Africa

YouTuber Mr Beast Builds 100 Drinking Water Wells in Africa

YouTuber Mr Beast Builds 100 Drinking Water Wells in Africa
People
3 months ago

A recent video by famous YouTuber MrBeast went viral after he travelled to Kenya and other various parts of Africa in order to build 100 drinking water wells. The massive project, which cost over thousands of dollars, will give over half a million people access to clean drinking water.

Gold Isn’t Rare Like We Thought

Gold Isn’t Rare Like We Thought
Curiosities
7 months ago

While choosing the best metal to use for goods exchanging, our ancestors considered many different types. Gold seemed to be a good choice since it’s resistant to corrosion, and you can melt it over a flame, which makes it easy to stamp it as a coin or work with it in any other way. Gold is not that rare but is not easy to find and extract in larger amounts with pre-industrial technology. Geologists believe most of the Gold on our planet came from space with meteorite storms more than two billion years ago. It’s one of the densest metals on our planet, and humans have mined around 180,000 tonnes of it by now. If you want to tell if the diamond you’re holding is real or fake, breathe out on it. The genuine diamond will remain transparent, while the fake one will get foggy.

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints
Animals
7 months ago

Let’s get into the “purrfect” world of felines. From the sand cat that can go for weeks without drinking water to the first cat that went to space. Here are the 10 interesting cat facts for you to enjoy and be informed about.

Watch Earth Change 100 Million Years in the Future

Watch Earth Change 100 Million Years in the Future
Curiosities
7 months ago

This. Is. Earth... 335 million years ago. I wasn’t around then, but there’s just one supercontinent, Pangaea. See? Let’s watch it shift around in fast-forward. Ok here we go, it just split into two huge pieces! Australia goes this way, North and South America go that way. Africa, Asia, Europe, forming, forming... and there we go, the planet as it is today. Let’s keep going, I mean, the continents are always on the move! Over time, some of them will crash into each other, others will break apart. But that’ll take about 100 million years! Better put it on super fast-forward! 100 years from now. Humans keep spitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the planet’s already warmed up a bunch. The world’s ocean levels have risen about 4 feet. The Bahamas? They’ve totally disappeared! 200 years from now. The Earth’s population is about 19 billion people. The climate’s gotten even warmer, we’re packed in like sardines over here! New medical tech makes it possible to live to 180! But why? Fossil fuel reserves of oil and gas... long gone. Oh, and the continents have drifted over 16 feet!

Ancient Planet Hides Inside Earth for 4 Billion Years

Ancient Planet Hides Inside Earth for 4 Billion Years
Curiosities
7 months ago

You take off from Earth and park your spacecraft somewhere near the Moon. You’re now almost 240,000 miles away from your home planet. That’s almost 100 widths of the United States. Now, you take out a giant hammer and an enormous chisel using the robotic arms of your spaceship. You place the chisel at the Earth’s North Pole and strike its head with the hammer. Earth splits open like an eggshell, and you see it... Another planet.It’s Theia. And it’s hiding inside our planet like a yolk in an egg. You’d need to go back in time 4.5 billion years to find out how it got there. This beautiful nebula will soon become our Solar System. Colored dust and various space debris are slowly coming closer toward the common center. Soon this jigsaw puzzle of debris becomes too heavy and dense. The temperature inside the giant is rising. Soon, it gets so high that it triggers a nuclear chain reaction.

That’s Not Mud, and You Should Run If You See It

That’s Not Mud, and You Should Run If You See It
Animals
7 months ago

Well, it’s that time of year again: Spring cleaning! Making your way outside, you grab the duster and broom to get rid of all those cobwebs on your windows. They don’t stand a chance this time! Removing one cobweb after the other, you suddenly notice some weird shaped mud stuck under the eaves and porch! What’s this?It suddenly dawns on you: these have to be Mud Dauber Wasp nests! You’re probably thinking there’s a swarm of them around with so many nests being side by side! Luckily, Mud Dauber Wasps are solitary insects. Phew! All those little mud huts are filled with paralyzed spiders. Sometimes, even up to 500 spiders can be trapped in these lockers, just waiting for the wasp young to hatch.

