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Scared Of Being In A Free-Falling Elevator? Here’s How To Survive This Nightmare

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Some people have a terrible fear of elevators, and you can't really blame them. There are few things that sound more terrifying than hurtling to the ground in a free-falling elevator. Even though that situation is incredibly rare, it can't hurt to know what to do if it ever happens to you.This video might just save your life one day. (via Life Hacker)So if you ever find yourself in this terrible situation, just lie on the ground and wait for impact. It's certainly easier said than done, but if you can think and act quickly, it will increase your chances of survival.Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/elevator/
The Science Of Suspicion: What Makes Us All So F*cking Jealous

The Science Of Suspicion: What Makes Us All So F*cking Jealous

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We’ve all experienced jealousy at some point in our lives. Whether it be in kindergarten over who got to play with the blocks for the longest or in college when the cute guy you had a crush on for literally forever is chatting up some rando at a bar. It’s something we experience naturally; it heats up our cheeks, blinds us with anger and makes us do some crazy things. But after the heat of the moment, when the dust settles around us, we’re forced to confront our own motivations and what exactly made us feel the way we did. Unfortunately, the truth is rarely pretty and never simple. Jealousy is a factor in every single type of relationship. It’s something that, no matter what, is impossible to avoid. There will always be a little something that ti
If Your Car Is In Water And Sinking Fast, This Is What You Need To Do To Survive

If Your Car Is In Water And Sinking Fast, This Is What You Need To Do To Survive

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What are you supposed to do if you get caught in a car that's going under water? It might seem like an unlikely scenario, but last year, more than 100 people were killed when their cars were caught in a river or flash flood. The water rises incredibly fast and the light grows dim...but what's more alarming is that the first 30-60 seconds are crucial for your survival. Here's how to escape with your life. Let's all hope that we never have to put this knowledge into practice. But if you do, you'll certainly be in a far better position to save your life than before. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/car-sinking/
This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink In A Day

This Is How Much Water You Should Actually Drink In A Day

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Sixty percent of your body is made up of water. Which basically means you, and I, and every other human in the world, are all just giant cucumbers with anxiety. I dont know about you, but Im actually totally down with being a delicious veggie, anxiety and all. Of course, the human body is a little more complex than a cucumber. Water is your bodys principle chemical component, and every one of your bodily systems depend on it for survival. So, even though most of us dont really actively think about it, the amount of water we put into our bodies is pretty damn important. But, is there a definite answer as to water we should be putting into our bodies every day? Or are we all just anxious cucumbers running around trying to find answers well never get? Elite Daily spoke withNicholas Berbari,...
Science Says Your Forgetfulness Is Basically Your Brain’s Defense Mechanism

Science Says Your Forgetfulness Is Basically Your Brain’s Defense Mechanism

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Can you imagine if you remembered every detail of everything that ever happened to you? Or every piece of information you've ever read? All of it stored in your brain and ready to be called upon at any given moment? As someone who often walks into a room and forgets why I came in there, the very notion of this is overwhelming to me. However, I have often wondered why it is I remember some things with such clarity, and other things I forget completely. Sometimes friends will remind me of conversations we had years ago that they remember quite well, and I can only barely recall. My forgetfulness be a sign of genius maybe. But it's more likely a tactic for survival. Turns out, it's actually really important that we forget certain things, in order to make room for more pressing details tha...
Don’t Know How To Get A Fire Going? Here’s The Ultimate How-To.

Don’t Know How To Get A Fire Going? Here’s The Ultimate How-To.

