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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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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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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From abandoned islands, to obscure hidden places, these are 10 UNUSUAL Abandoned Places in Canada Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10. Cole Island Location - British Columbia 9.Bankhead Location - Alberta 8.The Guild Inn Location - Ontario Locally known as The Guild,this abandoned place was once an impressive hotel in Scarborough Toronto. Since 1914, the property has switched owners many times. It was even used as a Foreign Mission House for the Roman Catholic Church. What's more impressive than the buildings, is the 90 acres around them. The families that owned the property combined many different architectural styles to create gardens that could rival any property in Europe. For a long time everything on the property was abandoned, nowadays, the gardens serve as a great spot for intimate weddings, and there have been major talks about reviving the hotel too. 7.Stanley Park Zoo Location - British Columbia 6.Val Jalbert Location - Quebec. My French is not great; so lets just get it out of the way; Val Jalbert is located in Quebec and it is listed as a ghost town. Its easy to see why with photos like this one. The village sprung to existence because of the successful pulp mill in the area. What is a pulp mill you ask? Its an integral part for the creation of PAPER AND STUFF! You take some wood chips add some magic and then you have FIBERBOARD ! The village was founded in 1901 and by 1929 all the homes in the area were boarded up and everyone was ordered to leave…. In the 1960s the location was transformed into a public park. YAY ! Now everyone can enjoy the nature and check out the homes of the workers that used to work in the mill. 5.Celanese Power House Location - Alberta 4.Grain Elevators Location - Alberta This is not just one site, the countryside of Alberta seems to be littered with dilapidated grain elevators. Like this one in Herronton, a very small town near Calgary. Or this one in Brant. Grain elevators commonly refer to buildings that store grain, but they can also refer to what we see in these pictures, towers containing bucket elevators that load up containers with grain. Locals have tried to preserve as much as they can, and have even started the Alberta Grain Elevator Society ! 3.Camp 30 Location - Ontario 2.Partridge Island Location - New Brunswick This island has quite a long history, located within the city of Saint John, the island was first used as a quarantine station in 1785. It also had a lighthouse and military post on it. During the Irish Potato Famine it is estimated that around 30,000 people passed through the island for processing, with around 1200 actually dying there. And by 1890, 78,000 immigrants passed through the island a year. The most famous part of the island is the Celtic cross dedicated to those who passed on the island. There was a museum near the cross that operated until 1995. Since then, the island has become almost a rite of passage for teenagers in the area. With so much to explore, its easy to see how you can be attracted to the haunting past of the land. 1.Queen of Sidney Location - British Columbia
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You won't believe these 14 heartwarming true stories about animals that adopt other animals, it incredible how caring they are. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 10 Dog and the Monkey When an orphaned baby monkey was the victim of bullying at the hands of other monkeys at a zoo in China, zookeepers introduced a dog named Sai Hu to keep the monkey company and to protect him. The two became friends and apparently the baby monkey takes rides around on Sai Hu’s backs. # 9 Dog and Lion Cubs Three white lion cubs born at the Hangzhou Zoo in China have chosen a dog to be their new adoptive mother. The cubs, born in late April were abandoned by their mother and are now being breastfed by a dog together with a Siberian Tiger Cub at the Zoo. The Zoo decided to use a dog to feed these lion cubs in an effort to minimize human interaction with the cubs, as the goal is to reintroduce the Lions to their own kind eventually. # 8 Boxer and Piglet After the Tabitha the Pig was found on the side of a road, the founder of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, Britain took her in, to nurse her back to health. Their owner had a 5-year-old boxer named Susie who fell in love with the baby pig. While the piglet is no longer a baby, the two will still happily play together and run around racing. # 7 Rhesus Macaque Monkey and his Puppy This monkey in Southern India has adopted himself a homeless puppy. The Rhesus Macaque Monkey has taken the abandoned dog under its wing and are now essentially inseparable. They have been seen all over the city by locals with each other, often with the Monkey carrying the puppy in his arms. He’s been seen feeding his puppy grapes and milk and will even defend his puppy against other dogs. # 6 Owlet Adopted by Dog Torque is a hunting dog who would have traditionally hunted down a bird like Shrek, the baby owl but the two have become great friends. Shrek was taken from the Ringwood Raptor and Reptile Center in the UK and introduced to what would become her new friend and adoptive mother, Torque the dog. Now the two play together and will even watch TV as they relax and cuddle up to each other. # 5 Elie the dog and her Rabbits Elie is a four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is not only the pet dog to her humans but has pets of her own. When Elie’s person discovered a nest of baby bunnies in her garden in Sussex, she also noticed that their mother was dead nearby. She brought the bunnies into her home, and Elie immediately took them underneath her paw. Elie’s breed of dog has traditionally been bred for hunting, so it’s truly unusual for her to be so keen on these rabbits. # 4 Cat Adopts Squirrel A married couple in Mississippi organized a group called TAILS - Taking Animals Into Loving Shelters and that includes an abandoned baby squirrel they saved, which joined their pet cat’s litter of kittens. The cat treated the squirrel as her own child, nursing it and letting it cuddle up with her. As it walks around, she guides and even protects it from foreign hands and reins it in if it strays too far. In a video that currently has more than 10 million views, it seems the squirrel has even learned how to purr. # 3 Dalmatian and Lambs This baby lamb was abandoned by his mother and came stumbling into the life of Zoe, the Dalmatian. Either Zoe has a very caring heart, or she saw the lamb’s dalmatian-like pattern and found a kindred spirit. Now Zoe has cleaned and licked the lamb and even tried to nurse the lamb. An Animal Behavior Expert, Dr. Susan Hazel at the University of Adelaide, said that the pattern of the lamb may have no bearing on this adoptive family, the dog is probably very aware that she is taking care of a lamb and it may just be a pure act of animal compassion. # 2 Tiger and Piglets The Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand is known for having one of the world’s most successful Tiger Breeding programs in the world, and also offers circus-like carnival shows and exhibits. That is where this image comes from of piglets dressed as tigers in the same cage as a tiger living peacefully. The Sriracha Tiger Zoo intentionally raised this tiger as a cub with a litter of piglets and a pig mother so that when it got older, it could interact with other pigs without any violence. The Zoo will put pigs in with this Tiger for visitors to come gawk at since it’s not exactly an everyday sight. # 1 Mabel the Hen and her Puppies Mabel is a hen from the UK who seems to think of herself as just one of the dogs since she has adopted a litter of puppies and claims them as her own. The puppies are in no way orphans, as they all live with their mother, but the Hen sits on them to keep them warm nonetheless. Mabel is a rescue hen and has a disability with her foot, so her family keeps them inside the house. While the puppies’ mother is out and about in the yard, Mabel takes it upon herself to keep her babies safe and comfy as if she was sitting on her own chicks.
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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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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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From The Couple Who Found $11 Million in Gold to The Man Who Found an 8.2 Pound Nugget of Gold here are 11 Most Interesting Things Found In Barns and Backyards Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #6 - Church Bells The origin of this story actually began 15 years ago when two church bells were stolen from a church in the Czech Republic. For some unknown reason, a thief stole the bells and buried, presumably to retrieve them at a later date. Obviously, for whatever reason, they were never recovered. To all but the thief, the disappearance of the two bells remained a mystery until 2013. In 2013, a man living in the Czech Republic was digging up sections of his backyard to install some pipes for a project when he came across two metal objects during his dig. After struggling to remove the two pieces from the soil, he discovered the metal objects were church bells that were about 400 years old. After some research and help from the local authorities, he found out the two bells he now held in his possession were from a heist back in 2002. #5 - The Man Who Found $150,000 Worth of Treasure The man doesn’t wish to be named, but he certainly won the jackpot after discovering over six pounds of intricately designed jewelry in his backyard. The location where the Austrian man found it was in the middle of an important medieval trading route that ran between Poland and Italy. The man came across the pile of treasure back in 2007, when he was digging in his backyard to expand a small pond but, at the time he stashed the find in a box in his basement until he rediscovered it later while moving and turned it into the authorities. The treasure trove consists of more than 200 rings, brooches, belt buckles, gold-plated dishes, and other intricately designed pieces of ornamental jewelry. After being examined by experts, the stash was recorded as being over 650 years old and worth at least $150,000. #4 - An Ancient Chapel While celebrating Good Friday, members of the Farla family decided to check out a mysterious metal grate they had seen near a meter-long rectangle outside their house that they had always been curious about. After pulling away enough debris, Gareth Farla, and his uncle, Matthew Lathan were able to squeeze through the small opening and enter the small eerie cement cellar. Upon the discovery, the family checks the house deeds and finds out that it not only dates back over 230 years but it was at some point used as a pub. A historical documents expert, Richard Westwood Brookes says “If the deeds are over 230 years old and the room dates back to the 1700’s, there’s a chance it could have been used as a Catholic hideaway or for other nonconformist religious groups.” It may be a cool part of history, but I wouldn’t be able to sleep if there was such a creepy room in my house. #3 - A Stable Full of Porsches In August of 2013, Anglia Car Auctions began selling what was regarded as one of the biggest barn finds of all time. Somewhere in the United Kingdom, one lucky guy stumbled upon a private Porsche collection worth millions of dollars. The private collection had somewhat fallen into disrepair in the time before its discovery, but that hasn’t stopped car collectors from stepping up and claiming one or two of the 200 Porsches found at the site. The cars have been routinely sold in bunches, but things are certainly going well since the first group of 30 cars sold for over $1 million. #2 - The 1969 Dodge Daytona This piece of Nascar heritage may not be in the best of conditions, but that doesn’t stop it from being worth anywhere from $150,000 to $180,000 in its battered, rusted glory. The car is one of only 503 ever produced, and this one is believed to only have 20,553 miles and two previous owners. It was found in an abandoned barn in Glenwood, Alabama. The car went on sale at Mecum Auctions. #1 - The Couple Who Found $11 Million in Gold Back in 2014, a couple, who wish to remain anonymous, found eight cans of gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree on their property in northern California. The treasure consists of four $5 gold pieces, fifty $10 gold pieces, and 1,373 $20 double eagle coins. The most expensive coin found was a rare 1866-S No Motto $20 gold piece which was valued at more than $1 million. Being called the largest coin discovery in U.S. History, the couple remains hidden to avoid a gold rush of modern-day prospectors on their rural property. The reason why the coins are worth so much money is because the coins date from 1847 to 1894 and experts have said that paper money was illegal in California until the 1870’s, so it is extremely rare to find any coins from before that time period. They may have found a gold mine in their backyard, but the couple only plans to keep a few coins for themselves and use the majority of it to pay off bills and donate what’s left to charity.
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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 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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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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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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Cats are mysterious creatures. How will we decipher their behaviors? This list is an excellent place to start if you want your pet cat to know you absolutely love them! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 9. Converse With Cats Even though animals do not speak human speech, some do understand what certain human sounds mean. Talk regularly to your cat. Speaking to them acquaints them with your voice and the emotions attached to different tones you create. Plus, speaking assures them you are paying attention. However, for cats to understand you, you need to understand what their sounds mean first so that you may communicate effectively. You might sound like the crazy cat lady talking to your cat alone, but your pet won’t think so. 8. The Curled Tail An excited cat will flick its tail. Remember, the word "excited" does not always mean “happy.” It’s possible your cat feels threatened when flicking its tail. When cats want to play, their tail looks as if it’s waving. What tail movement displays your cat’s love for you? Look for a curved tip, which indicates ease. A tail straight up in the air with a curved tip may mean contentment and a willingness to act friendly. 7. Let Them Lick You When cats lick themselves, they’re usually grooming. Many times, if you stroke your cat’s fur, they respond in kind by licking you to reassure you that they love you back. Think of a cat’s lick as the equivalent to humans hugging. For those who think animals licking you is gross, please don’t own a pet. You will disappoint them immensely. 6. Head Butting Rams headbutt to fight. Even people head butt to fight. Felines headbutt to say they adore you. Kitty headbutts are non-aggressive and are a demonstration of trust. Heads faced down are weak spots for animals. A cat willing to put its head down to bonk you is a cat that trusts you with their life. Take some time to observe their facial movements. A slow blink means they’re comfortable around you. Blink back, and your cat receives the same message. 5. Stress Relief, Cat Tree So maybe they don’t pay the bills or help the kids with their homework, but pets also feel stress! Anxious animals need an outlet extreme emotions. These creatures of habit do not accept change readily, but there are few things you can do to decrease stress in the home whether it’s a new pet, a newborn baby, or a new house. Catnip, as we said before, is good for relaxing them. You can also try herbs like dried chamomile or hops. Toys like a cat tree or scratching post assist cats in channeling that anxiety into energy. 4. Personal Space, Please! If you haven’t caught on by now with all the references to wild cats, your feline is a territorial creature. Like in any relationship, no one likes smothering. Allow your cat all the personal space you want. After all, if you wanted a constant companion that followed you everywhere, you would’ve adopted a puppy. Create a space for your cat with a bed, toys, and water. 3. Feed Them Their Favorites Sometimes, a bowl of warm food is just what the veterinarian ordered. Whatever your cat’s favorite food is, don’t forget to pamper them with it once in a while. Milk is a kitten favorite and is generally safe for them to drink, but older cats may exhibit signs of lactose intolerance. If your cat is no longer a kitten, you should purchase special cat milk for them to enjoy. Meats are a safe bet. Other human foods such as anything with whole grains, fish, and veggies are healthy for your cat to munch on, too. Take note of the kinds of cat food that they’re fond of and spoil them once in a while! Foods to steer clear from are grapes foods, garlic, bread dough, and chocolate. 2. Groom Them Yourself Cats groom themselves all the time, that’s why furballs exist. Once in a while, try to groom your cat yourself. They will most likely welcome the gesture! Brushing their bodies is another way to exhibit affection through touch. Brushes made especially for cats are available to buy so that your cat has the optimal brushing experience. Experts suggest brushing 1 to 3 times a week for short-haired cats. Longer-haired cats need brushing 1 to 2 times a week. When high shedding season rolls around in the spring and summer, groom cats a little more often. 1...
