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13 Disney Park Secrets
Family's from all over visit Disney, but do they know Disney has many hidden secrets? These are 13 shocking Disney park Secrets. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7 - Animal Kingdom – At one point the famous Animal Kingdom was supposed to include a separate attraction within the attraction called “Beastly Kingdom.” This would be dedicated to mythical creatures and probably include some animatronics. Even though that idea never made its way to fruition there is a subtle nod to the project on the sign for Animal Kingdom. In the middle of a rhino and elephant you can see the silhouette of a dragon. We met you’ve never noticed THAT before! 6 - Smellitizers – If you’ve ever visited a Disney park and noticed a certain smell in a certain place, well that’s no accident. Smellitizers are devices that can be found in the tunnels below the parks and are located throughout Disney parks to emit certain smells in certain areas. Some of the most obvious smells are the smell of fresh baked cookies and vanilla on Main Street, fresh citrus on the Soarin’ ride, and a salty smell on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Some of the less obvious, but definitely noteworthy smells are the smell of honey on Pooh’s adventures and burning wood on Spaceship Earth. 5 - Cinderella's castle – Cinderella’s castle may be the most well-known landmark in all of Disney parks. Everyone knows what it looks like and everyone knows where it’s located. What not many people know is that hidden inside the castle is a private guest suite, reserved for contest winners only. You cannot book this suite and it is given to families for use about once every two weeks. The suite has only been used approximately 600 times. Not only do you get a car to drop you at the Magic Kingdom, but you also get a personal guide to accompany you around the park acting as a personal FASTpass for rides and giving you all the information about the park you could ever want. Inside the suite are Disney character relics, such as Cinderella’s glass slipper and Captain Hook’s telescope, as well as a television disguised as a mirror that you use a magic wand to turn on. 4 - The Grey Stuff – A line from the song “Be Our Guest” in the movie Beauty and the Beast has the Lumiere sing “Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious – don’t believe us, ask the dishes!” Now you can try the grey stuff too! When dining at the Be Our Guest restaurant at Disney World, you can order the grey stuff, which is some sort of cookies and cream grey mousse. Originally not located on the menu, it’s now a featured dessert and you should really do yourself a favor and try it, because Lumiere was not lying – it is delicious! 3 - Tom Sawyer Island – This ride, located at Disney World, is a boat ride that takes you over to an island with a Tom Sawyer theme. It’s a very quiet, some would say boring ride. Boring, until you realize that you could walk away with a pretty awesome prize. The island supposedly has paintbrushes hidden all over the place, to recreate Tom Sawyers chore to whitewash his Aunt Polly’s fence. If you’re lucky enough to find a paintbrush, bring it over to your boat driver and they’ll reward you with a fastpass to any one ride in the park. Don’t go crazy looking for all the brushes, though. It’s only good for one brush per family. 2 - Club 33 – Club 33 is one of the cooler secrets within Disneyland. It’s located in the middle of New Orleans Square and is recognized only by a plate attached to the building that says “33.” To be allowed entry into the club, you must be a member, and to become a member you need to get on a waitlist that is estimated to be years long and it’s roughly $25,000 to join plus $10,000 in yearly dues. Some of the perks to the club, is –obviously, access to the club itself – alcoholic beverages, since the park is for the most park dry except for certain areas, early park admission, valet parking at the resorts and access to private events held at the park. 1 - Walt’s Apartment – When Walt Disney was designing and constructing Disneyland he wanted to build a special apartment hidden from the chaos of the park, but still within the park. He built the apartment above the Main Street Firehouse. The Disney family would spend time in the apartment, entertaining guests or Walt would do quiet work – his desk was set up against a window overlooking Main Street. A lamp in the window would be left on when Walt was present in the apartment which was a fun thing for guests to see. Since his passing, the light is always burning in the window as a tribute.
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16 Amazing Fox Species
Which of these foxes was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below and subscribe to our channel for more informative videos, just like this – thanks for watching. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10 - Swiper the fox… If you’ve ever watched Dora, you know the poor fox has a bit of a bad name. However, if Swiper was as cute as these little Kit foxes – he would probably be Dora’s side kick and not Boots the monkey! It’s the smallest fox in America, and they’re easy to spot with their unusually large ears. They have beautiful bushy tails, and are able to run exceptionally fast. They are protected under the Utah Wildlife Code. 9 - Foxy Lady… And nothing derogatory about that statement! This gorgeous gray fox lives in North America, and its very unique characteristic is that they can climb trees. According to wiki, they’ve been around for 3.6 million years, they’re solitary hunters and eat small rodents and lots of fruits. 8 - Fixit Fox… Richard Scarry is another author, who loves the fox too! This beauty is the pale fox, and it’s thought the reason why so little is known about this fox, is that with its pale fur – it blends in so well with the desert that surrounds him. They’re found mainly in Sudan, have long whiskers and a long bushy tail. 7 - Crazy Like a Fox… This is the Sechuran fox, you may also recognize it as the Peruvian desert fox or even Sechuran zorro. They’re found in the Sechura desert which is located in Ecuador and northwestern Peru. The males are called Reynards and the females Vixens. They are quite small, around 60cm in length and their tails around 25 cm. They eat small rodents, berries, beetles and fruit, and have sharp claws for digging for food, and making their dens. 6 - The fox in the snow… A song sang by Belle and Sebastian, and now meet the real fox in the snow. The Arctic Fox is common in the Arctic Circle, and they have very thick coats to keep them warm in the snowy conditions, where temperatures can get as low as -70 degrees Celsius. They eat any small rodent they can find, as well as fish and the carcasses left behind by bigger animals. 5 - Stay Clever Little Fox… These beautiful foxes are Darwin foxes, and they’re quite dark in colour with a pale belly. They can grow around 53cm’s with tails around 22cm’s, and they live in the forests of South America. They feed on small mammals, birds, insects and fruit and breed only once a year, producing 2-3 cubs a time. 4 - I am sometimes a fox… And sometimes a Lion – Napoleon Bonaparte! Perhaps he would want to change that thought after seeing this unusual looking fox, also known as the cross fox. It’s a variant of the red fox, and they’re found in North America, however, some have been spotted in Scandinavia. Their furs were often exported in the 19th century, deemed more valuable than the pelt of a red fox, but not as valuable as the pelt of a silver fox. 3 - Heading to the Island… This is the Santa Catalina Island fox, and they have a great combination of colouring on their fur, greys, browns, cinnamon, gold and white. There are 6 California Channel Islands where you find 6 sub species of this fox. It’s said its small size is a result of insular dwarfism, and has no immunity to any diseases brought on to the islands. They were classed as an endangered species in 2004, and sadly in 1998, a canine distemper killed around 90% of the fox population. 2 - Just for show… The Exotic Arctic Marble Fox is not a naturally occurring fox in nature. This is due to human intervention and these foxes are born in captivity. It’s due to genetic mutations that they achieve these unusual colours. It’s been thought that the first Arctic Marble was born in a silver fox litter in 1945 over in Norway, and now they’re sold purely for profits. 1 - Zootopia… The fox is once again one of the main protagonists – at least he changes for the better! This is the pampas fox, and is a medium sized “false fox” or zorro – found mainly in the South American pampas, which includes Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, parts of Brazil and Paraguay. They lead a solitary life, and eat pretty much anything – including snails and eggs. They can have up to 8 kits at a time, and their main threat is being hunted for their fur.
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22 Disney Park SECRETS You Should Know
It’s called the happiest place on Earth. So if you’re a fan of themed rides and Disney movies, then that motto will definitely ring true for you. Most of us grew up with Disney. But how much about their amusement parks do you really know? Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Countdown To Extinction Those who have experienced the time travelling spectacle of Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom say it is quite the ride. The track it runs along might even seem familiar as it’s the same one that the Indiana Jones ride rides on. The Animal Kingdom ride has been known to be quite intense, so for those of you who have been on it before, it might even surprise you to know that it used to be scarier. Back when it was the original Countdown to Extinction, everything was apparently much more frightening so everything from the motion of the ride, visuals, and soundtrack needed was changed. 8. Handing Over The Deed One of the more cute things on this list has to do with the changing of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride being changed to the newer Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh in 1998 at Disney World. A painting within in the attraction’s building shows Mr. Toad handing over the deed to Mr. Owl and even greeting Pooh bear a farewell in a different paintings. Apparently, there was a lot of protest when it came to the closing of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which is probably why the park felt the need to implement the paintings. 7. Recycling Decorations Even a place as major as Disney needs to save money on things like props, too. Which accounts for why the spiders and monkeys present at the Jungle Cruise in Disney World came from other rides. Something like a jungle cruise requires lots of exotic animals, and if you already have some at your disposal, say spiders from Haunted Mansion and monkeys from the Living the the Land attraction at EPCOT, why wouldn’t you use them? Even the loincloth worn by Trader Same was used from the same material on the jungle cruise boat. 6. Never Blending Realities Walt Disney made sure that in the design of Magic Kingdom, you would not be able to see the other lands. For instance, if you stroll around Fantasyland, a barricade of trees would prevent you from seeing the nearby Liberty Square. This is to keep the reality and mood specific to the land you’re in, which makes for a more memorable experience. So much so that not only do they hide the lands from each other, cast members of one land are not allowed to cross into a different land in costume. 5. Always Find A Trash Can We discussed earlier that Disney Parks do not sell gum so as to keep the park as clean as possible. Another variable that factors into the cleanliness of the establishments has to do with the spacing between the trash cans. Go ahead. Count. Make measurements. You’ll find that no trash can sits more than 30 feet away from each other. So really, there’s no excuse why you couldn’t throw away that turkey leg into the trash can instead of just leaving it on a bench or ledge. 4. The Family Of The Day It kind of sounds creepy, but let us explain. Every morning, Disney World pics one family to open the park for the morning. In the morning, visitors get to witness the Rope Drop ceremony, complete with a family that gets to join Mickey Mouse. Early arrivers get to see the family arrive on a steam train and get to interact with their favorite characters. No one knows exactly how Disney hand picks these families. To be able to get picked, families get encouraged to show up early, appear enthusiastic (with your attitude and clothing), and even talk to the cast members. 3. The Color Of Mickey Mouse’s Shorts Of all the secrets Disney would have and does have, did you think one of them would include the exact hue of those famous two-buttoned shorts? You can buy most if not all articles of clothing with Mickey Mouse on it. But you can’t even buy his exact shorts since no one outside of Disney knows what the color is called. They keep it private and a matter not opened to be disclosed to the public. 2. The Utilidor System So if cast members aren’t allowed to cross lands outside of their canon, there has to be an easier way besides just generally avoiding a different area? You might have heard that Disney parks use a utilidor system, a set of underground channels beneath the park that lets employees move above undetected and unaffected by the crowds above ground. Unsavory sights like taking out the trash are also taken care of in the utilidors--a term derived from the words utility corridors. 1...
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13 Most Unusual Houses
From a house shaped like a toilet to an upside down house, these are 13 of the most shocking homes from around the world! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8 - House On A Rock – The Drina River in Serbia is where one of the strangest and tiniest houses on our list sits a house perched on a rock. The house is over 40 years old and has weathered the Serbian elements to remain standing. Built in 1969, the house came to be when a group of boys were looking for a place to lay out in the sun and discovered the rock. Realizing it would be a great place to build the structure, the boys constructed the one bedroom house and it’s been there ever since. 7 – Bubble House – Selected to be an historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture even though its not even 40 years old. The house was designed by an organic architect named Antti Lovag and has sprawling views of the Mediterranean Sea. The convex windows and peculiar shape made it truly bizarre. The focal point of the house is the garden at the center that features a waterfall and stream. Exotic vegetation line the garden and the interior is fitted with built in furniture, shelving and cupboards. 6 - upside down house – This Upside Down House looks like a movie set – but it’s not! Located in Poland, the upside down house was created by Daniel Czapiewski – a Polish businessman. The house has become one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland, although tourists have complained of motion sickness and nausea upon entering. The interior of the house is fully furnished and decorated, with everything bolted to the ceiling to keep with its theme. There is a pretty profound message behind the house – Daniel was trying to make a statement about the state of the world, namely the Communist era. The house took longer to build because the workers kept getting disoriented by the upside down design. 5 - Boeing 727 Hotel – Though technically a hotel and not a house, it’s just too cool not to mention. The 1965 Boeing 727 frame used for this hotel was salvaged from San Jose and carefully brought to Costa Rica. The hotel consists of two bedrooms with their own private baths, a kitchenette, dining area, private entrance and ocean view terrace. It’s completed fitted with Costa Rican teak paneling and hand carved teak furniture. From the terrace, the only neighbors visible are the monkeys, toucans and sloths. 4 - Flintstones House – Well, this house may look familiar. TV personality Dick Clark had actually been the one to fight to have this home built. Located in Malibu California, the house is situated on 23 acres and needed to look like a rock formation to blend into the surroundings in order for Dick Clark to get permission to build on the wild site. The home is a one bedroom, two bath, with an interior covered in steel and wood. The huge glass windows offer 360 degree views of the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains. The house was recently sold by Clark’s widow for $1.78 million. 3 - Soccer Ball House – Not only is this soccer ball house located in Japan but it’s also apparently disaster proof. The house has 32 sides and is structurally designed to withstand earthquakes. This house is apparently a hot commodity and is popping up all over Japan, ranging in size from large all the way down to doghouses. The interior consists of one small room with a fireplace in the middle. The neat thing about this home is you can combine several units together to create a number of configurations. 2 - The Keret House – Not only is this structure a house, it’s also an art installation. Designed by the architect Jakub Szczesny in 2012, the Keret House measures just around 3 feet by 5 feet. It consists of two floors and has a kitchen one bedroom, a living area and bathroom. To get from the first floor to the second floor, the residents have to climb a ladder. To enter the house you’d need to use retractable stairs that turn into the living space when closed. Located in Warsaw, the Keret House was built between two buildings and the designer considers it a tribute to his family were killed during World War II. 1 - toilet shaped house – The question isn’t does it exist.. The question is WHY does it exist? And there’s actually a very interesting answer to that question. Built by the late mayor of Suwon South Korea, Sim Jae-Duck the purpose was to bring awareness to clean and working sanitation. He was born in a bathroom and has made it his mission in life to be an advocate for the 2 billion people in this world living without toilets. The house is 4520 square feet of concrete, steel and glass and cost $1.1 million to build. The focal point of the house is an obvious one – it’s a glass walled bathroom in which the walls become opaque when a button is pushed.
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MOST Unusual Things To See In Boston
Boston is Massachusetts largest city and serves as the capital of the New England state. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States and as a result, has loads of historical sites you can visit. And most people do visit those places. But if you’re looking to check out some stuff that you probably wouldn’t have thought to look up, check out these unusual places you can visit and maybe you’ll have a much more unique Boston trip that you thought you’d have. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos.
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17 Recently Extinct Animals
What do you do to help make things easier on the environment around you? Let us know in the comments below and subscribe to our channel for more informative videos, just like this – thanks for watching. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10 - Not for sale… It seems the fight against Rhino poaching is getting more and more difficult. It won’t be long before we are showing our children images of all rhinos, trying to explain these beautiful creatures. Already the rarest of the rhinos, the West African black rhinoceros, is officially extinct. You used to find hundreds of them in Africa, and now none – not even in captivity. 9 - When you’re dead, you’re dead… There’s no coming back! It was 2012 that the very last Pinta Island Tortoise sadly passed away. This is totally blamed on humans and their hunting. Apparently, they were hunted for food during the 19th century, and when goats were introduced on the island in the 50’s, the tortoises’ natural habitat was ruined. People tried to conserve the tortoise, but their efforts failed and they were left with one. Lonesome George mated with others, but their eggs were never fertile. He died in 2012. 8 - Forever in our memory… These Zanzibar leopards were found mostly in the Tanzania state of Australia. They were excellent predators and people were actually afraid of them. It was believed that witches would use the leopards to go and harass or harm the villagers, and the leopards became demonized. They were hunted intensely, and by 1997 – considered extinct. 7 - It’s finally official… Considering this Caribbean Monk Seal was only declared extinct in 2008, you may be surprised to have never seen one before. That’s probably because the last time one was actually seen alive was in 1952. Scientists were once again reluctant to call it, and were hoping to find more. They were hunted excessively for their blubber during the 17 and 1800’s. This seal had a nasal mite, which is now also extinct. 6 - Picture perfect… And that’s the only way this Ivory-billed Woodpecker will ever be. Because you can never, ever see one in real life again. Major habitat loss is the main reason why they’re no longer around, and some sites report the last official siting to be 1940. At one stage, there was a reward of $10 000.00 for anyone with information on these birds, but no one came forward with anything. 5 - Gone but not forgotten… The Baiji dolphin also known as the Yangtze River Dolphin was still recently listed on the critically endangered list, but it’s now been said they are officially extinct. Scientists traveled up and down the river for 2000 miles, using underwater microphones and optical instruments to detect the dolphin. There was thought to be a sighting in 2002, but it wasn’t conclusive. The demise of this beautiful dolphin is blamed on overfishing, pollution, poaching, habitat loss and excessive boat traffic. 4 - Another one gone… The Black-Faced Honeycreeper was a native bird in Hawaii, but partly thanks to the introduction of animals like pigs, cats and rats – havoc was wreaked on the eco-system over the past few centuries. That’s the reason given for the demise of this bird. The last one known to man, died in 2004 and none have been seen since. 3 - No longer in flight… This beautiful animal is the Madeiran large white, with the purest white wings and black tips. Sadly, the last one collected was in 1977, and although searched for extensively in the 80’s and 90’s, never found. It’s thought to be the result of a virus, and has officially been declared extinct. 2 - Good as gone This "salmonid" fish is called the Blackfin Cisco, and they used to be plentiful in the Great Lakes. Its dwindling population is because of overfishing and the invasion of species like the Rainbow Smelt, the Alewife and a type of sea lamprey. They have been considered extinct since 1996 and the last one seen was in Lake Michigan in 1969. However, there was one thought to be seen in 2006, so who knows – perhaps there are more. 1 - Never coming back… Our last extinct animal on our list is from Australia. It’s the Lesser Stick Nest Rat, and it used to make the most incredible nests using sticks, with some reaching as high as 9-feet. It’s been said they tasted pretty good, and they were quite trusting of humans – which didn’t help the little guy at all. They were last documented on film in 1933, but in 1970 there was also a trusted sighting.
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10 Worlds Most Venomous Snakes
Snakes! Some are cute and others are very dangerous. Here are 10 of the world's most venomous snakes in the world. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8 Taipan – The Taipan is large, fast moving and extremely venomous. They can be found in Australia and are considered some of the most deadly known snakes. The venom in a Taipan is strong enough to kill up to 12,000 guinea pigs. When bit by this snake, the venom works quickly to paralyze the victim’s nervous system and to clot the blood, blocking the blood vessels and blood clotting. Death usually occurs within 30 minutes to an hour. They prey mostly on small mammals, especially rats. 7 Death Adder - The Death Adder are native to Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. The fittingly named Death Adder is among the most deadly snakes in the world. They are very viper-like in their appearance and have a short body and triangular shaped heads. The Death Adder has the quickest bite in the world and can strike and return to ready position in less than .1 of a second. It releases between 40 and 100mg of venom in one bite and it may cause paralysis or death within 6 hours. Antivenom is very effective in treating a bite from a Death Adder, mainly due to the somewhat slow onset of symptoms, but before the antivenom was developed, a Death Adder bite had a fatality rate of 50%. 6 Tiger Snake – Found in the southern regions of Australia, these snakes can kill its prey as quickly as 30 minutes or as long as 24 hours after a single bite. Once bitten by the Tiger snake, some symptoms include pain in the foot, neck, numbness, tingling and sweating. It will also cause difficulty breathing and paralysis. The good news is that when encountered, the Tiger snake’s first impulse is to flee – it will usually only attack when cornered. 5 Vipers – The most Venomous vipers in the world are the Chain Viper and the Saw Scaled Viper. These vipers are found in China, India, Central Asia, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Vipers are some of the most aggressive snakes and have a very short fuse. They are quick tempered and are often active after rains. They are also very fast. It doesn’t take a lot to get them riled up and they will strike quickly and with little warning. They stalk at night and the vipers bite is very painful and will leave you in excruciating pain. 4 Black Mamba – The Black Mamba can be found in Africa and is one of the most feared snakes there. It is one of the longest venomous snakes, measuring between 6 and 10 feet. There have even been reports of black mambas as long as 15 feet. When threatened, it will open its inky black mouth, spreads its narrow neck-flap and can sometimes hiss. It delivers its bites in rapid succession and is severely venomous. Depending on the nature of the bite, death can result at any time between 15 minutes and 3 hours. 3 Inland Taipan – This snake differs from the plain old Taipan snake in that it is the deadliest land snake in existence. It could kill 100 humans with its venom which is 50 times more potent than that of a Cobra. Although it is observed to be a rather shy reptile, when it does bite it has been known to strike up to 7 times. Its bite can kill a human in 45 minutes, although no fatalities have ever been recorded due to the rarity and non-aggressive nature of this snake. 2 Blue Krait – The Blue Krait is the deadliest snake in its species. Death rate of those bitten are 50%, even if antivenom is administered. Their venom is 16 times more potent than that of a Cobra. They are nocturnal and become more aggressive in dark situations. They differ from aggressive snakes in that they would rather hide than attack. When it does bite will cause paralysis with symptoms of cramps, spasms and tremors. It usually takes its prey between 6 and 12 hours before death after a bite. 1 Belcher’s Sea Snake – We saved the most deadly for last. The Belcher Sea Snake can be found in Northern Australian and Southeast Asian waters and has the most Venomous venom known to mankind. 1000 humans can be killed with one single bite. The Belcher Sea Snake is a pretty calm snake and it’s mostly the fisherman who pull up fishing nets from the sea who get bit most often. The snake rarely goes on land and actually breathes air but can hold its breath for 7 to 8 hours while hunting and sleeping underwater. Only 25 % of those bitten are envenomed, but if the venom were used its prey would die within 30 minutes. Have you ever had an encounter with a snake? Tell us about it in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more cool videos like this one. Thanks for watching!
