A bizarre event took place in Los Angeles, CA yesterday, as the ground began moving sideways in slow-motion, and rising 15-feet in a mere 4-hours. The roads in some areas were destroyed, which knocked down utility poles and wrecked infrastructure to boot. The two mile section of Vasquez Canyon Road had to be closed until further notice because of the strange phenomenon. Click here to view more pictures of the destruction. Continue reading for an aerial drone video of the area, broken roads and all.
Traversing across snow and river is tough enough, but imagine having to use a rickety bridge to along the way. Meet the Kuandinsky Bridge, in Russia's Trans-Baikal Region. Spanning 570 meters over the Vitim River, this treacherous crossing is just over two meters wide and has absolutely no railing or other safety features to keep cars or people from falling into the frozen waters. Its decaying metallic structure has not been well maintained, but rather simply covered with old wooden railway sleepers that become slippery when frozen over with ice and snow. Continue reading for another video and more information.
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.
The second largest diamond ever found has been uncovered in Botswana and could be worth more than $38-million. The orange-sized 1,111 carat diamond - measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm - is only trumped by the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond uncovered in South Africa during a 1905 excavation. Once the new buyer cuts and polishes the stone, it could be worth more than $100-million. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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 man who survived an explosion near the Stade de France amid the Paris terror attacks said that his smartphone saved his life by blocking flying shrapnel from a suicide bombing. "I was crossing the street and straight away, boom, it exploded right in front of me. Everything was blown to bits and I felt stuff flying around and I left, I fell and then I got back up. So this is the cell phone that took the hit, it's what saved me. Otherwise my head would have been blown to bits," said Sylvestre. Continue reading for the video and more information.
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.
The Crooked Forest is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located outside Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland. This grove of approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber for use in furniture or boat building. Others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what really happened to these pine trees. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Daniel Fleetwood is a Star Wars fanatic who was diagnosed with a rare form of connective tissue cancer and given only two months to live back in June. Thankfully, he has outlived the original prognosis, but may not make it past next month. One of his dying wishes was to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and Disney made it happen with a un-edited screener containing footage that most will not be able to see until it hits Blu-ray and digital formats next year. Continue reading for another video and more information.