Maritime disasters, whether in times of war or peace, can be some of the deadliest, most devastating events imaginable.This article lists five of the worst shipwrecks in history, from the famous sinking of the Titanic to the little know tragedy of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff.
Why does drinking salty seawater only make humans more thirsty? How are the kidneys involved? What would happen if you only drank salt water for an extended period of time? This article explores all of these questions and more.
This article details the famous last words of 20 writers, artists, politicians, musicians and businessmen. Some of the last words included are those of Steve Jobs, John Adams, Kurt Cobain and Marie Antoinette.
This article lists 20 inspirational quotes for writers. Some are by famous authors and some are by lesser known ones, but they all have the effect of making you feel excited and motivated to write again!
This article lists 25 simple, short, and inspirational quotes that will get you off your couch and out achieving your dreams!
Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. But how does it work? Does it have side effects? This article touches on the chemistry behind the popular pain killer, delves into the history of its use and then explains the mechanism behind its effects.
No one wants to sound dumb or uneducated in front of their peers, but sometimes you can misspeak and not even realise it. This article lists 10 commonly misused phrases and words that you're saying that are making you sound dumb.
Wordscapes is an entertaining, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the Sky stage of the game, including all Wind, Rays, Dusk, Cloud, and Sun levels.
Caffeine is the world's most widely used drug, but despite this not many people stop to consider how it actually works. What is it, where does it come from and how does it make you feel so good? This article answers all of these questions and more.
Wordscapes is an entertaining, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the canyon stage of the game, including all ravine, pass, arch, cliff, and pillar levels.
You've probably used a good few glow sticks in your life, but do you know how they work? What's in them? Who invented them? This article answers all those questions and more.
Fool's Gold, chemical name pyrite, is a puzzling mineral that has baffled gold prospectors for centuries. This article details the differences between pyrite and true gold and explains why the humble rock isn't nearly as valuable as its golden lookalike.
Hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine features Rosa Diaz, a leather-jacket wearing badass with a hatred of emotions and anger-management issues. This article lists the ten best episodes featuring fan-favourite Detective Diaz, from season one right up until season 5.
Chocolate is a snack beloved by millions. But what exactly is in the sweet treat? How long has it been around for? Is it really an aphrodisiac and antidepressant? And why on earth is it so addictive?
Wordscapes is a fun, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the forest stage of the game, including all pine, dew, flow, fog, and life levels.
Tracking the progress you've made on your writing projects is difficult. This article provides a step by step guide to creating your very own progress spreadsheet and tracking your daily word-counts.
Podcasts are a great way to help equip yourself with the tools of the writing trade. In this article I detail 5 podcasts that every writer, from novices to pros, should be listening to.
There are few things on this earth more satisfying than using a pore strip. However, the apparently miraculous little inventions might actually not be doing all that they claim to.
Finding inspiration to write can be tough, especially if writer's block has you in its clutches. This article details five methods to defeat your procrastination and get writing again.
Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.
Have you ever wanted to impress a friend or co-worker with your intellect? Do you want to push your next paper up a few grades? In this article I've listed 21 words that will help you to do so.
There are hundreds of cures for the common cold floating around on the internet and most of them are entirely bogus. In this article I detail some scientifically proven ways to cure your cold faster.
The unexplored bottom of the ocean floor is home to a plethora of weird and creepy sea creatures who never see the sun. In this Hub I list ten of them, and explain exactly what makes them so creepy.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of prolific thieves running around in the world and causing havoc. This article details the five most successful ones; the worst of the worst, if you will.
The humble aspirin tablet is a staple of household medicines. The simple tablet is often overlooked, however it has a fascinating history that spans centuries.
When asked why the sky is blue, most people are able to come up with a vague statement about some gas called ozone being blue. The real answer, however, is much more interesting.
Ever wondered what your precious pet is trying to tell you? This hub details some of the meanings behind common cat vocalisations.
Cats are notoriously hard to read, but their body language can be an excellent indicator of what they're thinking to the informed pet owner.
Serial killers are fascinating. Cruel and heartless and often psychopathic, but still fascinating. This article details 5 of the most prolific serial killers to date.
Diseases are fascinating, at least in a macabre kind of way. Here are five of the worst ones, as well as some honourable mentions.
Password security is a paramount issue in today's online-centric society. This article details five simple methods that make for stronger, more secure passwords.