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When I was a Girl Scout, they didn't teach us how to build a campfire. Back then, I thought it was pretty normal, but now, I can't help but wonder why we didn't get to learn the useful survival skill while our male counterparts did. Regardless, to this day, I am a bit intimidated when asked to gather tinder and kindling for a campfire. What's the difference? How much do I need? And don't even get me started on how you go about assembling all that stuff...Thankfully, sites like ScoutmasterCG exist to help people like me out! Here's everything you need to know to get a fire going from scratch in the woods. ScoutmasterCG If you're more into videos, though, this tutorial should help you out! S...
21 Oddly Useful Inventions That You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Right Now

21 Oddly Useful Inventions That You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Right Now

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Have you ever seen something that you didn't know you needed until you saw it? It happens to everyone, and it is super frustrating to see that wonderful thing and not be able to afford it. It would make your life so much easier and more fun, but your funds just aren't there. Well, thanks to the good people of Odditymall.com, there are a ton of amazing inventions out there that will help you satiate that have-to-have-it feeling at an affordable price! 1. Silicone drinking glasses. Oddity Mall These glasses bend and twist so you really can't break them. They are perfect to use while you're camping, or while you're throwing a party with friends you can't trust around stemware. 2. International charger. Oddity Mall ...
These People Are Buried Alive Every Night, But They Choose To Live That Way

These People Are Buried Alive Every Night, But They Choose To Live That Way

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); Imagine living in a place where you have to dig out of your house every morning. This is part of everyday life for the people who live in Shoyna, which is a small, remote village in Northern Russia. The desert town is completely surrounded by sand dunes. Pair that with coastal winds, and there's no way for these people to stop their houses from getting buried every night. Shoyna used to be a thriving fishing port, but after overfishing in the White Sea led to increasingly unsuccessful trade, sand dunes began taking over in the 1980s. The Sand Buried Village of Shoyna https://t.co/HZZC1Kvt02 via @alk3r #wordpress #travel #nature #village ...
This Study Will Make You Question How Your Boyfriend Really Feels About You

This Study Will Make You Question How Your Boyfriend Really Feels About You

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Sorry to tell you this, ladies, but your skepticism and paranoia aboutyour boyfriends true feelings toward you are about to get a whole lot worse. Of course,weall want the best there is out there, and when we have it, weto flaunt it. And researchers at Florida State University foundthat those same rules apply with our romantic partners. In this case, the hotter, the better. A recent study, published inEvolutionary Psychological Science,concludedthat most guys tend to perceive girls as luxury goods instead of, you know, actual people. These so-called luxury goods likeexpensive cars and blinged-out jewelry bring you plenty of positive attentionand only serve to amplify your social status. Medical Dailyconnects this to the signaling theory, which states that humans solely behave in a way t...
25 Mind Blowing Extinct Creatures You’ll Be Glad Don’t Exist

25 Mind Blowing Extinct Creatures You’ll Be Glad Don’t Exist

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We often hear that more and more animal species have been critically endangered and their extinction is just a matter of time. Ruthless human expansion, hunting, destroying natural habitats, climate changes and other factors have are contributing to a species loss rate 1,000 times greater than the natural background rate. Though sad, sometimes extinction can be beneficial for a particular race of species…ours! From 42-feet long mega snakes to Giraffe sized flying creatures, check out these 25 mind blowing extinct creatures you'll be glad don't exist. 25. Pelagornis Sandersi www.ibtimes.co.uk Thanks to its wingspan estimated to be up to 24 feet, Pelargonis Sandersi is apparently the largest flying bird yet discovered. It is probable that the bird was able to fly only by ...
9 Prehistoric Sea Creatures You’ll Be Happy To Know Are Completely Extinct

9 Prehistoric Sea Creatures You’ll Be Happy To Know Are Completely Extinct

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If you think our oceans are full of horrible and terrifying creatures today, then you should build a time machine and check out what the oceans held in prehistoric times. At that point in history, the oceans were teeming with the most frightening killing machines of all time.While we might blanch at the thought of great white sharks today, those creatures would've been the least horrifying ones in the bunch back then. Let's meet of a few of these ancient terrors, shall we? 1. Deinosuchus Movie Pilot While technically these monsters didn't hang out in oceans, I included Deinosuchus on this list because it was an absolutely insane beast. This giant crocodile was so large that it ate dinosaurs for breakfast. At 40 feet long, the Deinosuchus was...
22 Space Facts That Are Literally Out Of This World

