Egypt

10+ Facts They Forgot to Mention in School Books

10+ Facts They Forgot to Mention in School Books
Curiosities
3 weeks ago

What crowns the pyramids of Egypt? How does Iceland create its unique “volcano bread”? Where can you witness the world’s rarest phenomenon? The pursuit of these answers not only energizes us but also sparks dreams, making us feel like pioneers. Our natural curiosity pushes us to explore the mysteries of ourselves and the fascinating world around us.

How the World We Know Looked Like in the Past

How the World We Know Looked Like in the Past
Curiosities
3 months ago

In the hushed embrace of time’s tapestry, where whispers of ancient marvels echo through the ages, there lies a realm of wonders long lost to the annals of history. Journey with us, as we uncover the veil of centuries and peer into the distant yesteryears, where the air was laced with mystique and the earth breathed artistry.

A Ghostly Tale: The Titanic’s Cursed Mummy Myth Is Explained

A Ghostly Tale: The Titanic’s Cursed Mummy Myth Is Explained
Curiosities
6 months ago

In 1912, the Titanic, a historic maritime tragedy, met its fateful end, resulting in the loss of over 1,500 lives. Even after all these years, the memory of this catastrophic incident continues to endure. Remarkably, the sinking of the Titanic stands as the most devastating shipwreck in history at that time, and it remains unrivaled as the most tragic peacetime sinking of a cruise ship ever recorded.

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.

Never Use a Stopped Escalator as a Stairway, Here’s Why

Never Use a Stopped Escalator as a Stairway, Here’s Why
Curiosities
7 months ago

You’re shopping at your favorite mall, and it’s time to get to the next level. You notice the escalator stopped moving, so it’s probably broken. You can choose to walk on it anyway or look for the stairs or an elevator. So, what it’s going to be? If you chose option A and bravely stepped on a stopped escalator, I have some bad news for you. You’re putting yourself at risk since the escalator isn’t designed to be used as regular stairs.

These Finds Changed History for All Times

These Finds Changed History for All Times
Curiosities
3 months ago

Listen to this: Neanderthal fiber technology. Nope, I’m not joking: the concept is real. In 2020, a team of scientists published a paper that redefined the way we saw our closest ancestors. A find in France changed archeology forever. And it wasn’t the first time something like this had happened.

The Sphinx Might Hide an Underground City but We Can’t Get in There

The Sphinx Might Hide an Underground City but We Can’t Get in There
Places
3 months ago

One of the most unexplored and mysterious places on Earth is located in plain sight. It’s one of the most majestic monuments of humankind. The wonder of the ancient world hides a secret that scientists and archaeologists still can’t solve. This is the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

21+ Things They Don’t Tell About Statue of Liberty (But We Will)

21+ Things They Don’t Tell About Statue of Liberty (But We Will)
Curiosities
3 months ago

Although it’s tall and massive, the Statue of Liberty doesn’t always stand still. When the wind is strong enough, she sways by around 3 inches, and her torch — about twice as much. And then on calm days, if you look closely at her feet, you can sometimes catch her doing a little jig underneath that flowing robe. Nah, not really.

9 Strangest Things Ever Dug Out of the Ground

9 Strangest Things Ever Dug Out of the Ground
Curiosities
4 months ago

Humanity has been looking to the stars, searching for secrets that outer space is hiding. But deep underground, within the soil of our own planet, there are literal troves of fantastic things just waiting to be discovered.

The Mona Lisa’s Secrets and Other Mysteries of the Louvre

The Mona Lisa’s Secrets and Other Mysteries of the Louvre
Places
4 months ago

Hey! I have an invitation for you. Pack your bags, and let’s head down to the world’s most visited city: Paris! The city of love, the city of blinding lights, or whatever you want to call it. Our goal is to uncover as many secrets as possible regarding the world-famous Musée du Louvre. Are you up for it? Grab your travel book and bon voyage!

What Exactly Lies Under Bermuda Triangle

What Exactly Lies Under Bermuda Triangle
Curiosities
4 months ago

Its ruins lie somewhere in the darkness of the ocean depths, covered in seaweed, damaged by the ravages of time. The city of Atlantis allegedly existed 12,000 years ago. Then it sank, and over centuries, people have been passing stories about it. Many think it was just a regular island. But so many legends tell about a powerful empire. Atlantis supposedly was one of the wealthiest and most fascinating cities of its time. Your breath would have been taken away if you had stepped through its central gate. Amazing decorations and towering marble statues were all over the place.

