You Don't Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

You Don’t Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

Waterspouts can be pretty dangerous things if you happen to be out on the water when one forms. Luckily, they are rarities in most places. However, Qinghai Lake in China’s Qinghai Province is not most places. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this week, tourists spotted not just one, but three waterspouts forming simultaneously on the surface of the lake. “Water tornados,” as some call them, are formed by a convection current of warm and cold air over a body of water. While three waterspouts might seem insane, it’s not actually the most that Qinghai Lake has seen. Back in 2014, onlookers saw nine simultaneous waterspouts spring up on a particularly stormy day. That’s pure nightmare fuel, folks. And they’re not all that uncommon elsewhere, either. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These were spotted near a beach in the Netherlands. Wikipedia I would not want to be out waterskiing during this […]

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

When you’re a hunter who kills and cooks your own food, the last thing you expect is for your catch to come back to life at some point during the cooking process. That goes double if you happen to be into hunting and cooking rattlesnakes. Sadly, this is a thing that actually happens sometimes. Take, for example, what happened to the guy in this video. He caught a couple of rattlesnakes and was preparing to cook them when one seemingly came back to life…despite being headless and skinless. Mildly NSFW, especially if you’re about to eat lunch. (via Reddit) When this happens with dead animals, it’s usually because someone put salt on them, which can make the nerve endings fire and cause twitching. However, according to the video description, there was no salt or seasoning on the snake when it started moving. On top of that, what this thing did […]

In A Frozen Landscape, This Is Probably The Last Thing You’d Expect To See

On the snowy peaks of a ski run in Lindvallen, Sweden, everything looks pretty normal. The resort boasts plenty of challenging slopes, and it’s always bustling with thrill-seeking families. But there’s something else on this property that you probably wouldn’t expect to see: a McDonald’s restaurant. While it may sound bizarre, it’s pretty nice for tired skiers to be able to grab a snack on the go. After a day of skiing in the brisk weather, a hot meal probably sounds really appealing. YouTube / McDonald’s Sverige There’s even a ski-through window! YouTube / McDonald’s Sverige Customers ski right up to the counter and order, and then take their food with them as they continue skiing. While it sounds weird, this spot has remained popular since it opened in the 1990s. And if eating a Big Mac while skiing sounds like a choking hazard, you’ll be pleased to know that […]

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good...Something Is Fishy About This

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good…Something Is Fishy About This

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); The live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) has been in the news over the last few years for cutting out whenever a UFO is spotted in the background. However, the days of us being able to use the ISS live stream as a way to hunt for UFOs are now numbered. NASA announced this week that they will be shutting down the stream and will only bring it back when there are major events taking place on the ISS. The date of the shutdown is September 1, 2016. In place of the live feed, NASA’s media team will be providing weekly updates on the station via its blog and email list. Not cool, guys. However, in their media briefing, NASA officials failed to offer a convincing explanation for why they’re choosing this moment to turn off the live stream for good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); […]

It's A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

It’s A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

Despite their bad reputation in some circles, frog legs can be pretty delicious. That being said, it takes a skilled chef to prepare them just right. Oh, and you also need to be prepared for the legs to move a little bit. You see, at the time of death, a frog’s legs are still biologically functional. If the muscles are stimulated — with electricity, for example — they can move. You can get the same effect by adding simple table salt to the legs while they’re still raw. That’s because table salt contains the same kind of sodium ions that are used in batteries. The sodium ions enter the negatively charged muscle cells. That causes a pretty bizarre reaction, as you can see in the video below. (via Brain Stuff Show) The muscles will go on moving like that until they’ve used up all of the remaining adenosine triphosphate (ATP) […]

After You See These Plane Landings, You Won't Fly Again.

After You See These Plane Landings, You Won’t Fly Again.

