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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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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 Celebrities Who Have Heterochromia
From Dominic Sherwood of "Shadowhunters", to the Bond girl Jane Seymour, here are 21 Celebrities Who Have Heterochromia. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Dominic Sherwood Known most notably for playing the insanely popular Jace Herondale from Cassandra Clare’s YA series turned tv show Shadowhunters, Dominic Sherwood has a bit of that fantastical touch to him. With one his eyes being a piercing blue and the other half blue and half brown, who else would they have picked to play the YA novel bad boy? Well, there’s Jamie Campbell Bower, of course, but we won’t get into that argument in too much depth right now. 7. Anthony Head Again, speaking to those in the YA fantasy fandom, did you ever notice that behind those knowledgeable spectacles Giles had heterochromia? (And if you’re more of a Merlin fan, did you ever look at Uther’s eyes, or were you too busy staring at Katie McGrath or Colin Morgan?). Actor Anthony Head aside from playing 2 really notable characters in 2 beloved television shows, Head has one green eye and one that’s partially brown eye as well. 6. Henry Cavill Whether he was or wasn’t your first pick to play the legendary Clark Kent, he’s out Superman now so we just need to see how the rest of the DC movieverse goes. Henry Cavill, as you can quite plainly see, has one eye with a splash of brown on it, while the rest of it is a nice sky blue. Or just a regular sky blue, whatever. Totally wasn’t lost in Henry Cavill’s eyes just now. The 33 year old British actor buffed up for his role as Superman, so you probably haven’t been looking at his eyes a lot lately. 5. Mila Kunis One of the most famous actors in Hollywood with heterochromia is Mila Kunis. What’s cool is that you probably wouldn’t have noticed at first since her green eye is pretty hazel and her hazel eye is still pretty green. But once you notice it, you can’t un notice it. Kunis is already a pretty striking lady in terms of her looks, we’re sure Ashton Kutcher can attest to that. Even knowing her for nearly 20 years, he still couldn’t resist. At 5 foot 4, Mila Kunis doesn’t seem that short, but she makes up for it with her beauty and often feisty personality on and off screen. 4. Josh Henderson Here’s another one of those actors whose eyes are blue and green--though Josh Henderson really does have one fully emerald green to contrast his other really and fully blue one. He’s not a household name as far as other Hollywood celebrities are, though he is quite well known for having a very noticeable case of heterochromia. 3. Max Scherzer And here’s another baseball player who has heterochromia. Max Scherzer’s eyes are incredibly distinct from not only one another, but other celebrities who also have the same genetic condition. Scherzer plays for the Washington Nationals, though he also played for the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. You don’t have to look closely to see he has one blue eye while the other is dark brown. 2. Kate Bosworth When she was younger, she was best known for playing the pretty and petite blonde in movies like Remember the Titans, Blue Crush, and The Horse Whisperer. Actress Kate Bosworth is now 34 years old, though she doesn’t look that much older than when she first started out, so it’s nice to note she’s kept that youthful look of hers that has always made her seem like she’s still somewhere between the age of 17 and 22. One of her eyes has a spot of a light brown, which is strikingly different from her other blue eye. 1. Jane Seymour Classic beauty Jane Seymour was a Bond girl back in the day, and at 66 years old, she’s still looking good. Her right eye is brown while her left eye is green, and though she’s known for her beauty, most people probably never noticed just how different her eyes were from the other. She’s still starring in roles on television and film, but she’s also known for her charity work and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire back in the year 2000.
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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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Amazing Places in Austria YOU MUST SEE
This central European country may be small, but there’s also lots of cool stuff to be found here. On top of all that beautiful architecture, there’s also some quirky aspects to this history-rich country. Let’s check out some of them right now. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Austrian National Library If you couldn’t tell from pictures, the Austrian National Library is the largest library in the country of Austria, and holds a recorded 7.4 million items. The library was established in the 18th century and is basically every bibliophile’s dream house. Four museums can be found within the property of the National Library, which has also been dubbed as the most beautiful library in the world for its palatial size and ornate interior decorations. 7. Seegrotte (zee grot cheh) If you wish to visit magical places in Austria outside of books, then there’s also The Seegrotte, an underground cave system in Hinterbruhl. A mine for gypsum was once located near the grotto, which was closed in the year 1912 after 20 million liters of water flooded the mine. It only took less than 20 years for it the be re-established as a tourist attraction in the area. This boat sails along the underground lake, located 60 meters below the ground, and is part of the regular boat tours through the scenic subterranean formations. 6. Museum of Modern Art This is the Museum Moderner (muh dur nehr) Kunst (koonst), or MUMOK for short. It’s already strange looking building, even without the upside down house embedded onto the roof. Known for their collections of modern art that spans from the 20th century into the modern day, MUMOK is the largest art museum in Austria. It is artist Erwin Wurm who is credited with coming up with the strange but hilarious idea behind this house which is an art installation in itself. 5. The Clock Museum One of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria is The Clock Museum, located in the capital city. Nestled in the middle of Vienna is a museum that houses at over 1000 clocks and timepieces throughout the three floors of the building. One of the most famous displays at the museum is the Cajetano clock, which is this astronomical device that was made in the 18th century by David a Sancto Cajetano (ca ye tano), a monk. Another clock at the museum is said to be calibrated to run until the year 9999. And, to no one’s surprise, the displays are all arranged in chronological order. 4. Starkenberger Beer Pools Although you could try this at home with a keg of beer and your own bathtub, you will probably enjoy the experience more if you were a tourist on vacation in Tarrenz, Austria, just saying. Submerge yourself in the pub-favorite drink, which is located within the Starkenberger Castle. You will not only find these famous 7 famous beer pools that are filled with 42,000 pints of beer each, but there’s also beer history and drinking involved to complete the experience. 3. Dasparkhotel These cylinder structures are part of the Dasparkhotel, located in Bottrop-Ebel (boh trop eebell) and Ottensheim, Austria. The hotel stands out for it’s strange concrete cylinder drainpipes. It may not seem like the most warm and comfortable place to pay to stay at, but it’s said to actually be a unique and pleasant experience. The suits are measured at 7 feet in diameter, complete with a skylight in case you get a little claustrophobic. Dasparkhotel is a pay as you wish establishment, which only further establishes its quirkiness. 2. Crystal Worlds It might look like a fantasy land, and to be quite honest, it pretty much is. Crystal worlds is an museum located in Wattens. Built in 1995, the park was made in celebration for the 100th anniversary of the crystal company we have all heard of, Swarovski. The museum contains 16 showrooms of collections throughout, known as the Chambers of Wonders, which includes things the Ice Passage, the colorful Eden, and Into Lattice Sun. Nonseum One of the strangest places you’ll not only visit in Austria, but also in the world, is the Nonseum, a museum located in Herrnbaumgarten. Nonseum houses just would you would expect from the name: collections of the most useless and nonsensical items ever made. It is a one of a kind establishment that is a favorite among visitors for exposing you to items you’re never going to use but are nonetheless interesting to took at and know that something like them exists in the world.
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16 Marvelous Landmarks Around The World
From the majestic Moraine Lake to the seclusive Hidden Beach, here are 16 Marvelous Landmarks 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. Moraine Lake For those of you who visit the Valley of the Ten Peaks, you’ll most likely come across one of the area’s biggest attractions: Moraine Lake. The water that flows into Moraine comes from the glaciers in the mountains. It’s then, when the lake fills up completely does it start to look more vibrantly blue. Just from looking at it, you can already infer just how much tourists love coming here to hike--although the trails can be restricted. 7. Diamond Head, Hawaii Diamond Head is what is called a volcanic cone, a tuff cone to be exact. Basically, natural formations like these happen after magma explosions occur and the magma comes to the surface from a very deep pool of lava. And Diamond head happens to be part of a whole system of volcanic structures on the island of Honolulu. It has an elevation of 762 ft, which is over 200 m high. Despite it’s the result of a volcanic explosion, Diamond Head is a frequently visited tourist destination, with a 2 hour trail available for you to hike through. 6. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil The formations you see before you are sometimes referred to as “sand lagoons.” The Lencois Maranhenses National Park is home to these odd but completely beautiful sand dunes that trap water from the frequent rainfall. What’s left in as a result of the rain are pools of iridescent blue lagoons across white sand dunes. The landscape looks surreal of course, with some people often mistaking photos from the national park as an icy terrain, when it is in fact a desert. 5. Paria Canyon, Arizona These swirling canyon sights can be found in the over 100,000 acre land that spans through parts of Arizona and Utah, named the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Paria Canyon was once home to Puebloan groups of people, as made evident by the many old ruins of campsites and the petroglyphs carved into the rock walls. 4. Emerald Ice on Baikal Lake Being located in Siberia, the icy landscape surrounding Baikal Lake makse sense. During the wintertime, these shimmering emerald blocks of ice form when the lake freezes over. When inspecting the ice closely, you can see just how watery and clear the shards are, which glow green in the sunlight. 3. Victoria Falls Surely that rainbow in the corner of this particular photo only adds to the splendid sight that is the Victoria Falls in Africa. Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the whole world since it takes up both quite a long and expansive area at 1,708 m long, with a height of 108 m. Also considered one of the wonders of the world, high tourism traffic was brought to the area at the beginning of the 20th century, once Europeans had taken over the area more prominently. 2. Monte Roraima The highest part of the Pakaraima mountain range is Monte Roraima. This mystical looking land formation almost looks as if it’s floating in the clouds. While it’s definitely part of the earth in the northeastern tip of South America, it’s still surreal to look at sometimes. With an elevation of 9,220 ft, or 2,810 m, it’s no wonder this tepui plateau is a large part of lots of the local mythical legends. 1. Hidden Beach, Mexico You’re not alone if at first glance, you think this photo from Hidden Beach seems photoshopped. But that really is a picture of a real place you can visit. What’s even crazier is the history of how the strange look of hidden beach came to be. During bomb testing and target practice during the start of the 20th century, the government had inadvertently created what would become a popular tourist attraction, which also goes by the name Lover’s Beach.