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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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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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Mankind and animals have been closely linked since the dawn of time, although at that stage it was more of a survival relationship than anything else. Today we look at some very unlikely friendships between humans and animals, and some very unlikely friendships between animals that truthfully, would have been pet food in any normal situation. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9 - Keeping it in the family… This is Christian the Lion, who was born in captivity in 1969. He was literally sold right out of the Harrod’s store and bought by John Rendall and Anthony "Ace" Bourke. The men brought the lion back to their London abode, but as the lion grew bigger, so they needed bigger premises. The bigger the lion got the more they realized that they couldn’t care for him in London anymore, so they got hold of George Adamson who helped them reintroduce Christian into the wild in Africa. When they went to visit the lion after a year, they were warned that the chances of the lion remembering them would be slim, but to their amazement the lion recognized them instantly. 8 - Puppy Love… This is Mabel the Chicken and her puppies… well technically they’re not really hers, but they may as well be! Mabel had a foot injury which saw her moving into her owner’s home. When the family dog had puppies, Mabel took it upon herself to keep them warm when the puppies mom preferred being out in the yard. You could call her a real mother hen. 7 - Leader of the pack… Here’s a bit of a Mowgli story. Shaun Ellis is the founder of Wolf Pack Management at Combe Martin Wildlife Park in Devon, England. In 2005 he spent nearly two years living in captivity with three abandoned wolf pups who were privately owned. Through knowledge of wolf behavior, he became the alpha male and had their allegiance. He has spent most of his life interacting with wolves and has learned to communicate with scent and sound, also in wolves’ natural habitats on other continents. His wish is to see wolves reintroduced to England, where they last seen in the wild in the 17th century. 6 - Unlikely bedfellows Snake eats rodent. Finished. Right? Not in this case. Starting in 2005 in Tokyo’s Mutsuguro Animal Kingdom, Gohan-chan the hamster and Ao-chan the snake were bosom buddies. Ao-chan lost his appetite one day (or actually one month as he’s a snake), and the supplier was fresh out of frozen mice. It was thought that live prey might stimulate his appetite. However, the snake took no interest in the hamster, and they become one of the main attractions at the institution, living together. I wonder how Gohan-chan felt seeing his friend eating other rodents though? By the way Gohan means rice or meal in Japanese speak. 5 - Bearly believable… Meet Mark Duma, a bear trainer based in BC, Canada. He has been in the animal training business for close to 45 years and has an 800lb polar bear as a pet, you know, as one does. He adopted Agee from an overcrowded zoo when she was 8 weeks old. They play, swim and even nap together. Like a cat-nap, except it’s a bear-nap. Mark is quick to point out that Agee is friendly and gentle towards him and his wife, but not to those she doesn’t know. We’ll stay clear. 4 - The mane thing is we’re friends Bonedigger the lion was discovered to be suffering from a metabolic bone disease that left the poor chap partially disabled. Enter Milo, the 11lb Dachshund who thought a massive cat would make a good friend – that’s one brave doggie. Two other Dachshunds have joined in on the act, Bullet and Angel. Three Dachshunds and a lion – who would thought? 3 - Ohana means family Now before we go on, bear in mind hippos kill more people in Africa than crocs, lions and other dangerous game put together. Jessica the hippo lives with Tony Joubert in South Africa. It’s not that unusual for hippos to go walkies in the Kwazulu Natal Province in SA, especially after heavy flooding. She was rescued and adopted by the Jouberts. They live on an open property so Jessica is free to roam and visit other hippos, but always returns home. 2 - King Louie and his pal In a rare and endangered species reserve in the US, a rare friendship has blossomed. Roscoe, the Blue Tick Hound, followed Suryia and his handlers home one day. Suryia the Orangutan has never been happier since meeting Roscoe, and the feeling appears to be mutual. They swim together, walk together, groom each other, but I guess they don’t climb trees together. 1 - Everybody’s Best Friend… If this is 100% real, then I would pay a lot of money to encounter this myself. This friendly shark has been used to promote shark diving in the Farallon Islands, and seems to have a fondness for human interaction. Looks like he’s a regular Bruce, just ask Nemo!
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Identical twins do everything together--from dressing the same, to finishing each other's sentences, to committing the same crimes. Here is a list of the most notorious sets of twins. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Lyle and Erik Menendez The Menendez brothers could be something out an early 90s magazine. They were handsome fraternal twins. Lyle, with dark hair and dark eyes, and his brother Erik, with blue eyes and chiseled features both wore complimentary pastel sweaters during their days in court. The boys grew up wealthy, but they were prone to misbehavior. The boys had both been diagnosed with sociopathic tendencies and it didn’t help that their father was notoriously strict. Their original story was that they had gone to see a movie together and came back to their parents’ Beverly Hills mansion to find them both shot. Their story changed later to say they acted in self defense when they committed matricide and patricide. They went scot-free for six months, during which time they spent nearly a million dollars of their parents’ money. It was Erik who gave the twins away when he confessed to his psychiatrist. Both boys were convicted in 1992 and are currently serving life sentences in separate prisons. 4. Sabina and Ursula Eriksson Is it possible for twins to infect one another with...insanity? The curious case of Sabina and Ursula would say yes. The girls lived separate lives, one in the United States and the other in Ireland. They had happy families and absolutely no history of mental illness. That is until Ursula decided to visit her sister in Ireland. As soon as they laid eyes on each other, a bunch of weird stuff started happening. They inexplicably boarded a bus to London and were kicked off for acting like rowdy teenagers. The driver told them to walk it off, so they did. Right into the middle of a highway. Cops, obviously, followed and detained them. The twins were calm momentarily, until they both broke free and ran into traffic. Again. Ursula ran into a speeding truck and broke both of her legs. Sabina, too, was hit by a car. But that didn’t stop her because she immediately got up and started attacking officers. Meanwhile, Ursula was still causing trouble, even though both of her legs were shattered. Sabina calmed down and was released--which turned out to be a huge mistake because she fatally attacked a man the next day and threw herself off of a bridge. She survived and was given a lesser sentence when she pleaded insanity. Neither one had any trace of drugs or alcohol in their systems, they just simply...went crazy together. 3. Katelyn and Sarah Lothrop These two girls are only 19 years old, but life has been apparently been difficult for them. They were arrested shortly after posting an advertisement on a very, very shady website for, well, let’s say their particular services. Prior to their arrest, the two girls posted on social media accounts that they were ready to make a change in their lives and start earning “honest money.” But very soon after declaring their turnaround, the girls posted an advertisement online, with the help of a man named Michael Lewis, promising to “make your dreams come true.” The rest is history and the girls were arrested in a motel room. Since their release, the girls have been arrested again under similar charges. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ll never learn. 2. Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead It’s difficult to imagine these young girls as anything other than model, straight-A students. And that’s exactly what they were for the majority of their lives. They excelled in school, they were in art programs, and they were even Girl Scouts. But one day, that all changed. Their mother, Nikki, was unable to handle the girls when they suddenly turned violent and rebellious. She sent them to live with their great-grandmother while she figured out her next move. When Nikki brought the girls back home, set on mending their relationship and raising them in her house, the girls were even more difficult. Tasmiyah and Jasmiyah had woken up late one morning for school and their mother was furious. It was mostly a verbal fight, but soon it turned deadly. Tas and Jas worked together to commit matricide and it wasn’t until four years after the crime that one of the twins admitted she had a hand in it. June and Jennifer Gibbons Of all the cases on this list, the Gibbons girls are perhaps the most curious. They are known as the Silent Twins, because they never spoke to anyone outside of their immediate family.By the time they were in kindergarten, the girls were simply labelled “very shy” because they did not speak to anyone. This contributed to their ostracism in school. They became so involved with one another and so distant from other students, that they were bullied and withdrew into each other even further. They even developed their own unique language to communicate, which no one else understood.
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Mother nature has some amazing animals and insects! Here are 12 of the coolest camouflaged animals and insects! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5 - Pygmy Seahorses Oh so cute! These aquatic creatures are found in Southeast Asia in the Coral Triangle area and are some of the smallest seahorses in the known world, typically measuring less than 2 centimeters in height. That's less than an inch! These tiny little horses of the sea camouflage best amongst sea grasses, soft corals, or flowering sea fans. These mammals have a fleshy head and body, a very short snout and a long prehensile tail. There are at least eight different species of seahorses along with several dwarf species out there as well. They are best known for their bright colors and adorable qualities. 4 - Buff-Tip Moth Can you spot our little hidden moth secret agent? These crazy cool camouflage artists begin their lives as yellow and black caterpillars found throughout Europe and Mongolia, most commonly Southern Britain. Once transformed into their final stage of life, these moths are fairly large and heavy bodied with impressive wingspans which reach between 55 and 69 millimeters. When resting, adults of this species resemble a broken twig of a silver birch and are known for flying in June and July. These creatures often gather in large numbers and eat the leaves of lime, birch, hazel and willow trees and are known to be heavy eaters, sometimes defoliating entire branches of trees from their wooded world. These silver and grey colored nocturnal flying insects have buffy heads and a buff patch at the end of their wings and are most commonly found in gardens and shrubbery. 3 - Tawny Frogmouth Stop looking for a frog, it’s actually a bird, carefully concealed as tree bark. This next camouflage creature is a bird native to Australia, though nocturnal, you can often spot them sleeping during the day on trees, if you know where and how to look. These big-headed stocky birds are often mistaken for owls, they usually measure from 34 to 53 centimetres in length with weights recorded up to one and a half pounds, their wingspans are roughly 65 to 98 centimetres long. These birds feed mostly on insects and small invertebrates like frogs or mice. Their brown and grey coloring help them mimic damaged tree branches, proving again that the perfect hiding place is always found in plain sight. These animals are most commonly found in forests and woodlands and the occasional savannah and have adapted to human presence which allows them to frequent parks and gardens in their homeland of Australia. 2 - Snow Leopard Can you spot the feral kitty cat? These large felines at native to the mountain ranges of Central and Southern Asia, I'm sad to say these beautiful creatures are endangered, which may be why they have gotten so good at hiding from seeing eyes. These mountain beasts generally weigh about 60 to 120 pounds though they can reach sizes of 165 pounds, they have long tails, around 30 to 40 inches in length. The bodies of these kitties are most commonly 30 to 60 inches long and stand about 24 inches at the shoulder. These leopards have long thick fur with colors which vary from smoky grey to a yellowish tan and always with smooth white underbellies, they are characterised by their dark grey spots which cover their fur. Those pale green eyes and wide paws are as adorable as they are deadly. These solitary creatures are carnivores and hunt whatever they are lucky enough to find, ambush predators who lack a growl who rely on their speed and agility more than anything else and rarely attack humans, though they have been known to thieve the occasional livestock assemblages. 1 - Leaf Tailed Gecko This cool creature who has this camouflage thing down to a fine art form is native to the tropical rainforests of Madagascar and resembles dried up rotting leaves or bark from trees. These geckos are capable of living around ten years and sometimes a little longer. Sometimes these creatures are called the eyelash leaf-tailed gecko or the fantastic leaf tailed gecko. These strange creatures usually range in size from 2 to 6 inches in length including their flattened tails. These nocturnal creatures have strong curled claws for climbing through trees and are able to flatten their entire bodies and even reduce their body's shadow. Like many reptiles, they have the ability to voluntarily shed their tail if needed and eat mainly small insects like crickets and moths.
