What are the Top 5 Most Disgusting Facts about McDonald’s?

Check out here the Top 5 Disgusting Facts about McDonald’s!

To be fair, McDonald’s does have some commendable qualities!… but for the sake of entrainment, that’s not what we’re focusing on today. There have been plenty of scandals and questionable practices in the house that Big Mac built, we’re gonna keep things simple, by focusing on the food, the marketing behind it, and its impact on the way we eat.

If you want to encourage yourself to stop eating junk food check this out!

 

Who are the Celebrities with the Most Tragic Childhoods?

Check out here the Top 10 Tragic Celebrity Childhoods!

Just because these are amongst some of the most successful people on earth, doesn’t mean everything has come easily – let alone happily – for them. These celebrities have some of the saddest upbringings in the world, let alone in the world of famous people! Some of these celebrities grew up with abusive parents, a life of sexual assault, the death of multiple family members or even being born while their mother was in prison!

02:03 #9. Shania Twain
03:04 #8. Demi Moore
04:04 #7. Leighton Meester
04:54 #6. Ashley Judd
06:25 #5. Joaquin Phoenix
07:39 #4. Charlize Theron
08:38 #3, #2 & #1. ????

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What are The Most Terrifying Historical Medical Practices?

In the past, many incredible and terrible things were used to cure. We will talk about some of them in this article. Did you know that cigarettes and opium were used to heal people? Or that nose job surgery and caesarean sections were available during ancient Rome? Or that Hersman of the Anus was an actual job? Check out some of the craziest, most disturbing practices in medical history!

Did you know that cigarettes and opium were used to heal people? Or that nose job surgery and caesarean sections were available during ancient Rome? Or that Hersman of the Anus was an actual job? Check out some of the craziest, most disturbing practices in medical history!

Did you know that smoking was actually good for you? And that by attaching your arm to your face you can actually get a new nose? Here are 6 surprising facts in medical history! 6) Cataract surgery was possible in the sixth century BC One of the oldest known medical textbooks is the Sushruta Samhita, written in Sanskrit from India. It is believed that it was written around 600 BC by Sushruta, who is thought to have been a physician and teacher working in a city in Northern India. His book provides detailed information on medicine, surgery, pharmacology and patient management from back in the day. Quite an incredible book! Sushruta recommended that his students practice their surgical skills on fruit, dead animals, and leather bags filled with water before practicing on real patients. Thank goodness! That wouldn’t make me nervous at all! One of the surgeries described in his book is cataract surgery. The patient had to look at the tip of his nose while the surgeon, held the eyelids apart with his (or her) fingers and used a needle to pierce the eyeball from the side. They would then sprinkle the eye with breast milk (yes you heard right), and put herbal medication on it. The surgeon used the tool to scrape out the clouded lens until the eye looked clear. During recovery the patient had to try not to cough, sneeze, or practically even breathe to avoid causing pressure in the eye. If the operation was successful, the patient would regain some vision, even if it wasn’t perfect. Hey, we’ll take it! 5) If you want a cure for everything, try theriac Emperor Nero’s physician Andromachus developed a potion with 64 ingredients, which became known as theriac. Most of the ingredients were herbal and probably not that exciting but, it also contained opium, and viper’s flesh. At first people though it was some kind of joke but during the times of plague it really became popular. It started to become known as a special and expensive cure for whatever you had. The opium is what probably made people feel better because opium helps to numb pain and help stop coughing and diarrhea. So I don’t know about the vipers flesh, but the opium is probably why people thought it was so amazing. By the 12th century, Venice was the leading exporter and theriac was a well-known concoction in European, Arabic and Chinese medicine. Theriac remained in some European pharmacies until the late 19th century. 4) Ugandan surgeons developed life-saving caesarean operations Birth by caesarian dates back to the time of the Caesars, when Roman law required the procedure to be carried out only if a woman died in childbirth.

Over the centuries, reports occasionally surfaced of caesarean sections saving the lives of both mother and baby, but even after the introduction of antiseptic methods and anaesthesia, caesareans remained a dangerous last resort. However in 1884 a white missionary doctor in Uganda went to a conference in France and reported that the operation was carried out with the intention of saving both lives. An African surgeon used banana wine as a disinfectant (and made the mother drink it a partial anesthesia.). He then made a vertical incision, going through the abdominal wall and part of the uterine wall, then opened it up just enough to take the baby out. They also removed the placenta and squeezed the uterus to promote contraction. According to the Doctors account, the mother and her baby were still doing well when he left the village 11 days later. The procedure appears to have been developed by the Banyoro people – quite a hit to the British ego since they thought everyone in the colonies were savages. 3) Herdsman of the Anus was actually a medical specialist position in Ancient Egypt Egypt’s system of medicine was the first to be set down in writing, but its history remained obscure until hieroglyphs started being decoded in the early 19th century. Since then, documents and depictions in tombs have shown that doctors had an extensive knowledge of disease and a rich pharmacopoeia of herbs, animal products, and minerals they would use. Doctor’s prescriptions were prepared according to precise recipes that included long lists of ingredients and their measurements, and took many forms including pills, ointments, inhalations and enemas.

What are the Top 5 scary TRUE Facts About Vampires?

Check out these scary but TRUE Facts About Vampires! Was vampire mythology created from just pure imagination, or was there some historical basis to the legends? Could the symptoms of certain diseases actually give someone a classic vampiric appearance? It may also surprise you to learn that real-life vampires live, and walk among us! On this edition of Top 5 Facts, we sort through the legends and the news to bring you the Top 5 Most Interesting Facts About Real-Life Vampires!

“A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today’s gaunt, pale vampire which dates from the early 19th century.

Vampiric entities have been recorded in most cultures; the term vampire, previously an arcane subject, was popularised in the West in the early 19th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe;[1] local variants were also known by different names, such as shtriga in Albania, vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses being staked and people being accused of vampirism.

In modern times, the vampire is generally held to be a fictitious entity, although belief in similar vampiric creatures such as the chupacabra still persists in some cultures. Early folk belief in vampires has sometimes been ascribed to the ignorance of the body’s process of decomposition after death and how people in pre-industrial societies tried to rationalise this, creating the figure of the vampire to explain the mysteries of death. Porphyria was also linked with legends of vampirism in 1985 and received much media exposure, but has since been largely discredited.[2][3]

The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century.[4] Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.” Wikipedia.

Fattest Monkey Ever

Our planet is full of interesting and cool things but the extraordinary also happens. In this article, we present the incredible metabolisms of worms which can incredibly metabolize plastic. We hav the interesting case of a fat monkey which in theory is not fat but obese and other interesting examples for you to learn and as I am be surprised of this magnificent nature full of awesome stuff.

Guard Duty
Around springtime, gray whales and their calves make their annual migration to Mexico from Alaska. But this year experts have noticed that a pod of Orcas — or killer whales — have been stalking the gray calves off Monterey Bay in California. While the calves proved to be an irresistible treat for the Orcas, it turns out they have an unexpected savior: Humpback whales. They’ve been seen in a patrolling group doing what they can do deter the Orcas … rushing in to stop an attack on the calves whenever it occurs. In a still taken from video shot by the Monterey Bay Whale Watch, you can see a pod of Orcas on the left and the gray calves toward the right of the picture. Experts aren’t entirely sure why the humpbacks have assumed the role of protecting the calves. Because Orcas are known to prey on the calves of humpbacks, there might be a natural enmity toward the killer whales. Or it might have to do with the humpbacks simply trying to push their predators out of the area. What do you think?

