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The “432 Hz vs. 440 Hz” conspiracy theory
Would you believe that there is a conspiracy theory about the way we tune musical instruments? And that this theory even involves the (...)
October 19, 2016 – Jakub MarianMusic
Google autocomplete reveals burning questions about European countries
Do you know how when you start typing a search query into Google, it gives you suggestions based on what other people are searching for? (...)
October 15, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
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‘Obliged’ vs. ‘obligated’ in English
The only verb form of “obligation” that is traditionally considered correct is oblige, not “obligate”, so you cannot make a mistake by (...)
October 14, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Public Holidays in Europe
Number of public holidays by country in Europe
A public holiday, also called national holiday or legal holiday, is a special holiday established by each country’s (or autonomous (...)
October 11, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
Map of ‘vegetarian friendliness’ (number of vegetarian restaurants) in Europe by country
The original idea of this article was to create a map showing the percentage of population following a vegetarian diet, but it turned out (...)
October 2, 2016 – Jakub MarianMaps
Where in Europe is electric car a good idea?
Politicians and car manufacturers praise electric cars as a solution to fight climate change, but the life cycle analysis of the whole (...)
September 29, 2016 – Damien LinhartMaps
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Two opposite meanings of “arguable”
The verb “argue” has two significantly different (but related) meanings. First, you can argue with someone about something (or over (...)
September 27, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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‘Inhabited’ or ‘inhabitated’ in English
Long story short, the correct form is inhabited. The reason why people (especially non-native speakers) tend to think that the word is (...)
September 25, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Difference between ‘float’, ‘swim’, and ‘sail’ in English
Non-native speakers of English sometimes incorrectly say that a non-living thing, such as a boat or a piece of wood, “swims in the water” (...)
September 23, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish
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Definition of ‘cousin once removed’ in English
Two people are “first cousins once removed” when their relationship is that of first cousins plus one generation. In particular, this (...)
September 16, 2016 – Jakub MarianEnglish