Tending a garden and growing vegetables is not an easy task. That’s why it’s especially frustrating when someone breaks in and ruins the results of your work. The hero of this story felt sorry for his mother who invested a lot of time and effort into her garden while some strangers just chose to destroy it. So, he decided to teach them a lesson.
Meganeuropsis was a giant dragonfly that lived on our planet almost 300 million years ago. It was about the size of a modern-day falcon, with a wingspan as long as your leg. It had long and sharp claws that it used to catch food and for protection. They could even grab small animals and carry them through the air. Their speed and maneuverability made them formidable hunters. Meganeuropsis is the most giant insect ever found on Earth. Scientists believe it might have reached this colossal size because there used to be more oxygen in the air.
The sun is rising, lighting up the trees, swamps, and massive plants of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s 66 million years before today — the last days of the Mesozoic era. This peaceful world doesn’t know yet that a rock the size of a mountain is nearing Earth at a speed of more than 40,000 mph [(64,000 kph)]. It looks like a fireball that’s growing larger and larger with every passing minute. Soon, it already seems to be bigger than the Sun. Dinos, roaming the prehistoric Earth, don’t know that they have to run, hide, save themselves! Not that it’s going to help.
Darkness. You open your eyes and see a bright light. Silhouettes of people seem to be flashing around. Your eyes get used to the light, and you look around. You’re in a hospital. Doctors in white protective suits and gas masks are standing around you. “How do you feel?” one of them asks. You don’t remember what happened. You scratch your head and hear a strange scraping sound. You look at your palm. It’s made of glass. Your whole body is covered with glass! The doctors say there was an accident, but you don’t remember anything. You get out of bed and notice the whole floor is covered with a thick layer of fluff. This is necessary to save you from breaking your skin against the hard floor. It’s difficult for you to move around; you feel fragile. Any contact with objects leaves scratches on your body, and they burn. Doctors offer you some mashed potatoes, but you aren’t hungry. You wanna know what’s going on and why all the people here are wearing gas masks?
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.
In 2016, scientists decided to visit the widest part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America. It’s kind of lonely there. They went days without seeing a single plane or ship. It was mostly just dolphins and whales swimming by. They were in the middle of nowhere, so why?They were floating right above one of the most important geological spots on Earth, the mid-Atlantic ridge. It’s where two monster tectonic plates meet. Tectonic plates are massive jigsaw pieces that are constantly moving, even though we usually can’t feel them. They form Earth’s crust and, in this case, meet beneath the Atlantic Ocean.
This creature first appeared on our planet around a billion years ago. It thrives in damp environments and can survive pretty much anywhere — it might be in your basement as we speak. I think you’ve already guessed I’m talking about mold here.
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.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Yeah, right in the eye. See that little fold of tissue in the inner corner of both of your eyes? Well get ready for this, it was actually once a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. You can see it today in snakes or lizards, for example. The third eyelid was used for the same purpose as the other two, although it’s unclear whether humans ever even had it fully grown. This membrane wasn’t as thick as the two eyelids we have, and it could moisten the eye without obstructing the view. Right now, all that we have left of it is this tiny fold in the corner of the eye, and most likely, in the future, we will lose it altogether. And maybe we’ll finally stop waking up with that yucky crust that forms in our eyes overnight.
The 28-year-old patient shows up at the hospital with distressing symptoms. He explained to the doctors that he felt really bad chest discomfort and had been coughing badly for quite some time. The medical staff knew right away there was no time to waste, so he was scheduled for an X-ray. Weirdly, there was nothing unusual about the X-ray results. The patient just had a mass in his lungs that they needed to remove as soon as possible. Sure, it wasn’t the best news for the man, but it was certainly nothing the doctors hadn’t seen before. But that first opinion changed on the day of the surgery. Not only was the whole operation more difficult than they’d initially expected, but the mass they removed from the patient had an unusual shape. When the probe was sent for further investigation, the doctors were puzzled: it was a small fir tree!
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.
