They say that a parent’s love is unconditional. However, how healthy is it to fulfill your role as a child and always feel like you have to repay your parents for everything they have done for you? There are some cases, like this Reddit user, where children, when they become adults, must continue to deal with toxic behavior from their parents, which is also not fair.
Even if you aren’t aware of it, your body expels gas through farting up to 25 times a day, including 3-5 times during your sleep. But the beauty lies behind the question of why we actually like our farts and find others’ to be gross. Well, we have an answer for you.
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!
You decide to go out for a morning jog for the first time in your life. You put on your headphones and get ready for something hard and unpleasant. But as soon as you go outside, you feel an extraordinary lightness. At first, you enjoy it and speed up, but then you realize that something’s wrong. You’re running too fast and too easily. You feel like you’ve just taken off a heavy backpack that you’ve been carrying all your life. You’re so fast you think you must have a superpower now. But, you notice another athlete running as quickly as you. You notice a puddle ahead of you and jump over it. You jump so far and so high it feels physically impossible. You fall to the ground, shocked.
The NASA hotline is ringing off the hook! The call center operator is all sweaty from stress. They barely have time to answer the phone, and all the messages they get say the same thing. There’s something glowing on the Moon. Indeed, hundreds and thousands of amateur astronomers were watching the Moon that night. And suddenly, there was a bright light on it. As if someone had lit a powerful spotlight on the surface. Scientists immediately began to look for an explanation to this phenomenon. They first thought it was simply the glow of an airplane flying between the observers and the Moon. But then it wouldn’t have been seen by so many people from different parts of the world at the same time.
Danger might await you anywhere. Scammers are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to get closer to you and use their skills to scam you. They use strange things like envelopes in the car and other weird stuff on the hood to target everyone, regardless of their age and background. Let’s see how you can recognize the red flags and know what to do.
Let’s face it: as stars go, our Sun is actually, well ... pretty boring. C’mon, there’s nothing unusual about it. There are millions of similar yellow dwarfs in the universe. And yet we love it. After all, it’s the only star we have, and it gives us life. However... it wasn’t always like that. Once upon a time, the Sun had a twin... possibly an evil one! What happened to it? Well, let’s find out. This here is a giant molecular cloud. They’re also sometimes called dark nebulae. Here, there are many interstellar clumps full of gas, dust, and piles of stars. These clouds have no clear boundaries and often take weird crazy forms. You can even see some of them with the naked eye. Look at the clear sky at night — they look like dark spots all across the bright Milky Way.
Some strange seismic activity begins all over the world. Volcanoes on the planet are waking up. But instead of lava, fiery stones, and black ash, they release an invisible gas that slowly fills the atmosphere. This gas is safe for all mammals and insects, but for some reason, it harms people. Gas masks, medications — nothing helps. It’s like Earth says: “Hey, people, I’ve had enough! Get out of here.” To survive, humanity decides to move to a place where gas can’t reach — underwater.
Somewhere near California, there’s a curious place with over 5,200 underwater holes located right on the seafloor. No one was bothered much about them, — those holes were known to the maritime community and weren’t a big deal. Everyone just thought it was due to underground gas. However, back in 2019, the seafloor was investigated with a robot, and guess what — no gas was found there.They did find something, though. It turned out that 15,000 more holes appeared on the seafloor. Some scientists claim those were fish that had dug those holes. Seems like they just kicked up dust to accommodate themselves, and the dust was simply washed away by the currents. Right, some fish did live in those holes, but most of them were vacant. So, the mystery is yet to be solved!
Imagine you decided to take a road trip the old-fashioned way. And by that I mean you decided to do it without the help of any technology. (What?) So, you go to the nearest convenience store and buy a map of each state you plan to pass through. You buckle them up on the passenger’s seat right next to you and set off on your adventure!
Jupiter’s moon Europa is covered in a thick layer of ice, but underneath it is a vast ocean of water, measuring up to 100 miles deep. Water ice was previously thought to be rare and only common for Earth, but it can, in fact, be found all over the Solar System, even on Mercury and the Moon. Saturn is less dense than water, so if it were thrown into a giant pool, it would float. Space isn’t supposed to be black: there are stars everywhere. Shouldn’t they light up everything around? You don’t see stars wherever you look because some of them haven’t existed long enough for their light to reach Earth! There are eight confirmed planets in the Solar System, but evidence shows there can be a ninth — we just haven’t discovered it yet.