Plastic Diet
Did you know that caterpillars have an appetite for plastic bags? Measuring about an inch, the wax worm is also known as the honey worm … that’s because it’s often found inside beehives chowing down on waxy, gooey honeycombs. Scientists have recently discovered that the insects also like to feast on polyethylene (pol-ee-ETH-uh-leen) — the tough plastic that is commonly used in shopping bags and food packaging … and is considered decidedly non-edible. But the caterpillars can metabolize the plastic into a compound that can biodegrade rapidly. In a picture from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), you can see one of the insects chewing holes in the green plastic … the yellowish matter dusting its body is debris from the plastic. Experts think the unusual trait might have to do with their ability to digest beeswax. If the insects produce an enzyme to degrade the plastic while they consume it, researchers might be able to isolate it and produce it on an industrial scale. That’s significant because the most durable polyethylene products can take up to 400 years to decompose.

Tajiri (tah-JEER-ee)
That word is Swahili for “hope” or “confidence” … and it’s also the name of the male baby giraffe delivered recently at Animal Adventure Park in New York — although he’s called “Taj” for short. You can see the young giraffe with his mother April in the picture from the park itself. Since Taj still appears a bit unsteady on his feet, April seems to be leaning over to offer him some support. Of course, April’s pregnancy became an Internet sensation, as viewers around the world kept track of her condition via a live cam in the animal’s enclosure. You might have joined more than a million people who were watching when Taj was born … witnessing the delivery in full detail. At birth he already weighed around 129 pounds and stood 5 ft 9 inches tall. While the live giraffe cam was taken down, park officials say a new yard cam will be set up soon so that viewers can be reunited with April and Taj…

Chunky Monkey
Macaque (muh-KAK) monkeys normally weigh around 15 pounds. But a specimen found in Thailand tips the scales at some 33 pounds! This morbidly obese creature has been nicknamed “Uncle Fatty” by locals near the floating market where he lives. In the photo from the Viral Press, it’s pretty easy to see what has caused his condition. The primate is surrounded by food like sweet corn and various melons … and appears to be finishing off a carton of milk as the picture was taken. How did he gain so much weight? Experts say that it’s not unusual for animals living in close proximity to humans to acquire our bad habits … that includes overeating. In Uncle Fatty’s case, tourists who frequent the area often like to watch the critter eat. So they freely give him treats like noodles, milkshakes, and the aforementioned corn and fruits. The monkey eagerly takes advantage of the food and chows down. Combined with a lack of exercise, the consumption of sugary and fatty foods has led to an excessive gain of weight. But experts have stepped in to help the portly primate. Uncle Fatty has been moved 100 miles away to a wildlife center. He’ll be given a healthier diet, and an exercise regimen to help him shed the pounds.

Documents That Will Never Be Released To The Public

“..In 2017 the world will finally know the truth about the assassination of John F Kennedy, with documents related to his death set to be released in full more than half a century after his tragic demise. But are there any secret files which will never be released by the Government? When American citizens take up arms against their own country it can be difficult the government to know how to deal with it. At its height in 1922 the British Empire ruled over a quarter of the world’s population, with Canada, Australia, India, South Africa and many more countries falling under its rule. The Illuminati is accused of being many things; a conspiracy to establish a new world order, a secret reptilian race hell-bent on destroying humanity, a bunch of artsy folks who like putting symbols in Beyonce videos. In 1976 the US Government agreed to conduct an investigation into the secret CIA project known as MK ULTRA…”

Strange and Unusual Turtles

Nature provides us with millions of shapes and colors in all types of living beings. That variety is which makes it incredible and so great about living on this planet. Varieties go from long necks and pig snouts; to the world’s largest turtle; We have chosen 15 turtles with interesting characteristics we think you should know about.

Spiny Softshell Turtle

Spiny softshell turtle

It’s recognized as one of the largest freshwater turtles in North America … females are known to grow a shell around 18 inches long… and can live to be more than 50 years old. The creature gets its name from the series of small conelike spines projecting from the front edge of its carapace. Many people think it gives them an appearance similar to a dinosaur.

African Helmeted Turtle

African helmeted turtle

While they appear innocent enough, the loopy smile conceals a stone, cold killer. They live in fresh and stagnant waters of sub-Saharan Africa and are known to be omnivorous, feeding on anything from fish to small crustaceans. When larger prey like doves arrive to drink, groups of these turtles have been observed to capture and drown the prey. The group causes so much commotion that they’re often mistaken for crocodile attacks! It’s the only species of turtle known to exhibit such behavior.

Mata Mata

Matamata turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator snapping turtle

Their appearance invokes comparisons to dinosaurs, what with their spiky shells, thick-scaled tails, and beaklike jaws. Considered one of the world’s largest freshwater turtles, they can weigh around 176 pounds on average … while their carapace averages a length of more than 30 inches. The largest ever specimen of alligator snapping turtle was said to have been found in Kansas … but that account was never verified. Along with that scary look and impressive weight, they have long life spans, too … living up to 100 years. And while their rough skin does resemble that of an alligator, their name is really inspired by their springlike neck and powerful jaws. If they’re sufficiently provoked, their bite is easily capable of amputating human fingers!

Eastern Long-Necked Turtle

Eastern long-necked turtle

Obviously named for its neck, this reptile is found in Australian lakes … and is actually recognized as a species of snake-necked turtles. Its neck can grow about as long as its carapace (KARE-uh-pace) … which can average over 11 inches. This species does not pull its head directly back into its shell … Because they bend their head sideways, they’re known as ‘side-necked turtles’. These carnivorous critters are also known as ‘stinkers’. (they have a lot of names, right?) When the animal feels threatened, it releases a foul smelling substance from its musk glands. Did you know the turtles can strike at prey by quickly straightening their neck?

Pig-Nosed Turtle

Pig-nosed turtle

As you might expect, this critter’s name is inspired by its unusual proboscis (pruh-BOS-is), which resembles a pig’s … and it serves more than an ornamental function. It can be used as a snorkel protruding above the water’s surface … and allowing the turtle to stay submerged. The nose is highly sensitive to motion, and assists in locating prey in murky waters. They’re fairly large critters, weighing up to 40 pounds and are native to New Guinea and Australia. Did you know that it’s the only freshwater turtle with flippers not unlike marine turtles?

The huge creature in the photograph can easily be identified as such by virtue of its enormous flipper that occupies the lower third of the image. We think the photo was taken in Florida, where five species of sea turtles are found. The turtle appears to have buried its head in the sand while the couple looks on. But according to experts, that behavior is entirely normal for the critter. Researchers studied a female leatherback at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in 2015 to observe the female leatherbacks nesting habits. She crawled from the water to excavate an area of the beach to serve as a place to deposit her eggs. Over the course of 90 minutes, her flippers dug a chamber into the sand … into which she deposited her eggs … Then camouflaged the eggs by scattering about clumps of sand. Did you know the Leatherback is the largest of all living turtles and can weigh more than 1,500 pounds? Its name comes from the oily, leathery skin that is stretched over a series of bony plates. It’s the only sea turtle that does not have a hard shell.

