Be Careful When Dousing Raw Fish With Lemon Juice...Things Can Get Pretty Intense

Be Careful When Dousing Raw Fish With Lemon Juice…Things Can Get Pretty Intense

When working with raw meat and fish, it’s helpful to have a strong stomach. After all, the smell and feel of raw food can be a little unpleasant. On top of all that, things can get pretty freaky when knives are out in the open. But some strange culinary happenings are a cut above the rest. Take what can happen when you season fresh meat with salt, for example. We know that madness quickly ensues when frog legs and salt come together, but did you know that the same thing can happen when you flavor raw fish with lemon juice? In fact, that reaction might be even scarier. See for yourself in the bizarre video below. (source: Carmel S) The movement stopped as soon as the dead fish’s muscles used up all remaining motor neurons, but seeing it happen is still weird. I think I would just call it quits […]

What He Does With A Regular Tennis Ball Could Get Rid Of Your Lower Back Pain

What He Does With A Regular Tennis Ball Could Get Rid Of Your Lower Back Pain

It’s something that affects 60 to 80% of the U.S. adult population…lower back pain. Treatment for some is as simple as getting a new mattress or exercising more, but for others, there’s a need to get surgery or costly massages. If normal remedies haven’t worked for you, you might want to give this little trick a try. Grab a tennis ball and watch Manu Kalia, a physical therapist, walk you through a simple exercise for lower back pain. Here’s another quick stretch routine. You’d be surprised at how massaging your butt can affect your lower back. Everything in your body is connected and it’s important to listen to what your muscles and bones are telling you. Of course if your pain persists or worsens, definitely consult a doctor. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/back-tennis-hack/

Plenty Of People Talk With Their Hands, But What They're Doing Is On Another Level

Plenty Of People Talk With Their Hands, But What They’re Doing Is On Another Level

According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people suffer from disabling hearing loss. Approximately 70 million of those people use sign language to communicate. This makes everything from ordering coffee to asking for help so much more difficult, which often leads to a lack of independence. That’s where Enable Talk gloves come in. The young inventors behind these potentially life-changing devices want to take the agency that’s stripped from people with hearing impairments and put it back in their hands. Created to help those with hearing and speech problems reach across language barriers, Enable Talk turns the isolation associated with such impairments on its head. YouTube / Avetis Kalustyan They developed software that reads hand motions and translates signs into audible language through an easy-to-use smartphone app. YouTube / Avetis Kalustyan The road to commercial sale will undoubtedly be a long one, but if this project takes off, it […]

This Is Exactly Why They Say That Hockey Is The World's Most Brutal Sport

This Is Exactly Why They Say That Hockey Is The World’s Most Brutal Sport

What would you say is the most brutal professional sport? If you’re American, you might say football, and why not? From the outside, football looks pretty intense. However, I’d like to pose a new theory: hockey, not football, is actually the most brutal sport of all time. If you’re looking at the physicality of hockey, it’s just as intense as football. But in football, they’re playing on grass, not ice, and no one is wearing razor-sharp skates. What happened to Richard Zednik back in 2008, for example, highlights the insanity that can occur when blades meet ice. WARNING.This footage is pretty disturbing. Luckily for Zednik, they were able to get him to a hospital quickly enough to save his life. Getty Images Upon reviewing the play, officials determined that it was the skate of Zednik’s teammate Olli Jokinen that almost killed him. The blade cut Zednik’s external carotid artery, which […]

Nutella Lovers Beware! There's Some Gross Stuff Hiding In Your Hazelnut Spread

Nutella Lovers Beware! There’s Some Gross Stuff Hiding In Your Hazelnut Spread

After seeing some misleading advertisements about the ingredients in Nutella, one YouTuber decided to conduct an experiment. He saw on the jar that one of the main ingredients in Nutella is palm oil, which is not healthy in any way, shape, or form. For that reason, he sat a jar of Nutella in a hot car that reached about 140 degrees in order to separate the oil from the spread and show just how much is hiding in each bottle. He let the jar sit for more than eight hours. Wait until you see how much oil he poured out after the fact. Read More: Here’s Why We All Have To Stop Eating Nutella Because Life Is Full Of Suffering I think it’s fair to say that no one thought Nutella was a healthy staple, but this is a gross reminder that we should be careful of just how much […]

