Coffee, most expensive ice cream, and the gastronomy capital

Coffee cupHere are some interesting facts about food and drink:

  • The coffee industry is the second in annual profit (after the oil industry) earning over 55 billion euros!
  • Boiled crabs become red due to a chemical reaction of a protein substance in their crust.
  • French city Dijon is considered the capital of the world gastronomy due to the fact that an international culinary fair takes place in this city every autumn.

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The largest house in the world

If a castle can be called a house in the biggest one lives the British queen Elizabeth II (on the throne since 1952). Windsor is one of the most important castles of the English royalty. A 45.000 square meters castle with over one thousand rooms stands on a five hectares ground. This castle holds two other records: it is the oldest in the world and in continuous use since William the Conqueror (1066-1087). Windsor has been reconstructed and redesigned several times according to its owners’ style.

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Dry Bridge in Zrenjanin

Dry Bridge (Serbian Мост на сувом, Суви мост) is a bridge in Zrenjanin, Serbia. It is a unique bridge which does not have any water surface under it.

History

The bridge was built in 1962 by the project of engineer Rada Janjatov, as a suspension bridge. Its purpose was to connect Zrenjanin city center with Mala Amerika quarter. Two holding towers, one on the north side and the other on the south side, are made of steel and concrete. The northern tower is an 23-meter-high obelisk, while the southern tower is A-shaped and 16 meters high. The suspension cable is made of 102 steel wires.

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