tokaev, was issued to rename the capital Astana to Nur-Sultan. The Kazakh capital was renamed again after more than 20 years. Nur-Sultan has been renamed a total of five times during its 190-year history. What is the history of the names of this capital and what led to the current renaming? Read more

Why does the website take a long time to load

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Why does the website take a long time to load We live in a fast world and we don't want to wait long. This is especially true when using the Internet. A long loading of the website makes us mad and we usually leave the unloaded page after a few seconds. However, do you know what are the factors involved in loading a website? There are many of them. Read more

Why has Germany banned nuclear power plants

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Why has Germany banned nuclear power plants On Monday, 30 May 2011, Germany issued an official declaration that it would close all its nuclear power plants by 2022, which at that time produced 23 % of Germany's total energy production. The statement came exactly two and a half months after the temporary closure of seven older nuclear power plants, following the accident at the Fukushima I power plant on 11 March 2011. Does Germany plan to close all its nuclear power plants only because of fears of a nuclear disaster in a country that is not suffering from an earthquake, tsunami, or typhoon? Read more

Why do we have the flu

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Why do we have the flu Every year, we hear in the news that a flu epidemic has broken out. Some of us go to be vaccinated preventively. Many of us have never had the flu in our lives. From the news we sometimes hear terms like bird flu, swine flu, H5N1. But if we are not directly affected, we will usually lose interest in the topic soon. But why does the flu even exist? Is it with humans from the dawn of their existence, or does it have a beginning in the human population? Read more

Why did dinosaurs become extinct

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Why did dinosaurs become extinct When the phrase "extinction of dinosaurs" is said, most of us have probably the idea of a giant asteroid hitting Earth, obscuring sunlight, cooling the planet, and the death of animal species due to lack of food. But is this idea correct? And did the dinosaurs really die out? Read more

Why is the planting monocultures bad

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Why is the planting monocultures bad Planting monocultures is an agricultural technique that favors a single crop (or animal species) in one place to achieve higher harvesting efficiency in less time. Why, on the one hand, is it so popular and widely used and, on the other hand, discussed and rejected by conservationists? What are its pros and cons? Read more