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10 Amazing Animal Parents
Parenting done right!From the amazing motherly instincts of the African Elephant to the incredible giant pacific octopus moms, here are 10 amazing animal parents. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 6 - Strawberry poison-dart frog - Another dynamic parenting duo are the strawberry poison-dart frogs. Measuring only the size of a fingernail, these diminutive frogs more than make up for their size. It begins when the female lays her eggs on the rain forest floor, while the males keep guard to protect the eggs from predators. In addition to that, the Dad also has another very important job – he must urinate on the eggs every day to keep them moist. Yuck! Once the eggs hatch and the tadpoles are born, the mother frog must carry each tadpole to their own pool of water, because if they all stay together they will cannibalize each other. Once the babies are separated, the mom than visits each one once a day to lay an unfertilized egg for them to eat. She does this for almost 2 months until the frogs are old enough to find their own food. Also during this time the male frog continually keeps watch to make sure no predators gain access to the children. 5 - Adelie penguin - The Adelie penguins should be nominated for parents of the year. Both mom and dad go to extraordinary lengths to raise their young in the freezing Antarctic. In begins with the males, who once a year make a 3,100 journey to the nesting area, in order to prepare the nest for his companion. He must pile stones high up off the freezing ground, to make sure the eggs don’t freeze. When his mate finally arrives, they both take turns keeping the eggs warm, because if an egg is left uncovered for more than 5 minutes, it will never hatch. Once the eggs do hatch, the parents take turns going fishing to feed their ravenous young. One parent will stay to protect the children while the other fishes and vice-versa. 4 - Caribbean flamingo - The Caribbean flamingos, also known as the American flamingos, have a unique way to raise their young. Unlike many mammals which depend solely on the mother for food, both Caribbean flamingo parents are able to feed their young. They do this by producing a nutrient rich red milk in a pouch near their throat. This milk is full of fat and protein, which allows their young to feed before their bills are ready for real food. Both parents are able to make this milk because they both produce a hormone called prolactin. And this unusual milk is what gives the babies their pink coloring. And while the babies coloring gets brighter because of this, it has the opposite effect on the parents. They began to lose their color, turning pale and washed out as they care for their young. 3 - Giant Pacific octopus - For the Giant Pacific Octopus, the largest octopus species in the world, caring for their babies fulfills their mission in life. And the Giant Pacific Octopus doesn’t do anything small – when they lay their eggs, they do it 100,000 at a time. Once the eggs are laid, the mother octopus’s sole focus is to make sure the eggs are clean and supplied with oxygen. The mother octopus stands constant guard looking after her eggs for the six months it takes them to hatch. She does so to the detriment of herself, as she doesn’t eat during this time and dies once the eggs hatch and she knows they are safe. 2 - Weddell Seal - Its hard being a single mom – even harder when you have to raise your kids in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - just ask the Weddell seals. The Weddell seals live in the Antarctic. A Weddell seal’s pregnancy lasts 11 months, and then she has two weeks to feed the baby before nudging them into the water. In order to get the baby ready for the ice cold waters, the mom’s milk contains up to 60% fat – enough to nourish the baby and help them develop the thick blubber they will need to swim in the freezing waters. And learning to swim is the easy part. She also has to teach her baby how to navigate both above and below the ice, how to locate holes in the ice to come up for air, and how to make holes in the ice with their teeth so that they don’t get trapped underneath. 1 - African elephant - For African elephants, it really does take a village to raise a child, or in this case a herd. African elephants roam in herds of females, led by a matriarch, the oldest of the females. These elephants only have babies every three to four years, primarily because their pregnancies last 2 years. Once the babies are born the herd protects them from predators by circling around them and keeping them in the middle whenever danger is near. Sometimes elephant calves are stolen my rivals and at those times the full might of the herd is shown when they show up to claim their own.
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12 Most Amazing Secluded Homes
Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10- Red Cottage – This beautiful isolated house sits on an island aptly named Just Room Enough Island. Part of the Thousand Islands chain of islands in Canada, Just Room Enough was bought in 1950s by the Sizeland family who wanted a unique place to build a holiday home. They built their house with the walls just reaching to the edge of the island and gave the island its special name. The plan backfired on the family who were looking to find a quiet retreat, and instead had to deal with tourists and sightseers stopping by to take a look at their unusual home. 9- Hermitage of San Colombano – Located in Italy between Vivenza and Rovereto, the Hermitage of San Colombano sits high on a mountainside looking down upon the city below. 120 meters up the cliff, it was clearly built to give its inhabitants a reprise from the hustle and bustle of the world below. It was built almost 700 years ago in 1319 and is named after the Irish saint Colombano. To gain entry to the structure you need to pass through the Leno gorge and then climb up 102 steep steps up the gorge. Every Christmas there is a candlelight walk up to the hermitage to signify the pilgrims climbing up the steps to pay respect to the saint. 8- Casa Malaparte - Casa Malaparte also known as Villa Malaparte, is located on Punta Massullo on the eastern side of Capri, Italy. Construction started in 1937 by well-known architect Adalberto Libera. The house is a red masonry box shape with stairs leading up to a fabulous roof patio. The house can only be reached by crossing the island on foot and takes about an hour and a half to walk there from the summit. 7- Villa Mecklin —Located in the Finnish Archipelago, Villa Mecklin is as picturesque and secluded as you can get. Built in a small depression in the natural rock, the villa was built using all basic materials. On one side looking past the structure you see the water and looking past it from the other side you see the land, surrounded by trees, exposed rocks and plenty of vegetation. The highlight of the house is the terrace, which is large and faces out toward the water for the view of a lifetime. 6- Stockholm, Sweden – Several miles away from Stockholm, Sweden there’s an incredible house that sits on the highest point of a small island stretching out just 137 square meters. The house is isolated and beautiful and includes a living room, guest room, a kitchen and glass doors leading out to a large deck, plus a sauna. 5- Katskhi Pillar – 130 feet above the hills of central Georgia sits Katskhi Pillar. Georgia adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century and the Katskhi Pillar became the site of a small church built in the 7th century. It’s sole resident for the past 20 years has been a Georgian monk. A fun fact about the pillar – women aren’t permitted to climb to the top. 4- Artist Studio Fogo Island, Canada – Fogo Islanders are simple, independent people who live to fish and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful landscape around them. Located on the island are six artist studios built by the Shorefast Foundation. The idea behind the studios design is to create a geometric structure that would contrast the natural setting around them. The studios stand on pillars near the sea and each are isolated and can actually be moved to any part of the island. 3- Thatched hut, Panama – Looking more like a scene out of Gilligan’s Island, this small island with a thatch roofed hut is the epitome of peace and quiet. The pole style thatched roof hut is common in Panama and can house an entire family. Building materials are tree trunks for the main pillars, bamboo poles as support and different types of leaves for the roof. A well-made hut can usually stand for as long as 30 years. 2- The House on the Sea– Living in this house is definitely like stepping into the land of Robinson Crusoe. Just off the coast of Cornwall, England, The House on the Sea is situated right on the beach and can only be reached by climbing across a 90 foot high suspension bridge. Surrounded by water and isolated from the town, the tiny island is far from basic. The interiors are a luxurious mix of sleek neutrals and modern design, with panoramic sea views offered at every turn. 1- Holy Trinity Monastery – Located in central Greece, the Holy Trinity Monastery is the oldest among the six functioning monasteries located there – having been built in 1476. It sits atop a 1300 foot rock and years ago access could only be gained by climbing a rope ladder with just a net below. Today the entrance is reached by climbing 140 steps cut into the rock. It once held historical treasures, such as precious manuscripts, however, they were stolen during World War II.
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12 Bizarre Computer Viruses
Computer viruses aren't a joke, they can cost people and companies millions of dollars. Here are 12 of the most vicious computer viruses ever created. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 5 - The Klez Virus - The Klez virus, created in 2001, upped the ante for computer viruses. It originated as a basic worm, doing what most viruses to - infecting a user’s computer, replicating itself, and then forwarding itself to others in the victim’s email address book. That was fairly common. However, shortly after it was released, hackers modified the virus to make it more effective. They made it so that the virus could take a name from the victim’s address book and then place that email address in the “From” field of the email message. This gave rise to the term “spoofing” – where the email appeared to come from a trusted source, when it was really coming from somewhere else. This created a further nuisance for users, as they could no longer block the email address that was sending the spam. 4 - The Code Red Worms - The Code Red worm was released in 2001 and was designed to exploit a vulnerability to those running Windows 2000 and Windows NT. Once infected, the computers would create a buffer overflow, in which the machine would receive more information than it was capable of processing, essentially rendering the machine useless. The virus also initiated a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack on the White House, in which computers infected with the virus all tried to contact the White House servers at the same time, overloading the machines. A second version of the worm also created a back door into the user’s operating system, which would lock out the user and give control of the machine over to the person behind the virus. This meant any of the information on the victim’s computer could be transferred, or worse yet, the computer could be used as a surrogate to commit crimes. 3 - The Nimda virus - 2001 seemed to be the year of the virus, as another major virus, the Nimda virus, made news. Nimda, which is “admin” spelled backwards, became the fastest spreading virus at that time. As a matter of fact, it took only 22 minutes from the release of Nimda for it to make the top of the list of reported attacks on the Internet. The reason it was able to spread so quickly was because its primary target were Internet servers. In fact the whole reason behind the virus was to bring Internet traffic to a crawl. It was able to accomplish this by using multiple methods of propagation. It could be transmitted via email, or through system to system links. It also created a backdoor into the victim’s operating system, allowing the virus author the same access as the user. And if the user was an admin, for which the virus was designed, the author could take complete control of the computer. 2 - SQL Slammer / Sapphire virus - In 2003 a new virus appeared and quickly spread across the Internet. Only a few minutes after infecting its first Internet server, the virus was doubling its number of victims every few seconds. Within 15 minutes it had infected almost half of the major servers that comprise the Internet. It crashed Bank of America’s ATM network, the City of Seattle’s 911 service, and Continental Airlines electronic ticketing system. By some estimates the virus caused more than $1 billion dollars worth of damage. 1 - Heartbleed virus - The Heartbleed virus was a virus that exploited a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library, which was widely used as part of the transport layer protocol of the Internet. It appeared in 2012, but wasn’t made public until 2014. A fix was announced on the same day it went public. At the time it was disclosed, about 17%, or 500,000, of the Internet’s secure web servers were vulnerable to an attack, which would allow the servers’ private keys, cookies, and passwords to be compromised. Some called Heartbleed “the worst vulnerability ever found on the Internet”. The Canada Revenue Agency reported the theft of over 900 taxpayer social insurance numbers due to the vulnerability. Community Health Systems, the second largest US hospital chain also reported that 4.5 million patient records had been compromised.
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21 Rediscovered Lost Cities Of The Ancient World
From all over the world, we take a look at the ancient lost cities that have been found again. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Chan Chan In Peru, the city of Chan Chan held the sport of the capital of the Chimor empire from the years 900 to 1470. It sits in the mouth of the Moche Valley and is considered the largest city that was established during the pre-Columbian era in South America. When translated into English, the name of the city translates to “Sun Sun” in references to the warm, sunny weather experienced in the area year-round. 6. Hattusa Pastures and hills surround the ancient city of Hattusa, once the capital of the Hittite Empire during the Bronze Age. It was founded in the 6th millennium BC and lasted up until the year 1200 BC. Located in the Anatolia region of Turkey, the landscape around the city meant that the residents had easy access to crops such as barley, wheat, and lentils. The nearby woods also held a great supply of animals to hunt. 5. Thebes One of the most famous ancient cities in the world was known as Thebes, the ancient Egyptian city located east of the Nile and south of the Mediterranean. At one point it was the most venerated city in Egypt at the time, with many visiting for the location of the nearby trade routes and the area’s rich mineral sources. Thebes would remain the capital of Egypt all throughout the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom era. Power would then transfer over to the Greeks, from then on the city began its decline. 4. Heracleion Also referred as the city of Thonis, the lost city of Heracleion was located near the Canopic Mouth of the Nile, though its ruins fell into the Abu Qir Bay that’s located 2.5 kilometers away from the coast. These artifacts were found about 30 feet or 10 meters below the surface of the water. The city thrived during the 6th all the way to the 4th century BC. It would sink by the 2md or 3rd century AD due to the geography of the area. 3. Mesa Verde Nestled into the cliffs of the Montezuma County, Colorado is the ancient city of Mesa Verde. Now part of the Mesa Verde National Paris, this old settlement dates all the way back to the year 750 when the Ancestral Puebloans were first documented to have settled in the region. This photo shows the Cliff Palace, one of the many pueblo structures and is the largest cliff dwelling found at the park. The city went through 3 pueblo periods, reaching up until the year 1300. In 1906, the national park would established, with over 500,000 people visiting the area every year. 2. Babylon Babylon must be one of the oldest well known cities in the world. Part of an ancient empire of Mesopotamia, Babylon sits along the Euphrates River. And if you know anything about old cities, the closer you are to water, the more prosperous the city can be. It was one of the main kingdoms in ancient Mesopotamia, lasting from the 18th to 6th century BC. It has sat in ruins since AD 1000 when it was ultimately abandoned. The site now has an area of 3.5 square miles or 9 kilometers squared. Now in present-day Hillah, Iraq, Babylon continues to serve as a place for people to visit and was reopened to tourists in a few years ago. 1. Machu Picchu To this day, Machu Picchu receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It was discovered by modern society in 1911, found right above the Sacred Valley 50 miles or 80 kilometers northwest of Cuzco in Peru. The structures served as an Inca citadel in the 15th century, founded on a mountain range that reaches 7,970 feet or 2,430 meters above sea level. It was built with dry stone walls that have been polished, a trademark of Inca architecture. In an internet poll, it was voted one of the seven new wonders of the world in 2007. The citadel became abandoned in 1572 and was founded in 1450. During its heyday, no more than 750 people lived here at a time and much of it served as a royal estate.
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18 Unusual Backyard Discoveries
Have you ever discovered something unusual in your backyard? Tell us about in the comments below and remember to subscribe to our channel for more fascinating videos just like this – thanks for watching! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10 - A Royal Discovery… These stunning Austrian Royal Ornaments were found by an Austrian man in 2011. Buried deep in his garden, the man discovered rings, brooches and many other ornaments with a worth of $150 000.00. Many of them were covered with beautiful pearls, coral and other trinkets. At this stage, Austrian authorities don’t know the origin of the find. 9 - Not your usual discovery… So, imagine the strangeness of heading into your garden and finding a famous actress there! That happened to someone in California. It was 1996, and Margot Kidder – or better known as Lois Lane from Superman, was found wondering in a random garden. She had been reported missing three days prior, and was paranoid, scared, exhausted and even missing some teeth when they found her. She was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, and was treated accordingly. She recovered well after that. 8 - Hoax or not? Two sisters in Canada were digging in their garden for worms for their fishing trip – when they came upon this strange object. It’s quite a decent size, has a blueish tinge to it and quite shiny. Hoping it was part of a meteorite, they had an expert take a look at it – but that wasn’t the case. They then thought it might be a gem, but that was also not to be. Both experts believe the object to have been buried deliberately, but neither men could confirm what it was. 7 - But is it real? This image crops up across a few sites, but no origin or details of who or where it was discovered. It would be pretty amazing if this hieroglyphics plaque was genuine… and part of someone’s back yard! 6 - Always be prepared. Chris and Colleen Otcasek were aware that there some kind of fallout shelter in their backyard from the 1960’s, but they assumed it was just a big hole in the ground. However, they soon realized how wrong they were, when they actually went and investigated further. They found the shelter had everything one would need should they have to go down there, including reading material, sleeping tablets and many cans of food. 5 - Mums the word… Armed with just a metal detector, an anonymous man in California found a lump of gold in his back garden. It weighed 8.2 pounds, and was sold at auction for $460 000.00. He remained unknown, because he didn’t want his backyard to have an influx of literal gold diggers, so who knows if he managed to find more – perhaps he’s still looking. 4 - Butter You Up… Although, not so much discovered in the backyard – but close enough – Jack Conaway was cutting peat for fuel when he came across a most unusual discovery. He found a 22-pound round of butter, which is thought to be around 2000 years old! Apparently, it’s not that uncommon, and hundreds of these lumps of butter have been discovered in bogs in Ireland and Scotland. Butter used to be a product of luxury, and it was often used to pay for things like rent and taxes. 3 - Lucky Find… When he was still in high school. Gary Johnson was interested in archaeology. He had noticed an unusual rock sticking out in his back yard with a pattern on it. Some friends helped Johnson roll the 1000-pound rock out the ground, and after he cleaned the rock perfectly – he went to get an expert opinion on it. The “expert” said it wasn’t worth anything, and Johnson kept it for 35 years. Many years later, Johnson was watching something on TV about a rock, very similar to the one he had – and so he decided to get a second opinion. Turns out, his rock that wasn’t thought to be worth anything – happens to be a fossil, age around 14-16 million old, and forms part of the baleen whale. It’s only 1 of 20 in the entire world. 2 - An explosive find… Be glad you didn’t discover this in your yard – but in May 2013, a chap from the Czech Republic was digging out some tree stumps when he something strange underneath them. He contacted the police, and was shocked to learn they were hand grenades and TNT explosives from WW2! 1 - Just to brighten your day… So not every discovery in our backyard has to be scary or make us super rich! How about this unique mixed color flower… now that’s an unusual discovery too!
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11 Scariest Ocean Predators
The ocean is full of mysteries, we have gathered a list of 11 of the scariest ocean predators.. that we know of today. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 5 - Leopard Seals - The Leopard Seal is a seal that can be found in the frigid waters of Antarctica. It gets its name from its black-spotted coat that resembles a leopard. Like their namesakes, Leopard seals are fierce predators. Of all the seals, they are the most formidable hunters, and the only ones that feed on warm-blooded prey. They can grow up to 12 feet long and use their powerful jaws and long teeth to prey on fish, squid, penguins, and even other seals! They will often wait underwater near an ice shelf and grab birds as they land on the water. 4 - Frilled Shark - The Frilled shark is a primitive looking shark found in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, generally over the continental shelf and slope. It has been found lurking in depths over 5,000 feet. First discovered in the late 1800’s, this “living fossil” gets its name from the frilly or fringed appearance of its 6 gills and its resemblance to ancestors who swam with the dinosaurs. It has an eel like body which it uses to bend and lunge at prey like a snake. It swallows its prey whole and its many rows of teeth make it nearly impossible for anything to escape. It can grow over 6’ long. 3 - Lionfish - The Lionfish is a venomous fish which can be found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Its body consists of red, white, and black bands, and it is covered in long brightly colored venomous spines that make it appear like a pin cushion. The Lionfish can grow up to 17 inches long and weigh up to 3 pounds. They mostly prey on small fish, invertebrates, and mollusks, which they eat in one bite. Humans who have been pierced by one of its spines experience extreme pain, vomiting, fever, convulsions, dizziness, and breathing difficulties, sometimes resulting in temporary paralysis, heart failure, and even death in the very young and old. Despite the dangers, Lionfish are one of the most popular fish for home aquariums. 2 - Great White shark – Also known as the white pointer and the white death, the great white shark can be found near the coastal waters of all the oceans. What makes the great white shark so terrifying is its size. The largest of these sharks grow up to 20 feet and 4300 pounds. Typically the females grow up to 16 feet and the males up to 13 feet. The great white can live up to 70 years and is one of the longest living cartilaginous fish known today. The killer whale is its only known threat and can usually hold its own against that predator. The great white feeds on almost all other marine animals and, although humans aren’t their preferred meal, they will happily feed on humans if given the chance. The most reported unprovoked shark attacks on humans has been attributed to the great white shark. It’s this piece of information that the movie Jaws was based on a “ferocious man eating” great white shark. 1 - Killer Whales - Killer Whales, also known as Orcas, are a bit of a misnomer as they actually belong to the dolphin family, of which they are the largest members. Scientists believe their name came from a mistranslation of a Spanish name, for whale killer. They are found all over the world in oceans from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Killer Whales can grow over 30 feet long and weigh over 9 tons. Despite its size, the Killer Whales are very agile and its large size and strength make it one of the fastest marine animals, able to reach speeds of over 30 miles per hour. It also has one of the most distinctive black and white color schemes, which make it stand out from any other marine mammal. They have good eyesight and excellent hearing and can detect prey using their very sophisticated echolocation ability. Killer Whales prey on fish and other marine animals, including seals and even other dolphins. They have even been known to hunt together in pods to kill full grown whales. They sit on top of their food chain and have no known predators.
