If you thought walking to school was tough, imagine having to cross a river via broken bridge while avoiding any dangerous animals that could be lurking in the waters. Getting an education isn't as easy as you may think for kids in some parts of the world, but despite these obstacles, many still find their ways to the classroom each day. Continue reading for more harrowing journeys.
It may sound like something from a storybook or fairytale, but this touching tale is a real life experience that started along the shores of California. A Reddit user and friends were fishing when they came upon a glass bottle that had washed ashore. Inside, they found a laminated, sealed message, along with a photo and a note from a family who had recently suffered the loss of a beloved family member, Mel. Continue reading to see what the message said and what happened after.
A Boeing 747-8 pilot and his co-pilot spotted a mysterious orange and red glow over the Pacific Ocean, south of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka, during a routine flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage, Alaska. Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst said: "There were no thunderstorms on their route or weather-radar, suggesting the lightning did not originate in a storm. The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow, in a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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.