Coffee Facts for Coffee Lovers


Coffee – One of the most popular drinks in the world is what almost everyone needs to kick start a busy day.

For some reasons, coffee seems to fix almost everything – including a bad day.

That may explain why it’s so hard to get through the day without having a cup of it or even more.

Now, I know that there are a lot of you who consider yourself as coffee lovers, but how far do you really know your drink of choice?


Here are fun facts about coffee that every coffee lover needs to know.


Food not a Drink

How would you like a coffee energy bar? Sounds cool right? Well, that’s how East African Tribes consumed coffee years before it was consumed as a Drink.

Coffee berries were mixed with animal fat and Surprise!! They then have a pack of energy bar that could get them through the day.

Having it nowadays may not be a bad idea.


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There are four main types of Coffee Beans.

Although for some, they’re almost the same, coffee beans has four main types and are different from each other: Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa, and Liberica. So what’s the difference between these four types of beans? Let’s start with Arabica. Also known as Arabian Coffee or “Coffee Shrub of Arabia” Arabica is the world’s most consumed coffee – This is what most coffee shops would serve. Although Arabica beans make up to about 60% of the world’s coffee consumption, it’s more expensive than another type of seeds which is Robusta. Unlike Arabica, Robusta is more resistant to pests and diseases. That’s probably the reason why it’s 50% cheaper than Arabica – despite the higher caffeine content. A unique floral and fruity aroma – Liberica is also another type of beans that grows in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Some describe it as having a woody, smoky, nutty taste. Exelsa- recently reclassified as a type of Liberica represents 7% of the world’s coffee consumption. It grows mostly in Southeast Asia and has a dark, fruity and tart taste.









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Decaf is not coffee free.

You read that right. Decaf is not coffee free. It’s called decaf because it has gone through the decaffeination or a process of caffeine removal from the coffee beans. However, not 100% of caffeine is removed – So technically, decaf is not 100% coffee free. Only about 97% of caffeine is removed, so you’re left with 3% on your cup. 


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Brazil produces 40% of the World’s Coffee.

Say “thank you” to Brazil coffee lovers. Considered as the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazil, generated more than 2.5 metric tons of coffee beans in 2016. They have kept the record as the highest coffee bean producer for over 150 years.

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Things To Try Before You Die

“What will you do if you’re not afraid?”

This question from the book “Who Moved My Cheese” by Doctor Spencer Johnson will make you pause and think. There are a lot of things that we want to do. But fear stops us from doing what we want. Most of us have been probably wanting to quit our jobs and just live life to the fullest. But we can’t, I mean we can but it would be too difficult to adjust. Every time we want to do one thing, we always wonder what’s ahead. We’re pressured on ‘what ifs’. What if something bad will happen? What if we can’t pay our bills anymore? What if we can’t find a better job? We worry – in fact too much on what the future lies.
But then what if you only have a few weeks to live. Will you be brave enough to try new things?
Here we gather some of the things that await you if you let go of fear and just well..carpe diem


Dive with the Sharks

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If you prefer to add a twist to the diving activity, you might want to consider shark diving. You read it right, sharks. Nowadays, there are already a lot of shark diving destinations that you can visit anywhere in the world. Have a close interaction with these sweet giants in Belize or in Beqa Lagoon in Fiji where you can meet different kinds such as the blacktip and whitetip reef sharks or even bull sharks. If you also happen to be in Asia, you can visit Malapascua Island in Cebu.



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If you’re a daredevil who’s looking for a more challenging activity, try portaledging. The activity’s derived from portaledge which is what climbers use to set up their “not so ordinary beds” up in the air- like a couple of feet above the ground. They attach it to rocks where they sleep to regain energy and also- stargaze. What could be better than you hanging above ground while looking for some constellations!


