A giant Pacific octopus has learned where to get an easy crab meal -from a crab fisherman's trap! An octopus is about the smartest creature living underwater, so a trap designed for dumb crabs is easy to break into -and then break out of.
In this video from BBC Earth, we see how the octopus takes advantage of the trapped seafood feast presented to him. Not only does he figure out the trap, but his ability to fit through the smallest of holes serves him well. -via Digg
Most of the photos taken of Princess Diana and Prince Charles contain an anomaly few people have noticed and even fewer remarked upon- Princess Di looks shorter than Charles in their pics, and yet they were the same height.
Did you assume Charles was taller too? Here's a photo that shows how they should have looked in the others.
So if Charles and Diana were around the same height (5'10") then why did the Prince always look so much taller than Di in their pics?
In a security video that may remind you of a certain scene from The Blues Brothers, a car is seen driving through the Kazan International Airport in Russia a few months ago, while police officers give chase on foot.
Although it appears that the driver got away at the end of the video, he was apprehended and charged with several crimes. You guessed it, alcohol was involved. The video originally had no sound, but everyone instantly knew what the soundtrack should be. -via reddit
When you train at Silver Fang's Dojo you're going to learn more than just one punch or one kick- you're going to learn an entire arsenal of moves designed to take your foes down hard. What's that you say, young man? You say I look far too old to kick ass? Son, how do you think I got to be so old in a chaotic place like Z-City, hmmm? But if you still doubt my skills come forward and have at me, just know that I won't pull my punches with a smartass like you. Not interested? Fine, now kindly step back into line and let us continue the first lesson for today- calisthenics.
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The heroes who star in video games have access to some pretty sweet equipment, and they don't mind telling us they deserve this stuff because they're the "chosen one" and wield "ultimate power".
But why do so many RPGs bother telling us the history, provenance and rarity of this loot when they know we're just going to turn around and sell it when we find something more level appropriate?
Because badasses need epic gear, even if they're gonna sell it for less than the price of a healing potion later. The Witcher, on the other hand, just sells artifacts and priceless heirlooms because he's kind of a jerk. (Comic by Teamwreckloose)
Any time you find a list of funny senior quotes, there will be some you saw last year, and some who got their quote idea from previous lists. That said, there are some quotes you've never seen before in this roundup, funny, clever, and some are even poignant. Congratulations to graduating senior Omotola Omotinugbon, who has a unique quote to reflect her school years with a unique name. And then there's Joesph Kline, who enlisted the help of his twin brother to pull this one off:
If you've watched the CW show Arrow then you know the star of the show Stephen Amell is in fantastic shape and rarely shies away from showing off his heroic bod and his parkour skills on the show.
The stunts Stephen does for the show, and the scenes where Oliver is training especially when he hits the salmon ladder, have made me wonder one thing since season 1- how would Stephen fare on the Ninja Warrior course?
If you were wondering the same thing then wonder no more, because Stephen finally tackled the American Ninja Warrior course for Red Nose Day 2017, proving he truly deserves to wear the Green Arrow's hood and quiver.
"There I was on all fours and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn't get out quick enough onto the gunnel," Mr Selwood said.
"I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn't register what happened and then I thought oh my God, I've got to get out of here."
Mr Selwood reached for his radio and called the local marine rescue volunteers at Evans Head.
Marine Rescue Unit commander Karen Brown said a crew was sent out to rescue Mr Selwood and then went back out a second time to retrieve the fisherman's boat and the shark.
Selwood was not bitten, but the shark fin hit him so hard that he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injured arm. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) used a forklift to remove the shark from the boat. It was taken away for a necropsy. Selwood says the incident will not stop him from fishing. -via HuffPo
I've learned to live with clutter over the years because I like having stuff more than I like having everything totally organized, but when I need relief from my cluttered house I like to look in on the orderly.
HGTV's Alejandra Costello is officially one of the most organized people in America, and about six years ago she created this video tour of her home, aka "the most organized home in America".
Alejandra is full of good advice like- include the nutritional info and instructions when you transfer dry goods to airtight containers, use tackle boxes to sort out your stuff, and label everything clearly so you know where to find your stuff.
This recipe makes bread that looks like crusty balls of molten lava! But that's just the appearance. It's really just tasty bread that you can use for sandwiches, burgers, or hot rolls for dinner. These rolls are not quite as "hot" as they appear. It's an illusion from Helen Die, aka Tye Lombardi.
