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Watch As Mother Nature Proves She’s Stronger Than Any Man-Made Structure

Watch As Mother Nature Proves She’s Stronger Than Any Man-Made Structure

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); With new buildings being constructed every day all across the globe, Mother Nature is slowly dying thanks to urbanization. The towering apartment building below was in need of serious repairs, so when city officials got wind of some pretty gusty weather coming their way, they feared that the structure might collapse. They had the building evacuated, and it's a good thing they did. As you can see below, Mother Nature is determined to prove that she won't go down without a fight. The day after the evacuation, strong winds sent the apartment building tumbling to the ground. Luckily, no one was injured in the windy demolition. Read More: This Disturbing Video Has People Co...
20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

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The human body sure is amazing. It may not seem that way while you’re hunched over looking at your computer with nothing but a towel on, but it is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t actually get dressed, though.1. Humans are roughly 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.2. Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.3. The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away.4. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. ...
This New Jersey Farm Is Using Cloth And LED Lighting To Grow The Freshest Veggies

This New Jersey Farm Is Using Cloth And LED Lighting To Grow The Freshest Veggies

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); You may have heard of corn that will be knee-high by the fourth of July, but this New Jersey farm has greater expectations. AeroFarms, located in Newark, New Jersey, is in the process of redefining agriculture. The basis of AeroFarms is to bring fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to cities that might not have the agricultural means for traditional farming. These farms tower over 30 feet high and specialize in aeroponic technology. To put that in less scientific terms, these fruits and veggies don't require soil to grow, and they use significantly less water than traditional farms and gardens. Could this change the face of farming as ...
5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

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It's probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth.Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones... 1. Junction Ranch, CA Google Maps Junction Ranch is in the middle of California's Mohave Desert. There lies a mysterious airstrip...some believe it's part of the China Lake proving grounds, which is an air force testing location for drones. While that's suspicious in and of itself, even weirder is that only parts of the ...
This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

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Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it's usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it.For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your perspective on global travel. Meet the Pilot. It's a tiny, in-ear device that translates English, Spanish, French, and Italian in real time. Waverly Labs Developers from Waverl...
It’s A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

It’s A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

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Despite their bad reputation in some circles, frog legs can be pretty delicious. That being said, it takes a skilled chef to prepare them just right. Oh, and you also need to be prepared for the legs to move a little bit. You see, at the time of death, a frog's legs are still biologically functional. If the muscles are stimulated -- with electricity, for example -- they can move. You can get the same effect by adding simple table salt to the legs while they're still raw. That's because table salt contains the same kind of sodium ions that are used in batteries. The sodium ions enter the negatively charged muscle cells. That causes a pretty bizarre reaction, as you can see in the video below. (via Brain Stuff Show)The muscles will go on moving like that until they've used up all of t...
Recently, The Weather Conditions Were Perfect For This Mind-Blowing Phenomenon

Recently, The Weather Conditions Were Perfect For This Mind-Blowing Phenomenon

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Sometimes winter isn't all that bad. Case in point: when the sun sets in a cold environment, it reflects against ice crystals that manifest in the air. The collective surface of these ice crystals acts as a mirror to the sun and other light sources (like street lamps), reflecting their light into the image of pillars reaching for the stars. That's a lot of sciencey-sounding stuff, but all you really need to know is that light pillars look cool as hell. Check out these pictures taken from people all over the world! Wikimedia Commons It's understandable why some people think these are UFOs. Adam Kraft Reddit / Eventarian Amazing. ...
If Bears Attacked 1 In 5 People, You Wouldn’t Look The Other Way

If Bears Attacked 1 In 5 People, You Wouldn’t Look The Other Way

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Before finishing their college degree, approximately one in five women will be subject to some level of sexual assault. The volume of violence against young women seems impossible to ignore — and yet, more often than not, that's exactly what happens.But...what if it was a bear? What if a giant, hungry, angry bear was pounding down your door. For some women, that's exactly what it feels like just walking to class. This video may seem silly, but its message is important for everyone to hear. Not the greatest odds, huh? It's time for us all to stand up and make a difference in the safety of young women and girls everywhere. Visit It's On Us for more information and to see how you can help spread the message and save lives.Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sexual-assault-vs-bears/
Lake Superior’s Frozen Surface Is Hypnotic And Beautiful In The Winter

Lake Superior’s Frozen Surface Is Hypnotic And Beautiful In The Winter

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Our world is a beautiful, wondrous place to live, which is why there are constant efforts to protect it and make sure it stays that way. If you've ever been outside (and you definitely have), you know exactly what I'm talking about.Recently, people filmed the frozen waters of Lake Superior washing ashore, and the resulting footage is hypnotic. Once you see this, you'll want to watch it over and over again. The frozen water looks like broken glass. (via This is Colossal)Isn't nature incredible? Winter temperatures might be unpleasant, but you can't deny that the season is beautiful. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lake-superior/
The Way These 2 Deadly Snakes Fight Is Equal Parts Beautiful And Scary