Skydive in Mt Everest

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Whether or not you have tried skydiving before, skydiving in Mt Everest will always be a one of a kind experience. Imagine jumping off from a chopper approximately 23000ft just below Mt Everest and land at the Himalayan dreamlands Syangboche  (12340ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft). With the glorious view of the Himalayas and the thrill! Wow, it must be worth the $30,000 price. Well, if you can afford, money’s won’t be an issue, right?


Enter the Cage of Death in Australia

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If you ever find yourself visiting Australia, you might as well head to Darwin where you can find the Cage of Death. In Crocosaurus Cove, tourists are given the chance to have a close interaction with what else, crocodiles! Tourists are placed in a glass tank where they’d be lowered down to where the crocodiles are waiting. To add more fun, meat is placed on the glass tank to attract the crocodiles to go near to where.. you are. Just pray though that the glass will not be broken else, crocs will go food tripping. Of course, we’re kidding. Pretty sure it’s safe though.


Bungee Jump in South Africa

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Some of you may have already tried bungee jumping before but you might consider doing it as well in South Africa. This 216m Boulkrans bridge is one of the highest commercial bungee jumping sites in the world. In 2010, Mohr Keet was recorded as the oldest person to bungee jump at the age of 96. So what’s our excuse?


There are still plenty of things to explore and places to go if fear won’t stop us. Life’s short and this life should be filled with adventures.

Unusual Hotels in the World

One of the important things that tourists should consider when traveling is getting a place to stay. After a day full of adventure, they all want to go back to a place where they can relax, spend the rest of the day or probably have more fun. Staying in an amazing hotel is an adventure in itself. Great hotels might sometimes come with huge price tags, but with the amenities and other things that the hotels can offer, they might be worth every penny.

Here we came up with the list of the most unique and amazing hotels in the world – for your future travels.


Playa Viva Hotel, Mexico

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If you are almost at the edge of giving up your career because stress is just eating you up and you know you can’t just drop it because there are we call “bills” this place might be for you. Consider taking a leave, book that flight to Mexico where you can find Playa Viva Hotel. Located North of Acapulco, relaxing tree houses await you. The hotel offers meditation classes so you can breathe that stress out and get yourself ready for that urban jungle again.


Bubble Hotel, Indonesia

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Have you ever wondered how it feels to live in a bubble? Like literally. A hotel in Bali Indonesia offers that experience. You can stay at bubble hotel and get a full view of the beach and the sky and have the feel of getting stuck in an island yourself. It’s like a date with nature. So if you’re sick interacting with humans and just want to spend time yourself, this hotel is perfect for you!


Montana Magica Lodge, Chile

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When the urban jungle makes you sick, it’s probably time to experience living in an actual jungle. In Chile, a magical hotel lies inside the magical rainforest. Every night, the hotel breathes life. Okay, that’s exaggerated but this hotel which requires someone to pass through the monkey bridge to reach the lobby is just probably pretty normal. Plus the fact that it’s surrounded with unusual animals makes it more normal too. Jungle trekking, zip wire experience and bathing in spa waters are just a few of the activities that this hotel offers.


Manta Resort, Tanzania

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Imagine waking up and the first thing that you see is a school of fishes staring at you as if they’re asking how’s your sleep?  Well, that might be weird, yet awesome. This hotel in Tanzania gives you the unlimited access to the beach and an underwater bedroom. So after swimming, you might want to lay down on the bed and greet the fishes that pass by and say hello! Oh, that sounds interesting, you think?


Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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A boutique hotel situated in Nairobi Kenya offers guests close encounters with giraffes. This even to a point of letting them share your breakfast with these tall yet adorable creatures! If you’re one of those who wants to get to know these creatures better, you might consider booking a room at this hotel soon!

The Best Jobs In the World


What would you want to be when you grow up?  – This was probably the most common question that we dealt as kids. And quite often , we would base our responses with what we loved doing or what we usually see on tv or the books that we read. Some probably wanted to become doctors, musicians, lawyers, teachers or even astronauts. As those were we thought as the best jobs in the world, what you’re about to read might break your heart as a child. Because here are actually – the coolest jobs in the world.