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Scientists and archaeologists are making new, incredible discoveries all the time about the history of Earth’s civilizations. Here are some of the most important--and the most bizarre--findings. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 3. Lead Books Found in Jordan In 2008, 70 books--or codices--were uncovered in a remote cave in Jordan. The pages are crafted of lead and appear to be almost unreadable, bound together on rings. To an outside observer, they may not look like much, but this was a find that could change the way ancient Christianity is studied and maybe even how we perceive Jesus Christ himself. Through rigorous testing, all 70 books were determined to be genuine and date to the first century AD, making them 2,000 years old. The books reference the apostles John, Peter, and James as well as the earliest mentions of Jesus Christ--even including a portrait of him. The writings in the codices suggest that Jesus was not beginning a new religion; rather, he was continuing a thousand-year-old religion begun during the time of King David, a religion that worshipped a God who was both male and female. One of the book has seven seals, matching the description of a codex mentioned in the Book of Revelation. These are the earliest known Hebrew-Christian documents, which means they could provide valuable information for those practicing Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. 2. The Library of Ashurbanipal It is said that this was the library which inspired Alexander the Great to build the great library of Alexandria, all of which has been lost. This library, however, sometimes called “the first library” or “the oldest library” in the world, still exists and 30,000 tablets of literature, medical texts, and more have been recovered from its shelves. The library dates to the 7th century BC and is today located in northern Iraq, near Mosul. During its time, it would have been located in the ancient city of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria in Mesopotamia. Ashurbanipal was motivated to create the library because his childhood education allowed him to learn to read and write, as he was not originally expected to take the throne. During his reign, Mesopotamia expanded to include Egypt, Babylon, Persia and Syria. For this reason, the texts included in the library are of incredible significance to understanding the history of these places. Finally, among the tablets found in the library, is one that nearly everyone is familiar with: The Epic of Gilgamesh, which is considered one of the earliest great pieces of literature. 1. Gobekli Tepe (teep) The discovery of this temple in modern-day Turkey is an incredible archaeological find that could force scientists to rethink the timeline of human civilization as we know it. The temple has been carbon-dated to be around 11,000 years old, having been constructed around 9600 BC. Civilizations as we know them, with beginnings in Egypt and Mesopotamia, did not begin until around 3000 BC, about 5000 years ago. But this temple was clearly built with care and a ton of hard work, supposedly with the intention of making it a place of worship. The temple consists of two 10-foot pillars in its center, decorated with carvings of animals and more identifiable icons. Bones at the temple suggest there were once sacrifices here. The temple then goes outward in rings, with more pillars inside each ring. The building of this temple would have predated writing, pottery-making, metalworking, and according to previous estimates, organized worship. The mystery of the site continues as crude Neolithic tools were found, which were made of flint. But how were such tools used to carve pillars that weigh around 40-60 tons? And how did they move these pillars to the site of the temple? The questions continue, but one thing is certain: The discovery of this temple could lead to incredible answers about the evolution of society.
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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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Take Away Her License these kids are crazy! 30 Times Kids Fell Asleep in the Funniest Places. Children stuck in An Uncomfortable Position Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #15 - An Uncomfortable Position While this looks like an incredibly uncomfortable position to try to catch some zzzs in, at least it’s better than this kid sitting on the stool the right side up and falling off of it. #14 - Try Before You Buy Sales people often tell you to try out the product if you are hesitant to buy it. While that holds true for the most part, I don’t think they meant for you to get your full blown eight hours while your mom shops for a new set of sheets. #13 - Starting Work Early While I commend this kid for trying to get out into the workforce at such a young age, it doesn’t look like they were quite cut out for the job. If this kid fell asleep during a Tuesday lunch rush, I would hate to see how he stood up to an actual challenge, like a holiday. Take a few years off and practice kid, the job will be there when you’re ready. #12 - A Day At The Beach A day at the beach is guaranteed to include a few things. Among the sun, sea and salty air, you are going to come across tons and tons of sand. This kid will be remembering the sand part all the way to his bath tonight, who knows how long it’ll take to get rid of all that sand. The poor kid looks like he has an entire mouthful. #11 - Indecisive While this kid was trying to pick out the best toy to play with this afternoon, he fell asleep and the day wasted away. #10 - Fed Up This kid was fed up that his parents kept insisting that he sit in this ridiculous contraption. However, he fell asleep before he could come up with a protest that didn’t consist completely of cries. #9 - Take Away Her License If this is any indication of how she’ll handle a car when she grows up, her parent’s need to take away her driver’s license now. Falling asleep at the wheel is never going to have good consequences; she probably ran right into the side of the couch, could you just imagine the property damage? #8 - Attempting to Pray At least this kid tried to say a nightly prayer before falling asleep. I wonder if he managed to get it all out before succumbing to the Sandman. Amen. #7 - A Tad Too Big He may have outgrown this car seat, but that doesn’t stop him from attempting to reclaim all the lovely “sleeps” he remembers having when he was small enough to actually fit. #6 - Good Morning Waking up is hard unless you are an early bird, we all know that. This girl is still learning, but when you fall asleep in your cereal, it’s probably a good indication that you need to go back to bed. #5 - Just Lounging Around Besides a bed, there probably isn’t a better place to lay back and catch some zzzs. Maybe he has a floating cooler filled with juice boxes somewhere in the background. #4 - What A Day What this little girl is doing is impressive. Not the sleeping on a lawnmower part, look at her right hand. This little girl is fast asleep and is still managing to hold onto her handful of crayons. She must have brothers that steal her things; she’s trained for this. #3 - When Nature Calls There is little else you can do when nature calls, other than to answer the call. This kid may have been tired from all the afternoon play, but at least he made it to the toilet before he made a mess. I wonder how long he’ll end up sleeping there, and whether or not his whole body will end up in the porcelain throne before he wakes. #2 - Passenger in Commute Traveling is exhausting if you look right now, there are thousands of articles out there giving you advice on how to prevent and cure jet lag and other traveling horrors. Some of us are lucky enough to hail down that indoor shuttle cab that runs people from gate to gate inside the airport. Others, like this little girl, are lucky enough to have her own personal valet, taking her directly to her flight. Hopefully, the driver is watching carefully, because she is not keeping her hands, arms, or legs inside the vehicle at all. #1 - Don’t Mind the President When this kid was first told that he would be able to attend a formal dinner with the (then) president of the United States, Barack Obama, this kid was thrilled and jumping up and down in excitement. Of course, just like the first day of school jitters, he was up all night, far too excited to sleep. The result: he slept through the whole thing. It’s ok; it was only the president.
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Your backyard could be a haven for hidden treasures, jewels or even a portal to another time period, as you’ll soon discover in our video today. Just a quick word of advice… we don’t suggest you go and dig up your entire back garden, but if you really feel the urge, do a small section at a time! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8 - Unwelcome visitor I’d love to have seen the looks on the faces of those that came across actress Margot Kidder in their back garden. The name may not ring a bell, but this will… she played Lois Lane in the Superman movies. She was going through a very rough time and was reported missing for 3-days in 1996. When she was found in the garden of a Glendale, California home, she was confused, dirty, frightened and scared. She did go to psychiatric care and made a full recovery. 7 - Memories come alive This would be a Christmas that Jose Antonio Nievas would never forget. While out taking a stroll in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he came across what he initially thought was a dinosaur egg. They did a bit more digging, and realized their discovery was not a dinosaur egg but actually the shell of a prehistoric animal dating back 10,000 years! It’s thought to be either the shell of a glyptodon or a prehistoric armadillo that could grow to the size of a VW Beetle. 6 - Long Forgotten James Sievers owned a home in Utah where he was busy doing some home renovations. While digging, he hit something hard and unearthed a tube. Inside the tube was 18 bars of silver! He did a little more digging, and found out the bars were worth $2,600 each! He felt it was the right thing to try and find the rightful owner, which he did. The owner who had previously owned the house in 1982 had been paid for a job in silver. When the price of silver crashed, he just buried it in the garden. He later retrieved the silver, but forgot the 5th tube behind. Sievers and the previous owner decided to split the find 50/50. 5 - Slight Exaggeration If someone came to you and told you there was a cheetah in your back garden, the chances of you believing them are pretty slim… well double that, and imagine it was a 9-year old kid telling you that story. You’d just brush them off. Julie-Ann Taylor’s son did exactly that, and when she reluctantly got up to look out her window, there was a real live cheetah there. It has escaped from a local sanctuary, and fortunately they picked up the animal before any harm was done. 4 - Worth the risk A resident living near the Giza Plateau was undergoing some illegal excavations in his home, and while digging below his house and around his garden, he made the most unbelievable discovery. A tunnel that led directly to the largest and oldest of the Giza pyramids - the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The person who made the discovery fled the scene shortly after he realized what he came upon, but now archeologists are calling it one of the most important discoveries of the last decade! 3 - Butter me up Alright, admittedly it’s not a back yard, but it’s close enough. Jack Conaway was in a field nearby his home, cutting peat for fuel. It was there that he came across a 22-pound round of butter. Experts believe this butter to be around 2,000 years old. It’s not the first-time rounds of butter have been discovered in the bogs of Ireland and Scotland, as back then butter was used to pay for taxes and rent. 2 - Just keep digging James Bristle and his friend were digging in a soybean field on his farm in Lima Township. As they were digging they struck down on something hard. Assuming it was a fence post, they continued digging to pull it out. They were rather surprised when they realized that what they were pulling out was a 15,000-year-old wooly mammoth. Sadly, they were only able to recover around 20% of the skeleton, but an exciting find none the less. 1 - Best Day Ever… Gary Johnson was still a boy in high school when he spotted an intriguing rock in his back garden. With the help of some friends, they managed to dig out the patterned rock, which weighed in the region of 1,000 pounds. He had a feeling there was something special about it and went on to get an expert opinion. The so-called expert said it was worthless. Johnson kept the rock, and many years later, while watching a show on TV about fossils, he realized his rock wasn’t a rock after all. He got a second opinion, and his “rock” ended up being a fossil dating back 14-16 million years and is part of a baleen whale. There are only 20 of these in the world!
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Odd places can be found tucked away in remote parts of different countries. Some of these places we’re going to talk about, you might have heard of already. And whether these sites were man-made or a result of mother nature, it makes them no-less strange to marvel at. And visiting any one of these places can seem like some strange surrealist dream. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. The Cincinnati Abandoned Subway Lots of metropolitan cities have a subway and train system integrated into their public transit. However, the Cincinnati Subway remains incomplete, with empty tunnels sitting beneath the city streets. The abandoned project was due to the overwhelming cost of what it would take to finish it. As the Great Depression rolled around after construction started, it put a definite halt to any finishing of the tunnels. It has been nearly 100 years since its construction cancellation in 1928, yet no plans have been made to restart. It is one of the largest abandoned tunnel systems in the United States. And though left alone for years, the tunnels have stayed remarkably well-preserved. 5. The Pancake Rocks Located in the community of Punakaiki, New Zealand, these pancake rocks line the walkways of the west coast of South Island, near the edge of Paparoa National Park. The pancake rocks serves as a huge drawing point for crowds, found rather close to the main village. The rocks, made of eroded limestone, have been shaped by the sea. Periodically, water even bursts through the land, as there have been vertical blowholes created when high tide rolls around. Though it looks daunting, the pancakes rocks can be accessed even by wheelchair aside from the carved in stairways. 4. The Haunted Leap Castle (lep) Nestled in Coolderry, Ireland, one can find the well-known haunted structure referred to as Leap Castle. The time of construction has been debated, with most concluding that it must have been somewhere between the 13th and 15th century, though probably closer to the mid 13th century. The O’Bannon clan built the castle, though it has been owned by musician Seán Ryan since 1991. Many say the castle has been the site for hauntings, even featured on shows like Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, and Ghost Adventures. 3. The Fifth Lake Seeing a photo of a human submerged in water and surrounded by jellyfish may scare you initially, but just known that these jellyfish have been categorized as harmless. Jellyfish Lake, also known as Fifth Lake, can be found in the island of Eil Malk in Palau. This marine lake on this mostly uninhabited island has become a breeding ground for a diversity of species because of its remoteness for so long. Should you visit and take a swim, you’ll find two species of jellyfish: moon jellyfish and golden jellyfish. As a result, people love taking a dive into the lake and playing with the jellyfish. 2. From The Nabatean Kingdom Mada’in Saleh (Madai een sah lay), or Cities of Saleh, now acts as an important archaeological site in Saudi Arabia, though it was once part of the Nabatean Kingdom from the 1st century AD. This structure was carved right in the rock formation, incorporating the natural landscape with the presence of society. UNESCO made the area Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site in 2008. The ruins of the city have been impressively well-preserved. Lots of cultures have occupied the area before and after the Nabatean Kingdom reigned, with the earliest human settlements recorded to have been around the 3rd millennium BC. Because of the dry, arid climate, the structures have stayed intact. The Island of Cats Aoshima Island, referred to as Cat Island, can be found in southern Japan and earns its name for its astonishing population of felines. More cats inhabit the island than humans do, with over 120 feral cats that call it home. Things like stores or cars do not exist on the island, though a ferry travels here twice a day, bringing in just a little over 30 people each day. Other cat islands and sanctuaries exist in Japan, though Aoshima has to be one of the largest. Abandoned houses remain on the island, though it functions as a small fishing village home to very few people. In recent years, the island has earned lots of fame thanks to news and photos found on the internet.