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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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14 Craziest Things To Do In Dubai
From shopping at an extravagant mall, to skiing indoors in the desert, here are 14 Craziest Things To Do In Dubai. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Go to the Mall And not just any mall. Go to the Dubai Mall--which is the largest mall in the world according to area. The shopping center is just part of the Downtown complex, that’s said to have cost $20 billion dollars to build. It’s size and 1,200 shops was enough to bring 54 million visitors in the year 2011. Avid shoppers and mall rats would love it here, since it’s not just simply like the mall back home where you could walk back and forth in like 10 minutes. Even if you don’t like shopping, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is also located within the grounds of the mall, which features 300 species of different sea creatures. 7. Have an Icy Drink Take the phrase “chillin’ with your friends” to the most literal level you can without getting hypothermia. When vacationing in a place like the UAE, you most certainly notice how hot the desert gets. But if you’re in need of something cooler (temperature-wise of course) to do in Dubai, people like flocking to Chillout, a lounge where you can really drink and...well for lack of better wording, chill. 6. Shop at the Gold Souk If all the pretty skyscrapers, gardens, nice cars, and upscale shopping and dining still had you feeling that Dubai wasn’t as fancy as other people made it out to be, you probably didn’t take a stroll through the Gold Souk--a mark located in the commercial business district. The halls are lined with stacks of jewelry after stacks of jewelry--with an approximation of 10 tons of gold present at one time at the market. 5. Watch the Dubai Fountain If you’ve ever been to the Bellagio in Las Vegas (or at least watched that one scene in the remake of Ocean’s Eleven) and you enjoyed it, then you’re really in for a treat when you visit the Dubai Fountain, located near the infamous Burj Khalifa. The 30 acre lake is all man-made. And the fountain is described to use 25 projectors that shoot colorful 6,600 lights. The water is released upwards into the air, the highest reaching 152.4 m, or 500 ft high. The cost, as you can imagine, was an equivalent of $218 million. 4. Global Village Everyone says it’s the largest entertainment project ever to be made--with over 5 million visitors every year. Located in Dubailand, Dubai, the sq ft area for the Global Village reaches up to 17,200,000 sq ft. It’s open every day of the week, so really, what’s the excuse not to go? People come from all over to buy a variety of products, if the Dubai Mall didn’t have what you were looking for. 3. Skydive Skydiving anywhere means lots of cool views of the surface of the earth you wouldn’t really get to see otherwise in the same fashion. Sure you would always look out the window of a plane, but nothing matches the exhilaration of falling hundreds of feet downward overlooking the amazing blue waters on the coast of Dubai. You can see all the cool buildings and gardens and attractions from all the way up there, while also getting an adrenaline rush with your whole vacation party. 2. Visit the Miracle Garden Forget your garden at home and that maybe quaint botanical garden you visit in your city. The Dubai Miracle Garden is a sight in and of itself. Honestly, the place was launched in 2013 on Valentine’s Day, which makes it the a pretty cool romantic destination. And look, stepping into the Miracle Garden feels like you’ve been transported to that really weird live action Cat in the Hat movie. In 2015, Miracle Garden was given the award for New Garden Experiences of the Year for the Garden tourism award. 1. Ski Indoors Defy all logic of mother nature and ski in the snow while you’re in the middle of the desert. You might as well be on a snowy mountain as Ski Dubai, the facility where this is possible, measures to 22,500 sq ft. There’s room for all the visitors that come during all times of the year. So if Aspen was just too warm for you, then this enormous artificial ski house is definitely the place to go. The indoor mountain reaches up to 85 m high, with 5 slopes to ski your merry self down in the middle of June if you want.
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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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13 Stunning Wonders Of The World
From Pamukkale in Turkey to the grand Taj Mahal in India, here are 13 Stunning Wonders Of The World. Get to visiting folks! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Pamukkale Located in Turkey, Pamukkale is all natural, a result of minerals deposited by water that flows through the area. If looks like a topographical map made out of icing. And in fact, Pamukkale translates to “cotton castle” in Turkish, as if it couldn’t look like more of an amazing place to begin with. 6. Machu Picchu This Incan Citadel is better known to many as the infamous Machu Picchu. And while loads of tourists come from all over to visit the historical site in Peru, it costs many a pretty penny to do so. But the site is open to visitors all year round, so there’s no hurry to save that money. It has, after all, been around since the 15th century. In accordance to popular archeological belief, the citadel was made for the Incan emperor Pachacuti, who lived during the mid 1400s. Machu Picchu, however, was abandoned during that same time due to the invasion of the Spanish in the 15th century. 5. Spotted Lake It’s one of the world’s natural mosaics. Spotted Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. What causes this interesting motif to take shape in the Similkameen Valley is the highly dense contents of minerals present in what is classified as a saline endorheic alkali lake. Any of the water present in the lake evaporates come summertime, which is what results in the green and blue spots that are visible. A lot of it is magnesium sulfate that crystallizes during the heat. The minerals are dense enough that it’s possible for people to walk through, however it’s not really recommended. 4. Great Barrier Reef You’ll be able to find Nemo here at the largest coral reef system in the world: Great Barrier Reef. The underwater wonder is located in the waters near Queensland, Australia. Impressively, the reef spans approximately 2,300 km or 1,400 miles, and is made up of nearly 3,000 individual coral reefs. You can even see this ocean formation from space. To protect and maintain the natural wonder of the reef, the Great Barrier Reef has restricted access as far as tourism and fishing goes. What’s even better is that instead of just weather conditions or humans making the coral system, the building of the reef is credited to billions of coral polyps. 3. The Roman Colosseum Though it’s referred to more famously as The Roman Colosseum, it also goes by the title of the Flavian Amphitheatre. You learn something new everyday. By record, it is the largest amphitheatre that’s ever been built. That being said, it’s been around since its completion in 80 AD, with construction actually having started during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. Of course, the colosseum is a widely popular tourist destination to this day. But even back then, up to 800,000 people could fit into the colosseum and watch the events that unfolded there, namely the gladiator fights made famous in the modern age with films like Gladiator. Surely, now that the place is just a historical sight, you’ll still be entertained. 2. Banaue Rice Terraces One of the most interesting places in the world is a rice terrace located in the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines. These 2,000 year old rice terraces were etched into the landscape by the indigenous people of the area. Known to many as the Banaue Rice Terraces, it is said that most of the amazing topographical carvings were done by hand, which means a lot of hard labor went into fashioning them into the sides of the mountains. Rice and other vegetables are still harvested from the Banaue Rice Terraces. 1.The Taj Mahal Another notoriously discernible landmark is that of the Taj Mahal. Located in the city of Agra, India, the beautiful ivory-white structure is in fact a mausoleum. It’s named the Taj Mahal as a resting place for Mumtaz Mahal, the most favored wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. While India’s most popular religion is Hinduism, the Taj Mahal is an artistic feat commissioned by under a Muslim dynasty. The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed by 1643, with work having started two years prior in 1632. If you couldn’t tell, the mausoleum is made of marble, and inside, the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan sit beside each other in the lower level. What the emperor was going for was the mightiest testament of love for his wife. Centuries later, it seems he got just that.
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FASCINATING Animals Found In Indonesia
Indonesia, a country is Southeast Asia that is home to some of the most interesting animals on the planet. There’s loads of creatures here, some of which are exclusive only to to these volcanic islands. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos 8. Sumatran Tiger Found on the island of Sumatra, these tigers might seem just like their Bengal counterparts, but their stripes are described to appear notably different from the more typical image of a tiger. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of their species, with males measuring up to 100 inches while females are usually up to 91 inches in length. They’re not big fans of humans understandably and will purposefully avoid areas in the forest where humans are known to inhabit or pass through. 7. Kijang (kee jahng) They are also known as red deer or more commonly, as barking deer. When a threat is apparent, the Kijang will let out a loud bark and are known to be quite aggressive deer, even though they’re much smaller than their North American counterparts. These omnivores will eat anything from grass and herbs to small animals and bird eggs. They are the oldest deer in the history of the world, having existed for the past 25 million years. 6. Borneo Pygmy Elephant Smaller than the more well known African Elephant, the Borneo pygmy elephant are known as quite peaceful and passive creatures. For this reason, scientists speculate that these elephants might have come from a line of domestic elephants, as the Borneo elephant was only introduced to the region in the 18th century by the Sultan of Sulu. 5. Maleo This bird is typically seen inhabiting hill forests and tropical lowlands on the island of Sulawesi. However, when it comes to nesting, the maleo like to nest their eggs near beaches or in volcanic soils as the heat of the sun helps incubate their eggs. When compared to the more common sight of a chicken egg, the egg of a maleo is about 5 times bigger. Once the hatchlings emerge, they retreat back into the forest, able to fly almost immediately. Plus, these birds stay with one partner their whole life and are completely monogamous. 4. Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle It may look odd, but these turtles do indeed have long necks. They are known a the Royi Island snake-necked turtle. They were discovered on Rote Island in 1891 by George Albert Boulenger, though they are also known as McCord’s snake-necked turtle, named after veterinarian and turtle expert, William Patrick McCord. They have 3 breeding periods in the course of a year with the females laying up to 14 eggs.These specific species of turtle are one of the most sought after in terms of pet turtles. 3. Sea Wasp It might be a pretty sight to see underwater but beware. The Sea Wasp, otherwise known as box jellyfish, are among the most dangerous of jellyfish to humans. The most dangerous kind of boy jellyfish are those found in the indo-pacific waters. They actively hunt for their food, which consists largely small fish, which makes them so much scarier since other jellyfish usually just swim along when in search of food. 2. Sunda Clouded Leopard The Sunda clouded leopard is said to be the largest of the wild cats on the island of Borneo. In contrast to more common images of leopards, their spots are much larger and strangely shaped, which is where the name “clouded leopard” comes from. They’re private animals, so not much is known about their social behavior other than the fact they seem to be rather solitary creatures. They are forest dependent animals and are often referred to in Indonesia as a tree tiger. The Spectral Tarsier The spectral tarsier are found on the island of Selayar. They are known for their bulbous eyes but comparatively small bodies and fleshy hands. Compared to the closely related tarsiers in the Philippines, the spectral tarsier does not have the same adhesive toes. These small guys weight up to 114 grams or 4 ounces when it comes to females, while males usually weigh up to 130 grams or 4.6 ounces.
