Add the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spider to the list of creepy crawlies found in Australia, as the images above show one of them with their black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web. The shots were captured in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north. "It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel. It builds a very strong web," said Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Astronomers have received five unidentified radio signals that originate from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. However, that is the strange part, as in these "fast radio bursts," there was a "double signal," which has never heard before, leaving researchers baffled. A comparable discovery would be the "WOW Signal", a strong narrowband radio wave found by Jerry Ehman in 1977, in which he circled the characters "6EQUJ5", distinguishing them from all the other 1s and 2s on the field of data. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a functional skateboard guitar.
Having a milk carton design with letters probably isn't the most efficient way of packaging the liquid, but it definitely sells itself, and possibly at a premium. These days, just offering a larger size, or a coupon on the back of the box, isn't enough to catch the eye of most consumers, so many of them have turned to unusual ways of packaging things. Continue reading for more designs that think outside the box.
Scientists have estimated that a human will have about 90-seconds to be recompressed, if exposed to the vacuum of space, after which death may be unavoidable. Unconsciousness is likely to occur within 14-seconds, primarily due to the much lower pressure outside the body causing rapid de-oxygenation of the blood. One incident that occurred in 1966, involved NASA test subject Jim LeBlanc who lost consciousness after approximately 15-seconds of being accidentally depressurized in a ground-based depressurization chamber. Less severe effects include the formation of nitrogen gas bubbles and consequent interference with organ function (decompression sickness), which is less severe in space than in diving. Continue reading for more geeky facts.
Larry Medwig from Painesville, Ohio had an old tractor collecting dust. So, he decided to combine his passionate of motorcycles with his DIY know how, and build the aptly named "Rat Bike". It's made from several individual repurposed parts from old vehicles, including an International Harvester LB engine from a cement mixer, while the transmission is Crosley automobile sourced, David Bradley wheels, along with a pipe fitting-based frame / forks. The main body, however, is actually the recycled front of a Farmall Cub tractor. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video of the tractor bike and more information.
You really can find anything online these days, including a 2,000-year-old New Testament manuscript that allegedly dates to between A.D. 250 and A.D. 350, from the Gospel of John. As you can see from the image above, it includes six lines of text written in Greek from John 1:50-51 on one side, along with an unidentified Christian text on its other side. Continue reading for an up-close zoomed image of the manuscript.
Liquid Ass is probably something you've seen, or at least heard about, online, but one thing you may not know is that the product was created by two engineers. The product was created years ago when engineer Alan Whitman was still in high school - his parents had given him a chemistry kit and he used the ingredients to invent a smell that had a whiff of "butt crack, kind of sewer smell, with a little hint of dead animal in there." The gag wasn't exactly useful until 10-years-ago, when he left his engineering job at a trucking company. So, he teamed up with another engineer, Andrew Masters, and "Liquid Assets" was born. Despite having financial responsibilities outside of their newly formed company, Whitman and Masters each pooled in $18,000 towards production and marketing. The rest is history, because now Whitman, who handles emails and orders, only works about an hour a day, while Masters does the rest. The two go into their manufacturing plant in North Carolina about a couple of times a month to do some bottling. Get some here now. Continue reading for more prank videos and information.
This looks like a mysterious black box at first, but once it unfolds, you'll want to spend all day reading there. AKB, a famed architecture studio, created the "Story Pod", and placed the box on Main Street in the town of Newmarket, Toronto. Despite how it looks, its sole purpose is an exchange where guests are able to trade books, or just lounge around on the built-in seating for hours on end. When closed, the slats look like an opaque wall, but they reveal book shelves when the openings are widened. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If looks could kill, this zombie-fighting Maybach Exelero definitely takes the cake. In addition to the 700-horsepower V12 engine, this car has been completely revamped to include tank tracks on the rear wheels, thick armor plating covering the passenger compartment, as well as a multipurpose bull-bar up front. Weapons wise, it boasts a hood-mounted cannon, two rear machine guns, and even a rocket launcher. Now the only problem we foresee is running out of fuel and / or ammunition. Continue reading for more cool gadgets and items.
Another day, another strange anomaly spotted in the skies, and this time, the news comes from Siberia, Russia. This glowing white, vortex-like fireball was photographed flying above an IKEA branch, cutting through the sky, and witnessed over a vast area including Kazakhstan. Some claim it was the Topol RS-12M missile launched from Kapustin Yar cosmodrome in southern Russia by Vladimir Putin. Continue reading for another video and more information.