Disgusting Animals On Planet Earth

Our Planet Earth is a beautiful and majestic place, but as well it has incredible creatures and paradises it also includes a whole lot of interesting and crazy things. Nature is a beautiful, majestic thing…until it makes you want to puke your guts out. For every bunny rabbit or kitten, there’s a horrible animal out there that will find you…and destroy your soul. Nature can be some nasty business, and while all life is sacred, that doesn’t mean that all life is attractive. Here are a few ugly, wonderful creatures that you’d never, ever want to keep as a pet. Probably…

Horned lizard: Also called horny toad or horned frog these names come from its body shape, it looks like a toad but it is really a lizard. This lizard is totally adapted to desert areas, the spines are made from reptile scales that have the function of preventing water loss. They have a very distinctive way of protecting from predators which consist in puffing up their bodies that look really horny making the predator think it is very difficult to swallow. They also have another defensive method which consists on squirting a blood flow from the head. They do this by restricting the blood that is leaving the head, increasing blood pressure and rupturing tiny blood vessels. This confuses predators such as canine and feline. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_lizard

 

Regal horned lizard

 

Hagfish: It is an eel-shaped slim product marine fish, known as the only living creatures with a skull and no vertebral column but they are jawless. They are associated with lampreys and some people believe they are related to lampreys. This fish is long and veniform and can exude an enormous amount of mucus from 100 glands around their flanks. This secretion can expand over 20 liters of sticky material. This characteristic makes it a really disgusting creature. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagfish

Hagfish

Parasitic wasp: This creature is considered a benefit to humans because of their function as controllers of plague that affect crops. These wasps tend to parasite caterpillars of Lepidoptera. The egg hatches inside the parasite and this new larva feed on the host, when the time arrives they have to leave the host but at that moment the parasite is either dead or moribund. This is why agriculture loves this parasitoid wasps because they kill this type of pests. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitoid_wasp

Parasitic wasp eggs on hornworm

Fulmar: This is a tube-nosed seabird that lays one single egg in the cliffs over bare rock. They feed on shrimp, squid, and fish. These birds have long lives living up to 40 years. These birds produce a strong stomach oil made out of wax esters and triglycerides stored in the proventriculus. They spray this terrible smelling liquid out of their beaks in defense of predators. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmar

Northern Fulmar

Pipa toad: Inhabits the eastern region of South America, in were they habit murky ponds and swamps. The interesting part of this creatures is in its reproduction stage, the female is in charge of carrying the eggs on her back in a honeycomb structure in which they stay until completely adult and then they emerge from the holes on the back of the mother. After the reproduction period both male and female separate. Source: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Pipa_pipa/

Pipa Pipa toad

Sea cucumber: Marine animals with leathery skin and a long body with a single branched gonad. We can find them on the sea floor all over the world. They tend to be more numerous in the Asia Pacific. They are either gathered for human consumption or because they will be used in aquariums. They generally measure from 10-30 centimeters long and special cases that can have 3 meters long.

Eyed Sea cucumber

Horned lizard | 0:23
Hagfish | 0:53
Parasitic wasp | 1:25
Koalas | 2:02
Fulmar | 2:41
Pipa pipa toad | 3:20
Sea cucumber | 4:01
Vultures | 4:30

 

11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals

From sniffing dogs, to sneaky spy cats; Here are 11 Amazing Armed Forces Animals

Sea Lions
Along with dolphins, sea lions have gained a good reputation in the US Navy’s marine mammal program. They’re known for having excellent underwater hearing, are able to swim around 25 mph, and are able to dive repeatedly at depths up to 1,000 feet. That enables the sea lions to work as minesweepers. They’ve also been trained to attach a special restraining cuff on the legs of human divers or saboteurs … which allows suspects to be hauled to the surface. A harness worn by the sea lion carries cameras providing underwater video in real time. It’s said that just one of these creatures, along with two human handlers and a rubber boat can replace a full-sized naval vessel and her crew in searching the ocean floor for objects!

Dolphins
The US Navy has employed the use of bottlenose dolphins since the 1960s. Along with sea lions, the marine mammals have served to patrol the waters. Their sophisticated sonar is used to locate mines, based on the concept of echolocation an ability commonly linked with bats. In the case of dolphins, the animal sends out a series of clicks that will bounce off of objects, before returning to sender (so to speak). Experts say the process allows the dolphin to form a mental image of the object detected. Then the dolphin reports back to its human handler using a series of yes or no responses. Upon receiving a positive response, the handler can choose to send the dolphin back with a weighted buoy line to mark the object’ location. Did you know the dolphins abilities were used to help clear ports during both the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Navy disavows training the creatures to use as weapons against humans.

Combat Canines
Humans have let slip the dogs of war for thousands of years. Larger breeds have served on the battlefield … and have been trained for sentry duty by peoples ranging from the ancient Egyptians to Native Americans. Romans equipped their dogs with spiked collars … and Spanish conquistadores outfitted their attack dogs with armor when they colonized South America in the 1500s. In modern times,dogs have served more as messengers, scouts and trackers. In the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF), police dogs have been used in anti-terrorist operations … and to help protect airfields by detecting drugs. The RAF has trained police dogs since 1945 … In the picture, you can see a dog named ‘Pacino’ jumping through a tire as his handler looks on. It’s part of some training undertaken at an RAF base in Cornwall, and the exercise is called ‘through the keyhole’. The picture was an entry in a contest sponsored by the RAF to find an image that best represented the UK armed forces (#7).

Bats
Did you know that in World War II these flying mammals were part of a strange animal experiment to turn them into bombs? The idea was to attach tiny incendiary bombs to the critters. Then (so it was planned) they would set thousands of small fires as they flew through Japanese cities while searching for a place to roost. The bizarre idea was even given the go-ahead by President Franklin Roosevelt. Despite the US Navy using some 6,000 of the critters, most of the bats were simply uncooperative. They would just fly away or fall like a rock. The Navy spent around $2 million on the project before finally admitting defeat . However, the bat bombs did manage to set ablaze both an Army hangar and a general’s car. Today scientists at the Pentagon think the bat’s flight mechanics could help inspire future designs of aircraft and spy robots.

Spy Cats
If you have a cat, you know they’re pretty sneaky critters to begin with … so the CIA decided to put the felines natural ability to use and turn them into spies. Declassified documents have revealed that scientists planned to implant cats with microphones. This was proposed in the 1960s with the goal of monitoring Soviet enemies. Called “Project Acoustic Kitty”, some charts associated with the program display how the system would be attached to cats (#1, 3). It’s pretty self-explanatory, if a bit gruesome. A wire was placed into the cat’s tail, which served as the antenna. The wire traveled up its spine … and connected to a microphone implanted into the cat’s ear canal. A transmitter and battery was inserted into the animal’s chest to power the system. The cyborg kittles were never actually deployed to the field, and the $13 million project was shut down. This despite a memo that hailed it as “a remarkable scientific achievement.”

15 Prehistoric Non-Dinosaour Giants

These are really big animals that actually existed. Head up on the video that s probably playing bellow.