Why We Don’t Eat Ostrich Eggs

Why We Don’t Eat Ostrich Eggs
Cooking
7 months ago

Ostriches lay the biggest eggs on earth. Officially. On average, one ostrich egg is about 6 inches long and 5 inches wide and weighs roughly two times the weight of a Basketball. Yikes! Makes you wonder, does the Ostrich hen ever complain?

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear
Curiosities
7 months ago

In 2016, scientists decided to visit the widest part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America. It’s kind of lonely there. They went days without seeing a single plane or ship. It was mostly just dolphins and whales swimming by. They were in the middle of nowhere, so why?They were floating right above one of the most important geological spots on Earth, the mid-Atlantic ridge. It’s where two monster tectonic plates meet. Tectonic plates are massive jigsaw pieces that are constantly moving, even though we usually can’t feel them. They form Earth’s crust and, in this case, meet beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

If Humans Never Appeared, What Creature Rules Earth?

If Humans Never Appeared, What Creature Rules Earth?
Curiosities
8 months ago

If you were to look at Earth from the International Space Station at night, you’d be able to see the light of the cities from space! That’s how big our impact as a species is. There are huge multicultural cities all around the world. We’ve built buildings SO high, they nearly disappear out of sight. Cities are built from the ground up for thousands and thousands of people to live in.

6 People Who Chose Henna Tattoos to Decorate Their Bodies and Express Themselves

6 People Who Chose Henna Tattoos to Decorate Their Bodies and Express Themselves
People
9 months ago

Henna has a rich history spanning over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Middle East. Originally used for its cooling properties in hot desert regions, a paste made from henna was applied to the palms and soles. Later on, henna’s temporary staining effect led to its widespread use as a decorative art accessible to people from various socioeconomic backgrounds. And it wasn’t long until this form of art became popular amongst the western world and our favorite stars.

Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?

Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?
Animals
4 months ago

Have you ever noticed how insects seem to get bigger in certain parts of the world? Take Australia and the Amazon rainforest, for example. They’re notorious for having some of the largest and creepiest crawlies around. What’s the deal with these hotspots of insect activity? Warmth plays a part in insect growth, but it’s not the only factor at play. You won’t get bugs that large out in the desert, for instance, despite the heat. The real secret lies in their access to water. In tropical and subtropical environments, there’s usually plenty of moisture to go around, which means a year-round supply of delicious snacks.

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil
Curiosities
4 months ago

Ever wanted to taste a salad from space? Well, you might be able to one day. Scientists have taken soil from the Moon and successfully grown plants in it! Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, it was the first time in our history we set foot on a surface that wasn’t Earth. During the several trips to the Moon in the Apollo program, astronomers brought back some rocks and soil to study. Some scientists knew it would be a good idea to preserve this soil, stick some seeds in it, and see what would happen. They didn’t do anything at first, aware that decades into the future, they’d have more advanced equipment to conduct these studies. The researchers named the lunar soil “regolith” and used the seeds of a particular plant called blah-bah-blah-baa — you can read it here [Arabidopsis thaliana] which is found in Asia, Europe, and parts of Africa. It’s similar to such veggies as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Yum.

Why Brad Pitt Let a 105-Year-Old Man Live Rent-Free on His Estate

Why Brad Pitt Let a 105-Year-Old Man Live Rent-Free on His Estate
People
7 months ago

Celebrities often engage in humanitarian work to make a positive impact on the world. The non-profit work of movie stars serves to inspire and motivate others to contribute to meaningful causes and make a positive impact on the world. For a long time, Brad Pitt has been known as a great philanthropist, but one of his biggest acts of kindness went unnoticed for several years.

