If one spider is enough of a scare, then this wastewater plant is definitely one to avoid if you should be in the Baltimore area. Baltimore's Wastewater Treatment Plant was discovered to have spiderwebs covering 95% of the building's 4-acre interior, and over 100-million Orb Weaver spiders crawling around them. Continue reading for more up-close pictures and information.
A Blue Dragon, also known as Glaucus atlanticus, recently washed ashore on Australia's Gold Coast Beach. These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
There are these crazy vending machines, and then Carvana, a 5-story vehicle dispenser of sorts. Created by a Nashville-based car company, buyers simply have to place a special coin in the machine after making their selection, to receive their desired vehicle. "Carvana created the original car vending machine concept in Atlanta in 2014, and we've spent the last year taking this experience to a whole new level. Our new vending machine is a state-of-the-art, multi-story structure that delivers our customers' cars by merely inserting a custom coin. Carvana's mission is to create a better way to by a car, and this new vending machine will be a one-of-a-kind experience that mirrors just how simple and easy we've made it to buy a car online," said Ernie Garcia, CEO of Carvana. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how some thieves use zip ties to pick Master Locks.
Selfie sticks are one thing, but a man who goes by "Mansooon" online decided that they were a bit too awkward to use. So, he decided to create a selfie arm, complete with a super long-sleeved shirt. The contraption basically consists of two selfie stick that have been glued to plastic hands. It looks somewhat amusing to use during special occasions, like Halloween, but on a day-to-day basis, we'd far prefer the normal version. Continue reading for more pictures.
A trio of biohackers have recently begun surgically implanting Northstar V1, a coin-sized LED chip designed to emulate bioluminscence - the type of natural light produced by fireflies and jellyfish. When placed near a magnet, Northstar lights up in a star-shaped pattern. The device itself consists of a printed circuit board - coated in silicone and powered by a 3 volt battery - with five red Surface-Mounted-Device Light-Emitting Diodes (SMD LEDs) that illuminate for 10-seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
While it's quite possible that some of these animal hybrids may exist in the future, all that you are about to see are the work of Photoshop masters. Starting off, we have the Penguitten, which is a hybrid of penguin and kitten. Now one possibility of these types of bizarre creatures becoming a reality is if we master gene splicing, where we combine the DNA of different species, into one. Continue reading for more strange animal hybrids.
The European Space Agency announced that space debris named WT1190F is going to fall to Earth on Friday, November 13th at around 6.20am GMT (13.20ET) in the skies above the Indian Ocean. While most of the object is expected to burn up in the atmosphere about 62 miles (100km) off the south coast of Sri Lanka, smaller fragments could crash onto the surface. Nobody can confirm exactly what this object is, but some say it's the remains of a previous space mission. Continue reading for another video and more information.
You haven't seen a large giant rattlesnake, until you've laid your eyes on this monster, discovered by an Arkansas man. This 8' 9" western diamondback rattlesnake was found on his property in West Hartford and bit at least two of his dogs, killing one. He dispatched of it afterwards using a small revolver, and the pictures of the snake were widely shared on social media. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
There are compact cameras, DSLRs, action cams, and then this SlingShot Camera, which ditches the traditional shutter button in favor of an elastic band. That's right, users will need to pull back on the elastic band to take photos, and possibly launch something at a co-worker / friend / etc. while they're at it. A flash is built into one of the arms and to download the images, simply plug it directly into your computer via USB. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Spanish goat farmers discovered a mysterious black orb in the middle of a field after it reportedly fell from space. They contacted the Civil Guard to investigate and the area was subsequently put under quarantine. Locals say that it could be a composite overwrapped pressure vessel, possibly from the ISS, as their gas containers are created with extremely strong material designed to withstand re-entry into the earth's orbit. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy egg separating machine that isn't magic.