Holidays are some of the most looked forward to events that occur in a human’s life. Whether you truly believe in the reason for the holiday or are just excited not to go to work, these special days are almost always a ton of fun.
Did you know that burrs clinging to animal hair led to the invention of Velcro, or that the first jet planes were designed to emulate the aerodynamic capabilities of avian species? Across the globe, scientists
In the six decades since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay Sherpa completed the first successful summit of Mount Everest, more than 4,000 daring souls have followed in their footsteps. Unfortunately, the high volume of climbing expeditions has taken a toll on the
Ultramarathon runners are a unique breed to say the least. They have an uncanny ability to keep running for miles on end and they often choose to do so in some of the most remote and challenging places on the planet. Take for example the 49 competitors who signed up for [...]
The steam rises up into the forest as you breathe in the vapors of the natural pool you lay in, gazing into the mountains. There’s nothing quite like finding a hot spring in the middle
Whether you are visiting a high-altitude city or climbing to the summit of a massive mountain, altitude sickness is a common, but potentially dangerous condition. For people who have spent the majority of their
Most of us are aware of the green contributions made by Leo DiCaprio, Jack Johnson, Woody Harrelson, and other members of the pop culture elite. Other well-known celebrities have also helped out Mother Nature,
If plunging into icy water sounds appealing, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, a large number of brave (and possibly insane) men and women endure the harsh elements to take part in polar bear swims.
An all-female rowing team is gearing up for a massive undertaking in 2013. The four women on the Coxless Rowing squad are busy planning and training for an attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean next year.
I’ve always questioned why gifts have to be opened on Christmas morning, given that the holiday is halfway into the winter (and thus, ski season). For winter sports lovers, it would only make sense that some presents be opened and enjoyed earlier.