Author - Dale Brandenbird

I started writing in my hometown of Bern, Switzerland. I move around a lot so I can still write and enjoy life. You should try it too!

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Each State Perfectly Portrayed By One Photograph

Many people, especially those that live outside the USA tend to clump all the states together and view everyone as purely ‘Americans’. However, the truth is each one of the states is almost like a mini country in and of itself with its own unique character.

This list hilariously embodies the different states in one picture and don’t get offended, but we aren’t exactly focussing on the positives! (we know each state has its beauty too) Scroll through and see how these photographs describe their state to a tee.

Starting with… 

Alabama

This is one of the most regular sites in Alabama, a young man wearing cut-off overalls and selling the ‘official’ Alabama fishing boat on the side of a street. Looks pretty useful!

Read on to see how the others are portrayed

Many people, especially those that live outside the USA tend to clump all the states together and view everyone as purely ‘Americans’. However, the truth is each one of the states is almost like a mini country in and of itself with its own unique...

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Each State Perfectly Portrayed By One Photograph

As much as we know the USA as one big country, each of the 50 states is completely unique and separate from each other, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t individually weird. Check out the hilarious images in this gallery and see how the states are portrayed. Each one of these photographs perfectly describes the state to a tee. My favorites are Florida, Oregon and West Virginia. What’s yours?

Let’s begin..

Alabama

The official Alabama fishing boat. You can buy these from a guy wearing cutoff overalls and wearing a roll tide shirt on the corner of almost any street in Alabama.

Read on to see how the others are portrayed

As much as we know the USA as one big country, each of the 50 states is completely unique and separate from each other, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t individually weird. Check out the hilarious images in this gallery and see how the states are...

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Life Isn’t Easy, Even If You’re Bond. James Bond

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses throughout his life, Pierce has overcome to find success and happiness.

Get to know the little-known facts, passions, and sorrows of the Irishman.

Humble Beginnings

From the beginning, Pierce was faced with hardships. His father, who was a carpenter that initially supported his family, abandoned them when Pierce was too young to even remember, his mother was then forced to work as a nurse. Pierce ended up being raised primarily by his grandparents… Keep on reading.

His mother moved to London to get a job and was only able to come home and see her son once or twice a year. Later, Pierce was able to be united with his mother and her new husband.  However, his Irish mannerisms and culture caused him to feel ostracised at his new British school. But there was some respite in his family life, in fact, it was his step-father who took him to see his first James Bond film!

Pierce met Australian Cassandra Harris in 1977, he didn’t know at the moment, but the beautiful woman would become his wife. The couple married in 1980 and Pierce later adopted Cassandra’s two children from a previous relationship, named Charlotte and Christopher, after their biological father passed away in 1986.

Cassandra and Pierce also went on to have a son of their own named Sean. however, their familial bliss was not long-lasting.  In 1987, Cassandra became very ill and was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Four years later Pierce’s wife Cassandra passed away at the age of forty-three. She left behind three children and Pierce continued to care for them.

Keep reading his life story and see how inspirational it is!

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role as James Bond, the character who seems to know how to handle anything. But in reality, the actor has lived a challenging life and faced many difficulties. From being abandoned by his father as a boy to tragic losses...

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Famous Actors Who Were Athletes Before

Many Hollywood stars began their careers in the world of sports before making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry, and they might have found their way into the acting profession either through injuries sustained while playing sports or because of their passion for acting.

These celebrities are people you had no idea were athletic, these are list of famous entertainers that were once sport stars:

Let’s dive in to see what other Hollywood hotshots stood in the sports spotlight.

Many Hollywood stars began their careers in the world of sports before making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry, and they might have found their way into the acting profession either through injuries sustained while playing sports or because...

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Fascinating: Dolly Partons’ Life Story and Secrets

It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of the biggest legends in country music history. The world has come to know and love her sweet, sultry voice and extraordinary musical talents, from a very young age. But have you noticed that she is ALWAYS wearing long sleeves? No matter how hot the temperature is outside, nor how low her short dips in the front, she will always have her arms covered up. Here’s why…

The Secrets Hidden Up Her Sleeves

To truly understand the secrets behind Dolly’s sleeves and those hidden in her hair, we’ve got to start at the beginning. Like all great musicians and artists, Dolly’s childhood and family influenced her in good and bad ways, but regardless she wouldn’t be the woman she is today without these formative years and experiences she had. It’s a great story how this little country gal went from nothing to owning her own amusement park and being one of the biggest names not only in the country music world, but in the world.


It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of the biggest legends in country music history. The world has come to know and love her sweet, sultry voice and extraordinary musical talents, from a very young age. But have you noticed that she is ALWAYS wearing...

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Using Drones To Fight Malaria!

