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 […]

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You're Doing Something Very Wrong

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You’re Doing Something Very Wrong

In the food service industry, there is nothing more disturbing than walking into the kitchen and seeing something gross. Luckily, thanks to stringent health and safety standards, the odds of this happening are actually pretty small. That being said, unsavory stuff does happen now and then. One time, I saw a rat just chillin’ in a restaurant kitchen, and the worst part was that no one seemed to care. If you think that’s a gross story, just wait until you see what this cook found when he started his shift one day. (source: funny people) I think they need the ghostbusters of rat exterminators to take care of an infestation like that. Nah, you know what? Just burn the whole place down. What’s the nastiest restaurant experience you’ve ever had? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rat-kitchen/

Her Fish Was Choking, So She Grabbed Some Tweezers And Saved Its Life

Her Fish Was Choking, So She Grabbed Some Tweezers And Saved Its Life

When you hear the phrase “unbelievable animal rescue,” your mind probably brings up images of dogs, cats, and larger critters like horses. One animal that probably doesn’t come to mind is the humble goldfish. After five years of friendship, one woman couldn’t let her goldfish, Brindle, suffer a horrible death after swallowing a rock in his tank. Quickly springing into action, the woman grabbed a pair of tweezers to dislodge the stone. After multiple attempts, she was successful in saving her fishy friend so that he could live to swim another day. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That was one big rock! Let’s hope Brindle learned his lesson. Just stick to fish food, okay? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/choking-fish-rescue/

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 […]

14 English Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Other Languages

14 English Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Other Languages

It’s no secret that English is one of the most baffling languages out there. Sometimes it seems like there are more exceptions than rules, doesn’t it? While those of us who are native speakers breeze through everyday conversations, the words that come out of our mouths get lost in translation elsewhere. Here are 14 English words that have homonyms with totally different meanings in other languages! Although the words themselves aren’t direct translations, they mean something totally different when you break it down to phonetics. 1. Air means water in Indonesian. Flickr / Luis Deliz 2. Pet translates to fart in French. Flickr / Todd McCann 3. Here’s another English-to-French doozy. Smoking means tuxedo. Flickr / Ben Grey 4. Kiss means pee in Swedish. Flickr / Lesa Monster 5. Handy means cellphone in German. Flickr / rob zand 6. Die translates to the Italian phrase for “Come on!” Flickr / […]

This Seriously Creepy Sea Creature Belongs In A Science Fiction Movie.

This Seriously Creepy Sea Creature Belongs In A Science Fiction Movie.

Singapore fisherman Ong Han Boon reeled in some doozies in his day, but nothing prepared him for the shocking discovery he made recently. The animal, with its writhing arms, looks like it came straight from a sci-fi flick. Actually, it came from the dark depths of the ocean, where humans rarely go. Boon told his local radio station he was “totally flummoxed” when the fish surfaced. YouTube Unsure about what it was, Boon’s first thought was that he “discovered a new species of mutant sea creature.” YouTube Although it isn’t quite an otherworldly creature, Boon said he wouldn’t have been surprised because of how polluted the waters are. YouTube I would probably scream if I reeled in one of these things…  The fisherman later learned with the help of the Internet that the creature was a basket starfish. They typically live in deep sea environments and can have life spans of up to 35 […]

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 […]

20 Of The Weirdest Things People Have Ever Seen On Planes

20 Of The Weirdest Things People Have Ever Seen On Planes

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

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You Probably Wouldn't Be Able To Stay One Night In These Crazy Hotels.

You Probably Wouldn’t Be Able To Stay One Night In These Crazy Hotels.

