Great Facts That We Think Will Impress You

It can be hard to sort through the endless information out there on social media and the Internet.

Where’s the good stuff? The interesting stuff? Heck, where’s the REAL stuff?

Well, look no further, because we consistently bring you great fact sets that will pique your curiosity and, most importantly, IMPRESS YOU.

Hey, it’s what we do!

Here are 10 more facts that we know will impress you.

Enjoy and feel free to share these with your friends and family!

1. That’s pretty wild!

All from the “mother tree”.

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2. I think we might need to bring these back…

For kids and adults! We all need to lose weight!

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3. Keep this in mind.

A lot of psychos out there.

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4. She ruled as a king.

What a life story.

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5. More than friends?

It sure seems like it…

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6. Yikes. That looks horrible.

No wood in there.

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7. Which type are you?

I think I might be the Hemingway.

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8. Watch it in slow-motion.

It’s always fun!

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9. The Sea Peoples.

Who were they?

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10. The Angel’s Glow.

It saved their lives.

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Now we want to hear from you!

Have you seen anything online lately that has really impressed you?

Facts? Stories? Charts? Great photos?

Please share them with us in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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10 Interesting Facts for You to Enjoy Today

We all need a break…a FACT break, that is!

And we think we have some damn good ones lined up for you to look at that will make you think about the world in a new and interesting way.

Hey, it’s what we do…and we LOVE doing it!

So dive into this set of facts and feel free to share it with your family and friends.

Enjoy!

1. That is horrifying.

Can you imagine these creatures roaming around?

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2. A true story.

And a tragic one.

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3. That should get them to talk.

Let’s start from the beginning…

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4. That’s kind of crazy to think about.

Did you know about this?

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5. Mayday! Mayday!

Make sure you use it the correct way.

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6. Women are survivors.

And they always have been.

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7. I wish they lived to be 80…

But, such is life…

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8. I love this idea!

Let’s bring it over here!

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9. Stop and smell the roses.

It’s good for you.

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10. And they never forgot this…

They’re still kind of worshipped, aren’t they?

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How about you?

Have you seen any facts or interesting stories lately that have really caught your eye?

Share them with us in the comments.

Please and thank you!

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13 of the Best Rollercoasters in America

If you love rollercoasters and thrill rides of all sorts, you might have a bucket list that looks different than most – and if it’s to ride the most dangerous, craziest roller coasters around, we’ve got you covered!

Here are 13 of the most iconic roller coasters across the USA.

13. Rampage

Bessemer, Alabama, is home to Alabama Adventure Amusement Park, where Rampage – a 120-foot tall wooden coaster runs at 56mph and boasts a 102-foot drop.

12. Desert Storm

Castles-n-Coasters is located in Phoenix, and Desert Storm takes you on double upside-down loops, vertical, drops, spins – the words.

Its 90-feet tall but only lasts 90 seconds from start to finish – anyone can manage that!

11. X2

At Six Flags Magic Mountain, you can find an innovative “fifth dimension” roller coaster.

It features 360-degree seats that extend on wings off the track, leaving your body free to flip around while the coaster makes its way around the tracks.

No. Thank. You.

10. Cliffhanger Rollercoaster

This coaster, located at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, is the “highest elevation full-sized roller coaster in North America,” and sits at at altitude of 7160 feet.

The views are great, if you don’t mind opening your eyes while you’re screaming.

9. Boulder Dash

This rollercoaster, located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, was awarded the title of Best Wooden Roller Coaster in the World in 2013.

It reaches a top speed of 60mph, and apparently is just full of surprises.

8. SuperFlip 360

Delaware is also home to no actual rollercoasters, but Funland in Rehoboth Beach does have this thing that swings you around 360 degrees.

It should make you want to puke, if nothing else.

7. Tigris

Busch Garden’s Tigris beats out coasters at Sea World due to it’s tall launch, number of loops and drops, and the fact that it tops out at 60mph.

6. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia)

Six Flags over Georgia in Austell introduced Goliath in 2006, and the first drop may have you wishing you’d taken the chicken exit.

5. Aftershock

Silverwood Theme Park in Athol is home to the world’s “Top Hanging Coaster,” the Aftershock.

It’s 191-feet tall, sends you forward, backward, and upside down, and will make you think twice about having lunch before you get on.

4. Goliath (Six Flags Over America)

Yes, there’s another Goliath. There are actually six, but this one is as Six Flags Great America, near Chicago.

This huge wooden roller coaster that will lift you out of your seat on more than one occasion.

3. The Voyage

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a theme park in the town of Santa Clause.

It’s biggest, baddest offering is The Voyage, a wooden coaster with steep drops, underground tunnels, and turns that will have you holding on for dear life.

2. The Monster

Adventureland, in Altoona, offers you The Monster, which loops, corkscrews, and something called an Immelmann that should give you pause.