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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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23 Weirdest Signs You Have To Read
Every time you see a strange sign on the side of the road, it’s always a bit of a funny situation. Did you drive too fast when you passed by it, or did that sign on the road really say no signs were allowed? Is this road really named Zzyzx? Here’s about 23 signs that do just that, some with an explanation, and others with no context at all. Have fun guessing! Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Meerkat Lookout Did anyone ever watch that Lion King 1 and a half movie? This sign in Croydon, England brings to mind that one scene where Timon and all the meerkats have that musical number about looking out for the hyenas. 7. Hungry, Thirsty, and Lonely It’s always nice to know there are drinking establishments out there that are looking out for you. And it’s also nice to know that being thirsty and lonely has the same end results. 6. Table Mountain National Park Table Mountain National Park is located in South Africa. Now that you know that bit of information, you’re probably wondering why on earth you would have to be looking out for penguins in South Africa. While it’s true that animals from the Antarctic often swim long distances, it’s still strange to think that penguins can be found under your car in Africa. 5. Mauna Kea This is a lesson to anyone trying to visit a dormant volcano, most specifically a dormant volcano in Hawaii: watch out for the invisible cows (which really means watch out when the sun goes down because there’s darkly colored cows out there that you might hit with your vehicle). But saying beware of the invisible cows at the volcano of Mauna Kea is so much more fun. 4. Milk or Alcohol At the Spirits Tavern in Dahlonega, Georgia, they’re known for the artwork displayed on their chalkboards out front. It’s a big reason why people visit. After owner Sabrina Walker recruited artists to make promo signs, artist Ollie Wolff Pruitt got to put her own spin on clever ways to get customers into the door. And it’s true. Alcohol won’t solve your problems. That doesn’t mean milk will either. Unless your problem is a calcium deficiency. 3. Confusing Danger Does anyone have any idea what this road sign is trying to get across? Does it mean there’s old airplanes flying low in the area and that you should be cautious? Because if that was the case then maybe it should just say there’s low flying aircraft in the area. Instead, it just has a picture of this with the words “danger” simply sprawled across. Is it a warning against drivers or plane flyers? Or both? 2. English Road Signs in India This “be gentle” is situated along the Leh-Manili Highway in the Himalayas, which is known for it’s often funny road signs written in English. Most of the signs pretty much caution against driving fast, warning visitors of the drops and landslides, but also of the altitude change that can cause altitude sickness. The danger is real of course, which is why it’s so clever to have signs like these to really grab your attention. 1. Star Wars References If you’re driving along the freeway in Arizona and look up and see this jedi warning, you’re not seeing things. The Arizona Department of Transportation thought to maybe put in a Star Wars reference to promote safe driving, which was smart since this was back in 2015, right around the time The Force Awakens was released in theaters.
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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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15 Crazy Hybrid Animals
From a stunning and exotic Jaglion, to a incredibly dangerous and deadly Killer Bee, here are 15 Crazy Hybrid Animals. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7 - Mule No, I'm not talking about a combination of a horse and donkey, this particular type of mule are birds who are said to have be the most beautiful songbirds in all of creation. These bird hybrids are conceived from the European Goldfinch and the Canary. Breeders combined the two birds on purpose and the result is a lovely creature said to have the perfect pitch. Mule birds first appeared in the public eye during the Victorian Era in England. These birds became immensely popular in a very short period of time, mainly thanks to what many calls, the bird who sings with the sweetest single notes. 6 - Iron Age Pig This hybrid creature is a mix of wild boar and domestic pig, the project for this cross breeding began in the early 1980s, it was an attempt to recreate the pig from prehistoric artworks from the Iron Age in ancient Europe. Iron Age pigs are generally only raised in Europe for speciality meat markets. Breeding of these hybrid creatures has occurred naturally in Australia, feral Eurasian wild boars would breed with escaped domestic pigs, meaning, be careful when stumbling through the Australian outback, these creatures are known to be aggressive. Australian hunters are known for selling this strange meat to speciality meat markets in Russia and Italy. 5 - Cama This ongoing science experiment is a mix of a camel and a llama, this bow-legged creature is called a cama. This strange beast came into creation thanks to the Dubai Camel Center, who is attempting to make an animal with high wool production who has the same size and strength of a camel. The resulting creation which emerged proved to be grumpy, stubborn and incorrigible. As a result, only a handful of these specimens were created. Hey, wouldn't you be cranky if you were a science experiment? 4 - Yakow This crazy hybrid creature is a combination of a cow and a yak. This animal mashup was created by people from Tibet and Mongolia, their reasoning, both countries have extremely cold winters, yaks are tough enough to survive and cows produce milk, a creature who could do both would benefit the peoples from these Asian countries immensely. And so the Yakow was born! Yakows are said to be stronger and larger than yaks or cows and produce more milk and meat as well! Both peoples in Tibet as well as Mongolia highly regard these creatures and carefully protect them. 3 - Liger What happens when you mix one part lion daddy, with one part tiger mama? A liger, that's what. A huge colossus of a feline with a delicate furry pattern mix of stripes and spots. Ligers were first bred in India by the British, who were so pleased with their new species, that they gifted a pair of ligers cubs to Queen Victoria. These hybrid beasts have the capacity to grow 11 feet long and weigh upwards of 800 pounds. The largest liger in the world is named Hercules, he reportedly weighs a whopping 900 pounds! The reason these creatures tend to grow so large is due to the fact that they do not inherit a certain gene from female lions which restricts their growth. Unlike many hybrid creatures, ligers can successfully reproduce! 2 - Savannah This housecat is actually bred from a domestic cat and a wild African cat. The unusual choice of cross breeding became popular among kitty breeders toward the end of the 20th century, in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted these creatures as a new registered breed. These strange felines are known for being more social than typical domestic cats and are often compared to dogs for their mannerisms and loyalty. These bizarre, though beautiful kitty cats can even be trained to walk on a leash and play fetch. These cats are a bit bigger than the average domestic feline and are said to be smarter too, these active creatures can jump up to eight feet and run really fast, plus they are super cute! 1 - Killer Bees Betcha didn't know that these crazy bees of the killer variety are actually a hybrid creature. These temperamental bees were born from European honey bees which bred with African honey bees. The result proved to be a dangerous, aggressive invasive species of bee! Warwick E Kerr originally crossbred these mad hybrids in the 1950s, he was attempting to create a hardy strain of bees which would adapt better to the tropical climate of Brazil, but ended up with far more than he had bargained for. The resulting bees adapt perfectly to tropical climates and have a tendency to attack and sting in large numbers. The bees were deemed extremely dangerous and were kept in captivity until 1957 when a visiting beekeeper opened the screens and let the ferocious insects escape!
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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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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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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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STRANGEST News That Happened In Michigan
In America’s north lies Michigan, home to Motown and surrounded by Great Lakes. But you know all about those things. What you probably haven’t heard are these strange stories that have all come this famous Midwestern state. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Devil’s Night To further establish the idea that Michigan is a place where hell exists, it probably doesn’t help that there’s something called “Devil’s Night” that takes place on the night before Halloween on October 30th. However, unlike Halloween, it’s not all spooky stories and bushels of candy. In other parts of the world, Devil’s Night is just another way to celebrate Halloween more. In Detroit, it’s become something of a problem as it’s a night that seems to encourage lots of vandalism and not to mention arson. In this city in particular, it’s been a problem since the 70s through the 90s--with those who wanted it to end coming up with “Angel’s Night” as a response. 6. World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan And then here’s this piece of random information. The largest cherry pie pan in the world can be found in Michigan as well, as if things didn’t get weird enough in the mid west state. Located in Traverse City, Michigan, the world’s largest cherry pie pan measures at 17 feet 6 inches and diameter. Those who measured it says it weighs in at about 28,350 pounds. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this means this is the largest pan of its kind. And who would dispute that, really? 5. Hamtramck Disneyland Referred to as Hamtramck Disneyland, this piece of folk art is owned by a man named Dmytro Szylak, a Ukrainian immigrant. He started building the attraction in the year 1992 and then finished it by 1999. Located on Klinger Street, this yard art folk art installation after he retired from working for General Motors after 32 years. He needed a hobby and decided he wanted to convert his backyard into this makeshift junk Disneyland that has been attracting tourists ever since. 4. Tar Balls in Kalamazoo River When these tar balls first started popping up in the Kalamazoo River, people were wondering what exactly was going on. Many even deemed it a hoax. What did these strange tar balls mean, and why did they keep cropping up for no discernible or visible reason? What actually happened was these tar balls were a result of an oil spill from the nearby Enbridge plant. Previously, Enbridge had spilled over 840,000 gallons of tar sands bitumen in the year 2010. Being exposed continuously to the tar balls is supposed to be harmful, so their presence has been considered dangerous to the environment and the humans that come near it. 3. Ice Boulders at Sleeping Bear Dunes When people started posting photos of these ice boulders found on the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes not too long ago, lots of people thought these balls were all a hoax too. Ken Scott, a photographer, had captures images of the strange natural phenomenon back in 2015. The ice balls were said to bave been strewn across 4 to 5 feet. They had apparently never been as big as they were that year. When Scott returned a few days later, they were gone, having been swept or melted away. People come to the nearby ice caves all the time, though nothing like the ice balls have been seen quite so often before or as prominent. 2. Tiger at Packard Plant Imagine just going through some abandoned building in Michigan only to find a tiger amidst all the rubble and graffiti. That’s exactly what happened in 2015 when a tiger was found loose on the property. Photographer David Yarrow of the UK had booked a photoshoot at Packard Plant for 2 days. He of course didn’t mention to anyone he was bringing a tiger, so when the tiger got loose in a staircase and the pictures were released, pretty much no one had any idea what was going on. Largest Satanic Ceremony in History And then there’s this fact: the largest public Satanic ceremony in history was held in none other than the city of Detroit. It followed after the unveiling of a bronze monument at the Satanic Temple in 2015, where some 700 people from all over gathered in the Michigan city. Not all of them were even Satanists. Others just went just to see what the whole event was going to be about. The statue stands at 9 ft tall and weighs about a ton, so you can see where all this curiosity might have stemmed from.