Mars and Antarctica Are Warmer Than This City

Mars and Antarctica Are Warmer Than This City
Places
4 months ago

Our planet sure is full of mysterious, unbelievable places. But here’s a list of spots that look like they came straight out of a sci-fi movie. I bet you’ll be googling them later to see if they are truly real or not! If I asked you to think of the coldest place on Earth, you’d probably say it’s somewhere in Antarctica or the North Pole, right? But what if I asked you to name the coldest cities on Earth? One where people actually live. Well, think Winnipeg in Canada, which once got as cold as the uninhabited planet of Mars. It so happens that on one of its warmest days, Mars’ surface temperature reached a maximum of −20 F.

27 Animals That You Wouldn’t Want to Meet in Your Way

27 Animals That You Wouldn’t Want to Meet in Your Way
Animals
5 months ago

Poison dart frogs are one of the most toxic species on our planet. They come in a range of bright colors: blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. And that’s not just to show-off! It’s a kinda message to all the predators that might want to come after them — “I’m toxic so you better stay away and don’t try to eat me!”. The golden poison dart frog, for example, has so much poison it could finish 20,000 mice.

14 Scary But Not Dangerous Animals

14 Scary But Not Dangerous Animals
Animals
6 months ago

Alright. You’re scuba diving in the ocean, watching corals and colorful fish flitting by, when suddenly an enormous shadow appears above you. You look up and see a massive creature approaching you, its mouth a gaping abyss... Relax, just stay still and you’ll be fine.

9 Natural Wonders That Will Transport You to a Sci-Fi Dimension

9 Natural Wonders That Will Transport You to a Sci-Fi Dimension
Places
6 months ago

Planet Earth is full of wondrous phenomena. I mean, can you imagine going for a midnight swim and suddenly finding yourself surrounded by a glowing blue haze? As if there were huge pillars of light coming out of the seabed directly toward the surface! This experience is rare, but it sure is magical.

We Just Got a New Ocean, and Sailors Avoid It

We Just Got a New Ocean, and Sailors Avoid It
Places
6 months ago

Let’s try something together: open any world map you have available. It can be the one you find in your bookcase or even an online version. Take a look at the vast area covered by water. That’s 71% of the Earth’s surface! And all that is salt water in the world’s ocean. There aren’t any borders between the four oceans we’ve all come to know, but oceanographers and the world’s countries did traditionally split these waters into four distinct regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans.

6 Prehistoric Animals That Are Somehow Still Around

6 Prehistoric Animals That Are Somehow Still Around
Animals
6 months ago

Amongst the swamps lives a strange bird with a Dutch clog for a beak. It screeches a high pitch whine, notifying other shoebills that this is its area when it comes to food. Its eerie calls add to the surrounding roars of dinosaurs in the distance. It’s not hunting dinosaurs, though, of course, but snakes, fish, lizards, and frogs amongst the reeds.

How Motherhood Looks Different From Country to Country

How Motherhood Looks Different From Country to Country
Curiosities
year ago

Babies are born without the ability to care for themselves and rely on their mothers for safety, nutrition, and emotional bonding. However, mothers also have responsibilities outside of caring for their children, such as working to support their families and communities. To reconcile these competing demands, mothers have developed various solutions throughout history and across cultures. That’s why mothers deserve our full appreciation. Let’s see how mothers handle things in the following 8 countries today.

Jon Bon Jovi Opened a Third Restaurant Where College Students in Need Can Eat Without Paying

Jon Bon Jovi Opened a Third Restaurant Where College Students in Need Can Eat Without Paying
People
year ago

Jon Bon Jovi is a legend and a human being who cares. He and his team were able to open 3 community restaurants that are there for people who are hungry and who can dine for free. In a past story, we covered the opening of 2 restaurants. The JBJ Foundation has not only helped people but also touched the hearts of citizens worldwide. Here are some of the latest updates about the foundation.

20 Everyday Items That Rely on Unexpected Ingredients

20 Everyday Items That Rely on Unexpected Ingredients
Curiosities
7 months ago

Ok, so right after being produced, plastic water bottles aren’t the size you buy at the store. Even a gallon water bottle starts its life as a small tube. Later, it gets heated, inflated, and shaped into the bottle you know. Boy, I can relate to the heated and inflated part.

