The privilege of embracing the comforts of our own home, utilizing modern gadgets, and having access to three meals daily are some of life’s blessings that we frequently fail to acknowledge. But we often forget that not everyone has the same luck as we do. And today’s story reminds us of that.
Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface, so it comes as no surprise that about 50% of the U.S. territory is underwater. We’ve explored only 5% of oceans. 12 people walked on the Moon, but there were only four manned descents to the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth. Pressure is the crucial challenge of going deep into the ocean. At bigger depths, temperatures are extremely low, visibility is zero, and the pressure is so intense it’s harder to send people to the bottom of the ocean than to send them into space.You can’t see it, but the pressure of the air pushing down on your body in deeper parts is so big it feels like more than one hundred adult elephants or 50 jumbo jets are standing on your head. The pressure is 1,000 times bigger than on the land. Meanwhile, in space, when we pass through the Earth’s atmosphere, the pressure drops to zero. We’re mapping the planets, but it turns out to be easier than mapping the ocean floor. NASA uses radio waves when exploring space, but this method can’t be used for the ocean, since the trillions and trillions of gallons of water get in the way.
In a frosty Canadian park, hidden deep beneath layers of thick ice, scientists discovered a bizarre skeleton they named the “frozen dragon”. The skeleton had been in the frozen ice for millions of years. It took experts decades to work out the species of this strange fossil. It was identified as a new genus of pterosaur. Pterosaurs were massive flying reptiles with wingspans of over 16 feet. Their heads were 3.5 times the size of their bodies. Pterosaurs lived 76 million years ago when they soared above the dinosaurs. Scientists described them as the “biggest, meanest, and most bizarre animals that ever flew.” The new genus has been named Cryodrakon Boreas, which translates to “frozen dragon of the north winds.”
It’s hard to imagine how many things we throw away every day for all sorts of reasons: they got broken, we don’t want to use or like them anymore, they’ve got out of fashion, etc. Can you believe that someone can even throw away an autographed Harry Potter book? But what one person considers trash, another one may find really valuable, just like the heroes of our article who discovered something really delightful in a dumpster.
To some people, thrift stores and flea markets are just places full of old, useless stuff, while to others, these are storage cases of unbelievable treasures. And these people seem to possess a magical skill that helps them find really unique items that eventually become centerpieces for their homes, outfits, and collections.
No one expected such a strong storm. It’s too dangerous to sail back to the land because of high waves and winds. But suddenly, you notice a small green island nearby. You and your friend are about 25 miles [40 km] off the coast of Brazil. You were fishing and didn’t notice black clouds obscuring the blue sky. You’re approaching the unknown island and see a coast guard boat behind you. People from there are screaming something to you, but you can’t make out the words because of the thunder. “They tell us we should stay away from that island,” your friend says.
In November 1922, a boy walked through the desert mountains of Egypt and discovered some ancient steps carved into the rock. Subsequently, this find became one of the world’s largest and most significant archaeological discoveries.
It’s dark, and you can’t see anything. There’s slime all over. The ground is soft and moving. You try to find your way around by feeling the moving walls around you. After a while, you hear some painful screams in the distance. You call out for help, but no one responds. You’re a captain of a ship, and you were just consumed by the mighty Kraken. You keep tumbling over, not knowing if you’re even going in the right direction. The screams get louder and louder. It’s only a matter of time before you see someone. As you make your next step, a large piece of wood swooshes past you, almost knocking you down. That piece of wood was from the ship that the Kraken had swallowed. It had also swallowed the entire crew alive, so they must be somewhere inside the beast’s belly.
One can never know how luck will treat them when they venture out of the house. Sometimes, people find treasures and can’t wait to share them on the Internet. So today, we have a list of people who found so many interesting things that we just can’t believe their luck.
Even the most ordinary day can turn into a fun one after an unexpected discovery. Although small treasures might not change our lives, we still get that exciting childish feeling that takes us back to our carefree childhood. Peculiar designs or cool stuff nature somehow invented — all these things brighten up our days.
To travel back in time, we don’t need a time machine like the ones we see in the movies. Through stories, photographs, and even objects, we can feel part of the times in which we were not yet born. Some lucky ones proved it by finding items from decades ago in second-hand stores still in optimal conditions.
Sun, warm sand, and seawater are for many an infallible combination that predicts excellent vacations. But, when we thought that nothing could be better than this mix, fate tells us that Lady Fortune can bring us even more good stuff. This is how, on an ordinary day at the beach, there are some lucky ones who come across real treasures worthy of boasting on the Internet.
