Category: ‘Society’

  • “When should a child start sitting up?”

    “When should a child start sitting up?”

    Most children learn to sit independently within the first year of life. It is not uncommon for a child to start sitting at around 6 months, but the average age for learning this skill is around 7-8 months. However, each case is very individual, and a child should not be forced to sit before they…

  • “How much should a person sleep?”

    “How much should a person sleep?”

    Translated article: A well-known Polish proverb states that sleep is health. There is much truth to this statement, as a lack of sleep can lead to mood disorders, difficulty concentrating, and slowed reaction times. In extreme cases, a prolonged lack of sleep can cause psychosis and hallucinations. Every organism needs sleep, but the amount required…

  • ‘British Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – how many children did they have?’

    ‘British Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – how many children did they have?’

    Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Elizabeth II, has four children. All of them come from her long-standing marriage to the recently deceased Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Their marriage lasted 74 years. The Queen and the Prince’s children, in order of age, are: Charles, Prince of Wales (heir to…

  • What are the characteristics of pin-up style?

    What are the characteristics of pin-up style?

    The first pin-up girls appeared in the 1940s and 1950s. They were models, actresses, and even unknown attractive girls whose images were pinned on lockers and walls by American soldiers. Hence the name “pin-up”. The most popular representative of pin-up girls was Marilyn Monroe. Over time, women’s images also began to adorn restaurants, game rooms,…

  • What Does a Milliner Do?

    What Does a Milliner Do?

    The milliner – a disappearing profession The milliner is one of the fading professions. However, especially in larger cities, it is still possible to come across hat shops or fashion studios. What are the tasks of the practitioners of this mysterious profession? The milliner, also known as a hat-maker, is responsible for the production and…

  • What Does a Cobbler Do?

    What Does a Cobbler Do?

  • What is a bookbinder?

    What is a bookbinder?

    Bookbinding Bookbinding is the name of a craft and one of the departments of printing technology. This art involves binding prints and finishing printed materials. It is the job of a bookbinder to perform these tasks. Additionally, experienced bookbinders also possess the skill to decorate antique book covers.

  • Who is a bellmaker?

    Who is a bellmaker?

    A bellfounder is also known as a brassfounder. What does this mysterious profession involve? It is a craftsperson who creates everyday objects using materials such as bronze, copper, or brass. A bellfounder is most commonly associated with the creation of bells, statues, and cannons. Bellfounding emerged between the 12th and 13th centuries. In the 19th…

  • Who is a sommelier?

    Who is a sommelier?

    The Pewterer A pewterer is a craftsman specializing in casting, forging, and finishing objects made of pewter and brass. Currently, this is a profession that is extremely rarely practiced. The beginnings of pewter craft date back to the Middle Ages. At that time, craftsmen were involved in the production of various vessels, such as plates,…

  • “What is natural population growth?”

    “What is natural population growth?”

    Birth rate is represented by the number of live births minus the number of deaths. If the rate is positive, it means that more live births occurred than deaths. If negative, it means that more deaths occurred than live births. It has long been observed that the birth rate is dependent on various indicators of…

  • What is the rarest eye color?

    What is the rarest eye color?

    The human iris has a variety of different shades, but in general classification, the most prominent colors are brown, blue, green, and gray. It is estimated that nearly 90% of the population has eyes with brown shades. Another 7% has blue eyes, while people with gray eyes make up 2% of the population. The least…

  • What year did the most people live in Poland?

    What year did the most people live in Poland?

    The largest number of people resided in Poland in 2011. It was a record-breaking 38,538.4 thousand individuals. Since then, however, the population of our country has been steadily declining, and by 2020, it was only 38,268 thousand people. This decrease is primarily due to a negative natural increase, which means that in Poland, more people…

  • How many people are in Poland?

    How many people are in Poland?

    In Poland, according to data from the Central Statistical Office, there were 38,268 thousand people in 2020. This represents a decrease of almost 118 thousand compared to the 2019 figure. This is not surprising, as the population in Poland has been steadily declining for many years, and in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was an additional…

  • “What is the rarest hair color?”

    “What is the rarest hair color?”

    Currently, numerous hair dyes and shampoos allow for an effortless change of hair color. However, do you know which color is the rarest in nature? It is estimated that nearly 80% of the population has hair in shades of black. The next most common hair color is brown, which is characteristic for 11% of people.…

  • ‘Who is the richest person in the world?’

    ‘Who is the richest person in the world?’

    The richest person in the world today (May 2021) is American Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon. As of May 22, 2021, his wealth was estimated at 186.7 billion dollars, but this number is constantly changing. There have been times when Bezos was valued at over 200 billion dollars. In 2019, his wealth…

  • ‘Who is the richest person in Poland?’

    ‘Who is the richest person in Poland?’

    The richest person in 2021 is Michał Sołowow, the owner of Synthos, Barlinek, and Cersanit companies. His fortune is estimated at 15.5 billion Polish złoty (PLN). Sołowow’s business activities mainly revolve around the chemical industry and sanitary ceramics. Sołowow’s industrial group is the world’s largest producer of floorboards and the largest producer of polystyrene in…

  • What is the expected life expectancy in Poland and worldwide?

