Taste

16 Myths Your Parents Told You, but They’re False

16 Myths Your Parents Told You, but They’re False
Curiosities
7 months ago

Misinformation and myths abound in various forms of media, leading people to believe in falsehoods that can shape their perspectives and actions. It is crucial to critically evaluate information and seek reliable sources to navigate through the sea of misconceptions.

14 Popular “Facts” That Are Completely Wrong

14 Popular “Facts” That Are Completely Wrong
Curiosities
3 months ago

The broad flat-brimmed hat has become something of a trademark of every cowboy out there, but nobody actually wore them on the frontier. Cowboys, or, more accurately, cattle hands, were mostly illiterate men who did dirty jobs in equally dirty rags, and those hats were expensive. Like, really expensive.

Your Ears May Reveal How Rare You Are + 10 Unique Body Features

Your Ears May Reveal How Rare You Are + 10 Unique Body Features
Curiosities
3 months ago

So let me tell you a tale about tails. There are some cases of humans being born with a tail, there are about 25 confirmed cases known to scientists. Those born with tails, though, won’t have any real benefit other than what the tailbone does for balance anyway. The tails have no function other than physically being there as they have no bones. The tails only consist of nerves, vessels, and muscles.

I Followed Jamie Oliver’s Recipes for a Week, and My Life Has Changed Completely

I Followed Jamie Oliver’s Recipes for a Week, and My Life Has Changed Completely
Cooking
year ago

Hi everyone! My name is Natalie, and I’m interested in cooking. I love making all sorts of meals at home, and I also enjoy watching famous chefs, like Jamie Oliver, create their masterpieces. But I’d never tried to recreate his dishes, thinking I wasn’t good enough. So, I decided to do an experiment, and for one week, cook one meal a day, using the recipes from Jamie Oliver. Every meal had just 5 ingredients, aside from the always-needed ones, like oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

20 People Whose Peculiar Taste Defies Space and Time

20 People Whose Peculiar Taste Defies Space and Time
Curiosities
year ago

What we wear, what we like, and what we gift speak volumes about who we are. Moreover, it would be boring if we all had the same taste. Our quirks and opinions on different topics make us all unique and give us our own individual style. We believe that beauty lies in diversity, so let’s celebrate our differences by highlighting some people with really cool, unmatched taste.

“If I Couldn’t Eat, I Didn’t Want to Live,” Stanley Tucci Opened Up About His Journey Surviving Tongue Cancer

“If I Couldn’t Eat, I Didn’t Want to Live,” Stanley Tucci Opened Up About His Journey Surviving Tongue Cancer
People
year ago

Stanley Tucci feels like he has a second chance at life. The Oscar-nominated actor revealed that he’s “incredibly lucky” to be alive after being diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. Tucci opened up about how he wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the help of his children and his wife, Felicity Blunt, the older sister of his The Devil Wears Prada co-star, Emily Blunt.

21 Hidden Purposes You Never Knew Were There

21 Hidden Purposes You Never Knew Were There
Curiosities
5 months ago

Various types of cheese have holes for a reason. For example, Swiss cheese is made with special bacteria that produce carbon dioxide. As the CO2 is emitted, it blows like bubble gum, leaving tiny craters, also known as cheese eyes. Then the cheese is cooled down, but the holes stay in place.

Why Triangular Sandwiches Taste Better Than Rectangular Ones

Why Triangular Sandwiches Taste Better Than Rectangular Ones
Curiosities
5 months ago

Why do you think right and left matter when it comes to headphones? The sound moves really slowly. The echo is a good example. Try shout at a distant building to hear your voice bouncing back at you with a slight delay. The sounds move slowly enough so the brain can detect the time difference between the sound that arrives at your right and left ear. Even if the difference is minimal, like 10 microseconds. This is something we know as the interaural time difference. If your friend speaks on your right, your brain knows the sound is coming from that side because it takes a little bit longer for the same sound to get to your left ear.

11 Tips That Can Help Make Your Shopping Experience Disappointment-Proof

11 Tips That Can Help Make Your Shopping Experience Disappointment-Proof

Sometimes it’s not that easy to find what you need in a store because there are too many choices. So, shopping can be really time-consuming. But it’s especially disappointing if the quality of the chosen goods leaves a lot to be desired. So, these tips can really make your life easier and save you quite a lot of time.

8 Famous Moms Who Chose to Eat Their Placenta After Birth

8 Famous Moms Who Chose to Eat Their Placenta After Birth
People
year ago

Some people claim that human placentophagy has many benefits for the mother, however, studies have found that there is no scientific evidence that proves this opinion to be accurate. Yet, some celeb moms have decided to go the placenta-eating route and they shared their experiences with the world. Some have taken it in the form of pills, or in a smoothie and even described the taste to be yummy.

