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I Boarded a Plane and Left My Wife Behind for Being Late

I Boarded a Plane and Left My Wife Behind for Being Late
Relationships
3 days ago

Any marriage or romantic relationship comes with its own hurdles, including arguments and disagreements. anguy1284, a Reddit user, found himself in a dispute with his wife after he left her behind at the airport due to her poor time management. The argument led to the user asking for help from Reddit to determine whether he had been wrong in abandoning his wife.

What If Earth’s Gravity Suddenly Dropped 50%

What If Earth’s Gravity Suddenly Dropped 50%
Curiosities
2 months ago

You decide to go out for a morning jog for the first time in your life. You put on your headphones and get ready for something hard and unpleasant. But as soon as you go outside, you feel an extraordinary lightness. At first, you enjoy it and speed up, but then you realize that something’s wrong. You’re running too fast and too easily. You feel like you’ve just taken off a heavy backpack that you’ve been carrying all your life. You’re so fast you think you must have a superpower now. But, you notice another athlete running as quickly as you. You notice a puddle ahead of you and jump over it. You jump so far and so high it feels physically impossible. You fall to the ground, shocked.

What If Mosquitoes Became Giant?

What If Mosquitoes Became Giant?
Curiosities
2 months ago

Ah, it’s a lovely day for a boat ride in the swamp. If not for these mosquitoes, then today would be perfect. But for some reason, the mosquitoes keep getting bigger the further you go into the swamp. They started out as tiny, almost invisible insects and can now be the size of your thumb. You can hear their buzzing as they wiz past you. You go deeper to investigate why they’re so big. Eventually, you see a large cluster of mosquitoes the size of your hand buzzing around. They notice you and start flying toward you. You grab a branch and start swatting them away.

If All Plants Ate Meat, There’d Be More Oxygen in the Air

If All Plants Ate Meat, There’d Be More Oxygen in the Air
Curiosities
2 months ago

You check under the sofa. Nope. You open the cupboard. Not there. You lie down on the floor and sneak a peek under your bed. Nah. No kitties there, just dust bunnies. Then, where’s your cat?! Oh no, could that crazy pet slip out through the back door?A wave of panic overwhelms you, and you bolt outside. Your backyard, once green and blooming, is now covered with a thick layer of rock-hard asphalt. Several large fake plants in pots make the dull landscape somewhat more upbeat.

What If You Were Born on a Spaceship

What If You Were Born on a Spaceship
Curiosities
2 months ago

Wow, you’re zipping through space, in a large ship as big as 3 New York City Central Parks. There’s a lot of commotion going on. No, it’s not some alien invading the spaceship... it’s a very important day. The date is January, 22nd, 2700. You’ve just been born, outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Happy Birthday!There’s a medical team attending to everything, futuristic gadgets help out with every aspect. And the view from the giant spherical glass ship, is nothing but the incredible vastness of space. You can’t even see Earth anymore, the spaceship is flying to a new destination millions of miles away. ETA on reaching that new host planet, decades.

What If Earth Had Rings Like Saturn

What If Earth Had Rings Like Saturn
Curiosities
2 months ago

You’re relaxing in your room and streaming some good tunes when suddenly, the network’s down. You try rebooting your phone, but there’s still no connection. Out of nowhere, your sister barges into your room in panic. She’s screaming something about rings. Boxing rings? Wedding rings? Rings on the tub? She’s not making any sense. So she drags you out of the house and shows you the sky. You take a look-up and see streaks of objects forming miles above the Earth’s surface. Her connection seems to work. The two of you check online what’s going on, and everywhere the same thing is making headlines: Rings are suddenly appearing in our sky! #Earthrings is breaking the hashtag record and videos are going super viral. Your sister can’t help but join the crowd and takes a bunch of selfies with the sky.

If Earth Collided With Mars, Which Planet Survives

If Earth Collided With Mars, Which Planet Survives
Curiosities
4 months ago

Millions of people around the world go out on the streets and rooftops to look at the amazing cosmic phenomenon. Another planet... right next to the Moon! A big red one. At first, everyone’s excited. Mars showing up out of nowhere is having a strange effect on humanity.Just as the moon can affect the psychological and physical state of some people, Mars’s unexpected visit is causing people to behave pretty strangely. Every night, the sky is lit up by the white light of the Moon and the red glow of Mars.Many people get a sort of instant insomnia. Some even stop drinking coffee because they no longer feel sleepy. Mars brings out the energy and a little wildness in people, makes them laugh more, and even drives a few poor people crazy. They begin to go out of their houses more often and enjoy the unusual night sky.

Could We Survive the Pompeii Volcano Eruption Today?

