Meet Chris, a man whose extraordinary journey through life has been marked by both physical and societal challenges. Despite his body being 98 percent burned, Chris has faced discrimination at every turn. His strength, however, has become a beacon of inspiration for the world. Through the highs and lows, he stands as a living example of resilience, showcasing the transformative power of hope and the ability to inspire others through the sheer force of one’s own perseverance.
You’ve finally made it! After all that training, you’re ready for your first skydive. Full of confidence, you reach the door of the plane as it gets to 12,000 feet. You step off into the air, but at the last second, you hear the instructor screaming something [instructor yells, “I didn’t check your chute!”]. You can’t hear him as you drop away from the plane, seeing only his concerned expression. Well, it feels like something has gone wrong! You pull the handle to release the parachute. But it hasn’t deployed correctly, opening into a big wad, and you’re now spinning faster and faster! You’re getting dizzy, but you need to pull yourself together. Each second is crucial, and from this altitude, you have less than a minute to act!
This is not some hypothetical situation or fairy tale. The Vesuvius super volcano that erased the city of Pompeii may wake up again and destroy many other towns built near the mountain. And to understand what consequences humanity would face if it awakens this time, it’s smart to know what the eruption did two thousand years ago with the ancient city.
So, you’re at a restaurant having lunch when suddenly you hear people screaming. You look out the window and see everyone running away from something. You keep eating your meal. But ripples start forming in your soup, and they get wider and wider. Car alarms are ringing, and glass is shattering. The ground is rumbling. The TV loses signal. Wait — no TV? You drop your spoon and get outside. You see some large dark figures crawling around and heading towards you. Your heart is pounding. Your legs are shaking. Yet, you’re standing still and don’t try to run away like the others.
Having a terrible day is like getting stuck in a thunderstorm — it’s wet, it’s wild, and there are puddles of water everywhere. And on top of it all, there’s no sunlight in sight, it’s all dark and gray and muddy. Just like how we can shelter under an umbrella with a friend during a storm, sharing our terrible days with others might make them more bearable. The following people know firsthand the meaning of a tough day but decided to share it to make others feel better about their own poor ones.
Welcome to an uninhabited island. How did we end up here? Well, I don’t know. But now we have to survive here for a couple of days, and I’ll teach you all I know. Gladly, wherever I go, I’m always prepared for a situation like this, so in this magical backpack, I’ve got everything we’re gonna need for survival.
Have you ever wondered why birds tend to fly in circles? It’s because of thermals. Thermal is like a big bubble of warm air that rises up from the ground. Have you ever flown a kite on a windy day and watched it go up and down? Imagine if the wind was warm instead of cold, and instead of a kite, you were a bird or a glider. So yeah, that warm wind would be a thermal!
Imagine discovering an ancient city without leaving the comfort of your home! In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey did exactly that. He was renovating his house. He knocked down a wall in his basement and found a mysterious room. He continued digging and saw a tunnel. This is how Derinkuyu Underground City was found. Derinkuyu is one of the deepest multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia and in all of Turkey. This engineering masterpiece has 8 levels. The inhabitants living on those floors had access to cellars, storage areas, chapels, a school, a study room, and other structures.
BenBen, nicknamed the “saddest cat in the world,” had a challenging life. Although the shelter was ready to give up on him, he was rescued by a lovely family that gave him a new start in life. His story proves that good intentions can change lives, and we wanted to share BenBen’s story with our audience.
A purple sunset... You must have seen one of those at least once in your life. Normally, it’s nothing ominous and has to do with the way light travels. The light that the Sun produces is white. When it goes through a prism, you see light waves of different colors: from red and orange to blue, green, and indigo. Light normally travels in a straight line if there’s no obstacle in its way. The shorter light waves, including blues and purples, are scattered easier when they meet with those obstacles, like molecules and aerosols in the atmosphere. Because the Sun is low on the horizon at sunset and sunrise, its light has to pass through more molecules that scatter the violet and blue light. The colors that your eyes pick up then are yellow, orange, and red. But with the right conditions, you can see the gorgeous purple sky.
When our life is in danger, the success or failure of the outcome depends on what we do within the first few seconds. It’s extremely important to know how you are going to behave and what you are going to do at this moment. The best advice is to not panic but to act with a sense of calmness. Even if you fall down on subway tracks or find yourself in the middle of a burning forest.
People get pets for different reasons: some need a friend, others want to fulfill the dream of their childhood, and then there are those who visit the shelter and instantly find a lifelong friend. However, there’s a fourth category of people who look at dogs’ pics and suddenly realize they’re missing something in their lives.
There is basically one main reason for buying a dog and it usually sounds like, “I want a dog really bad!” And there are also a number of reasons to give a dog away, which include a sudden allergy, the birth of a baby, financial issues, and a lack of time. However, sometimes the owner is simply not ready for the specifics of a certain breed. While it can be easy to find the right approach to one type of dog, other types might require a certain level of preparation. Our 4-legged friends can disobey, bite us, destroy our homes, and ruin our belongings.
Among million things that make us feel happier, helping others has a special place. When we help animals, who can’t take care of themselves and often feel lost in the world of people, those good deeds are even more precious. Whether it’s a cat or a dog we take from a shelter to give them a loving family, or a duckling we occasionally save on the street, nothing feels more rewarding than a happy face of an animal we’ve just saved.
As humans, we’re used to talking about stress. In fact, most of us experience it on a daily basis. But as strange as it sounds, dogs can also suffer from a similar kind of stress. A stressed dog will show several symptoms which can be seen in hyperactivity or apathy, changes in behavior, or repetitive behavior. It could even the way that we deal with these symptoms that’s causing the problem in the first place — even if you never meant to upset your four-legged companion.
Every homeless pet dreams of having a reliable owner that will love them and take care of them. When these pets finally find a home and get their fair share of love and care, they change beyond recognition — both in terms of health and how they behave and feel.
Ajar Setiadi is a photographer from Indonesia who photographs nature is the most raw, exciting, and interesting way. One day, he found frogs trying to escape from the rain and this observation turned into a bunch of amazing photographs.
There’s nothing mothers won’t do for their kids, and Snowbelle, the brave mom who protected her puppies out in the cold, is the perfect example of this. Her bravery saved the lives of her 6 puppies and her story shows just how strong motherly love is!
Every child dreams of having a pet that's their best friend but not all parents approve of it because all pets require extra care and attention. However, the emotions that pets give to kids are a good pay off for all the effort spent taking care of them.
It took as little as $40 for photographer Theron Humphrey to save Maddie the dog from the shelter where she’d been left. He hesitated at first, but the adorable pup was huddling at his feet with such desperation that he realised he simply couldn’t leave her behind in her cage. Since then, the two have become inseparable, and even went on a road trip across the United States.