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There Are Some Questionable Things Showing Up In These NASA Photos

There Are Some Questionable Things Showing Up In These NASA Photos

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Last fall, NASA released thousands of photos from every manned Apollo mission that took place between 1961 and 1972. The collection includes about 13,000 images from the NASA archives, most of which are photos of smiling astronauts living the dream in outer space.But Redditor my_newz_account sifted through all of the pictures and came across some bizarre shots. This NASA enthusiast is certainly not a space expert, but that hasn't stopped the Reddit community from wondering what's going on here. I'm inclined to share their concerns. This looks like a standard photo of the moon's surface...except for that tiny dot up there. Flickr / Project Apollo Archive In this image, there's a slightly bigger dot hanging out in the sky. ...

10 Strange Things That You Probably Didn’t Know About The Moon

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There are few things more satisfying than looking up into the sky on a clear night and seeing the moon. Whether it's bright and full or partially hidden in shadow, there's something cool about watching the moon pass through its many phases. We start learning about our moon and how it works at an early age, so we must know it all by now, right?Well, maybe not. Here are a few facts about the moon that you probably weren't taught in school. 1. It might be Earth's twin. Flickr / dingopup Some people consider our moon to be the Earth's twin! Due to it's large size and strange orbit, there are a few people out there who actually think of our moon as its own planet. 2. It's been used as a burial ground. Flickr / Gunnvor Ka...
This Baby Penguin’s Reaction To Seeing A Human For The First Time Is Too Sweet

This Baby Penguin’s Reaction To Seeing A Human For The First Time Is Too Sweet

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Joel Oleson, a travel writer, found himself in a funny position one day. While he was exploring, a baby penguin who'd never seen a human before waddled up to him. Not wanting to scare the creature, Oleson lay perfectly still. All he could do was let the penguin assess the situation, even if that meant letting the little one get its beak way too close to his eye. Well, I now have a new goal to add to my bucket list. I mean, who wouldn't want to play with a baby penguin? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-penguin-meeting/
Cameras On The ISS Spotted This Bizarre Light Beaming From The Earth

Cameras On The ISS Spotted This Bizarre Light Beaming From The Earth

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The International Space Station provides a live stream from its orbit at all times, and one keen-eyed observer recently found something that may prove the existence of aliens. It came in the form of a single beam of light. The weirdness begins with a shot of this spot far in the distance. YouTuber secureteam10 says in his video that this could just be the moon, but he's not sure. YouTube / secureteam10 What's really freaking people out is this beam of light that appears to be shining from Earth like something out of a Marvel superhero movie. YouTube / secureteam10 You have to admit that this is kind of freaky. YouTube / secureteam10 Here is ...
15 Surprisingly Useful Body Hacks You Can Use Right Now

15 Surprisingly Useful Body Hacks You Can Use Right Now

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The human body is a strange, wondrous thing, but do we really use our bodies to their fullest potential? I mean, think about it. Plenty of us run ourselves ragged, survive on coffee, and regularly become totally consumed by stress. This can really take a toll when it comes to sleeping, eating right, and maintaining focus. If this sounds like you, here are a few body hacks that you definitely need to add to your arsenal! 1. Falling asleep right after you study will help you retain more information. Flickr / CollegeDegrees360 2. Putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth will get rid of brain freeze. Flickr / Rick Kimpel ...
If You’re Having A Really Great Day, Maybe Don’t Read These 20 Depressing Facts

If You’re Having A Really Great Day, Maybe Don’t Read These 20 Depressing Facts

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If you've ever thought, "Man, I'm just way too happy today," this list of facts is here to take you down a few pegs. There are plenty of funny, hard-to-believe factoids floating around online. From history trivia to crazy stuff about wildlife, you can find just about anything on the internet. Today, however, we're bringing you a list of facts that are sure to bum you out. Goodbye, happiness! 1. Every time you remember something, it gets distorted just a little bit. Nothing you remember is exactly as it was. 2. Just a few corporations control all the media you see. Flickr / JBrazito 3. Out of 10 people close to you, one will die before their 40th birthday, statistic...
Mother Nature Will Blow Your Mind Once You See What’s Inside This Jellyfish

Mother Nature Will Blow Your Mind Once You See What’s Inside This Jellyfish

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You wouldn't think that the underside of a jellyfish would be a safe place to hang out, but when predators start circling these baby fish, they know that there's one place where the big guys won't think to look.Watch as Earth Touch captures one of the most bizarre forms of symbiosis. The fish hiding inside the jellyfish are scads and the predatory fish are groupers. When the little scads were near the jellyfish, they noticed that the groupers stayed away from them. Clever, right? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/jellyfish-symbiosis/
18 Animals With Ridiculously Misleading Names. Where Did They Come Up With These?

18 Animals With Ridiculously Misleading Names. Where Did They Come Up With These?

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It often feels like everyone in the world is out to trick you. If you think you're getting a good deal on something, chances are you getting swindled in another way. Of course, we like to use that to our advantage when, say, we turn 29 for the third time. As it turns out, you can't even trust animals to tell you the truth anymore. Especially these critters who are all lying to us with their misleading names. Take a look. 1.) Flying Lemurs Flickr They are neither lemurs nor can they fly. Also known as colugos, they were named for their similar features and nocturnal habits, but are closer in relation to primates. 2.) Australian Shepherd Flickr These blue e...

Entertainment And Bionics Team Up To Create Seriously Awesome Prosthetics

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Prosthetic technology is improving every day. But recently, it's also gotten a lot more stylish. Open Bionics, which works to create and distribute low-cost prosthetics to people worldwide, just teamed up with Disney to create character-themed prosthetics for kids. And the best part? All of the designs were given to the company royalty-free by Disney, so kids can channel their favorite characters for a more affordable price. Designs include characters from the Avengers and Star Wars franchises, as well as from Frozen. Facebook / Open Bionics Open Bionics hopes to make prosthetic limbs accessible to all, and they also hope to remove the stigma attached to missing limbs. In an interview with The Independent, CEO Joel Gibbard said, "The power of...
This Is The World’s Deadliest Jellyfish And It Can Do Some Serious Damage

This Is The World’s Deadliest Jellyfish And It Can Do Some Serious Damage

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Now that summer is almost here, you're probably gearing up for at least one beach adventure. We all know that the ocean (and by extension, the beach) can be a place full of terrifying creatures. One of the most notable is the jellyfish. Now, jellyfish come in a variety of shapes and sizes and their sting's potency can vary, too, but bottom line? They're all pretty horrible. However, if coming across a few is unavoidable, which ones should you be truly concerned about? That would be the Irukandji jellyfish... The Irukandji is an incredibly small jelly, but it also happens to be the deadliest in the world. You also don't have to be near them to be stung because they can fire their stingers at prey or what they perceive to be attackers. Wikipedia ...