Surprising FACTS of London Tower | England’s most famous icon || Documentary english subtitles

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Surprising FACTS of London Tower | England’s most famous icon || Documentary english subtitles

Unlock doors to secret rooms and learn surprising facts about the famous Tower of London. Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons.

The Tower of London is England’s most formidable royal fortress, standing guard on the banks of the great River Thames. It is home to a thousand years of bloody history and is one of Britain’s most iconic landmarks. At almost every chapter in London’s history, the Tower has had a starring role. Built by William the Conquer as part of the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century, it was designed to dominate London’s skyline. The ancient fortifications are set in grounds the same size as those of the White House, but this is far more than just a castle, protecting London from her enemies.

The Tower is a truly multipurpose site and has fulfilled many different functions over the centuries of its existence. It’s been the nations store house for wild and exotic animals, a repository for weapons and armor and a secure strong-room for the monarchs’ most precious possessions: the Crown Jewels of England. It’s also been the private palace home of Kings and Queens.

It has served as a near-inescapable prison, incarcerating all who angered the sovereign ruler of the day and a fearful place of execution, infamous for its bloody beheadings — the most infamous of all being that of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn. She played a role in one of the most turbulent times in British history. King Henry had defied the Pope to marry her, declaring himself supreme head of a new Church of England. Just three years after her glorious coronation, she was to return to the tower. Henry had conspired with his chief minister to have her accused of adultery with five men, one of them her brother. Four of them went to the block protesting her innocence and their own.

Locked within its 15-foot thick, solid stone walls are vestiges of its past, often hidden from public view. Medieval murals, evidence of wild and exotic creatures, skeletal remains locked in secret chambers, secret messages left by prisoners, and an exhibit which has been running for the last five hundred years – which now has the status of the longest running exhibition in the world.

The Tower is a huge tourist destination, with two millions visitors flooding through the gates every year. And the Beefeaters who once led the condemned to execution now give guided tours and entertain visitors with stories of yesteryear.

Today the only “prisoners” are those black birds of doom, otherwise known as Ravens, still today confined to those ancient walls. Legend has it that if the birds depart the tower the kingdom will fall. So the wings have been clipped to keep them lifelong inmates of the Tower of London.

And behind the gates remains a living institution with a rich ceremonial life and where historic ceremonies are performed away from the public gaze. With unique access to the life of this impressive castle we go behind the scenes to uncover the secrets of the Tower of London.

10 Mind blowing facts about Cuba

Top 10 facts you had no idea about Cuba. Subscribe for more Videos 3 times weekly.

10. Despite advances in IT the world over; surprisingly in Cuba on 5% of people actually have open Internet access.

9.Despite general hardship suffered by the average family in Cuba, government vehicles are legally required to pick up hitchhikers, so if you want to travel for free there’s the solution just no guarantee a car will ever turn up so you could be waiting a while.

8. If your a fan of Coke cola the wrong place to visit is both Cuba and north Korea they are the only 2 countries in the world who are not allowed to sell coca cola officially

7. Just before signing the trade embargo against Cuba, JFK famously bought 1200 cigars ensuring he had an adequate stash for the future

6. When Fidel Castro became the leader of Cuba he made many initial changes one such change was an immediate ban on the game of Monopoly so for the local residents there as no more collect 200 shekels when you pass go and no more board game

5. Hardly “lucky Eddy” Fidel Castro was born on Friday the 13th how’s that for an unlucky omen. Throughout his time as leader he looked to save time on mundane chores and commented that he saved 10 days a year by simply not bothering to shave. — Revelation!

4.The average salary in Cuba up to recently was 471 Pesos or per month, this in itself is pretty much peanuts and not in the slightest bit fair because since the US actually pays the Cuban government ,085 a month for renting Guantanamo baby but the Cubans don’t cash the cheques.
3. With the aim to help the Americans following the Hurricane Katrina disaster Cuba offered medical aid and Venezuela offered gasoline plus million. The US said no to all offers

2. With the Cuban missile crisis in full swing, Russia transferred over 150 nuclear weapons to Cuba bringing a whole new meaning to the word “saddle up!”

1. At the height of unrest between the USA and Cuba, the CIA had a plot to use a chemical in the post and address it to Fidel Castro to make his beard fall out, he clearly saw through this and to this day sports the same style of beard.

Top 10 Pablo Escobar Facts

He may be one of the most infamous criminals of all time, but he’s also a fascinating figure. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Interesting Facts about Pablo Escobar. For this list, we’re looking at exciting and intriguing facts about Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord who reigned throughout the 1970s and ‘80s and made headlines across the world due to his immense wealth, dangerous status, and revolutionary drug distribution network. However, we’re not ranking the facts in terms of quality; instead, we’ll be going chronologically throughout the relatively short life of one of the world’s most notorious criminals.

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SECOND video of a conversation with Netfa Freeman, an activist who defined himself as an African born in the United States and who has traveled to Cuba several times.

In this video series (four episodes) Netfa talks about Cuban people, their culture, the countrys politics, education system, religion, economy, government, labor rights, society, civil freedoms, human rights, democracy, the international influence of Cuba, the leadership of Fidel Castro and social issues like discrimination, racism, the U.S. embargo, poverty, prostitution, the role of Cuban Americans, and what Americans can do to help Cuban people.