There is approximately a 1 in 11 million chance that you’ll die in a plane crash. (You’re more likely to die from falling out of bed.) That’s why most people are completely comfortable with air travel, even if it makes them nervous. You should never forget, though, that pilots are human. Humans make errors, especially when external factors are particularly stressful. These landings are some of the closest calls caught on tape. They really make you appreciate just how much expertise pilots have. 1.) Avro 146 Sketchy Landing at London City Airport 2.) Frightening Typical Landing at Bhutan Airport 3.) JAL 747 at the Old Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong in 1988  4.) A Rough Landing in Alaska  5.) A Scary, Last-Second Abort at Lisboa Airport 6.) Helicopter Attempts to Land at Sea and Crashes  7.) Fighter Lands During a Violent Sand Storm  8.) C17 Lands at the Wrong Airport  9.) Fighter Jet Lands […]

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

It’s probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth. Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones… 1. Junction Ranch, CA Google Maps Junction Ranch is in the middle of California’s Mohave Desert. There lies a mysterious airstrip…some believe it’s part of the China Lake proving grounds, which is an air force testing location for drones. While that’s suspicious in and of itself, even weirder is that only parts of the base are obscured from Google Maps. When you zoom in on the base’s location, there are parts of buildings intentionally scratched out. What’s going on down there? […]

This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn't Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn’t Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

When it comes time for thrillseekers to choose where they want to go on vacation, destinations shrouded in mystery often make their way to the top of the list. And Roopkund is one of those places. Only the most adventurous trekkers make their way to this far-flung glacial lake, and for good reason. After all, it takes some serious guts and training to journey into the Himalayas to find a lake that sits 16,000 feet above sea level. Located in the north of India, Roopkund was discovered by a forest ranger back in 1942. Google Earth Horrifyingly enough, he quickly realized that the lake was filled with human skeletal remains. Flickr / Abhijeet Rane Concerned that these were the bones of Japanese soldiers left for dead during World War II, he notified the British, who later launched a mission to check out the area. Upon further examination, researchers determined that […]

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It's Pretty Trippy

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It’s Pretty Trippy

What some people don’t realize is just how amazing the breakthroughs of modern technology really are. This could have something to do with the fact that many groundbreaking inventions and discoveries seem too far-fetched to be real. An excellent example of this phenomenon is known as Vantablack, and it’s listed by The Guinness Book of World Records as being the world’s darkest substance. This is Vantablack in all its glory. When it was introduced, the company that manufactured it from tiny carbon nanotubes reported that Vantablack can absorb up to 99.96 percent of the light that contacts the material. Wikipedia I know that sounds fantastical, but after seeing a few videos of Vantablack in action, I definitely believe those claims. The material is used primarily for military and astronautical purposes. For example, Vantablack has been used in telescopes to absorb extra light which allows the viewer to see more distant […]

Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

Watching This Guy Turn Himself Into Creepy Statues Will Give You Nightmares

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Being a horror junkie, I have come across all kinds of terrifying photos and videos. Though many of them have certainly creeped me out, most haven’t actually gotten under my skin and haunted my dreams. That’s because they weren’t even half as unsettling as this freaky performance. In his work entitled, “Transfiguration,” French artist Olivier de Sagazan sculpts his face into monstrous statues that look like they came straight out of the “Silent Hill” games. When you see it for yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that I definitely wasn’t expecting to come away this disturbed. The sounds make it so much worse. Well, I’ll be lucky if I get any sleep after seeing that. Anyone have a night-light I can borrow? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/terrifying-transfiguration/

Forget Sleeping. These 15 Real Ghost Stories Are Going To Keep You Up Tonight.

Forget Sleeping. These 15 Real Ghost Stories Are Going To Keep You Up Tonight.

Every day, odd circumstances and stories happen all around the world. Regardless of if you believe in the paranormal, there are some stories that might keep your skin crawling because of how strange and real the events are. Even if normal ghost and ghoul tales don’t keep you up at night, these may. It’s not strange paranormal activity and demons you need to worry about, it’s the people and their stories that will haunt you. You may need to suspend disbelief to let these stories frighten you, but you may be surprised by just how easily that will happen. 1.) Zona Shue: She is “The Greenbrier Ghost” of West Virginia. The woman murdered by her cruel and abusive husband, Erasmus Stribbling Trout Shue, in 1897. He covered up Zona’s bruised and broken neck with a stiff-collared dress, and no one suspected foul play. Zona’s mother, however, received ghostly visitations from her dead daughter… which caused to her […]

There are 15 People on the Planet Right Now Who Seriously Think They're God.