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Moving or renovating is generally an exciting time for most, although it can be a little daunting and stressful. We sort of set ourselves up for a few delays, minor problems or surprises and just deal with them accordingly. The homeowners featured on our list today got a little more than they bargained for, some amazing and some truly horrifying, like our first entry. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7 - Big Brother is watching you Renting a house is all very well, but it can be quite disturbing to learn that you’ve been the source of entertainment for the leasor. That happened to a couple in Sydney, who were reading about their landlord on a rental forum site, where they learnt that he had a habit of hiding cameras on the property. The couple began searching, and to their dismay, found several hidden cameras all linked up to a shed that only the owner had access to. Inside the shed was a leather recliner, a TV and a footrest, where the owner would watch the couple going about their daily business. Thankfully the guy was arrested and sentenced to 17-months in prison. 6 - Get your game face on In this home, more than 4,000 game pieces were discovered underneath the floorboards. The family must have been very keen on their board games! 5 - If the shoe fits In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, restorations were underway at the Liedberg Palace in Korschenbroich when 300-year-old shoes were discovered in the walls of the palace. There were 8 pairs of woman’s, men’s and children’s shoes found, dating back to around 1708. Most of the shoes had been heavily worn in, but there were some higher-value Baroque models as well. There were also 2 other pairs from the 19th century discovered in the walls. Why the shoes were there is a little unclear, but some scholars believe they were put there for superstitious reasons. 4 - Land of milk and honey Over in Colorado, Debbie Hill had just moved into her new home. Once she had unpacked and was busy settling in to her new home, she noticed that brown goo was dripping down her walls. It was brown, sticky and looked a lot like blood. Most peculiarly, the walls were oozing the most delicious honey that Debbie had ever tasted! Seems Debbie had moved into the bee’s house, because inside her walls were between 50 and 60,000 bees! The honey they made would melt in the summer heat, and start dripping through her walls. We’re not sure if she managed to get rid of all the bees, but at this stage – we’re pretty sure she’s bee free! 3 - Cat’s in the cradle As if witch bottles and baby bones wasn’t enough, back in medieval times many people would seal a live cat in the walls of their home due to its association with witches. I can’t even imagine how traumatic that have been for the animal. A cat’s skeleton was discovered in 2011, in the walls of a home in Pendle Hill, Lancashire, an area notorious for its witchcraft related activities. 2 - Poison And I’m not talking about the Alice Cooper song, but rather 400 barrels of toxic waste that was found hidden behind the walls of a property owned by an Ontario man in 2017. The man had already found 400 barrels of waste, and after knocking down a wall, discovered a further 400! The contents were dangerous cancer-causing materials, and were left behind by John Currie, the previous owner. He was known for disposing of waster improperly, and hopefully slapped with a heavy fine after he was caught doing this! 1 - ...
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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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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, you may know him better as Eminem, is an actor, rapper, singer, producer, writer and of course father! He’s sold more than 172 million albums, topped charts all around the globe and ranked 83rd of Rolling Stones Greatest artists of all time! It wasn’t an easy road to fame for him, as you’ll discover in some of our incredible facts today! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 19 - Name Change… The Marshall Mathers LP was Eminem’s 3rd studio album, and it was meant to be called Amsterdam. The reason being that he wrote most of the album there, and he said Dutch journalists inspired some of the lyrics in the album. 18 - Battle It Out… If you’d like to be signed to Shady Records, which is his own record label, be prepared to do a rap battle with him! Good luck! 17 - Good decision… As mentioned already, the track Lose Myself, off the movie 8 Mile, won an Oscar – but Universal and Interscope were keen to have ‘Cleanin Out My Closet’ as the main song from the movie. Eminem disagreed, and it was definitely the best decision. 16 - Believe in yourself… Just goes to show, you don’t have to be an excellent scholar to be a success in life. Just do your best! Marshall failed 9th grade 3 times, and he turned out more than ok! 15 - Pay it forward… Eminem believes in giving back, and despite his own personal issue – he’s managed to establish charitable foundations and he supports various charities. He has started a few of his own charities, but doesn’t like to get credit for the work he does there. 14 - Love at first sight… The first time he met Kim, she was just 13 and he was 15. He was standing on a table, shirt off and rapping away to the song “I’m bad” by LL Cool J. 13 - Under Investigation… The CIA and US Secret Service have both investigated Eminem, and saw him as a threat to national security. A lot of it had to do with the single Mosh, which referenced George Bush. 12 - Money lost… Mid November of 2017, Eminem took a bit of a knock in the financial market. He owned a beautiful mansion in Detroit, which he purchased for $4.75 million in 2003. He’s just sold it for $1.9 million, taking a huge loss on the home. This mansion came in at number 10 on the Top 10 Rappers Mansions back in 2016. It’s said that he was hardly ever at the home, and it was best to just let it go. 11 - Term of endearment… We may not always like our nicknames, but they’re usually coming from a place of love. Eminem used to be called Mickey, as his ears were so big! 10 - A little spoil… When he’s career had just started, Eminem and Royce da 5'9" bought themselves new Avirex leather jackets. They hid the jackets under their hotel bed, as they didn’t want their manager to think they were being irresponsible with their money. 9 - A star is born… Eminem could have been a star on the big screen even before the release of 8 Mile. Training day was a film released in 2001, and initially the director wanted to cast Eminem in the role of Officer Jake Hoyt, but the role ended up going to Ethan Hawke. 8 - Will the real slim shady please stand up… According to Eminem, his different names represent a different side of him. Slim Shady for his temper, Eminem when he’s a rapper and Marshal Mathers, for the guy at the end of the day. 7 - Who do you believe? I’m leaning towards Eminem here! Eminem once mentioned that he and Mariah Carey had a brief relationship in 2001, which she of course denies… but I have a hunch that he’s telling the truth. 6 - Not to be repeated… He is quite the catch, but Eminem has said he’s got no plans to marry or have any more children ever again. 5 - Thank the kids… When Dr Dre’s kids started singing along to The Real Slim Shady, that’s when Dre just knew that the song would be a hit! 4 - A little persuasion… Walk on Water is the latest offering by Eminem and it was released on the 10th of November 2017. It features Beyonce singing the chorus. Within 4-days the song had received 20-million views on YouTube. Apparently, Jay-Z was the one who encouraged Beyonce to be on the track with Eminem, and he performed it at the 2017 MTV Video Music awards with Skylar Gray. 3 - Not going to happen… To this day, he doesn’t know how to use a computer and isn’t going to learn. In his words, "If I learn how to work a computer, I'm going to be on that b** all day looking at comments about me, and it's going to drive me crazy." Wise decision, wouldn’t you agree? 2 - Sing for the moment… A study was done where 93 artists across 25 genres of music were researched to see who had the widest vocabulary. Eminem topped the list with 8,818 unique words. Jay-Z had 6,899 and Bob Dylan 4,883. 1 - False Alarm… Celebs always seem to die a few times before they actually do. It’s been falsely reported that Eminem has died in a car accident 4-times, and once from an overdose. Happy to say, he is still with us!
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From an ancient necklace that was once worn by a king to an amazing artifact found by chance these discoveries are incredible! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. Linn Duachaill Discovered in 2010 near the village of Annagassan in County Louth, this Viking settlement village was built in 841 around the same time as the settlement Dubh Linn, or Dublin. The site was used to build and repair ships before eventually being abandoned in favor of Dublin. The find is evidence of one of the earliest settlements of Vikings in Ireland and it’s estimated that at it’s height the village contained five thousand Vikings with up to 200 ships. 7. Ireland’s Oldest Burials An excavation near the River Shannon in Hermitage, Co. Limerick uncovered two early Mesolithic burials that are the earliest ever identified in Ireland. The burials were radiocarbon dated to approximately 7500-7000 B.C. and have great historical significance. It indicates that formal burial in Ireland was taking place way before the development of farming and settled communities. 6. The Derrynaflan Hoard When this hoard was found in 1980 it was hailed as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times. It was found by a father and son metal detecting in the area. The hoard consists of a richly decorated ninth century silver chalice, a large 8th century paten and stand, an 8th century liturgical strainer and a bronze basin from the 8th or 9th century. Apparently the treasure was buried to conceal it, very likely from Viking raiders. The discovery led to years of legal action between the finders and the state and eventually led to the National Monuments Act of 1994. 5. Early Buttevant Buttevant is a town in Ireland that was founded around 1208. When its main streets were being dug up for resurfacing work in 2015 a group of archaeologists were called in and made some very exciting discoveries. They found the remains of a town wall, a cobbled street and an underground chamber dating back to medieval times. The findings will help researchers better understand the medieval street layout of the town. The town has been through a lot. It was sacked by English forces twice once in 1569 and again in 1691. After this second attack the town remained in a state of stagnation for over a century before finally being revived. 4. 12th Century Brooch New York University student McKenna McFadden was in Ireland this summer for a school related trip when she stumbled upon this incredibly rare 12th century artifact. She was with a group being led on a tour of Oney Island on the west side of Ireland when she noticed something in the sand. She didn’t think much of it until she showed the find to the archaeologist leading the tour, who was very intrigued by the piece. It’s called a kite brooch and is used to fasten a cloak or shawl. The artifact is one of only a few ever found in Ireland and is now with the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. 3. Box of Bones Thousand of bones were discovered in a cave in County Clare Ireland by a team of scientists in 1903. Eventually the bones were put in a box and sent to the National Museum of Ireland where they lay largely forgotten for a century. The bones were recently reexamined and a bear bone was found that established the fact that humans were on Ireland 12,500 years ago. While archaeologists have always suspected that there were humans in Ireland much farther back than once thought, they didn’t find any evidence to prove this theory until this latest discovery. 2. 4000 Year Old Necklace Like so many discoveries made in Ireland, this ancient necklace was found along with two discs by a farmer who was cutting turf in a bog. After a few years he passed the necklace onto a local chemist, who kept the historic find in his shop’s safe, where they remained for years. Then in February 2009 two thieves grabbed the safe during a burglary and left it in a dumpster in Dublin. Detectives literally went digging through dumpster after dumpster until they luckily found the treasures with hours to spare before the trash was to be collected. Examiners from the National Museum's Irish Antiquities Division called the pieces one of the most important archaeological finds for many years. The necklace was worn by the early kings of Ireland and dates back to sometime between 2,300 and 1,800 B.C. 1. Ancient Latin Psalter A 1,200 year old religious manuscript was discovered in 2006 by a workman operating a mechanical digger on the bog at Faddan More near Riverstown. The importance of this book is immense and its discovery has been called more important for Ireland than the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls was for biblical scholars. It changes scholars views about how ancient Irish manuscripts were produced. The psalter contains 60 pages of vellum, a parchment made from animal skins that were inscribed with the complete text of all 150 of the Bible’s Book of Psalms.
