At first glance, this turtle may appear to be something straight from Jurassic World, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just an alligator snapping turtle. The prehistoric-looking creature is the largest species of turtle in the world, thanks to its spiked shell, beaklike jaws, and scaled tail. You'll normally find it in the rivers and lakes of the southeastern United States and spend most of their lives in the water. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Remember the complex machine, which allowed for one human occupant inside a pod to be dropped into three spinning rings, from the movie "Contact"? If so, you'll definitely want to ride Switzerland-based ABC Rides latest attraction, "Tourbillon". It's claimed that riders will experience 5G's of downforce, and after watching the video, we definitely agree. Continue reading for the clip.
Manchester Museum staff in England say a 4,000-year-old statue of a man named Neb-Senu, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it. This object was originally an offering to the god Osiris and has been in the museum for 80-years. Up until a few weeks ago, the statue had appeared to be stationary. Curator Campbell Price said: "I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key." Continue reading for the surveillance footage.
Divorces are never pretty, especially in the case of this German man, who appears to have cut all of their belongings in half, literally. The disgruntled ex-husband goes by the internet alias of Der Juli decided to post a video showing him cutting chairs, beds and phones in half, with the description: "Thank you for 12 'beautiful years,' Laura! You've really earned half. Greetings also to my successor." Everything from phones to laptops, and even teddy bears, he split them. One of the descriptions on his eBay page translates as: "From my half I must now separate, fond memories you can not remove." Continue reading for more pictures and the video.
Another day, another person who becomes internet famous, and this time, it's pro arm-wrestler Jeff Dabe. His massive hands and arms have caused others to nickname him "Popeye" and / or "Wreck-It Ralph." According to official measurements, his forearms are 49cm in circumference and his palms look like they could crush a watermelon. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
For those who don't live in Kansas City, and want to experience Verruckt, the world's tallest waterslide, these videos should do the trick. Designed by Schlitterbahn co-owner, Jeff Henry, Verruckt riders sit in a three-person raft slide with an uphill section. The initial drop is a 17-story plunge with a five story uphill section (also the tallest uphill water coaster section in the world). At 168 foot 7 inch, the starting point is taller than Niagara Falls and should reach a maximum speed of 65 mph. Continue reading to watch.
Twisted Colossus has just opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, and it's touted as "the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster" that combines the iconic wooden structure with a state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track. The four-minute-long ride spans roughly 5,000 feet of track, making it the longest hybrid roller coaster in the world. Featuring a steep 116-foot drop, 18 airtime lifts, a "High Five" section where two trains face each other as they pass through an overbanked turn and lastly, a "Top Gun Stall," or an inversion where the train slows while it is upside down. Continue reading for three videos and more information.
With only 7 examples worldwide, the Lykan Hypersport is one of the rarest hypercars to ever be produced, and its $3.4-million price tag makes it more expensive than a Bugatti Veyron 16.4. The Dubai Police Force has recently added this 740-horsepower vehicle to their fleet, which is built upon RUF'S CTR3 mechanics and has a top speed of 245mph. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Roman candle war captured on the streets of Chicago.
Researchers have not been able to explain what this turquoise UFO which appeared in the sky over Holland really is. Nature blogger Harry Perton spotted this anomaly as he was taking pictures outside, of a storm in Groningen, Holland. However, when he checked his camera to review some of the pictures, this jellyfish-like UFO was seen floating in the night sky emitting an eerie flash of green light. Perton said: "I saw from my window hauntingly beautiful skies and I waited for the rain to subside before I went out." Continue reading for an up-close shot and more information.
Six Flags San Antonio has officially debuted their all-new 4D Batman "free-fly" roller coaster, which will open to the public on May 23. This attraction propels riders straight up a 120-foot elevator-style lift, and then flip them 360° head-over-heels at least 6-times as they careen around the track, which also includes a pair of stomach-churning 90° drops. Park marketing director Jeffrey Siebert says: "Not only does it flip head over heels, but you're actually seated on the side of the track with nothing above you and nothing below you. You're completely in the blind, so you really do need Batman-style bravery, not necessarily a Batman suit, but bravery to come and challenge this crazy ride." Continue reading for footage of the actual ride in-action.