The Derinkuyu underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevsehir Province, Turkey. Derinkuyu was fully formed in the Byzantine era, when it was heavily used as protection from Muslim Arabs during the Arab-Byzantine wars. It can be closed from the inside with large stone doors. Each floor could be closed off separately. The city could accommodate up to 20,000 people and had all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels. These tunnels were rediscovered in 1963, after a resident of the area found a mysterious room behind a wall in his home. Further digging revealed access to the tunnel network. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Ever wonder where the Bank of England keeps its 400,000 gold bars? In a secret vault hidden underneath the streets of London, and you can rest assured, that even if you were to find it, getting inside for even a look would be next to impossible. According to one anonymous bank worker, the huge doors are opened with 3-foot-long keys, and the locks on them also require a password. Continue reading for more ultra secure locations located around the world.
Meet Ryan, a seemingly normal 10-year-old who lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born to Baptist parents in 2005, but at the age of four, Ryan started having nightmares, and would often talk about his heart exploding as well as Hollywood, a city located several thousands of miles away from Oklahoma. His mom, Cyndi, said he would always talk in a "matter-of-fact" manner during these episodes. After a year, Ryan finally confided to her about his past life, and said: "Mom, I have something I need to tell you. I used to be somebody else." Speaking at length about Hollywood, his five marriages, vacations in Europe, his old houses, and his career as an actor / agent. Ryan stumbled upon a still in one of the books, from the 1932 movie "Night After Night" starring Mae West, and pointed to an extra in the film while shouting "That's me!". The family later found out that the man in the picture was bit-actor-turned-agent Marty Martin. Continue reading for a video and more information.
You've probably seen those "maximum height" signs on bridges before, but these images show what happens when you choose to ignore them while driving an oversize vehicle transporter. This driver attempted to take a shortcut to avoid the traffic when he collided with a 14.5ft (4.4m) high bridge. Eyewitnesses say they heard 'crunch' as the top tier of five brand new Ford Focus cars straight from the factory. Continue reading to see more of the destruction that ensued.
A YouTube video of a monk sitting calmly in a vat of hot oil has already been more than a million times, and is also seen sharing his magical powers with others by touching objects that they pass to him. Apparently, they believe that his touch can make their amulets or pieces of fabric powerful / lucky, and these objects are then sold to the locals and other places of worship. Continue reading for the video and more information.
These mysterious blue objects washed ashore at San Francisco's Ocean Beach, and while they look like something out of a sci-fi flick, they're actually just Velella. In other words, jelly-like "purple sails" that are known to flood California beaches in the springtime. Fortunately, they make for some interesting photos and land wherever the breeze takes them. Continue reading for more.
Here's a mind-boggling picture of Danny MacAskill performing bike tricks during the solar eclipse at the Quirrang on the Isle of Skye, Scotland on March 20, 2015. This amazing shot was created by "friend and photographer Rutger Pauw who came up with the idea after seeing that one of the best views would be on the rider's home soil, where 98% of the sun was at one point obscured," according to Twisted Sifter. Continue reading for more.
A mysterious silent flash lit up the Russian night sky yesterday, and it has baffled researchers while sparking theories of extraterrestrial activity. Weather experts claim that the blue and white burst of light that illuminated Stavropol in southern Russia, is not a natural phenomenon, since it was not accompanied by any sound. Adding to the strangeness is the fact that the flash actually made the city's street lights briefly go out. Continue reading for the video and more information.
A stingray weighing nearly 800-pounds, measuring in at 8-feet wide and 14-feet long, was caught by American TV show host Jeff Corwin on the Mae Klong river in Thailand earlier this week. It was so large that several men on board a small fishing boat had to take it in turns to help on the rod during the 2-hour ordeal. After getting it alongside the boat the ray was pulled into a specially-prepared pen where 7 people lifted it out of the water so it could be properly measured. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Marc Szeglat, a videographer based in Germany, managed to capture video of an extremely rare volcanic lightning storm in the plume of highly active volcano Sakurajima, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't skate home from the bar when drunk.