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12 Unusual Underwater Discoveries
Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. #7 The Non-Extinct “Extinct” Fish, the Coelacanth This menacing-looking fish has quite a history. Thought to be extinct with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, the fish was discovered very much alive in 1938 when a fisherman caught one off the coast of East Africa. Even more shocking was the fact that another species of the Coelacanth was caught in the Indian Ocean by a fisherman and offered up for sale at a fish market in July 1998, letting scientists know that there are more species of this “extinct” fish than previously thought! The fish was 5ft long and weighed 29kg. #6 The Metal Balls of the Atlantic Ocean Scientists who were in the Atlantic Ocean to study sea organisms found something a bit more unusual than they expected when their equipment kept getting snagged on something. They unearthed metal balls, known as manganese balls. These balls occur in other oceans, growing at the rate of millimeters over the course a million years by crystallizing around rocks or fossils into a nodule. To see so many on the ocean floor, especially some so round, was quite a shock to researchers, who even put out a press release about the discovery. #5 The Baltic Sea Anomaly Scientists have been debating the true nature of a large, mushroom-shaped disc found under the Baltic Sea in June 2011. Sonar images of the object show a stone or granite disc that resembles an ancient Millennium Falcon! The 200 by 25 ft disc could be a Nazi device that was located on the Baltic Sea shipping route that was made of steel and wire mesh designed to block radar detection by British and Russian submarines that used the area during World War II. Explorers have been repeatedly stymied by the Baltic Sea Anomaly because their sonar, radar and even satellite phones stop working when they get within 200 meters of the site. UFOlogists see it differently; they believe the disc is an ancient alien aircraft. Yeah, but how many parsecs would it take to make the Kessel Run? #4 The Mayan Underworld The ancient Mayans believed that in order to make it to the afterlife, dead souls needed to traverse watery caves with the help of a blind dog, and that caves are natural portals to other worlds. In 2008, scientists discovered huge underwater caves off the Yucatan Peninsula. The caves are large enough to contain stone temples and pyramids, sculptures, and human remains, mirroring the Maya belief that souls would confront great challenges on the way to the next world. One eerie passage consists of a 300 foot road leading straight to the water. Now scientists must ponder whether the Mayan beliefs were inspired by the existence of the caves, or whether the Maya created the caves as part of their religious practices. #3 The Yeti Crab You may have seen a variety of crabs at a visit to the aquarium, but you’ve probably not seen a crab like this. Known as the Yeti Crab, this species was discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. The crab’s discovery required scientists to actually create a new genus, Kiwaidae. This crab is special not only because it’s hairy, but also because it has no eyes. It grows its own food and bacteria in its fur and lives in hydrothermal vents. #2 The Galleon San Jose Built in 1696, the Spanish ship Galleon San Jose was lost in 1708, after crewmembers were engaged in a sea battle with the English. On November 27, 2015, the wreckage of the ship was found in the Caribbean Sea, along with its treasure. Originally on its way to France, the ship was laden with cargo of gold, silver and emeralds when it sank, and 600 people were reportedly on board when the ship went down. Many of the ship’s personal effects, cannons, and guns are still intact. Before the discovery, historians believed the ship had exploded. The recovered treasure is worth an estimated $3 to $17 billion. #1 The “Lost” Underwater Forest You may find a city or ruins, or sunken treasure in the sea, but finding a forest is probably a dream….But for diver Dawn Watson, finding a lost forest went from fantasy to reality. In 2015, Watson discovered an incredible underwater forest off the coast of Norfolk. The trees are estimated to be near 10,000 years, and have been hidden underwater since the Ice Age, only to be uncovered during a storm. The forest was once part of Doggerland, a piece of land that was a bridge between Britain and Europe.
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21 Most Unbelievable Toilets
Who would have thought that people would take the normal everyday toilet and create it into something CRAZY? Here are 21 of the most unbelievable toilets. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 14 - If it’s yellow, let it mellow… This remote loo is found in West Antarctica! According to a few sites, people in Antarctica collect their urine in bottles and at the end of the day, the urine is put into a U Drum. These outhouses are for number 2’s only, and the waste goes into packet which lines a bin. When that’s full, its closed off and put on a ship where it’s disposed of properly. 13 - Bathroom visits will never be the same… After using this bathroom at Madarao Kogen Mountain Resort, you may never want to use your own ordinary bathroom again. If you’re not into heights, this one may not be for you – as they have printed an image surrounding the cubicle – to look like you’re about to head downwards with your skis perfectly in place! 12 - Sitting pretty… This King Tut Toilet looks like it’s really only fit for Royalty! The word Toilet is a French word, which was first recorded in 1540. It came from Toilette, meaning little cloth – which was the little cloth placed over people shoulders when they had their hair cut. The word evolved to include grooming and body care, and eventually referred to a room where people groomed, and finally to conclude where did their “business”. 11 - Shy bladder syndrome… Now this is truly a bizarre toilet! These loos are found in Switzerland… and the occupant can see out at everything happening around him or her, but no one can see in. It was designed by Monica Bonvicini, who uses 1-way glass to create this unique effect. Just on a side note, the inside of the loo has to be kept dark, so as not to allow light to pass through. The moment it’s lit, well your business is on public display, in the worst way possible. 10 - Up for a little fun? Who says going to the loo has to be boring! These Super Mario urinals are just the thing to add an element of fun to an otherwise mundane activity. 9 - Sitting on the throne… This toilet takes you back in time and it’s been credited to Sir John Harrington, who designed the first toilet that would take away the need of tossing excrement manually. His Godmother was Queen Elizabeth the 1st, and she had one installed in Richmond palace in 1596. Wastes were flushed into a waste pot, which had to be emptied often. is 8 - Royal Flush… Statistics have said that the average person spends about 3 years of their life sitting on the loo, so why not bling it up a little with this beautiful sparkly toilet! Might set you back a few thousand dollars, but you’ll definitely feel like a royal sitting on this throne. 7 - Quick in and out… This is one look you’re not going to be spending 3 years sitting on! Interesting to note, a student in Florida did a test on the Ice one finds in restaurants, and the water from a toilet bowl, and was horrified to discover that the ice in the restaurant contained more germs than the water in the toilet bowl! 6 - Nothing to see here… A quirky addition to the men’s bathroom! Studies have proven that during the half time of the Super Bowl, is when the most number of toilets are flushed at one time. It would be interesting to note how much water is used during that time. 5 - An odd bit of toilet humour? This is just bizarre, not only is it a bit creepy – but the added mirrors on either side are just strange too. Is it necessary to view yourself from every angle whilst taking a leak? 4 - Comfort is the order of the day… Now our statistic from earlier of 3 years might change, because if this was your toilet – you would be spending way longer there, then the average 3 years. A survey conducted in 1992 revealed that public toilets in Britain were the worst in the world, followed by Thailand, Greece and France! 3 - No under 18’s… You would hope that these bathroom facilities are only available in placed where there are just adults… because this would take a lot of explaining! Did you know, the first movie to feature a flushing toilet was Psycho in 1960? 2 - Best seat in the house… Wouldn’t you love to have this in your home! They really should be marketing this one to parents, as this would make potty training an absolute breeze! 1890 was the very first year that toilet paper was marketed on the roll, much as we know it today! 1 - The Batcave… This is surreal, and you’re about to go on a journey never thought possible… just by simply relieving yourself! You’re going to walk out of this bathroom feeling like you’re a superhero about to save the world!... just don’t forget to put the seat down!
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CRAZY Mistakes That Changed History
Have you ever made a mistake so bad that it changed the course of your life? Imagine that on a much larger scale—a scale so large that the effects are observed worldwide and recorded in the history books. These are those kinds of mistakes. From a battle that didn’t need to happen to a legendary chain that missed its window, this is Crazy Mistakes That Changed History. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 5. Ouch Alright, let’s switch things up a bit move onto some happier, yet still terrible mistakes. Let’s take a look at some bad deals and missed opportunities, starting with the United States’ purchase of Alaska. In the mid-19th century, Russia technically had rights to Alaska as they had put up settlements and sent numerous voyages to the area. Well, Alexander II, the Emperor of Russia at the time, didn’t think that the land was all that valuable and was nervous that the U.S. would take it by force, so he sold it to them. Sounds like a pretty good deal so far, right? Well, the mistake here was that on March 30, 1867, he decided to sell it for just $7.2 million. Six hundred sixty-three thousand three hundred square miles for $7.2 million…. As the title already stated—ouch. 4. May the Force Be with You It certainly was for George Lucas, the writer and director of Star Wars. You see, in 1977, George somehow negotiated his way into getting the licensing and merchandising rights to the franchise. Now, this wasn’t his mistake; this mistake is all on the part of 20th Century, who didn’t see the potential in the space-based flick. Not many people really did before it became a phenomenon. Not long after its release, it became the highest-grossing movie ever and held the title until 1982. Lucas said he negotiated the rights so that he could make things like posters and t-shirts to promote the film, as he was afraid that 20th Century wouldn’t do it. It looks like it was one of the greatest semi-accidental plays in history as since the first movie came out, toy licensing alone had raked in around $12 billion in 2017. 3. Less Than Exciting At one point in time, Google was still just a fledgling business trying to get on its feet, and a search engine called Excite was in the number two spot at the front of the pack. This was back in good old 1999, and right around that time Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the co-founders of Google, offered Excite the opportunity to purchase Google. All they wanted was for Excite to replace their technology with Google’s and they’d sell for $750,000, which George Bell, Excite’s CEO, declined. They’d already offered Google for more, been rejected, and dropped their price tag for Bell, but he still didn’t bite. Well, Excite started declining in 2001, and they were bought in 2004 by Ask Jeeves, whereas Google is still going strong and pulls in about $50 billion a year. 2. Double Whammy In 2002, another company had a chance to buy Google before it went public, and that company is Yahoo. They could have purchased the now giant search engine for just $5 billion, but Terry Semel, the Yahoo CEO at the time, thought that was just too much. He wanted to buy the company for $3 million, so things didn’t quite work out. A few years later, Yahoo had a chance to buy Facebook, but instead, they wanted YouTube, and they got what amounts to a slap in the face when Google picked up the video-sharing website. They could have still nabbed Facebook, but the two companies failed to come to an agreement, and that’s why Yahoo has to be one of the most unlucky companies out there. 1...
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21 Things You DIDN'T KNOW About Avril Lavigne
She came onto the scene as a baggy pants wearing skater girl with a guitar and a great voice. It’s been nearly 20 years since the release of “Sk8er Boi.” Let’s look into all the things you may not have known about Avril Lavigne. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Her Health Condition It may not be super apparent, but we now know that Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with lyme disease at one point. The fact was revealed by Avril herself in a 2015 issue of People magazine. In a later interview that same month for Billboard, she adds she was also in the process of recovering from it and how she wanted to raise awareness on it. She did just that with the release of her song “Head Above Water” which is all about her battle with the condition. It was her newest song in 5 years at that point. Because of the diagnosis, Lavigne had to put off performances for years since it was so debilitating. 7. Married Twice When you looked at her in the early years of her music career, the angsty skate girl often sang about love but to picture her married was probably something not a lot of people thought about. Well she has been married--twice that is. The first time was to fellow musician Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 fame. He apparently secretly took her last name after their union. The two didn’t stay together long, thought it doesn’t seem there was any bad blood because he would later help produce some of her music. Then, to everyone’s surprise, years later she’d marry Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, a marriage that lasted between 2013 to 2015. 6. A Self-Taught Musician We mentioned briefly how it was her father that essentially introduced her to music, letting her mess about with all his instruments. It also came out that Avril would, for the most part, teach herself how to play music. Young Avril would sit at home and teach herself how to play guitar, the drums, and piano while singing well came naturally to her. Some people are just naturally talented, isn’t that annoying? It probably played a big part in her getting so successful so at such a young age. 5. All Her Tats Like any true punk, Avril Lavigne has a bunch of tattoos. There’s on that reads the “F” word, naturally, and also has some music notes on her wrist, a skull and crossbones, and one that even reads “Abbey Dawn.” She also has a few stars on her body, one of which matches that exactly of the star tattoo that belongs to musician Ben Moody. If you don’t know him solely by his name, you might recognize him as the lead guitarist of Evanescence. Avril got the tattoo with Ben Moody back in 2004. Makes sense, when you think about they’re from that same 2000s genre of alternative music that wasn’t quite emo and wasn’t quite goth and wasn’t quite pop-rock either. 4. It’s A Hit The debut album of this young Canadian musician was Let Go, released by Artista Records in 2002. Confusingly, she’d release a song featuring ex-husband Chad Kroeger called “Let Me Go” in 2013. Anyways, back to her first album. Let Go would go 6 times Platinum after its release. It wasn’t all roses, though. In that year after its successful reception, Lavigne struggled with the label due to the musical direction of her career. Her 2004 album still went 3 times platinum, though. 3. High School Dropout It’s no secret that she was part of her high school’s skater clique--it’s definitely an image she held onto, especially in the first couple years of her career (Sk8er Boi, anyone?). Like she mentioned earlier, she was discovered at a young age and in order to pursue music right away, she chose to drop out of high school. She’d land a record deal before she was even 17 years old. At 15, she appeared onstage next to the Shania Twain, whom Avril told she would one day become a famous singer. 2. The Real Avril Lavigne You might have heard down the grapevine that there’s a conspiracy theory out there that the Real Avril Lavigne is dead and that the existing figure the public sees is a lookalike named Melissa. Far fetched, we know, but actually hilariously interesting. The theory was probably born out of the fact her career’s aesthetic changed dramatically with the release of her later music. It states that Lavigne was replaced by a lookalike (or clone) in 2003. People also theorize she was tired of struggling with her record label and chose to occasionally be replaced by Melissa until her actual death when the label replaced her with Melissa completely. What do you believe? 1...
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UNSOLVED Mysteries From The Ancient World
They say the rest is history, but what about when you don’t even know the history? Here’s some of the things that with all our researching and data, we have yet to figure out. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10. The Ever Burning Lamps First of all, are eternal flames or ever burning lamps even real? There’s supposedly, these kinds of light sources can be found all over the world such as temples in Greece and Armenia. While we have the technology nowadays to keep a fire going, clearly they didn’t have these things back then. The ones of old legend can apparently burn sans any human intervention. 9. The Giant Spheres Of Costa Rica Found on Isla del Caño and the Diquis Delta, these spheres measure to 6.6 feet or 2 meters in diameter at the biggest. Known as the Stone Spheres of Costa Rica, they were sculpted from gabbro by the peoples of the Diquis culture--now an extinct civilization. Historians believe the stones marked the locations towards the chief houses. Made sometimes between 500 to 1500 CE, researchers have to to understand their particular significance. 8. In The Panxian Dadong Caves (pan shee ehn) Southern China is home to the Panxian Dadong Caves. They would be regular caves in the wilderness--if they didn’t somehow house the remains of prehistoric rhinos and stegodons. The caves sit about 5,250 feet or 1,600 meters above sea level. When scientists found these remains, they also discovered that these animals also lived here--an unheard of characteristic of such animals since they’re grazing animals. 7. Puma Punku Those look like perfect H’s don’t they? It’s an impressive feat to accomplish for structures said to be about 17,000 years old. These cut stones can be found at the archaeological site called Puma Punku, located in Bolivia. Researcher’s can’t say how these ancient peoples seemed to use tools as precise as modern stone cutters. What’s even more bewildering is that a lot of these blocks weigh about 800 tons. 6. Deciphering Linear A The hieroglyphics of the Minoan civilization have eluded modern scholars to this day. They based their civilization along the Mediterranean, with one of the their biggest areas on the island of Crete. The Minoan language, referred to as Linear A, apparently reads left to right, and is said to be related to Linear B--which comes from an early form of Greek. Even though they share some of the same symbols, using it the way you would with Linear B makes no sense at all. 5. The Sumerian King List This next one is super weird and is either some ancient piece of fanfiction or all the things you ever knew about mythology were true. The Sumerian King List contains exactly what it sounds like: a list of Sumer kings. Most of the kings on the list were real people. Notice how we said “some.” That’s right, on that same stone block contains the list of supposedly fabled kings, meshed in there with all the said to be real ones. Were these kings demi-gods? Did they actually exist? Or is this this the work of some Sumerian troll? 4. The Sajama Lines Like the more well-known and mysterious Nazca Lines in Peru, Bolivia has its share of geoglyphs, too. The Sajama Lines can be found etched into the Altiplano near a volcano. The network of straight paths has a count of around thousands to tens of thousands over an area of 22,525 square kilometers--making it larger than the Nazca Lines. Individually, they reach about 3 to 10 feet wide, first discovered by Aimé Felix Tschiffely in 1932. 3. The Stonehenge In Michigan Stonehenge, or rather, the first Stonehenge, can be found in England. Across the pond, researchers have come across the so-called second Stonehenge beneath--get this--Lake MIchigan of all places. Amongst the pillar rock arrangement that resembles that of its English cousin, Lake Michigan’s Stonehenge also features something else that’s strange: a carving of what appears to be an elephant, believed to be a Mastodon. It just keeps on getting more and more interesting... 2. The Codex Gigas Some call it by it’s more mysterious name: the Devil’s Bible--so called for the portrait, seen here, found within this gigantic book. The Codex Gigas counts as the largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript in the history of the world. It measures to about 36 inches long or 92 centimeters. It was created during the 13th century in Bohemia, which we now call the Czech Republic. No one knows who exactly made the manuscript--only that it most likely was a monk from the monastery where it’s from. Believed at the first to be the work of a few authors, evidence shows it was probably just one person who wrote it. 1...