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15 Insanely Colorful Animals
From the rare and amazing albino Koala, the breathtakingly beautiful Mandarin Fish, here are 15 Insanely Colorful Animals. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Albino Koala Albinism is an occurrence present in humans and animals. While the sight of an albino animal is certainly different, this pair of koalas show that it makes no difference what you look like and that you’re loved all the same. Then again, koalas are just cute in general so seeing two koalas of different shades together is especially adorable. Onya-Birri is one of the most famous albino koalas. Born in 1997, Onya-Birri was from the San Diego zoo, and was given his name which means “ghost boy.” 6. Indian Bull Frog Though you can infer a little bit from the name, the Indian bull frog can be found all over South Asia in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. These frogs can be found enjoying the environment of freshwater wetlands instead of wetter parts of the forest. They’re not always so brightly colorful. In fact, a lot of them are a more dark green or dark yellow brownish hue. Indian bullfrogs are commercially bred in Thailand. Unlike a lot of wild animals you hear about, Indian Bullfrogs were added to a list that are a species of Least Concern according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, or the IUCN since they have such a numerous population. 5. The Amazon River Dolphin This peculiar looking toothed whale is also known as the pink river dolphin or the boto. While the thought of finding a dolphin in a river is strange, the fact that you can find these creatures in the Amazon River makes a little more sense. If you’re wondering what the reason is for Amazon River Dolphins looking so pink, it mostly just shows that the dolphin has reached a certain age. When river dolphins age, their skin becomes more and more translucent. So that pink hue you see is just their blood that’s circulating through their bodies. A little weird, sure, but according to Amazon River folk tales, river dolphins are often said to be a young man who likes to seduce young women before turning back into a dolphin when the sun comes up. Okay, still weird, but whatever. 4. Mandrill Once upon a time, Mandrills were considered more or less the same thing as baboons. They now are a part of their own genus and rightly so. They have a few distinct characteristics that are separate from baboons, which are also known for being quite colorful. Mandrills, native to tropical rainforests in places Gabon, Equatorial New Guinea, Congo, and Cameroon, are considered part of the family known as the Old World Monkey, and eat mainly insects and fruits--a diet Timon and Pumba would appreciate. 3. Albino Zebra Perhaps one of the stranger things to lay eyes on is an albino zebra. We’re all so used to seeing zebras associated with just black and white stripes that when one lacks pigment, you start to see it more closely resemble a horse, which is startling at first. Instead of just become all white, albino zebras appear more golden and white sometimes, like this zebra. 2. Blue Lobsters Surely someone thought this looked photoshopped. Lobsters are more associated with appearing red or brown or even a dark green that seeing one that’s blue looks kind of alien. Blue lobsters are much rarer than lobsters of those more common colors, with the statistics being something like one a million in spotting a blue lobster and catching one. Just last year, two fishermen from Canada celebrating not one, but two blue lobsters near the coast of Nova Scotia. They were also probably celebrating since it’s said that catching a blue lobster is sign of good fortune. 1. Mandarin Fish Looking at these two mandarin fish swimming side by side can be a little trippy, so try not to stare at it too long. Their scientific name is “synchiropus splendidus”, with splendidus being Latin for glittering, an appropriate description. Mandarin fish are found mainly in the waters between Australia to the Ryukyu Islands of the Pacific Ocean. If you’re thinking of having one as a pet, however, do be aware that they’re notoriously difficult to take care of since they have super specific diets. It’s even hard for them to be kept in aquariums since a lot of mandarin fish find it difficult to ever adapt to captivity.
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14 Most Exotic Pets People Own
From huge and creepy Tarantulas, to the cute little squirrel monkey, here are 13 Most Exotic Pets People Own. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Tarantulas Most people, even if they’re not arachnophobes, are not super fond of spiders--least of all one of the biggest spiders in the world. Sure, they have a venomous bite, but nothing that’s said to be super harmful to humans as their venom is more targeted for smaller animals. Depending on the type of tarantula, they are said to be quite good pets and require little energy to keep entertained and looked after. Actually, you shouldn’t handle your tarantula too much unless you’re really knowledgeable on how to do so properly. 7. Hippopotamuses What’s strange is that hippos are much more dangerous pets to have than a tarantula or a fennec fox is. While a hippopotamus might be funny to look at with their chubby legs and round faces, but they are notorious for getting violent with humans (and other animals for that matter). They are one of the most dangerous creatures in Africa, where they are native to. Just because they’re herbivores doesn’t mean you should let your guard down around a hippo, much less own one. 6. The Serval Servals are interesting when you consider the fact that they simultaneously look like wild cats and domestic cats put together. A serval is relatively medium sized, so they do in fact lie somewhere in the middle of a domestic cat you’re more used to seeing and a bigger wild cat like a leopard or lion, standing up to 62 cm or 24 in tall, with their maximum weight being around 19 kg or 40 pounds. They’re said to not be dangerous in the same way their bigger relatives are, but like most animals that have a biological background of hunting and being in the wild, they might be a little more dangerous than your average cat--though it hasn’t stopped people from owning--and loving--their pet serval. 5. The Burmese Python Whoever owns a burmese python as a pet would need to have a lot of trust and no other pets around. If Burmese pythons being up to 20 feet long and capable of weighing over 200 pounds doesn’t scare you, then you clearly don’t scare easily. Aside from the size thing, you have to be really careful to not lose your pet Burmese and accidentally release it into the environment of where you live, since it can prove to be harmful to the ecosystem and wildlife in areas they’re not native to. 4. The Capybara Imagine a giant hamster--like a really giant hamster--and it’s not so strange that people keep capybaras as pets. They’re supposed to be very tame, if their laid-back stare didn’t inform you of that already. Despite just looking like big rodents (which they actually are, they’re the biggest rodents in the world) capybaras are illegal to own in lots of places, so check what the regulations are for owning one where you live before you get all excited and buy a gigantic hamster wheel. 3. Piranhas As long as you don’t have a whole pool of them and you’re super careful, it’s maybe not that weird anyone would want a piranha as a pet. Even so, piranhas are said to not be as difficult to take care of as they may seem. After all, most pet stores have a pet piranha you can readily take home. No matter how small they seem and even if they’re surrounded by their own kind, they will probably fight each other. 2. The Hissing Cockroach Like owning a tarantula or scorpion, you might receive a few weird looks when you tell people you own a pet cockroach. Most of us think of those pesky cockroaches that invade cupboards and garages that freak a lot of people out. But apparently the hissing cockroach is a really enjoyable pet to have. They’re super active and not as docile as a well-treated tarantula might be and are supposedly very entertaining to have around. They’re also really delicate, as they’re insects after all, so keep a tight lid on its home. 1. The Squirrel Monkey These New World monkeys are popular pets as far as having a pet monkey goes. They’re fast little guys that are also known to wash their hands with their own urine. So if that doesn’t gross you out and you have the energy to keep up with them, the squirrel monkey might just be the pet for you. Back in the 60s, squirrel monkeys were really popular pets to have and were highly imported to the United States. Being social animals, if you just want a pet to lounge with you after a long day at work, you probably shouldn’t get a monkey--if where you live even allows it anyway. Most places make it difficult for you to even own a dog.
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Unbelievable Human and Animal Encounters
We get spoiled from all the cute animals we keep as pets and the ones we can touch at petting zoos. However, lots of animals are still too dangerous to approach. Here’s some people who showed they just didn’t care. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Little Kid and Gorilla Become Friends Kyla was with her family at the Atlanta Zoo back in 2008 when she seemed to really hit it off with a young gorilla who was watching her every move from behind the glass. In a moment that would later go viral on the internet, the two seem to be playfully interacting, mimicking each other in some parts. The video was not only famous for showing an animal and young child interacting, but it was also noted how much more humanlike the baby gorilla was in the video while playing with Kyla. 7. Petting Zoo Scare People often bring little children to the petting zoo since it’s supposed to be a safe and interactive way for them to come into close encounter with some animals. While peacocks are often portrayed as relatively harmless birds that are seen roaming around the grounds of a rich person’s mansion, this child didn’t seem to be too pleased to be encountering one. The photo hit and the internet and was soon memed, of course. What’s more hilarious is that the peacock, judging from the photo, barely even seems fazed there’s a human child running away from it screaming. 6. Alligators and People Alligators are one of those animals that seem to come in contact with humans a lot. Sometimes, people will frighteningly find a baby one crawling up their toilets. Other times, an alligator will make it’s way into someone’s pool, or even house. With all the alligator lake and swamp horror stories to have occurred, fences have been placed around places that might not have had the precaution before. At the Gulf Coast Gator Ranch in Missouri, you can super up close with these creatures at times in the comfort of a boat (or discomfort, depending on your level of fear) or from behind a fence that supposedly is enough of a barrier. 5. Tippi This little girl’s name is Tippi. Growing up in Namibia after her French wildlife photographer parents decided to move there meant she had been exposed to wild animals from a very young age. So while most of us grown adults would cringe and scream being so close to a cheetah, Tippi’s calmly letting one lick her arm. Her ease with the wilderness is in part due to her parents having to be around animals all the time for their job, but also Tippi growing up around those part of the Himba Tribes. 4. Amber Mason Saved by Elephant About 13 years ago, Ning Nong the Elephant saved Amber Mason from a tsunami that hit Thailand back in 2004. Mason was only 8 years old and was on a family vacation at the time. She was riding Ning Nong who started to run more inland just before the wave hit the beach. The elephant continued to shelter Mason from the oncoming water during the tsunami. Beforehand, the elephant trainers had been trying to get the Ning Nong to stay back in place since they had no idea the tsunami would hit, which was probably what accounted for the elephant’s strange behavior. It’s that animal instinct that ended up saving Mason’s life. 3. Kevin Richardson Kevin Richardson is also known as “The Lion Whisperer.” Hailing from South Africa, Richardson is an animal behaviourist who is popular for working closely with wild animals, some of which are often considered dangerous. He says he realizes the dangers that come with a job like his, and clearly that danger does not deter him as he’s often cuddling with big, wild cats, and has even been seen playing around with hyenas. 2. Lioness Tries To Eat Baby Trent was visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs when this lioness thought he seemed like a nice little snack. A video of the encounter was taken by Trent’s family, who looked on as Angie the lioness ended up making Trent cry. While some people thought the video was adorable, others were rather disturbed and thought the whole thing was actually really unpleasant, given the lioness’s intentions. Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo The Lehe Ledu Zoo is located in China and is famous for being place where visitors can take a ride through the more open facility. What separates it from a regular safari-like experience is that visitors stand in a caged truck while animals like lions and tigers are able to walk right up to the vehicle passing through their home. It’s surely a scary way to go to the zoo, but the novelty of the seemingly dangerous method is what draws so many people to the wildlife zoo as in this case, the people are in cages instead of the animals.