  • Arthropleura (art-hra-ploo-ra)- This was an ancestor to millipedes and centipedes, and could grow up to 8 feet long … although some sources claim it could grow even longer. Contrast that size to a modern-day centipedes which go around 10 inches long. They could also measure several feet wide, which would make for a scary sight, to say the least. Because of its massive size, it’s thought the creature had few predators, despite it being an invertebrate … it is in fact, the largest invertebrate species ever uncovered — by a wide margin. Arthropleura looked like it could be a predator itself, but it was actually a herbivorous arthropod. And fossilized evidence indicates it could move pretty fast across the forest floor, swerving to avoid rocks and trees. It lived around 300 million years ago throughout present-day North America and Scotland.

    Meganeura (mega-noor-uh)
    Best described as a giant dragonfly, these creatures existed around 300 million years ago are are related to the present day insects. Did you know they could be the size of birds? Their fossils were initially found in France in 1880, and have since been found in England. One genus (JEE-nus) is thought to have been the largest insect that ever lived … with a length around 17 inches and a wingspan exceeding 2 feet. Can you imagine a dragonfly feeding on prey as big as squirrels or frogs? Experts say that this creature did just that!

    Monster Sea Scorpion
    Fossils of Jaekelopterus (jay-kel-OP-ter-us) indicate the creature lived around 390 million years ago. Measuring over 8 feet, a single pincer was more than 18 inches long. No wonder that J.rhenaniae (reh-NAY-nee) is thought to be the largest known arthropod yet discovered. Their size makes them larger that eurypterids (yoo-RIP-tuh-rids) … a group that is related to the scorpions and land spiders of today. Today, the coconut crab and Japanese spider crab are among the largest living arthropods in the world.

    Haast’s Eagle
    This is the largest species of eagle that was ever known to exist … and the females were significantly larger than the males. They could weigh up to 36 pounds, with a wingspan approaching 10 feet …And were found on the South Island of New Zealand, where the birds are commonly accepted as part of Maori (MAO-ree) legend. The eagles preyed on large flightless bird species, including the Moa, which was 15 times its weight … Striking at speeds up to 50 mph. When human hunters arrived in New Zealand, they also preyed on the large flightless birds there. Haast’s Eagle became extinct about 1,400 years ago after its natural food source disappeared.

    Megalodon is the legendary prehistoric shark that measured up to 60 feet long and weighed around 65 tons … but some estimates put those numbers even higher. Did you know scientists have calculated the ancient predator could have exerted a bite force of more than 18 tons!

    Titanoboa — Fossils of this creature were found in Colombia … and indicate the creature would have measured over 40 feet long and weighed around 2,500 pounds. They would have been found slithering about some 60 million years ago.

    Mosasaurus (moe-suh-SORE-us)
    Like plesiosaurs, these were marine reptiles, not technically dinosaurs. But going nearly 60 feet long, this was thought to be about the biggest of the lot. Experts say that the carnivorous critter resembled an immense crocodile … and would have been one of the deadliest creatures alive during the Cretaceous Period. Mosasaurs are closely related to lizards of today, like the Komodo Dragon. The creatures were believed to chase down prey by using their powerful, shark-like tails. And they were evidently well-traveled animals as well. Their fossils have been found on every continent, including Antarctica. You might recall this creature being the breakout star of “Jurassic World” in 2015 … although some experts said too many liberties were taken with the animal’s portrayal.

  • Super Strange Tree Goats and Other Bizarre Animals!

    Beached Blue Whale
    The largest animal on the planet is known to be the blue whale … and the carcass of one recently washed ashore at Agate Beach in Bolinas, California. The specimen measured around 79 feet long, with most of the body still intact. Experts still aren’t sure what killed the huge marine mammal … although it’s speculated it may have suffered a blunt force injury when it collided with a ship … scientists plan a full necropsy soon. Did you know that around 2,800 blue whales are thought to live off the California coast? That’s roughly a third of their population worldwide.

    Bus Sized Beast
    The fossil of a prehistoric beast the size of a bus were found recently in Russia. The creature had dinosaur-size proportions … but it was actually a sea dwelling reptile with an enormous skull, huge teeth, powerful jaws and two pairs of flippers. Related to plesiosaurs, these creatures are identified as pliosaurs (PLY-oh-sores)… They would have been the apex predators of the oceans during the age of dinosaurs, and were characterized by their ferocious, predatory nature. The unusually well preserved specimen was found on the banks of the Volga (VOL-guh) River and dates back around 130 million years. Measuring around 5 feet long, researchers have extrapolated the creature’s size to have been roughly the size of a bus. Pliosaurs were known to grow to lengths of 50 feet and weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Hard to believe given their great size … but pliosaurs were actually distant cousins of today’s turtles!

    Monkey Business
    Macaque (muh-KAK) monkeys in Indonesia have taken on some human like behaviors … Our fellow primates have learned how to steal the belongings of tourists — and then hold the items until a ransom of food is paid! The unique — if annoying — behavior is only found with monkeys living around the Uluwatu (oo-loo-WAH-too)Temple of Bali … where the creatures have long been known to pilfer glasses, hats, cameras and wads of cash from visitors. Scientists conducting field research discovered that groups of monkeys that moved into the region would soon learn the macaques behavior … suggesting that it is learned as the newcomers observe the actions of the longer term residents. Some experts think the primates robbing and bartering behavior is indicative of a cognitive tradition among this species … one that is transmitted across generations of the animals as they learn from one another.

    All You Can’t Eat
    A couple in Texas witnessed a sight you don’t see everyday … not that you’d want to. While stopped by the side of the road, they watched in horror as a huge black snake regurgitated a smaller snake. Starting with the smaller snake’s tail, the black snake steadily ejected its victim … which emerged intact, wriggling, and still alive! The black snake slithered away as soon as it was relieved of its meal. Did you know, snakes are known for their ability to digest large prey. They’re also known to regurgitate a meal if they feel threatened. The larger snake likely ejected its prey because it was in a hurry to escape the couple … which may have made it a case of ‘eat and run’.

    Goats in the Trees
    While goats are known to climb hills and mountains, they’re not known to climb trees … except in southern Morocco. Experts say that up to 20 of the creatures will regularly climb thorny argan trees that are native to the region. It’s said that they spend up to three-quarters of their time ‘treetop grazing’. Some pictures displaying their behavior almost appear to be Photoshopped. But the goats are actually perched on the branches … displaying an amazing ability to balance themselves there … some 30 feet above the ground! As the goats forage in the trees, they spit out seeds to be dispersed on the ground. The seeds are contained in a pulpy fruit that surrounds the tree’s nut, and resembles a large green olive. The fruit itself is enough to entice the goats to climb the trees. But they don’t like the large seeds … so the animals spit them out. And it turns out to be a win-win for the local environment. As those seeds are spread some distance from the parent tree, it gives the seedlings a better chance of survival. Local herders are happy enough with the arrangement that they even prune the trees to make it easier for the goats to climb them!

    The 18 Most Mysterious Islands on Earth, From strange natural formations, to weird alien locations;

    This is a list of the 18 places that are memorable because of how strange they are:

    Cat Island
    The island of Tashirojima (tash-sheero-jeemah) in Japan has a human population of about 100 people … and the cat population outnumbers them by about 6 to 1. The felines have managed to thrive largely due to the belief that they bring good luck. A belief in Japanese cultures says that cats will bring good fortune if you encounter them. That has led to tourists making a fuss over the critters, ensuring that they’re well fed and cared for. This island even features houses that have catlike shapes, where the animals can relax in style.

