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Why Brits Drive on the Left Side of the Road, Plus 10 Normal Things in Other Countries That Baffle Foreigners

Why Brits Drive on the Left Side of the Road, Plus 10 Normal Things in Other Countries That Baffle Foreigners
Curiosities
4 years ago

Cultural differences can sometimes lead to embarrassing or confusing situations. Imagine being born in the UK, India, or Australia and traveling anywhere else. You might wonder why people drive on the left side of the car. Inversely, if you’re not Italian, you might enjoy a nice cappuccino after lunch, which in Italy can be as outrageous as having a bowl of cereal after a steak.

What Is Henry Cavill’s Net Worth + Cool Facts About Him

What Is Henry Cavill’s Net Worth + Cool Facts About Him
People
5 months ago

Superman star has become a Hollywood powerhouse in recent years, scoring major roles in both movies and television shows that have significantly boosted Henry Cavill’s net worth. From his early days in feature adaptations to his prominent presence in the DC universe and the highly successful series The Witcher, Cavill’s career has been nothing short of stellar.

Woman Charges Her Family $200 Per Head for a Christmas Dinner

Woman Charges Her Family $200 Per Head for a Christmas Dinner
People
6 months ago

With the rising costs of living, it might make sense to have family members contribute to the Christmas dinner. But one British woman, Carla Bellucci, took things to the extreme, expecting from each of her guests a whopping $200 to celebrate the holiday at her house. While some might think Bellucci’s actions go against the spirit of Christmas, the influencer is fully convinced she’s justified in asking for payment.

A Boy Struggles to Find a School Because His Hair Is “Too Long”

A Boy Struggles to Find a School Because His Hair Is “Too Long”
People
7 months ago

In most schools, rules and guidelines are a standard part of the system, even if they seem unnecessary. This is where we encounter 12-year-old Farouk James. He’s gained attention on social media for his incredibly unique hair, but he’s facing challenges in finding a school that embraces his individuality.

A Woman Finds a Tampon in a Boyfriend’s Room, Has a Genius Plan to See If He’s Cheating

A Woman Finds a Tampon in a Boyfriend’s Room, Has a Genius Plan to See If He’s Cheating
Relationships
9 months ago

One super-suspicious woman has recently gone viral on TikTok after she shared a video of the extreme lengths she went to see if her beloved boyfriend had ever cheated on her. She found a tampon in his room that she was sure didn’t belong to her. The woman’s brilliant solution provoked tons of reactions and people just can’t decide if her plan is “genius or psycho”.

Pigeon With Puffed Chest and Long Legs Is Being Called “Mutant” by Horrified People

Pigeon With Puffed Chest and Long Legs Is Being Called “Mutant” by Horrified People
Animals
year ago

A recent TikTok video showcasing a peculiar pigeon has left viewers both fascinated and unnerved. The footage captures a bird resembling a lab experiment, with abnormally long legs and a puffed chest. Startlingly, this mutant pigeon stands several inches taller than its conventional counterparts. The bizarre spectacle has garnered widespread attention, captivating people worldwide.

People Go to These Strange Lights and Disappear, Here’s Why

People Go to These Strange Lights and Disappear, Here’s Why
Curiosities
8 months ago

There’s an unincorporated community Paulding in Ontonagon County in the state of Michigan. You can find beautiful nature, small houses, and dark forests. This place may seem boring to you but wait for the night. Here, in a valley outside Paulding, you can observe a mysterious phenomenon — glowing lights of unknown origin.

From Human Tissue to Edible Pizza: 3D Printed Things

From Human Tissue to Edible Pizza: 3D Printed Things
Curiosities
9 months ago

Is the 3D printing revolution here to stay, or is it merely a trend? Well, let’s think about this, shall we? Think of 3D printers as sandwiches. Mmmm! Instead of putting layers of food ingredients, put one layer of some substance over another. The printer knows what to do based on a computer-aided design. The 3D printing journey started in the late 1980s. Although different people and companies invested in 3D printing before Charles Hull, he is known as the first one to create a prototype and get the patent. It would have cost you around $300,000 to get a 3D printer back then. Today, you can get an advanced 3D printer for a substantially lower cost, around $1,800. I mean, there are even $49 3D printers available, so the scope is vast.

Why They Don’t Built These Non-Stop Elevators Anymore

Why They Don’t Built These Non-Stop Elevators Anymore
Curiosities
9 months ago

No doors, no stopping. Who could’ve thought these 4 words perfectly describe ...an elevator? How d’you go out of the cabin if it never stops, d’you jump out of it? Welp, sort of. Meet paternoster also known as the paternoster lift — a highly questionable invention intended for making it comfortable to reach even the highest floors.

The Story of Phoenix Jones — A Real Superhero of Seattle

The Story of Phoenix Jones — A Real Superhero of Seattle
People
9 months ago

Every city in this world needs heroes (and superheroes would even be better). Of course, not every city has them, but Seattle does! For several years, a real superhero named Phoenix Jones walked its streets. He didn’t have superpowers, but he had a cool suit and combat skills. He also had pepper spray and a stun, and his suit was a metallic vest with strong plates sewn onto it. The real name of that hero was Benjamin John Francis Fodor. He was an ordinary guy, but, as often happens with superheroes, something terrible happened in his life that made him wear his black-gold suit.

Strange ‘Train of Lights’ Spotted in Indian Sky. Should We Worry?

