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Incredible Discovery: Hidden Sinkhole Reveals Never-Before-Seen Ecosystem

Incredible Discovery: Hidden Sinkhole Reveals Never-Before-Seen Ecosystem
Places
4 months ago

A team of cave explorers outside Ping’e village in Leye County, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, discovered a massive sinkhole that harbored a primeval forest growing at the bottom. The sinkhole measures 306m in length, 150m in width, and 192m in depth, with its volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters, meaning it can be officially categorized as a large sinkhole.

A Boy Who Was The World’s Heaviest Kid Shows How One Decision Can Change Your Whole Life

A Boy Who Was The World’s Heaviest Kid Shows How One Decision Can Change Your Whole Life
People
7 months ago

Meet Arya Permana, a teenager from Indonesia. Not too long ago, Arya weighed 421 lb (191 kg) and had to take showers outside in a specially constructed pool. Despite being labeled the “world’s fattest kid,” Arya proves that hard work and goal-setting can lead to remarkable achievements. Let’s take a closer look at Arya’s story and the inspiring journey he has been on.

50,000 Earthquakes in 3 Weeks Shook Volcano Awake

50,000 Earthquakes in 3 Weeks Shook Volcano Awake
Curiosities
7 months ago

It happened in Iceland on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:45 PM. About 20 miles southwest of the capital, molten rock suddenly burst through the surface from below. Bright lava fountains then lit up the night sky. A volcano in this valley finally woke up after almost 800 years of sleeping soundly...We divide volcanoes into 3 categories: active, dormant, or extinct. Around 1,900 of them around the globe are considered active. That means they’ve erupted in the recent past and will likely do it again in the possible near future. Dormant volcanoes haven’t popped off for a long time, but they still may in the future. You could say they’re sort of sleeping. As for extinct ones, those guys haven’t done anything in more than a million years!

The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Touch This Creature If You Ever Stumble Upon It at the Beach

The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Touch This Creature If You Ever Stumble Upon It at the Beach
Curiosities
9 months ago

Sea cucumbers play a vital role in various marine ecosystems, acting as efficient cleaners by sifting through sediment to extract nutrients. Resembling their namesake, sea cucumbers exhibit a cucumber or sausage-like shape, varying in size from less than an inch to over six feet, depending on the species. Not only that, but in Indonesia, Japan and China they hold great value as a culinary delicacy.

If You See One of Those Clouds Over Your City, Get Out Fast!

If You See One of Those Clouds Over Your City, Get Out Fast!
Tips & tricks
9 months ago

Ah...You’re on the grass, looking up at the blue sky, enjoying some singing birds and catching some warm rays. You watch differently shaped clouds soaring slowly, high up into the air.Suddenly you hear a powerful loud rumble coming from far away. You get up and notice a gigantic thick cloud ahead. But it’s not the size that scares you, it’s the shape. The cloud looks like a skull. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean anything bad’s gonna happen.

Plane Flew Around the World Trying to Get Home

Plane Flew Around the World Trying to Get Home
Curiosities
4 months ago

A plane with no identification marks is approaching the coast of Indonesia. It’s not the most peaceful of times, and the flight operator is alarmed. Two fighter jets take to the sky, about to take down the unidentified plane. It’s all about to end in a disaster, when the fighters notice one strange detail...

Lake Appeared in Desert in Minutes, No One Knows How

Lake Appeared in Desert in Minutes, No One Knows How
Curiosities
4 months ago

You’re walking along a hot desert under the scorching sun. You run out of supplies, there is no more water. You dream about rain, but there are no clouds in the sky. With each step, you lose more and more strength and... fall. You notice a small pond nearby. Is it real water or just a mirage? You can’t get to your feet, so you crawl there. The water is getting closer by the minute, but not because you’re moving towards it. It’s the water approaching you. In a few minutes, the pond area increases. Here, you’re already in it. A small lake has formed, 60 feet deep, at the place where the piece of the desert was.

Secret Room Inside the Rock Where Ancient People Lived

Secret Room Inside the Rock Where Ancient People Lived
Curiosities
4 months ago

“A comfortable abode with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea will serve as a perfect rain shelter” — this is what a real estate advertisement might have looked like for Neanderthals 100,000 years ago. Welcome to weird and wonderful caves you could live in — or not. Of course, back then, neither real estate and advertising had been invented yet, never mind the fact that Neanderthals couldn’t build houses and often lived in caves. Yet, one of those caves looks an awful lot like a residential building. It’s situated inside a high limestone cape called the Rock of Gibraltar. If the Neanderthals had had an economy, the caves inside this rock would have cost a bundle.

8 Unique Traditions That Are Proudly Embraced by Women in Different Countries

8 Unique Traditions That Are Proudly Embraced by Women in Different Countries
Girls stuff
11 months ago

Traditions define who we are. Although many customs have perished as humanity has progressed, some survived and continue to exist today, and new ones have emerged. Blowing out candles on your birthday cake is one of the oldest traditions still practiced today, and the meaning behind it is that with every candle, we mark a new milestone in life. With that, we’ve found some exciting folklore that women practice worldwide.