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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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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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Thinking of how technologically advanced our world is right now, it’s hard to imagine that there may have been ancient technological discoveries way ahead of its time, in fact, some we’ve not even been able to replicate in this day and age! Today we have a look at some incredible ancient technological discoveries that will leave you wondering how on earth they managed to do that! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8 - Damascus Steel… Between 1100 and 1700 AD, the Middle East was using an incredibly strong steel called Damascus Steel. Many swords and knives were made with this special steel, which up till this point has never been recreated. The blades were able to slice through anything, even rocks and metals! The steel was thought to be imported from India and Sri Lanka, called wootz steel, and underwent a special process that made the material soft, strong and flexible all at the same time. The process in which the steel was made has been lost since 1750 AD, and it’s thought that the ores used in the recipe had dried up, so people stopped making the steel. Today it’s still a guessing game. 7 - Contact lenses… It was 1632 when Rene Descartes invented the first pair of contact lenses. Leonardo da Vinci had a similar vision, excuse the pun, but it never materialised. Descartes used glass tubes filled with liquid and placed them directly on the cornea. It sounds seriously uncomfortable, but apparently, it worked. 6 - Nimrud lens… Here’s another type of lens that was created somewhere between 750-710 BC. It was discovered at the Assyrian palace of Nimrud, which is Iraq today. It’s an optical lense made from crystal rock which can magnify objects to 3 times their size. Some scientists believe it formed part of a telescope, but that hasn’t been confirmed. 5 - Difference engine… Charles Babbage has been said to be a computer pioneer. It was Charles that invented the Difference machine in 1822. He invented computers, but sadly, never made computers. In 2002, a team got together to create a Babbage computer, 153-years after it was designed. They called it Difference Engine No. 2 and they followed Babbage’s instructions to the tee. It had 8,000 components, weighed 5 tons and was 11-feet long! This model is on display at Intellectual Ventures in Seattle. 4 - Flexible glass… This story is based on a bit of hearsay, and we know how the game broken telephone works, so this may not be quite legit. The story stems from between 14 and 37 AD, where it’s said that flexible glass was invented by an unknown craftsman. The craftsman took a bowl that he had made using this incredible flexible glass straight to Caesar. Caesar was suitably impressed. The material was extra-special because it didn’t break but would instead just dent if dropped and could be manipulated back into shape. The Emperor had the man beheaded, after the man swore no one else knew the recipe, as he was afraid it would undermine the value of gold and silver. 3 - Greek Fire… The Greeks once invented something that enabled them to overpower their enemies with ease, a product that people have tried to recreate today, and although it’s possible to create something similar, is not quite as effective. It was 678 CE and it was known as Greek Fire. This was a type of sticky fire or napalm, that could even burn on water. The product could be used in two separate ways. When it was first invented it was bottled and thrown at the enemy, where it would explode and cause madness and mayhem. The second way was to insert it into siphons and let it out like you would a flamethrower. The closest anyone got to recreating this particular napalm was in 1940, which would imply that the technology behind it was missing for hundreds of years! 2 - Automatically Opening Doors… The Ancient Greeks have done it again, and around 1 AD our Hero created automatic doors. The automatic doors that we’re accustomed to today were introduced in 1931. The doors invented by Hero were way ahead of their time, but sadly, they weren’t very practical. It could take hours for the doors to open, so if you were in a hurry, you’d have a problem. To open the doors, a fire would firstly need to be lit. The heat would create atmospheric pressure in a brass vessel which would then pump water into big containers. Each container would have weights and it would work like a hydraulic system. The doors were created for the temples, so the doors could be open in time for prayer, and the same for the gates to the city. 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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Alaska still holds many archaeological wonders like the petroglyph beach and the discovery of strange fossils of an ancient sea animal Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 8 New Butterfly Species In March 2016, a scientist accidentally discovered a new undocumented species of butterfly native to Alaska. Andrew Warren, a butterfly expert, was organizing a museum’s butterfly collection when he noticed one butterfly was seemingly mislabeled as a variation of the Chryxus Arctic butterfly - when actually it was a whole new species altogether. The Tanana Arctic is the new name of this species of butterfly - which evolved when two other species intermingled until their hybrid offspring became distinct enough to become their own breed. Because of this new discovery, little is known about them except that they make their home in the harsh and cold environment of Alaska. # 7 Cremated Child Excavators in an Alaskan archaeological dig found something that unnerved them to their core. The archeologists in Central Alaska uncovered the cremated remains of a 3 year old child who died almost 11,500 years ago. The child’s burned bone remains were found in the center of an ancient house, a place that served as their home while they were alive and their graveyard when they died. # 6 Ice Age Babies Surrounded by Weapons A similar and mysterious archaeological find was discovered incredibly close to the cremated 3 year old child. Buried just a few centimeters below the cremated remains, the remains of two infants were found. The two would be aged anywhere between a few days to a few weeks. The children were surrounded by an array of ancient weapons like spears and sharpened rock tips, a set-up that would have been considered a very lavish funeral. Why the two babies weren’t cremated while the older one was is a mystery. The reason for such an intricate burial ceremony of any of these children remains equally shrouded in mystery. # 5 Lady of the Lake The Lady of the Lake is a mysterious site just a few miles of a city called North Pole, Alaska. It’s the name of a WB-Superfortress plane that is half sunken into a lake. The ominous looking abandoned aircraft has a history of being used as a recon plane during World War II, but the exact reason for it’s new home at the bottom of a shallow lake is unclear. It makes for an intimidating discovery for anyone who happens to find it. # 4 Petroglyph Beach A rocky beach in Juneau, Alaska has a rare archaeological find that only reveals itself at low tide. Over 40 different rock sketches decorate the rocks on the coast, depicting things like salmon, whales, human faces, and a community. It is one of the oldest concentration of ancient drawings in the world, and it’s incredibly hard to piece together the true meaning of the disappearing petroglyphs as they are slowly being washed away by the ocean. # 3 Pre-American Trade Archaeologists discovered a collection of prehistoric bronze relics in Northwestern Alaska, at a time when the people of Alaska were not yet capable of making their own bronze. The artifacts were made in Mongolia, Korea, China and Japan, other finds seem to originate from places in Russia. These artifacts prove the existence of intercontinental trade and cultural exchange in Alaskan way before Columbus arrived in the Americas. # 2 Igloo City A strange monument exists 120 miles north of Anchorage - a giant abandoned igloo. The building, once called Igloo City, was first built in the 1970s and was meant to be a novelty hotel for tourists. The building could never meet construction codes and soon it became too expensive to keep trying to build it and just as expensive to tear it down. Several other owners came to the property throughout the decades but none could get the cursed building to meet regulations. Soon it was abandoned to the Alaskan elements and has now become a strange landmark for adventurers to check out. # 1 “Buzz saw” shark An Alaskan Geology student named Richard Glenn found an oddly shaped rock while mapping geological formations in the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska. The rock was a spiral shape, similar to a fossil of a shell someone might find. The difference? This spiral shape was dotted with 100s of teeth. After a long journey from Alaska to the Smithsonian and back, the spiral set of teeth was identified as the jaw from a Helicoprion, an extinct shark also known as the Buzz saw shark. Fossils from the buzz saw shark are rare, as all of their insides were made of cartilage that wouldn’t survive fossilization. The buzz-saw shark is known for its mysterious coil of teeth that don’t seem to belong on a predator. They are also native to the Atlantic ocean, so how that fossil ended up in a mountain range in the arctic is another layer of mystery to this rare discovery.
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No matter how they got there, let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful weird, and surreal rock formations that you can find all over the world. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Arches National Park Back to America, we visit the Arches National Park, located in eastern Utah. Here, rocks arch and rise in unique ways, with the park including over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. The park encopasses a high desert, which spans over 76,679 acres of land in the Colorado Plateau. Famous geological formations like the Organ--a sandstone tower, and the ever so recognizable Delicate Arch. Over 1 million people visit the park per year. And the high traffic actually causes a threat to the ecosystem which already proves rather fragile. 5. Valley Of The Moon There’s a bunch of places called “valley of the moon” all over the world and today we’re talking about the one in Ischigualasto, Argentina. At this Valley of the Moon, it includes these rugged towers of rock that rise of the dry desert area that contains little amounts of cacti and bushes. It’s even called the valley of the moon for its barrenness that resembles the surface of the moon in the sky. Though there’s not a lot of vegetation, there is a 130 foot tall petrified tree, which shows that the area once had lots of thriving plants. 4. The Megatherium Tunnels One of the most unique rock formations were formed by neither nature nor man, but created by prehistoric giant animals known as megatherium, sloths that were the size of elephants. They lived in the lands of modern day South America and carved these huge tunnels in to the environment, called “palaeburrows.” The researchers who came across and examined the tunnels first thought they formed due to some geological process but then they came across the huge claw marks which signaled it was the doing of an animal. These sloths must have dug these tunnes anywhere from 2.5 million to 17,000 years ago. 3. Basaltic Prisms Of Santa Maria Regla It looks like an image out of a fantasy movie, but the waterfall you see before you is real and can be found at Santa Maria Regla in Mexico. Water makes its way through these tall basalt columns into a ravine that flows from the San Antonio Dam. The columns measure from 30 meters at the shorts to the fifty meters at the highest, with each column complete with 6 sides. Tourists will find these waterfalls just an hour away from Mexico City. The columns formed as a result of basaltic lava flowing down and cooling and contracting as it solidifies. 2. Moeraki Boulders Along the coast of New Zealand on Koekohe Beach, these large spherical boulders have situated themselves against the wet sand. The Moeraki Boulders range in sizes from 1.6 to 3.3 feet or 0.5 to 1 meter in diameter while others may measure up to 4.9 to 7.2 feet or 1.5 to 2.2 meters. According to local legend, the spheres were old eel baskets that washed ashore. Although they look man-made, the spheres were made due to the cementation of mudstone, made round by the water on the shore. 1...
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Oh baby, baby. With millions of babies born every year, and given the fact that we all began as babies, we thought that we should bring you a list of things you just may not know about them. Babies are basically little superhumans, and it’s due time that we give them the recognition these adorable little creatures deserve. Here we present to you a list of Remarkable and Adorable Facts About Babies. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. All the Reflexes Evolution lends babies lots of reflexes, and by lots, we mean right around seventy. Long before they gain the ability to walk, parents will notice that if they stand a baby up and support their weight, they appear to walk. That’s because babies are born with a stepping reflex and with the inherent knowledge of how walking works, they just can’t do it yet because they’re not developed enough. The startle reflex makes a baby seem terrified of every little thing that makes a noise or crosses their field of vision, but it’s just their natural response to loud noises. A baby’s most sensitive touch receptors are located around or inside of their mouths, which is why they naturally gravitate toward putting anything they can get their hands on inside their little mouth. They seem like small balls of cute and reflexes, which is pretty much what they are when they’re super young. 6. Birthmarks These markings are probably more common on tiny humans than one might think: around 80% of babies are born with birthmarks, with stork bites—pale, pink markings on a baby’s face or back of their neck—and port wine stains being the most common. Birthmarks can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, though, and can be found on any part of their bodies and they occur when little, itty-bitty blood vessels are dilated during birth. Sometimes they take weeks to show up on a newborn baby’s skin, and other times they can go away completely after a few years. 5. An Ear for Music The University of Helsinki conducted research that produced some pretty neat results: babies who have heard certain songs while in the womb can continue to recognize the music for months after birth. The songs the baby’s parents listened to while he/she was in the womb may even help settle the little one down as it is comforting to hear things they are familiar with. In fact, babies love listening to rhythms, songs, and music in general and the effects produced are amazing on a baby’s brain. 4. Super Cute Little Things Have you ever looked at a baby and just wanted to squeeze and pinch its little cheeks? Researchers have found that the smell of a newborn baby’s head may have something to do with the sensation. The scent of the newborn apparently activates the same reward circuits in the brains of women that food and addictive substances do. Parents are evolutionarily drawn to their children and the cuteness of the little things so that they care for them and give them the attention needed for survival. 3. All-seeing, All-noticing Alison Gopnik, a Berkeley professor of psychology, wrote a book titled The Philosophical Baby, where she described babies as having a “lantern consciousness” versus the “attention spotlight” seen in adults. This means that babies, unlike adults, focus on a little bit of everything at once. Adults tend to focus their attention on one, single important thing, while babies just notice everything going on around them. Most adults think that children just can’t stay focused or pay attention to everything, but this is where they’re wrong. Children are often just noticing everything going on around them, all at once, and it helps with imagination, creativity, and learning. 2. Communication Skills Before a baby can speak, they typically will be able to communicate a lot of what they want or need through the use of their body parts. They wave, gesture, clap, point, and use various other ways to communicate something they’re dying to tell you. Some studies show that babies who learn how to communicate physically, and the more they do so, may be better off using their verbal communication skills in the future. Adorable Smiles Although you may notice some newborn babies with a big grin on their face, typically the smile isn’t the real, genuine article; babies can typically smile even inside the womb, but these are known as reflex smiles. Usually, the first real smiles a baby gives come between one-and-a-half and three-months-old, and they come on for a variety of reasons. Music or hearing a parents voice is usually the first cause of a real smile in a baby, and over time they begin to react with adorable little grins to things they see, funny faces, and even people they don’t know. They also start to laugh around three to four months and laugh roughly 300 times a day; if you’re anything like us, those cute little giggles are enough to make your day.
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You’d think by now we’ve done a pretty good job at cataloguing all of the species in the world, but we’re far from done! Scientists believe there are around 8.7 million species in the world, with between 1 and 2 million of those being animals. And it’s thought the vast majority have not even been documented yet. 2017 saw a number of fascinating new discoveries, and we’ll touch on some of them today. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10 - Not for human consumption… Don’t let the name Churro mislead you, there is nothing tasty about this new marine worm that was discovered in the Gulf of California in 2017. They’ve called it Churro because of the striking resemblance to a Churro, the delicious fried-dough pastry dessert that is dipped into sweet sauces. This worm is between 4 and 10 inches and feeds off molluscs like clams. 9 - Feeling Blue... I would be too if faced with this bright blue tarantula that was discovered in Guyana. It doesn’t even have a name yet, that’s how new it is! It was spotted by Andrew Snyder, who says his flashlight bounced off something very blue, which he thought was just a reflection. When he went closer, he was really surprised to see the bright blue legs of the spider. Firstly, this is the first blue tarantula found in South America, as they’re usually found in Southeast Asia, and secondly, this one was living in a colony, which is very unusual for spiders. 8 - 5 a day… If you’re brave, you can add this bizarre fruit to yours! It’s the obscure relative of the tomato, and it was discovered in Australia. This fruit has been known to botanists for 50 years already, but it was only described officially in 2017. 7th graders helped name this weird fruit the deathly fruit, and when cut open, the flesh of the fruit changes from whitish green to blood red and then matures into a dry, white bony state. The fruit looks very unappetising, and I doubt it’s going to be flying off the shelves anytime soon! 7 - Blooming marvellous… A new species of orchid was found last year, called the devil orchid aka Telipogon diabolicus. This orchid is a fusion of male and female flower parts and as you can see, looks a lot like the head of the devil! This plant is only found in a certain area of Columbia, which is currently threatened by reconstruction. 6 - Now you see me… Now you don’t! You’re aware of how lizards drop their tails in order to escape a predator, but this newly discovered gecko takes things a little further. This creature is covered with overlapping scales, and when it’s in trouble, has the ability to shed those scales and make a quick, naked getaway. Within a few weeks, those scales have grown back and the gecko is ready for action once again. 5 - Down Under… We head down 13,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean to meet a new species of sponge that was confirmed in 2017. Plenaster craigi have been found in 2013 and 2015, and it was just last year that it was confirmed as an official new species. It was discovered in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, and live on metal-rich nodules that are common in that area. 4 - Look familiar? Pictured here is the Arcella gandalfi, and if you’ve watched Lord of the Rings, you’ll know why it got that name. These freshwater amoebas were rumoured to exist in Brazil, but they’ve only recently been discovered and confirmed to be real. Considering they’re a single cell organism, these amoeba’s are quite big, measuring 81 micrometers in diameter and 71 micrometers in height. 3 - Pretty in Pink… This is the Pink Floyd pistol shrimp, a new species of snapping shrimp found in the waters off the Pacific coast of Panama. Pink Floyd happened to be one of the favourite bands of the scientists who discovered it. As if the neon pink claw wasn’t strange enough, this crazy shrimp can kill its prey with noise! The snap of that giant claw is loud and powerful that it creates cavitation bubbles, which then burst into the prey, either stunning them or killing them. The sound reaches levels of 210 decibels, which is louder than a gunshot! 2 - No lazing around… An ancient giant sloth fossil was also found in 2017, hidden in an underwater cave in the jungle of the Yucatán in Mexico. This area is not known for many fossil finds, because the humid environment tends to destroy any traces of bones. Vicente Fito went diving in a limestone cave in 2009 where he made this remarkable discovery. He gave the bones to the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico, where they’ve spent all this time piecing everything together. This new species of sloth is thought to weigh around 500-pounds! Apparently the oldest sloth fossil ever found is roughly 9 million years old, and was found in Argentina. 1...
