When it comes to the cutest, cuddliest members of the insect kingdom, which species do you think of? If you’ve seen Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, then you probably think of caterpillars. Sure, they’re still bugs, but they’re undeniably adorable. That being said, allow me to burst your bubble for a moment. There’s a caterpillar out there that has a taste for flesh. See that fly in the photo below? Things don’t end well for this critter. Reddit / Razuto22 The blur behind it is actually a carnivorous caterpillar that’s native to Hawaii. Reddit / Razuto22 The poor thing didn’t stand [More]
It seemed gloomy outside when this man got into his car one day, but then again, every day is pretty gloomy when you live in Russia. When the wind started picking up, however, he realized that a tornado was about to touch down in Bashkiria. Maybe leaving the house wasn’t such a great idea. Fortunately for us, the footage that he captured is worth watching. As a guy who also drives a silver RAV4, it’s comforting to know that these cars can really take a beating. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tornado-in-russia/
If you own a drone, you know that the more expensive ones make it very clear when they’re running out of power. The cheaper ones…well…not so much. They just tend to just drop out of the sky whenever they please. The drone owner in the video below clearly went the cheaper route, and he ultimately paid the price. His drone fell out of the sky and right into the ocean. While it was sinking to the bottom, the attached GoPro camera kept recording. A year later, the drone was recovered and the footage was posted on YouTube. The resulting video [More]
It seems like a new device comes out every week, and because visual social media is having a moment, many of those devices come in the form of seriously awesome (and seriously expensive) cameras. Beauty bloggers spend hundreds on the latest lenses, and Instagram photographers snap up just about every iPhone photo attachment that hits the market. But what if you’re a more casual camera enthusiast? Well, this novelty device might be just what you need. Universe, meet the item that’s clumsily translated into English as the “Paper Like a Digital Camera.” Shanghai Donya This tiny device is only 6 [More]
Younger Internet users don’t know how good they have it in 2016. They’ll never know the slow, painful experience that is a dial-up connection. Aside from the excruciating sluggishness of it, there was also the horrible screeching when you finally connected to the Internet. It was terrible. So what noise could possibly be worse than the dial-up sound? How about the dial-up sound slowed down by 700%? It’s literally 700% creepier… Well, that will be the new soundtrack to my nightmares. Holy crap, that’s terrifying. I’m so happy for high-speed Internet. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/internet-connection-from-hell/
Ian Burkhart was just a teenager when he lost all movement in his hands and legs. He dove into a wave in shallow water, and what was just supposed to be a fun outing with friends turned into a disaster. Damaging his spinal cord, he was paralyzed from the chest down with limited control over his arms. Burkhart, now 24, thought that he’d never be able to move his fingers again. He was, by most accounts, a quadriplegic. But that all changed recently… Scientists developed a chip that was inserted into his brain, allowing him to move his right hand. [More]
One of the most frustrating things about having Wi-Fi in your house is that the signal strength can never be trusted. Sit on the couch and it’s super fast…but take two steps to the left? Somehow, you’ve entered a dead zone. Even if you have the most high-end router, chances are, there are some spotty places in your home. Thanks to this little trick, though, you’ll never have to deal with that annoyance again. All you need are a few soda cans… Isn’t that easy? Never get caught without the internet again! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/can-wi-fi/
Do you think that it’s a travesty against life that animals are slaughtered for meat products every day? It’s a tough pill for anyone to swallow. While not all of us choose to be vegetarians, those with any ounce of empathy can’t help but feel bad for these creatures in light of the suffering they face. Well, a new scientific breakthrough has been made that could remedy those feelings. Memphis Meats, a popular barbecue company, collaborated with stem cell researchers in order to create the first “test-tube meatball.” By harmlessly extracting cells from animals that are typically consumed by humans, [More]
Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it. For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your [More]
Over the years, scientists have come to discover that Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it stands today isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just last week, we learned that robots aren’t always the friendliest to their human counterparts, but what happens when you leave two AI bots in the same room? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Researchers from Cornell University’s Creative Machine Lab decided to test that scenario. After trudging through some identity crises, the bots tried to tackle philosophy. Let me be the first to tell you that these chatbots certainly weren’t afraid to get sassy. These are pretty much [More]