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15+ People Who Dared to Leave Their Corporate Job Behind and Start a New Life

15+ People Who Dared to Leave Their Corporate Job Behind and Start a New Life
Curiosities
3 days ago

Not all of us are able to turn the page, leave the boring job and follow our dreams. But many of those who have done it don’t regret their choice in the slightest. And it doesn’t matter that some of them used to earn crazy money working for a large company, and now they are nail techs or soap makers. The main thing is that their eyes now shine with happiness.

The Ultimate Guide to the Cast of The White Lotus: Names, Faces, and Fun Facts

The Ultimate Guide to the Cast of The White Lotus: Names, Faces, and Fun Facts
Films
3 months ago

The White Lotus, a mesmerizing HBO series, invites viewers into a world of opulence, secrets, and sun-drenched beaches. As the waves lap against the pristine shores of a Hawaiian resort, the lives of guests and staff intertwine, revealing hidden desires, simmering tensions, and unexpected twists.In this ultimate guide, we delve into the talented ensemble that breathed life into this captivating drama. From seasoned veterans to rising stars, each actor brings their unique flair to the screen. So, grab your sun hat, adjust your sunglasses, and let’s explore the faces behind the intrigue.

10+ People Who Tried to Be Romantic, but It Backfired

10+ People Who Tried to Be Romantic, but It Backfired
Relationships
5 months ago

In their quest for love, many folks have planned heartfelt and thoughtful surprises, only to see their romantic attempts go in unexpected directions. From innocent mistakes to huge letdowns, some of these gestures made or broke relationships. Despite the outcome, some decided to share their romantic fails online.

She Won Miss Universe Many Years Ago and at 76 Still Looks 30

She Won Miss Universe Many Years Ago and at 76 Still Looks 30
People
11 months ago

In the glamorous world of beauty pageants, some people leave a lasting impression that never fades. Apasra Hongsakula, the amazing Miss Universe winner, is a shining example of timeless grace and beauty. Back in 1965, she won the prestigious Miss Universe title, captivating everyone with her radiant charm. Fast-forward to today, at the age of 76, Apasra Hongsakula still looks astonishingly young and full of life, as if time hasn’t touched her at all.

11 Mysterious Discoveries in Places They Shouldn’t Be

11 Mysterious Discoveries in Places They Shouldn’t Be
Curiosities
year ago

In the northeast of Thailand, a family of enormous stone whales swims through the forest. These aren’t real whales, of course, they’re actually a part of a 75-million-year-old rock formation. A long time ago, this part of Thailand was just a desert. The movements of the earth’s crust pushed sandstone up to create these fascinating mountains.

Watch Earth Change 100 Million Years in the Future

Watch Earth Change 100 Million Years in the Future
Curiosities
year ago

This. Is. Earth... 335 million years ago. I wasn’t around then, but there’s just one supercontinent, Pangaea. See? Let’s watch it shift around in fast-forward. Ok here we go, it just split into two huge pieces! Australia goes this way, North and South America go that way. Africa, Asia, Europe, forming, forming... and there we go, the planet as it is today. Let’s keep going, I mean, the continents are always on the move! Over time, some of them will crash into each other, others will break apart. But that’ll take about 100 million years! Better put it on super fast-forward! 100 years from now. Humans keep spitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and the planet’s already warmed up a bunch. The world’s ocean levels have risen about 4 feet. The Bahamas? They’ve totally disappeared! 200 years from now. The Earth’s population is about 19 billion people. The climate’s gotten even warmer, we’re packed in like sardines over here! New medical tech makes it possible to live to 180! But why? Fossil fuel reserves of oil and gas... long gone. Oh, and the continents have drifted over 16 feet!

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away
Places
year ago

Laws and regulations form the backbone of society, governing our daily lives and ensuring order and fairness. While many laws are practical and straightforward, there exist a multitude of intriguing and often unexpected rules that have been put into place around the world. In this article, we embark on a captivating exploration of the fascinating rules and laws that shape different cultures and countries, unveiling the unique legal quirks that exist beyond our borders.In Arizona make sure you don’t have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub any time after 7 pm. This is a law made in 1924, after an incident that occurred during a flood. One merchant often allowed his donkey to sleep in his bathtub. This was before they weren’t attached to the floor and could easily be moved. When the town was flooded on a fateful night, the sleeping donkey was carried away by the torrent. It sailed through town and ended up in a valley one mile away. The donkey was stranded in the tub, floating helplessly. The town gathered and eventually saved the poor guy. But as it took a lot of effort and resources during the rescue, they quickly made a new decree, there will be no more donkeys sleeping in bathtubs! So there.

These Massive Tunnels Were Dug by Ancient Monsters

These Massive Tunnels Were Dug by Ancient Monsters
Curiosities
8 months ago

Scientists make discoveries that change the world, but even they can face mysteries. Here are 10 things that have baffled scientists.Imagine that you constantly hear a low-frequency hum — and no one can trace its source. Roughly 4% of the world’s population hears “The Hum.” It’s a geography-free sound. I mean, people all around the world hear it, so the name varies from Taos Hum to Auckland Hum, depending on the region where it gets generated. The sound is just on the threshold of human hearing. People hear it less when they’re outside, and it gets louder indoors, especially at night. What’s even scarier is that you cannot unhear it once you’ve heard it. Some folks say it started in London around the time of Charles Dickens who wrote “A Christmas Carol” and the low frequency sound actually comes from the “Hum-bug”. Or not...

