Gold

Gold Isn’t Rare Like We Thought

Gold Isn’t Rare Like We Thought
Curiosities
year ago

While choosing the best metal to use for goods exchanging, our ancestors considered many different types. Gold seemed to be a good choice since it’s resistant to corrosion, and you can melt it over a flame, which makes it easy to stamp it as a coin or work with it in any other way. Gold is not that rare but is not easy to find and extract in larger amounts with pre-industrial technology. Geologists believe most of the Gold on our planet came from space with meteorite storms more than two billion years ago. It’s one of the densest metals on our planet, and humans have mined around 180,000 tonnes of it by now. If you want to tell if the diamond you’re holding is real or fake, breathe out on it. The genuine diamond will remain transparent, while the fake one will get foggy.

An Artist Adds Some Gold and Sparkle to Ordinary Tattoos and Turns Them Into Breathtaking Works of Art

An Artist Adds Some Gold and Sparkle to Ordinary Tattoos and Turns Them Into Breathtaking Works of Art
Art
year ago

Gold is used worldwide nowadays as a symbol of achievement. For example, the Olympics gives gold medals to its first-place winners, and the Nobel prize medal is 18-karat green gold plated with 24-karat gold. In recent years, golden ink has become very popular in tattooing. This noble metal can be very tricky and its texture is very hard to replicate. However, today’s featured artist, Jooa, has mastered it and we’ve collected some of our favorite tattoos done by this gifted artist.

Spotless house? It’s possible with these 15 products

Spotless house? It’s possible with these 15 products
Shopping
week ago

Which areas in your home are the most neglected as you don’t pay that much attention to them? Whatever your answer is, we are certain that we have something that will help you solve your problem. Keep reading to discover the 15 miraculous cleaning solutions.

13 Pieces of Jewelry From the Past That Had a Really Weird Purpose

13 Pieces of Jewelry From the Past That Had a Really Weird Purpose
Curiosities
month ago

Scientists believe that the first jewelry appeared in the Neolithic era. But even then, people may have worn jewelry not only for beauty or “protection from evil forces,” but also to show off their wealth to everyone else. Nowadays, some pieces that were fashionable in the past centuries might seem really weird. But everything becomes even more interesting when you find out what purpose they actually had.

19 Lucky Thrifters Who Know How to Spot a Treasure in the Pile of Rubbish

19 Lucky Thrifters Who Know How to Spot a Treasure in the Pile of Rubbish
Curiosities
2 months ago

There is a saying, “the best things in life are free.” Of course, they are not clothes or kitchen utensils, but family, friends, or smiles. But even though the heroes of our article have come into possession of some tangible things, those cost them almost nothing. No wonder why these people think that they’ve found a treasure.

115+ Good Morning Quotes: An Energy Booster Like a Cup of Coffee

115+ Good Morning Quotes: An Energy Booster Like a Cup of Coffee
Curiosities
6 months ago

Mornings are the canvas of a new day, and what better way to paint it with positivity than by starting it with inspiring quotes? Whether you seek a boost of energy, a dose of motivation, or simply a moment of reflection, our compilation has you covered. From funny to wise sayings, each quote will add a sprinkle of positivity to your morning routine. Let the words resonate with your spirit, uplift your mood, and propel you towards a day filled with endless possibilities. So, grab your cup of coffee, bask in the morning sunlight, and let these ’Good Morning Quotes’ set the tone for a day filled with inspiration.

15+ People Who Hit the Jackpot in a Thrift Store

15+ People Who Hit the Jackpot in a Thrift Store
Curiosities
7 months ago

You can discover a multitude of items at a flea market, ranging from a wedding dress to a graduation suit, as well as gold, diamonds, and antiques. Anyone who immerses themselves in this captivating world will develop an enduring fondness for exploring second-hand and thrift shops.

15 Mystery Objects That Made People’s Hearts Race

15 Mystery Objects That Made People’s Hearts Race
Curiosities
7 months ago

Understanding everything can be challenging, as mysteries are often beyond our comprehension. Fortunately, the internet provides a valuable resource where people can seek assistance in unraveling perplexing items. Explore these intriguing discoveries that will astonish you once their true purposes are revealed.

