The vast and mysterious expanse of the sea has long captivated the human imagination. For those who earn their living on the open waters, tales of eerie encounters and spine-chilling experiences have become an intrinsic part of their maritime lives. Today, we’ll share some of them.
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.
Most of us dream of spending a week or two on a ship, but for one couple, it’s a random Tuesday. Marty and Jess Ansen have booked 51 back-to-back cruises, claiming that it is both more affordable and enjoyable than living in a retirement home.
Pamela Anderson, known for her glamorous looks and bold makeup, is leaving this behind. She is embracing a calm life with open arms and spending her days in her grandparents’ old home with her dogs. According to her, she’s never been happier!
I used to love summer before I had a baby because it meant vacation time. I could relax at the sea, camp in the forests, or explore ancient cities. My husband and I didn’t need much comfort, and we could plan a trip spontaneously 2 hours before the train left. But after having a baby, we learned that vacations are not so simple. Especially with a family.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Times change and so does fashion. The tendencies in clothes reflect the processes that happen in our lives. This is why when you compare the looks of people from different decades, they are really different, even though there may be some similar details.
Seas and oceans are so vast that a human brain can hardly imagine what treasures and secrets they hide. Perhaps that’s the reason why this Reddit thread, where experienced sailors were asked to share the weirdest and most supernatural stuff they have witnessed while at sea, became so popular.
Turkey has everything you need for a good rest: the hot sun, the beautiful sea, and the amazing beaches. And also, the people in Turkey are really hospitable, which is why tourists love coming back to Turkey over and over again.
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.
No matter how fast technological progress spreads across the planet, people will always be drawn to nature. That’s why in the summer, we dream of a vacation somewhere far away from civilization — like in a country house or in a village near the sea. And a cozy and beautiful home helps us to change the scenery.
Plastics are drowning our seas and are destroying the grasses that feed our animals. Micro-plastics are being found in our rivers, that are close to disappearing. Ecosystems are changing and humanity has a lot to do with this, even if we are not able to see the consequences immediately before our eyes.
“I need a beach vacation so badly.” How often do we hear this from someone who is tired of work or their domestic duties? You may even be the one saying it, and you are absolutely right. Studies have found that being by the sea not only makes us feel relaxed, but also changes the chemistry of our body.
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.
On September 8th the ecological project, which aims to put an end to the accumulation of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, was launched. If this initiative comes out as planned, by the year 2040 the so-called “plastic continent” will have been eliminated.
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!
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.