    Mysterious ‘Eye’-land
    This strange location is known as the Eye … and due to its bizarre appearance and remote location, there’s speculation it could be a cover for a massive alien base that sits under the surface. The Eye is said to rotate on its own axis in the middle of a marsh. It was discovered by a film crew shooting a documentary concerning paranormal activities while in the Parana (pah-rah-nah) Delta near Buenos Aires in Argentina. The island is surrounded by a thin water channel measuring around 130 yards in diameter … both the land and water are so precisely rounded that it doesn’t seem possible to be a naturally occurring formation. Argentina has had its fair share of UFO sightings … maybe the mysterious island is somehow involved!

    The Island of the Dolls
    Almost all the trees here are adorned with dolls hanging from their branches. The strange practice is said to have started when a grieving heard the screams of a woman drowning in a nearby canal. He couldn’t save her, but her voice still haunted him at night. To ward off her spirit, he started hanging dolls from the trees. He was given additional dolls and materials from people who were sympathetic to his plight … and his ritual become something of a legend … and gained a name as an eerie tourist attraction.

    Third-Order Island
    This island is located in Taal (taaal) Lake on the island of Luzon (lu-ZON) in the Philippines. Volcano Island is found in the center of the lake … that island contains a crater lake called Yellow Lake …. And that body of water has its own small island, known as Volcano Point! It’s an example of a third-order island … Or an island that is within a lake, that is an island within a lake … which is located on an island located in the Pacific Ocean!

    Socotra (sa-ka-tra) Island — It’s a remote island of Yemen that separated from mainland Africa some six million years ago. The ancient, bizarre dragon’s blood tree and uniquely shaped bulbous bottle tree make the area look like the setting for a sci-fi film … or maybe an adventure in Middle Earth. The island’s wide-ranging biodiversity results in trees and plants growing here that are not found anywhere else on earth.

    Easter Island — Rapa Nui is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia … but it’s better known as Easter Island. And it’s best known for those famous stone heads. There are 887 of the huge stone figures that are thought to have been carved during the 12th to 17th centuries. Known as Moai (moey), they stand around 13 feet on average, weigh 13 tons, and are carved out of porous volcanic ash … then placed atop ceremonial stone platforms. The enormous monuments are scattered in diverse locations across the island. And did you know, the famous heads are actually connected to bodies underground … you just don’t see them in the majority of photographs. To date, no one knows how those statues were moved … or what their exact purpose may have been.

    North Sentinel Island
    Located southeast of the Bay of Bengal in the Andaman (AN-duh-mun) Sea, this is one of those most remote places on the planet. But it is inhabited by a tribe known as the Sentinelese (sen-TEN-uh-leez) … and some experts say they’ve called the place home for going on 60,000 years! Not much is known about them or their culture … except that they don’t like visitors. Attempts at contact have been greeted with arrows and spears directed at the intruders … in some instances, even killing the strangers on sight. There’s a lot of mystery still surrounding this island … and it’ll likely stay that that way for some time to come.

    Taking care of creatures can be a rich and incredible profession here are 15 examples.

    Here are 15 Awesome Jobs for Animal Lovers, if you are looking to get into this profession, check these out:

    Zoologist
    If you enjoy studying animals, then a career in zoology might right be for you. Zoologists can spend a lot of time with animals and can work at zoos, with personnel there to direct how the creatures are cared for. Some zoologists will focus on one species of animal, while other might choose to specialize in mammals, reptiles, or other species. Entry level positions require a Bachelor’s degree … and if you want to become a researcher or professor, you’ll need a master’s degree.

    Animal Control Officer
    This type of job involves dealing with all types of animals … from pets to wildlife, and a job perk is giving them personal attention. Reports of mistreated animals are investigated and dealt with according to the situation and animal involved. Officers will often help control abandoned or unattended animals, or help to remove dangerous animals. A necessary job requirement is an ability and willingness to use nooses, nets and/or tranquilizer darts should the situation call for it. Some of the jobs within this field can include dog wardens and dog catchers, canine service trainers and humane officers. And depending on where the job is located, your workplace can vary from a service truck to an office, to the wide open spaces of a national park!

    Wildlife Biologist
    Do the names Jeff Corwin or Steve Irwin ring any bells? They were wildlife biologists who went on to fame and fortune thanks to popular TV shows and books published. While there’s no guarantee of that, this is a profession that allows you to combine a love of animals with science. Wildlife biologists are involved with studying the environments of animals, along with their demographics and populations among other things. To move beyond entry-level positions, you’d need a master’s degree or PhD in wildlife biology.

    Animal Trainer
    Do you have a lot of patience with critters? If so, this might be the gig for you. It’s basically teaching animals to follow instructions. Whether you’re training dogs, horses, service animals or performing animals, you would need a basic understanding of how animals function. This usually involves an apprentice type education … and it has the potential to bring in a nice paycheck. As an example, a reputable show horse trainer can charge up to $1,000 (or higher) each month per horse … and that could involve several of the animal’s training at once. Our sources indicate that jobs in this line of work could increase by some 20-percent in the next year or so.

    And before getting to our number one job for animal lovers, it’s time for an honorable mention. In addition to many of the jobs we found while researching the episode, one really raised our hackles — in a good way. Would you believe the guy in the picture is not necessarily a veterinarian … but is, in fact, a well-compensated professional cat cuddler? There’s an animal clinic that is seeking candidates that have a certain “Catitude” … that is, an ability to speak softly to the felines and calm their nerves … kind of like being a cat-whisperer. And this fella certainly seems to have the knack … that critter looks like it is all kinds of mellowed out. If you want to get paid for cuddling kittens all day long, you’ll need gentle hands for the petting and stroking of the cats. Now, there are a couple of drawbacks. One, we couldn’t find out how much the job pays. And two … the clinic is located in Dublin, Ireland. So if you don’t already live in the UK, you could be in for quite a commute.

    Veterinarian
    Chances are, the first animal-related job a lot of people think is is being a veterinarian. Along with a love of animals, a candidate better loves math and science. In the US, you’ll need a four-year degree (and good marks) to gain entry to one of the country’s 27 veterinary schools. By some accounts, it’s more difficult to get accepted into one of these schools than it is medical school! That involves another four years to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or DVM. Graduates usually have to intern for a year before starting their own independent practice. Specialties can include animal surgery, animal pathology, and exotic animal medicine. Salaries can range up to $150,000 per year depending on the vet’s specialty.

    Dolphin Eats a Giant Octopus and other strange animal stories

    In this great synopsis, The guys from strange animals have grouped a great set of videos you should see:

    Super Wasps
    The German or European Wasp measures bigger than standard wasps at about a half-inch long … and carry distinctive black spots on their faces. They’re also known to repeatedly sting victims, resulting in swelling and a burning pain. And the creatures are reportedly going to invade British gardens this summer, so be advised. They can inhabit almost any area … but they’re particularly known to populate areas of the South of England and the East Midlands in Rutland and Leicestershire. Experts say that more prolific breeding could occur thanks to warmer temperatures emerging from hibernation earlier to seek food. Bear in mind, they’re pretty bold and can mark aggressors to pursue them. Because of that, you’re advised not to try and smoke them out or otherwise provoke them, since they could swarm. Did you know that throughout North America, these critters are often identified as yellowjackets?

