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]
“Life hacks” — they’re the trendy little tricks that make the lives of nice people just a bit easier…then again, this might be the first one I’ve seen that could potentially make things easier for criminals. Watch as this guy teaches viewers how to open a simple bike lock in under 90 seconds. I can’t believe it’s that easy! Now you know that you have to buy a super-secure bike lock. Lesson learned: the next time I ride a bike, I’m locking it up with a medieval ball and chain. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bike-lock/
When kids misbehave, parents sometimes temporarily take away something they enjoy but don’t necessarily need. Video games, ice cream, their cellphones…but when 10-year-old Johnathan James did something his parents disapproved of, they took this idea to a horrific level, depriving the boy of water for five days. While that might seem ridiculous already, when you consider that our bodies are made up of more than 60% water and we need it to function, the reality of just how terrible this “punishment” was sets in. Watch this shocking news report by CNN, including a heartbreaking interview with Johnathan’s twin brother, who [More]
Even as toddlers, we learn so much about the intricacies of this planet. Gravity sucks, food is good, and things can disappear and reappear through the magic incantation of “peek-a-boo!” But when one little girl was told by her dad that snow comes from the sky…well, it was just too absurd for her to handle! “Daddy is funny!” she said, disparaging her father as the Catholic Church once did Galileo. Even Mom seemed to find the notion daffy, and she quickly joined in on the giggling. Now that I’m thinking about it, she might have a point. You’re telling me [More]
Until we finally learn to stop decorating them with white porcelain, bathrooms will forever be the worst rooms in the house to clean. But what people don’t realize is that there a some simple things you can do to minimize the grime and keep your bathroom from looking like a holding cell at a local precinct. Here are 18 everyday bathroom cleaning tips to keep your water closet spic and span! 1. While you’re cleaning the bathroom, don’t forget to throw your grimy old bathmats in the wash! Flickr / Joe Futrelle 2. Is your showerhead all crusty? Try filling [More]
The truth is, sharks have very little interest in being seen by humans, but one in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, couldn’t help but enjoy a close-up. A father and his daughter were testing out their new GoPro at Papamoa Beach, when suddenly a shark came dangerously close, swimming right next to them. (via Daily Mail) According to the comments on YouTube, the man filming was actually even hit by the shark! I know GoPro’s slogan is “Be a Hero,” but this might be too much to ask of the poor guy on his first day of owning one. [More]
I don’t know about you, but when I find myself stuck in a room with a doll, I constantly look over my shoulder to see if it’s moving. Well, The Lineup and Destination America have teamed up to either quell our fears or justify them by posting a live feed of a doll that’s supposedly haunted. The story behind the doll, which goes by the name of Ann, is that it is inhabited by the spirit of a 13-year-old girl with the same name. The real Ann died from tuberculosis at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, which is known to [More]
You can usually count on your cat to fend for itself when it’s out and about in the neighborhood…unless your neighbors happen to be boa constrictors. This poor kitty thought that its life was over when a hungry boa struck, but a hero stepped in and released his feline friend from the snake’s clutches. Boa constrictors aren’t poisonous, so they rely on their brute strength when it comes to catching dinner. According to The Huffington Post, this kitty’s alive and well. That’s the benefit of having nine lives! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-vs-boa/
Tired of the winter blues? You look like you could use a vacation! But for some, traveling is such a pain. Well, YouTuber DaveHax has come up with some hacks that will make it way better, whether you’re heading out for a long getaway or a quick business trip. Even the most experienced traveler will be impressed! From packing efficiently to using your phone as a makeshift TV, check these tricks out! As a terrible packer and frequent loser-of-money, these tips seemed to be expertly catered to make things easier for me. Now if only Dave could come up with [More]
In an effort to create cattle with a hyper-lean, muscular physique, Belgian farmers began breeding their cows with the British Shorthorn breed. The result? A cow that looks like it straight-up juices steroids every day before it makes its way out to the pasture. But the truth is, there’s no Alex Rodriguez stuff going on here. Belgian Blue cattle grow their hyper-lean muscles completely naturally. The secret is generations of selective breeding. Wikipedia Since 1808, farmers have only allowed the most muscular bulls to mate, causing herds to become bigger and beefier with every generation. Wikipedia So that’s why you [More]