17 Lies Everyone Tells You About Road Trips

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Friends Never Run Out of Things to Talk About

Hitting the road with a few of your best buds sounds like a good chance to get to know each other better, doesn’t it? For a couple hours, yes, but after that, you will need some new conversation topics and you may find there are pretty slim pickins. Never underestimate the power of silence to help fill in the gaps.

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You Don’t Need Air Conditioning

It’s true, you don’t need air conditioning, and cutting back is a good way to save gas. But, when you find yourself driving through long, slow stretches of city traffic, you need air conditioning! Breathing in all those hot sweaty fumes can’t be good for your health, so crank it.

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The Car Is a Great Place to Catch Up on Reading

You can’t read in the car. Maybe you’ll manage for a little while — the bumps and jostling will distract you for a second, but you’ll find your place again, right? Wrong. Trying to read in the car gets old real fast, so unless it’s a map, don’t bother trying.

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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.