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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...

Prehistoric insect junk discovered

Prehistoric insect junk discovered

You're bored. We get it. Maybe, you just watched A Bug's Life on Netflix and you thought, hey, why hasn't somebody made a movie called A Bug's Dick. And, you being you, you googled it and now here you are. Check this out. According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists recently found an exquisitely preserved 50 million-year-old fossil of the assassin bug. The fossil was so well preserved that you can even make out the colored bands on the insect's legs and body. Scientists were even able to make out the critters dingling. Yes, this is a big deal, even though it...

A Homeless Man’s Life Changed After He Found An Old Disney Illustration In A Rubbish Bin

A Homeless Man’s Life Changed After He Found An Old Disney Illustration In A Rubbish Bin

Life-changing moments come when you least expect them. Such occurrences are uniquely characterized by a mystery that may take some time to unravel. There is no better way to highlight this fact than sharing Adam’s story! So, who’s Adam? Well, he was a homeless man in Canada. He had been in the streets for a period long enough to make him resign to fate. He was desperate and had absolutely no hope for a better future. However, this changed in an instant. Interestingly, his turning point moments came from an unexpected quarter. It was unfathomable for Adam! It all started...

This Looks Like An Ordinary Caravan Until You Take A Look Inside

This Looks Like An Ordinary Caravan Until You Take A Look Inside

A while ago this nostalgic camper van was offered for sale on the internet. Soon, the beautiful dormobile became a hit on the internet. Photos were popping up everywhere and people just couldn't stop talking about this special 'house on wheels'. Why was everyone so enthusiastic about this caravan? The interior of the caravan has remained untouched in the past 65 years. This makes it seem as if you stepped inside a place where time has stood still. Everything on the inside looks like you're back in the 50s. Apart from a new layer of paint and floor covering, everything is exactly as back...

What’s The Difference Between an Avenue, Street & Road?

What’s The Difference Between an Avenue, Street & Road?

We see them every day when we go to work, get out from school, go to visit our friends. And no, we’re not talking about trees, birds, or anything that’s part of nature! We’re talking about the different Lanes, Avenues, Roads, and Streets we walk on every day! Have you ever wondered what those suffixes that define a road or street name actually mean? Turns out there are quite an interest topic in themselves, and here are some interesting facts about street names you didn’t know! Road- The Most Common Suffix Used in Road Names. The term ‘road’ is used in...

24 Weird Coins, Notes, and Types of Currency

24 Weird Coins, Notes, and Types of Currency

If there’s one thing that we can all agree upon, it’s that money is a crucial element of the world we live in today. Without money, one is unable to enjoy even the most basic of needs such as food, shelter and clothing. Truly, money is as weird as it is wonderful! Keeping this in mind, we thought it besst to review 24 of the weirdest currencies that man has used for trade over the years. Salt Salt is no doubt one of the oldest forms of currency in the world. At some point, it was so valuable that is...

Chewing gum, sap trees and the amazing history of Chiclets

Chewing gum, sap trees and the amazing history of Chiclets

If you enjoy chewing gum, you are certainly not alone. Just in the United States, 164.83 million Americans were chewing it in 2019. Those are huge numbers, and the history of chewing gum is just as fascinating. So pop a stick or Chiclet in your mouth, and keep reading. If you think that gum is a newer kind of invention, you would be misinformed. Actually, the ancient Greeks enjoyed chewing resin from Mastic trees, and then, there were the Scandinavians chewing birch sap and Native Americans chomping on spruce tree sap. However, it was the Mayans who took gum to...

The origin of the Loch Ness Monster myth

The origin of the Loch Ness Monster myth

Loch Ness is a long & narrow lake in the Scottish Highlands. The Loch Ness lake is the second-largest Loch in Scotland by surface area and the largest by volume. Loch Ness is also the second deepest Loch with an astounding 755 feet of depth. The water of the Loch Ness lake is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the soil surrounding it. The depth, breadth, and low visibility of this Loch Ness lake makes it a prime environment for someone’s imagination to run wild. The first recorded sighting of Nessie was by Saint Columba...

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...

This Woman Saved A Homeless Veteran’s Life And What Happened Next Was Inspiring

This Woman Saved A Homeless Veteran’s Life And What Happened Next Was Inspiring

There is a homeless epidemic in most cities today. There are too many people in the streets and there is too little being done to combat it. When you hear of someone stepping in to help a person in need, there is no greater gift. That is why when you hear a story like that of John and Lolly, you can’t help but smile a little. John Lochlan is a veteran and was once homeless. In fact, one-quarter of the homeless in America today are veterans. These brave people that dedicated their lives to helping protect the safety of others are...

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