There are so many reasons why people travel. Some explorers want to experience culture and food while others are boarding planes in the hopes of discovering history and nature in far off destinations. But no matter why you’re traveling abroad, it’s good to remember that some places have rules, regulations, and laws that may seem foreign to you. Here are 22 things you didn’t realize were banned or illegal around the world.
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It took a few centuries, but Canada is finally allowing sorcery again. In June 2017, an updated justice bill was submitted for approval that seeks to lift prohibitions on things that are no longer relevant to 21st century citizens, like dueling, practicing witchcraft, or mocking religion (possibly tasteless, but free speech is free speech). With Canadians getting more progressive in their thinking, it might be time to look at a few other laws that once served a purpose but have now been rendered obsolete by common sense.Read on to see 10 of the most outdated, unnecessary and just plain strange U.S. laws that are still on the books today and are overdue for an overturn.
We all love random and amazing facts. Some can bring out a good chuckle, while others might change the way we see the world. Whether you’re working on your Trivial Pursuit game or need an anecdote for a party, it never hurts to learn something new. Well, we’ve put together a nice list for you to get started. Here are 25 amazing facts you’ll want to know.
Planes crash every now and then. Although uncommon, this is a fact. What’s strange, though, is when a plane seems to completely vanish into thin air. Especially in the modern era, this is extraordinary, considering the incredible technology we have available to us. This is a list containing planes that left behind no wreckage, debris, clues, or answers from across history.
History is a vast subject to be sure. Since this topic is so broad, there is absolutely no way you can cover it all, especially not in great detail. But sometimes those details — the little fun facts you can use to wow your friends — are the most interesting things of all. Here are 25 historical facts you may find surprising.
For centuries humans have wondered and speculated how long humans will last on Earth before becoming extinct. And while the question whether or not human extinction is inevitable has been discussed on many occasions, the possible consequences of human extinction have received much less attention. Therefore, to give you a better idea of what might actually happen to our beautiful planet if the human extinction prediction came true, here are 25 unbelievable ways Earth would change if humans became extinct.
Is what you see what you really get? Don’t be fooled, not everything is as it seems. Our senses have limitations and can be bent and twisted. This is especially true of our sense of sight. Pictures can mess with our perspective, making us see one thing over the other or causing immovable objects to move, messing with our head. Here are 25 crazy optical illusions that will blow your mind.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is an infamous stretch of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the tip of Florida that has been the location of strange disappearances of dozens of ships and aircrafts since the mid-19th century. Many scientists have attempted to theorize what makes the place so dangerous, but one thing is certain–more planes and ships have disappeared there than anywhere else in the world. Here are 10 ill-fated journeys of ships and planes have vanished into the Bermuda Triangle, many without leaving a trace.
If you have ever had a clear memory of something that never actually happened, or that actually happened in a different way than you remember, then you have experienced the fascinating phenomenon called the “Mandela Effect.” Coined in 2015, the Mandela Effect refers to those curious instances in which many people are 100% certain they remember something a particular way, but in reality, it turns out they are incorrect. There have been many theories for this bizarre and still greatly unexplained phenomenon, but what’s most interesting about the Mandela effect is that there are large groups of thousands of people who remember periods of history differently than others. Here are some of the most common, and mind-boggling, examples of the fascinating Mandela Effect.
Created in 1955, the Guinness World Records is no stranger to strange things. For more than six decades, people have been looking for all sorts of creative manners to be “the most” at something. Every year, the Guinness World Records receives about 50,000 applications out of which about 6,000 get approved—which is a lot of records! From the largest pillow fight, to fitting the most amount of straws in someone’s mouth, there’s just no end to the bizarre records people have created and broken. Here are 20 of some of strangest Guinness World Records ever set.
This may not come as a surprise, but people have sold some really bizarre things on the site on eBay over the years. Like REALLY bizarre. Every day, millions of collectibles, decor, appliances, computers, furnishings, equipment, domain names, vehicles, and other miscellaneous items are listed, bought, or sold on eBay. For the most part, they are all normal stuff…for the most part. From a ghost in a jar and Britney Spears´ hair to New Zealand (the actual country) and an unfaithful wife, here are 25 most bizarre things ever sold on eBay.
There are a lot of ways to die, and some are certainly more bizarre than others. Even natural causes like heart failure can be brought on by some pretty strange circumstances. From being suffocated by yarn, to drowning in molasses, here are 15 of the most unusual and ironic deaths throughout history.