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The nine most spoken languages in the world

The nine most spoken languages in the world

Language is an incredibly important tool in our lives. We use language to communicate with everyone and only when this tool is taking away do we realize how important it is. When we speak to someone that uses a different language we immediately realize how much we rely on language every day. There are many tools in development that may remove the barrier of language in the future as automatic translation could become a reality very soon. Until then we can rely on advanced services like Google Translate that make having a conversation with anyone, a possibility.  There is often...

The Impressive Accomplishments of Elon Musk

The Impressive Accomplishments of Elon Musk

For the last 15 years, one man has been at the forefront of the tech industry revolution. The laid back, charming, and at times enigmatic Elon Musk is his name, and he has more accomplishments than you can count. To say that Elon Musk is a successful businessman is an understatement. The man has pioneered the space and automobile industry to heights that were once thought unimaginable. With this in mind, here are some of the top accomplishments of Elon Musk that have seen his name showered with praise in the tech and engineering spectrum. Tesla Of course, we had...

How many people sleepwalk and why?

How many people sleepwalk and why?

Sleepwalking is one of the strangest unexplained phenomenons that everyone is aware of. It is odd to think that something so well known can not be explained. Recently the largest study of sleepwalking habits was published. It tried to learn more about sleepwalking, its causes and who it affected. The study was conducted in the USA and found that a surprising 30% of Americans had experienced sleepwalking at some stage in their lives. As sleepwalking is far more common in children it is no surprise to see that the number drops considerably for adults in recent times. The study showed...

The greatest airport in the world

The greatest airport in the world

No one likes to have a long layover at an airport. When you are on a long flight you at least know that you are getting closer to your final destination. When you are stuck in an airport it feels like time wasted. Watching a movie or playing on your phone can help but there are only so many hours you can watch and I prefer to save that time for the plane. So what can you do? You can roam the terminals looking for somewhere to charge your phone, you can buy an expensive neck pillow, or you can...

The unusual friendship of a bird, a cat and a firefighter

The unusual friendship of a bird, a cat and a firefighter

During the saddest of times, you can sometimes find the greatest joys. That’s what Australian volunteer firefighter, Matt Owens would find out on his drive home. He’d just found out his dad had terminal cancer. On that same day, he was driving home from a friend’s and saw something unusual on the side of the road. Despite the sadness of the day, he still noticed the injured baby bird on the side of the road. In Matt’s words: “I was driving home from a friend’s house and I just saw from the corner of my eye a little ball of...

Mom Who Was Told She’s Having A Girl Realizes It’s A Boy

Mom Who Was Told She’s Having A Girl Realizes It’s A Boy

A few decades ago, parents did not have any scientific way of checking their child’s gender before birth. However,  technological improvements have made it possible for today’s mothers to know the gender of their child by a simple ultrasound scan.  While these scans are largely accurate, a misinterpretation may occur resulting in misleading reports. Imagine preparing for a baby girl only to deliver a boy! Well, the mother is likely to have an avalanche of emotions marked with moments of joy and disbelief. Instagram This happened to Nancy Ray. She shared her story on Instagram, perhaps to find closure to the...

Is printing money overseas a risk?

Is printing money overseas a risk?

Printing money is a process that most of us are pretty aware of. We know that governments have to print money regularly to replace any money that has become damaged over time. This adds up, with the U.S. alone printing over US$500 million a day to keep up its demand. Yet we know there is not actually a government minister printing the notes, so who is? In the U.S. it is a legal requirement that the money is printed within the border of the country but for many other countries, it is not. This brings the question of whether it...

Is your dog a compass?

Is your dog a compass?

No matter what age you are there is likely a movie or a TV show with dogs at its core that you are incredibly fond of. Perhaps you are an older generation and most familiar with Lassie. If you are a millennial then you may be more familiar with the movie Homeward Bound. If you are even younger then ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ may be your preferred choice. These movies all have one thing in common, they show the incredible ability of dogs to be able to find their way home from places that are incredibly far away. This trick...

Seven islands that sponsor your move

Seven islands that sponsor your move

Wanting to do some island living and say goodbye to a fast paced lifestyle forever? How about packing your bags and shipping off to an island that will actually reward you for moving there? From sponsoring your move to helping you start a business there, these islands will give you the life of luxury and relaxation you've dreamed of. Sark, England Located in the Channel Islands, Sark is a tax free isle and is trying to get its population to 1000. Since the island is car-free, it is a hiking and biking paradise. Enjoy stargazing? Sark is a certified "dark...

65-Year-Old Veteran Becomes First-Ever Paralyzed American To Finish New York City Marathon

65-Year-Old Veteran Becomes First-Ever Paralyzed American To Finish New York City Marathon

If you’ve been temporarily incapacitated, then you’ll opine that life can be difficult when some of the body organs are non-functional or dysfunctional. However, one woman has demonstrated that it’s possible to live a fulfilling life despite living with such challenges. Theresa Vereline is a retired Army Sergeant who has defied all odds to become the first-ever paralysed American to complete the New York City Marathon. Besides the health challenge, Theresa is also quite elderly. She is 65 years old! Marathon On November 1st, 2019, she the started the New York City Marathon by walking 10 miles with the help of...

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