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

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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/

People Came Across This Monstrosity In Australia And Thought It Was An Alien

People Came Across This Monstrosity In Australia And Thought It Was An Alien

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly amazed by the diversity of our planet. It seems like every week I’m learning about another animal that I previously had no idea existed. Though it shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing as there are over 15,000 new species reported every year, I’m still caught off guard by unfamiliar creatures that sometimes appear almost alien-like. These friends definitely know what I mean. When they visited a beach in Queensland, Australia, they ran into something they just couldn’t identify. Its appearance was so strange that they wondered whether it was even from this planet. I have to admit that it is pretty freaky looking. Read More: The Kissing Bug May Look Harmless, But Its Bite Can Kill You However, it is actually a polychaete, or bristle worm. They can be found in the ocean at varying depths and are known to scavenge for […]

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) […]

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald's...Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald’s…Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); It’s no secret that McDonald’s food is bad for your health. Still, everyone needs a Big Mac every now and then, right? After seeing this video from YouTubers Let’s Melt This, you might change your mind. Over the last year, they’ve melted everything from steel nails to sneakers, but what happens (or doesn’t happen) to this McDonald’s Big Mac when it’s drenched with sulfuric acid is wholly disturbing. Read More: What This Woman Sees On Her Son’s Fried Chicken Is Beyond Disgusting While sulfuric acid causes real food to melt into mush, it’s almost unable to penetrate this Big Mac. Read More: 16 Fast Food Items To NEVER Order, No Matter How Delicious They Are Well, that explains why I get a stomach ache every time I eat at McDonald’s. Excuse me while I vomit forever. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sulfuric-acid-big-mac/

25-Year-Old Rescue Dog Could Be The Oldest Pup In The World

25-Year-Old Rescue Dog Could Be The Oldest Pup In The World

If there’s one wish all pet owners share, it’s that our furry friends could live forever. Although that’s obviously impossible, this dog’s humans should consider themselves lucky. They might share their home with the oldest dog on Earth! Tara the rescue dog is 25 years old, and she’s owned by Burt Ward, the actor who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series. Ward is so passionate about animal rescue, in fact, that he and his wife care for 50 rescue pups! If you want to learn more about Tara’s incredible life, check this out. What a happy girl! It’s easy to see that she’s lived her long life to the fullest, and we wish her many more years to come. If you’ll excuse me, I need to go track down some of that food for my dog. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/oldest-dog/

This Girl Went Above And Beyond To Play The Cruelest Prank On Her Boyfriend

This Girl Went Above And Beyond To Play The Cruelest Prank On Her Boyfriend

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 […]

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 Is What It's Like To Eat 61-Year-Old Military Rations, Including Peanut Butter

This Is What It’s Like To Eat 61-Year-Old Military Rations, Including Peanut Butter

Steven Thomas is a military history buff who’s been eating the contents of old food ration packs for the last six years as a way of fully immersing himself in the experience of a normal soldier. Recently he got ahold of two very rare B-unit cans from a Korean War-era RCI food ration pack — that’s 61-year-old food! Not only are these packs quite hard to find, but they are also incredibly expensive. The ready-to-eat meal cans include blackberry jelly, crackers, cocoa, and peanut butter. As upsetting as 61-year-old peanut butter might sound, the most horrifying part of the video is the blackberry jelly that had leaked after all the years. The peanut butter, as it turns out, was actually so good, he ate half the can! “I don’t have health insurance,” was not what I wanted to hear from a man who eats incredibly old military rations. His realization […]

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 […]

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

If you’re making a list of the worst things that could happen during a flight, a hole being blown in the side of the airplane probably tops it. While it’s an unlikely scenario, this is exactly what happened on a flight that was leaving Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. Shortly after liftoff, an explosion of unknown origin tore a hole in the side of the plane near the fuselage. Getty Images Luckily, the plane was at a low enough altitude (about 10,000 feet) to make an emergency landing. Getty Images Initial news stories reported that at least one person was killed in the explosion, and two more were seriously injured. An official count of casualties, however, has still not been released by authorities. Getty Images var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb95ff65ec9”, auid: “537251602” }); What we do know is that the majority of the passengers escaped with […]