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The Fascinating History of Castro and Cuba: Education, Facts, Family (1998)

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus] About this sound audio (help·info); born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and then President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008.

Born in Birán as the son of a wealthy farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imperialist politics while studying law at the University of Havana. After participating in rebellions against right-wing governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, he planned the overthrow of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, launching a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953. After a year’s imprisonment, he traveled to Mexico where he formed a revolutionary group, the 26th of July Movement, with Che Guevara and his brother Raúl Castro. Returning to Cuba, Castro took a key role in the Cuban Revolution by leading the Movement in a guerrilla war against Batista’s forces from the Sierra Maestra. After Batista’s overthrow in 1959, Castro assumed military and political power. The United States was alarmed by Castro’s friendly relations with the Soviet Union, and unsuccessfully attempted to remove him by assassination, economic blockade, and counter-revolution, including the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Countering these threats, Castro formed an alliance with the Soviets and allowed them to place nuclear weapons on the island, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis – a defining incident of the Cold War – in 1962.

Adopting a Marxist-Leninist model of development, Castro converted Cuba into a one-party socialist state under Communist Party rule; the first in the Western hemisphere. Reforms introducing central economic planning and expanding healthcare and education were accompanied by state control of the press and the suppression of internal dissent. Abroad, Castro supported anti-imperialist revolutionary groups, backing the establishment of Marxist governments in Chile, Nicaragua, and Grenada, and sending troops to aid allies in the Yom Kippur War, Ethio-Somali War, and Angolan Civil War. These actions, coupled with Castro’s leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement and Cuba’s medical internationalism, increased Cuba’s profile on the world stage and earned its leader great respect in the developing world. Following the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, Castro led Cuba into its “Special Period” and embraced environmentalist and anti-globalization ideas. In the 2000s he forged alliances in the Latin American Pink Tide – namely with Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela – and signed Cuba to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas. In 2006 he transferred his responsibilities to Vice-President Raúl Castro, who formally assumed the presidency in 2008.

Castro is a controversial and divisive world figure. He is decorated with various international awards, and his supporters laud him as a champion of socialism, anti-imperialism, and humanitarianism, whose revolutionary regime secured Cuba’s independence from American imperialism. Conversely, critics view him as a totalitarian dictator whose administration oversaw multiple human-rights abuses, an exodus of more than one million Cubans, and the impoverishment of the country’s economy. Through his actions and his writings he has significantly influenced the politics of various individuals and groups across the world.

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Luis Illescas best known in the music industry as “DJ AFRICA”, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of 13 years, and newcomers to Miami, is attracted by music and its different rhythms,making the decision from within that world as a DJ …

Adopted the name “Africa” by the continent where it originated all types of rhythms. His unique style of blending musical rhythm, makes it open the doors at the radio station “El Zol 95” 95.7 FM Miami, to have his own mix show along side “El Hombre Gozadera” Julio Jr (R.I.P.).

Was the first Dj who introduced GRUPO AVENTURA with its singles “CUANDO VOLVERAS” & “OBSECION”, and was not wrong to do so. Similarly, when no DJ in the local latin radio stations dared to put the now known hit “CULO” by PITBULL,he did and there was no mistake.

Has shared the stage with famous artists such as P. DIDDY, PHARREL WILLIAMS, LIL JHON, PITBULL, DON OMAR, GRUPO AVENTURA, DADDY YANKEE, VICO C, TEGO CALDERON, HECTOR “EL FATHER, ZION, ALEXIS Y FIDO, ARCANGEL, BABY RASTRA, DON DINERO, MAGIC JUAN, GRUPO MANIA, EL GENERAL, ORO SOLIDO, TONO ROSARIO and many more.

DJ AFRICA is the official DJ of the after partys as major awards are the LATIN GRAMMYS and LATIN BILLBOARDS, and that’s why That in some countries is known as “DJ OF THE STARS”. Exclusive DJ of EMILIO and GLORIA ESTEFAN, and as such the resident DJ of world-famous CLUB BONGOS CUBAN CAFE.

The particular way that have of putting a dance to all the world is not limited to MIAMI, to be presented around the world beginning from MIAMI, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, TEXAS, ATLANTA, PUERTO RICO, CANADA, SANTO DOMINGO ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, PERU, CHILE, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, SPAIN, ITALY AND EVEN IN THE HOME THAT’S DA NAME “AFRICA”.

DJ AFRICA is currently official DJ off the morning show number 1 in south Florida, “THE ENRIQUE SANTOS MORNING SHOW” by La Kalle 98.3 FM.
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10 U.S. – Cuba Relations Facts – WMNews Ep. 12

After decades of hostility, embargos and travel bans, can these two nations figure out how to play nice? Welcome to WatchMojo News, the weekly series from http://www.WatchMojo.com that breaks down news stories that might be on your radar. In this instalment, we’re counting down 10 crucial facts you should know about U.S. – Cuba Relations. Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, http://instagram.com/watchmojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest 🙂

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