There are several life hacks that we didn’t even know existed. Some come as a pleasant surprise and turn out to be very useful. Others can become a source for jokes. Recently, a video of a woman teaching how to eat a banana with a fork and knife became viral for the wrong reasons.
A weird white spot on a banana is a sure sign you probably wanna throw them away as these are the nests of spiders. I’m talking about the Brazilian wandering spider, as it has no GPS. And this guy is dangerous, also known as the world’s most venomous spider. One bite and your nervous system is instantly blocked — as a nasty bonus you get nausea and blurred vision. Don’t worry, they’re most likely to be found in South America, but since they like to hide, they can sneak into the banana box and travel wherever the bananas travel. They like to travel in their sack and there is evidence of a mama spider traveling together with her baby spiders. Oh, goody!
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.
The distance between your outstretched arms is your height. You renew your skeleton every 10 years. [time to renew!] You lose around 100 hairs every day, and that’s totally normal. Humans are the only creatures who sleep on their backs for a long time. Koalas, like humans, have their own unique fingerprints. In a lifetime, the average person will walk the equivalent of 3 times around the world. A person can have from 250 to over 1,000 hairs in each eyebrow. Your eyebrows also have a lifespan: about 4 months for all the hairs to fall out and be replaced by new [!] ones. Thanks goodness. Your eyes are the only organ that doesn’t grow with age.
A hard-boiled egg will always have a strange little dent on the bottom when it’s peeled. This is caused by a natural air pocket that resides between the white and the shell. When heated, the air expands and escapes through the shell’s pores but not before the egg sets. So the larger end of the egg ends up being flat! If you poke a small hole in the big end of the egg, it lets the air inside escape, giving your egg a much smoother and rounder shape. It may also help with removing the shell after as well!
Those stringy bits on banana peel are the ones that make bananas smell and taste special! They’re called phloem bundles, and they transport all the nutritive elements from the leaves to all the other parts of the plants. They’re also edible!
Smoothie recipes abound on the internet, and we can make whatever we want for a specific diet, as a pre-workout drink, or simply to cool off in the summer heat. These recipes are simple to make and can be found in a local store, and a smoothie can provide a lot of nutrition. Smoothies can also be customized to your liking.
Many of us have gone to the grocery store, filled up our cart with fruits and vegetables expecting to come home with some delicious and fresh products, but when we opened that watermelon, took a bite of that apple, or squeezed that lemon, it was all spoiled, and the meal was ruined. Those who passed through this experience can tell you frustrating it can be.To help you taste the best that nature can provide, Bright Side decided to gather these 15 tips to pay really close attention to when shopping for groceries.
Some people get quite witty ideas on how to simplify their life, while the Internet lets them share these house chore pearls of wisdom with others. Turns out, keeping half a banana and slicing cheese without a knife is quite simple.
In India, there are more than 19,500 native languages. This means that every ingredient in the kitchen has several names. Many of these can turn into a quick pick-me-up for the skin. The ingredients most of us use to cook, Indian women also use to look ageless. Even if they call them by different names.
A tree that blooms with different flowers after a lightning strike, mold that looks like a cartoon drawing, and even harvesting a banana so tiny that is smaller than a finger. The world’s biggest mysteries and revelations can be waiting for us just around the corner, and they never fail to impress us.
Although the Royal Family members are human beings just like us, they follow certain eating rules that might sound uncanny to the rest of the world. For example, a banana is not peeled as we would normally do, and, if somebody’s hungry, that’s not a good enough reason to start eating. There is an order to be respected.
Wrinkles on your forehead might start to appear because of age, repeated expressions, genetics, and sunlight exposure. While you can’t totally get rid of forehead wrinkles, some natural remedies can actually help in making them less visible. The key is to focus on products and techniques that can help with retaining the skin’s moisture and elasticity.
To fall asleep quickly, experts recommend keeping a regular schedule, reducing stress, watching what you eat, and not thinking too much while trying to fall asleep. So, with that being said, here are 10 ways to fall asleep quickly.
There’s a common belief that dandruff is caused by dry skin. However, this is a myth as dandruff appears on excessively oily skin, and the yeast that lives on your skin starts growing while feeding itself off of the skin’s oil. If you’ve ever faced this annoying problem, there’s no need to buy expensive stuff to cure it since there are some remedies that will help you fight dandruff without emptying your pockets.
