This Office Was Empty, But What Was Caught On Security Cameras Says Otherwise

This Office Was Empty, But What Was Caught On Security Cameras Says Otherwise

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); There’s no shortage of paranormal hoaxes on YouTube, but this security camera footage from an office in Manchester, England, is especially perplexing. In the early morning hours of November 1, 2012, security guards witnessed a bizarre chain of events as they monitored a supposedly empty office. The following is the actual footage from that day, and it’s insanely unsettling. Consider yourself warned. Watch as chairs slide across the floor, door handles jiggle, and papers fly out of filing cabinets in this “empty” office. How do you explain the movement of this chair? Read More: Watching This Movie’s Motion Test Will Definitely Give You Nightmares Or the flickering of these computer screens? Papers flying out of cabinets? Get me out of here! via GIPHY If these things happened in my office, I would quit immediately. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/office-footage-paranormal/

17 Of The Weirdest, Inexplicable Toys Ever Sold In Japan

17 Of The Weirdest, Inexplicable Toys Ever Sold In Japan

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d967959’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118181_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d967959’); }); It’s no secret that there are some very strange and creepy toys out there. But while some look like innocent mistakes that companies may have overlooked during production, others are just plain bizarre and simply cannot be explained. The following Japanese toys are perfect examples of this, because whoever created them has a seriously weird sense of what fun really is. 1. I’d really rather not, thanks. Reddit / AngeloArcana 2. What’s more fun than a roadkill cat? Reddit / shickard 3. This is supposedly a piggy bank, but that mouth sure is creepy. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’, [300, 250], ‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF_580ec5d96415b’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118181_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF_580ec5d96415b’); }); 4. This figurine was found in a Japanese toy store. Reddit / fifty-fifty_comment Read […]

Think Your Commute Is Bad? Try Climbing A 1,500-Foot Tower Every Day

Think Your Commute Is Bad? Try Climbing A 1,500-Foot Tower Every Day

The worst part about working is always the commute. Sitting in traffic is horrible, and taking public transit is always enough to give you a headache. But to get to their job, these workers only have to travel 1,500 feet…off the ground. Someone has to fix all of those huge TV towers, right? Watch as one brave worker climbs to the top of one of these structures, dragging his 30-pound bag of tools along with him all the way. Full disclosure: I work from home and I’m still feeling pretty ho-hum about the commute from my bed to my desk. As a lazy person who also has a pretty significant fear of heights, this video is a nightmare on so many levels. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tower-climbing/

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

Of all the world’s religions, Satanism is probably the most misunderstood. For many, it’s the most reviled because its central tenets run counter to most forms of Christianity. Because of this, most people don’t give Satanists the time of day and simply dismiss them as being evil crazies. However, parts of this belief system make sense. Anton LaVey (pictured below) founded the modern Church of Satan that is the dominant Satanic organization today. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal As a former circus performer, LaVey knew how to put on a show to deliver his message effectively. This led to LaVey giving many interviews about his beliefs before his death in 1997. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal In these interviews, LaVey talks about why his version of Satanism is practically humanism. “No religion had been based on man’s carnal needs of his fleshly pursuits,” said LaVey in one interview. He goes […]

These Women Are Setting Up For The Most Disturbing Birth You'll Ever Witness

These Women Are Setting Up For The Most Disturbing Birth You’ll Ever Witness

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Reborn doll shows are among the strangest things I’ve ever seen. I’ve only gotten as close as watching videos of them, but even that is more than enough for me. It goes without saying that the dolls themselves are creepy, but there’s something incredibly unsettling about how the attendees refer to them as if they are real-life babies. You have to wonder if those people are a little crazy and actually believe it. But crazy doesn’t even begin to cover what happened at this doll show. I thought these events couldn’t get more disturbing, but I was very, very wrong. Get ready to witness some seriously strange behavior, folks. It’s not going to be pretty. The way they touch it and talk to it is so creepy. Not only is that really unnecessary, but now you’ve turned me off of dolls altogether. Sorry, future child — […]