As one of the most terrifying and prominent illnesses found in Malawi, finding a solution to Malaria has been hard work. It’s a common challenge all across Africa, but it has become a major problem for Malawi in particular. Finding ways to combat the spread of malaria has been fruitless in the past, with containment the best available option – until now.

Thanks to the development and easy set-up of drone technology, they are now a prominent part of the solution to help fight back against malaria. With most of the ability to fight malaria on the ground being nothing more than good men and women using buckets and spades to get the cures and solutions they need, drone tech offers a more high-end option.

Towns like Kasungu, the town that sits at the base of the Kasungu Mountain, is a rampant part of the malaria issue. It’s also one of the first towns to take part in the Unicef drone testing program. Working alongside the Malawi government, an 80km-wide area was set up to help flying and testing out drones to help the locals fight back against the illness.

These drones are used to drop off key supplies to areas that might be hard or otherwise impossible to reach with the right tools. It also helps with scouting, making it easier to pinpoint areas where outbreaks are highest. Most importantly, though, this is helping Malawi residents learn how to build and then pilot a drone so that the good work can be continued outside of this particular area.

Indeed, with a quarter of Malawian children under the age of five suffering from malaria, it’s vital that we act quickly to help minimize the damage and limit the spread of the illness. However, elimination of malaria is still a long, long way away.

How can drones help?

Part of the problem with the spread of malaria comes from the complicated process of the Anopheles mosquito. They take a blood meal from a human or an animal, and then search for water to help lay the eggs. When they find these little ponds, pools, and lakes – common during November-April – then malaria outbreaks will swell and grow.

The aim is to try and reduce the mosquito breeding levels and to also help make sure that both dry and wet season can see reduced numbers. The aim of the drones is to help reduce the time that it takes to find mosquito breeding points and also to find mosquito larvae. This is a time-consuming task to do by hand, and the hope is that the drones can speed up this essential part of the process.

The idea, then, is to help improve analysis speed and simplicity to help find out where mosquitos are most commonly congregating and breeding. The more that can be done to control this, the better the hope is that a long-term solution can and will be found to help curb the development and rapid transmission of malaria across the board.

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As one of the most terrifying and prominent illnesses found in Malawi, finding a solution to Malaria has been hard work. It’s a common challenge all across Africa, but it has become a major problem for Malawi in particular. Finding ways to combat the spread...

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Discovery Channel Network Stories

The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite scandalous. The network has reality shows literally riddled with convicted criminals – some of whom are pedophiles and felons.

Not only does Discovery Communications own this channel, but they also own Animal Planet and TLC.  It seems the Discovery Channel has sunk to an all-time low with reality shows that are misleading and quite honestly disgusting.  Take a look at some of the worst scandals in Discovery’s history and how people on these shows were able to make money off their really nasty habits.

Not in the wild

One of the biggest criticisms was that Grylls never stayed in the wild while making the episodes, as he led us to believe. On many occasions when the camera stopped rolling Grylls would get comfy in resorts and 5-star hotels.

Find out more about Bear Grylls and his fake production:


The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite...

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Discovery Channel Network Stories

The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite scandalous. The network has reality shows literally riddled with convicted criminals – some of whom are pedophiles and felons.

Discovery Found Out

Not only does Discovery Communications own this channel, but they also own Animal Planet and TLC.  It seems the Discovery Channel has sunk to an all-time low with reality shows that are misleading and quite honestly disgusting.  Take a look at some of the worst scandals in Discovery’s history and how people on these shows were able to make money off their really nasty habits.

Not in the wild

One of the biggest criticisms was that Grylls never stayed in the wild while making the episodes, as he led us to believe. On many occasions when the camera stopped rolling Grylls would get comfy in resorts and 5-star hotels.

Learn about Bear Grylls and his fake production:

The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite...

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Scandals Of The Discovery Channel Network

The Discovery Channel is supposed to be about discovery, isn’t it? It seems these days all we’re really discovering are new scandals about the cast and crew of the channel’s shows.

Discovery Communications, which owns Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, is no stranger to controversy, whether it’s misleading their audience or something much, much worse. The network has reality shows literally riddled with convicted criminals – some of whom are pedophiles and felons.

Though this news usually leads to a show’s cancellation, it’s impossible not to wonder why the Discovery Channel seems like such a magnet for this kind of behavior. Take a look at the biggest scandals in Discovery Channel history. You won’t believe how these people were actually able to profit off of their bad behavior.

Why Man vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls Was Fired

There’s not a whole lot Bear Grylls won’t do (he even drank his own urine to survive), but he ended up getting fired from the Discovery Channel because he wouldn’t put in the work beyond Man vs. Wild. Apparently, Grylls was totally unwilling to participate in two of the network’s upcoming projects.