Strange ‘Train of Lights’ Spotted in Indian Sky. Should We Worry?
Curiosities
10 months ago

Hi there! Do you want to check out some unexplainable phenomena and mysterious events people witness? Sure you do — let’s go!Hummm... Imagine constantly hearing a humming sound that no one can trace. If you do hear it, you’re among 4% of the world’s population. “The Hum” is described as a low-frequency noise that feels almost like a vibration. It’s just on the threshold of human hearing. People hear it less clearly when they’re outside, and it gets louder indoors, especially at night. Imagine you’re in the comfort of your bed, but you keep hearing the hum. Once you hear it, you can’t “unhear” it. Scary.

You Could Charge Phone Using Energy From Space

You Could Charge Phone Using Energy From Space
Curiosities
10 months ago

Wouldn’t it be really cool if we could collect energy from space and just bring it down to our planet? That means we wouldn’t need to get electricity from wind, water, or other resources available on Earth.Millions of people would charge their phones, store food in the fridge, watch TV, and do so much more thanks to electricity we’d wirelessly get from space. It kinda sounds too good to be true at first. But this idea isn’t science fiction anymore. Not only is it possible, but we might see it work sooner than we think, maybe even by 2040.

Why Prisoners Wear Orange Jumpsuits

Why Prisoners Wear Orange Jumpsuits
Curiosities
11 months ago

If you think of a prisoner, you probably imagine them wearing an orange jumpsuit. This is true, but it wasn’t always like this. Originally, prisoners in the US were wearing uniforms with black-and-white stripes. In the early 20th century, things started to change. And switching these colors to something else was supposed to cut off the association with gangs. Orange jumpsuits appeared in the 70s. Inmates don’t always wear them: only when being transported or going outside. Why? For higher visibility. Wearing striking orange, an inmate can’t get away and get lost in the crowd easily.

Scientists Found a Rock That Is Older Than Earth

Scientists Found a Rock That Is Older Than Earth
Curiosities
11 months ago

Under the burning sun, among the sand dunes, somewhere in the Sahara Desert, you’re walking in search of an ancient treasure. Finally, you find a strange rock in the sand. It’s big, looks like a large piece of black coal or rock, but something shiny on its surface makes the rock unusual.This unique find is the oldest thing that has ever been discovered on our planet. This rock was born long before Earth appeared in outer space.

16 Gestures Can Get You in Trouble Abroad

16 Gestures Can Get You in Trouble Abroad
Places
11 months ago

You’re dining in Paris, with a full belly of French onion soup and a mouthful of double chocolate soufflé. The waiter approaches asking how your meal was and, mouth full, you give a satisfied expression and make the A-OK gesture. You expect to see happiness on the waiter’s face, but he looks at you with irritation.

10 Amazon Products That Will Add a Little Bit of Elegance to Your Home

10 Amazon Products That Will Add a Little Bit of Elegance to Your Home
Shopping
year ago

You know what they say—there’s no place like home. It’s up to you to make your home unique. Your house may become your personal sacred place with a few simple adjustments. Occasionally, all it takes to achieve the ideal ambience is a decorative object or a few aromatic candles. You’re in luck because you’ve found the perfect article to liven up your home.

How a Rock From Another Planet Ended Up in Sahara Desert

How a Rock From Another Planet Ended Up in Sahara Desert
Curiosities
11 months ago

Under the burning sun, among the sand dunes, somewhere in the Sahara Desert, you’re walking in search of an ancient treasure. Finally, you find a strange rock in the sand. It’s big, looks like a large piece of black coal or rock, but something shiny on its surface makes the rock unusual. This unique find is the oldest thing that has ever been discovered on our planet. This rock was born long before Earth appeared in outer space.

If You Saw Edge of Rain, You’re One in a Million

If You Saw Edge of Rain, You’re One in a Million
Curiosities
11 months ago

A giant, roiling mountain of a thundercloud is moving towards you. It’s completely black and goes in stark contrast with the bright blue sky right above and behind you. You see a blinding flash and, in a few seconds, a deafening whip-like crack of thunder. And then, the rain starts gushing down from above. The wind rises, you see treetops bending low towards the ground some miles away and getting closer by the second. You freeze in place, realizing you can’t escape anyway.

A Bus That Takes You From India to London in 70 Days

A Bus That Takes You From India to London in 70 Days
Curiosities
11 months ago

You’re running around the bus station with 20 bags, looking for your bus. You can’t afford to miss it — the next one is leaving next year. Finally, you find the right bus, and meet 19 other passengers you’ll be traveling with through 18 countries for the next 70 days. Whew, is there a bathroom on this thing?The new luxury bus will get on its first 12,500-mile journey from India’s capital New Delhi to London in the United Kingdom in 2021. It’ll be a hop-on/hop-off trip divided into 4 legs across Asia and Europe and operated by an Indian tour company. Each leg will last 12 to 22 days, and you can book them independently. Passengers will get to visit the sights of Southeast Asia, the Great Wall of China, the Silk Road in Central Asia, Gobi Desert, and Europe’s largest cities. Guided tours, meals, and hotel stays will be included in the $20,000 bus fare.

20 Stories That Have More Plot Twists Than a Soap Opera

20 Stories That Have More Plot Twists Than a Soap Opera
Curiosities
year ago

Some say that the best films are those in which everything seems to be going perfectly well and suddenly, something unexpected happens that completely changes the course of the story. But what we don’t always realize is that real life also provides plot twists capable of surpassing any fiction script. And the stories of some Internet users prove it. In the end, “doesn’t life imitate art?”

Things That Are Common in Other Countries, Sound Absurd in Yours

Things That Are Common in Other Countries, Sound Absurd in Yours
Places
10 months ago

Hello, traveler! Are you ready for 80 days around the world? Can’t take that much time off? Well, how about 8 minutes around the world... But this is no ordinary tour! You’re about to hear some weird and extraordinary stuff about different countries! So, when you visit them for real, you can brag about your cultural knowledge to your friends and even pretend to be a local!