When you think of buying yourself, let’s say, a watermelon, we bet you expect to see a pretty large and heavy fruit. But just imagine for a moment that you can fit 5 watermelons in the palm of your hand, that a banana can be about as big as your thumb, and that a mushroom could be so huge that you can barely hold it with both of your hands. It may be hard to believe these things exist, but we can prove it.
There are restaurants where people are ready to wait for weeks for a reservation and travel hundreds of miles to get there. And when a dish looks attractive, clients get double the pleasure from their food and are ready to pay even more.
Don’t panic. It’s a difficult moment that we all go through at some point in our lives, but we have no choice but to try and solve it. First of all, look around you. If there’s a banana or a corn plant nearby, you may as well have struck gold. Or perhaps there’s a soft-leaved plant — or if you’re really lucky, some fresh moss.
Banana and corn looked very different before human cultivation, carrots were made orange for political reasons, and watermelons were very bitter. Some of the foods we love eating today carry interesting histories and stories of how they changed over time. Bright Side learned all about the fascinating transformations our modern foods have gone through and we discovered 13 facts about them that you might find hard to believe.
The average woman spends over $300 per month on beauty products and cosmetic procedures, according to research. That equates to approximately $3,700 a year and over $220,000 over the course of a lifetime, though a lot of objects of expenditure can be replaced with home procedures. At the very least, we all can make our own face masks with natural ingredients instead of buying them.
It’s surprising how we don’t realize that foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients are good not only for us to eat, but they can be good for the outside of our body too. Plus it’s more cost-effective than products from big brands, free from any preservatives, and definitely natural.
For some people, eating at night is a nightmare, and for some — it’s a constant reason for jokes. However, this process can be made very easy and harmless if you substitute donuts and sausages with healthy foods such as cheese and popcorn.
There’s an adage that says the way to a man’s heart (or a woman’s, for that matter) is through his stomach. Culinary skills are essential to everyone—from people living alone, to moms and dads who have a family to feed—yet most of us shy away from cooking, finding it too perturbing.
How to remove facial hair? According to statistics, hirsutism — also known as excessive hair in unusual areas — affects about 5-10% of women of all ages. However, no matter how healthy we may be, we all have to use tweezers on our faces from time to time in order to look gorgeous. We’ve found that it’s not always necessary to use painful methods of facial hair removal — especially when other less painful methods can be found right in your kitchen!
Let’s be honest, we all like to eat. And we especially like to eat at night. But we were told so many times that that’s a terrible idea and whatever we eat late goes straight to our hips. However, the latest research shows that things don’t happen exactly that way and there are some very tasty products that you can eat at night without gaining weight.
We know that all livestock was once domesticated from wild species. But what about plants? Bright Side decided to have a look at how our favorite food looked thousands of years ago before humans started to cultivate them. So here are pictures of ancient cultures and their modern descendants. Tell us which ones you would like to try!
Every woman possesses a natural allure and charm that help her look inimitable no matter what. True beauty doesn’t need tons of makeup to be appreciated. To create a perfect image, all you need to do is to add a few useful tricks to your arsenal of everyday magic!
What can be better than sitting on a sofa, cuddled up in cozy blanket, sipping tea, and nibbling on a few (or more) fresh, delicious cookies after a long, cold day? You can argue that this situation is impossible; you’re busy, and never have enough time or energy for baking yummy goods.
Sometimes, the only thing you want to do after a busy day is to settle into bed and not move anymore. Yet your stomach, more often than not, still keeps you awake. It’s in cases like this that easy-to-do healthy meals that can be made in a mug (or bowl) in just a few minutes really come in handy. They’ll also be useful when you urgently need to feed your child who’s starving after a long walk, make breakfast before work or cook a delicious dessert when a friend of yours unexpectedly drops in to see you.
Sandwiches are a fantastic thing to experiment with. There are seemingly endless possibilities for putting the most unusual and unexpected things on a piece of bread, and seeing what wonderful taste you end up with. Why focus so narrowly on salami and cheese all the time? It’s time to create something new!