Celia María Cuccittini, the mother of the legendary Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, has stood by his side to celebrate numerous achievements throughout his career. Despite a period of separation during Lionel Messi’s youth, he and his mother maintain a strong and close relationship.
The NASA hotline is ringing off the hook! The call center operator is all sweaty from stress. They barely have time to answer the phone, and all the messages they get say the same thing. There’s something glowing on the Moon. Indeed, hundreds and thousands of amateur astronomers were watching the Moon that night. And suddenly, there was a bright light on it. As if someone had lit a powerful spotlight on the surface. Scientists immediately began to look for an explanation to this phenomenon. They first thought it was simply the glow of an airplane flying between the observers and the Moon. But then it wouldn’t have been seen by so many people from different parts of the world at the same time.
A woman in her nineties, already a great-grandma, is overloaded with disbelief over her actual age. She reveals that the key to her youthful appearance lies in her ability to embrace aging without excessive worry.
Actress Amber Heard, following a turbulent period in the spotlight, has reportedly decided to leave Hollywood behind and start a new chapter in a new country. The actress welcomed her daughter via surrogacy two years ago and recently made the decision to raise her away from the noise.
They say this place is swarming with money. It has been stored there for centuries, but no one managed to take it away from this island. Treasure hunters have been bewitched with this place since 1795. Many people have tried their luck looking for the treasure that could be hidden there by the Spanish pirates or even by the Knights Templar.
While celebrities spend most of their lives under the spotlight, they’re bound to experience the less-than-positive things that come with the Hollywood package. Like many famous names, Robert Pattinson experienced the unwanted attention of a — luckily — inoffensive stalker. The way he handled it could be considered surprising to say the least, and here’s the story behind it.
It was hot in the tropics. A type of heat unknown to the men aboard the Ninã, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria ships, led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. It had been months since these men left their home cities in Europe. And until then, Europe was all they knew. They were given a difficult and even dangerous task. Spain hired Columbus to find a New Western Route to Asia. They needed new routes for trading and buying spices. But it was far from a simple job.I mean, crossing the ocean never is. Little did those sailors know that their lives were about to change forever! “Land in sight!”, someone must have shouted on board. But when they finally stepped on that new foreign land, they discovered they were not in Asia. They had landed in the Americas.
I bet you’ve never heard of the legendary oasis of Zerzura [zerzu·ra]. This ancient city is said to be hidden somewhere deep in the Sahara desert, and its discovery could mean unimaginable riches and untold secrets. According to an anonymous 15th-century Arabic guide, the key to unlocking the city lies in the beak of a bird carved on the city gate! Zerzura might not be as popular as Machu Picchu or the pyramids, but that just makes it more mysterious. Legend has it that Zerzura is built around this big oasis somewhere in the desert west of the Nile. Apparently, it’s made out of white stone and has all these luxurious houses and gold decorations.
This spiky tree knows how to shoot, so you’d better stay away from it! It’s called a Sandbox tree, and you can find it in Amazonia. Initially, its seeds are formed in the shape of a small pumpkin. As time goes by, they harden and mature. But here comes the fun part: just as they reach peak maturity, the seeds pop and shoot out at a speed of 150 miles per hour! They can even reach distances of 60 feet. That’s what makes it so risky to be in their way during the blast process. Not to mention the seeds are poisonous too! Hey, it’s a two-fer!
It all happened in 1708. On June 8, the Spanish galleon San José [Ho-SE] was going back home to Spain from the Caribbean. In total, there were 17 ships. The captain of the San José knew they were in for some trouble, as English ships were lurking in that area. He knew that they would be after the treasure loaded on the ships. The price of the treasure from the New World was so astronomical that it could turn the course of historical events in Europe upside down.
Antonio Banderas is undoubtedly one of the most famous and charismatic Spanish actors. And while he made lots of people sight over the years, it was the beautiful Nicole Kimpel who managed to conquer his heart.At 62, the actor confesses to being in love and happy with his partner. But so far, we haven’t had the opportunity to know much about her. That’s until now. And we’re so glad to know her better because she’s super charming.
We’re all different because of our diverse cultures, and it’s a big part of the fun of traveling to discover things about a place that aren’t as common or exist in your home country. But if you know these things, your trip will be more leisurely, and you can avoid embarrassing or funny situations.Bright Side has always been amazed by how various ethnicities are, so we’d like to give you a few tips to help you get the most out of your journey.
Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, Twilight, and other popular movies and shows have instantly made their filming locations hits among tourists. Fans love walking down the streets where their favorite actors were doing their epic dialogues, and taking photos where their favorite scenes were filmed. Stay with us if you want to visit the filming locations of your favorite movies and shows, and we’ll tell you where to go.
