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This Otherworldly Frogfish Was Found ‘Walking’ On The Ocean Floor

This Otherworldly Frogfish Was Found ‘Walking’ On The Ocean Floor

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New Zealand is famous for The Lord of The Rings movies being filmed on its hills, but it turns out that the sea surrounding it is just as otherworldly.The Museum of New Zealand posted pictures taken by Claudia Howse, Glenys Howse, and James Beuvink on a fishing trip of what appears to be a black creature -- half fish and half frog -- that was caught on North Island. The museum insists that it is indeed a frogfish (which is actually just a fish), but others still aren't sure. This creature surfaced on New Zealand's North Island a few days ago, and nobody is sure what to make of it. Facebook / The ITM Fishing Show Seeing it from the side is even more baffling, as the amphibious-looking fish also seems to take on the shape of a bird. ...
Watch The World’s Coolest Dad Help His Wheelchair-Bound Son Shred At The Skate Park

Watch The World’s Coolest Dad Help His Wheelchair-Bound Son Shred At The Skate Park

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Atticus Edmunds may have been born with cerebral palsy, but according to his family, he's a regular action junkie. So when his mom, Teresa, saw a video of one father pushing his son in a wheelchair at the skate park, she knew exactly how to bring a smile to her own daredevil's face. She sent Dad and Atticus to the skate park one day, and what happened when they got there is so awesome. Teresa hopes that seeing videos like this will help people realize that kids with cerebral palsy are just like other children! They just want to have fun. You can read more about this family's journey on their blog, or watch videos on Teresa's YouTube channel. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/atticus-edmunds/
Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

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I am not, nor will I ever be, a pregnant woman. And while I do think there's some truth in the idea that men can suffer from womb envy, at the same time I am very glad I will never have to go through the things pregnant women do for just shy of a year.But things could be a lot worse for pregnant women...and they were for a VERY long time. Let's take a trip through the medically dubious and often blatantly sexist pregnancy myths of the past, shall we? 1. The wheat and barley pee test. Wikimedia Commons A document from ancient Egypt says that women in 1350 BCE would detect pregnancy by peeing on wheat and barley seeds. If the barley grows, it's a boy! If the wheat grows, it's a girl! While that might sound strange, the WEIRDEST part about it i...
Could This Discovery Prove A Connection Between Nazis And Aliens?

Could This Discovery Prove A Connection Between Nazis And Aliens?

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It might sound like the plot of the next terrible Indiana Jones reboot, but recent discoveries in a cave on Mount Bolshoi Tjach in Russia suggest that Nazis might have come into contact with extraterrestrials.Two devilish-looking skulls were recently found near a Nazi briefcase and map from the 1940s. It would be easy to conclude that their proximity could be boiled down to happenstance, except for the fact that the suitcase is emblazoned with the symbol of a known cult of Nazis with an affinity for UFOs. Two years ago, scientist Vladimir Melikov found two of these demonic-looking skulls with a distinctively odd shape. YouTube / LaGranjaHumanaMX Besides the lack of jaws or cranial cavities, they almost look human. Almost. But it wasn't...
Listening To The BTK Killer Describe His Murderous Fantasies Is Pure Nightmare Fuel

Listening To The BTK Killer Describe His Murderous Fantasies Is Pure Nightmare Fuel

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For nearly two decades, Wichita, Kansas, was plagued by a killer who left a bizarre calling card in the treatment of his victims. Between 1974 and 1991, ten people were bound and tortured before eventually being killed, hence the killer's nickname, the "BTK killer."Dennis Rader was arrested in 2005 and openly admitted he was behind the BTK killings. After his arrest, NBC's Dateline gained access to an exclusive interview with Rader by Harvard-trained forensic psychologist Robert Mendoza. During their discussion, Rader explained his obsession with killing and his inability to control his actions once his mind had fixated on a victim. Despite pleading guilty to the charges, Rader shies away from blaming himself for the killings, instead choosing to point the finger at potential demons...
They May Sound Freaky, But These 5 Disorders Are Totally Real

They May Sound Freaky, But These 5 Disorders Are Totally Real

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As much as we think we have perfected medical science, the truth is, there are still many things we don't quite understand about the human body and what ails it. Though we know our way around the common cold and even some cancers, there are some rare and unusual disorders that, to this day, we have no idea how to fix. Here are some of the weirdest syndromes that remain relative question marks to the scientific community. Sexsomnia Wikipedia It might sound like an imaginative excuse from a cheating partner, but there is an actual disorder where people have sex in their sleep. Similar to sleepwalking or teeth grinding, people with this parasomnia aren't aware of what they are doing and have no memory of the act when they wake up. There have b...
What These Men Did To Leave A Bride In Tears Is Strangely Beautiful

What These Men Did To Leave A Bride In Tears Is Strangely Beautiful

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Even in a world full of endless "surprise wedding dance" videos, it is still possible to have one that is meaningful -- not just to the wedding party, but to anyone who celebrates love. In the following video, men and women of Maori heritage (the indigenous people of New Zealand) break out in a haka dance, which is a strange but beautiful rhythmic ritual that involves shouting and stomping. It is used in their culture to celebrate special occasions, and judging from the bride's reaction, this one was very special indeed. (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', 'fac...
When It’s Time For Dinner, These Fish Are Disturbingly Excited

When It’s Time For Dinner, These Fish Are Disturbingly Excited

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If you've ever worked in the food industry, you know what it's like when lunchtime hits and the entire restaurant is overrun with dead-eyed office workers brainlessly fighting for spots in line as if the food was going to run out.Well that same thing is pretty much captured here in this video of feeding time at a fish farming pond in China. Watch the ensuing brawl that happens when the fish handler drops off the feed on the water's edge. I don't know how exactly they're eating the food -- it just looks like they're flailing around in hopes of getting to the front of the line. I hate to say it...but it's a little too fishy for me.Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/feeding-time/
It May Look Like A Portal To A Mythical Realm, But It Serves A Practical Function

It May Look Like A Portal To A Mythical Realm, But It Serves A Practical Function

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Spillways are designed to control water in dams, but this one looks more surreal than practical. The Covao do Conchos Spillway was built in 1955, and it's part of the Conchos Dam in Portugal. The 4,984-foot-long tunnel leading to the dam is a seriously impressive display of human engineering, but most people are more impressed with its stunning form than they are with its function. I like that while the drone provides us with breathtaking aerial shots of the spillway, it never gets too close. As beautiful as the Covao do Conchos is, it could mean certain death for those unfortunate enough to get caught in its current. This world is full of bizarrely beautiful wonders. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/covao-do-conchos/
A Girl’s Mystery Illness Was Solved When Something Weird Shot Out Of Her Nose

A Girl’s Mystery Illness Was Solved When Something Weird Shot Out Of Her Nose

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Kids always seem to have colds, but when five-year-old Khloe Russell's 6-month stint with a runny nose started to stink, her mother panicked. Doctors assumed that it was a sinus infection and prescribed various antibiotics, but it wasn't until she blew her nose into a tissue one day that a bizarre object flew out. For six months, one side of Khloe's nose let out a constant flood of green mucus. Her mother told ABC 7 that "it stunk." Facebook / ABC7 Doctors all over Hemet, California, prescribed different medications, but none of them worked. Facebook / ABC7 Frustrated by the whole thing, Khloe's uncle told her to blow her nose as hard as she could. Much to everyone's surprise, out came a...