River

If You See an Open Space in a Forest, Get Away Fast!

If You See an Open Space in a Forest, Get Away Fast!
Curiosities
2 months ago

Ahhh, the beauty of nature all around you, the fresh air, and days and days of meditative rest far away from civilization ahead of you. But you’ve been walking for quite some time to get this far, and now it’s time to set up camp.

What If Titans Were Real

What If Titans Were Real
Curiosities
2 months ago

Uh-oh, they’re here. You grab your things and head out to the jeeps that will take you to the evacuation center in the underground settlement. Your dog follows you, not knowing what’s going on. You’re outside, and you can see the giants miles away walking toward you. There are so many of them, each as tall as the Statue of Liberty. But the leader is slightly taller than the Empire State Building. Each giant has a unique face similar to a human’s. But they’re always showing their teeth and popping their eyes open.

Sharon Stone Breaks Down As She Reveals Losing Half of Her Money

Sharon Stone Breaks Down As She Reveals Losing Half of Her Money
People
6 months ago

Sharon Stone has been going through a financial crisis. The 65-year-old actress couldn’t hold back her tears as she was on stage during a recent event. And even though this news might come as a shock, it reminds us that even Hollywood stars can face money issues just like the rest of us. Our heart is with Sharon during this tough time, and her courage and honesty have truly touched us.

Things Are Different in Other Countries, See for Yourself

Things Are Different in Other Countries, See for Yourself
Places
week ago

Let me continue my world tour, and now we’re heading straight to Europe. Let’s start our journey in Greece, a place with thousands of years of history. Even in modern days, there are still ancient ruins there that are being carefully preserved, and it’s an interesting ride.The airport of Athens has a built-in museum with ancient artifacts. And here’s how ancient and modern coexist there: there’s the view of the Acropolis from the street. A Spartan roaming the streets of Greece. A Redditor shared a photo of a modern building built right over the ancient ruins. The visitors can see the ruins through the glass.Greece is also very well known for its cats roaming the streets everywhere. This Redditor spotted a cat guarding the National Bank of Greece. These days, everyone is trying to reduce the usage of plastic. Some use paper straws, and some go with glass straws... but this café in Greece offered to use macaroni as straws.

What If You Woke Up in a Scary Escape Room

What If You Woke Up in a Scary Escape Room
Curiosities
week ago

Whoa... what’s going on? It’s dark and smelly. You’re wearing nothing but pants and a shirt. You’re lying on a cold concrete floor. How did you get here?! Suddenly, the lights switch on, and you see a steel door in front of you and a screen. It turns on and a man in a mask tells you that you have 1 hour to escape 6 rooms to win your cash prize. You get up and go up to the door to open it, but it’s locked. Out of nowhere, spikes pop out of the walls and start closing in on you. You only have 1 minute to get out before they crush you.

What If You Were the Sole Survivor on Earth

What If You Were the Sole Survivor on Earth
Curiosities
2 weeks ago

Picture this: It’s a lovely Sunday morning, and you rise from your bed, do some stretching, and open your window to a gorgeous day with clear skies. But hold up, something’s odd here — the usually jam-packed street is completely deserted. Where did everyone go? You take a closer look, and to your surprise, you realize that you’re the only soul on this planet. What’s your next move?

What If You Didn’t Take Your Shoes Off for a Year

What If You Didn’t Take Your Shoes Off for a Year
Curiosities
2 months ago

Neon signs and holographic ad banners all around, synth music from invisible speakers — it feels as if you’ve entered some cyberpunk utopia, but in fact, this is a huge mall department where a notorious shoe designer presents their latest collection of sneakers.You’ve been saving up for months to buy this model, so your hands are slightly shaking with excitement. You and other buyers are handed a contract to sign. It says you won’t make a claim against the sneakers’ creator after you put on their new shoes. You sign the document and press on into a large hall with a glass wall. The wall is divided into hundreds of square sections with treasured pairs of sneakers inside. There are big hammers with glowing neon heads on the floor. To get the sneakers, you need to break the glass. You readily do it and take your chosen pair.

