There is an old joke which trivialises the building of tunnels. In a nutshell, it states that the construction of a tunnel starts from two points and the idea is, of course, to meet in the middle. And if not, then there is the option of having two tunnels. Transportation via tunnel is not as new as one might think. The first road tunnel was built 76 - 77 AD for the Via Flaminia at the Furlo Pass in the Apennines. Which are the longest road tunnels? Continue reading.
Our perceived needs have been increasing dramatically. The constant demand for consumer items and access to material things is on the agenda. Living while cut off from all these amenities is almost inconceivable. And yet, people live in places so isolated that their connection to civilization is extremely restricted, in some places limited to a couple of times a year. Check out the most isolated places where people live.
Recently we started a series of articles dedicated to the different ways to prepare the basic ingredients in cooking. Last week we addressed the many ways to prepare eggs, and this week we explore another common ingredient that appears in many dishes – the potato.
Herd, flock, and crowd are words that describe groups of animals of the same species. Flock is specific for birds. Other animals make do with herd or crowd. Some species, though, have more specific designations that relate to their particular kind.
Flowers are an integral part of daily life, and different people prefer different flowers, while roses often stand at top of most lists. Roses are also among the most intensely scented flowers, which are the topic of today's article.
Even though the temperature goes up during the summer, the craving for sweet is still there. Thankfully there are many possibilities on baking deserts that are light. How? With fruits. Check out our recommendations for summer baking.
There are theories, but where they come from is not completely clear. Some believe that these are messages from other civilisations in other galaxies; other theories speak of the Earth‘s energies, even military experiments or even the forces of Heaven. And of course there is the opinion that crop circles were definitely created by humans. Whichever way it is, the ornamental beauty, usually appearing overnight, is worth an argument.
Summer and water simply belong together. For the divers and scuba divers there is an entire underwater paradise to be discovered. Get inspired.
Refraction and dispersion of sunlight though little drops of water and we get one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, fabulous rainbows. There’s also a wee bit of romance in the thought of there being a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
The fertility rate is an important factor in every country's economy. As much as some may fear the Earth is becoming too crowded, every economist would like for birth rates to grow. Do you know which places have the highest fertility rates?