Private Island Caretaker

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What if we tell you that someone got paid for $150,000 for six months just to take care of an amazing private island? I mean we’re even willing to do it for free right? Imagine waking up every day to the sound of the waves instead of the alarm to remind us that it’s Work time whether we like it or not! Ben Southhall beat the 35,000 applicants for the “Best Job in the World”. A luxury villa was his “office’’ and he was loaded with fun water activities for work. Oh well, talking about good luck.


Professional Sleeper

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Sleep is a luxury for adults. Regardless if you got enough sleep the night before, once you hear the alarm, you just got to be ready for work. You can’t sleep in the office either. Unless you want to be kicked out by your boss. But if you want to make sleeping as a profession, this job actually exists! Professional sleepers are usually hired for scientific research purposes. In 2013 NASA declared that $18,000 would be paid to anyone willing to lay in bed for 70 days at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Well what they say that one should not give up on their dreams just got real.



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Some grew up to be so fascinated with Ariel that they wanted to be just like her – a Mermaid. Well, for some companies, if you want it, you can have it! Just this year, Florida State Park Weeki Wachee held its auditions for anyone willing to be a mermaid and get paid. You read that right, you can get a career out of being a mermaid. If you don’t find it cool enough, then guess  nothing will ever will.


Video Game Tester

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You can play video games for as long as you want as that’s your job anyway! Dreaming to hear this line! Well, you can make it as a reality as the Video Game Tester Job exists!  Hurry up now, dust off that resume and get ready to be paid by doing what you really love!


Professional Chocolate Tester

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This is probably the best job for those who love chocolates! Imagine tasting something that you really like without spending even a penny and getting paid for it instead! Well, that’s the job of a professional chocolate tester! Cadbury had announced that they were hiring for chocolate beverage and chocolate testers! For the love of chocolates, this might be who knows your job soon!

So have you decided on which among these jobs you’re capable of doing? Move and get the job that you want! You are not a tree!






Latin Phrases Tattoo Ideas

Getting a tattoo design  is something that should require a lot of thinking as the mark lives on forever. Although nowadays, there are already various  ways  to have the tattoo removed, we don’t want to end up paying a lot of money and going through another  pain  just to have it removed.

One technique of coming up with a tattoo  is to think of what inspires you  most. If you’re a musician it can be a musical instrument or if you’re a writer, it can be a pen. Or it can also be a wonderful quote or a Latin phrase.

Latin is a great idea for a tattoo as it is wonderful language that ancient great philosophers used and it sounds romantic and poetic.Now called a “dead language” , considering it as a tattoo will certainly put life to what really matters.

Here are the Latin phrases for your first or next tattoo.


Dum spiro spero 

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This  is a Latin Phrase derived from two ancient writers, Theocritus and Cicero. In English, it translates to “While I breathe, I hope”. This would work as reminder for each of us  not give up on our dreams  no matter where life would lead us. That, while still alive there’s always hope. This is another way to say, continue living.


Quod me non necat me certe confirmat

This interesting Latin phrase translates to “That which does not kill me makes me stronger” in English. This is certainly a great tattoo idea  for anyone who had gone through a  difficult battle in life but chose to focus instead on the lessons from that experience and used that to become a better person.


Alis  Volat Propriis

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If you’re a strong and independent woman/man   who believes that you can do things on your own and is not dependent to anyone or any thing, this tattoo might be for you. This phrase means “She flies with her own wings” Although it makes use of the pronoun “she”, this phrase is gender neutral. It just made use of “she’ as this phrase was originally meant to describe a nation.


Sed anima plus est quam manere

Some days, we consider living as existing. We wake up, go through our daily activities, end the day and go back to the same cycle. But it that really what life means? This phrase might be an awakening call for us to realize that “Life is more than merely staying alive”.


Sed ego laboro supersunt

Although this phrase might have a simple and straightforward meaning which means “I struggle but I’ll survive”, This will absolutely be a great tattoo for people who wants  to be reminded to live on. Struggle is part of our life. Without it,life’s going to be boring. In the case of movies, the protagonist has experience struggles to make the movie interesting. In  real life,  hardships are needed for us to feel alive.


