Untold History of Covert Government WWI-IRAQ, DARPA´s Artificial Mammalian Brain, Bin-laden Bob Lassar & Fake Roswell Aliens – A great podcast with Annie Jacobesen and Joe Rogan

From the very little one can gather from a 3 hour conversation, Annie Jacobsen is an awesome Journalist with a crazy “professional” obsession with the dark and untold, while also an almost morbid fascination with truth. Obviously this is not uncommon and this is her books are so tempting.

Perhaps, before we go to the books, you might enjoy Joe Rogan Experience #1299 – Annie Jacobsen , Joe Rogan who has a superb podcast.


Annie Jacobesen BIO

ANNIE JACOBSEN is a former Los Angeles Times journalist, bestselling author, and 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist in history. Her nonfiction books are AREA 51, OPERATION PAPERCLIP, THE PENTAGON’S BRAIN, and PHENOMENA. She also writes television.

Jacobsen went to Princeton University where she was taught writing by Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Auster, studied Greek, and served as Captain of the Princeton Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Kevin and their two sons.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Annie Jacobsen

Books

¿What Are Acoustics?

Acoustics is the branch of physics that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including topics such as vibrationsoundultrasound and infrasound. A scientist who works in the field of acoustics is an acoustician while someone working in the field of acoustics technology may be called an acoustical engineer. The application of acoustics is present in almost all aspects of modern society with the most obvious being the audio and noise control industries.

Hearing is one of the most crucial means of survival in the animal world, and speech is one of the most distinctive characteristics of human development and culture. Accordingly, the science of acoustics spreads across many facets of human society—music, medicine, architecture, industrial production, warfare and more. Likewise, animal species such as songbirds and frogs use sound and hearing as a key element of mating rituals or marking territories. Art, craft, science and technology have provoked one another to advance the whole, as in many other fields of knowledge. Robert Bruce Lindsay‘s ‘Wheel of Acoustics’ is a well accepted overview of the various fields in acoustics.[1]

The word “acoustic” is derived from the Greek word ἀκουστικός (akoustikos), meaning “of or for hearing, ready to hear”[2] and that from ἀκουστός (akoustos), “heard, audible”,[3] which in turn derives from the verb ἀκούω (akouo), “I hear”.[4]

The Latin synonym is “sonic”, after which the term sonics used to be a synonym for acoustics[5] and later a branch of acoustics.[6] Frequencies above and below the audible range are called “ultrasonic” and “infrasonic“, respectively. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustics

ME 566 Acoustics Prof. Adnan Akay 2009-2010- Spring Introduction to oscillations, waves, and sound generation and propagation. General concepts such as quantitative measures of sound, plane waves, and acoustic energy density and intensity. Perception of sound. Derivation of wave equation. Reflection, transmission and refraction of sound. Normal modes: vibrating membranes, and sound in a rectangular enclosure; room and duct acoustics. Acoustic horns. Absorption and attenuation of sound waves. Acoustic waves in spherical co-ordinate systems.

Unconventional U.S. Based Summer Vacations Recommendations.

I like to plan ahead, so I usually do my research before I decide what to do and where to go, and I also do a little more planning and youtube researching when I have already decided where to go. Not everyone does this, so let’s just say I did the research for you. Here are some of the places where you can enjoy on summer. Of course there are great traditional spots to go and experience the “Great American Summer Vacation” like Miami or Hawaii. But this list is for the curious mind, that needs something outside what TV taught us. here we go:

The Big City, a Summer Vacation Spot?!
If you are not one of those people that like to go hiking, biking, skiing, or beach partying, you are not alone. This might be your best summer travel option:

  • New York City as a summer destination: It just the best choice you have if you like to spend time in the city. This is a list of things to do in NYC on Summer:
    • Magical Boutiques
    • Legendary Bakeries
    • Amazing Coffee shops
    • Historic Broadway Shows
    • Bucket list Art museums
    • Best in the word, five star, restaurants
    • And you can´t leave with out visiting Central Park

  • Boston is one of America´s most historic city, not only classic but also contemporary. You can tour around and appraise graceful mansions, historical buildings, naughty hotels and trendy restaurants. Its venue of Museums is nothing to overlook.

  • Chicago, also known as the Windy City is our last epic recommendation, ( of many, but this is not a city list, its an alternative summer vacation list) in our urban summer vacation list. Cheaper than the other two and easy to cruise with world famous public transportation, it is a great destination for the outdoor drinker, lake lovers, concerts, festivals, and its unique and modern skyline makes it the summer destination for urban designers, engineers and of course, architects. Personally one of my favorites!

Mountains as a Summer Destination

Now if what you´re looking for is to get as far as possible from any and cities, and you love hiking, look towards the mountains and feast on natures highland treasures.

  • Aspen, Colorado has a music festival, outdoor coffee shops,  and a very “Aspeni” style for most of their establishments. Aspen  makes you feel like you´re traveling is a alternate time line of Europe had there been more “Hippies” after WWII. Their farmers market and a free transportation is something to experience. Hiking trails, biking trails, fishing spots, rafting and kayaking rentals and on top of it all, it is actually cheaper to stay here during summer than during the winter. Yes! A smart choice of the outdoorsy type.

  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming has an amazing aerial tram that can take you rock climbing and hiking with the most impressive views. They have galleries for you to take a day trip to. Keep in mind that summer is a very busy time in this particular part of the world, so do not expect for a quiet vacation.

  • Park City, Utah is now more of a large resort than a town. During the summer its main street transforms into a giant open roof dining room, as the Annual Savor the Summit event is held. And to burn those delicious calories, there are wonderful options for hiking and mountain biking.
  • The weekly farmers market is an experience on itself, with a plethora of fresh produce, hand crafted souvenirs and curious creative foods. You can also find a place to go and enjoy a great picnic during a concert, as the art scene is also wonderful.

Beach as Summer Vacation
If you are like a lot of my friends, then when you think of summer you probably think of white beaches, a warm ocean and lots of sun. So ofcourse we had to ad beaches. Here is a list for you to think about your summer vacation:

  • Santa Barbara, California has an amazing downtown, there are great options for hiking. At the end of Santa Cruz Boulevard, you can find the “One Thousand Steps Beach” which is not literally one thousand steps by the way. But is a cool experience.  It probably offers the best sunset you will ever see in at “Butterfly Beach”, and if you want to go surfing then “Arroyo Burro Beach” is the place to find a wonderful community of beach goers. You can find amazing wineries, and great places to eat and shop around.

  • Gulf Shores, Alabama is not a “top of mind” beach destination and really is more of a family friendly spot after spring break parties end. You are sure to find extremely fresh seafood, and great places to sunbathe. They also have golf courses and an acclaimed water parks, a very interesting Zoo and a shopping Outlet. Also, you can have a day trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site.

New to Lackland Air Force Base? Read This.

Lackland Air Force Base is located in Bexar County, Texas. It is the only entering processing station for Air Force for basic military training and thus its called the “Gateway to the Airforce”. Lackland Air Force Base is part of Joint Base San Antonio which is a union between the United States Army Fort Sam Houston and the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010.

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What’s it like during BMT for the AF on Weeks 0-3?

What’s it like during BMT for the AF on Weeks 4-6?

 

Sources:

  •  https://www.lackland-afb-graduation.com/
  • https://afwm.org/

 

 

 

What to do? Sightseeing at Lackland Air Force Base.

In Lackland Air Force Base has 2 museums, it has objects, aircrafts, weapons that date from World War I. There is also a great display of airplanes like P-38, Lightning, B-17 Flying Fortress, and  P-82 Twin Mustang. Tourists can stay in the surrounding hotels. And enjoy them with their airmen during base liberties.

Air Force Security Forces Museum San Antonio Texas

US Air Force Airman Heritage Museum San Antonio Texas

 

Planes on Display at Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX

You can also take advantage of these pre-weekend and weekend specials nearby:

  • Donate BloodYou’ve got what it takes to save three lives with a single donation.  There will be a line in the reception center (near the restrooms) from 8:15 to 9:30am and again from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Everyone who donates blood receives a military coin.
  • Gateway Club Lunch/Dinner Opportunity: Lunch Buffet available on Thursday from 11-3pm ($9.95 per person), Dinner Buffet available from 4-7:30pm ($9.95 per person).  Located at Lackland AFB, 1650 Kenly Avenue, Bldg. 2490.  Large groups urged to call ahead to reserve space: (210) 645-7034.
  • Greenside Grill Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Opportunity:  Located on Lackland AFB at the Gateway Hills golf course, 1800 Dimsted Place.  Breakfast favorites include tacos, pancakes, French toast and assorted omelets.   Lunch favorites include hamburgers, Chicken Fried Steak, Hot dogs, Fried Chicken, Tuna, Chicken salad or deli sandwiches.  Great Steak Night is also on Thursday from 4-7pm.  $15 in advance, $17 at the door (Children’s menu also available for $6.00).  Space is limited to the first 80 people who pay for the dinner. Please call 210-671-3466 to reserve your steak dinner on Thursday of graduation weekend.  For more information, click HERE.  NOTE: The Great Steak Night for Thanksgiving week will be on Wednesday the 23rd instead of Thursday, due to the holiday.
  • Suzie’s Kitchen Lunch Opportunity: Located in the Skylark Bowling Center at Lackland AFB (1610 Luke Blvd., Bldg. 6476), Suzie’s Kitchen specializes in pizza, subs and wings.  Lunch specials from 11-2pm. 210-671-1234.

Sources:

Military Spouse Guides

AFWM

TripAdvisor

Lodging at Lackland Air Force Base – Book Early for Graduation!

On Base? Off Base? Lackland Air Force Base has 3 lodging hotels inside the base. The Gateway Villa, The Gateway Inn, and The Gateway Lodge.  In a few words, if you like convenience and practicality book early on base. Another important thing to note is that your airmen need a “Hotel Waiver”  in order to enter the hotel room.

Booking a room for the Air Force BMT graduation can be tough. On base, hotels are very practical, but you might also end up having to share a bathroom with a stranger, o so says Zoe Wolf from Military Spouse Guides*.

The hotels are basic but comfortable. Comparable to a best western, they are not luxurious but they aren’t bad either. Prices range from $35 – $65 per night. You can request to stay at a specific hotel, but it’s really subject to available rooming.

It’s also important to note that officers on active duty have priority on booking. This means that if there is a reservation conflict or over-booking you might have to give up the room. Off-base alternatives are usually arranged for you in case you are asked to “surrender” the room. Still, Zoey recommends you always have a backup plan, such as these off-base alternatives.

The benefits of booking on-base are being close to everything, also the disposition of areas where to spend time with your airmen when they have base liberties. As there are little other options to spend time together.

 

More about the Gateway Inn

Here is a video from Karey Ellen, who stayed at the Gateway IN, in San Antonio, Texas for her husband’s graduation from basic military training in August of 2011.

More on the Gateway Villa

All of them were built to provide facilities to duty airmen, reservists, and families.

Now for some insights into the Gateway Lodge we could not find a video, but found these reviews instead.  

For example:

“Well…the room was clean and decently decorated. The sleeping area is about 12 x 13 with enough space to walk around the queen bed. There is a desk on one side of the bed and an easy chair on the door side. At the foot of the bed there is about three feet of walking space and a large cabinet that the TV (a flat 32”) site. If someone is sitting at the desk they occupy all the space between the desk and bed. On the other side of the wall that had the desk is another small area with a sink, closets, refrigerator/microwave and the connecting door to the shared bathroom. If you share the connecting room with a family member the set up isn’t too bad.

Bad – The worst thing I noted was that you can hear bathroom noises very loudly (since there is only a slab door for separation) and the toilet is extremely loud when you flush. In fact it was so loud that I felt bad flushing the toilet on my nightly sojourns.

There was new carpet in the room but it is a thin industrial grade carpet glued to a concrete floor. This is not very comfortable underfoot.

I stayed here for five days and our toiletries were never replaced.

Shower head was awful as it was mounted at about 5’6” and the spray came out in a circle pattern with a fine mist. The head has settings available but it was calcified in place so there was no chance of changing it.

Good – The bed slept very well and the room seemed to stay nice and dark in the early morning hours so it was easy to sleep in.

The internet was fast and reliable.

The price is reasonable as you pay less than $45 for the room – I think $44 as of 1 Oct 2014. I wouldn’t stay here if I had to pay more! Stayed: September 2014, traveled with family”

So for more on off-base and on-base Hotels

Sources:

Military Spouse Guides

AFWM

TripAdvisor

 

HOW DRONES ARE USED IN PROFESSIONAL FILM PRODUCTION

It was illegal in the U.S. to use drones when shooting in a feature film, that is until 2014, when the law was changed. Still, to be able to usefully equipped professional cinematic drones for shooting video, companies might have to send detailed safety procedures,  make sure the people to fly the drones have private pilot certificates and agree to keep eyes at all times on the craft. Also no night flights or flying over restricted airspace.  Bellow you will find some great insights into the basic cinematic drone camara techniques.

