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10+ Facts They Forgot to Mention in School Books

10+ Facts They Forgot to Mention in School Books
Curiosities
3 weeks ago

What crowns the pyramids of Egypt? How does Iceland create its unique “volcano bread”? Where can you witness the world’s rarest phenomenon? The pursuit of these answers not only energizes us but also sparks dreams, making us feel like pioneers. Our natural curiosity pushes us to explore the mysteries of ourselves and the fascinating world around us.

It’s high time you got these 10 masterpieces of usefulness

It’s high time you got these 10 masterpieces of usefulness
Shopping
month ago

Whether you’re seeking daily inspiration, practical solutions, or just a touch of creativity, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you a collection that’s as practical as it is extraordinary. Your daily life is about to get a serious creative boost, brace yourself!

What Are Our Favorite Bones Cast Doing Right Now

What Are Our Favorite Bones Cast Doing Right Now
Films
month ago

For nearly 12 years, the Jeffersonian’s forensics team and FBI agents have been solving dark secrets and unsolved cases on the small TV screen in the Bones series. Even though the cases were the main idea behind the series, the relationships that the characters developed over time won the fans. The Forensic Anthropologist and the special FBI agent stood by their side in sickness and health, in extreme challenges and happy situations during the series, but what are the Bones cast doing now? Let’s see.

12 People Shared the Creepiest Things That Ever Happened to Them

12 People Shared the Creepiest Things That Ever Happened to Them
Curiosities
3 months ago

Inside each of us, we hold dear memories, closely guarded secrets, and entertaining anecdotes that will endure throughout our lives. Yet, among these moments, there might also be unsettling stories that linger in our minds indefinitely. Below, 12 people shared personal experiences so bone chilling that still frightens them to this day.

Our New Neighbors Asked Us for Money for Watering Our Plants

Our New Neighbors Asked Us for Money for Watering Our Plants
People
3 months ago

In some cultures, there’s a saying that goes like “A good neighbor is better than a friend that lives far.” It’s true, when you need your chickens to be fed when you’re away or when you’re in urgent need of some sugar, you can rely on your neighbor rather than your friend living hundreds of miles away. One Bright Side reader ran into a strange situation and asked for our advice — read below to understand Bella’s perspective and maybe share your 2 cents.

10 Practical Items So Beautiful You’re Bound to Say “Wow”

10 Practical Items So Beautiful You’re Bound to Say “Wow”
Shopping
3 months ago

Prepare to be swept off your feet with functional products as unique as you are. Every aspect of your life deserves to be accompanied by non-run-of-the-mill items, giving your space a character, and making every day extraordinary. And we prepared a whole list of these! (You’re welcome).

13 Accessories That Will Be a Perfect Addition to Your Gardening

13 Accessories That Will Be a Perfect Addition to Your Gardening
Shopping
3 months ago

Have you ever wondered why people love plants so much? Maybe it’s because we are free to show our love and emotions without any possible judgment. And while you might think that it’s hard caring for them, it’s actually pretty easy once you have the right devices. And we’ve gathered 12 tools that will definitely assist you in your efforts.

13 Home Items That Can Solve Many Issues You Thought Were Unsolvable

13 Home Items That Can Solve Many Issues You Thought Were Unsolvable
Shopping
4 months ago

It’s true what they say, that every little or big problem has its solution. But it’s impossible to know everything on your own and most of the time you need some help. And this is what we are here for, since we decided to go online and do our best research in order to find products that will make life so much easier for you.

Neighbors Were Stealing From My Mother’s Garden So I Taught Them a Lesson

Neighbors Were Stealing From My Mother’s Garden So I Taught Them a Lesson
People
5 months ago

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.

Who Ruled Earth Before the Dinosaurs

Who Ruled Earth Before the Dinosaurs
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

A Giant Asteroid Is Flying to Earth, and You’ll See It

A Giant Asteroid Is Flying to Earth, and You’ll See It
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

Your Skin Is Made of Glass, but It’s Not the Worst

Your Skin Is Made of Glass, but It’s Not the Worst
Curiosities
7 months ago

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?

