Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
From Neolithic tablets containing the oldest known system of writing, to a series of letters scrawled on the back of a dead man’s book, some of the most legendary undeciphered codes and texts remain a challenge for even the world’s best cryptographers, code breakers, and linguists. Yet unravelling these mysterious puzzles remains as important as ev... View Article
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Discovered but not Deciphered: 8 Ancient Languages Yet to Be Translated
10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn 10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
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 Ca... View Article
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10 Outdated U.S. Laws That Are Way Overdue For An Overturn
20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In 20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
When you retire, your life takes on the qualities of an endless weekend without a back-to-work Monday looming. If you dream of a long vacation at a popular destination but worry about the high cost, there could be another way. Why don’t you consider moving there? Business Insider recently surveyed 20 desirable national and international vacation... View Article
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20 Cities That Are Expensive To Visit But Affordable To Retire In
11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels 11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
New hotels are popping up all over the world, and many make it their mission to be as uniform and consistent as possible, so that guests feel at home wherever in the world they may be. However, some of the most unique new hotels are those that have a little bit of history behind them. These 11 hotels have been transformed from historic factories, j... View Article
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11 Historic Buildings That Are Now Stunning Modern Hotels
The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List? The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning, and this year there was some tough competition. With “Game of Thrones” airing in the middle of summer, there were more opportunities for some other shows and stars to get recognized this year, like “Westworld,” “This Is Us,” and “Th... View Article
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The 2017 Emmy Nominees Are In: Did Your Favorite Show Make The List?
The Best Place to Camp in Every State The Best Place to Camp in Every State
The Best Place to Camp in Every State
America the Beautiful has endless opportunities for getting close to nature — and it doesn’t get much closer to nature than sleeping on the ground. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of spots to pitch a tent — should you favor mountains, lakes, or beaches. We enlisted the help of city-guide app Foursquare to find the best, most highly rated campsite ... View Article
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The Best Place to Camp in Every State
25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings 25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings
25 Common Symbols And Their Meanings
Have you ever realized how many symbols you encounter every day? The entire point of using a symbol is that it conveys meaning and saves space. However, many people do not the true meanings of some of the most common symbols we encounter frequently on daily basis. From the infinity symbol and gender signs, to the crescent moon and the rod of Ascle... View Article
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12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse 12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse
12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse
Mother Nature has a pretty spectacular summer celebration planned: On August 21 it will be the first total solar eclipse that’s visible in the US since 1979. Essentially, a solar eclipse is when the sun, moon, and Earth all align perfectly, with the moon in the middle, blocking out the sun’s light completely. If you’re lucky enough to live within d... View Article
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12 Amazing Places To View The Super-Rare Solar Eclipse

25 Random & Amazing Facts You’ll Want To Know

June 27, 2017 11:55 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 23635
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.

The Best Movies to Watch in Celebration of Fourth Of July

June 27, 2017 10:18 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10654
For many people, a long Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching, which mean it’s time for the usual traditions: BBQs, beer, fireworks, American flags, and patriotism. Since fireworks festivities can’t get underway until that sun goes down, you may be planning on watching a movie or two over the long weekend—in between hot dog grillings and swimming pool visits, of course. But with such limited time available on this national holiday, which movie do you choose? To help you out, we’ve assembled a diverse list of films that would make for fine Independence Day viewing. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something patriotic, or a more sober encapsulation of our nation’s history, you’re sure to find something to here.

25 Biggest Mansions In The World

June 26, 2017 11:37 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 26275
Although not all of us want to live in huge houses, we all have at least an inkling of curiosity with regards to the biggest houses in the world. And while some of us may see big mansions as the rich taking advantage of the poor, others may see a testament to hard work. Either way, here are the 25 biggest mansions in the world.

10 Flights That Mysteriously Vanished

June 23, 2017 11:46 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11621
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.

25 Bizarre Historical Facts You Didn’t Know

June 23, 2017 9:57 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 16759
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.

The Most Breathtaking Natural Wonder In Every State – PART 2

June 20, 2017 12:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11251
The United States is a nation of spectacular natural, geological, and cultural diversity. The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida. In the last post, we looked at the most beautiful natural attractions in the states that are in the first half of the alphabet. Here, we cover all remaining 50 states in the U.S., starting with Nebraska.

The Most Breathtaking Natural Wonder In Every State – PART 1

June 19, 2017 2:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12528
The United States is a nation of spectacular natural, geological, and cultural diversity. The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida. While picking the best wonders of every state isn’t an easy task, here are some of each state’s most beautiful natural attraction, starting today alphabetically with the state’s that begin between letters A-M. Look for tomorrow’s post which will feature the remaining 50 states.

10 Amazing Ways Color Affects Your Brain & Body

June 19, 2017 1:41 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9986
We’ve all experienced the effects of color, whether we’ve realized it or not. And it is no coincidence that most restaurant logos use the same two colors or that hospitals are usually staffed by nurses wearing baby blue scrubs. Most psychologists agree that color affects the way we perceive certain situations. While some researchers agree that our brain innately connects colors with feelings, others believe that the feelings we associate with each color are learned reactions and associations from previous life experiences. However, most psychologists believe that our brain interprets color for a reason and that, therefore, each color must affect us in a different way. Here are ten colors and how each one affects your brain.
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The World’s Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

June 19, 2017 11:42 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9751
When Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece, Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million in 2015, it smashed the record for a painting sold at auction. But even so it is still far from the most expensive painting of all time. Others have changed hands for millions more in private sales and auctions. More often than not, the value of a painting depends on its age and the artist behind it. Some paintings may look too ordinary at first glance, but in fact they can cost millions just because they are painted by world-renowned artists like Vincent Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso. Here’s a look at 25 of the most expensive paintings ever sold. (The prices shown are all adjusted for inflation.)

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn’t know existed

June 16, 2017 10:58 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13722
The world is home to many incredible destinations that have yet to be overrun by tourists. Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we’ve found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.  From a stunning, hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here’s your off-the-beaten-path bucket list. 

25 Unbelievable Ways Earth Would Change If Humans Became Extinct

June 15, 2017 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12078
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.

Cutting-Edge Innovations In The Future Of Forensic Science

June 15, 2017 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5636
Emerging technologies will almost certainly revolutionize the future of forensic science, making the capture and conviction of criminals increasingly likely. These technologies can help investigators in missing persons cases, cold cases, sexual assault cases, and murder cases. Although potential dangers related to personal privacy have caused controversy about the use of these innovations, it seems clear that these ten cutting-edge innovations in the future of forensic science also promise enormous benefits to authorities, victims, victims’ families, and society in general.