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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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Animals More Dangerous Than They Seem
While we should always advocate the safety and wellbeing of animals when we can, that doesn’t mean most animals are cute and cuddly. Aside from the clearly dangerous ones like pythons, alligators, bears, and big cats, here are a few animals that, while they deserve some love, should not be approached. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The Solitary Leopard Seal The leopard seal is the third largest seal in the world, with females able to grow up to 10 feet or 3 meters long and weigh up to 590 kilograms, so already, taunting a leopard seal would be not smart to do. Though they look playful, like this one here, they are ferocious creatures with sharp teeth usually out by themselves hunting animals like penguins. 6. Catfish Stings At the fish market, you might see a tank full of these fish all huddled together looking harmless. But know that up to 1,250 species of catfish have been known to contain venom used as a defense mechanism. Though it catfish have been a popular fish used in cuisine, actually swimming around some can be dangerous. Catfish in North America have been known to sting humans, though most are non venomous stings. While most are harmless to humans, it really depends on the species. Stings from a catfish can leave a human swollen and feeling ill, so leave catching these things up to someone who knows what they’re doing. 5. The Spurred Platypus Platypuses look a bit cartoonish, let’s be honest. WIth their duck faces and otter bodies, it’s difficult to look at one and smile. But you probably didn’t know that platypus can release a harmful venom from the pair of hollow spurs inside their rear legs. While the venom hasn’t been known to kill humans, it can cause swelling and number of other symptoms. On the other hand, their venom has been known to kill dogs so keep your dog away from anywhere a platypus may inhabit. 4. Get Off My Lawn You can picture a goose screaming that phrase, just like this one looks like it’s doing. Don’t brush off geese as just bigger ducks. You see the inside of that mouth? Their beaks are lined with what appear like teeth but are actually serrated tomia. It’s sharp all the same as teeth, anyhow. The Canada goose especially are territorial creatures and will not hesitate to come after something or someone that’s getting too close. 3. Dopey Faced Moose Because of the way their faces look, people underestimate the aggressiveness of a moose. Moose, to their credit, will not come after people and will stay relatively peaceful at a distance when near humans. However, if you come across and seem threatening in front of a moose during mating season, you best chance would be to back away and then run to somewhere like a fence, tree, or building where those antlers can’t reach you. 2. A Rolling Ball Of Needles It’s almost as if a cactus was furry, cute, and animated. With that in mind, no matter how cute a hedgehog is, it’s still like a cactus. Those spines are sharp enough to penetrate the skin when folded downwards. Not only do you have to worry about bleeding, those needles can also carry a bacteria germ that can cause rashes, stomach pain, and even fever, though most consider hedgehogs as safe pets. While hedgehogs usually pose no threat by themselves, you need to watch out for your other pets like dogs which may be more prone to getting aggressive with hedgehogs and both animals may end up getting hurt. Bright, Slimy, Deadly Everyone should be able to infer that an animal called a “poison dart frog” would be considered dangerous. However, if you’re not exactly sure what they look like, keep yourself safe and just remember one of the rules of the wilderness: if it’s extremely colorful, it’s best to avoid it. Scientists cannot say where exactly a poison dart frog gets its poison from, though it has been speculated they gather it from plant poisons found in their prey as poison dart frogs raised in captivity never develop these toxins. But if you’re out and about, chances are the poison dart frog you come across didn’t escape from captivity. Their poisons have been known to kill quickly when used, with the golden dart frog having enough poison to kill 20,000 mice.
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22 Insane Prehistoric Beasts That ACTUALLY Existed
We still have some frightening animals that continue to roam the earth. But if we take a look back them, back when humans did not yet rule the earth, you’d get a glimpse of the strange beasts, big and small, that once existed in this world. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Hallucigenia This genus sounds trippy amd if you look at the structure of their bodies, they kind of were. Called Hallucigenia, the fossils of these Cambrian xenusiids were deposited in mostly China and Canada. They were quite small beings, only measure to be 1 3.16 inches or 3.5 centimeters at the largest. Though their most distinct feature was not their size, but the 8 pairs of legs and claws sprouting from their bodies. Over their legs were long spines. 6. Entelodon They somewhat resemble warthogs, this old mammal that lived over 30 million years ago. The genus name “entelodon” derives from the ancient Greek words for “complete teeth.” Animals in this genus had bulky bodies, long snouts, short necks, yet slender legs. Their teeth included 1 canine, 3 premolars, 3 incisors , and 3 molars per quadrant. An entelodon could grow up to 4 feet 5 inches or 1.35 meters tall. As for the distribution range of their fossils, many have been primarily found in Europe, though evidence of them living to about Northern China were also discovered. 5. Cladoselache The predatory shark genus Cladoselache lived around 385 to 359 million years ago. Remains of this prehistoric shark were found in both Europe and North America. Unlike the other sharks on this list, the sharks in this category more closely resemble the sharks of today and only grew to be about 5.9 feet or 1.8 meters long. Their streamlined bodies had forked tails at the ends, as seen in the well preserved fossils found in the Cleveland Shale near Lake Eerie. 4. Purussaurus Of its species, the largest skull ever found that belonged to a member in the genus Purussaurus measured to 57.2 inches or 1,453 millimeters. Now an extinct caiman, the purussaurus once lived in South America around 20 million or so years ago. You see those jaws Those were capable of a bite force of 7 metric tons-force. In respect to crocodyliformes, they stand as the biggest known to ever have existed. In its ecosystem, it was considered the apex predator and had a huge range when it come to their diet. 3. Dunkleosteus Just take a look at this prehistoric fish’s mouth. You wouldn’t want to be swimming in the same waters as the Dunkleosteus, so good thing it only existed about 358 to 382 million years ago. This genus includes at least 10 species, with most possessing that signature jaw. The largest species was the Dunkleosteus terrelli, which grew to be 20 feet or 6 meters long and weigh 1 ton. This size puts it amongst some of the largest placoderms that ever lived in the history of the world. 2. Liopleurodon One of the most famous prehistoric animals that wasn’t a dinosaur is the Liopleurodon, a gigantic marine reptile that lived between 160 to 155 million years ago. The largest species of the liopleurodon genus typically measured to 21 feet or 6.39 meters in length, although it’s said that a specimen that was over 33 feet or 10 meters was discovered. The arms this reptile appeared a lot like paddles, leading scientists to believe they must have been powerful swimmers. Most fossils were found in either England or France. 1...
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Unlikely Animals That Are Actually DANGEROUS
Don’t be fooled by some of the animals you see on this list. Some of em are friendly, some of em are cute. But here’s 18 creatures you should always be careful around since they’re more dangerous that they look. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish (feffa) With a name like that, you would probably never have guessed this tiny sea creature is at all dangerous. These cuttlefish can be venomous, as their muscles contain a toxic component that when encountered by a human, can cause fatalities. These types of cuttlefish can be found in the waters of Australia, New Guinea, and regions in southeast Asia such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. That just goes to show that you not only can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t trust it’s adorable title either. Hippos may look somewhat silly when you just stare at them. With their small eyes, round bodies, and pig-like features, people don’t take hippos to be particularly scary. Oh, but they are. They’re considered one of the most dangerous land animals in Africa, which is a fact that might come as a surprise to many. This hippo found in Chobe River charged after this boater, who recorded the incident on video in 2015. If you watch the video, you’ll see that it’s moving faster than most of us thought a hippo could move. On top of that, hippos can’t even really swim, and more or less paddle along the floor of the water and push themselves up. Another reason why you shouldn’t automatically assume that something cute, like an animal, means that it’s not at all dangerous. Such is the case of the pufferfish. Nearly all types of pufferfish contain what is known as tetrodotoxin. When this toxin is consumed, say by humans are other fish, it is fatally dangerous. The Cassowary is beautiful to stare at sure, but do so at a distance. It is one of the largest birds alive and is known to be one of the world’s most dangerous birds, too, according to the Guinness Book of Records. They can be found in the regions of Australia and New Guinea. Although shy at first, they are known to slice and maul humans and other animals with one kick from their talons. 5. Geese They might just look like giant ducks, but ask anyone who has a phobia of geese. There’s a perfectly rational reason for that, and that’s because when they feel like it, geese can be really scary animals to encounter. Geese have been known to attack humans with injuries that stem from broken bones, to flesh wounds, and other injuries on various regions on a human being’s person. Canada geese are known to be one of the more aggressive wild geese around, so if you seem them running through the park or minding their own business, leave them be. 6. Giant Anteater Here’s another animals that comes off as dopey that you also shouldn’t let your guard down around. In part, giant anteaters are dangerous due to their size, which can make any animal more dangerous than they would be if they were smaller. However, it is the long, sharp claws of a giant anteater that makes them so dangerous. An anteater that feels provoked or threatened will not hesitate to maul its provoker, whether it’s a human or not. In fact, giant anteaters have been known to maul humans who got too close and can cut deep with just one swipe from their paws. They never showed anything like that on Arthur, but you get the picrture.
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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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14 American Beauty Standards By The Decades
From the 1960s Mods and Hippies, to the matte lips and thick eyebrows of today, here are 14 American Beauty Standards By the Decades. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. The 1960s: Mods and Hippies While the start of the 1960s wasn’t so different from the late 1950s, what changed a few years into the decade was the introduction of hairspray as a product. Women’s hair became more voluminous, their eyeliner game was more intricate and heavy, and, thanks to models like Edie Sedgwick and her British counterpart Twiggy, the pixie cut and waif-ish looks were in. Ideal women were skinnier in the 1960s, a trend that continued even when fashion started to veer into a more hippie, long-haired look. 6. The 1970s: Sporty Casual Hippie culture dipped into the beginning of the 1970s, too. Long hair was in--for men and women. But something else that became more common in the 1970s was society adapting to wear less formal clothes. Up until then, most people’s wardrobes still consisted of tailored sutis and dresses with tailored dresses and trousers and button ups still a part of mainstream fashion. But through the 70s, men and women alike wore more sneakers. Denim was more popular than ever as were tracksuits, track shorts, and other athletic wear. 5. The 1980s: Big Hair and Big Makeup Punk rock had been introduced in America during the late 1970s, which means the more DIY, edgy look would go mainstream by the 1980s. Clothes were full of patches and pins, and girls who wanted to look like Madonna had tattered layers upon layers of clothes and arms full of bracelets.Hair was bigger than ever, as hairspray took the feathered look of the 70s to a more frizzy extreme in the 80s, or even mohawks depending on your style. 4. The 1990s Eyebrows hit an all time skinny factor during the 90s. Eyebrows being pencil thin was the popular look of the decade, which carried on into the early 2000s. This era was also when grunge became a more popular fashion as the grunge scene in the Pacific Northwest grew into a movement. The 90s was a decade of anything goes as far as fashion was concerned. Models started look skinnier and skinnier than ever before--think more like like Kate Moss, and Jennifer Aniston had introduced a new haircut that she made popular by showcasing on Friends. Then you had the Spice Girls which threw together a bunch of different fashion trends and made it somewhat uniform. 3. The early 2000s Since the 2000s were one of the most recent past decades, it makes sense that people nowadays shudder to think of the way they dressed nearly 20 years ago. It took the crop tops of the 90s and paired it with super low waist bottoms. In the age before skinny jeans, flared jeans were all the rage. And while it was ideal for women to still be really skinny, they still had to look incredibly fit, too, so that they could show off their lean abs in their midriff shirts. 2. Early 2010s Although society is still very far from accepting all sorts of shapes and sizes as far as women’s bodies are concerned, with the rising popularity in health and fitness, there’s been a decrease of the number of scary-thin images of women that a decade ago would have been considered body goals. What also became popular by the early 2010s as the resurgence of the grunge look that was so popular in the early 90s. Nearly 10 years ago, long hair was more in fashion, as well as layers of different patterns and textures, and blonde hair. 1. Now It’s interesting how fast beauty standards change. It hasn’t even been a full decade yet and trends are already drastically different from when the 2010s first started. The second half of the 2010s made matte lipstick (and matte makeup in general) more popular. With the rise of platforms like Instagram and Youtube, makeup artistry amongst the general public has come to an all time high, with contouring, highlighting, and full eyebrows more desirable. Even lately, matte lipstick is already starting to give way to glossier lip wear. Pastel hair is still popular, but the more edgy alternative falls to grey hair and silver tones instead. Women are encouraged to be more fit, showing off fuller figures with washboard stomachs--perhaps as a way to further deviate from the paper-thin image that’s been so popular the past 20 years.
