Celia María Cuccittini, the mother of the legendary Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, has stood by his side to celebrate numerous achievements throughout his career. Despite a period of separation during Lionel Messi’s youth, he and his mother maintain a strong and close relationship.
“With all the pain of her soul,” Messi says, “my wife has always supported and accompanied me.” Their love story blossomed in their teenage years, and since then, he has held profound reasons why he doesn’t ever get too close to other women.
He was born without limbs, but even that did not prevent him from raising his family. This man from Paraguay has become the perfect example of human conviction and demonstrates day by day that there is no obstacle that perseverance and willpower cannot overcome. We’d like to tell you the story of his life, which has left thousands of people with a smile full of admiration.
On July 30, 1930, thousands of fans were watching the first ever FIFA World Cup final in Montevideo, Uruguay. 13 nations participated in the championship. Finally, the hosts defeated its neighbors, Argentina, with a score of 4-2. That day, team Uruguay lifted the FIFA main trophy for the first time in history.
Haven’t you always wondered how people manage to make it to that list of world records? Let’s look at some of the most outrageous record breakers out there, shall we? From the longest wedding dress train to the tallest man and the woman with the longest fingernails, to even the man holding the record for most records, let’s explore these awesome stories together. The world record for hosting the largest barbeque doesn’t belong to a person but to a whole city. I mean, it does really take some power to grill all that food, so the small city of Minas in Uruguay came together in 2017 to smash this one. About 200 people cooked over 36,000 pounds of food. Aaand they were doing it for a total of 14 hours! Why would they even start such a project, you might ask? Well, because of the magical spirit of competition, of course. They wanted to snatch the world record back from Argentina, which had previously surpassed them back in 2011.
Betelgeuse. A red supergiant. This ball of boiling plasma is one of the largest stars in our galaxy and one of the brightest. It’s about 500 times larger than the Sun. But Betelgeuse is pulsating, getting bigger and smaller. At its peak, it becomes 800 times its average size. If this star were a bucket, it would fit about 300 million Suns — even though its weight is only 17 times greater.And here, about 500 light-years away, is Earth. We launch our faster-than-light spaceship and set off on our journey to Betelgeuse. A few seconds, and we’ve already traveled 240,000 miles [390,000 km] and are now close to the Moon. That’s 9.5 trips around the Earth. A traditional rocket-powered spacecraft would take 3 days to get here.
The ocean is turning red-hot! You try to get closer for a better look, but you start feeling the air getting hotter and hotter like reaching into an oven! And the sand is so hot that your rubber slippers start melting! The ocean’s somehow turned into steamy hot gooey lava! You start running inland and see a frenzy of people running wild. See in reality, lava is made of molten rocks from below the earth’s surface. Deep inside our planet, like the distance between New York and Philadelphia deep, the underground heat from the core melts rocks the same way the sun melts ice cream. When these rocks melt, their temperatures can reach around 2,200 °F! [(1,200 °C)]
Imagine you’re a movie director looking for beautiful landscapes to shoot a movie. You walk along the picturesque Paraná River and find a perfectly round island in its delta. It’s slightly larger than a soccer field. You come back a few days later and see that the island has changed its position! It’s moved a little to the side and spun around its axis.
The star of FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team recently won the World Cup in Qatar. Lionel Messi’s path to success was full of hardship, but his courage and strength helped him become a world-famous soccer player. We would like to share a few facts about Messi’s life with you that prove him to be incredibly strong and one of the greatest athletes around.
Even though starting a family is a pretty serious thing, some brave people decide to adopt children. “When you live with other people, there are good and bad days,” says Miriam, a teacher from Argentina who decided to become an adoptive mother and opened a blog in which she writes about the ups and downs she goes through. Like in a book, she tells her story and that of her student, who needed a mother and found a family.
Watching a football game is exciting enough. However, what’s more exciting is watching a match where things end up weird. During a match between Austria and Denmark, a mysterious hole popped up from nowhere and stopped the game. The players were furious but also confused by this weird deep hole. It was a Danish player who brought this to everyone’s attention when his leg got stuck — the hole was deep enough to consume his ankle. Luckily he found it before the game started: such a situation lead to a career-ending accident. He was just showing everyone how deep the hole was. On top of that, the match was delayed by 90 minutes due to a power outage. The fans were confused: some were frustrated that the team they wanted to support couldn’t play, while others found it... amusing!
