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The point on earth that’s closest to the moon is not the top of Mount Everest
The point on earth that’s closest to the moon is not the top of Mount Everest

MOUNT EVEREST IS THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN in the world, right? Well, sure. Sort of. No other mountain rises higher above sea level than Mount Everest, which stands at 29,035 feet. But if you were to use another standard — say, the point on earth that’s closest to the moon or outer space, or the point on earth that’s the farthest from the core of the planet — then Everest falls behind Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador.

9 times TEFL teachers just don’t have time for your crap
9 times TEFL teachers just don’t have time for your crap

1. When you think their job is just sunshine and traveling.One common misconception about ESL teachers is that the job is all traveling and partying and very little work. In actual fact, the hours worked next to the disgustingly low pay rates makes me want to vomit. Unlike other teachers, ESL teachers are often paid by the hour and thus all the additional hours of the week that go into planning and marking aren’t subsidized by a lovely pay packet.

Franklin, NC
Franklin, NC

Franklin, North Carolina, is known as the & 34;Gem Capital of the World.& 34; The area is rich in gems and minerals and is a favorite spot for rockhounds of all ages. The famous Cowee Valley north of Franklin lures thousands each year to its mines which yield valuable stones to lucky miners annually.

Noam Chomsky just called out the US Republican Party as ‘a danger to human survival.’ Here’s why he’s right.
Noam Chomsky just called out the US Republican Party as ‘a danger to human survival.’ Here’s why he’s right.

Few octogenarians can profess to being as badass as Noam Chomsky. For decades, the guy has been of the most important linguists and intellectuals on the planet, holding a professor emeritus position at MIT, during which he’s published well over a hundred books on everything from philosophy to politics.

10 dates people from Brooklyn go on
10 dates people from Brooklyn go on

1. The Artsy Date: artisan craft fairWe spend the day strolling through booths of beautifully crafted jewelry and artfully hand-lettered posters, eating our way through samples of homemade jams, cheeses, and momofuku cookies. Purchases of baby onesies for coworkers, and handmade barrettes for little sisters, are entirely possible.

5 facts about Iceland you’ll never see in a guidebook
5 facts about Iceland you’ll never see in a guidebook

1. People are even more annoyingly polite than we areBeing English, manners are our forte. However, Icelanders are so polite that they make us mild tempered tea sippers look like that drunk dude who shouts at a taxi driver at the end of the night. This is ever apparent in their patient approach to traffic: in Iceland, cars will stop to let you cross the road, and not just at lights or zebra crossing.

Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville
Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville

This magnificent 1899 home is renovated to the elegance of a bygone era while offering modern convenience. Pet-friendly cottage with kitchenette. 8 rooms, $230-$395, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, luxury amenities, wine and afternoon tea, three-course gourmet breakfast, turndown, off-street parking, Koi ponds and gardens.

White Squirrel Festival, Brevard
White Squirrel Festival, Brevard

May 22-24, 2020This fun street festival in Downtown Brevard honors some special wildlife critters, the white squirrels. These are not albinos, but siblings to the gray Eastern tree squirrel. This particular species made its way to Brevard in 1949 as a result of a carnival wreck in central Florida.The White Squirrel Festival is nutty, family fun over the Memorial Day Weekend.

The first-ever ultra HD footage of the Himalayas is absolutely gorgeous
The first-ever ultra HD footage of the Himalayas is absolutely gorgeous

AS ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN there knows, the Himalayas are stunning. But it can be hard to get solid aerial footage in the Himalayas because of difficulties with flying small aircraft in the rarified mountain air. This video, taken from a helicopter that flew from Kathmandu in Nepal at 4,600 feet up to 24,000 feet in the Himalayas, captures the incredible views of the mountains in ultra HD footage for the first time.

Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Asheville
Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Asheville

If you’re looking for a fancy night on the town, Asheville’s award-winning food scene offers a wide variety of fine dining and upscale restaurants. Find award-winning restaurants with James Beard Award-nominated chefs, high quality, creative dishes, relaxed ambiance, fine wine, craft cocktails and more.

Waterfall & Hiking Safety Tips
Waterfall & Hiking Safety Tips

Before you explore waterfalls and hiking trails in the North Carolina mountains, please see our below safety tips to help you in planning the perfect trip!Waterfall Safety TipsWhile there are hundreds of waterfalls in the mountains near Asheville, we feature Top 60 Waterfalls with a trail for safe viewing and open to the public.

7 organizations transforming society in India
7 organizations transforming society in India

BAREFOOT COLLEGEIn the unsuccessful efforts at Indian development, marginalized villages are left highly dependent upon outside forces for aid. Barefoot College, a participatory organization with a campus in Rajasthan, is dedicated to addressing poverty in India in such a way that the rural poor take ownership over their own success by leveraging the skills and knowledge already present in the community.