This Security Footage Caught A Ghost Trying To Steal A Woman's Lunch

This Security Footage Caught A Ghost Trying To Steal A Woman’s Lunch

Even the toughest cafeteria bullies have nothing on this hungry ghost. At a restaurant in Luton, England, called Jimmy’s World Grill & Bar, everything appeared to be normal…until a woman stopped paying attention to her food, that is. When she walked away, something shoved her lunch off the table. You’ll never leave your food unattended again after you check this video out. (via Unexplained Mysteries) As the folks at Unexplained Mysteries point out, the only hoaxy thing about this video is that the table in question sits awkwardly at the bottom of the screen, where you conveniently can’t see much of what’s going on around it. Would you have asked for a new meal after this? I know I would have taken mine to go! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lunch-ghost/

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

The final frontier on Earth is our vast and somewhat unexplored ocean’s depths. It’s a fairly well-established fact that we know more about the surfaces of the moon and Mars than we do about our oceans’ floors. While there are a number of reasons for this, it doesn’t take away from the amazing things that always seem to be discovered when humans venture to the depths. Take, for example, the latest life-form discovered living in the Mariana Trench (the deepest spot in Earth’s oceans). YouTube / oceanexplorergov This amazing little bioluminescent jellyfish happily drifted by researchers on a NOAA mission 2.3 miles below the surface. This is the kind of creature you’d expect to see digitally inserted into a big-budget Hollywood film, rather than spotted by a research vessel on the ocean floor. YouTube / oceanexplorergov You can check out this magnificent little jellyfish in action in the video below. […]

The Footage Of This Theme Park Disaster Will Chill You To The Bone

The Footage Of This Theme Park Disaster Will Chill You To The Bone

A day at a theme park is supposed to be filled with laughter, thrilling rides, and tons of terrible fried food. But lately, it seems more and more attractions are malfunctioning, leading to tragedies both in the U.S. and abroad. The latest story comes from Kishkinta amusement park in Chennai, India. Twenty employees were kept in the park after hours to test out a new ride, the Disco Dancer. What started out as a fun tilt-a-whirl-style ride quickly turned disastrous when it fell from nearly 15 feet in the air. ViralNova One employee perished during the ride. While it’s hard for many parents to say no when their kids beg to go to the park for an afternoon of fun, stories and tragedies like this make the decision just a little bit easier. If you’d like to read up on the safety of your local parks and how you can […]

This Dog Crawled Into A Garden To Die...But Her Journey To Health Will Amaze You

This Dog Crawled Into A Garden To Die…But Her Journey To Health Will Amaze You

After suffering severe trauma to her head, this street dog in India crawled into a garden, ready to die. Luckily for her, though, rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited were notified of her condition. They naturally leapt at the opportunity to save the poor girl’s life. But when they got there, they realized just how hurt she was. They quickly brought her back to their facility, but after two weeks passed without much improvement, the concern of permanent brain damage or death was very real. But then, at the three week mark, something happened that brought tears to our eyes… We should warn you, the video does contain graphic images. Thanks to these heroes, Happy now runs around free, safe, and yes, happy! If you’d like to help support their work and save more dogs in need, please consider donating today. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/street-dog-recovery/

This Two-Nosed Dog Was Almost Put Down, But Now He Has A Chance At Happiness

This Two-Nosed Dog Was Almost Put Down, But Now He Has A Chance At Happiness

Our differences make us unique — heck, if we all looked alike, the world would be a pretty boring place. I mean, I just wrote a piece about a two-headed snake! …Which brings us to Toby. The Australian shepherd has two noses and because of that abnormality, he was about to meet an unfortunate and early end. But luckily, a hero stepped in. Todd Ray decided to adopt Toby because he would much rather give the pup a happy life than see him put down simply because he looked different. Ray says that Toby is a happy dog that everyone loves once they get past his irregularity. Who could resist that (albeit unusual) face??? And Ray isn’t a stranger to animals like Toby — he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of animals with two heads. (via BBC) Vets say that Toby is in perfect health, so […]

To Attract Customers, Chinese Restaurants Were Adding More Than MSG To Their Food

To Attract Customers, Chinese Restaurants Were Adding More Than MSG To Their Food

