Surprising things you didn’t know were created by people

Ahh nature, so full of abundance, working perfectly in unison with everything else. Mother earth grows amazing foods for us to eat, rainforests to clean the air we breathe, and, sometimes, she gets angry and sends earthquakes to remind us who’s boss. Except, a lot of that isn’t true. In...

History of the rubber duck

No bath time experience would ever be complete without the addition of one yellow, plastic friend. We’re talking, of course, about a rubber duck – the staple of so many childhood bath time adventures. Seemingly functionless, these joyful, rubbery aquatic birds were a welcome addition to any bathtub – some...

The history of Reddit

Reddit is a social news, media rating, and discussion website that was founded in 2005, by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, while they were college roommates. Most of us these days are familiar with Reddit, and it has been called the ‘front page of the internet.’ Everybody knows the success...

The best sites for expanding your knowledge

Whether you’re a total brainiac or just want to expand your knowledge so you can impress your friends at the next pub quiz (don’t worry, we bet you’ll blow their minds) there’s nothing better than filling your brain will all kinds of information and facts – because it’s totally cool...

How fear can make you a better person

We often worry about things like fear and anxiety, and they can be problems if you let them get the best of you. But, you must realize that fear can actually make you a better person. You need to be able to experience the full spectrum of human emotion because...

Why You Absolutely Have to Visit Moomin Theme Park in Finland

As a youngster, you were probably brought up on the popular Tove Jansson Moomin books – which, by the way, are pretty darn awesome. These books follow the lives of the white, large-snouted, hippopotamus-style fairy tale characters who live in Moominland. And if you were as obsessed as we were...

The Science Behind 3D Glasses 

With all the modern technology nowadays, it’s pretty darn boring to go and see your everyday 2D movie at the movie theater. Instead, we love to have aliens, zombies and dinosaurs jumping out at us (well, apparently we do anyway). Although it may seem like a relatively new invention, 3D...

How Does Color Affect You Physically And Mentally

We all have our favorite colors, patterns or shapes. But have you ever wondered if you’d feel different in a blue room than you would in a red room? Pablo Picasso once said that colors follow the changes of emotions, and this theory has since been researched. Many scientists now...

These Tiny Hacks Will Help You Fight Your Jet Lag

If you travel a lot, or if you’ve got a long-haul flight coming up – knowing the tips to fight jet lag can make the difference between a great trip and an I-wish-I-was-asleep trip. Flying across multiple time zones can really mess up your body clock, making you feel tired,...

Why Do We Often Feel Like Everyone is Staring at Us?

You have inevitably felt at some point or another that people are starting at you. And although a myriad of conclusions probably went through your mind, you also definitely never figured out why exactly. Unless, of course, you noticed your fly was open after. Well, for one, if there is...

A Closer Look At The Benefits of Drinking Water

Other than the fact that we humans need water in order to survive, there are plenty of other reasons to drink H2O that aren’t related to survival, but for thriving! First of all, we are mostly made up of water, meaning we need it in order to keep ourselves alive...

Can Music Boost Your Productivity?

The page is blank, and so, it seems, is your brain. The deadline is looming, and you need something, anything, to help you boost your productivity. Music, is it a yay or a nay for helping you work better? Some say that music is a great way of helping us...

Why Do Some People Believe The Moon Landing Never Happened?

The United States celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the first landing in the summer of 2009. However, among all of this excitement, almost every news story about the anniversary had some skepticism about whether or not the moon landing actually happened. This idea of a “fake moon-landing” is not something that...

How Tech Is Still Making The World More Smaller Than Ever

I have lived in more than one country and state in my life, meaning that when I say that tech has made my world smaller, it’s because I know what I’m talking about. When I say tech, I mostly mean social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, in addition...

Amazing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali is perhaps the most famous surrealist painter of all time, painting crazy pictures, and just being an eccentric person overall. There are tons of stories of him and his crazy antics, all of which only served to increase the mystique surrounding him and his crazy paintings. Dali never...

Why people are left-handed

It’s curious how some people have genetic differences to one another, don’t you think? For instance, many of us have different colored eyes to each other. And, while the majority of people are right-handed, a vast amount of people in the world are actually left-handed. Yes, you also get those...

Hangover cures that are backed by science

Whether planning a night in or getting a last-minute text from a friend to meet them at a bar, having a drink at the weekend can be a fun way to unwind after a week at work. However, when the next morning rolls around that ’one more drink’ from the...

Amazing things about ketchup

When it comes to condiments, we all have a favorite, and, for many of us, ketchup ranks as the go-to condiment. Perfect for dipping, dolloping, and spreading, and ideal with so many different foods. There are just some dishes that require ketchup to give them that tangy, tomato-ey kick. There’s...

Things you never knew about the chin

The chin is not a body part we generally think about that much, and why would we? It doesn’t really seem to have much of a function, and it’s pretty generic. The truth is, we can’t all have an awesome chine like Bruce Campbell, or Jimmy Hill – most of...
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