South africa

Charlize Theron Shares Why Being a Single Mom Is Cool

Charlize Theron Shares Why Being a Single Mom Is Cool
Family & kids
month ago

Charlize Theron’s extraordinary journey into motherhood commenced in 2012 when she made the life-changing decision to adopt her eldest daughter, Jackson, who is now 11. The acclaimed actress expanded her family three years later by embracing motherhood once again through the adoption of her younger daughter, August, who is currently 7.

I’m a Bearded Woman With Hairy Body, People Call Me “a Male”, but I Love Myself

I’m a Bearded Woman With Hairy Body, People Call Me “a Male”, but I Love Myself
People
4 months ago

Khosi Nkanyezi Buthelezi, 42, from South Africa, is a woman who has received a lot of criticism from other people. She suffers from excessive hair growth, and she has it on her face, chest, back, arms and legs. Sometimes, she was called “a male”, and now she’s decided to hit back at trolls, who intended to humiliate her, but got a very witty reaction from Khosi.

How Tim Curry Made a Remarkable Comeback After a Stroke Left Him in a Wheelchair and Unable to Speak

How Tim Curry Made a Remarkable Comeback After a Stroke Left Him in a Wheelchair and Unable to Speak
People
7 months ago

English singer and actor Tim Curry made his memorable film debut in 1975 through The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With more than 240 roles under his belt, the actor forged an outstanding career. In 2012, Curry suffered a stroke that temporarily derailed his career but did not stop it. Here’s the story of how the actor never gave up doing what he loves, even when his life took a totally different turn than expected.

What If All the Planets Moved Between Earth and the Moon

What If All the Planets Moved Between Earth and the Moon
Curiosities
7 months ago

You’re on a plane heading to an important astronomy convention when you see a large figure outside your window that eclipses the whole Sun. You spit out all of your coffee, and everyone in the plane stares outside in shock. You then notice that it has rings like Saturn. You were supposed to fly to Japan, but you’re forced to land in California.As soon as you land, you look up in the sky and see some more giant planet-like structures floating around in the sky. Everyone is taking pictures and trying to figure out what’s going on. Suddenly you notice a huge ball of fire crashing down near the airport. Everyone scrambles for safety, and luckily, it ends up in the middle of the runway with no one around. The bad news is that there’s no more runway for planes to land.

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See

Indian Island Hides Something You’re Not Supposed to See
Places
7 months ago

There are islands on our planet that have not been touched by the hand of modern man. Not even his fingers. Nature in these places has remained unchanged for thousands of years.What if people lived on one of these islands? They wouldn’t know about civilization’s progressive benefits or have seen a modern person. This island actually exists, and traveling to it is unlawful and involves many dangers.

Asteroid That Covered 10% of Earth With Its Pieces

Asteroid That Covered 10% of Earth With Its Pieces
Curiosities
4 months ago

About 800,000 years ago, a gigantic asteroid soared through space and plummeted toward Earth. It slammed into our planet with enormous force. It blanketed 10% of Earth with shiny black and green lumps of rocky debris, known as tektites. Tektites are pieces of rock that get liquefied by the heat of a meteorite impact. Then they cool down to look like dark, glassy pebbles. A trail of these tektites was strewn across Southeast Asia and reached all the way to eastern Antarctica. This is how scientists know this giant meteorite crash happened

500 Shipwrecks and 11 Shark Species: Never Visit This Beach

500 Shipwrecks and 11 Shark Species: Never Visit This Beach
Places
4 months ago

At the beginning of the 20th century, somewhere off the coast of West Africa, a German steamship was leaving the port. Suddenly, the weather got worse, and the vessel entered a thick fog. The sailors ran aground on a sandbank close to the shore. Luckily, no one was hurt, and they were even able to save their precious cargo. But the ship was stuck in the sand for good. And it was not alone there. Nearly the entire length of the western coast of Namibia is called Skeleton Coast. If the name sounds scary, that’s because it is. This 976-mile-long beach line is among the most dangerous places on Earth. The local Bushman tribes believe that their supreme deity made this land when it was angry. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to set foot in Namibia in the 15th century. And yup, they didn’t like Skeleton Coast, either. Portuguese explorers thought this land presented the gates to the underworld. This is the place where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. It might be dangerous, but it’s actually beautiful, plus it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why Did They Build This in the Desert?