Nowadays, it seems restaurant owners and chefs will do just about anything to distinguish themselves from the establishment next door. And while that might normally mean offering a free drink if you check in on Foursquare, in China, it’s a bit more extreme than that… Recently, 35 popular Chinese restaurants were shut down for adding ground poppy powder to their dishes. While that might not sound like a big deal, what you don’t realize is that the powder is highly addictive and is used in the creation of opium, morphine, heroin, and codeine. The poppy powder they were using is extremely hard to detect when cooked correctly, which is why the restaurants had been getting away with it for so long. (via AnonHQ) Well, that’s one way to get people to keep coming back to your restaurant. Another way? COOK GOOD FOOD! Novel idea, I know. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chinese-food-msg/

It Looks Like This Shark Is Just Chilling...But Then It Gets STUCK IN THEIR CAGE

It Looks Like This Shark Is Just Chilling…But Then It Gets STUCK IN THEIR CAGE

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Did This Mom Take It Too Far After Her Daughter Bullied A Girl With Cancer?

Did This Mom Take It Too Far After Her Daughter Bullied A Girl With Cancer?

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When it comes to punishing your kids, how far is too far? One mom is stirring up controversy after a video of her shaving her teenage daughter’s hair went viral. The reason for the cruel and unusual punishment? Her daughter bullied a girl with cancer. No parent likes to hear that their child has been a bully, especially when it involves someone with an illness or disability. This mom wanted to teach her daughter a lesson that she would never forget. She grabbed an electric razor and started shaving the teen’s thick, black hair so that she would know what it’s like to be bald. The girl will now have to face her peers with an embarrassing haircut and maybe even deal with being bullied herself. Watch as the mom struggles to shave her screaming daughter’s hair. As shocking as the video is, this isn’t the […]

What This Guy Does Instead Of Using A Hammer Is Insane...Only In Russia

What This Guy Does Instead Of Using A Hammer Is Insane…Only In Russia

When it comes to home construction (or any kind of construction, really) safety should always be your primary concern. If you’re not taking steps to ensure no bodily harm comes to you or those around you, then that’s just plain dumb. For example, one thing you should never do when building something is use your own hand as a hammer. I wish this was just a hypothetical, but sadly, it’s not, as you can see in the video below. It’s equal parts horrifying and impressive. Well that’s going to leave a mark. Hopefully he has really good health insurance and his employer is all paid up on their premiums! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/russian-hammer/

When He Bit Down Into A Chocolate Egg, He Tasted This Nastiness

When He Bit Down Into A Chocolate Egg, He Tasted This Nastiness

Growing up with two brothers, I’ve been pranked countless times for their amusement. After having bugs thrown on me and finding gross things in my food on a regular basis, I’ve become very wary of anything my siblings do around me. If only this man was as cautious about his friends… These guys thought it would be funny to prank him, so they gave him what he thought was a delicious chocolate egg to enjoy. However, he quickly realized that his Kinder Surprise was NOT a cute toy in a plastic shell when he bit down. He had to know that they were doing something weird. Read More: This Family Played The Funniest Thanksgiving Prank On Their Gullible Daughter This is why it’s probably not a good idea to bite into anything your friends randomly hand you. They really can’t be trusted. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kinder-egg-prank/

Woman Appears To Be Attacked By Violent Ghost In One Seriously Creepy Video

Woman Appears To Be Attacked By Violent Ghost In One Seriously Creepy Video

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I can’t make it through a single horror movie. The last time I watched one, I was only a teenager and I spent the next three days (and nights) with all of the lights on in my house. But ironically, I love ghosts. While all the cool kids were out partying in college, my friends and I would sit down with a bottle of wine and watch “Ghost Adventures.” Something about the absurdity of yelling at every sound in a creaky old house is exciting, and the possibility that they could come across something truly paranormal just one time was intoxicating (or maybe that was just the wine). But nothing they showed on TV ever matched the level of creepy in the following video. Read More: You’ll Get Chills When You Watch What Happens After This Woman Dies In A Hospital This ghostly hotel seems normal […]

What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie -- Is This For Real?