Could We Survive the Pompeii Volcano Eruption Today?
Curiosities
2 weeks ago

This is not some hypothetical situation or fairy tale. The Vesuvius super volcano that erased the city of Pompeii may wake up again and destroy many other towns built near the mountain. And to understand what consequences humanity would face if it awakens this time, it’s smart to know what the eruption did two thousand years ago with the ancient city.

Why Airlines Don’t Supply Parachutes to Passengers

Why Airlines Don’t Supply Parachutes to Passengers
Curiosities
4 weeks ago

I know, right, why couldn’t we just strap a huge parachute to the entire plane? You bring up a great point — with some airplanes malfunctioning, why don’t we just make them float safely to the ground? I mean, if we can drop a human being on a parachute, why can’t we do the same for planes?

What If We Had Limited Amount of Breaths

What If We Had Limited Amount of Breaths
Curiosities
month ago

You’re running along the street. People shout in panic and try to move out of your way. But they do it rather slowly — as if in slo-mo. Magnetic levitation cars stop abruptly — some of them just moments away from crashing into each other. Drivers and passengers are gaping at you, their eyes and mouths wide open. You pay them no attention — and run, run, run. Rewind 3 months ago.

What If a Tiny Piece of the Sun Was Coming Closer to Earth

What If a Tiny Piece of the Sun Was Coming Closer to Earth
Curiosities
month ago

You’re driving to your sister’s house when all of a sudden, the sky changes. The cool weather becomes scorching hot in a matter of minutes. People who were going for casual autumn strolls, have now taken off their jackets and are sweating. People who were planning on going for a weekend ski trip have canceled their plans at the last minute to head to the beach. It was sunset, but the sky has become as bright as day. You fish out your sunglasses and continue driving. Nothing seems normal, but people don’t seem to care.

7 Cinematic Myths That Have Fooled Us All

7 Cinematic Myths That Have Fooled Us All
Films
month ago

You’ve probably seen at least one epic quicksand movie scene in your life. Watching a person gradually sink in the sand might cause tangible anxiety. And even give you ASMR sensations. Movies taught us to believe that falling into quicksand without any help around is fatal. And struggles only help to bring the sad ending closer. This myth may cause problems in real-life situations, so let’s debunk it!

What If Giant Fire Ants Overtook the City and You Must Stop Them

What If Giant Fire Ants Overtook the City and You Must Stop Them
Curiosities
month ago

[SFX: “Huge red monsters! Stay at home! Close all the windows and doors!”] The blare of a loudspeaker chimes throughout the area. You jump out of bed, confused. The alarm call continues: [SFX: “Keep indoors! Huge red monsters!”]You run out to the balcony and look down. Police cars, ambulances, and even fire trucks with roaring sirens swerve down the road. People run along the sidewalk shouting, “Ants!!!”

What If You Woke Up as the Kraken Tomorrow

What If You Woke Up as the Kraken Tomorrow
Curiosities
2 months ago

The first thing you feel is some heaviness around your body — as if you’re sleeping under a soft but weighted blanket. It feels nice, and you’re too lazy to do anything. Fortunately, you gather enough strength to move this blanket. You open your eyes and... it’s weird. You’re surrounded by some blue glow. You want to rub your eyes and discover that you have tentacles instead of hands!

What If You Shrunk to Bacteria Size Suddenly

What If You Shrunk to Bacteria Size Suddenly
Curiosities
2 months ago

You’ve spent your entire life researching microorganisms. The last few years, you have been creating a device that can shrink you in size. And finally, it’s ready. At first, you want to shrink yourself to the size of a thumb, so you can probably see some microbes with the unaided eye. And then, after more experimenting, you hope to shrink to the size of a bacterium yourself. To make the journey safe, you put on a special suit, similar to a space suit. It’s equipped with a life support system.You direct a beam from the device at yourself. The beam must change your mass and volume. To return to the previous state, you must stand on a round platform the size of a hockey puck. You put it near your feet, so you can easily climb on it when you get smaller, press the button, and activate the machine.

What If a Grain of Sand Hits the Earth at 99% the Speed of Light

What If a Grain of Sand Hits the Earth at 99% the Speed of Light
Curiosities
2 months ago

Attention! Attention! Residents of all countries and cities of the world! A massive asteroid is approaching the Earth. Now its speed is several times greater than the speed of sound, and each day it accelerates even more. Once it enters our solar system, it will fly past Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. The gravitational fields of these planets will also accelerate the asteroid. And our planet will be the final destination! A collision is inevitable. According to scientists, a meteorite the size of Mount Everest can destroy the entire planet. The disaster will happen in 350 days. There’s panic in the streets. People buy and build bunkers. Scientists and astronomers from all over the world were assembled to find a solution.