Some couples need marriage to seal their love, while others are inexorably bound without a ring to prove it. Shakira and her boyfriend, Spanish professional soccer player Gerard Piqué, have been together for nearly a decade and their love is still going strong despite not being married.
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.
In May 2019, people watched the last episode of the iconic Game of Thrones TV series. However, fans were not fond of the series finale: more than 1.7 million people signed a petition demanding to reshoot the eighth season. But HBO didn’t yield to these demands and decided that George R. R. Martin’s universe had many other fascinating stories. Therefore, HBO created a Game of Thrones prequel called House of the Dragon.
Restaurants are one of the most common business activities around the world, with Spain leading as the country with more establishments per person: 1 for every 175 inhabitants. Since there are so many places out there where you can go and try something new, restaurant owners make sure to add some details to either the menu or the venue that will help their place to stand out.
“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.”
Researchers claim that the closer 2 countries are to each other, the more stereotypes they develop about one another. The fact that it seems as if we’ve acquired some sort of expectation about virtually every nation out there is probably telling how interconnected the world around us is. We hear those clichés so often that we eventually stop questioning them.
We’re pretty sure while doing one of those thorough spring cleanings at home, when you were going through your stuff and checking to see what you can get rid of, that you’ve suddenly found something weird. You stumbled upon a strange object whose function nobody could figure out. You probably got the same feeling that you’d have if you came across a beautiful object at a second-hand shop and, because you liked it, you took it home, even though you have no idea what it was. Then it’s just there, mysterious, waiting for its real function to be discovered.
Sometimes it seems to us that the differences between countries have become almost invisible due to globalization. We buy the same gadgets, use the same brands, buy products in the same-chain supermarkets, etc. Nevertheless, if we dive into the details, we will find out that the residents of each country have customs and traditions that only they can understand.
Perhaps each of us has a story that we can’t tell someone because we still feel embarrassed about the things that happened in it. All these small secrets are usually kept private until the moment we find someone trustworthy with whom we dare to share all our epic fails.
About a century before same-sex marriage became legal in several countries, 2 women followed their hearts and tied the knot. Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga were desperately in love and all they wanted was to be together. Their love was shunned because they were both women but this didn’t stop them from risking a lot for their relationship. They traveled from state to state and even had to change their identity just to make their union possible. We at Bright Side are seriously impressed by these women’s courage and are delighted to share this heartwarming story of love, devotion, and pure girl power.
An illustrator from Spain, Nacho Diaz Arjona, has the unique ability to show the everyday situations we all encounter with an exceptional sense of humor, and his collection of before-after pics is just more proof of that. More than 500,000 followers have already fallen in love with his simple, but interesting drawings that hit you right in the heart. Naolito (that’s the nickname he uses) also has his own site, where he offers his followers the chance to buy various products with his sweet characters on them.
In 2009, the Spanish film Me, Too was released. The main character of the film is a guy with Down syndrome. This disease did not prevent him from becoming a college graduate, a teacher, and a fan of art. The movie is fictional, but it could easily be a documentary. The thing is, the main part in the film about the only person in Europe with Down Syndrome that managed to get a college degree and find a job is really played by the only European man with Down syndrome and a college degree — Pablo Pineda.
Festivals seem to be the coolest way to take a break and step out of your normal life. Do you know any other places where you can smash a stranger with a pillow or hurl a squashed tomato into someone’s face without being fined? These opportunities attract millions of people, and in some cases, these battles are not only full of fun, but also full of messiness.
Not all famous fashion designers are public people. Perhaps most of us have heard their names and even wear clothes with their famous label. However, few of us can imagine what Calvin Klein or Tommy Hilfiger look like.
Did you know that on hot summer days, you can often see drunk bees? That one of the most popular fish dishes can cause terrible hallucinations? Or that the man who created Sherlock Holmes managed to solve a few difficult, real-life crime cases? If the answer to all these questions is “no,” then — read on, and prepare to be amazed!
When planning a holiday, we always hope that our trip will be as comfortable as possible and we do everything we can to avoid any incidents. But, as you'll surely agree, life often makes adjustments to even the most carefully thought-out plans. At best, those surprises can be merely annoying. At worst, they can turn all of your expectations upside down. Bright Side has collected stories in which internet users share their most memorable experiences of road trips and holidays abroad and simply describe their travel preparations.
Our planet is truly wonderful, and there’s so much beauty around us that it seems impossible to see all these magical places. But maybe each of us has a list of places we’re eager to see. We at Bright Side thought hard and made a list of 30 beautiful places we would surely like to visit. Here are our dream travels!