8 Great Drone Shots

  • The Unveiling Shot is a usually used to set the theme while introducing a  location. It has two parts, the start, where you only see the local limits and have no idea of the geographical context and the end, where you have the big picture completely revealed. The idea is that the local foreground works as an inverted curtain, that “unveils” the location in a smooth rise.
  • The Loo-up Shot  This is another way to introduce a geographical and emotional setting. It consists of having the drown move slowly at the same altitude while moving the camera from looking completely down to completely horizontal.  The movement of the camera can be influenced by keeping an object placed in a specific position of the frame as the drone moves.
  • Pull Back Shot Simple and Dramatic, all you have to do is to flight away from a setting.
  • Head Over Shot The head over shot is a slow spiraling rise with camara looking straight down at the center of a nice scenery. A second variation would be a smooth slow straight line movement instead of a rise, remember keep things as slow as possible.
  • The Cam Crane Shot Imitating the crane shot of the orignal crane.
  • Course Lock Shot these are flight modes that can be used to enable the drone to fly automatically around an object while you focus on the camara and the shot.
  • Slider Shot: Vertical shot that uses multiple backgrounds at different distances, enabling for great cinematic effect.
  • Tripod Shot: A slow rotation pivoting on itself.

Father Figures

“Fraternal twin brothers, Kyle and Peter Reynolds (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) have learned that their father did not die when they were young as they had previously believed, and their eccentric mother, Helen Baxter (Glenn Close) had slept with many rich, famous and powerful men in the 1970’s. When they go on a road trip to find out who their real father is, they find out more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know, as well as encountering a mysterious hitchhiker and other misadventures.”

Downsizing

Whoa, good reviews and funny 6 inch high people theme? Awesome! It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017, while Chau earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Payne and Jim Taylor. The film stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig, and tells the story of a couple who undertake a procedure to shrink their bodies so they can start a new life in an experimental community. When the wife refuses the procedure at the last minute, the husband has to reassess his life and choices. Principal photography on the film began in Ontario, Canada, on April 1, 2016.

Downsizing premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2017, and was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on December 22, 2017. The film received praise for its cast and premise, but criticism for its execution and failure to deliver on possible ideas given the subject matter. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downsizing_(2017_film)

Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”?

Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484–c. 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides. He is often referred to as “The Father of History”, a title first conferred by Cicero; he was the first historian known to have broken from Homeric tradition to treat historical subjects as a method of investigation—specifically, by collecting his materials systematically and critically, and then arranging them into a historiographic narrative.

“2,500 years ago, the writing of history as we know it didn’t exist. The past was recorded as a list of events, with little explanation for their causes beyond accepting things as the will of the gods. Herodotus wanted a deeper understanding, so he took a new approach: looking at events from both sides to understand the reasons for them. Mark Robinson explains how “history” came into being.”

The Histories is the only work which he is known to have produced, a record of his “inquiry” on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars; it primarily deals with the lives of Croesus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Smerdis, Darius, and Xerxes and the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, Salamis, Plataea, and Mycale; however, its many cultural, ethnographical, geographical, historiographical, and other digressions form a defining and essential part of the Histories and contain a wealth of information. Some of his stories are fanciful and others inaccurate; yet he states that he is reporting only what he was told; a sizable portion of the information he provided was later confirmed by historians and archaeologists. Despite Herodotus’s historical significance, little is known of his personal life. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodotus

The 2017 Basic Christmas Decorations and their Historic Origins.

I absolutely LOVE the holidays! Decorating my house, planning ahead for the celebration, listening to carols, watching all the malls light up their trees… it makes me feel so joyful! I really enjoy doing all the “chores” that come with Christmas celebration! Especially I truly enjoy choosing my new decorations. Here´s what I think are the most important things to consider this 2017!

How Traditional is the Traditional Christmas Tree?

A Christmas Trees is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. The modern Christmas tree was developed in early modern Germany (where it is today called Weihnachtsbaum or Christbaum), in which devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. It acquired popularity beyond the Lutheran areas of Germany, during the second half of the 19th century, at first among the upper classes. The tree was traditionally decorated with roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, tinsel, and sweetmeats, with the apples and round ornaments representing the fruit of knowledge of good and evil from the Book of Genesis in the Christian Bible. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights after the advent of electrification.

Enjoy untangling x-mass lights? Not Me!

Do I like untangling lights every year? NO! That`s why I think this tree is THE BEST invention EVER! . I know most people like to go and pick up their tree every year, but I do truly believe having a reusable tree not only saves money but also time and the environment!. You don´t have to worry about it drying up before Christmas… plus it comes with a guarantee!

Save Money!

Now if we talk about saving money and getting a reusable tree this is what you need! It has a good rating and it is under $50… now that’s a deal you don´t want to miss! .

Best Value Tree! 7ft tall at $29

Do you love trees so much you want a ton of them placed around your space, outside, inside, in the bathroom? Well, for less than $30 per unit
this is the tree to use.

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The Mistletoe!

It is a Christmas custom for a couple who meet under a mistletoe to kiss. Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century. The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe. It was described in 1820 by American author Washington Irving in his The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.: The Mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases.

Some claim that the origin of the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe goes back to ancient Norse mythology. According to the myth, a goddess named Frigg had a son named Baldr. When he was born, she made all plants unable to hurt him. Yet she overlooked the mistletoe plant, and a god known for his mischief, Loki, tricked another god into killing Baldr with a spear made of mistletoe. The gods eventually brought Baldr back to life, and Frigg declared that mistletoe would bring love rather than death into the world. People then kissed under the mistletoe to obey the goddess, as well as to remember Baldr’s resurrection.

Another theory is that the tradition originated in the ancient Babylonian-Assyrian Empire. Single women apparently stood under mistletoe hung outside the temple for the goddess of beauty and love. They were expected to bond with the first man that approached them – but they did not kiss. Historically, mistletoe was seen as a supernatural, healing plant. It was believed to promote fertility, and its leaves were said to be an aphrodisiac. Mistletoe was once a part of marriage ceremonies for this reason, and was placed under couples’ beds for good luck. The tradition later was found in England, when young men would kiss women standing under the mistletoe, and would pluck a berry from the bush after each kiss. After all the berries were gone, it was bad luck to continue kissing under that bush. It is important to remember that during this period a kiss was taken very seriously – it was usually seen as a promise of marriage!

Mistletoe Hat Anyone?

I thought this Mistletoe Hat was one of the most hilarious things ever! I’m going to throw Christmas party and have all the guests wear one! Fun fun fun!!!
Mistletoe Hat

Kissing Ball?

I believe this Kissing Ball Ornament is very elegant and a classic on any Christmas party! So classic!

classic mistletoe

The Classic Mistletoe is an elegant and thoughtful ornament to place… if you ask singles, on as many places as possible ;).

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The Stockings

The stockings are the most humble of the gift-related items of Christmas and a very important indicator of how “Well” some children behaved. Stockings scream cozy loving Christmas to anyone who sees them. So here are a few choices.

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as Stocking Stuffers or Stocking Fillers. In some Christmas stories, the contents of the Christmas stocking are the only toys the child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus; in other stories (and in tradition), some presents are also wrapped up in wrapping paper and placed under the Christmas tree. Tradition in Western culture threatens that a child who behaves badly during the year will receive only a piece or pile of coal. However, coal is rarely if ever left in a stocking, as it is considered cruel. Some people even put their Christmas stocking by their bedposts so Santa Claus can fill it by the bed while they sleep.

Cheaper by the Dozen

At a little over a dollar per stocking, this gorgeous Christmas stocking set, is my first choice.

Modern-Classic Christmas Stockings?

These Modern Christmas Stockings are gorgeous. They are elegant, simple and sophisticated at the same time. I’d love to see these in modern minimalist interiors or classic colonial houses with modern fusions.

The Stocking Choice for the Christmass Fanatic

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The Nativity Scene

Christmas is a Christian holiday and for those of you who identify with any of the Christ-centric religions, having a Nativity Scene to commemorate the humble beginnings of Jesus Christ is almost an obligation as much as it is a joy. Either way, its a Christmas must.

In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene is also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche or in Italian presepio or presepe is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. While the term “nativity scene” may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or reenactments called “living nativity scenes” (tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph.

Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, and the Magi and their camels, described in the Gospel of Matthew, are also included. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may or may not be Biblical are included based on local traditions.

Nativity Scene For Kids

This Nativity Scene for Kids is perfect to set the holiday mood before talking to kids about the origin of christmass. This Child’s first Nativity Manger Set is made from fabric with safe unbreakable pieces, all the pieces are stored in the sturdy stable with a Convenient handle for travel. Just the right size for toddlers- lost pieces are replaced free.
This Unique Manger set is hand-crafted with the quality that only Pockets of Learning provides. This item has become a treasured piece of Christmas celebrations in family homes for generations.

Modern-Classic Nativity Set?

This Willow Tree Nativity 6 piece set is a safe, smart and elegant choice for almost any setting. It includes a Sentiment on an enclosure card that reads ‘Behold the awe and wonder of the Christmas Story’. It consists of Six hand-painted resin figures, the tallest is 9.5”h. Includes Mary, Joseph, shepherd, donkey and two sheep. We recomend you dust with soft cloth or soft brush and avoid water or cleaning solvents. Artist Susan Lordi hand carved the original of each Willow Tree piece from her studio in Kansas City, MO. This piece is cast from Susan’s original carving and painted by hand.
Willow Tree is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Sculptures communicate through gesture… to represent an emotion.
Since 1999, Susan Lordi has worked in partnership with DEMDACO to produce, market and distribute Willow Tree, her line of carved, figurative sculptures.

The Nativity Set for Fanatics is a Very classic Nativity Set!

This Classic Nativity Set is a foolproof choice on any “Reasonable” environment. This Nativity set Comes with Stable and Hay, Nine ceramic pieces, the Stable measures 12.50″W x 9″H x 4″D. The figurine measurements range between 5″H x 2″W (Wise man) & 1″H x 2″W (Baby Jesus).

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The Christmas Wreaths

In English-speaking countries, Christmas Wreathss are used typically as household ornaments, mainly as an Advent Decorations. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as Lauren Wreaths.

Best Value Wreaths

These Best Value Christmas Wreaths are beautifull and at less than 3$ per piece ( 3 piece set), this is a great option for your Christmas decorations. This particular set includes 3 glittering tinsel wreaths with green leaves, mounted on plastic frames. Hang them on your door to give a warm welcome to guests and friends during the cold time of the year! The tinsel wreath reflects light and the glittering effect brings a festive Christmas spirit to your house or apartment! Add this decorative ornament to your front, windows or place it on your dining table as a centerpiece. Its a made of durable plastic, the wreath can last the whole winter season. MEASUREMENTS: 11.8 x 11.8 inches.

Blank Wreaths

Want to decorate the door’s Christmas Wreath yourself? No problem! You can buy Undecorated Wreaths here. Thes are 24″ in diameter that mimic Canadian Pine, but is artificial Christmas Wreath, so it will last more than a few christmas seassons.

Why Not a Wreath Decoration Set?

If you want more than just your door to be decorated with a beautiful wreath, say adding some decorations to the staircase for example, you can always think of buying beauties such as this one.

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The Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights (also known as fairy lights) are lights used for decoration in celebration of Christmas, often on display throughout the Christmas season including Advent and Christmastide. The custom goes back to when Christmas trees were decorated with candles, which symbolized Christ being the light of the world; these were brought by Christians into their homes in early modern Germany.

Christmas trees displayed publicly and illuminated with electric lights became popular in the early 20th century. By the mid-20th century, it became customary to display strings of electric lights as along streets and on buildings; Christmas decorations detached from the Christmas tree itself. In the United States, it became popular to outline private homes with such Christmas lights in tract housing beginning in the 1960s. By the late 20th century, the custom had also been adopted in other nations, including outside the Western world, notably in Japan and Hong Kong. Throughout Christendom, Christmas lights continue to retain their symbolism of Jesus as the light of the world.

In many countries, Christmas Lights, as well as other Christmas decorations, are traditionally erected on or around the first day of Advent. In the Western Christian world, the two traditional days when Christmas lights are removed are Twelfth Night and Candlemas, the latter of which ends the Christmas-Epiphany season in some denominations. Leaving the decorations up beyond Candlemas is historically considered to be inauspicious.

