It is said that humans spend about one third of our life sleeping. This is the time when our body recoups, releases hormones to promote growth, repairs cells, tissues as well as helps you helps you function well the next day. So.. it’s kind of important.
It is said that Winston Churchill use to take a two-hour nap every day at 5pm and would be able to do one and a half day’s worth of work. Think that’s weird? Leonardo Da Vinci use to take 20-minute naps every four hours to recharge his brain. Mariah Carey’s voice is precious to her and requires sleeping with 20 humidifiers around her.
Most of us common folks aren’t as eccentric, but did you know that the position you sleep can reveal what type person you are? Well, it’s assumed that some specific personality traits are linked to specific sleeping patterns. Even though there are some people who move around a lot or sleep with their extremities in weird position, these are what common sleep positions (as illustrated by Maya Borenstein for LittleThings) reveals about your personality.
With the recent tragic events in Nepal, we’ve discovered another sad side of it – one that has been decades in the making. This story is about the trail to Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain. For decades experienced mountaineers have tried to reach the summit of this dangerous peak, yet over 200 people have died doing so.
Rainbow Valley is located on the mountain’s Northeast Ridge Route and got its name from the colorful coats of dead hikers that have not been recovered. The bodies are frozen and mummified into their surroundings within the Death Zone. Here, the oxygen level is low and supplementary oxygen might be needed or else you can suffocate to death.
There are about 150 corpses left on the route, many still in full climbing gear.
Some of the corpses are decades old. In 1924, George Mallory, who attempted to climb Everest.
While some of the climbers might have fallen down, it’s likely that many of them just gave up.
This body is now used as a landmark and is known as Green Boots Cave. It’s believed to be Indian climber, Tsewang Paljor, who crawled into a cave in an effort to survive.
Due to the great possibility of death, climbers are basically required to sign their lives away. If they die, they have given permission to their guides to leave their bodies on the hillside or they can agree to pay a $30,000 recovery fee.
These two ladies add up to over 200 years of knowledge. They’re both centenarians and have been best friends since they were 5! The year was 1918 and they were both in first grade, the Foxtrot dance was popular, and Nelson Mandela was unknown to the world.
Funny man, Steve Harvey thought it would be funny to interview Irene Cook and Alice Jensen about today’s pop culture. Interestingly enough, they’re pretty in tune with it! You can’t help but laugh as you watch one explain to the other what a “selfie” is, how they feel about Justin Bieber, and other important current pop culture.
If, like most people, you just don’t want to create a huge mess baking up a delicious cheesecake, here is a recipe that you can whip (literally!) up in about 15mins. These bite-size cheesecake stuffed strawberries are so delicious looking! After seeing how quick and simple they were to make, I think I know what I will be doing every time I have a cheesecake or strawberry craving from now on.