Ryan Gosling recently opened up about the transformative influence his partner, Eva Mendes, has had on his life and career. During his acceptance speech at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Gosling expressed gratitude to Mendes and their daughters, Esmerelda and Amada, in an emotional tribute.
A woman, 28, has turned to Reddit to seek advice regarding her absolutely crazy family situation. She’s a mom to an 11-months-old baby, and one day, together with her husband, they invited a nanny to look after their little baby. It turned out that the nanny was looking not only after their daughter, but after the woman’s husband, too. At least this is what the new mom thought after finding some really suggestive photos of the nanny in her husband’s belongings.
Life sometimes brings about moments so unbelievable that people question if they’re really happening. From positive experiences, like marrying your childhood crush, to negative ones, like a shocking incident where your life is left on the line, nothing is impossible. Those who chose to share their stories online are living proof of that.
“A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous health conditions. It is made of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.” You must have guessed it’s a description of coffee! This is how coffee was described by a German physician who had a 10-year trip to the Near East back in the 16th century. Today, you don’t have to venture into the unknown to get a cup of precious liquid — you can easily make it at home or visit the closest coffee shop. As of 2023, in the US alone there are over 72 thousand coffee shops, imagine the whole world!
It’s 1875. There are 38 states in the US. Queen Victoria rules the UK. The Eiffel Tower won’t be built for another 12 years. The Empire State Building — not for another 50! The average life expectancy for a 19th-century female is about 45 years. One woman, born this year, will nearly triple that. Her name is Jeanne Louise Calment...
Brad Pitt, the ageless heartthrob of Hollywood, was spotted in France looking fresh and youthful as he filmed a commercial for the Italian brand De’Longhi. Once the paparazzi photos leaked on the web, people immediately noticed that he looked even younger than he did several years ago.
The Baltic Sea anomaly. In 2011, a diving team came down to the bottom of the northern part of the Baltic Sea — they went on a treasure hunt. But what they came upon was a pretty weird object. When they took photos and showed them to others, many believed it was a sunken spaceship of another civilization. Other people thought that some natural causes formed the object. But the metals inside the structure definitely couldn’t have been formed naturally. Now, some scientists even believe it was something that appeared way back in the Ice Age. Maybe it was even a meteorite that ended up trapped under ice back then.
Ryan Gosling, 42, is not one of those people who pictured himself as a parent. Nevertheless, the proud father of 2 now views life through a new lens, prioritizing his family above all else. In a recent interview, he openly discussed the transformative journey that led to this change.
San Juanita Vargas, from Nuevo León, Mexico, excels in the discus, javelin, and shot put sports. Her exceptional performances invited her to participate in the prestigious 2023 Olympic and Paralympic Week in France. However, the burden of funding her travel expenses fell upon her family.
As dedicated fans of discovering intriguing movie facts, we embarked on a research journey to uncover the fascinating connection between real-life Titanic passengers and their appearance in the 1997 blockbuster film. Our investigation led us to these 12 individuals who experienced the historic tragedy firsthand and made their way onto the silver screen. Prepare to be amazed as we delve into the extraordinary overlap of their stories with the captivating world of cinema.
Simon Helberg, better known as Howard Wolowitz on the hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, has been married to his wife for 15 years now. But their love story could’ve had a very bleak ending. Their experience teaches us that our emotions often get the best of us, but fate always prevails in the end.
So I took a little vacation and traveled to the other side of the country — to New York. Ah, the Big Apple. The city where more than 8 million people live. The home of Broadway, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty. Now, Lady Liberty came to the United States from France back in 1885, in over 300 copper pieces. She came with instructions: “Some assembly required. Batteries not included”. She was a gift from the French people to the Americans. But the receiving party had to prepare the pedestal for her themselves. Hmm.Instead of New York, the Statue could’ve ended up in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston or even San Francisco. All of these cities were willing to pay for the construction if they got the Statue. But New Yorkers wanted it, too. They started the fundraising campaign and managed to get all the money needed. So, the Statue officially called New York home in 1886, where it still resides. Sorry, Philly. I like your cheesesteaks, though. Anyway, the Statue of Liberty was my first stop, and I was very excited. But I had no idea what was to come next.
It’s 10 PM. You suddenly feel hungry and go to the fridge. But there is nothing inside. You decide to hop to the nearest supermarket. There, you find the snack you want and pay by card. On the way home, you wonder: Was it this easy to get food in the city a century ago? One of the streetlights flickers and goes out. You are now in the dark. Feeling scared? Now you know how people felt after sundown in the pre-electricity era.