This Blue Box Contains A Special Kind Of Medicine That Every Hospital Should Have

This Blue Box Contains A Special Kind Of Medicine That Every Hospital Should Have

Hospitals are largely depressing places. If you’re in one, most of the time it means that you’re injured, in poor health, or someone you know is spending time there for similar reasons. It’s safe to say that few people enjoy going to the hospital. So sometimes it’s necessary to brighten the mood a bit. These people have come up with a way to lift the spirits of the patients in one Canadian hospital. It’s hard to say goodbye to our furry friends just for the day, while we go off to work, so I can only imagine spending weeks or even months apart. What a wonderful way to bring a bit of joy to these hospital patients’ days. Hopefully this program keeps up and pets can be in all hospitals soon! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pet-medicine/

Cameras Caught This Worker Jumping Out Of A Window After Being Yelled At By Her Boss

Cameras Caught This Worker Jumping Out Of A Window After Being Yelled At By Her Boss

No one enjoys being yelled at by their boss. Sadly though, it’s bound to happen at least once. In those moments, we have to remember that even though we’re being yelled at, we’re still worthwhile. Sure the boss is mad now, but they won’t always be mad and they might even apologize later. Still, that doesn’t make it sting any less when it happens. Bosses, on the other hand, also need to be careful when they’re dishing out the tongue lashings. Berating someone could trigger an underlying mental health issue which can lead to tragic situations. A video currently going viral shows CCTV footage of a boss berating an employee. After he walks away the employee calmly stands up, walks to the window, opens it, and jumps out before her fellow employees know what’s going on. This (potentially fake) video contains content that some might find disturbing. (via Daily Mail) […]

A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week's SpaceX Rocket Explosion

A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week’s SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Last week, the world was shocked when a rocket from Elon Musk’s famed private space flight company SpaceX exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral during a test. The explosion (which was technically a fast-moving fire, according to Musk) also destroyed the rocket’s most precious cargo, Facebook’s first satellite. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated, hawk-eyed conspiracy theorists have quite a novel explanation. They think it was the work of a UFO. Over the weekend, while reviewing footage of the explosion, a strange object was seen hovering near the rocket. YouTube / UFOvni2012 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The object makes an appearance just before the explosion begins and cannot be seen afterward. YouTube / UFOvni2012 While a strange speck on the film is by no means definitive proof, it’s enough to make you suspect extraterrestrial foul play, isn’t it? YouTube […]

Does Your College Kid Love Instant Ramen? You Should Show Them This

Does Your College Kid Love Instant Ramen? You Should Show Them This

When you’re in a pinch and need a quick and easy dinner option, you might turn to instant noodles like ramen. While these inexpensive noodles have become a staple in college cuisine, they’re not exactly something that many would deem a healthy meal. Just like any other highly processed food, they can be full of salt and other ingredients that have been linked to various medical problems and conditions. I was never the biggest fan of ramen noodles during my time at college, and now that I’ve read about the heath risks that they carry with them, I definitely won’t be putting them in my shopping cart anytime soon. Ramen noodles do not digest like most foods. In the video below, you can see the noodles sitting in the stomach hours after being consumed. This can spell trouble for the digestive system, which is forced to work overtime to try […]

This Sweet Baby Was Born With A Rare Disease That Makes Him Look Like An Elderly Man

This Sweet Baby Was Born With A Rare Disease That Makes Him Look Like An Elderly Man

