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Bothered by questions with no answers?
Seas and oceans are full of puzzles? We can help you out, read it!

    Bothered by questions with no answers?
    Seas and oceans are full of puzzles? We can help you out, read it!
    
  • Who journeyed seas for the longest period of time?

    Odysseus, the main character of „Odyssey” by Homer; the legendary king of Ithaca came back home to his wife Penelope after 20 years of wandering filled with uncanny adventures. His sea travel took 10 years!

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  • Can women become pirates?

    The history knows a couple of famous women, who were pirates. The first one, Maria Read, is known of the fact that she joined the cavalry in men disguise. Pretending to be a man, she had been working on the ships. One day, and it happened after Read’s husband death, she was kidnapped by pirates… and she never left them.

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  • What was first – hook or the net?

    The hook was invented about 20 thousand years before our era. It was originally osseous plate of a fish shape with a hole in the place of an eye, where a string was attached. The fish net is about 10 thousand years younger than the hook, it derives from the neolith epoch. 

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  • Can one eat algae?

    Algae are used to fertilize crops, feed animals, but some of them, like Porphyra, Rhodymenia and Laminaria , are consumed by people too. Eaten algae are firstly dried, then chopped or minced, so that at the end they could be used mainly as a resource for bread and sweets production.

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  • Why is ice floating?

    Ice floes, floating on non-frozen water, can exist, because ice has smaller density and weights less than water of the same volume in a liquid state. This is the reason why the surface of water is covered by lighter ice layer.  

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  • Where do waves come from?

    The seas and oceans investigators give a couple of causes for the waving phenomenon: wind, changes in pressure, seismic waves, activity of underwater volcanoes and flows, as a result of Moon and Sun attraction. 

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  • Are there ghosts at the sea?

    If you ever sail out for a voyage, beware of the phantom ship full of skeletons – formerly the crew of immortal Dutch captain named Van der Decken! Spotting the ship, which sails restlessly for over 300 years, brings bad luck.

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  • Why do sailors wear trousers widened at the legs?

    The warships marines have wore trousers adjusted for quick wrapping around leg if needed – they had to climb up the ship’s yard, jump into the water, pull the life boat ashore and push it into the water. Widened sailor trousers are a souvenir from the old times until this day. 

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  • What part of Earth’s surface are oceans?

    Oceans are as much as 71% of Earth’s surface, that is 361 million km2.