A life full of surprises can be good, according to science. That’s because unexpected events aid in our learning and memory skills, and pleasant surprises trigger our dopamine (also known as “the happy hormone”). Luckily, the world is full of rare gems that are just waiting to astonish us. And stumbling upon them when we least expect it can spark joy and turn any ordinary day into a special one.
Traveling to the past and discovering wonders of other times is only possible in fiction, but there are things that, for some reason, resist the passage of time and transport us to those days. Some people who live in old houses often come across objects that were hidden for many years but were reborn as soon as they were found again.
Our reality is an entire industry of treasures and some of its creatures are made in limited editions. We can find such objects anywhere: in a mere supermarket, nature, or apartment. All we have to do is just open this box of puzzles and try to believe our own eyes.
It may sound too good to be true, but it is possible to bring home jewelry, appliances, and even expensive furniture without spending a single cent. All it takes is the patience to look through a dumpster or to go for a random walk, and you might just score treasures from other people’s trash — like these very lucky people did.
If you think you can find gold and diamond pendants and pearl necklaces only in a jewelry store, you probably haven’t dropped by thrift shops for a while. The heroes of our article found a bunch of real treasures in piles of old things and proved you don’t have to own a fortune to wear fancy accessories.
Prized possessions of those who came before us are either passed down to a new generation or become lost. No matter their fate, they are often forgotten about as time goes by. So it’s a special moment when they get rediscovered. From an eighteenth-century pendant to romantic old photos, the Internet is a well full of treasures people decided to share with the world.
Seas and oceans are so vast that a human brain can hardly imagine what treasures and secrets they hide. Perhaps that’s the reason why this Reddit thread, where experienced sailors were asked to share the weirdest and most supernatural stuff they have witnessed while at sea, became so popular.
Thrifting not only helps us save money, but it also helps save the planet. And as a pleasant bonus, it gives us an opportunity to find treasures. Not pirate treasures, of course, but still unique and cool things nonetheless. Lots of people are into thrifting and we want to give you a bunch of reasons to join them.
On websites with classified ads, you can often find real treasures that are no longer available on store shelves. Even if they were, they would be much more expensive. That is why websites like Avito, Craigslist, and Kijiji are so popular among internet users.
When we live together with kids, we quickly learn to predict their actions. Parents don’t need to be reminded that children might take anything colorful as a treat and they might store their treasures in the most unexpected places. This is what kids do — they constantly test our patience.
Scientists believe that the human brain can store up to 2.5 petabytes of data — that’s about 3 million hours’ worth of TV shows. It has also been proven that we remember good moments better and keep them in our minds longer, allowing ourselves to feel happy and return to these joyful emotions over and over again.
Everyone wants to buy something valuable and well-made for cheap. But there are some people who are lucky enough to get these things almost for free. Some of them just happened to stop by a thrift store and some spent hours looking for their treasures.
Life’s hardships can often be overwhelming, and sometimes we find it hard to maintain a positive attitude and make sense of things. But life has its own way of working things out, and even if the odds are against us, we need to just hope for the best.
Buying or finding secondhand items has many benefits: they’re cheaper, environment-friendly, and quite exciting. Secondhand items are quite a surprise: they can either be everyday used objects you can buy at the store or small hidden treasures that you won’t find anywhere else. You might find your favorite writer’s book with their autograph inside, a cool serving platter, or a beautiful box filled with Japanse handheld fans.
People that always go to garage sales and thrift stores say that if you want to find something valuable in a pile of junk, you need a lot of time and a lot of luck. Sometimes, it is almost impossible to find something good, but if you try hard enough, you most likely will.
People who like to visit thrift stores are pretty familiar with the situation where they suddenly come across an item that makes their eyes glow, among piles of other things. And there is only one thought whirling around in their head, “That’s mine!” As a rule, the price in this situation isn’t the determining factor, but it is a nice bonus. We are sure you can admit that buying the perfect dress for $1 or finding a photo with the signatures of your idols for $2 is a dream. And that feeling you get when you hold the thing you have been dreaming about for a long time in your hands is magical.
The British survey showed that people prefer buying second-hand items to purchasing brand new ones. And we decided to go further and find out which of the treasures these people remember as examples of being in the right place, at the right time.
Hidden rooms, secret doors, fake fireplaces... All this gives us the feeling of magic around us. But history confirms that castles and houses were often built with secret rooms and passages in the olden days. They were used for hiding treasures, escaping, or carrying out different, secret activities. As our article shows, nowadays this idea seems to be all the rage again.
We all have things at home that are stored for years and even decades. They seem eternal to us, but the majority of them are actually limited by an expiration date, after which the items become useless and possibly even dangerous. Bright Side collected a list of the most common household items that actually have an expiration date. Check if such “treasures” are stored in your home.