Every person and their physical traits are wholly unique. Even a twin might have one thing just a little bit different. Here are some of the most rare physical features humans can have. How many of these have you seen or heard of in real life? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. Freckled Faces Everybody has a freckle or two either on their face or somewhere else on their bodies. Then, there are those with cheeks full or even a face full of freckles. These small dots on our faces are just concentrated melanized cells and can be caused by exposure to the sun. They’re quite small and can--for the most part--only be seen seen on fair skin. Alleles of the MC1R control how many freckles someone has while other genes can influence the size, pattern, and color. 6. The Earlobe’s Attachment Earlobes get categorized in two different ways: unattached and attached. If the bottom of the earlobe connects completely to the side of the head, then they are attached. If not, they’re unattached. Simple. Easy. Then there are those outlier earlobes, the ones that cannot fit neatly into either of these two categories and exist somewhere in the middle.Unattached earlobes are dominant while attached earlobes are recessive. This means most people are born with unattached earlobes.. 5. Tongue Roll You would think you could just learn this physical ability. But really, some people are just born to roll their tongues. Lots of people believe that the ability to roll one’s tongue is a dominant inherited trait, though no scientific evidence can support this. However, a study did show that 70% of people with European ancestry possess this trait while the remaining 30% of the demographic could not. People who do this with their tongues were born with certain tongue muscles that let them. Honestly though, at the end of the day, what do you really do with this trait? It serves neither an aesthetic nor physically strengthening purpose. Is it just cool? Who knows? 4. No Fingerprints We all watched those mystery shows where it appears the perpetrator sanded away their fingerprints or did something else crazy to remove their fingerprints in order to leave as little evidence behind as possible. In actuality, people born without fingerprints do exist, with only 4 known extended families in the whole world that have this condition. This rare genetic disorder is caused by a shortened form of a skin-specific protein, a mutation referred to as adermatoglyphia. There are no side effects, unlike other conditions that might give people a lack of fingerprints, such as dermatitis--inflammation of the skin that can result in worn fingerprints. 3. Double Lash Line Because of a disorder called as distichiasis, a person may be born with double the lash lines. From a societal standard of beauty perspective, this trait would be highly desirable since it means you wouldn’t need fake lashes or as much mascara as other people would wear. Elizabeth Taylor famously had double lash lines, which made her dark eye makeup look even more dramatic. This mutation means more lashes will grow along your eyelid. So if the average number of lashes is somewhere between 150 to 200 hairs on the top lid, someone with distichiasis will have up to 400. 2. A Cholesterol Free Diet It sounds gran that there are people out there that don’t need to worry about abiding by a cholesterol-low diet. Why? The lack of the PCSK9 gene in their bodies inhibits the growth of cholesterol. This lowers their risk of heart disease by about 90%, letting them have a much more inclusive diet in terms of their health. Every person has this gene, these people just have way less of it. Apparently, the pharmaceutical companies have even tried developing a drug that would block this gene. Looks like you can still eat meat, since that’s a big source of cholesterol. 1...
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Which one of these amazing and strange bed designs do you want to sleep on the pizza sleeping bag or the crazy pink roller coaster!? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr WWE Bed 10. Pillow fights usually end up feeling like a smackdown wrestling match. With this bed, you can live that smackdown style fighting in reality. This bed is built like a WWE wrestling ring with the ropes and everything. You can throw your friends or siblings around on this bed without fear of throwing them onto the floor. You can perform most of your favorite wrestling moves. However, we would suggest that you still avoid ladder and chair matches. Bed Slot 9. This entire room is built in an artsy manner that is very pleasing to observe. It has flowing designs and red carpet entryway into the bed which is located in a slot in the wall. The room has some qualities that make it look a bit like an optical illusion. It seems like it is a wider room than it is due to the bars that run along the walls of this room. This is a beautiful design and a nice setup that anyone would be happy to sleep in. Water Bed, Literally 8. This bed is built on an artificial peninsula that leads out into a pool. It is built for a relaxed atmosphere, and some individuals love the idea of sleeping near the water. This bed is built for comfort, and the bed itself is not the unique part of this sleeping situation. The unique part is the pool that surrounds it. Just be careful when you are coming home late and possibly a bit intoxicated, if you feel you would receive an unpleasant surprise. Container Bed 7. The container bed is a bed with tall wooden walls that act sort of like rails and they prevent you from rolling out of bed. However, stopping a late night floor thump is not the real purpose of this beds design, even if it is a function The main feature of this bed’s unique design is for primarily aesthetic and comfort reasons. Some people find it easier to sleep in enclosed spaces, and this bed offers some inkling of that which allows individuals who receive comfort from a closed space to relax in bliss. Vertical Bed 6. The vertical bed is an interesting but strange concept. Have you ever wanted to sleep standing up? Probably not. However, that is not the point. This bed makes sleeping while standing up a reality. It is essentially a big fluffy arch that is built for comfort. You push yourself into while standing and let it suspend your weight. Once you do this, you are sealed and supported by this fantastic and odd vertical bed. Letto Zip 5. The Letto Zip is a futuristic bed that features a sleek and modern looking design that is built for both comfort and aesthetics. It features two sets of zippers. One of the zippers goes around the edge of the bed while the other goes down the middle. The covered zipper panels are effectively used as blankets and can be removed entirely for easy washing. The bed is made of soft materials that are designed for supreme comfort, and if you come to sleep in this bed, you are sure to be pleased in every way. Nest Bed 4. The nest bed is a bed crafted in the depiction of a bird’s nest. The big fluffy pillows that fill the nest are built for maximum comfort, and the bed itself is so big that it can fit multiple people in it, even a whole family. This nest is built for comfort and pleasure, and it is the perfect bed to take a comfortable daytime nap. Swan Bed 3. This beautiful bed has many distinct features that make it not only a superior sleeping apparatus but also a work of art. This bed is crafted in the look of a beautiful swan with flowing feathers. The end of the bed depicts the head of the swan, and every inch of this bed is a beautiful piece of art. This is perfect for someone who is looking for a serene atmosphere to sleep in. The craftsmanship that went into the making of this bed is huge and whoever made it is a very talented individual. Burger Bed 2. Do you like burgers? A lot of people do, and for those people, this is the perfect bed. Every layer of the bed is separable for the others so that when you lay on this bed, you can lay inside of the burger. This means that you can be part of the burger. The materials this bed is made of are extremely comfortable and create a soft and cozy environment inside of the burger which you love so much. Hi-Can Bed 1.The Hi-Can bed is one of the most high-tech beds on the market. It has a built in projector and screen that comes out of the front compartment of the bed. It has a sleek and futuristic design that caters to the needs of the aesthetically pleased individuals of the world. While it features a very high price tag, the bed is very much worth the cost. It is beyond comfortable with a built-in lighting system that allows you to read or write in bed with subtle, but bright light that makes this bed into a fantastic workspace.
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Everyone loves their dog, but some people take it to the extreme. Here are 20 of the world's most luxurious dog houses. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #10 - The Standard Home This dog house is anything but standard. It features multiple windows, 60 square feet of space inside, air conditioning and a front porch light with its own dog controlled switch. The porch is made to replicate the owner’s, complete with flower pots on either side of the porch. It cost the owners $7,200 to make their dog house feel like a home. #9 - Home on the Ranch This ranch style dog house is complete with its very own doggie swimming pool. The house has stone siding and bone decorations on the storm shutters, inside the same level of craftsmanship is used with the wooden floors, dog decals along the wallpaper, custom dog beds, and air conditioning. With the addition of the pool, this model will cost you $7,500. #8 - Complete With a Hot Tub After some searching, we found this cabin style dog house on the Weather King’s website. The company that makes these spectacular dog houses is called J.C. Metal Building Sales. They first started by creating storage sheds, barns and lofted cabins. The are stationed in Deland, Florida and now make some of the best dog houses you could create. Each house can be customized with energy saving materials, AC, and other amenities. This model simply says price upon request, but since there are a deck and a hot tub, we think this pad is probably too pricey for our budget. #7 - A Georgetown Home Another great find from the world renowned artists at Beyond the Crate is the Georgetown dog house. The home is modeled after the homes in Georgetown. The amenities in this house are running water, heat, air conditioning, and lights. This one is slightly cheaper than other models with its price tag starting at only $10,000. #6 - The Victorian This Victorian style dog house is spacious enough for three or four dogs to roam and have plenty of room. This dog house is a replica of the owner’s larger Victorian mansion. The owner commissioned the project after a large owl almost carried off one of her Pomeranians. The entire unit cost her a cool $20,000, but it is large enough for her to hangout as well. #5 - The Brick Mansion This brick mansion design dog house is also completely customizable. The minds at Beyond the Crate are the proud designers of this luxurious piece. It has amenities like running water, lights, heat, and air conditioning. Living in the lap of luxury does cost a pretty penny, this model’s price tag starts at $25,000. #4 - California Hills Living Beyond the Crate is the designer genius behind this extravagant home. It is called the Celebrity Hacienda Dog House and is modeled after some of the celebrity homes in the hills of California. This house is custom made with many different features to choose from such as running water, lights and air conditioning. The price reflects the different amenities you’ve had added, but this Californian mansion starts at $30,000. #3 - The Taj Mahal This fancy dog house was clearly modeled after the famous palace, the Taj Mahal. It sets you back $40,000 but giving man’s best friend the very best is the only thing on most pet owners’ minds, even if it costs a fortune. #2 - Paris Hilton’s Dog House Everyone knows this heiress gets exactly what she wants, including the most extravagant dog house for her many pups. The dogs reside in a two-story Italian style villa completed with roof tiles and wrought iron railings on the second-floor balcony. Inside you’ll find multiple dog beds, food and water stations, heat and air conditioning. Outside they have their own little fenced in yard complete with a tree to do their business. Money is certainly not something Paris worries about, which is probably why this dog mansion cost $325,000, she spared no expense. #1 - Living in Luxury Each and every one of these dog houses is luxurious and pricey beyond compare. This dog house, however, takes the cake as being the most expensive dog house in the world. It was commissioned by a surgeon in England back in the beginning of 2008. It is for her two Great Danes and costs just over $417,000. It includes everything you could image from sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled beds, a 52-inch plasma screen tv, a $250,000 sound system to automatic dispensers, a saline treatment spa bath, and a retina scanner to keep out the common riff-raff.
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We are so glad these photos were captured! Funniest and most amazing perfectly timed photos, prepare to laugh!! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #14 - Will You Marry Me When the universe asks for your hand in marriage, you say yes. When it proposes with a solar eclipse ring, you should be over the moon with joy. These are some punny jokes, but the timing of this was perfect, it looks like an amazingly unique wedding picture. #13 - Is That The One You Asked For It’s an age-old folk tale that babies are brought to the parents by way of stork. While we know this is not the way babies come about, this perfectly timed picture tries to make liars of us all. #12 - Spitting Water Here is another perfectly timed picture that depicts this woman spewing water from her mouth when in reality she is sitting in front of a water fountain and craning her neck back. People probably thought she was crazy for staring at the water like that while the picture was being taken. Hopefully, those who did later saw this picture all over the web. #11 - The Giant Bugs Are Attacking Well, it appears that way at least. What better thing to do when you have an enormous grasshopper clinging to your front windshield for dear life? Snap a photo and make it look like he’s taking over the whole town. Ah, the things we do to amuse ourselves. #10 - Your Conditioner Smells Nice Women are usually guilty of spending quality time in the shampoo and conditioner aisle as they smell literally everything there is to offer. The same must have been going on right before this was shot. Due to the placement in the photo, the one woman looks like she is smelling the other one’s hair. It seems she is smelling pretty vigorously since it appears that the strand of hair is inside her actual nostril. #9 - The Time The Prez Was A Wizard Almost everyone loves Harry Potter and the promise of an interactive wizarding world. Former President Obama must share the same love, as we can see here, he looks like an actual wizard. All he is missing is a hat and a wand; the black windbreaker we see here could sort of pass as black wizard’s robes. #8 - A Smile In The Sunset This photograph has been around for awhile now; it may be one of the first examples of perfect timing in photography, at least one of the first to surf around the internet. These birds had no idea they were giving everyone who saw them something to smile about. #7 - Bruce the Friendly Shark Remember Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo? Here’s his friend Phil. He is just as friendly and can be seen here hi-fiving a scuba diver. Not something the diver expected, I’m sure, but pretty cool position and timing from the photographer. #6 - A New You While this lady didn’t mean to reveal this much of herself to everyone today, the person across from her thought that now would be the opportune moment. Here is a perfectly timed picture, next time she should check out the news on the first page. #5 - The Game of Hacky Sack There are a ton of great perfectly timed pictures that involve the sun. Some are posing with the sunrise or sometimes the sunset, either way; they are all incredible photographs. This one is especially gorgeous with the vibrant red in the background caused by the setting sun. It looks as though he is playing hacky sack or maybe soccer with a smaller ball. #4 - The New Bubble Boy This yellow lab knows when to strike a pose. Even though he is clearly chasing the giant bubble and has no idea what a photograph even is, the timing here was perfect. It looks like we have a new bubble boy in the neighborhood. #3 - A Thirsty Feline This cat is probably not a very happy camper because instead of letting him back inside, his owner is taking picture after picture with their phone. What the cat doesn’t know is that with the addition of the Pepsi and straw, this just became the number one most “liked” picture on Instagram. #2 - The Headless Gymnast During what appears to be a great performance, judging by the intricate costume and killer split leap, this gymnast threw her head too far back, and someone snapped this picture. Now, no matter how spectacular the act was, nor how many other beautiful pictures were taken, she will always be remembered from this piece as the girl without a head. #1 - The Hover Dog Everyone has seen those new hoverboards, right? Most kids got them on Christmas. This year they have come out with something new and improved! A hover dog. Now you race your dogs as they hover inches above the ground. That’s not really what’s going on here, this dog’s picture was just taken at just the right time when all four legs were up off the ground.
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From a Puppy Wearing a Mask to a Fancy Moustache Dog and a Dog with Eyeliner here are 31 Unique Dogs With Unbelievable Coats. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 15 Puppy Wearing a Mask Plenty of dogs have mask-like colorations, sure, but few dogs actually look like they’re wearing a straight up mask! This guy looks like he’s wearing a luchador mask and is ready to jump into the ring at any moment. # 14 Black Masked Dog While the previous dog looked like he was wearing a white luchador mask, this dog is wearing a black mask fit for a dashing criminal vigilante. # 13 Light Boston Terrier Boston Terriers usually have black coats with a white mask across the board, which is why this ginger Boston Terrier is so unique. It is almost unrecognizable without the iconic black and white coating. # 12 Blonde Mudi This bunch of puppies are called Mudis, a rare breed of Hungarian herding dogs and usually only have black or mostly black coats. As you can see, these Mudi puppies are a little blonde. # 11 Baby Panda These babies fooled the world when they were born because they look so much like soft, newborn Pandas. Even though they’re just puppies and not little cubs, they are still irrrestibly cute. # 10 Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dogs are highly sought after dogs even without a rare coat, so this rare patterned Bernese Mountain Dog is even more of a prize. It looks a bit like a Vanilla flavored dog dipped in chocolate, which is super cute. # 9 Cheetah Dog This dog might be a wild canine rather than a domesticated pet with that coat. Those markings are more Cheetah-like than anything. # 8 Siberian Tiger Bulldog This coloration on a bull dog is completely unique - there probably isn’t a dog out there that has a coloring quite like this one. It may be a bulldog but it has the coat of a Siberian Tiger. # 7 Freckled Dog Australian Cattle Dogs have beautiful coats that are often spotted or freckled, but this Australian Cattle Mix has a much lighter and blonder set of freckles. # 6 Panda Dog Puppies are already some of the cutest things in the world, but combine that with a panda bear and you have a cuteness overload. Let’s just hope it gets as big as a panda when it grows up. # 5 Light Brown Dalmatian Dalmatians have a classic look: black, white, and spotted all over. Well, sometimes they come out a little differently. This dalmatian is completely covered in coffee colored spots rather than the usual black and white affair. # 4 Patchwork Dachshund People breed dogs all the time to achieve what they believe is the perfect dog. There are a bunch of designer dogs, from the Goldendoodle to the Schnoodle, but sometimes the result can look different than what you’re expecting. Like this patchwork Dachshund which looks like three distinct dogs sewn together. # 3 Fancy Moustache Dog What’s fancier than a curled handlebar moustache? This dog has a sleek black and white coat and a clean moustache that is perfect for any black tie event. # 2 Dog with Eyeliner This Husky puppy has a super unique coat that makes it look like it’s got some killer eyeliner on. Complete with light eyes and a heart shaped nose, this dog is picture perfect. # 1 Rottweiler with Vitiligo This Rottweiler has a pretty standard coat pattern, but its coloration makes it unique. This Rottweiler was born with vitiligo - a genetically inherited trait that causes depigmentation in random patterns on the body. That is why parts of this dog’s coat are completely stark white.
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Did you know Gaten Matarazzo was cast in a Broadway production? Do you know how Finn Wolfhard auditioned for his role? Find out all this and more in today's video: What you Didn't know About The Kids From Stranger Things! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 11 They All have Favorite 80’s Movies Since all the kids were told to watch classic 80’s films, they all obviously have their favorite now. For Gaten and Noah it’s The Goonies and for Caleb its Stand by Me. Millie was told that Eleven was supposed to act a lot like E.T. so she has grown really fond of that movie. # 10 They’re All Really Friends The iconic kid actors from Stranger Things seem to have an incredible bond and chemistry that can’t be scripted. Before the official filming started on the show, the kids in the main cast created a group text for everyone to bond in. They all named that group chat “Stranger Texts”. Besides their chemistry on the show, it's easy to tell that they are friends from their constant jokes during interviews. # 9 Gaten Matarazzo Couldn’t Provide ADR ADR is a technique in film and TV that stands for additional dialogue recording. This is when actors come in after the main shoots to dub in more dialogue if the editors think the scene needs more clarity. However, Gaten Matarazzo couldn’t provide any additional dialogue for Dustin as his voice changed dramatically with puberty. # 8 Millie Didn’t Know Eleven was Bald Throughout the audition process, many actors are given scripts that reveal very little about the plot of what they're auditioning for. Millie didn’t realize that the character she was vying to play was actually Eleven, who was shaved bald. At the final audition when they were told that Millie would have to go bald, both she and her parents were reasonably unsure. However, after being shown pictures of Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, Millie was convinced it was a cool look. # 7 They Were Pranksters Millie Bobby Brown and co-star Noah Schnapp were apparently little tricksters. During a Facebook Live, the two admitted that they were prone to pranking the two show runners Matt and Ross Duffer. They once pretended Millie was sick and another time called the costume designer and pretended to be the manager of a wedding venue. # 6 Actors’ First Kiss Spoiler alert if you have not yet watched all of Stranger Things! You’ve been warned. Apparently, the kisses in the Snow Ball episode between Millie Brown and Finn Wolfhard and Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin’s the entire cast and crew applauded and cheered. Millie Bobby Brown admitted that she was very embarrassed and that the cheering made the whole ordeal so much worse. However, the show’s creators have come under fire as some of the child actors say they felt pressured to film the kissing scene. # 5 They Can Sing Millie Brown isn’t the only Stranger Things kid who’s got some serious singing chops. While Millie is an amateur singer, Gaten Matarazzo’s previous acting credits include Broadway productions of Les Miserables and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Apparently, the two actors bonded on set by singing and harmonizing when they weren’t filming. # 4 Millie is a Style Icon Millie Brown is not only an actress with preternatural skills, but a style icon. She has been seen rocking some seriously stylish outfits on the street and sleek outfits at red carpet events. Many agree that Millie’s style is both on trend and fresh. # 3 Caleb’s Favorite Game While Stranger Things famously features the boys playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Dragon’s Lair, Caleb McLaughlin’s favorite game in real life is actually Grand Theft Auto V. This is no surprise, as both of the games featured in Stranger Things came out about 20 or 30 years before Caleb was born. # 2 Millie was Really Floating In that scene where Eleven has to float on water in the kiddie pool, there were actually no special effects involved. Just like in the show, they used practical effects to get Millie/Eleven to appear to float; they just mixed in 1200 pounds of Epsom salt with the water. That’s some pretty crazy measure to have someone float on their back. # 1 Noah Schnapp Lost his Voice With the scream-tastic finale of Stranger Things, it’s no surprise that at least one of the actors lost their voice. Noah Schnapp did so much screaming that he actually lost his voice for 3 days after the shoot! The Duffer brothers actually advised Noah not to strain his voice and that they could add in the screaming in post-production, but Noah thought that screaming with no sound felt weird and unnatural and decided to just go for it. That sort of dedication is almost as scary as the monsters from the Upside Down.