What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie — Is This For Real?

Going to the moon is a goal for almost every astronaut, and in the late 1960s, humans accomplished that goal for the first time. It was a monumental technological breakthrough. Many people thought that we would never do it, but in the heat of the Cold War, America made it to the moon. On our journeys since, some irregularities have occurred. Take these sounds, for example. Bizarre noises were heard on the dark side of the moon, and as you’ll hear in the video below, they were absolutely chilling. (via Unexplained Mysteries) If that doesn’t give you the willies, I don’t know what will. I have to hand it to those brave astronauts for going up there. Space travel is clearly creepy. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/astronauts/

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

While it’s tempting to lump all hornets together under “the absolute worst“insect category, there is one species that stands above the rest — the giant Japanese hornet. These things are massive, merciless killing machines. They primarily prey on colonies of docile Japanese bees, eating their honey and larvae. Incredibly enough, it only takes a handful of these suckers to wipe out an entire honey bee colony — a sad fact that beekeeper Sakamoto Ryouta learned back in 2014. Luckily, he had already set a trap for the giant hornets, but it still wasn’t enough to stop the attack. Those poor honey bees… Considering that without honey bees, we could lose “70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world,” these hornets are effectively killing our food source. Can’t we all just get along?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hornet-attack/

When A Woman Is Addicted To Drugs, Something Terrible Happens To Her Newborn

When A Woman Is Addicted To Drugs, Something Terrible Happens To Her Newborn

When a woman is pregnant, it is important for her to eat healthily so that her baby comes out of the womb in great condition. A mother’s diet while pregnant directly affects the health of her baby. As such, when a woman puts terrible things in her body, it can be highly detrimental to her unborn child. Women who continue to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and use drugs during their pregnancies can expect complications to arise. When this video was posted online, people got to see those disastrous effects for themselves. This baby’s mother used heroin throughout the duration of her pregnancy, so her baby became addicted in the womb. This disturbing footage captures what withdrawal symptoms are like for infants who suffer from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). (via Reddit) This is a truly heartbreaking sight, and it should be a lesson to mothers everywhere. Don’t use drugs while you’re […]

People Were Furious About This Wedding, But It Was Staged To Make A Powerful Point

People Were Furious About This Wedding, But It Was Staged To Make A Powerful Point

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581017e214d5a’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118192_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581017e214d5a’); }); When people from the United States think of child marriage, they often think of developing countries. Child marriage is defined by UNICEF as “both formal marriages and informal unions in which a girl or boy lives with a partner as if married before the age of 18. An informal union is one in which a couple live together for some time, intending to have a lasting relationship, but do not have a formal civil or religious ceremony.” Usually, the child in question is a girl, and it’s true that poverty and religious tradition play into whether or not it’s legal or acceptable in any given country. The countries with the highest observed rates of child marriages below the age of 18 are Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea, and the […]

A Bear Rescued From A Bile Farm Jumps For Joy Over Newfound Freedom

A Bear Rescued From A Bile Farm Jumps For Joy Over Newfound Freedom

Around the world, people still do horrible things to animals all in the name of “medicine.” Whether it’s killing rhinos for their horns or using rattlesnakes and their venom, the practices are disturbing, especially when you consider the lack of scientific evidence to support the old-world beliefs. But perhaps one of the meanest and cruelest practices is illegally keeping bears in cages to harvest their bile. Stuck inside cages smaller than your closet for years at a time, the beautiful beasts suffer countless health issues, some that will one day even kill them. That’s why rescue workers search out these bear bile farms year-round in an effort to save the animals’ lives and move them somewhere safe. This is the reality of far too many bears around the world. YouTube / NatGeoWild Animals Asia, in particular, is extremely focused on ending the horrid and inhumane practice. And when they had […]

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 […]

