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.
If you thought walking to school was tough, imagine having to cross a river via broken bridge while avoiding any dangerous animals that could be lurking in the waters. Getting an education isn't as easy as you may think for kids in some parts of the world, but despite these obstacles, many still find their ways to the classroom each day. Continue reading for more harrowing journeys.
It may sound like something from a storybook or fairytale, but this touching tale is a real life experience that started along the shores of California. A Reddit user and friends were fishing when they came upon a glass bottle that had washed ashore. Inside, they found a laminated, sealed message, along with a photo and a note from a family who had recently suffered the loss of a beloved family member, Mel. Continue reading to see what the message said and what happened after.
A Boeing 747-8 pilot and his co-pilot spotted a mysterious orange and red glow over the Pacific Ocean, south of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka, during a routine flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage, Alaska. Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst said: "There were no thunderstorms on their route or weather-radar, suggesting the lightning did not originate in a storm. The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow, in a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water." Continue reading for more pictures and information.