Going camping is a very romantic concept, but in order for everything to be pleasant you need a few essentials. From a good sleeping pad to safety precautions, certain gadgets are needed to make nature feel like home. You certainly don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with no clean water and good shelter. This is why we gathered 10 items those of you who camp or want to start doing it will find extremely useful.
Whoosh — waaaa! You’ve just been pushed out of an airplane up high in the skies of Brazil, and there’s nothing but you, your parachute, and the ground far below you. And it’s getting closer by the second. Open, open, you useless backpack! Phew, finally. But you notice you’re now gliding straight...Oh no, you’re falling down into the Amazon River! There’s nowhere to escape now — splash! You’re in the water, covered by the heavy canvas. You push it aside, struggling for breath and trying to find your bearings. But as soon as you free yourself from the parachute trap, you notice some strange movements underwater.
April 14, 1912. The Titanic crashed into a huge iceberg and sank. Yep we’ve covered that. But what if this time we use the ice to bring the ship to the surface? This requires several thousand feet of wire mesh and a lot of liquid nitrogen. Our goal is to put the Titanic in a huge block of ice that will raise the ship to the surface.To do this, you need to wrap the wreck in the wire mesh and cover it with liquid nitrogen. The first problem you face is the inability to wrap the ship completely. You need to somehow lift the ship a little to put the mesh under it. Let’s say that by some miracle you manage to do so. Next, you need to transport hundreds of large tanks of liquid nitrogen. You’re underwater, opening the tanks and... it’s so cold that the icy water of the Atlantic Ocean looks like it’s boiling. The nitrogen just sizzles, dissipates, and certainly doesn’t create a block of ice around the mesh.
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.
We’ve heard stories about people surviving in the desert, Amazon forest, and uninhabited islands for weeks. Such stories show how tough and resilient people can be. But among these many cases, there is one that can really amaze you. It’s the story about a guy who spent three days inside a sunken ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. He didn’t have oxygen tanks, electricity, communications, or food, but he survived. So, it all happened in 2013 on a tugboat that was moving through the Atlantic waters along the coast of Nigeria. That day, early in the morning, there was a small storm. The tug was pulling a vessel with oil tanks. Then, all of a sudden, a huge wave formed. It crashed into the ship and broke the cable. At 4:30 a.m., the tugboat turned upside down. Its entire deck was underwater, and the ship’s hull stuck out from the surface. The boat began to sink slowly. The crew of 12 people were trapped as they all were in their locked rooms.
In December 2022, the sequel to the legendary film Avatar was released. This film, like the previous one, amazed the viewers with its visuals and a good story. But few people know about the behind-the-scenes secrets it has.
Imagine you had all the money in the world, and you could afford to stay at the world’s most expensive hotel. That would be nice, huh? But say you’re broke and have almost no money at all to spend on accommodation and all you can afford is a shabby and moldy hotel. What would that look like? We’re taking you on a journey through the cheapest versus most expensive scenarios you could live out in this life.
Imagine a planet where every breath you take electrifies your body like a shot of espresso. The sky above you is an intense shade of blue, while colossal trees stretch towards the heavens, their vibrant green leaves growing at an astonishing rate. Daily exercise becomes a thrill like no other. With the abundance of oxygen, you become a supercharged version of yourself. Running feels effortless as you dart across the landscape, lifting weights that would normally seem impossible. It’s as if the world itself is infused with a surge of energy. Everything is moving faster.
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.
Once a famous giant, the largest ship of that time — now two grand pieces lying on the ocean bottom about 2,000 feet apart, torn by the catastrophic collision and time itself. The stern of the Titanic got completely ruined after hitting the ocean floor, but you can still recognize the bow since many interiors were left preserved.There’s a specific type of bacteria found on the ship’s rusticles. A rusticle is this brownish formation of rust. It occurs deep underwater when the wrought iron the ship is made of oxidizes.
I have to say — it would be hard to visit the biggest waterfall in the world because it’s underwater. Deep down below, there are fissures and caverns on the ocean floor. They form when water oozes through the layers of salt that are beneath it. This water is filled with dissolved salt. This makes it denser than the water surrounding it, which is why it ends up settling into these fissures. Such type of dense water forms a massive waterfall near Denmark. It’s a giant cascade that plummets 11,500 feet. That’s over three times the height of the well-known Angel Falls in Venezuela. So, the colder water of this waterfall sinks after it collides with the surrounding water that’s less dense.
Hello distinguished guests and welcome to Aquarium Bright! Here, you will get to see the most dangerous sea and ocean creatures. But don’t let what I said mislead you! It’s very well possible for you to come across one of these underwater animals during a walk at the beach. So, take a look at them carefully now, and you might just avoid a disaster.
