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This is What a “Water Slinky” Looks Like

Now here's one that really has us scratching our heads. Youtube user Brian Byrne captured this short clip of water descending a stairway in a manner that can best be described as a "water slinky"... Just watch: I'm sure there is some scientific explanation for this kind of phenomenon. Something sophisticated having to do with...
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Watch: Two Bulldogs Break Through a Fence to Confront This Black Bear!

Woah! Watch what happens when this black bear comes wandering into this guy's back yard. These two bulldogs aren't having any of it! Black Bears are rarely aggressive, but can very be dangerous if cornered. This bear was probably just looking for a snack after a long winter's hibernation. But what's amazing is the bravery...
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Snapdragons Make Cute Flowers, But When They Die… They Turn Into Creepy Skulls!

The snapdragon plant is a favorite plant for many gardeners, but not everyone knows about the darker side these plants contain, once the seed pods have been dried out... Snapdragon flowers are beautiful when in bloom, but when the seed pods dry, something more sinister appears... Wikipedia The dried seed pods clearly resemble tiny skulls!...
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Selfie from 1920!

Quora user Tom Byron has a great-grandfather who was way ahead of his time. Almost 100 years before selfies became a thing, he was taking photos of himself using the best cameras available at the time. Check it out: This is Tom Byron's great grandfather, a photography aficionado. Tom Byron Little did he know, he was...
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Beautiful But Dangerous: Grid Waves on the French Coast

This unlikely photo shows a phenomenon called cross sea, and it's basically the coolest thing I've ever seen. The thing is, as beautiful as it might look from above, you wouldn't want to get caught in a wave system like this. It can be among the most dangerous ocean hazards.  In surface navigation, a cross...
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Animated Chart: The Meteoric Rise of Boys Names Ending in the Letter “N”

This incredible animated chart was created by David Taylor at prooffreader.com. It shows how incredibly fast the popularity of boy's names ending in the letter "N" swept across the country, starting about the mid-1970's. Wow! According to babycenter.com, the trend has continued well into today. Just look at the top 100 boy names for 2013:...
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The Incredible Beauty of the Super-Slow Barrier Reef

There is an entire world of life that only becomes visible when you speed up time itself, as PHD student Daniel Stoupin showed when we took over 150,000 beautiful HD color photographs of coral, and turned them into this majestic work of beauty: Daniel Stoupin Daniel Stoupin created this video by combining over 150,000 still...
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This Abandoned Gun Used to Shoot Things into Space.

Believe it or not, in the early days of the space program, there was a strong effort to find out if we could blast objects into orbit using giant ballistic guns, under the code name Project HARP. The results of the research were not exactly stellar, but the remaining giant space gun is still in...