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Celebrity Siblings You NEVER Knew Existed
Sibling rivalry is a real thing and anyone with siblings knows that, even if you’re close to them. So what do you do when you have a famous sibling? Let’s take a look at all the celebrities and their brothers and sisters we didn’t know about. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. All The Hadids First we heard of Gigi Hadid. Then we heard that her younger sister Bella Hadid models, too. So did you guess that their younger brother Anwar also models? They’re all the children of supermodel Yolanda Foster and real estate developer of luxury properties, Mohamed Hadid. Anwar is only 19 years old and in recent news was said to be dating Kendall Jenner, maybe. The 3 Hadid siblings also have 2 older, half sisters from their father’s previous marriage with Mary Butler. 7. The Cyrus House Whether you watched Hannah Montana back when it aired on the Disney Channel or not, most of us are aware that Miley Cyrus is the daughter of Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus on the screen and in real life. Some of you might even already know that her older half brother Trace Cyrus is part of the pop punk band Metro Station. She also has 4 other siblings, such as Brandi Cyrus, Braison, Christopher Cody, and younger sister and rising star Noah Cyrus. Even when Noah was much younger, Miley was always seen out and about with her younger sister. They hail from the south, with Cyrus having been born in Franklin, Tennessee (though most of them all now live in Los Angeles). 6. Red Carpet Oscar Siblings Rewind to the 2013 Academy Awards when actress Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film 12 Years A Slave. She came into the spotlight relatively late when compared to how other started, getting more well known at a younger age, yet that hasn’t stopped Nyong’o in making a name for herself and winning an Oscar in her first major movie. When she showed up to the awards, she had someone notable at her side. No one famous of course, yet he made a splash at the awards all the same: her younger brother Peter. He even crashed the celebrity selfie Ellen Degeneres took by the stage. He and Lupita are the children Peter Anyang Nyong’o, a Kenyan politician. 5. Two Lovatos And One Non-Lovato The most famous of these 3 sisters is of course Demi Lovato. She also has an older sister Dallas Lovato who’s now 30 years old. Even though she has acted professionally, she hasn’t entered the same level of stardom as her little sister. They two also share a younger half sister, with whom they share a mother, Diana Hart. Madison De La Garza is best known for her role in Desperate Housewives where she played little Juanita Solis. De La Garza is only 16 years old and is the daughter of dealership manager Eddie De La Garza. 4. Levin Times Two The world knows him as the frontman for the pop and of Maroon 5. In addition to that, Adam Levine works as a host for the television singing competition The Voice and is married to model Behati Prinsloo. Bonus fact, he also went to high school with Jake Gyllenhaal. In addition to all that, he has 2 half siblings Sam and Liza, as well as one brother, Michael, whom he shares both his parents. Michael Levine has been seen alongside his famous brother at different events. Here’s them at the opening of M. Fredric at Westfield. There was a report not too long ago that the brothers were feuding but there hasn’t been any confirmation from either of them. 3. More Oscar Siblings It seems to be a trend to bring your sibling to the Oscars if you’re a celebrity and you find yourself an invite to one of the biggest if not the biggest night in Hollywood. Ryan Gosling was no exception, it seemed. If you follow him at all, you even know that he tries to keep his private life really private. You barely see him and partner Eva Mendes anywhere together. The two have been together for about 8 years now--how many of you even realized that? He did make headlines, however, when he brought his sister Mandi Gosling to the Oscars with him at the 2017 ceremony. 2. Ashton Kutcher’s Twin The career path of Ashton Kutcher has been an interesting one. Starting on That 70’s Show as good-looking yet dimwitted Kelso and then moving on to act in dude comedies, romantic comedies and dramatic movies, he also then would produce shows like Punk’d and Beauty and the Geek. He may have been famously married to Demi Moore for a time, but in the end, he ended up with That 70’s Show co-star Mila Kunis. By the way, he also has a twin brother, Michael, who Kutcher revealed was born with cerebral palsy. When receiving the Robert D. Ray Pillar Character Award, he mentioned in his speech that his brother taught him that “loving people isn’t a choice.” 1...
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22 Things 90s Kids Totally Remember
In the history of the world, 30 years ago isn’t that long, but for humans, lots can happen in that span of time. The 90s truly was an era that was different to our own and it feels so recent for some that you may not have realized it... Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The Floppy Disk If you went up to a young child in the modern day with a floppy disk and asked them what it was, many of them probably wouldn’t know how to answer--unless they’re already teaching that sort of stuff in history classes. We can now rely on USBs but in the olden times, we had to use the floppy. You may have called it the diskette, but either way, they looked more or less like this plastic square. Some came in bigger sizes, originating from the mid 70s and used quite commonly until the late 2000s. There’s no arguing that devices like USB flash sticks and portable external hard disk drives just have more capacity, rendering the floppy obsolete. 6. The Macarena Some of you may not have realized that the Macarena isn’t that old of a song. It was released in 1993 on the Los del Rio album A mi me gusta. It would reach international popularity in the subsequent years. Back then and sometimes even now, you’d be hard-pressed to find an event like a sports game, wedding, or party that didn’t crank up the volume when this came on and have the DJ to tell everyone to get on the dancefloor. Billboard ranked it as number 7 on their All Time Top 100 list in 2012 and would be their number 1 for the All Time Latin Songs list. It probably helps that it has super easy dance moves that even the most uncoordinated person can follow. 5. Slime Time For some reason, slime was a big part of the 90s, with Nickelodeon in part to thank for that. Hey, we didn’t have the social media platforms we have today. There’s only so much bike-riding and tv watching you would do. SPeaking of Nickelodeon, they released a line of slime products starting in 1996, the first being Green Slime. Original Gak, manufactured in 1992, was re-issued in 1994 as part of the Nickelodeon Deluxe Gift Set. Not only was it just cool to play with slime, but Gak in particular made fart noises, so of course the crowd went wild for it. 4. Gotta Catch Them All When pokemon first hit TV screens in 1997, the world was not ready for how popular these anime fantasy animals would be. Pokemon actually starred as video games for the original Game Boy, turned into a card game, and then eventually the animated series. The games and cards of course got even more popular with the release of the show. When it came to the card game, a lot of people would play but just as many people were merely in it for the trading and collecting aspect of it. Pokemon cards got so popular amongst the youth that many schools banned bringing them to school. 3. Saturday Morning Cartoons If you’re an adult now and have no children, you probably didn’t notice that Saturday Morning Cartoons don’t really exist anymore--at least not in the way older audiences knew them. Before, it used to be that youngsters in school would get up early for class Monday thru Friday and then still get up early on Saturdays to watch cartoons. This was a big staple of American TV. 2. More Pocket Animals For those who weren’t away, “pokemon” is the compound term for “pocket monsters.” It seems the ida of virtual animals was highly desired because the 90s was also the height of the days of the Tamagotchi. It came in the shape of a small, flat egg, a digital advice that housed a digital pet. Created by Akihiro Yokoi and Aki Maita, Bandai released the toy in 1996 first in Japan and then the rest of the world the next year. 1...
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19 RAREST Things Found On Earth
The earth has an abundance of things and it also has a rarity of a select few. Here’s a few of the rarest plants, animals, and other amazing parts of mother nature you can find all over this diverse and interesting planet. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. The Living Rock Now that we’ve talked about an extremely rare and beautiful stone, let’s talk about one that’s described as “the living rock.” A bit weird, but hear us out. This thing is really an organism, though it may appear more like rock. Scientifically named Pyura chilensis, Juan Ignacio Molina described it back in 1782. The living rock lives off the coasts of Peru and Chile where it’s considered a delicacy. This invertebrate filter feeder can be found in clusters of its fellow sea squirts, sucking in water and spitting out the microorganisms found in it. The taste has been likened to the taste of soap. 7. The Underwater Forest of Lake Kaindy On Kazakhstan’s side of the Tian Shan Mountains, one may come across the surreal underwater forest in the waters of Lake Kaindy. The drunks of spruce trees rise from the water where they sit, partially submerged. Over the years, it became a popular tourist destination and many come here for ice diving and fishing for trout. Lake Kaindy itself measures at 1,300 feet or 400 meters long and 98 feet or 30 meters at its deepest. It may not look it, but the water reaches really cold temperatures, with 6 degrees in the summer being the warmest. An earthquake in 1911 created the lake, a landslide forming the natural dam. 6. The Aurora Most people typically can’t just look up into the sky and expect to see an aurora whenever they want. These polar lights that can take place in both the Arctic and Antarctic. The way these lights come to be are to due a big enough disturbance in the magnetosphere from solar wind. All this excitement and ionization result in colors lighting up the sky, appearing as all sorts of hues. These images rarely occur in the skies of anywhere else in the world as the north and south poles are high latitude regions. 5. The Tasmanian Giant Crab Inhabiting the muddy floors of waters off the coast of Southern Australia, the Tasmanian giant crab (which may be called the giant deepwater crab or queen crab) is the only species in the genus Pseudocarcinus. It can be found on the continental shelf, about 66 to 2,690 feet or 20 to 820 feet deep. Scientists consider it one of the largest crabs in the world, measuring at 18 inches or 46 meters wide and 39 pounds or 17.6 kilograms in mass. though not many of them can be found. These crabs live long and mature slowly and as a result they do not breed frequently. 4. Rafflesia Arnoldii It was during the 18th century did French explorer Louis Auguste Deschamps discover a specimen of the Rafflesia, starting off what would lead to the eventual classification of this parasitic flowering plant known as Rafflesia arnoldii. This plant grows the largest individual flower in the world. It has been said to have the odor of decaying organic matter. It has a diameter of 3 feet or 1 meter, though the largest recorded was 3.4 feet or 105 centimeters in diameter. They are native to parts of Southeast Asia. 3. The Flying Fish The incredibly rare flying fish belong to the taxonomic family of Exocoetidae, consisting of 64 different species. You can find a type of flying fish in every ocean on earth, but you’d have to do it painstakingly so as they’re not incredibly common to spot. They mostly inhabit the epipelagic zone--the top layer of the ocean to 200 meters deep; also called the “sunlight zone.” A flying fish may skid across these waters. The oldest known flying fish can be traced all the way back to 235 to 242 million years ago. 2. The Ammolite Gemstone The rarest gem in the world can be found in the in the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. It may be referred to as Korite or calcentine. Companies would begin to commercially mine the ammolite in 1981, the same year would be officially named a gemstone when it was given that status by the World Jewellry Confederation. It has been considered “opal-like” in appearance though it contains no water and is fully mineralized. Some believe this stone has the power to detoxify one’s body and heighten your well-being, given the name “the seven color prosperity stone” for the different colors it may appear as. 1...
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18 Craziest Fossils Ever Unearthed
The earth has been around a long time, though not all the animals that once roamed it still exist. Let’s take a look at all the creatures found from the age of the dinosaurs, the Ice Age, and even all the eras before, after, and in between. Here’s some of the craziest fossils of the past scientists have unearthed. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The First Protoceratops Nest The name Protoceratops means “first horned face” which describes this genus of herbivorous dinosaur. It stands out with its neck frill which was used to impress others in its species. Most measured 6 feet or 1.8 meters in length and about 2 feet or 0.6 meters tall. As published in 2011, it was reported that a nest of the species Protoceratops andrewsi was discovered in modern day Mongolia. These 15 juvenile protoceratops species mark the first nest of this type of dinosaur ever found. The findings also suggests that these dinosaurs also remained in their nests for a significant time after hatching. 6. The Shark Jaw And not just any shark jaw. The largest set of prehistoric jaws ever assembled would was on sale for $700,000 at the Heritage Auctions in 2011. It makes sense considering that the animal it belonged to, the megalodon shark, measured to be 60 feet long. The jaw measures at 9 feet tall and 11 feet across, meaning even tall people can walk right through and around it. This prehistoric shark preyed primarily on whales and even other sharks. Many of the teeth of the jaw much bigger than this one were collected in rivers located in South Carolina, United States. The megalodon lived in the warm ocean waters about 25 to 1.5 million years ago. 5. The Mazon Creek Fossils One of the most famous fossil beds can be found in Illinois at Mazon Creek. The fossils preserved in the concretions here at this conservation formed about 309 million years ago. Both the hard and soft tissues of plants and animals can be found at Mazon Creek, a unique characteristic since soft-tissue organisms rarely fossilized. One of the most famous prehistoric mysteries, the Tully Monster, was found here. Most the fossil fauna found here consists of animals such as shrimp, sea worms, and cephalopods. The most common ones found here include the Essexella jellyfish. 4. Velociraptor Vs Protoceratops Most of the fossils paleontologists find are dinosaurs of the same species found together or a predator that was in the process of hunting or eating its prey, such as the case of the velociraptor found scavenging a protoceratops. This pair of dinosaurs were discovered in Inner Mongolia, China, their battle forever preserved in a set of their bones, seen here. The fossils were unearthed from red sandstone in 2008. These dinosaurs lived 65 million to 70 million years ago. Scientists guess something else hunted the protoceratops due to the puncture on its neck not matching the teeth of the velociraptor. 3. Preserved Mammoths Many woolly mammoths have been found preserved in glaciers and other icy environments. But in 2013, the first mammoth discovered would flowing blood was discovered in the Siberian Ice in the Lyakhovsky Islands. The mammoth appears to be a female aged between 50 to 60 years old. The discovery prompted many to wonder whether scientists could bring the Ice Age animal back to life. It appears to have been frozen in Russian for over 10,000 years in ice that was at a temperature of negative 10 degrees Celsius. 2. The Sabre Toothed Squirrel We’ve heard of the sabre toothed tiger. But an even more ferocious version of the squirrel you always see in the park, known as the sabre-toothed squirrel. This small mammal lived during the same time as the dinosaurs. It was the size of a mouse and had incredibly sharp teeth. Scientists classified this animal as the Cronopio dentiacutus, which had fangs 0.2 inches or 5 millimeters long. The species lived about 100 million years ago, primarily in South America. It was the oldest mammal skull ever found. Sue The T. Rex One of the most famous fossils ever recovered is that of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, whose skeleton was found nearly complete. Sue The T. Rex maybe also referred to as FMNH PR 2081 and ranks as one best preserved of its species. The name derives from the paleontologist who discovered it, Sue Hendrickson, who found it at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota back in 1990. To this day, Sue can be found at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
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21 ABANDONED Places Around The World
Although humans take up a lot of the land on earth nowadays, it seems there’s also many places that have been left behind. Here’s some of the most interesting towns that sit empty yet full of history. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Witley Court, United Kingdom This may not be a town, but this old mansion is definitely big enough to house one. Witley Court is located in Worcestershire, England and was a former manor house. The building site experienced significant expansion during the 19th century as well as a reconstruction, which would make it one of the great pleasure palaces in England at the time. It was designed under the Italianate style, though now it sits in ruins. A fire in 1937 would lead to the ultimate abandonment of the manor as it greatly damaged the structure. 8. Te Wairoa, New Zealand This now empty town but frequented tourist attraction is located on the shore of New Zealand’s North Island. Both the Maori and Europeans called Te Wairoa home after it was founded in 1848. Te Wairoa also gest referred to as “the Buried Village” after the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. Tourists can visit this deserted village as it has been open to the public as a historic display. 7. Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast Although over 84,000 people still reside in parts of Grand Bassam, large portions of the town have been left abandoned and empty. Many still come to this town in the southeast region of the Ivory Coast to visit the beach resorts. It once was an important sea port until the mid 20th century. Many of the old colonial buildings that were abandoned have since been restored, however. Grand Bassam gets portioned off into two halves, with one being Ancien Bassam where you’ll find all the old parts of the French settlement. 6. Centralia, Pennsylvania Many consider Centralia one of the eeriest places to visit in the United States. Located in the state of Pennsylvania, Centralia counts as a near-ghost town as it still has a population of 10 inhabitant as reported in 2010. In this photo, you can see how toxic gas and smoke rise out of the cracks in the ground, a big reason why not a lot of people live here. This can be attributed to the mine fire that has left the borough burning since 1962 , the cause of the fire being something no one can agree on, though it has been suggested it was due to the cleanup of the landfill. 5. Humberstone and Santa Laura, Chile Humberstone and Santa Laura were saltpeter refineries which have seen been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites since 2005. These refineries are located in the Tarapacá Region of Chile in the Atacama Desert. They were both founded in 1872 with the Guillermo Wendell Nitrate Extraction Company having founded Santa Laura while Humberstone was founded by James Thomas Humberstone. And in 1960, they would both be abandoned. A decade later they would become ghost town, sooning opening up to the public as a tourist attraction and national monuments. 4. Ross Island, South Andaman District Not to be confused with Ross Island in the Antarctic, this Ross Island can be found in the Indian Ocean. It is the sight of penal settlements that were established in the mid 1800s. Before that in the late 1700s, a hospital and sanatorium were both established on the island. Located in the Bay of Bengal, the penal colonies here have since succumbed to nature, with the trees growing through the buildings. 3. Hashima Island, Japan About 9 miles or 15 kilometers away from Nagasaki, Japan sits the abandoned Hashima Island. The structures on the island consists mostly of concrete buildings that no one at all resides in. Located in the southern region of Japan, the town was founded on the island in 1887 as a mine during Japan’s industrialization period. By the 1970s to 1980s, the depletion of the mining reserves lead to the decline of the population. 2. Kilamba New City The large housing department known as Kilamba New City can be found 18 miles or 30 kilometers away from Angola’s capital city of Luanda. This mostly empty housing development holds 750 apartment blocks, 17 schools, and over 100 commercial properties. Most of the construction was completed in 2012 and sits mostly unoccupied. Over 200,000 people could have lived in the new city, which cost $3.5 billion to make. Of the 2,800 apartments, only 220 were sold. More than 200 stores were built so as to helped the economy. 1...
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Celebs Who Gave Their Children Up For Adoption
Celebrities are ordinary humans, too, and sometimes ordinary humans need to give up their children for adoption. These stories don’t make the headlines often, so stay tuned to hear about all the secret children of famous people! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Mercedes Ruehl Younger audiences may not be too familiar with the name “Mercedes Ruehl” anymore, but once upon a time she had a thriving career. In the 90s, she won both a Tony and an Oscar. Most recently, she starred in a few episodes of the show Power and continues to work in Theater. Back when she was 28 years old, right before her career took off, she gave birth to a son named Christopher who she gave up. In 1995, she adopted a son, Jake, with her husband, David Geiser. A few years later, she was reunited with Christopher. He ended up becoming Jake’s Godfather! 6. Patti Smith Rockstar, poet, and visual artist Patti Smith has been dubbed the “punk poet laureate.” It’s hard to believe she’s now 72 years old. She became famous thanks to the song “Because the Night,” co-written with Bruce Springsteen. When Smith was 19 years old, she became pregnant out of wedlock. During her pregnancy, Smith’s parents sent her to a foster home to keep the baby a secret. Being very young and having no money, Smith gave up her baby immediately after giving birth. As far as anyone knows, the two have not met again since. 5. Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell already broke up with former boyfriend Brad MacMath when she found she was pregnant. She had just started her music career and had no money to pay for heat in her house, let alone raise a child alone. It was 1964 and abortion and the pill were not available in Canada. A child out of wedlock was also looked down upon, so Mitchell saw she had no choice. The public was unaware of Mitchell’s child until 1993 when her former roommate sold the story to a tabloid magazine. At the time, Mitchell’s daughter, Kilauren Gibb, was already searching for her biological parents. The two reunited in 1997. 4. Kate Mulgrew Kate Mulgrew is best known for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and as Red on Orange is the New Black. She began acting at the age of 17 when she was accepted into the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York. In her junior year, Mulgrew landed a role on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope. When she accepted the position, she discovered she was pregnant. The producers didn’t want to hire anyone else, so they wrote Mulgrew’s pregnancy into the show. However, because she had no support from her family or the baby’s dad, Mulgrew had to give up her child for adoption. She tried looking for her child not long after she gave her up but didn’t find her until the late 80s. 3. Chuck Norris Walker, Texas Ranger himself had a child that was given up for adoption. Martial artist and actor Chuck Norris had an affair with a woman during the 1960s. He didn’t know she became pregnant with their daughter, Dina. The woman married someone else shortly after the romance and raised her daughter with Dina thinking that the woman’s husband was her birth father. When Dina was much older, she overheard her mother saying that her real dad was Chuck Norris. Dina soon reached out to Norris, and they eventually reconciled. 2. Peter Michael Escovedo Peter Michael Escovedo is the brother of singer and actress Sheila E. Peter himself is also a musician and comes from a famous musical family. He and his partner Karen Moss had a daughter together but could not afford to provide for her. That daughter is Nicole Richie. When she was three years old, she moved in with adoptive parents Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey. Richie is one of many celebrities that were adopted, a list that includes the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Jobs, and Jamie Foxx! 1...