LED Christmas Curtain Icicle Lights

Would you like to have a lovely, cozy and lit porch? Check you these beautiful Christmas Curtain Icicle Lights. These curtain lights (Length: 9.8 feet Height: 9.8 feet ) has UL approved plugin transformer and its very safe during use. It needs an electrical imput of 120V AC 60Hz and output of 29V 125mA, High Energy Convert Rate, Power 3.6W. There is no worry of overheat or fire. It comes with a remote to turn the light on/off and switch modes. The Light Remote on/off control range is about 32 feet (10 meters). It also includes a timer function that will keep lights on for 6 hours and then turn them off for 18 hours and then come back on automatically.The lighting patters include combination/twinkle/chasing/slow fade/steady on etc. The lights are made of high-quality material and include 12 strands in each set. The space between each LED bulb is 4.5 inches and the distance between each strand is 1 feet. It comes with a warranty that takes ful responsibility for customer dissatisfaction.

Christmas light projector

Christmas Light Projectors are still a growing trend this year. Its the kind of thing that you either love or hate, and we love this Christmas Light Projector more than the rest because of its 16 Multi-Color Switchable Patterns; Colorful projection images including Christmas Tree/Santa, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Snowflake, Love,Skeleton,Birthday Cake, Heart Shape and so on. They are suitable for any occasions of every season every year. Thye have the Ultra Safe Certification: CE, FCC, ROHS; The LED Projector Light is made of ABS and plastic, best light casing and with the best power adapter. No fear of rain, snow or strong sunlight. Its made for Outdoor and Indoor Use as its waterproof and can be set in the ground with a built-in stake(Even in muddy grass) or mounted on the supplied round plate (recommend for indoor use). It includes automatic time setting with Remote Control, a built-in timer function, the laser light will automatically turn off after 6H using and turn on again after 18H. But you can choose 2H, 4H, 6H, as you like.

What about solar powered Christmas Lights?

These Solar Christmas Lights are a great alternative to be both environmentally conscientious and also save on the electric bill. They practically pay for themselves. Just be smart about the angle at which you place the solar cells. They include 100 super brilliant LEDs that glow a warm white light. Ideal for decorating your patio, garden, lawn, porch, gate, yard, Christmas lights, wedding, party etc. With gorgeous lighting modes including Fireflies, Waves, Fading, Chasing, Fading slowly, Twinkle and Steady beam. The 33ft Ultra-Thin and high-quality bendable copper wire, the string lights conform to any shape you want. Also, they are easy to store and ready for next use. Powered by solar energy, working up to 10 hours after fully charged the strips light-up automatically at night and turn off during the day. The Mpow string light is IP64 waterproof and heat-resistant, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor without any worry of moisture, weather damage or short circuit.

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The Star

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

In Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com
Director: Timothy Reckart
Writers: Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Simon Moore (story by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant

Murder on the Orient Express

20th Century Fox announced the project in December 2013. Michael Green wrote the screenplay for a new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. On June 16, 2015, it was reported Fox was in talks with Kenneth Branagh to direct.

On November 20, 2015, it was announced that Branagh would direct the film and star in the role of detective Hercule Poirot. On June 10, 2016, it was reported that Angelina Jolie was in early talks to co-star in the film. Variety reported on August 4 that she would not sign on to star, while the studio was looking for other actresses like Charlize Theron. On August 17, Variety reported that Leslie Odom Jr. was in talks to join the cast in an unspecified role. On 6 September, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tom Bateman had joined the cast as Bouc. On September 29, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michael Peña, Derek Jacobi, and Lucy Boynton were added to the cast. On October 20, Josh Gad was cast in the film to play Hector MacQueen. On 27 October, Marwan Kenzari joined the cast as the French conductor of the train. On November 11, Penélope Cruz joined the cast in an unspecified role, later revealed to be Pilar Estravados (a Hispanic version of the novel’s Swedish Greta Ohlsson, borrowing the name of a character in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas). On December 5, Sergei Polunin joined the cast in an undisclosed role, later revealed to be the Count Andrenyi. On January 5, 2017, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of the film as an undercover detective. On January 9, Olivia Colman revealed that she had been cast as Princess Dragomiroff’s maid. On January 25, it was revealed that Michael Peña had dropped out of the film and that Manuel Garcia-Rulfo had replaced him as Biniamino Marquez (a Cuban version of the novel’s Italian Antonio Foscarelli).

Principal photography on the film began on November 22, 2016, in the United Kingdom and wrapped in May 2017. It used some of the same 65mm film cameras as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which Branagh had acted in shortly before this production. These two were among the very few to be shot on 65mm film since Branagh’s Hamlet in 1996, and the only ones released in 2017.
Release
Murder on the Orient Express was released in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2017 and will be on November 10, 2017 in the United States, by 20th Century Fox. The first look at the film and cast was released on May 3 in an exclusive article by Entertainment Weekly.

Box office
In the United States and Canada, Murder on the Orient Express will be released alongside Daddy’s Home 2, and is projected to gross around $20 million from 3,350 theaters in its opening weekend.

Critical response
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 65% based on 97 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Stylish production and an all-star ensemble keep this Murder on the Orient Express from running off the rails, even if it never quite builds up to its classic predecessor’s illustrious head of steam.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ and called the film “a lushly old-fashioned adaptation wrapped in a veritable turducken of pearls, monocles, and international movie stars.” Blake Goble of Consequence of Sound said “Handsomely staged, exceptionally well-cast, and reasonably faithful, Branagh has revived Murder on the Orient Express in a highly pleasing fashion.” Trace Thurman of Bloody Disgusting gave the film three and a half skulls and said “For those looking for an involving murder mystery that is respectful of its source material and filled with an all-star cast, look no further than Murder on the Orient Express.” Matt Goldberg of Collider gave the film a B- calling it a “handsomely crafted production” albeit on that “falls apart is at the climax of the film.”

On the negative side, Matthew Jacobs of The Huffington Post was impressed by the cast but ultimately felt “Agatha Christie’s whodunit has no steam.” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone found that there were many dull moments and that the film was a needless remake. Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two and a half stars felt that the film focused too much on Poirot to the detriment of the other characters saying “never let it be said the director misses an opportunity to place his star front and center, unfortunately relegating just about everyone else in the obligatory International All-Star Cast to a paper-thin character with one or at most two defining personality traits.” Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of The A.V. Club complained that Branagh’s “erratic direction—more interested in cut glass and overhead shots than in suspicions and uncertainties—bungles both the perfect puzzle logic of the crime and its devious solution.”
Possible sequels
In 2015, James Prichard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd. and Christie’s great grandson, expressed enthusiasm for sequels, citing the collaboration with Branagh and the production team. In May 2017, Branagh expressed interest in further instalments if the film is a success.

Jigsaw Movie 2017

A criminal named Edgar Munsen manages to evade police and is pursued onto a rooftop, where he activates a triggering mechanism. He is shot and severely injured by police detective Halloran and his fellow officers.

Elsewhere, five people are held captive inside of a room in a run-down barn, each with a metal noose around their neck leading them to a wall of buzzsaws. A taped recording from John Kramer explains that to escape, they must give a sacrifice of blood and will eventually need to confess their past sins. The chain nooses begin to pull them towards the saw blades. Four manage to survive by offering blood via purposely cutting themselves on the saws, though one man who was still unconscious during the message and only woke up moments before the ending of the game appears to die. The next test reveals that one of the group-members, Carly, inadvertently caused the death of an asthmatic woman by stealing her purse, which had her emergency inhaler inside. A trio of syringes are revealed; one contains an antidote for a poison in her system, another a saline solution, and the third a potent acid. She must inject one into herself in order to save the rest from being hanged. Eventually, volatile group-member Ryan stabs all three into her to save himself, partially melting Carly’s face and killing her.

During the games, Halloran and his partner, Detective Hunt, begin to investigate the matter, especially with the discovery of bodies that appear to belong to the unnamed man and Carly, who were both killed in the barn. Halloran becomes suspicious of forensic pathologists Logan and Eleanor. Though in turn Logan, a military veteran and former doctor whose wife was killed two years prior, is suspicious of Halloran’s motives. Munsen is kidnapped from the hospital by an unseen assailant. When the police captain orders John Kramer’s grave be exhumed, Munsen’s body is found inside.

In another room, Ryan tries to cheat by escaping through a door marked “No Exit”, and his leg is trapped by razor-sharp wires, immobilizing him. Fellow group members Anna and Mitch discover an unlocked door leading into a grain silo, but are quickly trapped inside. A taped message explains that Anna and Mitch will be buried in grain and then killed by falling debris unless Ryan pulls a lever that will free him from the wires around his leg. Ryan eventually agrees, but upon pulling the lever, his leg is instantly severed, though Anna and Mitch survive. Mitch is tested next. A taped message reveals that he sold a motorcycle with a faulty brake to a young man revealed to be John Kramer’s innocent nephew, which resulted in his death in an automobile accident. Mitch will be lowered into a spiral-shaped blade, unless he can reach for a brake lever. However, he is unable to complete the task and is subsequently killed, with his body being shredded.

Logan and Eleanor speak in a bar about their distrust of Halloran, before Eleanor takes Logan to her “studio”, revealing that she is an obsessive fangirl of the “Jigsaw Killer” case, and has built replicas of many of his previous traps, which she worries could incriminate her. Detective Hunt has followed them and informs Halloran of the studio. Halloran orders the two be arrested, though Logan is able to convince Hunt, an old friend, that Halloran is actually to blame, given his past dealings with Edgar Munsen. Logan and Eleanor depart for the barn after Eleanor is able to deduce the location of the game. Halloran manages to pursue them.

Anna tries to cheat and slips through a doorway to freedom, only to be captured. She awakens with a gravely wounded Ryan, each chained up in a room with a hooded figure. The hooded figure removes his robe to reveal John Kramer. John reveals that Anna, an old neighbor of his, suffocated her infant child in a fit of rage, and threw the blame on her husband by planting the body next to him while he slept. Her husband later committed suicide in a fit of grief, thinking he accidentally smothered his own baby. John explains that the two have not yet earned their survival, and have gotten his message “backwards.” He places a loaded gun between them, telling them it is the “key” to their survival. Anna misinterprets John’s message and attempts to shoot Ryan, only for the gun, which is revealed to be rigged, to backfire and kill her. Ryan begins to cry upon realizing that keys to their chains were hidden inside of the gun, and destroyed when Anna pulled the trigger.

While Logan and Eleanor investigate the barn, they are ambushed by Halloran. Eleanor escapes, and while pursuing her Halloran is drugged and knocked-out by an unseen assailant. Logan and Halloran both awaken inside of collars rigged with laser cutters. The two are told that they must confess all of their sins or else they will die, and they will have the choice of who will face their test first. Halloran forces Logan to go first. Logan confesses that he made a mistake and mislabeled John Kramundiagnosed which caused his cancer to go un-diagnosed until it was too late. Despite confessing, Logan appears to die. Halloran confesses at the last second, admitting that he has allowed criminals and murderers to walk free for personal gain.

Suddenly, Logan’s body stands up, stating that he faked his death in order to get Halloran to confess, and revealing that the barn game takes place ten years in the past. He was the unnamed man who appeared to die in the first game of the barn trap, but because he was unconscious when the first message was delivered, John Kramer saved him, feeling Logan should not die out of error. John subsequently took Logan on as his apprentice. The bodies that were found were actually the bodies of criminals that Halloran allowed to walk free, and they were placed into the same tests that Logan was meant to face ten years prior. Logan also reveals that Munsen, one of the criminals Halloran let go, was responsible for murdering his wife. However, because Halloran refused to confess all of his sins, and because he selfishly broke the rules and forced Logan to go first, he will die, and be framed as the new Jigsaw killer. Logan tells Halloran that he “speaks for the dead”, and reactivates the laser-collar around his neck. Logan slams the door as Halloran’s head is sliced apart, killing him.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

With a 57% score in rotten tomatoes, this movie could be worth watching, depending on your options. “…With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and saves the day, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…”

  • Release date: September 22, 2017 (USA)
  • Director: Matthew Vaughn
  • Film series: Kingsman Film Series
  • Production company: Marv Films
  • Music composed by: Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  • Critic reviews

Birth of the Dragon (2017)

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 27% based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 38 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.

Birth of the Dragon is a 2016 martial arts action film directed by George Nolfi and written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. The film stars Philip Ng, Xia Yu, and Billy Magnussen. The film is a fictional account on the “supposedly” true story revolving around the young martial artist Bruce Lee, who challenged kung fu master Wong Jack Man in 1965 in San Francisco.

