Priyanka recently shared cute family photos with the main star of the show — their little daughter Malti Marie. However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Priyanka also opened up about a deeply personal choice — using a surrogate. She revealed the reason and the reaction of her fans.
As technology advances, it finds new and innovative ways to improve various aspects of our lives, including the well-being of our beloved pets. This cutting-edge creation empowers cat owners with a novel that will let you know how your furry friend is feeling at the moment with just a few clicks.
In the complex dance of love, we sometimes encounter couples who seem destined for an unfortunate ending. It’s not easy to take off the rose-colored glasses and let go of a relationship that doesn’t work out, but sometimes some situations force us to accept that Cupid has smitten us with the wrong person. On this occasion, Internet users answered how they realized their relationship would end soon.
Taylor Swift has been touring the US on the first part of her showcase and is set to perform in Europe for several shows in 2024. And in a video that’s gone viral on social media, Taylor is seen enthusiastically greeting fans as she exits the stage, while her alert bodyguard scans the stadium for dangers.
The legendary “Queen of Pop” has been released from the hospital after a serious bacterial infection. Madonna’s fans and family were worried about her condition, but she’s now opening up on the Internet about how she feels and what she thought after waking up.
It all started with the Home Insurance Building that was built in 1885 in Chicago. Just a ten-story building, but it was a revolution at the time, and that was the beginning of the era of skyscrapers. It was constructed using a revolutionary method: the building had an inner skeleton made of steel, which allowed the walls to be thinner and the whole structure being higher than ever.
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.
This. Is. Earth... 335 million years ago. I wasn’t around then, but there’s just one supercontinent, Pangaea. See? Let’s watch it shift around in fast-forward. Ok here we go, it just split into two huge pieces! Australia goes this way, North and South America go that way. Africa, Asia, Europe, forming, forming... and there we go, the planet as it is today. Let’s keep going, I mean, the continents are always on the move! Over time, some of them will crash into each other, others will break apart. But that’ll take about 100 million years! Better put it on super fast-forward! 100 years from now. Humans keep spitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the planet’s already warmed up a bunch. The world’s ocean levels have risen about 4 feet. The Bahamas? They’ve totally disappeared! 200 years from now. The Earth’s population is about 19 billion people. The climate’s gotten even warmer, we’re packed in like sardines over here! New medical tech makes it possible to live to 180! But why? Fossil fuel reserves of oil and gas... long gone. Oh, and the continents have drifted over 16 feet!
In 2016, scientists decided to visit the widest part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America. It’s kind of lonely there. They went days without seeing a single plane or ship. It was mostly just dolphins and whales swimming by. They were in the middle of nowhere, so why?They were floating right above one of the most important geological spots on Earth, the mid-Atlantic ridge. It’s where two monster tectonic plates meet. Tectonic plates are massive jigsaw pieces that are constantly moving, even though we usually can’t feel them. They form Earth’s crust and, in this case, meet beneath the Atlantic Ocean.
Most of Europe’s skyscrapers are concentrated in 5 cities. But even combined, all these places have fewer skyscrapers than New York City alone! For a building to be considered a modern skyscraper, it has to be about 490 ft high, which means it should have at least 40 to 50 stories. A story is simply one floor of a building with an average of 14 feet from floor to ceiling.If you had visited the US just before the 1870s, you’d have found only one skyscraper. The Home Insurance Building in Chicago was the world’s first high-rise building, with 10 floors. Wow! North America started to construct more and more high-rise buildings. It happened because cities were getting too populated. Every piece of land was too valuable.
Austria, located in the heart of Europe, remains a perennial favorite among tourists. Its magnetic allure attracts visitors from far and wide, seeking to explore renowned ski resorts and immerse themselves in its abundant historical and cultural treasures. The captivating landscapes of Austria never fail to inspire, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to experience them. Once enchanted by its beauty, it is no wonder that visitors yearn to return to Austria time and time again, drawn by its irresistible charm.
Artificial intelligence was used to study about 50,000 living rooms across the globe to see how other cultures decorate their homes. Some cultural preferences were expected, but some surprised the researchers. There were a lot of rich colors in India and Morocco. In Europe, North America, and South America, people like to put books on display. Living rooms in Europe (in Italy, especially) were filled with wall art. Interestingly, a lot of indoor plants were found in cold areas, particularly in Scandinavia.We bet your home designs reflect your taste in the best possible way. And in case you were looking for some new accents, here is our list of bright and original products that can do the trick.