Love can hit us when we least expect it. 2 women who were sent to represent their countries in a beauty pageant were supposed to be rivals, but they ended up becoming friends and then falling in love. Their love story came as a surprise, even to their fans, so we want to share it with you.
To imagine that the legendary film Casablanca has a geographical inaccuracy in one of its scenes seems unusual. However, considering the era of the film, it is understandable. Now that we can use the internet and access so much information so quickly, you might be tempted to think that films are very accurate when it comes to history and geographical details. And you might just be surprised to know that’s not the case.
As humans, we are one of the most defenseless creatures on the planet when it comes to physical attributes. We may have a big brain, but compared to the leviathans of now and the past, we are midgets. This may be the reason why things that turn out bigger than we imagine tend to give us a shock. Like 78-feet cacti and snails that are bigger than our hand.
The hero of our story is a single, gay man who dreamt of becoming a father in a country where the LGBTQ+ community was only taking the first steps in fighting for their rights. His way to a strong, loving family was complicated. He had to overcome all of the difficulties on his path to give a loving home to a little girl who was left alone, and build the family he’d been dreaming of.
You will hardly find a travel photographer who doesn’t dream of going on a long tour of Latin America. Paradise islands and azure glaciers, mysterious ruins of ancient civilizations and colorful modern towns, inaccessible rocky mountains and stormy waterfalls — the Latin American region includes 46 countries, and each of them offers you a breathtaking visual experience. If you need a source of inspiration today, check out this collection of travel photos from Depositphotos contributors featuring picture-perfect wonders of Latin America. Each of the images below is filled with vibes of this lush and contrasting region.
As the years go by, the influence of the unforgettable Princess Diana is more and more evident. During her lifetime, Lady Di dedicated herself to setting new trends in fashion. Every piece of clothing she chose to wear had a meaning. From loose, casual, and comfortable dresses to formal, elegant, and stunning outfits, Diana was a representation of glamour and good style. However, her influence didn’t stop after her tragic death. Several brands have been inspired by her over and over and have managed to create other modern and avant-garde designs that, without a doubt, keep the spirit of this fashionista princess alive.
Traveling to another country isn’t just about taking selfies in front of monuments and other touristy things. It’s not even just about getting used to different weather or hearing people speak a completely different language. Sometimes, things that seem normal for locals are so strange for foreigners, they might even ask themselves if they made it to the right place or if their plane landed on a completely different planet.
The golden rule for any polite tourist is to learn as much about the customs and etiquette of the country they’re visiting as possible. This precious information will protect them from getting into awkward situations and accidentally offending the locals.
More than 7.5 billion people of various nationalities live on Earth. We are taught a lot about some ethnic groups since childhood, but there are still many of these groups whose culture and traditions remain a mystery to us. Of course, modern civilization has contributed to the inevitable assimilation of peoples, some of which are gradually disappearing. But, fortunately, many of their representatives are trying to maintain their own centuries-old traditions and customs.
Have you ever noticed that the words “based on a true story” precede suspenseful movies? Sometimes, movies’ creators aren’t entirely honest and tell us a fictional story based on the background of a real event, leading us to believe that the entire plot is real. Of course, this is not always the case. We’ve prepared several stories that were not only the basis for different films but the very heart of good films and TV series as well. But read carefully because this article contains spoilers!
If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our world over the years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years. Incredible stuff.
It turns out that there are only four primary passport colors in the world, and each country has its own reasons for choosing one of these colors for the cover. Bright Side decided to find out what this choice depends on and to share the information with you. If long lines at the airport makes you feel bored, just remember this post.
There is no doubt that we cannot get by in our lives without wood. This material is used in thousands of products that many people use every day. Unfortunately, a lot of these things, whether they are wood furniture or baked goods with palm oil, are responsible for large-scale tropical deforestation. The most affected are the forests of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. These extensive woods that once were the habitats for hundreds of living species are history today.