Road trips are fun, but sometimes you find yourself stuck on the road for hours! There seems to be no reason. It’s like a traffic jam coming out of nowhere to spoil your journey. Let’s find out more about these miles-long car queues.You might ask, “How bad could it be? The road will eventually be open.” Some of the worst traffic jams might answer this question on my behalf. In American History, traffic jams can be traced back to the 60s. In 1969, the music & arts Festival was held in New York. Way more people commuted to the festival than the festival organizers had expected. In the end, cars got stuck for 8 hours on the New York State Thruway.
London metro — or “the Tube” if you want to sound like Londoners — carries something like 1.8 billion passengers annually, which is roughly equivalent to the population of China. (Good thing they all don’t show up at once! It’d be a very long line.) London has the oldest metro in the world. The first line opened in 1863. There’s no doubt that it had awesome engineering because most lines are still in use today. Other lines were continuously constructed, and now the city has one of the most famous mass transport systems in the world. Yet, like most of the best things in life, the Tube has its imperfections. It keeps getting hotter every year. An article proves that the average temperature inside the tunnels was around 57°F in 1900. So how come it became a sauna over the years?
Imagine climbing a skyscraper without any protection. You have no security rope, no special equipment, and no special powers like Spiderman. The wind pushes you from the side, and the edges under your fingers are slippery.Plus, hundreds of people are watching and cheering you on from the ground. Would you try it? Me? No. There’s not enough money to get me to... However...
You find yourself at a food fair in Iceland when you see it for the first time: volcano bread! You eat a slice, and oddly enough, it actually tastes good! Unsure of how this works, you check out the baking process. Hm. Is this kitchen really strange looking, or is it just me?
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.
Things come into fashion as fast as they go out of it today. In case you’re not ready to spend money on upgrading your style, there’s no problem at all. On the contrary, vintage items are making a comeback into modern fashion! You might wanna go and comb through the attic, and this checklist will help you find the best pieces to rock every day!
Each Miss Universe contest has a section with national costumes that give the competitors a chance to wear an outfit that they feel represents their home country. For viewers, it can be both breathtaking (after all, clothes are a huge part of what makes Miss Universe) and educational. We picked and ranked 15 of our favorite costumes.
Up for a guessing game? It’s gonna be pretty simple: I’ll be giving you the name of some food, and you must guess what it is! This might seem easy, but the farther you get, the tougher the questions are! Let’s start!
It all started in early 20th century, France. They introduced the idea of... some fancy French word — eating small amounts of beautifully served food. Five, ten, fifteen, up to twenty courses! In one meal you could try soups, appetizers, pastries, pastas, risottos... all that good stuff.
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.
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!
The Statue of Liberty is 305 ft (93 m) tall and stands on Liberty Island in New York. It’s one of the most famous tourist attractions that The Big Apple has to offer. It was given to America as a gift from France in 1886. The statue was designed by a French sculptor called Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi.
Ahh, don’t you just love the smell of fresh air in the morning? Imagine you’ve just woken up and done your little morning stretch. You’re about to open your bedroom window to freshen the room up a bit when you notice your windows are stuck. Sure, if it’s wintertime, they might have got frozen overnight. But it can also mean something way more dangerous. Windows may get stuck before one treacherous natural phenomenon, which happens because of the changes in the soil and rock around your house. I’m talking about landslides.
What is the one modern-day convenience we use six to eight times a day that we all take for granted?The answer: the lowly toilet. Some people on social media claim we’ve been using our toilets all wrong! Rather than sitting in it like a chair, we should be facing backward instead.
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!
This is Starbuck Island in the middle of the Pacific, near French Polynesia. Even if the name brings to mind a strong coffee smell, you will find no Frappuccino there — the island is uninhabited. It’s also pretty tiny — just 5 and a half miles east-to-west and about two miles north-to-south. The island is so small, NYC [300 square miles] could fit in 18 such islands [4,003 acres = 6.25 square miles]. Seems like there can be zero interesting things, but... Google maps have something to surprise you.
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.
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, Twilight, and other popular movies and shows have instantly made their filming locations hits among tourists. Fans love walking down the streets where their favorite actors were doing their epic dialogues, and taking photos where their favorite scenes were filmed. Stay with us if you want to visit the filming locations of your favorite movies and shows, and we’ll tell you where to go.
Linda Bouderbala is an illustrator from France who discovered her love for art from a really young age. Scrolling through her art, you will notice that the colors she uses are very vibrant and the people she draws are expressive. One of her projects involves recreating famous album covers as if they were part of a cartoon world.
Over 30 years ago, Keanu Reeves started making a name for himself, but that didn’t stop him from living a “normal” life. And even though, because of his random acts of kindness, he is one of the Internet’s favorite celebrities, he prefers to stay off the radar as much as possible.
With their good looks, sharp talent, and worldwide success, some Hollywood stars have been reigning in pop culture for decades. But we would be surprised to discover that a few of these famous celebs actually do have royal blood running through their veins and descend from European kings. We might be even more astonished when we see a side-by-side comparison with their ancestors and spot a physical resemblance.