We don’t want you to miss a single good deal on Amazon, and we are on a mission to show you the best items out there so that you can grab them while they’re still in stock. Among today’s Amazon gems there’s an ingenious steamer that will let you forget about hours of ironing stubborn creases, a handheld fan for hot summer days, and a wonder-working facial serum that transforms people’s skin in mere days. Check out these and 9 more bestsellers and add them to your carts!
Explore a world of unique and unforgettable Amazon finds that will make you wonder how you ever lived without them. From a delightful gnome ranger statue to a stylish floating glass for your pool, and even a complete bonsai kit, these one-of-a-kind treasures will captivate and inspire you.
If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you know that it can be an expensive hobby. From plants to tools, the costs can quickly add up. But, fear not! We’ve scoured Amazon and found the best garden products that will help you save money while still making your garden thrive. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your tools or spruce up your outdoor decor, we’ve got you covered with this list of budget-friendly options.
With good weather and sunny spring days, the possibility of rummaging in the garden is back once again. For many, gardening is like a therapy session — it’s soothing and relaxing. Some studies have shown that caring for plants is good for those facing challenging personal circumstances. We’ve scoured Amazon to make your search for practical garden items easier.
Spring is a busy season for passionate gardeners, and if you are one of them, it’s time to buy all the necessary tools that’ll help you grow things the neighbors will be envious of. To help you spend less time shopping, we did our homework and selected 10 gardening hits from Amazon that buyers can’t stop praising. From garden kneelers that double as benches to ingenious gloves with claws that can turn you into a wolverine capable of digging through the soil without any tools, they can make gardening a breeze for you in 2023.
There are a lot of ways we can comfort ourselves, and one of them is drinking coffee. Aside from containing particular chemicals that make us feel good, it can be a substitute for dessert and make your plants grow faster. Also, sharing a cuppa with your friends or colleagues can be a very pleasant social activity.And if you’d like to add a portion of comfort to any other sphere of your life, check out these super cool products.
Decorating your living space is an exciting process that allows you to showcase your personal style and creativity. However, finding design ideas that are both unique and quirky, as well as affordable and high quality, can be a challenge. Fear not, we have compiled a list of the coolest decor ideas that will make your home stand out from the rest.Get ready to be inspired and transform your living space into a unique and quirky haven.
There’s something exciting about discovering scary and odd facts. Do you ever wonder about real-life creepiness? Ready to be freaked out?There’s a possibility that the Sun can explode. Yet, we’re living our lives as if our star will always continue to rise and set. Imagine the Sun exploding right now; you would be unaware of the catastrophe for over 8 minutes — that’s how long it takes sunlight to reach Earth. If all this energy hit the Earth, the destruction would start veeery shortly after that. After all, it’s the Sun, and the star isn’t gonna wane like a candle.
The conditions on this mysterious island might teach us how we can live on Mars one day! Devon Island is, to this day, the largest uninhabited island on our planet. It’s located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. And it’s easy to see why people find it impossible to make a home here: the soil stays frozen throughout the seasons. The eastern part of the island is covered by a thick ice cap all year round. Summers here last for less than 50 days, and by summer, I mean that the ground is snow free and the temperatures are slightly over 46 degrees F. Since almost no plants are growing here, there are no animals that could have adapted to these conditions. That’s why scientists compare this island to what it would be like to live on Mars.
Some of the best hobbies out there make tedious activities more exciting: like extreme ironing! There isn’t much to explain about the rules, it’s just ironing clothes, but in the most outrageous of areas, like on top of mountains or on sky slopes. It’s also a pretty organized sport, it has its own international association and its own world championship. The first one took place back in 2002. The original extreme ironist is Phil Shaw, who came up with this hobby when faced with an impossible choice: either do his chores and iron his clothes or go rock climbing. Needless to say, he went for both at the same time. Phil decided to call himself “Steam” and went on an international tour to promote extreme ironing.
