Author Archives: Josie Green

Junk Foods That Are Actually Not so Bad for You

Remember when margarine was healthier than butter? That was before studies revealed how unhealthy synthetic trans fats can be. Nutrition science is constantly changing, and with it, the reputations of ...
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Most Photographed Structures in the World

With the advent of smartphones, people now carry cameras with them wherever they go. Every two minutes, the world’s population takes more photos than they did in the entire 19th ...
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The Love, Money, UFO and 28 Other Unofficial Capitals of the World

Seven U.S. cities claim to be the Watermelon Capital of the World, while countless other towns dub themselves the capital of some quirky, obscure, or mundane attribute, such as leap ...
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The 30 Least Densely Populated Countries in the World

There are 57.5 million square miles of land on Earth, yet 95% of the planet’s human population inhabits only 10% of that land, according to the World Bank’s 2009 World ...
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50 Natural Wonders You Must See to Believe

The natural world has always inspired awe. Fire shooting from the ground, lights blazing across the sky, and glowing ocean waves were fodder for the imaginations of ancient people, inspiring ...
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Inventions We Use Every Day That Were Actually Created for Space Exploration

Despite sending humans to Earth's orbit and the moon, the idea of humans surviving in outer space must seem like science fiction. Creating an environment that can sustain human ...
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These Are the Most Significant Pride Events Around the World

As Pride Month gets rolling around and rainbow flags start appearing on bars and other businesses, some people may wonder why the LGBTQ community takes Pride so seriously. Those ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities in the US

More than 141 million people -- are routinely exposed to dangerously polluted air, according to the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2019” report. That’s over 7 million more ...
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Countries Where Same Sex Marriage Is Officially Legal

May 24 marked the first day that gay and lesbian couples in Taiwan can register to marry. While the new legislation guaranteeing that right is far from perfect -- for ...
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Must-See Roadside Attractions in Every State

In May 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall Crocker set out from San Francisco headed to New York City in what is considered the first ever cross-country road trip. Although ...
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Most Lavish Royal Weddings in History

Most people never hope to have $42 million, much less spend that amount on a single day event, but for royal families across the world, expensive weddings are the norm. ...
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The 40 Best Food Banks in America

Not a single person in the United States needs to go hungry -- enough food is produced in this country to feed the entire population. Yet according to the U.S. ...
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Destinations Where Tourists Outnumber Locals

Most people don’t like it when their favorite vacation spot suddenly “gets discovered” and overnight turns into just another crowded beach. Perhaps even more distressing is when that spot is ...
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The Most Popular International Flights

Have you ever wondered how many planes are in the air at a given moment? In 2017, airline companies around the world operated 36.8 million flights. They carried 4.1 billion ...
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The Most Popular Domestic Flights Around the World

A record number of passengers flew on scheduled airline services in 2017: 4.1 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association. Most of all flights are domestic. In fact, the ...
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