Traveling is awesome. There are plenty of sights to see, people to meet, and cuisine to sample. It’s definitely a good trip, though, if the hotel can be more than just a place to keep your luggage and pass out after a long day of sightseeing. A cool hotel can make all the difference on a trip, but usually, it means it serves a good breakfast and maybe the tubs have jets.  Then there are these hotels, which are like destinations in themselves. They’re so incredible (and incredibly bizarre) that they can be in the middle of nowhere and people will still go to stay in them.   Haoduo Panda Hotel, Emei Mountain, Sichuan Province, China Panda Inn Panda Inn This hotel features everything panda related, including people in panda suits. We hope they leave at night. Besides the fact that everyone loves pandas, the hotel is within driving distance from […]

24 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Pure Genius

24 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Pure Genius

I may not be a world-class chef, but I know my way around the kitchen well enough to get by. Helping me along are my favorite kitchen gadgets. My grandparents had a penchant for picking up any and all culinary gadgets they saw on TV, so of course, I’ve tried the best of the best (and the worst of the worst). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Sure, some of them look weird, but the ones that work make life so much easier. Here are 24 of the weirdest and wackiest kitchen gadgets that are actually really useful. 1. Eliminate the struggle of opening store-bought popsicles by using these reusable zipper pouches. Amazon googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Soggy cereal is a thing of the past with this divided bowl. Amazon 3. It’s your Constitutional right to get the perfect ketchup-to-hot dog ratio. Amazon 4. Use only the freshest fruit juices with […]

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

Okay, Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Open A Kalashnikov Store In An Airport?

It’s pretty safe to say that Russia is a land of extremes. Judging by some of the wacky stories that make news over here in the States, Russians don’t do anything halfway. It’s all or nothing. However, as you might imagine, that tendency can go a little too far. Take, for example, the latest addition to the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That stylish “K” stands for Kalashnikov, the legendary gunmaker of the AK-47 assault rifle. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Kalashnikov recently opened a store selling souvenirs in the busy airport, and it’s obviously causing a stir. Getty Images The store is stocked with shirts, jackets, and hats bearing the company logo. Getty Images Oh, and you can buy plastic replicas of their famous guns. Getty Images googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Obviously, they’re not equipped with the orange tip that typically denotes a replica gun […]

This Disturbing Episode Of 'The X-Files' Has A Surprising Origin Story

This Disturbing Episode Of ‘The X-Files’ Has A Surprising Origin Story

“The X-Files” is well-known for its generally creepy vibe. However, there are particular episodes that certainly stand out on the freaky spectrum. While everyone has their personal favorite, many fans agree that one of the creepiest episodes of the cult classic is Home. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); But there’s something especially weird about the supposedly fictional story. In the episode Home, agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are called on to investigate the murder of a baby found on the outskirts of a small town in Pennsylvania. YouTube / PEZGIRL77 Eventually, the pair’s investigation leads them to the creepy house pictured above. Living there is a family of three deformed brothers and their limbless, amputee mother who had previously been assumed dead. The twist? The baby was hers. Feedback on the episode was so extreme that Fox vowed to never air it again (they did). googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); While […]

28 Socks That Should Be Shot Into Space

28 Socks That Should Be Shot Into Space

Humanity will be better off when our planet has been rid of these terrible socks. 1. These are just some of the socks which should probably be shot into space. View this image › imgur.com 2. Like these ones. View this image › imgur.com 3. These socks should be sent into space, and Mike should be sent with them, never to return. View this image › imgur.com 4. These ones don’t make enough sense to remain on Earth any longer. View this image › imgur.com Fire it directly to space. 5. OH no socks. You are not welcome here anymore. View this image › imgur.com 6. Earth doesn’t need these socks. View this image › imgur.com 7. SEND IT ALL THE WAY TO SPACE. View this image › imgur.com 8. These ones aren’t THAT bad but they’re quite ugly so should be shot into space just to be safe. View […]

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

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

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

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

Today Is Australia Day, So Here Are 20 Horrid Things You Can Expect To Find There

To many folks, there is no place more magical than the land Down Under. Australia is a wonderful nation filled with wonderful people, and every year on January 26, Aussie people celebrate their heritage on the aptly named holiday of Australia Day. While Australia is a diverse country, it’s also home to more than its fair share of horrifying stuff. On this Australia Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate all of the epic nopeness that Oz has to offer. 1. Be careful while walking around holes in your backyard if you live in Australia. There’s probably something unpleasant waiting for you at the bottom. Reddit / tatnell10 2. Always double check your light fixtures for snakes before turning them on. Reddit / CeterumCenseo85 3. Not even domestic air travel is safe from snakes. You kind of have to feel bad for the thing. Reddit / DehydratedPenguin 4. This 28-foot-long […]

