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!

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8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

How to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.