There are 15 People on the Planet Right Now Who Seriously Think They’re God.

This is apparently such a common occurrence that there’s an entire section to it devoted to it on Wikipedia. It seems that the life of the average person is not enough for some, and so these folks decided to get really ambitious and aim for godhood. It kind of worked out for some of them–as L. Ron can tell you, there’s a lot of money in organized religion–and they’ve gained a following. Others, well, not so much, unless you count notoriety and criminal activity as success. (Which perhaps it is.) Either way, these 15 living people are currently claiming that they are, in one form or another, a living version of Jesus or God. All of them take a Christian(ish) bent on things, and note that while not necessary, beards are big among the self-deifying crowd.  And no, Kanye West is not on this list.  1.) Alan John “A.J” Miller divinetruth.com Formerly […]

These 25 Things Are Totally Banned In Certain Countries. Mostly Absurd... But #9 Is Hilarious.

These 25 Things Are Totally Banned In Certain Countries. Mostly Absurd… But #9 Is Hilarious.

If you grew up in a progressive, free country then it might be strange to think that some other countries have banned items you may use every day. Most people reading this article probably have the freedom of choice, especially when it comes to every day, normal decisions. However, countries like China, Iran and Malaysia have banned their people from watching certain things on television and even wearing certain colors. This is so strange… and wrong. 1.) Game consoles (China): In 2000, the Chinese government enacted a ban on gaming consoles to prevent the youth from wasting their time and not working. List 25 2.) Emo clothing (Russia): The country decided that emo clothing was a “natonal threat to stability” and banned the fashion. They wanted to bring down the high suicide rate among teens. List 25 3.) “Western” hair cuts (Iran): Styles such as mullets, ponytails and spikes were […]

These Bizarre Nature Photos Show How Strange Earth Really Is.

These Bizarre Nature Photos Show How Strange Earth Really Is.

These photos might look like they come from an alien planet, but it turns out our own little Earth is capable of some truly weird stuff. All of these things occur naturally across the globe because of, like, science and stuff. A lot of the reasons why go over my head, but it’s all true. It’s easy to appreciate the wondrous beauty of Earth without knowing exactly how it happens. Some of these are cringe-worthy, but others make me want to buy a plane ticket. And I am definitely going to pay closer attention to sunsets from now on. Take a look at some of the cool things you didn’t realize happen on our home planet. 1. Never-ending Wave: Occurs twice a year in Brazil when the Atlantic ocean meets the mouth of the Amazon River. The resulting waves can travel 500 miles inland before slowing down. 2. Under-water Crop Circles: In Japan, male […]

As If It Wasn't Already Bad Enough, Now This Will Truly Haunt My Dreams Forever. Ugh.

As If It Wasn’t Already Bad Enough, Now This Will Truly Haunt My Dreams Forever. Ugh.

One of the most notorious venomous spiders in the world is the black widow. It may not be the most deadly, but it may be the most well known. There are a few species of black widow, but pretty much all of them are known by their shockingly black bodies with a bright red hourglass shape. And when you put one under a strong microscope, the creepiness just gets intensified. A Reddit user happened to have access to an SEM (scanning electron microscope) and put a male and female black widow underneath it… The female black widow’s dangerous venom is composed of neurotoxins. BadFlag These spiders build messy and irregular webs. BadFlag Unless you’re a researcher, you might not get close to these spiders. BadFlag Because they, in all ways, are some of the creepiest creatures you’ll ever see. BadFlag That’s why some scientists decided to get a closer look […]

These Hideous Bugs Will Ensure You Won't Feel Safe In Your Own Home. They're Horrifying.

These Hideous Bugs Will Ensure You Won’t Feel Safe In Your Own Home. They’re Horrifying.

