Insects

Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?

Why Are Insects in Australia So Big?
Animals
5 months ago

Have you ever noticed how insects seem to get bigger in certain parts of the world? Take Australia and the Amazon rainforest, for example. They’re notorious for having some of the largest and creepiest crawlies around. What’s the deal with these hotspots of insect activity? Warmth plays a part in insect growth, but it’s not the only factor at play. You won’t get bugs that large out in the desert, for instance, despite the heat. The real secret lies in their access to water. In tropical and subtropical environments, there’s usually plenty of moisture to go around, which means a year-round supply of delicious snacks.

Meet One of the Most Mysterious Insects in the World

Meet One of the Most Mysterious Insects in the World
Animals
5 months ago

There are insects in nature that love to make a lot of noise. Imagine you’re at a rock concert where a singer loudly yells into a microphone, and the guitarists give out deafening chords. And all this is transmitted through giant speakers. It feels like the music passes through your body. You will experience a similar sensation if you find yourself near a swarm of cicadas. These creatures create a clicking, ringing sound with the help of vibrating membranes on their stomachs.

If Your Cat Runs at Night, It’s Trying to Tell You Something!

If Your Cat Runs at Night, It’s Trying to Tell You Something!
Animals
9 months ago

Wham-bam! Something crashes to the floor. Glass shatters. In the silence and pitch-black darkness of your bedroom, the clatter is deafening. You’re almost certain it’s still too early to wake up yet. Grunting, you stretch your hand and grab your phone. 3.15 AM. You gotta be kidding me. Argh! This CAT!

That’s Why Bees Can Only Sting Once

That’s Why Bees Can Only Sting Once
Animals
9 months ago

Zzzzzzzzz doink! What was that on your arm? A bee, great. Not exactly a pleasant feeling. Painful, itchy, annoying, scary. We’ve all been there before. So, that happens because the bee jabs its barbed stinger into your skin and releases some venom. That venom contains proteins that cause pain and can affect your immune system and skin cells.

Plants Talk, We Just Don’t Hear Them

Plants Talk, We Just Don’t Hear Them
Curiosities
5 months ago

In the loud and hectic world, plants give us peace and quiet. They don’t yell, nor move, just sit there, silent. But... do they? What if I tell you that at this very moment your favorite cactus is kinda texting its plant buddies? And these messages could actually help us humans feed the world? What can plants possibly say to each other? All kinds of things. “Help!” or “Land here!” or “Get off!” or “My fruits are ripe!” And these messages aren’t just being sent by the big plants like trees; even little patches of moss can get quite chatty. Ah, by the way: if you’ve ever taken a whiff of freshly cut grass, you’ve actually been communicating with a plant!

Who Would Win the Title of the Strongest Insect?

Who Would Win the Title of the Strongest Insect?
Animals
5 months ago

Get ready to witness the ultimate showdown in the world of insects as they battle it out in the Insect Combat Championship. Here, the arena becomes their Octagon, and their instincts collide in a spectacular display of strength, agility, and strategy. We’ve brought together a diverse array of contenders from the insect world, showcasing their incredible abilities. From the lightning-fast strikes of the praying mantis to the calculated strategies of the honeybee, let’s see who this year’s ultimate champion will be.

30+ Cool Things From Amazon That Will Get Your Entire Family Put Their Phones Down

30+ Cool Things From Amazon That Will Get Your Entire Family Put Their Phones Down
Shopping
11 months ago

Bet that you’re constantly battling with your family over screen time. We get it — the average person spends a staggering 3 hours and 15 minutes glued to their phone, checking it a whopping 58 times a day! But fear not, there’s still hope for quality family time. We’ve curated a list of 34 cool items that will make your family happily take their eyes off screens and enjoy some exciting time. Say goodbye to digital distractions with our top picks from Amazon.

What If All Snakes Went Extinct?

What If All Snakes Went Extinct?
Curiosities
5 months ago

And now for some breaking news: “All snakes have suddenly disappeared.” If you saw this on the news, what do you think would happen? Well, Voldemort certainly wouldn’t be pleased to hear this, and neither would other Slytherin members. Hogwarts would have 3 houses instead of 4. Parseltongue, which is the language of serpents, would become useless.

Get Ready to Eat Bugs || The Future of Farming

Get Ready to Eat Bugs || The Future of Farming
Curiosities
6 months ago

If you feel tired of cooking but aren’t ready to switch to fast food, there’s some great news for you. In the near future, the whole process will become easier than ever. Your kitchen robots will do all the work for you. You’ll order your high-tech sous-chef to cook any meal of your choice on your way home. It will gather the necessary ingredients, peel, grind, fry, boil, and do everything that has to be done. All you’ll have to do is make sure those ingredients are in the fridge. Or get a shopping robot.

If We Disappeared, What Species Would Replace Us?

If We Disappeared, What Species Would Replace Us?
Animals
6 months ago

Here’s a random thought: try to imagine the animals that could become the new top species...should humans go extinct, that is. Tricky, right? I mean, we are pretty cool with our high intelligence, fashion sense, ability to cook, and smartphones (even if we forget the passwords sometimes). But if we suddenly disappeared, which animals might evolve to develop our skills and build complex societies like we have? Or would they come up with something better?