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Many of our well-loved archeological discoveries have been made by sheer chance, a true case of being at the right place at the right time. Who knows, you could be harboring a secret city right underneath your home! But before we get into it, it’s time for another quiz question. Listen to the video to find out the answer to this question: What famous stone helped archaeologists translate Egyptian hieroglyphs? AND if you’re paying really close attention, how much did this incredible stone weigh? Make sure to answer these questions in the comments below and you could be featured in tomorrow’s video! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 6 - Before and After In Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, engineers were busy clearing an area meant for a new line of the metro. Things didn’t quite go according to plan, and builders uncovered the remains of the cosmopolitan city of Serdica. What’s so special about Serdica is that there are traces of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine cultures – so I wasn’t exaggerating when I said cosmopolitan. Excavations brought forward floor mosaics with images of Roman vine leaves, there was evidence of the early sewage system, private bath houses and even a wheel of fortune. Today it’s an open-air museum. 5 - Lucky Find This is one of the biggest accidental discoveries of all time and it occurred in 1974 when farmers were digging a well on their farm in Xian, China. While digging they came upon a life-size terracotta farmer. The farmers informed authorities and digging commenced shortly thereafter. The discovery was momentous, with roughly 8,000 terracotta soldiers, archers and charioteers being unearthed. The stone army dates back to 210 BC and they were buried with Qin Shihuangdi to keep him safe on his journey to the after-life. He was the first emperor of China, who was not only known for his brutality but also his major accomplishments which included the standardization of the system of units and measures, the excellent network of roads and the Great wall of China. 4 - The underworld Turkey’s Cappadocia region is filled with loads of underground cities that were made from the volcanic ash that had fallen and settled in the region. These cities were hand-carved by ancient inhabitants, and one of the most extensive ones is called Derinkuyu. It’s believed that as many as 20,000 people could have lived there at one time, and boasts 18-stories with meeting halls, shops, stables, schools, places to worship and even freshwater wells. Derinkuyu was discovered in 1963 by sheer chance when a local man wanted to renovate his home and knocked a wall down. He uncovered a passageway which delved into the depths of the underground and revealed a history like no other. About half the tunnels are open for visitors. 3 - Set Sail Not only were Moshe and Yuval Lufan brothers but they were also amateur archaeologists. They were super keen to find artefacts from Israel’s past and had been searching on and off. The one brother describes seeing a flashing light as he came upon the Sea of Galilee boat which showed itself when a drought had caused the water to recede drastically. Its assumed that this specific boat was used by the Jews in the ancient era and that Jesus would have used a similar boat in his time. 2 - Stone’s Throw Away The Rosetta Stone sees millions of visitors come and view it every year at the British museum and many liken it to the most important archaeological artifact in the world. You may or may not agree, but what we can agree upon is that this stone is said to hold the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphs. The stone was part of an old wall that was being torn down, and a team led by Pierre Francois-Xavier Bouchard were commencing the demolition when the stone was spotted by Bouchard. The year was 1799 and he called a halt immediately. The stone was heavy – 762 kg’s or 1680-pounds and consists of 14 lines of hieroglyphic text, then there’s 32 lines of demotic text and 54 lines of Greek text. The text was deciphered in 1820 by Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion and their work formed the basis for any further translation of Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. 1...
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Egypt never disappoints when it comes to new and exciting discoveries, and the past few years have rewarded archeologists with the most intriguing and fascinating discoveries. Not only that, but with the continual improvements in technology, we’re making new discoveries out of old discoveries, and today we’re going to see what’s been happening in Egypt over the last few years. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 7 - Garden of Eden… For quite some time, archaeologists have suspected that the ancient Egyptians planted gardens at the entrance of their tombs but had never found concrete evidence. All they had was illustrations on the inside of tomb walls, but a recent discovery has finally yielded the proof they needed. They found a garden on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor. It was a 3 x 2-meter garden and Dr Jose Manuel Galán of the Spanish National Research Council believes it’s doing to provide fabulous information about botany and environment conditions from 4,000-years ago! 6 - Beneath the surface… At one point in time in ancient Egypt, the kings of Kush were in power, but when Aspelta came into power - 593–568 BC, the Kush only ruled their own kingdom but still referred to themselves as the kings of Egypt. Excavations have continued where they were based, which is at Dangeil in Sudan. Archeologists have been spending time inside a temple of the Egyptian god Amun, and they have recently picked up sought after fragments and managed to piece together the face of Aspelta. Thought to be 2,600-years old, Aspelta was said to be “king of Upper and Lower Egypt”. The building where the discovery was made was abandoned, yet other bodies have been found buried there and no one knows where they come from or who those people were. 5 - Try and try again… This is a great story of try and try again. Roughly 4,600-years ago, King Sneferu of the 4th Dynasty built the very first smooth-sided pyramid. He didn’t get it right first time though and had a rather embarrassing failure with his “bent” pyramid. His first attempt saw the pyramid change from a 54-degree angle at the base to 43-degrees halfway up. King Sneferu’s son succeeded him and it was largely thanks to him the Great Pyramid at Giza was built. Now, just south of all this is the royal cemetery of Dahshur where a new pyramid was recently discovered. This one is from the Middle Kingdom and believed to belong to King Ameni Ka Mauw who ruled during the 13th Dynasty. The pyramid had 10 lines of hieroglyphic text which experts are still busy trying to translate. 4 - It’s all there… An intact tomb was found at Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan, which is an area well-known for great finds. 14 tombs of members of the ruling class of the river island of Elephantine were discovered and in March 2017, yet another tomb was uncovered. The occupant is believed to be a brother of Sarenput II, an important governor of the 12th Dynasty. The best part was that the tomb was in such excellent condition and there was a range of funerary goods inside, including some pottery, wooden figures, two cedar coffins and the mummy as well as the mask were all well-preserved. 3 - The search has ended… Quite a while back, in 1907, two mummies were discovered that ended up causing a lot of frustration for researchers. They were found 250-miles South of Cairo side-by-side and estimated to be 4,000 years old. Named Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh, they’re thought to be royalty due to their rich tombs. On each coffin was the name Khnum-Aa, a female name that many believe to be their mother. Only recently have scientists been able to confirm this information, and they’ve also managed to figure out that the brothers were half-brothers born 20-years apart. 2 - Ankle Deep… We’re back in Luxor where 8 mummies were recently found in a tomb. It was April of 2018 when these mummies were found alongside more than 1,000 statues and several coffins inside an ancient noble’s tomb near the Valley of the Kings. What made the discovery a little unusual was that the coffins were beautifully decorated in red, blue, black, green, and yellow… excavations continue. 1...
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Not all incredible discoveries are made by trained scientists or adventurers like Indiana Jones. In fact, a lot of the most important archaeological discoveries are made completely by accident! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Derinkuyu City Cappadocia, a region in Turkey, is dotted with immense structures called “fairy chimneys.” They are made of a rock soft enough to carve and people have been carving living spaces into them for thousands of years. There are a number of known underground cities in Cappadocia, but the one located underneath Derinkuyu is among the most impressive. In 1963 a man was doing renovations on his home when he tore down a wall that led to a room, connected to a long passageway. That passageway was one of thousands in the Derinkuyu underground city. It is incredibly elaborate with 11 storeys, 15,000 airshafts, and enough room to house 20,000 people. The city features wine cellars, homes, stables, livestock pens, freshwater wells, and more. Even more impressive is the fact that they had an incredible defense system, being able to shut large stone doors to seal the city from the inside and seal each level off from one another in times of invasion. There have been absolutely no cave-ins in the city and it is still safe enough to house the archaeologists who are studying it. The mystery behind this find is...no one knows who built it! 4. Lascaux Caves The story behind one of the most significant archaeological finds in history goes like this: In southwest France in the year 1940, four teenagers and a dog named Robot were out for a walk when Robot decided to chase a rabbit into a hole in the ground. The boys chased after their dog, thinking he had found a tunnel to buried treasure, which was somewhere around this area according to a local story. They found they were surrounded by vivid paintings of animals and decided to make some money by showing it their friends (if they bought a ticket). News travels fast and soon archaeologists were on the scene. They determined the paintings were authentic examples of cave art from the Paleolithic Period, about 17,000 years old. The cave has over 600 paintings and 1500 engravings, nearly all of them of extinct species of fauna and flora. Today, the cave is closed to visitors, who have inadvertently caused the deterioration of the paint literally just by breathing around them. 3. WWII Bomb In 2013, construction workers in Belgrade were in for a surprise when they went to work at 11p.m. in the city center. While working on Budimska Street in downtown Belgrade, workers unearthed an amazingly unexploded bomb that had been buried 20 feet below the streets since 1941. It weighed over 1 ton and contained 1300 pounds of explosives. The bomb was safely excavated after the area was evacuated and was taken to a military base, where it was destroyed safely on February 5, 2016. 2. Roman Villa A man living in Wiltshire, England was attempting to run electricity to a building in his backyard so his children could use it as a recreation room when the electricians running the cable declared they had found something. They had unearthed an elaborate mosaic tile, which turned out to be the bottom floor of an ancient Roman Villa, built around 175 AD. The villa was incredibly well-preserved and so intricate, it may have been the home of a Roman Emperor. It’s believed the villa was once three-storeys high. Among the finds here were oyster shells, suggesting they were specifically cultivated for the family, elite pottery, and the coffin of a Roman person which was being used as a flowerbed. The find is one of the most important of its kind in years, because the site has not been touched for nearly 1500 years, allowing scientists and archaeologists to study how the wealthiest 1% of Roman society lived in incredible detail. 1. Venus de Milo You’ve almost certainly heard of and seen photos of this famous Greek statue, but what you might not have known is that she was discovered completely by accident. In 1820, a peasant by the name of Yorgos Kentrotas came across a cave covered in a slab of marble while he was searching for building blocks. Some people are up in arms over who actually made the discovery, with some crediting Yorgos Bottonis and his son Antonio. Whoever found it certainly wasn’t looking for it. The Venus de Milo has become one of the most iconic classical works of art, probably because very little is known about her. She is called Venus, but she very well may be a depiction of Aphrodite. She may not even be a goddess at all, but the lover of the sculptor, or someone else entirely. Her lack of arms has transformed her into a surrealist piece and left many questioning how her arms were broken off, but the rest of her remained undamaged.
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From The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond to The Chopard 201 Carat Watch here are 14 Of The Most Expensive Jewels In The World Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr #5 - The Zoe Diamond The Zoe diamond isn’t just the most expensive blue diamond in the whole world; it’s also the most expensive diamond in terms of price-per-carat at $3.3 million per karat. The piece came to auction from the collection of Rachel and the late philanthropist Paul Mellon in the 2014 Sotheby’s auction. The stone weighs 9.75 karats and is considered to be a fancy vivid blue diamond. Although many believed the gem would only fetch about $15 million, the stone actually sold for $32.6 million, making it the most expensive blue diamond in the world. #4 - The Chopard 201 Carat Watch While Chopard is well known for making exquisite pieces of jewelry, they really went over the top when the designers created the 201 Carat Watch. In addition to the gleaming white and yellow gold hardware hidden underneath, the watch is comprised of 874 of the highest grade diamonds that you could find. In the center of the Swiss timepiece, there are three heart-shaped diamonds. A pink that weighs 15.37 karats, a blue diamond that weighs 12.79 karats and a yellow diamond that weighs 11.36 karats. The rest of the watch is made up of clusters of different colored diamonds as well. The watch is priced at $25 million dollars. #3 - L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace The L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace is the most valuable necklace in the world and costs an incredible $55 million dollars to call yours. The piece was created by the famed Mouawad firm and features the world’s largest internally flawless diamond. The center diamond, referred to as the “incomparable” diamond weighs 407.48 karats, an astounding weight. What better to compliment a massive yellow diamond than 230 karats worth of smaller diamonds. That craziest part about the diamond isn’t its size or value, but rather the means in which we can to have this spectacular piece. In the 1980’s, a young girl was playing in a rubble pile in the Democratic Republic of Congo when she came across a funny rock. After closer inspection from adults, the rock was discovered to be not a rock, but an 890 karat rough diamond instead. After being sold numerous times, the diamond underwent four years of studying and cutting to reach the point it’s at today. #2 - The Pink Star Diamond Ring Up until November 2013, the Graff Pink diamond held the record for being the most expensive diamond ring ever sold at auction. The massive center stone weighs 59.6 karats and was sold at Sotheby’s auction for $83 million. The diamond you see here was cut from a 132.5 karat rough diamond mined in southern Africa. The ring was sold to Issac Wolf for $82 million dollars during the Sotheby’s auction, but it was later returned to Sotheby’s after he defaulted on the payment. After its return, the ring was revalued at $72 million dollars. #1 - The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond When this blue diamond was first discovered, it weighed 35.56 karats and lived in both the Austrian and the Bavarian Crown Jewels. In 2008, a London jeweler, named Laurence Graff, bought the stone for $23.4 million and started to alter its appearance. Jewelers around the world were infuriated with the move, but Gaff had already removed nearly 4.5 karats from the diamond. The move, which actually enhanced its clarity and value, allowed Graff to sell the jewel to the Qatari royal family for a whopping $80 million dollars. Which, in turn, probably made the other jewelers even more upset.