When I make this in Hell, I like to roll my dough in the deep pits of sulfur and soul dust and cook them in the hot brimstone vents. Unfortunately, as you are mortal and have neither access to soul dust or brimstone vents, I’ve had to make a few adjustments to the recipe for you.
The inside is standard bread dough from your favorite mix, colored red. The crust is what makes the magic. Get the recipe and instructions at the Necro-Nom-Nom-Nomicon. Bone appetite!
US crime rates are near historic lows, but violent crimes are still scary even if they are rare. If you want to stay safe, it might pay off to avoid the most dangerous areas in any given state. To find out what the most dangerous city in each state is and to find out more specific information about how they happen to be dangerous, be sure to check out this great article on 24/7 Wall Street.
If you've been to Arlington National Cemetery, you've probably been impressed by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The war dead interred there are representative of the hundreds of thousands of United States military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice, and the respect and reverence shown by the Old Guard sentinels who guard the tomb is unparalleled.
8. BECOMING A TOMB GUARD IS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT.
Members of the Old Guard must apply for the position. If chosen, the applicant goes through an intense training period, in which they must pass tests on weapons, ceremonial steps, cadence, military bearing, uniform preparation, and orders. Although military members are known for their neat uniforms, it’s said that the Tomb Guards have the highest standards of them all. A knowledge test quizzes applicants on their memorization—including punctuation—of 35 pages on the history of the Tomb. Once they’re selected, Guards “walk the mat” in front of the Tomb for anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the time of year and time of day. They work in 24-hour shifts, however, and when they aren’t walking the mat, they’re in the living quarters beneath it. This gives the sentinels time to complete training and prepare their uniforms, which can take up to eight hours.
9. THE HONOR IS ALSO INCREDIBLY RARE.
The Tomb Guard badge is the least awarded badge in the Army, and the second least awarded badge in the overall military. (The first is the astronaut badge.) Tomb Guards are held to the highest standards of behavior, and can have their badge taken away for any action on or off duty that could bring disrespect to the Tomb. And that’s for the entire lifetime of the Tomb Guard, even well after his or her guarding duty is over. For the record, it seems that Tomb Guards are rarely female—only three women have held the post.
Scholars believe the Cyclops myth may have begun when people saw the skull of a prehistoric dwarf elephant and misidentified its nasal cavity as one large eye socket, leading them to believe monstrous one-eyed humanoids roamed the Earth.
Today we know people and animals born with one eye have a rare genetic disorder called Cyclopia, which is "characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities".
Animals born with this congenital disorder rarely live very long, but a baby goat born in Assam, India nicknamed "The Cyclops Kid" has defied all expectations and may live to see goat-dulthood.
The Cyclops Kid was born on May 10, 2017 at the home of Mukhuri Das, who feels the cute little guy is a blessing from God:
I was shocked. It’s like a miracle and people have been coming to our place to see this baby goat. …It’s my responsibility to take care of the baby goat. I have been feeding him like a normal goat. It might be something from God that the baby goat was born in our house. He So many people are coming to our place to see this baby goat…
He knew he wasn't a winner when the first number was pulled, but redditor dierubikdie found something really odd when he compared his lottery ticket to the winning numbers. Every number is only one digit off! That's got to be super rare, but still a lot more common than hitting the winning number. Commenter dragonfyre173 did the math.
Let's say you can get 1-32 on this. Because you can't get less than 1 or higher than 32, your odds are (2*(30/32)+1*(2/32))5, simplified to (62/32)5. Which is about 27x more common.
Or since we're working with the lottery, we can stop kidding ourselves and just call it zero.
Oh, well, although he didn't win the $408,000 jackpot, it was probably worth a dollar for the viral picture. Your mileage may vary.
When Rick asked Morty if he wanted to go for a walk through the forest Morty foolishly assumed that forest was on Earth, an assumption he would never make again after walking past staring eye stalks and puddles of carnivorous slime in that far off forest. Rick claimed he was looking for a place to relax, but they hadn't stopped walking since they'd landed the space cruiser on this strange planet, so Morty started to worry. Little did he know the creature with the eyestalks could sense his elevated heart rate, and it was hungry for some hairless ape...
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Formally known as the Marine Corps War Memorial, the monument is a replica of Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's famous picture.
