If you have ever visited Ireland, you know that there are many wonderful places to visit, and many grand sights to behold. Sure, there are some popularly, touristy areas that everyone wants to visit. Did you know that there are also many unusual things in Ireland that you can see? Today, we have compiled a list of weird facts about Ireland. Along with the weird facts, we have listed the weird, unusual things you can see in Ireland! [Read more…]
Have you ever heard of Centralia Pennsylvania? It is a small borough in northern Pennsylvania. Centralia is unique because it has become a complete ghost town. The reason it became an abandoned town is because of the Centralia mine fire that occurred in May 1962. There is some disagreement about how the fire started, but some claim that a planned fire in the local landfill was the initial culprit. Others claim that hot ash or coal was dumped into an open trash pit. Regardless of how the fire started, the end result was devastating for the town of Centralia. After the fire was started, it spread to the underground coal mines. Workers attempt to put the underground fire out by forcing fly ash and water into the mines. Their attempts were ineffective and the fires continued to burn. Knowing there was little that could be done about the underground fires, the town residents continued to live and work in Centralia. [Read more…]
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to one of the staple traditions of this ghoulish holiday: the jack o’lantern. Named after the cool phenomenon of light sometimes flickering over peat bogs, our pumpkin carving traditions go way back.
Even in this modern age of discovery, there are so many wonderful, mysterious secrets to unlock to this beautiful planet of ours.
Whether it’s in the darkest depths of the ocean, or lush, tropical rain-forests, there are many strange creatures that exist, waiting to be discovered by humankind.
There are thrill seekers, and there are thrill seekers – extreme adventurers that will risk life and limb all for that ‘one shot’. As a certified wuss, I sit comfortably in neither category. But that doesn’t stop me from feeling complete awe and admiration for the brave (insane?) souls in the following photos. [Read more…]
Our world is a weird, wild and wonderful place. Even after all our years of human exploration and scientific exploits, we are still discovering dozens of new plant and animal species each and every year. Edible foods are no exception. To feed your inquisitive minds, we’ve rounded up 10 of the funkiest and most exotic fruits to ever grace serving table around the globe.
Ever heard of Socotra? Neither had we. But when one of our readers sent us their vacation pics from the island, we knew we had to cover this story. It’s simply too cool. Located 220 miles off the coast of Yemen (in the Middle East), the island of Socotra is like nothing else found on our planet. It is home to some of the strangest plants and animals that are uniquely adapted to its hot and windswept lands. [Read more…]
These lesser known facts about your favourite celebrities may cause you to never see them the same way again. You’ve been warned! [Read more…]
If you’re a fan of vintages from the prestigious Australian winery Penfolds, and have money burning a hole in your pocket, you have a couple of options. You could buy more than 8,000 bottles of its $20 Shiraz, OR you could purchase one ampoule of the world’s most expensive Cabernet Sauvignon. [Read more…]