🚌 Which Side of the ROAD do you drive on? 🚙 LEFT or RIGHT?
👈 WHY LEFT?
Since most people are right-handed, swordsmen preferred to keep to the left in order to have their right arm nearer to an opponent and their scabbard further from him.
🇬🇧 🇺🇲 In the early years of English colonisation of North America, English driving customs were followed and the colonies drove on the left.
👉 WHY RIGHT?
After gaining independence from England, they were anxious to cast off all remaining links with their British colonial past and gradually changed to right-hand driving.
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Languages of China
Mandarin is the most-spoken language in the world, with approximately 1.2 billion speakers. When most people think of “Chinese”, it is Mandarin that they are picturing. But Mandarin Chinese is far from the only variant of the Chinese language – or the only language spoken in China…
In fact, there are a great number of Chinese languages. These include eight primary spoken dialects within mainland China, which are – in the main – mutually unintelligible. Remember – this is a country which is both very large and very, very old. Different regions within the vast expanse of terrain that is China can be separated not only by great distances but also by broadly impassable topographical features such as mountain ranges.
Understanding the situation is complicated by the fact while many Chinese people in different geographical areas of the country may not understand each other when they speak their regional dialect, they may share the same written language. Even if their pronunciation of different characters within that language may vary.
This is even true across locations as distinct as Taiwan and Hong Kong, for example. Both share Traditional Chinese characters as their written script. But in Taiwan, Mandarin is spoken. In Hong Kong, most people speak Cantonese.
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The Rebelle Rally is longest competitive off-road rally in the lower 48, and we're proud to canvas through some of America's most poignant heritage. From former mining boomtowns to abandoned banks and stagecoach stations, competitors get a blast from the past courtesy of our very own Wild West.
Who's joined us before and who will be joining us for the first time this year?
Don't forget, in celebration of young collectors, all students with a current valid student ID will be admitted to the Book Fair for free. 🎟 #CABookFair
Once the city of the Order of King's Knights, Annt is now a wounded city plundered of it's splendour and honour.
The party sneaks into the ancient Fathers' Tomb, for investigate on the death of King Karl.
This map looks like it might have been drawn by a professional, but was in fact created by 15 year old Caroline Chester Knickerbocker! She attended the Litchfield Female Academy and studied geography under the tutelage of Miss Sarah Pierce. The map depicts the eastern half of the United States with states and territories outlined in various water colors. Not only does this map shed light on the instruction at the Litchfield Female Academy, but it also shows us that Litchfield was very connected to the rest of the world. It was not isolated, despite it sometimes feeling that way in the hills! #litchfieldhistory#litchfieldat300#maps#education
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Our nominee for pet of the week goes to Mandy! She is being awarded Best Dramatic Actress and recognized for her work in Longest Running Performance at the MAPS Adoption Center.
She has been delighting audiences since Memorial Day of 2018 and is finally getting the praise she deserves. Mandy is known on the set for being something of a diva and yearns to have the spotlight all to herself.
Like any star, she loves her adoring fans, but has little patience for the paparazzi (other cats) always trying to invade her privacy.
Come stroll down our red carpet and visit Mandy and all MAPS adoptable cats inside Marshfield Mall from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. View all adoptable pets at www.MarshfieldPetShelter.org. Adopt one cat or kitten, and receive half off the adoption fee of the second.