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

If you’re a follower of trends when it comes to children’s toys, then you are probably familiar with peek-a-boo teddy bears. Normally, these toys are adorable and provide young children with hours of entertainment. As is the case with most things, however, someone has found a way to corrupt these cute little playthings. In this particular case, that person is YouTuber TwoHeads666. Check out what he created in the video below. This is what pure terror looks like. (source: TwoHeads666) Personally, I would buy this for my kids. I think their reactions (and the years of therapy they’d need to undergo after the fact) would be completely worth it, especially if I could make an awesome viral video out of it in the end. Then again, I’m a little sick in the head. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/killer-teddy-bear/

Something Went Wrong And This Dive Killed Him...They Still Haven't Found His Body

Something Went Wrong And This Dive Killed Him…They Still Haven’t Found His Body

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When trying to pull off an incredible stunt, you have to expect that something might go wrong. The only bad part is that things going wrong could lead to your demise. Despite the risk of death or severe bodily harm, people still attempt to act like daredevils. Usually, everything is fine…until it isn’t. Take, for example, the story of Slovenian diver Andrej Beuc. Earlier this month, Beuc died while attempting to dive off of a bridge into the Drina River — which is on the border of Bosnia and Serbia — during a diving competition. YouTube / Daily Hot News googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bridge (pictured below) was about 60 feet from the water and normally would have been an easy dive for Beuc, who was an experienced jumper and skydiver. Reddit / DJ21 However, something went wrong when he hit the surface of the […]

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Since the 1970s, there has been a surprisingly large number of cults flaring up and then going out in a blaze of (relative) glory in the United States. While there are any number of cults with shocking backstories we could discuss, today we’re going to focus on the group called Heaven’s Gate, based out of Southern California. Heaven’s Gate was a UFO religious group founded in the early ’70s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Wikipedia The cult believed that Earth was slated to be “recycled.” Recycled in this case meaning wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated. The only way to survive was to leave Earth immediately. While they did not formally endorse suicide, they chose instead to redefine the term. To Heaven’s Gate members suicide was “to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); All members of the […]

This Talented Duo Hit The Dance Floor Together, But Wait Until You See Who Cut In!

This Talented Duo Hit The Dance Floor Together, But Wait Until You See Who Cut In!

Over the years, Gary and Charlotte Chaney have danced into countless hearts across the country, since they’re two of the best jitterbug dancers in America. Back in 2010, they did something that surprised everyone at Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club. Watch what happens in the middle of their routine! Since all three of these dancers are skilled performers, it probably wasn’t that difficult for the third person to hop in. That doesn’t make their routine any less impressive to the rest of us who have two left feet! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/double-dancers/

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

It’s been nearly 15 years since the World Trade Center towers were attacked by terrorists. The events of September 11, 2001, were horrifyingly tragic. When the towers fell and innocent people were killed, it changed the lives of countless people both in the United States and abroad. The attacks created a moment in time that can never be forgotten. Most U.S. citizens, no matter their age, can distinctly remember what they were doing when the planes hit the towers. Many people were at work, school, or just getting ready to leave for the day. The NYU student that filmed this video will certainly never forget exactly what happened. Watching the violence and chaos on television was traumatizing enough, but imagine being a young student in the city, close enough to clearly see the towers. In the video, you can hear their frightened reactions and panicked calls home. This is a […]

This Guy Literally Has Superhands, And He Puts Them To Good Use

This Guy Literally Has Superhands, And He Puts Them To Good Use

A street-corner chef named Kann Trichan was selling chicken in Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, when a squirrel fell into one of his bubbling-hot frying pans. It splashed the oil all over his face and arms. Naturally, he went home to nurse his wounds. But the next day, he found that he had no burns or blisters. Now calling himself “Superhands,” Trichan’s corner business is extremely popular, as it’s part food cart, part street performance. The man dazzles customers by frying his hens and sticking his hands deep in the scorching-hot liquid. Usually, I’d prefer that people touch my food with their hands as little as possible, but honestly, when it comes to Superhands, I’m more impressed than disgusted. How is this possible? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/superhands/

It's Called Casu Marzu And It's Considered The World's Most Dangerous Cheese...