20+ People Whose Common-Looking Jewelry Items Can Boast a Rich Past

20+ People Whose Common-Looking Jewelry Items Can Boast a Rich Past
Curiosities
8 months ago

Luxury jewelry from museum collections is not the only one with interesting stories. The jewelry we treasure also has a history. Some people inherited and preserved a piece of family legacy, some discovered a real treasure in a box of costume jewelry, and some poured their whole soul into a piece, crafting it with their own hands.

I Kicked Out My Bridesmaid for Wearing the Wrong Dress at My Wedding

I Kicked Out My Bridesmaid for Wearing the Wrong Dress at My Wedding
People
8 months ago

We all want our wedding day to be just right, with every little thing in place and our dearest by our side. But it’s not a good idea to stress out the bride on her big day if things don’t go as expected. That’s what this story is about—whether it’s about the wrong dresses or the wrong friends, you get to decide where you stand.

18 Mystery Objects Demystified Thanks to the Internet

18 Mystery Objects Demystified Thanks to the Internet
Curiosities
8 months ago

Many of us have wondered about going through the stuff we store in our attic, trying to discover some unfamiliar things there. It’s because these items remind us of the past, its ways, and its customs. The people on our list today were lucky enough to stumble upon some fantastic discoveries, but their purpose remained a mystery. So, they turned to the internet for assistance and uncovered some truly surprising explanations.

12 Mystery Objects That Left the Internet Shocked

12 Mystery Objects That Left the Internet Shocked
Curiosities
8 months ago

Have you ever come across something that made you really puzzled? We’ve all experienced that. Our curious side just won’t quit until we figure out what it’s all about. But the times when we had to go to the library or ask an expert for answers are long gone. Thanks to the internet, we now have a bunch of online investigators ready to help. And let me tell you, they’ve revealed some amazing hidden truths about mystery finds.

We Don’t Know What’s Hiding in 95% of the Ocean

We Don’t Know What’s Hiding in 95% of the Ocean
Curiosities
year ago

Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface, so it comes as no surprise that about 50% of the U.S. territory is underwater. We’ve explored only 5% of oceans. 12 people walked on the Moon, but there were only four manned descents to the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth. Pressure is the crucial challenge of going deep into the ocean. At bigger depths, temperatures are extremely low, visibility is zero, and the pressure is so intense it’s harder to send people to the bottom of the ocean than to send them into space.You can’t see it, but the pressure of the air pushing down on your body in deeper parts is so big it feels like more than one hundred adult elephants or 50 jumbo jets are standing on your head. The pressure is 1,000 times bigger than on the land. Meanwhile, in space, when we pass through the Earth’s atmosphere, the pressure drops to zero. We’re mapping the planets, but it turns out to be easier than mapping the ocean floor. NASA uses radio waves when exploring space, but this method can’t be used for the ocean, since the trillions and trillions of gallons of water get in the way.

What If Everything Around Us Turned Into Gold

What If Everything Around Us Turned Into Gold
Curiosities
year ago

You just wanted to heat up a slice of leftover pizza! But something went terribly wrong. As soon as you touched the device, you felt a jolt — as if something had pushed you. You saw sparks, heard something blow up... Then darkness. Owww... It feels as if your head is going to implode. What’s hap?... OH! The microwave! You got an electric shock! Good thing you’re alive and more or less Ok. Even better — there’s no fire raging in your apartment.

Why Beds Are Raised Off the Ground + 14 Other Cool Facts

Why Beds Are Raised Off the Ground + 14 Other Cool Facts
Curiosities
year ago

I hate to break this to you, but money isn’t actually made of paper, which also proves that money doesn’t actually grow on trees. Most banknotes are 25% linen and 75% cotton, which is why they have such a distinct look and feel. Back in the 19th century, money was made of parchment paper. That’s why people could very easily counterfeit it, unlike now.

