Why Airplanes Don’t Have Parachutes

Hey guys! Do you know that there are special, super-big parachutes… for airplanes? But even an airplane can have a parachute of its own, why don’t they supply each passenger on the flight with a personal parachute?! Wouldn’t it save hundreds of lives should a crash happen? Apparently, the answer is “no, it wouldn’t.” But […]

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Why Pilots Say “Mayday” And “Panpan”

Most of you have probably seen this movie before. Something has just gone wrong with the airplane or spaceship, and it’s spiraling out of control. Right before it touches down, stranding the main characters on a desert island, alien planet, or whatever hostile environment they’ll have to survive, the pilot yells “mayday, mayday!” over the […]

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14 Sleep Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Made

Picture this: you’re exhausted after a long working day, and the only thing you can dream about is throwing yourself on the bed and blacking out. Not gonna happen! Instead, you’re tossing and turning, trying to find the most comfortable position. Your mind gets plagued with endless thoughts, and even though you’re worn out, sleep […]

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30 Foods You’ve Been Storing All Wrong

40% – that’s how much of the food you buy ends up getting tossed right in the garbage. 40%! Surprised? The culprit: improper storage. We are used to storing everything in our fridges: fruits, vegetables, sweets, breads. Some people also keep sauces, marinades, and cans in their fridges, just in case. But often, while storing […]

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The Only Way to Escape a Swarm of Bees

As “Save the Bees” projects have popped up everywhere – honeybees are necessary to our environment, after all – many people have turned into amateur beekeepers. Swarms are definitely a concern. The thing is, bees are pretty sophisticated when it comes to communication and their complex societies. They can send “help” signals to a swarm […]

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