LAST STOP, IWO JIMA
By February 1945, U.S. troops had recovered most of the territory taken by the Japanese in 1941-42 except for the small island of Iwo Jima, 660 miles from Tokyo. Recapturing Iwo Jima would bring America's Pacific campaign to a successful conclusion.
The Marines landed on Iwo Jima on February 19 and made their way toward Mount Suribachi, the island's highest point. They reached and surrounded their destination on the 21st, but it took them until the afternoon of the 23rd to capture the summit. When five Marines and a Navy corpsman raised the American flag at the summit of Mount Suribachi, Joe Rosenthal was lucky and quick-witted enough to capture an iconic image. Rosenthal's photograph was splashed onto the front pages of newspapers everywhere. By the end of March 1945, Time magazine had called it "the most widely printed photograph of World War II," it was the centerpiece of the seventh war bond drive, and had earned Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize.
It was only a split second shot in the most famous space movie of all time. A stormtrooper follows his commander through a corridor and bangs his head against the ceiling. It was a moment that actor Laurie Goode thought would be edited out, but it wasn't. When Star Wars was released in 1977, so many people watched it so many times that he became anonymously famous.
I remember after the first two takes, we were told to hold our guns in our left hands as opposed to our right. So I believe the head bang happened on the fourth take — whatever number of takes we did, the head bang happened on the last take. When it first happened, that day I told my fellow actor on the film, Mark Kirby, that I hit my head, but we didn't go for another take.
Mister Rogers has been relegated to the realm of childhood and therefore his wise words are seen as nothing but advice for kids.
But Fred Rogers shared some very sage advice during his lifetime, and his words of wisdom are just as valuable for adults as they are for children.
In fact, adults may get more out of these Mr. Rogers quotes than kids will if only because they'll actually remember his words and take them to heart, knowing he's right about life, love and the power of imagination.
In these dark and confusing times it's nice to know the words of Fred Rogers will live on forever, but who is listening?
Convicts in Australia hijacked the British ship the Cyprus in 1829. When they were eventually captured, William Swallow, leader of the pirates, and some of his men were put on trial. They gave an account of sailing to Japan in 1830, but no one believed them. Almost 200 years later, the story was considered a legend -until now. Nick Russell searched through 19th century Japanese writings and found and translated an account from samurai Makita Hamaguchi that confirms a Western ship showed up at Shikoku island on January 16, 1830.
Hamaguchi wrote of sailors with “long pointed noses” who were not hostile, but asked in sign language for water and firewood. One had burst into tears and begun praying when an official rejected an earlier plea.
A skipper who looked 25 or 26 placed tobacco in “a suspicious looking object, sucked and then breathed out smoke”.
He had a “scarlet woollen coat” with “cuffs embroidered with gold thread and the buttons were silver-plated”, which was “a thing of great beauty, but as clothing it was gaudy”.
Hamaguchi’s watercolour sketch of the coat has what Russell said may be a telling detail on the sleeve: a bird that could be a swallow, the skipper’s own stamp on a British military officer’s jacket taken as a souvenir in the mutiny.
The skipper gave instructions to a crew that “in accordance with what appeared to be some mark of respect” followed orders to remove their hats “to the man, most of them revealing balding heads”.
They “exchanged words amongst themselves like birds twittering”.
Makeup fx artists usually focus on one genre or style, choosing to create pieces that are either horror, fantasy, or sci-fi inspired, but they all strive to make their pieces as realistic as possible.
In order to achieve this realism makeup artists use reference photos and study anatomy incessantly, so they can create pieces that are believable enough to sell the illusion and send chills down our spines.
But just because makeup effects have to be believable doesn't mean they can't be fun!
UK-based makeup artist David Harris creates special fx illusions that'll make you grimace and grin at the same time, and even though they'll make you feel sick they'll also put a smile on your face while you hurl.
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, erected banners along its main street to honor local veterans. This banner salutes five brothers who all served in the armed forces: Thomas, Michael, Robert, Francis, and Jack Gergal. The youngest, Jack, is the sole remaining brother, and came in from out of town to see the banners. He's shown here saluting his brothers. Jack's grandson shared this image, and said,
Jack served 20 years in the military, 16 for the AF and 4 for the Navy. He was mostly a mechanic for various aircraft but also spent time as a "Hurricane Hunter". He was the youngest so his older brothers participated earlier than him and they served different branches of the military but they all served.