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Most ENORMOUS Plants Ever
Most of us consider ourselves fortunate when a sprout at the very least grows from the soil when we plant our own plants. But let’s take a look at some of the biggest plants that grow on this earth. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Giant Pumpkins You can purchase a pumpkin all sorts of sizes, whether they be mini pumpkins, regular medium pumpkins, and the monster of them all--the giant pumpkin. Pumpkins, a type of winter squash, get characterized by their usual orange color and ribbed skin. During the fall, you see pumpkins everywhere if you live in the United States or Canada, as pumpkin may be incorporated as a popular flavor in drinks and desserts, and even decoration. The biggest pumpkins can weigh more than 1,000 to 2,000 pounds. 7. Baobab Tree These types of trees thrive in the landscapes of Australia, Arabia, Madagascar, and mainland Africa. The term “baobab” includes 9 different species of trees, all known to reach tall heights, ranging from 16 feet or 5 meters to 98 feet or 30 meters tall. Sometimes, the ones that don’t grow to be as tall may still have wide trunks, with diameters between 23 to 26 feet or 7 to 11 meters wide. Inside their trunks, these baobab trees can store up to 32,000 US gallons or 120,000 liters of water, their fruits close to the size of a coconut. 6. Neptune Grass In scientific terms, you’d call Neptune grass Posidonia oceanica, and either way this seagrass sounds really cool. This species lives endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, found at depths of 114.8 feet or 35 meters at the deepest. From the shore, you may even see a ball of dried up Neptune grass washed up from the ocean, a lot like tumbleweed. You can only find this species in the Mediterranean, taking up a surface area of 15,000 square miles or 38,000 square kilometers. This grass can grow up to 4.9 feet or 1.5 meters long. 5. Lily Pads One of the biggest lily pads thrive in in the Salado River in Paraguay, a popular tourist destination for people who want a glimpse of the huge victoria plants on the water--water lilies that grow large green leaves. The largest of this type of leaf can be up to 9.8 feet or 3 meters in diameter, with their stalks as long as 26 feet or 8 meters. One species is endemic to the Amazon River basin, while the other can be found in the Parana-Paraguay basin, slightly smaller than its amazonian cousin. The pads sit over the surface of the river, named after Queen Victoria. 4. Rafflesia Arnoldii The largest individual flower in the world lives in the rainforests of Sumatra, belonging to a parasitic genus. Unlike the titan arum, which is a collection of individual flowers, the Rafflesia arnoldii grows on its own. The flower, named after British botanist Joseph Arnold, was first discovered during the 18th century. It grows to 3 feet or 1 meter in diameter, with the largest specimen ever found measuring to 3.4 feet or 105 centimeters. In Indonesia, the country recognized it as the national rare flower, one of three national flowers alongside the moon orchid and the white jasmine. 3. The Talipot Plant It takes as much as 60 years for the talipot palm to grow fruit and flowers, and it flowers only once. The largest ever found was 82 feet or 25 meters tall with a stem diameter or 4.3 feet or 1.3 meters. People cultivate this plant in Sri Lanka and South India, its leaves used for thatching. It has one of the largest inflorescence in the world, consisting of up to a couple million small flowers on a branch stalk. 2. Giant Sequoias Experts list the giant sequoias as the largest living thing in the world by volume, as well as the largest lone tree ever. Giant sequoias only grow naturally in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The oldest sequoia ever found had a ring count of 3,500 years--though most sequoias belong as some of the oldest living organisms in the world. Interestingly, they might have reached such heights and lifespan due to their fire resistant bark. 1...
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Weird Inventions That Are Actually Really Practical
People can think of the strangest inventions. And even though some of these may seem random or things you never would have thought of to make yourself, these are actually all pretty useful. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Earbuds Staying In Place Those moments when you just want to listen to music but your earphones never seem to stay in your ears can be incredibly frustrating. Wearing these certain brand of earbuds known as “earhoox” can make a workout go by faster or keep yourself motivated since the music would be uninterrupted from falling out of your ear. These hooks made of silicone are made to fit as snug as possible, with each pack coming with a large or small pair. 7. Write And Eat These things are especially helpful to have at work at the office. You might have left some food in the fridge to eat a different day and ran out of utensils or maybe you were in such a hurry in the morning that you forgot to pack some spoons and forks for lunch. That’s why you should have a pack of Dine Ink utensils ready at your desk. They’re just the tops of forks and spoons and knives that can be places over pens like pen caps, turning your writing tools into eating tools in just a few seconds. 6. Easy Butter Spreading When using butter, it can be frustrating having to spread cold, refrigerated butter on a piece of toast. It might not spread at all, which means something like a butter stick could be really helpful. This particular brand, known as Butter Stick Type, rolls onto the bread the way chapstick rolls onto one’s lips. This invention came to life back in 1867 when Luke Moon thought up the Butter Stick Type while playing a game of cricket. He realized he needed a better, faster way to spread butter on his scones during his tea break and decided it’d be better on a stick roll. 5. See-Through Toaster Who even thought that making a toaster see through would make the likelihood of burning toast much less common? There’s settings on other toasters that let you know just how burnt they can make it. But being able to see the bread can also prevent underdone or burnt toast from happening. This particular toaster not only lets you see the toast, but it also coasts about $1,000 and is able to cook something like steak. 4. Swirling But Never Falling You break out the wine to have a good time, and spilling that wine on some beige carpet can easily make it not a fun time. If you find this happening to you frequently, especially during a party or get together, you should probably think of getting spill-resistant glasses. This one has a little metal ball at the bottom, which lets it tilt to the side but doesn’t ever let it completely fall onto the carpet. 3. Pacifiers And Constant Thermometer Infants require constant watching over. If something’s wrong and they’re not feeling they can’t tell you specifically what’s going on. To make things a little easier for both you and the baby, a pacifier that also acts as a thermometer would at least let you know of the baby’s current body temperature. 2. Safe Cutting One thing that people don’t like about cooking is all the cutting up, filleting and slicing you have to do to food. To prevent cutting up your hand on accident, wear cut resistant gloves. It may seem like too much hardware to wear in the kitchen, but if you really want to be extra safe, just put a pair of these on and cut that cucumber. Sit Wherever You Want This is probably a product best for big cities when you’re waiting for the subway but the all the benches at the station are full or you need to just sit for a bit after walking blocks and blocks. The sitpack lets you bring a small seat with you at all times in a little case. When you need to rest your feet you can sit right on this thing that’s also good for your back.
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18 Oddball Things To See In Iceland
Be ready to see the art installations, museums, hobbies, and historical places that show that this place isn’t merely all ice. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The Abandoned Herring Factory You wouldn’t think an old fish factory would draw so much attention from tourists, but it seems the more random the attraction, the more it attracts. This abandoned herring factory can be found in a small, also abandoned, village in the North West region. The nearest settlement is about 70 kilometers away, though the interesting history keeps the visitors coming. The herring factory was built when the village of Djupavik first started in 1917. By 1920s, it was ultimately abandoned, in large part due to an economic depression. 6. One Woman’s Stone Collection There’s no shortage of stones in Iceland it seems, as one woman named Petra Maria has showcased with her stone collection. Petra started her collection when she was only 7 years old back in 1929 and has continued her passion. For the first 20 years of her doing this, she restricted her stone gathering to the slopes of the mountains not to far from home. But it would grow later on when she moved into her own house in 1946 and had more room for her to put the stones. She would then go to the countryside to collect rocks, though travel remained limited due to the remoteness of her location. Petra says she isn’t super into geology and collects rocks mostly for their natural beauty. 5. The Oldest Spring Used By Humans It may be small, but this spring located in the small village of Reykholt has a lot of history to it. It happens to be one the oldest springs in the world that has been used by humans, with a history that goes all the way back to the 12th century to when locals first started using it. The spring, called Snorralaug, were first mentioned in the writings of medieval poet Snorri Sturluson, who used the hot spring to bathe in, though nowadays at least, it gets too hot to sit in. It looks a bit old world adorable with the small hill and even smaller door made from stone and wood that leads right to the bath. 4. The Volcano Show Iceland also features some volcanoes, and one man has gathered the history of every volcanic eruption in Iceland since 1947 and made it into a cinematic show. Villi Knudsen, a volcano enthusiast, put together the Volcano show which plays at Red Rock Cinema in Reykjavik and has been for years now. The movie itself has been said to be “spectacular” and this is the only place a person can view Knudsen’s documentation. Knudsen’s even there and answers any questions you may have after the film viewing. 3. The Eggs Of Merry Bay At first glance, these eggs may look real. And then you see how large they are and their perfect placement and you know they’re sculptures. Still, the Eggs of Merry Bay are undeniably intriguing to look at. About three dozen eggs made of granite sit along the Merry Bay. An Icelandic artist known as Sigurour Guomundsson made 34 large eggs in 2009 as a tribute to the birds endemic to eastern Iceland. Every egg is different and comes with a sign that names the genus and species of the bird’s egg it is modeled after. 2. The 3D Zebra Crosswalk In a small fishing town, a new pedestrian crossing has caught a lot of people’s attention. This sidewalk was made to be 3D as a way to remind drivers slow down in some subconscious way. It also gives pedestrians some cool feeling of floating, even though the point was road safety, but that’s cool, too. Iceland now counts as one of several countries that have employed the 3D approach to enforce road safety. 1. The Art Museum Valley Artist Samuel Jonsson took a deserted remote valley known as Selardalur and turned it into a space to showcase his signature style sculptures. Jonsson built the chapel you see here to house one of his art piece that also accompany the little farm that features many of his creations. Much like the sculpture Court of the Lions found in The Alhambra in Spain, Jonsson made a replica that can be found at the valley, too. He apparently made this since he saw a picture of the sculpture yet did not have the means to go to Spain himself.
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18 Amazing Things Cats Do
A cat isn't a simple creature. They’re small and lead simple lives but do remember they descend from mighty big cats of the wild. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Only Fresh Water Cats may head to the sink once you turn it on and proceed to drink from the faucet instead of from the full bowl of water you set out for them. They tend to prefer their water fresh and running instead of still water. As for why this is, scientists have attributed this preference to the way a cat’s ancestors behaved in the wild. Out in nature, it’s much safer to drink running water from a river than stagnant water. And so cats must have kept that survival instinct with them. If your cat splashes the water, it may be because they’re checking the temperature or getting it to move. 6. Get Kids Immune To Allergies Owning a pet like a cat or dog while also raising a baby makes it less likely that your child will develop allergies, according to a study done in 2002 by the National Institutes of Health. Children younger than 1 year old were less likely to develop all sorts of allergies such as pet allergies, allergies to grass, ragweed, and even dust mites. Being that young and exposed to all the things a pet can bring in to the home will help the child get used to those things in the environment and therefore become immune. A pet could also help reduce the risk of your kid catching the common cold as an infant since over-sanitized environments aren’t actually good for a baby. 5. Cats Can Protect You People may opt for dogs as a way to have a little security system. But just know that your cat, no matter how small and fragile looking, may actually be protecting you without you even realizing it. Remember, cats are territorial not only about their space but about the ones that live in it, like you. Some cats have even been known to wake their owners in the middle of the night when something was up, whether it was in intrusion or a gas leak. On top of that, cats are excellent hunters and will keep things like rodents and snakes out of the house. 4. The Hunt Of The Day Once in a while, a cat may bring their owners the body of their prey, such as small rodents, snakes, or even rabbits. Humans of course reacting accordingly, either disgusted or horrified. But know that they’re not doing this to scare you. Actually, when your cat brings you their hunt of the day, they usually mean you should stop being so lazy. Cats bring you these sorts of things as a way to tell you they think you’re useless. Mothers may bring their kittens the same kind of gifts to show them how to hunt. When they do this to a human, they’re really trying to teach you to do something useful. 3. The Cat’s Purr Most of us know to stay away from a hissing cat. In the same vein, people consider a cat purring to mean they’re happy. But this may not always be the case. A cat may purr when you pet them and they seem happy, but they also purr as a reflex to being touched. A purr does not mean one sole thing--it can also signal feelings of contentedness or even if they do not feel well--whether that means being sick or feeling scared. As a result, cats may purr a lot when they go to the vet and so vets may turn on a faucet since that stops a lot of cats from purring. 2. Dominant Cat Behavior We’ve already discussed how territorial cats can be and that probably stems from their ancestors being big, wild cats that needed assert their dominance over other cats or animals. Domestic cats still possess that hunting instinct. Some cats may even prefer the taste of the food they catch rather than what their owners set out on their dish. When you first adopt a cat, it is important to show them who’s the boss in that household, lest you risk owning a rather aggressive pet. 1. Balanced Animals The saying “ a cat always lands on its feet” rings true. Most of the time, a cat will be able to land on its feet whether it jumped or fell. And this is due to a righting reflex they all have, something that develops after they’re turned 3 to 4 weeks old. Their backbones are much more flexible allowing for movement and fluidity. They also do not have any collarbones. To land on all four feet, a cat uses its balance system in their inner ear and their eyesight. It has been said that a cat can survive a fall that has a terminal velocity of 60 miles per hour.
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MINDBLOWING Facts About Water
Water; we cleanse ourselves in it, drink it, swim in it, and use it in almost every process we have to create almost anything. Without it, we would perish, and yet, not many people know what water is all about and just how interesting it really is. Here, we’ll teach you a thing or two about the oh-so-important molecules that make up our life-sustaining liquid. This is Mindblowing Facts About Water. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 5. Not As Common As You’d Think Okay, so water is about as common as you’d think, especially given all the information we just laid out. But, did you know that H2O isn’t actually the most common molecule in the universe? First place goes to a molecule you can’t see—a molecule you’re extremely familiar with, even if you don’t know it. H2 is hydrogen gas, and it’s the most abundant molecule, followed by water and then oxygen, or simply O. This probably makes some sense when you look at the chemical formula for water, though. H2O is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. No wonder! 4. Where There is Water, There is Life Why do we get so excited any time we find ice or the possibility of water on other planets or elsewhere in the solar system? Because here on Earth, where we can find water, we also found forms of life. It doesn’t even really matter much what the state of the water is; it could be acidic, superheated water that we would assume nothing could survive in or around—but that’s been proved untrue. Extremophiles are microorganisms that can and do live in or near areas with extreme temperature, acidity, alkalinity, or any other extreme we would assume couldn’t sustain any living thing. Anywhere you can think of that houses water houses some form of life, from the microscopic to the gigantic, and it’s because of this reason we get so hyped up about finding H2O elsewhere. This allows us to understand that life is not only more adaptable and capable than we would have ever thought, and it also means that the possibilities for life existing elsewhere are way better than we could have once imagined. 3. Out in Space Now, if only we could figure out a way to access more water, we would never have shortages or crisis’. It’s there, and it’s actually quite abundant out in space. There are even whole clouds of water vapor out there in the final frontier; the only problem is it’s so far away! Twelve billion light-years from Earth, there’s a vapor cloud of unimaginable proportions around a quasar, which is an active, constantly feeding black hole. This quasar is basically eating the material around it, and then producing infrared and X-ray radiation, which, in turn, heats other materials around it, and the result is water vapor. The cloud? It contains enough water to fill all of our oceans 140 trillion times—and it’s only growing. 2. Polar Ice We’re not talking the ice at our poles—we’re talking about the ice on the poles of other bodies in our own galaxy. Did you know that there is water on the Moon? First of all, we’ve detected that there are water molecules in the really thin layer of gases that ride just above the Moon’s surface. It’s also now known that ice is sitting in craters that are in permanent shadows at the Moon’s poles, with the north pole’s ice being more widespread but also more sparse. At the poles, temperatures remain cold enough to keep water frozen, which is the only way it can persist on the satellite. Water couldn’t exist as a liquid on the moon, or at least endure for long as one. Also, considering that the Moon has no real atmosphere to protect it from the Sun’s rays, water vapor is quickly decomposed by the rays, and the hydrogen molecules float away into space. There is also ice at the Martian poles, as well as at the poles on Mercury. 1...
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RAREST Species On Earth
Though animals in general by far exceed the amount of human in the world, with the diversity of so many living creatures, it may be difficult to keep track of them all. All the animals on this list are either rarely seen or have very small populations due to human interference. Stay tuned to learn more about the rarest creatures in the world. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. The Softshell Turtle The largest softshell turtle in the world is also critically endangered. Distinct for their snouts and strangely placed eyes, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle on average grow as big as 39 inches or 100 centimeters in length and weigh as much as 150 to 220 pounds or 70 to 100 kilograms. Red river giant softshell tortoise, with some of the largest weighing over 400 pounds. Only 3 individual softshell turtles still exist in the world. 7. The Greater Bamboo Lemur Also referred to as the broad-nosed gentle lemur, the greater bamboo lemur of Madagascar are considered the biggest of the bamboo lemurs. Native to Madagascar, this lemur can grow 40 to 50 centimeters or 1 and a half feet tall and can be found leaping vertically from tree to tree. They live in large groups of up to 28 individuals, though their population has been listed as critically endangered. For a while, scientists thought they were extinct until a small population was found in 1986. As for why, this has been due to nearby mining, logging, and slash and burn farming. 6. The Last Of The Sumatran Rhinos These rhinos used to live across the different landscapes of China, Thailand, India, Bhutan, as well as the islands of Indonesia, amongst a handful of other countries in Asia. However, as of recent, their population count has gone down significantly. In 2008, there was an estimated 250 individual Sumatran rhinos left due to illegal poaching. As of late, the count has gone down to less than 100 individuals. 5. The Gulper Eel Also known as the pelican eel, these deep sea creatures are known for their wide mouths or “gulpers” that resemble the bills of pelicans. Unlike many of the other animals on this list, the gulper eel remains rare not because of a small population, but because of their habitat. Like many deep sea creatures, human do not spot them often, though for the past couple decades, fishermen find many in the Atlantic Ocean and it’s not known if more than one species exists. 4. The Roloway Monkey This Old World monkey used to inhabit both Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. As of now, their population limited to just Cote d’Ivoire. Some may still live in Burkina Faso and Togo, though that has not been confirmed. The roloway monkey, characterized with their black fur and long white beards, have experienced a decline in population due to loss of habitat and hunting for the consumption of their meat. In the places they can still be found, they tend to live in low-lying regions in the canopy of old-growth forests. 3. The Bovine With The Spindlehorns Many of these saolas or spindlehorns lived in captivity so as to preserve their population. Saolas live in the Annamite Range of Laos and Vietnam. These bovine are closely related to goats, antelopes, and cattle. Their name translates to “spindlehorn” which can also be translated as “spinning wheel post horn.” It is the only member of the Pseudoryx genus and was first desribed in 1993 after saola remains were discovered in 1992 at a nature reserve in Vietnam. 2. The Geometric Tortoise In a rather small portion of the Southwestern Cape of South Africa, you’ll find the rather rare geometric tortoise. Known for the intricate yellow and black patterns on their carapaces, a full grown tortoise only grows to be about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Destruction brought to their habitat caused the population size to shrink due to urban development. Even though about 2,000 to 3,000 geometric tortoises exist, experts consider them the rarest species of tortoise in the world. The Rare Hainan Gibbon Over 500 species of primates exist and amongst them, the Hainan gibbon has the smallest population. The most rare of all the primates, the Hainan gibbon only has 25 individuals part of its population, as reported this year. For the past 50 years, their population density has gotten significantly low, with most of the reasons due to deforestation, poaching, and illegal pet trade. These gibbons appear sexually dimorphic, with the males donning black fur and females only being a light golden-brown.
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21 World's Most VENOMOUS Animals
Animals can be scary enough. They’re out there, living in the wild while we humans live in the comfort of civilization. To add venom to that mix? Well that’s a whole different thing to be dealing with. Here’s some venomous animals you should watch out for Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Portuguese Man O’ War What an epic name. Would you even believe that it refers to this blue and pink jellyfish? We all know that jellyfish can sting. And one of the most dangerous ones include the Portuguese man o’ war, which isn’t even really a true jellyfish because it’s actually a colony of polyps. It also goes by the name floating terror, if that doesn’t show you just how much distance you should put between yourself and this thing. Their venom can paralyze smaller prey like fish and have also been known to frequently sting humans. 7. Lancehead Vipers Snakes that belong to the genus of pit vipers known has lanceheads are known to be responsible with the most human fatalities in the Americas in comparison to other snakes. A touch of their bothropic envenomation can cause a number of awful symptoms in humans. They average between size of 19.5 to 27.5 inches or 50 to 70 centimeters long, but have sometimes been as large as 6.6 feet or 200 centimeters, too. 6. Stingray Not to be confused with the relatively harmless manta ray, stingrays have barbed tails with a sting that can cause significant health issues for anyone stung while manta rays don’t. The term stingray refers to a group of cartilaginous fish knowns as sea ravioli (that’s a real biologically marine term). Closely related to sharks, the stingray will usually not act aggressively towards humans, though that should not encourage anyone to go near them. 5. Platypus When the west first discovered the platypus, no one could believe that they were seeing. Scientists thought it was a prank, a beaver and a duck sewn together. We all know now that the platypus is a real animal. And maybe only some of us knew that this strange looking creature also produces venom. What? A platypus and venom? The look just doesn’t fit the trait. It can be found in their ankle spurs, the venom produce by their immune system and used primarily for defense. 4. European Mole Most moles can be found living in tunnel systems. But the European mole, also known as the common mole, does not exclusively live underground. They do a lot of superficial burrowing, which may be likely because of the tougher soil they have to deal with. But wherever you find the European mole, what remains is how they obtain their prey--by paralyzing them. Now, not all moles are venomous. Actually, the only ones scientists for sure know has venom is the European mole. They paralyze their prey as a way to preserve them for the winter and then be eaten later. 3. Box Jellyfish Now we get to a true jellyfish. The truest of them all. The incredibly dangerous, highly venomous box jellyfish. Okay, so it doesn’t have a frightening name, but its potent venom makes up for it. Shaped like cubes, the box jellyfish also goes by the name “sea wasp.” You’re cringing already, aren’t you? About 51 species of box jellyfish exist, with many growing to be as long as 9.8 feet or 3 meters. Humans beware, this sting can be fatal. 2. Inland Taipan Others call it the fierce snake, which clues you in on the nature of the inland taipan. This snake belongs to the taipan genus, endemic to east Australia. It ranks as the most venomous snake in the whole world, holding the most venomous even when compared to all other reptiles, not just snakes. When it comes to the inland taipan, their venom adapted to be able to take down mammals especially since that’s what these snakes primarily hunt--which differs from the diet of a lot snakes. 1...