It’s Called Casu Marzu And It’s Considered The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese…

When you’re looking for a special kind of cheese to spice up your sandwich, which one do you reach for? For me, it’s usually cheddar, but some might want something a little more…exotic. For these folks, I would recommend trying the special Italian cheese officially known as casu marzu. Translated to English casu marzu literally means “rotten cheese.” Casu marzu actually begins as a different kind of cheese altogether called pecorino sardo. However, instead of letting the cheese ripen in a darkened basement, cheesemakers bring the pecorino sardo outside and place it in the sun. There flies are allowed to lay eggs in it. Wikipedia As the eggs hatch, tiny maggots feed on the cheese and release enzymes that speed up the fermentation process. iStock Surprisingly enough, casu marzu is in very high demand even though it’s been outlawed by both the Italian government and the European Union. Despite the […]

What They Recorded Will Make You Think Twice About Driving Ever Again

What They Recorded Will Make You Think Twice About Driving Ever Again

Distracted driving is a huge problem in America, and despite our best efforts to combat it, the reckless behavior claims more lives every day. While not every instance ends in tragedy, there’s no excuse for risking your safety and the safety of others over a text. Globally, roughly 1.3 million people die in car accidents each year, and between 20 and 50 million are injured. Distracted driving increases these chances, and when you see this video, you’ll be baffled by our dangerous habits. In 2013, over 3,000 people were killed in car accidents involving distracted driving, and another 400,000 were injured. That’s what makes videos like the one below so alarming. (via SR22Agency.com) Let’s pledge to put our phones down and save the food for a table, not your lap. It’s far more important to get to our destinations alive than it is to multitask. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/road-danger/

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118401_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’); }); When the parents of a premature baby didn’t know how to stop her from constantly crying throughout the night, they decided to get professional help. They took her to Ian Rossborough, a chiropractor who works on children and newborns in Melbourne, Australia. He believed that her colic was caused by a misalignment in her spine, but his solution to the four-day-old’s problem is pretty questionable and may even be dangerous. This might be difficult to watch. Read More: The Air Our Children Breathe Is Literally Killing Them Some parents swear that getting their children’s spines readjusted helps cure a variety of problems, including colic, fever, asthma, and ear infections. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-back-cracking/

These People Volunteered To Go To Jail For Two Months, And This Is What Happened

These People Volunteered To Go To Jail For Two Months, And This Is What Happened

Recently, President Obama made a historic visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma in an effort to highlight problems with how we deal with crime in our country. It is the first time that a sitting president has visited an American prison. And in the same vein, a new show on A&E called 60 Days In takes seven regular citizens into custody for a two-month period. It may sound like a nightmare waiting to happen, but it’s an effort on the part of Sheriff Jamey Noel of Clark County, Indiana, to understand the deeper problems faced by the criminal justice system today. To participate in the experiment, 7 volunteers, who have committed no crimes, spend two months in Clark County Jail. Both fellow inmates and guards believe them to be convicted criminals. YouTube / A&E The show is produced by Sheriff Jamey Noel, who says that citizen volunteers […]

He Walked Into His House And Broke Down At What He Saw -- Turns Out It Was A Prank

He Walked Into His House And Broke Down At What He Saw — Turns Out It Was A Prank

Imagine going to pick up takeout food, only to come home and find your girlfriend slashed, bloodied, and dead on the bathroom floor. That’s exactly what happened to this poor guy. Ken and De’arra are well-known on YouTube for filming pranks, challenges, and product reviews, but he never saw this one coming. The duo had already filmed a video for the day when De’arra sent him out to pick up food, giving her enough time to apply prosthetic wounds and a ton of special-effects makeup. Watch as Ken comes home to find that his girlfriend has seemingly been brutally murdered. Of course, it’s only a prank, but I have a feeling that someone is sleeping on the couch tonight! Read More: What This Girlfriend Did To Her Boyfriend Is Not Just A Prank. It’s Horrifying Abuse I can’t help but wonder how in the hell they are going to clean […]

