Detective Sherlock Holmes is real or made up? It may be that, jokingly or seriously, many people for a long time sent letters addressed to Mr. Sherlock Holmes at 221a Baker Street, the fictional home of a fictional character turned real. The great fondness for the novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle led to… Continue reading Did Sherlock Holmes exist? The true history
The concept of beauty has changed a lot over time. That is a reality that we cannot deny. For this reason, when we look for testimonies about the most beautiful kings and queens in history, if these characters are far from us in time, their images can be shocking to us. We can get to… Continue reading The most beautiful KINGS and QUEENS in History
A recent investigation by Microsoft came to a predictable and disturbing conclusion: our average attention span is declining by leaps and bounds. 8 seconds of continuous attention This type of study has been practiced since 2000, when we began to have smartphones stuck in our hands; And if then our capacity was 12 consecutive or… Continue reading Why is traditional marketing no longer working?
Janus 1, the new year and the consular year In ancient Rome, the Romans worshiped a god named Janus (Janus, Ianus). He was the god of doors, transitions, and endings. Janus had two faces: one looking forward and the other looking back, into the past. Emperor Julius Caesar thought it would be appropriate for January,… Continue reading Why does the year start on January 1?
We inquire about the painter Diego Velázquez and his personal life and his family The painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, such was his full name, is considered worldwide as one of the most important artists in all of History. And with good reason. Velázquez remains a unique reference in the history of painting,… Continue reading Diego Velázquez: the personal life of genius
Jean Valjean, the tormented protagonist of “The Miserable” by Victor Hugo, is one of the best-known characters in universal literature. He has been the protagonist of numerous adaptations over the years, the best known being those starring Gerard Depardieu and, more recently, Hugh Jackman (in a portentous performance that has earned him an Oscar nomination).… Continue reading Eugène Français Vidocq: The history of the First Detective of History
Boris Vian wrote “I will spit on your grave” (J’irai cracher sur vos tombes) in 1947, and became a bestseller. Today it is still a hard and disturbing novel, perhaps not as much as it was at the time, although it was enough for the French Poster for Action Sociale et Morale (a French federation… Continue reading Boris Vian: books and literature. “I will spit on your grave”
When the father and the uncle undertook the first to travel through unknown lands, (as you can read in the biography of Marco Polo), who have not accompanied them, was a child of six years. When they returned, he had turned fifteen, during those nine years, the mother died. It was because of war (conflict… Continue reading Marco Polo: Facts about his life
Marco Polo, Venice, Italy 1254 – Venice, 1338 It has been more than 750 years of the birth of Marco Polo, the adventurer who discovered the East to Western eyes, and vice versa. Marco Polo, the great traveler who gave all that he observed a remarkable descriptive detail and during the many decades he spent… Continue reading Marco Polo: The Great Traveler
On October 23, 1940, Francisco Franco, at this time, his Excellency the Caudillo, and Adolf Hitler, the Führer, Chancellor of the Third Reich, are in Hendaye. The meeting has been arranged months ago, as we will see later, and the object of it would try to elucidate the entry or absence of Spain into World… Continue reading Hitler and Franco meeting in Hendaye, the Full Story