Rather than letting him stick to the show which made him famous, they decided to fire him for being unruly. Man vs. Wild was on the air for six seasons and even featured an episode with Barack Obama before contract disputes caused the whole thing to implode.

Find out how these shows fake what really happens:


The Discovery Channel is supposed to be about discovery, isn’t it? It seems these days all we’re really discovering are new scandals about the cast and crew of the channel’s shows.
Discovery Communications, which owns Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal...

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Fascinating: Dolly Parton’s Life Story and Secrets

It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of the biggest legends in country music history. The world has come to know and love her sweet, sultry voice and extraordinary musical talents, from a very young age. But have you noticed that she is ALWAYS wearing long sleeves? No matter how hot the temperature is outside, nor how low her short dips in the front, she will always have her arms covered up. Here’s why…

The Secrets Hidden Up Her Sleeves

To truly understand the secrets behind Dolly’s sleeves and those hidden in her hair, we’ve got to start at the beginning. Like all great musicians and artists, Dolly’s childhood and family influenced her in good and bad ways, but regardless she wouldn’t be the woman she is today without these formative years and experiences she had. It’s a great story how this little country gal went from nothing to owning her own amusement park and being one of the biggest names not only in the country music world, but in the world.

It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of the biggest legends in country music history. The world has come to know and love her sweet, sultry voice and extraordinary musical talents, from a very young age. But have you noticed that she is ALWAYS wearing...

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Statistics: UK Summer 2018 Holidays Locations

Every summer, the people of the UK decide to get up and get out. The UK might turn into a stunning place in the summer, but few things beat a trip to many parts of Europe, the Caribbean or the Americas. For that reason, we wanted to take a look at some of the most popular tourist destinations this year for the major UK city dwellers.

Where are the people of each major city flying off to this summer? What seems to be the hit experience? With so many of us now booking up last minute holidays, where can you expect to see everyone going?

According to online travel agency Loveholidays, they found that some of the major spots for those in London, for example, included Jamaica, Cyprus, Morocco, and Turkey. Paris, of course, is still high on the list. Jamaica, Cyprus, Morocco, and Turkey, though, appear to be some of the most popular take-off destinations for those living in the capital at this moment in time.

Other popular destinations were noted by their North/South divide. For example, people from the North are more likely to head to places which are nearby, familiar and tried-and-tested: the Balearic Islands, for example. Southerners, though, are more likely to go for more ambitious places like Sri Lanka or St Lucia. It’s quite interesting to see the divide.

What is interesting is that those in London are far less likely to hit up two major European last-minute hot spots: Croatia and Bulgaria. Among the most beautiful parts of Europe, they are a surprising exclusion from regular tourist stop-off point for those from the South. It’s also the same with the Dominican Republic: far more likely for a Northern traveler than a Southern once.

The main exception to this is Essex, where people love to fly to places like Croatia, Malta, and Mexico. Southern flyers are less likely to go and visit places like Portugal and Cuba, too. There’s certainly a bit of a hidden indicator here, and I can’t quickly put my finger on it…

What about the Midlands?

The good people of the Midlands are kind of stuck in a limbo: thrown in with the answers from both sides of the country. For those who come from places like Birmingham, for example, popular tourist stop-off points included Cuba and the Caribbean. Trips to Egypt, too, are very popular. Cyprus and Bulgaria are quite prominent from a European standpoint.

The Greek Isles are popular with people from the Midlands as well as people from cities such as Liverpool. There’s a lot of diversity out there on the topic, and a lot of interesting discoveries. From Newcastle and Sunderland preferring Majorca and Bulgaria to the Scots looking to make a run for places like the Canary Islands, Portugal and Spain, it’s interesting to see the divide in climate, culture and cost depending on what part of the nation is being looked at for a holiday.

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Every summer, the people of the UK decide to get up and get out. The UK might turn into a stunning place in the summer, but few things beat a trip to many parts of Europe, the Caribbean or the Americas. For that reason, we wanted to take a look at some of the...

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Celebrities At Their Grooviest Moments

In a world where on most days there is more bad news then good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamour, and elegance.

From young, vulnerable up and coming musicians who had no idea they could ever be iconic stars to starlets who were still hoping for a big break, take a look at some photos that will touch your heart and your mind, and make you believe in magic again.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson meeting at the LA forum – 1980’s.

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson formed a partnership in the 1980’s to work on three demos.  “There Must be More to Life than This” features vocals from both Freddie and Michael; Freddie released the song on the Queen album, Queen Forever.

While the song was written in the Hot Space sessions, it wasn’t finished.  Freddie Mercury would go on to release his own version as a solo work on his 1985 debut, Mr. Bad.  The other songs were “Victory,” which was later used as an album cover by the Jacksons, and “State of Shock,” which had Rolling Stones undertones.


In a world where on most days there is more bad news then good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamour, and elegance.

From young...