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Is Halley’s Comet a Warning of Bad Things to Come?

Is Halley’s Comet a Warning of Bad Things to Come?
Curiosities
4 months ago

Some people, like the Andaman islanders — that’s a community living in the Gulf of Bengal — see them as burning torches thrown into the air by forest spirits. Others, like some Australian aborigines, think they’re flaming sticks ridden by shamans. If you ask an astronomer, though, they’ll tell you that a comet is a large object made of dust and ice that orbits the Sun. Arguably one of the most famous space objects of this kind is Halley’s Comet. It has left a great impact on our history and understanding of these mysterious “falling stars.” When this comet passed Earth in August 1835, for example, it was blamed for the New York City fire that kept going for several nights. At the same time, the Seminole Indians in Florida saw the comet’s long tail and believed it marked the day they would lose their independence.

People Share 10+ Effective Life Hacks That Are Cheap and Simple

People Share 10+ Effective Life Hacks That Are Cheap and Simple

As Shakespeare put it, all the world’s a stage, and we bet it’s easier to play on it if we have little cheat codes. We might do perfectly without them, yet those little things provide such a great relief that we don’t want to get back to the old way of doing things. These 14 people cracked life’s codes and kindly shared their excellent and practical tips.

10+ Magical Facts You Might Not Know About the Cast of “Harry Potter”

10+ Magical Facts You Might Not Know About the Cast of “Harry Potter”
Films
year ago

The Harry Potter series has captured the hearts of generations of children and adults alike. For one, the series is full of strong and exciting female characters that have inspired girls to be brave and to love themselves. And the behind-the-scenes facts about the cast show us the magic that goes into making our favorite movies, and the ways that things could have been different but ended up just right. We at Bright Side also love the Harry Potter franchise, so we’re sharing these facts about some of the cast members that might surprise you.

12 Stars Who Embraced Both Their Feminine and Masculine Side and Will Have You Look Twice

12 Stars Who Embraced Both Their Feminine and Masculine Side and Will Have You Look Twice
People
year ago

Actors in Shakespeare’s day would cross-dress as women in order to play female roles. Nowadays, many actors dress as a different gender to challenge themselves, shake up stereotypes, and stretch the minds of their audience. Though it’s not easy to transform from the feminine to the masculine side or vice versa and nail the role convincingly, these 12 stars were brave enough to do both. In fact, some of them even wound up winning prestigious awards for their efforts.

10 Facts About Maggie Smith That Proved Superpowered Women Are Near Us

10 Facts About Maggie Smith That Proved Superpowered Women Are Near Us
People
year ago

The younger fans probably know her best for her stellar performance in Harry Potter. But her legendary career stretches a couple of decades prior. She began acting in theater and film in 1952 and since then, she has accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish in the industry. Well, despite her immense popularity and success, we are sure we can catch you by surprise with a few interesting facts about the beloved actress.Bright Side wants to show you 10 facts about Maggie Smith that are going to make even some long-time fans say “wow.”

“My Son Hugged Me. I Felt Choked Up With Emotion.” A Young Boy Finally Got Adopted by a Single Dad and Found His Forever Home

“My Son Hugged Me. I Felt Choked Up With Emotion.” A Young Boy Finally Got Adopted by a Single Dad and Found His Forever Home
People
year ago

Michael Bowler spent the majority of his life working with children in foster care and, at a very young age, was committed to the idea of adoption. His determination to adopt would soon come to fruition when he met Ronald, and this one decision would change his life forever.Here at Bright Side, we believe that love exceeds all boundaries and labels, and Michael’s story is a great example of how good deeds always come back in unexpected ways.

How a Devastating Loss Led Meryl Streep to Find the Love of Her Life

How a Devastating Loss Led Meryl Streep to Find the Love of Her Life
People
year ago

The Oscar-winning actress seems to have it all: a brilliant career, adoring fans, and a loving marriage that has stood the test of time. Her relationship with her husband of 44 years has often been shown as an example of a healthy, long-lasting marriage, which can be hard to find, especially in the world of show business. But things haven’t always been so easy for this Hollywood legend. Within only 6 months, Meryl Streep lost one great love of her life and met her future husband.

13 Iconic Book Characters Who Were Played by Different Actors and Actresses (Not All of Them Were a Success)

13 Iconic Book Characters Who Were Played by Different Actors and Actresses (Not All of Them Were a Success)
Films
2 years ago

People often have very opposite opinions about actors in book adaptations. Some don’t like it when the movie character looks different from the book description, and others, thanks to talented actors and actresses decide to read the book. Today, almost all popular novels have 2 or more movie adaptations, so we can compare several “versions” of the same character.

12 Powerful Backstories Celebrities Memorialized With Their Tattoos

12 Powerful Backstories Celebrities Memorialized With Their Tattoos
Curiosities
year ago

When we see a tattoo we never know what it means for a certain person. And celebs are no exception. A small star can represent grandma, while a seemingly ordinary caption reminds them to respect what they have. Whole stories of struggles, losses, family, and hard work can be seen in simple yet expressive tattoos.

15 Facts About “The Princess Diaries” That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Movie All Over Again

15 Facts About “The Princess Diaries” That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Movie All Over Again
Films
3 years ago

Just like in music, there are films that are nothing more than a one-hit-wonder — they’re a huge success just after their release but after a while, no one speaks about them again. On the other hand, there are some films that no matter how much time passes by, are still considered just as relevant as the first day they hit theatres. Even decades after their release, they still manage to captivate viewers and score new fans. That’s exactly the case of a certain romantic comedy we’ll be talking about in this article.

10 Actresses We Bet You Couldn’t Recognize in Male Roles

10 Actresses We Bet You Couldn’t Recognize in Male Roles
Films
6 months ago

Good actors are able to use their bodies and emotion to the fullest in order to deliver a performance that can transmit an idea to viewers. On the other hand, those who are truly talented manage to make audiences feel and identify with the character they’ve created. And the true sign of an exceptional actor is to be able to play a character properly, regardless of his or her age, nationality, language, or even gender.

45+ Truth Bombs to Drop at Your Next Dinner Party

45+ Truth Bombs to Drop at Your Next Dinner Party
Curiosities
10 months ago

If you’re looking to fill your brain with amazing facts to impress your friends, you’ve come to the right place. Dropping these truth bombs will turn anyone into an expert at the dinner table and be the start of an entertaining conversation. No scientific degree required.

6 History Textbook Facts That Aren’t Facts at All

6 History Textbook Facts That Aren’t Facts at All
Curiosities
5 months ago

“Good stories deserve a little embellishment,” says good old Gandalf. And although it works well enough for fiction, history doesn’t forgive such things. Incorrect interpretations of events and numerous assumptions turn into school textbook facts over time.Bright Side gathered 6 such well-known history facts we shouldn’t have ever believed.

20 Movies That Every Woman Should Watch

20 Movies That Every Woman Should Watch
Films
5 months ago

Some movies make you think for a long time. Others, you can just watch once and forget about them straightaway. And then there are films appreciated most of all by the fairer sex. You might not believe us, but the latter are not always just about love. Like women themselves, they can be multifaceted and unpredictable.

15 Amazing TV Series You Can Watch in a Week

15 Amazing TV Series You Can Watch in a Week
Films
5 months ago

From time to time, every one of us wants to come home from work and treat ourselves to a good TV series. However, it’s often the case that you have neither the strength nor the time for that. For those of you who feel like this but still want to delve into the unknown with charismatic characters, solve mysteries with genius detectives, or take a look into the past, we at Bright Side have compiled a list of mini-series you can watch in just seven days.