Are jellies solid or liquid? Well, they’re both, kind of. Gelatinous substances like Jell-O are mostly liquid, but are held together by a fine solid mesh that helps the liquid keep its form. In 1931, American chemist Samuel Kistler had an idea to replace all of that liquid with gas. The resulting material, aerogel , […]
Leinster Gardens in London is a beautiful historical street, lined neatly with white Victorian houses. But it’s no ordinary street, as two of its seemingly normal houses, 23 and 24, aren’t real, they are just empty facades, in the most literal sense of this word. Why is that so? This video explains.
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Venice is a marvel of architecture and, truly, one of the most picturesque and unique cities to be found not only in Europe, but also in the entire world. The city has a rich history and was one of the major European trade centers for centuries thanks to its convenient location and entrepreneurial population, but […]
According to legend, during the 6th century, a traveling Buddhist monk from India by the name of Bodhidharma arrived at the Shaolin Temple in the Henan province of China and was distraught to see the monks were in poor physical shape due to their ascetic lifestyle. So he taught them martial arts. Today, the martial […]
Alexander the Great is considered to be one of the most brilliant military minds in history, a national hero of Greece, and the conqueror of one of the largest empires the world has seen. The young king of Macedonia died at the early age of 32, but legends of the ambitious man who wanted to […]
Kissing is one of those things that is ingrained in us, and yet, we never ask – why? Kissing is as natural as breathing – kissing the head of your baby, kissing your romantic partner, kissing your mother on her forehead – all these are types of kissing with completely different agendas. So why do […]
Princess Diana was one of the most captivating personalities of our time. This video presents a remarkable feature-length documentary that reveals a side of Diana we have never seen before. A must-view for anyone curious to discover more about the princess, her struggles and the triumphs of her all-too-short life.
Often referred to as the Eighth Wonder, the Panama Canal is a famous shortcut for commercial ships traveling between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it’s so much more than just an artificial waterway connecting the two oceans. In reality, it’s an intricate system consisting of 12 water locks, artificial lakes and channels that […]
Here’s Why You Should NEVER Snooze the Morning Alarm Feeling groggy in the morning is so common that we often mistake it for the norm, but it isn’t. A surprising explanation of why you might feel that way may lie in your morning habits, namely the habit of snoozing the alarm. In short, neuroscientists believe […]