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WEIRDEST Things Bought On Amazon
Man, Jeff Bezos sure know what he was doing when he started Amazon, didn’t he? This online book retailing brand become one of the biggest retailers in the world, and now they sell anything from books to food, clothes, electronics, and whatever else you call all the weird stuff you’re about to see on this list. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 9. Bacon Floss Like we said, one stop shop. You could just go to the local pharmacy and buy mint waxed dental floss. Or...you could go online and buy a pack of bacon floss for $7.86 and leave your mouth smelling and tasting like hickory pork belly. Novelty items appear to be a popular drawing point for those shopping on Amazon. You can also buy bacon lip balm, bacon air fresheners, and even a bacon monopoly set. According to the seller page, this case contains 27.3 yards of floss and supposedly removes plaque in an effective manner. 8. The Handitaur For some reason, this product has been described as “great for classrooms.” Either way, it appears the popular seller on Amazon has sold out of this finger puppet item. And from the 16 five star reviews, it’s easy to see why. The Handitaur or the “Majestic Centaur Finger Puppet” is manufactured by Seattle-based novelty dealer Archie McPhee. It appears to make an enjoyable gag gift for all ages. If a centaur isn’t your thing, there’s also similar toys that depict pugs, horses, and cats. 7. Bigfoot Statue A 6 foot tall Bigfoot statue to be exact. Or any size for that matter as Design Toscano provides four sizes: medium, large, life-size, and the smallest: ornament. IT’s apparently “perfect for your home or garden: as seen in this photo of a girl watering her pants next to a not so happy looking Bigfoot. A large may cost $128.56 while a life-size brings the price up to $2,565. The statue as made from real crushed stone, hand cast and hand painted. 6. Human Anatomy Plushies The thought of human guts doesn’t sound super cute. But when put in the form of plushies like company I Heart Guts has, you might rethink the way you address your innards. Most of these stuffed toys sell at $21.99 and come in a variety of over 30 different anatomical parts in pleasant colors and cute smiley-faces. Get a plush tonsil for a friend who has no more tonsils or a plush tooth for your friend in dental school or maybe an anatomically correct plush toy of a heart for your honey. 5. Wigs For Dogs As with humans, some dogs out there like to be put into costume (others may not but their owners might dress them up nonetheless). One must accessory for dressing your dog up for Halloween or any costume party would be a wig. But human wigs won’t always fit on your doggo. That’s where dog wigs come in and you can buy them for relatively cheap, too, ranging from $1.99 to $3.99 depending on the size and design. 4. The Butter Mill Swiss food device design company moHa came up with an ingenious way of breaking butter so that you don’t have to worry about ripping your slice of bed or crumbling your crackers trying to put some butter on them. They produced the Butter Mill 2001. With it, you no longer have to sit in that waiting period for your fresh out of the fridge butter to soften. You needn’t stick it in the microwave either. MoHa guarantees that both the quality and flavor of your butter do no get affected by this stainless steel butter mill. 3. Squid Balaclava Show up to the Ski Club dressed like Cthulu and you’re sure to be the life of the ski party. Different sellers provide the immensely popular squid balaclava, ski masks, beanie cap, or whatever you call these things. Most of them cost between $8.99 to nearly $20. The mask does its job just like any other balaclava does: protecting your face from the cold while also providing two seeing eye holes. 2. A Nicolas Cage Pillow That pretty much says it all. By now you’ve seen there’s a plethora of odd trinkets and devices you can purchase from Amazon. And a whole slew of Nicolas Cage pillows can be found on Amazon, most of them ranging between $5 to $10. Depending on the image you want, whether it’s him laying on a leopard-print blanket, a photo of him man-ipped onto a female astronaut’s body, or a picture of his face with the words “see you in my dreams” printed next to it, you can make it all happen. 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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Most Exotic Looking Fruits
We’ve all been told an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what about a sugar apple? An ackee? Here exotic fruit from around the world that make your fruit bowl at home look plain and boring. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 10. Mangosteen The word “mangosteen” has often been confusing to hear for those who are not familiar with this fruit, with many confusing it with mangos, though they look nothing alike in appearance. The mangosteen tree is an evergreen that originated from the soil of the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas in Indonesia. The tree has since then been introduced to places as far as Florida and Puerto Rico. The purple mangosteen is supposed to be really juicy and sweet and was introduced to the west in the 19th century. 9. Carambola Many people are fond of eating carambola both for its sweet taste and unique shape that when cut into slices, resembles a five point star. Carambola fruits are native to countries in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as parts of South Asia, like India, Bangladesh, and Mauritius--though it is also cultivated in parts of Latin America, Africa, and even the United States. The whole fruit is edible, meaning there’s no skin to peel or seeds to worry about being too hard or bitter to bite into and is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. 8. Black Sapote You’re probably more familiar with its other relatives of persimmon. The black sapote is indeed also part of the persimmon family and are well known for their black, gooey insides as its also referred to as the chocolate pudding fruit or the chocolate persimmon. They originate from tall evergreen trees, with the fruiting taking about 3 to 4 years. 7. Dragon Fruit More officially known as the pitaya, dragon fruit has become a rather popular flavor to have in anything from desserts to alcoholic drinks. With its pink and green exterior that is rather scaled in appearance, the look of the dragon fruit is unmistakable. It is indigenous to the Americas and grow off of cacti. They are widely eaten in Asia, despite being native to the Americas, and are now cultivated all over the world. 6. Jackfruit The jackfruit is part of the same family as mulberries and figs and are characterized by their fleshy insides. Native to South and Southeast Asia--most notably from the Indian subcontinent--the jackfruit has been more recently utilized in vegas and vegetarian dishes as the texture of its meat is similar to that of animal meat. Their aroma is said to be incredibly sweet, and when fully ripe, you can tell since it emits a very distinct smell. 5. Coco de Mer Coco de mer, or the sea coconut is part of the palm family and is endemic to the islands of Curieuse and Praslin in Seychelles. The trees these coconuts grow on reach up to 34 m tall, though the tallest ever was recorded to be about 56.7 m tall. The sea coconut trees are said to be the only case of island gigantism in Seychelles, wherein something is significantly bigger on the island than it would be anywhere else due to its isolation. In fact, the fruit on these palm trees are usually 40 cm to 50 cm/ 4. Atemoya The atemoya is the cross between a cherimoya fruit and the aforementioned sugar apple--the first cross made in 1908 by a horticulturist at a lab in Miami. Native to the American tropics, people often think it is a cross between a sugar apple and a pineapple due to its outer appearance. The taste is likened to vanilla, and when sliced open resembles that of an apple. 3. Buddha’s Hand Though it looks a bit like bananas, the fruit known as Buddha’s hand is a citrus fruit that comes in a finger-like shape, thus its name. There are closed hand and open hand types, which is just indicative of the way the fruit is either outwardly splayed or not. Though still used as food and medicine, it is also used as fragrance for its fresh, citrus scent. 2. The Rambutan The rambutan fruit are small red balls covered in green spines. They look itchy and a bit creepy, but they are a popular fruit in Southeast Asia where these fruit trees are native to. Bees and other insects love these types of fruit, which helps its pollination across the region for this very reason. Thailand is said to be the largest producer of the rambutan and is often used in jams or jellies and are high in manganese. 1. Hala aka Puhala Tree Fruit This fruit grows on a tree known in English as the Tahitian Screwpine, or the Hala tree. The female trees produce this large fruit, that is characterized and unique for its prismatic-like shapes. The whole fruit is made up of anywhere from 39 to 300 wedges that are also a vibrant red, yellow, or orange--which contrasts it’s much more muted green exterior. It is a major source of food in the region of Micronesia and even serves as dental floss, which makes it perfect for during and after lunch.
