Category Archives: Interesting Things

Most Innovative Bridges Being Built Right Now

These bridges all have something in common: bold and forward-thinking design! In a century that is seeing skyscrapers pushing vertical limits and 3-D printing transforming both design and engineering, it’s easy to look past the innovative bridges being built across the globe. Although their function—getting passengers from one point to another—may be mundane, the structures…
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Top 11 Chocolate Myths and Facts

The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods,” and it does seem that the fruit of the tree and its delicious derivatives are indeed fit for the deities. Both the Mayans and Aztecs believed the cacao bean had magical and divine attributes, appropriate for service in even the most…
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Dog Meat Is Finally Banned From Yulin Festival In China

A huge victory for animal lovers around the world – dog meat has just been temporarily banned from the infamous Yulin Festival in China that has already taken the lives of thousands and thousands of innocent canines. The ban will come into effect on June 15 – that’s one week before the start of the…
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The Full Moon Madness – Lunar Effect

Have you ever heard that people go crazy during a full Moon? What’s going on to cause all this lunacy? Or maybe, just maybe, it’s all a myth and nothing special ever happens during full moons. If I went crazy, like real actual cluster-cuss crazy, you might call me a lunatic. Or you might say…
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Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Take a 360-Degree Tour Inside the Large Hadron Collider Some 300 feet below the France–Switzerland border is the largest machine in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). There, particles are sent careening at each other in a 17-mile loop at speeds that approach the speed of light. It's there that the Higgs boson (sometimes…
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Boiling River In The Amazon Rainforest

A legendary boiling river discovered deep in the heart of the Amazon The boiling river has long been a legend in Peru, but when geophysicist Andrés Ruzo's heard about it, he thought such a phenomenon couldn't possibly exist. Shrouded in legend and mystery, the Amazon rainforest is a place where the line between fact and…
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Scariest Roller Coasters In The World

Scariest Roller Coasters Some people would rather do literally anything else than go to an amusement park, preferring to plant their feet firmly on the ground. Others seek out the fastest and most fear-inducing coasters out there, traveling far and wide for a chance to catch some speed. But no matter where you fall on…
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Toyota’s Setsuna Concept Is Made of Wood

Toyota presented an unusual study car as part of Fuorisalone, away from the main trade show in the vibrant Tortona design district. The Setsuna concept is made of wood, and at first glance it could easily be mistaken for a toy car. Yet this is a fully functioning roadster replete with an engine conceptualized to…
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Dad Turns Daughter’s Room Into Fairytale Treehouse

Dad of the Year Spends 18 Months Turning Daughter’s Room Into Her Dream World Every girl wants a fairy tree in her bedroom, so 2016 super-dad candidate. He spent 350 hours over 18 months to build this magical 4,250 USD project. The concrete and rebar tree is so strong, that it can support up to…
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Pile Of Dirt and $9000 Produced This Dream House

Steve's Areen Dream House in Thailand Steve Areen had just $9,000 burning a hole in his bank account, so his friend, Hajjar Gibran, gave him his own spot of land on his family's mango grove with the challenge of creating his own home out of cheap materials. Steve Areen had just $9,000 and a pile…
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Lets Talk About Cheese!

Everything is better with cheese, right? If you live life with this as your motto, let us assure you, you are not alone. After years and years stuffing things with it and melting it on top of our favorite dishes, we thought it was time to learn more about the history of one of our…
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5 Jewels of Nature Threatened by Global Warming

Nature-Victim of Global Warming From the glimmering coral of the Great Barrier Reef to Mount Fuji and the Lungs of the Planet-Amazon Rainforest, global warming may spell the final ruin of some of the most precious jewels of nature and civilization. These are five sites at risk: Great Barrier Reef A warming climate is one of the…
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Top 10 World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

On the morning of August 27th 1883 the small Indonesian island of Krakatoa virtually destroyed itself in a series of cataclysmic explosions the likes of which have never been witnessed in human history before or since. Not only was the explosion the loudest sound ever recorded, it released 4 times more energy than the most…
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New Smart – Home Technologies

Digital advances have dramatically reshaped our daily lives, yet for the most part, today's typical home isn't very different from a home built 50 years ago. There may, however, be a significant shift on the horizon. As energy and environmental concerns drive a wave of innovation, a critical mass of homeowners are seeking to live…
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Top 5 Most Heroic Dogs in History

Dogs are unique among non-human animals in that there is a long and storied history of dogs performing heroic, self-sacrificial acts for their human comrades. Below, we've put together a list of the five most heroic dogs of all time. Owney Some dogs fetch the paper, but Owney helped fetch buckets of mail all over the…
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Man Built Custom Kayak So He Can Take His Dogs On Adventures

67 year old David Bahnson, a retired surgeon, realized that he could modify his kayak to accommodate a pooch after knowing how easily his golden dog, Susie, could fit inside the baggage compartment. He wanted to gather his love for kayaking and his dog. After Bahnson and his wife got another golden dog, Ginger, they…
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