The Way These 2 Deadly Snakes Fight Is Equal Parts Beautiful And Scary

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Things get real in the snake world when mating season rolls around. Take a look at what these two black mambas are doing, for example. It might look like they're dancing at first, but they're actually plaiting. Basically, this ritual entails pushing each other around until one gives up, and the victor gets the girl.Watching them in action is beautiful...until you think about just how deadly they are. Black mambas are amazing creatures, aren't they? Even without arms and legs, these fighters manage to look terrifying. Well played, snakes. Well played. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/snake-fight/
How This Spa Cleans Your Feet Is The Freakiest Thing…And It Could Make You Sick

How This Spa Cleans Your Feet Is The Freakiest Thing…And It Could Make You Sick

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For most of us, it's simply a matter of time until the stress of life drives us to the spa. Don't laugh! More people do it regularly than you might think.But while you're relaxing and having fun, just make sure that you understand the inherent risks of participating in certain spa treatments. I'm specifically talking about the exotic (and occasionally dangerous) things that go on in "fish spas." No, a fish spa is not a spa for fish. It's a little weirder than that. iStock The treatment basically involves you putting your feet into a tank filled with harmless garra rufa fish. The fish then nibble away at the dead skin on your feet. For a lot of people, it's a very relaxing experience, but there are some risks involved. ...
15 Weird Physical Warning Signs Your Body Gives You That Most People Ignore

15 Weird Physical Warning Signs Your Body Gives You That Most People Ignore

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I am, admittedly, a huge hypochondriac. It's an annoying habit I picked up from my dad that I can't seem to shake, and it actually might be getting worse as I get older. For instance, my best friend reads all my medication warnings for me so that someone knows, because I would manifest every single symptom listed if I read them myself. But even with my level of health-related paranoia, I had no idea that there were so many subtle signs of illness that we all may be ignoring on a daily basis. They might seem harmless, but studies have shown that there could be something much worse lurking behind each one of these little clues. 1. Tall Ladies iStock Women taller than a petite 5'2" might be missing a gene which allows their shorter friends to live up...
Not All Caterpillars Are Friendly…Some Are Downright Terrifying

Not All Caterpillars Are Friendly…Some Are Downright Terrifying

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When it comes to the cutest, cuddliest members of the insect kingdom, which species do you think of? If you've seen Pixar's A Bug's Life, then you probably think of caterpillars. Sure, they're still bugs, but they're undeniably adorable. That being said, allow me to burst your bubble for a moment. There's a caterpillar out there that has a taste for flesh. See that fly in the photo below? Things don't end well for this critter. Reddit / Razuto22 The blur behind it is actually a carnivorous caterpillar that's native to Hawaii. Reddit / Razuto22 The poor thing didn't stand a chance. Reddit / Razuto22 What's even more interesting is that other membe...
This NASA Photograph Allegedly Shows A Formation Of UFOs Orbiting Earth

This NASA Photograph Allegedly Shows A Formation Of UFOs Orbiting Earth

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For conspiracy theorists, looking for UFOs in official NASA photographs has become a sort of rite of passage. While there are more than a few of these suspected photos and videos featuring alleged crafts from another world, I want to focus on just one today. Earlier this month, some UFO enthusiasts spotted what appeared to be an unexplained "formation" in a NASA image. Here's the photograph in question zoomed in on the formation. No, that's not a smudge on your screen. Those may very well be UFOs. NASA Not long after it was posted online, the image was mysteriously removed. Following the typical conspiracy theory uproar when something like this occurs, the photo was later found in a different spot on NASA's website. ...
Strangely Barren Patches Of Land Keep Appearing In Australia — What Are They?

Strangely Barren Patches Of Land Keep Appearing In Australia — What Are They?

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Many sad men have dealt with baldness, but now it's Mother Nature's turn. Near the town of Newman, Australia, bizarre patches of geological baldness that people have cutely nicknamed "fairy circles" are appearing across the Outback. What's strange is that fairy circles had only ever been spotted in Namibia before this point. What's the connection? According to PNAS, Australia now hosts a geological phenomenon that was once exclusive to Africa. Getty Images It was previously thought that fairy circles were caused by termites, but scientists aren't so sure now. PNAS Stephan Getzin from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research believes that competition for water is behind the fairy c...
Here Are 11 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing On You All The Time.

Here Are 11 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing On You All The Time.

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Guess what: your brain is totally messing you... even as we speak. It turns out our brains are some amazing pranksters. Seriously, the amount of things we tune out or dream up without ever realizing it on a daily basis is actually pretty crazy. In fact, you're probably doing it right now.  I honestly don't know what to believe anymore!1.) Searching for patterns that don't exist. Tumblr In 2008, Science Magazine published a study where participants were able to "see" things in TV static when they were feeling a loss of control with the world around them.2.) Working against you in finding your own typos. Cheezburger While reading, our brains don't re...