13 Things That Almost Found Their End in a Dumpster but Got a Chance for a Second Life

13 Things That Almost Found Their End in a Dumpster but Got a Chance for a Second Life
Curiosities
year ago

It’s hard to imagine how many things we throw away every day for all sorts of reasons: they got broken, we don’t want to use or like them anymore, they’ve got out of fashion, etc. Can you believe that someone can even throw away an autographed Harry Potter book? But what one person considers trash, another one may find really valuable, just like the heroes of our article who discovered something really delightful in a dumpster.

Everyone Thought It Was a Myth but It’s Real

Everyone Thought It Was a Myth but It’s Real
Curiosities
8 months ago

It’s partly true nothing happens if you dip your pinkie for a second into the red-hot lead. There is one condition — you need to dip it into the water first. The water between the skin and the metal will evaporate, creating a vapor layer, so it will repel metal for a second. Still, you don’t want to perform this stunt.

How to Become a Treasure Hunter in Modern World

How to Become a Treasure Hunter in Modern World
Curiosities
8 months ago

Legends about sunken ships with gold on board. A treasure chest on a desert island. A treasure map and an unsolved cipher. The search for hidden jewels, adventures, fake trails, hidden clues, and fabulous wealth. All this can be found not only on the pages of adventure novels and in movies but also in real life.Some people really make a living by looking for treasures and selling them for big money. The good news is that you can try it too. The bad news is it’s not as exciting as you might think.

Where Is the Missing Capstone of the Great Pyramid?

Where Is the Missing Capstone of the Great Pyramid?
Curiosities
8 months ago

Imagine working seven days a week on a large-scale construction site. You, along with thousands of others, carry millions of stone blocks and put them on top of each other according to a complex system. You work without modern construction equipment. You have no air conditioning or constant access to water. It’s so hot outside that you can fry eggs on the road. You’ve been building the pyramid for decades. And now, when it’s finally done, you enjoy the result of the colossal work of thousands of people. You’re looking at a giant cultural monument of global value that will freeze in time and amaze people for tens of thousands of years.

The True History of Dragons: Where Fire-Breathing Beasts Came From

The True History of Dragons: Where Fire-Breathing Beasts Came From
Curiosities
9 months ago

The legend goes that a dwarf named Fafnir was famous for his strength and courage. He was the son of a famous dwarf king. Because of his qualities, he was tasked with protecting their kingdom. Dwarfs were known to gather a lot of wealth, so a bit of added security was a must. I mean, they lived in a house made from gold and precious gems. But Fafnir also had another special talent: he was able to shapeshift! Tricked by Loki, the Norse spirit of mischief, Fafnir was taken over by his greed and the shine of his father’s treasure. He decided he did not want to share any of it, not even with his father or his brothers. He stole it and ran away all by himself to a place he’d be hard to find: the middle of the desert.

20+ People Who Know Their Way Around a Thrift Shop

20+ People Who Know Their Way Around a Thrift Shop
People
year ago

To some people, thrift stores and flea markets are just places full of old, useless stuff, while to others, these are storage cases of unbelievable treasures. And these people seem to possess a magical skill that helps them find really unique items that eventually become centerpieces for their homes, outfits, and collections.

This James Webb Telescope’s Discovery Had Astronomers Stumped

This James Webb Telescope’s Discovery Had Astronomers Stumped
Curiosities
10 months ago

It’s dark and incredibly cold. There’s no oxygen. There’s no water. There’s no life. But the James Webb Space Telescope doesn’t seem bothered by all this. Its main goal is to find the very first galaxies that formed billions of years ago in the early Universe and observe the stars making up distant planetary systems. Its mission is to... but wait! What is THAT?! The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered something absolutely amazing — a star-planet hybrid with very strange clouds! This bizarre world, called VHS 1256 b, is actually a brown dwarf. Those are bigger than planets but too small to classify as stars. They emit some light of their own and are quite hot. But their mass is simply not enough to fuse hydrogen into helium — like full-fledged stars do.