1. T3

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Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville features a ride that will scare the crap out of you with terrifying loops and inversions that never seem to stop.

Have you ridden any of these?

Tell us about the experience in the comments!

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Fascinating Facts That’ll Make You Think

Ready to put your thinking cap on?

I know I sure am!

In that case, we’re happy to present you with another set of great facts that will stimulate your brain and make you ponder all kinds of facets of life.

What else could you ask for, really?!?!

Are you ready to get your learnin’ on?

Let’s do it together!

1. Let’s see how rich you are…

Let me see your pineapple, sir.

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2. It happens to even the most famous people.

All throughout history…

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3. This makes a lot of sense.

Kids need their fathers.

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4. Monkeys using money.

They’re pretty sharp, aren’t they?

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5. Well, that’s a relief.

Forgetfulness is okay!

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6. Mind your business.

He was a smart man.

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7. This guy! Right here!

I’m very thankful for this invention.

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8. Is this obscene?

No, but this is hilarious.

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9. I did not know that!

Very interesting stuff!

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10. An offer he couldn’t refuse.

That sounds like a very loud cat!

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Have you seen any really interesting facts or articles lately?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

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People Share Their Travel Horror Stories

There’s a huge world out there full of adventure…and uncertainty.

I love traveling in the U.S. and in other countries but you have to know how to be aware of your surroundings, or else you might end up in a very compromising position…

Then again, sometimes things are just totally out of your control and you fall into some bad luck for no reason at all.

Traveling can be a crapshoot, ya know?

AskReddit users weighed in with their stories of travel gone wrong.

1. City of lights.

“Went to Paris with my buddy for the night in September. Trouble at the hostel around midnight. No place to sleep. Bar/club hopped until about 4.

Froze my ball$ off while I slept at a bus stop until we got chased out by a couple of cops. Spent the rest of the night in front of an ATM on top of a heat vent. Took the first train back in the morning. Cr*ppy night, great memory.”

2. Into the slammer.

“Thrown in jail for a night on an island in Thailand (Lanta) because I was working illegally (bartending at my hostel without a workers permit) and they were asking 30,000 baht (1,000 USD) in order to let me go.

I said nah because I wasn’t about to pay that, especially knowing they would take less. They were just being greedy knowing I was a young American kid and trying to take advantage of me.

I got out of it by staying in jail for much longer than needed in order to drive the price down (total of about 16 hours). Eventually paid 6,000 baht (200 USD), and even got a ride back to my hostel from the police. Overall, very civil extortion and bribery to be completely honest.

Got roughed up a bit in the beginning but never really hurt or anything.”

3. Not friends anymore.

“I decided to travel with a friend of mine for Spring Break. I flew to Venice a day before him. Next afternoon I randomly ran into him on the street, when he told me he had lost his wallet in London and had decided to fly to Venice anyway. He had no phone or way to contact me so it was an act of God he found me and didn’t get stuck without money in Venice.

Later on in our trip we got separated on our way to a train station in Rome. He freaked out and instead of looking for me, smuggled himself onto a train and hid in the bathroom. We found each other again on the plane out of Rome and we were both furious at each other.

The guy is a cartoon character and made that trip fiftyfold more stressful than it had to be haha. But at least he’s lucky. We also had no money the whole trip because I had to pay for everything so we were constantly hungry. He spent the last night at Heathrow because I only had money left for a single train ticket back to London.

Our friendship didn’t quite survive that ordeal.”

4. USA.

“I took a road trip solo across the US. It turned out that my 17-year-old car was not up to the task, and it died on the side of the road ~5 hrs from home.

I had to hike down the highway until I found a farm where I could get the number for a tow truck, and then I got towed to the nearest town, a couple miles away. I was in contact with my family the whole time (this was when I still lived with my parents), and eventually my grandparents decided that they would drive down in two vehicles and give me their spare car.

After I got that car, I managed to get through the rest of the trip without any major problems (aside from one flat tire that i was able to get replaced easily), up until the third last day of my trip. I still had about 1000 km (600 miles) to go, and I rear-ended another car, totaling my grandparent’s vehicle.

Again, I was extremely lucky. I was only about 2 hours from my brother’s place, so he drove out to get me and all my stuff, and then I spent the night with him and took a greyhound home.”

5. Oh, boy…

“My husband I have such a history of bad travel luck that it’s a running joke.

Our first big trip together was to Taiwan, during typhoon season. We got trapped overnight in Taroko Gorge due to a landslide and had to replan several activities due to weather closures.

Six months later, he crashed a motorbike in the Philippines, breaking his collarbone. It’s taken two surgeries, but he’s perfectly fine now. Unfortunately, it happened on the 3rd day of our trip to a place that required a boat to get to any nice beaches, and he wasn’t able to get in and out of the boats. So we ate and drank a lot at local restaurants.