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At 40 years old, Floyd Mayweather remains one of the most successful and well known boxers of all time--and he’s still in the game. If you’re one of the top athletes in your sport, you get paid the big money. And Mayweather makes sure you remember that. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. A Mansion In Miami So it seems a mansion and Penthouse in Las Vegas isn’t enough for one singular person to own. That’s fine, or at least, that’s fine for Mayweather, as he also has a Mansion in Miami that he calls his own. Mayweather dropped $7.7 million in cash on this little 5,200 sq ft modern pool property that would be extravagant for most of us, but is only the fraction of the size of his house in Las Vegas, so there’s that to keep in mind. And we’d like to reiterate, he paid in cash for this 5 bedroom house which is located on La Gorce Island on Miami Beach. 7. Shoe Closet No celebrity’s endless walk in closet is complete without a huge shoe collection. These shelves of sneakers are just a little part of Mayweather’s whole shoe collection and is a photo that he posted himself on his instagram, because if there’s anyone more willing to show off his belongings, it’s the man himself. According to Mayweather, only 80 pairs of shoes could fit into the picture, which leaves a lot to the imagination when someone says “only 80 pairs of shoes.” And it seems he also has a thing for Louboutins since that’s what all of these are. 6. Mercedes Party Bus Also referred to as a Land Yacht, aside from one of the most expensive cars ever, and 2 private jets, another mode of transportation Floyd Mayweather bought for himself is a Mercedes Party Bus whose interior is akin to the environment you’d find in a metropolitan nightclub. This customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cost the professional boxer $300,000 which is chump change at this point. It not only comes with a 55 in TV that features Direct TV and Apple TV, there’s also lots of seating room, a bar, heated massage chairs, and a surround sound stereo. It seems no matter he goes, it has to be in style. 5. More Cars Now that we’ve covered that Trevita, planes, and a bus, let’s go a little more into depth with the rest of his transportation collection, that being his horde of cars he keeps in that private garage. In an interview with ESPN, Mayweather stated that the cars he owns come out to about $15 million. It’s said that he’s owned hundreds of cars throughout the years and that a portion of those cars were 16 Rolls-Royces. And how does he pay for all these luxury cars? If you haven’t learned by now, then remember that Floyd Mayweather loves to pay in cash--cash that often comes in the protection of a designer duffle bag. 4. An Engagement Ring Okay, we’ll give him this one. If you had the money, it makes sense you would want to give your fiance one extravagant ring. Now split from Mayweather, on again off again partner Shantel Jackson was once presented with the $10 million engagement ring you see sitting on her finger. Jackson and Mayweather split not long after, and Mayweather was not holding back as to the reasons why, which he discussed on his social media pages. The terms of their split are pretty dark and messy, though no one is sure whether or not Jackson got to keep the ring. 3. Tickets To His Own Fight This sounds way ridiculous at first since, well, why would a boxer need to buy tickets to his own fight? It’s easily explained, however, that Floyd Mayweather bought the tickets to give out to friends and family, a cost that totalled to $605,000. The match was against Canelo Alvarez which took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All that money came out to equal 300 tickets. All that seemed worth it, too, since he ended up beating Canelo that match. 2. That $6.4 Million Watch Collection We know that Mayweather is a man who loves jewelry. Okay, he loves anything expensive, but you’ve got to admit the man has an eye for not just cars but accessories. And that includes a collection of 8 Rolex watches, 8 Audermars Piguet watches, 1 Rainbow Tourbillion, 1 Piaget Galaxy, 3 Franck Muller watches, 2 Aximums, and 1 Hublot Big Bang King--all of which total to around $6.4 million. How do we know exactly how many of each watch he has and how much it all costs? Well he tweets it all out, of course. 1. Custom iPod First of all, who even owns an iPod anymore that they didn’t buy from at least the past decade? Floyd Mayweather, that’s who. He posted a photo on instagram of his custom-made diamond encrusted iPod. In the background, you can see that the Apple earphones are wrapped around a wad of $100 bills, which Mayweather posted with the caption “money is music to my ears.” It’s said to have a value of $50,000 and comes attached to a chain that has a gold plated, diamond encrusted pendant that reads “Mayweather.”
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From a cat and bird being friends to a cheetah and a dog, here are 15 amazing animal friendships you wont believe! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 8. Koala and Canine This koala bear doesn’t need to climb on a tree when it’s got a help pooch to carry it around. The koala looks to be a little bit tired and is finding a temporary resting place. Don’t you wish you could have a cuddly koala bear hanging on your back! They do however, have some pretty sharp claws so you might want to watch out. 7. Oh Deer You probably wouldn’t expect this dog to be friends with this tiny little baby deer! Cindy has her own guard dog, a big great dane by the name of rocky in somerset England. She was found by a hiker to be abandoned by her mother and the two are practically inseparable! She does, after all need someone to care for her. Sometimes mother does often leave their fawns in strange places, because she knows that with her presence she might attract predators. It’s actually recommended not to interact with these fawns or the mother might not remember the scent trail. But some cute photos nonetheless. 6. Tigers and Bunnies Does this not seem like the perfect symbol of peace and harmony. Bunnies and tigers coming to play together on a sunny day. They appear to be controlling their animal instincts and are just getting along. Maybe if the tiger was a little bit older, he might consider eating this cute fur ball but not for now! Tigers will rely on their mother to do most of their hunting for them until they learn how to hunt on their own. It really almost seems like too much cuteness in one photo. 5. Lovebird and Kitty These two sworn enemies are finally getting cozy next to each other and have decided to make up after all the fighting. The bird might just be lucky that it’s time for him to take a quick cat nap before their at it again! 4. Free Ride Growing up, every little girl wanted a pony but it looks like this dog was lucky enough to actually find one! This Jack Russell terrier named Freddy, is catching a ride on the back of a shetland pony horse named daisy on a farm in Gloucester United Kingdom. It certainly seems easier than having to run around to fetch the ball when you got a horse to ride on! These amazing animal friends can achieve great things when they work as a team! 3. Wombat and Kangaroo Can you guess where these two animals are from? That’s right! The land of Australia. Anzac the joey and Peggy the wombat catch some much needed shut eye at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria where they’ve become good buddies, in the beginning of their lives. They were both orphans and needed a proper place to be raised. Some day this squinty eyed wombat will be able to open his eyes to see who he’s become friends with. The joey in this photo is only 8 months old and would normally be carried around in its mother’s pouch. The two are about the same size now, once it grows up, it’ll be much bigger than the wombat! 2. Oxpecker and Hippopotamus These two animals coexist in perfect harmony. The hippotamous often attracts the unwanted attention to parasites and other bugs. They have almost no way of getting them off. But, with the help of the semi parasitic bird they protect the hippo and eats the pesky little bugs that are crawling on him. The two could theoretically live without each other but in terms of food, and protection it’s much better when they coexist. But these amazing animal species are often photographed together, and that’s just what amazing friends do! 1.Kasi and Matani These two animal friends were raised at Busch Gardens, Tampa in the United states and it’s been quite interesting for zookeepers to see a dog and a cheetah getting along so well. First of cheetahs are felines so they should really not be getting along with dogs. These are animals are breaking all kinds of boundaries not playing with their own species! The two were introduced to each other when kasi was still a little kitten and this dog would treat him like it was it’s own pup! However, as Kasi began to mature and entered into adolescence, he did what most guys do at that age and started spending more time chasing other cats his own age. Kasi the labrador, spends a little more time with other cheetahs that are growing up. Kasi and the cheetah are occasionally seen together but not quite as often. They both make appearances to school from time to time but are mostly doing their own thing
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The human imagination is astounding. People have been telling stories and legends since the beginning of time and many of those legends are still thriving even in today’s skeptical, modern world. Here are some of the most interesting animals that humans once believed existed. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 3. Dragons Sorry to anyone who was hoping to someday get a Drogon, Rhaegal, or Viserion of their own--dragons have not been proven to exist because they’re not real. Probably. But dragons have been part of a collective mythology since approximately 4,000 BC. The exact details of the giant beasts vary from culture to culture and dozens of cultures have created a dragon mythos. In Chinese tradition, the dragon is a symbol of the seasons. They are often associated with water and their habitats are said to be rivers, oceans, and waterfalls. The Chinese dragon is distinguishable by its serpentine body, which is more elongated and sinuous than the Western interpretations. In Asian cultures, Dragons are a symbol of wisdom, good fortune, and benevolence and are constantly in opposition to the Tiger. Dragons are respected, powerful, but kind, which explains how they became a symbol of Imperial leaders. 2. Sirens Sirens take all kinds of forms, but they have one thing in common: they are beautiful. The common thread almost anywhere you find sirens in literature or legend is that they are seductresses--though they often play coy and innocent. Most often, they are depicted playing some kind of instrument, a lute in classical paintings, and singing. It is their voice which catches the attention of passing sailors, but their supernatural beauty which ultimately lures in unsuspecting victims. In Greek mythology, sirens are half-bird, half-woman creatures. They have the body and wings of a bird, but the face of a woman and use their voices to lure sailors perilously close to jagged cliffs or tempt them to jump overboard entirely. The most famous instance of sirens is found in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus ties himself to the mast of his ship to hear the sirens’ song, but forces his crew to stop their ears with beeswax. Some say that the sirens were so distraught that someone had heard their song and lived that they disappeared forever. Depictions of sirens changed over time. Their form became more humanlike as the bird bodies were lost and replaced with the torso of a woman and just the legs of a bird. However, a lot of people associate sirens with mermaids. They are actually two entirely different myths, but at some point they began to merge. Mermaids were beautiful half-woman, half-fish creature who would often mingle with sailors and even bear children like Achilles. They were never known for their singing voices and are kind, loving creatures who are often heartbroken when their landlocked lovers cannot follow them into the sea. However, in modern culture, mermaids have been depicted as siren-like. Think of Ariel’s singing voice or the merpeople of Black Lake at Hogwarts. 1. Vegetable Lamb It doesn’t get much cuter than the vegetable lamb of Tartary. It goes by many different names including Barometz and the Scythian Lamb, but no matter what you call it, it’s the most adorable mythical creature out there. The myth is believed to have begun because of the cotton plant, which has tufts of white cotton balancing on its stems when it’s ready to harvest. No matter how it begun, it ended up with two variations. One legends says that the lamb is actually the fruit of the plants from which it grows. The plant would mature and drop melon-like seeds, which were actually housing lambs. The second variation says that the lamb would grow attached to the plant, whose stem acted like an umbilical cord. The lamb would be able to roam, still attached to the plant, but would perish if it was ever separated from the stem. It would also expire when all the plants around it were eaten. After that, the lamb would fall from the plants like a ripe fruit and, according to legend, tasted like honey if it was eaten. It’s difficult to say whether the vegetable lamb is actually an animal, because the legends blur the lines a bit. Supposedly, it was made of real bone and blood, but it did not have flesh. Instead, its flesh was made of leaves and plant material. So, maybe it’s both? We’ll leave that debate to the vegans and vegetarians.
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There’s a great saying that says not all treasure is silver and gold and it couldn’t be more evident than on our list today. Yes, some of the accidental finds are indeed silver and gold, but there are others that are so different from silver and gold but still have extremely high price tags attached to them, as you’ll soon see. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 10 - Share the wealth… Here’s another sofa story, so maybe it’s a sign. March 2014, 3 housemates bought an old sofa from the Salvation Army. Cali Guasti, Reese Werkhoven, and Lara Russo picked up that the arms of the sofa looked odd so they opened the zippers and found an envelope stuffed with cash. They searched the sofa from top to bottom and found a total of $40,000! Along with the cash they found a deposit slip with a woman’s name on it. The trio contacted the woman and returned the money to her. The elderly lady had been struggling with health problems, so I am sure the money was a gift send. 9 - Hide and Seek Champion… When the sons of the late cartoonist, Don Trachte Jr, were renovating their father’s home, they came upon a false wall. Hidden inside the false wall was an original Norman Rockwell painting. Trachte Jr was hiding the painting so his ex-wife couldn’t get her hands on it during their divorce. The painting was allegedly sold for $10.4 million at auction. 8 - Hidden Gem… The Middleham Jewel is currently on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York and it’s thanks to Paul Kingston and Ted Seaton that it’s even there! They were walking along a foot path in North Yorkshire, having a bit of fun with a metal detector when it picked up the jewel. It’s from the late 15th Century, has a 10 carat sapphire stone and is 68-grams of solid gold. There’s a nativity scene inscribed on the piece and the blue jewel was believed to have medicinal qualities. 7- Share the wealth… A couple of auctioneers were invited to value some old cars on a French farm, and they were astounded to see the huge number of vintage cars and trucks that were impeccable condition. In total they had 60 vintage cars which included Ferraris and Maserati’s. Family members knew nothing of the rare collection which was deemed to be worth $20 million! 6 - Gold Fingers… An old piano was purchased by the Hemmings family in England in 1996. When the children left home in 2016 and Mr and Mrs Hemmings downsized their home, they donated it to a school in need. The school employed a piano tuner to set the instrument, who found the keys harder than normal to operate. Upon further investigation the tuner came across a package within the piano. Assuming the package contained mothballs, he opened it and discovered gold coins inside. Not just run of the mill gold coins either, but vintage gold sovereigns. The incredibly decent technician showed the package to the school, and upon further investigation, 800 more sovereigns were found inside. Last word is that the history of the piano is being researched in order to track down the original owner of the stash. How’s that for a whole lot of honesty? 5 - May the cash be with you… Ah, the good old attic. In 2011 Steve Hoffer from San Francisco discovered a hidden pile of dusty boxes in his parent’s attic whilst helping with a clean out. It turns out they were limited edition vintage Star Wars toys in sealed boxes in new condition once the dust had been removed. The toys found a new residence with a collector for the tidy sum of $10 000. 4 - Bank this… A Belgian accountant purchased an old bank building to convert into offices for his business. A large old safe came with the sale and all he had to do was have it opened and keys made. When a locksmith opened it, 300 000 Euros were found inside. The exceptionally honest accountant contacted the bank to report the find, to which the bank replied they did know of any missing money. He thus kept the windfall with a clear conscience. 3 - A good sign… The good old attic. Again. Ian and Linda Spires from England were cleaning out the attic of their home for the first time, when they noticed they could read the floor boards. After lots of dust removal and coughing, they discovered many of the floorboards were signs with town names on them. Turns out they were antique and sought-after railway signs. The reward? 2 000 pounds. 2 - Inter- floorer Construction workers in St Petersburg, Russia, discovered a hidden room between two floors in a hotel undergoing renovation. The contents were almost 2 000 valuable historical objects wrapped up and in boxes. It’s believed a wealthy family hid them there during the Russian Revolution of 1917. The value is uncertain, and most of the objects made their way into museums.