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From the discovery of Egypt’s youngest mummies to the unearthing of a medieval artifact in a parking lot, archaeologists are discovering new and exciting things that give us more info about the way our ancestors lived. Join me as I tell you about buried treasure, ancient evidence of advanced societies, and even a real life artifact that could have inspired The Lord of the Rings. These are, The most Amazing Recent Archaeological discoveries! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9 Perfectly Preserved Skeletons In the center of the Cambridge University campus, an ancient burial site was unearthed that dates back to between 1290 and 1538. So far, diggers have found 25 perfectly intact skeletons. Other skeletons were chopped in half by 20th-century foundations being placed into the earth. Archaeologists expect to find many more remains in the area—possibly 40 or more skeletons total. 8 Untouched Royal Peruvian Tomb A tomb created around 1,200 years ago has been unearthed and revealed the graves of three queens. These queens were buried alongside gold and silver riches and what seem to be human sacrifices. The area around the tomb has been looted and tampered with many times over the years, but the tomb remains completely untouched. It was protected by 30 tons of loose stones. The human sacrifices were found in sitting positions in neat rows, and the queens were buried in separate small chambers surrounded by gold trinkets and tools. More than a thousand separate items have been uncovered from the site since its discovery. 7 Noah’s Ark Mosaic In 2016, a mosaic that has imagery depicting the story of Noah’s ark was discovered inside of an ancient synagogue at the site of Huqoq (hoocoke) in Israel. The mosaic illustrates, of course, the ark, and includes pairs of lions, bears, and leopards with other animals. It even shows the story of the parting Red Sea complete with ancient Egyptian soldiers who were surrounded by overturned chariots and being attacked by giant fish. 6 Jesus Tombs Israel’s antiquities authorities recently allowed reporters into its vast storerooms to show the world some of the discoveries they have made that give us some insight into what it was like to live in during the Biblical era. These two ossuaries have inscriptions that seem to spell out the word “Jesus”. Before anyone gets too excited, it’s likely not the bones of the Jesus you are thinking about, as the name was very common thousands of years ago. Scientists are still on the lookout for more evidence as to what he actually looked like. 5 Medieval Wall In Parking Lot When the University of Leicester (lesta) set out to build a new student accommodation block in early 2017, they luckily called archaeological diggers instead of construction workers. These diggers uncovered an entire medieval wall hidden underneath the parking lot and future construction site in Coventry. Experts say that the wall was more likely used for commercial purposes rather than for defense. Now, Richard Buckley who is one of the co-directors of the University of Leicester (lesta) Archaeological Services says they may move the foundations of the new building to better preserve the wall. 4 Watlington Hoard The Watlington Hoard is now being kept at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum. This hoard was some bonafide, real life buried treasure and it cost Oxford University 1.35 Million pounds to purchase ownership. The story goes that Alfred the Great King of Wessex buried all of his treasure sometime between 871 and 899 AD to hide them from Viking raids. The hoard includes 15 ingots, 7 pieces of jewelry, a scrap of gold, and 186 including a rare penny minted with the image of Two emperors. 3 The One Ring Some say that this ancient Roman ring currently on display in a Tudor mansion in England could have been what inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was a professor of Anglo Saxon history and could have well known about this ancient artifact. The ring was originally unearthed by a farmer and then passed on to the Tudor family for money, perhaps inspiring a ring that was passed down through history ala the Ring. 2 Pompeii Artifacts At this point, we’re all familiar with the catastrophe of Pompeii, when a giant volcanic eruption laid waste to an entire city and created hard ash casts of everyone and everything in its past. The newest shocking specimens went on display at The British Museum, including the cast of a child in pugilist’s position as well as a carbonised baby’s cradle that looks shockingly similar to the cradles we use today. 1...
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43 Animals With The Most Unique Patterns! Check out these adorable puppies dogs kittens and cats and their amazing patterns! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #20 - Knowing The Numbers This cow must have been the seventh one born. Why else would she have such a clear number printed on her forehead? #19 - A Picture of Myself A picture of yourself these days is referred to as a “selfie,” and you generally either love them or hate them. This kitten was lucky enough to be born with a selfie attached right to his side. What’s crazy is that the shapes on his side really looks like his face. #18 - Panda, Panda, Panda Here is another animal that looks like a panda! How did we ever get so lucky? This one I think is the cutest of the panda pups. #17 - Poor Cat This poor cat had no choice but to be born this way. It’s not his fault he looks like Hitler. He was probably passed by a dozen times in the animal shelter just because of how he looks. Poor kitty. #16 - Doggles Doggles are goggles for dogs. Here you can see this dog sporting one. He’s posing perfectly. He should be on the cover of Dovogue, the fashion magazine for dogs. #15 - My Nose, Knows Often when you say that an animal’s nose, knows, it means that the heightened senses of the animal far surpass that of your own. However, in this case, this nose knows how much it’s loved. #14 - Which Snake Are You? This is another animal that looks like it is composed of two different animals. It is a type of color mutation that gives this snake his twin look. #13 - I Am Cat See, his name is even permanently marked on his side. There is no denying that this is cat. The one, the only. #12 - Arch That Eyebrow This dog looks like it doesn’t approve of a thing you said. #11 - The Top Hat Cat This little guy is wearing a black top hat on his little head! He would look perfect next to the kitty that has the perfect mustache. #10 - The Dog That Looks Like A Cat Normally you come across this type of mottled fur when you see a Calico cat, not a dog. Still, this Calico dog sure is rockin his multicolored coat with style. #9 - The Lover This kitten has more love than he knows what to do with. Look at how big his heart is! #8 - Frankenstein This poor dog looks like he is made up of spare parts from other dogs. He looks like several different dogs rolled into one. #7 - A Cat Inside A Cat I wonder if this guy ever catches a glimpse of his back. If he did, would he immediately attack? Or does he know that there is a silent cat that never eats sitting behind him always? #6 - Panda Dolphins I know I’ve shown you numerous panda colored animals in this video, but I’m not quite done yet. Here is a dolphin who has a piebald coloring pattern. A piebald animal has irregular patches of two different colors, though, black and white are the most common. #5 - Love By The Bellyfull This pretty kitty has the cutest orange heart on its little stomach. If that wasn’t cute enough for you, the cat’s winking too. #4 - The Glamorous Feline This gorgeous cat is decked out with its very own fur coat! It looks like it had a coat made from an entirely different cat, how barbaric. #3 - For the Love of Happy Feet If you took the heart away from this little guy, you would have yourself a spitting image of Mumble, the star of the children’s movie, Happy Feet. However cute he is, having the addition of the heart on its chest makes it all the more adorable. #2 - Playing Dress Up This kitty likes to play dress up as a raccoon. He got the idea when he first saw the neighborhood raccoon gang going through the garbage outside. He wanted to be one of them. #1 - The Devious One This cat cannot help but to get himself into trouble. Just look at that face, eyebrows, and mustache; it really says it all. Some even say he looks like Sean Connery, I would agree.
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From Business Class to First Class and beyond Here are 16 Most Luxurious First Class Airlines! Would you fly in one of these crazy Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. Air France Air France’s La Première cabin looks more like a lounge in a house or office rather than on an airplane. The space in their first class section is open, with lots of room to walk around when you’re allowed to. If you feel like you need more privacy, you can close off your area with a curtain and rest your feet on the ottoman that comes with your seat. Plus, the seats are supposedly memory foam, which is a plus for any comfort fanatics out there. 8. Cathay Pacific Some first class cabins on Cathay Pacific flights only have six seats, and it makes sense. When you have as much room for a bed, storage, tv, and an amenity kit that comes with high end toiletries and sleepwear. 7. Air India On air India’s website, it says you can find the “true meaning of luxury” and do so while sinking “your feet into the plush carpet.” Their seats are 180 degree reclining, which means you get a bed. This guy looks like he’s having the best, most relaxing time. Every first class flyer is ensured a window seat as there are no in-between seats available to make room for the pod-like seating arrangement. And don’t worry, they do in fact serve Indian food and it’s supposed to be very, very good. 6. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Virgin Atlantic doesn’t even wait for you to get to the airport to start your Upper Class experience. A limo can come pick you up to take you to the airport. After that, you end up at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse where airline customers have the option of chilling with a drink, some food, wifi, or, if you like, a haircut as the clubhouse usually has a salon or spa.When you’re \on the plane, a nice flat bed waits for you in herringbone seating patterns to give you as much space as possible. On top of all these nice amenities you get for paying first class prices, seating arrangement is free. And when you get back home? There’s a limo for that, too. 5. Asiana First Class Suite There are usually 12 seats, or suites, in the Asiana First Class cabin. While it’s not the biggest amount of space, it’s pretty ample, plus you can completely close your suite off. The television they also provide is 32” and is possibly the largest screen any airline carries. The luxury seat folds out into a bed, which measures at 210 cm long. There’s a personal mini bar and an extra seat should a companion visit you. 4. Qatar First Class While the seating arrangements are roomy on these first class flights, at first glance, Qatar’s First Class cabin doesn’t look that different from most other luxury airlines on this list. However, the reviews are high for this one and it probably has to do with all the little things that can make a difference. First off, their first class in Al Safwa are something else in itself. There’s a mini hotel, a prayer room, a spa, duty free shops, and workstations all in a setting that looks like it’s from some high-tech future. The seats in the cabin do appear a little wider and is designed with more open space instead of secluded ones. Plus, there’s a bar onboard complete with a bartender and some treats. 3. Emirates Not only does Emirate’s first class offer you all the benefits of most other first class airlines like generous leg room, tv, fancy food, and drinks--you can even get what they call “moisturizing sleepwear” where the fabric is said to release nutrients from sea kelp to prevent dry skin from dehydration and--for those really long flights--the pajamas help stimulate circulation, too. 2. Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines is rated as one of the top if not the top luxury airline to ride in. At over $20,000 dollars, you can experience their world-class service on your way to your vacation. The cabins are more train-like than most first class planes designed them. You essentially have your own room with a bed and tv. The chairs are separate from the bed, something unique in first class cabins. Singapore Airlines become the first airline to have double beds. And if any of that doesn’t scream “fancy” then the room covered in rose petals with a bottle of champagne on a fancy tray doesn’t should assure you this is an experience reserved for the glamorous. 1. Etihad Apartments Flying at the top of first class on Etihad gives you two options: an apartment or a suite. Yup, an apartment and a suite. It’s the roomiest you can get on a major airline when you’re being told you can stay somewhere usually reserved for buildings that come with a nightly charge or rent. Forget a curtain or a cubicle. Here, you can close your own doors. The apartment comes with a vanity unit and an onboard shower.
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Tourist from all over the world travel to these amazing destinations to see the strange but beautiful rock formations nature has made. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #10 Salt Piles at Salar de Uyuni Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, is one of the most distinct natural landmarks in the world. The immense plains of salt are viewable from space and are a huge attraction for tourists and photographers. After rainfall, the plains turn into an enormous reflective mirror that creates a surreal landscape. The piles of salt ready for harvest only add to the uncanny imagery. # 9 Giant’s Causeway The Giant’s Causeway is a huge oceanside area in Northern Ireland comprised of giant interlocking columns of basalt rock. Most of the columns are hexagonal in shape and perfectly fit together creating a surreal almost game-like environment. Scientifically speaking the columns were created by an ancient volcanic explosion, but it gains its name from the popular legend that the cliffs were built as a causeway by a giant in ancient times. # 8 Balance Rock In the Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs there are a plethora of beautiful red rock formations, but possibly the most iconic of these rocks is Balance Rock - a huge boulder that seems like it could fall over at any moment. It is destined to fall over eventually when erosion or another damage dislodges it from its gripping points. Go and see Balance Rock before it falls over and becomes just a normal rock. # 7 Balancing Rock, Canada There is another precarious rock, but this seems to be even more impossible. The Balancing Rock in Nova Scotia is believed to be standing for thousands of years. It’s about 30 feet tall and seems to be just standing straight up out of pure will. # 6 Fly Geyser This erupting rock is Fly Geyser, an accidental man-made geothermal geyser in Washoe County. The fountain was created in 1964 when people were exploring sources of geothermal energy and accidentally drilled into a well. The well was never capped properly and has now become a geyser that shoots water into the air, creating the ever growing rock formation around it. It looks like a weird alien structure because of thermophilic algae that thrive in the high temperatures Fly Geyser generates. # 5 Split Apple Rock Tokangawhā, aka Split Apple Rock, is a geological rock formation off the coast of South Island of New Zealand. It is a structure made of granite and looks almost like it was deliberately cut in half. This cleft was natural, though, with no help from any humans. What exactly could have cut this boulder in half is a mystery although theories include water creeping into the rock, freezing, and expanding to break the rock. It’s a popular spot for tourists to take the exact same photo every year. # 4 Moeraki Boulders The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders that are spread along Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand. Local Maori legends explain the boulders as the remains of eel baskets from the large sailing canoe that brought Maori people to the island hundreds of years ago. These stones are usually hollow but sometimes they are filled with calcite and quartz, which makes it look very interesting when they are broken open or exposed. # 3 Folding Rocks at Agia Pavlos These interesting looking rocks are known commonly as the Folding Rocks. They are sedimentary limestone layers were once layered horizontally at the bottom of the sea, but tectonic plates pushed them together and forced them upwards. # 2 Torghatten Torghatten is a granite mountain on Torget island in Norway. As far as mountains go it looks pretty uncharacteristic and lumpy except for the giant gaping hole right in the middle of it. According to legend, the mountain hole was made by a troll who was chasing a beautiful girl. Knowing he could never catch the girl he shot an arrow at her, but the Troll King threw his hat to save her and that hat turned into the mountain. Sounds pretty legit to me. # 1 Abandoned Russian Salt Mine This abandoned Russian Salt Mine looks more like a scene from a trippy art house movie. The naturally occurring minerals in the abandoned mine create psychedelic patterns and structures which create unique swirls. While the naturally occurring art in these walls are beautiful, exploring the mines are not without danger. There are hazards of falling, landslides, and low visibility, but it might be worth facing to see this one of a kind place.
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From the amazing The Lost City of Heracleion, to the ancient The Lowland Hundred, here are 12 Newly Discovered Ancient Cities. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5 - The Lost City of Heracleion In 2000, French underwater archaeologist, Franck Goddio, was searching for 18-century warships in Abu Qir Bay, near the canopic mouth of the Nile river, approximately ten meters beneath the waves, when a giant stone face emerged. The face belonged to a massive stone statue of Thonis-Heracleion, completely submerged, around six and a half kilometres off the Egyptian city of Alexandria's coastline. Franck also discovered 64 ships, 700 anchors, gold coins, more statues, some which towered 16 feet high, ruins of temples and several sarcophagi. The ancient city appeared to contain networks of canals, small sanctuaries and many forgotten dwellings. Archaeologists believe Heracleion City may have beginnings dating to 12th century BC, but vanished beneath the Mediterranean Sea sometime around the 3rd of 2nd century AD, though no one knows why. 4 - Urkesh The city Urkesh flourished between 4,000 and 1,300 BC, the kingdom controlled trade routes between Syria and Mesopotamia, as well as the highlands copper mines. The rich and powerful city was home to the Hurrian civilisation. In mythological texts, this metropolis was called, Home to the Primordial God. Other than that, historians know practically nothing about this ancient Arab civilisation. In the 1980s, Tell Mozan was discovered, a towering mound which hid an ancient palace, temple and open plaza. A decade later, further excavations uncovered a royal palace with Hurrian written scriptures, as well as a flight of descending stairs and an underground shaft believed to be the Urkesh Passage to the Netherworld. Leading researchers to conclude that Tell Mozan, was actually, the lost, buried city of Urkesh. 3 - The Akkadian Empire About 28 miles from Dohuk Iraq, researchers have discovered evidence of a Bronze-Age City, which dates back to around 3,000 BC. This ancient city is believed to have thrived for over a millennium, the walls date back to approximately 2,700 BC. Pieces of tablets, which are said to be from around 1,300 BC, were also discovered on site, the tablet fragments have led to implications that this place once housed a temple to the Mesopotamian weather God Adad. Roads and ruins of a palatial building left over from the Bronze Age, roughly 1,800 BC have also been unearthed here. All of this evidence, as well as a statue of a God-king, named Naram-Sin, point to this ancient city having once belonged to the Akkadian Empire which dates to the years 2340 to 2200 BC. 2 - Helike The legend goes, that a confederation of 12 cities once flourished in ancient Greece, the Achaean League, its leader, the city Helike. One night in 373 BC, the metropolis was obliterated, some believe a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami from the Gulf of Corinth wiped the cities from the face of the Earth. The rescue party found no survivors, over time, the location was lost entirely. In the early 19th century speculations of this ancient Greek city began. Researchers speculated that the base could be buried near Achaea, by the Peloponnesian peninsula. In 2001, excavations for the ancient theorised city gathered steam as ruins of columns began to take shape beneath the layers of Earth. Finally, in 2012, the destruction layer and many ancient artefacts were uncovered, which has led many to believe, that this site, is indeed, the remains of the ancient city of Helike. 1 - The Lowland Hundred This kingdom of legend from ancient Wales is believed to have stood from the sixth century through the 17th century, before vanishing without a trace. The stories say, that the land was submerged under water when Mererid, a priestess of a fairy-well grew angry at the ruler, and caused the water from the well to overflow, sinking the kingdom into memory. A few decades ago, the emergence of prehistoric forests during some stormy weather in Cardigan Bay West Wales, led to the possibility that this kingdom was more than legend. Further investigations revealed a wattle walkway with associated posts, fossilised human and animal footprints, as well as some ancient tools. Researchers continue to search for the remainder of this primordial Welsh World, the remnants are believed to be buried under the Cardigan Bay waters, between Ramsey Island and Bardsey Island.