22 Space Facts That Are Literally Out Of This World

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Prepare to be STARtled. View this image › Via jpl.nasa.gov 1. Our galaxy’s center may smell like raspberries and rum. View this image › Ethyl formate is responsible for giving raspberries their flavor. 2. There is a planet that may be made entirely out of diamonds. View this image › Via hacerneto.blogspot.com 3. The largest star in the universe is being eaten by a black hole. View this image › Via gifbay.com 4. Scientists recently found what might be the first signs of the big bang. View this image › Disney 5. Space is completely silent. View this image › Warner Bros. Since there’s no atmosphere in space, there’s no medium for sound to travel. 6. A single day on Venus is lon...
You Won’t Be Able To Look Away When You See These Glow-In-The-Dark Mushrooms Growing

You Won’t Be Able To Look Away When You See These Glow-In-The-Dark Mushrooms Growing

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If you think mushrooms are boring, you'd better take a look at the latest footage of luminous fungi from "Planet Earth II." Ever since we saw the clip of snakes hunting as a group, we've been counting down the days until the premiere of this incredible show here in the States. The series will hit American TV on January 28, 2017, but until then, we have this sneak peek from the latest episode, "Jungle." As you'll see, glowing fungi has stumped scientists for years. Was it simply a bizarre natural quirk or did it serve a larger purpose? Finally, they think they've found the solution. Watch as the jungle floor comes to life with glowing fungi. The phenomenon certainly is beautiful, but it also has an important role to play in the circle of life. R...
These Women Made Incredibly Difficult Decisions To End Their Non-Viable Pregnancies

These Women Made Incredibly Difficult Decisions To End Their Non-Viable Pregnancies

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These Bugs Will Haunt Your Nightmares…They’re So Well Camouflaged, It’s Scary

These Bugs Will Haunt Your Nightmares…They’re So Well Camouflaged, It’s Scary

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In the world of insects, you could make an argument for the praying mantis being the most majestic, even though it's a ruthlessly efficient hunter. These bugs make quick work of taking down anything that gets in their way, yet still have a certain beauty about them that's hard to find in other insects. But just when you thought that the praying mantis couldn't get more majestic (or creepy), here comes the orchid mantis. The orchid mantis (pictured below) is a species native to Southeast Asia. It has evolved to look like an orchid flower, as you might've guessed. YouTube / precarious333 If you were quickly looking at one of these guys in their natural environment, you would never susp...
Amazing Footage Reveals How Falcons Catch Prey

Amazing Footage Reveals How Falcons Catch Prey

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This video by The Company of Biologists has gone viral over the weekend with over 1.4 million hits!  Scientist Suzanne Amador Kane has discovered that falcons keep their prey locked in the same place on their retinas by attaching cameras onto hunting falcons. Read the report here.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/01/19/amazing-footage-reveals-how-falcons-catch-prey/
This Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Puts America To Shame

This Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Puts America To Shame

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Woah woah woah, China. Steady on. While we were all busy worrying about Brexit, celebrating Gay Pride and tearing up for Fourth of July weekend, China has only been putting the finishing touches to the world’s biggest alien-hunting telescope. Maybe they took the new Independence Day movie too seriously. The hulking dish in Pingtang County, China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, is the size of 30 soccer pitches and has 4,450 panels.It dwarfs anything America has. Zheng Xiaonian, deputy head of the National Astronomical Observation (NAO) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences,said the telescope will be the global leader for the next couple of decades in searching for UFOs. The project began back in 2011 and has cost around $180million with 300 “builders, experts, scie...
Incredible Little Girl Survives Italian Earthquake After Being Trapped For 17 Hours

Incredible Little Girl Survives Italian Earthquake After Being Trapped For 17 Hours

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According to Italy's Civil Protection Department, at least 247 people have lost their lives since a magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked central Italy on August 25. Although tremors were felt as far away as Rome, the small town of Amatrice, which is about 87 miles from the capital city, was among the hardest hit. The devastation has proven to be so brutal, in fact, that Mayor Sergio Pirozzi said the town simply "isn't here anymore." googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); When the sun came up that day, officials realized that the situation was far worse than they'd anticipated. YouTube / RT googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); Initial reports stated tha...
How To Make An Alcohol Stove With A Beer Bottle Can

