Sandwich bread is not entirely ‘real’ bread, water can boil and freeze at the same time, bananas are berries that grow in grass... Believe these or not, but let me ask you: did you know water can be wetter than it is in nature? Find it out in this article!
Most people are sure that humans only have 5 senses. But that’s not entirely true. Taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing aren’t the only ones we have. Scientists claim that people have between 9 and 20 senses in total. These include: thermoception — the sense of warmth; equilibrioception — the sense of balance. There’s also the sense of time — although not everyone seems to have that last one. We used to think there were just eight different blood types. But in reality, there are over 30 known blood group systems. Here on the Bright Side, our favorite blood group is B Positive. Get it?
You travel along the coast of the North Atlantic. In your jeep, you’re driving through the jungles and plains, taking amazing pictures of wildlife for your blog. And then you accidentally come upon a place that isn’t marked on any map. It’s a bay with an azure coast. No human has ever set foot here.You’ve discovered a huge footprint of an unknown creature on the sandy beach. The size of the print is more than half of your vehicle. Suddenly, out of the tropical forest that borders with the beach, you hear a deafening roar. Palm trees crack and break as an unknown monster comes out of the jungle. To understand what it is, let’s go back to the past.
Buying household items may sound like not much fun, but with Amazon it can be truly amusing. Our today’s selection includes a stainless steel “soap” that will remove unpleasant odors from your hands (yes, even the smell of garlic!), a fabulous goo-cleaning product that will leave no trace of stubborn chewing gum or sticker stains, and many more cool items that just need to be in your shopping cart. A bonus at the end of the list will help you take care of your hardworking hands in a cute way, because they deserve it.
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.
So, what kind of gas do you fill up with? Well, tacos usually do the trick for me, but at the filling station, you’ve probably noticed different tabs with some numbers on gas pump buttons. Those are octane levels, varying from regular and mid-grade to premium. Each one provides a different level of octane that your specific engine type requires functioning effectively. Your choice should be based on the compression ratio of your engine. So, the myth of using premium for a car that requires regular gas to gain better performance or to boost the engine’s health is false. Best stick to the fuel recommended for your car. You’ll save money buying the correct fuel. But what if you filled your gas tank on a cold morning, allowing the fuel to shrink? Won’t it make the fuel denser, providing more value for your dollar? This is another false myth. The supply tanks are buried so deep underground that the temperature inside doesn’t change at all.
Each country around the world has its share of laws that may seem absurd to people who don’t live there. Some of these laws are “out of this world”, but others abide by their unique cultural norms and customs. However, rules are the only way for each place to run smoothly, and when you want to travel the world and experience different cultures, it’s advisable to know how each principality works.
If you feel cold whenever you sleep no matter how heavy your duvet is, also called a comforter or quilt, try layering. These may be less heavy comforters compared with the ones you normally use, but in case you have 2 of them, the air gets trapped in between the layers keeping you warmer. Even if the comforters feel really lightweight, you’ll feel warm. So, if it’s hot, don’t go beyond only one duvet. By the way, today some comforters can literally hug you. You’ll look a bit like a caterpillar in a cocoon, but trust me — that’s going to be a night of quality sleep.
If you look at it on the street, you’ll think a fire hydrant is about 3 feet in height. But the actual size of the device used to provide water supply to firefighters all over the world is twice as large. That is if you count the rest of the hydrant, which is hiding underground. They are mostly red, and it’s not just a matter of urban design.
It’s your first trip to Egypt, and your new friends there invited you for lunch. The food seems a bit dull, so you decide to spice it up with salt and pepper. You don’t see it on the table, so you ask the host for it, and you notice everyone’s shocked. It turns out it’s a huge insult to the cook when someone wants to change the original taste of the food on their plate. The cook made it that way for a reason and wanting to spice it up means showing that the dish wasn’t good enough.
Although modern medicine has come a long way, sometimes we all just need instant relief from stress and pain. The solution to our everyday problems is often right in front of us and something we can do in less than 5 minutes to cure any pain or relieve stress. These health hacks are easy as well as immediately effective.
The Aztec civilization was one of the largest and most powerful in the Americas. Far from being a small ethnic group, they built a great empire full of magnificent monuments, which was efficiently administered through a complex system of government with a structure very similar to that of many countries today. Undoubtedly, the Mexica (another name for the Aztecs) were far ahead of their time in some fields, even more so than the Europeans of that time.
As wonderful as college life is, it can also be troublesome. Money is scarce, picking the right dorm for you and making friends all over again. This is why it is extremely important to teach and help each other whenever we can. Be it college hacks, tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way ourselves, or even little hacks that will make our lives easier.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, affects 1 in 4 people around the world. It’s important to take good care of your oral health and keep your mouth hydrated because it may cause uncomfortable situations and anxiety. You can use some natural remedies at home to keep your breath fresh, but if this is a constant problem for you, then it’s advisable to visit your dentist.
Drinking coffee on an empty stomach may increase the level of acid in the stomach and lead to bloating. Such researches are not new to us, but there are more habits that can ruin our digestive system and we’re even unaware of them.
Despite its name, heartburn, also known as acid reflux, has nothing to do with your heart. This common condition is triggered by stomach acids that move up into your esophagus and cause that unpleasant, burning sensation in your chest area. Of course, acid reflux can be treated with medication, but there are also some simple lifestyle changes you can make to alleviate and even prevent it.
Once someone mentions Switzerland, our brains instantly show us images of picturesque Alpine peaks, fresh cheese, and, of course, bank billboards. But these are only attributes of a façade that hides many curious things that even tour guides won’t tell you about.