Why Did They Build This in the Desert?
Curiosities
4 months ago

Ah, the desert welcomes you with challenging conditions of abandoned environments and extreme temperatures. Some of us would prefer dessert. Chocolate over sand and rocks. Oh, well. Just like cactuses and camels, buildings have to adapt to these conditions. Here are some examples of astonishing structures in deserts!These structures are called “EARTHSHIPS.” They’re located in a New Mexico desert town. A large community of like-minded people lives in them. What’s even more interesting is that the location of these buildings is registered as dumpsters. Maybe it’s because all these structures are made out of old tires, bottles, and cans.

What’s Up With These Weird-Looking Mushrooms?

What’s Up With These Weird-Looking Mushrooms?
Curiosities
4 months ago

Did you know that the largest living creature on our planet is a mushroom? I know, your first thought was probably a whale or some large tree, like the Sequoia. Surprisingly, if we look at square footage, the largest single living organism is a species of mycelium called Armillaria Ostoyae or the honey mushroom. And you can find it in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. It stretches across 3 square miles! Not only is it the largest, but it’s also thought to be the oldest organism as well, estimated to be around 8,000 years old! Some scientists believe that mushrooms are intelligent, too. Well, sort of — they don’t have emotions and aren’t actually capable of thinking. But they do have some of the most complex and extensive communication systems in the world.

9 Most Impressive Impact Craters on Earth

9 Most Impressive Impact Craters on Earth
Curiosities
4 months ago

Whoosh! Debris “runs” through outer space all the time, often heading toward our planet. We’re mostly not aware of it. Most of that debris burns up when it enters our atmosphere anyway. We DO get to enjoy the bright blaze in the clear night sky because, from time to time, we see it as fleeting meteor showers.

6 Deepest Holes Humans Have Ever Dug by Hand

6 Deepest Holes Humans Have Ever Dug by Hand
Curiosities
4 months ago

Woodingdean Water Well. It may have the title of the deepest hand-dug well in the world, but at first sight, it’s just a small covered well you wouldn’t even assume that it’s there. It’s located somewhere close to Brighton and Hove, England. Despite its inconspicuous appearance, it’s as deep as the Empire State Building is tall — 1,280 feet straight down into the dark, wet ground. Hey, toss in a penny and make a wish. Wait it’s not a wishing well. Never mind. In the middle of the 19th century, one powerful corporation wanted to build a new workhouse in the area that’s today known as Elm Grove [Brighton]. They decided to add to it an industrial school for juveniles as well. It was established for those whose parents were living in the local workhouse and the aim was to teach the youth “the habits of industry.”

What Happens When You’re Banned From a Stadium for Life

What Happens When You’re Banned From a Stadium for Life
Curiosities
4 months ago

A Yankees fan nicknamed “Neon Shirt Guy” was banned from his favorite stadium for life for repeatedly moving up to the most expensive section without having the ticket. He became famous for wearing the same neon shirt and getting the best spot to be caught on camera. He would add humorous or supportive messages to his tees, for example: “Don’t Boo Stanton” to cheer up Giancarlo Stanton. How thoughtful!

16 Rarest and Most Expensive Mining Finds

16 Rarest and Most Expensive Mining Finds
Curiosities
4 months ago

It’s kinda weird, but mining finds are often some of the most exciting discoveries. Ready for a treasure hunt? Hmm, or maybe we can just take a look at what other people found? Without leaving our comfort zone, you know.

City Where People Live Underground + 8 Unexplored Places

City Where People Live Underground + 8 Unexplored Places
Places
5 months ago

The conditions on this mysterious island might teach us how we can live on Mars one day! Devon Island is, to this day, the largest uninhabited island on our planet. It’s located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. And it’s easy to see why people find it impossible to make a home here: the soil stays frozen throughout the seasons. The eastern part of the island is covered by a thick ice cap all year round. Summers here last for less than 50 days, and by summer, I mean that the ground is snow free and the temperatures are slightly over 46 degrees F. Since almost no plants are growing here, there are no animals that could have adapted to these conditions. That’s why scientists compare this island to what it would be like to live on Mars.

The "World’s Oldest Woman’’ Dies at 128 After Living Through 3 Centuries

The "World’s Oldest Woman’’ Dies at 128 After Living Through 3 Centuries
People
11 months ago

She was saying, ’’What’s the point of being alive? I just sit here doing nothing.’’ And a few months later, South African Johanna Mazibuko passed away at the whopping age of 128, making her what is believed to be the ’’world’s oldest woman.’’ Here is a look at her fascinating journey that has expanded over 3 centuries.

