SCIENCE

Russia Goes Into A State Of Emergency Every Year For This Nightmare Of Biblical Proportions

There’s a reason the American midwest is called “the Heartland.” With parries and farms stretching as far as the eye can see, there are resources aplenty—and it’s those resources that keep a country’s blood pumpin’. All said, there’s no overstating the importance of farmland to a nation.

One Look At This Guy's Transformation Could Make Anyone Swear Off Drugs Forever

Although everyone knows about the the ravages of drug addiction, every year more and more people get hooked on addictive substances. That’s why we need constant reminders of the havoc that drugs wreak, even though it can be painful to take.

Miners Uncover A Stunning Underground Treasure Trove Full Of Bizarre Glowing Rocks

Usually when you think about an underground mine, you only really imagine what comes out of them. Sure, mines may be where we go to retrieve coal and diamonds, but there’s a lot more to mining as a profession than many of us realize.

Why Wearing Flip-Flops Every Day Could Actually Be Terrible For Our Health

When summertime rolls around, you’d be hard-pressed to find a shoe more ubiquitous than the flip-flop. Just about everyone sports these simple, easy-to-slip-on shoes once the mercury rises.

Bizarre Stones Found In Romania Actually Appear To Be 'Alive'

The world is full of natural marvels. In just about every location on the planet, you can find some astounding aspect that leaves you in awe at the power and grandeur of Mother Nature.

Flat Tire Leads To A Discovery That Totally Changes The Course Of History

Paleontologists dedicate a huge portion of their lives to understanding what life was like for creatures like dinosaurs in ancient times. When they aren’t hunched over books and researching, they’re likely spending countless hours at dig sites under the boiling hot sun.

Lucky People Who Kept Their Old Disney VHS Tapes Could Make A Fortune

A lot of professional collectors are on the lookout for items that are guaranteed to become more profitable over time, like coins, stamps, and baseball cards. But sometimes, the most valuable objects aren’t exactly what you’d expect.

The Tragic Story Of A Boy Raised As A Girl For A Failed Scientific Experiment

When babies are born, it should be a happy time for the new family. There is nothing quite as special as that moment when two people madly in love get to expand their home and share all of that love with new lives of their own making.

Bizarre Rock Wall In China Lays 'Eggs' Every 30 Years And Scientists Still Don't Know Why

As much as science has helped us to understand our natural world, there are still plenty of anomalies it cannot explain. When confronted with some of nature’s most bizarre creations, even the most knowledgeable experts can sometimes be left scratching their heads.

Turns Out All Blue-Eyed People Have A Very Weird Thing In Common That Few Realize

Though it seems obvious, your family tree doesn’t end at your great-grandparents, or even your great-great-great-great-grandparents. Everyone is the result of an unknowable number of couplings across millions of years, and trying to trace it all the way back is basically impossible.

Strange Object That Washed Ashore During A Hurricane Could Be Hundreds Of Years Old

When natural disasters strike, there is only so much a person can do to be prepared. You can stock up on supplies and move to someplace safe, but a hurricane can still leave tremendous damage behind.

Putting An Ice Cube On This Spot Is The Closest Thing To Magic We've Seen

Try as we might, we’re all subjected to the occasional headache or mysterious pain from time to time, and it could be incredibly frustrating to not be able to rid of them. Sometimes taking Ibuprofen just isn’t enough to get the job done.

Bizarre Ancient Structures In The Desert Were Used For The Coolest Purpose

History has blessed us with our fair share of puzzling structures. From the construction of the pyramids of Egypt to the mysterious origins of Stonehenge, countless amazing buildings and formations have left people scratching their heads.

Massive Hole In The Rock Leads Farmer To A Discovery That Stuns The Entire World

We all have a list of places that we would like to visit in our lifetime. For many, this includes traveling to Egypt to visit the Great Pyramids or to China to see the Great Wall.

10 Subtle Warning Signs That Foods May Have Already Gone Bad

Let’s face it: even the best housekeeper has that one jar of frosting that’s been there for who knows how long. And who out there hasn’t accidentally swallowed a sip of milk that should have been thrown out the day before? It’s unpleasant, but it won’t kill you.

These Crazy 'Zombie Snails' Are Responsible For Thousands Of Deaths Every Year

When you think of the world’s most dangerous animals, chances are you picture creatures like lions, snakes, and sharks. And why wouldn’t you? All three are known for being exceedingly dangerous to humans, and people do lose their lives to these animals in regular numbers every year.

Opening A Light Bulb And Adding A Few Drops Of Water Has This Magical Effect

The lightbulb is the universal sign for a great idea, and is it any wonder why? After all, it provides us with a steady amount of light and its invention revolutionized the way we interact with our day-to-day worlds.

Man Sprays Sugar On The Outside Walls Of His House For A Truly Genius Reason

There are few things worse for a homeowner than discovering an infestation of ants. Not only do you have to deal with unwelcome pests, but you usually have to pay a professional to spray dangerous chemicals all around your home.

Scientists Say It's Possible That People With This Rare Blood Type Have 'Alien' DNA

For as long as humans have existed, there have been eight common blood types: A, AB, B, and O, with each having a positive or negative trait. These only vary based on the proteins found in each individual’s blood.

Lumberjacks Know They're Onto Something Odd When They See Strange Marks Inside A Tree

Physically speaking, lumberjacks have a exhaustingly difficult profession. While tough, it also requires skilled workers to maneuver the huge pieces of tree trunks safely to the ground. Still, it doesn’t always seem like it would be the most exciting job—if you’ve seen one tree felled, you’ve seen ’em all, right?

17 Strange Things From The Past That Look Practically Unrecognizable Today

Technology is constantly changing at an exponential rate. With new products and innovations coming about almost every day, even the most high-tech computers and gadgets are likely to become outmoded not long after they’re released to the public.

Denny's Manager Writes An Extremely Rude Note On A Sick Customer's Receipt

Most people who have suffered from serious illnesses strive to return to a sense of normalcy. Whether or not it makes them feel better physically, being able to do the same things they used to may provide some solace.

Passenger Jet Pulls Off A Stunning Landing After Navigating 3 Tornadoes

When it comes to travel, it doesn’t get any faster than flying. However, if you’re one of the nearly 1 in 3 people in the United States who is afraid of flying, it can be a real trial on your nerves.

20 Photos Of The Natural World That Make Everyone Go 'Whoa!'

The natural world never fails to find ways to surprise us. Once we think we’ve seen and experienced it all, nature stuns us with imagery and phenomena that we never could’ve imagined.

10 Crazy Trees That Will Swallow Anything That Gets In Their Way

No matter where you live, chances are that you see at least one tree every single day. You can live in the big city or in the rural parts of the world, but trees are everywhere—we just don’t always notice them.