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Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

All tied up: 'How to escape' videos go viral

<b>There's a certain scene in Quantum of Solace where James Bond is captured, led into a lift and his hands are zip tied from behind. He knocks out his captor, grabs a knife and frees his hands in seconds. But he's James Bond. In reality, it takes a little longer to escape from zip tie. We know,</b> …

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Every Day This Old Dog Walks 4 Miles To Town Just To Say Hi To Everyone

Bruno, the wandering dog, has been walking 4 miles almost daily for the past 12 years to Longville, Minnesota, just to say ‘hi’ to the town’s …

The Olympic Swimming Pool May Have Given Some Swimmers an Unfair Advantage

Experts are calling into question the results of the 50-meter.<p>An investigation by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> shows a current in the Rio Olympic swimming pool may have been beneficial to swimmers on one side of the pool in the 50-meter races. Researchers have noticed this trend in the past with pools …

6 Olympians Who Have Celebrity Doppelgangers

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This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

Hiking

Snowboarder Films Herself Being Chased By Bear, Doesn't Even Notice The Animal

It's behind you. No, really.<p>A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear.<p>Kelly …

Winter Sports

Etihad pilot turned plane around to let 2 passengers see their dying grandson

An Etihad pilot stopped an international flight so two passengers could get off and visit their dying grandson.<p>The couple's flight to Abu Dhabi was …

A researcher may have found a way to treat sleep-paralysis, the terrifying experience of waking up unable to move

Annalia first heard the creature slip into her bedroom when she was six years old. It — whatever <i>it</i> was — jumped onto her sleeping body, stifling her movement and speech with its weight. She awoke frightened, seeking an explanation.<p>Everyone in Abruzzo, a small city in southeastern Italy, told said …

Sleep

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

Why can't anyone find the cat in this field of owls?

Whether it’s math questions or mind-bending optical illusions, the internet loves to get stumped.<p>Inspired by the popular puzzle of the panda hiding …

Five held in Paris over 'devils breath' zombie drug in second sting in weeks

Police arrest five Chinese nationals in Paris on suspicion of blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces" that deprives them of free will<p>Five Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns …

Flight Attendants Tell You Every Horrifying, Gross Thing That Happens on a Plane | Men's Health

How do we know? Because we sat down with three flight attendants, all currently employed by two different major airlines, and asked them to share the dirty secrets that happen on every commercial flight.<p>Obviously, we changed their names to protect their jobs. And we’re not naming the airlines. …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

Air Travel

If Peregrine Falcons Claim Your Balcony, It's Theirs Now

A 28th-floor balcony on the North Side has become home to a family of <b>peregrine falcons</b>, a species of predatory birds just recently brought back from an existential threat thanks to conservation efforts led by the Field Museum. It's that once-endangered status that makes it a <b>federal crime to</b> …

Birds

Octopuses Are Aliens Say Scientists After Examining The Mollusc's DNA

A new study has revealed that octopuses are basically aliens. Research on their individual DNA make-up discovered that they are unlike any other …

Biology

Super-Functional Jacket Designed for Air Travel Breaks Crowdfunding Records

A UX/UI designer tries her hand at physical design, with great success<p>World War I fighter pilots wore silk scarves for a very functional reason: In …

Flying

Why You Should Be Sleeping On Your Left Side

It is no secret that sleep is one of the most important parts of your physical and mental health. However, did you know that how you sleep is just as …

skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …

Eye shape reveals whether an animal is predator or prey, new study shows

A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche<p>The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an …

Research

These Are the 25 Toughest Animals on Earth

Our highly subjected ranking of Mother Nature's meanest, from the black mamba to the living dinosaur that is the saltwater croc<p>In June, we cast our critical eye at America in search of the toughest animals you least want to encounter in the wild. But the world spoke up and we listened. There are …

Nature

30 Awesome Bodyweight Exercises

30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere<p>Here’s how to get a great workout—wherever you are<p>The number one reason to train with just your bodyweight is ridiculously obvious: You can burn calories and work your muscles anywhere. But if your bodyweight arsenal only includes basic pushups, situps, and squats, …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Should I Eat Sushi?

You now have the blessing of five health experts to eat sushi—but there are some things you should know before ordering.<p>“Sushi is a nice and healthy …

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These brutally honest travel tips will keep you from embarrassing yourself in 15 different countries

It's one thing to look like a goofy tourist while traveling — but offending the locals is even worse.<p>With that in mind, Reddit users have spent the last 24 hours answering the following question: "What should tourists NEVER do in your country?"<p>Like a similar Quora thread from a few months ago, the …

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10 things airlines are doing to make flying coach more comfortable

Modern air travel has become increasingly unpleasant as airlines continue to shrink seat sizes to fit more passengers on board — and this is especially true in economy class. But not all airlines are heading in this direction. In fact, many of them are working to increase passenger comfort through …

Air New Zealand

33 travel tips every man should know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …

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