17 Lies Everyone Tells You About Road Trips

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Driving Is Essentially the Same Everywhere

There are different driving regulations wherever you go, sometimes even within the same country (looking at you, Quebec, Canada). Make sure you research any random road rules before heading out or you could get yourself in trouble.

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It’s Easy

Sure, driving to the store down the street is easy. Picking up a friend from the airport? No problem. But navigating a lengthy, pre-determined path in unfamiliar territory is entirely different. Driving can also bring out a weird side of people… but as long as you try to stay patient and alert, you should be able to find your way.

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Highway Hypnosis Isn’t Real

Although it may sound like some kind of driving urban legend, highway hypnosis is real! Spending hours and hours staring at the long lanes of bland grey concrete can definitely put any driver into a trance. It can also make you sleepy — very, very sleeeepy – so watch out!



Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…

Big Brother China: A Look at China’s Social Credit System

This work of fiction is about to become a reality for the 1.4 billion residents of China where the government plans to roll out a “Social Credit System”. The Chinese government says it’s an attempt to raise “awareness for integrities and the level of credibility within society” through the use of mass surveillance and data collection.