What If All Oceans Became Lava Suddenly

What If All Oceans Became Lava Suddenly
Curiosities
2 months ago

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)]

If Modern Comforts Vanished, Would We Survive or Fall

If Modern Comforts Vanished, Would We Survive or Fall
Curiosities
2 months ago

You’re sitting on the balcony, fiddling with your phone, when suddenly, everything around you starts to turn to dust. Gaping, you put your phone down. You see cars, bicycles, sidewalks, street and traffic lights disappear right in front of your eyes!People in the street are panicking and running in different directions. You glance at your watch, and it vanishes too. You turn to look at your room through the balcony door and see that all your furniture is turning to dust. You look back at the street and see nothing but a dust storm. Your house starts shaking. You run downstairs and stand in the middle of the road. You’re just in time to see the buildings in your neighborhood fade away.

Why Planes Shadows Disappear When They Take Off

Why Planes Shadows Disappear When They Take Off
Curiosities
2 months ago

A shadow is cast when you have an object in the path of light. Light travels in a straight line, which is why you always get a shadow when something’s in front of a light source — birds and airplanes are no exception. They DO cast shadows, but we can’t see them.The closer the object to a source of light, the denser its shadow, and vice versa: if the object is too far away, its shadow disperses. A commercial airplane flies at 35,000-40,000 [ft] [12,191 m] feet — at such a height, you barely see the plane, let alone its shadow. It’s too far from the Earth’s surface, so its shadow is scattered, and you can’t see it — the same goes for birds.

How They Build Bridges If Water’s in the Way

How They Build Bridges If Water’s in the Way
Curiosities
2 months ago

To build an underwater structure, you’ll need some interesting engineering. A large bridge over a river or bay has its foundation rooted underwater. It’s even more complicated with undersea tunnels. Underwater construction is challenging. Engineers need to deal with water pressure and corrosion from saltwater. There’s also a problem of finding suitable materials.

The Largest Cave with Its Own Weather Inside

The Largest Cave with Its Own Weather Inside
Curiosities
2 months ago

In 1991, somewhere in the lush jungles of central Vietnam, a local logger found a mysterious hole among the foliage and bushes. He looked in there and felt a strong wind blowing into his face. Then, he heard a strange sound from the cave depths and realized that it was the sound of a river. The logger didn’t check the cave but decided to go back there with a flashlight and a rope. When he returned, he couldn’t find the cave anywhere. He spent a few years searching for it. Finally, in the 2000s, the logger managed to locate it again. In 2009, he brought scientists to this place. They found out the cave, called Son Doong [sn don], is the largest in the world.

What Stops Them Building Bridges Over Amazon River

What Stops Them Building Bridges Over Amazon River
Curiosities
2 months ago

The Amazon River travels through 9 South American countries at a length of over 4,000 miles. Still, it’s impossible to cross it by a bridge. With the river being the main highway traveling through this dense forest and so few areas populated around the river, there’s just no reason to have one. The river can rise up to 30 feet, and the river crossings that were only 3 miles wide can expand to over 30 miles in just a few short weeks in certain spots, making a bridge nearly impossible to build here.

What NASA Discovered on Mars Leaves Scientists Stunned

What NASA Discovered on Mars Leaves Scientists Stunned
Curiosities
4 weeks ago

Hold on to your space helmets because NASA’s Curiosity rover has just stumbled upon the wildest rock formation ever! And on April Fool’s Day, isn’t that just the weirdest coincidence? The device captured some images with some rocks that look like dragon bones.Now, let me take you back to 2012 when Curiosity made its grand entrance on Martian soil. It was like the queen bee of rovers, the biggest and most capable one at the time. And boy, has it been making waves since then! It’s even discovered evidence of water and organic molecules on Mars. These findings were giant leaps in our quest to find out if Mars ever had its own little creatures.

20 Stories That Prove Heroes Don’t Need Capes

20 Stories That Prove Heroes Don’t Need Capes
People
year ago

Living our lives can be tricky, as sometimes we can find ourselves in situations that are difficult to get out of on our own. Fortunately, the world is filled with good people that are always willing to go out of their way to help others in need and make us somehow feel special and cared for.To honor these kind people, Bright Side decided to gather these examples that can fill your heart with hope in humanity.

