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No, you're not looking at an extraterrestrial being, just a bigfin squid, which are a group of rarely seen cephalopods with a distinctive morphology. Although the family is known only from larval, paralarval, and juvenile specimens, some authorities believe the adult creature has also been seen; several videos have been taken of animals nicknamed the "long-arm squid", which appear to have a similar morphology. Since none of the adult specimens have ever been captured or sampled, it remains uncertain if they are the same genus, or only distant relatives. The Shell Oil Company released the video above from 2007 captured by one of its unmanned underwater rovers in the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy bike race through the streets of Portugal.

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Animals in Autumn

Many living things respond to the light changes that come with autumn, including trees shedding their leaves and animals preparing for hibernation. When autumn hits, the black-capped chickadee goes crazy collecting seeds and hiding them in hundreds of different spots in trees and on the ground. The tiny bird's hippocampus balloons by 30 percent simultaneously as new nerve cells pop up in this part of the brain, which is responsible for spatial organization and memory. Continue reading for more.

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Bailey Golden Retriever

Photo credit: Golden Retriever Bailey via My Modern Met

Animal photos are nothing new, but Bailey the Golden Retriever gained internet fame for her "I have no idea what I'm doing" meme. Recently, her owner posted a new batch of photos that show the dog dressed in human clothes while performing people things, such as using the computer, drinking wine, and even play a game of poker with friends. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to draw a perfect circle freehand.

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Portugese Man O'War

The Bluebottle, also known as the Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), is a marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting, but despite its outward appearance, the Portuguese man o' war is not a common jellyfish but a siphonophore. This basically means that it's not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colony of specialized minute individuals called zooids. These zooids are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to deliver sand with style.

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Shark Feeding Frenzy

If you're afraid of even the thought of sharks, then this video probably isn't for you. From afar, it appears to be just a swarm of birds, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's a shark feeding frenzy. Donnie Griggs, who captured the footage at a North Carolina beach, was out fishing with friends at Cape Lookout last Thursday when they witnessed the unusual scene. There was estimated to be more than 100 sharks in the frenzy, feeding off a school of bluefish. These fish apparently ran out of ocean to avoid the feeding frenzy, as both the sharks and dozens of seagulls as well as pelicans were also after them. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Wild Mice

While the image above may appear to be from a storybook or animated film, it's just a real wild mouse. Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators. Mice build intricate burrows in the wild. These burrows typically have long entrances and are equipped with escape tunnels/routes. In at least one species, the architectural design of a burrow is a genetic trait. Continue reading for more.

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Photographer Dog Goodbye

Photo credit: Mariah Sharp

Photographer Maria Sharp knew that her best friend of 16-years, Chubby, was about to leave this world, she decided to pay tribute to all the good times they've had together with a heartwarming shoot. So, she began by digging up old photos, starting with one when she was just 7-years-old, which is also the start of her passion for photography. Though her companion passed away soon after the photoshoot, she was happy to capture some moments that will last forever. Continue reading to see more.

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Goliath Spider

Photo credit: VN

Despite its name, the Goliath birdeater does not normally eat birds. As with other tarantulas, their diet consists primarily of insects. However, because of its size and opportunistic predatory behavior, it is not uncommon for this species to kill and consume a variety of small terrestrial vertebrates. In the wild, T. blondi has been observed feeding on rodents, frogs and toads, lizards, and snakes. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework questions gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 11-year-old hiding a surprising talent.

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Animals Hugging

Sometimes, all humans need is a hug to feel better, and the same can be said for the animal kingdom. Whether it be cats, koalas, foxes, or even kangaroos, these animals are just like us. When we embrace someone, oxytocin (also known as "the cuddle hormone") is released, making us feel all warm and tingly inside. This chemical has also been linked to social bonding. Continue reading for more images.

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Pig Island

Pig Island is an uninhabited island (or cay) located in Exuma, the Bahamas, and known for being populated by many swimming feral pigs. The pigs are said to have been dropped off on Big Major Cay by a group of sailors who wanted to come back and cook them. The sailors, though, never returned; the pigs survived on excess food dumped from passing ships. Others suggest that the pigs were part of a business scheme to attract tourists to the Bahamas. The pigs are now fed by locals and tourists and the island is unofficially known as Pig Beach by the locals. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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