What would happen if the Internet crashes in the entire world?
Do you remember the massive Facebook outage that occurred on 4 October 2021? Facebook and its subsidiaries Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Mapillary, and Oculus, became globally unavailable for more than six hours. This was the longest outage that Facebook ever experienced since 2008.Read full story
The dark side of Bitcoin
You want to buy something from another country. But instead of paying through your credit card, you want to buy it by making your payment through Bitcoin. You want to do that because paying through Bitcoin is faster and it does not involve providing your credit card number or other information to the seller.Read full story
The bright side of Bitcoin
In 2009, Kristoffer Koch, a Norwegian electrical engineer, invested $26.60 in 5000 bitcoins. He thought nothing more about it until 2013 when media coverage prompted him to check his wallet. He checked it out and was shocked to find out that his bitcoin was then worth $886,000! Today (as of February 2021) those 5000 bitcoins are worth $174.9 million.Read full story
McDonald's is not a fast-food business
Raymond Albert Kroc, also known as Ray Kroc, was a successful American businessman who purchased the fast-food company McDonald’s in 1961. He decided to serve as the CEO of the company after purchasing it. Due to his good leadership, he was successful in the global expansion of McDonald’s, making it the most successful fast-food restaurant chain in the world.Read full story
If someone gives you attention, it does not necessarily mean that they love you
You meet someone at a certain place. You start talking with that person and later become friends with them. You feel somewhat good whenever they are around. You feel that there is a connection between the both of you. You start thinking that you both are made for each other.Read full story
Will Artificial Intelligence be a threat for humans in the future?
On 11th May 1997, a chess playing computer called Deep Blue defeated the world chess champion of that time, Gary Kasparov. Deep Blue became the first computer system to defeat a reigning world champion in a match under standard chess tournament time controls.Read full story
How did human beings become smarter than all the other species in the world?
There is a popular belief among the educated class of society that the ancestors of human beings were chimpanzees. All literate people in the world know that chimpanzees are close cousins to the species that resembled human beings. It is believed that the ancestors of human beings evolved from chimpanzees and developed into a new species called the “homo sapiens”. This happened approximately 7 million years ago.Read full story
Why were the 2021 Olympic Games referred to as Tokyo 2020?
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo started on 23rd July 2021. It ended on 8th August 2021. As you can clearly see, this event starts in 2021 and ends in 2021 itself. But why is it referred to as the 2020 Summer Olympics and not 2021? Let’s find out.Read full story
What should you do to lose weight?
Losing weight is not an easy thing to do. Many people try to shed all their body fat, but not everyone succeeds. The struggle of losing belly fat is not easy. One of the major reasons people fail their weight loss plans is their inability to resist eating more. Many people want to lose weight but don’t want to work on it. Some believe that drinking sugar-free tea or eating peanut butter would magically burn their fats. But in reality, there are no fat burners.Read full story
What happens when a girl likes you?
You meet a girl one day. She is pretty. You approach her and try to start a conversation with her. She starts talking with you. You both exchange numbers and start texting each other. Days pass by and you become close to each other.Read full story
What is maturity?
Maturity comes to people in a lot of ways. Some people reach maturity sooner while some people reach it late. However, maturity is not measured by age. Rather, it is an attitude built by experience. Wikipedia definesmaturity as the ability to respond to the environment being aware of the correct time and location to behave and knowing when to act, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in.Read full story
Why do we fail even after trying?
There are many instances in life where you often see yourself not achieving what you want. You would face many setbacks while trying to accomplish your dreams. Failure is not a new thing. People often fail. Failures are said to be the stepping stones of success. But that does not mean that you shouldn’t try to avoid failures. Avoiding failure is the real stepping stone to success.Read full story
Why do wars happen?
Wars have been happening among humans for hundreds of thousands of years. Humans have been fighting among themselves ever since the human race began. Humans are the only species on this planet to fight the highest number of wars against each other. Historians say that the earliest war that the human race ever fought was against the Neanderthals (a subspecies of human beings). The Homo sapiens (the human race) won the war and made the Neanderthals an extinct species. This happened approximately 40,000 years ago.Read full story
What can you do with zero talent?
There are some good things everyone can do. Doing these things are not hard. Doing these things will improve your life. They don’t require any talent. There can be no excuses for not doing these things.Read full story
Some traits of rich people
We see many people living in fancy houses and driving luxury cars. It may look like all of them are rich. However, in reality, all of them may not be rich and many among them may have acquired their possessions through debts. Two Americans, J Stenly and D Denko put in twenty years of research to study the millionaires and found out some amazing and true secrets, which they wrote in their book Millionaire Next Door.Read full story
Making people respect you
Respect is a very important thing in a person’s life. All humans want respect. Getting respected feels good. Being respected is the situation where you are treated with kindness by others and your values are recognized positively. However, respect is earned, not given for free.Read full story
Mussolini's granddaughter wins the most votes in Rome local elections
Rachele Mussolini, who is the granddaughter of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has won the most votes in the municipal elections in Rome. She is a member of the political party named Fratelli D'Italia, which translates to "Brother of Italy". This party was founded in 2012 and is notorious for being a far-right and a Eurosceptic party.Read full story
Why do you shiver when you feel cold?
We have all experienced our body shaking during the cold weather. It does not happen always, but we have all experienced it at least a few times in our lives. Sometimes when we feel too cold, we also hear our teeth chatter. But have you ever wondered why this happens? Let us find out why.Read full story
Tips to burn belly fat
Stubborn belly fat has always been a problem for people throughout generations. The older you get, the harder it is to keep your belly fat at bay. Fat is stored in a human’s body so that it can be used for energy whenever there is a shortage of food. Belly fat was useful during the early ages, where starvation was a common phenomenon. However, in modern times, having a fat belly is not so useful considering that many of us are not facing prolonged periods of starvation.Read full story
Living a debt-free life
Why is money so important in our lives? It is because even though money is not guaranteed to buy everlasting happiness in our lives, the absence of it can steal our happiness completely. When people have more money, they are less likely to be stressed. Less stress leads to a happier life. The more control we have over our funds, the fewer stresses we are likely to face.Read full story