France

I Live in France and I Can Tell You Why Parents Here Enjoy Their Lives and Don’t Fuss Over Their Kids

I Live in France and I Can Tell You Why Parents Here Enjoy Their Lives and Don’t Fuss Over Their Kids
Places
3 years ago

All mothers want their children to go to bed without their help, to behave in stores and in public, and to be quiet when their parents are talking on the phone. And mothers also want to have some free time for themselves and some time to spend with their husbands. It turns out that this is all possible. A woman from Russia went to live in France, got married there, had 2 children, and discovered a unique child-raising system there.

I Threw My Husband Out of the House After Finding Suggestive Photos From the Nanny

I Threw My Husband Out of the House After Finding Suggestive Photos From the Nanny
Relationships
5 months ago

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.

10+ People Who Couldn’t Believe What Was Happening to Them

10+ People Who Couldn’t Believe What Was Happening to Them
Curiosities
6 months ago

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.

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee From a Red Mug

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee From a Red Mug
Cooking
year ago

“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!

She Lived 122 Years but Some Say She Was Younger

She Lived 122 Years but Some Say She Was Younger
People
year ago

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...

If You See the Ocean Is Red, Don’t Come In!

If You See the Ocean Is Red, Don’t Come In!
Curiosities
year 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.

11 Real Titanic Passengers That Made it Into the Movie

11 Real Titanic Passengers That Made it Into the Movie
Films
year ago

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.

What If Statue of Liberty Vanished Mysteriously

What If Statue of Liberty Vanished Mysteriously
Curiosities
year ago

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.

What Night Life Looked Like Before Electricity

What Night Life Looked Like Before Electricity
Curiosities
8 months ago

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.

Why Traffic Jams Sometimes Form for No Reason

Why Traffic Jams Sometimes Form for No Reason
Curiosities
8 months ago

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.

Why London Subway Is Getting Hotter Every Year

Why London Subway Is Getting Hotter Every Year
Places
8 months ago

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?

A Man Who Climbed 700 Skyscrapers Without Equipment

A Man Who Climbed 700 Skyscrapers Without Equipment
People
8 months ago

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...

Things Are Different in Other Countries, See for Yourself

Things Are Different in Other Countries, See for Yourself
Places
10 months ago

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.

10+ Attic Finds That Will Upgrade Your Wardrobe

10+ Attic Finds That Will Upgrade Your Wardrobe
Tips & tricks
10 months ago

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!

That’s Why Fancy Restaurants Serve Such Tiny Portions

That’s Why Fancy Restaurants Serve Such Tiny Portions
Cooking
11 months ago

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.

30+ Quirky Facts About Life in European Countries That Can Leave Foreign Tourists Dumbfounded

30+ Quirky Facts About Life in European Countries That Can Leave Foreign Tourists Dumbfounded
Places
year ago

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.

What’s Taller Than The Statue Of Liberty

What’s Taller Than The Statue Of Liberty
Curiosities
11 months ago

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.

If Your Window Sticks, Get in a Car and Drive Away Fast

If Your Window Sticks, Get in a Car and Drive Away Fast
Curiosities
10 months ago

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.