nature reclaims village
Abandoned Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature Becomes Tourist Attraction  – It really doesn’t take long for Mother Nature to reclaim her territory, slowly obliterating all signs of human occupation, if we only allow it. Case in point is the abandoned Chinese village of Houtou Wan which, within a span of 50 years, has become a beautiful secret garden completely covered in lush vegetation.  Houtou Wan village is located on one of the 394 Shengsi Islands of China’s Yangtze River. It used to be a thriving fishing town a few decades ago, but it was gradually abandoned as the number of fishing vessels […]

Abandoned Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature Becomes Tourist Attraction 

petrified well
The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough Turns Objects into Stone  – Located on the banks of the river Nidd, near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, is a mystical well that converts objects to stone. Any object touched by the well’s dripping waters – leaves, sticks, dead birds, and more – naturally turn to stone within a few months!For many centuries, locals believed that the Petrifying Well was cursed by the devil – a myth fueled by the fact that the side of the well looks like a giant’s skull. They constantly lived with the fear that if they touched the well’s water, […]

The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough Turns Objects into Stone 

How ants’ amazing sense of smell controls their lives  – Ants take social cues from each others’ body odors, a new study says. Their ability to smell tiny amounts of many different chemicals on each others’ bodies surpassed researchers’ expectations.  Ants have a remarkably sophisticated sense of smell, allowing them to pick up odors that dictate how they behave and how they interact with each other, a new study says. Each ant has a subtle, unique aroma, made from a blend of chemicals called pheromones stuck on the outside of its body. Minute differences in each ant’s body odor provide […]

How ants’ amazing sense of smell controls their lives

deal with haters
Dealing with “Haters”: How to Rise Above the Negative  – In essence, you will be making their problem your problem. But to rise above the darkness is a little tough. Many times, it will seem that these people will do anything and everything to make you feel bad about yourself. In fact, you have to be a pretty secure person to be able to withstand any onslaught that is less than warm and fuzzy.   So how does one move forward in the face of ugliness? For me it took a flip of perspective. I had to toughen up and see that people […]

Dealing with “Haters”: How to Rise Above the Negative

organ transplant
Cellular Memory Phenomenon Explained: Consciousness Beyond The Brain  – It is amazing to me what happens when you start looking for consciousness. The information comes cascading in. This time it’s cellular memory phenomenon. You may remember an article I did a while ago titled: Consciousness At the Cellular Level: The Experiments of Cleve Backster. Another relevant post I did was: Consciousness is Part of Reality, Not a Trick of Evolution Backster demonstrated that consciousness occurs at the cellular level. And while it was fascinating and it demonstrates the far reach of consciousness, it wasn’t until I ran across cellular memory […]

Cellular Memory Phenomenon Explained: Consciousness Beyond the Brain

THE SCIENCE OF LAZINESS  – A mutation in a gene with a critical role in the brain could explain why some people are “couch potatoes” according to researchers. Scientists in China and Scotland have made what is being called a “key discovery”, which centres on the system that regulates physical activity levels. The teams are hopeful that the study could help “millions of patients”. Based on the findings published in the PLOS Genetics journal, pills could be developed in the future which would motivate those who are less inclined to exercise. While the experiments were conducted on mice, 400 overweight […]

The Science Of Laziness

No, we probably don’t live in a simulation – Elon Musk, everybody’s favorite entrepreneur and all-around genius, recently stated that he believes we all live in a computer simulation. The chance that we are as real as we like to believe, the argument goes, is only one to “billions” against. Musk restated a well-known and often discussed paper by Nick Boström, titled Are you living in a computer simulation? This paper makes the following quite convincing argument, saying one and only one of the following must be true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching […]

No, We Probably Don’t Live in a Simulation

axe throwing
Canadian Axe-Throwing Bar Proves Big Hit – Combining razor-sharp axes and alcohol sounds like a very bad idea, but it seems to be working for the Timber Lounge, a popular axe-throwing bar in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The Timber Lounge offers patrons sick of urban sports like bowling, darts or pool a new way to unwind. Axe-throwing has long been a popular pastime among lumberjacks in Nova Scotia, and Darren Hudson, a fifth-generation sawmill operator from Shelburne County, decided to bring it to the masses. He partnered with fellow axe-throwing enthusiast Marc Chisholm and together they founded the city’s first axe-throwing lounge. Adrenalin junkies can get […]

Canadian Axe-Throwing Bar Proves Big Hit 

black market meth
Thai “Drug Robin Hood” Accidentally Brings Down Meth Black Market Prices – A man from the Thai province of Ayutthaya was arrested last month and charged with possession of drugs and intent to distribute, after he allegedly gave away over 200,000 methamphetamine pills to friends who were down on their luck. But this isn’t your average drug dealer news story…Police in Ayutthaya started an investigation last month, after the of meth on the black marketed plummeted from $8 to $3 a pill in a very short amount of time. There was no logical explanation for the sudden price drop until they heard about a local man giving […]

Thai “Drug Robin Hood” Accidentally Brings Down Meth Black Market ...

robbery gone bad
It’s Mexico, baby: 1 bus robber killed by friendly fire, another mauled by passengers  – Three robbers, who tried to take belongings from passengers on a bus in Mexico, found that fortune didn’t favor them at all. One of them was killed by a stray bullet fired by his partner, while another was beaten to death by passengers. The robbery attempt that went spectacularly wrong happened on Sunday on a highway between Mexico City and Pachuca, local media reported. The three criminals boarded the bus in the city of Ecatepec de Morelos. Minutes later they drew their guns and told passengers to […]

It’s Mexico, baby: 1 bus robber killed by friendly fire, ...

alpaca witness at wedding
Japanese Hotel Lets You Rent an Alpaca as a Witness at Your Wedding – The Epinard Nasu Hotel, in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, offers a highly unconventional wedding service – newlyweds can rent a cute, fluffy alpaca from a nearby zoo to act as a witness to their wedding. No one really knows when the hotel started using alpacas to attract customers, or how they came up with the unique idea, but judging from the number of photos happy newlyweds have been posting on Japanese social media lately, it’s definitely becoming popular. It’s not that alpacas are good luck charms, nor are […]

Japanese Hotel Lets You Rent an Alpaca as a Witness ...

wicca deals with computer virus
Silicon Valley Tech Companies Turn to Wiccan Witch to Deal with Pesky Computer Viruses and Demons – Modern technology doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with witchcraft, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Silicon Valley companies from employing the services of a Wiccan witch to help them deal with hackers, computer viruses and demonic possessions. Reverend Joey Talley is a witch of the Wicca faith with more than four decades of experience in dealing with the occult and three master’s degrees under her belt. Based in Marin County, just outside Silicone Valley, the Wiccan witch is the-go-to person for computer programmers, software […]

Silicon Valley Tech Companies Turn to Wiccan Witch to Deal ...