Everest isn't the most difficult mountain in the world to climb, but it is one of the most expensive. The individual cost of getting one's athletic ass to the top of the mountain range is between $40,000-$130,000. Most of this cheddar gets thrown at logistics. It takes a lot of money for a mountain outfitter to set up multiple camps at varying altitudes along the route to the top of the world. It takes considerably less money to hire the ludicrously underpaid Sherpa guides to set it all up and, if things go well, get their clients up the side of Everest and back down to base camp again in one piece. This in-depth video explains it all.
Arsehole(s) of the day award goes to whoever sent plane crash photos to everyone on board a flight about to take off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. The panic was such that the pilot decided to summon police and return to the terminal. Though some reporters describe it as a "mystery", it's obvious from… READ THE REST
American tourists in Israel found an unexploded shell in the occupied territory of the Golan Heights and decided to keep it as a souvenir. Upon arrival at the airport, they informed security agents about the big live shell that was packed in their luggage. In an instant, the airport was evacuated and chaos ensued. From… READ THE REST
Park authorities in Snowdonia, Wales, are begging hikers to stop shitting in public after noting the "upsetting and alarming" preponderance of the evidence. The Manchester Evening News reported that trails in the region were "covered in human excrement". "Snowdon a national nature reserve and so it's really quite a special and fragile environment," Ms Pye… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like sipping on a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer day to take the edge off and wind down. This summer, instead of spending $10 to $20 per bottle, you can get an assortment of 15 good-tasting wines from Splash Wines for only $50. An amazing way to prepare and stock up… READ THE REST
Even if you've spent hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for interior decor ideas to no avail, perhaps something a little "otherworldly" would give your space that something special. Whether it's your kid's room or your living room, a quick transformation doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. Before you start painting… READ THE REST