The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean is the deepest place on our planet. If you throw a rock into the water, it’ll travel 36,000 feet [(11,000 M)] before touching the bottom. But unlike your body, the rock won’t experience any unpleasant consequences.After all, it doesn’t get affected by all that immense pressure that builds up the deeper you go! But then, what would happen to your body at the very bottom of the Mariana Trench? Put on your flippers, it’s time to dive. Hold your breath!
Hi there! I invite you to look at some of the coolest phenomena mother nature has. I’ll start with the red sky. I admit that this scenery is kinda scary, as if it’s a scene from a movie. How can our blue sky turn red? Zhoushan’s authorities assured people that this abnormality wasn’t related to solar activity. This tint appeared due to the refraction of red lights from fishing boats. That day, the weather was foggy and cloudy. The light got reflected from the low-hanging clouds. When weather conditions are right, aerosol particles and droplets of other liquids in the atmosphere refract and scatter the light. In this case, the light source was on fishing boats.
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.
Swimming is a skill that many of us find to be very helpful, but we don’t use it for work or survival. The Bajau people of Asia, popularly known as “nomads of the sea,” have developed a technique that allows them to hold their breath underwater for several minutes, far longer than anyone else in the world. They could quite confidently imagine swimming 200 feet below the ocean’s surface for up to 13 minutes. Turns out, these abilities aren’t merely the result of dedicated training.
Scientists and geologists are out there in the vast ocean, towing these trusty devices, also known as streamer cables. They drop these cables about 16 to 65 feet deep, with each stretching over 20,000 feet long. Now, you can imagine that this whole setup creates quite a commotion underwater, attracting all sorts of curious creatures. And guess who shows up for the party? Sharks! Yep, these toothy pals are drawn to the magnetic fields of the streamer cables and sometimes mistake them for a chewy snack.
Even though there are endless types of fears, research shows that the most common one is social phobias, followed by agoraphobia (a fear of open spaces), and acrophobia (a fear of heights). And while some people train their brains to conquer their phobias bit by bit, others find a way to cope, and adapt and handle them in a clever manner. Either way, we should never be ashamed of our fears because they are an integral part of our identity and play an essential role in forging our unique personalities.
To this day, 65% of our Earth — excluding dry land — is still shrouded in mystery, and 86% of the world’s species are unknown. But science is constantly making progress, and it seems that researchers always have something to surprise us with. For example, we recently discovered that pigeons can learn art and sheep can recognize your face.
The world is a big, wonderful place full of facts we never thought possible. For instance, if a pregnant mouse has a sudden medical issue, the fetus will send stem cells to heal the mother, increasing its chances of survival as well. Fetal stem cells have been found in human mothers as well, dubbed by science as microchimerism.
If humans ceased to exist, 3.5 million tons of garbage from Japan to California would remain uncollected. This means that even more plastic waste would be roaming the streets, forests, and oceans. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if we woke up 1,000 years later and there were still plastic McDonald’s cups lying around. But it’s not all bad news since the absence of humans would do a ton of good to the planet and all its features.
Mike Pelley (Merman Mike) is a scuba diver who’s been going into lakes and rivers since 2019 in order to find people’s lost treasure and clean up trash. The best part is that he does it for free and just can’t resist the happiness he sees in people when he hands over their long-lost valuables.
You can probably hardly imagine a world without photography. With its help, one can tell a story, share their feelings, take a trip to the stars, or explore the wildness of nature. Photography also helps us see things that bare eyes cannot: for instance, the structure of the iris or continents from above.
Baroque paintings are mostly defined by deep colors and the artistic play of light and shadows to achieve drama, tension, and a sense of awe. The very same effect is achieved in the works of Christy Lee Rogers, a world-famous contemporary artist that creates underwater photos that look just like seventeenth-century oil paintings come to life!
To go on a once in a lifetime vacation you need to plan in advance. So while the holiday season has just finished and most of us are back to work, it’s the perfect time to start planning for your next dream destination.
There are hundreds of thousands of places on earth that we still haven’t been able to explore, especially places that are buried underwater. Scientists and archeologists are still looking for the lost city of Atlantis that sank into the sea in a single day. Just like Atlantis, a number of Archeological cities and artifacts have been submerged in water either by the power of nature or because they needed to be sacrificed to provide additional power to the growing populations around it.
Lunch menus reveal a lot about a person. Some people get to enjoy caviar and wine, while others have a bottle of Coca-Cola with bananas and sweets. For example, a ballet dancer consumes 2 times more calories than an average man, Finnish military officers can’t imagine a lunch break without a glass of milk, and mountain climbers can’t live without instant noodles.
The restaurant business went beyond just organizing meals a long time ago. In their attempts to surprise and delight their visitors, restaurant owners choose interesting locations like inside mountains, at the bottom of the ocean, and even in ice castles. Having meals in these places is not just about eating, but also getting a unique experience that can't be compared with just visiting the cafe around the corner.
There are many rules out there explaining how to behave in emergency situations. But are all of them really that effective? We at Bright Side have found out that some of those survival tips are actually myths that are not only useless but also potentially dangerous.