What If You Were Born on a Spaceship

What If You Were Born on a Spaceship
Curiosities
7 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.

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

What to Do If You Eat Mold by Accident

What to Do If You Eat Mold by Accident
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

What Happened to Asteroid After It Wiped Out Dinosaurs

What Happened to Asteroid After It Wiped Out Dinosaurs
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

9 Body Parts That Might Change Soon

9 Body Parts That Might Change Soon
Curiosities
7 months ago

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.

They Found a Tiny Tree Growing in Man’s Body

They Found a Tiny Tree Growing in Man’s Body
Curiosities
8 months ago

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!

If Earth Collided With Mars, Which Planet Survives

If Earth Collided With Mars, Which Planet Survives
Curiosities
9 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.

12 Amazon Best Sellers You Just Need to Get Your Hands On While They’re in Stock

12 Amazon Best Sellers You Just Need to Get Your Hands On While They’re in Stock
Shopping
9 months ago

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!

We’re Safe From Big Asteroids, but Only for 1,000 Years

We’re Safe From Big Asteroids, but Only for 1,000 Years
Curiosities
3 months ago

Asteroids flying around is sometimes like a fierce game of dodgeball where you never know when some of them can go in your direction. So we can just track the situation and hope for the best! To figure out the risk, scientists from different organizations have to study the positions and paths of the asteroids that come close to our planet, especially those that are at least 0.6 miles wide. And the good news is that none of these asteroids will probably hit us for at least the next 1,000 years. Phew!

When Magma Doesn’t End: The Most Dangerous Type of Eruption

When Magma Doesn’t End: The Most Dangerous Type of Eruption
Curiosities
3 months ago

Massive tsunamis, destructive tornadoes, giant meteorites, devastating earthquakes. Ooh, better have insurance. But all these are minor natural disasters compared with the eruption of a volcano. Some volcanoes can destroy a city, as it was with Pompeii. Or some islands in the Pacific Ocean. But there’s a dangerous type of eruption that can destroy all life on the planet. This type is called “flood basalt.”

Flying Dinosaurs Survived, Here’s Where They Are Gone

Flying Dinosaurs Survived, Here’s Where They Are Gone
Curiosities
3 months ago

Big herds of dinosaurs run through the forest. The temperature rises rapidly, and everything behind them begins to ignite. Some dinosaurs get stuck in swamps and can’t get out. Pterodactyls fly over their heads as they try to avoid the blast wave that will soon cover the Earth. This event happened about 66 million years ago. It wiped out almost every living thing on Earth. Birds and flying dinosaurs were just about the only ones who could survive the most massive extinction event ever. Hey don’t blame me. I wasn’t around then.

What If We Lived on a Planet With No Sun

What If We Lived on a Planet With No Sun
Curiosities
3 months ago

Consider the rogue planet, the cosmic wanderer that nobody wants to take home. Basically, a rogue planet is a planet that has been ejected from its own star system and is now floating aimlessly through space like a cosmic loner. These planets aren’t just a theory; scientists have actually detected some in our galaxy! In fact, estimates suggest that there may be lots of these cosmic nomads floating around the Milky Way! And they aren’t just small, rocky worlds like Earth. Some of them are actually massive gas giants, many times larger than Jupiter! These behemoths could potentially have their own moons and even their own mini-systems orbiting around them.

Plants Talk, We Just Don’t Hear Them

Plants Talk, We Just Don’t Hear Them
Curiosities
3 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!

Scientists Finally Decoded Signals Plants Send

Scientists Finally Decoded Signals Plants Send
Curiosities
3 months ago

Photosynthesis can save millions of human lives! Wait, HOW?! What is the connection here? Plants create energy out of sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Duh, we’ve known it for ages. Turns out that understanding this process in detail could help find a cure for cancer. So, for a long time, scientists have been trying to figure out how plants start the process of turning sunlight into sugar through photosynthesis. But now, some researchers have finally decoded those tricky signals that plants send to themselves!