This February, we found out I was pregnant 6 days before a long awaited trip to Thailand and Malaysia. We’d been planning it for 18 months. The first few days were great, but after a long day in the sun, I got very sick.

Long story short, due to low blood pressure, I fainted through a glass door, shattering it and landing in the glass. I sliced through the tendon in my hand and was unable to use it for the next six weeks. Then the morning sickness started. I spent a lot of time in hotels while my husband did all the fun things we planned (I insisted).

We’re a little hesitant to plan any future travels.”

6. That’s bad.

“I was barely three weeks into a planned 9-month RTW trip. Started off in Peru, hiked the Inca Trail and came down through Bolivia into Chile. Spent 24 hrs on a bus from Calama to Santiago. When I got off the bus my legs buckled under me. At first I thought it was just muscle fatigue/cramps from sitting cramped so long on the bus.

Went to the hostel but later that day I fell down on the floor and couldn’t get back up again. I didn’t have any strength and had to crawl back to my room. Luckily there was someone in the dorm and they called an ambulance.

Got to the hospital and was having trouble describing what was happening to me… luckily there was a doctor there that spoke some English and said I most likely had Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Spent the next 10 days in the hospital in Santiago as my strength kept getting worse and worse.. I couldn’t open a bottle of water or even squeeze toothpaste. No pain though so it felt really weird.

They put me on immunoglobulin therapy. I was supposed to travel with a girl through southern Chile.. hadn’t met her before other than talking on the phone. Luckily she had given me the name of a local contact and I was able to get in touch with her and she came and visited me in the hospital. Ran up a $300 bill on the phone using the Internet (this was in 1998).

At the end of the 10 days though my strength was finally starting to return but still very weak. Needless to say, being paralyzed meant an end to the trip. Had to go back to the US where I spent two months in physical therapy. I still couldn’t run or jump.

After two months I decided to try to resume my trip, at least partially… doing 3 months instead of the original 9. I went back to Chile and Easter Island, then continued on to South Africa and spent a month on an overland safari truck going up to Nairobi.

I think being outside and active helped me get better much faster than moping at home. Even when I got back from the trip I wasn’t 100%… took another 6 months or so. Now I’m fully recovered and haven’t had any relapse.”

7. As we speak…

“Currently in one.

Bought a Chinese knockoff Honda Win 110 in Hà Nội. Drove to Ninh Binh. Drove further to Dong Hoi… But the engine busted two days ago. Got a new engine for about 80 Euros or 2 million Dong.

Started yesterday at 4 in the afternoon to make it to Đồng Hới. Drove 40 kilometers. Engine died every 10 kilometers. Dies uphill. Neutral and 1st gear are almost impossible to get in. Drove back to mechanic who gave me the new engine.

His store was closed at 8PM when I arrived there. Went to the hotel across the street where I slept the day before.

Then he showed up. He was a little bit embarrassed that he did not fix it correctly. Hotel staff gave us a room (gf and me) and huge plate of food for 8 Euros.

Now I am sitting and waiting for the motorcycle… in a small deserted town between Nịnh Bình and Đồng Hới.”

8. Ouch!

“Got so badly sunburnt in Thailand every time I smiled my face bled.”

9. Not a good time.

“I stayed in a really sketchy hotel in Cairo, with mice running along the skirting and bare wires protruding from the wall just above my pillow.

After a couple of days I wanted to find out whether the wires were live, so I touched them together and shorted out three buildings.”

10. Scary.

“Parents got mugged in Colombia.

My brother and I were about 50yds ahead of them and heard my mom scream in panic. Sprinted back, just in time, to see her swing her purse around and connect.

Guy went down hard thanks to the $1200 Nikon in her purse.”

11. Bad luck.

“In Ecuador my wife’s bag was stolen, she lost all three of her passports.

In Botswana, I was hitching a ride in the back of a truck which ran off the road. In Morocco my train derailed. In Israel, my friend fell down a mountain and was taken to hospital by helicopter.

But in every case, everything turned out fine. Traveling is awesome!”

12. OH MY GOD.

“My family took a trip to Sudan (To visit my Dads family). My brother came back with a sever rash all over his back.

The rash persisted for a few weeks, and the doctors had no idea what it was. Then, we were at the park one day and he started complaining about the rash to our mom, saying it starting to hurt more.

She ignored it, thinking he must have rubbed it on something by accident, when he feel to the floor screaming with pain, and literally hundred and hundreds of flies came flying out of a single hole at the base of his neck. He was 8.

Apparently some sort of African fly had laid eggs (or more likely cocoons or something) in his back when we slept. They hatched when we were back in England.

Scary.”

13. The friendly skies.

“Flew with China Eastern Air to visit family in Hong Kong.

The businessman seated in the aisle was a rude as$hole that constantly made displeased faces at me. He wouldn’t even f*cking stand up when I needed to get past him to my window seat (f*cking bizarre). He clearly knew I needed to get past him, but made me climb over him, glowering at me as I passed.

