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‘Easter’ in European languages
The English word “Easter” (and similar words in several other Germanic languages) is derived from the name Eostre, a Germanic goddess (...)
April 11, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
April in European languages
‘April’ in European languages
The name of the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar in most European languages is derived from Latin Aprilis, the etymology of which is (...)
April 8, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Fertility rate by region in Europe
The total fertility rate is defined as the average number of children a woman would have over her lifetime if she were to survive from (...)
April 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Population per capita by country in Europe
Population size (due to low birth rate and high migration rate) has been a hotly debated topic in Europe in recent years. However, most (...)
April 1, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Why I stopped “speed-typing” with abbreviations
Until recently, whenever I was writing anything on my computer at home, instead of doing what most people dothat is, type every letter (...)
March 29, 2017 – Jakub MarianBlog
Percentage of researchers by region in Europe
Being a researcher is probably one of the least mundane jobs in the world, but not everyone can become one, and most people choose a (...)
March 26, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Why is ऐ romanized as “ai” and औ as “au”?
I recently started learning Hindi, and one thing that struck me as odd was that ऐ is romanized as “ai”, and औ is romanized as “au”, (...)
March 21, 2017 – Jakub Marian
Duolingo number of users per language statistics
Duolingo, if you didn’t know, is a platform where you can learn many different foreign languages for free. It’s a great way to start (...)
Africa time zones
5 weird things you didn’t know about time zones
Most people think that time zones are just stripes of land spreading from the North Pole to the South Pole at regular intervals, but the (...)
March 12, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
How I cured my chronic headaches and dizziness
First, I should note that I am not a doctor, and nothing written in this article should be understood as medical advice. The article is (...)
March 10, 2017 – Jakub MarianBlog