Russia

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To
Curiosities
7 months ago

The Amazon River, the boat, and dense jungle on both sides. All is silent, only the engine is revving, and you look around nervously under the earnest gaze of the Peruvian guide. Suddenly, the man smiles and points ahead. This is it. You’ve finally arrived at Iquitos. The city is hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest. On one side, Iquitos is surrounded by water and on the other lies thick impenetrable rainforest as far as the eye can see, making this city extremely difficult to reach.

An Artist Does Radiant Tattoos That Can Be a Gemstone on People’s Bodies

An Artist Does Radiant Tattoos That Can Be a Gemstone on People’s Bodies
Art
year ago

When we decide to get a tattoo, we view ink on our bodies as a form of art or a trendy attribute. However, nowadays, tattoos can have a more practical meaning. They can help people cope with grief and loss and honor the memory of their loved ones. Psychiatrists claim that they can also better understand the personality of their patients while talking about their tattoos.

17 Common Local Foods That Are Loved by Foreigners

17 Common Local Foods That Are Loved by Foreigners
Cooking
2 years ago

It seems like porridge, hot dogs, and pineapple have nothing in common. However, some foreigners believe that these foods are rare delicacies. By the way, for some people, caviar is something common that they eat every day while others are ready to pay thousands to try it.

A 58-Year-Old Lady Creates Magical Costumes That Can Transport You to Another World

A 58-Year-Old Lady Creates Magical Costumes That Can Transport You to Another World
Photography
year ago

Meet Marina Badianova, a 58-year-old from St. Petersburg, Russia, who’s turned her life into a fantasy in the most literal sense. She sews life into numerous characters, both from existing works of fiction and from creations of her own imagination. So if you’re looking for a role model who refuses to let her own senior years be boring, she’s your lady for sure.

A Sculptor Makes Dolls That Are So Realistic We Can Almost Hear Their Hearts Beating

A Sculptor Makes Dolls That Are So Realistic We Can Almost Hear Their Hearts Beating
Art
2 years ago

Michael Zajkov is an incredible artist from Russia — one look at the magical dolls he creates will have you feeling both impressed and slightly startled — because of how realistic every one of his pieces looks. He has managed to gather over 1 million followers, who all closely admire his fascinating work process and art.

Hairstylist Encourages Her Clients to Get a Short Haircut, and Boy Was She Right

Hairstylist Encourages Her Clients to Get a Short Haircut, and Boy Was She Right
People
3 years ago

Many women may be reluctant when it comes to wearing their hair short because long hair is often associated with femininity. That’s definitely not the case anymore, and this hairstylist from Russia has managed to break this stereotype successfully. Kristina Katsabina encouraged her clients to adopt a short hairstyle, and we must say that she definitely had a good eye—the look fits them like a glove.

25 Women Who Said, “Do Whatever You Want” to Their Hairdressers and Got Stunning Results

25 Women Who Said, “Do Whatever You Want” to Their Hairdressers and Got Stunning Results
Girls stuff
3 years ago

Ask any woman who’s visited a good beauty salon and she’ll agree that a little makeup and a new hairdo are effective ways to lift one’s mood. While struggling through everyday hassles, we often forget about how beautiful we are. Oxana Trunova, a makeup artist and the creator of “Beauty Academy,” together with hairstylist Olga Tarasova, are modern fairies who help women become more confident. And they manage to eloquently convey each of their client’s stories and character traits.

20 Women Who Dared to Do a Full Makeover and Became Unrecognizable

20 Women Who Dared to Do a Full Makeover and Became Unrecognizable
Girls stuff
3 years ago

We are all different, but we are united by one thing — a desire to look perfect. Oksana Trunova, a makeup artist and the mastermind behind the Blind Makeover project, and Olga Tarasova, a hairdresser, know how to transform people’s looks. This is why women from everywhere in Russia turn to them for help. The results of the makeovers are stunning.

Now I Know Why Maternity Leave Is Not a Vacation and Why Today’s Moms Are True Heroes

Now I Know Why Maternity Leave Is Not a Vacation and Why Today’s Moms Are True Heroes
Family & kids
3 years ago

It was 30 years ago when any mother whose kids were not hungry and were well-dressed could consider herself good. But today’s society places catastrophically high demands on women with children. Apart from their direct duties, they also have to perform the functions of pediatricians, psychologists, and early development specialists 24/7 for several years and, on top of that, suffer from the feeling of guilt for not being able to reach perfection.

9 Little-Known Peoples of the World That You Won’t Learn About During a Geography Lesson

9 Little-Known Peoples of the World That You Won’t Learn About During a Geography Lesson
Curiosities
3 years ago

More than 7.5 billion people of various nationalities live on Earth. We are taught a lot about some ethnic groups since childhood, but there are still many of these groups whose culture and traditions remain a mystery to us. Of course, modern civilization has contributed to the inevitable assimilation of peoples, some of which are gradually disappearing. But, fortunately, many of their representatives are trying to maintain their own centuries-old traditions and customs.

I Lost Both Hands, but Not My Sense of Humor and Willingness to Live

I Lost Both Hands, but Not My Sense of Humor and Willingness to Live
People
3 years ago

My name is Konstantin Deblikov, and I am a Russian cyborg. I call myself one because have bionic prostheses to replace my hands, and because I don’t feel like a “disabled person.” My life turned upside down when I lost both of my hands, and I’m learning to live my new life to the fullest. If you are curious about what cyborgs can and cannot do, and what people without hands can offer to this world, keep reading.