Every night, you may think that you’re safe in your own bed, tucked into freshly laundered sheets. The terrifying fact is, though, you’re not. Your bedroom doesn’t stop absolutely terrifying monstrosities from being born every day. (You probably think I’m kidding. I’m not.) Even more horrifying? Some of those monsters might just end up under your bed. That’s because those monstrous creatures are something so commonplace, you probably never think about them: bugs. There are more frightening insects, arachnids and otherwise in the world than you can even imagine. This list of horrifying bugs barely scratches the surface of the creepy-crawlies that exist around the world. (Guess which ones you can find in your own home.) 1.) Assassin Bugs: There are different species of these bugs; they attack their prey quickly and violently. They kill other insects by stabbing them with their sharp beaks and then inject enzymes into the prey. The enzymes […]

8 Articles About Millennials That Prove The New York Times Is REALLY Obsessed With Millennials.

8 Articles About Millennials That Prove The New York Times Is REALLY Obsessed With Millennials.

As long as there has been youth, there have been old people telling them to get off their lawn or they’ll call the cops.  The New York Times was founded in 1851 and they seem to harbor the same rancor towards Millennials that any 163 year old would.  Within ten minutes we found about… like… eight (no seriously, eight) articles by the New York Times about Millennials and – honestly – there is probably even more. The ‘selfie’ crack is a little condescending, but imagine the condescension being thrown at this guy for having the name ‘Blow’ his entire life. We’ll take ‘callow’, but how dare you call us Millennials ‘young’! Is the New York Times accusing us of kidnapping? One could argue that for 45 year old government programmers, being an artist is impractical. I’d like to see a Millennial version of the movie “The Searchers” with Grumpy Cat as John Wayne’s character. Millennials, we […]

20 Of The Weirdest Things People Have Ever Seen On Planes

20 Of The Weirdest Things People Have Ever Seen On Planes

As is true with all forms of public transportation, you’re bound to come across some bizarre things if you regularly travel by plane. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll witness strange happenings and encounter people behaving in odd ways. What’s worse is that you’re stuck with them for at least a couple of hours and there’s not much you can do about it. The 20 airline passengers below know all too well how this feels, because they have seen some seriously weird sights while in the air. 1. You say weave, I say hairy, patriotic monster. Reddit / SpottedPaws 2. Gotta love SkyMall. Reddit / littlecoffee 3. Keep your creepy, long fingernails to yourself, lady. Reddit / ryio11 Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/plane-oddities/

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Ancient Rome was a pretty amazing place. Between 753 BC and 476 AD, Romans were among the most technologically and culturally advanced people on Earth. Despite them forming the basis of modern society, Romans held a number of pretty insane beliefs and practices, at least by today’s standards. Here are a few of the most disgusting. (If you’re in the middle of eating lunch, maybe you should save this one for later.) 1. The Poop Sponge iStock Rome was one of the first cities in the world to have what we might consider an advanced plumbing system. Public toilets in Rome were commonplace. While this might seem like great news, these public toilets weren’t without their downsides. For example, they were hardly ever cleaned. When you were done, instead of toilet paper, there was just a single sponge on a stick that everyone in the public […]

This Irish Village Vanished Without A Trace And We're Still Looking For Answers

This Irish Village Vanished Without A Trace And We’re Still Looking For Answers

Ireland is hands-down one of the most beautiful places in the world. Keem Bay, off the coast of Achill Island, is just one example of that astounding greenery and clear water. It looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, but it also has a dark secret that no one has been able to figure out. This is what Keem Bay looks like today. Achill Island is one of the most remote islands in Ireland, and a thriving village was established there in 1838. Facebook / Dooagh Day Read More: The Last Thing He Told His Family Was That A Strange Man Wouldn’t Leave Him Alone There were once more than 40 houses on Achill Island, but all that’s left is mounds of dirt and foundation structures. Facebook / Achill Archaeological Field school Other people on the island don’t have records of the settlement, and travel writers only recorded its […]

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It's Morbid, But Also Fascinating

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating

If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction. Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions. What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines. He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull. Reddit / taurus_manure Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy. Reddit / taurus_manure What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, […]

Here Are The 14 Most SHOCKING Drug-Related Transformations I've Ever Seen. This Is Disturbing.