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Top 15 rarest animals on earth that need help, these beautiful creatures like the rare strawberry tiger are all close to extinction! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Sumatran Rhino 7. The Sumatran Rhino is a dangerously endangered animal. Rhinos as a species are suffering around the world and most species have only a few left. There are fewer than 100 of these graceful animals left in the world and saving the rhinos has become a huge conservation effort worldwide. People hope to be able to save at least one species of rhino and perhaps that species will be the Sumatran rhino. Giant Squid 6. The giant squid is a mystery of the sea. This animal may or may not be endangered. This animal was first caught on camera in 2006, and until then there was a possibility that they were just a myth. However, evidence had suggested that they were a real thing. For years, humanity had been finding blue whales, the world's largest animal, washed up on the shores of Earth with giant beak marks and suction cup marks. This led to the question, what else is big enough to attack and possibly kill a blue whale? The answer is simple; giant squids are out there. There have only been a few confirmed sightings of these large animals, and in the image, you see a depiction of one attacking a blue whale. There is a possibility that the reason these animals were sighted more frequently before the industrial age and the development of the camera is that they have been heavily affected by human ocean pollution. There is not enough information and sightings to confirm that these animals are endangered, but they likely are. Okapi 5. An okapi is a close relative of the giraffe. It may look like a zebra or a deer, but this is not the case. They are endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They inhabit forests and primarily have a diet of leaves. They are classified as an endangered species and deforestation is the primary cause. The okapi is being forced out of their homes in the forest, and they are dying out because they cannot survive without an abundance of foliage on which to feast. There are active conservation efforts to protect these animals, but their population is still in decline and us as a people have to be more active in their preservation. Strawberry Tigers 4. The strawberry tiger or golden tiger is a very rare type of tiger how it is not a different species from the average tiger. It, like a white tiger, is a genetic variation of the average tiger. Its beautiful coloration and majestic appearance make it one of the most beautiful species of the world. However, tigers as a species are critically endangered due to the increase in deforestation in their natural habitats. As the habitats of these beautiful animals recede the species will recede and fewer tigers, strawberry or not, are roaming the planet. Blue Lobster 3. The blue lobster is a direct result of a genetic mutation in the species of lobster known as the American Lobster. This animal, specifically the blue variety, is incredibly rare. It is not technically endangered, but the total population is very low because blue lobsters are an anomaly of genetics. The blue is caused by an excess of internal protein and sightings of these have become more common in the past few years. They are beautiful animals that deserve our protection. Yangtze River Dolphins 2. The Yangtze River Dolphin or Baiji is one of the most endangered species in the world. It shares the same problem as the Red River Softshell Turtle, and it is dying out due to Chinese industrialization. These animals used to thrive in the Yangtze river, but now rising pollution in the river has brought them to the brink of nonexistence. The total population is now somewhere between 0 and 13, and they may already be extinct. There has not been a fully confirmed sighting of these dolphins in the wild since the mid-2000s. However, there are ongoing conservation efforts based around a few of these dolphins that exist in captivity. Chinese Giant Salamander 1. The giant Chinese salamander is a gentle giant that is on the verge of extinction. These animals are one of the longest-lived species on the planet with an average lifespan of almost 200 years; some live even longer. The salamander as a species is ancient and has been around in the form we see it in today since animals first crawled out of the ocean. Sadly, these ancient creatures are being driven to extinction by people, primarily due to overeating and consumption. These giant salamanders are considered a delicacy in some parts of China and people partake in the unethical consumption of these beautiful creatures regularly.
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From The Zoo School in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Harvey Milk High School in New York, New York here are 13 Most Innovative Schools You’ll Want to Attend. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #6 - Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, California The Visitacion Valley Middle School is innovative for two major reasons, their implementation of “Quiet Time” as well as their extensive list of support services for the students, most of which are located within the Wellness Center. In 2007, Principal Jim Dierke implemented two 15-minute breaks one at the beginning and one at the end of the school day. That, coupled with the comprehensive care given to students in the Wellness Center, gives the students a great deal of much-needed support since Dierke explained that most of the students that attend the Visitacion have a family connection to someone who has seen a shooting, shot someone, or had been shot. The Wellness Center provides support through its programs like individual therapy, family case management, mentorship programs and different support groups that cater to specific groups such as all-girls and survivors of trauma. #5 - The Zoo School in Grand Rapids, Michigan What would be better than go to a zoo to learn? Not much. The Zoo School in Grand Rapids accepts 60 sixth-grade learners each year for a year-long learning experience that the students will surely write home about. In addition to the state required sixth-grade curriculum, students feed the zoo animals, raise salmon, sample water, and go on camping trips. Students also take classes in forestry, zoology, astronomy, chemistry, and physics. At the end of the year, each student is required to present an individual project which encourages them to hone their research and presentation skills throughout the year. If that doesn’t make you want to go back to school, I’m not sure what will. #4 - Harvey Milk High School in New York, New York Harvey Milk High School was founded in 2003 by the Hetrick-Martin Institute which is a social services organization created to foster and support at-risk LGBTQ youth. The school teaches things like health, specifically, HIV related, education, and job-readiness training. The school surrounds the youth with positive and understanding teachers and while adhering to the state’s educational standards, incorporates an LGBTQ perspective into the curriculum. In 2013, the National Climate Survey gave results that stated that over 55% of LGBTQ youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of how they were judged for their sexual orientation. This school is looking to change that. The students here enjoy the environment so much that the school had to create an “aging out” policy that required learners to move on once they turned 21. #3 - P-TECH High School in Brooklyn, New York P-TECH High School is one that takes learning to a whole level of education; I’m talking a six-year degree. P-TECH was launched by IBM in 2011 in order to give teens living in New York an alternate way into college that avoided the usual four-year high school track. At this school, high school and college are combined, and the student completes six years of classes. Boosted by mentorship and internships in the science, technology, engineering, or math fields, the fifth and sixth-year students earn an associate’s degree from the New York City College of Technology nearby. That’s a pretty sweet deal. #2 - The Avenues World School in New York, New York This innovative school aims to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities students will face in the 21st century. The school has an immersive bilingual program that pairs the standard English found in all American schools, with either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. The Avenue located in New York is the first of its kind, but its creators hope to eventually establish at least 20 other interconnecting campuses around the world. Each campus would teach the same curriculum as the next so that a student learning in London could transfer to Buenos Aires and continue with their education the following semester. #1 - The Orestad Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark The Orestad Gymnasium is a series of four boomerang-shaped story decks inside of a giant glass cube. The high school is a public gymnasium in the Orestad district of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2007, when the school moved to the building it resides in today, the event was attended by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and since then the Orestad Gymnasium has been one of the most sought gymnasiums in all of Denmark and much of the world. This innovative school is completely free of traditional classrooms, instead, there are four “study zones” that occupy the space. For its design, the building won the Forum Aid Award 2009 and was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. With the tall central atrium and a rooftop terrace, this sure is a sweet place to study.
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From Supernumerary Teeth to Underwater Vision here are 18 Strange Physical Mutations. Some freaky and some amazing! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 10 Hypertrichosis Hypertrichosis is a genetic mutation that results in an excessive and abnormal amount of hair over the entire body. Some may even think that hypertrichosis is where werewolf folklore stemmed from. Hypertrichosis will often manifest with an extremely hairy face and limbs. Those who suffer from Hypertrichosis often used to work as sideshow acts as they were usually ostracized from society. Shaving or temporary hair removal may work as a temporary cure but the hair often grows back within weeks and sometimes even within hours. # 9 Distichiasis Some people spend their whole lives wishing they had longer, fuller eyelashes. There are whole markets that help people achieve the luscious lashes they want. However, some people are born with it, specifically a mutation known as distichiasis. It causes two rows of eyelashes to grow on each eyelid, which makes someone look naturally beautiful. Unfortunately, this trait is also linked to swollen limbs, varicose veins, and Lymphedema. # 8 Cold Tolerance How can people live in some of the coldest places in the world like Northern Alaska and Siberia? Well, it seems certain people have evolved to resist extreme cold and live more comfortably than someone who wasn’t. Inuits and indigenous Siberians have evolved over generations and generations to maintain their body temperatures better without shivering and have been found to have several features that allow them to thrive in extremely cold conditions. # 7 Underwater Vision The Moken people in the Mergui (mer gwee) archipelago have developed the ability to see underwater with almost crystal clear clarity. The Moken people spend eight months of the year on boats or on stilt houses and doing this for years might just give you underwater supervision. When tested, Moken children proved to have underwater vision twice as sharp as European children and these kids can identify clams from rocks even at 75 feet underwater. # 6 Supernumerary Teeth Supernumerary Teeth is a defect that results in a person growing more than the regular amount of teeth humans are supposed to have. These often grow in rows behind or on top of the normal human teeth, which is why supernumerary teeth are also referred to as “Vampire Teeth”. # 5 Cyclopia Cyclopia is a very rare birth defect that results in a single eye instead of the normal two. 1 in 16,000 animals are born with this disease and 1 in every 200 miscarried fetuses are found to have the cyclops syndrome. # 4 Ectrodactyly Some might call this defect “lobster claw hand,” but it is known officially as ectrodactyly. It’s a mutation that causes a cleft in the hand that causes a deficiency of digits. There are different forms of ectrodactyly that create an absent middle finger with a “V-shaped” hand, or a more severe form of that causes the absence of two or more fingers. The most well-known cases of this are Grady Stiles Sr. and Jr. who were known as “Lobster Boy” and were featured in AMC’s Freakshow. # 3 Polydactyly Polydactyly refers to the mutation that causes the growth of extra digits on the feet and toes. Yoandri Hernandez Garrido is a 37-year-old man in Cuba who earned the nickname “Twenty-Four” because he has 12 fingers and 12 toes. That seems like a lot of extra fingers but the current world record holder for the most digits is Akshat Saxena who was born with 14 fingers and toes for a total of 28 digits. # 2 Polycephaly Polycephaly is the condition of having more than one head and while you usually see cases of this mutation in folklore or with animals, it also sometimes occurs in humans. The most notorious case of this was Abby and Brittany Hensel who were born sharing a single body but had two heads and separate vital organs. # 1 Myostatin Defectiveness Myostatin is a gene in most animals and humans that inhibits muscle growth; it’s a gene that keeps most of us from looking like world class bodybuilders. Studies show that virtually every animal is born with this gene, some animals are born with a deficit, and in 2004 a human was found to lack the same gene. The world’s strongest toddler is said to suffer from a Myostatin deficiency that allows him to get super buff and strong, deadlifting huge weights that grown men might have trouble picking up.
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Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. The Disappearance Of Michael Negrete The 18-year-old freshman at UCLA had just finished an all nighter of videogames with his roommate and they both went to sleep at 4:00am on December 10, 1999. Negrete’s roommate woke up at 9 am and saw that Michael had left without any of his personal belongings. No keys, wallet, or even shoes. His scent was tracked to a bus stop some miles from the school’s campus but no one ever saw Michael Negrete again. 4. The Disappearance Of Laureen Rahn A 14-year-old Laureen decided to have two of her friends over to her apartment as her mother Judith and her boyfriend who was a professional tennis player were out of town for a tennis tournament. When Laureen’s mother returned home she found it odd that all the lights from the apartment building’s hallway were turned off because they had been unscrewed. Judith thought it was Laureen sleeping but discovered her daughter missing when it was one of her daughter’s friends who didn’t know where Laureen was. No one knows what happened to her. 3. The Disappearance of April Fabb The case of April Fabb is considered to be one of the most notorious disappearances to occur in all of Britain’s history. On April 8, 1969, the 13-year-old left her village of Metton to go visit her sister who lived in Roughton and traveled on her bike. She was last seen riding her bike by a truck driver at exactly 2:06 pm. Her bike was discovered abandoned 6 minutes later. No one has ever seen or heard from April since that fateful day. 2. The Disappearance Of Asha Degree Back on February 14, 2000, Asha Degree’s parents awoke to their daughter’s empty bed and had no idea where she was and neither did the nine-year-old’s brother who shared the same room as her. There were witnesses who stated that they saw a girl who matched Degree’s physical description walking down a nearby highway at around 4:00 am in rainy weather. One passerby even went back and tried to help her but she ran into a nearby wooded area. In the years after her disappearance, her bookbag was found up to 26 miles away from her home but not a sign of Asha. 1. The Disappearance Of Nicole Morin On the morning of July 30, 1980, an eight-year-old Nicole went to check the mail at 10:30am in the West Mall apartment building that her mother lived in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She returned to the penthouse apartment and told her mother that she was going swimming with one of her friends in the building’s pool, said goodbye, and left. It would be the last time she would see her daughter. Fifteen minutes later her friend goes to the apartment and asks where Nicole is. It’ll be 32 years this July since Nicole vanished without a trace.
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If you had millions of dollars what would you build and create the most amazing house ever? Here are 10 Insane Celebrity Homes. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 4. Howard Stern Two hundred thousand for hurricane shutters? Ten million on renovations alone? No problem for the most successful radio personality of all time. Stern reportedly spent 52 million dollars to purchase this insane mansion in Palm Beach, Florida in early 2013 and had those refurbishments done early in 2016. The specialty shutters weren’t cheap and so as you might guess, they are very heavy duty and able to withstand winds and debris impact of up to 276 miles per hour. They are also remote controlled and cover every one of the houses many windows. The home itself is even more remarkable. The mansion boasts twelve and a half bathrooms, in case the first twelve are taken, five bedrooms and sprawls over nineteen thousand feet across the Florida beach front. 3. Dwyane Wade+Gabby Union Dwyane Wade is a star guard for the Chicago Bulls. Gabrielle Union is a very well known actress. The couple is, by all accounts very happy together and with salaries that can afford them cribs like this who could blame them? The ecstatic couple got married on August 30, 2014, and leased this ridiculous castle for the occasion. The house was priced at 10.9 million dollars before it was delisted shortly before the wedding. The property was built by architect Charles Sieger, for himself and includes a giant, landlocked moat and formal gardens that surround the property. 2. Bill Gates Though the richest man in the world is known as a charitable man who spends his money frugally, he opened his wallet a little bit to build his dream home. The home cost a record-setting sixty-three million dollars to build and took seven years to complete. The property lies in the hills of Medina, Washington and is surrounded by nature. The estate has a variety of garages, including an underground cave that can hold ten cars, six kitchens tended by a twenty-four-hour on-call chef, a fifteen hundred square foot theater, a twenty-one hundred square foot private library and a massive aquarium. This home is incredible, but of course, it's not the only property the billionaire owns on the west coast. He also bought a ranch in California for eighteen million dollars that has a private race track. 1. Mukesh Ambani Ambani is no celebrity; he’s the Chairman of Reliance Industries, a gigantic conglomerate holding company in India. But he is a billionaire and had this crazy pad built in South Mumbai that is valued at around one billion dollars, making it the most expensive private residential property on the planet. The 27 story property, called Antilia, and its unique design have been a part of the Mumbai skyline since being completed in 2010. The extravagant home’s location in a destitute area of Mumbai is extremely controversial. The property has six floors of underground parking, three helipads and a total interior space of over four hundred thousand square feet. The crib also features nine high-speed elevators, a two story health center and six floors for Ambani and his family. An entire floor is dedicated to servicing Ambani’s stable of cars.
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Great reasons you should be a dog owner like the amazing health benefits of stress relief to getting a adorable animal best friend! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. Bad Short Term Memory While human friends might tend to remember every little mistake you’ve ever made in your life or something stupid you said while you were drunk, dogs neither or remember. This also means you can mess around with your dog, pull it’s tail, pretend to feed it then don’t, to get them to play and they’ll still be your best friend no matter what!.. 8. Portable Dishwashers It might sound a little bit gross but hear out the theory before you judge! Each time you finish a meal, there’s always a little bit of food left on your plate. Whether it’s spaghetti sauce, meat loaf, whatever, a dog will definitely clean that off for you before you put it in the sink! Here’s where the dog comes in. The can polish that plate for you in a matter of seconds and you won’t even have to run the garbage disposal. And then of course, you put it in the dishwasher. 7. They Mimic Reactions Dogs are experts in reading body language and it will often try to match the mood your in. It can tell from the pitch of your voice, and the expression on your face whether you're feeling blue or not. So if you start feeling a little bit blue, your dog will probably give you those big puppy eyes and want to ask you what’s wrong. If it can tell you’re happy and it has the energy, it’s probably jump on you and want to play! It’s always good to have a companion that shares similar mood that you’re in. 6. Intelligent Creatures Depending on what breed you decide to go with, the intelligence will vary. But for the most part, all dogs are pretty smart animals with keen instincts. As we mentioned, it can read your facial expressions but also, they have a wide range of facial expressions themselves. This can be displayed for example when they tilt their heads, when they come across something unfamiliar. Dogs are also trainable in many ways that cats are not. How many cats have you seen work with police forces, tracking down lost children with their sense of smell? That’s right. Zero! 5. Always There! Have you ever made plans with a human companion only to find out 10 minutes before you go out, they made other plans? Well with dogs you really don’t have to worry, because they’re not going anywhere unless you’re the one that takes them! Dogs haven’t quite figured out how to use cell phones yet and call up the neighbor’s poodle to bail on you! You’ll also never eat a meal by yourself again after getting a dog, and they’ll be right there by your side hoping you’ll drop a french fry, no matter what the situation is. 4. Resistance to Allergies While some may be triggered by dogs for allergies those who’ve grown up in a house with pet dogs become more allergy resistant over the course of their lives, from a study in 2010 at the university of Cincinnati. This doesn’t just mean allergies to animals but reactions like eczema were less likely for children who grew up with a dog by the age they were 4. This tends to strengthens people’s immune systems. However people who owned cats had the opposite effect and became more allergy prone 3. Better Heart Health Many things about dogs seem to link to better heart health. The exercise, the lower stress level and now just from the act of petting dogs, researchers have noticed that it tends to lower blood pressure as well. A Chinese study showed that dog owners tended to get better sleep at night and weren’t sick as often as non dog owners. Other studies show that dog owners have better cholesterol levels than non dog owners and were more likely to survive a heart attack! 2. They Can Detect Cancer Your dog could really save your life some day in the future! But is it possible they have the ability to sniff out cancer as well? Stories emerged from the news about a woman who had a dog that would keep licking and smelling the same lump on her body until she finally got it checked out. It turns out the the pup was trying to tell her she had cancer the whole time! This was later backed up by scientific studies. Dogs, like this one in the photo, are now being trained to detect ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. 1.Best Companions After all these different things we’ve mentioned on this list, the most important reason you should get a dog, is because they make the best companions out of any pets. People can’t always be around when you need them to be because they simply have a life of their own. For dogs, you are their life. They rely on you to feed them and bathe and they never want to leave your side. When you’re gone, they wait outside the door until you come home and can’t wait to see you once your back.
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Here are the top 11 most crazy futuristic architecture designs from an amazing cobra skyscraper to the floating island called The Ark! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Time Square Glass Skyscraper So Japan and China are designing their massive skyscrapers, what about ours!? The eVolo Magazine Skyscraper competition searches possibilities intriguing designs for massive skyscrapers far into the future, and the sky certainly isn’t the limit! Someone proposed the idea of a mile high glass skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan! This concept called essence proposed by Polish architectural designers won first prize in the competition in 2015, hoping some days their dreams might become a reality. This would be some extreme vertical living! Can you imagine getting groceries to your apartment a mile high in the sky? 5. The Hyperion, India The hyperion in the largest tree in the world and it’s location is somewhat of a mystery. But they also used this name for the new towering, eco-friendly building complex in New Delhi! A city that could really use something eco-friendly right now. The amazing thing about this design, is that it is actually going to produce more energy than it takes in! Another amazing design by Vincent Callebaut, these buildings will actually be complete with dairy farms and gardens that both generate energy in ways! Imagine having a farm on your roof top! Crazy idea! These images will give us an idea of what they might look like someday It almost looks like a modern day, Hanging Gardens of Babylon! Agricultural by-products will be turned into methane which will then generate energy. A healthy ecosystem of earthworms, beetles, and bees will oxygenate the soil and keep it fertile. Who wouldn’t want to live here! Should all be ready in 2020 4. The Ark Russian Architect Alexander Remizov designed this wild creation that could save our lives some day and almost like the Noah’s Ark of the future. This would be built to house 10,000 and is almost like a ship/building hybrid. The ark is designed to withstand floods of biblical proportions. The clear roof allows for light to come in and help plants develop inside, creating food sources for the passengers or inhabitants. This design can be built on both land and sea so in the future, if the land becomes overpopulated, we may have to begin living on bodies of water. This is basically a floating island and might be something we use in the future. 3. Floating Farms In 2050. Planet earth is expected to reach a population of 9.1 billion, therefore the demand for food will rise 70%. So much land will be needed for farming and developing food which just might not be available for us with this many people on the earth. Turns out, there’s plenty of space still on the ocean and this may be how agriculture will look in the future. Each farm would harvest three resources; fish, crops, and sunlight. A team from Barcelona, Spain designed this concept that could be how we feed people in future generations. These floating farms, will also feature wave barriers, boat docks, storage, packing areas, and processing centers. Water will be desalinated in order to nourish the crops. 2. Tree Scrapers How would you feel about living in one of these tree scrapers designed by Dutch architect Raimond de Hullu. In this green utopia, there are no cars, now powerlines; only green energy. Homes of the future could be made of recycled wood and covered in green leafy, foliage in order to be protected from the outside elements. Each house would be equipped with solar panels and would be totally off grid. This is almost like a tree house on steroids, right in the middle of the forest! The tall, thin design, helps take up less space but adds affordability and better views from the balcony. If you love nature, this is the best way to go! 1.Cobra Skyscraper Another Russian architect is proposing the idea of constructing a skyscraper that resembles a giant cobra in Asia or the Middle East. This probably seems like something Dubai would consider building. If you’re scared of snakes, this might not be the best place to go to. The unique skyscraper would have interchangeable lights that run up the structure. Inside the head of the structure, there would be a nightclub or restaurant overlooking the city. The design would be a prominent feature in the skyline and a huge tourist attraction. What will they think of next!
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Here are 10 of the most amazing greenhouses. Can you imagine if these designs were real?! Possible for the future. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. The Dragonfly Let’s take quick look at a future design of a greenhouse that might actually be built in New York some day. This dramatic looking vertical greenhouse could actually revolutionize farming in cities around the world and help us deal with overpopulation, sometime in the near future. This unique idea, could have enough room to raise cattle and poultry along with 28 different types of crops. This would also allow for housing on some levels. Can you imagine living inside a greenhouse? This design was meant to stay cool during summer using natural ventilation and evapo-perspiration from the plants. The greenhouse would be fertilized with domesticated animal waste, mostly from the cows inside the building! Having farms inside big cities could be the route will need to go in the years to come. This certainly seems like a crazy idea but it’s interesting to see where greenhouses will go in the future. 4. Sahara Forest Project While some people might be a little seeing something like a palm tree in Finland due to cold, most of would be quite shocked seeing lush forests in the middle of the Sahara. The Sahara forest project is under development in countries like Tunisia and Qatar. They’re hoping the use the moisture for the nearby bodies of water like the Atlantic or Persian Gulf in order to actually cool and humidify the greenhouses, since it gets pretty hot and dry in the desert! This could provide suitable conditions for growing crops year long. Combine this technology with solar panels and we got ourselves some eco friendly greenhouses. This is a huge step forward in creating farms in the desert. 3. Thanet Earth Located on the Isle of Thanet in the UK, it’s the Britain's largest greenhouse. With 220 acres, when it was finally completed, it’ll cost 80,000,000 pounds! This is amazing greenhouse produces a large amount of food the British have difficulty growing on their own land and require hotter climates. Things like cucumbers, a variety of peppers, and cucumber grow here and everything is extremely organic! All these crops at Thanet Earth are grown hydroponics which works best on large-scale production facilities. The baby plants are normally bought from special nurseries and given the much needed water and plant food for them to thrive. These plants at this greenhouse can grow at amazing lengths, that you wouldn’t believe. All the picking and tending is done by hand at this greenhouse. The cucumbers that are produced here are made from late January through november, keeping them a large steady supply throughout the year. 2. Biosphere, Montreal The Biosphere in Montreal, Canada is dedicated to the environment, and advertises itself as the only environmental museum in the world. This remarkable structure is located in the heart of Montreal near the former Olympic stadium and features a remarkable variety of different environments that you can actually visit! Visitors can enjoy tropical rainforests and maybe you’ll even spot a sloth while walking through. It also showcases local habitats complete with racoons and maple trees! The remarkable architectural feat soars up at least a hundred feet and was meant to give people a better understanding of the environment around the world. Education exhibits and tours are available which teaches people about air, water, biodiversity, climate change and much more. 1. New York Botanical Gardens The neighborhood of the Bronx in the big apple is home to the New York Botanical Gardens, which hosts 2 large Greenhouses. One conservatory is the largest victorian style glasshouse in the United States. The NYCBG sits on 250 acres of prime real estate and boasts an endless amount of plants and flowers for people to enjoy. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a major part of this and designs began as far back as 1891. They set out to built a greenhouse that was far ahead of its time, using american and french glass. A variety of different materials were used for the base of the design including marble, bluestone, north river brick and buff bedford stone. The greenhouse has been a tremendous addition to the community and valuable to the scientific community.It’s here where you’ll also find a rare, foul smelling corpse flower, that emits the odor of decaying flesh when it blooms.This happens to attract different varieties of bugs to help with pollination.
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From the bizarre crooked forest to the weird upside down house, here are 12 weird places you should be sure to visit in Poland! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl 6. Crooked Forest This spooky, weird forest can be found in Nowe Czarnowo (nova-charnova). The forest gets its name from the strange way that they trees grow in this wood. The trees have a strange almost sickle shape to them. There are theories about why the trees are like this but, there are no definitive answers. The predominant theory is that farmers grew the trees in the particular shape for some unknown reason, most likely for building boats or furniture. There is also a theory that a powerful snowstorm could have knocked the trees this way but with all of the theories out there, no one can guess at how or why. There are 400 pines in the forest and the trees were planted in 1930 when the territory was still under German control. 5. Wroclaw (Vro-Slaf) Dwarfs This is a fun thing to visit if you are in a scavenger hunting mood. The dwarfs are found in Wroclaw and these miniature statues began popping up around the city in 2005. The numbers of the dwarfs have been growing steadily ever since and as of 2014 there, 300 hidden around the city. The dwarfs have become such a popular tourist attraction that you can buy maps to all of the dwarfs alongside tourist maps. The dwarfs are to commemorate the Orange Alternative, which was an anti-communist movement located in Poland. Why dwarfs? The dwarf was the movement's symbol and the movement started in the 1980’s with peaceful protests and the graffiti of dwarfs around the city. A great way to supplement the exploration of the city, the treasure hunt of the dwarfs is certainly worth it. 4. Centre for Education and Regional Promotions The Centre for Education and Regional Promotions in Szymbark, Poland is a museum that mainly functions to help preserve the culture of the Kashubians which is a West Slavic ethnic group native to the region. This crazy feat of archaeological engineering functions as one of the main attractions of the museum. It’s meant to inspire reflections about the madness of modern life. It certainly inspires a little madness just by looking at it. 3. Painted Village The painted village is found in Zalipie ( Zali-pee) and it has become one the major tourist attractions in Poland. The village is painted in thousands of flower motifs spreading and covering the entire village. The practice started over a century ago when housewives noted that the smoke from the stove would cause soot to stain the wood of their house. The wives of the village fixed this by whitewashing their houses and then drawing these unique flower patterns when the black seeped back into the wood. Each design is different and the vibrant colors bring life to this small country village. Even when cooking technology became more advanced and there was no longer smoke seeping into the wood, the tradition carried on and the designs became more progressively more sophisticated and elaborate. There is even a yearly competition for the best design and painting. 2. Sedlec Ossuary The Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel located in Kutna Hora. It’s one of 12 World Heritage Sites and it contains the bones of 40,000 to 70,000 people. The chapel is one of the most visited tourist sites in the country and it averages over 200,000 visitors a year. The main piece of the skull and bones artwork is considered to be the giant chandelier. The Church is still in full operation and has never shut down since the year 1278 ! 1. Wieliczka Salt Mine The Wieliczka (vel-itch-ka) Salt mine can be found in Wieliczka. The mine opened in the 13th century and it produced salt until the mining stopped in 2007. The mine was one of the world's oldest salt mines in history. The massive underground mine contains four chapels and dozens of statues, all carved out of salt by the miners. The salt mines are one of the biggest attractions in Poland and it receives an average of 1.2 million tourists per a year. The mine is protected as one Poland’s national heritage sites. The mine contains a stunning underground lake and the intricacies and size of the mine have inspired several literary interpretations of the Labyrinth. The artwork in the mine even includes a recreation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, carved completely out of salt.
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10 discoveries from ice so pink it's called watermelon ice to an actually mammoth found preserved in ice found by archaeologists! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Northwest Passage Wreckage In the 1840’s British explorer,John Franklin, and his crew were hoping to find a successful route to Asia from Europe by going through what’s known as the Northwest Passage. Some didn’t realize how doomed the expedition led by the two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror was from the beginning. The two ships had enough food and supplies to last them for seven years. They were last spotted at that time by a whaling boat in the Baffin Bay and continued to sail westward. The crew was forced to abandon their ships after they were most likely rendered immobile from the passage containing too much ice. Canadian divers found this bell in 2014, risked getting hypothermia and dived into to the frigid waters to salvage reminisce of the lost boats. 4. Watermelon Ice Pink snow is known to happen at high altitudes in places like the Himalayas and northern latitudes. But what on earth is it! The Arctic was originally described by the British explorer John Ross in the early 1800’s. There’s seems be an unprecedented amount of this mysterious snow in the Arctic in recent years. Originally it was believed that it was a chemical reaction from meteoric iron deposits but recent studies prove otherwise. Biologists now came to the conclusion that the watermelon ice is actually from a chemical reaction with a species of algae that loves cold weather. In its original form, it’s actually green but as it begins to absorb UV rays it turns into the reddish color you see in this photo. The strange algae is actually beginning to bloom and some claim this could be the reason the ice caps are melting at a faster rate. 3. Zeleny Yar Necropolis Remarkably preserved mummies were discovered near the edge of the siberian arctic circle at a notorious necropolis known as Zeleny Yar. There were 34 graves that were dug up here by archaeologists but one thing still wasn’t clear. Who the heck were these people! 11 of the mummies had shattered or missing skulls. Some believe that the smashing of the skulls was an ancient ritual to ensure protection from mysterious spells. 5 of them were found bling out in copper jewelery and covered in elaborate reindeer, beaver, wolverine and bear furs! Artifacts that were buried include bronze bowls from persia, iron combat knives, silver medallions and bronze bird figurines. They certainly enjoyed a little luxury. So back to the question about who these people were! Scientists DNA samples came back inconclusive in may 2016, due to the damage of the bodies so it’s not clear what civilization they were from. All they seem to know is that they had ties to Persia. It could be a whole new civilization for all we know. 2. The Thames Vessel Nearly 140 years ago, a British vessel nicknamed “The Thames” after the river that runs through London mysteriously sank off the coast of Northern siberia. It was carrying a large cargo of graphite and sank in 1877. It’s final resting point remained undiscovered until 2016. The icy water waters and wild winds of Russia proved to be too strong for the vessel. The Northeast passage was the nickname for the tricky route in which the Thames was travelling and it’s never really proved to be a reliable way to go. Near a river in the village of Goroshikha, two Russian scientists actually found the shipwreck, or what was left of it. Using sonar and looking through old maps, they were able to come across these remains of the British ship. 1. Camp Century Nuclear Waste This discovery hasn’t happened yet but due to melting snow in Greenland, it seems to be in evitable and could expose some secrets the USA was trying to hide during the Cold War. A place known as Camp Century was basically an under snow city and complex nuke launching site with a vast tunnel network in Northwestern Greenland. The project was poorly planned and they found out that the glacier that it was build in, was moving much quicker than previously thought and the project was abandoned in 1967. This held all kinds of research facilities, a cinema, a hospital and a church. These were all powered by one thing: a nuclear reactor… Now due to melting of ice in Greenland, this former city under ice threatens to expose government secrets as well as let off extremely toxic pollutants into the Arctic Sea sometime in the year 2090. Scientists never thought the waste from the reactor would ever get out. This is a discovery that archaeologists really don’t want to discover any time soon and are hoping snowfall will increase in this area.
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From Coconut Crab to Pink Fairy Armadillo and even Giant Isopod here are 21 World's Weirdest Animals, would you love to own one? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. Coconut Crab If you were hoping that the photos of these crabs are misleading, we’re sorry to disappoint you. The Coconut Crab is just as big and terrifying as it looks. At around 9 pounds and 3 feet long, the Coconut Crab is a monster. They are a type of hermit crab and, as their name suggests, eat coconuts. Their incredibly powerful claws are capable of climbing trees and picking up more than 60 pounds. 9. The Yeti Crab The Yeti Crab is a relatively new discovery, found in 2005 off of the coast of Antarctica. Because of their harsh habitat, the Yeti Crab has made some incredible adaptations. First, they live near vents of warm water. Meaning their living space is extremely cramped, with around 600 crabs per square meter. They also are blind, they actually have no eyes, because they live at depths of 8,500 feet. Finally, their defining characteristic: hairy arms and legs. The hair on their arms and legs is a breeding ground for bacteria, which they eat. This way, the Yeti Crab actually cultivates its own food, eliminating the need for hunting or foraging. 8. Echidna The echidna is as amazing as it is weird. Echidnas are one of two species of mammals who are capable of laying eggs, the other is a platypus. With beady eyes, short legs, a long snout, an even longer tongue, and a body covered in spines, the echidna might also take the cake for strangest mammal period. 7. Tufted Deer These heartwarming little deer stand at only 28-inches off the ground and are named after the wild tuft of black hair on their forehead. What makes this deer one of the strangest Bambis around? Their terrifying vampire teeth. The male deer grow intense canines with which they maul one another during mating season. 6. Sea Lamprey Lampreys are 100% the stuff nightmares are made of. These hideous creatures are more mouth than anything, which they use to latch on to other fish. Once they sink their rows of teeth into the body of another fish, they feed off blood and bodily fluids. These ghastly fish are native to the Atlantic Ocean, but are beginning to creep into the Great Lakes as well. 5. Giant Isopod This deep sea creepy crawly lives at depths of up to 7,000 feet beneath the surface. At these depths, the ocean is pitch black, so they have developed a reflective retina, much like cats, that makes their eyes appear to glow in the dark. Like giant squids, their huge size is part of a phenomenon called deep sea gigantism, which means creatures living at amazing depths tend to be much larger than their shallower cousins. In fact, these isopods average about 14-inches, but some specimens have been measured at over two and a half feet long. 4. Hagfish This sea creature which inhabits the Atlantic ocean is still as disturbing as it was 300 million years ago. Hagfish, or slime eels, are living fossils that have changed very little over the millennia. Their defining characteristic is their revolting ability to produce slime. Tons of it. When they feel threatened, their bodies secrete gallons of slime in minutes. In an effort to get people to appreciate the hagfish, there is a national holiday named after them in October. But it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Hagfish Day is so close to Halloween. 3. Pangolin These endangered creatures look like a cross between a dragon and an anteater. Pangolins are covered in tough armor, made of thick keratin scales. When they feel threatened, they roll into a tight ball, making themselves impervious to harm. Pangolins can grow to be about 40-inches long, but in some cases, their tongue is actually longer than their entire body! These incredible mammals have also made a habit of carrying their newborn babies on their tail to keep them close. 2. Pink Fairy Armadillo This could very well be the cutest animal to make it on our list. Of all the species of armadillos, this one is the smallest, living up to its name. Pink fairy armadillos only grow to be about five inches long and weigh less than a pound. Unlike other armadillos, the pink fairy doesn’t use its shell as armor. It’s pastel pink covering sits on top of its fluffy white fur and is a way to keep the armadillo cool in the summers and warm in the winters. 1. Duck-Billed Platypus If the duck-billed platypus hadn’t earned the popular reputation of being the weirdest living thing on earth, we’d probably think it was a joke. In fact, when the platypus was discovered in the late 1700s, British scientists were convinced it was a prank being played by George Shaw. And can you blame them? The duck-billed platypus is a wild mixture of a little bit of everything: a duck bill, a beaver body, webbed feet, poisonous claws, and to top it all off, the thing lays eggs. Descriptions of this animal read like a sideshow attraction.
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From squatters that lived hidden in your walls to finding out your house is filled w/ deadly mold these are scary homeowner findings Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. LOTS AND LOTS OF SNAKES Ben and Amber Sessions had just recently moved into their new dream home located in a small town in Idaho. Right after moving in, Ben started finding over 40 garter snakes in his yard each day, removing them in bucket loads. Soon after, they began to hear noises coming from inside the walls late at night while lying in bed. Ben removed a panel of siding from the wall and out poured large amounts of snakes. The Sessions later discovered their home was sitting on top on a giant snake hibernaculum and eventually had to file for bankruptcy in order to move out of their home. 5. A BURIAL GROUND Helen Weisensel made the shocking discovery of finding the skull and bones of a human child underneath her new Wisconsin home while carrying out some renovations. As it turns out, Helen had purchased this house with a little more than what she originally bargained for; a 170-year-old ancient cemetery as confirmed by local historians and archaeologists. Because of her house’s newfound status as an official historic burial ground, she had to get permission to redo her home’s foundation which would take a staggering 15 months. After the renovations were complete, Helen still went through with the decision to live in her home. 4. A BOMB Linda DeForest and her husband happened to discover a bomb that was still very much active inside the basement of their new home in Goshen, Indiana. At first, Mrs. DeForest hadn’t realized it was a bomb and mistook it for a torpedo. Her husband knew it was real as soon as he picked it up because of how heavy it was. They contacted a family friend of theirs, Joshua Blankenship, who happened to be an army veteran and identified the bomb as showing no signs of being disarmed or disassembled. They then called an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit who came and removed the bomb. The couple believes that the previous resident collected war memorabilia and didn’t want to risk transporting it. 3. A SQUATTER The story goes as such, two young boys happened to be playing in their parent’s room when they accidentally dislodged the bookcase they were playing next to. The bookcase revealed a hidden staircase that led to a secret crawlspace. That’s not the terrifying part. The two boys found that someone had been living in their house for quite some time. They found some clothes, blankets, dolls, a key, and candy wrappers. Those candies belonged to the boys so whoever was sleeping there snuck out and stole them while the boys were either gone or asleep. The police still haven’t caught the person that had been living in the walls of this family’s home. 2. HUMAN REMAINS A local man in Indiana made a gruesome find underneath the wood shop in his new home. He was told about the trapdoor that was located there and his curiosity led him to discover bones. The bones were later examined by an osteologist expert who identified them as being human. Furthermore, they were also determined to be a child's by noticing the epiphyseal line in the bones. It would also appear that the bones were cut up as stated by the man who found them. Some people speculate that this could have been one of the victims of the “Candy Man” a serial killer who mutilated, raped, and killed the bodies of at least 28 boys in the 1970s. 1. A Mummified Corpse A man named Jorge Giro had just recently bought a new house that was located in the seaside town of Roses, Spain. He had gotten a great deal on it as it was a foreclosure because the previous owner had somehow mysteriously vanished several years ago. Unfortunately for Mr. Giro, he wasn’t expecting the house to come with a roommate when he discovered the dead corpse of the previous owner. She had apparently died and no one even knew, they all thought she just got up and left one day. The bank failed to do a walk-through of the house and the real estate is just as to blame for not checking out the house before re-selling it at auction. It’s believed that the body had been there for around 6 years when the mortgage stopped being paid and the salty ocean air is what helped naturally mummify the body.