When Two Robbers Entered A Store, What They Saw  Was The Last Thing They Expected

When Two Robbers Entered A Store, What They Saw Was The Last Thing They Expected

The next time you see someone who’s up to no good, you should probably channel this kid’s bravery. Minding his own business at the local video game store, a seven-year-old boy suddenly saw two grown men enter the building wearing masks. After a few seconds, the little guy realized that they were carrying guns. That’s when he decided to take action. Although he wasn’t successful in stopping the robbery, the fact that he tried speaks volumes about his character. Sure, you could look at this kid and say that he was being reckless. It’s also probably true that he’s watched one too many superhero movies. That being said, how many of us would try to stand up to robbers? More often than not, the bystander effect kicks in and keeps us from acting. Maybe we should take a page out of his book! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/boy-fights-robbers/

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental -- I Hope They Got A Refund

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental — I Hope They Got A Refund

Love or hate it, Airbnb is here to stay. The company, which allows people to rent out their homes or spare rooms to people visiting towns and cities all over the world, has attracted more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some swear by the service, but others have sworn to destroy it. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the company’s success. That being said, every successful company has its hiccups. What happened to a group of tourists hoping to enjoy the French countryside was a hiccup of epic proportions. Earlier this week, French police responded to a call that the decomposing body of a woman had been found in the garden of this picturesque home. NBC News The people who placed the call were young folks in their early 20s who’d found the location on Airbnb. The owners of the home were on […]

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/

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You -- All Those Sightings Are Fake

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You — All Those Sightings Are Fake

If you’re anything like me, then you’re a firm believer in UFOs and life on other planets. Sadly, we UFO believers lead hard lives because even though we have faith, there is little to no hard evidence of UFOs actually existing. Usually, this is where the article would take a turn and I would say, “Until now.” Sadly, it’s not that kind of article. According to a well-respected former NASA engineer, all UFO sightings are founded on falsehood. James Oberg worked at NASA mission control in the late 1990s before becoming a space journalist and historian. iStock Oberg says he actually paid very little attention to UFOs until relatively recently. His scientific opinion on the matter: All sighting are fakes or tricks of the light. iStock The majority of UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff,” or they come as a result of our human brains misunderstanding what traveling […]

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It's A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It’s A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

When you think of Disney and the company’s theme parks, you don’t often think of abandoned, creepy places, do you? And there’s a good reason for that. In its entire history, Disney has only permanently closed two parks. One of those parks was in Bay Lake, Florida, and it was called River Country. Since 2001, the property has become overgrown in its abandonment. When photographer and urban explorer Seph Lawless discovered it during one of his recent travels, he shed light on the park’s beautiful decay. River Country first opened back in 1976, and it managed to do pretty consistent business up until the end of 2001. Seph Lawless The park closed for the last time on November 2, 2001. In April of 2002, it was announced that River Country would not reopen for summer. Its days had finally come to an end. Seph Lawless According to news articles from […]

This Daredevil's Latest Stunt Is Proving He Isn't Afraid Of Heights

This Daredevil’s Latest Stunt Is Proving He Isn’t Afraid Of Heights

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); British daredevil and parkour enthusiast Max Cave is quite literally taking his stunts to new heights! Cave is a member of a parkour team called Storror. They’re a group of extremists who travel the world in search of their next dangerous stunt. In a recent trip to Hong Kong, Cave, wearing only street clothes and no protective gear whatsoever, takes a running start and leaps from one 25-story apartment building to another. Successfully clearing the jump, he lands on a small, 15 centimeter platform, leaving no room for error. You’re going to want to be sitting down for this one… And if that doesn’t have your adrenaline pumping, check out this video of Cave letting loose in Italy. For even more daredevilish feats, check out Cave and his fellow Storrors on their YouTube channel. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/parkour-king/

He Stood By And Watched A Woman Get Beaten And Dragged Away, Filming The Whole Time

He Stood By And Watched A Woman Get Beaten And Dragged Away, Filming The Whole Time

