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.
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.
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.
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.
Musa Motha, a 27-year-old amputee dancer from South Africa, caused a wave of awe and inspiration when he took the stage on Britain’s Got Talent. Musa, who lost a leg to childhood cancer, turned his situation into a burning passion for dance, impressing the judges and audience with his stunning performances.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)]
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.
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.
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.
In today’s world, 1 in every 20 babies is conceived through IVF, and more and more women in their mid-thirties start to freeze their eggs in hopes of becoming mothers. Rebel Wilson, a world-famous actress with a successful career, shares her rise to fame and her own journey toward a healthier self as well as the main thing that kickstarted it.
“Miss Universe” is one of the most prestigious beauty contests in the world. It’s been conducted since 1952 and is a part of the Big Four international beauty pageants, along with “Miss World,” “Miss International,” and “Miss Earth.”
There are more than 200 countries in the world and the residents of each region have their own customs and traditions, as well as simple everyday habits that differ them from other nationalities. It’s always interesting to study these differences and find out about the ordinary things that can perplex the inhabitants of all other countries.
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.
The world of show business is abundant with bright and complex faces. But these people are bright, not only thanks to their amazing outfits and hairstyles, but they can also boast of their naturally unique beauty. And many of these celebs come from surprisingly complicated, international origins, considering both their ancestry and where they were born or grew up.
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.
Christmas is a time for tradition, family, and food, but this can mean something different in various parts of the world. For example, in South Africa, the main dish is fried caterpillars, whereas, in Greenland, they eat whale skin and fermented sea birds.
Modern day fashion has very strict rules, like it’s considered wrong to wear the same dress twice, and it’s thought that you should update your collection of clothes every season when the new collections come out. Most celebrities follow these requirements, but others bravely violate them.
When we go overseas, sometimes language can be a barrier. We mean to say one thing, but the locals understood it to be something else. Luckily body language can help us communicate when words fail to do so. But as it turns out, not all hand signals are created equal. The same hand gestures could mean different things in other countries. In fact, some innocent hand signals might come off as offensive!
If you’re struggling to decide on the perfect place to spend your summer vacation, here’s some good news: the hard work has already been done for you. Travelers from around the world chose the most beautiful countries of the year — and the list includes spots for either beach lovers, fans of hiking, or those craving a big city vibe.
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.
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.
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.
Photographs have the power to tell a story with a much greater impact than mere words. They also provide a quick and interesting glimpse into the time they were taken. We have all seen the famous photograph, V-J Day in Times Square or the iconic portrait of Winston Churchill scowling over a lost cigar. But there are many others that although stunning, have been hiding in obscurity for a long time.
At a very young age, Shakira learned what it meant to live in Colombia. She saw the people living in poverty and despair, children who couldn’t go to school but instead would wander around the streets barefoot, falling into the hands of addiction. Shakira promised herself that one day when was successful she would transform the lives of those children.
The growing interest in traveling gave rise not only to travel bloggers but to unusual recommendations for tourists as well. For example, the online magazine Insider Monkey created a ranking of countries where the most handsome men on our planet live. The results of international beauty contests such as Manhunt International, Mister Global, Mister International, and Mr. World were used for the benchmark, and each country got one point for a win in one of these contests. Such categories as "Mr. Congeniality," "Mr. Internet Popularity," "Best Physique," "Best Model," "Mr. Charming Smile," and "People’s Choice" were valued at half a point. Bright Side could not ignore this chart. If the men of these countries won so many titles, it's logical to think that everyone else there can also boast of their handsomeness, right? Let's check it out.
We may live in simple apartment blocks or townhouses, but some people just love to stand out in everything, including their "castles." We at Bright Side have made a list of the world’s most unique houses that you’d want to live in. Check them out below.
Traditions...we rarely think about them in everyday life, but they often have great cultural and historical significance. Today Bright Side decided to find out why married couples in some countries wear wedding rings on their left hands, and in other countries — on the right. It’s always extremely interesting to learn such small but important differences.
Hollywood stars are always in the public eye. They have to deal with constant pressure, and looking fresh and young despite their real age is part of their job. Although it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, there are celebrities who age like a fine wine. The older they get, the better they look. We at Bright Side made our list of famous people who look like they’re barely 20.
In 2010, John Thackwray, a photographer from South Africa, started his amazing trip around the world in order to take pictures for his series "My Room Project." He set the camera on the ceilings of local residents’ bedrooms to document their lifestyle and cultural characteristics. More than 1,000 people from 55 countries have participated in the project. Bright Side would like you to take a look at the most vibrant and catchy photos.