Monday, October 15

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In The Middle Of A Desert, You’ll Find Something From A Bizarre Dreamworld

In The Middle Of A Desert, You’ll Find Something From A Bizarre Dreamworld

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The desert is a barren wasteland that is devoid of water and life. Very few plants grow in deserts, very few animals live there, and even fewer humans call them home. But that doesn't mean that incredible things don't happen in arid lands around the world.This is the Empty Quarter Desert -- the largest continuous desert in the world. A bizarre natural phenomenon has started to occur there. A river of sand has started flowing through this wasteland, and it's as confusing as it is beautiful. Some people believe that a flash flood might be the culprit. They hypothesize that water is flowing just under the surface, making the sand move. Check it out for yourself: The explanation may be shaky, but one thing's for sure: this phenomenon has certainly created a buzz. People are investigating it a...
So I Found A Random City On Google Maps The Other Day… And Its Unknown Secret Is AWESOME.

So I Found A Random City On Google Maps The Other Day… And Its Unknown Secret Is AWESOME.

Science
Every city has its flaws... except maybe for Palmanova, Italy. It was designed by artist and architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, in the shape of star. It's world renown for its unusual, almost perfect shape. There is something inherently appealing about its concentric citadel or fortress plan and structure. The "star fort" city is pleasing to people mathematically and aesthetically (and even strategically, if you're thinking about city defense). How could you not stop in this fortress of a city if you were just passing by? It was constructed during the renaissance. The city and commune was meant to be a utopia. It was built at the end of the 16th century by the Venetian Rep...
These Epic Thunderstorms Will Inspire You To Stay Inside Today.

These Epic Thunderstorms Will Inspire You To Stay Inside Today.

Science
Don’t get me wrong, Mother Nature, you’re beautiful... but this thunder and lightning stuff is a bit much. Loud rumbling noises? Sudden bolts of electricity that shoot from the ground to a cloud? Are they really necessary? The world is scary enough as it is without having to worry about getting zapped by lightning or startled by the sound of thunder while holding hot coffee. These are some of the most epic thunderstorm photos we have ever seen. It shows the true power and beauty of nature. In the future, I'll be staying indoors when it begins storming... 1.) Are you looking at this indoors? Imgur 2.) Good. The Lightning Man 3.) Grand Canyon, ...
I’m Officially Booking A Ticket To The Philippines. These Things Are Amazing.

I’m Officially Booking A Ticket To The Philippines. These Things Are Amazing.

CULTURE
Going on vacation soon? We recommend checking out the Philippines. The country is full of a vibrant culture and unique experiences only found within its borders. Take a look at some of the unusual, wonderful and breathtaking things you'll discover on a trip to this beautiful island. 1. Tarsiers: this unusual looking fella is one of the world's smallest primates. 2. Jeepneys: the most popular and very colorful form of public transportation. 3. Or you can carpool with these guys. 4. ..or hitch a ride on this guy's ode to Apple. 5. If you're feeling more feline, you can hail this fluffy pink Gr...
So These People Got Struck By Lightning And Became Superheroes. Awesome.

So These People Got Struck By Lightning And Became Superheroes. Awesome.

Science
The odds of you getting hit by lightning at least once in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000. I KNOW. That statistic sounds pretty grim until you look at the positive side. In the recent trailer for the new The Flash series, the CW has claimed that "lightning gives you abs," which prompted us to find some other, real life super powers that can be attained from being zapped by Zeus' lightning kisses. Tony Cicoria was a doctor specializing in orthopedic medicine. He was struck by lightning one night and instead of dying like a normal person, grew an intense need to play beautiful piano music. Despite never being interested in music before the strike, he is now is a professional concert player. He composes music and performs recitals all over the U.S. Go Tony! ...
This Gorgeous Beach Scene Seemed Totally Normal Until They Saw Something Weird

This Gorgeous Beach Scene Seemed Totally Normal Until They Saw Something Weird

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Cabo is a gorgeous getaway that attracts thousands of tourists each year, but one spectator on the shore took in a strange sight back in 2011. And it certainly wasn't a picturesque sunset. While filming, a traveler noticed that the water seemed uncharacteristically choppy. After a few seconds, they realized that something bizarre was afoot.Watch what jumps out of the water a few seconds in. I didn't even know that manta rays could do that! As it turns out, they're way more athletic than they seem. Nature is full of so many wonders, isn't it? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/manta-rays-jumping/
You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Otherwise Normal Looking Cave. Hint: It’s Not A Monster.

You’ll Never Guess What’s Inside This Otherwise Normal Looking Cave. Hint: It’s Not A Monster.

Science
Caves and other natural land formations are wonderful places to visit while you're on vacation. Their beauty (and maybe all of their creepy inhabitants) are a great example of nature's power. However, there is a cave just outside of the city center of Trinidad, Cuba, that unlike almost every other cavern. This cave is just a short walk away, on a nondescript path. No matter how plain it looks from the outside, once you visit it, you'll never forget it. The cave is located about 10 minutes away (walking) from the city center. Alain Sojourner You follow this nondescript path. Alain Sojourner Then, you'll come to a tree. When you do, you...
I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

I Thought Winter Where I Live Was Bad… Then I Saw This SNOWPOCALYPSE. Unbelievable.

Entertainment
If you live above the Mason Dixon line in the United States, then you probably know how terrible winter can be. Snow, ice and bitter wind chills are a part of life. But, at least the US isn't Russia. The Rostov region can get a blast of snow so strong, it's apocalyptic. I'm not joking. When it snows in Russia... russiatrek.org It REALLY snows. russiatrek.org On Friday, January 30th, it snowed so much in the Rostov region a state of emergency was announced. russiatrek.org Transport networks were completely interrupted. russiatrek.org Food and...

10 Strange Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

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There are few things more satisfying than looking up into the sky on a clear night and seeing the moon. Whether it's bright and full or partially hidden in shadow, there's something cool about watching the moon pass through its many phases. We start learning about our moon and how it works at an early age, so we must know it all by now, right?Well, maybe not. Here are a few facts about the moon that you probably weren't taught in school. 1. It might be Earth's twin. Flickr / dingopup Some people consider our moon to be the Earth's twin! Due to it's large size and strange orbit, there are a few people out there who actually think of our moon as its own planet. 2. It's been used as a burial ground. Flickr / Gunnvor Ka...
So A Guy Decided To Drive Through West Africa. The Things He Saw Are Almost Unbelievable.

So A Guy Decided To Drive Through West Africa. The Things He Saw Are Almost Unbelievable.

Science
There are a wide variety of cultures and countries in West Africa, from Nigeria through to Senegal, but one thing is the same for them all: life there is very different than life in the United States. Going for a drive through West Africa could result in goat herds, flash floods, vigilantes and danger. One man's collection of photos shows just how alien that life is compared to the Western world. Life in Liberia, post-Civil War, isn't like the US. Here you can see about 15 people jam-packed into a van. Imgur Need to fill up? Often gas is sold in 1 gallon glass jars, which requires siphoning to get into your car. Imgur Daredevil carpoo...