Are you dreaming of a royal Christmas? While the queen sits inside her royal palace and enjoys the finest of luxuries, it would be easy to assume that Her Majesty would buy out her local grocery store without leaving a sprout unturned. From goose to gingerbread houses, her table is overrun with some of the most delicious food the festive period has to offer, right? Well, not quite. Her formal chef has now spilled the royal tea on what the queen always eats on Christmas day.
Getting on the plane and flying somewhere is a whole set of special experiences. Whether you barely fly or you're a frequent flyer, you probably know the drill. But behind the scenes of your flight and your airport journey, there's a shadowy realm of aviation secrets you've never heard before. Luckily, flight attendants from around the world have come forth and filled us in on all the secretive juicy details.
The Qiyi City Forest Garden was championed as China's first eco-friendly housing project, featuring luscious plant-filled apartments. It's been nicknamed the "concrete jungle" due to its urban forest vibes, and seemed like enviable living residences. But things have taken a turn for the worse in the housing project that no one saw coming. The Forest Garden residences had aspirations of providing locals with a pollution-filtering environment. But an insect infestation in the area has taken over.
It's not completely true to say that no one saw it coming when Meghan and Harry chose to retire from their royal duties at the beginning of this year. They had been one of the senior royals for a year and a half before they chose a life in America of freedom and, as we'll come to see, possibly lucrative work in Hollywood. At Popular Everything, we're breaking down the talk around these two, from their aspirations to become more famous to Harry and Meg's divided opinions on life in the United States.
The global pandemic we find ourselves in didn't stop Princess Beatrice for very long. She was originally planned to get married on 29th May this year but had to call it off in light of the restrictions on contact. But on the 17th July, she managed to pull it off in secret with most of her family in attendance. But the real surprise came in her choice of wedding dress. She opted for a gown belonging to Her Majesty herself.
With so much of our everyday lives changing lately, it's comforting to see that some food places are going the extra mile to stay open and safe. It's hardly an essential to eat out, but it's a feel-good luxury that isn't going down without a fight. They may be perfect solutions, but they are better than nothing. Take a look at our pick of the food services best solutions.
These are strange and difficult times. We are starting to see the spread of the virus spread slow down, and social distancing measures remain firmly in place for now. But amid all the gloom, some beautiful things are happening. Among the best is the music balcony phenomenon. People from around the globe take to their balconies to sing and share music with each other. From Italy to Iraq, from the United States to Panama, citizens of the world remind us how beautiful and talented humanity is.
The cosmos has been baffling the human race since the dawn of time. We once thought the universe consisted of only our solar system. Now we know we live on a "tiny" little ball of rock and water in a galaxy among billions. We do know some things, and we're learning more everyday. But as of now, there are some real mysteries out there, and some minding-bending phenomena to think about. In this article, we consider of couple of the craziest things the cosmos has to offer.
The world was shocked when Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to renounce duties as "senior" royals, as was the Palace. No advanced notice was given to the Queen, but many speculated that they were growing increasingly dissatisfied with their life in the public eye. Such a surprising turn of events deserves a more in-depth break down of what escalated their decision. Check out this visual timeline of what they've been through the last few months.
As a keen environmental activist, lawyer Afroz Shah from Mumbai couldn't wait to get started on his clean-up mission; removing all of the garbage from the heavily polluted Versova Beach. Three years later, the lawyer and his many volunteers successfully made this beach a clear and beautiful place again. Not only this, but the team started to see a couple of reptiles walk along the sand as a result of the clean-up! Popular Everything has all the details you need to know about this tremendous story.
The Circus has been entertaining people throughout the world for centuries. It’s a time-honored tradition, but the practice of training animals to do silly things for the amusement is definitely a thing of the past and there are many reasons why it’s not a popular as it once was. Germany's Circus Roncalli has been entertaining crowds with its animal shows since 1976 but has decided to change things up to fight against animal cruelty in the industry. With the use of innovative technology they have swapped flesh and blood for holograms.
Deep into the Himalaya mountains, there is a small "Kingdom of Women" known as the Mosuo tribe of China. Situated in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces close the Tibetan border, these remote people live in the closest thing we have in the world to a matriarchy - in other words, a society governed by women. Barely if ever seen in the modern or historical world, this small, isolated community in rural China are cohabiting in one of the rarest societal structures ever seen. These stand-out group of people challenge some of the world's most established principles regarding sexuality, home life, and parenting. The Mosuo people are truly setting a precedent - but it remains to be seen how long this ancient "Kingdom of Women" will last in today's ever-changing landscape.
In recognizing the importance of replenishing our earth's oxygen source and combating the continual global deforestation issue, the Phillippines government found a creative way to encourage all their citizens to lend a helping hand. The new law will require all students from elementary school, high school, and college to plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate.
Many of us have heard of the Mexican holiday called Day of the Dead. Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated mostly in Mexico and is somewhat of a family reunion except that the guests of honor are dead ancestors. Despite how this may sound the celebration isn't dark or gloomy, but rather colorful and festive celebrating the lives of those who have passed on.
Looking like something straight out of a Star Wars movie, Beijing's Daxing airport located about 30 miles south of the capital of China is a sight no one can forget. The dubbed "alien starfish" opened to the public on September 25th. Its hexagon-shaped main terminal is touted as the world’s biggest free-standing terminal. Popular Everything gives you a first look into this futuristic experience.
If you've always wondered what was beyond the gates at Nevada's most elusive location of Area 51, we're here to tell you that you're not alone! On September 20th of this year, a swarm of alien enthusiasts made the long trip over to Lincoln County, keen to get some answers once and for all on what's really down at this government facility. Popular Everything is giving you the full story of what really went on at this viral Facebook event.
Last Friday millions of children around the world skipped school... for a worthy cause. That cause was the latest global youth-run climate strike, organized by the FridaysForFuture movement. It says something about our world when our school kids have to skip class to school politicians about the planet. Alas, this is exactly what they did. From Afghanistan and Japan to Chile, these activists put their differences aside to unite for a common cause. So we've rounded up the most powerful, iconic images and impossibly clever signs from the streets.
So you've decided you want to go on a safari vacation but don't know where to go or where to start? Well, that is more than understandable. Safari in Swahili literally means "long journey" and it goes without saying that some of us don't have enough time to explore the entire length of this journey. Africa's wildlife is found in several of the continents beautiful countries and each has its own special appeal. Here we have narrowed down some of the most ideal places to make your individual African safari dreams come true.
Youngsters are the future! With fears of climate change reaching a new high, it was up to one Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, to stand up for what she believed in. During the United Nations' Climate Summit, the environmental activist stood in for the US President, and shook the room up as she gave the world leaders some stern words about playing a more active role in saving the planet.
After years and years of hard work, your long-awaited retirement has finally arrived and the world is officially your oyster. There are so many new adventures that are waiting for you to uncover and you now have the time to make all your wanderlust dreams come true. Now the only question that remains is where should you go first and what journey most appeals to your individual tastes. Lucky for you, we at Popular Everything have done our research and narrowed down the options for you.
Ever since Meghan Markle shot to the spotlight as Harry's fiance, the world has watched the couple with bated breath. While we all got swept up with Meghan and Harry fever, we followed their footsteps every stage of the way. In May, Meghan and Harry welcomed their new bundle of joy into the world, and Meghan has taken a noticeable step away from the limelight. She began her maternity leave, stepped away from many royal engagements, and has kept more of a low-key profile. So let's take a glimpse at what the family have really been up to since the birth.