The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) Ice Bucket Challenge is basically an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. The rules state that the nominated participants are required to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head within 24-hours and / or donate money to charity should they decline.
The bizarre transparent creature you see above was caught by a fisherman from New Zealand named Stewart Fraser. He was fishing with sons Conaugh and Finn 43 miles north off the North Island's Karikari Peninsula when he spotted the translucent shrimp-like cretures floating near the top of the water. Fraser mentioned that "It felt scaly and was quite firm, almost jelly like, and you couldn't see anything inside aside from this orange little blob inside it." Continue reading for more unusual animals you won't believe actually exist.
The Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground city of the Median Empire in the Derinkuyu district in Nevsehir Province, Turkey. It extends to a depth of approximately 60m and was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. This is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. Continue reading for more.
Betty and Barney Hill were an American couple who claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of New Hampshire on September 19-20, 1961. The couple's story, called the Hill Abduction, and occasionally the Zeta Reticuli Incident, was that they had been kidnapped for a short time by a UFO. The Hill Abduction claim was the first widely publicized report of alien abduction, adapted into the best-selling 1966 book The Interrupted Journey and the 1975 television movie The UFO Incident. Many of Betty Hill's notes, tapes, and other items have been placed in a permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire, her alma mater. Continue reading for more.
Whether it be lunar base to UFOs, conspiracy theorists have come up with some insane theories over the years, but this time, a shadowy humanoid-like figure has been spotted on Google Moon. YouTube user Wowforreel's video has been viewed more than two million times in less than a month. For those with Google Earth installed on their computers, type in these coordinates to view it for yourself: 27°34'26.35"N 19°36'4.75"W. Continue reading for the video and more information.
Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, as the $2-billion sale closed Tuesday, the NBA announced in a news release. According to a California court issued order, Donald Sterling's wife, Shelly, has the legal authority to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust. The sale price is currently the highest in NBA history, and marks the end of the showdown between Donald Sterling, his fellow owners and commissioner Adam Silver. Continue reading for the news report and more information.
Robin Williams was found dead on Monday and the apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, according to police. In recent times, Williams had been battling severe depression. He was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, near San Francisco. Williams was best known playing characters in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and Jumanji. To celebrate his life, here are some clips that showcase just how talented he was. Continue reading for more.
A geep is basically the hybrid offspring of a sheep and a goat. Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated, they belong to different genera in the subfamily Caprinae of the family Bovidae. Despite widespread shared pasturing of goats and sheep, hybrids are very rare, indicating the genetic distance between the two species. On Sunday, July 27, 2014, a geep named Butterfly was born at My Petting Zoo in Scottsdale, AZ. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.
A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has baffled researchers in the drought-ridden country. So far, there's been no official explanation for the sudden appearance of "Gafsa Beach", which was discovered by shepherds a few weeks ago. The water started off as a crystalline blue and has since turned a murky green with algae, but Tunisians have not been able to resist cooling off in the 40 degrees celsius heat. "Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse," journalist Lakhdar Souid told France 24. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a custom scooter that's more than meets the ear.
While the Ivory Coast is touted as the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans used in the manufacturing of chocolate, many of the cocoa farmers have never tasted the fruits of their labor. This is due to the fact that they are paid very little (€7 per day split between many people) and a chocolate bar costs approximately €2. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of