Even Biggest Bug Lover Doesn’t Know These Facts

Even Biggest Bug Lover Doesn’t Know These Facts
Animals
3 months ago

Poor Pete. Pete is so scared of bugs all he wants is to find a place on Earth where he can be safe from them. After years of research and traveling, he eventually finds the place to go: Antarctica! Pete makes it there, confident that bugs wouldn’t survive in the cold. Ahhhhhhh! Little did he know that insects are on every continent of this planet. Well, not really. He was kind of right about Antarctica: it isn’t home to a lot of bugs. In fact, there is only one true species of insect that calls this place home: it’s a wingless midge called Belgica antarctica. This fly is tiny [0.08 to 0.23 inches long], but it’s still Antarctica’s largest terrestrial bug.

Sprout Your Savings: 10 Discounted Garden Products for a Bloomin’ Good Time

Sprout Your Savings: 10 Discounted Garden Products for a Bloomin’ Good Time
Shopping
9 months ago

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.

10 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

10 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather
Curiosities
4 months ago

Urbania. Sounds like a made-up city from a fairy tale. But it’s not. It is real and located in central Italy. The town’s name isn’t the only strange thing about it. Every year, the local newspaper and television publish a strange weather forecast. It is based on onion wedges. Yes, you’ve heard it correctly. Italians from this region [Province of Pesaro and Urbino] eagerly look forward to a forecast based on a vegetable.

Gardening Will Become a True Joy With These 10 Handy Tools

Gardening Will Become a True Joy With These 10 Handy Tools
Shopping
6 months ago

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.

Secret Room Inside the Rock Where Ancient People Lived

Secret Room Inside the Rock Where Ancient People Lived
Curiosities
4 months ago

“A comfortable abode with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea will serve as a perfect rain shelter” — this is what a real estate advertisement might have looked like for Neanderthals 100,000 years ago. Welcome to weird and wonderful caves you could live in — or not. Of course, back then, neither real estate and advertising had been invented yet, never mind the fact that Neanderthals couldn’t build houses and often lived in caves. Yet, one of those caves looks an awful lot like a residential building. It’s situated inside a high limestone cape called the Rock of Gibraltar. If the Neanderthals had had an economy, the caves inside this rock would have cost a bundle.

This Book Is Known Worldwide but No One Knows What It’s About

This Book Is Known Worldwide but No One Knows What It’s About
Curiosities
4 months ago

A computer over 2 millennia old, concrete that’s many times more durable than the modern variety, mysterious books that no one can decode— these are just a few things scientists still can’t explain. People of the past might have known some things that we’ve lost and are only yet to recover.

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil

Scientists Have Successfully Grown Plants in Moon Soil
Curiosities
4 months ago

Ever wanted to taste a salad from space? Well, you might be able to one day. Scientists have taken soil from the Moon and successfully grown plants in it! Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, it was the first time in our history we set foot on a surface that wasn’t Earth. During the several trips to the Moon in the Apollo program, astronomers brought back some rocks and soil to study. Some scientists knew it would be a good idea to preserve this soil, stick some seeds in it, and see what would happen. They didn’t do anything at first, aware that decades into the future, they’d have more advanced equipment to conduct these studies. The researchers named the lunar soil “regolith” and used the seeds of a particular plant called blah-bah-blah-baa — you can read it here [Arabidopsis thaliana] which is found in Asia, Europe, and parts of Africa. It’s similar to such veggies as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Yum.

What We Know About Extraterrestrial Life So Far

What We Know About Extraterrestrial Life So Far
Curiosities
3 months ago

It’s a clear night, and you are outside looking at the stars. The Milky Way alone seems overwhelmingly huge. You check on your phone and discover that the galaxy you’re in at this exact moment is 100,000 light-years wide. For scale, 1 light-year is already a very long distance. For example, it takes 4.2 light-years to go from Earth to Proxima Centauri, which is the closest star to our planet other than the Sun. So 100 thousand light-years is way more than we normal humans can fathom. And that’s just one galaxy. There’s a whole lot more out there. Now, looking at this data it seems pretty unlikely that we’re the only life form out there, doesn’t it? But how come we’ve never found anything else so far?