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Give This Piece Of Modern Art Some Time To Sink In

Give This Piece Of Modern Art Some Time To Sink In

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It's important for art to ask tough questions. This conceptual piece is beautiful, weird, and shocking all at once. Don't forget to read the eloquent artist's statement (below the video) after watching. Artist's statement on The Cure For Greed:  Whatever we feel about greed, we can agree on one thing: it exists.  Whether there’s too much of it in the world, or too little, is a matter of opinion,  not understanding. We all have strong feelings one way or the other. On one side of the debate, some believe it’s the root of all that is corrupt and evil.  Conversely, greed is seen and often celebrated as the key behavior that allowed our species to adapt and evolve so successfully. But what exactly is greed? Is it an immutable algorithm...
Guy Pretends To Be Humans Of New York, Hilarity Ensues

Guy Pretends To Be Humans Of New York, Hilarity Ensues

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You know that adorable yet ever so touching Instagram called Humans of New York that tells both heartfelt survival stories and cute and gentle tales of parental and sibling love? Yeah, this guy is not that guy but he's pretending to be to betches and randos around NYC. This is hysterical, check it out. The best is how these girls totally ignore him until he tells them he's an Insta celeb.    Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/guy-pretends-to-be-humans-of-new-york-hilarity-ensues
25 Endangered Animals Our Next Generation Might Not See

25 Endangered Animals Our Next Generation Might Not See

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Although there might be up to 30 million different animal species in the world, which may seem like a lot, scientists estimate that 99.9% of all species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct. Extinction is a natural process; a typical species used to become extinct within 10 million years of its first appearance, although some species survive with virtually no morphological change for hundreds of millions of years. However, these days, when the planet is bursting at the seams with over 7 billion humans, the species loss is occurring at a rate 1,000 times greater than the natural background rate. Ruthless human expansion, hunting, and the destruction of natural habitats, climate changes, pollution and other factors have caused an incredible number of animals to become extinct. So...
Stunning Drone Footage Of Blue Whale With Her Calf

Stunning Drone Footage Of Blue Whale With Her Calf

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Taking a break from cruising the depths of the Antarctic oceans, a blue whale and her calf came up for a breath of air in this incredible video. The footage was shot from a drone flown bycrew members aboard theSea Shepherd Society's shipSteve Irwin. The wildlife conservation activists are currently sailing their ship around the Antarctic as part of Operation Icefish 2015-16 to search the Southern Ocean for illegal hunting activities. Its difficult to get a sense of perspectiveagainst the open expanse of the ocean, however these whales are known to grow up to 30meters (98 feet) long. Hunting these gentle giants has been illegal since the 1960s under an international treaty. Despite this, blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) still remain an endangered species. ...
Rare Drone Footage Captures Whales Hunting Down And Grabbing A Shark

Rare Drone Footage Captures Whales Hunting Down And Grabbing A Shark

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A drone has caught an unbelievable chase off the coast of Australia. The footage shows a pod of false killer whales stalking down a juvenile shark in waters near Cronulla, Sydney. Thefast-paced hunt ends with one of the false killer whales grabbing the shark in its jaws. We did not expect to see what we saw It was an exciting moment, Bruno Kataoka,the drone hobbyists who caught the unbelievable moment, told 7 News Sydney. "We just happened to be there at the right moment, at the right time. Not only is catching this footage a truly rare treat, false killer whales are not even particularly common in this area of theAustraliancoast. Despite the misleading name, theyre are actually from the dolphin family. These cetaceans can grow up to 6 meters (20 feet) long, making them the...
This Guy Turned His Fully Functional Shotgun Into A Guitar Because Humans Are Insane

This Guy Turned His Fully Functional Shotgun Into A Guitar Because Humans Are Insane

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When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children's songs, and I felt like a total rock star. I wasn't the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake. Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he's proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that's perfect for both concerts and hunting trips. This is ...
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 ...
Gun Expert Decides To Make Stuff Up. Reporter Decides To Shut Him Down.

Gun Expert Decides To Make Stuff Up. Reporter Decides To Shut Him Down.

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John Lott is a scholar at the University of Maryland. He has a history of dishonesty (see below video) despite his impressive resume. He uses logical fallacies and arbitrary data points to justify eliminating most gun laws.  His theory is that all the killers from Oregon, to Columbine, to Aurora, to Newtown specifically chose their targets based on what local gun laws are so that no one else would have a gun to shoot back. Ergo, eliminate all carry laws and bans, thereby making sociopathic murderers think twice, knowing everyone could be armed. Thankfully, Soledad wasn't having it. And the result is very satisfying. At 1:20, Soledad has already had enough and challenges him.  At 2:23, Soledad says no again. At 3:36, she's so baffled, she just ignores h...
25 Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

25 Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

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Although these days everyone is obsessed with zombies and aliens, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of the waves on our very own planet. In the pitch black depths of the ocean where the pressure can be dozens of times higher than at sea level you may very well find yourself running into one of these denizens of the deep. Allow us to introduce you to the 25 most terrifying deep sea creatures on Earth. 25. Dragonfish Although they are found at depths of nearly 2km, the Dragonfish actually starts its life at the surface of the ocean as a result of its egg being buoyant. Like many other deep sea creatures, it eventually becomes capable of producing its own light using a method known as bioluminescence after which it descends to ...
25 Bizarre And Shockingly Legal Brutalities You Won’t Believe Are Done To Animals

25 Bizarre And Shockingly Legal Brutalities You Won’t Believe Are Done To Animals

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For decades, animal cruelty has been one of the longest-standing issues in the world. Topics concerning animals, particularly animal rights, have spurred much debate and controversy among people and cultures. Every year, events that violate animal rights occur, causing public debates vocalized in the media. Outspoken activists have advocated the protection of animal rights along the way as well including high-profile celebrities. Here are 25 examples of legal brutalities done to animals that continue to spark outrage and debate among groups around the world. 25. Goat throwing This really weird, sadistic festival was celebrated every January in Manganeses de la Polvorosa, Spain, where usually a bunch of young men threw a live goat from the top of a church. After the animal died in ...
25 Betrayals That Changed The Course Of History