That Asteroid Was Even Worse Than We Thought

That Asteroid Was Even Worse Than We Thought
Curiosities
6 months ago

The Sun is rising, lighting up the trees, swamps, and massive plants of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s 66 million years before today — and the last days of the Mesozoic era. This peaceful world doesn’t know yet that a rock the size of a mountain is hurtling toward Earth at a speed of more than 40,000 mph. It looks like a fireball. It’s growing larger and larger with every passing minute. Soon, it seems bigger than the Sun. Dinosaurs roaming the prehistoric Earth don’t know yet that they have to run, hide, save themselves! Not that it’s going to help.

Ship That Sailed Without a Crew for 38 Years

Ship That Sailed Without a Crew for 38 Years
Curiosities
6 months ago

It’s 2018. You get up early in the morning to go ashore and catch some fish. You come to the spot you were yesterday, throw the hook into the sea and wait. The float is twitching. You’ve caught some fish, but... Hey! Hello! Why aren’t you doing anything? Right now, you don’t care about the fish. You’re looking at something in the distance. You open your mouth in surprise since you see a huge ship stuck on a shoal. It wasn’t here yesterday, so it got here at night.

6 Prehistoric Animals That Are Somehow Still Around

6 Prehistoric Animals That Are Somehow Still Around
Animals
6 months ago

Amongst the swamps lives a strange bird with a Dutch clog for a beak. It screeches a high pitch whine, notifying other shoebills that this is its area when it comes to food. Its eerie calls add to the surrounding roars of dinosaurs in the distance. It’s not hunting dinosaurs, though, of course, but snakes, fish, lizards, and frogs amongst the reeds.

16 Gestures Can Get You in Trouble Abroad

16 Gestures Can Get You in Trouble Abroad
Places
7 months ago

You’re dining in Paris, with a full belly of French onion soup and a mouthful of double chocolate soufflé. The waiter approaches asking how your meal was and, mouth full, you give a satisfied expression and make the A-OK gesture. You expect to see happiness on the waiter’s face, but he looks at you with irritation.

The Largest Cave with Its Own Weather Inside

The Largest Cave with Its Own Weather Inside
Curiosities
7 months ago

In 1991, somewhere in the lush jungles of central Vietnam, a local logger found a mysterious hole among the foliage and bushes. He looked in there and felt a strong wind blowing into his face. Then, he heard a strange sound from the cave depths and realized that it was the sound of a river. The logger didn’t check the cave but decided to go back there with a flashlight and a rope. When he returned, he couldn’t find the cave anywhere. He spent a few years searching for it. Finally, in the 2000s, the logger managed to locate it again. In 2009, he brought scientists to this place. They found out the cave, called Son Doong [sn don], is the largest in the world.

6 Valuable Wrecks Still Waiting to Be Found

6 Valuable Wrecks Still Waiting to Be Found
Curiosities
6 months ago

In 2015, an ROV [Remotely Operated Vehicle] descended into the depths of the Caribbean Sea. It belonged to Columbia, and it was searching for a long-lost treasure ship. At the depth of 9,000 feet, the operators could see their goal, a Spanish galleon [San José] that sank in 1708. The rumor has it that the ship was transporting 200 tons of treasure onboard. For more than three hundred years, no one knew its exact location. Yes, in the 21st century, we are still finding lost treasure ships.

10 Unique Customs From Around the World That People Are Proud to Still Practice

10 Unique Customs From Around the World That People Are Proud to Still Practice
Places
year ago

Traditions create a sense of belonging and are a great reason to bring us a bit closer to our friends, family, and the entire community we live in. Maybe that’s why people still practice them, no matter how old or outdated they seem to communities far away from them. Also, learning about traditions keep us closer and more engaged with our past. And keeping close to our past helps us move toward the future and form our own personality and sense of identity.

13 Countries Where Skirts Are Usually Worn by Men

13 Countries Where Skirts Are Usually Worn by Men
Curiosities
year ago

Most of us might not know this, but skirts are actually the second-oldest type of clothing in the history of the world. These days, they are predominantly regarded as women’s clothing, but way back in the day, skirts were unisex garments, and men wore them with pride. Even nowadays, they are part of the traditional clothing of several cultures around the world.

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries
Curiosities
year ago

We’re all different because of our diverse cultures, and it’s a big part of the fun of traveling to discover things about a place that aren’t as common or exist in your home country. But if you know these things, your trip will be more leisurely, and you can avoid embarrassing or funny situations.Bright Side has always been amazed by how various ethnicities are, so we’d like to give you a few tips to help you get the most out of your journey.

A Photoshop Master Shows Us What Celebrities Would Look Like as Ordinary People in Indonesia

A Photoshop Master Shows Us What Celebrities Would Look Like as Ordinary People in Indonesia
Photography
2 years ago

Indra Hakim is a Photoshop artist from Indonesia who edits pictures of celebrities as if they were Indonesians, living ordinary lives and doing normal things, just as locals do. He started learning Photoshop in 2004, and as his skills improved, he began editing his own self-portraits with celebrities for fun. By 2017, he decided to make his page public and started with this unique idea. His Photoshopped images became so recognizable, that Snoop Dogg noticed his own picture and posted it to his Instagram account.

