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What If All Water on Earth Froze in a Second

What If All Water on Earth Froze in a Second
Curiosities
year ago

You turn on the tap in the bathroom and rinse your face with warm water. After a few seconds, a loud grinding noise comes from the water pipes. In the next second, pieces of ice fall into your hands. You jump up in surprise and hear a neighbor screaming behind the wall. He’s probably taking a shower. You pull the handle, but the water doesn’t flow. Then you notice a thick layer of ice sticks out of the tap. It looks like an icicle.

10 Creepy Stories That Actually Happened to People

10 Creepy Stories That Actually Happened to People
Curiosities
3 months ago

Most of us enjoy curling up in bed with a blanket while scrolling through the internet. Yet, some stories we stumble upon can send shivers down our spine. We’ve come across a few of these, and they aren’t just made-up stories, they are actually real-life accounts experienced by ordinary people.

If Your Car Has Bumper Stickers, Remove Them Immediately

If Your Car Has Bumper Stickers, Remove Them Immediately

Bumper stickers on your car give away way more information than you think! That custom sticker you made with your dog might show robbers that you’re pretty outdoorsy — and like to spend a lot of time away from your house or your car, leaving them exposed. Or that you have enough funds to buy a really expensive dog breed. The fact that you have a sticker saying you have a kid on board could translate to: “I’m easily distracted, and I always have my hands full. It’s really easy to steal my car.” Those stickers that you bring from vacation and place on your car also show that you might be away for a couple of months at a time or that you like to travel long distances.

27 Myths We All Grew Up Believing But Are False

27 Myths We All Grew Up Believing But Are False
Curiosities
8 months ago

Eating before swimming doesn’t cause cramps. Everyone knows that you have to wait at least 30 minutes after eating to go swimming. If you don’t, you might cramp up or, even worse, sink! This is actually not true. Our bodies are perfectly adapted to swim while full! If you do happen to get a cramp while in the pool for any reason, just relax and float, and you’ll be feeling fine soon enough!

What 15 Disney Remakes Could Look Like According to AI

What 15 Disney Remakes Could Look Like According to AI
Films
year ago

Normally, when a live-action version of an animated movie is coming to theaters, we cannot help but imagine who will play our favorite character. It often happens that producers’ choice is very different from the one we originally pictured.Now, with AI, we can actually check if our intuition is right. And guess what? In most cases, it was. But there are others where it turns out producers made the right call!

What If Earth Started Orbiting a Black Hole

What If Earth Started Orbiting a Black Hole
Curiosities
8 months ago

Our Sun. Something strange just happened now. Every TV channel, the news, they’re all talking about a black hole that came closer to us — on the spot where our Sun used to be! You can even see an accretion disk, and the background of the sky looks kinda distorted, which means it got really close.Normally, black holes are so far away that we can’t see them with the unaided eye. You can’t even see them with a telescope directly! What is it doing here, so close? Where is the Sun? Did the black hole swallow it?

Metal Balls Fell From Space in India, What Are They?

Metal Balls Fell From Space in India, What Are They?
Curiosities
9 months ago

It’s raining cats and dogs! Literally! Things falling down from the sky can be pretty unexpected, so here are some examples.Residents of Texarkana, Texas, once had light rain and fish shower. No need to go fishing out in the sea — the fish literally falls down on your head! In fact, animal rains are not uncommon: waterspouts or updrafts occurring in different corners of the Earth sometimes carry small creatures up with them. Those could be crabs, frogs, or indeed fish. A waterspout is generally a whirlwind that picks up water and grows in size until it connects the surface of the water and the clouds. Lightweight critters living close to the water surface often get caught in the vortex and carried up and away. Thunderstorm clouds are constant companions of waterspouts, too.

City Where People Live Underground + 8 Unexplored Places

City Where People Live Underground + 8 Unexplored Places
Places
9 months ago

The conditions on this mysterious island might teach us how we can live on Mars one day! Devon Island is, to this day, the largest uninhabited island on our planet. It’s located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. And it’s easy to see why people find it impossible to make a home here: the soil stays frozen throughout the seasons. The eastern part of the island is covered by a thick ice cap all year round. Summers here last for less than 50 days, and by summer, I mean that the ground is snow free and the temperatures are slightly over 46 degrees F. Since almost no plants are growing here, there are no animals that could have adapted to these conditions. That’s why scientists compare this island to what it would be like to live on Mars.

A Man Who Survived 2 Months Trapped in His Car

A Man Who Survived 2 Months Trapped in His Car
People
10 months ago

There are very snowy winters in Sweden, you know. Snow covers all roads and slows down the traffic. Some cars may pull over to the side of the road and get out only with the help of a tractor. This is a common thing. But one day, during a snowfall, something astonishing happened.

Why Planes Shadows Disappear When They Take Off

Why Planes Shadows Disappear When They Take Off
Curiosities
11 months ago

A shadow is cast when you have an object in the path of light. Light travels in a straight line, which is why you always get a shadow when something’s in front of a light source — birds and airplanes are no exception. They DO cast shadows, but we can’t see them.The closer the object to a source of light, the denser its shadow, and vice versa: if the object is too far away, its shadow disperses. A commercial airplane flies at 35,000-40,000 [ft] [12,191 m] feet — at such a height, you barely see the plane, let alone its shadow. It’s too far from the Earth’s surface, so its shadow is scattered, and you can’t see it — the same goes for birds.

The One-Time Natural Events That Took Our Breath Away

The One-Time Natural Events That Took Our Breath Away
Curiosities
10 months ago

You’re dozing off in your window seat on a plane — it’s getting dark since it’s almost 11 PM. Suddenly, something wakes you up. You glance out of the window and see a really strange phenomenon. Something that creeps you out... There are bright red huge flashes illuminating the sky at a distance. They resemble some nightmarish jellyfish. Those are sprites — also called red sprites due to their color. They’re also known as cloud-to-space lightning. These varied visual shapes flickering in the night sky are large-scale electric discharges (which is a clever word for a lightning strike).