25 Betrayals That Changed The Course Of History

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Many battles and wars that shaped the history of the world were concluded not only from the efforts of leaders and heroes but by spies as well. Numerous espionage and spy-hunting efforts were launched to gain information and secure victories, which many times proved successful. Because of intelligence brought by agents and double-crossers, many lives were saved or lost and history was shaped. Here are 25 betrayals that changed the course of history. 25. Revenge is Sweet (Francisco Pizarro) listas.20minutos.es Pizarro held hostage Emperor Atahualpa after defeating an army with a limited number of men. He asked for gold and silver as ransom, but he strangled Atahualpa to death. In turn, Pizarro was executed by a son of his former military officer, Diego de Almagro, on grounds of his ...
25 Animals With Insane Survival Adaptations

25 Animals With Insane Survival Adaptations

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From squirting blood out of their eyes to stabbing their ribs through their owns chests these are 25 animals with insane survival adaptations. 25. Shooting Blood When the Texas Horned Lizard feels threatened it literally shoots blood out of its eyeballs. 24. Dirty mouths The mouth of a wild Komodo dragon is so filthy that many times it will bite its prey and then follow it around until it dies from the resulting infection. In fact, scientists aren't entirely sure how wild dragons survive with so much bacteria on their tongues. 23. Shock Waves The pistol shrimp can snap its claw so quickly that it creates a pressure wave in the surrounding water. The resulting bang is louder than a jet engine and hotter than the surface of the sun. 22. Breaking bones The ha...
How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview

How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview

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For many, the video job interview is an intimidating proposition — and for good reason. You're familiar with chatting with friends or a significant other online, and bringing your professional game to the office, but when you're ask to blend the two, it can be disorienting. Many people opt to dress as if they're going to the office (at least from the waist up), and others wear makeup as if they're on camera to be sure their souped-up appearance translates through to the viewer. The prepping applies to your space, too — turn off any devices that might beep (and warn family members or roommates who might wander in). Finally, make eye contact the best way you can on a video call by looking right into the camera. Check out the below infographic made by SparkHire to get more tips for your vid
25 Insane Reasons That The Spartans Were More Hardcore Than You

25 Insane Reasons That The Spartans Were More Hardcore Than You

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From birth they were taught to fear nothing. These are 25 insane reasons that the Spartans were more hardcore than you. 25. At birth, Spartan infants were examined for physical deformities before a council, and those who did not pass the inspection were left to die in the wilderness 24. The infant would usually die of exposure to the elements although occasionally it might be rescued by strangers 23. The children that made it did not have it easy though. To make them strong infants were given baths in wine rather than water. 22. They were also ignored when they cried and taught to never fear darkness or solitude 21. At age 7 Spartan boys were taken from their parents home and began the agoge, a state sponsored program meant to turn them into fearless fight...
XX FILES: The Extraordinary World Of Female Scientists

XX FILES: The Extraordinary World Of Female Scientists

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Science Magazine is debuting a new special series called the XX Files thatpeers into the extraordinary worlds of extraordinary women scientists. From Ashlee Rowes midnight hunts for scorpions, Elizaveta Solomonovas exploration of expert dreamers, and Kate Prigges study of disease-sniffing dogs,the XX Files celebrates female scientists doing what they love and doing it well. It was done with two motivations, Sarah Crespi, Science Magazines supervising producer for the series, told IFLScience. One, put a spotlight on women scientists and two, find some really amazing science that people will just be really excited about. Scorpion Hunting For a few weeks a year, Ashlee Rowe scours the rugged mountains of southern New Mexico for scorpions. In the pitch black of night, Rowe and her team switch...
25 Most Notorious Serial Killers Known To Man

25 Most Notorious Serial Killers Known To Man

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Whether it was for purposes of sadism, anger, or some other unknown sociopathic proclivity, these are the 25 most notorious serial killers known to man. 25. Zodiac Killer www.dailymail.co.uk His identity still being unknown, he murdered numerous people in California in the late 60s and 70s. His name came from a series of taunting cryptograms he sent to the Bay Area Press. 24. Tsutomy Miyazaki skcentral.com Known as "Dracula," Miyazaki is a notorious serial killer known for drinking blood from his victims and eating their hands. He was hanged in 2008. 23. Ted Bundy vimeo.com An infamous serial killer, Ted murdered more than 30 females throughout the United States, typically by strangulation. In 1989 he was executed via electric chair. 22. Saeed Hanaei ...
25 Exercises And Workouts That Can Be Done No Matter Where You Are

25 Exercises And Workouts That Can Be Done No Matter Where You Are

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Whether you are traveling on a business trip or camping in the woods, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to still get a workout in. These are 25 exercises and workouts that can be done no matter where you are. 25. Box Jumps All you need for this exercise is an elevated surface. A park bench, a chair, even a bed would work. Keep jumping up and jumping back down until your legs burn. 24. Back Extensions Start in the prone position on the left and then pull your head and upper back off the ground. Hold that position and then let yourself back down. Do this until you feel it in your lower back. 23. Shoulder Circles Although this exercise might not seem like much, working out your shoulders without a gym requires improvisation. If you still don't feel anything th...
Watch the First Trailer for Sci-Fi Comedy ‘The World’s End’

Watch the First Trailer for Sci-Fi Comedy ‘The World’s End’

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The World's End, an apocalyptic sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost — both well-known from Shaun of the Dead — has released its first trailer, and it looks like the movie's going to be a wild ride. The premise is quite simple but brilliant: Five 40-something friends aim to recreate a glorious night of drinking and debauchery from their youth, only to discover the people in their hometown have changed — in a very, very bad way. Soon enough, instead of enjoying a pint of beer in a pub, they're mankind's best hope for survival. The plot that sounds like (at least) two crazy comedies rolled into one promises plenty of action, and the trailer delivers. The laughs, on the other hand, are a bit lost in the scuffle, but we're positive there will be plenty when the movie hits the t
How To Stalk Celebrities Starring Jessica Chastain

How To Stalk Celebrities Starring Jessica Chastain

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We all know from Zero Dark Thirty that hunting terrorists is far easier than hunting celebs. Watch this original short starring Jessica Chastain courtesy of Vogue (ever heard of it?) about the hardships Jessica Chastain goes through with people constantly trying to take pics and stalk her. And don't pretend like this isn't exactly what you text your besties when you see a celebrity.  Read more: http://www.betcheslovethis.com/article/how-to-stalk-celebrities-starring-jessica-chastain
Top 25 Most Intelligent Animals On Earth