An Artist Turns Wool Into Tiny Smiley Animals That Can Fit in the Pocket of Your Coat

An Artist Turns Wool Into Tiny Smiley Animals That Can Fit in the Pocket of Your Coat
Art
year ago

Anna Romanova, an artist from Russia, knows for sure how to brighten up your clothes. With the help of a felting technique she turns loose wool into cute and realistic animal brooches that you can attach to your coat or sweater. If you attach them right above your pocket, it will look like you’re carrying a tiny fluffy fox or kitten with you, who peeps out of your pocket every now and then.

Picasso Drew Portraits of His Wife for Many Years, and They Show How His Attitude Toward Her Changed

Picasso Drew Portraits of His Wife for Many Years, and They Show How His Attitude Toward Her Changed
Art
2 years ago

If Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova were modern-day celebrities and gave interviews to tabloids, when asked about the reasons why they broke up, they would most likely answer, “irreconcilable differences.” Atheism and faith, a hot temper, and melancholy — they were different in just about every aspect, including their tastes and their everyday behavior. Aside from that, almost all of Picasso’s close friends didn’t like Olga much and his mother personally advised him against the marriage.

9 New Bans for Tourists That Can Make Your Life Way Harder

9 New Bans for Tourists That Can Make Your Life Way Harder
Places
4 years ago

Every year, traveling is becoming more and more affordable: plane tickets are getting cheaper, and so are hotels and tours. But do we ever think about how the locals feel when the streets are packed with visitors? Not all tourists are polite and willing to respect the traditions and historical values of a different country.

10 Movie Facts Only True Fans Know About

10 Movie Facts Only True Fans Know About
Films
5 months ago

Many people can’t imagine their lives without films, but only true fans know about the features of the cast, work peculiarities, funny moments, and other little and big secrets. For example, the first ever 3D film was shot in 1922, a dog called Indiana was Chewbacca’s prototype, and there’s a film that we’ll never see since it won’t be released until 2115.

A Mom Illustrates Parenting in a Way That Makes You Want to Have a Baby. In Like, 10 Years

A Mom Illustrates Parenting in a Way That Makes You Want to Have a Baby. In Like, 10 Years
Family & kids
5 years ago

An artist from Russia named Lyuba Sobol is a mother of one son and she likes to describe her intensive parenting days in her hilarious comics that help other parents to stay optimistic. In the beginning, her characters resembled real parents but then they adapted to her style of drawing and became really unique. The artist likes to say, “The story is more important to me than the looks of a character.”

13 Things We Realized After We Rescued a Shelter Dog

13 Things We Realized After We Rescued a Shelter Dog
Animals
5 years ago

Adopting an animal is a responsible decision that changes the dog’s, and even your own, life. Bird Born, an artist from Russia, tells a story of a dog that became a true member of his family. Together they managed to go through fire and water and Bird Born knows that each ripped pillow is worth that endless love that his dog gives him.

A Man From San Francisco Creates Ingenious Hairdos With His Beard

A Man From San Francisco Creates Ingenious Hairdos With His Beard
Art
3 years ago

Do you believe that there used to be a beard tax in England and Russia? Fortunately, it's no longer the 16th century. Today, we can admire fancy beards and even beard art! Mr. Incredibeard, or Isaiah Webb, lives in San Francisco, California. His beard hairdos have gained a lot of fans around the world since 2012.

Peculiar Nail Designs Show That a True Artist’s Imagination Has No Limits

Peculiar Nail Designs Show That a True Artist’s Imagination Has No Limits
Art
3 years ago

The definition of beauty varies from person to person. For example, Lee Redmond from the USA started to grow her nails out in 1979. Their total length has reached a whopping 8.65 m (28 ft, 4.5 in). Not all of us can beat that record, but there are definitely other ways to show our unique personalities through our nails. Nail Sunny, a nail salon based in Moscow, Russia, became really famous on Instagram when they started to showcase their really unusual manicures.

13 Statistical World Facts That Even Those Who Hate Numbers Find Interesting

13 Statistical World Facts That Even Those Who Hate Numbers Find Interesting
Curiosities
5 months ago

What do you do when you see a lot of numbers, charts and the word, “statistics”? You very well may ignore them. But not today! We’ve collected some of the most interesting statistical facts that reveal a lot about the world around us. For example, did you know that around 1,700 people in the U.S. become millionaires every day?

15 Weird Museums From Around the World That Are Worthy of Your Bucket List

15 Weird Museums From Around the World That Are Worthy of Your Bucket List
Places
3 years ago

Some museums feature things that would never normally become an exhibition item, yet people enjoy visiting them. There's a museum of funeral culture in Russia, a museum of women's hair in Turkey, and a museum of love in South Korea. When traveling abroad, we all want to have unforgettable experiences, so visiting one of the museums below may be a good idea.

12 Popular Cartoons That Are Banned in Some Countries

12 Popular Cartoons That Are Banned in Some Countries
Films
5 months ago

No matter whether you’re an adult or a kid, you probably have your own list of favorite cartoons. Unfortunately, some kids’ shows are banned in several countries. Bright Side has found an explanation for such measures against popular animated movies.