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.
Nowadays, it seems everyone is competing to get the most unique-looking residence, but have we just found our winner? Situated right in the center of the Costa Rican jungle, Katrin wanted to make her home stand out from the rest. By constructing her own materials out of detergent and concrete, things went from one extreme to the next in this construction story! Popular Everything is guiding you through the ways this woman created a 3-part dome home; it may leave you a little inspired to create your own!
Admit it, we've all considered the option of traveling once or twice, but eventually let our inhibitions get the better of us. If you were looking for a little inspiration to get out of this rut, what better person to give you a few tips on the process than someone who's seen the whole world? Popular Everything is exploring everything that is Lexie Alford, and how this woman became the youngest person to travel around the entire globe.
Not all superheroes wear capes. But there are plenty of real-life heroes around the world that swoop in to save the day in the most unexpected ways. These awe-inspiring acts often come from the unlikeliest places and often don’t get the recognition they deserve. We've compiled a list of the most inspirational tales and magical moments ever captured. Some may even surprise you, some might warm your heart, and others might just help restore your faith in humanity.
Australia is probably one of the countries up there on most people's bucket lists. The beaches, constant warm weather and fascinating wildlife is what brings in millions of visiting tourists every year. Popular Everything is doing things a little differently though, as we explore some of the weirdest and most extraordinary facts down under has to offer. Get ready to gasp at a few of these!
Over the years, it has become greater public knowledge that the use of plastic bags is having a detrimental effect on our environment. In order to lessen this catastrophe, New York officials have set up an impressive new rule.
Kung fu as a film genre and martial arts movies, in general, have long been a popular staple in Hollywood cinema. The incorporation of acrobatic fight stunts, hand-to-hand combat, and real martial arts practices in today's action movies all originate from the same source. Martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee set the pace for modern action films, and his journey towards acceptance in the Western world remains an influence in America's movie-making industry. Here we will break down Lee's story as well as other key martial arts masters that have fought their way into our hearts over the years.
What huge event is just around the corner? You guessed it, American Independence Day. For most of you, the 4th of July means getting together with family for a summer BBQ, a trip to the lake house and of course, fireworks! If you're looking for a good way to celebrate this year, Popular Everything has got you covered.