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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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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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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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14 Strangest Animal Breeds And Species
From the strange looking Okapi to the nearly mystic Ligers and Tigons, here are 14 Strangest Animal Breeds and Species. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Okapi (oh-copy) Native to the wilderness of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the okapi would look mightily strange to someone who has never been familiar with this breed of hoofed mammal. Though their stripes and size more closely resemble that of the more recognizable zebra, okapis are more closely related to animals like giraffes, which are basically their tall, spotted cousins. Okapis and giraffes, if you can believe it, are the only animals part of the family of Giraffidae to still be alive. These guys are herbivores, with diets that consist mostly of fruits, grasses, leaves, and fungi--kind of like a lot people who buy their groceries like Whole Foods. 6. Geep The sheep-goat hybrid is also known by the rather adorable name of the “geep” which matches this little young one’s adorable looks. You would think it’d make a lot of sense for a sheep and goat to mate together, the two animals actually belong to two separate genera. Many times, when the two do mate, it results in stillbirths. This particular little geep is one of the exceptions. Named Butterfly, she was born at My Petting Zoo in Scottsdale, Arizona 3 years ago. And talk about not being a planned birth. Zoo workers had no idea that Butterfly’s mother was even pregnant. 5. Bearded Vultures If there’s a boss bird to ever exist, then the bearded vulture has to be among one of them. Their more official names are the ossifrage or the lammergeier (lammer guy er). These old world vultures live in regions that span from Africa, Europe, and Asia--with notable locations being the Himalayas, China, and the Arabian Peninsula. They scavenge like any other vulture and have quite the taste for bones--or bone marrow to be exact. With a lot of them having long, fiery colored feathers, the bearded vulture does kind of resemble what a phoenix might look like, don’t you think? 4. The Tibetan Mastiff How can something look so fluffy yet at the same time look so frightening? The Tibetan mastiff is the breed of dog that can do both. As implied in their name, they originated from places along South Asia like India, Nepal, and of course Tibet. Male Tibetan mastiffs can be as tall as 83 cm, or over 30 inches and are recorded to weigh up to 72 kg or 160 pounds. These domesticated animals are usually flock guardian dogs and are said to be rather intelligent--if not a little headstrong. 3. The Featherless Chicken Otherwise known as “bald chickens” this breed of featherless chickens were created at the Hebrew University in Israel and made headlines nearly 20 years ago. After the reveal of the new breed, it caused quite a stir not only in the science community, but around the world. The project was led by Avigdor Cahaner, a professor at the university. He insists that the chickens are not genetically modified like many who were upset or critical of the new bred might’ve thought. The bald chicken apparently come from a breed that’s been known to the world for more than half a century now. The baldness was thought to perhaps make it easier for chickens to be sold as food since they require no plucking. 2. Pacu Fish For a number of reasons, seeing a pacu fish’s mouth open with its teeth bared are unsettling. Pacu fish are most notably known to have fish that resemble that of a human’s, which is probably why it looks so strange. When you think of a fish and human hybrid, a mermaid usually comes to mind. Not this. As an explanation for their strange mouths, it probably has something to do with the fact that they’re very closely related to piranhas. The kind of cool news is that pacu fish are not carnivores and mostly eat vegetation found in their water environment. You can sneak a peek at these dental wonder fish in the freshwaters of South America. 1. Ligers and Tigons You could easily make a really clever reference to Napoleon Dynamite or The Wizard of Oz right now, but let’s most of that aside. Ligers, as most of you know or could tell by the name, is the crossbreed between a female tiger and a male lion. On the other hand, there is the similar tigon, whose parents would be a male tiger and a female lion--which apparently aren’t as common as their liger counterparts. These types of breeds go back as far as the 19th century. They’re not so different from tigers and lions in most respects. For a long time, many people thought that ligers and tigons were sterile, though there has been evidence of births to point to the contrary on that claim.
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AMAZING Things Dogs Can Do
Everyone knows they’re man’s best friend, and if you’re a dog person and want to know more about these adorable creatures, stay tuned and see just how amazing canines are. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 7. Their Strong Sense of Smell They might drink out of the toilet sometimes or not know how to climb down the stairs normally, but remember dogs are actually very smart and very intuitive. Speaking of noses, their strong sense of smell has also given them the ability to detect when a human isn’t feeling well. Dogs have 220 million scent receptors, which is why dogs in service are often tasked to find missing people, hunt other animals, and sniff out someone smuggling drugs. Another thing dogs can do with their noses is detect when someone is sick. To elaborate, research has shown dogs can sniff out ailments and conditions such as narcolepsy, migraines, seizures, cancers, low blood sugar, and even when you’re experiencing fear or stress. 6. They Make You Healthy We’ve already talked about how dogs can relieve stress. But did you know that owning a dog can help lower your blood pressure? In the same way petting a dog can help destress you, this goes hand in hand with helping lower your blood pressure. Happily petting a dog helps your body release hormones that help you relax. Owning a pet and caring for one also encourages their owners to go on frequent walks and move about all the time from playing with them. On top of that, doing these activities keeps your pet fit and relaxed as well when you pet them. 5. They Make Kids Healthy Although owning a pet adds more responsibility than you already have when taking care of a child, research has shown that children who grow up with pets like dogs have a lowered risk of developing food allergies, asthma, and eczema. Pet allergies is quite a common occurrence, and having a pet can be a problem since even if you’re not necessarily allergic to the dog, their fur can collect dander, pollen, and dust which irritate allergies. So owning a dog and being exposed to it at an early age can actually help children become more immune to these allergens that affect the air and their skin. 4. Dogs Are Hard Workers When it comes to service pets, dogs are the most common animals that are trained to help humans live normal and safe lives. Service dogs or assistance dogs help everyone from those with visual impairments and hearing impairments to those that live with huge bouts of anxiety and PTSD or suffer from diabetes and seizures. Of course, dogs also work alongside police officers, like the K-9 unit in the United States. Certain dogs are more fit to fulfill a role than another dog, but there are a plethora of different dogs out there that have the ability to get the job done. 3. Friends With Other Animals Dogs are fiercely loyal to humans, that much we know. But they are also creatures that have the capacity to get along with other animals as well. When choosing other pets to own, you don’t have to worry too much about what kinds since, as you can see, they can become friends with a wide range of animals, from dragons to dolphins, to sheep, and even their popular rival, cats. 2. Dogs In Love We might associate a feeling of love (or the chemical reaction of love, depending on your personal outlook and cynicism) with something that only humans feel. But studies have shown that dogs also have the capacity to feel love, as in falling in love. This of course again varies on how you define love--but in the sense of commitment, being happy together, missing another dog, dogs surely have shown they experience the throes of being in love with each other. With that, they can also feel rejection, too, which most people can relate to. Dogs and Humans This cannot be stressed enough. Dogs are, of course, our best friends. A lot of that has to do with the fact that humans have literally bred dogs to be more friendly to humans, but that sense of loyalty is something innate, in both dogs and their human best friends. A dog has incredible long term memory, so they’ll remember the one that took care of them from a young age. They also have really bad short term memory so that time you accidentally stepped on their tail is a thing of the past. They are intuitive to human behavior and emotions, so you always know someone is empathizing with you and there’s always someone else experiencing your happiness.
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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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MOST Beautiful Outdoor Attractions in Chile
This South American country is famous for its lush landscapes and beautiful natural formations that bring in visitors from all over the world. Here are just 19 of the best sights to see in Chile’s great outdoors. 10. Caburgua Lake If you’re near the city of Pucón, you can find the Caburgua Lake about 23 miles to the east, part of the Toltén River basin. Recently, visitation to the lake has blossomed as it serves as a popular place for famous people to go and relax. The lake itself has a surface area of 53 km squared, or 20 sq miles, which makes it the perfect place for seclusion and a lot of room for people to have their space and swim. 9. Chungará Lake Chungará Lake is located in the northernmost region of Chile and is part of the Lauca National Park (more on that later). The lake has a surface elevation of 14,820 ff, making it the 31st highest lake in the world. 8. Valle Nevado This is yet another location part of the Andes Mountains and is less than 50 miles away from Santiago, the capital city of Chile. The ski resort has an elevation of 5,430 m or 17,815 ft high. The snowy area was turned into a ski resort back in 1987 and has been bustling with lots of skiers ever since. Just 4 years ago, the resort introduced the first mountain cable car in the country. 7. El Tatio That’s the Tatio Geysers, as in plural, and they have been active for over 80 years. The geyser field is also found in the area of the Andes Mountains, with it’s name translating to mean “oven” in Quechua. The land is about 4,320 meters above sea level, which makes El Tatio one of the highest elevation geyser fields on earth. 6. Lauca National Park There’s all sorts of outdoorsy stuff to see at the Lauca National Park, which also borders the Sajama National Park in Bolivia. One of the most notable sights you’ll see in a lot of tourist pictures are llamas and alpacas running around the hilly grass fields. The national park is home to over 140 species of birds as well as over 400 species of higher plants. 5. Conguillío National Park Yet another national park in Chile that’s famous. Declared as an official national park in 1950, at Conguillío, you can catch sight of Sierra Nevada volcano and another volcano known as Llaima which last erupted on New Year’s Day in 2008, and what are known as Monkey Puzzle Trees. If that doesn’t sound like an assortment of landmarks to visit, that what does, to be honest? Hiking is a flourishing activity in the area, too, 4. Ojos del Salado For all those super into mountain climbing and hiking, Ojos del Salado should probably be on your to visit list, especially if you’re really into the thrill seeking side of it as it’s also the highest active volcano in the world, with an elevation of 6,890 m or 22,605 ft high. As far as volcanic activity goes, the most recent eruption was well over 1,000 years ago, with ash emission having been detected 24 years ago. Despite it’s last eruption being centuries ago, it is still considered an active volcano. 3. Villarrica Chile is a place riddled with volcanos and lakes, and another famous one to visit is Villarrica, which is both a lake and a volcano. It is among the country’s most active volcanoes, and is more than 700 miles away from the country’s capital. It’s name translates to “a place of wealth” and remains a place popular for hiking--with it’s most recent eruption having been in 2015. 2. Marble Cathedral The Marble Cathedral is a natural formation can be found in General Carrera, the second largest freshwater lake in South America. Located more specifically in Patagonia, Chile, this cave has drawn lots of attention to itself for its marble motif which was created by melting glaciers that drained into the lake from the Pacific Ocean. And not only is the stone something to marvel at, but the water flowing in from the lake appear shades of crystal blue--depending on the time of year and the way the light reflects off the water. La Portada If Chile’s anything, it’s apparently the perfect place for some great outdoor photo ops. One of those places being La Portada, which is the natural stone arch located on out on the waters on the coast. The arch is only part of the appropriately named La Portada Natural Monument area, which spans nearly 80 acres. The beach it’s located near is also a natural marvel, with jagged rocks peaking up from the shore as well as a line of white and golden cliffs that make it seem like some surreal and ideal secluded daydream. 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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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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19 MYSTICAL Monsters From Mythology
Just how much do you know about the ancient monsters of folklore? For all you history buffs and monster lovers out there, stay tuned to get your fill of the most awesome legendary creatures from long ago. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Pegasus Similar to the unicorn, this horse creature sports wings instead of a sharp horn, though otherwise looks rather similar. Usually depicted as having an all white coat and white wings, the pegasus became as one of the most well-known creatures from Greek mythology. Pegasus, the child of Poseidon, was a horse-god who ascended to heaven right after being born. This heavenly creature has come to symbolize different things over the centuries, mostly associated with fame as well as wisdom. Also known as the horse of the Muses, the term “pegasus” means “spring” or “well.” 7. Hellhounds An evil villain in a movie commanding to “release the hounds” already doesn’t sound like a great situation to be in, but instead of regular hounds, imagine ones that came straight from the depths of hell. Hellhounds occur in different legends from different cultures. In some stories, they have fire abilities and almost always get assigned to guard those in the fiery afterlife of hell. One of the most historically famous hellhounds, Cerebrus, was a dog with three heads, tasked with guarded the entrance to Hades. In other European tales, a hellhound may even be the ones protecting supernatural beings. It seems even in an evil realm, dogs are still someone’s best friend. 6. Minotaur More hooved animals melded with human-esque features. The Minotaur in Greek mythology had the head of a bull but the body of a man. You might even remember that Daedalus and his son Icarus designed the labyrinth where one would also find such an obstacle as the Minotaur. This creature also appears in Dante’s Inferno, where the guide Virgil and Dante run into the Minotaur in the boulders near the Seventh Circle of Hell. 5. Dragons We see dragons in all sorts of legends all across the different histories of the world. From Europe to the Middle East and Asia, some variation of a fire-breathing reptile can be found referenced in the ancient literature and art. Dragons usually appear as a reptilian or serpentine animal with scales and the ability to breathe fire. The most famous dragons in pop culture come from both the European legends and Chinese culture. In Europe, dragons were described as having four legs and a huge set of wings, whereas in China, dragons often appear as serpentine, intelligent creatures that fly yet do not always have wings. 4. Mermaids Thanks to movies like Disney’s The Little Mermaid, general audiences regard mermaids as relatively peaceful, friendly creatures that don’t differ too much from humans. But not everyone saw mermaids as such. In some stories, mermaids may be the the cause of storms, drowning, and sunken ships. Though, to be fair, in some depictions, mermaids may fall in love with humans and act kindly. Often confused with the Sirens of Greek mythology, mermaids don’t have wings or the gift of singing--at least not originally. In the folklore of cultures in Africa, Asia, and Europe, you’ll find a few references to mermaids, with many believing manatees to be what sailors mistook for the mythical creatures. 3. Hydra Whether it be from Marvel Comics, the lore of Magic the Gathering, as seen here, or in any other form of art, it seems the hydra has remained a relevant mythical creature still referenced to this day. The hydra of mythology emerges from the sea as a serpentine monster with many heads. The myth derives from Ancient Greece, with the creature said to have a lair in the Lake of Lerna, a supposed entrance to the Underworld. According to the old stories, the hydra was raised to defeat Hercules. 2. Dire Wolves Game of Thrones has got most of the world more familiar with the dire wolf nowadays. Funny enough, dire wolves actually existed, a rival to sabre toothed tigers as the apex predator in prehistoric North America. But in mythology, they represented much more than that. Norse mythology refers to them more like giant wolves, such as in the case of Fenrir. In Inuit mythology, they call them the “amarok” also a giant wolf, said to hunt alone in the Arctic. Humans first discovered real direwolves in 1854, though the story of larger than life wolves have been around for centuries. 1....