Here Are The 14 Most SHOCKING Drug-Related Transformations I’ve Ever Seen. This Is Disturbing.

“Not even once.” That’s the phrase that will come to mind after you see this drastic “before and after drugs” photos, brought to you by Rehabs. These photos chart the lives of different individuals who decided to embrace a life of drugs and crime. From their first arrest to their last, both their lives and their bodies were destroyed by drugs. It’s hard to believe that people could be okay with doing this to their body. Seeing this may make you sick. Rehabs Rehabs is an online community dedicated to encouraging people get the help they need. They hoped to use this photo series to show people just how devastating using drugs can be, both on your body and on your life. This is what substance abuse really does to your body, it’s not fiction. It’s fact. The people you see above abused meth, oxycodone, heroin, and cocaine. In every situation, they were […]

You Should Never Order These 14 Fast Food Items According To The Employees There. I May Be Sick.

You Should Never Order These 14 Fast Food Items According To The Employees There. I May Be Sick.

When asking the question “What fast food items should we try to avoid?” the simple answer is probably, “Don’t ever eat any fast food. Ever!” But sadly, for many people that’s just not a realistic option (financial reasons etc). So to help us out, numerous fast food workers were asked for their behind the scenes advice on what items we should really stay away from ordering at their work establishment. From the Reddit thread titled, “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should we NOT order at your restaurant? Why not?”, here are the results: Some of the answers brought out some amazingly gross things to light, some expected and some very unexpected. One thing’s for sure, cooking at home is always best. Another thing’s for sure… I’ll probably still eat all of this stuff. Source: Reddit / Foodbeast Share this interesting list of fast food items to avoid with your […]

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Have you heard of the Montauk Project? For those who aren’t familiar with it, it is a supposed secret government project with the aim of facilitating time travel and ways for us to travel between dimensions. Some of the stories (all of them unconfirmed) about the Montauk Project became the basis for Netflix’s most recent smash hit, “Stranger Things.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the conspiracy theory of the Montauk Project breaks down into many different individual theories, the main thread is that the U.S. government managed to create an interdimensional portal in the space-time continuum back in the 1980s. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); But they didn’t do it alone. They had assistance from secret technology left behind by Nikola Tesla (and some helpful aliens, of course). iStock Most of the “evidence” for the Montauk Project comes from a book of the same name written by Preston B. Nichols […]

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

This Terrifying Face Was Created By The Same People Who First Put A Man On The Moon

NASA is obviously known first and foremost for space exploration (and for helping us win the Cold War, of course). Back in the day, though, NASA didn’t just research rocket ships and space flight. They dabbled in all sorts of experiments. While plenty of this old research is still classified, bits of information have leaked over the years. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); One of NASA’s freakiest experiments of all time is the so-called “NASA Android.” While it never made it to full production (for reasons you’ll soon see), this hydraulic-powered prototype looks like it’s straight out of a freaky science-fiction movie. Don’t believe me? See for yourself in the video below. (via Reddit) If, for whatever reason, you want to get to know this thing a little bit better, it’s currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Read more: […]

Imagine Being Trapped In A Room And The Only Way Out Is By Using Clues. Well, This Is It.

Imagine Being Trapped In A Room And The Only Way Out Is By Using Clues. Well, This Is It.

Imagine going out with your friends… and then getting trapped inside of a room. There are clues written all over the walls and scattered about the room. It’s not obvious what you’re supposed to do or how you’re supposed to get out. You’re trapped. You weren’t kidnapped. You’re playing one of the newest and coolest games that is popping up all over the world. It’s called Escape The Room. Guests pay Escape The Room to put them in a locked room, filled with clues. They have 1 hour to escape. Escape The Room You choose the setting: an office, a home or an agency. Escape The Room The success rate of Escape The Room is about 15%… but they weren’t designed to be easy. You have to figure out the puzzles inside of the room to get out. Escape The Room If you’re going out with friends, getting locked inside […]

The Most Hilarious Things You Can Buy On The Internet For Five Dollars.