Principal photography began on November 17, 2015, in Vancouver. It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released on August 25, 2017, by Blumhouse Tilt and WWE Studios.

All Saints Movie 2017

Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills.


Plot Summary

After Michael Spurlock leaves the sales world under less than honest circumstances, he decides the most natural thing for him to do is become a pastor so he can have more time for his family and so he can give back to the world rather than take from it. Thus, he is assigned by the parish to head up a dying church in small town Tennessee as a training ground under the church closes up. Then Michael is promised to move on to better things. However, the longer he is at the small church, the more Michael sees that there is purpose for it, especially since it is serving hundreds of Burmese refugees who have no one to turn to. With God’s intervention, they begin to see miracles happen right before their eyes.

Production Quality (2 points)

In keeping with the traditions of Affirm Films, All Saints is a good production on the surface and has no obvious errors. Video quality, camera work, and audio quality are all on the professional standards they should be on. The soundtrack is effective and is culturally relevant. The sets, locations, and props are all well-constructed and realistic. However, this film needs some serious editing work. Time is spent on all the wrong things and the plot overall lacks flow and continuity. However, Affirm has likely done enough to meet minimum market standards.

Plot and Storyline Quality (.5 point)

Though this is a very intriguing true story that had a lot of potential, this potential is not reached. There are so many things that could have gone into this film that did not finish developing. The story is too dominated by the whining, unsure main character. Unfortunately, there is very little focus or purpose to this plot, even though there were plenty of opportunities to have this. There are a lot of disjointed and unrelated sequences that fill up the runtime and stunt character development by crowding out any scenes of meaningful dialogue, of which there are few. In the end, it’s sad to see how this story turned out because it had so much going for it.

Acting Quality (2 points)

John Corbett really puts a damper on this cast since he comes off as very fake and unsure of himself at the same time. Yet if you can look past him, the other cast members post some good performances. There is especially good multicultural casting and acting, even if we don’t get to see enough of them. Overall, this is a good section and makes this movie at least palatable.

Conclusion

Most people will probably be fine with this film, but it’s still a very disappointing experience. Why can’t we at least see some flashbacks of the Karen people in Burma? Their subplots are barely developed or explored as John Corbett dominates the runtime with his awkwardness. In short, though there was a chance for some interesting stories here, it barely materializes and wastes an amazing opportunity. We believe it’s time for Affirm Films to step out in faith and take a chance on a new genre of Christian film rather than churning out run-of-the-mill films like this one. – https://boxofficerevolution.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/all-saints-2017-movie-review/

What are The Most Amazing Experiments You Can Do At Home?

The most amazing experiments you can do at home! This top 10 list of life hacks is awesome because you can DIY, even for kids! Try these cool science projects yourself and be a scientist!

Invisible Ink
Who hasn’t pretended as kids to be a spy or investigator? Well, now you can make your own invisible ink. All you’ll need are Q-tips, blank sheets of paper, and lemon juice poured into little bowls. Dip the Q-tips into the bowls and use them like pens to write messages or draw pictures on the paper. Once you’re done, let the papers dry. To reveal the secrets on the page, you will need to heat the lemon juice. This can be done using an iron but using a candle is way more fun! Light the candle and hold the paper above the flame. Don’t let it touch the fire or your message will go up in smoke. As the lemon juice warms, it turns brown, and the message or drawing appears. Be patient as this method takes a little longer than using an iron. The science here is pretty simple. When heated, the carbon compounds in the juice breaks down and produces carbon, which is black or brown.

Citric Acid Eruptions
For this experiment, you’ll need clear hand soap, warm water, food coloring, citric acid, and baking soda. You could use lemon juice instead of citric acid but the eruption won’t be quite as dramatic. In small bowls, mix the hand soap, warm water, and food coloring. You can do as many bowls as you want! Then, add two tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Finally, you can add two tablespoons of the citric acid or lemon juice. You may have to adjust the amounts to get a full explosion but the end result should be pretty amazing! The reason for the reaction is because when baking soda and an acid are combined, they create carbon dioxide.
This is called an acid-base reaction. Who knew chemistry could be so fun?

Make an Electromagnet
To do this, you will need a large iron nail, about three inches, three feet of thinly coated copper wire, a fresh D battery, and some small paper clips or other metal objects. Take the metal nail and wrap it with the wire. Leave about 8 inches of wire loose at both ends and try not to overlap the wires. You may have to cut the wire. Now, remove about an inch of the plastic coating from both ends of the wire. Attach one wire to one end of the D battery and the other wire to the other end. It is best to tape the wires onto the battery but
be careful. The wire could get very hot. You now have an electromagnet! Put the point of the nail near a few paper clips; it should pick them up. This magnet will use up the battery quickly, which is why the battery may get warm. Be sure to disconnect the wires when you are done exploring. Most magnets, like the ones on
many refrigerators, cannot be deactivated. These are permanent magnets. Magnets like the one you made that can be turned on and off are called electromagnets because they are only magnetic when the electricity is flowing. The electricity flowing through the wire arranges the molecules in the nail so that they are attracted to certain metals. To make it a real experiment, try to affect the strength of the nail by increasing the number of times you wrap the wire around the nail. Or, you can try thicker and thinner nails or thicker and thinner wire.

What Creepy Things are Found in The Ice?

Mysterious things found frozen in ice! Strange and scary things can be found under the ice sheets, from a virus to an ancient puppy….. interesting huh? The doubt remains how did these things get there?

A Virus
This one might probably be the scariest of them all. Imagine you are a scientist and someone is like here, take a look at this strange organism that we found frozen in the ice. Upon examining it, you find that it’s actually a virus that could wipe out millions!
Well, this actually happened a few years ago when a virus known as Pithovirus Sibericum was harvested from permafrost in Siberia. The last time this virus infected anyone was 30,000 years ago. It is the largest virus ever found and is 50% larger than the second largest virus. When the samples were exposed to amoebas, the amoebas started passing away.
Some say that this virus is a real threat, but don’t panic! Most scientists say that it is harmless to humans. Though they are very concerned about one thing. What happened if a virus that was believed to be gone, …or even new virus is harvested from the ice? One that IS dangerous to humans. Could the world end if a virus is found frozen in ice and reactivated? Is the ice full of well-preserved viruses just waiting to be brought back to life?
This is most likely the most frightening discovery ever found that could potentially wipe out our entire existence. No worries though…right?

Pingos
It may sound like a funny word, but pingos are actually just mounds of earth-covered ice in the Arctic.
Why is it creepy then? Well, a pingo can be over 200ft tall and over 2000ft wide. Pingos are still one of the life’s mysteries. They look really strange as they freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw, and freeze again. This method causes them to form odd shapes which can look almost alien-like. Their core is made of solid, clear ice that pushes up the ground above them in huge domes. Sometimes, the ice forms a crater in the earth then melts away, leaving a hole in the earth’s surface. Many times pingos have been mistaken for all sorts of strange things.
This is especially true for a group of pingo remains found in Siberia. The site had mysteriously seen random hills appear. These hills grew over the years. And then…all of a sudden, the hills turned to craters as if the hills had been ripped away by a giant monster! This was because the ice melted, leaving holes in its place. But you can imagine the horror of your favorite hill turning into a hole from one day to the next. Some believed it was aliens, others thought it was a methane hydrate. This is similar to a pingo, but different as it is built with methane, a different chemical compound. Either way, it’s all pretty strange if you have never seen it before!

Ancient Puppy
When you imagine creepy things found in the ice, dogs might not cross your mind.
While this may be shocking it is not necessarily a case of an animal. A scientist has uncovered the preserved remains of a 12,400-year-old-puppy in Tumut in the Sakha Republic of Russia. The now extinct Pleistocene species was found close to human activity, indicating it may have been a pet. Several puppies were actually found in the mud, but the Tumat puppy was very well preserved from nose to tail, and even still had its fur. At first, it was thought that these canines were wolves, but upon further research and examination, it was found that they were primitive domesticated dogs.
There have even been puppies found that had their bones, heart, lungs, and stomach intact. It was likely they passed in a landslide, were frozen, then preserved in the permafrost. Scientists in Moscow have performed an autopsy and are excited to study the animal’s brain which is in excellent condition. They are hoping to be able to clone the dog in the future to revive the species. That would be pretty cool to have an ancient puppy running around!

What are 5 Myths People Believe to be true?

Myths most people still believe! This of common misconceptions that have been proven false is still believed by many around the world! Which ones did you believe to be true?

Gum takes seven years to digest

This is one of those myths that seemingly came from nowhere. And it’s really specific, too. Seven years to digest gum? One theory is that parents used the myth to keep their children from swallowing non-food items.
Pediatric gastroenterologist David Milov of the Nemours Children’s Clinic explains that if it were true, then evidence of that would turn up during routine colonoscopies and capsule endoscopy procedures. In fact, there’s never been a piece of gum found that wasn’t more than a week old.
What does happen, though, to that pink wad you swallowed by accident? Some of the components, such as sweeteners, are broken down, but the gum’s base is largely indigestible. As long as the piece you swallowed wasn’t larger than a quarter, it should pass naturally.

Playing dead will save you during bear attack
This factoid is partially a myth. Or, it’s taken on mythic proportions, which isn’t surprising since it’s an old idea.
In 1806, an explorer wrote of a Native American woman who, when attacked by a bear, dropped to the ground

and played dead. The bear ran off to attack her husband. Another California pioneer wrote that if a

person plays dead with their face down, the bear will only bite a few times before wandering away. While

this could keep you safe from a mother bear defending her cubs, it won’t keep you safe from a hungry

bear.
The proper response to a bear attack depends on who you ask. Some experts say it depends on the species.

For example, black bears are shy and timid but if they attack a person, it’s to eat that person. The best

course of action is to fight back with pepper spray or just run away. There’s no scientific evidence to suggest the black bear will chase you.
Other experts say that running could only lead to injury, so don’t do that, but everyone agrees climbing a tree won’t help since most bears can climb pretty well. The overall advice seems to suggest fighting back or using a camera flash as a distraction. Or, you could just admire the bears from faraway and let them do their bear thing.

We only use 10% of our brains.
Though an interesting idea, the “10 percent myth” is so wrong it is almost laughable, says neurologist

Barry Gordon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.
No one knows for sure who started this myth but it has been linked to the American psychologist and

author William James. He argued in his book The Energies of Men that “We are making use of only a small

part of our possible mental and physical resources.” The myth has also been associated with Albert

Einstein, who supposedly used it to explain his cosmic towering intellect.
Doctor Gordon says the myth’s durability comes from people’s conceptions about their own brains: they see

their own shortcomings as evidence of untapped gray matter. What is accurate, however, is that at certain

moments in anyone’s life, like when we rest and think, we may be using only 10 percent of our brains.
Over the course of the day, the entire brain is at work keeping us breathing, moving, and assimilating

information. Recent research suggests that not only are the different parts of our brain working at the

same time but also that they never stop. And the brain sucks up an enormous amount of resources to

continue functioning. In fact, twenty percent of the oxygen we receive goes to our brain.
So, something that important is definitely using more than 10% of its capacity.

Sharks
Thanks to Jaws, most people think of sharks, especially Great Whites, as indiscriminate machines. Despite

changing perspectives, this stereotype still jumps to mind whenever a shark attack occurs.
In reality, only six people a year die from shark attacks. To put that in perspective: more people die

from elephant attacks annually than they do from sharks. Attacks by Great Whites are the most documented

of shark attacks but that does not make them the most common. This is because Great Whites are easily

identifiable and any attack by one will surely be documented.
Also, sharks as a whole do not eat people. Shark attacks often occur because the predator mistook a

swimmer as an injured fish or a surfer as a seal. The shark will take an exploratory bite, realize they

have the wrong creature, and move on. Very rarely will a shark consume a person.

What are The Most Expensive Liquids In The World?

The most expensive liquids in the world! From LSD to channel n°5, you better have some serious cash money to buy the things on this top list, because they are crazy expensive! Venoms from Scorpion or the precious horseshoe crab blood.

Scorpion Venom
The notorious Scorpion roams the desert sands and is well known for its dangerous bite. Though There are close to 2,000 scorpion species each species has specialized venom to suit its environment. Not many people though know how lucrative the venom can be. At close to $10,000 per liter, it is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet. This is due to the obvious dangers of acquiring the venom, the rarity of the specimens and the medical uses of parts of the venom. In fact, Some of the toxins are immunosuppressants which are chemicals that suppress the immune system. These can help in diseases where the immune system is not functioning as it should and in the right doses, Scorpion venom toxins can help treat diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Interestingly scorpions are not prone to using their venom and would much rather catch prey with their claws due to the difficulty in creating it. However, They will use the venom to escape larger predators and various situations they cannot flee from. Though often painful, scorpion bites are rarely fatal and many antivenoms have been made for the various types of scorpions in the United States alone.