Although traveling by plane is one of the fastest ways to get to another country, it may not always be comfortable for you and your body. And there are certain reasons behind it. So whether you are enjoying sky-high views out of the window or listening to the music playlist you prepared for the flight, during your trip through the air, your hearing may weaken or you may experience a sudden toothache.
We may be tired of seeing thousands of tips and life hacks that claim to work all over social media and the Internet, but ultimately, instead of helping, they just make you waste your time. Many of those life hacks seem to be like one of those classic situations in which we suddenly realize that our expectations were way too high for something that promised a lot for too little. But, of course, that’s how you get tempted to give it a try. However, among way too many life hacks that don’t work, there are some that seem to be real miracles.
Coca-Cola sells more than 1.9 billion servings each day in 200 different countries, and yet before production, it doesn’t look anything like the drink we buy in the store. There are many iconic products made from ingredients that we might have never thought about. For example, nail polish is just a piece of cotton-like substance before processing, or there’s actual wax inside of a lava lamp.
Habits that are considered bad, like biting your nails, respectfully complaining a lot, and chewing gum, are actually signs that you’re smarter than most. Of course, there isn’t just one type of intelligence, as social and emotional intelligence are also important. There seem to be some traits that highly intelligent people share that set them apart from the rest, making them shine with brilliance.
In the world of fake news, it’s hard to trust the information we see online. Even the biggest and most trustworthy resources online may sometimes publish wrong information. This is why it is important to check everything you read. Many internet resources are already helping their users to tell the truth from fakes, for example, Facebook is trying to push verified information to the top of the search and is constantly improving the algorithms of fact-checking.
Whether you work from home or in an office, headaches are never welcome. Surprisingly, strong winds or even your bra could be giving you headaches. Here’s a fact you might not know — headaches can be inherited. This means that if one of your parents suffers from regular headaches, you might have a 50% greater chance of getting them as well. Here at Bright Side, we put together a list of little changes you can make while sitting at your desk, so you can avoid painful, throbbing headaches and enjoy your day.
We often buy certain products or use services just out of habit, without even thinking about how much money we spend on them. But expenses that seem insignificant at first glance, may turn into a decent sum over time. All these “parasitic” items only imitate the pleasure we get from shopping and gradually make a hole in our wallets. As a result, we end up with no money in the bank and a lack of funds to purchase things that are really necessary.
Chewing gum has existed side by side with the human race for around 10,000 years. Today, it helps us to care for our teeth and even lose some weight! However, don’t rush to eat a whole pack of gum in one sitting. We at Bright Side are sure that moderation is a key factor, and even the healthiest things can do more harm than good when used unwisely. So, let’s chew on things that we need to keep in mind. At the end of the article, you can find bonus tips on how to chew gum rationally.
Studies say that stress may cause around 50 negative health effects, affecting a person’s mental and physical condition. Each one of us feels sleepy, exhausted, and overly emotional for no reason from time to time. It turns out the reason might be stress.
Our modern pace of life, work, and daily concerns can very easily lead us to feel stressed and anxious. And more often than not, when we are anxious or show any symptoms of these conditions, we turn to food as a refuge to feel better and calm down. It is in that moment that food can become our worst enemy: we consume unnecessary calories and then we feel guilty for having consumed them. It becomes a vicious circle that is hard to break free from, but fortunately, there are some easy solutions.
Throughout history, people have chewed everything: from resin and paraffin wax to Orbit. For example, 5,000 years ago people used to chew pieces of birch bark tar. Tar has antiseptic properties and other medicinal effects, the same as modern chewing gum. Obviously, there’s more to this habit than fresh breath or an offbeat distraction. A lot more, it turns out.
When trying to fight our nail-biting habit, we need practical tips that can be implemented easily without having to put forth too much effort. Whether we bite them due to anxiety, anger, or boredom, we do it subconsciously. Not being aware of something makes it difficult to fight, and only hands-on tips can do the job.
Being a couch potato for an extra hour, playing video games or chewing a bubble gum are, according to strict parents, unhealthy and irresponsible. Well, that’s what they say. Apparently, these “destructive” activities and some other unusual habits might have positive effects on our mood, brain, and health. Give them a try, and you won’t have to wait long for some interesting results.
Anger is a natural and sometimes useful emotion that reflects our inner state. It helps us instinctively identify and respond to dangerous situations. Anger can also be a great driving force to help us begin doing really good things. Most often though, uncontrollable anger is a cause of stress and problems in relationships with colleagues, relatives, friends, the outside world and even with yourself.
A person’s appearance is very important — it’s the first thing we pay attention to when we meet someone new. But lots of us have facial flaws. For example, according to US statistics, 60 million people suffer from acne.
What do you think of when you hear “awkward situation?” Is it something like this? But awkwardness is not only a long pause in an uncomfortable dialogue or an inappropriate laugh. Many of us know that an unpleasant surprise can happen at any moment and sometimes it’s even worse than we could imagine!
Even though we’ve all heard that it takes 21 days for a habit to stick, this statement hasn’t actually been proven in practice. According to recent studies, you’ll need at least 66 days for a new way of behavior to become automatic. However, not all of our inappropriate habits are really as awful as we’re used to considering them.
Research shows that the first impression is formed within 7 seconds of meeting somebody. If you have a job interview, the manager can make a decision about hiring you in just 30 seconds. Avoiding the common mistakes that ruin this first impression could increase your chances of finding a job, a friend, a client, or a life partner.