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The greatest emergency landing ever

The greatest emergency landing ever

We give pilots a lot of credit and rightly so. To successfully fly a plane requires incredible knowledge of the aircraft, weather, and incredible manual dexterity. Chesley Sullenberger famously landed a plane on the Hudson River and became a national hero when he successfully did it without injuring any passengers. This is just one example of an emergency landing that went right. While these people are heroes there are many attempts throughout history that were unsuccessful, highlighting the danger involved. Yet one emergency landing is surely more impressive than the rest. The story of the Cornfield Bomber is particularly incredible because...

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Do you always put on your new clothes without having washed them first? We do that, too. But after reading this story, we always put our clothes into the washing machine first. A wonderful feeling! Wearing new clothes the first time after you have bought them. The fabric looks beautiful and all colors are still clear. Nothing is less beautiful than old washed clothes. You expect that new clothing is wonderfully clean and there are few bacteria on it, just like when you are wearing second-hand clothing. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Research Under the direction of...

The longest place name in the world (and it is not in Wales)

The longest place name in the world (and it is not in Wales)

When people go traveling they often have a bucket list. Some people want to make it to the other side of the world, others want to climb the highest mountain, some want to see the most temples, others want to witness the greatest natural spectacles. For many, it is about extremes and superlatives. The highest, biggest, longest, strongest, widest, tallest, whatever it is, it is about seeing the best of the best. Well, for all you intrepid travelers we have one more adventure for you to add to your list. Have you ever been to the place with the longest...

She Met Her Clone In A Random Mall, And Then Found Out She Had Even More!

She Met Her Clone In A Random Mall, And Then Found Out She Had Even More!

When we think of exact lookalike, we often think of strange sci-fi movies about clones, robots, laboratory evils, and more. In reality, it happens. In a world of over 7 billion people, likely, you are not so unique. Someone out there looks just like you. These people are called doppelgangers or your living double. Of course, with over 7 billion people out there, it is equally unlikely that you will ever meet them. Unless you are Santana Gutierrez, who met her living double in the mall recently. Santana was having a day like any other, meeting friends in the mall,...

How unconventional is the story of Saddam Hussein’s failed ‘Supergun’?

How unconventional is the story of Saddam Hussein’s failed ‘Supergun’?

Supergun, also known as ‘Big Babylon,” was officially constructed to fire satellites into the space orbit. Saddam Hussein, an Iraqi president, initially commissioned project Babylon. The project of firing satellites initiated in the year 1988, later terminated after the assassination of Bull in the year 1990. This termination led to the confiscation of the parts of the supergun in the transit around Europe. After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the United Nations destroyed the remaining parts of the gun that were present in Iraq. What is supposedly the leading cause of Bull’s death? The Big Babylon project sounded like...

The powerful enzyme that may break the spell of aging

The powerful enzyme that may break the spell of aging

There are few things in life that are certain but one of them is getting old. Part of life is growing older. This is an incredible gift as it allows us to mature, to try new things, to have a family, to have grandkids, and to see new life in the generations that follow us. One of the sad parts of growing older though is that it often comes with increased illness and neurological issues. There is a wide range of conditions that you are likely to encounter as you get older. Alzheimer’s is one of the most famous but...

The Weirdest Phobias Facts

The Weirdest Phobias Facts

As human beings, we're scared of all sorts of things. This fear is what helped us evolve to become the dominant species on planet earth. Fear is what pushed us to develop the right tools to protect us from the numerous predators that roam the planet, especially at night! While fear plays a crucial part in our growth and evolution as humans, there is a type of fear that hinders us from doing even the most basic of things. This kind of fear is known as phobia... Simply put, a phobia is an exaggerated fear in something, someone, a situation,...

Venus has active volcanoes the size of Italy

Venus has active volcanoes the size of Italy

For anyone who was hoping to live on Venus in the near future, a new study makes it more unlikely than ever before. It has been known for some time that Venus is a country with temperatures averaging almost 500 degrees Celsius (900 F) and with clouds of pure sulphuric acid meaning that it was unlikely anyone would have ever chosen to live there. Yet now a new study has revealed that the volcanoes that are spread across the planet are not as dormant as once believed. A new study suggests that at least 37 of them are still active....

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Day time television and crime dramas would not be the same without the existence of lie detector tests. Whether it is finding out that Mike’s best friend is the real father of his child or that the Russian spy already knew the nuclear warheads were in the basement, lie detectors make incredibly exciting viewing. What about in real life? Despite facing a lot of criticism over the validity of results, lie detectors tests are still used today in criminal findings, research and occasionally in job interviews. If you have a sordid past or simply want to keep your secrets to...

Will shooting plastic explosives set them off?

Will shooting plastic explosives set them off?

As their name says, the only primary purpose of plastic explosives is to explode violently, and you might be shocked to know that most explosives used by the military are more stable. Plastic explosives such as C-4 won’t explode if you set them on fire or shoot them. It won’t explode even if you shoot it while it’s on fire. Well, the reason why C-4 explosives are used so extensively by the military forces around the world is that we can shape these explosives in a variety of ways to accomplish a specific goal. Another reason for their usage is...

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