13 Female Celebs Who Didn’t Give Up on Love and Got Married After 40

13 Female Celebs Who Didn’t Give Up on Love and Got Married After 40
People
9 months ago

Several female celebrities have had multiple relationships throughout their life but found true happiness only after the age of 40. Despite this, it is believed that women over 40 only have a 40% chance of getting married. This may be due to the fact that at this age, women have a clearer understanding of what they really want from their partners. Below is a list of famous women who serve as an inspiration that it is never too late to find true love and start a new chapter in life.

Tesla Uncovered the Ancient Mystery of the Pyramids

Tesla Uncovered the Ancient Mystery of the Pyramids
Curiosities
6 months ago

You have heard about Nikola Tesla. You have DEFINITELY heard about the Great Pyramids in Egypt. But what if I told you that Tesla may have probably uncovered the ancient mystery surrounding the pyramids? Wait, what? Is this a crossover episode? Nope! It’s highly probable that the secrets of the pyramids are hidden in plain sight.

A Teenager Found Long Lost Mayan City

A Teenager Found Long Lost Mayan City
Curiosities
7 months ago

Imagine you’re 15 and you got bored of playing video games. Instead, to pass the time, you decide to give some attention to an old hobby of yours: tracking down lost Mayan cities. You’ve heard that some ancient civilizations are said to have built entire cities based on constellations, so you decide to check out whether that was true for the Mayans.

The Secret of Egypt’s Pyramids Is Probably Found Out

The Secret of Egypt’s Pyramids Is Probably Found Out
Curiosities
4 months ago

It’s scalding hot. You arrived in Egypt a few hours ago, but you’re already standing in the middle of the town of Saqqara, in front of Egypt’s oldest pyramid. You realize you forgot to put on sunscreen, but you don’t even have time to think about that. The task at hand is much more important and exciting than sunblock. You were called to report on recent findings of Ancient Egyptian mysteries. We’re talking about things that are being unearthed after 4,000 years. Do you get how important that is?

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To
Curiosities
7 months ago

The Amazon River, the boat, and dense jungle on both sides. All is silent, only the engine is revving, and you look around nervously under the earnest gaze of the Peruvian guide. Suddenly, the man smiles and points ahead. This is it. You’ve finally arrived at Iquitos. The city is hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest. On one side, Iquitos is surrounded by water and on the other lies thick impenetrable rainforest as far as the eye can see, making this city extremely difficult to reach.

19 People Who Traveled Abroad Only to Experience Something Unforgettable

19 People Who Traveled Abroad Only to Experience Something Unforgettable
Curiosities
year ago

When traveling to a foreign country, no matter how safe it is, foreigners should always be extra careful. There are many possible dangers, from keeping their valuables close to their bodies and not drinking too much, to not going to unknown areas. So, the best thing to do is to research the place before visiting. This way, you will be prepared and hopefully be able to avoid scary situations like the people below.

Top 8 Ancient Ruins for the Indiana Jones in You

Top 8 Ancient Ruins for the Indiana Jones in You
Curiosities
5 months ago

Imagine you could spend an entire week scanning ancient ruins and taking photographs of the world’s most surreal archeological sites! Would you be up for it? So, let’s do some digging! — The first stop on your busy itinerary is South East Asia. It’s home to some pretty cool ruins. You start in Bagan [Bay-gn], located in the hinterlands of Myanmar. There are many ways to visit the site, and you’re glad you’ve booked two different experiences!

How to Travel Without Offending Anyone || Guide to Tactful Tourism

How to Travel Without Offending Anyone || Guide to Tactful Tourism
Places
5 months ago

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.

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries
Curiosities
year ago

We’re all different because of our diverse cultures, and it’s a big part of the fun of traveling to discover things about a place that aren’t as common or exist in your home country. But if you know these things, your trip will be more leisurely, and you can avoid embarrassing or funny situations.Bright Side has always been amazed by how various ethnicities are, so we’d like to give you a few tips to help you get the most out of your journey.