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12 Most Amazing Bridges Ever Built
People may cross bridges everyday to get to work, some boring and some simply amazing, here are 12 of the most amazing bridges ever built! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7 – Storseisundet Bridge - The Storseisundet Bridge connects the municipalities of Norway, and it is also the longest of eight bridges that make up “The Atlantic Road” linking the mainland to the islands of the archipelago. It is 850 feet long and stands at a height of 75 feet above the water. Construction of the bridge started in 1989 and took 6 years to build, primarily due to the fact that construction was halted 12 times due to hurricanes. It cost 120 million krone, or almost $1.5 million dollars. The toll bridge was projected to recoup the capital cost to build it within 15 years, but it actually paid for itself in 10. 6 – Rakotz Bridge - The Rakotz Bridge is located in Kromlauer Park in Germany. Built in 1860, the thin, arched bridge, was commissioned by the knight of the local town and built of stone from a nearby quarry. It is known as a Devil’s Bridge, because the people thought the bridge’s sinister looking design must have been built by Satan himself. What is unique about this bridge is that its curved span was designed to form a perfect half circle, and when viewed with its reflection in the lake, appears to form a perfect circle. Visitors can still enjoy the sight of this unique bridge, but none are allowed to cross it, for fear the span may collapse. 5 - U Bein Bridge - The U Bein Bridge, named after the mayor who built it, spans Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar. It is believed to be the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Constructed in 1850, the bridge consists of 1086 pillars that support 482 separate spans that comprise the bridge’s length. The teakwood that was used in the building of the bridge was reclaimed using wood from the old royal palace in Inwa. The bridge also has 9 passageways where the wood can be removed to let barges and large boats through. Despite its age, it is still in use by both locals and tourists today. 4 – Arch Triumph – inflatable bridge - An inflatable bridge was an unusual entrant by a Paris-based architecture group, into a French competition to design a new contemporary bridge across the river Seine in Paris. This bold, yet elegant bridge was specifically designed to differentiate itself from the other 37 bridges in Paris. And the inflatable bridge is no mere footbridge – it actually makes use of giant trampolines to shuttle pedestrians to the other side. It was also designed to be temporary, like the Eiffel Tower, which was supposed to be dismantled 20 years after the 1889 World Expo. The designers of the inflatable bridge can only hope that their bridge will last as long. 3 – Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge - The Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, has an interesting claim to fame – it was the first bridge to be used as a commercial bungee jumping site. The bridge was built in 1880 to provide access to the Central Otago goldfields, but now is part of the Queentown Trail, which allows pedestrians and bikers to safely cross the Kawarau River. The bridge is still used by the AJ Hackett Bungee Company for bungee jumping and is also listed as a Category I historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. 2 - Hanging Bridge of Ghasa - The Hanging Bridge is located high up in the Himalayan Mountains, in Ghasa, Nepal. The bridge spans the Burugdi Khola River valley and was actually built for a very practical reason – to ease the congestion caused by local animal herds. While the bridge appears dangerous at first site, it has stood the test of time, and is currently still in use. Local herders and farmers use it every day to transport their goods and livestock to the local market. 1 - Shaharah Bridge - The Shaharah Bridge, also known as the Bridge of Sighs, is a stone bridge located at the top of the 8,530 foot tall Jabal Shaharah Mountain in Yemen. It was built in the 17th century to connect the village of Shaharah with other villages in the area. It was also designed to be easily destroyed in case of attack by Turkish invaders. The bridge spans a 300 foot deep canyon, high up in the mountains, and is popular with both locals and tourists alike. It can be reached by climbing the many steps carved into the steep mountainside.
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23 Places You DIDN'T KNOW Existed
We know all the famous landmarks in places like Paris, New York, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Sahara Desert--but the world is so much bigger than that. Let’s talk about all the places that you might’ve not even known were real. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. The Door To Hell Even if some of you don’t believe a place like hell really exists, we can at least tell you that a place called the Door To Hell is actually real. Door To Hello is the colloquial name for the Darvaza gas crater located in Turkmenistan. It measures to an area of 5,350 meters squared, now a rather big tourist attraction. The natural gas field was lit aflame during the 70s as a way to keep dangerous gases from flowing into nearby towns. It’s been burning ever since. 7. Schwerin Palace In the northeastern region of Germany is the city of Schwerin, the capital of its state as as well as the second largest city there. Lakes enclose the city, making it appear as some sort of hidden land amongst the water. A notable landmark includes the Schwerin Palace, which looks more like a Disney castle than a real one. The palatial schloss sits on Lake Schwerin, dating all the way back to 973 AD. 6. Viñales Valley When you think about it, how much do you really know about the geology of Cuba? Politics and history for sure, but the look of the landscape? For most people, probably not much. So here’s a few things to learn if you didn’t know already: let’s take a look at the Vinales Valley, a karstic depression that’s famous for growing tobacco and a variety of other crops while surrounded the Sierra de los Organos mountains. 5. Lake Retba The salt content measured at Lake Retba reaches up to 40%, so here, you know you can float. Lake Retba, also called Lac Rose, formed just north of the Cap Vert peninsula in Senegal. The Dunaliella salina algae is what makes the waters here so pink, as if someone split pink lemonade into the water source. The algae develops this sort of red pigment to help it absorb light. Mix that with the water, and it looks pink. Dunes divide the lake from the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of people boat on this lake and fisherman even use the salt to preserve fish. 4. Saint Michel D’Aiguilhe What’s different about this French chapel? It’s a French chapen close to the sky, that’s what. The Saint Michel D’Aiguilhe chapel was built sometime in 969 right over--get this--a volcanic plug. It’s also been said that Joan of Arc’s mother, Isabelle Romee would come to this area to pray. If she really did, then that means she climbed those 268 steps that were carved into the rock a lot of times. It sights about 279 feet high or 85 meters and was constructed as a tribute to the pilgrimage of Saint James. 3. Sagano Bamboo Forest Right near the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan is a forest that looks out of this world. We may not think much of bamboo but if the Sagano Forest proves anything, there’s a lot to bamboo to think of. You can walk through the man-made path carved into the forest, which often gets packed with tourists. When it gets slightly windy, the bamboo wood knocks against each other, creating a wholly unique sound. 2. Atlantis “That’s a fictional place!” someone cries. Well, kind of. The legend of Atlantis is just that, a legend--one that tells of an ancient city that has sunken into the sea, seemingly lost. Plato mentions the island in Timaeus and Critias, but was this place really…real? Not too long ago, archaeologists discovered the remains of Heracleion, a city that sunk into the Abu Qir Bay. It was once Crete’s largest city, leaving behind monuments, coins, and other structures that show just a glimpse of what this ancient Egyptian city must have been like. 1...
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18 Strangest Recently Discovered Species
Isn’t it crazy that new species are being discovered every year? You’d think with the reach humans have all over the world and in history that we’d have found all of them by now. But these new species, plants and animals, show that there is just so much of the world left to see. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The Real Killer Tomato There’s a new tomato in the world and you can’t even eat it. This new fruit, found in northern Australia, has been categorized as inedible. And this conclusion apparently doesn’t stem from some observation of its being poisonous. Rather, this bush tomato known as Solanum ossicruentum feels hard as bone and tastes incredibly bitter. So you could it eat, but the result would be an unpleasant experience that you might even get sick from. At least this tomato’s plant grows some pretty purple flowers. The bushes are native and rather common in this area of Australia. 6. Vika: The Giant Rat The Vangunu giant rat, which we’ll refer to as the vika, was found in the Solomon Islands for a rather funny reason. It’s been known as the giant rat that fell from a tree, described by scientists in 2017. Actually, the 30 foot tree that the squirrel resided in was being felled by loggers, leading to its ultimate finding. The presence of the vika has been known for at least 20 years according to the local legends, but was only first reportedly found in 2015. Compared to the city rats, these rats have been said to grow 4 times larger, reaching up to 1.5 feet long. 5. The Ninja Lanternshark That doesn’t sound like the real name of a real animal, does it? Oh, but it is. The ninja lanternshark, part of the lanternshark family, was recently swimming in the darkness of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Their population distribution ranges from Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica, living at depths of 836-1443 meters. A gathering of 8 specimens were taken from the waters of Central America to be studied. As you can see, the ninja lanternshark looks even crazier than its name, with its fleshy black body, and startling white marks around their eyes. 4. The All Pink Katydid This katydid, the Eulophophyllum kirki, can mimic the appearance of leaves, despite being super bright pink. The new insect was found by researchers who initially searched for snakes and tarantulas while out in Borneo. They measure to 1.5 inches long or 4 centimeters. Males appear all green while the one you see here is female, which has a mostly pink body with green streaks. The area it was found in already receives a lot of protection, which limits a lot of the studying of this new katydid since specimens cannot be collected from the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Malaysia. 3. Attenborough’s Bat Who doesn’t love themselves some Sir David Attenborough? Apparently everyone does, including this species of bat discovered recently and described just this year. It has been classified as the first and only known mammal endemic species on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, interestingly enough. The so-named Myotis attenboroughi was named after the knighted naturalist. For their environment, these bats can be found in tree hollows and caves. 2. The Churro In The Deep Sea Take a look at this deep sea species.This is a much stouter version of the more common ones, but you can still see the shape that scientists naming it have likened to a churro, hence its scientific name: Xenoturbella churro. Discovered in the depths of the pacific ocean, these mollusk-eating wrinkled tubes lay deflated along the ocean floor. The nature of these creatures have yet to be fully observed, but one thing’s certain--the deep sea knows how to hide the most interesting living organisms in the world. With Fire And Blood Two new species of ants were discovered recently and named in 2017. From the title we just gave, can you guess what they were possible named as? One of these genus of Pheidole was given the species name of Viserion, after one of Daenerys’s dragons from Game of Thrones. The other ant was given the name Drogon, after the more volatile dragon in Game of Thrones. Both ants were found in Papua New Guinea, sharing the characteristics of strange muscles and spiky barbs on their backs. The one you see here is Drogon while the more lightly colored one would be Viserion. Though small, like most ants, they are incredibly strong. Let’s hope neither actually breathe fire.
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20 WEIRDEST Food Trends
Why can’t we just eat regular food all the time? Why do people have to go and make it all crazy? Because that’s boring that’s why! Here’s some of the craziest, off the wall food trends we’ve seen lately. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 6. Ice Cream Rolling Up People are always looking for new ways to do things that are already super familiar. To take a classic and turn it on its head, rolled ice cream was created. Also known as stir-fried ice cream, this new frozen dessert trend takes milk (soy or dairy) and then turns it into ice cream before your eyes. The milk gets poured onto a super cold plate and then mixed with other ingredients for flavor. 5. Glitter You Can Eat Like gold, most of us have probably wondered if it’s truly safe to eat glitter? Of course, you can’t just eat regular glitter, that would be toxic and awful for your intestines. Thankfully, there is a thing known as edible glitter where it’s made to be eaten. You’ll find edible glitter more commonly on cupcakes and is purely ornamental as they don’t really have anything to add in the tate department. While regular glitter may be non-toxic, it’s not made to be edible, so you can’t--repeat, cannot--just use the same stuff you put on your science project board on your cakes, too. 4. More Cool Bagels Moving on from rainbow bagels, New York came up with another interesting take on the classic piece of round bread and then make something new out of it. Introducing the spaghetti bagel. You eat bread with spaghetti sometimes, right? So why not make the bread the spaghetti (or is it making the spaghetti the bread?). It was one of the strangest and trendiest foods you heard about in 2017. Like many eccentric foods, this dish premiered at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn. Cooked with eggs and cheese, the pasta takes on a bagel shape. Lots of people hated it yet of course that only made it more notorious. 3. In The Midnight Color We’ve touched on black burgers, so now let’s get to the next food that charcoal has touched. You couldn’t get away from black ice cream. All the trendy ice cream parlors and frozen dessert places had this on their menu because it was all over social media so of course you had to. Charcoal doesn’t have a lot to offer when it comes to flavor so companies must add other flavors like honey or vanilla or almonds to the mix so that it will taste like anything. 2. Rainbow Grilled Cheese Imagine stretching your pieces of grilled cheese like they do in those kraft commercials and seeing a rainbow instead of yellow cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches isn’t the first thing you’d think of when wanting to add color to something, but someone surely did think of it, alright. There’s lots of tutorials on how to make your own rainbow grilled cheese sandwich, so you don’t need to be a fancy bread artisan. It originated from Hong Kong, originally called “Kala Toast.” Rainbow foods were a huge fad last year, something also called “unicorn food.” 1...
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Places You're NOT ALLOWED To Visit
The world is huge and there’s loads of places you can go and visit and experience something amazing and new. Except these places. These places, you’re not allowed to go to, so stay tuned to find out why you can’t put these on your must visit list. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. The RAAF Woomera Prohibited Area It says it all in the name, doesn’t it? The entire span of the Woomera Prohibited Area measures to 122,188 square kilometers in the northwestern portion of South Australia. It operate as a land testing site, the largest in the whole world. It began back in 1903, and has been used primarily by the Royal Australian Air Force. 8. Snake Island Called “Ilha da Queimada Grande” in Portuguese, Snake Island sounds exactly like what populates it: a bunch of snakes. Located off the coast of Brazil, the island only measures to an area of 110 acres. On those 110 acres live the critically endangered species of snakes known as golden lancehead pit vipers. These venomous snakes used to live on the mainland until rising sea levels ultimately isolated them to the island that used to be connected to the rest of Brazil. Considering the danger the snakes pose to humans, land developers have not planned any kind of housing or facility on the island. 7. Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant Although the Ark of the Covenant has not been officially found, many believe that this chapel in Axum, Ethiopia may be the place it actually was hidden in. Known as the Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, only the monks that live there get permission to walk in and out of this old chapel, also referred to as the church of Saint Mary of Zion. The Ark, holding the stone tablets on which Moses wrote down God’s commandments, was said have been placed in the chapel 3,000 years ago. 6. RAF Menwith Hill Sure, it looks like a bunch of golf balls, but those golf balls count as part of the most extensive monitoring system in the world. It was built in 1954 and has been used since 1958. The Royal Air Force and the NSA operate this powerful center, called RAF Menwith--though the Ministry of Defence makes it available to the United States Department of Defense. 5. Google Data Center One of the most secure places in the United States are Google’s Data Centers, like the first data center Google Ever established. Located in Oregon, this first center opened in 2006 and had plans for expansion after 74 more acres of land were purchased for the center. This high security location holds large amounts of digital storage. 4. Metro 2 An old, secret station that supposedly started construction during the reign of Stalin can be found underground and said to connect to the Kremlin. Many refer to this metro system by its informal name the Metro 2. Though no one’s sure, people guess that the length of the Metro-2 far exceeds the public Metro that everyone uses. It can be found about 165 to 660 feet or 50 to 200 meters deep. 3. Bohemian Grove A campground located in Monte Rio, California belongs to a private elite gentlemen’s club known as the Bohemian Club. The camp, known as Bohemian Grove, measures to 2,700 acres, first established in 1878. The all-male club include people such as former U.S. presidents, senior media executives, other government officials, and business leader. Basically if you have a lot of money and power, you might get in. 2. Vatican Secret Archives We all know that a place with the word “secret” in its name probably doesn’t allow a lot of tourist traffic. The Vatican Secret Archives serve as the central repository in Vatican City for all the acts declared by the Holy See. State papers may also be found in these archives, as well as things like the papal account books, and official correspondences. These private documents get housed in the vaults of the Vatican, with the entrance near the Vatican Library. 1...
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19 STRANGEST Animals Found In Australia
Australia’s just so big and a lot of it is land that is still considered the wild. What’s out there in the outback and coasts of the land down under? Keep watching to find out! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. The Thorny Devil That’s the exact name for this strange lizard found along the deserts of the Australian outback. The lizard, sometimes called the moloch, has a whole lot of spikes all over its body. Anyone who accidentally steps on this thing better have a really thick shoe. These spikes, or scales, help the thorny devil to collect water on its body wherever it can. The water then gets transported through the skin. Depending on the weather, the color of its scales can change from pale to dark when it goes from warm to cold. 7. Another Anteater While some may call it the banded or marsupial anteater, the numbat, like the echidna, isn’t really an anteater per se. They don’t even eat ants--although they do feed on termites, about 20,000 a day to be exact. Who needs an exterminator when there’s the numbat? The Numbat also, like the wombat, is not a bat. Endemic to Western Australia as well as re-introduced into South Australia, the numbat is considered an endangered species and is heavily protected. 6. The Call Of The Kookaburra Tree Kingfishers known as the kookaburra got its name for the sound of its call, a distinct and really loud sound that many liken to a laugh. While that’s slightly frightening to think about, it’s what makes the kookaburra the kookaburra. They live in humid forests and as well as arid environments. Even though they are called “kingfishers” they do not have much to do with water. Unlike lots of birds you probably feed, they’re not the type to eat things like seeds and nuts. They eat animals such as young birds of other species, mice, snakes, and small reptiles. You’ll when an area belongs to the kookaburra because it will let out that strange call to mark its territory. 5. The Wallaby Way Fans of Finding Nemo you undoubtedly remember the address in which we followed Nemo to and of course it would have the name “wallaby way” in it. The wallaby is one of the most popular and well-known animals native to Australia. This type of animal belongs to eh same taxonomic family as kangaroos. You may even note how similar they appear. Wallabies are a small species, though the largest can grow to be 2 meters long. The spring-like design of their tendons gives them extremely strong hind legs while their tails are used to provide support. While they are native to Australia and New Guinea, they have been introduced to other parts of the world. 4. The Black Swan Ballet aside, the black swan is a real bird that was not just made up to contrast the more well-known white swan. Black swans breed in the southern regions of Australia and were introduced to other parts of the world in the 1800s. They might have white flight feathers, but for the most part their plumage is black and at the end of their faces are red bills. A black swan shows its aggression by holding its long neck up high and then spreading its wings out to show their fathers, so stay away when you see it acting like this. Despite having no migratory pattern, they do no stay in one place all the time and will travel to other regions in a more nomadic way. 3. Gliding On Sugar What’s a cuter name for a small creature like this than sugar glider? None, we’ll tell you that much. The sugar gliders are possums with wing-like membranes that help them glide through the air--similar to that of a flying squirrel. These small animals are native to Australia and were introduced to Tasmania in the 19th century. Guar gliders grow to be about 9 to 12 inches or 24 to 30 centimeters long from head to tail. You might have noticed their huge eyes that are pretty big compared to their heads. Those eyes help them see at night as they live nocturnally. Those big ears also help them detect prey in the dark. To glide, they launch themselves from a tree and spread its limbs so that the gliding membrane catches the air. 2. The Feral Dog We’ve all heard that famous phrase “dingoes ate my baby” in reference to the case that happened back in the 80s, but what else are dingos really known for? Experts debate the taxonomic status of the dingo mainly because no one can really figure out if its genetically closer to a domestic dog or a wolf. Dingos live in the wild though have been known to associate with humans, yet they have not officially been bred to be domesticated. A dingo hunts from behind to surprise their prey. 1...
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WILD Animals That Cannot Be Domesticated!