What If All Oceans Became Lava Suddenly

What If All Oceans Became Lava Suddenly
Curiosities
7 months ago

The ocean is turning red-hot! You try to get closer for a better look, but you start feeling the air getting hotter and hotter like reaching into an oven! And the sand is so hot that your rubber slippers start melting! The ocean’s somehow turned into steamy hot gooey lava! You start running inland and see a frenzy of people running wild. See in reality, lava is made of molten rocks from below the earth’s surface. Deep inside our planet, like the distance between New York and Philadelphia deep, the underground heat from the core melts rocks the same way the sun melts ice cream. When these rocks melt, their temperatures can reach around 2,200 °F! [(1,200 °C)]

Sorry, but Your Christmas Won’t Be Fun Without These 11 Adorable Decorations

Sorry, but Your Christmas Won’t Be Fun Without These 11 Adorable Decorations
Shopping
year ago

In South Africa, the main Christmas dish is fried caterpillars. Deep-fried caterpillars are very nutritious because they’re high in protein. In Venezuela, roller skating happens on Christmas Eve, and this tradition became so popular that the authorities had to close the streets so that everybody could skate safely. We’re ready to help you make Christmas just as interesting with some creative products below.

10 Rules We Never Thought Could Exist in Other Countries

10 Rules We Never Thought Could Exist in Other Countries
Places
year ago

As someone living in a time when information travels faster than ever, I’m constantly bombarded with news from all over the world. It’s very easy to get discouraged by this flood of information, but sometimes I come across some welcome news, like, for example, new laws aimed at positive changes from all around the world that I often wish my country would adopt.

12 Women Who Used to Live Ordinary Lives Until Destiny Made Them Queens and Princesses

12 Women Who Used to Live Ordinary Lives Until Destiny Made Them Queens and Princesses
People
2 years ago

From a tender age, girls are fascinated by the princesses in fairytale films. A study tells us that this princess culture results in a positive impact on child development over time. And when every once in a blue moon, these romantic fantasies turn into real-life stories, adults also get captivated by these women. Wondering if there’s a special, secret quality besides beauty, charm, and intelligence that allows a commoner to win the heart of royalty.

13 Royals Whose Stories Made It to the Big Screen and What They Looked Like in Real Life

13 Royals Whose Stories Made It to the Big Screen and What They Looked Like in Real Life
Films
6 months ago

Over the course of history, we’ve gotten to know many rulers that became popular for different reasons, and in many cases, thanks to their bad qualities as well. These rulers have transcended their time thanks to works of art, novels, theater, and, in recent years, cinema and television. Today, many celebrities are proud to bring to your screen the stories of these famous rulers, in order to inspire you and the rest of the public to learn more about humanity’s past.

28 People Spilled About Culture Shocks That Made Them Feel Like They Were in a Whole Different World

28 People Spilled About Culture Shocks That Made Them Feel Like They Were in a Whole Different World
Places
3 years ago

Traveling to another country isn’t just about taking selfies in front of monuments and other touristy things. It’s not even just about getting used to different weather or hearing people speak a completely different language. Sometimes, things that seem normal for locals are so strange for foreigners, they might even ask themselves if they made it to the right place or if their plane landed on a completely different planet.

8 Popular Tourist Locations the World Has Lost Over the Years

8 Popular Tourist Locations the World Has Lost Over the Years
Places
6 months ago

Just a few days ago a massive fire took over the pearl of gothic architecture, Notre-Dame de Paris. The images of the cathedral on fire spread in just a few moments, making the whole world shutter and whisper the words of solidarity with France. Notre-Dame has lived through many historical events, but we couldn’t keep it safe in the 21st century. It’s sad, but we keep losing the gorgeous places we love, even though we have everything it takes to protect them.

A Man From Switzerland Gives Up a Promising Career and Leaves for South Africa to Save Wild Animals From Poachers

A Man From Switzerland Gives Up a Promising Career and Leaves for South Africa to Save Wild Animals From Poachers
Animals
4 years ago

Statistics say we have already lost 43% of African lions and are on our way losing all the elephants within our lifetime because of poaching and loss of habitat. Luckily enough, there are people who love animals so much, that they just can’t stay away from the poaching crisis. In 2017 Dean Schneider, a successful young man from Switzerland, quit his job, sold everything he had, and moved to Africa with a mission to help animals in need.

6 Short Ads That Stir Up a Rush of Emotions

6 Short Ads That Stir Up a Rush of Emotions
Design
5 years ago

Very few of us like watching commercials. However, sometimes there is an exception to the rule when videos are produced by real professionals and they’ve come up with real masterpieces. You won’t even notice what type of goods or what service you are being offered because the plot of these ads might take your breath away.