    Extinction Events
    Did you know that our planet could be on the verge of a sixth mass extinction event … and it looks like human activity is to blame. That is according to several studies published recently. Researchers around the world have examined the present and future threats to biodiversity. And they’ve come to a grim conclusion — almost a quarter of all mammal species are at risk of becoming extinct … likewise about 13 percent of the bird population. Close to 400 species of large mammals in Asia, Africa, and South America are deemed the most threatened animals according to some experts. And the mammals at risk could easily include we humans. Habitat destruction, overhunting and the introduction of invasive non-native species are threatening the plants and animals we depend upon to survive. As human populations continue to expand, demand for food, water, and living space will increase. Researchers say that a drastic change in farming methods and habitat preservation for the majority of remaining species could help reverse the trend.

    Ancient Bullets
    More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans used weapons that had the stopping force equal to that of a .44 magnum revolver. Romans employed slings during the second century AD, which shot bullets made of lead at their enemies. More than 400 of the deadly projectiles were recently found just west of Dumfries (dum-FREES), in Scotland. Archaeologists were surprised to discover small holes bored into the sling bullets. At first, experts thought the openings were filled with poison. But further research has revealed that the projectiles were drilled so they would make a kind of buzzing noise as they flew through the air. The noise would have been similar to that of an angry wasp, which served to terrify the enemy … and was likely an early form of psychological warfare practiced by the Romans. Experts say that when Scottish clansmen fought with swords, they would have been mowed down by a hail of bullets that could hurtle at speeds up to 100 miles per hour … which would likely take one’s head clean off, to paraphrase Dirty Harry Callahan.

    Deadly Dinner
    You know the old saying about biting off more than you can chew, right? A bottlenose dolphin in Western Australia obviously did not. The careless cetacean was found dead on a beach near Bunbury after having tried to swallow an entire Maori octopus that weighed more than 4.5 pounds. In fact, a post-mortem found that the crafty cephalopod managed to jam one tentacle down the dolphin’s esophagus … and the other seven limbs were clogging the back of the throat. This could nearly be a scene from “Alien” … The slimy gray tentacles almost looked like some sort of extraterrestrial life form that has invaded the dolphin’s throat and mutated there. Add the sight of the dolphin’s flesh peeled apart for inspection, and it looks like the octopus could have exploded out of the dolphin! We’re told the incident actually took place in 2015, but the postmortem report was only recently published.

    This is Why We Think Parallel Universes Exist.

    The most renowned and accepted experts in the matter, people that study and do research under the vigilant eyes of fellow and envious researchers, are presumably the people that have the most valid ideas on the universe and its compsition. Having said that, it is “…hard to imagine, not least because it means that everything that can happen will happen, and is also happening right now on another level of the multiverse. But this is just sci-fi fantasy isn’t it? The Many-Worlds theory was created in 1954 by Princeton University doctoral candidate Hugh Everett the Third.String Theory tells us that all matter and all forces have strings which dangle down to a level below the quantum level. The cold spot refers to a region of space in the radiation left over from our universe’s formation which is noticeably cooler than anywhere else…”

    New discoveries that change and improve our perception of History.

    There are so many loop holes and some of our historian’s most famous ideas about our past are so flimsy that there are many opportunites to re-think and create new hypothesis on what happened before our current standard historic records.

    Years ago mankind has made some astonishing progress and experienced some incredible events. We’ve developed writing, we’ve formed cities, we’ve come to understand our bodies, and we’ve even shot ourselves into space. But isn’t it strange that most of this progression has occurred in the last 10,000 years?

    This is the current general idea of what happened in history

    Infographic chart of the history of civllization
    Infographic chart of the history of civllization

    This chart displays the world’s language families by percentage of speakers today. As you can see, Indo-European takes the largest share, and the tree for this language family shows why. What we understand as human history only came to begin in 3,200 BC when writing was invented by the Sumerians, as this allowed us to document the wars we’ve fought, the art we’ve created and the neato swear-words we’ve come to invent.This is the Bosnian Pyramid, and carbon dating shows that it if it was constructed by humans, it may have been built over 25,000 years ago. There have been many archaeological discoveries that indicate we humans developed certain technologies earlier than we currently think; and while some of them seem to stretch the boundaries of credibility, others may actually point to the formation of civilised human settlements before human history was recorded.

    Here are some really interesting examples of new discoveries that change our perception of the past.

     

    Some more amazing videos on recent discoveries (Some are repetitive, but worth your time. A blue pill in “The Matrix” sense of the world. 

    Some great resources: 

    • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/02/lost-tomb-alexander-great/

    Some of the more misterious discoveries that change history :


    Some of the even more misterios discoveries ever found are here.