The hunt for interesting exoplanets and life forms somewhere out there in the vast expanse of the Universe keeps going; no stopping here! We’re basically searching for a second Earth — a planet that’s similar to our home and where we could finally find some space friends. We’re not picky, any form of life is fine, even some bacteria-sized organisms. And this search has mostly been going on in the habitable zone around other stars. We also call this the Goldilocks zone. That’s a region where conditions are “bearly” just right for liquid water to exist, whether we’re talking about the surface of a planet or a moon.
Imagine you’re looking up at the sky on a clear night, and you see all those beautiful stars twinkling up there. Well, one of them is Betelgeuse — a celebrity among stars. If you want to catch a glimpse of it, look up at the Orion constellation. It low-key looks like an archer holding a bow, and you can spot Betelgeuse as the reddish-orange dot on their shoulder. It’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, so it’s hard to miss! Betelgeuse is not your ordinary star. First of all, it’s gigantic, up to 1,000 times the size of our Sun. Can you imagine that? It’s so enormous that if we could somehow replace our Sun with Betelgeuse, it would engulf all the inner planets, including Earth!
As you walk down the street, it’s calm and quiet, but suddenly, a Tesla rolls past. The smooth quiet engine takes you by complete surprise. A great example of advanced technology we see today. But this futuristic tech isn’t that new of an idea, and there were actually electric cars manufactured over 100 years ago!
We all know about black holes. But what about their mysterious twin siblings — white holes? Have you ever even heard about these guys? Do they even exist? And the most important question of them all — are these two actually a big interdimensional portal? Let’s find out. A black hole is a creepy space object with an INCREDIBLY strong attractive force. Its gravitation is so great that even light cannot escape from it. That’s why it seems black to us.
When you order a drink that isn’t supposed to have cinnamon in it but still smells like it — don’t even try it! Chances are that someone has messed with your drink and tried adding some ingredients that shouldn’t really be there. Cinnamon has the superpower of covering up the smell and taste of other substances. So, the best you can do is never leave your drink alone and always sniff it before drinking.
Fasten your seat belts! We’re setting course for the most bizarre places in our Universe — and you’ll see the most mysterious phenomena few people have ever seen before!Recently, astronomers have discovered that the supermassive black hole at the center of our home Milky Way galaxy might be “leaking”! Why is it a significant change? Because it might mean that this black hole, called Sagittarius A*, whose mass is 4.1 million times the mass of our Sun, isn’t a sleeping giant as previously thought. It might still be active.
Welcome to the “Survive, no matter what” show! Today our host, Alberto, will perform a crazy trick. Last year he lived in a cave with a grizzly bear for two months and managed to survive. Do you remember how Alberto smeared himself with minced meat and jumped into a pool with piranhas? I hope you haven’t forgotten how Alberto grilled a barbecue on an awakened volcano? Well, forget it! Today Alberto will do the most dangerous and crazy trick in his life. Especially for you, dear viewers, he will get swallowed by a giant blue whale. Alberto goes to the North Atlantic. It’s a vast area of water where you can meet blue whales and cachalots. He gets on a yacht and sails far from the shore. He’s going to look for whales using echolocation and binoculars.
So, what kind of gas do you fill up with? Well, tacos usually do the trick for me, but at the filling station, you’ve probably noticed different tabs with some numbers on gas pump buttons. Those are octane levels, varying from regular and mid-grade to premium. Each one provides a different level of octane that your specific engine type requires functioning effectively. Your choice should be based on the compression ratio of your engine. So, the myth of using premium for a car that requires regular gas to gain better performance or to boost the engine’s health is false. Best stick to the fuel recommended for your car. You’ll save money buying the correct fuel. But what if you filled your gas tank on a cold morning, allowing the fuel to shrink? Won’t it make the fuel denser, providing more value for your dollar? This is another false myth. The supply tanks are buried so deep underground that the temperature inside doesn’t change at all.
Night. You and your friends are riding bikes around a small city and notice a meteorite flying in the sky. It burns with a bright green flame and then falls right into a small pond near the town. You instantly dash to the crash site. The water on the pond’s surface is foaming and bubbling. The incandescent meteorite slowly sinks to the bottom and illuminates the black waters with a green light. Mesmerized by this picture, you approach the edge of the pier. The green glow is reflected in your glasses, beckoning you. You take a step, suddenly fall into the water, and pass out.