7 Spooky Airport Stories That Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again

7 Spooky Airport Stories That Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again
Curiosities
8 months ago

Imagine the scene: you arrive at the airport in Hawaii a bit earlier and decide to chill in the waiting area. Suddenly, you notice an anxious blonde lady in a white dress standing at a gate. She’s looking out the window on the runway, waiting for someone’s arrival. You reach into your bag for some chocolate to comfort her. But it’s too late! She vanished into thin air.

Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and More Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2023

Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and More Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2023
People
year ago

In Thailand, many barbershops and salons close on Wednesdays due to a common superstition that cutting hair on that day brings bad luck. Despite this belief, a hair transformation can still give you a fresh new look or even a new identity. Get inspired by these celebrities who have debuted their new looks for the new year, and consider trying out a new hairstyle yourself.

A Skyscraper That Changes Its Shape + 17 Weird Buildings Around the World

A Skyscraper That Changes Its Shape + 17 Weird Buildings Around the World
Curiosities
9 months ago

Have you ever seen a skyscraper that can change its shape? The creators of the F&F Tower in Panama City had a concept and only $50 million, which isn’t a lot in skyscraper money. So, they couldn’t afford a mistake, and they finished a concrete structure with the 39 upper floors rotating 9 degrees around an axis from the first attempt without spending any extra time or materials. Dubai’s Rotating Tower will look different every time you see it once it’s finished. Each of its 80 floors will rotate 360 degrees individually around the center of the building. The lucky residents will be able to control that rotation, which means they can choose their view from the window. A complete lap should take about 90 minutes. And no, the tower won’t be a huge waste of electricity — it will produce its own energy! Wind turbines between the floors will drive the rotations.

14 People That Bumped Into Celebrities and Still Can’t Get Over It

14 People That Bumped Into Celebrities and Still Can’t Get Over It
People
year ago

Usually, people can talk to celebrities during fan meetings and during promo campaigns for movies. But, it turns out, that you can meet a star even in a store or at the park. The main thing you should do in this situation is believe your eyes. If you’re lucky, you can say a few words to the star or even take a photo. These lucky guys from Quora shared their stories.

10 Cultural Mistakes to Avoid When You Travel Overseas

10 Cultural Mistakes to Avoid When You Travel Overseas
Places
year ago

It can be tough navigating unfamiliar cultural norms, especially when you don’t want to offend anyone or ruin your trip. For example, in some Asian countries, it’s considered impolite to point with your index finger. To help you have a smooth trip, we’ve compiled a list of 10 cultural mistakes to avoid.

A Train That Shouldn’t Actually Exist

A Train That Shouldn’t Actually Exist
Curiosities
10 months ago

Tickets? Tickets, please. May I see your ticket? Our train departs in — let’s see... yeah, right now... and off we go, on the most scenic railway route in England. It’s 72 miles of track between Settle and Carlisle, with 380 numbered bridges. Yeah, count ‘em! The line follows the natural twists and turns through the Pennine hills. Hey, is anyone else getting some Harry Potter vibes yet, or is it just me?

12 Unique Traditions Around the World That Truly Caught Our Attention

12 Unique Traditions Around the World That Truly Caught Our Attention
Places
year ago

Honoring each of our unique cultural traditions isn’t only fun and exciting and good for our mental well-being. From the preparations to the celebrations, participating in them gives us a sense of stability and belonging, which are suitable for our self-care routines. By sharing these with the world, we also show our identities to everyone.

10 Unique Customs From Around the World That People Are Proud to Still Practice

10 Unique Customs From Around the World That People Are Proud to Still Practice
Places
year ago

Traditions create a sense of belonging and are a great reason to bring us a bit closer to our friends, family, and the entire community we live in. Maybe that’s why people still practice them, no matter how old or outdated they seem to communities far away from them. Also, learning about traditions keep us closer and more engaged with our past. And keeping close to our past helps us move toward the future and form our own personality and sense of identity.

A Single Father Showed Up in a Dress to His Sons’ School for a Sweet Reason

A Single Father Showed Up in a Dress to His Sons’ School for a Sweet Reason
Family & kids
2 years ago

According to a study, single mothers make up the majority of single parents, yet we rarely hear about solo fathers who build their own families and look after their children. Whether you’ve been divorced, had a breakup, or even experienced grief, being a single father can be a life-changing challenge.Many fathers have successfully rocked this role and raised their children without making them feel the void of an absent parent. Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai is one of them, and he recently did something remarkable that his kids will always cherish.

9 Times Asia Was Way Ahead of the Curve

9 Times Asia Was Way Ahead of the Curve
Curiosities
2 years ago

Asia is home to nearly 60% of the Earth’s population. This continent is the birthplace to some of the world’s earliest civilizations, like Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley civilization as well as ground-breaking inventions such as gunpowder and paper-making. Even today, Asia never ceases to amaze us with its technological and social innovations which, to a Westerner, might seem like something out of a futuristic sci-fi film.

Royals Who Were Brave Enough to Give Up Their Titles for Love

Royals Who Were Brave Enough to Give Up Their Titles for Love
People
2 years ago

The dilemma of dignity and love is the topic of many stories and plots of countless books. Though, the choice between duty and relationships is not fictional. The heroes of our article faced this dilemma in real life, and just like the heroes from the pages of books, they found the courage to make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives.

A Stock Photographer Re-explored Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam

A Stock Photographer Re-explored Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam
Places
year ago

Sutipond Somnam is a successful stock photographer on Depositphotos. He lives in the Sakon Nakhon Province in northeastern Thailand and dedicates his time to travel, portrait, and landscape photography. As a former local video reporter, he mastered videography and then became interested in using a camera to take static pictures. Capturing life in communities as well as nature is now one of Sutipond’s main interests. We’re sharing Sutipond’s observations of Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam in this series of images, and telling you about the stories behind these incredible shots.

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.