SCIENCE

Pouring 30 Pounds Of Dry Ice Into A Swimming Pool Is A Surprisingly Good Idea

You’ll likely face a great number of questions in your lifetime. Some are profound, such as, “Why do I exist?” or “How much can a gorilla bench press?”

Here's Why Letting A Car Idle To Heat It Up During The Winter Is A Terrible Idea

Depending on where you live, you can probably expect a heavy dose of cold this winter. Snow may blanket your front lawn or ice may cover your windows, and the unfortunate reality is that you’re going to have don your gloves, boots, and shovel and deal with it all.

Man Catches A Truly Terrifying Event On Camera And Somehow Lives To Tell The Tale

For all of her beauty, Mother Nature sure can be fickle and unforgiving. One week she’ll offer bright sunshine and a warm breeze, for instance, while the next she’ll be on the rampage with monsoon-like downpours and destructive tornadoes.

12 Simple Survival Hacks That Could Be Real Lifesavers In An Emergency

The world can be crazy place, and a lot can go wrong before you even know it. One moment you’re happily hiking along a trail, and in the next you’re stuck in a life-or-death situation, forced to rely only on your wits to survive.

The Alarming Little-Known Reason Why People Should Never Touch Old Potatoes

Potatoes can be a delicious, versatile food that may be used for countless tasty recipes. From mashing them to baking them to slicin’ ’em up and frying them, there are endless ways to enjoy the oh-so-delicious spud.

Man Who Hears A Rumbling On The Beach Turns On His Camera To Capture A Heart-Stopping Moment

Contrary to the opinions of social sunbathers everywhere, there’s actually no better time to go to the beach than when you’re alone. When it’s just you, the sprawling sand, and the crashing waves, it’s easier to unwind and really connect with nature.

Divers Think Everything Is Normal In The Water Until They Spot This Pile Of Nightmares

The ocean floor is a truly rich and fascinating place. It’s filled with exotic marine life and countless colorful formations of rock and coral.

Man Hears Noises In His Pool And Looks Outside To See A Horrifying Scene

In Tornado Alley, extreme weather conditions are pretty much the norm, and folks who live in places like Oklahoma or Texas are used to running for shelter at the first sign of stormy weather.

Anyone Who Sees One Of These On The Beach Should Keep Their Dog As Far Away As Possible

People come across all sorts of odd things on the beach. Unfortunately, some of these unusual findings are the products of pollution, and they can actually be hazardous to humans and animals who come into contact with them.

Anyone Who Gets Nauseous From Looking At This Photo Might Have A Very Weird Condition

Everyone is afraid of something. From a simple fear of spiders to more bizarre phobias like tetraphobia—that’s the fear of the number four—there’s at least one thing in the world that really makes your skin crawl, and what that may be is different for all of us.

30 Photos That Show A Major Disaster Is Coming Our Way Like Nothing We've Never Seen

Global warming is a major problem that’s only getting worse. The industrialization of our society has been depleting the planet’s natural resources for over a century, causing increased pollution and rapidly changing weather patterns.

30 Photos That Put The Mystery Of Our Existence Into Stark Perspective

We all know that Earth is almost impossibly tiny in comparison to the universe. It’s those lessons that really help to offer some perspective on your role and place on the planet. When you consider how vast the universe truly is, small things—like when you can’t find your phone charger—suddenly become a lot less important.

Guy Pours Molten Copper Into A Coconut With Seriously The Coolest Result Ever

Coconuts are absolutely awesome. Whether you’re drinking from them, eating them, or cooking with their oil, it’s hard to find a flaw in this tropical delight.

Guy Cycling Through The Woods Is Suddenly Confronted By A Deadly Predator

Survival skills are vital to those who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and fishing. Luckily, the existence of the world wide web opened up ways for people from all walks of life to share advice about their favorite techniques and know-how.

10 Mysterious Natural Phenomena That Can't Be Explained By Scientists

The world has no shortage of incredible sights and mind-blowing natural events that leave even the most knowledgeable scientists slack-jawed. As spectacular as these occurrences are, they almost always have an explanation behind them.

Woman Who Has No Actual Disability Wants To Be Permanently Paralyzed

There’s no denying that wheelchairs have made a huge difference in the lives of the men and women who don’t have the use of their legs, but that doesn’t mean being disabled is easy by any stretch of the imagination. Every day can be a struggle, and complications arise in many situations that require patience and ingenuity. Not everyone in a wheelchair will experience this, though, and you may be surprised to find out why.

Remains Of A Gigantic And Mysterious Creature Found Buried Under A Siberian Beach

When it comes to science, even some of the most seemingly small discoveries could have a huge impact. Something that may seem negligible or insignificant to the average layperson could actually have enormous scientific implications.

Moments After This Teen Girl Suddenly Dies In Mexico, Doctors Realize What She Drank

Many people rely on a little caffeine pick-me-up every now and then, whether it’s a cup of coffee to start the morning or a soda with lunch to power through the afternoon. The problem with caffeine, though, is that it’s not good for you—and it’s easy to consume too much of it these days.

Man Trapped Inside His Own Body For 13 Years Starts To Move And Reveals The Truth

There are few feelings in the world that are worse than being trapped. Whether it’s a simple fear of physically constrictive surroundings or it’s a prison sentence, humans are naturally averse to being cooped up without the ability to get free.

If A Car Is Sinking And There's No One Around To Help, This Crucial Trick Could Save A Life

We depend on our cars to transport our families to and from our destinations, so it’s important that they’re designed with the most advanced safety features possible. But there’s one scenario that most of us are not prepared to handle.

Family Who Buried Their Dog's Ashes In The Backyard Looks Outside To See A Remarkable Sight

When a beloved pet passes away, it’s almost like losing a loved one. As with human family members, we search for a special way to honor our deceased pets’ lives after they’ve gone.

After 8 Years Of Trying To Get Pregnant This Woman Gets An Unbelievable Ultrasound

Unfortunately, having a baby is more difficult for some couples than it is for others. As people get older, their ability to conceive decreases dramatically, and it can eventually lead to a great deal of emotional pain for would-be parents.

14 Bizarre Photos That Prove Human Genetics Are Even Weirder Than People Realize

As Forrest Gump once brilliantly explained, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” Never has that statement rung more true than when it pertains to our family genetics!

People Pay Hundreds Of Dollars For This Rare Delicacy That Does Crazy Things To Their Bodies

There aren’t many foods as delicious and multifaceted as honey. You can add it to just about any hot beverage or breakfast dish, and it’s guaranteed to give your meal a much-needed sweet kick.

10 Supposedly 'Healthy' Foods That Actually Do More Harm Than Good

If you want to live a long and healthy life, there are certain things you need to do. For instance, getting plenty of exercise is definitely a key component to staying healthy, but it’s not everything.