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.
People from Southern California, San Francisco Bay, Nevada and even as far south as Mexico, reported seeing a bright moving UFO-like object in the night sky. According to the U.S. Navy, it was just an unarmed missile test, despite it being uncommon for a self-propelled precision-guided munition system to hover in place. Others say it was just a remnant of the Taurid Meteor Shower. Continue reading for another video and more 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.
Here's another look at the surreal Cave of the Crystals, a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300-meters below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. The main chamber contains giant selenite crystals, some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave's largest crystal found to date is 12-meters in length, 4-meters in diameter and 55-tons in weight. The cave is extremely hot, with air temperatures reaching up to 58°C with 90% - 99% percent humidity. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. Continue reading for more pictures, a full documentary and additional information.
While it may be hard to believe, Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle is based on Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Fussen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds. The effect of the Neuschwanstein ensemble is highly stylistic, both externally and internally. The king's influence is apparent throughout, and he took a keen personal interest in the design and decoration. Continue reading for more real-life Disney locations.
This is not a UFO, just a exploding green fireball that lit up the night sky over Thailand. It was captured by several dashcam videos from vehicles in Bangkok just before 9 p.m. local time. Continue reading for a viral video of the Metroid movie that should exist. The American Meteor Society stated that 2015 may be a year with an unusual number of Taurid fireballs, which peaks October 29 to November 10 because the Earth is thought to be passing through a denser than usual field of debris left behind by the Comet 2P/Encke. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Metroid movie that should exist.
Alex Visker, a 19-year-old teen from Utah, is allergic to all food and has been relying on a feeding tube for nutrition. To be more specific, he's allergic to the proteins in food, and even one bite of a meal will leave him with stomach pain, fatigue, hives, headaches and extreme nausea, and can even send him into anaphylactic shock. "I can't even put something in my mouth just to taste it, and that's hard because I remember what food tastes like. The sight of food and the smell of food - especially something I used to love - can make me crave it. But I don't want to feel miserable," said Visker. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.
Heracleion is an ancient city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. Archeologists are now unearthing the mysteries of this Egyptian city, uncovering incredibly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Its legendary beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC, and it is mentioned by ancient Greek historians. Its importance grew especially during the waning days of the Pharaohs - the late period, when it was Egypt's main port for international trade and collection of taxes. The city was first rediscovered in the year 2000 by underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a research team from the European Institute for Underwater Acheology (IEASM) after a 4-year geophysical survey. The ruins of the lost city were found approximately 30-feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows crazy homemade pneumatic articulating wings for humans.
If price is no object, and survival is key, the Vivos Europa One underground bunker complex is exactly what you've been waiting for. Created by California entrepreneur Robert Vicino, this five-star shelter is located in the German village of Rothenstein. Each family will be provided with a private 2,500-square-foot apartment that can be fully-customized their own specifications. Whether it be a bedroom with giant displays to project the ocean, or a pool, theater and deluxe bathroom, anything is possible within reason. They will also have access to a hospital, several restaurants and a bakery. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, there are roadways, a wine cellar, prayer rooms, classrooms, a television station and a detention center within the complex. Interested families will first have to pay a base sum for their apartment, and then share of the costs for managing the complex (staff, maintenance, etc.). Continue reading for lots more pictures and information.
Due to a major drought in southern Mexico, water levels have dropped so much that a 400-year-old colonial church emerged. The water levels around the abandoned 16th Century church in Chiapas are so low that the place of worship is now visible above the water. The church, called "Temple of Santiago" or "The Temple of Quechula", disappeared beneath 100-feet of water after a dam was erected in the late 60s to make the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir. Continue reading for more pictures and information.