10 Seemingly Normal Locations That Are Hiding Bizarre, Horrifying Secrets

Just because a place looks normal on the outside doesn’t mean that it’s not hiding its fair share of secrets. Take these 10 locations, for example. Although they seem pretty standard upon first glance, their respective histories are tainted by tragedy and darkness. From museums to public parks, here are some of the most unexpectedly sinister places around the world. 1. The mass graves hidden all over London Wikipedia With the plague ravaging London many times over the centuries, mass graves were a common sight. Many of them still exist. They’re just hiding out under pristine public parks. 2. This Finnish Museum that’s overrun with recluse spiders Wikipedia Chilean recluse spiders, which are nearly indestructible, were accidentally let loose in the museum back in the 1960s. Though they’ve only bitten one person since taking up residence, they can grow to be over four inches long and they pack a deadly […]

When A Tornado Hit An Indiana High School, It Was A Miracle That No One Was Inside

When A Tornado Hit An Indiana High School, It Was A Miracle That No One Was Inside

Henryville Junior-Senior High in Indiana is home to 500 students, ranging from seventh graders all the way up to seniors. Luckily, they weren’t in the building on March 2, 2012, when a massive tornado eviscerated it. The following footage is from a security camera in the gym. In a matter of seconds, the entire place was destroyed. And here’s the tornado hitting other parts of the school. According to Indy Star, the disaster caused $1 billion worth of damage to the area. The school was the first thing to be rebuilt — it reopened after just six months. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/henryville-tornado/

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

A bucket list staple for intrepid travelers, Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs attract hundreds of adventurers every year. This hiking trail on the island of O’ahu is made up of almost 4,000 steps, and it provides climbers with unbeatable views from atop the Ko’olau mountain range. The only catch? Sadly, it’s been illegal to use the trail since 1987, and a storm rendered the stairs totally unsafe in 2015. And if you know anything whatsoever about humans, you know that plenty of people go right ahead and ignore all of that nonsense on a daily basis. In fact, one search on Yelp yields hundreds of reviews written by daredevils who decided to climb the Haiku Stairs anyway. Wikimedia Commons One such daredevil built a swing alongside the trail because that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all. As you might imagine, young people have taken it upon themselves to say, “You […]

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A man’s lunch in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, France, was rudely interrupted by something horrifying. He ordered a basket of fried chicken wings from Quick, a local fast food chain, and found something awful hiding inside. Mounir Bessaïh discovered there was a full chicken head in his meal. This is the opposite of appetizing. Oh, merde. YouTube The restaurant chain responded with a quick apology on their Facebook page. “We have launched an investigation as soon as we have been warned, and our service quality is in the process to make all the light on this sad event. We have already identified the batch that came from this room and no other abnormality could not be detected when we examined. So it is good to an isolated phenomenon which has, however, escaped the control teams to the stages of sorting. Unacceptable incident does not present fortunately no risk to health.“ Remember…look before you […]

Barilla The Starving Dog Made A Recovery That You Have To See To Believe

Barilla The Starving Dog Made A Recovery That You Have To See To Believe

Barilla was admitted to a veterinary clinic not knowing if she’d live or die. She was starved so severely that doctors didn’t think she would make it. They named her Barilla — after the spaghetti brand — because she was so thin. They knew that organ failure was possible at any moment, so they worked quickly to save her life. When Barilla was admitted, she weighed only 16 pounds and had marks on her legs because she had to drag herself around. She was so weak that she couldn’t even stand. YouTube They hooked her up to an IV drip for hydration and gave her some food. YouTube They also gave her a special harness that helped her gradually regain muscle and build strength at her own pace. YouTube Since the start of her lengthy rehabilitation, Barilla has gained enough weight and built enough muscle to stand on her own […]

These Friends Were Hanging Out By A River When They Noticed Something Strange

People always like to hang out by the river. Whether you like kayaking or fishing, spending time near the water is always a blast. With the right drinks and snacks, it’s easy to spend an entire day lounging around in nature. But these friends got a less entertaining surprise one day while they were minding their own business by the river. While they were trying to relax, they saw a cooler floating on the water. It was taped shut, and it looked ominously out of place. What they found when they opened it up is so disturbing. I’m sure whoever was behind this prank planned it all in good fun, but that’s terrifying. I mean, even though it’s not a real kid, it’s still just as creepy. Dolls are the worst. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/river-floating/