Top 25 Most Intelligent Animals On Earth

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Although most people wouldn't typically associate extreme intelligence with animals, that is a bit of a misconception. While they are obviously not able to match the computational and meta cognitive power of the human brain there are certain things some animals specialize in for which their minds are uniquely adapted. In some ways you could say they are smarter (or more functional) than even humans at performing these tasks. These are the 25 most intelligent animals on Earth. 25. Squids Squids are said to be among the brainiest invertebrates in the world. Their brain structure is different from other invertebrates in the ocean, as they share complex features similar to the human brain. Like human beings, squids can be very curious about their environment. They have the ability to le...
Well, That Pretty Much Disproves Everything I Thought I Knew About The Human Body

Well, That Pretty Much Disproves Everything I Thought I Knew About The Human Body

Community, Economy, Inspirational, Parenting
Tim Noakes is has spent years hunting for the most dangerous game of all: lies that have somehow become widely believed. Do you drink a lot of water or Gatorade during workouts? At 2:53, Noakes reveals how you could actually kill yourself by following the advice of many endurance runners. Do you think that your muscles give out during exercise? Skip to 7:54 to see why that's not actually the case. Could a human being survive a mile-long naked swim in the arctic? Go to 10:54 to find out. The real buzzkill comes at 12:24, and it explains why a vegan unfairly took breakfast away from America. If Tim Noakes has learned anything, it's that most of what he knows is probably wrong. How ironic. Read more: http://upworthy.com/well-that-pretty-much-disproves-everything...
Polar bear cub at Toronto Zoo has first experience with snow

Polar bear cub at Toronto Zoo has first experience with snow

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A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to a polar bear cub named Remy. tHe's currently under special care at the Toronto Zoo. A new video has been released that shows the cub as he is introduced to snow for the first time. Though he is nearly three months old, Remy hasn’t had any previous experience with the snow due to health concerns. Born a triplet, his two siblings died within 48 hours of birth and his health began to decline as well. Fearing that the cub would have a similar fate, he had to be taken away from his mother and the exhibit at the zoo in order to undergo constant treatment and care for the first three months of life, which are the most crucial to the cub’s survival. Remy’s health has improved while under the care of the zoo’s Wildlife Health Centre and
25 Bone Chilling Abandoned Places

25 Bone Chilling Abandoned Places

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Whether due to war, drought, or just the passing of time everything has an expiration date and is eventually forgotten or abandoned. While some places fall into disrepair and are bulldozed, others remain standing through the centuries, or what's left of them at least. Slowly then, over the years, they become a thing of legend surrounded by mystery. Stories are told of the blood that was spilled on their soil, the prisoners that were tortured, and the plagues that took thousands of lives. From battlefields to prisons, here are 25 bone chilling abandoned places. 25. Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Kentucky A closed sanatorium in Jefferson County, Kentucky, it has been highly popularized as the ‘most haunted hospital in the United States.' Founded in 1910 as a two-storey h...
25 Most Bizarre Things That Are Illegal In The United States

25 Most Bizarre Things That Are Illegal In The United States

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From laws against carrying ice cream in your pocket to regulations regarding the constructions of atomic bombs, these are the 25 most bizarre things that are illegal in the United States. 25. In Massachusetts, owning explosive golf balls is a crime 24. Also in Massachusetts, gift certificates must be valid for 7 years 23. In Alaska, you may not wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph 22. In Connecticut, you are not allowed to cut down trees for the purpose of hunting raccoons 21. In Delaware, you may not sell dog hair 20. In Georgia, selling squirrel tails is illegal 19. In Illinois, all reptile vendors must advise potential buyers not to kiss the reptiles 18. In Indiana, it is illegal to fish with your bare hands ...
25 Strangest Things You Can Buy Online

25 Strangest Things You Can Buy Online

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While most of us have done our fair share of shopping online how many times have you bought a tank over the internet? Or how about an imaginary friend? Well, if you haven't then get ready because these are the 25 strangest things you can buy online. 25. Human Skulls If you ever find yourself in need of an real live...or dead rather...human skull then skulls unlimited is your source. 24. Tanks Mortar Investments, a company based out of Prague, allows you to buy basically any vehicle that comes with treads and a gun. 23. A Stone Foot Sold for a ridiculous $1 million by a man from Maine, this foot shaped stone is no longer on the market. 22. Zombie Survival Kits Jam packed with sharp objects and manly tools this $350 dollar kit from Gerber will at least make sur...
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...
Looking to Hire Top Talent? Try Recruiting With Video

Looking to Hire Top Talent? Try Recruiting With Video

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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter. The typical recruiting process is inefficient. This is the best explanation for why so many recruiters are turning to platforms like Facebook to Pinterest and beyond to source candidates. In 2011 the average cost per hire was $5,054, and the traditional recruiting process takes an average of 45 days to fill a position. This is a lot of time and money disappearing. Is it any wonder why more recruiters are looking at the popularity and usefulness of online video? According to comScore’s 2012 US Digital Future In Focus report, 105.1 million Americans are watching online videos every da
‘Next Iron Chef’ Web Show Outcome Affects TV Series

‘Next Iron Chef’ Web Show Outcome Affects TV Series

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The tenth and final contestant on The Next Iron Chef's season five, which premieres Nov. 4 on TV, will be revealed at the conclusion of a web-only "Road to Redemption" tournament. Mashable exclusively has its hands on the the first episode of that three-part web series here: "Road to Redemption" brings back two former Iron Chef America winners (Lee Anne Wong and Madison Cowan) and two Next Iron Chef contestants (Duskie Estes and Roberto Treviño). They are battling to earn their way onto this fall's Next Iron Chef, which focuses on redemption with a cast filled with previous seasons' chefs. Season three's Estes prepared with help from her two pre-teen girls, who created quirky at-home challenges to help her train: "They had me wear roller blades and skate from our grill to our outd
In Case You Didn’t Already Know, California Is Beautiful And This Time-Lapse Proves It

In Case You Didn’t Already Know, California Is Beautiful And This Time-Lapse Proves It

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It’s pretty clear that this state has it all. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem('posted_date', 1409961427); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_posted_time_3438616").innerHTML = "posted on " + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409961427); }); 1. Ladies and gentlemen, meet California. Video available at: http://player.vimeo.com/video/105286558. Hal Bergman / Via vimeo.com 2. From the world-class outdoor activities that Lake Tahoe has to offer… View this image › Via vimeo.com 3. To the city where dreams are literally made… View this image › Via vimeo.com 4. It’s pretty safe to say that California has it all. Joshua Tree National Par...
25 Organisms Who Are Older Than Your Grandma

25 Organisms Who Are Older Than Your Grandma

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From antiquity, longevity and immortality of living species and individuals has been a subject of research and study for many great scientists, thinkers, and philosophers. Science claims that the fundamental unit of life is the cell and that for any living organism to live as long as possible, it must work to maintain a healthy stasis for the cells that comprise it. This is the main reason why many modern researchers and scientists believe that the secret to longevity and possibly to immortality is hidden in nature, to be more specific, in other living organisms that appear to live unrealistically long. Trust us, these organisms are much older than your grandma, and so, on today's list we will take a closer look at these 25 living fossils. 25. Macaw Parrots The Blue-and-yellow Ma...
25 Of The Rarest Animals In The World

25 Of The Rarest Animals In The World

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For various reasons most of the animals on this list are either extinct, only found in captivity, or severely endangered. These are 25 of the rarest animals in the world. 25. Cuban Greater Funnel-Eared Bat Due to habitat loss there are only 100 left in Cueva La Barca, Cuba. 24. Angonoka Residing in Madagascar, this is the most endangered tortoise in the world. 23. Javan Rhino Formerly found throughout Southeast Asia, there are now only between 40 and 60 remaining, all within Ujung Kulon National Park in Java. 22. Elephant Shrew Living in the Boni-Dodori Forest in Kenya, their habitat is slowly being destroyed. 21. Red-Crested Tree Rat Residing in the forests of Colombia, this creature was thought to be extinct since 1898. Recently, however, volunte...
10 Movies to Stream While You Wait for ‘The Hobbit’

10 Movies to Stream While You Wait for ‘The Hobbit’

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10 Movies to steam while waiting for The Hobbit Time Bandits Like Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit," "Time Bandits" features unlikely heroes of short stature. But in "Time Bandits," instead of a halfling in search of treasure, it's a crew of dwarfs who have stolen a map from the Supreme Being, allowing them to travel through time holes in search of interdimensional treasure. Along the way, they come across Kevin, an imaginative kid who just so happens to have a time portal in his bedroom. Swept along on a time traveling adventure, they're chased through Italy in the time of the Napoleonic Wars, the Middle Ages, and even the 1900s as they try to escape the Evil that is hot on their trail. Conan The Barbarian For those who love the sword and sorcery of Tolkien's stories bu...
25 Most Pedestrian Oriented And “Walkable” Cities

25 Most Pedestrian Oriented And “Walkable” Cities

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Armed with policies and city designs that encourages citizens to forgo the heavy reliance on the automobile in favor of healthier alternatives such as walking or even biking; ‘walkable' cities offer their citizens and tourists alike the opportunity to enjoy robust parks, great human scale environments, streetscapes that promote leisurely and enjoyable walks; and facilities that enable many transportation options such as light rail, buses, bike lanes, and yes even cars. If these are cities that peak your interest, then check out these 25 most pedestrian oriented and "walkable" cities. 25. Madison, Wisconsin Ranked the best walkable city in 2007, this city still is included among the most walkable cities because of its extremely clean air, low accident rate for ped...
25 War Heroes You Probably Never Heard Of

25 War Heroes You Probably Never Heard Of

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There's a lot of factors and a lot of sacrifice that goes into the makes of a War Hero. War heroes, like Paul Revere, are well known. However, there are also war heroes that a lot of people have never heard of. Unheralded as they maybe, they are worthy of commendation for very few people are willing to endure what these 25 war heroes you probably never heard of have endured. 25. Second Lieutenant Rajeev Sandhu A second lieutenant in the Indian Army, Sandhu's group was ambushed while making their way to obtain rations while on deployment in Sri Lanka. A rocket coming from the assailants hit Sandhu's truck and killed all of them but before the Second Lieutenant succumbed, he was able to kill the assailants with his assault rifle. Sandhu was posthumouslygiven the Maha Vir Chakra, the e...
They Were Out In The Woods Looking For Ghosts, But The Ghosts Found Them Instead

They Were Out In The Woods Looking For Ghosts, But The Ghosts Found Them Instead

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Regardless of whether you think the paranormal is real or not, it takes a lot of guts to be part of a ghost-hunting trip. That goes double for when you're looking in the woods versus inside an old house. At least if things get spooky in an enclosed space, you know where the exits are. In the woods, you can never be sure where the spookiness begins and ends. While venturing into a forest at night in search of something is scary enough, it's even worse when the ghosts you're looking for find you instead. That's exactly the situation one group of friends found themselves in while exploring the wilderness around a graveyard a few years ago...so freaky. It only makes a quick appearance, keep your eye out for it: (via The Paranormal Blog)While I'm always skeptical of ghost videos, especially gra...
10 Sci-Fi Films About Mars You Can Watch Online

10 Sci-Fi Films About Mars You Can Watch Online

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10 Sci-Fi Films About Mars You Can Watch Online 1. Mars Attacks! If you're in the mood for a bizarre but hilarious black comedy, Mars Attacks! from director Tim Burton should fit the bill perfectly. Based on a trading card series from the 1960s, this B-movie parody features an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito and Christina Applegate. Full of campy goodness, exploding landmarks, and Sylvia Sydney gleefully exclaiming "They blew up Congress!," Mars Attacks! is definitely worth watching, and you can rent or buy it instantly on Amazon. 2. Total Recall One of Arnold Schwarzenegger's many well-known roles is that of 21st-c...
25 Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life In A Catastrophe

25 Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life In A Catastrophe

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Catastrophes and natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes. There are many things a person can do to prepare themselves before a catastrophe hits, but what about during, or even after the catastrophe happens? Well, check out these 25 life hacks that could save your life in a catastrophe to find out. 25. A major blackout has occurred and you need ambient light, what do you do? Take a headlamp and strap it to a gallon of water. The water will disperse the light resulting in a great makeshift source of ambient lighting. 24. If you get lost in the wilderness, one of the first things you will need is a fire. You probably know you can make a fire with the help of a magnifying glass but if you don't have one with you, regular eyeglasses can also do the trick. 23. You can e...
25 Bizarre Genetic Anomalies You Won’t Believe Are Real

25 Bizarre Genetic Anomalies You Won’t Believe Are Real

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We have already published an article about famous people who suffer from Heterochromia Iridium, a rare condition characterized by a difference in coloration of the iris caused by relative excess or lack of melanin. But in fact, there are many more bizarre genetic anomalies and medical conditions that people have to deal with. From the stone man syndrome to cyclopia, check out these 25 of them. 25. Nipple on a foot commons.wikimedia.org Having extra nipples is not as unusual as it may sound but a full-sized nipple on the sole of a foot is extremely unusual. According to the California-based Dermatology Journal, it is the first time a nipple has ever been discovered so far down somebody's body. The proud "owner" of this primacy is 26-year-old Lily Allen from Brazil. 24. Three ...
25 Most Shocking Murders Ever Committed

25 Most Shocking Murders Ever Committed

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Every single day, somebody gets murdered. Throughout the storied history of crime all over the world, there have been several cases of murder that have not only transcended headlines but have also shaken nations across the globe. Out of the thousands of murders committed in history, there are a few murder stories that have become so ingrained in our collective conscience because of the ways through which they were committed. Here is a list of the 25 most shocking murders ever committed in history: 25. Dimebag Darrell www.thenervousbreakdown.com American musician Dimebag Darrell was shot on stage while he was performing with DamagePlan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004. The gunman, Nathan Gale, shot him three times in the head using a 9mm Beretta 92FS handg...
25 Best Countries To Be An Expatriate

25 Best Countries To Be An Expatriate

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International Bank HSBC has recently come out with a list of some of the best countries to live in as an expatriate. We decided to do a little homework and look at each country in a little more detail. These are the 25 best countries to be an expatriate. 25. Thailand Although the political situation is in a bit of a mess right now and finding a job can be a challenge, if you do manage to get yourself established you'll probably find yourself enjoying the extremely low cost of living. 24. Ireland Before the recession Ireland had one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. In fact, it was even dubbed the “Celtic Tiger”. Although its economy was hit harder than many of its European counterparts there are still plenty of opportunities for expats here. 23. I...
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...
These Campers Were Woken Up By Lions Licking Rainwater Off Their Tent

These Campers Were Woken Up By Lions Licking Rainwater Off Their Tent

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"Good morning this is your wake-up call." For many people, theres nothing finer than waking up to the great outdoors. If youre not one of those people, thats probably because of videos like these. Amazingly, the footage shows three parched lions licking water off a tent from rain the night before. The lions appear to be completely indifferent to the tent's occupants, ortheir bottle of Scotch. The video was shot by Francie Francisca Lubbe earlier this month while camping at theKhiding campsite with her partner in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. While many would understandably be pretty shaken up by having a lion lick as an alarm clock, Lubbe described the occurrence as a privilege. Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/these-campers-were...
Muse’s ‘Madness’ Shows Slow-Motion Kiss Amid Riot

Muse’s ‘Madness’ Shows Slow-Motion Kiss Amid Riot

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"Madness," Muse's first music video for its forthcoming The 2nd Law album, hit YouTube on Wednesday. The subdued video follows a woman as she wanders through a calm, then raucous, atmosphere — at one point stopping amid a slow-motion riot to kiss what appears to be stalkerrific stranger. The intense embrace amid the rioters and police reminds us of this photo from the Vancouver Riots of 2011: Muse's "Madness" comes on the heels of the English rock band's high-profile inclusion in the International Olympic Committee's music video for the London Olympics this summer. That video used Muse's "Survival." The band also performed during the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Photo by Rich Lam/Getty ImagesRead more: http://mashable.com/2012/09/05/muses-madness-shows-slow-motion-kiss-amid-riot/
25 Things You Need to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

25 Things You Need to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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We don't want to beat around the bush with this one as we know that some of you reading this have probably waited for far too long and are now trying to desperately increase your chances of survival by googling for the things you need (good job on finding an internet connection by the way!). For the rest of you, your foresight is commendable and will likely serve you well in the future, but regardless of how hopeless your position is we are here to help you, and on that note these are the 25 things you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. 25. Gun It should go without saying but you will absolutely need one of these. While we suggest a shotgun, sniper rifles and crossbows are also good options. Just remember that each one has its drawbacks. Shotguns are relatively easy to get your ...
25 Best Places To Celebrate Christmas

25 Best Places To Celebrate Christmas

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It's Christmas day and all over the world Christmas celebrations are brewing. But if you happen to live in one of these 25 best places to celebrate Christmas, then you are probably enjoying the holiday a little bit more then the rest of us. Nevertheless, Merry Christmas, and may this day be filled with many well wishes for you and your family. 25. Castleton, England en.wikipedia.org Castleton, is a tiny stone English village dotted with beautiful Christmas trees. However, what makes this little town so alluring is it's practice of candlelight caroling inside caves. 24. Chicago, Illinois http://www.flickr.com/photos/nimeshm/3012399375/ Check out the millions of holiday lights strung up around the Magnificent Mile, enjoy the Christkindmarket; a large outdoor German craft...
25 Worst Acts of Terrorism Ever Committed

25 Worst Acts of Terrorism Ever Committed

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Terrorism has quite a broad definition and people tend to have different views of what actually falls into the category based on their perception of a situation and who they sympathize with. So, realizing the subjective nature of the topic, for this list we try to stick to those events that the majority of the world would condemn as terrorist activity. From the streets of Baghdad to New York City, here are the 25 worst acts of terrorism ever committed. 25. Sicarii Zealots It seems that terrorism goes back to even 2000 years ago when a Jewish extremist group tried to expel the Romans and their sympathizers at the beginning of the 1st century AD with the use of daggers hidden in their cloaks, hence the name "sicarii," which means "dagger." In a public gathering, the zealots pulled the...
25 Most Dangerous Predators In The Wild

25 Most Dangerous Predators In The Wild

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The wild is the hunting ground of the most dangerous predators out there, though some predators inhabit urban areas as well. Some animals are designed for speed and agility which comes in handy in the game of survival. However, there are those animals, whose natural design have made them into lean, efficient, hunting machines. Check out these 25 most dangerous predators in the wild. If you see one of these bad boys…run. 25. Hyena Hyenas may not pose much of a threat during the day, but it's an entirely different ballgame at night. As the most common large carnivore in Africa they have been known to hunt humans although this behavior tends to happen during wartime and disease outbreaks due to their strong affinity for human corpses. 24. Stellar Sea Lion Also known as t...
25 Cemeteries That Will Scare You Out Of Your Skin

25 Cemeteries That Will Scare You Out Of Your Skin

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There's something mystical and simultaneously creepy about cemeteries. So many stories have been told about graveyards and all the spook associated with them and these stories prick that nagging curiosity; that certain ‘something' about the dead and the afterlife that tickles the imagination of us who are still alive. If you're looking for something spooky (and yes, we know it's not Halloween), then you're in for a treat as we share with you these 25 cemeteries that will scare you out of your skin. You'll need a plastic surgeon once you through with this list. 25. Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague The Old Jewish Cemeterylies in the Josefoy which isthe Jewish Quarter or Praguein the Czech Republic and it was in use from the early 15th century with Avigdor Kara's tombstone dating back...
25 Ridiculously Unreasonable Fears

25 Ridiculously Unreasonable Fears

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While some phobias are actually quite useful and probably aided humanity in its survival there are others where it can really be hard to see the usefulness or purpose behind them. From ebulliophobia (the fear of bubbles) tolepidopterophobia (the fear of butterflies) these 25 ridiculously unreasonable fears are hard to justify. 25. Fear of opening closets Not exactly a word used in everyday conversation, the technical term for this fear isauchloclaustrophobia. 24. Fear of sleeping in the dark Apparently, according to various studies, nyctophobia affects more adults than one would think. 23. Fear of swimming in dark, murky water Although there is no medical term for this fear it is probably one of the most common fears in the world and to be honest probably doesn't eve...
25 Amazing Stories Of Survival Against All Odds

25 Amazing Stories Of Survival Against All Odds

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From deep within the Amazon to out on the open oceans these are 25 amazing stories of survival against all odds. 25. Juliane Koepcke She was the sole survivor of LANSA flight 508 that came apart mid-air over the Peruvian rainforest after being struck by lightning. Juliane fell thousands of feet still strapped into her chair but her fall was cushioned by the jungle canopy and she survived with only a broken collarbone. Luckily there was a stream nearby and after following it for 9 days she was rescued by loggers. 24. Nando Parrado and Crew After a Uruguayan rugby team crashed high into the Andes Mountains the survivors resorted to cannibalism. One of the survivors, Nando Parrado, managed to devise a way to climb over the 17,000 foot peak that had the group trapped on a glac...
25 Stories of Survival that Defy the Odds

25 Stories of Survival that Defy the Odds

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Sometimes, you will hear some against-all-odds survival stories that are so heart wrenching you would wonder at man's instinct to survive such conditions. While there are lots of people around the world who are suffering from mental and physical illnesses everyday; this list centers on death-defying survival experiences, where brave men and women are pushed to the breaking point of their endurance, determination, and courage. Prepare yourself for an intense journey through our 25 stories of survival that defy the odds. 25. Stella Marris College Rugby Team This story has been immortalized into the movie known as "Alive." A plane crashed into the Andes Mountains in October 1972 carrying the Uruguayan Stella Marris College rugby team and resulted in the death of 12 people out of the 45...
Internet Cat Video Film Festival Underway in Minnesota

Internet Cat Video Film Festival Underway in Minnesota

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We know what you're thinking: Why am I not in Minneapolis right now at the first Internet Cat Video Film Festival watching the best clips of cats chasing laser pointers, purring and ignoring the camera? Attendees will get to watch the 79 finalist videos, selected from a field of 10,000, in high-quality, on a large outdoor screen — and for free. The winner will be announced Sept. 8 on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell." Lucky for you, the Walker Art Center will post a playlist from the festival online after it ends. We'll bring you that the moment it's released. It's the next best thing to being there. BONUS: The Most-Viewed Cat Videos of All Time Top 33 Cat Videos of All Time 33. Kitten in Hamster Ball It goes on too long, and could do with a little more motion to justify the S
25 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

25 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

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Not long ago we came to you with 25 inventions that changed our way of life. Well, we're back, but this time we're only concerned with those inventions that no one actually intended to invent. So, from dynamite and Penicillin to popsicles and velcro these are the top 25 accidental inventions that changed the world. 25. Saccharin You know that pink packet of fake sugar that's always sitting on the restaurant table? Well, as sweet as it is you may be surprised to know where it came from. In 1879 Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist trying to find alternative uses for coal tar, came home after a long day of work only to notice that his wife's buscuits tasted a lot sweeter. After asking her about it he realized he hadn't washed his hands after work, and voila. 24. Smart Dust Although ...
25 Fastest Land Animals

25 Fastest Land Animals

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In the wild, speed is one of the most important means of survival. If you don't have that, then you have to be smart enough to outwit your predators. As such, the animals on this list have a distinct advantage since they are some of the fastest land animals alive. 25. Giraffe The giraffe is the tallest living mammal on land and the largest ruminant. They are easy to recognize due to their really long necks, the puzzle like prints on their pelt and their outrageously long legs. But don't let their size and awkward shape fool you; these gentle giants can still reach speeds of up to 32mph. 24. Grizzly Bear Bears are often romanticized as being gentle and cuddly, but bears like the grizzly are anything but that. In fact, they can be quite ferocious and downright deadly when prot...
25 Cool And Absolutely Extraordinary Dolphin Facts