Humanity’s facing the greatest danger ever. Our Sun’s fading. In 500 years, the entire Solar System will be plunged into darkness and eternal cold. To save our civilization, people begin to build a huge spaceship that will accommodate the population of the whole world inside, and go into deep space. In less than 400 years, the construction of the ship is finally completed. The Sun is already nearing its end — it’s much smaller and cooler, making the climate on Earth cold and harsh. You and the rest of the inhabitants of the planet are going to board the greatest ship in history.
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.
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.
So, you drive along a desert road when suddenly you feel a bump like you hit something. You stop the car and look in the rearview mirror. Nothing. Weird. You get out of the car and take a good look at the road — and that’s when you see it.A large black and white bug is hurrying across the road. It has a slightly flattened shape, as if... wait, did you just drive your car over it, and it’s still alive?
Let’s test to see how many spiral-shaped objects you can find around you right now. I bet there are more than you think. A spiral may be hidden in the flower petals of your houseplants. One might be staring at you from that seashell you brought home from your last trip to the beach. If none of these objects sound familiar, you might want to head over to the mirror, and turn to the side a bit. In case you haven’t noticed yet, even our own ears are shaped like a spiral!
Hmm. On the outside, the surface of this lake looks like the aftermath of a disaster. Empty tree trunks spike out of the turquoise waters. The lake is surrounded by mountains, making it a quiet but unsettling place. But those who dare to swim under these dangerous waters will soon discover a whole new world!
The ocean is turning red-hot! You try to get closer for a better look, but you start feeling the air getting hotter and hotter like reaching into an oven! And the sand is so hot that your rubber slippers start melting! The ocean’s somehow turned into steamy hot gooey lava! You start running inland and see a frenzy of people running wild. See in reality, lava is made of molten rocks from below the earth’s surface. Deep inside our planet, like the distance between New York and Philadelphia deep, the underground heat from the core melts rocks the same way the sun melts ice cream. When these rocks melt, their temperatures can reach around 2,200 °F! [(1,200 °C)]
Leaving your valuables or a chocolate bar in a car is a no-brainer, but there are other things people often overlook. Here’s what to watch out for before leaving your car.Number one is aerosol cans: hairspray, deodorant, spray paint, household cleaner, and sorts. On the back of these cans, you might notice a storage temperature recommendation. Well, stick to that. Here’s what can happen. Since these cans are pressurized, they become more sensitive to temperature. What’s inside the aerosol may expand, and this may result in a crack. And then, the can can blow up. Temperatures above 120 degrees Fahrenheit are already alarming. And it can easily get as hot as that in your car on a warm summer day.
Have you ever thought about Earth itself as an intelligent, well, not creature, but maybe an entity? Like it has a mind and some survival instincts of its own. When said like this, it sounds like you’re about to watch a fantasy movie where the planet we walk and live our daily lives on will suddenly wake up, realize it doesn’t like us that much after all, and just go crazy. Hope not.
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.
Mmm, the warm water relaxes your body and the soft foam bubbles are so inviting... If you are sighing sadly, thinking about it because your bathroom only has a shower, then we have something for you. Just inflate your bathtub wherever you are!
Sansevieria trifasciata has the ability to purify the air and regulate the temperature of the spaces where it is found. A weeping fig removes common toxins from the air in the home. Overall, having plants in your home is beneficial, so let’s help them grow even better by using the items below.
Being in nature or simply looking at images of scenes of nature can increase our pleasant feelings. Research in hospitals and schools has proven that even one plant in a room can have a big impact on anxiety and stress. Out of the 3.2 billion pics shared online every single day, we found a collection of snaps that showcase Mother Nature’s unmatched creativity.
Beauty standards that are accepted in today’s fashion world, sometimes resemble an imaginary cage. People who want to devote their life to the fashion industry must comply with so many rules regarding their age, appearance, and even behavior, that it’s becoming really oppressive for society. That’s why it’s always good news when we find out that the stereotypes have been ditched again and again, and there are some models who dare to challenge the whole industry.