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Progeria is a rare medical condition that affects only one in eight million babies born every year. Unfortunately, this disorder is as severe as it is rare. Progeria is a devastating condition that changes the outcome of every life it touches. The beautiful souls that live with progeria, like the little one in the video below, walk through life facing more challenges than anyone ever should. This disease is caused by a malformation in genetic material. This photo shows just a tiny portion of this genetic mix-up by comparing a normal nucleus (left) with nucleus found in someone with progeria. PLOS Biology While this is a simple visual representation, the actual DNA discrepancy is deeply complex and profoundly affects the life of the carrier. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bodies of children with progeria age far faster than average. Not only do they experience visual signs […]

People Can Actually Test For Alzheimer's Disease By Smelling This Food

People Can Actually Test For Alzheimer’s Disease By Smelling This Food

For people who have family members with Alzheimer’s disease or those who are suffering from the disease themselves, the fact that there’s no cure is heartbreaking. It’s a difficult disease that affects nearly five million Americans, and it typically leads to loss of memory and death. While there is no cure for the disease, it is imperative that it be diagnosed as early as possible. An amazing new discovery shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease have a difficult time smelling odors with their left nostrils. See the test in action in the video below. (via Wimp) This is good news for people who are worried about getting Alzheimer’s. The sooner it’s identified, the sooner people can start taking preventative measures. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/alzheimers-disease/

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don't Have To Smell It

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don’t Have To Smell It

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If you think that something called a corpse flower couldn’t possibly be pleasant to be around, you would be correct. If not, you might just think that its name is so absurd that it couldn’t possibly be a real thing. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is a real thing, and it smells exactly like its namesake when it blooms. Meet the corpse flower. It’s a rare plant that’s native to Sumatra. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These flowers are famous for the putrid stench they give off when they bloom. However, the plant isn’t offending your nose without good cause. The smell of the blooming corpse flower is designed to help it get pollinated. Wikipedia The scent attracts flies and beetles, and that exposure eventually helps it reproduce. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Being able to actually observe a blooming corpse flower is […]

He Poured Water, Oil, And Syrup Into A Glass For A Really Cool Science Experiment

He Poured Water, Oil, And Syrup Into A Glass For A Really Cool Science Experiment

If you know anything about science, you’ve probably heard the term density floating around before. You may not fully understand how it works, and to be completely honest, neither do I (that’s why I got into the writing business, I wasn’t too good when it came to the periodic table). Then again, if density had been explained with this experiment, which anyone can do in their own home, I might have been more interested. Grab some syrup, oil, and water and watch this video! Pretty neat, right? I think we all have a much clearer understanding of density now, right? No? Yeah, me either, but that experiment is cool regardless! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/density/

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

Around the turn of the century, the United States was locked in an ideological battle over the future of the nation’s power grid. The two sides dealt with direct currents and alternating currents. While both forms of power deliver electricity, they do so differently. Thomas Edison was a firm believer in the direct current, while George Westinghouse and Nicola Tesla were proponents of using the alternating current. As a way to discredit his competitors, Edison held several public events during which he attempted to show the supposed dangers of using an alternating current. He did this by electrocuting and killing a number of animals with the technology. The biggest and most controversial of these events was held on Coney Island in New York City back in 1903. At this event, Edison electrocuted and killed a 36-year-old circus elephant by the name of Topsy. Cameras were rolling so that future generations […]

Doctors Didn't Think This 2-Pound Baby Would Survive, But She Proved Them Wrong

Doctors Didn’t Think This 2-Pound Baby Would Survive, But She Proved Them Wrong

Watching a child deal with medical complications is every parent’s worst nightmare. The most devastating conditions of all are the ones that children are born with. Not many little ones have to face that reality, but for those who do, life is made all the more difficult. Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley is a 12-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare disease called primordial dwarfism, which results in stunted growth and vascular issues. Most people with primordial dwarfism don’t live past the age of 30, but that hasn’t stopped Kenadie from enjoying every second of her amazing life. Primordial dwarfism starts in the womb. Babies affected by the disease start experiencing stunted growth before they’re even born. YouTube / Barcroft TV When Kenadie was born, doctors didn’t expect her to survive very long outside of the hospital. Not only was she small in size, but she exhibited all the symptoms of […]

