Legends of mysterious creatures that live in the shadows and haunt us have existed since the beginning of time. Some have died out over time, like mermaids. Others have transformed into modern fairytales, like sparkly vampire-wolverine love triangles. But there are some legends of creatures that have been more than just stories. They have had credible reports filed, sightings made, articles and books written, movies… And even acts of extreme violence. Find out which seven creatures of legends have withstood the test of time and still have people wondering if that bump in the night could be the next sighting.
How many people have you passed on the street panhandling for money? You probably can’t even count them all, but have you ever thought about counting the money they make? Most people never think of street beggars as making that much for a living. After all, why would they still be on the street if they made enough money to take care of themselves.
Well, allow me to blow your mind.
Most Americans don’t know everything there is to know about their own country (after all, there is a lot of history there). So it’s not surprising that most people don’t know a lot of facts about one of our biggest rivals, China.
Geopolitical experts call China the “sleeping dragon” because of its rapidly growing economy and influence on the world. But what don’t we know about them? Here some crazy interesting facts about the People’s Republic of China that you probably didn’t know.
Vapour lounges are at the forefront of our recent cultural revolution. Washington and Colorado took the plunge as the first two American states to legalize marijuana, while others seem to be largely following suit progressively by decriminalizing it. Legalization talks are more and more present in Canada as Federal Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, is very much in favour of the move. Even without pot being legalized, there are several loopholes in the law that allow many to sit back with some friends and light up.
Whereas marijuana might be illegal, vapour lounges are not. Anyone over the legal age can walk into a vapour lounge with their own supplies – selling is very much still illegal – rent out papers, vaporizers, or pipes, buy a coffee and some snacks and get high. Vapour lounges and cafes are prominent in places like Amsterdam, where any form of marijuana and the act of smoking it is legal, but these chilled out zones are rising in popularity even in places where pot has yet to become legal. Toronto, Vancouver and certain cities in the United States are taking the lead, bringing a kooky “Amsterdam” feel to the cityscape.
So why is it legal to provide a safe space for people to smoke pot in places where the drug is actually still illegal? First of all, privacy laws restrict anyone from asking for the medical status of your marijuana, so it could be prescribed. These vapour lounges don’t even need a specific license – most of them just have a business licence or a food establishment license. The majority of them run as regular coffee shops that sell beverages and food with the added feature of “vaping.” These lounges aim to provide a safe environment for people to do what they were probably going to do on the streets anyway, and to creates a united and enlightened cannabis community. If you’re undecided on the to-legalise-or-not-to-legalise question, perhaps a rundown of these five fascinating North American vapour lounges will help you make up your mind.