How To Make An Alcohol Stove With A Beer Bottle Can

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You know those Bud Lite beer bottles made from aluminum? The Crazy Russian Hacker has stepped forward to demonstrate how to make a mini alcohol burning stove with just the empty can.  By cutting the bottle in half and inverting the top into the bottom, a small stove is created. Simply add the necessary holes and rubbing alcohol, and, viola, you have a mini alcohol burning stove perfect for camping.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/10/17/how-to-make-an-alcohol-stove-with-a-beer-bottle-can/
Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

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Courtesy Explore.org This week, November 1--7, is Polar Bear Week. It's when Explore.org teams up with Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the dire straits the majestic, white bears are facing. Climate change is affecting the polar bear population at Earth's southernmost point in a hugely negative way. While polar bears might not be the first thing on everyone's mind on a daily basis, it's important to give them the recognition they deserve for being truly beautiful, irreplaceable creatures. Here's what you should know about how they're being pushed towards extinction. Since satellite tracking began in 1979, the Arctic has lost roughly 40% of its summer sea ice. Giphy ...
He Walked Into The Woods And Made A Bow And Arrow From Scratch

He Walked Into The Woods And Made A Bow And Arrow From Scratch

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It's estimated that humans came up with the basic blueprint for bows and arrows around 64,000 years ago. While it was once an innovative and high-tech weapon, it's now considered rather primitive, especially when compared to some of the hunting tools we employ today...but that doesn't mean it doesn't have value.For one, just about any person can make a bow an arrow using things found in the woods. Watch as YouTuber Primitive Technology demonstrates this very old-school DIY: You'll definitely want to learn this skill...once the zombies come and we're forced to live in the woods, this'll be the only means of defending yourself. Or for more practical purposes, this is good for hunting, I guess. (But I think we all know that zombies are the chief concern here.) Read more: http://www....
You May Not Have Heard Of Turkmenistan, But You Need To See The Door To Hell

You May Not Have Heard Of Turkmenistan, But You Need To See The Door To Hell

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In the middle of Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert, near a small village named Derweze, rests a crater. But it's not just any crater. No, this one is special. But it's easier to explain why it's so unique if you just take a look at it... Pretty standard, right? Well, not exactly... Flickr / Stefan Krasowski See, there's a reason they call this the Door to Hell. Other names: Gates to Hell, the Crater of Fire. Flickr / Stefan Krasowski Discovered in 1971, geologists were worried that the natural gas field would have adverse effects on neighboring towns. Flickr / Tormod Sandtorv In an effort to stop the spread of deadly methane gas, they set it on fire....
This Woman Is In The Middle Of Rigorous Chemo, But You Definitely Wouldn’t Know It

This Woman Is In The Middle Of Rigorous Chemo, But You Definitely Wouldn’t Know It

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Karen Walsh has stage IV colon cancer. She has multiple tumors in her colon, liver, and lymph nodes, and they are inoperable. What Karen Walsh does not have, however, is a single self-piteous bone in her powerful body. The Broadway actress and mother of two went to the doctor last year after her 40th birthday for what she thought were stomach cramps. The shocking diagnosis sent her reeling.She wasn't sure if she wanted to go public with her illness, but a friend who suffered from cancer encouraged her to seek support in others. On that note, she posted a selfie that eventually morphed into a celebratory series that highlights Walsh's courage, strength, and sense of humor. When a friend of hers who happens to be a director showed up for m...
10 Gross Things You’re Doing Right Now. Yes, You And YES, Now.

10 Gross Things You’re Doing Right Now. Yes, You And YES, Now.

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What can't our bodies do? They convert food into energy. They move us around. They give us lots of enjoyment (as well as a little frustration, probably). We live with our bodies every day, and do our best to make them look presentable. But there's only so much one can do to disguise the fact that the body is, in fact, pretty amazingly gross. Don't worry. There's nothing wrong with you. These things are normal and natural, even if they weird you out. Get to know yourself better: 1.) Eyelash mites Ed Reschke/Getty Images They feel pretty when you put on mascara, too! Eyelash mites, or Demodex folliculorum, are tiny guys camping out at the base of your eyelashes, with as many as 25 to a follicle. That sounds like a lot...
Gravitational Waves Found: How We Proved The Power Of The Dark Side

