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…


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…


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…


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,…


This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

August 31, 2017

Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal…


If Your Car Is In Water And Sinking Fast, This Is What You Need To Do To Survive

August 30, 2017

What are you supposed to do if you get caught in a car that’s going under water? It might seem like an unlikely scenario, but last year, more than 100 people were killed when their cars were caught in a river or flash flood. The water rises incredibly fast and the light grows dim…but what’s more alarming is that the first 30-60 seconds are crucial for your survival. Here’s how…


After 15 Miscarriages She Finally Had A Daughter — Then She Tragically Lost Her

August 18, 2017

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1a3a197’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118258_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1a3a197’); }); New mother Lily Allen tried so hard to have a baby, suffering 15 miscarriages in just six years. When her daughter Fleur-Rose was born, she was ecstatic. Facebook / Van Kinderen Blijf Je Af Read More: Her Son Was Born With Jumbled-Up Organs…But Look At Him Now! Allen’s pregnancy…


If You’re Ever Lost In The Woods, You Definitely Shouldn’t Eat These Plants

August 5, 2017

If you’re ever lost in the woods, finding food and water is critical. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with some of the most common flora and fauna. There are some plants out there that look like they’re edible, but they can actually kill you. 1. Nightshade Outdoor Life They might look like blueberries, but a handful of these things could easily end you. 2. Horse Nettle Outdoor…


5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

August 1, 2017

It’s probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth. Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones… 1….


To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

August 1, 2017

Much of Thailand’s greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it’s almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it. They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach…