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The Human Race Needs These 6 Animals To Survive, And Most People Don’t Even Know It.

The Human Race Needs These 6 Animals To Survive, And Most People Don’t Even Know It.

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Planet Earth is a giant, delicate Eco-system. It's a lot easier than you would think to throw it off balance. Unfortunately, that's exactly what humans have been doing for the last several hundred years. While those same years have seen a huge leap in human achievement, there has also been a corresponding decline in nature. Now, species that are vital to human survival are at risk of collapse, and that is not good. Here are six of the most vital species that are under threat.  1.) Honeybees. Imgur Honeybees are probably the most threatened species on this list. They play a huge role in our modern food production system by pollinating crops. Without that pollination, food producti...
This Is Entire Hospital Is Solely For WHAT? It’s So Strange That It’s Cute.

This Is Entire Hospital Is Solely For WHAT? It’s So Strange That It’s Cute.

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Do you love bats? Do you love hospitals? ...even if you're not particularly fond of either, you'll probably like the Tolga Bat Hospital in Atherton, Australia. Volunteers at the hospital take care of sick and injured bats. They prepare food, feed the bats, clean them and make these little guys feel special and loved while they're on the mend. If you don't have the time to commit to volunteering at the hospital, you can always swing by for a visit. The hospital is open year round and will let you view the feeding session that takes place between 3 pm and 6 pm. Still not sold on the idea of heading to a bat hospital? Take a look at what you're missing. Tolga Bat Hospital. LOST AT E MINOR Aww, how can anyone not like the...
What His Dad Built In The Backyard Is Astronomical. It’s Out Of This World…Seriously.

What His Dad Built In The Backyard Is Astronomical. It’s Out Of This World…Seriously.

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This guy's dad has an obsession that will leave your jaw on the floor. The hobby itself isn't insane, but what he did with it is. Just for fun, he built a large and powerful telescope that could see into the depths of space. Some of the images that he was able to capture, just from his backyard, will blow your mind and remind you of just how small planet Earth really is. It all started with a penchant for star gazing. With some ingenuity... (And a little bit of obsession...) That hobby turned into something incredible. The amateur astronomer can see into the depths of space. (This is "The Swan."...
According To Science, These Are The Things We Should Do To Become Immortal

According To Science, These Are The Things We Should Do To Become Immortal

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Immortality is one of the most sought after super-powers in fables. There's always some evil super villain who burns down a village to get his hands on the potion that will grant him invincibility. Well, good news guys. You can put down the torches and pick up the candy bars because science has finally given us the deets on an eternal existence. Follow this guide and you should live to be 300 years old... maybe. 1) Eat More Nuts - According to The New England Journal Of Medicine, the more nuts a person eats, the less likely they are to die. 7 or more servings a week could lead to a 20% reduction in death. 2) Buy A Cat -  Believe it or not, The University of Minnesota's Stroke Association states that simply owning ...
This Is How Caffeine Affects Your Body In The Best And Worst Ways.

This Is How Caffeine Affects Your Body In The Best And Worst Ways.

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"Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee." It's a sentence that we are more than familiar with, and may even know some people who say it. These people are what we call "caffeine addicts." Caffeine has many effects on the body; some are great and beneficial, but others are detrimental to your health. Either way, caffeine is quite ubiquitous in our world today and it is something we should know more about.  1.) The Good: Low doses of caffeine show increased alertness and decreased fatigue. economicstudents 2.) The Bad: Caffeine can increase blood pressure in non-habitual consumers. High blood pressure is associated with an increase in strokes and cerebral vascular disease, which in turn increases the risk of mult...
These Cloud Formations Are Incredible And Majestic…And Kind of Ominous.

These Cloud Formations Are Incredible And Majestic…And Kind of Ominous.

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Everyone loves clouds. Those soft, fluffy puffs that drift lazily by are great to look at and get lost in. Of course, some are a bit more dramatic. Some are downright ominous. Here are some of the craziest cloud formations out there. And yes, they're all real! 1. Arcus clouds come in the shelf or roll variety, and are long, horizontal formations. Shelf clouds are shaped like wedges and roll clouds are shaped like tubes. Both are associated with atmospheric change, but shelf clouds usually bring a thunderstorm, and roll clouds typically result in a cold breeze. Via MorgansLists A roll cloud in Texas. Via MorgansLists A shelf cloud. These are usually seen at th...
If You REALLY Think About It, These Things We Do Every Day Are So Weird.

If You REALLY Think About It, These Things We Do Every Day Are So Weird.

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Ever say a word over and over again and start thinking about how weird it is... and then how weird all things are? Something similar happens to me when I think about some of the normal stuff I do everyday. How do these things even happen? How did we all decide that this is acceptable behavior? Here are some everyday things that are actually pretty weird when you think about them: 1.) Blushing. flickr As your brain senses unwanted social attention, the veins in your face dilate and the blood flow in your cheeks increases, giving you a rosy complexion. Scientists don't quite know why this happens, but they do know that the more you call attention to it, the redder you become. 2.) Crying. ...
Here Are 35 Things You Probably Believe… But Are Total Lies. Everything You Thought Is Wrong.

Here Are 35 Things You Probably Believe… But Are Total Lies. Everything You Thought Is Wrong.

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While growing up, family, friends and teachers probably told you tidbits about the world that you accepted as the gospel truth. There's nothing wrong with that, in fact it is completely normal. But, it seems there are a great many widely accepted "facts" that are actually completely untrue. These misconceptions are fairly widespread, so you may be surprised that even today you were believing things that just weren't true. So put on your learning hats, you're about to get schooled. 1.) You aren’t born with all of the brain cells you were ever have. There is evidence your brain will continue to produce new cells in certain regions, a process called neurogenesis. 2.) The color of the mucus in your nose doesn’t indicat...
After Seeing This, I Don’t Know Whether To Feel Small And Insignificant. Or Extremely Lucky.

After Seeing This, I Don’t Know Whether To Feel Small And Insignificant. Or Extremely Lucky.

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A user on Reddit came up with a fantastic idea. They Photoshopped all of our solar system's planets into the sky, appearing as if they were as far away from Earth as the Moon. The result is absolutely fascinating (and a little bit terrifying). This is what it would look like to live on an alien planet. Wow. The Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Neptune Uranus Too bad Pluto is missing out on all of this fun (R.I.P)....
The Horrifying ‘Before’ Photo Shocked Me… But The Rest Are Even More Unbelievable.

The Horrifying ‘Before’ Photo Shocked Me… But The Rest Are Even More Unbelievable.

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When a person has scoliosis, their spine has an abnormal curvature. Sometimes it can be slight and the people can live with their condition. Other times, it's much worse and corrective surgery is needed. This girl had a severe 90 degree curve to her spine and opted to undergo surgery to fix it. What her spine looked like before is chilling, but the doctors did an amazing job. A 90 degree curvature of the spine looks very drastic... and curves can even get worse over time. This is what she looked like with her spinal fusion on a 90 degree curve. With the help of surgical supports, the surgeons were able to minimize the curve down to less than 20 degrees. ...