The seats were concrete, the air was stale, and the food was stand-up-comedian level inedible: dry rice and sh*tty, bland fish. There was no in-flight entertainment and they announced that no electronic devices were allowed at any time.

I only brought my phone with me to keep my occupied, so I was SOL. So all I could do for hours was just try to force myself to sleep as to not be conscious of how awful this all was.

On my return flight back to Japan, the airline decided that they couldn’t let me fly without having a ticket booked to leave Japan. I explained that I have flown into Japan almost a dozen times without a departure ticket and it has never been an issue.

They did not care and insisted that it was illegal (it’s not) and they would deny me entry (they wouldn’t). By the time I jumped through enough of their idiotic hoops to get on board, they decided that 1 hour was not enough to make my connecting flight in Shanghai, so they would have to book me on another flight tomorrow and charge me a few hundred more dollars for that.

I flipped them off, went down the hall to Cathay Pacific. I gave them money, they gave me comfortable seats, pleasant crew, good food, in-flight entertainment, and no f*cking bullsh*t.”

14. The Dirty South.

“Atlanta.

Downtown was really nice. Olympic Park, World of Coke, a very good Aquarium, and blah, blah, etc.

Outside the perimeter was like running the gauntlet in the post-apocalypse. I had a guy come up to me, pull up his shirt showing a revolver in his pants, and say, “Hey, white bread, you got fi’ dollas fo’ a hit?”.

I still tell myself giving him $20 while my daughter went pee in the worst gas station bathroom her or my wife have ever seen wasn’t a “mugging”.

I’m certain if our car happened to break down there we would have all 3 died terribly.”

15. Indonesia.

“Traveling in Indonesia, we had just landed in Jakarta and after one night we were headed to an ‘idyllic’ surf spot (near Cijulang) that was meant to be a quiet paradise according to the lonely planet guide.

We had done extensive planning for the trip, although we seemed to have missed that we arrived just as the biggest Muslim festival of the year (ede) was finishing that included some of the only public holidays in the year.

The bus travel from Jakarta to the South Coast took an extra 6 hours, nearly doubling the time due to the traffic on the road.

We arrived and couldn’t find a hotel, being followed by the local mafia that make hotels charge more when they direct you there. Managed to find a suitable place in the end.

Unperturbed the next day my friend and I (the third friend was throwing up all day due to bad food in Malaysia a few days earlier) tried and reach this ‘idyllic’ spot. We find out the only way to get there is along this windy track and the best way is on the back of a moped.

So my friend and I (who are both over 6 foot) get this local to drive us there on the back of his moped. This seems like a bad idea already, until we arrived at a bamboo bridge which when driven across with 3 people ends up with a moped falling over. Luckily we didn’t fall in so kept going to this beach.

We arrived to the lovely spot only to find about 15,000 locals that had the same idea

We were the only white people there, also the only people over 5’10. People stared at us, asked to take pictures with us and were generally just confused when they looked at us.

All in all it didn’t go great but IMO that’s what makes the difference between an adventure and a holiday”

Have you ever had any bad experiences while traveling?

If so, please tell us about them in the comments.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Travelers Share The Worst Experiences They Had While They Were Abroad

I knew a guy back when I was younger who wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

He ended up taking a trip and he got arrested.

And he ended up in jail.

IN MEXICO.

Yeah, he said that was quite an adventure…and it sounds pretty terrifying to me.

In the spirit of that memory, let’s check out some interesting stories from folks on AskReddit about their travel horror stories.

1. Paris.

“I took a late train into Paris at the Gare du Nord station and didn’t have enough money for a hotel or hostel that particular night. I did however get used to “roughing” it a few other times so I was just going to sleep at the station or something, didn’t plan it out too much.

Anyways, I get to the station and the one thing about the Gare du Nord is it’s not in the best section of the town. Also, they close the train station for about 6 hours so you can’t stay there.

I get outside the train station and there is nothing but bums and some crazy guy in the street drunk off his *ss yelling and throwing bottles at passing cars. I say f*ck this and start walking down the street trying to find a place I can post up and sleep for the night.

I am carrying my large backpack and its obvious I am a traveler/tourist. I head one way and spot some people and that start looking at me as if I am gold. So I stop and turn around and walk quickly back to the station, to where people were.

Eventually I start heading down another street and it’s not looking any better… by this time its about 3am and the drug addicts and drunks are in full control of this area. I go back to the station and decide to tough it out near the guy who is yelling at passing cars.

I post up in a corner near a McDonalds and I am so tired I am battling myself to keep one eye open on everything in front of me. Homeless people are staring at me and I am getting the feeling something bad was going to happen. Then a giant f*cking rat jumps around me near my backpack and I jump up, said f*ck this, and started walking up another random street.

