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Curiosity : Fencing, of Spanish origin

Fencing would seem to be the only Olympic discipline whose origin is in Spain. · Although there is a possible antecedent in an Egyptian bas-relief from the 12th century B.C. in which a competition with weapons appears, it was not until the 16th century when swordsmanship duels ga ...

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Donald Trump and "the two spirits"

Artículo original de Enrique de la Rica: https://es.bebee.com/producer/donald-trump-y-los-dos-espiritus · US President Donald Trump has overturned a rule proclaimed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, whereby the country's public schools allowed transgender students to use the bath ...

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Luca Pacioli, The Father of Accounting

If you’re an accountant, you may already know who is considered the father of accounting. But then again, maybe you don’t. · I work in the finance industry so it’s natural for me to find fascination with anything that has to do with money. The double entry method of accounting (e ...

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Alas. The ‘Jack the Ripper’ Case Has Finally Been Solved. (Apparently)

Here in the tropics, the heat sometimes induces chronic inertia forcing one to take an extended siesta most afternoons. During my time here I have followed this practice religiously and justify this ritual by trying to read something before somnambulistic pleasures engulf me. · ...

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Blas de Lezo, the hero of Cartagena

Blas de Lezo is one of the most impressive figures of the Spanish 18th century, well and in general, of the history of Spain. He is known for the siege of Cartagena, although the life of Blas de Lezo was much more than that. He lived and died too, he did both things during the re ...

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