Is The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved?

Is The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved?

Why scientists believe clouds may be to blame.
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What place in the world is so massive in size and takes up more than half a million square miles in the ocean? The answer: the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle has countless stories and conspiracies. It is believed that many ships and airplanes that have passed through the Bermuda Triangle have disappeared. This has been a big mystery for quite some time. However, scientists believe that the truth behind the Bermuda Triangle has been solved or has at least reached a breakthrough.

In a recent Science Channel documentary, meteorologists have claimed that strange clouds within that area could be the reason behind dozens of disappearances over the years.

The clouds are shaped like hexagons and span to lengths of 20 to 25 miles. The clouds have caused powerful localized winds which are supposedly causing these unexplainable incidents. The sea-level winds have reached 100mph while the waves topped 45 feet.

Dr. Randy Cerveny of Arizona State University had commented, “These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in the essence, ‘air bombs.’ They’re formed by what are called microbursts. They’re blasts of air that come down out of the bottom of the clouds and hit the ocean, and they create waves that can sometimes be massive in size once they start to interact with each other.”

While these claims have captured people’s attention, some experts were not so enthused. Meteorologists have disputed such claims as to whether or not they are true.

Kevin Corriveau said, “When I look at a hexagonal cloud shape in the Bahamas, this is not the cloud signature of what a microburst looks like. You would normally have one large to extremely large thunderstorm that wouldn’t have an opening in the middle.”

Furthermore, research suggests the reason for the unusual shaped clouds could be influenced by the small islands of the Bahamas heating the air differently compared to the Florida coastline, creating these weather patterns.

In Corriveau’s opinion, these theories just do not match up.

Cover Image Credit: Bermuda Triangle History

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Learn Something Valuable From These 7 European Countries

When you are surrounded by chocolate, treat yourself.
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America is a big country. So large that some parts of the country are so diverse they may as well be in different worlds, yet, American soil will always have one uniting factor: The American Dream. So, if we have an idea that enables synonymity in our vast country then that means that as different as some American counterparts may seem, we also share much of the same. This is why international travel is so important.

In fact, global traveling is more feasible then some may think, and can help shape your life in tremendous ways. So, here are seven life lessons there are to learn from those other international communities, specifically seven countries from Europe.

1. Spain: Be diverse in your choices

The Spanish are famous for their “tapas”. If you spend time in Spain then you will undoubtedly encounter this diversified little meal. Tapas are essentially small little plates (or tasters) of different dishes. This thereby encourages making choices that consist of variety, reinforcing to those who are creatures of habit to try something new!

2. England: Spend time outdoors

Take a trip to England and you will be surrounded by areas of preserved green space. When walking the streets of London you can expect every other block to be an area reserved for a small community park, not to mention the tremendously large parks in London, like Hyde Park. This dedicated space for outdoor enjoyment encourages people to get out of their homes and go move around in the parks.

3. Belgium: Treat yourself

Oh, the Belgium chocolate. Belgium is world renowned for having excellent, gourmet chocolate. Must I say any more? Treat yourself! With a chocolatier shop on every corner, it’s hard to miss.

4. The Netherlands: Exercise

When people think of Amsterdam, they often think of bicycles. Boy, is that true. Bicycles rule the road in the Netherlands, especially the populated city of Amsterdam. It is not uncommon to see elegantly dressed women, mothers with newborns, or toddlers cycling along the busy streets. Take a page from the Dutch way of life and try using your bicycle as your main mode of transportation.

5. Germany: Learn a foreign language

The German language is a bit abstract to English speakers. Which means if you do not speak German, then you will be playing charades to find your way through the German homeland. Some regions consist of seasoned English speakers, but do not plan on it. Take this as a mental note to learn a new language.

6. Italy: Eat good food

Italian food. Yum. The Italians know how to achieve high-quality life through their beautiful leisurely vacation destinations, fine art scene, and AMAZING FOOD. Take a trip to Italy, eat good food, and come home realizing you should treat your taste buds better then you have.

7. Denmark: Don’t take candy from strangers

Allow me to clarify something: the Danish are very sweet and kind people. Their candy will not actually cause damage to your body in terms of being toxic, but your taste buds will revolt unless you like salted black licorice.

Cover Image Credit: Jazmine Kelleher

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8 Reasons A New York State Of Mind Is The Best, No Questions Asked

Billy Joel had the right idea.
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I didn't realize how much being a New Yorker has impacted me. Growing up just outside the city has given me the freedom to take a day trip in whenever I want to experience the madness that is Manhattan, but it also lets me hide away in the comfort of the suburbs.

But, wherever I was, I was in New York. So, coming to college in Pennsylvania meant leaving all of that behind, but my New Yorker mentality stayed with me (thank god) and I've been able to see why people can easily guess where I'm from.

1. We walk with a PURPOSE.

I don't think I'll ever understand slow walkers. When I have to get somewhere, I don't see a point in taking my leisurely time to get there. Needless to say, slow walkers are the bane of my existence.

2. We understand boundaries.

Because NO ONE wants to have an awkward conversation full of small talk in the Starbucks line at 8 in the morning. Or at 3 p.m., or at night. New Yorkers let each other stand there in silence, and there's nothing wrong with that.

3. We give society every invention they didn't know they needed (like edible cookie dough).

You're welcome for every amazing food trend that's ever been created, cool pop up museums and architecture that's perfect for every Instagram picture.

4. We know how to keep a party going all night long.

Your bars close at 1 a.m.? Pshhhhhhhhh.

5. We know how to aggressively get what we want, in a good way (like hailing a taxi).

News flash for everyone else: no Taxi driver is going to drive up to the person kind of looking like they need a ride. They're going to give a ride to the person who aggressively risks their life by standing out in the street.

6. We created a city where it's nearly impossible to get lost.

It's a grid, so any person from any country can understand that.

7. We make the best food, no matter what it is.

Pizza. At all hours of the day. On any corner you want.

8. New Yorkers accept you, no matter who you are.

This is partially part because they don't want to talk to/get to know strangers, but New York accepts you for who you are because they've simply seen it all.


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