Brazil

18 Pics That Prove Brazil Is a Land of Zero Boredom

18 Pics That Prove Brazil Is a Land of Zero Boredom
Places
year ago

Brazil makes you think of the sun, the sand, and everything exotic. Home to the Amazon rainforest and football mania, the culture of Brazil comes as a surprise to most tourists. To be able to buy bikinis on the beach from hawkers is funny enough. Even the TV remotes have an emergency football watching button.

18 Facts That Explain Why Brazilian Women Are So Attractive

18 Facts That Explain Why Brazilian Women Are So Attractive
Places
2 years ago

The image of a Brazilian woman is quite stereotypical for most foreigners — a tanned beauty who spends most of her time on the beach or dances at Carnival. It’s not for nothing that this opinion exists — every female resident of Brazil feels proud of her body and allows herself some good rest on a regular basis. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

10+ Things About Brazilian Culture That Make It So Unique

10+ Things About Brazilian Culture That Make It So Unique
Places
3 years ago

For some people, it’s hard to imagine an apartment without carpet or friendly neighborhood valets. But these aren’t the only surprising things you’ll find in Brazil. In this country, women almost never use razors and they wash the floors in a way you’d never imagine. Even gestures in this country can have totally different meanings. For example, the innocent “okay” gesture is almost the same as giving the middle finger here.

A Brazilian Artist Draws Portraits of Curvy Women to Challenge Beauty Standards, and It’s a Reminder We Needed

A Brazilian Artist Draws Portraits of Curvy Women to Challenge Beauty Standards, and It’s a Reminder We Needed
Art
5 years ago

The beauty of skinny women has been popularized in modern artwork for a long time. However, little by little, this tendency is fading away and Eduardo Santos, a freelance illustrator from Brazil, helps our society adapt to these changes. To promote diversity and awaken self-acceptance in curvy ladies, he has created his own plus-size world in which all women are beautiful in their own unique way.

A Couple Travelled 5,000 Miles to Adopt Four Brothers, «They Were Begging for Money on the Streets»

A Couple Travelled 5,000 Miles to Adopt Four Brothers, «They Were Begging for Money on the Streets»
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

In a world where millions of children wait in orphanages, their stories are often untold, and their futures are uncertain. A remarkable tale of love, faith, and resilience emerges from Brazil to America. It’s a story that begins with four brothers, whose lives filled with neglect and adversity, but who ultimately find their way to a loving family in North Liberty, Iowa.

A Hairdresser Gives a Homeless Man a Makeover and Gifts Him a Day He Will Never Forget

A Hairdresser Gives a Homeless Man a Makeover and Gifts Him a Day He Will Never Forget
People
month ago

In the bustling streets of Brazil, between daily life, there exists a tale of human kindness and compassion that has touched the hearts of many. It’s the story of Marcos, a homeless man with a simple wish on his birthday — a slice of cake and some company to ease the burden of loneliness. Little did he know, fate had something extraordinary in store for him, in the form of an angel named Murilo.

Drone Captures Rare Images of Isolated People Who Are Cut Off From the World

Drone Captures Rare Images of Isolated People Who Are Cut Off From the World
Curiosities
month ago

G. Miranda’s breathtaking photographs, captured for Survival International, offer a rare glimpse into the secluded existence of various uncontacted tribes worldwide. From the enigmatic Sentinelese on North Sentinel Island, India, to the Amazon tribes near Brazil’s Javari River valley bordering Peru, these images provide a captivating aerial view.

Meet the Tattoo Artist That CAN’T Draw but Has Tons of Clients

Meet the Tattoo Artist That CAN’T Draw but Has Tons of Clients
People
5 months ago

Tattoos serve as powerful self-expression and can reflect our deepest values and beliefs. Therefore, choosing the right design and artist is crucial. The ideal tattoo artist can bring our ideas to life with precision and artistry. Yet, Helena Fernandes, a tattoo artist renowned for her style, is a unique exception to this norm. Her work is often described as unconventional or “ugly.”

The Only Way to Escape When Piranhas Surround You

The Only Way to Escape When Piranhas Surround You
Tips & tricks
8 months ago

Whoosh — waaaa! You’ve just been pushed out of an airplane up high in the skies of Brazil, and there’s nothing but you, your parachute, and the ground far below you. And it’s getting closer by the second. Open, open, you useless backpack! Phew, finally. But you notice you’re now gliding straight...Oh no, you’re falling down into the Amazon River! There’s nowhere to escape now — splash! You’re in the water, covered by the heavy canvas. You push it aside, struggling for breath and trying to find your bearings. But as soon as you free yourself from the parachute trap, you notice some strange movements underwater.