7 Celebrities Who Shirked Convention and Got Creative When They Named Their Kids

7 Celebrities Who Shirked Convention and Got Creative When They Named Their Kids

Naming your child is one of the most important and defining moments of becoming a parent. And the decision can be a challenging one. Many parents want to pick names that stand out, or that have deep and personal meanings for them. And celebrities are no different. Some celebrities defy convention, choosing unique names, often with interesting meanings.Bright Side collected some of the most creative celebrity children’s names and the inspiration behind them. Some are mysterious and some are sweet, and we hope they inspire you to embrace your individuality and think outside the box.

10 Tourists Who Have Extraordinary Memories From Egypt

10 Tourists Who Have Extraordinary Memories From Egypt
Places
year ago

A trip to another country is always an adventure, especially if you’re visiting it for the first time and are amazed by local particularities. Egypt is no exception either. Many tourists come here to see the pyramids and the underwater beauty of the Red Sea, but it turns out that you can also go on hot-air balloon rides there, and there’s a cat around every corner.

20 People Who Were Lucky Enough to Meet Their Perfect Partner

20 People Who Were Lucky Enough to Meet Their Perfect Partner
Family & kids
2 years ago

For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, artists, scientists, and ordinary people have tirelessly attempted to find out what love is. Why do some people make us feel good while others don’t? How do we choose each other? And finally, how can you really know if you’ll be happy with this person for the rest of your life?

20 Artists That Brought Cleopatra to Life on the Big Screen

20 Artists That Brought Cleopatra to Life on the Big Screen
People
3 years ago

There are a few historical figures that have managed to escape textbooks and become, one way or the other, part of popular culture. Among them we will absolutely find Cleopatra, which is, well... a textbook case of what we described before: more than 2,000 years have passed since she roamed the Egyptian palaces, and she’s still imposing all kinds of beauty trends. She has been portrayed in all sorts of ways, from the femme fatale to the relentless seductress that the Romans thought she was. And of course, celebrities have not restrained themselves from bringing her to life in their own, very personal way.

20+ Things in Foreign Cultures That Make Tourists’ Eyes Pop

20+ Things in Foreign Cultures That Make Tourists’ Eyes Pop
Places
4 years ago

Going on a trip abroad, we naturally expect to come across things and customs that differ from what we’re used to. Some tourists even read forums and guidebooks to prepare in advance. Still, at times, all of us have had travel experiences so weird, they leave us open-mouthed!

20+ Kitties That Can Make Even a Human Purr

20+ Kitties That Can Make Even a Human Purr
Animals
year ago

The more we watch cats, the better we understand why cats were believed to be sacred animals in Egypt. Cats have the magnetism, the charisma, and a flexible mind. They are able to find the key to open up any person and gradually make humans do what they want. Once you get a cat, you will quickly find yourself hurrying home with its favorite treats and you will put aside all your important things right when your pet requires it.

10+ Facts That We Learned From National Geographic

10+ Facts That We Learned From National Geographic
Curiosities
10 months ago

What is located on the top of the pyramids of Egypt? How is “volcano bread” made in Iceland? In which conditions can the rarest phenomenon in the world be seen? The process of looking for answers boosts people’s energy, makes them dream, and makes them feel like pioneers. That’s why we like to learn new things about ourselves and the world surrounding us so much.

10 Famous Places That Don’t Look Like We Expected

10 Famous Places That Don’t Look Like We Expected
Places
year ago

In brochures, countries are depicted as pure paradise and the pictures are so incredible that you just can’t believe your eyes. But sometimes the fairytale scenery turns out to be dull. We don’t want to upset you before your well-deserved vacation, we just want to bust the myths about famous places to help you be prepared.

15 Photos That Show How Our Planet is Changing

15 Photos That Show How Our Planet is Changing
Places
5 months ago

Earth is a living, breathing organism. It is undergoing constant changes — glaciers melt, rivers dry up and appear again, cities expand, forests and deserts shift around. And all the while, our planet remains breathtakingly beautiful. Today, Bright Side brings you a selection of incredible NASA photos that demonstrate how the face of the world has changed over the last century! What’s most astonishing is how fast these natural and man-made changes occur. The photos below portray transformations with a time span ranging from a few decades to just one year. Some of the photographic evidence is truly unbelievable. Now you have the chance to see these beautiful and thought-provoking images for yourselves!