If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

The fabric of early human history is often woven with factual and fictional threads, mingling the bullet points found in textbooks with the legends and lore that bring timelines to life. These stories, passed down from generation to generation, humanize the past. Detailed histories can’t be boiled down into numbered lists. Monuments and works of art have a penchant for embodying this interplay between fact and fiction, and Norway’s Sverd i fjell is no different. Roughly translating to Swords in Mountain, the Sverd i fjell monument is comprised of three hulking swords that represent the unification of warring Norwegian factions under one banner. Flickr / Stine Homann While this unification process actually happened over the course of a few centuries, the Battle of Hafrsfjord, which some scholars estimate took place in the year 872, symbolizes those efforts. That is the event to which this monument is dedicated. Flickr / Gunnar […]

Could This New Drug Help Our Best Friends Live Longer? These Dogs Say Yes!

Could This New Drug Help Our Best Friends Live Longer? These Dogs Say Yes!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Thirteen-year-old Momo’s life should be close to over, but thanks to an anti-aging drug, the adorable pomsky is running around and playing with more vigor than dogs a third of his age. The drug, called rapamycin, was originally developed as a cancer treatment for humans, but after discovering that it extended the lives of mice by up to 60 percent, researchers decided to test it out on dogs. The effects have been astonishing. Before beginning a rapamycin regimen six months ago, Momo could only be active for about ten minutes before he needed to rest. Now he can run for over an hour without getting worn out! Don’t believe me? Just watch him in action. Momo’s brother, Sherman, has also reaped the benefits of this miracle drug. The two became candidates for rapamycin after they were abandoned with their groomer on Christmas Eve in 2010. The […]

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Waking up on time, making yourself presentable, and getting to work is hard enough to accomplish every morning… Adding breakfast to that to-do list can seem like a tall ask…and a healthy breakfast? That’s just crazy talk! But there is a simple way to stop hitting up the fast food joint on the way to work. All you need to do is pre-freeze some fruit and get ready to kick-start living a healthier life. These five breakfast smoothies are simple to make and super delicious to boot. Those look amazing — I can’t wait to try them. I’m definitely going to be making these smoothies in the near future. How about you…which one looks the most delicious? Let us know in the comments! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoothies/

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 Is What A Dog Fetus Looks Like When It's In The Womb

This Is What A Dog Fetus Looks Like When It’s In The Womb

Let’s face it — puppies may be the greatest thing about life. It’s difficult to deny how amazing they make us feel. (After all, there are studies that prove interacting with puppies can lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health.) But did you know what puppies looked like before they were all cuddly and awesome? Me, neither. This is absolutely fascinating. It may not be covered in soft, soft fur yet, but this little in-utero pup is still adorable in his own way. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-fetus/

When It Comes To Working Out, These 15 People Can't Even

When It Comes To Working Out, These 15 People Can’t Even

Whenever I think about getting my workout on, I let Nene Leakes be my guide. Pinterest And these people should, too. If you’ve ever gone to the gym and caused an absolute scene, please know that you have a soul sister in me. Smash my body between some weights and a steel plate, you say? Sure. It’ll make me look like Beyonce, probably. But there is cause for celebration, fellow anti-athletes! We’re not alone. Here are 15 wannabe gym rats who have less than no idea what’s going on. 1. This is basically a metaphor for trying to outrun your problems. 2. An embarrassing lack of fitness skill should always be paired with a spotter. YouTube / Nixa Zizu 3. What was her end game here? YouTube / Nixa Zizu 4. Here’s what happens when pilates and yoga collide. 5. This is like bowling except it’s not even a little […]

If You Cut A Soda Bottle In Half, You Can Keep Annoying Bugs Away For Good!