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d9b914a’).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_118178_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d9b914a’); }); There are countless parenting books that are aimed at helping first-time moms and dads prepare for all the ups and downs of parenthood. While these books may contain useful information, nothing can truly ready you for the struggles that come with being a parent. You have to live and learn, and you have to find what works best for you. Luckily, the birth of the internet has given parents all around the world the ability to share their experiences and advice with other parents. The tips below might be a bit off the wall and unconventional, but for some parents, they may just be blessings in disguise. So moms and dads, listen up! Here are 21 weird and wacky parenting tips that are surprisingly helpful. 1. Have your son […]

Take Power Napping to New Heights With These 15 Comfy Accessories.

Take Power Napping to New Heights With These 15 Comfy Accessories.

Let’s face it: naps are some of the greatest things on earth, and are totally underrated. If you’re like most people, you put up a resistance to nap time in your earlier years. It wasn’t until later when the thought of curling up for a little while during the day began to grow on you. Seriously, why can’t we bring back some official nap time? We’d all be much more relaxed.   For those of you who look to take your nap game to the next level, we can help. We’re also jealous of the fact that you have time to take naps and the rest of us don’t. Check out these 15 nap accessories that will make you plop down wherever you are for a snooze.  1.) Pizza Sleeping Bag Etsy/Bfiberandcraft These pizza sleeping bags are made to order and come with optional topping pillows, so you can have the […]

The Dark Sides Of 10 Beloved Historical Figures

The Dark Sides Of 10 Beloved Historical Figures

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e17df32a’).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_118108_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e17df32a’); }); It’s no secret that history books don’t get everything right, but you might be surprised to see the dark sides of these 10 beloved historical figures. From civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to children’s author Sir Roald Dahl, each of these figures had a dark side that they kept hidden from followers, press, and fans. As you’ll learn, their lives, motives, and beliefs weren’t always savory. 1. Thomas Jefferson Wikipedia Thomas Jefferson is remembered for penning the line that “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, but that sentiment certainly didn’t extend to his hundreds of slaves. However, Jefferson not only kept slaves at his Monticello estate. He also fathered six children with a slave woman named Sally Hemings. While Jeffferson later freed […]

11 Animals Who Were Not Blessed With Aging Gracefully. Yikes.

11 Animals Who Were Not Blessed With Aging Gracefully. Yikes.

Everyone starts out as an adorable baby. Everyone. But then puberty happens and you’re left with whatever the aftermath gives you to work with for the rest of your life. These poor animals aren’t so lucky when it comes to aging gracefully. If you thought spotting one little wrinkle or grey hair was bad, just wait ’til you see what these guys have to deal with. Yikes. 1.) Pigs are slightly less babe-ly when they get older. Flickr 2.) Camels are almost like long-necked deer as children. Flickr 3.) Komondor Dogs start out as adorable as every other pup before growing out their unique hairstyle. Flickr 4.) Hatchetfish apparently see horrible, horrible things as they become adults. Flickr 5.) Hyenas have innocent baby faces that could fool anyone. Flickr 6.) Star-Nosed Moles go from sweet little faces to sci-fi monsters. Flickr 7.) Aye Ayes go from cuddly to crazy-eyes. Flickr […]

Some Believe That This Video Is Proof That Teleportation Is Possible...Do You?

Some Believe That This Video Is Proof That Teleportation Is Possible…Do You?

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Although I’ve always humorously wished that I had the power of teleporting everywhere so I’d never be late again, I never considered the possibility that it could really happen. However, after seeing the footage below, I’m not sure what to think anymore. While this person was driving on a Russian highway, their dash cam picked up strange footage that can’t really be explained. As a truck swerves to the left, it looks as if a woman appears out of nowhere. Many viewers believe this is evidence of time travel and teleportation. It could be that the woman had been standing in the road and the truck driver just didn’t notice, but something seems off about that. Why wouldn’t that person have seen her until the last possible second? Why didn’t the pedestrian move sooner? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/teleporting-woman/

Strange And Dangerous Neighborhoods Exist Around The World. Here Are The Weirdest.