    From strange biblical archaeological finds to other unexplained bizarre discoveries, this top 10 list of recent ancient discoveries will amaze you!
    #7 – Life On Mars Since it has been introduced, we as a society have gotten used to the idea that Mars and probably other planets once had life on them. Although this is something we’ve come to accept to be true, did you know that there is a whole new side of Mars’ history that we didn’t even know about? Although Mars doesn’t look like it now, NASA members have seen evidence on the planet’s surface that leads them to believe that there was once a massive ocean covering a large portion of the northern hemisphere. With that much water, they say that the planet could have been both warm and wet which is an even better breeding ground for life than previously thought. #6 – Akrotiri On Thera The preserved excavation site pictured here is Akrotiri on Thera, a rich ancient city that could possibly be the source of the famous Atlantis. Just like what had happened to the poor people of Pompeii, the Aegean city of Akrotiri was also coated in a thick layer of ash preserving it throughout the ages. The eruption occurred in 1620 BC and wasn’t truly discovered until the 1960s. This almost perfectly preserved city shows an abundance of wealth that include some astounding paintings depicting Bronze Age life. This discovery gave the world a whole new look and understanding of the Mediterranean sea trade as well as Minoan art. #5 – Oracle Bone Writing There has been a recent discovery that could mean the Chinese were among the first to discover the Americas. Scattered around the southern United States was a collection of 82 old stones that don’t look like they fit in with anything else from the surrounding native cultures. The messages on the rocks are messages written in Chinese oracle bone script. Oracle bone script is one of the oldest forms of Chinese writings known. When deciphering these messages, words describing a journey seems as though it was written by people exploring a new world. If this is true then that means that the Chinese landed in North America over 3,000 years ago. #4 – There Are More Mayan Cities The strange squarish platform pictured here is thought to be a huge Mayan city that was discovered by a 15-year-old named William Gadoury. This Canadian boy has a theory that Mayans chose to place their cities by following the constellations. After establishing this theory, he figured that there must be another undiscovered city in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and judging by this picture, it looks like he may be right. The place in question hasn’t been seen in person yet but there have been curious sighting from space which is prompting an expedition. #3 – There’s More To King Tut’s Tomb Being lovers of ancient Egyptian history, we love the fact that there could possibly be more to King Tut’s tomb. When re-examining the chambers of the tomb with laser scans, Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves found what appeared to be not one but two additional, untouched chambers within the tomb. One of the chambers is thought to be hidden behind the wall you see in this picture. After being asked what he believed was behind door number one, Reeves said that he believes, and hopes, that it is the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. Don’t worry, they aren’t going to just bring in a wrecking ball and smash in a wall, when they are ready to reveal what’s in the hidden tombs, they’ll most likely only drill tiny holes so they can insert cameras to look around. #2 – The Costa Rican Spheres If the sphere pictured here looks familiar it’s because they have been a hot topic since they’ve been seen all around Costa Rica, sitting out in the sunshine, hanging out underwater, or like the one pictured here, almost buried completely under the dirt. It turns out that these spheres were left adorning certain towns and buildings depending on the person or people’s importance or title. The process it took to actually create these near perfect stones was such a lengthy and involved one that these stone couldn’t be given to just anyone, they had to have some sort of major social standing. #1 – Metal Books The two ancient books you see here are actually ancient texts in the form of metal books. The collection found was a total of 70 of these tiny books that measured to be about the size of a credit card. On the pages of these books are symbols, characters, and markings that are believed to possibly unlock some of the most questioned secrets of some of the first days of Christianity. The things these books say could end up changing the way we understand the Bible. Although it appears as though some of the markings refer to a Messiah, a Crucifixion, and possibly even a Resurrection, no one has been able to understand the full context of the language written.
    Every day there are new discoveries being made all around the world, but whether they’ll change the course of history is open to debate. Some findings are making researchers question what we’ve believed to be the truth, which could ultimately mean a change in all our history books, so, let’s have a look at some of them. 7 – Who built it first? The Egyptian pyramids have left us with far more questions than concrete answers, and now we’re going to add more quandary to these immense structures, except not to the ones located in Egypt. Semir Osmanagić, an amateur archaeologist, made quite the discovery in Bosnia. He claims that people built pyramids in Bosnia and that Visočica hill is the perfect example. Leading scholars have called the theory “pseudoarchaeological” and that the perfect peak is nothing more than a natural formation. Let’s hope that with time he has more evidence to prove otherwise. 6 – Giants Roam Freely In a totally different area, here comes another account of giants. Conquistador Pedro Cieza de Leon documented everything that took place when the Spanish first came to Peru. The book was called The Chronicles of Peru, and it contains accurate descriptions of the people, their requests and their culture. The book mentions a village built by giants, and how these giants arrived in Peru in boats made from reeds. He said the length from their knees downward was that of a fully-grown man and that they built wells that were far more advanced then the locals had ever seen. A fire was said to have wiped the giants out completely, and little evidence was left behind. Cieza de Leon would not have put untruths in his factual account of what took place at the time, so what really happened? Were their real giants? Was he mistaken? Did he come down with a strange virus that left him delirious? Let’s hope some evidence emerges that will answer all our questions. 5 – But is it real? The story of Atlantis is not new, but now there seems to be evidence that could prove that a thriving city did exist at one point in time. Just off the coast of Gela, Sicily, diver – Cieza de Leon – made a remarkable discovery. He found 39 ingots underneath an ancient shipwreck. The ingots were made of orichalcum, which is a rare fusion of molten rocks. Orichalcum was exceptionally valuable and Plato mentioned that orichalcum was found in part of Atlantis in ancient times. Archaeologists today claim that the ingots are from a once prosperous nation, but whether that nation is Atlantis, is up to you to decide. 4 – Rock and Roll Up in the Andes Mountains are some very unusual rocks known as the Marcahuasi Ruins. The rocks look like they have been carved by humans because they resemble human heads. One rock looks like a rough copy of the Egyptian Sphinx. Many believe it’s just random erosion, but that’s not nearly as exciting as some other theories floating around. Many like to believe they’ve been sculpted by an unknown species, and they’re investigating it thoroughly. Other, more off-the-wall ideas, include aliens and mystical healing powers, but one theory seems to stand out from the rest. There’s an idea that the rocks were constructed by a biblical civilization known as the Masma, who headed to Peru and carved these rocks into what they had witnessed in Egypt. If that’s the case, then once again, some very well-known books will need to be rewritten. 3 – Life on Mars This is truly a question that has been asked several times over and recent discoveries could mean that scientists could finally come to some sort of agreement on the matter. It’s been discovered that there used to be an ocean that covered Mars and that the surface temperature of Mars used to be a lot higher, meaning that life on Mars was certainly possible millions of years ago. 2 – Quick bite to eat It may not be the most mind-blowing fact that will change history as we know it, but it certainly gives you a different perspective of life way back when. When we think of fast food, we think of it as a new development, but research has proven that take-out fast food establishments have been around for a lot longer than we anticipated. The first fish and chips shops opened in Britain during the 1860s and yet we go back even further. Thermopolium’s were around in the Greco-Roman world and they served something hot for people on the go. They’re believed to be the forerunner of restaurants. They consisted of a small room that opened on to the street and sold a few speciality items like spiced wine, meats, lentils or cheese. You couldn’t sit and had to order your food to take away. They were usually frequented by slaves and shadier characters used to like to hang out there, and many were shut down for that very reason. One such establishment was discovered in Pompeii, perfectly preserved.

    Get To Know Of Inventors That Were Atacked by Their Own Inventions!!

    Maybe none of us thought this could have happened, but here it is. Inventors being damaged by their creations!!

    We’ve all had tough days on the job, but when you’re an inventor, kicking down the doors of science, things going wrong can mean more than just a bad day. Your groundbreaking inventions just might turn on you, as these doomed inventors demonstrated…

    Karel Soucek | 0:15
    Sabin Arnold von Sochocky | 1:03
    Fred Duesenberg | 2:09
    William Nelson | 2:55
    Michael Dacre | 3:23
    Henry Smolinski | 4:10
    Franz Reichelt | 5:11
    Horace Hunley | 6:03

     

    Actors That Died In 2016

    A wonderful life is such an abstract idea, and yet, to appreciate the work some of these great dudes did, is great. These are celebreties, but I’d like to get footage and data about other very important people, that perhaps aren’t as medi friendly, that shold be. “But in Showbiz, In addition to the loss of renowned musicians such as David Bowie and Prince, many screen stars have also passed away this year, from cherished character actors to major movie stars. Here’s a look back at the actors and actresses we lost in 2016…” *Source bellow the video.

    Alan Rickman

    Born February 21, 1946, in West London, England, Alan Rickman showed an early penchant for the per | 4:42forming art| 5:03s. He cut his t | 5:21eeth as an actor | 5:42in 1978, when | 6:00he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.Aug 31, 2016 –  Source .  Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and on screen. Wikipedia  Born: February 21, 1946, Acton, London, United Kingdom, Died: January 14, 2016, London, United Kingdom, pouse: Rima Horton (m. 2012–2016), Parent(s): Bernard William Rickman; Margaret Doreen Rose, TV shows: The Barchester Chronicles, Therese Raquin, Victoria Wood’s All Day Breakfast, Awards: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, more

    Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

    Anton Yelchin

    Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Ельчи́н; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films, including the 2009 reboot film of the same name, along with the sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond (2016).

    Born to a Russian Jewish family in Leningrad, Yelchin relocated to the United States, where he began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television and film roles, and received recognition in Hearts in Atlantis (2001). His role as Jacob Clarke in Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Taken was significant in furthering his career as a child actor.[1] He starred on the television series, including Huff and the posthumously released Trollhunters. He also starred in other films, including Alpha Dog (2007), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Terminator Salvation (2009), Fright Night (2011), The Smurfs (2011), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Green Room (2015) and Thoroughbred (2017).

    In June 2016, Yelchin died in a car incident in Studio City, California.

    Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan (born Peter Ewart Ohm; 4 April 1923 – 6 December 2016) was a British character actor, known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions.[1] He also worked extensively on the stage.

    He was best known for his role as Grouty in the sitcom Porridge (despite appearing in only three episodes and the 1979 film) and also had a recurring role alongside Robert Lindsay in Citizen Smith, written by John Sullivan. He also had parts as Tom Franklin in Chancer (1990–91), playing the father of Anthony Hopkins’s character in The Remains of the Day, and as Maester Aemon in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011–15).

    Garry Shandling

    Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer, best known for his work in It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

    Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms, such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman, and David Brenner). In 1986, he created It’s Garry Shandling’s Show for Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show titled The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was even more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale. In film, he had a recurring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He also lent his voice to Verne in DreamWorks Animation’s Over the Hedge.

    During his three-decade career, Shandling was nominated for nineteen Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations. He served as host of the Grammy Awards four times and as host of the Emmy Awards two times.

     

     

    Alan Thicke

    Alan Willis Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, game and talk show host. He was best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains, which ran for seven seasons. He is the father of actor Brennan Thicke, and of singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Thicke died on December 13, 2016 in the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, U.S..

     

    Patty Duke

    Anna Marie “Patty” Duke (December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress, appearing on stage, film, and television. She first became known as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), a role which she had originated on Broadway.[1] The following year she was given her own show, The Patty Duke Show, in which she portrayed “identical cousins”. She later progressed to more mature roles such as that of Neely O’Hara in the film Valley of the Dolls (1967).[1] Over the course of her career, she received ten Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.[2] Duke also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.[1]

    Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982, after which she devoted much of her time to advocating for and educating the public on mental health issues.Duke died on the morning of March 29, 2016 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho of sepsis from a ruptured intestine at the age of 69. Sean invited the public to contribute to a mental health foundation in his mother’s name, the Patty Duke Mental Health Initiative.

    Garry Marshall

    Garry Kent Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016)[3] was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist best known for creating Happy Days and its various spin-offs, developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, The Princess Diaries, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. He provided the voice of Buck Cluck in Chicken Little. On the morning of July 19, 2016, Marshall died at a hospital in Burbank, California at the age of 81 due to complications of pneumonia after suffering a stroke. News of his death spread worldwide and many celebrities paid tributes to Marshall.

    Kenny Baker

    Kenneth GeorgeKennyBaker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) was an English actor and musician. He is best remembered for portraying the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.

    In 1951 Baker was approached on the street by a woman who invited him to join a theatrical troupe of dwarves and midgets. This was his first taste of show business. Later, he joined a circus for a brief time, learned to ice skate and appeared in many ice shows. He formed a successful comedy act called the Minitones with entertainer Jack Purvis and played in nightclubs.

    While working with Purvis and the Minitones, Baker was selected by George Lucas to operate the robot (“droid”) R2-D2 in the science fiction feature film Star Wars, released in 1977. Baker recalled that he initially turned down the role.

    Baker appears as R2-D2 in six of the episodic theatrical Star Wars films, and played an additional role in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as Paploo, the Ewok who steals an Imperial speeder bike. He was originally going to play Wicket, but he fell ill and that role was handed over to Warwick Davis. He revealed a feud between him and his co-star Anthony Daniels, claiming Daniels had been rude to him on numerous occasions, and stated that Daniels is rude to everyone, including fans.

    Baker continued his association with the R2-D2 character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released on 18 December 2015 in North America. He was going to be a member of the cast, but he served as consultant for the character instead. In November 2015 it was confirmed that Jimmy Vee was cast as R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, replacing Baker.

    Baker’s other films include The Elephant Man, Time Bandits (also with Jack Purvis), Willow (also with Purvis and Warwick Davis), Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

    On television, he appeared in the British medical drama Casualty. He also had a part in the BBC production of The Chronicles of Narnia. In the late 1990s, Baker launched a brief stand-up comedy career. He played Casanova in the 1993 movie U.F.O.

    In November 2009, his biography, From Tiny Acorns: The Kenny Baker Story, was written with Ken Mills and published by Writestuff Autographs.

    Jon Polito

     

    Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American character actor and voice artist.[1] In a film and television career spanning 35 years, he amassed over 220 credits.[2] Notable television roles included Detective Steve Crosetti in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street and on the first season of Crime Story. He also appeared in several films including The Rocketeer, The Crow and Gangster Squad, but was mostly known for his work with the Coen brothers. He appeared in five of their films, including Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski.

     

    Alexis Arquette

    Alexis Arquette (July 28, 1969 – September 11, 2016) was an American actress, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist. She was well known for her gender transitioning, and for supporting other people making similar transitions.

     

    Robert Vaughn

    Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work.[1] His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; Morgan Wendell in the 1978-79 mini series “Centennial“; formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the 5th season of the 1980s series The A-Team; and grifter and card sharp Albert Stroller in the British television drama series Hustle (2004–2012), for all but one of its 48 episodes. He also appeared in the British soap opera Coronation Street as Milton Fanshaw, a love interest for Sylvia Goodwin between January and February 2012.[2]

    Ron Glass

    Ronald Earle “Ron” Glass (July 10, 1945 – November 25, 2016) was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.

    Alice Elizabeth Drummond

    Alice Elizabeth Drummond (née Ruyter, May 21, 1928 – November 30, 2016) was an American actress. A veteran Off-Broadway performer, in 1970, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Lee in The Chinese by Murray Schisgal. Despite her extensive acting career, she is most well known as the librarian in the opening scenes in the 1984 horror-comedy Ghostbusters.

    Margaret Whitton

    Whitton was born in Fort Meade, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. She first noticeably appeared on the stage in 1973, billed as Peggy Whitton. Her first work was on the New York stage, where she worked as a dog walker between parts.[3] In the early 1980s, she began to be billed by her birth name and made her Broadway debut in 1982’s Steaming.

    Whitton did her primary film work between 1986 and 1993. Her most visible roles were that of Michael J. Fox‘s character’s under-appreciated aunt-by-marriage in The Secret of My Success (1987), and as the spiteful baseball team owner Rachel Phelps in Major League[4] (1989), and its sequel, Major League II (1994). Whitton also appeared in the Robin WilliamsKurt Russell vehicle The Best of Times (1986) and in Mel Gibson‘s The Man Without a Face (1993). Her other film roles included parts in National Lampoon Goes to the Movies (1982), Love Child (1982) and 9½ Weeks (1986) as Molly.[3]

    Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Zsa Zsa Gabor (/ˈʒɑːʒɑː ˈɡɑːbɔːr, ɡəˈbɔːr/ ZHAH-zhah GAH-bor, gə-BOR; Hungarian: [ˈʒɒʒɒ ˈɡaːbor]; born Sári Gábor [ˈʃaːri ˈɡaːbor]; February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016) was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. Her sisters were actresses Eva and Magda Gabor.

    Gabor began her stage career in Vienna and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.[3] She emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1941. Becoming a sought-after actress with “European flair and style”, she was considered to have a personality that “exuded charm and grace”.[4] Her first film role was a supporting role in Lovely to Look At. She later acted in We’re Not Married! and played one of her few leading roles in the John Huston-directed film, Moulin Rouge (1952). Huston would later describe her as a “creditable” actress.[5]