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See
Places
9 months ago

There are islands on our planet that have not been touched by the hand of modern man. Not even his fingers. Nature in these places has remained unchanged for thousands of years.What if people lived on one of these islands? They wouldn’t know about civilization’s progressive benefits or have seen a modern person. This island actually exists, and traveling to it is unlawful and involves many dangers.

A Missing Plane From 1955 Landed After 37 Years

A Missing Plane From 1955 Landed After 37 Years
Curiosities
9 months ago

Do you know the feeling when you’ve been trying to solve one mystery for your entire life? Nope? Well, Detective Anderson does. During almost thirty years of working for the police, he solved many riddles, caught hundreds of robbers, and helped save thousands of lives. There’s a huge number of successfully solved cases on his record.At the age of 25, he caught a thief who changed his own face with plastic surgery once a year. When Anderson was 30, prisoners started breaking from jails all over the world. The detective successfully solved this case. At the age of 38, he discovered the secret base of a forbidden order in a volcano’s mouth. By his 50s, he managed to explain all the most inexplicable things in the world. But there was something he couldn’t solve. These were two mysteries from the 50s, cases of missing planes. All these years, Anderson has been scrolling through the details of this puzzle. Unfortunately, he was too young when this story began. All he had were guesses and notes.

Scientists Discovered a Huge River Under Black Sea

Scientists Discovered a Huge River Under Black Sea
Curiosities
5 months ago

Let us play a little guessing game, shall we? Can you name the sixth-largest river on Earth in terms of volume? That’s the amount of water that flows through a waterway. The first couple of rivers are easy to list. Number one is, of course, the Amazon River [South America]. Then we have the Congo [Africa] and the Ganges [India]. Feel free to name all the rivers on the planet. You won’t get any closer to the answer. Why? Because this river is not on the surface but underneath the waves of the Black Sea.

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out
Places
11 months ago

It is often the case that when visiting a new country, people do not make an effort to learn about the local customs and way of life. However, this can be a mistake because things that are considered normal in our own culture may be viewed as unusual or even offensive in other countries. By gaining this knowledge, travelers can avoid awkward or humorous situations and make their trip smoother.

Welcome to Your Worst Nightmares: 6 Creepiest Places in the World

Welcome to Your Worst Nightmares: 6 Creepiest Places in the World
Places
5 months ago

Picture a ghost town: abandoned buildings covered in graffiti, rusting remains of cars, cracks in the roads. And now add to that a thick blanket of black smoke coming from under the ground. And the ground itself is hot to the touch. You’re entering Centralia, Pennsylvania. Centralia used to be a lively place during the 1800s and up to the 1960s: its rich coal mines attracted a lot of people to work and live there. But in 1962, one of those mines accidentally caught fire, which started to spread underground. Coal is a slowly burning fuel, so the citizens continued to live peacefully for almost another two decades. Until the fire began to undermine the town.

Hidden Gems: 10 Ordinary Objects Reimagined Through a New Lens

Hidden Gems: 10 Ordinary Objects Reimagined Through a New Lens
Curiosities
6 months ago

I bet that’s not what you imagine when you think of cashews, but a Redditor found them like this in a store in Brazil. It turns out they’re not “true” nuts. Cashews emerge at the tip of a cashew apple. There’s a special word for a fruit with a seed inside — “a drupe.” So, cashews are drupes, just like almonds and pistachios. Brazil is the homeland of cashews. The tree was brought to India by the Portuguese in the middle of the 16th century. And from there, it spread further to Asia and then to West Africa. Today, these regions are the largest producers of cashews. The biggest consumer is the USA — they get 90% of the world’s harvest.

Why Football Fields Have Stripes + 15 Interesting Footbal Facts

Why Football Fields Have Stripes + 15 Interesting Footbal Facts
Curiosities
6 months ago

And there’s the kick-off. Imagine watching your favorite team square up with its rivals. If you’re in the stands cheering them on, then it’ll be even better to see them run up and down a cool-looking patch of green grass. That’s why most pitches have different grass patches for your entertainment. The only player on the pitch who’s allowed to touch the ball is the goalkeeper, and you can easily identify them by the different colors of their jerseys. They were asked to wear different colors so that they can pick them out from the crowd. This tradition started more than 100 years ago when jerseys looked slightly different and the pace of the game wasn’t as fast as today.

