Friday, May 25

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I’m Officially Booking A Ticket To The Philippines. These Things Are Amazing.

I’m Officially Booking A Ticket To The Philippines. These Things Are Amazing.

CULTURE
Going on vacation soon? We recommend checking out the Philippines. The country is full of a vibrant culture and unique experiences only found within its borders. Take a look at some of the unusual, wonderful and breathtaking things you'll discover on a trip to this beautiful island. 1. Tarsiers: this unusual looking fella is one of the world's smallest primates. 2. Jeepneys: the most popular and very colorful form of public transportation. 3. Or you can carpool with these guys. 4. ..or hitch a ride on this guy's ode to Apple. 5. If you're feeling more feline, you can hail this fluffy pink Gr...
So These People Got Struck By Lightning And Became Superheroes. Awesome.

So These People Got Struck By Lightning And Became Superheroes. Awesome.

Science
The odds of you getting hit by lightning at least once in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000. I KNOW. That statistic sounds pretty grim until you look at the positive side. In the recent trailer for the new The Flash series, the CW has claimed that "lightning gives you abs," which prompted us to find some other, real life super powers that can be attained from being zapped by Zeus' lightning kisses. Tony Cicoria was a doctor specializing in orthopedic medicine. He was struck by lightning one night and instead of dying like a normal person, grew an intense need to play beautiful piano music. Despite never being interested in music before the strike, he is now is a professional concert player. He composes music and performs recitals all over the U.S. Go Tony! ...
This Gorgeous Beach Scene Seemed Totally Normal Until They Saw Something Weird

This Gorgeous Beach Scene Seemed Totally Normal Until They Saw Something Weird

Blog
Cabo is a gorgeous getaway that attracts thousands of tourists each year, but one spectator on the shore took in a strange sight back in 2011. And it certainly wasn't a picturesque sunset. While filming, a traveler noticed that the water seemed uncharacteristically choppy. After a few seconds, they realized that something bizarre was afoot.Watch what jumps out of the water a few seconds in. I didn't even know that manta rays could do that! As it turns out, they're way more athletic than they seem. Nature is full of so many wonders, isn't it? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/manta-rays-jumping/
You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Otherwise Normal Looking Cave. Hint: It’s Not A Monster.

You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Otherwise Normal Looking Cave. Hint: It’s Not A Monster.

Science
Caves and other natural land formations are wonderful places to visit while you're on vacation. Their beauty (and maybe all of their creepy inhabitants) are a great example of nature's power. However, there is a cave just outside of the city center of Trinidad, Cuba, that unlike almost every other cavern. This cave is just a short walk away, on a nondescript path. No matter how plain it looks from the outside, once you visit it, you'll never forget it. The cave is located about 10 minutes away (walking) from the city center. Alain Sojourner You follow this nondescript path. Alain Sojourner Then, you'll come to a tree. When you do, you...
I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

Entertainment
If you live above the Mason Dixon line in the United States, then you probably know how terrible winter can be. Snow, ice and bitter wind chills are a part of life. But, at least the US isn't Russia. The Rostov region can get a blast of snow so strong, it's apocalyptic. I'm not joking. When it snows in Russia... russiatrek.org It REALLY snows. russiatrek.org On Friday, January 30th, it snowed so much in the Rostov region a state of emergency was announced. russiatrek.org Transport networks were completely interrupted. russiatrek.org Food and...

10 Strange Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

Blog
There are few things more satisfying than looking up into the sky on a clear night and seeing the moon. Whether it's bright and full or partially hidden in shadow, there's something cool about watching the moon pass through its many phases. We start learning about our moon and how it works at an early age, so we must know it all by now, right?Well, maybe not. Here are a few facts about the moon that you probably weren't taught in school. 1. It might be Earth's twin. Flickr / dingopup Some people consider our moon to be the Earth's twin! Due to it's large size and strange orbit, there are a few people out there who actually think of our moon as its own planet. 2. It's been used as a burial ground. Flickr / Gunnvor Ka...
So A Guy Decided To Drive Through West Africa. The Things He Saw Are Almost Unbelievable.

So A Guy Decided To Drive Through West Africa. The Things He Saw Are Almost Unbelievable.

Science
There are a wide variety of cultures and countries in West Africa, from Nigeria through to Senegal, but one thing is the same for them all: life there is very different than life in the United States. Going for a drive through West Africa could result in goat herds, flash floods, vigilantes and danger. One man's collection of photos shows just how alien that life is compared to the Western world. Life in Liberia, post-Civil War, isn't like the US. Here you can see about 15 people jam-packed into a van. Imgur Need to fill up? Often gas is sold in 1 gallon glass jars, which requires siphoning to get into your car. Imgur Daredevil carpoo...
Welcome To The 19 Most Charming Places On Earth. They’re Too Perfect To Be Real.

Welcome To The 19 Most Charming Places On Earth. They’re Too Perfect To Be Real.

Science
Hidden all over the world are towns that you may think only exist in your dreams. They are villages full of quintessential charm, almost too perfect to be real. However, these dream towns, they do exist. Here are 19 towns that are so beautiful, you will scarcely believe that they aren't movie sets. I wish I could see each and every one before I exit this mortal coil. Each of these places are going on my bucket list. 1.) Burano, Italy 2.) Oia Village in Santorini, Greece 3.) Colmar, France ...
These 19 Nightmarish Places Will Keep You Awake At Night… They Sent Chills Down My Spine.

These 19 Nightmarish Places Will Keep You Awake At Night… They Sent Chills Down My Spine.

Science
As you go about your daily life, it's easy to forget all of the weird and wonderful things that are tucked away around the world. A Redditor cobbled together 19 of the strangest places on earth, reminding us all of the creepy things that could be hidden in our very towns. Dark forests, abandoned cities, strange museums and other oddities are everywhere. You just need to know how to find them. 1.) Hoia Baciu Forest (Romania): This forest is known as the “Bermuda Triangle” of Romania. Multiple people have gone missing in it, people have sighted UFOs, there has been unexplained electrical phenomena and more. imgur 2.) The Catacombs (Paris): The Parisian catacombs are a giant ossuary and cemetary tha...