25 Cool And Absolutely Extraordinary Dolphin Facts

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Dolphins are often considered the most amazing and popular of all sea animals. These adorable marine mammals are famous for their superior intelligence and cheerful disposition. But there are many more interesting dolphin facts that you might not know. For example, did you know that dolphins only use half of their brains while sleeping? Or did you know that Dolphins can eat about 30 pounds of fish a day? These are just a couple of dolphin facts. So if you are a dolphin fan (the animal), or simply like to learn about nature in general, check out these 25 cool and extraordinary dolphin facts (you wont be sorry). 25. Dolphins are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal air-sacs located just below the blowhole. Roughly three categories of sounds can be identified: frequency...
25 Of The World’s Dumbest Robbers, Thieves, And Delinquents

25 Of The World’s Dumbest Robbers, Thieves, And Delinquents

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If there was ever a list compiled of how not to pull of a robbery, this is it. Here are 25 of the world's dumbest robbers, thieves, and delinquents. 25. Shop with a cop Timothy Clark thought that the "Shop with a Cop" charity event was the perfect time for him to steal some items from Walmart. Apparently he didn't realize that the store was filled with cops who were also closely monitoring the surveillance cameras. Clark was caught on the spot. 24. Some very poor ad placement Anamicka Dave was looking for a drug dealer so she posted an advertisement in Craiglist saying that she wanted some marijuana. The police saw her ad and arranged to meet with her through an undercover agent. Dave showed up and was immediately arrested. 23. Quick, what's the number for 911? Wil...
25 Most Endangered Species on Earth

25 Most Endangered Species on Earth

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Although scientists estimate that there could be upwards of 30 million animal species on the planet, a number of those species are teetering on the verge of extinction due to man's thirst for consumption or entertainment. Hunted for meat, for fur, and for other materials governments around the world are cracking down on poaching and illegal hunting practices. Unfortunately, some of the animals on this list have already been completely eliminated but for the most part these are the 25 most endangered species on Earth. 25. Addax One of the rarest animals in the Sahara Desert is the Addax, also known as the white antelope or screwhorn antelope. It's a rather unique creature whose coat actually changes color depending on the season. Due to its slow speed, however, it is a welcome meal ...
25 Extremely Strange And Bizarre College Courses

25 Extremely Strange And Bizarre College Courses

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While higher education can certainly increase your job prospects and marketability, we are not sure about the purpose of these 25 extremely strange and bizarre college courses. 25. Maple Syrup: The Real Thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaffi/4409581181/ At Alfred University you can explore the history of maple syrup, and maybe even learn to make it yourself. 24. Street Fighting Mathematics http://fadlyromdhani.deviantart.com/art/Haohmaru-with-Nakoruru-260145363 This course offered at MIT analyzes fighting with math. 23. How to Win a Beauty Pageant wikipedia Technically the full name of the course offered at Oberlin College is “How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity”. 22. Raptor Natural History, Conser...
25 Horrifying Video Games You Don’t Want To Play Alone This Halloween

25 Horrifying Video Games You Don’t Want To Play Alone This Halloween

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Video games can be fun and help you kill your spare time, but that's not the case for every avid gamer. There are brave souls out there who are seeking horror in everything they do, whether that means in reading, watching films, listening to music or video gaming. This Halloween just like in Halloweens past, classic and not-so-classic horror video games will see a huge boost in sales and here at List25 we're willing to help you get your share of scare-on with what else, but a list of some of the most horrifying video games that will give you the creeps right through your consoles. 25. Siren There are people who say Siren is the kind of game that only hard-core survival horror game fans will appreciate, and this might not be much of an overstatement after all. The graphics are not ...
A preview of what the classroom might look like in 2025 is also a look into our planet’s future.

A preview of what the classroom might look like in 2025 is also a look into our planet’s future.

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Climate change is putting a lot of Australia's natural wonders in danger. We currently know the Great Barrier Reef as the world's largest coral reef system at over 1,400 miles long. But as climate change continues to affect our earth's natural resources, students 20 years from now might be looking back on the reef like this: And do you know about the Great Australian Bight? It's the home of many endangered and threatened species and includes a baby whale nursery. But new drilling developments are threatening their home. So what'll happen to the Great Barrier Reef if nothing is done to slow the effects of climate change? According to greatbarrierreef.org, the results could be quite disastrous: Increasing acidity of the ocean Coral reefs deteriorating to a crumbling fram...
Polo Ralph Lauren Goes Camping on Instagram

Polo Ralph Lauren Goes Camping on Instagram

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These days, it's not just print and television that secure dedicated campaigns — Instagram and Vine are getting them, too. Earlier this week, Polo Ralph Lauren began rolling out a series of nine 15-second videos on Instagram as part of its "Polo Ralph Lauren Survival Guide." As of Sunday, seven of the videos have rolled out, demonstrating, for example, how to pitch a tent (see below), how to start a fire and how to chill and uncork a bottle of champagne. The videos aren't practical guides, of course. Rather, they provide a backdrop to Polo Ralph Lauren's cable-knit sweaters, down jackets and leather boots. A company spokesperson said they're designed "to capture the essence of the new Polo collections — the Explorer's Club and Country Gentleman," collections that are both "rugged yet wear
This Is What Music Does To Your Brain

This Is What Music Does To Your Brain

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There area few things that really get the reward system ofour brains pumping. The obvious ones, like food and sex, clearly help us out in the tough world of survival. But perhaps surprisingly, music is also up there with these powerful dopamine-dosing stimuli. Not only can music get our feet tapping and our spirits lifted, it has alsobeen provento change our perceptions, sharpen our attention, and even enhance our intelligence. The Life Noggin channelhas created a short animated video that explains the latest science behind our brain'sdeep relationship with music. Check it out below. Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/science-why-we-listen-music
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 Insane Coming Of Age Ceremonies And Traditions

25 Insane Coming Of Age Ceremonies And Traditions

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From jumping over cows to sacrificing enemies these are 25 insane coming of age ceremonies and traditions. 25. Mentawai Teeth Sharpening When young female Mentawaians reach puberty they sharpen their teeth with a rock and chisel, and file them down to points. It is supposed to look beautiful. 24. The Krypteia As part of a “graduation” exam, young Spartan boys would be pitted against captured slaves in a sort of death match called the Krypteia. The “barely teenagers” would employ all of their lethal Spartan training to quickly finish their foes. 23. Fula Whip Match Young Fula boys must engage in a whipping match with boys from a neighboring tribe. During the match they cannot show any sign of pain. Whoever the crowd deems the winner earns the...
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...
Ever Fall In Love With The 'Wrong' Person? He Has A Few Stunning Things To Say About That.