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Famous Places Humans Have Abandoned
You hear all about the buildings you’re supposed to visit around the world. Most of the places are filled to the brim with people bustling about. But here are some of the strangest architectural achievements in the world that house no one. Some of the places we’re going to talk about were either destroyed, incomplete, or just neglected into decay. Whether the buildings have succumbed to the elements or not, let’s check out some of the most interesting places we humans have left behind. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 6. After the Nine Years War The old structure known as Hirsau Abbey has sat in ruins since 1692 after French troops destroyed it during the Nine Years War. Even though its habitation history ended centuries ago, the monastery was founded all the way back in the year 830 by a count. The abbey can be found in the northern slopes of the Black Forest Mountain Range. No one’s rebuilt the abbey since the end of the 17th century, but no one’s totally gotten rid of it, either. 5. The Haunted Hotel Near this supposedly haunted hotel, visitors flock from all over to the Tequendama Falls just 18 miles or 30 kilometers southwest of Bogotá--Colombia’s capital city. The hotel, once known as the Tequendama Falls Hotel, has now become the Tequendama Falls Museum of Biodiversity and Culture following renovation. The name Tequendama refers to the Chibcha language, meaning “he who participated downward” and at this height and steepness, it’s a fitting name. Originally constructed as a mansion, the hotel would open in 1928. By the early 1990s, owners abandoned the hotel. It would remain empty for the following 20 years due to contamination in the Bogotá River. 4. Alien Pods Along Cape Romano Officially called the Cape Romano Dome House, this collection of domed structures once sat along the beach of Cape Romano--located on the southern region of Marco Island in Florida. In the past couple years, the water levels rose closer to shore. After Hurricane Irma landed recently, the domes have since collapsed into the ocean. The domes were built in 1980 but abandoned in 1992. Though property was sold in 2005, it really doesn’t seem to matter anymore as the iconic and strange sight has been claimed by the Atlantic ocean. 3. The Boat in Homebush Bay On the south bank of the Parramatta River, you’ll find Homebush Bay. And in this bay located near Sydney Australia floats the rusted hull of the SS Ayrfield. Homebush Bay used to be a place that was a major trading port, but toxic waste contamination put a swift halt to the economic prospering. Abandoned freighters scatter along the water, and one of the most famous happens to be the SS Ayrfield, known for the trees that have grown right through it. The mini forest have completely torn apart the inside of the hull, and yet the Ayrfield continues to float. 2. The Red Sands on the Thames and Mersey The Maunsell Forts (mawnsul) have been referred to as Red Sands for the army style they’ve been built in. They cropped up during World War II as a mode of defense for the United Kingdom. Instead of looking like regular military defenses humans would have, they appear more like rusted ships that flew down from space and landed in the water. Constructed in 1942, they were decommission by 1950. Though they’ve been abandoned for most years, pirate radio stations of the 60s and 70s would come here to carry out their broadcasting. Artist Stephen Turner stayed in one of the forts for 36 days back in 2005. However, officials have said trying to get into the forts and occupy them can prove dangerous as they’re in no condition to house anyone. The Ghost Town of the Namib Desert Near the coast of southern Namibia in the Namib desert waits the old town of Kolmanskop (kohl maun skope), which has been sitting abandoned since 1954. For decades sand has been piling up even within the empty buildings. Kolmanskop’s population started to decrease shortly after the first World War. In 1928, the discovery of diamond deposits 270 kilometers south--the richest ever known--would have residents moving away from the village. Strangely enough, abandoned towns get more popular than ever after they become ghost towns. Tourists frequent this ghost town, trudging through the hills of sand. You do, however, need a permit to enter the town.
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16 Gigantic Animals Alive Today
From the grand Kodiak bear to the majestic and gigantic Blue Whale, here are 16 Gigantic Animals Alive Today. Subscribe for weekly wacky videos and learn interesting facts about the world with awesome top 10 lists and other amazing videos. 8. Kodiak Bears Also more commonly referred to as brown bears, they’re a type of bear that’s around the same size if not just a little smaller when compared to a polar bear, with the largest of both species reach weights of around 700 kg. Like their Arctic counterparts, brown bears reside in relatively cold environments and are native to the southwest of Alaska. Kodiak bears specifically are the largest of the brown bears. Like the polar bear, these fluffy but treacherous bears are one of the largest carnivores in the world. 7. Large Flying Fox Everyone knows who Batman is, but the large flying fox, also known as the Malaysian flying fox more closely resembles the Dark Knight’s enemy, Man-Bat. They’re bats native to southeast Asia and are one of the largest species of bats. Of course, they’re part of the Pteropus Vampyrus species. So if you have a fear of the Halloween-associated flying creatures, you probably don’t want to get to close. 6. Swordfish Also known as broadbills, Swordfish on average are 3 m long, though the largest was measured at 4.55 m long and have been known to weigh as much as 1.400 pounds. Although they do not normally just attack people unprovoked, they are known to get incredibly aggressive when they get injured and are in danger of being caught. For instance, when they get harpooned by humans, Swordfish switch into high survival mode and dive as fast and as deep as they can back into the water. In 2011, a fisherman tried to reel in the fish himself--to which the Swordfish responded by leaping onto the boat and stabbing the man. In 2012, a giant eyeball the size of a softball was found on the shores of Florida, which was later revealed to have once belonged to a swordfish. 5. Chickens Calling someone a “chicken” entails that they are meek and cowardly. However, the sight of a Brahma chicken has recently turned that name-calling phrase into something frightening. This past week, a video of a gigantic chicken stalking around its coop sent viewers reeling, wondering if the footage was real. Spoiler, that’s footage of a real chicken taken outside its coop located in Kosovo. It really isn’t until you see enormous birds like ostriches and especially this chicken is anyone super convinced how closely related birds are to dinosaurs. Brahma chickens weigh in as large as 18 pounds, while your everyday chicken usual reach no heavier than 8 pounds. For some scale, that’s a tree next to the chicken. 4. Chinese Giant Salamander When they’re newly born, these Chinese salamanders look like regular salamanders. And it isn’t until they’ve reached their adult age to do you really get to see how big they are able to get. Chinese giant salamanders are known to not only be the largest salamander, but also the largest amphibians in the world. They’re part of an animal family that goes as far back as 170 million years. Typically, they eat smaller animals like crabs and fish, but also insects and even other salamanders. The largest these kinds of amphibians have been known to reach are about 180 cm in length. 3. Ocean Sunfish To give you an idea how big Ocean Sunfish are, here’s a photo of a diver swimming near one. These particular fish are the heaviest bony fish known to mankind, and can weigh as heavy over 2,000 pounds. Interestingly, they eat mostly jellyfish, which makes them much more daring than they already look. 2. Elephants More specifically, the African Bush Elephant. When it comes to the land, the spot for heaviest animal goes to the this specific species of African elephants. The heaviest has been measured to weigh 13,230 pounds, or about 6 tonnes. As far as length goes, they’re recorded to reach 10.5 feet tall, so about the height of an average ceiling. As you could probably guess, there aren’t really natural predators that exist for these elephants--as it’s the biggest animal in its environment. Although, the occasional lion has dared to try and bring down the elephant calfs. 1. Blue Whale As you can see from this picture, in comparison to humans, blue whales are undoubtedly enormous. They are known to be the largest animal ever to have existed. They have been reported to reach lengths of 30 m long, or 98 ft. What’s strange is that they usually only eat krill, which on average are about 2 inches in length, yet blue whales have been known to reach weights of over 180 tons. They do eat about 40 million krill a day max, but still. Where exactly can you find a blue whale? Well they’re apparently able to live in most of the oceans on earth. Sadly, in recent decades, their populations have dwindled due to them being hunted. However, their population has nearly doubled as of late, so it seems whale watching these guys is here to stay.
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