If You Cut A Soda Bottle In Half, You Can Keep Annoying Bugs Away For Good!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When it’s nice outside, eating outdoors always seems like a good idea…until the bugs won’t leave your food alone and you end up covered in itchy mosquito bites. Nothing ruins a summer BBQ quite like a hoard of hungry, blood-sucking bugs. Next time you’re throwing a backyard shindig, you can solve this problem by making a simple trap from supplies you already have around the house. Check out the video below and never deal with frustrating flies or mosquitos again. I never knew that yeast was the key to keeping mosquitos off my skin! I’m going to use this all the time. And here I thought my grade school science knowledge was totally worthless. Will you try this life hack at your next party? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/diy-mosquito-trap/

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 […]

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

Anytime we bust out some “people food,” our pups know to lay it on thick. Their sad, begging eyes hypnotize us into submission as we drop a few harmless crumbs to the ground. But are they really safe for our furry friends to devour? As you know, there are plenty of things that are not only bad for our dogs, but could also be fatal for them. Chocolate is one, but pay attention to this video…what you learn in the next minute could save lives. Did you learn something new about your dog’s diet? If so, share this video so all your pet owner friends can become informed, too! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/what-dogs-eat/

Tired Of How He Looked And Felt, He Changed Everything  The Results Are Amazing

Tired Of How He Looked And Felt, He Changed Everything The Results Are Amazing

Like many teenagers, Austin Shifflett was on the receiving end of bullying in high school. He was self-conscious about his weight, and the fact that his fellow classmates taunted him for it only made him fall deeper into depression. But when he went on medication, it only made things worse — a side effect of the drugs was weight gain. Then one day, everything changed. An eye-opening moment motivated him to start working out and eating healthy. His transformation will inspire you! This is simply amazing! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Austin Shifflett on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (via Uproxx) With a lot of hard work and even more determination, people are able to accomplish incredible things. You just need to never give up until you achieve your goals, […]

92-Year-Old Woman Has Served Food And Inspiration To Generations Of Students

92-Year-Old Woman Has Served Food And Inspiration To Generations Of Students

Ninety-two-year-old Angelina Narcisse has been serving food and inspiration for an incredible 62 years at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. The sweet woman with a heart of gold is everyone’s favorite lunch lady and with good reason. Narcisse never went to school herself, so she can neither read nor write, but she’s a professor when it comes to dishing out sage words of wisdom to her students. The great-great-great-grandmother raised 10 children, but thousands more have come to know her as “ma” over the decades. This just goes to show that kindness goes a long way towards inspiring others to become the best versions of themselves. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/inspirational-lunch-lady/

To Capture Thailand's Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

Much of Thailand’s greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it’s almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it. They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach areas with large backpacks holding numerous cameras. One man in particular is responsible for the majority of the coverage in Thailand. His name is Panupong Luangsa-ard and he’s a Thai triathlete. Google estimates that Luangsa-ard walked nearly 500 kilometers (that’s over 300 miles). Google Asia Pacific Naturally, he went through numerous pairs of shoes in the process. Luangsa-ard traveled to remote locations like ancient temples, tropical beaches, strawberry plantations, and rice terraces. Thanks to the dedication of Luangsa-ard and other […]

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/

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When I was little, my parents used to tell me that lightning was just God and the people in heaven having a really elaborate photoshoot. Nothing says summertime quite like an afternoon thunderstorm. The loud crashes of thunder mixed with the flashing imagery of lightning provide the perfect cinematic entertainment without having to pay to go to the movies. As cool as thunder and lightning may be, the latter can also be incredibly dangerous. There are an estimated 100 lightning strikes on Earth every second, and each bolt can possess around one billion volts of electricity. Nearly 2,000 people are killed each year as a result of being struck by lightning. Check out these 18 insanely awesome yet terrifying lightning strikes. 1. This incredible lightning strike at a train station caused a massive explosion that forced the cancellation of many departing trains. Just passed the L […]

The Worst Kind Of Transformation In Nature Is The One That Turns A Maggot Into A Fly

The Worst Kind Of Transformation In Nature Is The One That Turns A Maggot Into A Fly