Strange And Dangerous Neighborhoods Exist Around The World. Here Are The Weirdest.

Mr. Rogers claimed that he wanted to be everyone’s neighbor. But even he would think twice about these neighbors. Questionable hygiene, cramped quarters, and eerie inhabitants make these neighborhood undesirable destinations. Paying your neighborhood dues won’t seem so bad after seeing a few of these places. (I suddenly appreciate my homeowner’s association.) …Though that underground city does seem pretty sweet. 1.) Kowloon Wall, Hong Kong Imgur Before it was demolished in 1994, this home to 33,000 residents was the most densely populated area of Hong Kong and existed without any police or protective service. The only thing close to being governed was the control of the Triad gang. On top of the prolific criminal activity, the buildings themselves were not structurally sound and were prone to catching on fire. 2.) Gibsonton, Florida Imgur This town just south of Tampa was formed by traveling “freak show” performers on their off-seasons. While most of […]

27 Truly Terrifying Tattoos That Will Haunt Your Dreams Forever.

27 Truly Terrifying Tattoos That Will Haunt Your Dreams Forever.

It can be difficult to narrow down exactly what you want inked into your skin for life when deciding on a tattoo. Some might go for a favorite literature reference, like an homage to a specific book or author that resonated with them. Maybe they’ll look to their partner in crime for a cute couples tattoo. These people decided their flesh was best used as a canvas for only creepy and terrifying tattoo art. Could you imagine showing up to a first date and seeing one of these on someone’s arm? Or worse… your kids bringing that person home to meet grandma this Christmas? Yikes. 1.) A valley zombie girl is just as gross as other zombies. Got it. Instagram 2.) Ronald McDonald’s demon son. Instagram 3.) I’m pretty sure this person looked better when alive. Instagram 4.) This is almost quirky, but it veers hard into creepy. Instagram 5.) The super […]

He Stuck A Projector Over His Son's Sandbox, And You'll Be Floored By What It Does

He Stuck A Projector Over His Son’s Sandbox, And You’ll Be Floored By What It Does

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do on summer days was live my best life in my big, crab-shaped sandbox. Just thinking about it transports me back to a time before emails and status updates and comments sections. The image of a child playing in a sandbox carries with it visions of simpler days when the biggest problem a kid would face is whether or not they’d get a Furby for Christmas when December finally rolled around. But, as things tend to do, sandboxes have evolved over the years. One crafty dad took to Imgur to share what is probably the coolest DIY project I’ve ever seen. Using a projector, his laptop, and a homemade sandbox, he created something for his son that you have to see to believe. First, he bought 25 pounds of kinetic sand. Imgur / Thomwolf googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); […]

Check Out the Weird TV Shows You Won't Believe Actually Got Made.

Check Out the Weird TV Shows You Won’t Believe Actually Got Made.

Consider this:  Greenlighting a TV show takes many steps and invovles many people. First, there are the people who come up with the premise and create the characters and the pilot script. Then there are the studio folk who agree to produce it, and the networks who agree to distribute it. That’s a lot of people. There are so many steps, it’s hard to believe that terrible ideas actually make it to your living room. These 10 bizarre shows were all flops, but they’re still kind of amazing. 1. My Mother the Car (1965-66) The title kind of says it all. Kind of. The premise was that the main character (Jerry Van Dyke)’s deceased mother was reincarnated (see what I did there?) as an automobile. And…that was pretty much it. Even with such a bizarre concept, it’s possible the show could have been successful if placed into the right hands. But it wasn’t, […]