Exhausted and my body shutting down I crash on a bus stop bench on a quite street, somewhere. I closed my eyes but never slept. After a few hours I walked back to the station got on the train and got the f*ck out of there.

2. Stranded.

“Getting stuck in Manila airport for 8 hours. It was supposed to just be a quick stop over.

Some kinda crazy storm started, the power kept cutting in and out, none of the food stores took card as payment, there were no ATMs, the advertised free Wifi wasn’t working, they changed our departure gate three times (and we only figured this out because we kept asking staff why our flight wasn’t listed on the gate’s TV).

None of the staff seemed to give a flying f*ck about anything (some even seemed to be taking a nap at their station- leaning on counter tops or leaning back in chairs with their eyes closed), the ONE toilet block they had for the entire terminal had 4 cubicles (one was being used as a storage closet though).

And then as I was waiting in the f*cking huge line for this toilet, word spreads down the line that the water is now not working and the toilets are all out of order. So everyone just keeps using them, and piling more and more paper and waste into the bowl.

Needless to say, the food on the actual plane sucked and I’m never flying with Phillipine Airlines ever, ever again.”

3. The men in Italy.

“A few months ago when i was in Italy i decided to go read at the beach nearby.

It ended up with me there nearly everyday we didn’t have anything planned. I should mention i was a 23 year old girl in the middle of rural Italy and the italians are very open about how they think and feel.

I was followed home and nearly run off my bike by one man, found a guy watching me in the bushes, asked out by random old men nearly every day, had a guy masturbate in the bushes near by.

Though i loved my time in italy it did ruin it slightly.”

4. Bad idea!

“A cousin of mine bought cocaine from a street dealer in Ibiza, turned out to be some sort of laxatives.

Him and 4 friends spent 3 days sitting in communal toilets.”

5. Amsterdam.

“Signed up for a three day trip to Amsterdam that said it had good accommodations in the center of the city.

It actually turned out to be a boat that was docked in a canal nowhere near anything. It was the middle of winter and there was no heat on the boat.

The sewage system malfunctioned and leaked everywhere on the second day so the boat stunk. There was nowhere to even buy food nearby so I spent most of the trip huddled under a blanket feeling cold and hungry and wishing I had the energy to walk into the city.

6. India.

“Saw a dead woman on a train platform in Varanasi, India. She was covered in a very sheer cloth and it was clear that rigor mortis had set in, so who knows how long she had been there.

All the locals acted like it was perfectly normal. No one batted an eye and they all just stood there waiting for their train. When i told one of the men that worked on the platform that there was a dead woman there, he looked at me like he could NOT be bothered to care.

Although there were some very interesting things in India, i will never, ever go back.”

7. The rundown.

“Seoul, South Korea (2010)

lost my passport

got robbed by my taxi driver (later called by Seoul police, they got the taxi driver and my passport)

hotel was in a different part of the city then advertised

had a rice bun thrown at my head by an old lady outside my hotel, twice

got yelled at by a US serviceman while at the DMZ gift shop. I’m American, but wearing a “communist hat” according to him. When did the SF Giants beanie become communist?

got super drunk, almost got hit by a cab (I admit that one is all me)

got yelled at by some Korean teenager for some unknown reason. I was just staring at the city skyline. He tapped me on the shoulder and just screamed at me

taxi cab driver fell asleep while waiting in traffic on the way to the airport. got yelled at for waking him up

police at airport thought my tattered (i had been travelling a lot at this time) passport was fake.”

8. Train travel.

“My husband and I were traveling by rail around Europe. We got on a train from Nice to Pisa. We’d heard lots of stories about people getting robbed but figured the American tourists in Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts a couple cabins down would be the most likely victims.

We sat up chatting for awhile, and after we crossed the Italian border, we decided to lay down – not to sleep but to just get comfy. The last thing I remember is the door sliding open and then shut again and suddenly getting super sleepy.

I fought the sleepiness as hard as I could but just couldn’t fight it anymore. The next thing we know, we’re pulling into the station in Pisa, and our backpacks were out of place. They hadn’t gotten anything really important, since that stuff was buried down deep in our big packs, but they’d gone through my husband’s wallet and stolen my handbag out of my smaller pack.

Unfortunately for us, all of our money was in my bank account, which we no longer had access to. We had to ring my husband’s parents in Australia and get them to deposit AUD 500 into his bank account, since he still had his card, which was unfortunately only about USD 250 at the time.

That’s all we had to travel on from Pisa to Bologna to Munich to Brussels to London, where we finally visited his brother.

It was quite an adventure.”

9. Whoa…

“Went on a 3 week holiday with my SO to Brasil and was robbed after 2 days by 4 guys with knives in broad daylight on the Copacabana.

We had nothing on us but a few Real (about $10). People who saw it happen did nothing and it ruined the rest of our vacation because of fear it could happen again.