Now that summer’s back, we get to enjoy sun, sand, and backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, that means the flies have come back out to play, too. Seeing them hovering over our food and hanging out on windowsills is bad enough, but what this person just recorded makes them look even more disgusting. Watch what happens when maggots hatch and turn into nasty, adult versions of themselves. Everything is awful and Mother Nature is a monster. (via Reddit) What I’m telling you is that I’m never eating again. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/maggot-to-fly/

These Clever Doctors Are Saving Babies' Lives One Cardboard Box At A Time

These Clever Doctors Are Saving Babies’ Lives One Cardboard Box At A Time

It’s no secret that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, and first-time parenthood presents new moms and dads with enough challenges to make anyone’s head spin. There are hundreds of manuals out there, but if you have little ones of your own, you know that there’s really no way to write the book on parenting. You have to fly by the seat of your pants and deal with everything as it comes. That being said, there are a few tenets of parenthood that apply to raising every bundle of joy: Always be ready for a tickle fight, don’t plan on getting much sleep, and try not to let them wander too far out of sight. But what about leaving your baby in a cardboard box? Although that sounds like a terrible idea, that’s what the next 3,000 moms to give birth at Temple University Hospital will […]

Tesla Has Developed A Self-Driving Option In Their Cars And It's Awesome

Tesla Has Developed A Self-Driving Option In Their Cars And It’s Awesome

You’ve probably heard of self-driving cars, however, the high-tech vehicles are still in the testing stage. But what Elon Musk’s new Tesla models can do is entirely real and 100% awesome. Musk has been at the forefront of many business ventures that are designed to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible, but his next update to the motor-vehicle world will absolutely shock you. Tesla cars are now being equipped with autopilot options that allow the driver to take their hands off the wheel and pedals. The car will drive itself. Don’t believe us? Watch as Alex from Car Throttle tests out Tesla’s autopilot mode on the highway. The system isn’t perfect yet, for instance, the roadways need to be clearly marked, otherwise the car can’t detect the lanes. Wikimedia Commons Additionally, you can’t (read: shouldn’t) rely on the technology wholeheartedly. After a few minutes, the car will […]

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 […]

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

Next time you think there’s no room in your small, cramped apartment for a garden, think again. Because if there’s one thing this YouTuber has taught us, it’s that you can literally grow your own food anywhere on Earth. But how, you ask? Using a series of bottles, you can create a vertical garden that holds more plants than you thought you’d ever need. All that’s required are water bottles, soil, seeds, and a bit of patience! You could be a farm-to-table chef in no time! Who knew you could grow so many things in such a small space?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-bottle-garden/

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer...

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer…

Truth: Bees put food on the table for much of the world. Scientists warn that a diminishing bee population could spell the death of many crops and plants. In fact, according to the Natural Resouces Defense Council, “30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants” depend on the black and yellow cross pollinators. But you certainly wouldn’t know their numbers are dwindling or that they’re more concerned with working than rising up against us by the looks of this video… Yeah, that’s more than a little concerning. Every day I become a little more wary of going outside. Thanks but no thanks, bees. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/crazy-bee-swarm/

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 […]

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/

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Courtesy Explore.org This week, November 1–7, is Polar Bear Week. It’s when Explore.org teams up with Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the dire straits the majestic, white bears are facing. Climate change is affecting the polar bear population at Earth’s southernmost point in a hugely negative way. While polar bears might not be the first thing on everyone’s mind on a daily basis, it’s important to give them the recognition they deserve for being truly beautiful, irreplaceable creatures. Here’s what you should know about how they’re being pushed towards extinction. Since satellite tracking began in 1979, the Arctic has lost roughly 40% of its summer sea ice. Giphy This is a loss slightly larger than all the land east of the Mississippi in the United States. Courtesy Explore.org Sea ice is a crucial part of the Arctic ecosystem. Courtesy Explore.org Polar bears rely on […]

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom's Health

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom’s Health

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness. Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother’s struggles. What they have to say is something we all need to hear. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the […]