    What is the expected life expectancy in Poland and worldwide?

    Life expectancy is a statistical measure determined for each country based on various factors, including the quality of healthcare. It is most commonly reported for newborns, or individuals who were born at the time of the study. In Poland, the life expectancy is 74.5 years for males and 81.9 years for females, resulting in an…

  • What was the weight of the heaviest person in the world?

    What was the weight of the heaviest person in the world?

    The heaviest man in the world was likely Jon Brower Minnoch, an American who lived from 1941 to 1983. At one point in his life, he weighed a record-breaking 635 kilograms. Jon Brower Minnoch struggled with obesity from early on in his life. At the age of 12, he already weighed around 133 kilograms, more…

  • Who is the troublemaker?

    Who is the troublemaker?

    Smolarz is one of the dying professions that used to be highly popular years ago. The term “smolarz” refers to a person engaged in the production or sale of resin. Additionally, it is also used to describe someone who works in the production of charcoal.

  • What is a metrampaż?

    What is a metrampaż?

    Title: The Metrampaz profession The term “metrampaz” originates from Latin, where the word “mittere” translates to “put, place.” From this word, the French word “mettre” derives, and consequently the expression “metteur en pages” or “page layout artist.” Metrampaz is a worker in a printing house who is responsible for arranging elements on a page. This…

  • ‘When do we celebrate Midsummer Night?’

    ‘When do we celebrate Midsummer Night?’

    Midsummer Night, also known as Kupala Night and Sobótka, falls on June 21, 2021. It is the shortest night of the year, marking the summer solstice. The tradition originates from Slavic beliefs. Midsummer Night is associated with various customs, such as floating wreaths and lighting bonfires.

  • ‘Who did Balladyna kill and why?’

    ‘Who did Balladyna kill and why?’

    Balladyna is the protagonist of the work by Juliusz Słowacki titled “Balladyna”. She is portrayed as a person who is obsessively ambitious. In the name of this ambition, she has killed many people: Her sister Alina – she killed her with a knife because Alina wanted to marry Kirkor and live in wealth; Messenger Gralon…

  • ‘When is the Feast of St. John’s Eve?’

    ‘When is the Feast of St. John’s Eve?’

    St. John’s Night, also known as Midsummer Night, is celebrated on the eve of St. John the Baptist, which falls on the night of June 23rd to June 24th. St. John’s Night is often associated with Kupala Night, but the former is a fixed holiday, while the latter is celebrated specifically on the shortest night…

  • How to sort waste?

    How to sort waste?

    From January 2021, waste segregation has become mandatory in our country. How to segregate waste? Waste is divided into 5 fractions, each corresponding to containers of specific colors. The blue container is intended for paper, the yellow one for metals and plastics, and the brown one for organic waste. Glass is placed in the green…

  • What were the meters of the world’s longest beard?

    What were the meters of the world’s longest beard?

    The owner of the longest beard in the world was Norwegian Hans Nilson Langserth (1846-1927), whose beard measured an impressive 5.33 meters at the time of his death. Langserth started growing it at the age of 19. Two years later, he emigrated to the United States, where he began traveling and showing his beard for…

  • ‘Toilet signs for ladies and gentlemen. Which symbol?’

    ‘Toilet signs for ladies and gentlemen. Which symbol?’

    A foreign tourist coming to Poland may be a bit surprised when heading to the restroom in a restaurant or club. The symbols for the women’s and men’s toilets in the form of a cross and a circle are quite unique to our region of the world. Even Poles often don’t know which door is…

  • What is spam? Where did this name come from?

    What is spam? Where did this name come from?

    Spam is commonly defined as irrelevant or unwanted messages that we receive on the Internet, such as via email. In a broader sense, it refers specifically to unwanted content that is sent to a large number of users. It is worth noting that spam is not only annoying, but also incredibly dangerous. A large portion…

  • What symbols bring luck?

    What symbols bring luck?

    What symbols bring luck? Humanity has believed in various magical symbols that were said to bring luck to their owners for centuries. Here is a list of the most popular symbols along with an explanation of their origins. Horseshoe The belief in a lucky horseshoe dates back to ancient times, most likely from the early…

  • How important is a prescription?

    How important is a prescription?

    How long is a prescription valid? How long is a prescription valid? Most prescriptions, both paper and electronic, are valid for 30 days. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t always mean a full month of validity. For example, if you receive a prescription on May 15th, it will be valid until June 14th…

  • “Are Suicidal Thoughts a Sin?”

    “Are Suicidal Thoughts a Sin?”

    Often you are looking for an answer to the question of whether suicidal thoughts are a sin. Should we confess if we have such thoughts? We will try to briefly answer this question. Are suicidal thoughts a sin? Suicidal thoughts themselves are not a sin. However, if you have these types of thoughts, it is…