Piquant paths through Europe

Spices evoke exoticism and epicureanism, travel and lucrative trade, even buccaneering. While European adventurers quested afar for them, spices have rarely found favour or flavour in Continental cui Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/piquant-paths-through-europe/article9002961.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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This Guy Turns Unwashed, Dirty Trucks Into Art. Stop Washing Your Car!

This project is nothing but filth… and a guy’s finger… and an incredibly creative mind. “The Great Traveling Art Exhibition” by Ben Long is a continuous series where the artist uses nothing but his digits and grime to craft beautiful images on the rear door of freight trucks. Sorry, people who use a dirty automobile to draw something vulgar, but your genius has been outdone. Long began this project to…

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These 12 Animals Are World’s Oldest, And The Most Terrifying. Hello, Nightmares.

There’s a reason why certain creatures are able to survive and live for millions of years. It’s because they’re absolutely terrifying, which keeps predators from messing with them. Here are 12 of the oldest animals on the planet, who also happen to be the most terrifying. There’s no scientific proof that survival skills increase with terror, but I’m convinced. They have been on Earth far longer than humans, and you’ll…

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Plenty Of People Take Great Travel Photos, But Hers Will Leave You Feeling Inspired

Traveling the world is exciting, and many choose to go on an adventure after graduation. After all, it seems like the perfect time to take a break after all that hard work and get some new experiences before entering the workforce. For some, this experience can be especially transformative. One girl, who goes by the username “devgal,” posted her experience to Reddit and Imgur, and her unique story is inspiring…

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This Woman Was Given Months To Live…Then An Unexpected Pregnancy Shrunk Her Rare Tumors

In 2010, doctors gave Laura Bacon-Smith devastating news: She had a rare form of cancer with widespread tumors in her liver. They gave the then-22-year-old just six months to live. Immediately, Laura began an aggressive round of chemotherapy treatment. Doctors warned her that she would be left infertile, but having a child was the last thing on her mind. All of her energy was focused on survival. Laura was diagnosed…

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This Is The Thing That Could Kill More Americans Per Year Than Gun Violence

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 33,880 Americans are killed by gun violence (not limited to homicides) on average per year. If you compare that figure to the 50 to 60 annual gun-related deaths in the U.K., the difference (even when you account for per capita rates) is staggering. The rate of gun-related death in Canada was also seven times lower in 2012 than it was in the…

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She Weighed Just Half A Pound When They Found Her…But These Vets Saved Her Life

There’s a reason that puppies aren’t fully weaned from their mother until they’re between seven and eight weeks old. In addition to the emotional support, they need mom’s nutritious milk and warmth to help them survive. Unfortunately though, stray dogs and orphaned pups often find themselves without a mom, making their odds of survival incredibly slim. That’s just what happened to Lily when she was brought in to the San…

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So I Just Discovered A ‘Secret’ Town With Only 2000 People. And It’s Unbelievable.

There’s an extremely good chance that you’ve never heard of Alderney Island. That’s because it’s a tiny paradise located in the English Channel. There’s less than 2,000 people living on it and they must be keeping it a secret, because it’s beautiful. These pictures were taken by local photographers and it’s all you’ll need to see to be convinced to visit this unique getaway. Alderney is the third largest of…

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Travelers In Dublin Airport Were Stunned When The Terminal Was Totally Taken Over

When an incredible flash mob swarmed a terminal at the Dublin Airport one day with 60 of the world’s leading Irish step dancers, every traveler was speechless. Talented folks representing 11 countries, the members of Take The Floor performed a traditional dance to the music of Beoga. Even the most frustrated travelers were blown away! Sure, these tourists might have been dreading their middle seats on impending eight-hour flights, but…

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