GHB
Known scientifically as Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid, and non-scientifically as the ´Date Rape drug, GHB is a very interesting drug. As a drug, it is a depressant and therefore dampens the central nervous system. At $660 per liter, legitimate uses for GHB include treatment for narcolepsy, alcoholism, and cataplexy. It is used illegitimately and most famously as a drug that especially when mixed with alcohol can cause rapid intoxication and sedation. Side-effects can even include memory loss after use. The rapid intoxication effects are sometimes used by teenagers for a powerful high, and users describe it having a salty or soapy taste.

Mercury
This amazing liquid metal is also known as quicksilver and before its toxicity became widely feared, it was used in many devices around the world. The most popular were thermometers, thanks to its quick expansion during temperature changes. In fact, some historians believe that The first emperor of China died after exposure to Mercury that was ironically supposed to give him eternal life. To ancient alchemists, mercury was a pure state from which other metals could be created by simply adding sulfur. Today, however, mercury poisoning is a well-documented occurrence and is actively avoided at all costs. Still, as an element, Mercury is particularly rare and exists only in small amounts within the Earth’s crust. It is still used today in some kinds of electrical switches and some kinds of blood pressure monitors. The price? Around $900 per liter.

Horseshoe Crab Blood
Through our human blood can look blue in our veins, that is only because our eyes see the blue light that has a different wavelength than red. Our blood is red in part thanks to the segment of our blood called hemoglobin, which is iron-rich and helps distribute oxygen to the cells. The living fossils that are Horseshoe Crabs don’t have this. Instead, they have something called Hemocyanin, which is copper-rich and makes their blood appear blue. This blue blood is highly valued at close to $16,000 per liter and has led to the creation of many harvesting farms. Most crabs survive, though Up to 30% may die depending on the harvesting center. The blood is so highly valued as it contains specialized cells which are amazingly powerful at fighting bacteria. They are not only more effective than vaccines but much faster and Have helped horseshoe crabs survive for almost 450 million years. Unfortunately over harvesting is having an effect on crab populations, though vaccines are being developed that may save countless human lives. As we are learning to take the best of other species to improve our own we seem to be leaving some hurt animals in our wake.

LSD
This is the Drug that would become synonymous with the sixties as a whole and the flagship of psychedelics. Also known as acid, LSD can provide vivid visual effects and hallucinations and was a popular recreational drug. A powerful and well-researched substance, It has been used by many pop-culture icons after its invention in 1938. Its mental effects were discovered when it´s creator Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman accidentally consumed a number of doses by licking his fingers after working with the chemical.

What are The Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever?

Deep sea creatures roamed the ocean million years ago and many stories were built along there appearances and powers and strength. Today we have the pleasure of knowing about their interesting characteristics and their terrible aspect.

Predator X
Predator X is the most powerful marine reptile ever discovered. Over 15 meters long, and weighing about 4 tons, it was twice as big as most Jurassic predators.
The giant reptile roamed the seas about 150 million years ago and was officially classified as a new species. Now known as Pliosaurus funky, it had a massive 2m skull with a bite four times as powerful as a Tyrannosaurus rex. (Although I prefer the name, Predator X). Studies of the brain cavity of Predator X has revealed that its brain was actually similar to the much smaller great white shark?.
In 2006, scientists found two massive pliosaur skeletons in Norway. The giant creatures looked slightly different from other pliosaurs discovered in England and France over the last century and a half.
The pliosaur family had short necks and four large, paddle-shaped limbs like a turtle that allowed them to move up to 5m per second. The newly discovered funky species likely lived closer to 145 million years ago and ate plesiosaurs, related long-necked, small-headed reptiles.
The new analysis shows P. funkier had longer front paddles than other pliosaurs and different teeth.
This predator is still bigger than the largest living apex predator, the whale, which tops out at about 9m (30 ft) long.

Plesiosaurs
Plesiosaurs were a group of marine reptiles, or dinosaurs-that-weren’t-actually-dinosaurs but lived at the same time during the Jurassic Period. It had a tiny head and a long neck, paddle flippers, and a tail. Even though it was smaller than Predator X, Its mouth was full of needle-like teeth pointing inward, a perfect death trap for prey and for ripping flesh.
In 1987 a plesiosaur fossil was discovered with the bones of an embryo in its abdomen, proving that the animal gave birth to live young. This creature seems to have somehow given rise to the Loch Ness Monster as the physical description is very similar. Plesiosaurs would swallow stones weighing about 5 pounds (2.2kg) to help them digest their prey. If there was one plesiosaur you needed to watch out for, it was Liopleurodon (lye plur I dun). This carnivorous beast could weigh over 3,500 pounds and reach over 30 feet in length, including jaws that are believed to be 10 feet alone, complete, of course, with a very wide jaw and several rows of razor-sharp teeth. Their bodies consisted of a unique, paddle design for limbs, which has been tested and proven on small swimming robots that the Liopleurodon would not have been super fast they were terrifyingly agile. Most likely they hunted similar to the crocodiles of today, with short and fast burst attacks. So that makes them just perfect for any underwater haunted…aquarium.

Giant Sea Scorpion (Jaekelopterus rhenaniae)
Since there is no way I can pronounce this we’ll just call this one the Giant Sea Scorpion. Larger than a human and about the size of a crocodile (2.5m), the 390-million-year-old sea scorpion was the top predator of its day. This was one of the two largest arthropods to have ever lived, reaching a length of over 8 feet of armored, clawed horror. Most of us freak out at the thought of a tarantula, so it’s easy to imagine screaming like a banshee if you ever swam by one of these.
A huge fossilized spiky claw discovered in Germany in 2007 measured 18 inches (46 cm). We’ve known about super sized insects for years now but it wasn’t until this discovery that scientists realized just how big some of this creepy crawlies could get. The next biggest fossil arthropods were massive millipedes that grew more than 2 meters (6.5 feet) long.

Basilosaurus
The Basilosaurus’ name and appearance make it seem like an ancient reptile, but it’s actually a blood-thirsty ancestor of today’s whales. It’s ironic given that its name means “King Lizard,” but that is because when it was discovered by Richard Owen in 1834, it was thought to be a reptile. It wasn’t until over 10 years later that he discovered it was actually a mammal and tried to rename it the Zeuglodon, meaning Yoke Tooth, but that didn’t catch on. It is the closest a whale has ever come to being a snake due to its long eel-like body averaging about 65 feet long, complete with a narrow snout and jaw full of large spiky teeth. It most likely ate other kinds of prehistoric mammals as its main food source. Its skeletal structure was surprisingly weak for its size and power.

What Interesting Facts Does Money Have?

Surprising and interesting facts about money, it is in our purse or wallet every time and has we ever asked ourselves about its color, origin and how many bacteria can a dollar bill have? Read on and learn more about this important green papers that are so useful to obtain what we need.

Americans and Debt
If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans. Last year, Credit Suisse released a report revealing just how poor people are, especially in the United States where debt runs rampant. Mostly, it’s young people who are deep in debt because they graduate from college with massive student loans. And there’s a disturbing trend of buying things people can’t afford just to impress other people.
As if this weren’t nerve-racking enough: 6 members of the Walton family, who own the Walmart fortune, are wealthier than 30% of Americans today. That means that these 6 people have more money to them than all the money combined with approximately 94.2 million people in the US today.

Why Green?
In 1861 the federal government began issuing paper money to help finance the American Civil War. These new bills became known as greenbacks because the back side was printed in green ink. It was a way to prevent people with cameras from counterfeiting black and white bills. In 1929 it was made official. Bills would be green! The green pigment was readily available in large quantities and the color was very resistant to chemical and physical changes. People also tend to psychologically identify the color green with the strong and stable credit of the Government. Since then, other colors have been added to US currency to make it more difficult to counterfeit.

Only 8% of the world’s currency is actual physical money.
Our world is becoming more and more digital by the day. Only 8% of all money around the world is actual physical cash. The rest is digital money that exists only on computers. Money is only a representation of value so it’s easy for money to be nothing but a series of ones and zeroes, used online or transferred via online accounts. How often have you bought something on Amazon and never actually touched the cash you used in the exchange? This digital existence of currency makes up the vast majority of all money around the world today.

94% of bills are contaminated with bacteria.
In 2002 researchers at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio found that 94% of bills they tested were contaminated with bacteria. Most of it benign. However, before you breathe a sigh of relief, they found that 7% harbored dangerous pathogens that could cause pneumonia, strep throat, and skin and other infections. Other experiments have found the fecal bacteria E. Coli. Eww.
It should also be noted that the flu virus, which can normally survive outside the human body for a period of only 48 hours, can actually live on a dollar bill for over 10 days. (1 subtitle) Remember that the next time someone sniffling hands you a dollar.

 Slug Repellent
Pennies act as a mild repellent for slugs. For those of you that are facing this problem, apparently copper is toxic to slugs and they actually receive electric shocks from touching copper and zinc. Modern pennies are mostly zinc with a thin copper coating. Experiments involving copper and slugs found that the slugs chose to avoid the copper whenever they could. If the slug really, if it really wanted to cross the copper barrier it would. I’m not sure how scientific this is or what would make a slug really, really want to do something or not, but now you know what to do with all those pennies you find laying around….

Dancing Liberty Bell
The blue ribbon woven through the new $100 dollar bill contains 650,000 micro lenses that create an illusion of a dancing, 3D Liberty Bell appear. This was done to make duplication difficult, verification easier, and to discourage counterfeiters in general.
Another safety measure in the new bill was Nano Ink in the blue ribbon. Nano Ink, owned by the same company that supplies the Federal Reserve with the paper to make our currency, was used to the idea that counterfeiters would have a hard time getting it. Unfortunately, anyone can look up the patent for Nano Ink and learn how to make it themselves… a flaw counterfeiter Arthur J. Williams Jr. was happy to point out when asked what he thought about the
redesigned bill.

Why Coins Have Edges
According to the US Mint, There is a reason why coins have edges. When American coins were first made, the quarter, dime, dollar, and half-dollar were made partially from precious metals like silver and gold. A special reeded edge was added to the coins to protect them. Before the new edges, people who needed money would file down the sides of coins to try to collect bits of the precious metal inside.

Where are The Most Fascinating Old ABANDONED Mansions?

Old abandoned mansions around the world! Once thriving castles, these old places are now abandoned! Located in Ukraine, Russia, Belgium and New York in case you are interested to visit them.

Muromtzevo Castle, Russia

The legend of this castle begins in the 1800s when a French and a Russian nobleman started arguing over whose country had the best architecture. After hearing the French nobleman go on and on, the Russian declared that he could easily Build a castle as magnificent as the ones in France. The French man said that if he built this castle he would go to Russia himself to see it and the bet was on. Colonel Vladimir Khrapovitsky went home and built Muromtzevo Castle.
5 years later he invited his French noble friends to his estate to visit his gothic castle. When they arrived they began complimenting him on his new home. “Oh no”, he said. “This is just the stable! The castle is a bit further!” The guests were amazed at the French style chateau complete with gardens and cascades. Khrapovitsky also built two schools and a church for the villagers.
When the Russian Revolution started, Khrapovitsky was forced to flee his castle and is said to have deceased in poverty. His beautiful creation was plundered and rebuilt in a way the owners would have hardly recognized. It was used as a college, and then a hospital, and then forgotten.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Ukraine
Built between 1635 and 1640, Pidhirtsi Castle has survived the trials of war and occupation. Part castle, part fortress, this castle has the reputation for being haunted. In the 18th century, one of the owners was said to have ambushed his wife because of his insane jealousy and had her body walled up in the basement. Known as the “Woman in White” she is said to wander the castle. A group of 20 Ukrainian psychics recently agreed that the place was filled with ghosts. Measurements of the electromagnetic field of the castle were off the charts, a pseudo-scientific sign for many that Pidhirtsi is most certainly haunted.
During WWII the castle was taken over and plundered by the Soviets until it was converted into a hospital for people suffering from sickness. A lightning bolt struck the building in 1956, Setting it on fire for three weeks straight, destroying everything left inside. It has now been converted into a museum, telling the story of the struggles of a region.

