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.
Now if you step on a sea urchin, you’re going to know right away! Look at those spikes! Get the point? Ha ha, ow! While they’re not aggressive, they’ve got a great defense going against any creatures that want to eat them! Venomous spikes and a poisonous bite! Pick your poison, literally.
Picture the food chain as this huge dinner table, where every critter has its place. The problem is, they’re also available for grabs on the menu! We’ve got all sorts of living beings out there, from teensy-weensy algae to enormous blue whales, and they all have one thing in common — they need food to survive. The way every creature manages to survive is because of this never-ending movement of nutrients in nature. Take the grass we walk on: it’s like a self-sufficient chef who cooks up its own meals using sunlight.
Think you know what lurks in the depths of the ocean? While nearly 95% of our oceans haven’t been explored yet, it’s hard not to let your imagination run wild. But thanks to brave explorers, deep-sea cameras, and awesome archaeologists, we do know about some pretty incredible sea creatures living in our waters today...and millions of years ago. From the 9-ft [2.7 m] spider crab to the 60-ft [18 m] prehistoric Megalodon, these sea dwellers come in all shapes and sizes! But let’s focus on sea creatures famous for their huge size.
Fraser Island sits off the coast of sunny Queensland, Australia. But don’t fall for its beauty; it’s home to the most dangerous beach in the world. There’s nowhere on the island to seek medical attention. So if you do run into danger, you’re on your own.Dingo attacks are super common here. If you don’t know what a dingo is, it looks like an adorable dog but beware; this wild breed is extremely dangerous. And the dingo’s gnashing teeth aren’t the only thing to be scared of; the seas around the island are swimming with great white sharks. There’s jellyfish in the water too. Fraser Island is home to some of the world’s most dangerous kinds, including the Portuguese bluebottle. One sting from its venomous tentacle is enough to take down an adult human.
A giant, roiling mountain of a thundercloud is moving towards you. It’s completely black and goes in stark contrast with the bright blue sky right above and behind you. You see a blinding flash and, in a few seconds, a deafening whip-like crack of thunder. And then, the rain starts gushing down from above. The wind rises, you see treetops bending low towards the ground some miles away and getting closer by the second. You freeze in place, realizing you can’t escape anyway.
Friends has become one of the staple sitcoms over the years. And rightly so, as the series has some seriously hilarious moments that will go down in history. Not only that, but it has become many people’s comfort sitcom. So, to make things easier, we decided to make a list of the top funniest Friends episodes.
You’ve probably seen pictures of interiors that made you want to say, “Nice, but kind of boring!” That usually happens because the decoration lacks personality. But a few fun and colorful decorative items can breathe new life into even the most ordinary interior.In this selection from Bright Side, we’ll tell you what items to add to make your old room shine with new colors.
The Heikegani Crab lives off the coast of Japan and has a distinct pattern on its shell that looks like a human face. More specifically, the face of an angry samurai, hence the nickname: The Samurai Crab.
Sure, dinosaurs roamed the earth before we humans came into existence, but did you know that many other unthinkable animals also lived before us? Thanks to paleontologists and fossil records, scientists have been able to reveal more about what walked the Earth long before we did — many of the creatures mentioned below in the article lived around 500 million years ago.
Learning something new every day has never been easier than it is today. We really can get an express course in biology, linguistics, or any other science just in a couple of minutes. And we do it with gusto, enjoying every new piece of knowledge we get.
It’s only a matter of time before humans begin colonizing other planets, with NASA already wanting to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s. It’s safe to say that if we do start moving to other neighboring planets, we wouldn’t want to leave our 4-legged friends behind!We at Bright Side decided to get a little creative and imagine what our pets would look like if they adapted to the environments of other planets in our solar system. Here is what we came up with.
Although science has come a long way during the past centuries, there are still plenty of phenomena that haven’t been studied yet. Researchers are making new discoveries about nature each day, allowing us to view the world we live in from a brand new perspective.
Current estimates for the number of species on Earth range between 5.3 million and 1 trillion. Anything from small insects in the Amazonian rainforest to the gargantuan blue whales roaming the oceans. It sounds like the habitats of our planet are diverse and seemingly unconnected in any way, but when we take a closer look, strange relations emerge.
Nothing is probably as relaxing as a sunny day on the beach. But even the most carefree vacation can be ruined by these little guys if you unexpectedly come across them. These sea creatures, snails, starfish, and even snakes, are beautiful but venomous, and they may be lying right next to you while you are sunbathing.
Restaurants, stores, dental offices, and even trains — all these places can become much more attractive for their customers if they are lucky enough to meet a gifted designer. A life-sized Lego “dad” sitting on a bench in a store, a hotel that used to be a train, and a jellyfish lamp at a seafood restaurant can truly hypnotize you and make you want to come back to these places again and again.
Succulents have become very popular since they don’t need as much attention as other plants do. Another reason why they have earned this favorable reputation is that they come in different and charming shapes and sizes. And some gardening enthusiasts have used that to turn their succulents into jellyfish.
Truly talented designers are able to turn even the most ordinary things into small pieces of art that are absolutely mesmerizing. For example, a lamp doubled over in back pain at a chiropractor’s office. And also, chandeliers that look like jellyfish hanging in a seafood restaurant.
It is really hard to impress people who are constantly surfing the web, but still, when we see landing gear that was terribly damaged during a rough landing or a jellyfish the size of a person, it’s hard to contain our emotions. As it turns out, there are still quite a lot of things in the world that we would never see if we didn’t have the internet.
We are used to thinking that taking care of our safety on beaches and in swimming pools is the job of lifeguards. According to a report by the World Health Organization, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury and death around the world. There are an estimated 236,000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. Children, males, and individuals with increased access to water have the highest risk of drowning.
We hope you will never meet a hungry lion and never have to run away from a rhino or swim away from a crocodile. But if it happens, it’s important to know how to behave correctly to stay alive. In order to be ready for anything, Bright Side has collected techniques that will save your life if you meet a wild animal.