Such a shame for such a beautiful country.”

10. Street people.

“Went to Paris.

Gypsies EVERYWHERE, constantly coming up to me, pretending to be deaf or mute, giving me things that I declined, but still they insisted that I paid for it, stuff like that.”

11. Getting sick.

“Many years ago on the way to UK we had a brief stopover in Dubai.

I was around 9 years old, first time flying and really suffering air sickness. We debark the plane and the heat hits me hard. I stumble from the steps to the tarmac and proceed to vomit foamy water.. inches away from the toes of a security guy armed with a machine gun.

I was scared witless and couldn’t move. My family apologised profusely and dragged me onto a waiting bus. Granted this fellow didn’t change expression or even move from my sad puddle, but damn, we were green travellers and had never seen guns before let alone potentially pissed off a gun owner.

I still cringe when I remember the look in his eyes and my mothers white face.”

12. What a creep.

“Sometime in the mid 80’s.

I was in my early mid-teens. Arrived at the Munich train station early in the morning. My family was with me, including my brother and uncle Rob. Rob is only a couple years older than I. We needed to wash up a bit and hit the restroom while my parents wait outside.

The restroom was empty except for us. A older guy walks in and waves. Uncle Rob waves back thinking folks sure are friendly in Munich. Guy then gets between me and Rob and starts mast*rbating. My brother and I run out. Rob did not realize what was going on.

I yelled for him. He figured it out real quick after that. Told my mom and grandma what happened. They laughed it off. I guess today they would have said something to a cop. Back then….laugh at potential r*pe situation.”

13. Let’s get outta here.

“Bangkok – red light district,got lured upstairs to a strip club by a ‘No pay for anything, only one drink’ line, having been told specifically NEVER GO UPSTAIRS IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT.

Bough the drinks, eventually noticed we were the only ones in there. Forced to hold a balloon so a stripper could shoot a dart out of her v*gin* (managed it on like, the fifth attempt).

Went to leave, suddenly surrounded by fat strippers and the manager demanding £80, threatened to bring pimp in, paid, got followed out by pimp. Sh*t my pants.”

14. Congrats, graduate!

“College graduation present: Euro trip beginning in Istanbul, on to Izmir/Efes, then to Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, and Paris. After two in Istanbul, I was flying to Izmir and started feeling some pretty serious back pain—I assumed it was from sleeping poorly or something else minor, but by the time I landed and picked up the rental car, the pain was unbearable and I was on the verge of vomiting.

Thankfully, the Swissotel was understanding enough to let me check in at 10AM, and then I vomited as soon as I walked into the room. By this point, I assumed I had a kidney stone, but I was not sure how to get emergency care in Izmir, Turkey.

I hailed a cab and the hotel concierge told the driver to take me to the hospital, but where I ended up was not surprisingly less than ideal. It took two hours to see a doctor, and she felt my stomach and moved my legs before declaring there was no kidney stone.

I was squirming uncontrollably so they finally gave me injections of some sort of pain medicine, which helped, but it certainly wasn’t morphine. They sent me home (not actually home, of course) with a pack of syringes and vials of the pain medicine.

I woke up in the middle of the next night in excruciating pain again, so I contacted a relative back in the U.S. who had a business connection in Izmir. At this point I must note that every Turk I actually interacted with was VERY nice and hospitable. The business contact picked me up on the first day of his vacation (while his family waited on him before they all left for a trip) and took me to a more advanced hospital (comparable to U.S. standards) and translated for me all day.

Turns out I had a 7mm stone lodged in my kidney that was revealed in a CT scan at this hospital. It was too large to pass, so I had to catch the next flight back home to have it surgically removed.

Thankfully, Delta waived the additional change fees and rebooked my ticket home. Additionally, Hotwire reimbursed for all of the prepaid reservations after I provided a medical reference for the issue.

Missing Italy (what I was most looking forward to) and Paris sucks, but I couldn’t risk my health.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about YOUR travel horror stories.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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People Talk About Things That Are Classy If You’re Wealthy, but Trashy If You’re Not

This question has been making the rounds lately, and let me tell you, there are some pretty spot-on and eye-opening answers that should be food for thought for most of us.

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, here are 15 things people say are classy if you have money, but trashy if you’re poor, and the truth of it all is enough to make you want to cringe.

15. No one gives you a hard time about any of it.

Not having a job.

Getting high.

Spending money on non-essentials.

At least that’s how it seems

14. Abusive men definitely qualify.

Makes me remember the joke: if fifty shades took place in a trailer park, it would be a Criminal Minds episode.

13. All of these are painfully accurate.

Having strangers living in your house with you.

Not seeing your kids a lot.

riding bicycles on main roads

multiple cars in front of the house

eating animals that most people don’t eat

owning a limousine

knowing lawyers and judges well.

