Tipping is one of one of the most confusing parts about traveling. Who do you tip and why? Well, that depends what country you’re in. In some countries you tip a lot and in others you don’t tip at all. In Vietnam tipping is actually illegal. North America, on the other hand, has some of the highest tipping in the world.
Has anyone ever told you, you could stand to lose some weight? Or maybe people have told you you’re too skinny. Either way, it might not just be other people judging you on your looks. Prairie dogs have a complex language and they are capable of not only talking about you, but also calling you fat, skinny, tall or short.
Recently scientists in Russia discovered seeds that were 32,000 years old. These seeds were found preserved in ice 38 meters below the ground. While the seeds were damaged, the scientists were able to grow the seeds in a laboratory. Over a year, the plants grew, flowered and produced their own seeds.
A young Albert Einstein dreamed he was sliding down a snow covered hill. As he began to move faster and faster, he looked up and saw that the appearance of the stars was changing. Einstein awoke and spent the next 12 years thinking about the meaning of this dream...
A famous book called the Secret Life of Plants says that plants are conscious, and even have a preference for music. In one research study, plants exposed to Mozart have been shown to be healthier and grow faster than plants exposed to Jimi Hendrix. While some skeptics have said that these studies are unscientific, there is growing research on plant intelligence and plant communication.