The upland Moa was a species of Moa bird endemic to New Zealand. It was a member of the ratite family, a type of flightless bird with no keel on the sternum. It was the last Moa species to become extinct, vanishing around 1500 AD. Researchers found an extremely well preserved claw belonging to one in the caves of Mount Owen in New Zealand during an expedition. Continue reading for more strange discoveries right here on Earth.
Boston's Fox 25 reports that the Lundy family didn't quite get what they expected on Christmas morning when their son opened a PlayStation 4 box and discovered a fake wooden console inside, with an obscene image drawn on it to boot. "He got a PS4 and he says 'this is the best present ever this is the best Christmas ever,'" said Brian Lundy. However, things did end up on a bright note when they took it back to the Saugus Target. "They not only gave us a new game system but they also gave us a $100 gift card as well as an additional game that the original game that was supposed to be in the box. Couldn't have been any kinder," said Kristin Lundy. Social media is claiming that some thieves are getting crafty by replacing the original seals with authentic-looking fake ones to make it appear as if a box hasn't yet been opened, resulting in unfortunate events, like this one. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kylo Ren playing flaming bagpipes on top of BB-8.
For those who happen to be outside on Christmas night, you'll be greeted with a rare sight as the final full moon of the year peaks.
The last time this happened on on Christmas was in 1977, and it won't happen again until 2034. "As you gaze up at the Christmas moon, take note that NASA has a spacecraft currently orbiting Earth's moon. As we look at the moon on such an occasion, it's worth remembering that the moon is more than just a celestial neighbor," said NASA's Nancy Neal Jones, from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Continue reading for three more videos and information. Click here to view more pictures of the full moon.
Tonight, Arizona, Nevada and even some California residents in Victor Valley, witnessed several fireballs streaking across the night sky. The objects were described as colorful and round in the western sky heading west just after 6:15 P.M., on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. "It looked like a comet because it changed colors. Green to red. It was really cool," said resident Todd N Zabrina Martin. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks, those two creepy life-sized Victorian dolls aren't computer-generated, but rather a clever campaign promoting Derren Brown's new psychological theme park ride, coming to the UK's Thorpe Park next year. Opening in March 2016, this 13-minute attraction claims to be the first "immersive psychological attraction" designed to "manipulate the human mind", which falls right in line with what people think after seeing these dolls in the London tube. Click here to view a few bonus pictures. Continue reading for more images of the creepy dolls outside London.
Antti Pendikainen from Finland, a self-proclaimed 'extreme artist', decided to jump out of a hot air balloon without a parachute. "I woke up this morning and felt like I wasn't going to need my parachute, so fk it. I'm stupid and tough enough to do it without a parachute, I'm not going to need it" said Pendikainen in the video. He jumpd and his friends with parachutes follow him through the clouds. Continue reading for a video of another no-parachute skydiving stunt.
There are theme parks designed for roller coaster junkies, and then there's Qurrent, the "world's first sustainable theme park." In addition to the wind turbine attractions, guests will also be able to ride the world's tallest spiraling water slide. Going back to the former, there are four turbine rides: a spiraling Beaufort Buster water slide, a Blade Runner turbine blade booster, the Newton Nightmare drop tower (descends 95-meters in 1.5 seconds), and lastly, a Happy Hurricane roller coaster. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a map of the entire theme park, with all the attractions labeled.
Zaq Landsberg is an artist from New York who just happened to stumble upon a 4-acre piece of uninhabited land in a remote Utah desert on Ebay. So, he snagged it up for just $610, and on his first visit to the site, he installed a red-and-yellow flag bang in the middle for future identification. That is how "Zaqistan" was born. Landsberg visits the soverign nation a few times every year, creating artistic monuments, such as robot sentries, on each visit. Other landmarks include a border patrol station, victory arch, a bed of plastic wildflowers, and even a geodesic dome. Revenue comes from the realistic-looking passports he sells on his website for $40 a piece. Continue reading for another video and more information.
If Magneto from X-Men actually existed, seeing random metal objects levitate would be a common sight, but a new video from China has surfaced, showing what appears to be cars levitating in the air as one drove towards a busy intersection. The vehicles are seen being pulled upwards before one rolls onto its side in the city of Xingtai. The front of another vehicle is pulled upwards, while the back end of a car in another lane moves, at that same time. All three crash back down onto the road, with the first, landing on its side. Continue reading for the shortened version of the clip.
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.