The Most Hilarious Things You Can Buy On The Internet For Five Dollars.

Fiverr.com is a nifty little site that is a fusion between Kickstarter and Amazon. Basically, you can hire strangers online to do almost anything you want. The price for the services is always the same (a friendly five bucks). What you can get for just $5 varies. You can find cheeky ways to advertise your small business, get custom art or even get a short message from a celebrity like Kelsey Grammar. Here is some of our favorites from Fiverr.com. For $5 you can… …have this guy from Sri Lanka climb a coconut tree and pretend to find your business or website amongst the branches. …have a healing master “uncurse you forever” using ancient techniques so you can laugh in the face of that wood-witch who cast the spell in the first place. …have a special fx artist who works on major motion pictures show you how to make realistic […]

This New Museum In Tokyo Looks Like A Sick Joke, But Kids LOVE It. You're Not Gonna Believe It.

This New Museum In Tokyo Looks Like A Sick Joke, But Kids LOVE It. You’re Not Gonna Believe It.

Not everyone is the “museum type,” and that’s okay. There are people in this world who enjoy art galleries and museums… others like outdoor sports and adventure. (It really takes all sorts.) But it is difficult to understand why anyone would like this new museum in Tokyo. It’s called “Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth’s Future” … and it’s about exactly what you think. The exhibit teaches visitors about human waste, toilets and other fun, but crappy, trivia. It’s hard to tell what kind of person you’d have to be to really enjoy this… Even if you can’t read Japanese, it’s pretty obvious what this exhibit is all about. There are poop hats and toilet slides… For both children and overgrown children. They take this “toilet museum” thing very seriously. (Okay, it does look like a little bit of fun.) To a non-native, this museum would be so confusing. Because, let’s face it, it’s […]

These Products Show Why Google Will One Day Become Our Supreme Overlords.

These Products Show Why Google Will One Day Become Our Supreme Overlords.

Here’s one word that most people know, all over the world: Google. Google is probably one of the most powerful companies that currently exists. Luckily, they seem to use most of their data-collecting powers for good (unlike Time Warner or Comcast). Google is so powerful, though, it makes you wonder… What if there was an evil, Hydra-like coup within Google? What if the bad guys controlled Google? As it turns out, that might already be happening. The company has been pushing some seriously advanced, but shady, projects through the works. If they start attaching laser beams to sharks, it’ll be time to worry. Google built these creepy barges on the San Francisco bay. They say they are possibly going to be used for “interactive learning centers”, but they didn’t say much more. The Google owned Motorola has invested in a product that will be “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to […]

These 10 Gestures May Seem Innocent. But Do Them In The Wrong Place And You'll Get Punched In The Nose.

These 10 Gestures May Seem Innocent. But Do Them In The Wrong Place And You’ll Get Punched In The Nose.

When you travel to other countries, it’s good to be aware of their different customs, currency and basic etiquette. You should also be cognizant of just how easy it is to insult others with seemingly innocent gestures. A thumbs up or a high five may not mean the same thing it does in the United States. Use this list as a guide of gestures you do NOT want to do while traveling abroad. It might seem strange to you now, but insulting your foreign friends or hosts could be as easy as biting your thumb (even if it’s a nervous habit). If you’re traveling soon, you might want to memorize some of these so you can avoid getting kicked out of restaurants. 1.) The Chin Flick (Belgium, France, Northern Italy, Tunisia): This means “get lost” (in more aggressive language). To perform this, you brush the hand under the chin in […]

What This Guy Came Home To Would Be An Absolute Nightmare. And 'Who' Did It Is Even Worse.

What This Guy Came Home To Would Be An Absolute Nightmare. And ‘Who’ Did It Is Even Worse.