Natura nihil frustra facit

There are a lot of things that we don’t understand. When a bad thing happens, we begin to ask Why? This even to a point where we challenge God’s existence. “Nature Does Nothing in Vain”  means everything happens for a reason. What we are experiencing today may be something that will help us prepare for what’s to come.



World’s Strongest Earthquakes

May 17 2018-  Osaka Japan was hit with 5.3 magnitude earthquake. It was reported that 3 people- including a 9 year old child were killed and at least 214 were hurt from the accident. Just also a few days ago, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Chiba prefecture.

Despite the modern world that we live in, the quest on how to predict when the earthquake would actually happen remains a puzzle. For years, many countries in the world had suffered its effects  and at least thousands if not millions died and billions of properties were destroyed.

Today, we’ll look back at the World’s Strongest Earthquakes-


Top on the list is the great Chilean earthquake which happened afternoon of May 22 1960. It was a magnitude 9.5 and  lasted for 10 minutes and was considered as the largest earthquake of the 20th century.  It  produced a tsunami that went as high as 82 ft. At least two million people were left homeless.

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On Good Friday, March 27 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in South Central  Alaska. It  lasted for four minutes and 38 seconds and was considered as the largest earthquake in the US history and the second in the world. The Great Alaskan  earthquake produced hundreds of aftershocks and 11 of them  were  even recorded to be more than magnitude 6. The disaster resulted to landslides and many tsunamis-  killing at least 130 people and damaged millions of dollars worth of properties.

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Sumatra Earthquake -December 26, 2004 the coast of Sumatra Indonesia was struck with a 9.1 magnitude earthquake.  Minutes later, waves began hitting the coasts of Northern Sumatra and Nicobar Islands. This was followed with  giant tsunamis in many countries across Indian Ocean.  It was considered as one of the world’s biggest natural disasters to date and had an estimate  billions of dollars loss, more than a million of people were left homeless and about 200,000 were killed.

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More than seven years ago – March 11 2011 at 2:46 pm,  Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.  It started in Northeastern Coast of Honshu and preceded by powerful tsunami.The latter caused a great damage to a Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima. It is known to be the most expensive disaster in the World.

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Kamchatka Russia – Another Strong earthquake followed by a tsunami took place in Kamchatka Russia in 1952. Thousand of people died and millions of properties were damaged.The tsunami even reached the other neighboring  places such as Peru, Chili , New Zealand and Hawaii. Although there was no record of death in Hawaii, the tsunami caused a huge loss on properties.


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Getting to know Chef Anthony Bourdain

The world was saddened when it was announced one Friday morning that Chef Anthony Bourdain is already gone. The famous chef – we saw him on TV travelling to different places and trying out culinary cuisines that at some point some of us want to be like him. He had what we thought –a good life. And although we want to settle on the feeling of sadness, we all know that his life was worth celebrating. Today, we’ll try to honor him by remembering who he was that made him for us an inspiration.


He Maybe a Culinary Artist, but his Dream was to become a Comic Artist

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Just like some of us who had a dream job when we were Kids, Bourdain was not an excuse. He wanted to become a Comic Artist even before realizing that his fate was to become a famous Chef.  He co-authored  “Get Jiro!”  In 2011.

His First job was a Dishwasher at a Wedding Reception

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Bourdain would describe himself as a happy dishwasher. Stating that as his first job and was able to learn a lot from what he was used to be doing.

He quit smoking when his Daughter was born

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Bourdain enjoyed smoking before his child was born but according to him, he had already more time on this world than what he probably deserved. So, he thought he owe his child a longer life.

 He had a Crime Novel Published

Not only that he was a great chef and great illustrator, but he was also a great writer! His Crime Novel – Bone in the Throat was published in 1995.