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

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

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

This Is What 8 Popular Tourist Destinations Looked Like Roughly A Century Ago

This Is What 8 Popular Tourist Destinations Looked Like Roughly A Century Ago

Because the images we have in our minds of famous tourist sites are often unchanging, it’s hard to imagine that the world was ever without them. The fact remains, however, that people who visit these destinations today have vastly different experiences than their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will. These eight places are among the world’s most popular, so in honor of their storied pasts, let’s take some time to appreciate how different they looked a century ago! 1. Times Square — Before: Wikipedia Times Square got its name when the New York Times moved its office to the area in 1904. After: Wikipedia 2. Mount Rushmore — Before: Wikipedia Previously known as “The Six Grandfathers” by the Lakota Sioux, construction began on the monument as we know it in 1927. After: Wikipedia The mountains were renamed in 1885 after famous lawyer Charles E. Rushmore. 3. Boston — Before: Smithsonian Taken on […]

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

These Quotes From Apollo Astronauts Might Make You Believe In Aliens

When Americans first landed on the moon back in 1969, it inspired a wave of excitement about space travel. Many believed that this excitement would lead to settlements on the moon, which would make mankind an interplanetary species. Sadly, that never happened. Could that be because the first men on the moon weren’t alone up there? It sounds like an outlandish claim, but judging by these NASA transcripts from the Apollo missions, there might be some truth to it. Apollo 8 iStock Here’s an excerpt from that mission: 03 16 44 39 LMP: There’s a strange light down there.03 16 h4 45 CDR: Is it a bonfire?03 16 24 47 LMP: It might be campfires.03 16 h5 03 C5: How does it look? Apollo 11 WIkipedia This one is especially scary. 03 08 20 18 IRP: That’s a spectacular crater.03 08 20 23 CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while […]

Give A Snail A Paint Job And You Just Might Save Its Life. Plus, It'll Look Super Cute.

Give A Snail A Paint Job And You Just Might Save Its Life. Plus, It’ll Look Super Cute.

Snails are pretty amazing, from their wiggly eye stalks to the way they carry their houses around on their backs. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty small, and as a result, they often get stepped on. Their camouflage helps them evade predators in nature, but in areas where humans are the majority of the animals, a little visibility might actually help. In several places, some people decided to extend some safety to their snail friends by giving them some bright decoration. Not only does it make the snails more visible (and less likely to be stepped on), but it also adds a bit of fun to the general surroundings. No one is sure where the trend started, but it’s believed that this image, found on Imgur, is the earliest known example of snail painting. Imgur The earliest-known image of a painted snail, with commentary Soon, the Internet exploded with photos of snails […]

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

This Insect From New Zealand Is Harmless, But It Looks Pretty Disturbing

New Zealand is best known as the bafflingly beautiful country where Peter Jackson filmed “The Lord of the Rings.” Even though Middle Earth is a fictional setting, New Zealand is about as close as you can get to a fantasy world. Because of its isolation, plant and animal life in New Zealand has developed a bit differently. As a result, the country is home to rich biodiversity and some seriously unique critters. And one of those creatures is the terrifyingly large (but totally harmless) weta bug. Wikipedia Wetas are among the largest insects in the animal kingdom. Up close, they look a lot like mutant grasshoppers. Multiple species of these creepy bugs can be found in different regions across New Zealand. Wikipedia Most of them have powerful and fearsome-looking mandibles, as you can see in the picture below. Wikipedia Luckily for us humans, wetas are not aggressive and hardly ever […]

Ever Feel Like You're Falling As You Drift To Sleep? Here Are 9 Behaviors Explained

Ever Feel Like You’re Falling As You Drift To Sleep? Here Are 9 Behaviors Explained

The human body is a mysterious thing. We do things all the time like yawning, sneezing, and stretching, without even thinking about them. Even if we don’t take the time to wonder why, scientists do. They spend their time studying the body and its many behaviors, and they have answers to some of the most common questions. Here’s what happening when your body starts doing its own thing. 1. Yawning Flickr / Scott When your brain gets too hot or overwhelmed, yawning helps keep it calm, cool, and collected. Read More: If The Sun Were To Ever Disappear, Here Are 12 Ways We’d All Basically Be Screwed 2. Sneezing Flickr / Tina Franklin Sneezing lets your body eject dust, irritants, and other microbes that it doesn’t want hanging around. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/weird-body-questions/