Many of us present a filtered version of reality through the forums of social media. I tend to make out that I’m just a little bit cooler than I am in reality and you certainly won’t find a photograph of me on Facebook depicting the little beer belly I’m only slightly happily growing. Fortunately for those of us who, whilst not necessarily with something to hide, would like to keep some things hidden, it is quite easy to ensure that the online version of ourselves is painted in a certain light with a brush of our choosing. That is, of course, unless you happen to be a celebrity. But you aren’t.
A Chinese boy, Fu Wengui, of Beijing, will very soon go in to surgery and under the knife in order to hopefully correct a number of conditions that currently cause him constant and excruciating pain. Whilst most of us are born with seven vertebrae in the neck, Fu Wengui has ten and it is these extra three vertebrae which make for an exceptionally uncomfortable existence and so a surgical team will soon attempt to remove the offending extra vertebrae.
Caves can form inside a glacier due to meltwater from the surface flowing down through the glacier or from geothermal activity. They are extremely beautiful and some can be dangerous due to glacial movement causing collapses.
When traveling solo, you might just learn more about yourself than the place you travel to -- lessons you’ll find transfer to all kinds of arenas in your life. Hopefully, you return from your adventures feeling a little more empowered.
Take a road trip, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Like many things in like, the reality of a road trip is far different to the idea.
Canberra, Australia-based artist Domenic Bahmann turns everyday objects like toothpaste, clothespins, and fruits intro clever pieces of conceptual art, showing us that with a little imagination, noodles can look a lot like a tidal wave.
Seeing someone's weight loss transformation can be incredible, but for those who struggle with an eating disorder, the real victory is found in gaining weight. Check out these amazing pictures and stories of people who won their battle and became their own heroes. WARNING: Some may find these photos triggering or disturbing.
Most people have pretty boring white ceilings. These ceilings from all over the world are the exact opposite of boring.
Children have no filter. They're going to tell you like it is whether you asked for it or not.
Yep, I'm going to go ahead and get this one out of the way. If you've ever enjoyed a burger, and live in the US, there's a high likelihood that you've heard of In-N-Out. Mention it around the right West-Coaster and you'll watch them gaze off, teleported to a magical place of Double-Doubles and Animal Fries.
These parents definitely love their kids and tried really hard to make the best Halloween costumes possible. Unfortunately they didn't turn out so well, but I still think they are better than store bought and have their own charm.
Broaden your knowledge about America's neighbors to the north.
Common sense and real life explained through the words of the funniest comics on earth.
As far as most of us know, elephants are massive creatures who we would like to get close to if we weren’t scared that they might step on our feet. We are led to believe they have very good memories as an old saying goes, “elephants never forget”. However, there is much more to these curious beasts;
It is anything from a distraction from life to a delusional way to present your own life and lots of people at varying times, for many reasons, decide that they will remove themselves from Facebook altogether. But they usually have a short break and come back. Here’s a list of the reason why we might consider deleting it from our lives….but then again, we probably won’t.
Kissing is commonly accepted as a greeting in some parts of the world whilst in others it is reserved for a special someone. Then, there’s other people who go around kissing random people for a dollar. Weird. So too are some of these facts about kissing a little strange.
Dolphins are always the most popular choice of aquatic animals. They are cute yeah, but surely that isn’t enough to account for human fascination with the creature. Whatever it may be that attracts us to dolphins, here are some more possible answers that you may not be aware of.
Bill Hicks once said that all you need to become homeless is the right girl, the right bar and the wrong friends. Those in this list were, in some form or other, homeless for a time but then went on to be very successful.
Genocide, or the murder of a race, is one of the most appalling crimes against humanity. Here’s some of the worst offenders.
There are certain things you think of when Thailand is mentioned. Some of them are totally warranted whilst others might seem a little seedy. Here’s some of the truly great reasons to visit.