This Island Is Visible Every 7 Years but Still Cannot Be Reached

This Island Is Visible Every 7 Years but Still Cannot Be Reached
Curiosities
10 months ago

Question for you: Does the island of Hy-Brasil [hai bruh·zil] sound familiar? You’ve surely never seen it on a vacation brochure. Not because it’s exclusive or hard to reach, but because it’s like the ultimate mash-up of myth and reality. Some people believe it’s just a figment of imagination, while others swear they’ve seen it with their own two eyes! According to historians, the island of Hy-Brasil has been noted in both travelers’ records and ancient Irish legends. It makes this location an Irish version of Atlantis! Although it’s known by several other names too, the island takes its most famous name from Breasal [Breh-zahl], an important figure from Celtic folklore. It’s also been spotted on maps dating back to 1325. One cartographer for example placed it west of Ireland, while subsequent sailing charts have shown it more specifically southwest of Galway Bay.

They Found the Treasure That Everyone Thought Was a Myth

They Found the Treasure That Everyone Thought Was a Myth
Curiosities
10 months ago

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.

Bizarre Signals From Voyager 1: What Are They?

Bizarre Signals From Voyager 1: What Are They?
Curiosities
11 months ago

Voyager 1, which has been traveling through interstellar space for more than 45 years, and is trailing a long gray beard by this time (not really), it suddenly began to send strange signals to Earth. Even more bizarre, there are no signs that the probe has broken or anything. Scientists from NASA are desperately trying to find the reason. So... what’s happened, exactly? First of all, let me tell you a bit more about Voyager 1 and its long, lo-o-ong journey. Voyager 1 is an American space probe. Scientists from NASA sent it into space on September 5, 1977.

What If the Kraken Swallowed You Whole

What If the Kraken Swallowed You Whole
Curiosities
11 months ago

It’s dark, and you can’t see anything. There’s slime all over. The ground is soft and moving. You try to find your way around by feeling the moving walls around you. After a while, you hear some painful screams in the distance. You call out for help, but no one responds. You’re a captain of a ship, and you were just consumed by the mighty Kraken. You keep tumbling over, not knowing if you’re even going in the right direction. The screams get louder and louder. It’s only a matter of time before you see someone. As you make your next step, a large piece of wood swooshes past you, almost knocking you down. That piece of wood was from the ship that the Kraken had swallowed. It had also swallowed the entire crew alive, so they must be somewhere inside the beast’s belly.

10 Things You Might Be Using Every Day Without Knowing Their Actual Purpose

10 Things You Might Be Using Every Day Without Knowing Their Actual Purpose
Curiosities
year ago

Every single item that reaches the nearest grocery store has been planned to its last detail, regarding both quality and design. And sometimes they include features that are very hard to understand the real purpose of. But, of course, there is a perfectly logical explanation that makes us realize how everything around us has its very own special function.

If You See a Toy on a Truck, Here’s What It Means

If You See a Toy on a Truck, Here’s What It Means
Curiosities
11 months ago

I have to say — it would be hard to visit the biggest waterfall in the world because it’s underwater. Deep down below, there are fissures and caverns on the ocean floor. They form when water oozes through the layers of salt that are beneath it. This water is filled with dissolved salt. This makes it denser than the water surrounding it, which is why it ends up settling into these fissures. Such type of dense water forms a massive waterfall near Denmark. It’s a giant cascade that plummets 11,500 feet. That’s over three times the height of the well-known Angel Falls in Venezuela. So, the colder water of this waterfall sinks after it collides with the surrounding water that’s less dense.

They Survived 69 Days Trapped Underground

They Survived 69 Days Trapped Underground
Curiosities
8 months ago

A human being can survive up to a couple of months without food, a few days without water, and sixty-nine days trapped underground. At least, that’s what thirty-three miners in Chile managed to do. The fifth of August, two thousand ten, started like a regular workday deep underground. The miners were going about their business, digging for copper, gold, and other minerals. Some of them were working almost two thousand five hundred feet below the surface. Another group was resting in the Refuge, a room carved out of the rock for miners to relax in and breathe some fresh air pumped in from the surface. They were waiting for a pickup truck to give them a ride up for lunch.