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_5818006522e41’).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_118300_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_5818006522e41’); }); Now that we travel with phones that have video capability at the touch of a button, more and more crimes are being caught on camera. When help is already on the way, this footage can be vital in showing exactly what happened in these situations and shed light on the aftermath of illegal activity. Other times, however, the person taking video simply stands by and assumes others will help. This is called the bystander effect, and our current iteration of the phenomenon is troubling. N.G. Berrill, a forensic psychologist and the executive director of the New York Center for Neuropsychology and Forensic Behavioral Science, said to Hooked Sober that social media contributes to desensitization and a huge need for validation. Essentially, if there are many people witnessing a crime, […]

This Little Miracle Proves That Life Is What You Make It

This Little Miracle Proves That Life Is What You Make It

Virsaviya Borun is a very special little girl. Upon first glance, this six-year-old seems like your average kid. She plays, she sings, and she dances, but there’s more to this cute little girl than meets the eye. She actually suffers from a condition called thoracoabdominal syndrome, which causes some of her organs to develop outside of her body. Her heart is the most visible of all. Virsaviya Borun’s heart rests just beneath her skin, making it immediately visible. A photo posted by ✨💎@fit_thick_Riri💎✨ (@dariborun) on Oct 17, 2015 at 5:27pm PDT Her condition is incredibly rare and somewhat debilitating, but she powers through by playing, dancing, and singing every day. #PrayForBathsheba #VirsaviyaWarrior #BathshebaStrong #TeamBathsheba A video posted by ✨💎@fit_thick_Riri💎✨ (@dariborun) on Oct 31, 2015 at 4:45pm PDT Her mom is trying to find a doctor who will attempt to put the girl’s heart in the proper place, but every physician […]

This Crazy Thing Actually Happens On Train Tracks When It's Too Hot Out

This Crazy Thing Actually Happens On Train Tracks When It’s Too Hot Out

Imagine you’re taking a nice, quiet train trip when all of a sudden THIS happens: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Luckily the passengers aboard that locomotive traveling to Melbourne were all okay, but the reality is traveling by train isn’t as safe as you once thought. That crazy imperfection on the metal tracks is known as railway buckling. It can be caused by a direct increase of heat which causes the metal to expand and shift, derailing your comfortable train ride. It looks like something out of a ghost movie, but the phenomenon is entirely real. Now, you may be thinking that this could only happen in the summer months when temperatures are well into the 80s and 90s, but you’re wrong. Buckling can occur in any season because it’s not just direct sunlight that can cause the sudden curvature. Trains that are traveling incredibly too fast can also overheat the […]

17 Beautiful And Unsettling Ghost Towns That Will Leave You Fascinated

17 Beautiful And Unsettling Ghost Towns That Will Leave You Fascinated

Without humans, nature would take over everything that civilization has built. When organic growth and animals rule what was created by people, it makes for a fascinating juxtaposition. That’s why ghost towns are so alluring, both to the adventurous explorer and timid passerby. Empty buildings filled with shadows inspire a curiosity that’s difficult to quench. The Weather Channel created a list of interesting ghost towns around the world, ones that deserve to be on bucket lists far and wide. From old tourist towns to cities emptied in fear of nuclear radiation, each of them are truly incredible — and unsettling. 1. Bodie, Calif. Flickr / zero101 Bodie was a hotspot during the gold rush in 1859. It eventually grew to 8,500 people and had more than 2,000 buildings. By 1881, however, the mines were depleted and people were leaving. In 1932, a fire destroyed almost everything that was left (an […]

How They Maintain Lenin's Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

How They Maintain Lenin’s Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

For those who might not be familiar with world history, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov — better known as Vladimir Lenin — changed the world in 1917. That year, his own intervention and the intervention of his supporters caused the collapse of Tsarist Russia and ushered in the era of the Soviet Union. Despite his death during the early years of the USSR, he is still considered to be one of the founders of modern-day Russia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Even though Lenin died in 1924, his corpse can still be seen on display in the capital city of Moscow. Reddit / W_W_W_A googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Lenin’s body was buried in a specially erected mausoleum Moscow’s Red Square. Other than a brief period during World War II, the corpse has been on constant display to the public. Reddit / W_W_W_A Over the years, the Russian government has used various methods to […]