From bears, rhinos and hippos … to the fearsome cape buffalo ... Here are 12 wild animals that cannot be domesticated Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. #7 Hyenas Are they related to dogs, or are they related to cats? Hyenas are identified as ‘feliform’ creatures which are cat-like carnivorans. But even though they could be related to your housecat, they’ll never be domesticated. That’s in spite of claims that the animals may have been domesticated by Ancient Egyptians for use as a food source. That theory was later discounted largely due to their diet. Since hyenas feed on carrion, their meat would be loaded with worms and parasites. But experts say it’s remotely possible that the animals were tamed for a very short time. #6 Elephants African Bush elephants are the world’s largest terrestrial mammals, weighing up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg). Their sheer immensity can impede these animals from being domesticated because they’re difficult to keep fenced in. Greater obstacles include the animal’s long reproductive cycle and their reluctance to breed in captivity. Because of those factors there are no domesticated breeds. But that doesn’t mean elephants can’t be tamed. Asian elephants are known for their capacity for transporting heavy objects like timber through dense areas of the jungle. They’ve also been used for ceremonial purposes, and as siege engines in warfare. #5 Hippos They rank as the third largest land mammals in the world. They also rank high as one of the world’s most dangerous animals. Given an average weight that exceeds 3,300 pounds (1,500 kg), maybe it’s not surprising to learn that hippos are related to whales. Even with that size, strength, and huge ivory tusks, many people still think they look endearingly cute. Tell that to a farmer from South Africa who adopted a hippo, named it Humphrey, and treated it like his child. One day Humphrey mauled his adoptive dad to death even though the animal was thought to be domesticated. Thanks to their aggression and unpredictable behavior, domestication will never happen with rhinos. #4 Rhinoceros There are five extant species of this beast, and the smallest of them weighs around 1,500 pounds (700 kg). GIven their size, power, and bad temper these animals aren’t the best candidates for domestication. Did you know that the rhino’s ill temper is partly due to their poor eyesight? Because of that, they’ll often charge when startled. Rhinos in the wild have been observed to charge at stationary objects like trees or boulders. So if they were to be domesticated rhinos would have to be selectively bred to improve their vision. That’s in addition to breeding out any aggression towards humans. Since rhinos take a long time to mature, they’re not good candidates for domestication anyway. #3 Big Cats There has been a rising demand for exotic pets, and much of the interest has been linked to videos posted on social media. That’s helped to fuel the popularity of Tigers in the exotic pet trade. But while they may appear tame, they’re not domesticated. These animals haven’t evolved to live within human habitats and they still retain their wild instincts. And consider how large and powerful they become. A six month tiger cub can already weigh 100 pounds (45 kg), and will grow into an animal strong enough to maul or kill its owner. None of the Big Cats are good candidates for domestication. That includes Jaguars, which are so unpredictable that they cannot be tamed in the manner of tigers or lions. It’s one reason why the spotted cats aren’t featured in circus acts. And since they’re not regarded as good exhibition animals, they’re not seen as often in zoos. #2 Giant Panda Bears They look cute and cuddly, and we tend to regard them as gentle giants. But make no mistake that these animals can be dangerous. They’re built for aggression and are powerful enough to inflict serious damage. Keepers typically will not enter the Panda’s enclosure if the bears are present. And even though these critters mainly eat bamboo, they are still technically carnivores with jaws that can exert a lethal bite force. They’re unlikely to be domesticated because they breed more successfully in open territories. Once captured, they seem to lose their mating instinct in close quarters. 1...
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14 Internet Pranks That People Believed
We all have to admit we’ve fallen for a prank or two or a handful. No matter how gullible you are, when it comes to internet pranks, no one can really blame you. Especially nowadays when the truth can get buried under headlines and clickbait and threads of tweets, you might find yourself believing even the most ridiculous story. But for every prank, there’s a prankster behind it. Here are 14 internet pranks that fooled everyone. Or at least, almost everyone. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos.
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Extraordinary Things Recovered From Ice
All these old pieces of the past seem to be emerging from the ice. In 2013, it was reported that an ancient forest was once again exposed after the glaciers of Mendenhall thawed. This forest found near Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska. It has been over 1,000 years since this forest was last exposed to the surface. For at least 50 years, traces of a forest have been lurking beneath the ice in the form of logs and stumps. But in recent years, whole trees had been cropping up from the ice, and when dated, it seemed this forest had been buried for centuries. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 6. Discovered 20th Century Soldiers The bodies of two World War I soldiers part of the Austro-Hungarian military were discovered in the Italian Alps of northern Italy in 2012 after the glaciers melted. The bodies appeared rather preserved and have been sitting in those mountains for about a hundred years at an altitude of 9,850 feet on the Presena Glacier. The area, known as the Dolomites, has brought concern to people due to its rapid melting. Before this, a cache of 200 rusted grenades were found in the melted glaciers of the Alps, too, which also came from the Great War. Experts guess that if these decreased temperatures continue, they will only find more artifacts from the past. 5. The Narrow-Leafed Campion As we’ve seen with the moss and entire forests, when ice gets as cold as it can get, it has the ability to preserve some pretty crazy stuff, even plants. The flowering plant known scientifically as Silene stenophylla but also commonly called the narrow-leafed campion and grow in eastern Siberia and Northern Japan. A squirrel from the Ice Age had buried the seeds of this type of plant in the tundra near the Kolyma River. The seeds were found encased in ice, buried 128 feet or 38 meters below the permafrost grounds alongside the bones of bison, mammoths, and woolly rhinoceroses. When radiocarbon dated, it turns out this seed cache is 32,000 years old. 4. The Inca Child Mummies In 1999, three Inca child mummies were found entombed in the Llullaillaco (yu yah-eye yaco) volcano in Argentina. The mummies appeared to be sacrifices, according to researchers, with one being a 13 year old girl that has been dubbed the “Llullaillaco maiden” and was dressed in an expensive wardrobe. The mummies were found 22,000 feet up the mountain and appeared to have been injected with cocoa leaves and alcohol as a form of sedation. This occurred around 500 years ago and were discovered right before the hot summer temperatures that would have damaged the bodies. 3. The Tale of the SS Baychimo When it comes to the sequence of events that surrounds the SS Baychimo, a steel hulled cargo steamer that first launched in 1914, the circumstances appear rather mysterious. While some ships run aground or get sunk and therefore automatically decommissioned, this was not so with the Baychimo. This 1,322 ton ship got stuck in the ice in 1931 after a trade run and had been loaded full of animal fur while near the town of Barrow, Alaska. But a few days later, the ship dislodged from the ice. Since then, it has been sighted floating through the ocean, with the last sighting taking place in 1969, with no wreckage being found. 2. Otzi The Iceman One of the most famous frozen discoveries is that of Otzi (uht zi) the Iceman, a nickname of a natural mummy of a man that is guessed to have lived between 3400 and 3100 BCE. The photo you see here is a rendering of what he might have looked like based on the mummy discovered. The Iceman has been considered the oldest known natural mummy from Europe. Two German tourists discovered the body in 1991 while hiking through the Otzal Alps between Austria and Italy. The body and the belongings that were found with him have been put on display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy. The Revived Water Bears Micro animals known as tardigrades and sometimes referred to as water bears were first discovered by Johann August Ephraim, a German zoologist, in 1773. These water bears lived in the harshly cold environments of the Himalayas, the bottom of the ocean in Antarctica and even in Japanese hot springs. It seems the water bears can survive anything. Measuring at no longer than 1 millimeter, water bears have 8 legs, complete with claws. Frozen tardigrades were brought back to life, even after being frozen for as long as 30 years.
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20 CREATIVE Things You Can Do With Old Junk
Take all the old stuff you were about to throw away and recycle, restore, or repurpose them. You’ll find there’s so much more to old knicknacks, trinkets, and toys than just memories of how they used to look or work. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest ways these items can be remade. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. The Milk Carton Wallet For a fun activity for kids or if you’re looking to make some off-the-wall sorts of wallets, try making your own with a milk or juice carton. They’re great for holding cards, bills, or serving as a coin purse. You might be wondering how you get that huge, bulky carton box to be a small, foldable wallet. Well, you start out by cutting out the bottom and back side, making the carton flat. You also need to print out a carton wallet template from online and then trace it on the inside of the carton. Fold and cut according to the template and with no tape or glue, you got yourself a little wallet. 8. From The Car To The Living Room Most of the time, you just take old tires and throw them out so that they end up in old scrap heaps. But if you’re in need of a nice ottoman for your living room, you might want to hold onto that tire you no longer need for you car. Rope ottomans have become relatively popular DIY projects created to furnish your home. It takes some skill in crafts and handiwork to make one, but you need fairly few products to achieve an ottoman like this one. You just need rope, a hot glue gun, a few screws, medium density fibreboard to cover the holes, and a brush sealer. 7. Suitcase Table Even though vintage suitcases may not be the most reliable pieces of luggage when travelling, there’s still a way to hold onto that style even if that suitcase isn’t sturdy enough anymore. Make it into a table! You find some pre-made suitcase tables on Etsy. Or you can make it yourself, taking apart of a table, sawing some wood to reinforce the suitcase, and then put it all together to make an interesting nightstand. 6. Recycled Bicycles Using a bike already helps out the environment when you ride one as an alternative to a car. Bikes made of recycled materials can be made from anything like cardboard, like the one created by Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni in 2013, which were only supposed to cost on $20, but apparently went on sale for $290. The company ReCycle also uses recycled aluminum to produce their bikes and use recycled cork for the saddle and grips for the handlebar. 5. Bikes In The Garden If you do have old bike that isn’t biodegradable you can still use it for the benefit of the environment. If you have a garden, you could also try making it into part of the decor. Old bikes made to look like rusted copper can be an interesting addition as a garden fixture, as seen in this yard where they used to seat as a plant box against the wooden fence. 4. Utensil Lamps If you don’t need a new coat rack, you don’t have to throw those old forks and spoons away yet. Many artists have taken to making maps out of utensils as unique ways of livening up the dining room. A common way to make utensil lamps would be to hang them from and overhead lamp like this that hangs off the ceiling. If the ceiling’s too low, you can find a plethora of ways to incorporate silverware materials into your lampshades, like gluing them to the outside to make some interesting silhouettes. Or using plastic spoons and using just the scoop to make a scaled lampshade. 3. Repreve Yarn We mentioned sustainable fashion earlier, so let’s elaborate a little further. Unifi, a company focused on sustainable products, takes recycled plastics and uses them to make graduation gowns, something millions of students need at the end of every semester in colleges around the United States. The North Carolina-based company use a recycled fiber called Repreve, with each graduation gown made from approximately 27 plastic bottles. This plastic can then be made into pellets that get melted and then transformed into Repreve yarn, a material used in new Nike NBA uniforms, too. 2. Restored Pedal Cars Old cars that have been restored can cost a lot, especially if you’re planning to drive it around. But not all restored cars have to be huge projects that require a lot of restoration to the mechanics. Sometimes you just want a cool piece to put on display. Take a look at this old rusted car, which looks more like a glorified wagon. This is a pedal car, used by children back in the day--not too different from the barbie mobiles you can buy at the toy store. Ruslan Kuchmenov takes old pedal cars and restores them, which is truly amazing since some of these items date as far back as the 1930s. 1...
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21 INSANE Large Human Made Things
Humans may be small when compared to the rest of the universe, but we’re capable of some great things. One of which is creating, and creating really, huge, enormous things from buildings to boats, and even pieces of art. Here’s some of the biggest things in the world. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10. The Burj Khalifa As of 2008, the tallest building in the world has been the Burj Khalifa at 2,722 feet or 829.8 meters tall. It cost over $1.5 billion dollars to make and consists of 163 above ground floors. Construction of this monster skyscraper began in 2004, not officially opening until 2010. It takes up a floor area of 3,331,100 square feet or 309,473 meters squared. Why did anyone decide to build something so huge? Well, the government wanted a way to diversify their economy that mostly revolves around oil. So plans for the megatall skyscraper went underway, now a mixed-use development. 9. The Gouda Wheel By Beemster Cheese wheels can get rather large. But the biggest one ever made was produced by the Dutch company Beemster. It looks just like these regular sized wheels of cheese, except it weighs in at about 1,323 pounds and has a diameter of 6 feet. It was set at a value of $15,500 but according to the CEO of Beemster, the wheel will not be put up for sale. For a while, it was even on display at Grand Central Station in New York City. 8. The Shanghai Metro The longest metro system in the world can be found in the city of Shanghai. It operates in both urban and suburban rail transits, with over 9 million people using the metro daily--the highest recorded to be at 11.897 million people in just one day. Operations began in 1993, the rail system featuring 15 lines and 387 stations. It wins out as the subway system with the longest route length, measuring to 396 miles or 637 kilometers. 7. World Record Pencil Do kids still have to bring number 2 pencils for test days? Well if most pencils were bigger in size, maybe so many students would forget to bring them on important school days. The largest pencil regular-looking pencil resembles that of a number 2, except measured to over 76 feet long and weighing 18,000 pounds. We say “regular looking” because the actual longest pencil ever made was made with recycled polystyrene, making it bendable and more akin to rope, though it does have a graphite center like any good writing utensil. That pencil measured at 3,582 feet 7.73 inches or 1,091.99 meters, made by BIC in 2017. 6. The PLum Brook Vacuum Chamber If NASA says this is the largest vacuum chamber in the world, then it’s probably the largest vacuum chamber in the world. The Plum Brook Vacuum Chamber, located at the station of the same name in Sandusky, Ohio measures at 100 feet in diameter and 122 feet tall. 5. Huge Cruise Ships One of biggest sea vessels in the world were made for vacations and the Norwegian Epic is one of them. Amongst some of the largest cruise ships in the world, the Norwegian Epic launched in 2009, and has been sailing the seas since. It travels from Europe to the Caribbean. It measures at a length of 1,081 feet or 329.45 meters with a height of 200 feet or 61 meters. It can hold 4,100 passengers and is classified as an epic-class cruise ship. 4. Spring Temple Buddha The biggest statue ever made is the Spring Temple Buddha, a statue situated in Henan, China within the Fodushan Scenic Area. It sits on a pedestal measuring to 82 feet or 25 meters, with the actual statue reaching 420 feet or 128 meters tall. The statue was completed in 2008, the whole project costing about $55 million. 3. The Arena Corinthians Screen Visit any IMAX theater and you’ll see some big screens. But one of the biggest screens in the world can be found on the outside wall of the Arena Corinthians sports stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The stadium hosted the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. And for the tournament, energy-efficient lighting technology was installed, making it the biggest LED stadium panel in the whole world. 2. The Telescope At Arecibo Observatory One of the biggest telescopes in the world belongs to the Arecibo Observatory i Puerto Rico. STI International, USRA, and UMET operate the observatory, which was established during the 1960s. The radio telescope here measures at 1,000 feet 8 inches or 305 meters in diameter and was made snug into a hole made by a karst sinkhole. 1...
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STRANGE Foods From Around The World
Everything you’ve ever eaten will now seem basic after watching this list. There’s a whole world of food out there, why just stick to the same boring stuff all the time? Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Rotting Cheese Anyone? In Italy, they have something called “casu marzu.” You know what the literally translates to in English? Putrid or rotting cheese. Coming from the region of Sardinia, Italy and Corsica France (where it’s known as casgiu marsu) is this sheep milk cheese. Big deal. Lots of cheese smells weird. It’s all milk that’s gone bad anyway. Hold up, though. Casu marzu also contains live insect larvae. Casu Marzu 8. The 100 Year Old Egg Eggs can go bad relatively fast and we all know what that smells like in the fridge. Many of you probably find the idea of an egg that’s been around for 100 years rather displeasing. So while the century egg from China isn’t really 100 years old, that doesn’t mean it isn’t super old. The egg gets preserved in clay, quicklime, and ash for months until the yolk turns black or dark green. It also gets all slimy and translucent. Even though the stench of ammonia gets really strong when biting into this thing, most people say it doesn’t taste too different from a hardboiled egg. 7. Snail Is Meat There’s been some debate whether or not escargot is considered meat. If you happen to be in Greece, Portugal, France, and a few North African countries, and you don’t eat meat, then you might be hesitant to try this delicacy. To make escargot, you need to use land snails. So while there’s definitely species of sea snails, they happen to be not the ones we use to make escargot. So yes, technically, snail is meat--though some do consider it a shellfish, so who knows what the truth is? The typical way to serve it is in a garlic and parsley and butter recipe. 6. The Blood Sausage The terms “blood sausage” would sound unappealing to a number of people. It’s just two words you’d never want to put together, yet in countries like the UK and Ireland this stuff’s really common to find on a plate. They look like super dry beef patties if you didn’t know any better. In that flat little cake of a sausage is a mix of pork blood, pork fat, and a type of cereal like oatmeal or barley groats. Add some spices, and you’ve got a rather common English, Scottish, and Irish treat in front of you. 5. The Blood Stew Alright, speaking of pork blood, let’s get to something slightly weirder than a blood sausage: blood stew. When you cook blood, it turns into a dark brown, almost black color. A well-known blood stew is dinuguan, a Filipino dish. While it appears blood stews originated from Spain, it’s taken new shape in this Southeast Asian country. In the stew are pieces of pork and pork fat, said to be rather rich in flavor. 4. Worms In A Can You could buy a can of silkworm pupae from Korea and that’s totally normal. That stuff stewing in that pot is called beondegi and you can buy that stuff in grocery stores or sold by a street vendor. The flavor has been described as something close to nutty, yet juicy at the same time. During the time of the Korean War, it became really popular because of its amount of protein and high nutritional value. You’ll typically find this stuff served with toothpicks, 3. The Gnarliest Bread Spread Those of us not from the UK or Australia and have tried either marmite or vegemite either gagged or just thought it tasted weird and not something you’d want to eat in large quantities ever. Eating marmite or vegemite seems to be an acquired taste and if you didn’t grow up eating this stuff, chances are you’re probably not going to get used to it. Between the two spreads, some people can’t really tell the difference, though marmite is said to be slightly midler. It’s made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract--who exactly scraped that out of the barrel and put it on bread, though? 2. Not Just An Egg Regular chicken eggs you buy from the store is not fertilized, meaning it’s really just an egg that could not have developed even if you didn’t keep it in the fridge. However, in the Philippines there’s something called “balut” meaning “wrapped.” You’d also find this street in places like Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. The egg gets incubated to up to 21 days and then gets boiled. When you peel it open to eat it, you’ll find the embryo of a developing bird. You typically eat it and then have some beer on the side. If fish eyes already freak you out, you probably wouldn’t be able to handle this. 1...
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FRIENDLIEST Animals That Actually Like Humans
We’re informed all the time of the animals we actually need to watch out for. But not all the members of the animal kingdom hate us. Here’s some of the friendliest, most peaceful, and indifferent animals in the world when it comes to behavior, especially around humans. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Sheep When you think of the word docile, the image of lam probably comes to mind at some point. And that’s for a reason. Sheep, ruminant mammals kept as livestock, live in herds and historically prove to be one of the first animals to be domesticated in terms of agriculture. In their herds, sheep establish a system of dominance hierarchy as it’s in their nature to follow a leader. This system requires the sheep to fight with each other. But in terms of people, sheep have been around us so long that they see little threat from their shepherds. 8. Cranes Some cultures depict cranes as being majestic, respectable animals that bring good fortune. When it comes to Japan especially, tradition includes folding 1,000 paper origami cranes. Sandhill cranes appear rather large when it comes to other cranes. But their peaceful nature makes the wilderness of Siberia and North America look that much more tranquil. They’re social birds, living in either pairs or family groups. 7. Donkeys These relatives to horses aren’t seen quite as majestic, but a donkey will be relative friendly to humans. Humans domesticated donkeys, and nowadays, over 40 million donkeys exist in the world. While a donkey probably won’t try to maul you, they do seem to be stubborn animals, attributed to their strong sense of self-preservation. As cautious as they are, scientists have described them as being playful and friendly animals, too. 6. Manatees Called “sea cows” manatees may swim alongside humans and prove even more peaceful than their land counterparts. These aquatic mammals eat only plants grow to be 13.1 feet or 4 meters long, and can weigh up to 1,300 pounds or 590 kilograms. You’d be able to find manatees swimming in the waters of West India, the Amazon, and West Africa. They swim slowly through the water and appear to be highly curious, which causes them to explore a lot. 5. Duck Billed Platypus If you think about it, it really wouldn’t make sense that something that looks like a beaver and a duck could be any sort of scary creature in the wild. We’re talking about the duck billed platypus, a semi-aquatic mammal that scientists thought was fake when they first examined on in 1799--thinking it was two animals sewn together. They spend most of their time eating crustaceans and sleeping about 14 hours a day. 4. Aye Aye They look frightening, with their orange-glowing eyes and weird raccoon-rat-like appearance. But you shouldn’t feel threatened by the aye aye. These primates live in Madagascar, the largest nocturnal primate in the world. Their rodent teeth are always growing, which only adds to their creepy look. Despite this, aye ayes mostly like to run through the trees, eating mostly fruit and seeds. For more food, they behave like woodpeckers, pulling out the invertebrates living in the trees. In folklore, aye ayes are described to be evil in nature and not to be trusted. In 1933 they were thought to be extinct but in 1957 were rediscovered. 3. Manta Rays Not to be confused with the stingray, which possess a barbed tail that could maim a human, manta rays may look similar, but they’re way nicer. Manta rays exhibit a natural curiosity when it comes to humans, like this one that probably didn’t mean to scare the woman they swam beside. They have the same flat bodies like sting rays, which is why people confuse them with each other all the time. The largest species of manta ray can grow up to 23 feet or 7 meters in width. If we look back in history, manta rays were feared because of their size. 2. Sloths Specifically, we’re talking about three toed sloths. You need to beware of two toed sloths as they’re much more dangerous. The three toed sloths act friendly towards humans. You can even pick one of these little animals up and they probably would just relax in your arms. They live in South and Central America, mammals that move slow, yet faster than the two toed sloth. If you brought them to the water, they’d enjoy themselves immensely and prove themselves capable since three toed sloths are really good swimmers. They eat mostly leaves of trees and digest their food slowly. 1...
