Octopuses are magnificent creatures, and they have certain skills that cannot be imitated by any other life form on the planet. And this octopus is about to showcase one of those abilities. Watch what happens when they place the critter inside of a tiny box. This thing is the Harry Houdini of the animal kingdom! Still not impressed? Then you might want to check this out. Octopuses have brains that are roughly the size of walnuts, but they’re way smarter than you might think! Flickr / damn_unique In fact, some scientists believe that if octopuses had longer life spans (they [More]
In the 1970s, Britain was experiencing an alarmingly high number of child fatalities from drowning. So the government decided to do something about it. In 1973, the Central Office of Information, in association with Illustra Films, produced a PSA entitled Lonely Water. The PSA featured a demonic figure warning children to stay away from the water. It ran for several years during commercial breaks in children’s television programming. But was it effective? Check it out below and see for yourself… Today, Lonely Water has achieved cult status, especially among adults who were children at the time it aired. Perhaps unsurprisingly, [More]
When seven-year-old Lexi was born, doctors diagnosed her with a rare condition that left her life hanging in the balance. One devastating side effect of the condition fused her upper and lower jaws together, which left her unable to breathe on her own. But when she was three years old, doctors presented her family with an unconventional solution. They assured them that they could make Lexi a new jaw out of rib bones. This girl’s story is one of perseverance and hope. Even at such a young age, it’s clear that she is a fighter. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/new-jaw/
Is there a more hated member of the animal kingdom than wasps? Sure, there are some insects that are more feared (spiders, scorpions, etc.), but talk to anyone about wasps and it’s very unlikely you’ll hear anything even slightly supportive of them. If you’re like most people, you already hate these buggers…a fact which will make the following video of a researcher excavating a giant wasp’s nest in New Zealand entirely terrifying. Even though he was wearing all that protective gear, this particular researcher still walked away with a few stings. Those wasps meant business! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wasp-hive-removal/
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When it comes to the animal kingdom, the undisputed champion is the sloth (in my personal opinion, anyway). But what about when it comes to insects more specifically? I would like to nominate the praying mantis for the title of “Most Badass Bug.” They might not seem like much at first glance, but they’re scrappy and they fight creatures much bigger and stronger than they are (and often win). Just have a look at some of these photos and videos. I think they’ll make you understand my logic. When a praying mantis sets its sights on [More]
A building collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, leaving 23 people dead and 93 missing. Rescuers have been working tirelessly since the moment they stepped onto the horrific scene. Just as they were giving up hope on May 3, however, the team came across a six-month-old baby in the rubble. Miraculously, the child had no significant injuries and only needed treatment for dehydration, which she received immediately. Her name is Dealeryn Saisi Wasike, and her parents could not believe their eyes when they saw that their little one was alive and well after such an awful ordeal. The baby not [More]
The Brazilian wandering spider is one of the world’s deadliest arachnids. It also happens to be fairly aggressive and will go out of its way to bite you if you disturb it. The tarantula hawk — which is actually a wasp — is similar to the wandering spider in that they both deliver extremely painful bites/stings. Very rarely do the two ever meet, but anything is possible, and in the following video, these deadly creatures come across one another in the wild. Normally, tarantula hawks hunt tarantulas, so this one must have thought the Brazilian wandering spider would be as [More]
While on a whale watching trip off Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, a group of tourists managed to witness an incredible sight. It happened after a friendly seal swam up to their boat, something that is quite common during marine life tours, but what left them stunned with amazement is what the seal decided to do all of a sudden. The playful little guy went for a ride on the back of a whale, using his massive body as a real, live surfboard! Seems like he’s having a whale of a time. Definitely gets my seal of approval. Sorry, had to say [More]
The human brain is the most complex organ of any species, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easily tricked. In the following video, you’ll be asked to stare at the black dot in the center of a photo of a castle. If you keep staring at the dot after the false color image has gone away, and the black-and-white photo returns, you’ll be surprised to see the castle in full color (even though it isn’t)! According to Metro, the illusion occurs because staring at the false color desensitizes the cone cells responsible for color, so when the black-and-white image [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); For years, people around the world have claimed to hear creepy noises coming from the sky. While some say they are simply changes in atmospheric pressure, others take them as a sign of government conspiracy, aliens, or even the apocalypse. The most recent video comes from Slovakia, where YouTuber Martin Mikuaš captured some truly unsettling noises on October 15, 2016. Listen to the strange sounds for yourself. Personally, I’ve never heard anything like them. Read More: Some People Think These Noises In Jerusalem Mean That The End Is Near For Us Do you think these noises [More]