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If You Step on This Sea Creature, You Have Seconds to Get Help

If You Step on This Sea Creature, You Have Seconds to Get Help
Animals
9 months ago

Now if you step on a sea urchin, you’re going to know right away! Look at those spikes! Get the point? Ha ha, ow! While they’re not aggressive, they’ve got a great defense going against any creatures that want to eat them! Venomous spikes and a poisonous bite! Pick your poison, literally.

Kraken vs Cthulhu: Who’s #1 Sea Monster Legend?

Kraken vs Cthulhu: Who’s #1 Sea Monster Legend?
Curiosities
9 months ago

The sky is burning... The world’s oceans are foaming... Thunder and lightning are shaking the air... Two of the most terrible and powerful monsters collide in a duel. A harbinger of the end of the world! Just the sight of this monster can drive anyone mad. Great and atrocious Cthulhu! And the biggest squid on the planet is fighting against it! A beast that knows no fear because it’s fear itself! The cause of a thousand shipwrecks. The mighty and hideous Kraken! Let the most epic fight in the history of the Universe begin!

You Shouldn’t Risk Taking a Swim in These Places, Period

You Shouldn’t Risk Taking a Swim in These Places, Period
Curiosities
6 months ago

Are you a pro swimmer, brave enough to take a dip in any ocean or sea? Bad news, there are some places you should avoid no matter how well you swim or dive. Some of these places have dangerous underwater rocks, strong currents and tides. Others are famous for legends about monsters and mysterious creatures. So let’s dive into this aquatic horror show! Have you ever heard the word “the Strid”? It’s a variation of the word “the stride” that is used in Yorkshire, and it refers to a narrow section of the river Wharfe that’s so small, you could jump over it. But, don’t be fooled by its size, it’s one of the most dangerous spots around. Even taking a step into the water can have dire consequences. The River Wharfe has a forceful current, and since the Strid is so narrow, it’s even stronger in that area. The intense water flow has eroded the limestone around the Strid, which created hollow spaces much deeper than the rest of the riverbed.

If You See One of Those Clouds Over Your City, Get Out Fast!

If You See One of Those Clouds Over Your City, Get Out Fast!
Tips & tricks
10 months ago

Ah...You’re on the grass, looking up at the blue sky, enjoying some singing birds and catching some warm rays. You watch differently shaped clouds soaring slowly, high up into the air.Suddenly you hear a powerful loud rumble coming from far away. You get up and notice a gigantic thick cloud ahead. But it’s not the size that scares you, it’s the shape. The cloud looks like a skull. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean anything bad’s gonna happen.

If There’s Ring Around the Sun, Find Shelter Fast

If There’s Ring Around the Sun, Find Shelter Fast
Tips & tricks
10 months ago

Aah, beautiful. You’re walking with your friend, and look up at the sky. The sun looks a bit different today... like it has some kind of ring around it, a rainbow-type thing. Huh... "Look at that!’’ Your friend pulls his head up out of his phone. “You shouldn’t look directly at the...stop everything,” he says. “It’s a sun halo, we need to find shelter now, unless you have the world’s biggest umbrella on you!”A sun halo is nature’s sign that there’s a snow or rainstorm on its way. It’s caused by clouds that are made of bazillions of small ice crystals, flying around at 20,000 feet (6 km)! Sunlight goes through those crystals, which causes the light to split and refract, like when there’s a rainbow. Now, don’t look at the sun halo directly. It’s gonna be tempting because it’s not something you see every day, plus it’s really beautiful... but ultraviolet light can burn the exposed tissue of your retina and cause serious damage. So not worth it.

Strange Building Has Mysteriously Appeared at a Beach

Strange Building Has Mysteriously Appeared at a Beach
Curiosities
6 months ago

You’ve just reached your perfect spot on a deserted beach. It’s so quiet here that you start to doze off. But as you open your eyes, you’re shocked. “Wait a minute... Is that an actual house that has just been washed up on the shore!?” It may sound like the beginning of a sci-fi novel, but not if you live near this beach in El Salvador. There’s a mysteriously abandoned house there that looks as if it’s just been washed ashore. How did this villa end up there? How long has it been here without anyone noticing it?

The True History of Dragons: Where Fire-Breathing Beasts Came From

The True History of Dragons: Where Fire-Breathing Beasts Came From
Curiosities
6 months ago

The legend goes that a dwarf named Fafnir was famous for his strength and courage. He was the son of a famous dwarf king. Because of his qualities, he was tasked with protecting their kingdom. Dwarfs were known to gather a lot of wealth, so a bit of added security was a must. I mean, they lived in a house made from gold and precious gems. But Fafnir also had another special talent: he was able to shapeshift! Tricked by Loki, the Norse spirit of mischief, Fafnir was taken over by his greed and the shine of his father’s treasure. He decided he did not want to share any of it, not even with his father or his brothers. He stole it and ran away all by himself to a place he’d be hard to find: the middle of the desert.

