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This Is What Happens When Customs Agents Don’t Inspect Imported Foods

This Is What Happens When Customs Agents Don’t Inspect Imported Foods

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In a world full of spiders, it's hard to pick just one and nominate it as the creepiest arachnid in existence. However, my personal nominee for creepiest bug ever would have to be the Brazilian wandering spider. Not only is it one of the world's deadliest creatures, but it likes to wander (as you might have guessed). Basically, this thing doesn't wait for prey to come to it. Instead, the Brazilian wandering spider travels around hunting for prey and is, for whatever reason, especially fond of bananas. Even though it's native to South America, this bug often finds its way to the States by hitching a ride on some bananas. One stock boy learned that lesson the hard way. What happened to Redditor crackerman2000 a few years ago is an arachnophobe's worst nightmare. He was stocking some ...
Eight New Species Of Whip Spider Discovered In Brazil May Already Be Endangered

Eight New Species Of Whip Spider Discovered In Brazil May Already Be Endangered

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Despite its threatening-sounding name, the whip spider is actually pretty harmless to humans.Although unfortunately, that courtesy is not always reciprocated, which is why several newlydiscovered species could soon be facing the prospect of extinction. Members of the Amblypygi orderalso known as whip spiders ortailless whip scorpionsare arachnids that use six of their legs for walking and the other two as antenna-like "feelers."The discovery of the eight new species brings the total number ofAmblypygi species in Brazil to 25, which is more than any other country although with human activity threatening the survival of these spiders, the South American country may not hold that record for very long. According to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, four of the eight p...
There’s A Bar That Built A Favela Where People Can Watch The World Cup

There’s A Bar That Built A Favela Where People Can Watch The World Cup

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Taking insensitivity to another level. 1. Nomad World Pub in Milwaukee decided that a good way to attract soccer fans to watch the World Cup was to build a colorful replica of a favela from Rio de Janeiro. 2. This is a real Favela in Rio de Janeiro, in which people live in extreme poverty with lack of services and urbanization. View this image › larigan - Patricia Hamilton/larigan - Patricia Hamilton 3. This is Milwaukee’s version. View this image › onmilwaukee.com 4. The “Nomad Favela” is located in adjacent parking lot and has a surfboard bar, a Belair Cantina taco shack, and an outdoor space with six large television where the games will be shown. 5. They reference to their installation in their website as “Nomad World Copa ...
This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

This is What Brazil Sounds Like When They Score in the World Cup

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During Brazil’s opening game against Croatia, Claus Wahlers recorded what his neighbourhood sounded like after each Brazil goal (they won the match 3-1). The video was recorded in Moema, São Paulo, and those loud bangs you hear are fireworks. The author says there were no big outdoor screenings nearby, just a small BBQ in the building across the street. The cheers you hear are just people watching in their own small groups! Wahlers also points out that you can hear the difference between people watching the game ‘Over the Air’ (OTA) using an antenna versus on cable, as the cable feed has about a 2-second delay. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/what-brazil-sounds-like-when-they-score-in-the-world-cup/
Second Group of Isolated Indians Contact Outsiders Following Attacks

Second Group of Isolated Indians Contact Outsiders Following Attacks

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In June of this year seven members of a previously uncontacted Amazonian tribe living in Peru had voluntarily made contact with another group in Brazil; an event so exceedingly rare, it was cause for concern. It was feared that the tribe had been driven to make the contact in response to some threat, and there was also concern that these people might contract infectious diseases, which has wiped out entire tribes in the past.  Unfortunately, those fears were validated when it was announced that some of the previously isolated people had contracted influenza, for which they had no natural immunity. It was also learned that their tribe had come under attack by loggers and drug traffickers, despite the fact that the land was supposed to be protected by the Peruvian gove
Incredible Photos Of An Uncontacted Amazon Tribe That Doesn’t Know Our Civilization Exists

Incredible Photos Of An Uncontacted Amazon Tribe That Doesn’t Know Our Civilization Exists

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Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert had his helicopter flight diverted because of a storm, but this detour led to a remarkable photos of a remote rain forest tribe. Show Full Text These high-resolution images were taken in Brazil’s state of Acre, near its border with Peru. This region strictly protects its forests and indigenous inhabitants. The photographs show a small group of people with plain clothing, weapons, and body paint. During contact, one man even threw his spear towards the helicopter. Experts claim that it’s the same indigenous tribe that gained global attention in 2008 when photos of tribesmen in red body paint depicted them launching arrows at a low-flying airplane. They are thought to be moving around about every four years or so. “I felt like I w...
These Brazilian Carnival Photos Will Make You Want To Smear Yourself In Mud And Dance Around In Your Pants

These Brazilian Carnival Photos Will Make You Want To Smear Yourself In Mud And Dance Around In Your Pants

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Guaranteed. 1. On 1 March 2014, thousands of mud-covered people celebrated the 28th annual Bloco da Lama festival in the town of Paraty in Brazil. View this image › AP Photo/Nelson Antoine View this image › Victor Moriyama / Getty Images 3. “Bloco da lama” means “mud block”. Although this carnival coincides with the more sequinny Rio de Janeiro festival, the only costume you’ll find here is black, sticky mud from Paraty’s shallow lagoon. View this image › Victor Moriyama / Getty Images View this image › Victor Moriyama / Getty Images 5. Although some people mix things up by wearing vines, bones and rags, which gives the event a pagan feel. View this image › Victor Moriyama / Getty Im...
Conspiracy Theorists Have A New Idea For Where The Zika Virus Came From

Conspiracy Theorists Have A New Idea For Where The Zika Virus Came From

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Another week, another ridiculous conspiracy theory. While perhaps not quite as outlandish as the idea that Earth is flat, which has somehow resurfaced much to the dismay of scientists, it has now been claimed that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are responsible for the outbreak of Zika virus. According to media reports, critics have identified a suspicious trend that could implicate the release of GM mosquitoes, designed to reduce the burden of insect-borne diseases, as a possible cause of South Americas current epidemic. Namely, that where these insects were released in trial zones in Brazil coincides with the outbreaks epicenter. Now, this is repeated a lot in science, because situations such as this call for it: correlation does not imply causation. If it did, then...
Incredible Video Shows Isolated Amazon Tribe Making Contact With Outside World

Incredible Video Shows Isolated Amazon Tribe Making Contact With Outside World

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On the border of Peru and Brazil, an uncontacted group of people wearing loincloths and carrying weapons was recently filmed meeting outsiders. 1. New video shows an isolated tribe from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil making contact for the first time with villagers who live along a river at the Peruvian border. youtube.com youtube.com   The native group identified as the Rio Xinane, who are part of the Panoan linguistic group, visited the Ashaninka, a settled indigenous group, who live along the Envira River near the border of Peru, on June 26. The Rio Xinane, who wear only loincloths, returned again to the village on June 30, and stayed for three days with the help of an interpreter who was brought to the scene. The second encounter was recorded by Brazil&...
Man Born With “Upside-Down Head” Defies Doctors To Become A Public Speaker

Man Born With “Upside-Down Head” Defies Doctors To Become A Public Speaker

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“Throughout my life I was able to adapt my body to the world. Right now, I don’t see myself as being different.” BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409576523); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3434128").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409576523); }); 1. This is 37-year-old Claudio Vieira de Oliveira. View this image › Barcroft Media The Brazilian is thought to suffer from congenital arthrogryposis, a condition which causes curved joints, resulting in his head being permanently twisted back over his neck. 2. According to Barcroft Media, doctors told his mother to stop feeding him when he was a child, as ...