Leaving your home to go on a vacation or business trip can be stressful. You may worry about leaving the lights on, locking the door or setting the alarm. Lots of people avoid going on trips just because of the stresses that are waiting at home. Thankfully, most people will never have to experience what happened to this guy. He left his home to go on a very short trip. When he returned… it was a disaster. No, there wasn’t a party. A drunk teen didn’t come crashing through the ceiling. How They Getcha This was all the work of a raccoon family. How They Getcha A crazy, crazy raccoon family. How They Getcha Cupboards and shelves were emptied out by the hungry little critters. How They Getcha And the creatures left their adorable, thieving pawprints everywhere. How They Getcha It’s frankly amazing that they knew how to disassemble a […]

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending...And It's Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

This Chemical Reaction Is Never-Ending…And It’s Oddly Gross AND Terrifying

When people say that the truth is stranger than fiction, I think that also applies to science. Even though science is a very objective thing, it can still occasionally create something that looks like it came straight out of a horror movie. Take for example an old trick known as the Pharaoh’s Serpent. Pharaoh’s Serpent is a type of firework made from mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) that when ignited makes a winding snake-like creation. While it’s not as scary as something like Frankenstein’s monster, it’s still pretty unsettling to see the chemical reaction take place. Pure nope. Catch the video of the full chemical reaction below. YouTube I bet there are some pretty dangerous fumes being produced here. That is cool…and just a little freaky — especially with the music. If you want to try out a Pharaoh’s Serpent on your own, this same YouTuber posted an in-depth tutorial, which you […]

What This Student Discovered When Entering His $8,000/Semester Dorm Is Horrific. OMG.

What This Student Discovered When Entering His $8,000/Semester Dorm Is Horrific. OMG.

When you imagine going to college, you hope that you like your classes, you make friends, and your roommate has at least a vague idea of what’s “normal.” And that’s all you really should be worrying about, right? Especially when you cringe at how much money you’re spending to be there 😉 . The last thing on your mind should be the quality, or lack thereof, of the dorm rooms. Until now. When this freshman at George Washington University showed up on his first day of college and surveyed his new “room” for the year, he got the shock of his life, and literally paid for it. Keep reading and you’ll know why… In the Fall of 2010, this GW student showed up to his double occupancy room, only to find four beds strewn about. He and his THREE roommates put in work orders to at least bunk them, but […]

Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy.

Here Are 11 Extremely Strange Jobs That No Longer Exist. #10 Is Just Downright Creepy.

Finding a position in today’s job market is hard enough as it is, but what if you were unlucky enough to have one of these careers? A user on Reddit posted a link to this list of extinct jobs. They are all real jobs that people used to have back in the day. It’s strange to think that something called a knocker-upper was hired to wake people up, but it’s even weirder that these jobs just winked out of existence. 1.) Bowling alley pin setter epicnesshunter This was typically a teenager’s job and didn’t pay very well. epicnesshunter 2.) Knocker-upper epicnesshunter Knocker-uppers were basically human alarm clocks. They would make sure their clients would wake up. epicnesshunter They would rap on doors and windows with truncheons, or even use pea shooters. epicnesshunter 3.) Ice cutter epicnesshunter When lakes froze, ice cutters would saw through the layers and give the pieces […]

No One Was Supposed To Take These Photos. Fortunately, One Brave Guy Took Them Anyway.

No One Was Supposed To Take These Photos. Fortunately, One Brave Guy Took Them Anyway.

Most people know that North Korea is a frightening and strange country, but these photos from photographer Eric Lafforgue show an even darker side to the country that most people don’t know about. Eric has bravely explored North Korea six times, sneaking back photographic evidence of his trip. He was able to get these photos out of the country by smuggling digital memory cards past the borders of the Communist country. It was dangerous, but we think well worth it. These are incredibly eye-opening. “I was banned after my last trip in September 2012 when I published some photos on the web. The North Koreans saw them and asked me to delete them as they judged them too offensive. I refused as I thought it was unfair not to show the reality of the country.” Eric Lafforgue The photos are honest, but show a side to the country that is […]

If You Thought You Hated Cable Companies Before, Wait Till You See These 13 Photos.

If You Thought You Hated Cable Companies Before, Wait Till You See These 13 Photos.

