Drilling In The Alpine Fault Revealed Unexpectedly Hot Water

alpine fault satellite image

A team of scientists reached a source of unexpectedly hot water as they were drilling in New Zealand in the Alpine Fault. This discovery could have a significant impact on the local economy and resilience, as it may offer a new, sustainable source of green energy. Alpine Fault, the Source of some Significant Earthquakes, a New Energy Source? This incredibly hot water came as a surprise for the … [Read more...]

Get Ready To See The Eta Aquariids This Week

eta aquariids meteor

  As the Earth revolves around the Sun, it passes through comet tails, smashed asteroids, and other debris left behind by the formation of this solar system. When it crosses these regions, the detritus and dust fall to the planet in the form of meteors, creating annual, predictable events. The fall of the Eta Aquariids will be the next to impress, and it is happening this week. Eta … [Read more...]

Best Public April Fool’s Day Hoaxes

Hoaxes

The first day of April is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most anticipated days of the year, as this is the time of jokes, pranks, hoaxes, and, of course, settling scores with some people. While the exact origin of the celebration remains unknown, some historians believe that one of the earliest forms of April Fool’s Day could be found in the ancient Roman festival called … [Read more...]

Good Luck Coins Killed Sea Turtle in Thailand

sea turtle on beach

A 25-year-old sea turtle died two weeks after doctors removed approximately 1,000 coins from its stomach. The animal resided in a public pond in the Conburi province. Local customs dictate that whoever throws a coin in the pond can benefit from a streak of good luck. Unfortunately for the turtle, the coins only proved to be bearers of death. The Official Cause of Death is Blood Poisoning Two … [Read more...]

Hitler’s Elated Speeches Were Powered by Cocaine

Adolf Hitler sitting on desk facing camera

Many people who met Adolf Hitler or who participated at one of his rallies declared that the German Fuhrer was a charismatic, energetic, and convincing public speaker. According to recent evidence, his elated speeches that convinced an entire nation to go to war were powered by his severe cocaine addiction, the Fuhrer being but a shadow without his daily medication. Hitler’s charm was one of … [Read more...]

Poachers Killed White Rhino inside French Zoo

white rhino resting in dirt

Vince, a four-year-old white rhino that spent his days at the Thoiry Zoological Park, was found dead on March 7. The endangered animal is the first specimen to fall victim to poachers inside a protected enclosure. French authorities are currently searching for the culprits. Rhino horns are in big demand on the Asian black market. The animal parts are so valuable that poachers would go to great … [Read more...]

Reykjavik Turn Off City Lamps To Admire Northern Lights

Northern Lights are also known as Aurora Borealis

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has the opportunity to be among those lucky areas where Northern Lights can be seen. This is why, on Wednesday night, the city officials decided to turn off the city lamps so people could have been able to admire nature’s light show.  They realized that is was hard for the residents to see the unique event because the city lights were too bright. The capital … [Read more...]

Vatican Revised The Rules Regarding Canonization

Vatican revised the rules regarding canonization

Pope Francis wants to make a lot of changes at Vatican. It seems that there will be new rules for canonization. It is difficult to determine when a miracle can be qualified for sainthood. Moreover, there a lot of people who decide to make donations, so The Vatican is trying to make sure that the process is done right. What do these new rules are about?  The most important thing is that a … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters Related to Climate Change Linked to Risk of Wars

Syrian drought, natural disaster

A new study revealed that the risk of armed conflicts is significantly increased in locations where climate-related disasters occur. Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found that as many as a quarter of the violent strife cases in countries divided by ethnic issues were preceded by extreme weather. Severe floods, heat waves, and storms and their roles in … [Read more...]

New Zealand Plans to Become Rat-free by 2050

rats in New Zealand

For the first time ever, a nation is looking to get rid of all animal predators by 2050. According to New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, the country will initiate a program that will radically exterminate pests. If successful, this anti-rodent effort would be a global first, managing to get rid of all species of rats, possums, and stoats in New Zealand in just 34 years. According to … [Read more...]