He Co Owns the Good and Evil Chocolate Bar

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Okay so he’s a writer, a great chef and a traveler but he was also a chocolate expert! His chocolate bar is out in the market and it’s made up of 72% premium cacao by Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin. Well, guess it deserves a try!

He Showed Us that Adventure Is Out There!

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Being a traveler that he was and a foodie who was brave enough to try different foods even the exotic ones, he showed us that there’s a vast world out there waiting to be explored! He was not an ordinary traveler! He let us see a different perspective where we could learn how to appreciate different cultures!

Truly, Anthony Bourdain was a great loss. He was one of the few who defied the odds. He was brave and adventurous. But he taught us one thing –  life maybe full of struggles and bumpy roads, but nothing would make it better than you just enjoying the ride.










Places You Are Not Allowed To Visit

Perhaps you already have  a list of  places that you want to go for vacation. Top destinations could be the countries with nice beaches, restaurants and historical places. But what we are going to show you is not a recommendation on where you should go.However, these are those  that prohibit visitors. Here are the places  you are not allowed to visit.


North Sentinel Island

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Located in the Bay of Bengal, The North Sentinel Island is home to the Sentinelese tribe who denies any contact with the rest of the world. The tribe is considered as one of the few who are left untouched with the modern civilization. Various attempts to reach out  had been made but the tribe responded violently. Thus, left without a choice, they continue to remain secluded in the island.


Snake Island

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Ilha da Queimada  Granda or popularly known Snake Island is located approx. 33 kms off the coast of São Paulo Brazil.

It is called Snake Island because it is full of snakes that every square foot has one snake. It is also where the deadliest snake can be found- the Golden Lancehead Viper. Its venom can devour flesh and tissue making it easier to swallow the prey. It also has neurotoxin that aids in killing whatever it eats. The Brazilian government has banned the place to the public for safety reasons.


Vatican Secret Archives

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Known as Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum in Latin, Vatican Secret Archives is where all Historical and other important documents about the Vatican and the Roman Catholicism are housed. Its 85 km of shelving contains books and letters as old as 1100s and 1200s.Few of the notable documents include; A letter from Michaelangelo to Pope Julius II and the 197- ft long scroll containing the minutes of the trials of the Knights Templar that lasted many years since 1307.


The Queen’s Bedroom

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One of the forbidden places on earth is located right inside Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s bedroom. It is known to be heavily guarded but in 1982, Michael Fagan an intruder was able to successfully enter the Queen’s bedroom. It was reported that Fagan had a one on one conversation with the Queen. Fagan was charged for stealing the palace wine but was not criminally charged as breaking into that palace was still not a criminal offense at that time until they changed it in 2007


Lascaux Cave, France

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Situated in the Southwestern part of France, Lascaux is where you can you see carvings that are as estimated to be 17,000 years old. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Thousands of drawings of animals, human figures, abstract designs can be found in the caves. It was used to be opened to the public until it closed in 1963 because of the fear that constant visitors may damage the site.

Foods That Will Break Your Bank

Admit it, we all want a good food. That’s why some are willing to spend a higher amount in exchange of a great food as it’s one of the best ways to relieve stress. Eating is already an experience. But how far can one person go to satisfy his cravings?  And up to how much is he willing to spend? Here are some of the foods that will break your bank!

Brown Lipped Abalone

Considered as an expensive gem by the seafood lovers, brown lipped abalone which was a gift from a Korean Emperor to China has a price tag of $173,600! Although it tastes very delicious (combination of sweet and sushi) it’s not expensive because of its taste but because it is very rare. Harvesting is so difficult, and the returns are small. These days, the risk of it becoming extinct is high because of a lot of factors such as the loss of habitat, illegal harvesting and so on. Oh, guess it’s time for you to taste it before you’ll run out of supplies.


Yubari King Melon

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Two Yubari King melon was recently sold at an auction for $29,251.50 to Shinya Noda as a summer gift to his company’s customers and clients!

Yes we know! You can already afford to have an amazing vacation in different countries or buy new car with that price tag!

