Woah! The world’s deepest holes [infographic]

This infographic from GeoCon is a long one. It’s long but it’s not nearly as large as some of the holes that pepper this planet. You might be surprised… or even a little shocked.

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Did you have any idea that holes of this size had been dug? Would you visit Sakhalin-1?

Coyotes offer scary response

Imagine you could howl like the coyotes. Imagine also that you took yourself off to the deep woods and let howl. What’s the worst that could happen?

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I bet you could hear the coyotes. You could hear their barks and hear the thumping. Did you see any?

An A to Z of Everything That Will Kill You

It’s dangerous out there.

This quirky video from College Humor has Death the bartender run through an A to Z of things that might kill you. As the poor chap in the video finds out it’s pretty hard to avoid harm.

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What’s your guilty pleasure? What do you do… even though you know it’s bad?

Pelican wave dive bombs the beach

Not a good time to be a fish. I wouldn’t have wanted to have been swimming just in the patch of shore that this flock of pelicans took notice of either!

This remarkable video shows a rolling wave of dive bombing birds as they plunge into the breaking waves in search of a fishy treat.

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What’s the most remarkable holiday video or photograph you’ve ever taken?

Newton House or Newton Nightmares?

Newton_House_in_Dinefwr_Park_near_Llandeilo_-_geograph.org.uk_-_21099Newton House in Wales is currently maintained by the National Trust and is a truly elegant and beautiful building. It dates back to the 1600’s and has had much influence from gothic and Victorian times, with some parts of the building being added on in the 18th century. It hasn’t always been the pretty site it appears today though. In 1974, the building was sold and it suffered. It is situated near the small market town of Llandelio in South Wales and has recently been restored to it’s former glory. It’s gothic appearance has fuelled the suspicions of many that it is in fact a paranormally active building, which explains why it has appeared on most haunted before, along with many other chilling stories.

The structural integrity of the building was damaged, when squatters moved in and used many of the wooden support beams for firewood. This now makes the floorboards on the upper floor very dangerous to walk on. The squatters that have lived there have also stripped the house of many of it’s original features, diminishing the buildings overall charm. The house also has a chilling history to it. The now picturesque surroundings of a deer park and well maintained gardens do not simply make it’s sinister past disappear.

The earliest and most prominent spooky story from the house, that perhaps sparked most of the intrigue and suspicion about it’s paranormal activity is when Lady Elinor Cavendish was strangled by a suitor. The most disturbing, yet interesting part of this story is that many visitors report being able to feel invisible hands placed around their necks whilst they are in the house, a spooky thought indeed. There is this story and many others that have seen the times place the house as the number four most haunted site in Britain!

The house even looks haunted, if you imagine a generic, scary, old haunted house, then something resembling Newton House springs to mind. The stories of ghosts do not disappoint it’s appearance either. The ghost of Lady Elinor is called the white lady and had a rather large prominence the last time time that most haunted visited the house. She was murdered in cold blood by a man she did not want to marry and ever since, it has been said that she haunts the house. There have even been tales of a beautiful girl appearing, almost out of thin air and disappearing, into a cupboard, seconds later, never to be seen again.

There has also been reports that a man was hung there centuries ago, which is another reason visitors feel like they are being strangled on entering the house. Many visitors have also seen a haggard old lady, who appears at the top of the stairs. This woman is dressed all in black and looks that ferocious, scary and evil that many visitors do not dare walk past where the spirit stands.

Even the land on which the house is built is said to be cursed. There are many inns and hotels nearby that are said to of had numerous people hung in their hotel rooms and the area is basically well-known by many to be haunted, not just the house itself. One story in particular is the legend of the nearby Skirrid Mountain Inn is that a huge number of felons, 182 to be precise, have been found, hung, above the staircase.

There have been several reports of a poltergeist moving objects around the house as well. A particularly spooky encounter is said to involve a wheelchair in the next episode of most haunted. The band members of Bullet for my valentine are really shaken and the ordeal with the wheelchair is said to provide some of the most conclusive paranormal proof that there has ever been in Newton House.

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Have you visited Newton House, Llandeilo, and encountered anything spooky? It’s considered by some to be one of the most haunted locations in the country.

The incredible science behind this $2,000,000 garden pool

This garden pool cost $2 million Dollars. That’s an incredible amount of money to spend on a water feature but this is also an incredible pool. It is as a long as four school buses. It has several waterfalls that either let you jump from the top or are the exit point of a hidden slide.

The rock is fake but looks very real. Inside the rock is the entry way to a water tunnel that’s so deep and dangerous you need to train in scuba to use it. Also inside the rock is an entire kitchen, with 8 panel grill, shower and toilet.

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What do you think? If you had $2,000,000 to spend on improving your home would you consider a pool like this? Would you donate the money to charity?

Do you have a pool in your back garden?

The monstrous body of a two-headed dolphin

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The shocking corpse of a strange two-headed dolphin was found by a school teacher on holiday in Turkey. The Telegraph reports how Turgul Metin described making his discovery.

“I noticed the dolphin in the sea and watched as it washed on to the beach.

“I couldn’t take it in at first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

“I’ve never even heard about a dolphin like this let alone seen one with my own eyes.”

It is believed that the animal is a conjoined pup and probably only a year old. Metin noticed the dolphin’s eyes had not fully formed.

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Do agree with the marine biologist’s conclusion that this was a conjoined dolphin pup? How did it manage to survive for so long?

Would you believe this creepy creature footage is real?

You might be mistaken for thinking some sort of monster man or yeti was visiting this apparently safe neighbourhood. The creature that’s left the shadows of the nearby wood is actually a bear.

The bear, perhaps to keep watch out for people, lopes through the road of Jefferson Township, NJ, on its hind legs. The curious animal inspects a few bins before returning to the wild.

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Have you ever seen anything like this? If so share your video links in the comments below.

What would you think if you saw a fury humanoid stalking between the houses at 5am in the morning in your street?

Enormous whale takes kayakers for a ride

A father and daughter were so enthralled by the sight of two huge whales basking near the surface that they allowed themselves to get very close on their little plastic kayak.

You can see what happens next for yourself.

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Do you think father and daughter handled the encounter well? Would you like to do something similar?

Help make vegan cheese

Vegans can’t enjoy cheese nor can the 60% of us who are lactose intolerant. If only there was a solution…

[Back this Project]

If you want to help invent vegan cheese – and become a legend – then you can back this Indiegogo.

If you contribute $10 to this project you’ll earn some Real Vegan Cheese stickers. If you leap up to $50 then you’ll get a 3D printed model of chymosin – that’s the enzyme used in this project. I’m tempted by the $100 mark to earn myself a “biohacker” lab coat.

Not watched the video yet? What if I told you there’s a cute duckling.

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Are you tempted by this cheese? Or worried about the genetic modification?