12. I guess maybe it’s the hats.

Going to the horse races

If you’ve ever been to the track on a Tuesday afternoon you know it ain’t a pretty sight.

But that’s not the picture NBC paints at the Kentucky Derby.

11. The people who need help can’t ask for it.

Other people raising your kids. having a live-in nanny makes you rich, but being raised by your grandparents means your parents are deadbeats

10. We all need the same meds, though.

Wearing weird / unusual clothing all the time.

If you are poor – you are a weirdo. If you are rich – you are just eccentric.

9. People used to do this all the time.

Holding your kid’s wedding and reception in your backyard.

8. Drink. Drank. Drunk.

Day drinking at work.

You always see in the movies the hot shot lawyer keeps a decanter filled and pours a glass with every client.

That may be the case in high level positions? I have no idea.

But in our reality, the guy would be labeled a drunk and lose his job and reputation.

7. The man running the U.S. (and the U.K.) currently.

Having multiple kids with multiple partners.

6. It’s the perfect example.

Florida.

Rich Florida and Florida Florida are two very different things

5. Spoiler alert: poor people probably don’t own them.

Having a big screen TV.

I’ve had to do home visits with people often and they ALWAYS get so mad that these poor families would have one.

4. The privilege of not keeping stuff.

‘Minimalism’.

If you’re rich and you live in a ‘tiny’ house, and don’t have a lot material possessions, you are considered enlightened and living a good life.

If you’re poor and you live in a tiny house and don’t have a lot of stuff, you are considered a loser.

Minimalism works if you can replace anything on a whim. The rest of us hoard crap in mom’s garage “for when I need it” or “just in case.”

3. It’s all wasting money.

Biggest thing is leisure spending, imo.

Somehow a billionaire wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on shit she doesn’t need and will use once is considered cool, but a poor person saving up and buying a nice purse or bottle of booze is seen as wasteful.

2. Also getting arrested for drugs.

Drugs.

Big difference between a crack house and a cocaine apartment.

1. That’s called a double standard.

Taking money from the government.

Unemployment/Food stamps: Trashy

Business Bailout/Taxloophole: Classy

Some of these are just so awful and true, y’all.

What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments!

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Things That Are Trashy or Classy… Depending on How Much Money You Have

As you know, the universe gives and takes away, luck has her say, and sure, the world isn’t at all fair when it comes to who has money and who doesn’t – and let’s not even talk about how the odds are against people moving up or down that mountain, right?

Double standards and hypocrisy are also everywhere, and when it comes to these 12 things, whether or not they are classy or trashy completely depends on your tax bracket.

12. If you’ve got money to burn…

Smoking a cig.

Also gambling.

11. They say it’s all about doing your part.

Tax offenses. If you make $20k a year and don’t do your taxes right, you’ll be fucked. If you are rich and withold a few million $ in taxes, you’re usually fine.

10. Only in the movies (probably).

Hunting people for sport.

9. Because if you’re rich you can always just borrow more.

spending more money than you have

8. Why is society like this?

Taking money from the government.

Unemployment/Food stamps: Trashy

Business Bailout/Taxloophole: Classy

7. At least, not cleaning it yourself.

Not cleaning your house.

6. Nail, meet hammer.

Based on the other replies, pretty much everything

5. It’s called “distressed,” okay?

looking homeless or wearing “homeless” clothes

4. We still make fun of you, but not because it’s trashy.

Having weird names. Yeah we still laugh at some of the names celebrities give their kids but it will never stop them from getting work or living their lives of luxury.

3. What you can get away with…

Not paying taxes.

In one reality, you’re poor trash.

In the other, you’re a smart business person.

Ugh.

2. You may not splurge.

It’s like you’re never allowed to do anything remotely nice for yourself unless you’ve “made it” – whatever that means. Someone is always willing to give you crap for something if they see you as somehow not having “made it” to the point where it’s acceptable to splurge on yourself.

For example, my boyfriend and I last year were house hunting and the process was taking a while. It was frustrating, we hadn’t done anything for ourselves in a while, and he found a good deal on a guitar he had been wanting. So he got it. We got crap because we “should be saving money” and “he’s got two kids to support” (one with his ex and one with me). Ugh.

We had money already saved, it was just a matter of finding a house within our budget that we wanted to live in. All our bills were handled, including child support, nobody was going without and he had the money. Why is it so sinful that he got it before we found a house? Since then, we did find a house and closed on it and we’re working on it so we can move in, and he didn’t have to sell the guitar to do it because we know how to budget.

1. Maybe even suffering, tbh.

Doing literally anything except suffering tbh.

I don’t know why these answers made me angry, but they sure did.

Would you add something to this list? If so, tell us what it is in the comments!

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Twitter Users Answer “What’s Trashy if You’re Poor, but Classy if You’re Not?”

If you have something timeless – a joke, an observation, or a question that gets huge engagement – it can sometimes come back around.