13 Bathroom Accessories That Can Help Solve Small but Annoying Problems

13 Bathroom Accessories That Can Help Solve Small but Annoying Problems
Home
year ago

We all have similar curtains, taps, mirrors, laundry baskets, and other things in our bathrooms. But these things can be improved or replaced with better alternatives. This way, shower curtains will prevent water from splashing, washing your face and taking a bath will become much more pleasant, and you can make the place smell nice without any sprays.

What If You Were Hit by a Penny Falling From a Skyscraper

What If You Were Hit by a Penny Falling From a Skyscraper
Curiosities
7 months ago

If you’ve ever watched a cartoon about an elephant, you’ve surely noticed a scene where this huge animal is running from a small mouse. That’s because the myth surrounding them — the one about elephants being scared of mice — is as big and powerful as these animals are. It turns out elephants do not have any particular dread of these small rodents. But they don’t see well and tend to move a bit slowly. So, they may be spooked by a faster-moving animal or even a bird if they are caught off guard. Speaking of myths surrounding animals, we’ve all been told at one point that bats are blind.

The World Through the Eyes of Animals

The World Through the Eyes of Animals
Animals
7 months ago

Did you know that animals see the world differently from us? Take this: pigeons actually have better vision than humans! Crazy, right? So, let’s try to see the world from the animals’ eyes! Let’s start with snakes. Their way of seeing the world is totally different from ours. They have special infrared-sensitive receptors in their snouts. This allows them to see the radiated heat of warm-blooded mammals. Now, let’s move on to cows. These big guys don’t see colors as well as humans do.

Put Strawberries in Salt Water, See What Happens Next

Put Strawberries in Salt Water, See What Happens Next
Cooking
8 months ago

Washing your food is definitely the way to make sure it’s bug-free right? Mmmmm, not really. Next time you’re biting into a strawberry, try to forget what else you could be munching on as well!Soaking your strawberries in saltwater before eating them can help get rid of any pests left living on the fruit. You put them in the saltwater, returning a short time later.What you find on your strawberries is something more like a scary movie than a delicious treat! Little maggots crawling all over your fresh delicacy! What’s going on here?

This Island Is Rotating and Nobody Knows Its Mystery

This Island Is Rotating and Nobody Knows Its Mystery
Places
8 months ago

Imagine you’re a movie director looking for beautiful landscapes to shoot a movie. You walk along the picturesque Paraná River and find a perfectly round island in its delta. It’s slightly larger than a soccer field. You come back a few days later and see that the island has changed its position! It’s moved a little to the side and spun around its axis.

Your Phone Is NOT Useless If You’re Lost in the Wild

Your Phone Is NOT Useless If You’re Lost in the Wild
Curiosities
7 months ago

Welcome to an uninhabited island. How did we end up here? Well, I don’t know. But now we have to survive here for a couple of days, and I’ll teach you all I know. Gladly, wherever I go, I’m always prepared for a situation like this, so in this magical backpack, I’ve got everything we’re gonna need for survival.

Your Cactus Screams at You + Other Sounds You Can’t Hear

Your Cactus Screams at You + Other Sounds You Can’t Hear
Curiosities
7 months ago

Our ears can only hear sounds that fall within certain frequencies. Anything lower than 20 Hz is infrasonic, and anything higher than 20 kHz is ultrasonic. But even within that range, there are still some sounds that we can’t hear. It’s like the universe is pranking us! Luckily, many of these sounds are annoying, and we wouldn’t really want to hear them all the time anyway.

People Share 10+ Effective Life Hacks That Are Cheap and Simple

People Share 10+ Effective Life Hacks That Are Cheap and Simple

As Shakespeare put it, all the world’s a stage, and we bet it’s easier to play on it if we have little cheat codes. We might do perfectly without them, yet those little things provide such a great relief that we don’t want to get back to the old way of doing things. These 14 people cracked life’s codes and kindly shared their excellent and practical tips.

10 Feeders From Amazon That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Living in a Disney Movie

10 Feeders From Amazon That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re Living in a Disney Movie
Shopping
year ago

For princesses in Disney movies, it’s usually enough to smile or sing a nice song to attract wild visitors from the forest and enjoy the company of animals, birds, and insects. In real life, however, it takes a bit more effort to see furry and feathery friends in your garden or backyard, but it’s totally possible. On Amazon, you can find all kinds of feeders that will attract birds and animals to your garden and make them stay. And if you want to go even farther, you can install a nice nester in your garden and see little baby birds hatch.

We’re Not Quite Sure Why You Don’t Own These 11 Genius Products

We’re Not Quite Sure Why You Don’t Own These 11 Genius Products
Shopping
year ago

Oil stains can be removed from clothes by applying baby powder to the stain and letting it sit to absorb the oil. To open any stubborn jar, like a pickle container, put its lid under hot water for one minute. You will be able to open it without any help. It’s not just life hacks that can be so ingenious, but also certain products that will make your daily life even easier.