10 Disney-Inspired Items From Amazon That Make Our Favorite Cartoons Come Alive

10 Disney-Inspired Items From Amazon That Make Our Favorite Cartoons Come Alive
Shopping
year ago

Disney movies and cartoons have so much charm that, for many of us, it’s simply impossible to not re-watch our favorite ones now and then. And you can find a bunch of items inspired by your favorite characters on Amazon right now. We found 10 Disney-inspired items on Amazon that both kids and adults will fall in love with, and you can probably find a nice Christmas gift for yourself or your loved ones on the list.

11 Animated Movies Where Creators Had a Little Slip-up

11 Animated Movies Where Creators Had a Little Slip-up
Films
2 years ago

There are animated films that remain deep in our hearts. Either because we wore out the VHS to watch them over and over again as children, or because we are aware of the new releases and watch them with a more adult perspective. However, the work that animators do to bring us these movies is so exhaustive that they often miss certain details that only very observant eyes can identify.

This Artist Creates Dreamy Disney Mash-Ups, and Keanu Reeves as a Prince Is Perfection

This Artist Creates Dreamy Disney Mash-Ups, and Keanu Reeves as a Prince Is Perfection
Art
2 years ago

Just say the word Disney and you get lost in a magical world of make-believe. From the princesses to the pirates, and now the Avengers, Disney is what dreams are made of. The characters are larger than life and voiced so beautifully, it’s easy to forget they’re not real, but the voices behind them are. So meet Crystal Ro, a big Disney fan who has created some fantastic Disney mash-ups. Bright Side is happy to share her beautiful art that brings to light the voiceover artists behind Disney’s popular characters. Plus, a special Disney prince and princess are waiting for you at the end.

Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Mothers

Why Disney Characters Rarely Have Mothers
Films
3 years ago

Most families are incomplete in the Disney universe. Although Disney movies are widely loved by their audience with their beautiful heartwarming stories, it is easy to notice that most of the families are incomplete and that mothers are not present. This may have left you wondering why such an important person is missing.

15 Secrets That Were Carefully Hidden in Popular Cartoons

15 Secrets That Were Carefully Hidden in Popular Cartoons
Films
3 years ago

Sometimes, cartoons can touch on very serious problems just like movies. Directors and scriptwriters also pay attention to little details, plot twists, and characters. And some curious moments can only be noticed by viewers that have a lot of experience doing so.

7 Dangerous Messages in Popular Fairy Tales, and Ways to Protect Your Kids From Them

7 Dangerous Messages in Popular Fairy Tales, and Ways to Protect Your Kids From Them
Films
4 years ago

Fairy tales can sometimes send mixed messages. In fact, when Charles Perrault wrote Cinderella, he ended the story with 2, rather conflicting morals. First, that goodness is more important than appearances and second, in a slightly more cynical tone, that things like courage and intelligence are important, but you need a “godmother” or “godfather” to help you get ahead in life. In other words, there’s no greater magic than the power of networking.

10 Startling Disney Theories That Crush Everything We Knew to Bits

10 Startling Disney Theories That Crush Everything We Knew to Bits
Curiosities
year ago

Some people believe in the theory that Disney has created a huge universe in which all of the stories they tell us take place. This means that all of the stories and characters can be somehow connected, and fans love to look for them, giving a great meaning to all of the Easter eggs. A lot of theories have been discussed, and some of them are so mind-blowing and convincing that you start to think that everything is not really that easy in the Disney universe.

10 Causes for Hand Numbness That Scream You Need to See a Doctor

10 Causes for Hand Numbness That Scream You Need to See a Doctor
Health
9 months ago

Numbness in hands is an extremely unpleasant symptom that can frighten anyone. In some cases, like medication side effects, there is nothing to worry about. These conditions can be treated quite easily and do not lead to dangerous complications. But there are also serious diseases that cause hand numbness and require immediate or continuous treatment.

19 Awkward Cats Brazenly Caught by Human Paparazzi

19 Awkward Cats Brazenly Caught by Human Paparazzi
Animals
4 years ago

Cats are weirdos. They sleep in strange positions, sit still like they’re frozen, and race around at night, making us think they’re aliens who came from other planets. But when we look at their hypnotizing ears and paws, we forget about all of our doubts and worries. Fortunately, we have photos that reveal cats’ true nature.

7 Eye-Popping Facts About Living in Antarctica (−110°F Outside and No Peeing in the Shower)

7 Eye-Popping Facts About Living in Antarctica (−110°F Outside and No Peeing in the Shower)
Places
9 months ago

Antarctica is often called the White Mars due to its severe conditions. In 2005, the French-Italian polar station, Concordia, was built there. The European Space Agency (ESA) conducts research there. At the same time, almost 60 people live there in isolation, extremely low temperatures, and with a lack of light and oxygen. They’ve all gone through months of preparation to work there for no less than 9-12 months. The station consists of 2 cylindrical buildings: the first one is called “quiet” and it’s the place where all the labs, living rooms, and a hospital are located. The second one is called “noisy” and has the gym, storage area, dining hall, movie theater, and a rec room.

19 Movie Details Most Viewers Didn’t Notice at All

19 Movie Details Most Viewers Didn’t Notice at All
Films
year ago

Many directors love using little details to send secret messages to viewers. These details are referred to as “easter eggs” and finding them in movies is a great pleasure for many movie fans. Thanks to such attentive people, we can tell you which Aladdin character (1992) appeared in Moana (2016), or which ancient item was used as a futuristic-looking tablet in Blade Runner.