BBC reports that Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe with a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km2, has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. Their police officers are all unarmed, partially due to 'hard drugs' usage being low and tensions between economic classes virtually non-existent. Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and also largest city of Iceland. Reykjavik's Metropolitan Police Department has a very popular Instagram account that posts their daily antics. Continue reading for more.
In 1967, Dashrath Majhi's wife, Falguni Devi was injured and needed immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, the nearest town with a doctor was located 70 km away, as he had to travel around the Gehlour mountain hills; as a result, his wife died from the lack of timely medical treatment. Dashrath was taken aback with the loss of his wife. He realized that his village was situated in the lap of rocky hills and so the villagers would often face lot of trouble crossing the small distance between Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya town. Given this to consider, Dashrath then committed himself to manually producing a shorter route. This was done in hopes of potentially limiting or preventing the outcome he and his wife suffered. Continue reading for more people who make the world a better place.
Y-40 sounds like the name of a sci-fi flick, but it's currently the world's deepest indoor swimming pool, located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. Measuring 21 X 18 meters (69 X 59 feet) with a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet), it contains approximately 4,300 cubic meters of spa water and is kept at the constant temperature of 32°C - 34°C (about 90°F). Continue reading for a Y-40 free diving video as well as the entire inauguration ceremony.
As many already know, trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia provide free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay. Continue reading to see a few school meals from around the world.
Captain John Bennett and his crew discovered a colossal squid weighing 350 kilograms (770 pounds), and as long as a minibus, in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea. This creature, found a mile below the surface, has tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates. It's female, and its eight arms are each well over a meter (3.3 feet) long. Its two tentacles would have been perhaps double that length if they had not been damaged. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The beautiful marble cave you see above is located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial lake that spans the Chile-Argentina border. It was formed by 6,000+ years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate. The smooth, swirling blues of the cavern walls are a reflection of the lake's azure waters, which change in intensity and hue, depending on water levels and time of year. Continue reading for more majestic and breathtaking caves you can actually visit.
In everyday life, it's not uncommon to find random insect parts in your pre-packaged food, as the FDA allows a variety of insect parts in them - for example, a chocolate bar could have up to 60 fragments. However, Amanda Barr of Eastbourne (England) bought a 3L bottle of Coca-Cola sourced from Iceland and when partner Steve Knight poured her a glass, they discovered a giant spider floating on top. Continue reading for an up-close image of a spider placed next to a ruler.
Param Sharma, best known as Instagram user @ItsLavishBitch, has spent the last 24 days in jail for selling an iPhone for his friend who apparently does not have internet, on Craiglist. The 18-year-old was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge because he didn't make a reasonable effort to find the original owner. Continue reading to see what kind of luxuries he used to post on YouTube.
Hell Town, Ohio is known for many paranormal things, including mutants. You read that right, Hell Town is also known as Mutant Town, thanks to the US government boarding up most of the houses they bought and putting No Trespassing signs everywhere because of a chemical dump in the area. So, everyone just naturally assumed that there were slimy mutants wandering around bothering people. Continue reading for more creepy places.
Seeing a volcano explosion on television is nothing new, but actually being there in person and seeing the ensuing sonic boom is an entirely different story. This video shows a plume of ash being thrown up in the air from Mount Tavurvur, in Papua New Guinea, captured by 58-year-old taxi driver Phil McNamara aboard a small boat on August 29, when he was on holiday. Continue reading for another video of the actual explosion and more information.