But this amazing fruit that grows only in Yubari Japan has unique taste and sweetness that only those who can afford can only imagine. The way to grow it is intensive and it requires a lot of care. This is probably why it is considered as one of the most expensive fruits in the world.


Almas Caviar

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Considered as the most expensive Caviar in the world, Almas will give anyone a legit Iranian Caviar taste. It is from a rare Albino sturgeon which can only be found in the Southern Caspian Sea. Packed in a 24-karat gold tin can, this food is only sold in Caviar House and Prunier Store in London at around £20,000! Now that is something! But if you have the money, might as well treat yourself a food fit for the king, right?


Lindeth Howe Chocolate Pudding


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A lot of us likes chocolates! They simply make us feel good! That’s probably why apart from flowers, they’re also considered as common gifts during occasions. But what we will show you today is a different kind of chocolate flavored food!

Considered as one of the most expensive foods in the world, this pudding is made with four different types of chocolates with finest qualities and decorated with gold and diamond and topped with caviar and champagne jelly. This is priced about $35,000 per order and must be pre ordered for at least two weeks!


Nino’s Bellissima Pizza

You probably heard of a dollar pizza. But what we have here is a pizza that costs $1,000 and topped with caviar and fresh lobster. Well, anything that has caviar we think is expensive! This 12-inch pizza that’s sold in New York can be sliced into 8 and can be ordered at $125 per slice.

Well, everyone deserves a good pizza, in this case maybe at least once in a lifetime!





Five Scariest Places on Earth

Scariest Places on Earth  –  Remember the days when as kids you were terrified of going to dark places ?Or how  fun it was to talk to your friends about creepy stories. Of course, who could also miss that one place in the neighborhood that all kids want to avoid? That haunted house that nobody wanted to even look at.

Now that you’ve grown up, you might have already realized that those places are not really that creepy as what you expected it to be.

Well they’re probably not. But these places that we’re going to show you today are legit scary that you might or might not want to visit.

Here are the five scariest places on Earth


Nagoro Japan

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If you have Pediophobia or the fear of dolls, don’t bother coming here.

Nagoro, unlike the other villages that are populated with humans is populated with dolls.

Japanese Artist Tsukini Ayano started putting dolls after returning from Osaka and noticing the declining number of residents in the village after the locals have eithers moved out or died.

The Dolls could be seen inside the classrooms, fishing, farming or looking like humans doing the ordinary things. Today, the village is home to at least 35 humans and hundreds of dolls.


Aokigahara Forest Japan

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Still situated in Japan, Aokigahara or the Sea of Trees and known as the Suicide Forest is North of the popular Mt Fuji.

The place is packed with trees that would make it difficult for anyone to find his way out once he enters the forest.

Legend says that several years ago when Japan was experiencing a great famine, Aokigahara was where Old women were left behind.  That practice was once called “Ubasute”.

Today, the forest is already visited by volunteers who try to console people who go there and stop them from committing suicides.


Humberstone and La Noria Chile

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Declared  as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Humberstone and La Noria  were both mining towns in Chile until they closed because of economic crisis and shocking treatment of workers.

It is believed that La Noria has the creepiest cemetery as it is filled with open graves and exposed dead bodies. The dead are also believed to be roaming around the town at night.


Pripyat Ukraine

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Known as City of Nuclear Scientists, Pripyat a  Citsy in Ukraine was inhabited by  50,000 people until it was abandoned  following the Chernobyl disaster. What’s left there today are empty schools, homes, parks and traces that will remind everyone that it used to be filled with happy kids and grown ups.  The City remains to be empty as it is still unsafe to be repopulated due to radiation.


 Hell Town, Ohio, United States

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Another abandoned place on our list is HellTown Ohio which used to be a Native American Village .

There are a lot of mysteries surrounding the place where it was believed that cults exist, serial killers slaughter area for people and many  other terrible deaths.

Today, the major part of   Helltown is already part of the National Park.