Astronomers Just Saw the Biggest Boom Since the Big Bang

Astronomers Just Saw the Biggest Boom Since the Big Bang
Curiosities
7 months ago

BOOM! It was an epic space explosion that made scientists’ hair stand on end when they discovered it in February 2020! Its size and power are enormous even by cosmic standards...We set our destination to a group of galaxies in the Giraffe Constellation. If our rockets could fly at the speed of light — as fast as it takes the light from the bulb in your lamp to reach your eye when you switch it on (zoom, instant!) — it’d take 2.6 BILLION years to get to where this explosion occurred in space.2.6 billion years. A lot’s happened in that time here on Earth. That long ago, dinosaurs weren’t even around yet! Primordial life was just leaving the ocean and heading on land!

17 Photos That Prove Nature Has a Unique Sense of Humor

17 Photos That Prove Nature Has a Unique Sense of Humor
Curiosities
year ago

The world of nature never stops amazing us with its mind-blowing facts. For example, specific trees growing in Africa can warn each other of danger, goats have accents, and some buffalo can actually make decisions by voting. And besides these curious facts, sometimes nature even creates things that not only surprise us but also give us giggles.

21 Animals Who Can Steal Any Heart With Their Unique Features

21 Animals Who Can Steal Any Heart With Their Unique Features
Animals
year ago

We live in a very diverse world. If we talk numbers, scientists put the total number of species on Earth at 8.7 million and stated it would take us another 1,000 years to catalog them all. Of course, some of the creatures in the animal kingdom have such weird features, they might as well not be of Earth.

14 Clichés About Countries That Are Far From the Truth

14 Clichés About Countries That Are Far From the Truth
Places
2 years ago

Researchers claim that the closer 2 countries are to each other, the more stereotypes they develop about one another. The fact that it seems as if we’ve acquired some sort of expectation about virtually every nation out there is probably telling how interconnected the world around us is. We hear those clichés so often that we eventually stop questioning them.

10 Celebs Who Raised Kids With Golden Hearts

10 Celebs Who Raised Kids With Golden Hearts
People
6 months ago

The world of Hollywood and fame can look like something very strange and distant to ordinary people, but we can’t forget that celebrities are also regular people, just like us. A lot of them don’t let all the fame and money get to their heads, but instead, they use their “power” for good and to help those in need. What’s even better is that they teach their children to be kind at heart too.

A Mom of 2 Documents the Hairstyles That She Does for Her Kids, and We Can’t Help but Be in Awe

A Mom of 2 Documents the Hairstyles That She Does for Her Kids, and We Can’t Help but Be in Awe
People
2 years ago

Braid patterns were first used long ago as a part of tribal customs in Africa. They could indicate a person’s community, age, marital status, wealth, power, and social position. And in some cases, braids were a form of survival. Nowadays, braids have become a complex element that adds special vigor to any hairstyle. Mariya Bobroy, a mom of 2 girls, has become somewhat obsessed with this art, and now she turns the hair of her little ladies into real masterpieces.

A Photographer From Mozambique Shows People Who Do Not Know the Meaning of the Word “Sadness”

A Photographer From Mozambique Shows People Who Do Not Know the Meaning of the Word “Sadness”
Photography
3 years ago

Bruno Pedro, a photographer and filmmaker from Portugal, had been traveling around Africa but fell in love with Mozambique. He made it his mission to show us what this country is all about — and it’s not just natural resources, animals, and landmarks — but it’s the way people live there. He proves this in his captured pictures which show the positive energy flowing from its people.

A Couple From Russia Travels Through Africa and Talks About Some Things That Might Make Your Head Spin

A Couple From Russia Travels Through Africa and Talks About Some Things That Might Make Your Head Spin
Places
3 years ago

Alina Titova and her husband Vasiliy had been saving their money for an apartment and a car, but finally decided to use their funds differently and went on a 4-year expedition around the world (they ended up spending more time than expected in Africa). Their goal was to show the good sides of various cities and countries and find people who are passionate about their work (primarily ecological projects) and tell the whole world about them.