18 Actresses Who Got Their Oscar Garb Straight Off the Runway and Added a Special Charm to Their Look

18 Actresses Who Got Their Oscar Garb Straight Off the Runway and Added a Special Charm to Their Look
People
year ago

Every year, the Oscar Awards ceremony draws the attention of millions of fans from around the world. While some of them are left guessing who is gonna get that sought-after statuette, others are attracted by the celebrities’ looks. All because the red carpet has already become a kind of runway for showing off outfits. As a rule, most of them are custom-tailored. But there are also cases where actresses decide to opt for dresses from the collections presented by designers.

8 Ideas About the Human Body We Never Questioned

8 Ideas About the Human Body We Never Questioned
Health
year ago

Every myth starts with some amount of common-sense logic and a pinch of misinformation. Since people have a tendency to share these falsehoods and present them as scientific facts, we are now surrounded by numerous inaccurate facts about our bodies. Thankfully, scientific research enables us to fact-check those claims.

Fun Trivia Questions Asked by Children That Adults Can’t Answer

Fun Trivia Questions Asked by Children That Adults Can’t Answer
Curiosities
9 months ago

As a parent, it’s likely that you’ve encountered a situation where your child has posed random trivia questions you were unable to answer. It’s not uncommon for kids to ask about the reasoning behind certain features or rules. There are many things in our daily lives that have unique characteristics, but we don’t pause to consider the “why” behind them. In this article, we’ve compiled some fun trivia questions and answers. By the end of it, we’re confident that you’ll be well-equipped to never have to leave our kid’s query unanswered again.

Why Flies Rub Their Hands (and 10 Other Facts That Prove It’s Not Their Goal to Irritate Us)

Why Flies Rub Their Hands (and 10 Other Facts That Prove It’s Not Their Goal to Irritate Us)
Animals
2 years ago

Flies aren’t the type of insect that gets along with humans. They don’t sting like mosquitoes or look as repelling as cockroaches, but the truth is, they always manage to make us nervous: Flies don’t get tired of lounging on our food or even on our bodies (how dare they?). But no matter how anxious they can make us, these insects have habits that fill us with more stress once we become aware of them.

10 Things That Happen to Your Body After 30

10 Things That Happen to Your Body After 30
Curiosities
3 years ago

After age 30 our body starts going through different changes and some of them can be surprising for us. For example, despite the fact that we are more experienced our brain actually gets smaller. If you noticed that you sweat less after 30, this is also a part of the aging process.

15+ Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave

15+ Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave
Cooking
3 years ago

The microwave is a wonderful device that saves us invaluable time. Food heats up faster in it than it does on the stove or in the oven, and you don’t need to control the process. Just choose the mode, set the timer, and you can look forward to your future meal. But not all dishes are microwave-friendly. Some of them may deteriorate during the cooking process while others can form substances harmful to our health.

Why the Same Food Can Be Yummy for Us but Yucky for Others

Why the Same Food Can Be Yummy for Us but Yucky for Others
Curiosities
year ago

If there’s something we all have in common, it’s a strong opinion about pineapples on pizza. All ingredients on Hawaiian pizza actually do work well together, giving us the satisfaction of tasting sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. The thing is, we perceive tongue sensations very differently due to multiple factors, hence the great divide between pineapple-on-pizza haters and lovers.

8 Things You Didn’t Know Your Tongue Could Do (You Can Try Them at Home)

8 Things You Didn’t Know Your Tongue Could Do (You Can Try Them at Home)
Curiosities
3 years ago

Our tongue is an organ that we constantly use, but that we don’t pay much attention to. We use it for the most basic functions of human life, like eating and speaking, but there’s much more to it than we think. Your tongue actually has a lot of tricks under its sleeve (so to speak): for example, not many people know that it’s one of the most resilient and flexible organs in the human body.

20 Wildly Creative Jewelry Pieces That Are Wearable Works of Art

20 Wildly Creative Jewelry Pieces That Are Wearable Works of Art
Art
3 years ago

Carefully selected jewelry can be a reflection of your inner world. For example, if you like wearing large rings, necklaces, or bracelets, you tend to be an active, social, and bubbly person. Imagine having a plant or a little giraffe around your neck, and that’s it, you are a nature-lover! There are plenty of other pieces that can show what you truly love deep down.

Why You Should Avoid Leaving a Glass of Water Near Your Bed

Why You Should Avoid Leaving a Glass of Water Near Your Bed
Curiosities
3 years ago

Most doctors recommend drinking 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. But many people struggle to meet the required amount of water intake, so they use different methods to remind themselves to keep this healthy habit. And putting a glass of water on your nightstand is a good reminder to take a sip first thing in the morning. However, keeping water near your bed may not be as beneficial as you thought.

12 Things Fast Food Employees Will Never Tell You

12 Things Fast Food Employees Will Never Tell You
Curiosities
5 months ago

Fast food is now thoroughly embedded in our society, and resisting its temptations is something not everyone is capable of. Bright Side put together a list of 12 tricks that fast food restaurants use to attract customers through their doors and sell them as much as possible.