Gravitational Waves Found: How We Proved The Power Of The Dark Side

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One hundred years ago Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity predicted the existence of a dark side to the cosmos. He thought there were invisible gravitational waves, ripples in space-time produced by some of the most violent events in the cosmos exploding stars, colliding black holes, perhaps even the Big Bang itself. For decades, astronomers have gathered strong corroborative evidence of the existence of these waves, but they have never been detected directly until now. They were the last part of the general theory still to be verified. Astronomers have used light to study the universe with optical telescopes for hundreds of years. We have expanded that view hugely since the middle of the 20th century, by building detectors and instruments sensitive to all...

This Firefighter Received The World’s Most Extensive Face Transplant

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Patrick Hardison used to joke with children that he had fought a bear. If anything, the way he actually got his scars was even more heroic. Running into a burning building to rescue a woman in 2001, the firefighter’s face had been burnt beyond recognition. His eyelids had to be sewn virtuallyshut to protect his eyes, and doctorsdescribed his face as ‘one huge scar’. He spent years being stared at, and even his own children were initially terrified of his disfigurement. But now,thanks toa team of 100 pioneering surgeons, Patrick has been the recipient of the world’s most extensive facial transplant. He’s been given a whole new face. Operating simultaneously on Patrick and the donor (26-year-old David Rodebaugh, who waskilled in a cycling accident), doctors spen...
They Were Doing Underwater Research When — Suddenly — Something Massive Came To Say Hello

They Were Doing Underwater Research When — Suddenly — Something Massive Came To Say Hello

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On April 15, 2015, researchers from E/V Nautilus sent a robot named Hercules down into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. They were exploring the biology, geology, and archeology of the ocean, and when they reached a depth of 1,962 feet, they suddenly encountered something magnificent -- a sperm whale. It is incredibly rare to have a robot meet a sperm whale at these depths, but what they captured on film for a live audience is amazing. The population of sperm whales on Earth used to be in the millions. Today, perhaps less than a few thousand remain due to hunting in the 19th century. For those that are still with us, however, let's hope more footage like this gets captured. Because after seeing it, how can you not want to do everything you can to help? ...
21 More Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist

21 More Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist

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You might think you’ve seen the world over, under, around and through, but there will still be wonders that will make your eyes pop. Even if you’re a dedicated animal enthusiast, you can’t honestly expect to know all of the 1,367,555 non-insect animal species, that are identified on the face of Earth today! Besides, new animal species might be discovered by the time you finish reading this text, so there will always be some new surprises for us out there. [Read more...] We’ve already introduced you to 22 strange animals you didn’t know existed, and, like we said, the count never stopped! Here’s a new list of 21 more animals you’ve most likely never heard of, and probably won’t see prancing around your backyard anytime soon. Would you like any...
If You Love The Outdoors, This Water Bottle Is About To Become Your Best Friend

If You Love The Outdoors, This Water Bottle Is About To Become Your Best Friend

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When it comes to roughing it in the great outdoors, having everything you need in case of emergency is important. All hikers and bikers worth their salt know that having ample food and water to get them through their adventures (and potentially help them over a few hurdles along the way) is top priority, but lugging around gallons of water and clunky purification systems is a heavy hassle. That's why this new invention is about to change the outdoor game. Called Fontus, this water bottle will ensure that you never run out of water again, and all it needs to operate is the open air. With the use of solar technology, this device turns air into clean drinking water. Fontus is no bigger than your average water bottle, and the only other piece of equipment it needs is a thin solar panel...
Can You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

Can You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

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This feature requires JavaScript to function. Here is the city where you work. Gleaming towers of steel and glass form the vast machine of industry. You are a cog in the machine. Yes. I am a business cog. Here is the desk where you complete your daily drudgery. By doing business tricks onto your computer, you earn profits for your company. This is societys plan for you, and it is boring and unfair.It would be really great if society suffered a bad accident and stopped existing. Then youd be free from all this office tedium, and every day would be an exciting adventure for survival. Yes, society is bad and boring. I hope a terrible thing destroys it so I can quit my job and be in danger always. Actually, I am fond of society and my job is okay, so please keep so...
23 Incredibly Cute Facts About Animals That Make Them Even MORE Adorable.