People have come up with some pretty brilliant ways to help solve humanity's problems, helping people in need by inventing ways to ensure they have clean water, food, clothing, medicine and shelter.
And since viable shelter is one of the most important problems to solve and the problem with the most solutions it's not surprising so many inventors have focused on this problem.
But so far I've yet to see a semi-permanent housing solution that works as well as Brikawood- the weatherproof, fully recyclable and extremely durable interlocking wooden brick system that makes building shelter a snap.
We've seen seven numbered movies in the Star Wars saga, plus Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Watching all those has taken some of us forty years. That's eight movies that your children or grandchildren have not yet seen, and they don't have forty years to catch up on them before The Last Jedi is released in December. So how do you introduce your kids to the Star Wars saga? The easiest (and laziest) method would be to show them in episode order, with Rogue One between episodes III and IV. But this causes some real problems.
Here’s why: the best part of the saga – Luke’s parentage, is rendered meaningless by the prequel trilogy, as well as the reality behind Luke and Leia’s familial bond – makes some of the sequences a little bit incestual. That said, the prequels were made with subtle nods to the original films, so there’s moments that make very little sense, unless you’ve seen Episodes IV-VI, not to mention the change in technology.
Finally, starting anyone who hasn’t seen the Saga with Episode I seriously ensures that someone won’t want to make it through the rest of them, if that’s the starting point. It’s easily the worst film out of all of them and suggesting that it gets better 3 films later, is a tough ask for a newbie.
Want to own a medieval castle but don't want to spend the cash? Well, you're in luck! Now you can own a castle, post office or other historical building in Italy and all you have to do is revitalize it -well, technically, you have to submit a plan for revitalizing your histoical building and have it approved by the Italian government. Either way though, if you're approved, that building is yours for free and you have nine years to implement the changes you proposed. The plan is a clever way to help improve a number of historic buildings located across Italy and drive tourism back to those destinations, so it's a win/win for the government and new property owners.
We aren't able to create superhumans or give people amazing powers quite yet, but with the power of science behind us anything is possible- which is kinda scary. Hopefully scientists will create twice as many heroes as they do villains or else we're screwed when the superfolks start flexing their chemically empowered muscles and tearing up the place, but if they don't then I'm sure scientists will find a way to destroy the super men and women they create, or else it's doomsday for us all! Yay science?
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When young Jack Kennedy entered Choate, the prestigious boarding school in Connecticut, he was following in the footsteps of his older brother Joe. Joe was an excellent student and a standout athlete. Jack was not, and didn't even pass the entrance exams. But he was admitted anyway, and made mediocre grades. His energies went into pulling pranks.
Aided by the sons of America’s most influential families, young Jack—then a student at Choate—had successfully snuck firecrackers onto his elite boarding school’s Wallingford, Connecticut campus, and headed straight for the bathroom. That morning, during the obligatory daily assembly, long-suffering headmaster George St. John held up the defenseless victim—a badly injured toilet seat—for all to see.
St. John railed against “the muckers,” as he labeled the culprits, which Jack took to heart, though not in the way the headmaster likely intended. Inspired, the future president named his band of first-class troublemakers “The Choate Muckers Club.”
Ferrofluid is a spooky looking substance that reacts to magnetic fields in really cool ways, and the fact that you can make it at home means everybody can experience the joy of owning their very own Venom Symbiote!
Okay, so ferrofluid isn't quite as cool as a Symbiote, and it won't destroy your entire town if it gets out, but as the CrazyRussianHacker discovered ferrofluid in a tube full of clear liquid makes for a pretty cool lava lamp.
A 450 mL glass Ferrofluid Motion Lamp with 15 mL of ferrofluid inside. Largest ferrofluid display on the market. Built to last. Patent Pending technology. Yes, The Inspiration also doubles as a motion lamp with rising blobs. The ferrofluid rises/falls on its own when the lamp is turned on, in the same manner as the famous lava lamp. Includes magnets.
The idea seems kind of silly, but once you start watching, it's really kind of neat. Your favorite movies have numbers in them, and ThorC1138 edited them to count down from 100 to zero. You'll recognize most of them, and if you are wondering about any of the others, there's a list at the YouTube page.
According to their comic ordinary people cannot be creative and creatives would never play video games, watch television or drive a car without imagining they're soaring through the air like Peter Pan.
Personally, I prefer to pretend I'm a Transformer or Turbo Teen when I drive, does that make me less creative?