People are shouting and waving their hands in the auction room. The presenter can’t calm everyone down because the lot on the table is the most expensive dirt in the world. Its price is about $9 billion. But it’s really hard to imagine its real value. Because it’s dirt from Mars. It’s so expensive because it’s going to take one decade, billions of dollars, and three space missions to deliver the dirt here, to Earth. And we’ve already started the first mission. On July 30, 2020, a single-use Atlas V rocket was launched from Earth’s surface toward Mars. The cost of launching such a rocket is about $109 million. The rocket carried the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity drone. The flight took about seven months. On February 18, 2021, the rocket finally reached its destination. The landing module carrying the rover and drone was launched into the atmosphere of Mars. The robotic heroes traveled inside a capsule faster than the speed of sound. Underneath, the capsule was protected by a heat shield to keep its valuable cargo from burning due to high temperatures.
BOOM! An explosion of supersonic waves, interplanetary heat, dust, fumes... The Earth’s atmosphere has been invaded by a cosmic rock the size of Everest! A few seconds ago, this rock, weighing trillions of tons, was hurtling towards Earth. It could fly from New York to Anchorage faster than you could fry yourself an omelet! This monster’s name? The Chicxulub incident. Epic name, right!66 million years ago, it crashed into the Earth. Back then, dinosaurs ruled the planet. But not for long! The epic collision took place in modern Mexico, in the Yucatán Peninsula, right near Cancun, where the dinosaurs were vacationing! Well probably not. Still, the huge space rock hit the ocean, but even all that water couldn’t stop the inevitable.The collision caused a huge amount of energy to be released. The horror on a planetary scale had begun! Imagine a mini sun lighting up the surface of the Earth, with tsunamis the height of the Statue of Liberty bursting from the epicenter of the watery impact. Hmm. Not good.
Making a wish list is a good way to let your friends and family know what you are dreaming of. It also means you’ll receive a gift that will surely not disappoint. It’s great that we can make our wish lists right on the Amazon website, and it’s always interesting to find out what items other buyers want the most. Today we peeped into the wish lists of Amazon customers to see what household items they add to them most often. Here are the top 10 products that can help you keep your house clean and organized with little effort, and we are almost sure you’ll want to buy at least a couple of them right away.
Stubborn greasy stains that simply won’t go away no matter how hard you try are a nightmare for many of us. They ruin the look of our furniture and appliances, even if they’re brand new, making the house look less attractive. Luckily, on Amazon, you can find many brilliant cleaning products that can battle even the most stubborn of stains in no time. To make the choice of cleaning solutions easier for you, we carefully studied 8 cleaning products from Amazon to provide you with honest customer reviews along with before-and-after photos that speak for themselves.
The color and look of an object in your home can affect your mood and how you feel. You can create a warm and inviting atmosphere with cute and whimsical objects. Sit back, relax, and let the magic happen. From charming lamps to cute accessories, these items will put a smile on your face and fill your home with positive energy.
This is the right way to use a hairbrush. Don’t use it horizontally. Hold it in a vertical position. The bristles are lined up vertically. If you hold the comb horizontally, then these bristles begin to bend. You can check it yourself and feel how convenient it is this way.
How many hidden features are there in your car that you have never heard of? Most cars these days have everything color-coded under their hoods. It makes it way easier to know what you need to supervise between services: like the dipstick, the oil cap, or the coolant. You can even have a look at the brake and washer fluid. Anything else that’s black or gray, just leave it to the mechanics.
Black stripes on yellow school buses aren’t an element of design. They’re actually metal rails put along the sides and the back of the bus to protect its rather thin walls. In case of a collision, they absorb most of its force. It means that the crash doesn’t affect large areas. These “rub rails” are also positioned in strategically important spots. The lowest one runs at the floor level. The middle matches the bottom of the seats. And the top one corresponds either to the top of the seats or the bottom of the window.
The Azores are nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean, sitting about a third of the way from Europe to North America. A history textbook will tell you that the Portuguese explorers discovered this beautiful archipelago in the 15th century. Until then, they were uninhabited.
Using home appliances correctly is not rocket science. Usually, we read the manual before using the device for the first time. But in general, we tend to use our home appliances without much thinking. And this can lead to their breakage or insufficient results.
Imagination is so powerful, it is even capable of creating objects so unique that not everyone can understand what they are for. Nature is not far behind and also shows its inventiveness in, for example, plants that are common to some and a mystery to others. Fortunately, there is no need to hire detectives to find out what we have in front of us.
Cleaning, ironing, and doing the dishes are tiring tasks, but they’re necessary. However, while trying to keep things totally clean, people sometimes get so carried away that they spend far too much time working and even ruin things.
There are people who love cleaning and at the slightest oversight they are ready to take out their sponge and soap to make everything spotless again, but there are others who are a little more relaxed about it and who don’t worry about the little details. The secret of cleanliness lies in the frequency with which we carry out the maintenance of our surroundings. In this way, we form habits that help us organize our time and allow everything to be always sparkling clean.
China is an enormous country where people can speak different dialects and not understand each other. This is why the features of homes on one end of the country can be totally different from those on the other end. However, there are typical features that can be found in all of the homes of the Celestial Empire.
Our toothbrushes hold tons of microbes in their bristles that can be damaging for our oral health. Other unwanted germs within our lives can hide in many places we never thought of cleaning, or we simply don’t know how to properly clean them. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of bacteria growth in our homes and know how to combat it effectively.
For the chefs that really care about their meals, it may be shocking to see how people treat their food. Of course, nobody has the right to tell someone how to eat a certain meal but in some cases, it’s impossible to remain silent.
Every country has developed in its own ways, but it seems like some countries already live in the future. Japan may be considered a good example of how people rethink familiar things and improve them by making them more comfortable and practical. At the same time, side by side with the technological progress, a special attitude toward nature is preserved, and simple things that make people happy are valued there. This, for sure, influences their quality of life.
Several months ago, we provided answers to some curious questions. For example, we revealed what would happen if sand got struck by lightning, or what a pizza would turn into if you cooked it in an oven for 8 hours straight. And it seems like it’s time to replenish our “collection” of knowledge in this area.
People are different, but we all have the same issues in the kitchen — splashes from the sink, clogged drains, a lack of speed while making dumplings, or a dirty microwave oven that is very hard to clean. Fortunately, all of these, and other troubles, have affordable solutions.
Do you dream of cooking pizza with a crispy crust and what you actually get is uncooked dough and melted cheese? Do you follow a recipe when making muffins and they still don’t look like they should? Don’t get disappointed, because these things can easily be fixed. All you have to do is use the tips from experienced chefs that will help you to improve your cooking a lot. And you don’t need to spend any money on any special appliances.
It’s true that a lot of cleaning products, detergents and other household supplies do more harm than good. It’s impossible to completely withdraw from using household chemicals, but you can try to reduce your use of them.
You decided to cook an exquisite dish, you followed the instructions strictly, keeping all the proportions correct according to the recipe...but the result is a million miles away from your expectations. Does this sound familiar? We’re sure that all of us have faced this situation at one time or another. So what’s the deal? We at Bright Side have decided to go through some common cooking mistakes that may ruin the taste of your most favorite dish.