23 Incredibly Cute Facts About Animals That Make Them Even MORE Adorable.

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Animals don't have to do much to make us say "awww!" Simply rolling around, making a silly face, or just being very sleepy can be enough to kill us with cuteness. The bar isn't set too high, which makes these adorable facts all the more heart-melting. You're gonna want to snuggle up with each of the sweet animals when you hear how ridiculously endearing they really are. 1.) Puffins mate for life, each year only laying one egg to be raised by both mom and dad. Flickr 2.) This cat named Mayor Stubbs was actually elected mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for the past 17 years. Flickr 3.) Sheep are able to recognize facial features and are especially fond...
The Survival Of The Sea Turtle Animation

The Survival Of The Sea Turtle Animation

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Sea turtles are amazing creatures of wonder, ones that echo from an ancient world of the past that no longer exist. But the odds of a sea turtle existing today is much slimmer than it seems. Just up against nature, the sea turtles odds of growing up and reproducing themselves is less than 10%. And with recent human intervention it’s even less.  TED Education explains the survival of the sea turtle in this cute and enlightening animation that is featured on Neatorama and ScienceDump.   Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/07/24/the-survival-of-the-sea-turtle-animation/
He Was Being Towed Behind A Boat…But What He Saw Underwater? Amazing!

He Was Being Towed Behind A Boat…But What He Saw Underwater? Amazing!

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); What person hasn't dreamed of flying? Of course, it's a rhetorical question because everyone would love to fly. But nowadays, that dream isn't so far-fetched. A Subwing allows you to fly...underwater. The cool aquatic invention is towed behind a boat and allows the rider to control where they go with a simple tilt of a board. The things you can see when you're just gliding along are quite incredible. Just watch what this Subwing user caught on camera while he was gliding just below the surface of the Norwegian Sea. My jaw dropped when I saw just how close the whales got! Killer whales can be dangerous to be around, but in this case, they were just hunting f...
25 Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

25 Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

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Now, how many animal species do you know? Fifty? A hundred? Or even more? Well, according to some scientific researches, there are almost 9 million of them! It's no wonder then we do not know all of them but still - there are creatures out there you certainly won't believe even exist. Check out 25 of the most unreal animals on Earth. Caution: Not all of them are cute and sweet. 25. Scotoplanes www.wired.com Commonly known as sea pigs, these little deep sea animals live on ocean bottoms, typically at depths of over 0.6 miles (0.965 Kilometers). Scotoplanes are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud. 24. Goblin shark ocelebrity.com Sometimes called a “living fossil”, the goblin shark is the only extant represent...
Doctors Weren’t Sure These Conjoined Twins Would Survive, But Look At Them Today!

Doctors Weren’t Sure These Conjoined Twins Would Survive, But Look At Them Today!

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About one in every 200,000 live births produces a set of conjoined twins. Unfortunately, their chances of survival are only between five and 25 percent. About 40 to 60 percent of them are stillborn, and 35 percent live for one day. Despite these odds and doctors' recommendations, Eric and Elysse Mata from Lubbock, Texas, decided to have their baby girls.In April 2014, they welcomed Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith into the world. The twins were born nine weeks early, and it quickly became clear that they would need to be surgically separated. The girls were connected by their chest wall, lungs, hearts, diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon, and pelvis. Because they each had their own heart, doctors became optimistic about separating them. ...
Think You Can Outrun A Crocodile? Think Again, Puny Humans

Think You Can Outrun A Crocodile? Think Again, Puny Humans

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When it comes to essential survival skills, staying away from crocodiles is among the most obvious. That being said, these hulking creatures are masters of hunting that are great at camouflage.So what happens when you cross paths with an angry croc? You run, and you do it quickly. You do not stop until you know it's far, far away. As it turns out, these living dinosaurs are way faster than you might think. See how fast that damn thing is? Crocodiles don't (usually) want to eat you. They just want you to get out of their territory, so you should probably let them have their way. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/croc-run/
Here Are 35 Things You Probably Believe… But Are Total Lies. Everything You Thought Is Wrong.