What If All Clocks in the World Stopped

What If All Clocks in the World Stopped
Curiosities
3 weeks ago

Hey, if I said “what time is it?”, you’ll probably look at your phone, laptop screen, or wristwatch to find out. But how do these devices know the time? In your devices, the time is set automatically by the program. But how does this program know the exact time? People set up wristwatches before the sale. But then how do these people know the time? (Does anybody really know what time it is? Hey there’s a song there.) Anyway, how do we determine this time, and what happens if all the clocks in the world stop? Wait a minute! Or longer...

19 Tweets That Show Parenting Life in All Its Glory

19 Tweets That Show Parenting Life in All Its Glory
Family & kids
8 months ago

All parents probably never know what it feels like to sleep in on a blissful Saturday morning, getting that well-deserved rest. That’s because, for the most part, something always happens. Your little ones either wake you up, or you hear them arguing, or worse, you hear noises from their room that give you nothing but panic. Here are 19 tweets that show how mysterious a parent’s life can be, and we’re sure you’ll find yourself in one of these situations.

11 Myths About How to React in a Critical Situation, and What to Do Instead

11 Myths About How to React in a Critical Situation, and What to Do Instead

When our life is in danger, the success or failure of the outcome depends on what we do within the first few seconds. It’s extremely important to know how you are going to behave and what you are going to do at this moment. The best advice is to not panic but to act with a sense of calmness. Even if you fall down on subway tracks or find yourself in the middle of a burning forest.

How to Stay Safe If You Find Yourself Face-to-Face With a Wild Animal

How to Stay Safe If You Find Yourself Face-to-Face With a Wild Animal
Animals
3 years ago

Encountering wild animals in a big city is perhaps only possible in a zoo, however, exceptions can still apply anywhere. Sometimes animals run away from their careless owners and roam around the city. But usually meeting wild animals face-to-face happens in forests where people go to pick mushrooms and berries, or simply go for a picnic. It’s good if a person meets a nice squirrel, but what if a bear, a wolf, or a wild boar appears in the field where you’re going to pick blackberries?

People Share Little-Known Facts That One Day Can Save Your Life

People Share Little-Known Facts That One Day Can Save Your Life
Curiosities
3 years ago

There’s one mantra that applies to every survival situation: “Don’t panic.” At that moment, when your life might be in danger, your mind needs to stay clear so that you can figure out how to get out of the situation safely. Maybe that’s how you’ll remember that it’s better to get your whistle out and use it to call for help instead of using up your energy to scream.

What Happens to Your Body If You Massage Your Ears Daily

What Happens to Your Body If You Massage Your Ears Daily
Health
9 months ago

Stress, anxiety, headaches, or drowsiness — everyone has their fair share of unpleasant moments. But the solution to these is pretty simple — an ear massage! It’s a truly relaxing nerve sensation that can free your mind from problems and physical discomfort. And the best part about it is that it can be done anywhere, anytime, quickly and easily.

7 Ways to Survive Almost Any Accident That Can Happen While Driving

7 Ways to Survive Almost Any Accident That Can Happen While Driving
Curiosities
5 months ago

A former Navy SEAL shared his most important advice if you ever find yourself trapped in a car: “if you panic, you will lose your oxygen,” he says. Staying calm is one of the basic guidelines to survive a disaster in your car. But there are a few other things to know that will provide you with the chance to survive the worst.

How the Lives of the Most Famous Twins, Who Share One Body, Turned Out

How the Lives of the Most Famous Twins, Who Share One Body, Turned Out
People
3 weeks ago

For 29 years, unique conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel have been living full lives despite all their physical limitations, the lack of a positive prognosis for a healthy life, and the amazed looks of other people. With their examples, the girls prove that it is possible to overcome any difficulties and make your dreams come true if you really want it.

6 Signs You’re Suffering From Acid Reflux and How to Fix It

6 Signs You’re Suffering From Acid Reflux and How to Fix It
Health
day ago

Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common medical problem. It affects millions of people, and sometimes they don’t even realize that they have it. Moreover, acid reflux can cause other diseases. According to researchers, it may aggravate asthma which is proven by the fact that the majority of asthmatics have GERD.

10 Illustrations That Show Just How Much the Internet Has Changed Our Lives

10 Illustrations That Show Just How Much the Internet Has Changed Our Lives
Art
10 months ago

None of us should ever succumb to panic — real life is definitely still out there despite the huge role that the Internet plays in modern life. Gadgets and technology play a part in our lives, but it really is just a part. Nevertheless, it’s funny to think about the hundreds of little ways these things have changed our behavior.