Don’t Know How To Get A Fire Going? Here’s The Ultimate How-To.

December 11, 2017

When I was a Girl Scout, they didn’t teach us how to build a campfire. Back then, I thought it was pretty normal, but now, I can’t help but wonder why we didn’t get to learn the useful survival skill while our male counterparts did. Regardless, to this day, I am a bit intimidated when asked to gather tinder and kindling for a campfire. What’s the difference? How much do…

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These 24 Awesome Facts About Space Will Blow You Away.

December 6, 2017

Planet Earth, our home, seems plenty big to most people living on it. It’s full of mysteries, unknown creatures, and history that we have yet to discover. Even though Earth is immense, it’s nothing compared to some of the giants in our solar system, our galaxy and the entire universe. Most people are drawn to learning more about space because of how alien and massive it is. Even if you know a…

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Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

November 18, 2017

Courtesy Explore.org This week, November 1–7, is Polar Bear Week. It’s when Explore.org teams up with Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the dire straits the majestic, white bears are facing. Climate change is affecting the polar bear population at Earth’s southernmost point in a hugely negative way. While polar bears might not be the first thing on everyone’s mind on a daily basis, it’s…

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13 Weapons That Are So Terrible, They’re Actually Banned From Use

November 14, 2017

War is a truly terrible thing, but at least we can all agree these 13 weapons shouldn’t be allowed to make it worse. Although battles themselves are nothing new, as technology advances, humans come up with new (and totally horrific) weapons that ultimately go on to cause people around the world so much pain. Some of them are later deemed too inhumane for use in battle, but it’s unfortunate that…

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This Beach Used To Be A Forest What’s Left Today Is Haunting

November 5, 2017

In Oregon, there lies something rather haunting: a natural look into the ancient past and possibly the future. In Neskowin, a small coastal town, an old forest was once buried beneath hundreds of years’ worth of sand. After being unearthed in 1998 due to a storm that eroded much of the beach away, these ancient tree stumps have become a permanent fixture on the coast. The stumps of this ghost…

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What Was Used To Make This Breathtaking Forest Is Cool On So Many Levels

If you’ve ever seen an episode of M*A*S*H, you’re probably familiar with the very real military tradition of adding a sign post to your base with a reminder of your hometown. No matter how many miles stand between you and your loved ones back home, you feel connected by the totem. In 1942, Private Carl K. Lindley was stationed in Yukon, Canada, with the U.S. Army to help build the…

October 28, 2017
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18 Awesome Reasons New Zealand Was Named The Best Country In The World

October 6, 2017

Recently, The Telegraph Travel Awards named New Zealand the best country in the world. More than 75,000 readers voted and for the fourth year in a row, the southwestern Pacific Ocean country reigned supreme! But what gives Kiwis (that’s the cute name for the locals!) the advantage? Well, we rounded up just a few of the reasons why New Zealand is awesome. Naturally, more than a few have to do…

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This Guy Had The Best Reaction When He Bumped Into The Biggest Spider In The World.

September 26, 2017

Etymologist Piotr Naskrecki studies katydids, a type of insect related to crickets. He walks alone and at night into the depths of South American rainforests as part of his research. He walks carefully through the forest, taking pains not to disturb anyone or anything he comes across, and listens for the faint trill of the insect’s wings. A few years ago, while studying in Guyana, Naskrecki and immersed in his ritual, Naskrecki heard a sound…

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This Crazy Thing Actually Happens On Train Tracks When It’s Too Hot Out

September 10, 2017

Imagine you’re taking a nice, quiet train trip when all of a sudden THIS happens: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Luckily the passengers aboard that locomotive traveling to Melbourne were all okay, but the reality is traveling by train isn’t as safe as you once thought. That crazy imperfection on the metal tracks is known as railway buckling. It can be caused by a direct increase of heat which causes the…

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If The World Actually Ends In Your Lifetime, Here’s How To Survive Almost Every Scenario

September 1, 2017

Next time you make a Costco run to stock up on warehouse-sized boxes of toilet paper and beef jerky, make sure you also prepare for the apocalypse. If the world “ends,” money will disappear and instead we’ll all live off a barter system of canned goods. (Or something.) However, if you do your work now, and prepare the right way, you might not only survive, but thrive. Take some notes,…

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