Oceans are such vast and often overwhelming subjects. Because of their sheer scope in size, the discussions that are often had regarding seas and different discoveries within it, can be both mind boggling and intriguing. There are enormous mysteries in the depths of the oceans. While some of these phenomena have been explained by analysts […]
For something that takes up 70% of our planet, and is responsible for life itself, we sure exploit the crap out of our ocean. Over the years, we have not been kind of to our water, due to a deadly combination of laziness and stupidity. This one-two punch has contributed to some awfully disgusting, and depressing, truths about today’s water.
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Oil spills are tragic events, not only is the damage to the environment and nature catostrophic, but it’s also on-going, meaning people have to deal with the issues that arise from the spill for months, even years after the original disaster. By far one of the most harrowing and iconic images of such events is […]
Most plants can’t hurt you unless you’re in The Little Shop Of Horrors, and most trees can’t kill you unless one topples over and lands on your head. But then there are the others: plants and trees from the wrong side of town. They don’t like you, and if you get too close, they will make you pay dearly.
Plants sure are nice and pretty, right? Their leafy goodness adds to the ambiance of most any room. Of course, if you pick the wrong one, the only ambiance you’ll experience will be that of a fiery, unforgiving Hellscape. Because many plants are just plain not nice. In fact, some of them are just plain nasty.
A list about lakes, really? Well, it is true that most lakes are not going to be very interesting, but these 10 lakes are sure to make you look twice and you probably don’t want to swim in any of them…probably.
Though Drosera capensis, sounds like it could have been ripped straight from the Game of Thrones universe, it’s actually a plant that exists within our own universe. However, what it does is so alien and terrifying this entry should technically leap out of the screen in an attempt to impregnate your face. ADVERTISEMENT Normally referred […]
It seems a bit backward to think of there being a top ten sinkholes. These things are, at the end of the day, all about bottoms. Dragging whatever they can swallow down to nightmarish fates. So read on if you want to see just how flamboyantly the Earth can kill you without warning and also […]
Only a few animals pose an active risk to humans, but almost every animal has the potential to be dangerous, especially if picked up and thrown with enough force. Here are 10, normally dangerous or badass animals that look positively adorable when they’re born. 10. Hyenas The hyena is an animal best known for killing […]
At various points throughout the year, I have people asking me if I saw the meteor shower the night before. Almost every time, that question is the first time I even heard of said shower. So this time, I’ve made a list of some of the most impressive astronomical events of the upcoming year. Many […]
Dangerous holes and rotten planks held aloft by tiny pieces of rusted cable stretch as far as you can see. Somewhere below you lies an immense body of water… The howling wind makes the bridge sway side to side and as you grab a railing to hold onto, you suddenly feel how the heart starts […]
Trees, the longest-living organisms on Earth, beautify and protect our environment by providing color, shelter, and shade. They renew our air supply by soaking up carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Read Top 10 Amazing Trees to discover some of the oldest and most fascinating trees that have graced the landscape for thousands of years. There’s […]
Peppers are an aphrodisiac for some and a major pain in the mouth and other extremities for others. While most people don’t want anything to do with them unless they are chili-heads, there are many useful uses for the main ingredient of hot peppers – an oleoresin called capsaicin. There are a number of medical […]
The “natural flavors” label is quite intriguing. It is considered a way of protecting the secret formula/recipe, a way of preserving the product’s uniqueness. Would you expect regurgitated secretions produced in an animal’s digestive system to be approved by the FDA as food additives? The secretion produced by the beaver’s sacs and civet absolute (“derived […]