People have a strange habit of wanting to adopt wild animals as pets. The more exotic the animal, the bigger the status symbol it is. Sadly, though, they have little regard for the creature’s needs or the manner in which they are meant to grow up. This orangutan was taken from her mother so she could be a pet. Little did the owner know, this would put a severe amount of stress on the baby ape. They have some of the highest rates of dependency on their mothers of any animals in the kingdom. This is because they need to [More]
At this point, you might think you’ve read all the life hacks this world has to offer… There are the general, genius ones, the hacks specifically for the kitchen, the clever cleaning tricks…we could go on for days. But even we were pretty impressed by how simple these ten tips were when we came across them…how did we not know about these? Whether you’re looking for an easy way to fall asleep fast or an all-natural remedy to reducing acne, read on to find some answers to life’s little annoyances. 1. Blink fast for a minute to make your eyes [More]
Everyone has a theory about how the world is going to end. Will we fall at the hands of global warming? Nuclear war? Super volcanoes? Sinkholes? If you ask pharmaceutical scientists, they’ll probably tell you that the real destroyers might actually be antibiotics. Well, the antibiotics themselves won’t kill us…just the insane bacteria that they ultimately create. Let the people at Kurzgesagt explain our impending doom. It’s up to us to use antibiotics in ways that won’t make humanity come to a screeching halt like it did in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Either way, I wouldn’t be [More]
You’ve probably heard of self-driving cars, however, the high-tech vehicles are still in the testing stage. But what Elon Musk’s new Tesla models can do is entirely real and 100% awesome. Musk has been at the forefront of many business ventures that are designed to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible, but his next update to the motor-vehicle world will absolutely shock you. Tesla cars are now being equipped with autopilot options that allow the driver to take their hands off the wheel and pedals. The car will drive itself. Don’t believe us? Watch as Alex from [More]
Mercury, as we all know, doesn’t do great things to the human body. Enough exposure to the substance can cause some serious damage, which makes it all the more shocking that an artist in Barcelona decided to construct this breathtaking fountain. While it looks pretty normal at first, this thing spews out liquid mercury. (source: mercuremiro) That really is some fine engineering work. The fountain is fortunately housed behind some thick glass to prevent the fumes from killing passersby. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mercury-fountain/
It’s no secret that the meal options at McDonald’s are…less than healthy. A Big Mac alone has over 560 calories in it…but what’s a Big Mac without a medium fries (378 calories) and a medium Coca-Cola (210 calories)? That’s nearly 1150 calories…in ONE meal! If the calorie count alone doesn’t turn you off, consider what happens when you pour molten copper all over a fresh Big Mac…it may make you swear off the fast food chain for good. (via Design Taxi) That doesn’t seem natural, right? I mean…that wouldn’t happen with real food! What’s in there?? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/big-mac/
Science is a crazy thing. There are some scientific principles that even the greatest minds in the world have trouble understanding. This fascinating field reveals something new to us every single day. One rudimentary scientific principle that I sometimes struggle to understand is the concept of magnetism. While we don’t often think about this bizarre phenomenon when we hang notes on our refrigerators, it’s pretty crazy to think about what magnets can do. Need proof? Check out what happens when you drop a metal object through a coiled magnet. Who knew that magnets could be powerful enough to melt metal? [More]
If aliens are living on Earth, as many conspiracy theorists suggest, then where are they hiding? Assuming the first part of that sentence is true, the only logical place for them to hide where no one would accidentally stumble across them would be at the bottom of the ocean. I know it sounds far-fetched, but reserve your judgement until you see the following deep-sea exploration video… It features a very alien-like creature cautiously approaching a deep-sea ROV. Could it be from another world? Sadly, the chances of that fish actually being an alien are slim to none. Likely what we’re [More]
During World War I, medical technology vastly improved, but unfortunately, so did weapons. Men returning from war were far more disfigured due to technological advancements like the machine gun. As a result, artists like Anna Coleman Ladd were in high demand for reconstructing their faces. In this black-and-white footage, Ladd, along with British sculptor Francis Derwent Wood, construct and fit metal masks onto soldiers who lost portions of their face to warfare. This may just be due to the nature of the black-and-white footage, but the masks look pretty good, at least for early 1900s prosthetics. The work of Ladd [More]
Our world is a beautiful, wondrous place to live, which is why there are constant efforts to protect it and make sure it stays that way. If you’ve ever been outside (and you definitely have), you know exactly what I’m talking about. Recently, people filmed the frozen waters of Lake Superior washing ashore, and the resulting footage is hypnotic. Once you see this, you’ll want to watch it over and over again. The frozen water looks like broken glass. (via This is Colossal) Isn’t nature incredible? Winter temperatures might be unpleasant, but you can’t deny that the season is beautiful. [More]