Here Are 35 Things You Probably Believe… But Are Total Lies. Everything You Thought Is Wrong.

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While growing up, family, friends and teachers probably told you tidbits about the world that you accepted as the gospel truth. There's nothing wrong with that, in fact it is completely normal. But, it seems there are a great many widely accepted "facts" that are actually completely untrue. These misconceptions are fairly widespread, so you may be surprised that even today you were believing things that just weren't true. So put on your learning hats, you're about to get schooled. 1.) You aren’t born with all of the brain cells you were ever have. There is evidence your brain will continue to produce new cells in certain regions, a process called neurogenesis. 2.) The color of the mucus in your nose doesn’t indicat...
If You’re Ever Lost In The Woods, You Definitely Shouldn’t Eat These Plants

If You’re Ever Lost In The Woods, You Definitely Shouldn’t Eat These Plants

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If you're ever lost in the woods, finding food and water is critical. That's why it's so important to familiarize yourself with some of the most common flora and fauna. There are some plants out there that look like they're edible, but they can actually kill you. 1. Nightshade Outdoor Life They might look like blueberries, but a handful of these things could easily end you. 2. Horse Nettle Outdoor Life These look like green tomatoes, but they can cause severe abdominal pain and respiratory issues. 3. Poison Ivy Outdoor Life I think we're all familiar with this one, but it deserves a nod. 4. Buckeye Outdoor Life ...
25 Fascinating Little Known Facts About Polar Bears

25 Fascinating Little Known Facts About Polar Bears

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Undoubtedly, the polar bear ranks among the most amazing animals that have ever roamed our planet. The mere fact that these magnificent creatures manage to survive in one of the most extreme and cold places on Earth is admirable. We all know that polar bears, especially their cubs, can be irresistibly cute but what many people don't know is the fact that they are also very intelligent and inventive. And there are many more interesting things to learn about these majestic giants. To expand your knowledge of the polar bear, check out these 25 little known facts. 25. Although polar bears are usually born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name Ursus Maritimus means "maritime bear". news.nationalgeographic.com 24. Polar bears are thought to have diver...
Whatever You Do, Don’t Let Your Guard Down While Camping In The Woods

Whatever You Do, Don’t Let Your Guard Down While Camping In The Woods

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Do spiders strike fear into your heart? How about camel spiders? Personally, I've never seen one up close, but they sound like horrible, nasty things that you would do well to give a wide berth to. Camel spiders are Solifugae, which is an order under the arachnid class. They lack venom glands, so they're harmless to humans, but that doesn't make their appearance any less off-putting, as you can see in the video below... A group of campers found this bugger while camping in a forest in central Israel. Talk about pure nope! (source Reddit)In case you're wondering, they did eventually let the camel spider go on its merry way after a robust debate on the subject. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/camel-spider-nightmare/
If The World Actually Ends In Your Lifetime, Here’s How To Survive Almost Every Scenario

If The World Actually Ends In Your Lifetime, Here’s How To Survive Almost Every Scenario

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Next time you make a Costco run to stock up on warehouse-sized boxes of toilet paper and beef jerky, make sure you also prepare for the apocalypse. If the world "ends," money will disappear and instead we'll all live off a barter system of canned goods. (Or something.) However, if you do your work now, and prepare the right way, you might not only survive, but thrive. Take some notes, because these 10 doomsday scenarios are totally survivable:A.I. RevolutionZombie UprisingWarPlagueEconomic MeltdownSuper VolcanoThe End of DaysAsteroid ImpactEcological DisasterAlien Invasion If you're serious about survival, follow these guidelines. Target Spots USA Are you ready? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/apocalypse/
5 Health Risks You Encounter Every Day Without Even Realizing It