Miranda Castle, Belgium
Also called Chateau de Noisy, this castle in Belgium was Built for French aristocrats fleeing the French Revolution. In 1866, Count Liedekerke-De Beaufort commissioned English architect Edward Milner to design and build them a new home. Even though Milner passed away,
the castle was Completed in 1907 once the clock tower was erected. The Liedekerke-Beaufort family lived in the castle until World War II, when it was occupied by the Germans after the Battle of the Bulge which took place on part of the property.
In 1950, the National Railway Company of Belgium took over the castle and turned it into an orphanage and camp for sick children. This is when it was renamed Chateau de Noisy. It was too expensive to maintain and in 1991, the castle was abandoned. Parts of the structure were heavily damaged in a fire and most of the ceilings have collapsed.
In 2014, the family applied for and was granted permission to demolish Miranda Castle. In 2015, A group of investors intervened to stop the demolition and petitioned to have it included on the Walloon Heritage Conservation List. As of June 2016, the castle is in private hands and is listed as private property. Rumor has it that the family finally agreed to sell, but no one knows who has bought it.
Miranda Castle was used as a filming location for the American series Hannibal. In the show, this Belgian castle is portrayed as Castle Lecter in Lithuania as the ancestral home of everyone’s favorite cannibal.

Halcyon Hall, New York
The image of Halcyon Hall is Used by many paranormal investigators to represent haunted places but most people don’t know what or where it is. This rotting relic in Millbrook, New York was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1890 when summer colonies like Newport were popular. H. J. Davison Jr. spent a fortune on the Victorian Queen Anne style building with 5 stories and 200 rooms.
Unfortunately, the resort failed and Davison was forced to sell. It was then purchased in 1907 by May Bennett for her Bennett School for Girls which later became Bennett College. The school had been founded in 1890 in Irvington, NY but needed a larger home.
The Bennett School offered 6 years of education to girls from prominent families in NY.

What are The MOST Surprising Accidental Inventions?

A list of the top accidental inventions discovered that changed the world. These amazing products were accidents by medical scientists such as the slinky, LSD, viagra, fireworks, matches, Teflon, saccharin, penicillin, the microwave, the pacemaker, the silly putty, vulcanized rubber and potato chips! What would we do without them!

Slinky
Everyone I know had a slinky growing up and it’s all thanks to Richard James who was working with tension springs to design a meter to monitor power on naval battleships. One of them fell to the ground and he watched in amusement as the spring kept bouncing from place to place, and the slinky was born. So simple it was genius!! James made over a billion dollars in revenue. But, while the Slinky was making him millions, he was secretly giving away most of his fortune to ultra-dogmatic, evangelical religious groups even though he had a wife and 6 children to support! If you bought a Slinky pre-1960, this is where your money went. Then, in February 1960, he made an unexpected and dramatic exit. With little explanation, he bought a one-way ticket to rural Bolivia, leaving his wife and children behind and joined an evangelical Christian cult somewhere in the jungle. Before leaving he told his wife she could either liquidate the company or assume sole ownership, which she did. In its 70 years on the market, the slinky has sold more than 300 million units.

Potato Chips
It was 1853, eight years before the beginning of the Civil War and Chef George Crum had made a plate of fried potatoes for a customer. The customer kept sending them back over and over asking for them to be crispier and thinner. Finally, Crum lost his temper, and sliced the potatoes insanely thin and fried them until they were hard as a rock and poured salt on them. Ha, that’ll show him!! To the chef’s surprise, the customer loved them and wanted more! They then became known as the Saratoga chip.

LSD
Albert Hofmann, a Swiss chemist was researching lysergic acid derivatives in the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory. He had synthesized LSD for his project involving a parasitic fungus called ergot. He had developed several medicines including drugs that lowered blood pressure and improved brain function in the elderly. He accidentally, yeah …” accidentally” swallowed a small amount of LSD-25 while researching its properties and went on the first trip in history. He says he was suddenly disturbed by unusual sensations and hallucinations. He recorded his experience as not unpleasant with visions of fantastic pictures, and extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. I don’t even know how he was able to write in his notebook! After intentionally taking the drug again to confirm that it had caused this strange physical and mental state, Dr. Hoffman published a report announcing his discovery. Well, he is a professional after all and you do have to test your hypothesis more than once… and so LSD made its entry into the world as a hallucinogenic drug.

Matches
In 1827, English pharmacist John Walker was stirring a pot of chemicals that included antimony sulfide and potassium chlorate, when he noticed this dried lump at the end of his mixing stick. He tried to scratch it off, but it burst into flames! The world now had its first strike-able match.

Viagra
In the early 1990s, Pfizer was testing out a drug called UK92480, intended to treat patients with angina pectoris, a common precursor to heart attacks. The company was hoping the drug would relax the blood vessels. The bill failed its primary purpose, but the secondary side effect was startling and test subjects reported some fascinating developments below the belt. The drug became known as Viagra, and…. you know what it does. And actually, a side effect of Viagra is…wait for it—heart attacks. Pfizer sold $288 million worth of the little blue pill in the first quarter of 2013.

Teflon
In 1938, Roy Plunkett, a scientist with DuPont, was working on ways to make refrigerators more home-friendly by searching for ways to replace the current refrigerant, which was primarily ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and propane. Definitely not home friendly. It sounds like something the cook from #4 would use.
After opening the container on one particular sample he’d been developing, Plunkett found his experimental gas was gone. All that was left was a strange, waxy white powder. He continued to experiment with the residue and found that it was extremely slippery (one of the slipperiest substances known to man), non-corrosive, chemically stable and that it had an extremely high melting point.

What Shocking and TERRIFYING Natural Disasters Have Occurred?

Shocking natural disasters have occurred from earthquakes, volcano eruptions and hurricanes to tornados, cyclones, and tsunamis! These events have left a chaotic scene behind them. Tangshan earthquake happened during the night meanwhile everybody was sleepping, so terryfying……

Tangshan Earthquake
On July 28th, 1976 at 3:45am The Great Tangshan Earthquake struck China. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit an area where it was completely unexpected and affected over 240,000 people- making it the biggest earthquake of the 20th century. Bizarre things started to happen in villages around the industrial city of Tangshan the day before the earthquake. Well water reportedly rose and fell three times the day before the earthquake. 1000 chickens refused to eat and ran around squawking. Mice and weasels were seen running around looking for a place to hide. Fireballs were seen across the sky followed by loud roaring noises. When the earthquake hit over 1 million people were sleeping and did not have time to take cover. Though 80% of people trapped under rubble were saved, a 7.1 magnitude aftershock affected others who were waiting for help. People were buried quickly usually close to their houses which later caused health problems, especially after it rained and the people were again exposed. Before the shocking 1976 earthquake, scientists didn’t think Tangshan was in a susceptible area and the buildings were not built to withstand the force.

Cyclone Nargis
Cyclone Nargis rates as One of the most destructive cyclones of all time. With winds over 120 mph Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia’s greatest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar (also called Burma) and Setting off a storm surge reaching 25 miles inland. A Cyclone is a hurricane that occurs in the northern Indian Ocean or the Bay of Bengal. It is the first time such an intense storm has been known to hit the delta region.
The cyclone Tore apart 37 townships in two terrifying days. Most of the affected were in the delta, where farm families sleeping in shacks barely above sea level were swept away. Residents literally had nowhere to run, with the Area being primarily low-lying rice fields that were simply and quickly swept away. Cyclone Nargis brought along storm surges and major flooding to the area, while the cyclone itself rated an equivalent of a category 3 or 4 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson scale. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, a shocking 84,500 people were affected and 53,800 went missing and have still not been found. In total, the cyclone affected the lives of 2.4 million people. 75% of Burma’s health facilities in the affected areas were destroyed or severely damaged. The Reluctance of the junta to allow aid into Burma slowed down the response of aid agencies and led to a much higher outcome.

Yangtze River Floods
The Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, also is One of the world’s major waterways. Flooding of the Yangtze River in central and eastern China have occurred periodically and have caused significant loss of life and destruction.
Over the centuries the Chinese have tried to control the river through levees, cutting it off from lakes that once acted as natural flood control and deforestation for cropland created more runoff since the land could no longer handle heavy rains. During the winter of 1931, Snowstorms were much heavier than usual in the mountains surrounding the river basins, and when spring began, the snow melted and flowed into the rivers. Spring then brought very heavy rain and then cyclone season arrived. The flood of 1931 Covered more than 30,000 square miles, affected more than 300,000 people, and left 51 million people homeless or severely affected by the Central China Floods according to the NOAA. Nanjing City, the capital of China at the time, became an island, surrounded by more than a shocking 100,000 square kilometers of water. That’s bigger than the country of Portugal.

Nevado Del Ruiz Volcano Eruption
The Nevado del Ruiz Volcano eruption is known as the Second largest volcano-related disaster of the 20th century. Located in Colombia, it is a stratovolcano, a volcano built of alternating layers of lava and ash. A relatively small eruption on November 13,1985 caused a terrifying mud flow that caught almost 25,000 people in the town of Armero. 3 other towns were also affected when ash spewed out of the volcano, melting the icecap and carrying mud and debris down the mountain at a shocking 30 miles an hour. Known locally as “the Sleeping Lion”, it had not erupted for nearly 150 years.

When Was The End of The World Near?

Even though we do not know little of this events, huge events of active volcanoes have struck the atmosphere turning it in a possible end of the world! Check out all the times we were close to the end of the World without even knowing it….

Mount Tambora Volcano, Indonesia
Mount Tambora is an active volcano in Indonesia, that erupted with such force that It caused worldwide climate change in 1815. Tambora boasts the largest volcanic eruption in the recorded history of the world. More than 13,000 feet high, Tambora blasted 12 cubic miles of gases, dust, and rock into the atmosphere. Rivers of ash burned grasslands and forests, and tsunamis formed. Fire-generated winds uprooted trees. Incandescent ash poured down the slopes at more than 100 miles an hour. 10,000 people lost their lives as a direct result of the eruption, but that was just the beginning. Throughout the region, ash rained down for weeks. Houses hundreds of miles from the mountain collapsed under the debris and fresh water was contaminated. Crops and forests ceased to exist. All told It was the biggest eruption in history, eliminating an estimated 90,000 people, most of them by starvation.
Millions of tons of sulphur dioxide spewed out into earth’s atmosphere forming A toxic cloud that covered the Earth in darkness causing temperatures to drop. 1816 was also known as the year without a summer. Snow was reported still falling in New England well into June. Few events in history show more dramatically how Earth, its atmosphere and its inhabitants are interdependent. It is said that these dark summer months influenced Lord Byron’s poem “Darkness” where “Morn came and went-and came, and brought no day” and Mary Shelley to start work on her novel Frankenstein.

The Spanish Flu
In 1918, amidst the gunfire, People thought the world was going to, the end. Not from the fighting, but from the Spanish Flu. The influenza or Spanish flu pandemic from 1918-1919 was the biggest in modern history, Infecting 500 million people worldwide. About 1/3 of the planet’s population at the time, and eliminated between 20-50 million people. The illness was Highly contagious and easily transmitted through the air. Anyone who later inhaled the virus or touched something with the virus could be gone within a few days. In the trenches, a sick military cook could lead to thousands being infected in just days. It wasn’t long before the disease was Taking down one million people a week with victims drowning in their own lungs. The Spanish flu took the lives of 25 million people in just 25 weeks. This makes the Spanish flu the biggest sickness in the history of recorded victims although the exact numbers are impossible to know due to a lack of medical record-keeping in many places. It is said the Spanish flu eliminated more in 25 weeks than ADS did in 24 years. People thought the world’s population was going to be totally wiped out from the sickness. What was so surprising is that most of its victims were healthy and active young people. Journalist Gina Kolata reported that More US soldiers suffered from the 1918 flu than were eliminated in battle during the war.

Bonilla Comet
When this photograph was taken in 1883, people believed that it was The first photographic evidence of UFOs. Now scientist believe that it have been the comet that nearly hit the earth in 1883. Mexican astronomer Jose Bonilla took this picture in August which Looks like something passing in front of the sun. Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico propose that the object Bonilla saw were Fragments of a massive comet that narrowly missed the Earth. The parent comet is estimated to have been 8x the mass of Halley’s comet, with the same mass as the object that wiped out the dinosaurs. The smallest fragment was about 164 feet across and the biggest about 2.5 miles wide. Each one was Exponentially more powerful than an atom bomb, and if they had hit the planet, would have probably caused the end of days. Luckily, the pieces missed the planet, but only by a few hundred miles.
In 1908, An object of similar size smashed into Russia. Known as the Tunguska Event, the blast was 1,000 times more powerful than an atom bomb and destroyed 80 million trees in a moment.

The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis was A pivotal moment in the Cold. 50 years ago, the US and the Soviet Union were close to fighting more than any other moment in history. On October 15, 1962, President Kennedy was informed of a U2 spy plane discovery of Soviet Nuclear tipped missiles in Cuba.