The Milky Way Galaxy where we live looks like a ginormous pinwheel rotating in space. It’s a spiral galaxy that appeared around fourteen billion years ago. It’s filled with a lot of stuff: stars, nebulae — which are clouds of dust and gas, planets, asteroids, you and me and your parents and that messy kid down the street — you get the idea. And all these fans out from the center of the galaxy in long spiraling arms — a marvelous view!
Imagine sitting at home, drinking coffee and watching a new episode of your favorite series. And suddenly — BOOM! CRASH! What’s happened?! Nothing terrible — just a meteorite that has just crashed into your kitchen after breaking the roof.
If you look at it on the street, you’ll think a fire hydrant is about 3 feet in height. But the actual size of the device used to provide water supply to firefighters all over the world is twice as large. That is if you count the rest of the hydrant, which is hiding underground. They are mostly red, and it’s not just a matter of urban design.
Hey, don’t we all love wintertime? Gingerbread cookies and sitting by the fireplace and... frozen methane bubbles? Freezing temperatures afford humanity the pleasure of some very weird winter phenomena. Let’s go take a look at some of them.
Usually we don’t worry about our health until something starts to bother us. Although even the healthiest people can experience occasional discomfort, there are some body signals we shouldn’t ignore. While it’s important to seek professional help if something is concerning you, it’s also worthy to pay attention to the ways your body is trying to let you know something might be wrong.
A kid may be a tornado of joy and excitement, but it can also make you doubt yourself and your choices. Nobody teaches us about being parents, but we can learn to be one in a way that fits our needs and the expectations of our children. Adopting some practical solutions, on the other hand, might help you cope with the situation and gain greater confidence in your connection with your child.
It is believed that people with celiac disease should not consume gluten, as it is risky for their health. But, surprisingly, people who don’t have this condition may also benefit from ditching or restricting gluten from their daily meals. Today’s article is fruit for our curiosity on what might happen to our body and mind if we suddenly go on a gluten-free diet.
Some people won’t hesitate to offer a helping hand, be it to a fellow human or an animal. The kind gesture can be however small, from a left-handed set of silverware for a left-handed guest to giving a turtle a much-needed gulp of water. It’s the intent that matters, and it can be appreciated by just about anyone.
In some families, it’s a given that when you have a child, your parents will babysit them once in a while, without asking for anything in return. However, some grandparents would like to be compensated for their time and energy, and there are people who agree with them.
The capital of the Foggy Albion is really charming and magnetic. London is actually ranked number one on the list of the most magnetic cities in the world. But it is much more than just double-deckers, Buckingham Palace, and the royal family.
Psychological tests can be very puzzling, even for adults. But children seem to be able to find a solution in any situation, even though their solutions can also be very confusing. Maybe they draw eerily dark pictures, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re depressed. Sometimes they’re just really developed for their age, and they can scare even a licensed professional.
Migraines can cause pain so intense that only those who have experienced it can truly understand. Getting relief is extremely difficult, and many times, conventional remedies don’t work. That’s why Bright Side is bringing you some unusual tips for treating migraines. If you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked, what do you have to lose by trying just a few more remedies?
“Sugar face,” a mustache above your upper lip, and even infertility — these are just a few effects that are linked to consumption of the insidious white crystal — sugar. Taking it off of our plates and out of our cups may not turn us into superheroes, but it can definitely improve our life and our health.
We often fail to recognize symptoms of a carb intolerance and can even misdiagnose them as signs of other problems. This condition appears when your body can’t effectively digest foods that contain starch or that are high in sugar, like processed treats, some fruit, and milk. And as it turns out, this is relatively common, especially in children, and can cause a lot of discomfort.
Helping with breathing problems, anxiety, and giving you more energy — these are just some of the benefits of keeping plants at home. Seriously, just having a plant in your room can bring you way more than you bargained for. The smell of some plants can improve your memory, others can reduce bacteria and chemicals in the air around them, and some will boost your brain activity and overall health.
Some exercises, like yoga, can help you through painful cramps, while also giving you a mood booster. 2 recent studies actually tell us which exercises are particularly good and how they work. They not only reduce muscle spasms but also relax the abdomen for your comfort. Sounds too good to be true, right!