Thursday, February 22

Tag: bizarre

Turns Out, That Giant Snake In Maine Is Actually An ANACONDA

Turns Out, That Giant Snake In Maine Is Actually An ANACONDA

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This summer, the city of Westbrook, Maine, has been in the national press for a series of clues left around town pointing to the existence of a legendary giant snake. The most intriguing clue was a 12-foot-long skin discovered by a local river. When we last wrote about this terrifying beast, the skin had been sent in for testing to see just what the heck it really was that Westbrook was dealing with... googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); This week, the results came back...and suffice it to say, things aren't looking good. The snake skin belongs to an anaconda, a rather large and deadly species typically found in South America. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('...
Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

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People commonly attribute the phrase "I know that I know nothing." to Socrates. We'll never know if Plato wrote that down correctly, but it still holds true. More of us need to acknowledge just how little we know about the world. It can be a wonderful thing to realize, that we are all learning new things every day. Like these 17 little known, but awesomely strange, facts. 1.) After getting struck by lightning, you can be left with this weird tattoo pattern. It's called a "Lichtenberg figure," a temporary mark that consists of fractals. 2.) Lobsters don't seem to age. They don't die of old age, but external factors. 3.) Neil Armstrong went th...
Exploring A Condemned Duplex Is Creepier Than You Might Think

Exploring A Condemned Duplex Is Creepier Than You Might Think

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For many people with an adventurous streak, there is nothing more interesting than exploring abandoned homes and buildings. There's just something about the experience that really gets your blood pumping. It's so interesting to spend time in these spaces and wonder what happened inside those walls before they succumbed to disuse and neglect. Sure, everything is broken down, but you can usually walk away and go about your daily life as usual afterward without being too disturbed. Unless, of course, you're Redditor Asherbaby. Asherbaby and one of his friends decided to explore a condemned duplex located directly behind the friend's house. Reddit / Asherbaby The exploration started innocentl...
This Might Look Like Animal Cruelty, But Just Wait Until The End

This Might Look Like Animal Cruelty, But Just Wait Until The End

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Shark eggs are among the strangest eggs in the animal kingdom. In fact, they often don't look like eggs at all. Usually, they look like rocks and turtle shells. Needless to say, they're pretty bizarre, which is part of what makes the following video so disturbing. Just watch what happens when this guy starts cutting away at a weird-looking object with some scissors. (source: Reddit)Didn't see that one coming, did you? The first time I watched it, I cringed so hard waiting for something terrible to happen. I was pleasantly surprised. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/shark-egg/
This Glowing Ghost Light Has A Long History And It’s Completely Terrifying

This Glowing Ghost Light Has A Long History And It’s Completely Terrifying

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Despite our modern technology and interconnectivity, America is a still a nation full of surprises and rich regional mysteries. Pick a random exit on the interstate pretty much anywhere and you're sure to discover something memorable. If you happen to be traveling through Michigan, you may want to stop in the town of Paulding to experience its ghost light first hand. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Yes, I said ghost light. The Paulding Light, as it's called, is a strange light that regularly appears in a valley just outside of town. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); The bizarre beam was first spotted by a group of teens back in...
The Webworms Are Invading, Are You Ready? I’m Not…No One Is

The Webworms Are Invading, Are You Ready? I’m Not…No One Is

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If you're in a temperate zone of the world and live near trees, chances are you've come face to face with a webworm (also known as gypsy moths) colony before. These buggers take up residence in trees where their food stuffs are abundant. The colony then spins a cocoon of silk around itself to fend off predators. Normally, these colonies are limited to just a single section of a tree or two. Every so often, though, they expand...and things get out of control. See the white coloration? That's the webworm colony. (The tree isn't suppose to look like that.) Reddit / gostan Oh, man. Reddit / gostan NOPE. As the colony expands, it attaches itself onto any objects that happen to be resting on or near ...
How Teenagers Join Adulthood In These 25 Places Is Absolutely Crazy. I Can’t Believe #8.

How Teenagers Join Adulthood In These 25 Places Is Absolutely Crazy. I Can’t Believe #8.

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Tribes and communities from around the world each have their own rites of passage. A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one status to another. Most often, this rite occurs during the transformation of a child into an adult. The events vary from culture to culture. Some are positive and fun while others are a trial of stamina, pain and endurance. It seems strange that young people go through these violent and difficult trials - and have for centuries. 1.) Enemy sacrifices: In the Aztec Empire, a boy began his military training at 17. He could only be considered a man once he captured an enemy and brought him back as his prisoner to be sacrificed. List 25 2.) Bullet an...
9 Prehistoric Sea Creatures You’ll Be Happy To Know Are Completely Extinct

9 Prehistoric Sea Creatures You’ll Be Happy To Know Are Completely Extinct

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If you think our oceans are full of horrible and terrifying creatures today, then you should build a time machine and check out what the oceans held in prehistoric times. At that point in history, the oceans were teeming with the most frightening killing machines of all time.While we might blanch at the thought of great white sharks today, those creatures would've been the least horrifying ones in the bunch back then. Let's meet of a few of these ancient terrors, shall we? 1. Deinosuchus Movie Pilot While technically these monsters didn't hang out in oceans, I included Deinosuchus on this list because it was an absolutely insane beast. This giant crocodile was so large that it ate dinosaurs for breakfast. At 40 feet long, the Deinosuchus was...
These Photos From Horrifying Crimes Of The Past Were Just Dug Up. And They’re Chilling.

These Photos From Horrifying Crimes Of The Past Were Just Dug Up. And They’re Chilling.

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For as long as there have been humans, there has been war, crime and strife. As humans, we are imperfect and sometimes our base nature takes over. It's just hard to believe our ancestors or grandparents would be capable of such things. What you see below are photos that were created from negatives stored at the City Records Center in downtown Los Angeles. These are records of crimes that are decades old (the archives date back to 1925). Merrick Morton, an LA-based photographer and LAPD reserve officer discovered the archive in 2001. His new exhibit displays some of the old crime scene photos... and they will give you chills. Grisly murders aren't a modern discovery. This one dates back to 1934. Merrick Morton / LAPD ...