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11 MIND BOGGLING Discoveries Made In Pyramids
From an ancient tattooed sorceress ... to King Tut’s cosmic dagger … Here are 11 Mind-Boggling Discoveries Made In Pyramids Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. #6 King Tut’s Cosmic Dagger While it had been plundered in ancient times, Tutankhamun's tomb was nearly intact when it was discovered in 1922. Over 5,000 items were recovered in the well-preserved structure. That included a mysterious, ornate dagger that was said to be crafted with iron that came from a meteorite. Experts would later confirm that such was the case. When King Tut died in 1323 BC iron was considered more valuable than gold, and was reserved for ceremonial purposes. In those times metal obtained from meteorites was called “iron from the sky”! #5 An Army for the Afterlife Pyramidal (puh-ram-uh-dull) structures in China date back thousands of years. But they remained relatively unknown to the western world until the early 20th century. The pyramids are typically ancient mausoleums, or burial mounds that held the remains of early emperors and their families. The best-known structure is the Mausoleum of the First Qin (kin) Emperor. It’s located beneath a mound that stands some 76 meters tall (250 feet) and has a pyramidal (pur-RAM-ih-dul) shape. Chances are you know this site for the Terracotta Army discovered there in 1974. It was comprised of more than 8,000 small clay soldiers that were meant to protect the emperor in the afterlife. Along with the soldiers, archaeologists also found various weapons lined up along various clay corridors. With an estimated age exceeding 2,000 years, most of this complex is still unexcavated. And that includes the emperor’s tomb. #4 Some Extra Space A building that stands 481 feet (146 m) high might not seem so tall these days. But for some 3,800 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the world’s tallest man-made structure. It is also the largest and oldest of the three pyramids found in what is now El Giza in Egypt. Since first being excavated with modern scientific techniques in 1880, you would think that most of the pyramid’s three chambers have been pretty well explored and documented by now. But in 2017, scientists using high tech equipment that can detect cosmic rays discovered evidence of a previously unknown cavity located in the Grand Gallery. That mysterious space measures at least 100 feet long (30 m). And experts say it is the first significant structure found inside the 4,500-year old pyramid since the 19th century. So far, the space is inaccessible, and its purpose is still unknown. What do you think it could be? #3 Secret Tunnels The Temple of the Feathered Serpent is known as the 3rd largest pyramid found at the site of Teotihuacan (t’ow-wah-tee-wah-kahn) in Mexico. In the 1980s more than 200 sacrificial burials were discovered at the step pyramid. But in 2003 archaeologists found something there that had been sealed off for some 1,800 years: A corridor that runs nearly 100 meters long (328 feet) was discovered about 14 meters (46 feet) underground. The tunnel leads to a series of subterranean galleries carved out of the rocks. A huge array of objects was unearthed including greenstone statues, jade-encrusted wooden masks, sculptures of jaguars, and hundreds of clay spheres covered in pyrites, or fools gold. One of the most remarkable things found there was a miniature mountainous landscape with lakes made from tiny pools of liquid mercury. No one knows what it was used for or why it was built. If you have any ideas, tell us in the comments below! #2 Mummified Animals The pyramids of Egypt are known for their burial chambers containing mummies. But in addition to human remains, mummified animals have also been discovered. While humans underwent the process to preserve their bodies for the afterlife, animal mummies were often used as a type of religious offering. Experts say that many of the creatures were probably cherished pets that would accompany their masters on their journey after death. Experts think that more than 70 million animal mummies could have been produced in Ancient Egypt, with huge numbers of them buried in underground catacombs across Egypt. While cats have often been found, the mummified remains of dogs, birds, crocodiles, rams, baboons, and entire bulls have also been discovered. The practice wasn’t restricted to Egypt. The mummified remains of animals including wolves and pumas have been found in ancient pyramids in Mexico. 1...
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22 Celebrities You FORGOT Broke The Law
It’s insane how much all the glitz and glamour can distract you from all the other things going on in a celebrity’s life. Plus, it’s their PR team’s job to make sure that even if you do end up finding out what happened, they need to find a way to make you forget. Here’s a few times where that worked. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10. Christian Slater The career of Christian Slater has been up and down since the 1980s. And with thos bouts of being in the spotlight and not being in the spotlight, he’s had some scandals with the law in between. The first was when he was arrested for driving drunk in the late 1980s. Another arrested happened in the late 1990s when he got charged with assaulting his girlfriend while he was intoxicated. 9. Bruno Mars Even if you didn’t know or forgot about this once, you might have guessed, right? When it comes to Bruno Mars, hardly anyone can hate him. He just looks so happy all the time. Around the time he first started to get super popular, he would be arrested for possessing illegal substances in 2010. He had to complete 200 hours of community service as well as attend a course dedicated to drug counseling--on top of paying a $2,000 fine. 8. Amelle Berrabah After performing at a showcase in 2003, Amelle Berrabah was brought on to replace Mutya Buena in 2005 in the pop group Sugababes. She would later go on to do a solo career, amongst other things. Like driving drunk and then getting arrested for it in 2010. The story goes that she was just spending a night out drinking with her friends but on the ride home, she was found to be over the legal limit by authorities.In turn, the court made her pay a fine of $2,000 and banned her from driving for 14 months. 7. Wesley Snipes He’s known for being a big action star, most prominently in the role of the vampire Blade. But Wesley Snipes didn’t get in trouble for beating some people up or anything like that, despite what we see of him on camera or hear about him being off camera. Instead, what the authorities got him for was tax evasion. In 2010, Snipes got sentenced to be put away for 3 years due to not filing federal tax returns and on a count of conspiring to defraud. 6. Stephen Fry Thinking about Stephen Fry having a brush with the law is like thinking about your snarky grandmother having a brush with the law: it seems surprising at first but quickly become understandable.It makes a little more sense as well to hear that it happened when he was only 17 years old (by the way, he’s 60 years old now, for some reference). When Fry was a teenager, he stole the credit card of a family friend and proceeded to use it for about 3 months. As a young man, he then would have to be in prison for 3 months on remand. 5. Carmen Electra It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Carmen Electra. And she’ll grace your screen for about a minute for this story. Did you know that Carmen Electra’s real name is Tara Leigh Patrick? Did you also know that she was once married to Dennis Rodman for about a year? In 1999, she would be arrested for battering Rodman back when they were still married. The court decided to settle the matter by ordering the two to stay at least 500 feet away from each other. Interestingly, this year Rodman stated that he would consider marrying Carmen Electra again. 4. Mark Wahlberg Because he’s now a super successful actor and businessman, some of us might have forgotten that Mark Wahlberg was a rapper in his youth--known as Marky Mark. When he was a teenager, he went after 2 Vietnamese men while holding a wooden stick. He beat one so bad that he left them with one blind eye. At the time, Wahlberg was 16 years old. He pleaded guilty to adult though he was charged with attempted murder. Although he was sentenced to 2 years of prison, he only served about 45 days. 3. Robert Downey Jr. He’s one of the most popular celebrities now and playing Iron Man in the monstrously successful Marvel movies definitely had a big part in that. But let’s not forget that just right before starring in the first Iron Man movie, Robert Downey Jr. was a struggling actor. He found fame in his younger years during the 1980s. By the 90s up until 2001, he was arrested many, many times for substance-abuse charges and would go to rehab nearly just as many times. 2. Will Smith Yup. Even someone as sunny and bright as Will Smith has had his share of crimes he’s committed. The actor, comedian, and rapper can do it all. And he’s shown that no matter how good or bad his movies are, people can’t help but love him. So it makes sense that we all forgot that he nearly blinded one man in the 80s. Smith got charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and recklessly endangering someone. Unsurprisingly, the charges were dismissed. 1...
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Secret Tactics Used by the Secret Service
The Secret Service was created on the same day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and the irony is not lost on anyone. It was the 14th of April 1865, and Lincoln created the agency – not as protection for himself – but to crack down on the distribution of counterfeit money which was threatening to destroy the American economy. Lincoln was assassinated by Wilkes Booth later that day while attending a play at a local theatre. To function efficiently, the Secret Service must have a few secret tactics that will ensure the safety of the American President. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8 - Shades On The sunglasses that the Secret Service agents wear, are not just to look cool and shade their eyes! They are also worn to ensure that nothing can get inside their eyes. 7 - Train Insane If you’re considering becoming a Secret Service agent, don’t think that once you’ve got the job of your dreams, that that’s it! They never stop training… ever! You must endure gruelling interviews, extensive background and psychological tests, and then you have to maintain and constantly prove your worth! Training is not just physical but involves weapons, emergency survival, water survival skills as well as financial fraud detection and intelligence techniques. 6 - Don’t believe Hollywood I hate to break the bad news, but Secret Service agents are not under any sworn oath that they need to die for the president. The only thing they are sworn to do is to take every possible step to ensure the president is kept safe and harm doesn’t come his way. 5 - It’s more than a job Secret Service agents don’t just look after the president, their jobs involve so much more. Besides keeping track of around 1,500 death threats towards the president every year, they also investigate credit fraud, financial crimes, identity theft, counterfeiting, and computer fraud. 4 - Step Lightly It’s possible to know the exact location of the president while he is in his office, thanks to weight pressure pads underneath the carpet. This office is the only space where agents are not inside at all times but waiting just outside the door. The pressure pads help them keep track of the president constantly. 3 - Code Red Here’s a fun secret tactic that the Secret Service agents get to indulge in, and that’s picking their own code names for the president and his family members. Usually, husband and wife will share the same first letter, so for example, Michelle Obama was “Renaissance,” while Barack Obama was “Renegade.” George W. Bush was “Tumbler,” John F. Kennedy was “Lancer,” and Richard Nixon had the code name “Searchlight.” 2 - Take one for the team Secret Service agents have to expect the unexpected, and in order to do this, they often get shot with fake bullets. Using non-lethal rounds, their training incorporates having to shoot the target – now the agent – and the bullet will leave a coloured mark and a small sting. That way, agents know exactly how sure their aim is and where they need to improve. 1...
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Mysteries History HASN'T Explained
A lot of our ancestors did a good job of explaining their day to day, their religions, traditions, and laws. Yet the history is still chock full of things that just either don’t make sense or remain mysterious and have not been answered. Here’s some of the most interesting mysteries from history we have no answer for. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Olmec Heads Characterized by slightly crossed eyes and big, round cheeks, the Olmec Heads all sort of resemble each other. They date back to 900 BC, found from different parts of what was ancient Mesoamerica, near the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers have found 17 confirmed Olmec heads, which some guess to be made in the likeness of different Olmec rulers. What we also don’t know for sure has to do with the transportation of these monuments, found in arranged in groups. The largest one weighs between 40 to 50 tons. They seem to come from different centuries, yet their exact dates remain an estimate. 7. The Etruscan Language We’ve discussed various texts that remain undecipherable even by modern linguists. But the whole Etruscan language remains not a complete mystery. For the most part, experts have figured out what means what. However, the real mystery has to do with where it came from. The Etruscan language shows little relation to other languages, modern, living, or not. People would have spoken this language during the time of the Roman Empire, a culture which the Etruscans even passed their alphabet down to. So while we know how to decipher Etruscan, a lot of the meanings of words and phrases remain lost. 6. Rat Kings Quite possibly one of the weirdest things people in history have left for modern day society. Rat kings comprise of rats that have been bound together by their tails--a praceive found frequently in the history of France, Germany, the Netherlands, and even Indonesia. The first known rat kings started in 1564. The largest rat king ever found was made up of 32 rats. The actual purpose they serve remains unclear, however. Folklore from many European cultures regard rat kings as scary cryptids that represented one beast made of rats or mice. 5. The Bolshoi Zayatsky Labyrinth On the Russian island of Bolshoi Zayatsky sit a system of about 14 labyrinths, said to be about 2,500 years old. These labyrinths, made of stone, twist into spirals in and out of each other. The smallest measures at 6 meters in diameter while the largest comes up to 25.4 meters in diameter. In total, 35 labyrinths have been found, consisting of 850 heaps of boulders. You enter the maze from the south. Nobody’s sure about their function, however, with some speculation leaning towards some sort of entrance into the underworld. 4. Uffington White Horse Right on the upper portion of White Horse Hill in England sits a huge, stylized prehistoric piece of art. The Uffington White Horse measures 360 feet or 110 meters long, made with deep trenches that have been filled with white chalk. It seems to have been made between the Iron Age or the late Bronze Age--meaning anywhere from 1000 BC to as late as 100 AD. You can see the horse shape the best from an aerial view or standing from the Vale of nearby villages. As for what it stands for, there has been much debate with little definitive answers. 3. Codex Gigas And now we get to the Giant Book, also called the Codex Gigas in Latin. At a height of 36 inches or 92 centimeters tall and a weight of 165 pounds or 74.8 kilograms, it ranks as the largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript in the history of the world. Its origins go back to the 13th century from the Benedictine monastery in Bohemia--now modern-day Czech Republic. Its primary function is confusing as it contains many rather unrelated and often strange subjects and illustrations. 2. Roman Dodecahedrons One of the most influential civilizations in the West did a good job of documenting their extensive history. Yet when it comes to the hollow stone and bronze objects called “dodecahedrons” the Ancient Romans failed to leave detailed clues as to what in the world they used these things for. Most meauste between 1.5 to 5 inches or 4 to 12 centimeters in diameter and consists of 12 pentagonal sides. They might have been anything from zodiacal instruments or a device to help you knit gloves. 1...
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22 Most REMOTE Places In The World
The places on this list can’t be found in the middle of cities or at popular resorts. Instead, you need to travel a bit more to make your way over here. And when you do get here, you’ll realize how close everything else is in the rest of the world. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Longyearbyen The motto for the settlement of Longyearbyen goes like this “unique, secure, and creative.” And there’s really no denying this place is secure. The largest settlement of Svalbard, Norway used to go by the name “Long Year City” from its founding in 1907 until the year 1926. The foundations of the city sprung from the valley of Longyear, an area named after developer and businessman John Munro Longyear. 8. Casa do Penedo In English, the name “casa do penedo” means “stone house” as you could probably already tell. When first built, the owners had it made for the intention of a quaint if not slightly quirky holiday home. But then it gathered lots of popularity and soon it became a favorite place for tourists to visit, too. Located in northern Portugal, you’ll not find it far from a wind electricity farm. 7. Faroe Islands Between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic are the Faroe Islands, considered part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Even though not too many people live on the secluded Faroe Islands, archaeologists concluded people have been settling here for a long time, with the first people appearing being the Norse around 300 to 600 AD. The archipelago consists of 18 major islands, with the coast of Europe about 407 miles or 655 kilometers away. 6. La Rinconada Nestled in the middle of the Peruvian Andes sits the town of La Rinconada. It used to be a rather small gold prospector camp until the 2000s when the population rose to 30,000 individuals. Located in the Ananea District of Peru, this town has an elevation of 16,700 feet or 5,100 meters. So you can probably guess that it wasn’t easy for those 30,000 people to get in and out of the town the way you would a regular place. And to an alpine tundra climate, no less. 5. Coober Pedy No, this statue of a truck isn’t all there is to this town in South Australia (the northern part of south Australia, just to make it a little more confusing) but if you’re from a big city, it might as well as since Coober Pedy only has a population of a little over 3,000. Travellers will be able to locate it between the more major known sites of Alice Springs and Adelaide. Plus, it looks a little more barren since one of the major points, the Comfort Inn motel, is mainly underground. 4. Just Room Enough Island It counts as an island, if just barely. The island got its name from being “just room enough” to be considered an official island. You’re looking at the famous Just Room Enough Island, located in the archipelago of Thousand Islands in the United States, not far from Canada. Along the Saint Lawrence River of New York, the Sizeland famous purchased the small piece of land during the 1950s and would have a house later built on it with room enough for a tree and a beach. 3. Elliðaey The northernmost of the Westman Islands was once said to have been offered to Bjork for her to live, though that was just gossip. The remote island of Elliðaey does, however, belong to the Elliðaey Hunting Association. It measures to an area of 110 acres, making it only the third largest island of the whole archipelago--which is made up of up to 18 other islands and a bunch of rocks too small to be just rocks and too small to be islands. Guess they didn’t have room enough...Okay. Joke out of the way. 2. The Katskhi Pillar At the top of the pillar, you’ll see the church dedicated to Maximus the Confessor. This tall, distinct natural limestone monolith can be found in the village of Katskhi in Georgia. It stands at 130 feet or 40 meters high. Locals sometimes refer to it as the Pillar of Life. Though the church was completed sometime during the 9th or 10th century, no one from modern society climbed the pillar until 1944. 1...
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20 Best-Selling Products On Amazon
Amazon is one of the most-used e-commerce company in the world. No wonder its founder, Jeff Bezos, is one of the wealthiest guys on the planet. Amazon sells millions of products, but what are the ones with sales that do the best? Keep watching to find out! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Trtl Pillow Whether you travel via car, plane, or train, you’ve noticed that people like to bring their u-shaped pillows to place around their neck as they sleep in a sitting position. If these pillows never worked for you, you might want to try out a Trtl Pillow. Yes, that’s “turtle” but without all the vowels. The Trtl Travel Pillow looks more like a scarf and fits like one, too. It wraps around your neck for the best kind of support. People also rave about how soft it is thanks to the fleece. It won’t add too much to your luggage weight as it weighs just half a pound. One of these pillows cost $29.99. 7. SanDisk Ultra 32GB Memory Card Photography has never been so massively popular until now. Nowadays, everyone can see your photos if you post them and people do want to post pictures. It makes sense that a small item like a SanDisk Ultra 32GB Memory Card sells fast online. They’re inexpensive as well, set at $9.33 each with free shipping on Amazon. 6. 23andMe DNA Test There are similar companies such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com that provide DNA testing services. Amazon’s answer to that is selling the 23AndMe DNA Test for $199. How it works is you take a sample of your saliva and send it to the 23AndMe lab. When you purchase the kit online, you receive results about 6 to 8 weeks later. From the results, you learn about your ancestry and a general health report. You are guaranteed fast shipping because it’s listed as one of Amazon’s top choices. 5. Magnetic Toys Amazon is also home to the coolest magnetic gadgets. There’s no practical reason for having a toy ball or plant pot levitating in your house other than pure fun. First off is the Floating Globe sold by ZJChao, priced at $68.49. It’s pretty self-explanatory: it’s a globe of the earth that floats between its base. The Globe rotates, too! For decoration, people like to purchase magnetic balls like this one--sometimes they look like basketballs or footballs and are priced starting from $35 and upwards. A levitating light bulb or plant pot may cost you closer to $130. 4. iRobot Roomba Roombas are like little pets that clean up after you. Not only is the Roomba more subtle than a large, loud vacuum, but the newer iRobot Roombas can pick up anything from chunky crumbs to small dust particles. This feature is called their “propriety three-stage system” which enables for a more thorough cleaning. You can schedule these Roombas to clean up to 7 times a week automatically, or you can press the “clean” button for when you need it. No need to worry about remembering to recharge it because the iRobot Roombas automatically will dock and charge itself. It’s also made to fit under furniture and other small spaces, only measuring 3.6 inches or 9.1 meters tall. It cleans all floor types from tile to carpet, wood, and more. 3. Amazon Fire TV Stick Utilizing streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, or HBO Now might feel like a hassle when it comes to viewing things on your TV. With Amazon Fire TV Stick, you use a little remote which looks a lot simpler than TV remotes and a small USB-like tool that’s called the Fire TV Stick. What’s more is the new Fire TV Stick comes with Alexa’s voice meaning you can verbally control the remote. It’s easy to take it with you on vacation and plug into the hotel or AirBnB TV because of its small size. 2. LifeStraw This thing will come in handy in a post-apocalyptic world. For now, it’s useful for times you’re in the wilderness and need some clean water to drink. It may not look like much, but the LifeStraw allows you to drink water in the wild. The LifeStraw filters out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and waterborne protozoan parasites. If your worry has more to do with viruses, the LifeStraw Family 1.0 removes 99.999% of viruses from the water source. It sounds like a huge miracle, and for those living in conditions where water isn’t that clean, it is. 1...
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