What are The Lost Treasures That Were Never Found?

The top lost treasures that can still be found! These diamonds, jewels, and gold coins are lost and buried deep into the ocean or other places on earth. Check out which secrets the knight templar, Forest Fenn, lake top lit, el dorado and more are hiding!

The Treasure of the Knights Templar
After The Fall of the Holy Land to the Muslims in 1187 and the failure of the Crusades, the Knights Templar lost its founding purpose. The religious order of warrior monks was now seen as A threat due to their wealth and political power. In 1302 the Knights Templar were accused of heresy by King Phillip IV of France and later were officially ordered to disband by Pope Clement V. On Friday, October 13, 1307, French Templar Knights were arrested. Our modern-day unlucky Friday 13th is related to this event. The Knights who survived went underground taking many treasures and religious relics with them. Legend has it that Many escaped to Scotland with their riches. Templar sympathizers supposedly helped hide the Knights’ treasures under a chapel until the New World was discovered. Descendants of the Templar fled to Nova Scotia in Canada, Leaving marks on old maps and gravestones giving credit to this legend. There is a theory that the Knight Templar buried their treasure in a pit discovered in Canada. In 1795, Daniel McGinnis discovered this pit and started digging. He and his friends began hitting wooden planks every 10 feet and The Money Pit has drawn many treasure seekers over the years. People have found layers of logs, charcoal, coconut fiber, and putty. Among the biggest discoveries were A set of stone inscriptions found 90 feet below. Symbols on the stones were translated as “forty feet below lie two million pounds.” The pit floods as excavations get deeper so Nobody really knows what’s actually at the bottom. Whether this pit is actually related to the Knights Templar remains a mystery, but you are welcome to go and find out! Even if it isn’t rumors are that the pit holds pirate treasure, Marie Antoinette’s Jewels and maybe even the Arc of the Covenant.

Forrest Fenn’s Treasure
Forrest Fenn has Hidden over a million dollars worth of treasure and wants you to find it! When he was 9 years old, Fenn found an arrowhead near his family’s home in Texas, triggering a lifelong passion for historical artifacts. Fenn is now An 85-year-old millionaire, treasure hunter, and art dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Not really new, not really Mexico). In 1988 Fenn was diagnosed with kidney problems and thought he only had about a year to live. 20 years later he had beaten the disease and completed his plan of hiding a treasure chest somewhere in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. No one knows for sure how he became a millionaire and He has even been investigated by the FBI. His reputation in the archaeological world is not exactly pristine and he has been accused of being a looter and grave robber. In 2010 he self-published a book: The Thrill of the Chase which contains clues and a poem directing treasure hunters to his estimated $1 to $3 million worth of historical artifacts. The chest dates back to the year 1150 and is said to contain pre-Columbian gold, Chinese jade carvings, and a 17th-century Spanish ring with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. His Goal is to leave a legacy and get people to enjoy the outdoors while searching for the treasure. Many argue that the treasure is not, in fact, real, suggesting that it is simply a way to push sales of his memoir. However, the rights belong to the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe and half of the profits go to a charity. Hundreds of people have contacted Fenn begging for more clues but his lips are sealed! It sounds like if you’ve got a free summer, Forrest Fenn’s treasure might well be worth the hunt! Be sure to read his poem with clues to the treasure and let us know if you find anything!

The Treasure of San Miguel
After the Succession which saw Phillip V’s ascension to the throne, The Spanish were desperately short of funds. In 1712 Spain began to assemble one of the richest treasure fleets with ships filled with silver, gold, pearls, and jewels worth about $2 billion by today’s standards. By 1715, 11 ships were ready to depart from Cuba to Spain right before hurricane season to deter pirates and privateers. This turned out to be a huge mistake and all were sunk near Vero Beach, Florida just a week into the voyage.
Over 1,000 sailors didn’t make it and it took the Spanish Almost 4 years to recover half the treasure that was initially lost.

What Conspirancy Theories are Proven True?

Conspirancy theories proven true, just like asbestos discovered to be cancer causing and still today companies keep producing this natural mineral compound that has the ability to cause a series of respiratory diseases.

Heart Attack Gun
In 1975, after certain activities were revealed by the Watergate affair, the Church Committee uncovered that the CIA had violated its charter to only gather intelligence. Who knew that they are specifically forbidden from directly eliminating anyone in the performance of espionage and intelligence-gathering. Because I didn’t. The Church Committee is the common term that Refers to the US Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities. They uncovered Assassinations against leaders and revolutionaries all over the world and even declassified a “Heart Attack Gun”. The Agency had made the gun to eliminate people without being detected. It fires bullets made of ice brushed with shellfish toxin. This Toxin will induce a heart attack and the bullet will melt, making it seem like the person died of natural causes. We still don’t know who exactly may have been eliminated with this gun.
The hearings, although recorded in full in the congressional record, the mainstream media, and official policies, is Still largely not taught in American schools. Probably because they don’t want to scare the children…

Asbestos
Asbestos is a Natural mineral compound used as padding, insulation, and fire retardation. It was well known by the 1900s that asbestos was extremely dangerous to be around and caused all kinds of respiratory diseases, including cancer. Between 1930 and 1960, Manufacturers did all they could to cover up the truth and destroy the reputations of doctors and medical authorities who said otherwise. Johns-Manville Corp. was labeled “The greatest corporate mass-eliminator in history”. American workers had, in fact, sued the Johns Manville company as far back as 1932, but it was not until 1962 that epidemiologists finally established beyond any doubt what company bosses had known for a long time – Asbestos causes cancer. Victims testified in numerous cases that their lives had been shattered by working for the world’s biggest asbestos product producer without ever being told of the dangers they faced. Many of the companies filed for bankruptcy so they could escape responsibility. Today, asbestos is still legally produced and used in the United States.

The Gulf Of Tonkin Incident
For years, the United States had been Providing aid to South Vietnam and France to fight the Communist rebels in the North. While not involved in the conflict outright, the US had been sending over military advisors and ships. By 1964 South Vietnam was under the control of rebel groups and newly elected president Lyndon B. Johnson was a great deal of pressure to intervene, but he just didn’t have the political ammunition to make a move. This all changed when American Destroyer Maddox claimed it was attacked off the coast of Vietnam while minding its own business. A couple of days later, Johnson claimed there was another attack against US Destroyers by hostile vessels and that it was now necessary to “Take all necessary measures in support of freedom and in defense of peace”.
Over the next couple of days after the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the Johnson administration asserted to Congress that the destroyers had been on routine patrol in international waters. As a result of these attacks, Congress passed the ‘Gulf of Tonkin Resolution’, which allowed the President to assist any Southeast Asian country against the onslaught of communist ideas, and formed the legal basis for commencing full military operations against North Vietnam.
In reality, The destroyers were on an espionage mission in waters claimed by North Vietnam. And while the Johnson administration also described the two attacks as unprovoked, it never disclosed the covert U.S.-backed raids taking place. Declassified documents showed that the Maddox was the first to fire warning shots during the initial event as opposed to the Vietnamese boats as was originally claimed. The biggest lie is that the Second attack never occurred at all. Instead, it’s believed that the crewmembers of the Maddox mistook their own sonar’s pings off the rudder for North Vietnamese torpedoes. The enemy was Referred to as ‘Tonkin Ghosts’ or false radar images. President Johnson himself apparently said in 1965 that, “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there” in a clear case of information manipulation to justify a political agenda.

What Mysteries Science Cannot Explain?

Science is the window to a new world, but it has limits there are still mysteries that cannot solve. Every magnet has 2 poles, this only happens with magnets made in labs. Read on and find out more what happens with magnets with 2 poles.

Biological Compass
When you drive through the countryside, you probably pass by dozens of herds of cows munching on grass. But what you may NOT have noticed is that nearly all of them are facing directly north or south while grazing or resting.
Hynek Burda of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany did not really set out to study cows. He usually studies blind, naked mole rats that seem to have an internal magnetic compass. They always build sleeping nests on the south side of their homes. Burda asked himself, “Do humans have a similar compass?” He led a team of scientists that looked through thousands of Google Earth’s satellite images to study campgrounds, looking to see in which direction people set up their tents.
Unfortunately, tents are hard to see. What isn’t hard to see? Cows. Apparently, because I’ve never looked for cows on Google Earth myself. After analyzing the images the team found that cows tend to face magnetic north or south while grazing or resting. This was especially fascinating because this was the first time an internal compass was found in a large mammal. After more searching, they realized that deer also stand and sleep along the same lines.
The pattern remains consistent regardless of the wind or other factors. The only factor that lessened the consistency was how close the herds were to the poles. The closer they were, the less accurate their alignments became.
The phenomenon could have other implications maybe on agricultural production if cows are forced to stay in an east-west orientation. The mystery is Why? Why do they always stand facing North or South? Does it have a purpose? Do they feel more balanced? This behavior was observed among cows across six continents so it must be important.

Every magnet has 2 poles
According to the laws of physics, there is no reason why there shouldn’t be a magnet with just one pole. But except for magnets created in a lab, only magnets with two poles have been found in nature. Magnets create a magnetic field which travels in a direction, that ‘flow’ out one end and into the other, then back through the magnet. What pole it is, whether North or South, is a function of whether the magnetic field is flowing in or out at that point. Cutting a magnet in half creates new poles where the center was. You end up with 2 smaller magnets, each with a north and south pole.
In 1982, researchers at Stanford University, California, thought they’d detected a monopole magnet, but since nothing like it was ever discovered again most physicists believed it to be a fluke.
More recently, researchers from Oxford and Princeton described a system in a lattice of holmium titanate. This system appears to allow for a magnetic monopole to move freely around inside at certain temperatures. However, that is only a theory since this so called system has been found yet. So why don’t magnets have just one pole?? The question continues to pester physicists.

International Ants
Argentine ants look like regular ants. But they’re possibly the only species who can compete with us in their quest for world domination. Argentine ants have colonized over three continents and all belong to the same inter-related colony. They refuse to fight one another but will voraciously attack other species and have become a significant pest.
The colony of super ants were native to South America but people have unintentionally introduced the ants to all continents except Antarctica. The enormous extent of the colony is paralleled only by human society. The ants all share the same genetic traits and are essentially the same ant population. In Europe, one vast colony of Argentine ants is thought to stretch for 6,000km (3,700 miles) along the Mediterranean coast. Another in the US, known as the “Californian large”, extends over 900km (560 miles) along the coast of California. A third huge colony exists along the entire west coast of Japan. Even if they grew up thousands of miles from each other, when scientists put them together they do not fight but are extremely aggressive with ants from other species. As if that weren’t strange enough if they are all from the same colony, how do they maintain their social structure?
Besides that, usually small organisms living outside their native environment usually evolve rapidly. The genetic code of the Argentine ants today hasn’t changed much for thousands of years.

What are The Strangest Planets In Space?

Strangest planets in space discovered along the years of explorations in space. Check out the strangest planets in space! These planet discoveries in the universe will definitely get you thinking!

HD 188753
A planet was discovered to have not one, not two, but three suns glowing in the sky. It is located in HD 188753, a triple-star system located 149 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Similar to Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine that had 2 suns, this Jupiter-like planet must have spectacular sunsets. The main star is similar in mass to our own sun and it orbits very close to it, completing one orbit every 3.5 days. It is still a complete mystery as to how this planet formed in such a complicated setting as the 3 stars would all be pulling it in 3 different directions.

CoRoT-7b
This volcanic inferno was the first rocky planet confirmed to be orbiting another star outside of our solar system.
Known as a Super Earth, it orbits a star 480 light-years away and weighs about 5x the mass of Earth. It is 23x closer to its star than Mercury is to our sun, bringing its surface temperature up to a hellish 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,200 degrees Celsius).
The same side is always facing the star and the other side is always in shadow, where temperatures can drop to minus 350 F (minus 210 C).
This rocky planet may be the leftover core of a former gas giant whose atmosphere evaporated a long time ago. If so, it would be the first kind of this type of planet.
The extreme heat is so terrible that it can actually vaporize rock. Its atmosphere could have weather systems that cause pebbles to condense out of the air and rain rocks onto the molten surface of the planet. Since it is so close to its star, it is very likely that this planet was once much larger, and is now evaporating before our eyes.

TrES-2b: The Dark Planet
Since the Dark Planet is much more memorable name than TrES-2b, we’ll just stick with that. This planet is literally darker than coal. Discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in 2006, it is the size of Jupiter and orbits a star around 750 light-years from Earth. Its nickname, the ‘Dark Planet’ comes from its unique status as the darkest planetary object in the known Universe. This gas giant is heated to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit (980 degrees Celsius) and orbits extremely close to its parent star.
According to current computer models, hot planets like Jupiter that are gas giants could only be as dark as Mercury, which reflects only 10% of the sunlight that hits it. It is very strange that the Dark Planet only reflects about 1% of the light that hits it. It is even less reflective than coal and black acrylic paint. If we could see it up-close, it would look like a black ball of gas with a faint red glow.

