A group of Estonian students just couldn't get enough of nature, so they decided to build three huge wooden megaphones to amplify these sounds - captured by photographer Tonu Tunnel. You can find the installation in Estonia's Pahni Nature Center, best known for its beautiful study trails that double as an "outdoor classroom." Hannes Praks, head of the Interior Architecture Department, said, "the three-meter diameter megaphones will operate as a 'bandstand' for the forest around the installation, amplifying the sounds of nature." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Scientists surveying the active Kavachi volcano, located 60-feet below the ocean's surface near the Solomon Islands, were shocked to discover two species of shark living in the highly acidic waters within the crater. They were observed with disposable robots, underwater cameras, and National Geographic's deep-sea Drop Cam. "It makes you question what type of extreme environment these animals are adapted to. What sort of changes have they undergone? Are there only certain animals that can withstand it? It is so black and white when you see a human being not able to get anywhere near where these sharks are able to go," said scientist Brennan Phillips. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A group of Russian scientists, lead by Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They're experimenting with a strain of 3.5-million year old bacteria discovered on an expedition during 2009, in the Sakha Republic, Siberia. Two years ago, Brouchkov volunteered to become a guinea pig for the "eternal life" bacteria after several successful trials on mice and human blood cells. He claims to have become healthier as well as more energetic ever since, and said: "I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects." Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Two photographs and a video showing what appear to be a massive snake are currently going viral on the internet. The beast in question is purportedly 700-pounds, 25 to 30-feet long, found in the Proctor, North Carolina area, and was accidentally killed by an excavation machine, before being pulled onto a truck. Continue reading for another picture.
Does your PlayStation 3 refuse to play any discs? Well, you might want to take a look under its casing. Imgur user "blowmeawayyouniverse" noticed that their console sounded like a "jet engine", so they did just that, and discovered an insane amount of dust. While there may be computer systems far filthier than this one, a game console that still turns on while looking like, is definitely a miracle. Continue reading for more pictures.
Instead of freezing Han Solo in Carbonite, Texas-based Falcontoys has frozen the swashbuckling space opera hero in the icing of a confection that bears a striking resemblance to a Pop Tart. While the creation may looks like the delicious processed frosted pastry, it's actually inedible. Priced at $30, the vinyl "Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo" comes packaged in sturdy clamshell plastic, and is for collectors only, or for those who don't care much for collecting, a great piece for display. Continue reading for more pictures.
Just like everything else on the internet, people tend to over exaggerate things, such as this bizarre cloud formation spotted over Escazu, Costa Rica. Joey Petit, a local, told ABC News that his family were at a playground when Airle, his 11-year-old son, noticed the odd formations in the clouds. "He immediately grabbed the camera and started taking video and photos. We were just so amazed. We had no idea what it was and we'd never seen anything like it," said his father. Continue reading for a viral video of bizarre "End of Times" trumpet sounds heard around the world.
Fisherman Hiroshi Hirasaka captured this massive wolffish off the island of Hokkaido, close to eastern Russia, and it might be the largest ever discovered. The species usual only grow to around 112 cm and weigh 15kg, but the one found lurking beneath the Pacific Ocean measured in at staggering 2-meters long, twice the normal size. Many people on social media are saying that this might have been caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
A Tehran-based scientist, Ali Razeghi, unveiled "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine," a while back, but has not been heard from since. He claims that the device easily fits into the size of a personal computer case, and can predict with 98-percent accuracy, the future 5-8 years of an individual's life. It reportedly incorporates both hardware as well as software components, and it costs roughly 500,000 Iranian tomans (about $400) to build. Continue reading for a video on time travel and more information on this device.
Jason Camberis is a video game fanatic and engineer from Chicago who spent 2-years building Arcade Deluxe, which is officially the world's largest arcade machine. It stands 15-feet tall and measures 6-feet wide as well as 3.5-feet deep. Despite its size, the cabinet is fully-functional, and is loaded with over 200 classic games, including Pac-Man and Dragon Spirit. Players can use the giant joystick, push buttons and 16-inch glass track ball to recreate the excitement of old school arcades. One problem, the arcade machine is so large that players have to climb stairs that come out from the bottom to reach the controls. Continue reading to see this machine on Storage Wars and another picture.