12 Times Kids Sent Shivers Down People’s Spines by Simply Saying Something Truly Weird

12 Times Kids Sent Shivers Down People’s Spines by Simply Saying Something Truly Weird

Kids may be hysterically funny. But sometimes, they say some spooky things that totally terrify their parents and anyone else around. Anyway, there’s always a simple explanation for all those things, and it’s nothing to really be scared of or worried about. We just need to give the proper respect to the level of their imagination and creativity in everything these lovely creatures do.

15 Episodes From Popular Cartoons Kids Won’t Understand

15 Episodes From Popular Cartoons Kids Won’t Understand
Films
year ago

Animation studios realize that when they release a new product that is interesting for both kids and adults, they increase their audience by a lot, as well as their earnings. But this is not an easy thing to do. One way to do this is to add hints, jokes, and references that only adults can understand and kids will miss completely.

20+ Photos That Show What Real Life in Canada Is All About

20+ Photos That Show What Real Life in Canada Is All About
Places
year ago

Perhaps you are aware of the friendliness and unlimited politeness of the Canadian people. Those who come from other countries are surprised to hear that the word “sorry” is among the most commonly used words in everyday conversations here. And, of course, we’ve all heard about the famous maple syrup, but what about maple chips, maple bacon, and maple bread?

5 Ways to Check the Quality of Your Drinking Water

5 Ways to Check the Quality of Your Drinking Water
Tips & tricks
3 years ago

We can’t always be sure if the tap water is good for drinking. There are even times when its quality can change overnight and knowing how to detect the changes may save you from drinking polluted water. Luckily, there’s a way to check the water’s quality, just like professionals do, by using only 3 senses.

A Desperate Stray Dog Jumps Into the First Car She Sees and the Driver’s Reaction Is Priceless

A Desperate Stray Dog Jumps Into the First Car She Sees and the Driver’s Reaction Is Priceless
Animals
3 years ago

Once, a man named Bill, traveling from Arkansas to Missouri, stopped at a rest stop to get rid of some trash and use the bathroom. Upon returning to his car and much to his surprise, Bill found a stray dog lying inside on the front seat. Bill realized this poor thing was looking for some help and wasn’t able to turn his back on the dog. The animal definitely made the right choice.

30 Isolated Places That Can Heal an Exhausted Soul

30 Isolated Places That Can Heal an Exhausted Soul
Places
4 years ago

Today’s fast-paced and mechanical lifestyle makes us weary and depletes our energy completely. We feel totally drained and dream of an escape from our daily grind. Our body and soul demands restoration and seclusion. We wish to lose our sense of time and slow down our pace of life. We desire a place with solitude, tranquility, and peace — a cabin overlooking the mountains, a small hut beside a river, or just somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

5 Mind-Boggling Riddles Only True Masters of Logic Can Solve

5 Mind-Boggling Riddles Only True Masters of Logic Can Solve
Quizzes
year ago

Having solved numerous new quizzes and brain puzzles, a modern person gladly returns to riddles after some time. Back in the day, moms and grandmas used to buy periodicals that usually published new quizzes, riddles, and crosswords but they’d often have to wait till the following week to learn the right answers.

A Tricky Picture Test That Will Show How Good Your Logic Is

A Tricky Picture Test That Will Show How Good Your Logic Is
Quizzes
2 years ago

Have you ever wanted to act like Sherlock Holmes? Our lives don’t usually offer us a lot of opportunities to play detective unless we need to find a missing scarf at home or a mug at work that has suddenly disappeared. But it’s definitely tempting to test what our brains are capable of.

I Moved to Paris 4 Years Ago and Life Here Is Tougher Than You Think

I Moved to Paris 4 Years Ago and Life Here Is Tougher Than You Think
Places
4 days ago

In 2014, I made an important decision to make a big change in my life. I left my ordinary life in Kiev, I packed my stuff, and I moved to Paris. This sounds like the beginning of a romantic movie but in fact, it was nothing like a beautiful story about cozy French restaurants, hot croissants, and the view of the Eiffel tower from my window.