Why Travelers Avoid Sailing From West to East

Why Travelers Avoid Sailing From West to East
Curiosities
6 months ago

Next time you jump into a yacht, you should worry not about the wind but about the waves. An average storm can’t cause enough damage on its own, as the wind is unlikely to tilt the boat over. A wind-driven wave, however, might destroy a lot of equipment and even sink the yacht altogether. Don’t worry, though; it’s not that common to come across a bad storm — or worse, a hurricane — while at sea. You’d really have to be looking for it. Most people with over 20 years’ worth of experience at sea have never encountered extreme weather.

Castles Didn’t Have Toilets, Here’s How People Did Their Business

Castles Didn’t Have Toilets, Here’s How People Did Their Business
Curiosities
7 months ago

Hello distinguished guests and welcome to the Middle Ages! We’re honored by thy presence! Sorry for the bumpy ride... It’s not easy traveling in a cart... But the other two options you had were either riding a horse or simply walking... Oh well, that’s medieval times for you! No highways around here... Anyway, I’m Constable Bright, and I’ll be your guide through this castle tour! Now, forget everything you’ve learned about castles, especially those from princess movies because I have prepared so many jaw-dropping castle secrets for you! Time to pass through the gate! After you!

These Whirlpools Are Miles in Length, And They Are Invisible

These Whirlpools Are Miles in Length, And They Are Invisible
Curiosities
7 months ago

Your kitchen sink is filled with dirty water. You’ve just washed the dishes, and you pull the plug out of the drain hole. Do you see how the water forms a funnel, and all the pieces of food get into its center? This is a small whirlpool. Now imagine that this is not a kitchen sink, but a sea with a several feet wide whirlpool. And it draws in not pieces of food, but a small boat. And you’re on this boat! You jump off the side and try to swim away, but the whirlpool is stronger than you. It attracts you despite your attempts to swim away. So, the first thing you should do is calm down. Yeah, it isn’t easy when the deep sea is trying to swallow you up. But if you don’t save your strength, you won’t be able to survive.

20 People Who Managed to See Something Amazing in Their Everyday Life

20 People Who Managed to See Something Amazing in Their Everyday Life
Curiosities
2 years ago

A building that looks like a mirage, scuff marks that painted the picture of an island in the sea on the side of a ship, a girl that can bend her fingers backwards. All of these are just a few examples of jaw-dropping sights that people had a chance to see on their route to work or just doing their everyday things.

8 Survival Tips to Use When One Second Decides It All

8 Survival Tips to Use When One Second Decides It All
Tips & tricks
3 years ago

In a matter of seconds, you can go from swimming calmly to getting into trouble in the water. It’s important to assess a dangerous situation, and then to react to it. There are many risky situations we can get ourselves into, and knowing how to quickly survive in the face of danger is the absolute key. Although we hope you don’t find yourself in the middle of any threatening emergencies, we at Bright Side understand that unusual circumstances are bound to happen when we least expect them.

50 Surefire Ways to Entertain Your Kid While You’re Working

50 Surefire Ways to Entertain Your Kid While You’re Working
Family & kids
6 months ago

Every parent has likely been in a situation where a child is asking for attention but you have too much on your plate to do so. So you need to quickly occupy your kid with something to do in order for you to complete your tasks. This list of fun activities will come in handy for such emergencies. Some of these ideas can be adapted for toddlers, while others will work perfectly on older schoolchildren.

23 Surreal Places That Show How Weird Our Planet Can Be

23 Surreal Places That Show How Weird Our Planet Can Be
Places
3 years ago

The Benagil Sea Cave in Portugal is one of the most picturesque vacation destinations and one of the most photographed caves in the world. This spectacular rock formation, which can only be reached from the sea, attracts tourists from all over the world. Through the big round openings in the cave ceiling you can see the clear blue sky while lying on the sand and enjoying a soft sea breeze. Our planet is ripe with many unique places that look surreal and unearthly. Come with us on an exciting journey and see some of these places that will make you question your own eyesight!

We Discovered 22 Undeniable Reasons to Visit Greece Before You Die

We Discovered 22 Undeniable Reasons to Visit Greece Before You Die
Places
3 years ago

In 2018, Crete was voted the 5th most popular destination in the world by TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards and the year before Reader's Travel Awards gave Greece the 2nd place in the Best Countries to Visit category. Telegraph also included Greece on its list of the 30 best countries to visit, proving that this country with its unique beauty and traditions should be very high on your travel bucket list.