Ever Fall In Love With The 'Wrong' Person? He Has A Few Stunning Things To Say About That.

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They shared a love that some would say is too complicated to survive. The way Usman Hameedi describes his passion gave me a heartache at 1:05, and the hopelessness he describes at 2:03 is almost too much to bear. Poem Postmarked for the Middle East We were two-state solution complex.She, Star of David necklaceMe, Keffiyeh around neck.But some things were simple:when I glanced from across the roomFaith smiled, radiance of Mecca. Adonai and Allah ask our people for Friday prayerso I attended Shabbat services andFaith was the only Jewish woman at Jummah. Forbidden Commandments.While Abraham’s children fought bloody,we parted red seas,exodus to smooth lands of milk and honey.Our Bodies intertwined like messages in Torah and Quran.Beneath the starry spla...
25 Most Hardcore Comic Book Supervillians

25 Most Hardcore Comic Book Supervillians

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To be hardcore means to be completely devoted, singularly focused, and undoubtedly committed to an ideal. Couple that with being a supervillain and you have someone who is without a fraction of a doubt, evil. These 25 most hardcore comic book supervillains are the epitome of an evil power who does not care about life, pleasure, beauty, or anything good. Rather, these villains if given the opportunity to destroy anything and everything that is good, would not hesitate to do so. 25. Bane dc.wikia.com Bane is the only villain credited with breaking Batman's back (you know you're hardcore when you can even fight the Batman let alone break his back) earning Bane the reputation of being one of Batman's most physically and intellectually powerful foes. He committed his first murder at the...
25 Greatest Female Video Game Characters Ever

25 Greatest Female Video Game Characters Ever

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It's no secret that the vast majority of avid gamers are males from ages six to fifty, more or less. Most video games are made by men and are destined to be bought and played by other men and that's why in most cases female characters are quite rare in the gaming world. However, there have been quite a few female characters that most (if not all) male gamers love and admire more than some of the greatest and most popular male video game characters such as Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Raiden (Metal Gear) and Solid Snake (Metal Gear), just to name a few. All right, we might be exaggerating a bit there, but here are 25 female video game characters that your average gamer will take his hat off to for one reason or another. 25. Meryl Silverburgh, Metal Gear Solid Meryl Silverburgh first a...
Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut

Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut

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The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date.  In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason.  “The flounder is definitely not a predator of the octopus,” said Dr. Jennifer Mather, a professor at the University of Lethbridge who studies octopus cognition, to IFLScience. “But fish often follow octopuses out hunting. The octopus is going to ‘scare up’ escaping small animals that the flounder can catch.” The octopus is a so
This Is Why Humans Shouldn't Mess With Polar Bears

This Is Why Humans Shouldn't Mess With Polar Bears

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Polar bears are one of the few animals on the planet that consider humans food. With climate change drastically reducing the polar bears' natural habitat, and commercial seal hunting destroying their food supply; humans are forcing polar bears toward our cities and villages in order to survive. I, for one, would like to admire them from a distance. The BBC's Gordon Buchanan risks a heart attack inside a (hopefully) polar-bear-proof cage. The BBC's expensive polar bear spy cams pay the ultimate price. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-is-why-humans-shouldnt-mess-with-polar-bears
She Was Forced Into A Death March. She Survived By Leaning On Her Best Friends … Literally.

She Was Forced Into A Death March. She Survived By Leaning On Her Best Friends … Literally.

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Her best self-defense from the Nazis was her mind. Edith Eger couldn't control her circumstances, but she controlled how she responded. And today, as both a Holocaust survivor and psychologist, she shares her survival skills with us. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-forced-into-a-death-march-she-survived-by-leaning-on-her-best-friends-literally
25 Common Sayings And Where They Came From

25 Common Sayings And Where They Came From

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Have you ever thought about the expressions people use on a daily basis and wonder how they became such a widespread part of the English language? Well, I can assure you that I have. The one that recently piqued my interest is "kick the bucket." As I heard those words escape someone's lips, I thought to myself, "What on earth does a bucket have to do with death?" If you're just as neurotic as I am, have any interest in these sayings and their histories, or just realized "kick the bucket" really is an odd saying and you'd like to figure out the history behind it, then this list of 25 common sayings and where they came from is the list for you. I hope it doesn't "rub you the wrong way." 25. Bite the Bullet Meaning:Accepting something difficult or unpleasantHistory:There was no time to...
25 Most Monumental Feats of Construction in History

25 Most Monumental Feats of Construction in History

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Whether it was 2000 years ago or just during the turn of the last century, one thing about humans is certain – we are good at building things. From walls that span thousands of miles to skyscapers that pierce through the clouds we have always held a fascination with massive construction projects. So, get ready because we are about to go on a world tour of the 25 most monumental feats of construction in history. 25. The Great Wall of China Also known as the ‘Long Wall of 10,000 Li,' the Great Wall of China was built between 250 BC and 1450 AD as protection against invading Mongolian forces and other nomadic groups. This is the most recognized structure in China as its stone walls span over 3,889.5 miles and besides being the longest structure ever built it ha...
25 Craziest Looking Sea Creatures

25 Craziest Looking Sea Creatures

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When most people think of the ocean they probably imagine whales, dolphins, sharks, and other normal things. As you get deeper beneath the waves, however, the water gets darker, the temperature drops, and the creatures get more and more bizarre. If you don't believe us? Check out the 25 craziest looking sea creatures of the deep. 25. Longhorn Cowfish Longhorn Cowfish Looking more like a Pokemon cartoon than anything the Longhorn cow fish has been described as "cute" by some people. Unfortunately for them, this little fellow is especially dangerous and releases a highly lethal toxin when under stress. 24. Flying Gurnard https://kyberia.sk/ The Flying Gurnards are known for their disproportionately large pectoral fins. In spite of their name however, they can't actually fly...