You Can Now Buy a Spider Catcher to Safely Kick Them Out of Your Home, and It’s a Thing

You Can Now Buy a Spider Catcher to Safely Kick Them Out of Your Home, and It’s a Thing
Shopping
year ago

Take a minute to think of how perfect our lives would be if there were no spiders at all. Or, at least, if there was a way to capture these creepy crawlers without getting too close to them. TA-DA! Thanks to the universe, the spider catchers exist and are ready to turn this idea into reality. No more “AAAAAAH! It’s on me, it’s ON MEEEE!” Check out this item in action, get your wallet ready, and forget about shrieking, running, and crying forever.

20 Best Smelling Incense Sticks of 2022, Plus Incense Cones That Smell Good

20 Best Smelling Incense Sticks of 2022, Plus Incense Cones That Smell Good
Shopping
year ago

We have been using incense sticks for thousands of years. During this time they have been used for many different purposes like meditation, ceremonies, against insects, and more. However, back then the scents were limited, while today we have so many various fragrances and shapes to choose from, so we can actually find the one we really need. That’s why we at Bright Side picked the best scents by reading the reviews people left, and we think you’ll find this list very useful. And don’t forget to check out the bonus part, we have really cool incense burners for you.

9 Hidden Reasons for Why Your Plants Are Not Thriving and What You Can Do to Save Them

9 Hidden Reasons for Why Your Plants Are Not Thriving and What You Can Do to Save Them
Home
year ago

A luscious indoor garden has the power to turn any space into a little piece of paradise. Although plant growth may seem so effortless, keeping your greenery healthy and vibrant can sometimes be a bit challenging. At times, it can seem that no matter what we do, our homemade oasis just doesn’t seem to be thriving. And as it turns out, common problems that occur with houseplants are not always easy to spot in time.

12 Hacks to Wipe Your Daily Struggles Once and for All

12 Hacks to Wipe Your Daily Struggles Once and for All

#Lifehack is one of the most popular hashtags on social media, and videos related to this topic can register up to millions of views. It’s no surprise that people are always looking for ways to make their lives easier. With the everyday hassles and endless to-do lists, techniques that help us save time and resources do come in handy. Plus, they give us a sense of independence when we are able to fix problems by ourselves.

17 Times People Saw Something That They Least Expected

17 Times People Saw Something That They Least Expected
Curiosities
2 years ago

Even an ordinary day can become special if life decides to surprise you. You might encounter some insect eggs that look like smiley faces, find newborn hedgehogs, or witness a perfectly aligned sunset. And most of the time, such small things can make a huge difference in your mindset.

21 Animals Who Can Steal Any Heart With Their Unique Features

21 Animals Who Can Steal Any Heart With Their Unique Features
Animals
year ago

We live in a very diverse world. If we talk numbers, scientists put the total number of species on Earth at 8.7 million and stated it would take us another 1,000 years to catalog them all. Of course, some of the creatures in the animal kingdom have such weird features, they might as well not be of Earth.

23 Mysterious Things That Were Solved by Strangers on the Internet

23 Mysterious Things That Were Solved by Strangers on the Internet
Curiosities
year ago

While you might spend weeks baffled about some weird objects you’ve come across, trying to figure out their purpose, for some Reddit users solving these mysteries was a piece of cake. Whether it’s an unusual thing bubbling from the ground in your garden or suspicious white dots on a gummy bear you just bought, don’t worry, they most likely have the right answer for it.

15 Everyday Things That Have Hidden Tricks and Functions

15 Everyday Things That Have Hidden Tricks and Functions
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

Sometimes our everyday items have pretty useful and brilliant built-in features that we don’t even know exist. For example, there’s a secret trick in foil boxes that prevents the roll from falling out. And the twist ties on your bread can actually tell you how fresh the loaf is. Bright Side wants to help make life more convenient for everyone, so we’re sharing these amazing hacks and practical tips to help you maximize the full potential of the things around you.

8 Reasons Why Your Home Might Become a Hotbed for Bugs and How to Stop It

8 Reasons Why Your Home Might Become a Hotbed for Bugs and How to Stop It
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

In search of food and shelter, many insects choose to settle down in your home because they can find a perfect place to live. Unfortunately, these unpleasant visitors can even harm you and your home. Some of them eat wood, fabric, and plants, others can cause food poisoning and infections. So it’s important to know what things in your home they especially like to try and get rid of or limit them.

Why We May Want to Start Putting Garlic Under Our Pillows Every Night

Why We May Want to Start Putting Garlic Under Our Pillows Every Night
Health
3 years ago

Garlic can prolong your life, but that isn’t its only benefit. It has incredible superpowers, such as fighting cancerous cells, detoxing your body, and even reducing body fat. Once you find out how beneficial this miracle plant is to our bodies, you’ll probably learn to ignore its pungent aroma. You might even want to put a garlic clove under your pillow after discovering all the wonderful secrets it hides.