Let me continue my world tour, and now we’re heading straight to Europe. Let’s start our journey in Greece, a place with thousands of years of history. Even in modern days, there are still ancient ruins there that are being carefully preserved, and it’s an interesting ride.The airport of Athens has a built-in museum with ancient artifacts. And here’s how ancient and modern coexist there: there’s the view of the Acropolis from the street. A Spartan roaming the streets of Greece. A Redditor shared a photo of a modern building built right over the ancient ruins. The visitors can see the ruins through the glass.Greece is also very well known for its cats roaming the streets everywhere. This Redditor spotted a cat guarding the National Bank of Greece. These days, everyone is trying to reduce the usage of plastic. Some use paper straws, and some go with glass straws... but this café in Greece offered to use macaroni as straws.
Have you ever sat in the bathroom wondering why toilet paper has fancy patterns on them? Well if you’re in there long enough, I guess you would finally get around to that. Turns out, those prints actually serve a purpose. They use the prints to fluff up the paper a bit and make it more absorbent. The unique patterns help differentiate different companies’ products on the market. Also, recycled toilet paper is a thing, but it’s not as popular or well-sold in the US as it is in Europe and Latin America. And that’s all I have to say about that.
It all happened in 1708. On June 8, the Spanish galleon San José was going back home to Spain from the Caribbean. In total, there were 17 ships. The captain of the San José knew they were in for some trouble, as English ships were lurking in that area. He knew that they would be after the treasure loaded on the ships. The price of the treasure from the New World was so astronomical that it could turn the course of historical events in Europe upside down.
It was July 1954, a scorching hot day: a man arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. He had recently landed from a plane flying over from Europe. There was nothing unusual about him at first glance: he was elegantly dressed, with no distinguishing features. He was just a simple man sporting a beard. He made his way to customs, just as all the other people surrounding him. The customs officer picked up this man’s passport. As soon as he started to browse through its pages, the officer immediately noticed something was wrong. The traveler reassured him: “Oh, I come from a faraway country, but this is my third time visiting Japan!” What was it with that man’s passport that was so unusual, that they thought he was a fraud? Or a spy? Or, most intriguing of them all, a time traveler?
It might seem that since European countries are part of Western culture, travelers are unlikely to encounter anything surprising there. However, some moments of their everyday lives or certain customs can be quite astonishing. We found stories from people who visited some of these countries or moved there permanently, compared them with our own experience, and came to the conclusion that this part of the world can be even more puzzling than an exotic country.
You’re heading down the highway speeding like there’s no tomorrow in your old car. You arrive an hour late, so your boss gets in your face and fires you. You pack up your stuff from your cubicle and drive back home. When you arrive, you check out some vacancies and see an interesting offer. “Experiment! We’ll give you 1 million dollars, only if you know how to spend it wisely within 15 days.” You laugh it off and apply via your phone. You fill in some basic info about yourself, including your bank account, and then sleep it off.
Why is Australia so strangely empty? Why haven’t we discovered so much of the Ocean? Is our planet a perfect sphere? And was the Earth once more purple than green? I bet you didn’t know these facts about our planet, so let’s find it all out!
It all happened in 1708. On June 8, the Spanish galleon San José [Ho-SE] was going back home to Spain from the Caribbean. In total, there were 17 ships. The captain of the San José knew they were in for some trouble, as English ships were lurking in that area. He knew that they would be after the treasure loaded on the ships. The price of the treasure from the New World was so astronomical that it could turn the course of historical events in Europe upside down.
You’re running around the bus station with 20 bags, looking for your bus. You can’t afford to miss it — the next one is leaving next year. Finally, you find the right bus, and meet 19 other passengers you’ll be traveling with through 18 countries for the next 70 days. Whew, is there a bathroom on this thing?The new luxury bus will get on its first 12,500-mile journey from India’s capital New Delhi to London in the United Kingdom in 2021. It’ll be a hop-on/hop-off trip divided into 4 legs across Asia and Europe and operated by an Indian tour company. Each leg will last 12 to 22 days, and you can book them independently. Passengers will get to visit the sights of Southeast Asia, the Great Wall of China, the Silk Road in Central Asia, Gobi Desert, and Europe’s largest cities. Guided tours, meals, and hotel stays will be included in the $20,000 bus fare.