Cable and satellite companies are the absolute worst.  If you are one of the surprisingly many of us who haven’t just completely dropped cable and turned to Netflix and HBO Go exclusively, you probably know this already. Just in case you forgot, here are some pictures to remind you of the pirate bartering you have to do with these companies just so you can watch baseball games live. 1) Off to a good start already! This Time Warner technician fell asleep on some dude’s couch. 2) As did this Comcast technician. 3) Talk about your ‘crappy service’. They installed cable right into this person’s plumbing. 4) It’s cool how Comcast let’s you choose between having cable or a functioning gutter system. 5) The Triple Play bundle is a good deal for people who don’t know that there is value assigned to money. 6) Sometimes it’s good to reach an agreement […]

These 10 CGI Works Of Art Are Just Too Creepy To Handle

These 10 CGI Works Of Art Are Just Too Creepy To Handle

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Computer-generated imagery, or CGI, is an awesome technology that has allowed us to create amazingly realistic simulations in movies, video games, and more. But while CGI enables us to produce cool effects, it can also inspire some people to bring the dark scenes in their heads to life. Let’s just say that these scenes, some of which you can see below, are completely freaky. Prepare yourselves, because we’re about to take a journey down the rabbit hole. 1. Their smiles make me shudder. 2. Wait, nevermind — this one is much worse. YouTube / popcorn10 3. I really, really don’t like those teeth. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); 4. I’m 500 percent sure that’s going to show up in my nightmares. Gfycat Read More: When A Hotel Worker Went To Investigate Screams Coming From An Empty Room, THIS Walked Out 5. This isn’t the work of a […]

When You're A Gardener In A Graveyard, You're Bound To Find Some Weird Things

When You’re A Gardener In A Graveyard, You’re Bound To Find Some Weird Things

There are a lot of jobs out there that might be considered creepy, and being a graveyard gardener would probably top most people’s lists. As is the case with other gardeners, these folks are tasked with beautifying outdoor spaces. But all that beauty is bound to be interrupted when you make a living planting flowers next to headstones. First and foremost, graveyard gardeners are charged with cleaning up old flowers that have been left behind by visitors. iStock A friend of Redditor Gombotz is a graveyard gardener, and he found this creepy-looking doll on a grave one day while he was cleaning up. Reddit / Gombotz Along with the doll was this bizarre note that contained a grid of numbers. A few Redditors pointed out that it looked like a Punnett square. Reddit / Gombotz People in the comments section came to a few startling conclusions about the doll. iStock […]

What's Inside This Building Will Make You Sick. And That's Not Even The Most Shocking Part.

What’s Inside This Building Will Make You Sick. And That’s Not Even The Most Shocking Part.

In Skopje, Macedonia at Goce Delchev University, students are forced to live in conditions that would be unsuitable for even prison inmates. The buildings are covered in mold and filth. They are falling apart, but if the students want to receive an education they must go here. Goce Delchev University is even considered the second best state school in the country, but the conditions at the Skopje dorms are so bad, the education doesn’t even seem worth it. This large dormitory houses 1,200+ students every year. It is the biggest student dormitory in the country. Imgur The conditions inside are sub-human. Leaking pipes are a common occurrence everywhere. Imgur “There is no warm water. The problem is being fixed.” and Go take a shower at your boyfriends’ places!” Most of the time, warm water is not available. Imgur This isn’t from a horror movie. This is one of the normal […]

After A Crack Opened Up In The Ground, This Entire River Disappeared

After A Crack Opened Up In The Ground, This Entire River Disappeared

Despite hundreds of years of research into how the Earth works, it still manages to surprise us fairly often. Sometimes these surprises are interesting and beneficial to life, other times though, they catch us off guard with devastating consequences. What recently happened in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz falls into the latter category. For hundreds of years, the Atoyac River has been a vital part of life for residents of Veracruz. But earlier this month, the entire body of water literally disappeared overnight. Flickr / Scott & Emily www.wegoslow.com It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but here are before and after photos of the river. Llaman a “salvar” el río Atoyac. Agustín Mollinedo dijo que aún se conserva el nacimiento https://t.co/Vkinen4dg2 pic.twitter.com/J5CdTkDGZG — El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) March 3, 2016 The culprit? A large hole in the riverbed. On Sunday night, residents said they heard a […]