55 Cancri e – The Diamond Planet
Initially discovered in 2004, 55 Cancri e (also known as Janssen) has been a mystery ever since the first analyses came through about its composition. Approximately the mass of 8 piles of earth, it orbits its host star about 40 light years away from our solar system. Temperatures reach up to 3,100 Fahrenheit, and measurements of a transit captured in 2011 made it possible to calculate its density, and this is where it got interesting. It appears that this planet is actually solid and made up of a carbon-rich material, rather than the oxygen rich material that forms the rocky planets in our solar system. As a result, it is very likely that this rocky planet is covered in carbon that has turned into diamond and graphite.
According to the current market value of the diamond, it would be worth $26.9 nonillion. Forbes states that only 0.182% of the planet would need to be mined to pay back the entire debt that has been accumulated by all the governments on earth.

WASP-12b
The ‘Wide Area Search for Planets’, also known as WASP, first discovered this planet in 2008, 600 light-years away. It orbits incredibly close to its parent star, about 1/44th of the distance that our planet orbits our sun, giving it a surface temperature of around 2200 degrees Celsius (3992 degrees Fahrenheit). It is the hottest known planet in the Milky Way and it may also be the shortest-lived.
The doomed planet is getting eaten by its parent star and the star’s tidal forces are pulling away its atmosphere, turning it into an egg shape.
This is the first time that we have been able to observe a star consuming a planet so clearly.
At the current rate, WASP-12B may be entirely gone within 10 million years.

Where are The Most Dangerous Roads in The WORLD?

Check out the most dangerous roads in the world! You must never cross these dangerous edifications. Read on and learn about them.

Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The locals call this road, “The road that does not tolerate any mistakes”, and you can see why. The tunnel dug through the side of a mountain by hand for 1.2km (0.75m), is the only means of vehicle access to the small village of Guoliang, high in the Taihang Mountains. Before this tunnel was built, the only way to civilization was steep, narrow stairs carved into the mountainside. For years the villagers had struggled to connect to the outside world and, after the Chinese government decided not to proceed with the construction of the road, a group of 13 inexperienced villagers took on the task themselves. It took them 5 years to complete and, after numerous fatalities, the road opened in May 1977. In many spots of the tunnel, the only thing keeping you from plunging to your death are some roughly carved pillars.
Today, Guoliang has become somewhat of an unwanted tourist attraction with its glorious mountain views, but also because of the fascinating road that leads there. The success of the Guoliang tunnel actually inspired two other villages in the region to build tunnels of their own, each of which is just as scary, and certain to test the resolve of even the most confident of drivers.

The road to Fairy Meadows, Pakistan
Because of its varied geography, Pakistan has more than its fair share of hazardous roads, but the road to Fairy Meadows in the Nanga Parbet mountains is one that particularly stands out. Fairy meadows itself is a beautiful mountainous grassland that serves as the base camp for climbers looking to reach the summit of Nanga Parbet. The road to access this area is more treacherous than the actual climb up the mountain. Carved right out of the mountainside, and consisting of no more than rocks and rubble without any safety rails whatsoever, this road is only wide enough for one vehicle at a time. The road was actually built hundreds of years ago by the local villagers, and has not undergone any repairs since it was originally constructed. With constant threats of landslides, avalanches, and heavy snow, the road is closed in the winter months, but still presents an extreme challenge during the rest of the year. Those brave enough to attempt this journey, however, are in for a real treat when they reach the summit where they will see some of the most beautiful, untarnished, landscape you’ll find anywhere.

James Dalton Highway, Alaska
This 414-mile road to the Arctic Ocean is one of the world’s most remote highways. The Dalton Highway traverses some of the most inhospitable environments on earth. It was built as a supply road for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and runs alongside the pipe, with Deadhorse being the main destination for all activity related to drilling the oil fields. A major engineering feat, the Pipeline was pumping 2 million barrels of oil a day at its height. Apart from the seasonal population of up to 5000 people at Deadhorse, there are virtually no other towns along the entire stretch of the road other than the occasional fuel stop. This makes the Dalton Highway one of the most remote in the world, but it sees its fair share of traffic, with between 150 and 250 trucks per day making the journey. It has a reputation for blowing out tires, not to mention the avalanches, steep grades and speeding trucks that throw up enough gravel to crack your windshield. The rules of the road is that the truckers needs come first. You may have seen them in shows such as “Ice Road Truckers” and “America’s Toughest Jobs.”
If you ever want to visit this highway I recommend you take a tour or at least bring survival gear with you! Oh and watch out for Polar Bears!

Commonwealth Avenue, Philippines
Most of the roads that are considered dangerous are mountainous, narrow, winding, might not even be finished and lack safety barriers. Commonwealth Avenue in the Philippines is a notable exception to this rule. This 7.5 mile-road is actually 18 lanes wide along some stretches of the route and it looks like an established highway, but still, around 7000 deaths are reported on the Avenue every year. It is heavily used and links commuters to all of the other major highways to the rest of the country and is used by hundreds of thousands of people every day. With such huge volumes of passing traffic comes increased risk. Whether a motorist, cyclist or a pedestrian- the journey is fraught with danger. Frequent collisions are commonplace, with the rainy season bringing extra challenges.

What are the STRANGEST Things Found in The Ocean?

The sea holds a ton of things we have dropped in its waters. Check out this list to learn about this interesting objects found in the sea!

An Ancient Computer
Recovered in the early 1900s by Greek divers, the Antikythera mechanism was found inside a Roman shipwreck near the Greek island of the same name. It is believed to the earliest form of a computer that is at least 2,000 years old. This complex clock-like device was used by ancient Greeks to calculate the movement of the stars and planets. The mechanism was composed of at least 30 different bronze gears and the whole thing was housed in a wooden frame that was decorated with thousands of characters. As so much of this period of history’s technology has been lost, such advanced use of technology did not reappear in European historical artifacts until the 14th Century. It is now on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The history of this device is shrouded in mystery. It is unclear how this intricate device ended up in the hands of Romans, but some believe the ill-fated ship was transferring a woman of importance to be married in Rome. The mechanism, among other impressive riches on board, may have been a wedding gift from her family.
Baltic Sea Anomaly
The Baltic Sea Anomaly was accidentally discovered by a team of diving experts and treasure hunters from the Ocean X Team in 2011. The divers found a circular object with a diameter of about 160 feet that appeared in a sonar image as it sat on the sea bottom. It looks like the “Millennium Falcon” from “Star Wars”, and has an architectural structure similar to Stonehenge in Britain. Oddly enough, all of the divers’ electrical equipment stopped functioning within 650 feet of the entity and it emits a strong radio signal. Some say it could be a pre-Ice Age artifact or a German anti-submarine device. A long track seems to lead towards the thing which makes people think it is some kind of landing strip. The Swedes finally managed to organize an expedition finally in 2012. The very first shots of the object at close range showed that it is unlikely it had ever flown. It seems that it is not a “flying saucer”, but rather a kind of construction. The most probable theory was provided by Volker Bryuherta from Stockholm University. According to him, it’s just a rock. Since the Baltic Sea came under the influence of melting glaciers, these rocks probably formed at the same time. But this does not explain why satellite phones and cameras stop working near this “rock”. Though various scientists have offered innumerable suggestions about the entity’s origins, the Baltic Sea anomaly still remains one of the unsolved intrigues and ocean mysteries of the world.

The Bimini Road
The Bimini Road, sometimes called the Bimini Wall, is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini island in the Bahamas. Researchers, geologists, archaeologists, and scientists alike have visited and studied the huge, flat stones off the coast of Bimini, known as the Bimini Road . They have tried for years to discern whether the limestone blocks are a natural phenomenon, or evidence of an ancient lost civilization. About 20 feet down in the clear blue water, is a stone path. Most people think it’s a road made up of limestone blocks that’s about half a mile long, but no one knows where it goes or what its purpose might have been. The stone blocks are huge and some are about 13 feet long. An American expedition in 2004 discovered a second and third layer of stone blocks which also suggests a wall of some sort although they weren’t able to get to the bottom. Some people think that this might be proof of the location for the lost city of Atlantis.

Emeralds
Amateur diver and treasure hunter Jay Miscovich walked into a bar in Key West and bought a treasure map from a diver friend at a bar in 2010. He went on to discover more than 10,000 emeralds off the coast of Florida, making it one of the largest discoveries of sunken treasure in history. His company claimed that they had found over 154 pounds of emeralds, amethysts, and other stones lying on the ocean floor. Journalists from CBS news when to interview him and he poured out a laundry basked full of emeralds and told them that they likely came from an ancient shipwreck. The story earned him mass media attention but he refused to give out more information about the map and the man who had sold it to him, claiming he had paid him $50,000 to give up all rights to the treasure. Camera crews went with him on a dive and they also found emeralds and amethysts lying on the ocean floor but no hint as to the actual vessel that may have been transporting them.

What are Space´s Mysteries UNSOLVED?

Space is one of the vast spaces where a human being has searched for years learning many things about our planet and how we live in here. Still, many mysteries remain. Check out these unsolved mysteries of space! Do aliens have anything to do with these science mysteries of the universe?

The Galactic Phantom
While comets might be some of the more familiar objects we know of in space, and people have been observing them for thousands of years, the question is, where are these comets all coming from? And if their surface material starts to vaporize as they travel, it means they must have formed farther away, where they would have existed for most of their life.
In time, these observations led to the theory that far beyond the Sun and planets, there exists an invisible. hypothetical expanse of space, made up of a large cloud of icy material and rock.
Known as the Oort Cloud, scientists believe it exists as it would be the only plausible explanation for comets that follow a strange orbit in sync with a massive celestial cloud.
Everything in our solar system also has a faint gravitational connection to the Oort Cloud and is possibly surrounded by it. Kind of a lot of responsibility for something that we’re not even sure exists. If the Oort Cloud doesn’t exist, then where are comets coming from? And what is causing the faint gravitational connections caused by the galactic phantom?

Dark Flow
Astronomers have observed that galaxy clusters are constantly moving towards a point in the southern constellations of Centaurus and Hydra at a million mph. They have no idea what is causing this mysterious motion of galaxy clusters and have called it the Dark Flow.
Research led by Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, tracks this collective motion that appears to be independent of the expansion of the universe and its direction is still not certain. We don’t know if these galaxies are coming or going. Also, they aren’t slowing down.
What makes this really strange—as if it wasn’t already pretty weird—is that the present distribution of mass in our universe does not account for dark flow. This suggests that an external source outside our universe is influencing and moving matter from our vicinity.
Kashlinsky suggests that our universe exists in a bubble, rubbing up against other bubbles formed during the big bang. He believes that our universe is expanding within this bubble and the large thing pulling at the galaxies might be in another bubble, influencing their motion and pulling them towards whatever it is. But of course it’s just a theory, so if you have any ideas, please let us know!

We only see 4% of the universe
The stars, planets, and galaxies that we see when we look up at the night sky make up just 4% of the universe. Most of the universe is made of things that we can’t see, detect, or understand.
The other 96% is considered dark energy and dark matter which account for the vast majority of the universe. While these things can’t be seen, astronomers infer their presence because of their gravitational influences on the little bits of the universe that we can see.
Dark matter was sort-of discovered in the 60s and 70s. In theory it is what keeps galaxies together. Astronomer Vera Rubin discovered that stars on the outskirt of galaxies move at the same speed as stars closer to the center of those galaxies. This should make the galaxies wildly unstable but they aren’t. The only explanation is some unseen material exerting a gravitational force although scientists have no idea what it’s made of. Many people have spent their entire career trying to figure out what it is. The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Geneva may finally solve the puzzle.
In the mid-1990s, researchers were looking into how fast the universe was expanding and determine whether or not it would one day pull back into itself in a “Big Crunch”. What they discovered was that the universe’s expansion was accelerating. This should be impossible because the gravity of all the mass in the cosmos should be pulling the universe back inward. The solution was that there must be something pulling and counteracting the effects of gravity, so they came up with the concept of dark energy.
What scientists know for sure is that these two things they know nothing about, account for most of the universe.

 Hole in space
Astronomers have discovered an empty section of space which is missing around 10,000 galaxies. The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is too big to fit into predicted models and should be too big to even exist.
Scientists are baffled about what it is and why it is so barren. Other supervoids have been found before but this is the largest by far.