The Azores are nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean, sitting about a third of the way from Europe to North America. A history textbook will tell you that the Portuguese explorers discovered this beautiful archipelago in the 15th century. Until then, they were uninhabited.
In 2015, an ROV [Remotely Operated Vehicle] descended into the depths of the Caribbean Sea. It belonged to Columbia, and it was searching for a long-lost treasure ship. At the depth of 9,000 feet, the operators could see their goal, a Spanish galleon [San José] that sank in 1708. The rumor has it that the ship was transporting 200 tons of treasure onboard. For more than three hundred years, no one knew its exact location. Yes, in the 21st century, we are still finding lost treasure ships.
Okay, the next time you feel like complaining that your bed isn’t comfortable enough and the room is way too small, just think of those people who had to sleep in boxes. Until the early 19th century, that was a common thing in Europe. And no, it wasn’t just the way the poorest people lived — even the nobility had to resort to this unusual sleep situation. The houses back then used to be much smaller, with one or two rooms. The bigger room would serve as both a bedroom and a living room, and everyone living or visiting the house would sleep there. Even in larger houses and palaces, servants would often share the rooms with their bosses. So, people were happy to get any privacy they could. One possible option was a curtain around the bed, but that wasn’t enough in some cases. And that’s how the box-bed tradition was born.
Most scholars agree that Halloween originated about 2,000 years ago! When the Celtic peoples of Europe celebrated the beginning of the new year in a festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). Well, let’s not break tradition and look at things you can use to celebrate it this year.
We’ve all heard the saying that the eyes are “the mirror of the soul,” but could this idea be more concrete than we thought? What is the real story behind your eye color, and where did the slew of seemingly endless shades really come from? Whatever the answer may be, one thing’s for sure, eye color is entirely unique, like a fingerprint. That is, nobody else has exactly the same eye color as you. In fact, some recent studies show that our eye color is much more complex than we once thought.
Broccoli has been around since ancient Roman times. The Greeks and Romans ate broccoli 2,000 years ago, however, it only became popular in Europe in the sixteenth century. Now, due to scientific studies, we have plenty of reasons to include broccoli in our diet. For example, while eating broccoli, we take care of our health in different domains: this veggie promotes eye health, supports immunity, and may even improve our mental ability.
A lot in the world has changed with the recent technological and cultural progress. For that reason, looking back at history, you may find yourself a little confused and amused by the myths people believed in, the ways they coped without useful devices we have today, and the things that were around for longer than you originally thought.
Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe. When we hear about it, we instantly get associations with works of architecture drenched in the sun along with a majestic ocean. The culture of the local people who have been shaped by many centuries also evokes a desire to know more about it. Like, for example, to learn what the feeling “saudade” is all about and why local people love sweets from yolks so much.
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.
A while ago, after carrying out a comprehensive study, a researcher found out that there are 14 different types of noses around Europe and the Mediterranean. We wondered if nose types could have any kind of relationship to our personalities. Of course, we know they don’t, but the thought left us daydreaming about what these personality types could be, so we decided to write an article about it.
Around 100 years ago, renowned German photographer, Kurt Hielscher, published a photobook with pictures of Yugoslavia. Casper Molenaar, a contemporary Dutch photographer, bought that book during his studies and set out on a quest to find those places and recreate the photos. Kurt Hielscher also had other books with photos from Spain, Italy, and Germany, and Casper traveled all around Europe to recreate those too.
Cinnamon was considered a luxury spice in Europe in the Middle Ages. The Arabs transported it via cumbersome land routes, and only wealthy people could afford to buy it. Today, cinnamon can be found in almost every kitchen. But this common spice is more than just a delicious additive in cakes and it can go a long way in giving you flawless skin and improving your well-being.
The animal kingdom is full of very diverse species that brighten up our planet with their colors and surprise us with the way they behave. However, there are animals that seem to have arrived from other planets due to their unique and unpredictable characteristics, which never cease to amaze human beings.
Hyperboreans and the inhabitants of Atlantis are just some of the mythical nations that fascinated the ancient civilizations that came before us. However, reality is always better than fiction, and the nations that actually exist still give researchers questions that they have no answers for. For example, how is it possible that just 400 miles away from Moscow, there are pagans that still make sacrifices to the ancient gods?