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Nothing says “exotic” quite like Thailand. This magnificent country in Southeast Asia is home of glittering Buddhist temples, ancient ruins, scenic beaches, lush landscapes and delicious Thai food. If you are looking for a spiritual development or a tropical getaway away from tourist traps, take notes, because we are about to show you 12 Magical Places to satisfy your hedonistic desires. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr
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There are things in Egypt that have been hidden for years and have recently been unearthed like temples, lost cities and alien daggers! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. King Tut’s Meteor Dagger One of the most remarkable artifacts that was discovered in King Tut’s tomb was the meteor dagger. A new study of King Tut’s knives, proves that the iron in which it’s made from is not metal from this planet, and came from a fallen meteorite. In this photo, you can see the one and only meteorite dagger of King Tut. The iron blade was found wrapped around his right thigh, so that means it must have been a precious item to him. The only other dagger found on him was made of gold. What leads archaeologists to believe that this is dagger is from outer space, is that the iron was an extremely rare substance to come across during the bronze age. Researchers at the Polytechnic University in Milan in the 1970’s, had inconclusive results originally but taking advantage of new technology, they decided to test this theory again. The blade closely matched elements found in meteorites containing mostly iron, but cobalt and nickel as well. What else might we discover from this young man’s tomb? 4. Well How about New Hidden Rooms? Is it possible Howard Carter missed something during his first excavation? Modern technology is making it much easier for us to make new discoveries and learn even more about this fascinating culture. No one has seen behind this wall for at least 3 thousand 3 hundred and thirty nine years but that could soon be over. Radar scans around the rooms have revealed both metallic and organic materials in secret hidden chambers. It really could be the next big thing, egyptologists thought. In April 2016 a group of specialists performed additional radar scans and they are about 90% certain additional chambers exist. That 10 percent of uncertainty however, has kept them from exploring even further. Some claim Nefertiti’s tomb could being right next to him. It is worth another curse of the pharaohs to go and find out? 3. Alien Pharaoh? Akhenaten, previously mentioned, was an extremely strange guy. So much so the people are beginning to really believe he was an alien. Artwork of him is very odd as you can see in this photo with big eye, elongated head, and mysteriously long fingers. He seems to abandon the traditional portrayals of pharoahs. The monotheistic religion he imposed was to worship the god “Aten” and this name literally translates to Sun Disk. After recent extensive research from Stuart Fleischmann, who is an assistant professor of the comparative Genomics at the Swiss University in Cairo, we may have to rewrite some history books. A certain gene called *telomerase* was discovered and would only be existent from extreme genetic mutation; possibly from out of this world. Fleischmann and his team, concluded with DNA from Akhenaten, that he had a much larger cortex, which may explain his abnormal, elongated head. Pictures of his children, were even left with this genetic mutation and it’s depicted in almost all of his artwork; even his son, King Tut’s head. There is no documentation of head-binding in Egyptian culture. Have aliens visited this ancient civilization and possibly performed mutations? 2. Cat Mummies Only a few other animals besides cats were worthy of the ancient Egyptian process of mummification. Cat’s were treated almost like gods and you can see how their image has made an impact on their culture by looking at the mighty sphinx. Also, the god Bast took the form of a cat. In 1888 an Egyptian Farmer was digging in the desert at Beni Hassan and came across a startling discovery! Apparently he fell into a tunnel of thousands of mummified cats! As if cats weren’t already creepy enough! As soon as locals heard word of this, they began flocking to the site immediately, hoping to find gold!. They would even occasionally come across some gold sarcophaguses built for the beloved cats. But it was really more a like an underground river of cat mummies. Many of these were auctioned off in the UK but some are still on display at museums. 1. Lost Egyptian Underwater City The Lost Egyptian city of Heracleion mysteriously vanished below the Mediterranean was considered to be the major port city in order access the Nile River. This unbelievable discovery includes more than 64 boats buried beneath thick clay, Gold coins, giant 16 foot statues, slabs of Greek and Egyptians text and more! What could have possibly caused the submergence of an entire city you may ask? Researchers suspect a rise in sea level contributed in this. Also liquefaction of the soil played a role; this means the ground basically turns to mud. Something like an earthquake can usually be a reason. These remarkable discoveries will be preserved and researched in order to learn more about this unique, and amazing culture.
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From people surviving the impossible to passengers who weren't so fortunate, here are 27 Haunting Titanic Facts. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 18. Titanic from bow to stern was 882 feet and nine inches long. That is over two and a half football fields in length. 17. First class passengers on the Titanic had unfathomable amenities for the period for a cruise ship. They had access to a Persian café, heated swimming pool, gymnasium, library, barbershop, and a kennel for their pets. They were placed on the center of the ship were the ships vibrations and rolls were at the lowest. 16. Halomonas titanicae is a type of bacteria that is a gram-negative species and was discovered from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. The bacteria may bring about the total deterioration of the Titanic by 2030. One positive factor about the bacteria is that it could be used to accelerate the decomposition of other shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor. 15. A passenger by the name of Mr. Ramon Artagaveytia survived a fire and sinking onboard of a ship called America in 1871. Ramon escaped by jumping into the water and swimming to shore, but it left many passengers badly burned, and some lost their lives. The whole ordeal left Ramon deeply and emotionally scarred. He felt that he would face his fears by sailing on the “unsinkable” ship Titanic. Sadly, Ramon sank with the Titanic that night. 14. Once the Titanic struck the iceberg, it took an hour for the first lifeboat to be released. This fact is frightening considering the number of passengers and it only took a little over two and a half hours to completely sink. 13. The ocean waters the night the Titanic sank was estimated to be about 28 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is two degrees below freezing and was lethally cold for the passengers that were stranded. 12. Strangely Titanic was not sailing in an unknown path however Titanic’s remains were lost for seventy-three years until September 1, 1985. The ship was found by scientists after years of searching 12,500 feet deep in the ocean near the coast of Newfoundland. 11. The sinking of the RMS Titanic was one of the biggest stories in the last century. Of course, this was before the internet and online media when journalists would scramble to report and make sense of news reports. The World newspaper was extremely optimistic when they reported that no lives were lost in the Titanic’s sinking. 10. First class passengers had access to a Turkish bath which was located on the starboard side of the ship. The baths were strictly for first class only. There were 700 third class passengers that had to share two bathtubs amongst them. 9. The morning after, the ocean around where the Titanic sank looked like a graveyard. As far as rescuers could see wreckage bobbed in the waves. Amongst the swells, you could see white specks that appeared to be flocks of seagulls but in actuality, it was lifebelts of dead passengers and crew members. Over 1,500 people died on the Titanic, and only 306 bodies were recovered. 8. The engineers stayed behind to attempt to keep the power on so that everyone else could escape. Every one of them died on the Titanic. 7. Jack Phillips and Harold Bride were the ships operators, and they were warned of drifting ice in the area of the Atlantic. Phillips and Bride were told six times of the oncoming trouble. Fatally they turned off the devices before retiring for the evening. 6. "Women and children" were allowed to board the lifeboats on the Titanic before the men. The percentage of men that survived was 20 percent, women were at 74, and children were at 52. 5. Masabumi Hosono was the only Japanese traveler and survivor on the Titanic. When Hosono returned to Japan, he found himself shamed and ostracized from the public for not going down with the ship. 4. This photograph is the last known picture that was taken of the RMS Titanic before it sank to the bottom of the ocean floor. It was taken on her maiden voyage from Ireland to New York on April 12th, 1912. 3. The 1997 film Titanic had a budget of 200 million dollars which more than what the cost was to build the Titanic itself. 2. The Titanic departed with 5892 tons of coal and used 825 per day during its journey. 1. If the crew had notified the Captain just a mere 30 seconds before they did the accident could have been avoided. The sinking of the Titanic was one of the worst tragedy’s in history, and it still resonates with people today. There are questions about the wreck that still have gone unanswered. Why did the Captain not reduce the vessels speed after receiving warnings about the oncoming icebergs? We would love to hear what you have to say in the comments below. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our channels for more fun videos like this one. Thanks for watching.
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13 craziest structures that animals actually build you won't believe they're real it's shocking to see the architecture made by wildlife. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Prairie Dogs There are plenty of burrowing rodents that live in the world, but the prairie dog is probably the most familiar to a lot of people. They are native to the grasslands of North America and they can burrow up to almost 10 feet into the ground. They do this because it is an important defense mechanism against the, sometimes, difficult environment. The burrows defend against intense heat, blizzards, floods, droughts, and brush fires. They even build little aqueducts to help gather rainwater for whenever they are short of it. They also build rooms that serve specific purposes. There are chambers for them to nurse their young, chambers for the winter, and chambers for the night. These smart little animals also build burrows that are specifically meant to prevent flooding from reaching into the main burrows. For predators, they build holes to not only hide from them, but also to listen to them approaching. Let’s just say that city planners in urban areas should study prairie dogs more often. 5. Red Ovenbird This ovenbird or Rufous hornero can be found in South America and it's actually the national bird of Argentina. These birds built sturdy nests out of mud. They are named ovenbirds because their nests resemble a clay oven on top of a tree. These nests take quite a while to build too. They can take five days, or even months to build. The nests are occupied by the birds for up to a year, long enough to mate, lay eggs, and raise their young. It is common to see several nests next to each other so that the birds can house all of their young. They also sometimes repair unused nests to use instead of building a new one. Their nests also can become the home of other species of birds once they are abandoned. 4. Colored Wasps’ Nests This wasp nest gained it’s technicolor quality when biological science student Mattia Menchetti fed multicolored paper to paper wasps for them to build their nests. The paper wasps typically build their nests by chewing up wood until it becomes pulpy enough for them to form it into a nest shape. This wasp’s saliva actually naturally waterproofs the nest as well. 3. Montezuma Oropendola That name may be a handful and these nests might look like bats that were cursed to become straw, but they are birds nest, we promise. These birds are endemic to the New World, or the earth's western hemisphere. It also prefers tropical regions like South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The nests are made out of grass and vines and they can be built high up in the trees. The birds are also said to have an “unforgettable” song which is a nice way of saying stupid. It’s been described as a bunch of bubbling sounds that turn into loud gurgling. The nests can be built for a colony of up to 30 individual birds. The colony of these birds is typically made up of an alpha male and then a large group of females. 2. Honey Bees These important little insects are actually just one species of over 20,000 types of bees. Their nests are pretty iconic because they store honey, which is hugely popular all over the world. Their nests are built yearly and they contain a whole colony of bees. There are some subspecies of honey bees, including one that can’t sting you, but the honey bees that we know and love is the Western Honey Bee. They are the ones that can be used to farm for honey. Their nests are actually made out of wax which is secreted from a series of glands that can be found in the bee's abdomen. These bees are disappearing, though. Just recently seven species of bees were put on the endangered list. 1.Termites All termites build some pretty impressive nests, but most impressive, in sheer size, is the cathedral termite. They build the largest mounds out of all the termite species. Their mounds can reach heights of 15 feet. They’re considered to be the most complex structure in the insect world. They have a system of chimneys, pinnacles, and ridges. They even build a spacious chamber for the king and queen. They have a similar caste system to bees and ants, where workers and soldiers do all of the heavy lifting for the colony. These unique little pests can be found on every continent except for Antarctica, but if you are looking for some Australia would be your best bet.
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Here are 10 amazing examples of animals and other creatures symbiotic relationships like how clownfish and anemone survive! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Protozoa and Termites 5. One of the oldest examples of mutual symbiosis in nature is the relationship between protozoa and termites. There are fossil records of this relationship occurring over 100 million years ago making this form of mutual symbiosis between an animal and a microorganism the oldest we know of to date. A protozoa is a microorganism that exists very frequently in nature, and they are now known to be found in the digestive systems of termites. This is what gives termites their extraordinary ability to eat through wood. In return, the termite provides the protozoa with valuable nutrients that it needs to persist in the microorganic world. This relationship is fascinating in its age due to the fact that the nature of this relationship has not changed for over 100 million year. When something in biology persists as long is this relationship has, it usually means it is as close to perfect as it can be and therefore there is no need to change it. Spider Crabs and Algae 4. The relationship between the spider crab and the algae that grow on it is a special one indeed. The crab traveling across the seafloor has many predators that would scoop it right up without a second thought, making the crabs natural home a very dangerous place for them. This is where the algae come in. The algae grow all over the body of the crab providing it excellent camouflage against predators that hunt it. It effectively makes the crab look like a rock or reef with algae on it. In return, the algae receive a prime location to build its home, on the body of a moving creature. Not only does this give the algae a home, but it also gives it viable methods of widespread reproduction and the ability to move about the ocean, spreading itself into every nook and cranny of the seafloor that it can get to on the back of a crab. Ants and Fungi 3. Ants share mutually symbiotic (and not-so-mutually symbiotic) relationships with many different organisms. One of the most prominent of those relationships is the relationship between ants and fungi. The benefit the fungi receives from this is essential to its survival. Many different species of ants have a knack for cultivating, growing, and protecting fungi, almost farming it. This is huge for the fungi because the ants literally grow it, allowing it to spread and reproduce, which is the primal directive of all living things. In return, the ants receive a renewable food source. Ants eat fungi, and that is why they farm it and grow it. Fungi is a primary part of almost every ant species diets. This relationship is important in the natural world outside of the relationship due to the importance of fungi to the world of plants. Fungi forms channels of itself between trees and other plants under the surface of the Earth, and this is how various types of plants communicate, through signals sent along phone lines made of fungi. The Turtle, The Frog, and The Spider 2. This is not exactly an example of mutual symbiosis. The reason for this is that these three animals are not a naturally mutually symbiotic group, meaning they do not usually collude in nature. In fact, under normal circumstance, the frog may have eaten the spider. Nonetheless, these three were found in a pool filter in Virginia after a moderately severe flood, and it is a fantastic example of how animals come together when the times become desperate. These three animals stacked on top of one another to stay safe from the flood. The turtle can float, and this turtle shuttled them all to safety ensuring the survival of all three. It is a touching example of an animal’s capacity to work with others. Bees and Plants 1. This is arguably one of the most prominent examples of mutual symbiosis in the world. Bees pollinate almost everything and what pollination does is it allows plants to reproduce. Essentially, when a bee is pollinating a plant, it is fertilizing that plant's eggs or seeds. This has large benefits for the plant and as a byproduct, for almost every living thing on Earth because without bees a lot of crops and plants that we eat would not grow, and we would surely die out. The bee gains a benefit from this relationship as well. However, the advantage of the bee is not so consequential to the world, but it does get a sweet snack. The way a plant or flower lures a bee to pollinate it is due to the nectar which these plants produce. Bees are so attracted to the sweetness of the nectar that they can hardly resist it. It is impossible to deny that the relationship between these two organisms is incredibly important.
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These 16 places are highly guarded and mysterious places are not easy to get to and visit like the dangerous radioactive Chernobyl. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. The Colonel's LIttle Secret Similar to the Coca Cola vault, Colonel Sanders really doesn’t want anyone else replicating his mighty fine, fingerlicking good recipe. He has a total of 11 herbs and spices he mixes in there and the recipe is stored in the an upgraded modern security facility at the headquarters in Kentucky. What are they putting in our chicken? According to rumor, even the President of KFC doesn’t know the recipe, so don’t try bribing the drive through to give it up. 6. Room 39 It’s not like anyone would willingly want to go to North Korea but if someone were to try to get into Room 39 it would be extremely difficult. At an undisclosed location, most likely in or near the capital of Pyongyang, lies a rumored headquarter that's in charge of North Korea's underground activities. They are mostly in charge of gathering foreign currency in whatever way possible. Whether it’s drugs, counterfeits arms deals the lists go on. If North Korea were to get a hold of a nuke, it would most likely have to come from foreign counterfeit. 5. Chernobyl No one is legally able to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone without permission from the Ukrainian government, which basically means it’s off limits. Some people are willing to take the risk to visit the abandoned city but it’s extremely risky especially for foreigners who don’t speak Russian well. The only way you’re getting in here is with a heavy bribe to the police if you’re stopped. In just a short period of time you might be able to get away with visiting the outskirts without too much bodily damage. The sludge that’s left here after the literal meltdown of the radioactive materials is known as the elephant's foot as you see in this photo is still extremely lethal. Just after 300 seconds of exposure gives you only 2 days to live. It’s actually still melting and could one day seep into the ground water. Good luck! 4. Ozyorsk, Russia Sometimes entire cities can be completely off limits in Russia. Located in the Chelyabinsk Oblast Region, Ozyorsk is considered a closed town due to how close it is to the Mayak plant. However people do live here, you're just not invited to this one. The Mayak plant is a facility that processes nuclear waste and decommissions decaying weapons of mass destruction. It used to be a location where the Soviet Union would find its source of plutonium. The area is now polluted with industrial and radioactive waste. 3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault If the world were to come to a tragic end or certain species of plants have become extinct, the svalbard seed vault has got their back! Located only 800 miles south of the North Pole in Norway lies a vault that has a set goal on preserving plant diversity and holding on to large amounts of seeds in the case of an emergency. More than 400,000 crop seeds are stored here and includes seeds for 32 varieties of potatoes. The Norwegian government spent 9 million dollars on this facility that one besides scientists can go to and maybe some day it’ll be useful. 2. The Demilitarized Zone Also known as the 38th Parallel, the demilitarized zone was created at the end of the Korean War to keep the two countries at peace. It’s considered to be neutral territory that neither country is allowed to cross and at least a 10 mile wide buffer zone between the two. It’s most heavily militarized border in the worlds Near this zone, you’ll notice quite a few landmines, armed soldiers, watch towers. You can almost feel the tension about to burst. North Korea even built the 4 largest flagpole in the world in order to giver the southerners a view of communism. You’re really not allowed to visit this zone, and some how if you find away, you may bring on another world war. 1.Area 51 Nevada No other place seems to be so secret yet well known at the same time. Also located within the isolated National Nevada Security Site, the government only recently admitted its existence. They claim to use the smooth, dry lake bed known as groom lake as a runway for experimenting with new aircraft. But do to the extreme restriction many wonder exactly what’s going on out there. Motion detectors and thermal body heat detectors are spread across desert and will detect anyone who thinks about coming close. Not to mention the constant surveillance of drones that relentlessly monitor the area for trespassers. Conspiracy theorist claim the government is holding extraterrestrial life forms or even their flying saucers at this location, but it’s restricted, i guess we’ll never find out exactly, will we?
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From a ancient spider stuck in an embarrassing stance to discoveries of new species these are amazing archaeology finds! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. A Preserved Salamander It was last year that a fragment of amber was discovered in the Dominican Republic and was harboring a salamander. It’s the first time that a salamander has ever been discovered inside of amber and was alive 20 million years ago. The find also provides proof that the animals were once found living on the islands located in the Caribbean Sea, even though there’s not a trace of them there in the modern era. As stated before, it is rare that an animal bigger than an insect becomes trapped in amber but it’s believed this salamander couldn’t escape because it had lost one of its legs. 6. A Preserved Ant Fight This snapshot of the past holds a battle that’s been taking place for approximately 100 million years. This fossilized piece of amber was discovered in Burma earlier this year in February and shows the two ants with their jaws locked together. Not only that but other ants and termites were discovered within the same piece of amber. Two of them ended up being new species and one of the termite soldiers is a little more than an inch in length, which is the longest termite soldier ever to be discovered. 5. A Preserved Spider Fight These two armored spiders forever locked in combat were discovered in a mine in north Burma just a few months ago and are dated at being around 99 million years old. Hailing from the Late Cretaceous period, these spiders from the Tetrablemmidae family are equipped with distinct horns on their body that have two prongs on the tips, which are said to be a strange characteristic, even for these spiders. This species of spider is said to have six eyes but scientists weren’t able to find any on either specimen. They say this most likely because the eyes weren’t preserved as well as everything else and not because they didn’t have eyes. 4. A Harvestmen Spider This poor harvestmen spider. For 99 million years, this spider has been forever immortalized in Burmese amber in a constant state of arousal. The erect spider was apparently nowhere near any female so the explanation of a reproductive encounter was eliminated and that the spider’s erection could have been caused by elevated blood pressure brought on by a struggle. Harvestmen spiders have been on earth for more than 400 million years and they’ve evolved to pretty much all look the same but thanks to this spider’s appendage it could be a new way of precisely identifying each species. 3. A New Species of Plant This new species of plant stuck inside pieces of amber was identified earlier this year back in February and it only took thirty years after it was discovered by entomologist George Poinar from Oregon State University. The fragments of amber were first found down in an amber mine in the Dominican Republic during the 1980’s. It wasn’t until the samples were given to a botany professor named Lena Struwe to be analyzed that she realized the plant was of an entirely new species after comparing it to more than 200 other different species in the genus Strychnos. She also concluded that there is a high chance that this plant could contain the poison strychnine as it’s closely related to modern day plants that make the same poison. 2. A Flesh Eating Plant This flesh eating plant was discovered frozen in time in a piece of baltic amber back in 2014. The 40-million-year-old plant that was once native to Russia happened to be quite the carnivore as it used its leaves that were covered in a very sticky glue to catch its next meal. Researchers believe that the “glue” was either secreted from the plant’s glands or its tentacles. Once an insect was trapped, the plant would drown it in slime and then digest it using specially released enzymes to break it down. The plant was discovered inside of a mine close to Kaliningrad located on the Baltic Sea. This is considered rare as plants aren’t usually fossilized in amber and this is believed to be the first carnivorous plant to do so. 1. A New Species of Cockroach This extremely frightening-looking cockroach was discovered last year and thanks to its amber prison has managed to stay this well preserved for 100 million years. Just look at this thing! It makes you kind of glad about the present day roaches we have to deal with and not these unholy abominations of nature. At 1 centimeter long, these nasty little buggers were vicious predators who stalked their prey during the night and came equipped with long legs to help catch their meals, along with a set of modified eyes on top of their head. During the Cretaceous period in which it lived, there were several different species of predatory cockroach that have mostly died out now, except for the modern day praying mantis.
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Do you have any of these strange phobias? From the fear of dogs or snakes to actually being terrified of other people touching you! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. Haphephobia If you know someone afflicted with haphephobia than you don’t take it personally when they tell you to stay away from them. That is because people with this phobia are morbidly afraid of being touched. This is a very serious malady for those who suffer from its effects as it can cause sufferers to not want to leave their home and lead productive lives due to the fear it creates. Jack Osbourne revealed in an interview that his sister Kelly Osbourne suffers from this phobia. 8. Coulrophobia It is hard to call this a phobia because most people who suffer from this fear are children that eventually grow out of it. But there are some adults out there who legitimately fear clowns and for them this can be classified as a phobia. A lot of kids are said to be scared of clowns because they have the body of a common human being with an uncommon face. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed if you are an adult who is afraid of clowns, actor Johnny Depp has admitted being afraid of them. 7. Trypanophobia Most people don’t like knowing they are about to be punctured with a needle, but there are those that have an extreme fear that causes an immediate response of anxiety. People can feel faint or pass out altogether at the mere site of a needle. A lot of cases of trypanophobia derive from a bad experience that involved needles. One effective treatment of this phobia is cognitive behavior therapy which can help manage the extreme negative reactions to needles. 6. Acrophobi Recent studies have revealed that this frequently occurring fear often starts or becomes acute later in life. That is because the fear of heights, like any fear that has anything to do with being vulnerable, will get worse with age. If you have this fear and want to overcome it the best thing to do is confront it head on rather than going through life avoiding it. 5. Trypophobia Do these holey image make your skin prickle and your hair stand on end? You may be suffering from a condition called trypophobia. Around 15% of people become viscerally upset after viewing clustered holes or bumps according to recently published research. It’s not exactly a phobia because it causes sufferers to feel something closer to disgust than fear. There is a lot more research to be done on the topic as the first study of trypophobia was released in 2013. 4. Claustrophobia A lot of people feel uncomfortable in enclosed spaces. For some this can turn into a phobia known as claustrophobia. It’s often first discovered when sufferers get an MRI exam, something that can be impossible to do for those afflicted with this phobia. It can also manifest itself when in small rooms, crawl spaces or crowds of people. Eventually people will start to fear and avoid situations that could lead to being in a space that will invoke this fear, such as traveling. The exact cause of this fear is unknown. 3. Arachnophobia The most common animal phobia is the fear of spiders, or arachnophobia. While many people are perfectly fine being around spiders, people with arachnophobia can barely be in the same room with a spider, even if it is harmless. It can be so severe that people can become distressed looking at pictures or simply talking about spiders. While there is no definitive cause of the phobia there are theories as to why it manifests itself. The three main theories are personal experience, cultural background and evolution. One recently developed treatment for this and other phobias is virtual reality therapy in which sufferers view virtual images of their phobia. 2. Hypochondriasis A lot of people get paranoid into thinking they have some sort of terrible life threatening disease that turns out to be nothing more than a rash or a benign growth. There are a select few that won’t let this paranoia go even after being examined by a medical professional. These people are known as hypochondriacs. They become obsessed about any physical or psychological symptom and convinced that it is the sign of a serious illness. 1. Germophobia It is healthy and normal to be concerned about becoming contaminated with germs and this usually leads to nothing more than maintaining a good hygiene and living a healthy lifestyle, but for those with mysophobia or germophobia this concern becomes an irrational fear that negatively affects people’s lives. Many sufferers will avoid social situations because they fear that germs are being carried by the people around them. Famous director Alfred Hitchcock was known for being a germaphobe who would avoid touching people.
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From the The Buddhist Monastery of Ki, India to The House on Ellidaey Island, Iceland Here are 13 of the Most Isolated Places on the Planet Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #7 - The Lukomir Settlement in the Dinaric Alps Located high above sea level is Europe’s longest continually inhabited village, Lukomir. While you can access the village more easily during the spring and summer months, during the winter, you can only travel to the remote location by foot or skis. The original authenticity of this village has been threatened in recent years, with the growing amount of tourists that want to visit the remote location as well as the new crop of touristy buildings, like a new bar, are popping up and destroying the simplicity of the surroundings. Hopefully, this quaint village won’t soon be a thing of the past. #6 - Oymyakon, Russia Why anyone would want to live here beats me because in Oymyakon, Russia, the temperatures drop down to an astounding -90 degrees! It is one of the coldest places on the planet, so cold, in fact, that in February 1933 the temperature dropped so drastically that it was a temporary contender for the Northern Pole of Cold, which is considered the coldest place on Earth. There are only 500 people surviving in these extreme temperatures, but they are happy having only three hours of sunlight during the winter and 21 hours during the summer months. #5 - Adak, USA Although it has since been closed down, this tiny town was once a US naval base in the years following the end of World War II. Adak is located in the far western part of the Aleutian Islands. The Aleutian Islands are a small chain of islands off the southwest coast of Alaska, stretching off towards eastern Russia. According to the most recent census, the town only hosts 326 residents. It may seem like a tiny amount, but who would want to live literally out in the middle of nowhere? #4 - The Kozheozersky Monastery, Russia The Kozheozersky Monastery near Lake Kozhozero in the northwestern part of Russia is one of the most isolated places on the planet. The Monastery was founded and built in the 1500’s and the thing that makes it the most difficult place to get there is the fact that there isn’t a single road that leads there. If you were trying to get there you would first have to board a train to Nimenga Station, hitch a ride with a lumber truck, since that’s the only vehicle you’ll find up there, then, finally, walk the next 20 miles until you reach Lake Kozhozero. Once at the lake you have to light a fire to signal someone on the other side so they can send a boat out to fetch you. Since there isn’t any electricity, and certainly no internet or phone service, make sure that you let everyone know where you are, just incase you don’t come back. #3 - The Kerguelen Islands This French territory lays in the waters of the southern Indian Ocean and is also known as the Desolation Islands because of the remote location. The population living there is small and fluctuates depending on the season. Only 45 people reside there during the frigid winters and only a little more than twice that number live there during the summer. Being located more than 2,050 miles from the nearest populated location makes this island retreat one of the most isolated places on the planet. #2 - The Katskhi Pillar in Imereti, Georgia In the 4th century, the country of Georgia adopted the Christian faith and slowly began replacing the former places of pagan worship with places where they could worship Christianity, hence why this church was constructed on top of this rock pillar later, in the 7th century. The church hosts a series of hermit rooms, a wine cellar, and a crypt, among other features. The church lay empty for much of the time before 1944 when a group of researchers climbed to the top in order to check out the church. Since then, researchers have come and gone and between 2005 and 2009, the church was resorted to its original glory. #1 - The House on Ellidaey Island, Iceland Located on the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago sits the most remote house on the face of the planet. Only five families have called this humble abode their home in the past 500 years. The house structure was originally built as a lodge for puffin hunters and remains the same to this day. In fact, many of the families who have lived here don’t live in the house at all but rather in huts they’ve built nearby. If you’re wondering how on Earth these people could stay here, we did too, so we looked it up. The residents live off the land and sea by collecting rainwater, hunting puffins, and nurturing their own cattle herd. It may be peaceful, but I think you’d eventually get bored or lonely at the least.
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People spend alot of time in their house, why not make them unique? Here are 20 of the worlds weirdest houses ever built! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. The Falling Water House Can you guess how old this house is? We bet you can’t. Well, this house was constructed way back in the late 1930’s by an American architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. The reason he built it was so that the cascades created by the waterfalls could be viewed. The house is in Mill Run, Pennsylvania and is highly revered. 9. The Hobbit House For anyone, that’s ever wanted to know what it’s like to live like a Hobbit this could be your chance. This Hobbit house was created by a man named Simon Dale who wanted to build a house for his family that was low impact. He finished the house in 2003 after four long months and £30,000. The house is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 8. The Streamline House This sleek and sophisticated house was created by an architect by the name of James Stockwell after he was asked to. The people who hired him wanted him to “make a design that accompanies the gorgeous seaside vistas” and it looks like Stockwell delivered on his part. The house is located in Inverloch, Australia where the scenic landscape is amazing. 7. The Dupli Casa The Dupli Casa can be found in Ludwigsburg, Germany and the house was complete in 2008. The house is said to be created on the premise of the old house that once stood in its place and was designed by the J. Mayer H. Architects that are supposed to be highly renowned. 6. The Shoebox Apartment If you’re someone that doesn’t need much room and prefer something more intimate than the shoebox apartment would be perfect for you. Hopefully, you’re Spanish is pretty good because this apartment is located in Barcelona, Spain. Christian Schallert got the inspiration to design this place from looking at yachts and the whole place is only 24 square meters. 5. The Heliodome This doesn’t look like any of the traditional homes that we’re all used to seeing but then again none of the houses on this list are. The Heliodome is not a giant top laying on its side but rather a home that is all about solar energy. See, in the summer the energy gets stored and saved and then come winter time the house uses the energy to help keep it warm. 4. The Purple House Located in Hillingdon, Middlesex, the Purple house is a grand colored palace fit for any member of royalty. On the outside, it looks just like any old regular home but on the inside, everything from the carpet to the walls is just purple purple purple. Purple was once seen as the most royal color that Kings and Queens would surround themselves with so it’s safe to say the owners thought pretty highly of themselves. 3. The Upside Down House This unconventional house can be found situated in Trassenheide, Germany where it was built by two Polish architects named Klaudiusz Gołos and Sebastian Mikiciuk. The upside down house was finished back in 2008 and was a part of “The World Upside Down” project. The inside of the house is completely furnished except that all of the furniture is upside down as well. 2. The Star Trek Voyage House Any Star Trek nerd would die happily if they could somehow end up owning the keys to this house. Designed and built by Tony Alleyne, the house comes equipped with all the doodads you’d find on a Stark Trek spaceship and it even comes with sound effects and LED lighting. The house was turned over to Alleyne’s ex-wife after the following court hearing of their divorce. 1. The Boeing 727-200 House Can you imagine living in a plane, like, how awesome would that be telling everyone your house is something that used to fly in the air? This Boeing 727-200 was converted into a home when Joanne Ussary spent a fortune having it converted into something livable. She spent a reported $30,000 in total and had a personal jacuzzi installed inside of the cockpit.
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From an ancient warrior discovered in a Greek town to archaeologists using the latest technology to reveal a anciet city! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. The Mask of Pan Archaeologists unearthed a giant bronze mask of the ancient god Pan at the site of ancient Sussita in 2015. Bronze masks of such size depicting gods are extremely rare to find as most ancient masks of gods are typically much smaller. Further excavation at the site done this year revealed more details as to the mask’s use. A large gate unearthed at the location leads experts to theorize that the mask must have been affixed to a wall and that the compound could have been a sanctuary in honor of the god. 5. Ancient Governor’s Palace Four archaeologists uncovered parts of a Neo-Assyrian governor’s palace that were found to be 2,800 years old in 2008. The foursome revealed the palace amongst the ruins on Ziyaret Tepe in southeast Turkey. Parts of the courtyard area contained graves within which various bronze vessels, stone and ivory receptacles, seals and beads were found. The team also unearthed a clay writing tablet on which a Cambridge University archaeologist found a previously undiscovered language that an unknown people from the mountains of Western Iran likely spoke. 4. King David’s Palace Israeli archaeologists uncovered a huge palace and storeroom that they believe may have belonged to the man who Goliath. The collaborative excavation project took place at Khirbet Qeiyafa, which is around 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem, and spanned seven years. If the palace does indeed belong to the ancient king, it will reinforce the Bible’s suggestion that David was an extraordinary leader and not the small chieftain that some believe him to be. Authorities also discovered a pot at the site, and the inscriptions on it were translated in 2015 to reveal the name of one of King David’s, Ishboshet. While Ishboshet didn't necessarily own the pot, it shows that the name, which was previously only found in the Bible, existed in the early Israelite period. 3. The Burial Box Bust Archaeologists or historians studying old items usually inform the Israel Antiquities Authority of new ancient discoveries. It was the police, however, who told the Authority of the discovery of 11 ancient burial boxes that are approximately 2,300 years old. Authorities arrested four suspects with the loot in Jerusalem in early 2014. The IAA already has over 1,000 of these old boxes in its possession, but each one is uniquely important and revealing. Authorities believe the thieves either stole the treasure from an ancient cave or stumbled upon them during a construction project. 2. 3,300 Year Old Coffin The IAA was excavating near Tel Shadud before the installation of a natural gas pipeline in 2014 when they found a fascinating and unique cylindrical clay coffin surrounded by pottery, tableware, cultic vessels and animal bones. The skeleton of an adult found inside the coffin was buried alongside pottery, a bronze dagger, and a bronze bowl. The rare casket was the first of it’s kind discovered in half a century. The value of the coffin in ancient times points to the fact that the person buried within it must have been a very influential person and a member of high society. A scarab, encased in gold and attached to a ring was also found. Inscribed on the scarab was the name of Pharaoh Seti l who ruled Egypt in the thirteenth century B.C. The find points to Egypt's influence and control of the area in ancient times. 1. The Treasure of Nimrud Nimrud is an ancient Assyrian city located in Northern Iraq. Archaeologists discovered tombs full of the gold of Assyrian queens within the old town in the late 1980’s. The trove of treasure, which was thought to be around 2700 years old, was taken to the Baghdad Museum. When Saddam Hussein fell out of power people assumed that looters would take the treasures. Luckily a team found the treasures safely hidden in the Central Bank of Iraq. While experts consider the treasures every bit as important and magnificent as the treasures discovered in King Tut’s tomb, they aren’t as widely known because they have never been displayed to the public for an extensive amount of time. Recently Isis, who has taken over the area in which Nimrud lies, has threatened to destroy the site and its remaining treasures. Luckily, many of the most coveted items were previously moved by authorities to other locations.
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From the best back pieces in the world, to some very unfortunate animals, these are the BEST and WORST Tattoos Ever ! In the western world, tattoos were seen as uncivilized for many years, nowadays, chances are your lawyer or your doctor are inked up. Lets enjoy these works of art, and wonder why someone would decide to get them ! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 12. Can you guess who the person in this tattoo is supposed to be? Its none other than Freddie Mercury ! We are the champions, not because we won, but because we don’t have this stupid tattoo on our arms 11. Not all back pieces have to be aggressive, sometimes, even something cute can turn into an amazing piece of art. The color palette makes it even better. 10. Poor, poor wolf. He looks like he is in serious pain. This is what a wolf is actually supposed to look like, in case you forgot. 9. This tattoo is nothing short of photo realistic. It looks like a black white photo was superimposed on the arm.. The artist was able to achieve a great depth of field in this tattoo. 8. “Uhh yeah, I’ve done portrait tattoos before” - the tattoo artist probably. And seriously, you couldn’t choose a better picture of Angelina Jolie to turn into a tattoo? Chances are, even if the artist was a pro, the tattoo would still look bad. 7. Have you ever seen a chest piece like this one? The design of this tattoo is out of this world. Mixing two styles to create this art piece is something that is very hard to do. This artist pulled it off, without a question. 6. Another animal that doesn’t deserve this. What the hell ? It looks like it was supposed to be a dragon but halfway thru the tattoo the guy decided to make it a white tiger. And those flames… my god… those flames. 5. Look at that ! Its a dragon ! And Its done right, and it looks good… a rare sight when it comes to dragon tattoos. By the way ? Do you have any tattoos ? How do they compare to the ones see in this video ? 4. Wow ! an original design ! Maybe the next time they destroy someone’s arm like that, they should do it in the morning and not after 5 tall boys. Looks like an artichoke and what is all that stuff at the bottom ? Is that supposed to be teeth or something? So confusing. 3. This tattoo definitely calms you down. The serene scene is transferred perfectly to the skin. 2. Remember kids, knowledge is power. Nolege however is another word for “stupid”. Unless the person did the tattoo themselves, 2 people looked at the spelling and thought it looked good. 1...
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Here is a top 14 list of the most incredible and unusual playgrounds in the world like beautiful Swing Time and the amazing Wall-Holla! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 9 Harry Thomas Sr. Playground Washington D.C. is home to the nerdiest playground in all of America. This playground is unlike most. The Harry Thomas Sr. Playground combines logarithmic functions with good wholesome fun. The entire structure pays homage to the Golden Spiral, also known as Fibonacci Spirals. The curves of paths and parts of the play equipment are built into that familiar shape. This is unequivocally, the most mathematical park ever. # 8 The City Museum The City Museum in St. Louis is a converted 10-story building that was once a factory that belonged to the International Shoe Company. It has since been turned into an ultimate 600,000 square foot urban park. This park is perpetually under construction, constantly adding and changing things to its already expansive park. What makes this park so amazing? For one, there is an elevated jungle gym that uses two repurposed airplanes, two 10-story slides, a Ferris wheel, and even subterranean caves. The whole place is like a love letter to your childhood imagination, and isn’t only heaven for kids, but probably for their parents, too. # 7 Silver Towers Playground in Brooklyn This whimsical playground came from Brooklyn-based artist Tom Otterness. This playground is found in New York City and uses one of Otterness’s bronze figure into a playground structure. This statue is 24.5 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Its arms are made for climbing, and its legs are made for sliding. If only all neighborhood playgrounds could be this magical. # 6 Swing Time This park is the love project from architectural firm Howeler + Yoon, and it is unlike most parks in a lot of ways. First of all, it is a park that is entirely made of swings. Secondly, it acts differently when people aren’t using it and when they are. The name of this park is Swing Time, and it was located in Boston. When the swings are stationary, they emit a white glow. When they are in motion, the light turns into a vibrant purple. This invites people to come out and activate the swings together, strengthening the community and encouraging people to interact with each other and create something beautiful. # 5 The Vail Nests Sun Bird Park, also known by its unofficial name, the Vail Nests, is a park in Vail, Colorado. The park is meant to feel like a bunch of wooden nests connected together by ropes and bridges, although it looks a bit like a futuristic pod society. It is, however, not a futurist park but an homage to birds. This park was built by Tres Birds Workshop and is surrounded by bird houses and bird habitats. If you have ever wanted to feel what life might be like as a bird, The Vail Nests might be the first place on your list. # 4 Green Heart Outdoor Gym This park is a cross between a gym, a park, and an environmentally aware art installation. The Green Heart Outdoor Gym found in the UK city of Hull utilizes exercise and people power to generate energy for a community of up to 5,000 people. The gym is a park that comes with exercise equipment that will store the energy created from people using the exercise equipment. Not only is it green in color and in energy, the company responsible for the Green Heart, called The Great Outdoor Gym Company, promises to plant a tree for every piece of equipment purchased. # 3 Splash Island Water Park Saint Lucia First things first: this is not your grandma’s floating playground. The St Lucia Splash Island Waterpark is an obstacle course that is set up right off the coast of Saint Lucia Island. It is a playground that is waterborne and promises to be fun in a way that no other park could. It kind of makes you wish all parks were set up off a beach in the Caribbean. # 2 The Land In Europe, you can find playgrounds that will seriously mess with your sense of basic child safety laws. The Land is a Welsh Playground that apparently helps kids manage risks in a constructive way. And it is definitely a risky place. Here, children are free to cut things with tools, set fires, and jump around piles of junk. The Land is meant to combat modern society’s obsession with Fear Culture, something that might be inhibiting children from playing and exploring in the most fulfilling ways. Sometimes, the coolest playgrounds might just be the combination of a pile of garbage and a children’s imagination. # 1 Bounce Below There is another Welsh playground that is just as weird but vastly different from the Land. Bounce Below is a park in North-West Wales that converted the old mine in the Llechwedd slate caverns into a fun place for kids. Nets and trampolines that stretch across the open expanse, allowing people to jump around and do somersaults in a historic mine as big as St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The highest trampoline is a steep 180 feet above the cavern floor.
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10 unknown destinations from Treehouse Point the place to go for healthy adventure or head out to Finland for the best arctic resort. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius You can probably guess where this monastery is located just by looking at it. Did you guess Russia? Congrats, you are right. This iconic looking church was first built in 1337, and it has since become an essential Russian cultural landmark and the center of the Russian Orthodox Church. 300 monks still live in this new monastery, and it is even a Russian UN World Heritage site. The church got its name from the man that founded it: Sergius of Radonezh who is a famous Russian saint that reformed medieval Russia. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside if not even more so. It’s been through a lot throughout the years, but the church is well cared for and loved, so it is still in excellent condition. 4. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort While it may look weird that this resort has igloo-looking structures with a massive skylight, the reason why is sure to make you want to go there. These little suites are built to let you view the northern lights in style and comfort. The resort in Finland offers a breathtaking and cozy observational room with just the bare minimum called a glass igloo, but they also have a variety of suites that you can choose between. There are ten different accommodations that you can choose from igloos made from the traditional snow; Santa's home that is decorated to look like the Christmas icon lives there, a traditional house with all of the fixings, and even a wedding suite. The glass igloos are only available from the 20th of August to the end of April during the year, because that is when the northern lights come out to play. 3. Monsanto This little municipality in Portugal only has 828 inhabitants, believe it or not. The city is known as the most Portuguese village in Portugal, and it is one of 12 cities that have been classified to have historical significance to the country. The town has evidence of dating back to the Early Stone Ages at the time of the Ice Ages. You can find traces of the Romans, Visigothic, and Arab presences in the town but in the 12th century when the city was conquered by Alfonso I of Portugal, it hasn’t traded cultures since. The city is actually built on top of a mountain rock that is made of granite, giving it a unique appearance. There once stood a castle in the town, but it was destroyed in the 19th century when some ammunition exploded. 2. Pingvallavatn Lake This lake is the largest lake in Iceland that is mostly a favorite for die-hard scuba and diving fans. The lake is approximately 84 square meters or 32 square miles, and it reaches depths of 114 meters or 374 feet. The main draw of the lake is that it partially lies on top of the meeting of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates so there is a small divide that you can dive into safely. The rift is called Silfra, and it is the division formed from the drifting of the plates. the water is incredibly clear as well because the water in the fracture is fed from a nearby glacier. The rift gets about 2 centimeters wider every year, and there are earthquakes every ten years at the division which can expedite this widening. This isn’t the only split in the world but it is the widest and definitely the coolest. 1.Las Pozas This surreal landmark was actually built by Edward James who was a British poet who was one of the main influences during the surrealist art movement in the 20th century. These giant, artistic sculptures are 2000 feet or 610 meters above sea level in the rainforest in Mexico. The site stretches over 80 acres of land and in addition to the many sculptures there are also pools and waterfalls interlaced in the site. That’s how it got its name; Las Poza means the pools in Spanish. There are also paintings and entire beds of orchids; there were supposedly 29,000 orchids at the location at one point. James also included little homes for exotic animals. The construction took place during 1949 to 1984, and it ended up being more than 5 million to build. The location was bought in 2007 by a foundation that plans to restore and maintain the landmark for future generations. This insane work of art may be a little out there, but it is a must-see.
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Some of the strangest sea creatures you will ever see are on this list like the terrifying Fangtooth and the very bizarre Goblin Shark. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse This particular species of wrasse happens to be the largest and are found in places such as China, Japan, North, and South Korea. Their diet includes that of mainly shellfish and crustaceans. These fish are usually identified by their unique facial structures such as their jaws, lips, and protruding chin and forehead. crustaceans. 9. The Megamouth Shark The species of shark was only discovered 40 years ago in 1976 and is considered to be extremely rare with only 61 known specimens being caught or seen as of April of this year. This deep water shark lives off a diet of plankton and jellyfish by swimming with its large mouth wide open as it is a filter-feeder. The megamouth shark is able to grow up to 18 feet long and weighs more than an astonishing 2,500 pounds! 8. The Lamprey Another type of vampiric fish is the species of the lamprey. There happen to be 38 known species of lamprey that we currently know of. They use their many rows of teeth to latch onto their prey and then siphon out the nutrient-rich blood that they feed on. 7. The Atlantic Wolffish Also known as the seawolf, the ocean catfish, the Atlantic catfish, the wolf eel, and the devil fish. The Atlantic wolffish population is becoming increasingly diminished because of overfishing in their habitats. What’s interesting is that these fish have a natural antifreeze that is located in their bloodstream.They tend to hide in caves and nooks near the ocean floor as they are pretty gentle creatures and feed on other animals such as clams and sea urchins. 6. The Oarfish This hugely stretched out fish can be located in tropical and temperate oceans, although it’s quite rare that you’ll actually be able to spot one. The oarfish happens to be the fish with the longest bony body alive and is able to grow anywhere around 11 to 36 feet. 5. The Giant Lion's Mane Jellyfish It’s relatively normal to see jellyfish washing up here and there on beaches, but not with the giant lion’s mane jellyfish. They happen to be one of the largest types of jellyfish in the world and can grow up to 120 feet long! Just one of these jellyfish is capable of having up to 1,200 stingers. 4. The Goblin Shark It's considered to be extremely rare to see a goblin shark anywhere near the surface of the ocean because it lives close to the bottom of the ocean floor. This shark has been around since before even the dinosaurs were alive and has existed for 125 million years. This is why the shark is referred to as a living fossil. 3. Mystery Creature This is the photo of a strange looking creature with a human-like nose and feet that a fisherman named Hope McLawrence happened to discover off the coast of the Caribbean. Many of the locals had no idea what it even was and were left baffled. That is, until, researchers identified the animal as none other than a shortnose batfish. 2. The Goliath Tigerfish This species of tigerfish is the largest game fish that you can fish for in Africa. However, the goliath tigerfish happens to have massive teeth that are razor sharp and they even been known to kill men, so be cautious near one of them. 1. The Blobfish The appropriately-named fish happens to be in danger of becoming extinct from the face of the earth. This puffed up bottom dweller, who can grow to be up to around 12 inches, lives at such deep depths of the ocean that this species is rarely seen by anyone. It’s only because of fishing that these guys are being caught along with crab and lobsters, though these fish aren’t edible.
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From amazing art to a mysterious train, these are 13 of the most bizarre underwater discoveries. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. The Cancun Underwater Museum has over 500 underwater sculptures dedicated to the Art of Conservation. The unique attraction offers divers a spectacular view of the statues that can be seen from a glass bottom boat. The museum began its venture in Cancun in 2009 and was completed in 2013. Each figure was made from a PH neutral cement, coral, seaweed and algae. The reason for this is to help benefit and protect coral reefs. Coral reefs can be created from sunken ships that fall to the bottom of the ocean floor. Creating statues are used to help save the ocean by creating a new way to grow coral reefs. 9. MS Zenobia was a Swedish ferry boat that sank on her maiden voyage in 1980 near Larnaca, Cyprus. After passing through the Strait of Gibraltar in route to Athens Greece the captain began to notice problems associated with steering. Once they arrived at Larnaca, the problem occurred again and the computerized pumping system was forcing additional water into the adjacent ballast tanks because of a software error. A few days after the ferry sank and sank in Larnaca Bay. Now it is a favorite dive site for visitors in Cyprus. 8. From land, the swimming whole Angelita looks like an average swimming hole. It is located in the Yucatan in Mexico. Divers have to plunge down to nearly 100 feet underwater to see the river. The “Underwater River,” is a cenote that is just an optical illusion produced by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide intermingling with the surrounding saltwater. 7. USS Oriskany is nicknamed the “Mighty O”. Was one of the small amount of Essex-class aircraft carriers finished only after World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was called for the Battle of Oriskany through the Revolutionary War. The aircraft carrier saw years of combat through both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars before the carrier was purposely sunk to become part of the world's largest artificial coral reef. 6. Several miles off New Jersey’s coast there lie an unanticipated site below the ocean’s surface. Two trains were found in 1985 but no one knows for sure how they got there. The most excepted theory behind how the locomotives got there is that in the 1850's the trains were being transported from the place they were built to their new home which was likely a rail yard. Because the locomotives were small, they could have been pushed overboard into the sea. Now the trains give an interesting spot for divers. 5. Yonaguni Monument is located off the coast of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. The monument is connected to a large rock mass in the ocean and believe to have been deposited over 20 million years ago. The main monument is a rectangular formation which measures 490 by 130 ft. The rock formation is made out of moderate to very fine sandstones and mudstones. Scientist who have studied the formation have concluded that some of the features could be manmade. One scientist believes that the site could be fragments of the legendary lost continent of Mu. 4. The SS President Coolidge was an ocean liner from the U.S. The large ship saw its nautical days finish after yielding to mines near the large military base on Espiritu Santo. Now the ship is used as a dive site. Divers can see a mostly intact cruise liner and a military ship. They can swim through numerous parts of the ship. There are guns, cannons, Jeeps, a stunning statue of "The Lady", chandeliers, and a mosaic tile fountain. Coral grows around the ocean liner where the divers can view sea creatures such as reef fish, barracuda, sea turtles and moray eels. 3. The Titanic, was the world’s largest cruise ship sank on her maiden voyage on April in 1912. The ship was touted as “unsinkable” and was supposed to be one of the safest ships ever built in history. She collided with an iceberg, and nearly half of the passengers lost their lives due to the inadequate supply of life boats on board. 2. The Lion City is a real life Atlantis located in China. The city was purposely flooded to make way for a build hydroelectric power station in 1959. Unfortunately, the city was forgotten but remains largely intact for being underwater for fifty years. Currently, there are plans in the works for divers because they like to use the metropolis to use as a tourist site. 1. SS Thistlegorm merchant ship that was sunk during World War II in the Red Sea. She set to sell for Alexandria, Egypt when two bombs were dropped on her from above. The bombs struck the stern of the ship, and it quickly sank. The ship and holds everything from vehicles, motorcycles, ammunition and other weaponry. Now the SS Thistlegorm is used as a recreational diving site.
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From the adorable British Shorthair to the beautiful Turkish Angora these are 13 most rare & exotic cat breeds wild and domesticated. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. The British Shorthair Known as one of the most ancient breeds to exist, the British Shorthair remains as the most famous pedigreed breed in all of Great Britain. This was the cat that inspired another famous cat in literature, Alice in Wonderland’s very own Cheshire Cat and the “I Can Has Cheezburger?” meme. British shorthairs usually are seen sporting a blueish gray coat, but other variations such as tabby, and colorpoint are known to occur, and the well-known copper eyes. 6. The Tonkinese Cat These adorable little cats are a true crossbreed between a Burmese and a Siamese cat. Their coats are known to come in four different color variations; natural, champagne, blue, and platinum. They can also be distinguished by their signature aquamarine colored eyes. The Tonkinese is now officially recognized as a natural breed as it was discovered that they’ve been around since the 14th century. This breed is especially playful and lively thanks to their parents and should only be considered by those who want an interactive feline friend. 5. The Caracal This wild cat is known for being quite secretive which makes it rather difficult to observe and can be found living in the regions of Persia, Africa, the Middle East, and etc. What makes it even more difficult to study is that these cats are mostly nocturnal and typically live alone or sometimes in pairs. Caracals live off of a diet of small rodents, birds, and mammals but unfortunately, their habit is being threatened by agricultural expansion and desertification, which is why they're classified as Least Concern. Female caracals are capable of reproducing a litter of around 1-6 kittens that usually go off on their own around 9 to 10 months, however, some females will stay behind for a little longer. 4. The Egyptian Mau This short-haired breed of cat is recognized by its famous spots which make it one of the very few breeds of domesticated cats that have natural occurring spots. Fun fact: Egyptian Maus are the fastest breed of domesticated cats and have been recorded at running up to speeds of up to 30 miles per hour! Not only that but they’re known for having quite the musical voice and friendly personality. To give you an idea of how rare this breed is, it was noted in 2006 that there was only a total of 6,742 Maus that were registered with the Cat Fancier’s Association. 3. The Kurilian Bobtail This fluffy little breed originates from the cold tundra of Russia and depending on the specific cat can either have a short coat or a long coat that is constantly shedding, so grooming them is considered to be high maintenance. Just like the Egyptian Mau, the Kurilian Bobtail is considered to be extremely vocal and is often heard meowing, especially throughout the night. These cats make for especially good pets as they are moderately affectionate with people but still like to have some quality time for themselves. Kurilian Bobtails are a relatively healthy breed but owners should watch out for diarrhea and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Other than that, these cats should be expected to live around 14 to 20 years. 2. The Turkish Angora Originating from Turkey, the Turkish Angora has been recorded as being around since the early 17th century. It’s believed that these cats are the origin for the mutation of long hair and the white color pattern in cats. Owners of a Turkish Angora know just how much these cats love attention and it's recommended that these cats be left alone for no more than 4 to 8 hours a day. That being said, these cats act well around people and their life expectancy is anywhere from around 15 to 18 years. These social and intelligent creatures are also known for having heterochromia, a mutation that gives them two different eye colors. 1. The Sphynx This hairless breed of cat was created through selective breeding back in the 1960’s. Did you know that even though these cats appear to be “hairless” they actually aren’t? Instead, their skin is covered in fine hairs that are said to resemble the feeling of chamois leather. Because of this, they lose more body heat than their hair covered counterparts. The Sphynx has been described as being more dog-like than an actual cat because of their very friendly attitude towards strangers and they greet their owners at the door. They can live to be around 13 to 14 years old and require a bath every 1 to 2 weeks because the oils on their body build up.
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Dads who are incredible at parenting! They get heartwarming tattoos for their kids and are just winning at being the best parent! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. One Dedicated Dad Not many dads would be too keen on styling their daughter’s but one dad went above and beyond. Greg Wickherst knew nothing about styling hair since he spent most of his life shaving his off but he had to learn quickly. The then 3-year-old Izzy spends most of her time with her father as her parent are divorced. So, Wickherst asked the students in the cosmetology department at the college that he works at for help. Eventually, they taught him everything he needed to know and now shares his creations on Facebook. 7. Hearing Aid Tattoo This picture of an anonymous man and his daughter was posted earlier this year. You might have come across it as it blew up on social media sites Twitter and Instagram. The photo shows a man who has a tattoo matching the hearing aid of his daughter. Not much else is known about the duo, but the daughter must have been feeling self-conscious or dealing with bullies for her father to do what he did. This just shows how much a parent is willing to do for their child. 6. Matching Birthmarks Just like the previous story mentioned, this one also deals with tattooing oneself. Last year, this image hit the internet when parents Tanya and Adam Phillips showed their matching tattoos of their daughter’s birthmark after neighbors were seen staring and pointing at it. Honey-Rae’s strawberry birthmark runs all along side her leg so her mother and father decided to both get a matching tattoo to make their daughter feel less self-conscious as she gets older. Yes, this list is about dads and this story includes her mother. So? It was too heartwarming to leave out. 5. Simon Hooper This man right here has managed to achieve peak dad goals. Simon Hooper is just a regular old parent who happens to be the father of four girls. His two eldest daughters are 9 and 6, while his twins are around 10-months-old. Hooper wanted to show the reality of being a parent but wanted to incorporate his own sense of humor as well. He started documenting his family’s daily lives with a snapshot of each day on Instagram and has gained well over 389,000 followers. Oh, and his Instagram handle is father_of_daughters, while his wife’s handle is mother_of_daughters. Too cute! 4. Traditional Vacation Photo Back in 1980, Hua Yunqing had this picture taken of him and his daughter standing in front of a lake in Zhenjiang, a city in China’s Jiangsu province. When he got the picture back, he ended up loving the result so much that he decided to go again the following year. This would go on for another 33 years with the family visiting the same lake and recreating the photo. The only time that they didn’t was in 1998 when his daughter Huahua was studying abroad and couldn’t make the family trip. Eventually, the annual photo added Huahua’s own two children into the picture. The series not only shows, Huahua and her father aging but also the changing scenery and fashion throughout the years. 3. Dad Of The Year It was on Halloween of this year that a little girl got to experience the joy of trick-or-treating while thousands of feet in the air, all thanks to her amazing dad. While on a flight from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California, a dad passed out candy to the plane’s passengers and asked if they would drop it in his 3-year-old daughter’s bucket as she was saddened that she wouldn’t be able to trick-or-treat because of the flight. One passenger managed to capture a photo and tweet about the event, where twitter dubbed the awesome dad “Father of the Year.” 2. The Letter Chances are you’ve probably seen this image as it skyrocketed to viral fame back in 2013 and after reading it how could it not? The letter was written by a father to his son Nate after he had overheard him talking to his friend Mike about advice on how to come out to his parents. Nate’s father drops the ultimate truth bomb by saying that he already knew about his son’s sexuality ever since he was a young boy and states that he’s always loved his son. If that doesn’t get the waterworks flowing, Nate’s dad leaves a p.s. message saying him and his wife think he would make a cute couple with Mike. We’re not crying, you’re crying. 1. Nils Pickert In 2012, Nils Pickert and his family moved from Kreuzberg in Berlin to a smaller town in southern Germany. Unfortunately, this town happened to be very traditional and religious, so when his son would wear dresses and skirts he would often be mocked by his classmates and stared at by strangers on the street. So much so, that he asked his father dress up with him, as he once had before they moved. Being the incredibly supportive and open-minded father he is, Mr. Pickert did so in solidarity with his 5-year-old son, who no longer fears what others think of how he dresses.
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From getting smuggled out in suitcases, to dressing up as a lady, these are the 13 Dumbest Attempts to Escape Jail ! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. Kenneth Burnham As far as dumb plans to escape from prison go, this one definitely had to be included on our list. Mr. Kenneth Burnham here, being the genius that he is, decided that he was going to impersonate another inmate that was scheduled to be released. Everything was surprisingly going according to plan for Burnham until a guard pointed out the fatal flaw in his plan. The guard noticed that the inmate that was supposed to be released was a black male and clearly Burnham is as white as ghost. He was given two criminal charges for his failed attempt. 6. Rafael Valadao Firefighters had to be called to a Brazilian prison when the guards discovered an inmate who had gotten stuck while trying to escape. Guards made the hilarious find when they followed the sounds of a man screaming and crying for help. The man was later identified as Rafael Valadao who had apparently gotten stuck while tunneling to freedom. A total of four inmates were planning to escape through a hole they made in the prison shower. One prisoner did manage to escape but Valadao trapped the other two from escaping with his 214-pound body. 5. Juan Ramirez Tijerina In 2011, a 19-year-old girl named Maria del Mar Arjona went to the Chetumal prison in Mexico to visit her boyfriend but is recognized as her common-law husband. The suitcase that she had entered with seemed to be a lot heavier and the guards noticed that Arjona was acting visibly nervous. The unzipped the suitcase and inside they found Juan Ramirez Tijerina all condensed. Ramirez was serving a 20-year-sentence for possession of illegal weapons and his girlfriend was arrested and given the appropriate charge. 4. Ibrain Jose Vargas Garcia What is it with women trying to sneak their convicted lovers out of prison inside of a suitcase? What, did you not realize that the guards were obviously going to check your luggage? Antonieta Robles Saouda here went to visit her boyfriend in prison while he was serving time in a Venezuelan jail for stealing a car. She brought a suitcase along and while walking out the guards saw that she was struggling. Inside was Garcia all folded up like a human pretzel. She also brought her 6-year-old daughter who is now been placed in social services. 3. Snoopy Yes, you heard that right, folks. Snoopy. The beloved peanuts character, Charlie Brown’s dog. A man dressed up like Snoopy and literally tried to break his friend out of jail with another accomplice. No word on if the other man was dressed as Woodstock. The men went down to the Isle of Wight, an island located in the English Channel, and went to the prison trying to bust down the staff door. The hilariously weird part is that the two guys had absolutely no clue which prison their friend was actually held in because they ended up going to an entirely different one. 2. Ronaldo Silva For one man, prison seemed to be too much of a drag so he decided that’s exactly how he would carry out his masterful escape...by dressing as a woman. Ronaldo Silva was awaiting his trial for drug trafficking in a Brazilian prison when his wife came to see him during a scheduled visit. Silva had managed to sneak past the prison guards dressed in his wife’s clothing while wearing a wig, makeup, and fake press on nails. He even went as far as shaving his arms and legs. He ended up being recaptured at a nearby bus stop by a guard who noticed Silva struggling in heels. Sashay away. 1. Andrew Wilson It’s been reported that at least two-thirds of prisoners will end up incarcerated once again within three years of their release and three-quarters will be back behind bars within five years. It’s common for criminals to be repeat offenders and wind up in the system all over again. Take this dimwitted guy for example. Andrew Wilson was arrested for theft, burglary, and consuming and being in possession of a controlled substance. He served 19 of his 20 days in jail and decided to break out a day before his scheduled release. He was recaptured and given additional charges of theft and escape.
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Candy is thought to have dated back to around 2000 BC and was the invention of the ancient Egyptians. They would mix honey, fruit and nuts to create their delicacies. We can thank the Indians for creating the first sugar candies, which was thought to be invented around 250AD. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 15 - Sugar Rush… What are the Japanese well-known for? Fish – check, unusual candy – check, cute things – check… so, what happens when you combine the three? You get these cute little fish-shaped candies. These are made with gelatin, agar-agar, a bean paste known as anko, black sesame seeds and green tea powder. 14 - Addicted to Coffee… Normally people don’t like to have the coffee taste lingering in their mouth, but clearly there is a market for those that love it, because here is a chewing gum flavored like your favorite cup of joe. 13 - Like a kid in a candy shop… As mentioned earlier, Japan love their fish and their candy – and here’s another candy that’s flavored just like fish. It might not work on your palette, but the combination of the classic chewy Puccho candy and the flavor of salmon, has been a real winner in Japan. 12 - Expect the unexpected... These are Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans… and as the name suggests, you can expect every single flavor. But don’t think it’s going to be all sweet and lovely, you’ll be taken off guard with flavors like Vomit and Snot, so maybe a good idea to have a barf bag nearby! 11 - Chocolate solves everything… Or so they say! I have a feeling this chocolate will cause more trouble than it’s worth! It’s white curry chocolate, and I really hope you don’t get this in your Christmas stocking this year! This chocolate was introduced as part of White Day celebrations, and many say it tastes pretty good. 10 - It’s time to salsa… This candy is not candy that you can eat on the run. There’s a bit of a process involved with this Mexican Salsagheti! It’s sugar-coated watermelon flavored strings of candy that come standard with a sachet of tamarind sauce. Place your strings into a bowl, pour over your sauce and Bon Appetit… 9 - Don’t Sugar Coat It… Jelly Belly introduced a fabulous range of Krispy Kreme donut flavored jelly beans, and they were a huge hit. There were flavors like Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, the original glazed donut and glazed blueberry cake. So, where can we buy these? 8 - Living the Sweet Life... If you’re a vampire though, you won’t be! These are vampire repelling garlic mints. In fact, they’re not only vampire repelling, but every human being in close proximity to you repelling. 7 - Life is sweet… Especially since we have these new Mentos Matcha candies available to us. In a nutshell, these Mentos are infused with real green tea. It’s described as being bitter sweet, and if it has all the goodness of a cup of green tea, then I have to say that this is the solution! 6 - Death by chocolate… Regardless, there’s always room for a little chocolate, and only in Japan will you find the most bizarre flavors of Kit Kat. Anything from Wasabi, Banana, Strawberry Cheesecake, Soy Sauce – I wish I was kidding – Cola, Earl Grey and Roast Corn. There are 19 different Kit Kat flavors available. 5 - You’re sweet enough… Girl Scout cookies have been around since 1917, and they too have to change with the times! Now we have 2 gourmet gums inspired by those delicious cookies! There’s Thin Mints and Caramel Coconut Cookie flavored gum. What’s even better, there’s no artificial flavors, preservatives, colors or GMO’s. 4 - Pour some sugar on me… This is the perfect gift for the student in your life, or for that person that constantly chews the end of their pen or pencil. This is a fully functioning pen made out of 100% candy. So, if you’re feeling a little peckish while studying, no need to leave your seat, just tuck into your candy pen. 3 - Eye Candy… Someone took that literally! These creepy edible eyeball lollipops are from Vintage Collections, and they’re available in all sorts of shapes, colors and sizes. Perfect for Halloween, and so authentic looking – they’re available in strawberry, green apple, cotton candy, guava, blackberry and marshmallow. 2 - Wrap your tongue around this… One reviewer wrote about this Malaysian candy and said that you won’t be able to get the taste out of your mouth for weeks. I’m not up for proving them wrong, but maybe you’re up for a challenge? Creamy corn candy is said to taste exactly like that, creamy corn. 1 - A Sweet Tooth… If that’s you, nothing will deter you from trying these Hotlix lollypops that have a scorpion, cricket, ants or worms inside of them. They’re not fake, they’re 100% real, and they’re definitely not for the faint-hearted! Happy Licking!
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From Mound of the Hostages to Ancient Stepwells of India here are 15 Unreal Ancient Sites And Artifacts, which would you visit? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 10 Witch Bottles In 2014, archaeologists digging at the Civil War Center in Nottinghamshire found a strange discovery: this 5.9-inch green glass bottle that many are calling a witch bottle. The bottle contained nail clippings, urine, and hair and was meant to work as a magical object to protect whoever was carrying it from bad luck and death. # 9 Mound of the Hostages The Mound of Hostages is 15 meters in diameter and 3 meters high and was built around 5,000 years ago. It is thought that as many as 500 people used the mound as their final resting place. It was built in relation to the sun and moon, specifically in a way that sunlight never penetrates the tomb except for twice every year. In excavations taken between 1955 and 1959 the cremated remains of over 200 people and several burial gifts, making it one of the most comprehensive set of grave goods ever found. More recent excavations have found buried stone structures that might suggest that the mound was originally a monument even bigger than Stonehenge. # 8 Ancient Stepwells of India India is home to thousands of wells like these hand carved stone wells that have perfectly symmetrical stairwells. The well naturally fills up with rain waters and the stairs allowed for people to walk to whatever level they needed to depending on the level of water at the time. Some of these wells are so big they look like a large pond. # 7 Bethlehem Chapel The Bethlehem Chapel is a historic site in Loire-Atlantique, France and was originally built in the Middle Ages. It was classified as a historic monument by 1911 but had eventually become a ruin by the 1990s. Jean-Louis Boisel and Gwenole Congard were commissioned to restore the monument, and instead of using traditional medieval constructs they decided to replace it with figures from pop culture. SO it is now restored in a medieval construct by guarded by statues of things like Gizmo and creatures from Alien turning an ancient historic site into a contemporary one. # 6 Petra Petra is a historical site known for amazing architecture that is cut directly from rock. It could have been established as early as 312 BCE but would not be discovered by the western globe until 1812. It’s a site full of tombs and has managed to stay mostly intact for thousands of years. And as late as 2016 archaeologists discovered a large monumental structure buried beneath the sands in Petra using satellite imagery. # 5 Itsukushima Shrine The Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It was first built in 593 CE but has been rebuilt over and over again over time. The entire shrine is built on a pier away from the ground because the island was once thought to be too sacred for people to set foot on. The shrine was rebuilt most recently in 1875. # 4 Thor’s Hammers Researchers have found thousands of tiny hammers all over ancient Viking territories for years, but we are still unsure whether or not these were dedications to Thor’s Hammers or something else entirely. The abundance of intricately made amulets baffled researchers. A new amulet was found that had the phrase “This is a hammer” carved into it. Which is baffling because it implies the smith who created the charm was literate and also very literal in their sense of style. # 3 Cave of the Seven Sleepers In the year 250, the Roman Emperor Decius declared that everyone must perform a sacrifice to the empire and Roman gods. The Christian communities living under his rule did not appreciate this, and so seven young Christian men fled to a cave in the outskirts of the city and fell asleep. So they were sealed in by Roman soldiers. These caves are still known as the Cave of Seven Sleepers to this day. # 2 The Red Church The Red Church in what is now Bulgaria was one of the earliest Christian buildings ever built, established between the 4th and 5th century. It was a building that had ceilings of 32 meters to 104 feet and covered in huge frescoes. It was eventually destroyed by Crusaders in the 13th century, but parts of the original structures still stand to this day. # 1 The Lonely Castle Standing in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the north Saudi Arabian desert is a tomb cut into a rock formation. It is a part of an ancient Nabatean settlement but is the biggest tomb in the area by far at 131 feet tall. It is a four-story monument that is carved directly into the rock and while it is called a “Castle” it was never completed and is mostly just the outer facade.
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12 creepy little creatures are all poisonous or venomous so beware the bright colors and bites even though they're actually really cute!! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. The Spur-Winged Goose Unlike other species of goose, it wouldn’t be wise to eat this specific one, even though you actually can’t. Spur-winged geese are known for mostly consuming blister beetles, which are very toxic. So toxic, that they have been known for the ability to kill full-grown horses. The spur-winged goose can enjoy as many blister beetles as it would like because it’s immune to their toxins, which allows them to be stored in their bodies. If you eat just 10 milligrams of the toxin, then say your goodbyes because you’re a goner. Just like their name implies, these geese come with spurs the bends of their wing that they can use to cause harm. 6. Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish If you come across a highly colorful animal be cautious as it’s most likely poisonous. This is especially true for the creature known as Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish. Normally a brown color, this cuttlefish shifts to red, black and purple with golden spots when it becomes distressed, and the tips of its arms turn into a dark shade of red. This new look serves as a warning to potential predators that lets them know about the cuttlefish’s toxicity. The toxin is located inside of the cuttlefish’s muscles and is said to be as deadly as the one carried by the blue-ringed octopus. However, unlike the blue-ringed octopus, the cuttlefish is only poisonous and not venomous. 5. The Pacific Newt The Pacific newt also referred to as the western newt, gets its name from the fact that they’re mostly found exclusively on North America’s Pacific coastline. Typically, they’re either colored black or brown, but when they feel threatened, they lie down on their backs, to show off their bright underbellies. This is the warning that let’s predators know they’re poisonous. Sadly, not all heed this warning and eat the newt anyways, thus resulting in not just one, but two deaths.The four species of Pacific newts each come with different levels of toxicity, but the most toxic one is the rough-skinned newt that is responsible for one human fatality. Even when they’re not ingested, they can still cause irritation of the skin. Pacific newts have the same toxin as pufferfish that’s called tetrodotoxin. 4. The Slow Loris What’s unique about the slow loris is that it’s one of the very few poisonous mammals to exist. Their toxin is secreted on the inside of their elbows, and they cover their young in it to prevent them from being eaten. The slow loris will also lick those toxin-producing patches and lace their bite with the poison. So don’t be fulled by their cute and giant eyes or when they start lifting their arms up, they’re quite dangerous 3. The Floral Snake Did you know that almost all snakes are venomous, but only a select few of them are poisonous? That’s right and the floral snake also called a tiger keelback snake, classified as being both poisonous and venomous. Yup, its skin secretes the poison and at the same time its fangs are filled with venom. Its venom is natural but the poison that it stores in its glands is actually from the toads that it eats. What’s cool about this is that the snake processes the poison to make it even more lethal than it was before. They can even pass the poison to their offspring to keep them safe. 2. The Blue Cloud Forest Millipede Introducing the Blue Cloud Forest Millipede. This bright blue creature is classified as a Polydesmid millipede which is just a fancy way of saying that it’s in the largest family of millipedes, Polydesmida. This family includes approximately 3,500 different species. That’s a lot of legs! They can grow to be around less than an inch all the way up to 5 inches and have no eyes whatsoever. These blue beauties aren't just for show. Like with most animals, the color is to let other animals know that they’re poisonous. 1. Palythoa Coral There happen to be several different types of coral, and only a select few of these possess toxic properties that haven’t been thoroughly investigated yet. The most deadly of these coral is the Palythoa. Its poison is so toxic that only a 25 nanogram dosage is enough to kill a rabbit. A lethal dosage for a human would only take 5 micrograms. Palytoxin is known for being one of the most toxic organic poisons in existence. The symptoms of palythoa poisoning range from difficulty breathing to chest pains and low-blood pressure. Unfortunately for those who are stung, there is no known cure and death occurs within a matter of minutes.
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From top secrets kept heavily guarded at area 51 about UFOs and aliens, to hundreds of seeds kept safe in case of a doomsday, these are the most mysterious heavily guarded places on earth. What exactly is behind that door? Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr
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Every year scientists are making huge advancements in so many different areas, it’s hard to keep track of all of them. Today we’re going to highlight some of their incredible achievements over the last couple of years. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 11 - Land before time… Homo Sapiens were thought to have originated from Africa around 200,000 years ago. However, a fairly recent discovery has blown that theory out of the water. Scientists have discovered 5 new specimens believed to be around 100,000 years earlier than originally thought! 10 - Time to stop… Quitting drinking is one of the hardest things to do, and even if you have a great support system, and go to all the right meetings, it can still feel like it’s not possible. Extensive studies on light, moderate and heavy drinkers, found that those who drank a lot less had a variation in their genes. Mice that were given this hormone showed signs of opting to drink water as opposed to alcohol. With that knowledge, scientists have developed a pill that will really help binge drinkers beat the bottle. This is definitely something positive to come out of recent scientific discoveries! 9 - Just call me Zuul… Over in Toronto, scientists discovered a new kind of dinosaur that they named Zuul, which is the name given to the doglike monster in the movie, Ghostbusters. Zuul was quite a scary looking creature, and this dinosaur seems to be following suit. Horns behind the eyes, spikes on the face, and a hammer like tail packed with barbs are all the makings of a monster! The skeleton was dug up in Montana and is in such amazing condition with even the skull and tail intact. 8 - Careless whisper… It’s been a long time that scientists have studied the relationship between blue whales and their calves, and they’ve been puzzling over how the mom and her baby communicate with each other as there’s no audible sound between them. Turns out they have been whispering to each other the whole time. 7 - Time to sniff out the truth… Ever wondered what Uranus smells like? I mean with a name like Uranus, you kind of have to wonder if it smells similar to the real deal. Turns out, it smells even worse! Uranus is said to smell like the worst fart you’ve ever encountered or rotten eggs! The reason the icy planet has such a strong odor is because of the presence of hydrogen sulfide. 6 - Frog in your throat… The slime of this particular frog could get rid of that! Scientists have discovered that the slime from a specific frog from southern India has antimicrobial peptides which can destroy bacteria and viruses, including flu while still protecting your normal cells. They’re still testing things out in the lab, but quirky discovery none the less. 5 - Warrior Princess… A Viking warrior had been unearthed, buried with accessories like arrows and swords and it was always assumed that it was the body of a male. However, new DNA analysis confirm our Viking warrior is a woman! It definitely makes you think how different the history books should be written. The remains were uncovered on the island of Björkö, in Sweden. 4 - A step in the right direction… The National Institute of Health have recently informed us that they’ve discovered a new molecular mechanism that might be the root cause of severe premenstrual syndrome. Women who struggle with this have a difference in their molecular biology, and researchers have worked on this problem by turning off the estrogen and progesterone in test subjects. By doing this, the symptoms disappeared in all their subjects. They’re currently working on a new treatment to help women who suffer with this. 3 - Tummy Time… A team at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have invented a small voltaic cell that functions using the fluids in your stomach. This could mean that power sensors could stay in your body for an indefinite amount of time, monitoring your vital signs or delivering life-saving drugs. Sensors such as these are usually powered by small batteries, posing a safety risk and potentially running out of power. 2 - Tip of the iceberg… You’ve heard of the word iceberg, but have you heard of the word fatberg? Fatbergs are disastrous things, basically massive clumps of non-biodegradable products, like wet wipes, oil and anything that’s clogging the sewers. There was a massive one causing huge problems in London, but they’ve done the most incredible thing and turned it into biodiesel! This particular fatberg is going to make 2,000 gallons of fuel – remarkable achievement, isn’t it? 1...
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From the beautiful place in Ukraine called the Tunnel of Love covered in nature itself to the dangerous radioactive Chernobyl. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. Kolmanskop, Namib This ghost town lies in the Namib desert that is located in the southern region of Namibia, however, it wasn’t always like this. Back in 1908, a worker named Zacharias Lewala discovered a diamond and notified his supervisor. Eventually, German miners settled in the area and built the town with buildings such as a hospital, school, and even a casino... 7. Cairo, Illinois This town was once a prospering little community during the 1920’s and had a population of around 15,000 people. That didn’t last for too long. Once railways began popping up they put a dent into the shipping industry as there wasn’t really a need for steamboats to carry cargo anymore. Bridges were built through this town throughout the years and helped contribute to its downfall. It was when the Interstate 57 bridge was built in 1978 that the town’s hotel and restaurant business began to die out. Much of the town is now covered in ivy and it was reported that in 2014 there was only a population of around 2,576 people. 6. The Tango Class Submarine B-307 This Russian submarine called the B-307 was once part of a group of diesel-electric submarines that were constructed by the Soviet Union in order to replace the Foxtrot class of subs. This new class was dubbed the Tango class and was given the title Project 641B. It was better equipped than its predecessor with a longer battery capacity, new military weapons, and an increase in pressure hull volume. As of today, the B-307 resides at the Togliatti Museum of Technology in Samara, Russia. It, along with two other 641B-class submarines, the B-396, and the B-515, operate as museum ships. 5. The Chagos Islands It was back in 1965 that the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands were forced out of their country to make way for a US airbase that was to be built on Diego Garcia. It took 8 years before the Chagossians were all finally relocated to either Mauritius or Seychelles, depending on where they wanted to go. To this day, the Chagossians continue to fight for their right to return back to their island and resettle. Over the course of 50 years, the island has managed to consume all the buildings and wrap them in foliage. The church in the following image even had its roof collapse. 4. Longgang District, Shenzhen Located in Shenzhen City is the Longgang District that houses over 120 villas that remain unfinished. The villas were supposed to be extremely luxurious but were left unfinished in 1992 because the developer had apparently run out of money. The area has now been overrun by nature and its said that the buildings are scheduled to be demolished, however, they are still waiting for the official word from authorities. 3. Shengshan Island, Zhejiang province, China This island was once home to a thriving community of fisherman that lived off the land and part of the nearly 400 islands that make up the Shengsi Islands. However, the natives soon realized that it would be a much easier quality of life if they were to move to the mainland. Eventually, the island was deserted because of other job opportunities found elsewhere and the need for better education. Today, the village buildings have been encased with a layer of plant life as there has been no one to keep up with the maintenance. 2. Fukushima, Japan It’s here that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear disaster to occur since Chernobyl, all started due to the Tōhoku earthquake back on March 11, 2011. The shifting of the tectonic plates caused a massive tsunami to emerge and it destroyed the emergency generators that were cooling the reactors. This caused three nuclear meltdowns and forced a total of 470,000 people to evacuate their homes, along with the number of people whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami. The following image that you see was taken four years after the incident and as you can see the forest has managed to practically swallow these abandoned cars. 1. Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR This happens to be the town where the dreaded Chernobyl disaster took place exactly 30 years ago on April 26, 1986, and is remembered as the worst nuclear power plant accident. A devastating steam explosion in the power plant’s No. 4 reactor caused an alarming amount of radioactive isotopes to be launched up into the atmosphere. The 50,000 citizens of the town were forced to evacuate the day after the explosion leaving their entire lives behind, along with most of their possessions. Today, the ghostly remnants of the town have been slowly consumed by the foliage of Mother Nature during the past three decades.
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