5 Health Risks You Encounter Every Day Without Even Realizing It

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When it comes to risk assessment, things like flights and camping trips typically come to mind. Although the news certainly hasn't been helping in the flying-is-awful department, your mother has probably told you a million times that you're more likely to die doing something routine (like driving, for example) than you are to die in a plane crash.And she's right, but here's the thing. Driving isn't the only risk you encounter on a daily basis. Here are a few more modern-day activities that regularly put you in harm's way. 1. Being a sedentary creature. iStock Where am I as I write this? You guessed it. At my desk. Where are you as you're reading this? Probably at yours. Most of us in the working...
You’ll Be Amazed To See What The Sun Really Looks Like

You’ll Be Amazed To See What The Sun Really Looks Like

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The sun. It gives us life, it gives us essential vitamins that we need to survive, and it even helps us generate clean energy. Even though it is the only thing that allowed life develop on Earth, and the only thing that keeps us alive to this day, most people don't think much about the sun beyond the fact that it looks like a big yellow ball hanging in the sky. But this video -- taken by NASA and shared online -- lets us get up close and personal with the blazing ball of energy that's so essential to our survival. Source: NASA video shows sun in stunning Ultra-HD by rumblestaff on Rumble (via IFLScience)It's amazing how something can look so beautiful and so terrifying at the same time. I hope that this video taught you to appreciate our sun a bit more. I know it certainly had that eff...

18 Animals With Ridiculously Misleading Names. Where Did They Come Up With These?

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It often feels like everyone in the world is out to trick you. If you think you're getting a good deal on something, chances are you getting swindled in another way. Of course, we like to use that to our advantage when, say, we turn 29 for the third time. As it turns out, you can't even trust animals to tell you the truth anymore. Especially these critters who are all lying to us with their misleading names. Take a look. 1.) Flying Lemurs Flickr They are neither lemurs nor can they fly. Also known as colugos, they were named for their similar features and nocturnal habits, but are closer in relation to primates. 2.) Australian Shepherd Flickr These blue e...
This Doctor Saved A Premature Baby — 30 Years Later, That Baby Saved Him

This Doctor Saved A Premature Baby — 30 Years Later, That Baby Saved Him

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Dr. Michael Shannon — a physician in the San Clemente, California, area —saved a premature baby 30 years ago. The infant was only given a 50 percent chance of survival, but Dr. Shannon worked tirelessly to make sure that the little one pulled through.The boy he saved, Chris Trokey, grew up to be a firefighter and paramedic in the area. While on the job one day in 2011, Trokey answered a call about a car crash. Once he reached the scene of the accident, he rescued the victim, only to realize later that it was the very same man who had saved his life so many years before. (via Yahoo)Whether or not you believe in fate, it's hard to hear such an incredible story without feeling like something beyond our comprehension is at play. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-...
25 Obvious Things You Already Knew But Science Proved Anyway

25 Obvious Things You Already Knew But Science Proved Anyway

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Confirming our long held suspicions, scientists have now conclusively proven that placing babies on dangerously high ledges is not a good idea. Here are 25 obvious things you already knew but science proved anyway. 25. Cereal tastes better with milk After scientists at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile added water to cereal they concluded that the water makes the cereal soggy because unlike milk it doesn't have fat content preventing the cereal from sucking in liquid. 24. Eating too much makes you gain weight Research presented at the European Congress of Obesity in 2009 found that "weight gain in the American population over the last 40 years seems to be virtually all explained by eating more calories." 23. Your cat really does ignore you A recent study at t...
25 Terrifying Dinosaurs Who Were Capable Of Wiping Out Humanity

25 Terrifying Dinosaurs Who Were Capable Of Wiping Out Humanity

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Ruling our planet as the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for 135 million years, dinosaurs were the largest creatures that ever inhabited Earth. The biggest sauropod dinosaurs may have achieved lengths of 190 feet and heights of over 30 feet, which is, in modern terms, an incredible size. Not all dinosaurs were that large; there were creatures just about 20 inches long but even these little beasts usually looked scary. From the little known Mapusarous to the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex, check out these 25 terrifying dinosaurs. 25. Gorgosaurus www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com Gorgosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in western North America during the Late Cretaceous period. It was a bipedal predator weighing more than two tons as an adult. Living in a lus...