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Pictures of Chernobyl: The Remains of the Worst Nuclear Accident in History

On the evening of April 25, 1986, in then Soviet Ukraine, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s reactor number four exploded. The accident, which happened during a test, released over 400 times more radiation than what was discharged at Hiroshima, Japan, by atomic bomb at the end of WWII. Dozens of people lost their lives and many...

This Woman Adopted a Cat That Looks Just Like Steve Buscemi

If you’ve ever seen an animal that looks exactly like a person, you know how disconcerting it can be. And if you’ve ever adopted an animal, you know that people can turn down perfectly good pets for superficial reasons – my dog has a significant underbite, and when I went to adopt her, her foster...

Fourth-Grade Boy with Autism Skillfully Explains His Condition to His Entire Class

A fourth-grade student with autism explained his condition to his entire class, and his words are incredibly profound. Rumari is a member of Lisa Moe’s class in Chino Valley, California. He has autism. May is Autism Awareness month, and one day in class while the students were doing an awareness-raising activity, he spontaneously raised his...

5 Riddles That Will Satisfy Your Riddle-Loving Heart

If you’re a fan of riddles, you might just think these 5 logic toughies take the cake! #5. A tennis tournament. #4. The hands of a clock. #3. A box of chocolates. #2. Simple math? #1. Two hours ago. Continue reading when you’re ready to check your answers! #5. A singles tennis tournament is held...

These Facts Are Sure to Put a Smile on Your Face

I want you to do something for me. I want you to put aside what you’re doing, read through these facts, and go ahead and let that smile light up the room! Because that’s what’s gonna happen. Trust me. 1. Perfect! Source 2. It really does Source 3. Resting place Source 1 Source 2 4....

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15 People Share Hilariously Awful Moment They Realized They Were Old

For me, it was the day something happened to my back. I couldn’t move, couldn’t rock my baby to sleep, and I had zero idea of what I had done to make it happen. These 15 people have some similar moments, and boy, do they make me feel the slightest bit better. #15. I could...

Balloon Releases May Be Pretty, but They Are Horrible for Animals and the Environment

Somehow, releasing balloons en masse became a way to mark special occasions, from prayer gatherings to the starts of races. Balloon releases may have been inspired by the Chinese tradition of sky lantern ceremonies, which were quiet, solemn ways to acknowledge the passing of loved ones or other prayerful occasions. But while sky lanterns are...

Amsterdam Is Getting Rid of All Gas and Diesel Vehicles

Many cities around the globe are taking small steps to combat pollution and clean up their streets. But Amsterdam just took a major leap: the Dutch city has announced that it is planning to phase out all gas and diesel vehicles by 2030. Amsterdam wants to ban all diesel and petroleum-engine vehicles by 2030 pic.twitter.com/gXnVxg0oVQ...

20 Posts That Just Might Turn You into a Bird Person

It is a well-known fact that bird people are not like dog people or cat people. You can decide for yourself whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, but they’re…different. That said, if all birds were as hilariously adorable as these 20, I might consider becoming one myself. #20. I would love...

Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Back a ‘One-Ring’ Call in the Middle of the Night

Remember a time where the national Do Not Call list actually meant something? You could simply add your name and number and never be bothered by pesky marketing calls. It was amazing! Welcome to the age of technology, when more people own cell phones than land lines. Robocalls have taken advantage of that fact, becoming...