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This Raccoon Scaled a Building and ... JUMPED from the Ninth Story!

South Carolina resident Micha Rea was walking on the boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey, when he spotted a raccoon scaling a building. When the …

Ocean City

Schrödinger's Cat Thought Experiment with Multiple Cats Stumps Physicists

Even if you're not a physicist, chances are that you're familiar with Erwin Schrödinger's cat.<p>In his famous Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, a …

Physics

Praying Mantis Catches, Eats Fish

Praying mantises normally eat other insects, but they aren't picky. They've been seen eating spiders, birds, frogs, and mice, but now a science paper …

Fish

Great Dane Does Lunges

"I don't know what you're doing, Dad, but I wanna do it, too!"<p>Eli Clark was exercising by doing lunges across the living room, and his great Dane …

Great Dane

"Cat Grandpa" Naps with Shelter Cats

Terry Laurmen of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is 75 years old. He volunteers at Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary, where he enjoys brushing the cats. They love it …

Green Bay

Henry the VIII and Ann Boleyn Halloween Costumes

When redditor Monkeygruven posted this picture of some family friends ready for trick-or-treat, others bemoaned that the kids didn't pick their own …

Costumes

This Military Parade in Chile has Puppies

Military parades are usually a stuffy kind of affair featuring tanks and things like that, but not in Chile! In their annual military parade in …

Puppies

What’s the Maximum Gravity We Could Survive?

Ever since we managed to put men on the moon, we've been looking for other places for people to go. Then bigger and better telescopes led us to …

Physics

Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu

A hundred years ago, in the autumn of 1918, the Great War was dragging on, so Philadelphia threw a parade to raise morale and sell war bonds called …

American Cities

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

According to the neighbors, one woman would get on her motorcycle and go riding late at night, although she had no idea because she was sleepwalking. …

Sleepwalking

Thermostat 6 - Animation

Diane can't ignore anymore the leak coming from the ceiling above the family diner…<p>A beautiful and strong animation about climate change and human …

Thermostats

What Would Happen if You Give the Mood Drug Ecstasy to an Octopus?

Let's find out, neuroscientists Gul Dolen of Johns Hopkins University and Eric Edsinger of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, …

Johns Hopkins University

Experience The Joy of Toasting with this Bob Ross Toaster

Now you can enjoy your breakfast with happy little toasts every morning! Better yet, this Bob Ross Toaster will burn a portrait of the famous painter …

The Aftermath of a Viral Prank

Remember Jehv Maravilla and Christian Toledo, the guys who erected a poster of themselves at a local McDonald's outlet? The prank got them a viral …

Ellen DeGeneres Show

Star Wars Anime

For a minute there, I could believe that the first <i>Star Wars</i> movie was going to be serialized as an anime show in Japan. It's that good. But this is a …

Discovery Shows Galileo Edited His Ideas to Fool the Inquisition

Galileo Galilei knew that the earth revolved around the sun. But this was Rome at the dawn of 17th century, and the Church didn't see it that way. …

Scientific Research

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Middle-Earth

There's fandom and then there's FANDOM. Some may devote a Facebook page to a personal interest of theirs, or maybe even create a dedicated website, …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Gulper Eel in Action

The team from EVNautilus are back, watching the bottom of the ocean for interesting creatures. And here they've found one with their …

Fish

This Half-Billion-Year-Old Sea Blob Was The First Animal on Earth

Meet the 558-million-year-old fossil of <i>Dickinsonia</i>, a type of Ediacaran organism, that may just be the first animal species on Earth:<p>The first large …

Australian National University

Wonderful Artwork of British Columbia Mountains by Laura Bifano

I'm loving these wonderful geometric art by Vancouver-based artist Laura Bifano. In her series "Altars," Bifano drew local vistas and mountains of …

British Columbia

Have Teacup - Will Travel

This is "open carry" in the UK. Etsy seller LeatherHeds created a teacup and saucer belt holster for the tea-loving gentleman who's always ready for …

Afternoon Tea

Edgar Allan Poe: as Creepy as Ever

Readers have been enjoying the short stories and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe for almost 200 years. What makes his literature so relatable over time? …

Edgar Allan Poe

How Golf Freed an Innocent Man from Prison

Valentino Dixon loves golf, although he's never played a game in his life. As a young man, he was convicted of murder and sent to prison in 1991, on …

Finally! A Dad Bod Mannequin

All clothes sure look good on a buff model, but what would it <i>really</i> look like if you've got a dad bod?<p>Thankfully, there's now a dad bod mannequin …

Mannequins

The Three Major Cartels Behind the Downfall of Africa’s Elephants

University of Washington conservationist Samuel Wasser noticed that elephant tusks from ivory seizures have been getting smaller. That means that …

University of Washington

Firenado Eats Fire Hose

When a whirlwind sucks up flames from a fire, you have a "firenado." The British Columbia Wildfire Service found out how powerful a firenado can be …

British Columbia

The Best of Bad Acting

Some folks like to watch bad movies just to laugh at them, but most of us don't want to sit through the whole thing. That's why this supercut is a …

Special Effects

The Ames Window Optical Illusion Will Continue to Fool You Even Though You Know Exactly What's Going On

Usually, when you know how an illusion works, it stops being an illusion.<p>But not the Ames Window illusion. In this YouTube clip by CuriosityShow, …

Optical Illusions

Ancient Sand Dunes Stone Tools Turn Out to be Musical Stones

Back in 2008, archaeologists discovered a set of rounded stones in the high desert near the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. They thought …

National Parks

Mr. Rogers vs. the Superheroes

Fred Rogers was all about love and gentleness on his TV show <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood</i>. But Rogers could get angry, and the thing that made him the …

Fred Rogers