14 Middle School Questions That Can Puzzle Anyone

14 Middle School Questions That Can Puzzle Anyone
Curiosities
2 years ago

Do you remember the times when we were invited to the blackboard in school and asked to show where Guadeloupe or the Limpopo River were located? Now we’re grown up and we help our kids do homework and some distant knowledge about trade winds and monsoons keeps coming back to our memory. Perhaps not all of us were A-students in school and we won’t be able to name the exact amount of oceans and continents right away. However, love for geography returns to everyone who sits by the window on a plane and tries to find out which city or country they are flying over.

8 Unusual Beauty Standards in Different Asian Countries

8 Unusual Beauty Standards in Different Asian Countries
People
2 years ago

Despite the global beauty standards that we see in glamorous magazines and fashion shows, every nation has its own unique features, traditions, and customs that are related to female beauty. For example, while people in other countries spend a lot on straightening their teeth, in Japan, women pay to make their teeth look snaggled. So we can say that beauty is indeed a relative term.

20 Meals From Other Countries That Really Shocked Tourists

20 Meals From Other Countries That Really Shocked Tourists
Places
2 years ago

When we travel, we often find out that the meals we’re used to can be very different in other countries. Sometimes, the taste seems divine and very often we don’t even realize how something like could occur in someone’s mind. And still, some of these unusual combinations really work great together.

What Mandatory School Uniforms Look Like in 9 Different Countries

What Mandatory School Uniforms Look Like in 9 Different Countries
Places
3 years ago

Just like traditions and habits change depending on the country you’re living in, so does the education system and the mandatory uniforms kids have to wear to school. Every single country has different types of uniforms and, even if it’s true that uniforms change according to schools, most uniforms share common styles regardless of the country. And those are what we’re interested in in this article because we believe it shows the amazing diversity of cultures that exists on our planet.

Rivers Can Finally Become Free of Trash, and the Oceans Are Thankful for It

Rivers Can Finally Become Free of Trash, and the Oceans Are Thankful for It
Curiosities
year ago

Some of you are already familiar with Boyan Slat and his dream-project for ridding the ocean of pollution once and for all. Together with his team, Boyan has been fighting the Great Pacific garbage patch for 2 years, collecting plastic pieces even as tiny as one millimeter. Fortunately, he and his team didn’t stop there. They came up with something they call the Interceptor, an autonomous cleaning system for rivers that is placed in the hull of an electric boat.

9 Little-Known Peoples of the World That You Won’t Learn About During a Geography Lesson

9 Little-Known Peoples of the World That You Won’t Learn About During a Geography Lesson
Curiosities
3 years ago

More than 7.5 billion people of various nationalities live on Earth. We are taught a lot about some ethnic groups since childhood, but there are still many of these groups whose culture and traditions remain a mystery to us. Of course, modern civilization has contributed to the inevitable assimilation of peoples, some of which are gradually disappearing. But, fortunately, many of their representatives are trying to maintain their own centuries-old traditions and customs.

20 Exotic Birds That Seem to Have Come From Another Planet

20 Exotic Birds That Seem to Have Come From Another Planet
Animals
3 years ago

The animal kingdom is full of very diverse species that brighten up our planet with their colors and surprise us with the way they behave. However, there are animals that seem to have arrived from other planets due to their unique and unpredictable characteristics, which never cease to amaze human beings.

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is
Places
3 years ago

Many people who love traveling have a bucket list with places and activities they’d like to go to at least once in their life. If you’re an avid traveler, you can probably relate to that. Unfortunately, we all suffer from time limitations when it comes to discovering some of the incredible places out there and because you have to decide which of these to visit, having a quick overview might come in handy. After all, traveling isn’t just about taking a plane and going somewhere, it’s also about planning a future trip and imagining how it would be to go to those exotic places.

20 Majestic Birds You’d Wish You Could Hold in Your Hands

20 Majestic Birds You’d Wish You Could Hold in Your Hands
Animals
3 years ago

There are more than 10,000 bird species on Earth. From those that are large like an ostrich to those that are as tiny as a bee hummingbird, all feathered creatures are charming in their own way. But the special coloring, plumage, or spectacular mating rituals make some birds so unique you won’t believe they’re not made up.

9 Uplifting Stories From People Who’ve Won Their Fight for the Environment

9 Uplifting Stories From People Who’ve Won Their Fight for the Environment
Curiosities
year ago

Every day, there are more and more environmental problems in the world: forests in Brazil are burning, glaciers in Antarctica are melting, and the oceans are filling with plastic. But there are people who aren’t able to bear these things and who are trying to help the planet. People are building factories that suck carbon dioxide from the air and are helping to invent new ways of getting clean energy. And all of us can join these people, even if it’s with something as simple as sorting through the trash or cleaning our own yards.