Which is exactly what happened with this tweet from 2016, which asked people to weigh in on things that are classy if you’re rich, but considered trashy if you’re not.

These 14 people really drove home the point that our society is built on double standards, classism, and hypocrisy.

14. Not everyone has to pay taxes.

Let’s not even get into that discussion.

13. An important one-word distinction.

It changes so much, doesn’t it?

12. This is impossible to deny.

And yet, some people still want to try.

11. The morality police turn a blind eye.

They’re probably blind to the sins of their own.

10. Also no, it doesn’t matter how your family earned the money.

Or whether it technically belongs to other people.

9. I never thought about this, but yeah.

You’re a hipster if you’re doing it by choice.

8. I never thought about this.

Maybe homeless people should start asking for “startup capital” instead.

7. This made me laugh but it is totally true.

Through most of history.

6. And if you have 19 kids they give you a television show.

Idk if they were rich before but they are now.

5. Though why you would choose to live in a small home is beyond me.

To each his own, I suppose. As long as it’s a choice.

4. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Do you distress your own clothes or buy them that way?

3. When you shop at a thrift store “for fun.”

And take all of the best finds from people who need them.

2. Honestly any one of these things.

The day drinking, for sure.

1. I never thought about it, but yeah.

Pretty much everything, I guess.

These really kind of make me angry, but I’m glad there are people at least identifying the issues.

What would you have replied? Tell us in the comments!

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Women, Read This Before You Participate in the Black and White Selfie Challenge

There’s a new social media challenge every couple of weeks, and those of us who want to do better and be more aware of how our presence in certain spaces takes up room for the people whose voices need to be heard have become reticent to join in.

We need to ask questions before we accept a viral chain letter and post a selfie, take up a hashtag spot, and the like, even though someone we love and trust sent the challenge along.

Which is all to say, let’s talk about the origins behind this black and white women’s selfie challenge, because it’s a bit more than a simple and vague “women supporting women.”

Actress Florence Pugh (who blew you away in Little Women), shed light on the challenge’s background when she posted a silly black and white photo of her own.

“I’ve been told that the true meaning of this hashtag and this b&w photo – ‘It is to shed light onto the Istanbul Convention, women are being subjected to violence and this convention is to end forgiveness for the attacker/murderers.

With that in mind, adjust your hashtags if you didn’t already do so.

Let’s ride gals.”

New York Times writer Tariro Mzezewa also verifies this is how the challenge started, saying that she spoke to some Turkish women who said,

“It started there as a response to them being frustrated over always seeing black and white photos of women who have been killed.”

Dr.  Pragya Agarwal chimed in as well, adding,

“This was started by Turkish women to say that they are appalled by the Turkish govt decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, much like Poland.

This is to say that no woman stands alone, we deserve to take up space, we are all #womensupportingwomen.”

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Black and white selfies. It isn’t just a game of hot or not. Or an exercise in vanity. It is not just a mindless challenge that women are undertaking to post their sexiest snaps. These are some of the criticisms that this #challenge has faced. It is a very serious gesture of defiance in support of the Turkish Women (Turkey has one of the highest femicide rate), in support of Pinar Gultekin who was killed in the most violent manner, in support of every woman who has felt threatened and unsafe. This is show of solidarity to say that we stand together, we are unafraid, we are fed up of the lack of accountability for the perpetrators. This was started by Turkish women to say that they are appalled by the Turkish govt decision to withdraw from the Isanbul convention much like Poland. This is to say that no woman stands alone, we deserve to take up space, we are all #womensupportingwomen This is not just performative, this is hopefully not just tokenistic, this is for PINAR GULTEKIN. Say her name!! . (kindly tag me at the top if reposting) . #challengeaccepted . . . #pinargultekin #turkishwomen #westandtogether #domesticviolenceawareness #genderbias #genderinequality #shatterpatriarchy #blackandwhitephoto #selfie #womenempowerment #pınargültekin #empoweringwomen #genderequity #genderequalityforall #nooneisfreeuntileveryoneisfree #feminismisforeverybody #womenofcolor #turkishwomen #womenofcolour #kadinasiddetehayir #istanbulsözleşmesiyaşatır

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Poland left the Instanbul Convention, which is a European treaty aimed at protecting women against violence, and Turkey is considering doing the same.

While the original push behind the hashtag challenge has gotten a bit muddied, women like Padma Lakshmi and Alexa Chung have used their selfies and posts to lift up women like Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Natasha McKenna, and Michelle Cusseaux – all in need of justice after brutal treatment.

If you’re going to take part, keep all of this in mind, and maybe make your space somewhere that boosts the signals of women around the world who are in need of justice, of strength, and of support against power.

In the process, you and your followers are sure to learn something about the plight of the women we’re supporting around the globe, making the social media solidarity all the more meaningful.

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