In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means Hall of Curious Rocks) and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces. The museum houses all kinds of jinmenseki, or rock with a human face, including celebrity lookalikes like Elvis Presley. […]
This large fish is the most highly sought-after fish in the world and is considered to be so high value that they are given a microchip before they are sold. These fish can sell for $200,000 or more, with a Platinum Asian Arowana selling for $400,000 or more. These fish do reach over 4 feet in […]
The picturesque village is filled with rustic cottages and surrounded by tall trees — just like a fairytale! Visitors can either kayak through the scenic neighbourhood or ride a bike on the footpaths.
This ancient Inca town rests on top of two fault lines in Peru. That means earthquakes were expected events. So how did they live through it? In fact, the Incans created a brilliant engineering technique called ‘ashlar masonry’, where rocks are cut to fit perfectly together without mortar. This allowed the stones to move in its […]
The language is associated with Kuşköy, a village in Turkey’s northern Pontic Mountains that has hosted a Bird Language, Culture and Art Festival annually since 1997. The language dates back 400 years, but the origin is still uncertain. For three centuries, farmers living in the remote mountains of northern Turkey have communicated great distances by whistling. It’s […]
Building a restaurant on top of a massive heat source is not the easiest task. Architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto had to lay 9 layers of basalt rock in lieu of digging down to build a foundation. A giant grill is laid across the opening, where 6 feet below, the gentle giant is softly […]
You can’t see it very well because your brain ignores it through a process called Unconscious Selective Attention. So, even though your nose is right in front of you, your brain focuses on other things instead.
In the 1830s, tomato ketchup used to be sold as a medicine, claiming to cure ailments like diarrhoea, indigestion, and jaundice. The idea was first proposed by Dr. John Cook Bennett, an American physician, in 1834, who is said to sell the recipe later in form of ‘tomato pills’.
Potato Chip Rock is one of those hikes that even non-hikers want to go on to get a photo. It is located outside of San Diego, in the town of Poway, and it features a no joke 8-mile hike to a thin rock that people climb on, and that looks like it will break at […]
Korean skincare has been getting so popular lately and we are not surprised. More and more people in our country are switching their skincare routines to a Korean one and are talking so highly of the effects. There are people who can afford to invest their time and money into buying too many skincare products, […]