This Place Hides What Could Save the Whole World

This Place Hides What Could Save the Whole World
Curiosities
6 months ago

The Javarri Valley in Brazil is an untouched jungled area of 33 thousand square miles, slightly larger than Austria. This place is protected to stop outsiders from entering. This isolated area is home to one of Brazil’s largest indigenous territories. Here, uncontacted tribes with no understanding of the outside world can live peacefully in the jungle. Observation is only made by officials from the air. It provides a small glimpse and a better understanding of how early hunter-gatherer societies once lived. Up to 3,000 inhabitants, within 14 different tribes, live deep inside the reservation, in up to 19 villages. This makes the Javarri Valley one of the largest concentrations of isolated peoples in the world. It’s illegal for outsiders to enter this area, as contact with outside humans would be volatile to the natives’ health. These remote tribes haven’t evolved an immunity to the many bacteria that we have. So, it’s crucial they are left alone.

Where Is the Real FIFA World Cup Trophy Now?

Where Is the Real FIFA World Cup Trophy Now?
Curiosities
6 months ago

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.

A White Cat Turns Up at His Home Covered in Pink Lipstick Kisses and Leaves Thousands of People in Stitches

A White Cat Turns Up at His Home Covered in Pink Lipstick Kisses and Leaves Thousands of People in Stitches
Curiosities
year ago

Cotton Candy is a restless cat who lives with his owner in Florianópolis in southern Brazil. One day, he brought an enormous portion of fun to his owners, coming home after an unforgettable walk. And not only his owners but thousands of people were left in stitches after reading the post dedicated to Cotton candy’s shenanigans. After reading their story, we bet you’ll have a massive laugh too.

The Loneliest Whale in the World (You Might Cry After Watching This)

The Loneliest Whale in the World (You Might Cry After Watching This)
Animals
7 months ago

Imagine crying out to someone not knowing that they can’t hear you. This is the story of the loneliest whale swimming in the oceans. Scientists can only refer to the whale as a 52-Hertz whale or 52 whale for short. They call it that because they picked up its sound pitch similar to a Blue whale’s frequency which is between 10 and 39 Hertz. Whales, like many animals, communicate with frequencies that only they can understand. This whale in particular is known as the only one of its kind since no other whale produces the same frequency.

Island With Highly Active Volcano but People Still Live There

Island With Highly Active Volcano but People Still Live There
Places
8 months ago

Fraser Island sits off the coast of sunny Queensland, Australia. But don’t fall for its beauty; it’s home to the most dangerous beach in the world. There’s nowhere on the island to seek medical attention. So if you do run into danger, you’re on your own.Dingo attacks are super common here. If you don’t know what a dingo is, it looks like an adorable dog but beware; this wild breed is extremely dangerous. And the dingo’s gnashing teeth aren’t the only thing to be scared of; the seas around the island are swimming with great white sharks. There’s jellyfish in the water too. Fraser Island is home to some of the world’s most dangerous kinds, including the Portuguese bluebottle. One sting from its venomous tentacle is enough to take down an adult human.

What Stops Them Building Bridges Over Amazon River

What Stops Them Building Bridges Over Amazon River
Curiosities
8 months ago

The Amazon River travels through 9 South American countries at a length of over 4,000 miles. Still, it’s impossible to cross it by a bridge. With the river being the main highway traveling through this dense forest and so few areas populated around the river, there’s just no reason to have one. The river can rise up to 30 feet, and the river crossings that were only 3 miles wide can expand to over 30 miles in just a few short weeks in certain spots, making a bridge nearly impossible to build here.

Bizarre Phenomenon That Interrupted the Football Game

Bizarre Phenomenon That Interrupted the Football Game
Curiosities
7 months ago

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!

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up Very Poor, and Are Now Committed to Helping Others

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up Very Poor, and Are Now Committed to Helping Others
People
year ago

Growing up with very little money certainly shapes our future and the way we view things. And it might create a stronger motivation to succeed in life and reinforce our determination and focus to achieve bigger goals. And when we look at people who came from nothing and made it big, we notice that most of them never forgot their past and are always ready to support others. Because no one knows the way to fight poverty better than someone who has experienced it firsthand.