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Amusements parks are believed to have developed from fairs and garden attractions that were popular in Europe in the 19th century. From there, World Fairs gained popularity and then the Amusement park began taking shape. Lake Compounce began operating in 1846 and is believed to be the oldest continuously-operating amusement park in North America. Some Amusement parks were not so lucky, and today we have a look at those that were abandoned for a variety of different reasons. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 7 - Gulliver’s Kingdom, Japan… It didn’t last long too long, a mere 4-years, and ironically probably got more curious tourists when it closed than when it was fully functioning! It was meant to be a boost for the economy, and although it provided short-term jobs, it didn’t provide much in terms of long-term employment. The site was vandalized and went to ruin quickly, and was demolished in 2007. 6 - Dismaland, England… Such a shame that this isn’t around anymore, as Dismaland must have been amazing to visit! It’s more a bemusement park than anything else, and was created by street artist, Banksy. He kept everything under wraps as he put the park together, along with 60 other artists. The staff at the park were unhelpful and rude to people visiting, Cinderella’s limp body hung out her carriage… The horse, I mean carriage driver, should have gone easy on his pumpkin juice, the castle is macabre and thank goodness The Little Mermaid didn’t look like that in real life! The park was only open for a few weeks and was sold out every day, despite the fact that they had “It’s a Small World” on repeat the entire time! All that remains is the welcome sign which you can still go and see! 5 - Nara Dreamland, Nara, Japan… Kunizu Matsuo was blown away by Disneyland, that he went back to Japan and decided to open up something similar. He had a meeting with Walt and they were considering partnering up for the new venture, until they came to loggerheads with the licensing. Matsuo didn’t let that deter him and opened up his own thing in 1961, with original characters and names. It went well until a real Disneyland opened in Japan in 1983. The park carried on operating until it really wasn’t viable anymore and closed in 2006. The park became derelict until demolition commenced. 4 - Mr. Blobby's House, England… With a name like that, you can only imagine that its shelf-life would be limited. Mr. Blobby was this bizarre polka-dotted mascot of a show called Noel’s House Party on BBC. Mr. Blobby became a national icon, which is why this theme park was opened. After only a year in operation, the park closed its doors. Mr. Blobby became unpopular quite quickly, after he came under fire for “dumbing down of British entertainment.” The place was left to the elements, although it’s been said that many a party took place in the abandoned, crumbling remains. The place has been demolished and there’s only rubble left behind. 3 - Lincoln Park, Massachusetts… This park began operating in 1984 and even had President Kennedy and his children come around for a visit. It operated for nearly 100-years until larger parks started attracting way more visitors. There was also an unfortunate incident which hung over the park heads, which took place in 1986, where the Comet Rollercoaster’s brakes failed. It made people question the safety of the park, and it was shut down in 1987. The Comet was demolished in 2012, as fans stood to the side to watch that very emotional moment. 2 - Dadipark, Belgium… As the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt! This Belgian theme park was originally intended to keep the church children from getting bored, and began as a mere playground. Built in 1950, children of the Basilica of Our Lady of Dadizele and the children of pilgrims visiting the basilica, would all play there. By 1980 the regular playground rides were replaced with amusement rides and opened for business. A million people came to the park every year but it was expensive to maintain and equipment 1...
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This world of ours is full of some truly crazy and mostly unheard of syndromes and conditions that we’re here to bring to the forefront of your mind. These conditions affect many people on our planet, but despite that, there’s not much known about most of the ones that you’ll find on this list. These are true sufferers, and it’s hard to believe that they live their lives on the same Earth as us, every day, and a lot of times, we have no idea that what they ail from even exists. Welcome to Super Strange Syndromes and Conditions. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 5. Walking Corpse Syndrome This weird little syndrome is formally known as Cotard delusion… and let us tell you, it definitely sounds a bit delusional. Those affected by this, believe that they, drumroll please, are already dead or don’t exist, have a significant loss of internal organs and/or blood, or are putrefying or rotting away and this was all discovered and described by neurologist Jules Cotard (seen here). Here are some strange numbers for you: 69% of those with Cotard’s syndrome don’t believe that they’re real, whereas, somehow, 55% show delusions of immortality. Mademoiselle X, a case of a woman who denied her need to eat and various parts of her body. This woman stated that she could not die a natural death and that she was condemned to eternal damnation… well, guess what? Throughout the course of her delusions and denials and negations, Mademoiselle X (pictured here) passed away due to starvation. Walking Corpse Syndrome can sometimes be helped with antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, electroconvulsive therapy, and more. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? 4. Vitiligo Everyone is probably familiar with this conditions to an extent as it’s what Michael Jackson was diagnosed with and why he changed so much in color throughout his lifetime. The condition itself is characterized by a person having patches of skin anywhere on their body that is losing their pigment. Typically, the skin becomes white and has very defined edges. Even the hair may get in on the act and turn white, and it usually begins occurring in areas exposed to the sun. No one really knows exactly what causes vitiligo, but it seems to have some sort of hereditary traits, so you’re more susceptible if it’s in your family’s history. There is no known cure for this strange condition, and only around one-percent of the world’s population is affected by it. 3. Moebius/Mobius Syndrome This super rare congenital neurological disorder frequently paralyzes the face of those who suffer from it (as seen here) and causes them not to be able to move their eyes from side to side. Those born with the syndrome most times have full facial paralysis and can’t do necessary things like forming different facial expressions or closing their eyes. At times, people will take the lack of facial expression as unfriendliness or dullness of mind, but those with Moebius syndrome have normal levels of intelligence, although they may have delayed speech as children due to a paralysis of muscles that help to move the lips. It was first described in 1888, by a German neurologist named Paul Julius Mobius, and there is no specific treatment or cure for the syndrome, just things that can help make life a little easier. Yikes. 2. Stendhal Syndrome Does anybody watching this video appreciate—like really, really enjoy art? Well, you better be careful then, because this here syndrome could take you by surprise someday! It’s known by a bunch of names, some including Stendhal’s Syndrome, Florence Syndrome, and hyperkulturemia, and is classified as a psychosomatic disorder that can cause a lot of scary, panicky feelings to arise in your body. This typically happens when someone is shown something or experiences something that has a lot of personal significance for them, and usually occurs with art. Those who experience Stendhal syndrome may have to deal with things like panic, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, confusion, fainting, and sometimes people will experience hallucinations; what a strange, strange thing. Some do also show signs of Stendhal while exposed to things like new experiences, nature, sometimes people, and animals. Of course animals. Have you seen people freak out over cute, tiny baby kittens? Sheesh! 1...
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Dogs are not narrow-minded animals that run only on instinct. Dog-owners, takes notes. Your dog is smarter than you might think. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 6. Look At Me One of the best ways to communicate with your little doggo is eye contact. Dogs crave eye contact because they love to interact with their eyes. Have you ever looked a dog in the eye? Sometimes it feels like you’re looking at something a smart as a person. Constantly maintaining eye contact with you is the dog saying, “I trust you.” In a way, that’s them saying “I love you.” When they avert their eyes, that typically means your dog either did something they weren’t supposed to, they’re feeling scared, or uncomfortable. When humans make eye contact with their dogs, our oxytocin levels rise. Oxytocin is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.” Dogs can sense this hormone, and this strengthens your bond. 5. What’s That Smell? Canines have superpowers, and some of those abilities are thanks to that little button nose. Compared to humans, a dog’s smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute. Dogs have such a great sense of smell because their noses contain up to 300 million olfactory receptors. These receptors respond to airborne chemicals, which is how animals (including humans) have a sense of smell. Because of their exceptionally sensitive noses, dogs are great trackers and detectors. No wonder dogs are useful to police force members! They can also detect when a person is sick. When a person has cancer, dogs pay particular attention to the part of their body cancer is present. These cells emit a different smell than healthy cells and sensing that difference is something dogs do well. 4. Smelling Your Fear Dogs can pretty much smell everything, even your fear. Haven’t you ever heard that animals can tell when you’re afraid? That’s not an old wives tale. It’s true! Your body chemistry changes according to your emotions. When you’re scared, you sweat, you get an adrenaline rush, and your heart rate quickens. Dogs know when you’re scared, especially when you’re scared of them. If you’ve ever been afraid of a dog, somebody has probably instructed you to calm down because the dog can “smell your fear.” These animals are also more prone to attack or act aggressively towards you if they think you’re scared of them. 3. Liar, Liar Dogs also know when a person has done something wrong--or at the very least lied to them. Two studies published in Animal Cognition in 2015 states dogs can identify liars. A team from Kyoto University in Japan took 24 dogs and set two containers in front of them. One bowl had some food inside while the other did not. In the first phase, humans pointed dogs to the container with the food. The dogs went and received their reward. In the second phase, the humans showed the dogs that there was an empty container alongside the food container. They then pointed the dogs toward the empty bowl. In the last phase, humans pointed the dogs towards the food container. The results were that many of the dogs did not trust the human anymore and only 8% of them walked towards the last container. Interestingly, another study published in Animal Cognition confirms that dogs also lie. This time, researchers discovered that dogs recognize when a situation benefits them. The dogs were to lead people to containers with food. When the canines realized only certain people would give them food from those containers, they lead the people less likely to reward them elsewhere since they realized they weren’t going to be rewarded anyway. 2. Like Family We already talked about how they love us. Some alpha dogs have trouble with establishing you as the boss. Once you make it clear you’re in charge, your dog will stay loyal to that sentiment. Dogs put you first, and they are the only domesticated animal that interacts with us the same way a child will interact with a parent. Canines think of us as their parents and themselves as our children. When a dog is worried or fearful, they will run to humans for help or protection. Cats, on the other hand, think of themselves as superior to you and in charge of their own lives. 1...
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Our world is full of fascinating and unbelievable things—some that have the power to change the course of history forever. Here, you’ll see things you may hardly believe, and that’s just the beginning. We’ll delve into the death of a king, mutinous convicts, a gigantic footprint, and more. This is UNSETTLING Discoveries That MIGHT Change History Part 2. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 6. King Tut’s Demise One thing’s for sure: King Tutankhamun is dead. Now the real mystery is how did he go? His tomb was unearthed long ago, in 1922, and there has been much speculation as to what happened to the boy king ever since. Some say he was murdered; others think he was in a chariot accident and proceeded to lose his life due to an infection from an injury in said accident. However, we may never know the true nature of his demise, which may mean we’ll never understand why Tut’s body was in the condition it was when it was found. It also seems as though his body caught fire after being mummified and it’s believed that the flammable embalming fluids his wrappings were soaked in reacted with the oxygen in the air to somehow cause a fire. The burial itself was hastily done, and that has led researchers to wonder if his tomb was initially meant for someone else. They also think there may be other, as of yet unfound mummies buried inside the same tomb. Time will tell. 5. A Different Declaration A copy of the Declaration of Independence with a couple of intriguing differences was found in the recent past, and two Harvard students brought it to light in April of 2017. The signatures at the bottom of the Declaration aren’t separated into different groups by state as other copies of the document are. Instead, the 56 names are all mixed together and use a common cipher from the 18th-century. The person who likely commissioned it was an outspoken supporter of strong national identity and government. It’s thought that he asked the signers of the document to do so the way it was found to emphasize the idea of the men as a united group instead of as separate, individual representatives of their state. 4. The Largest Dinosaur Footprint Ever There is a stretch of the Daimler Peninsula in Australia which measures 15 miles (24 km) that is nicknamed “Australia’s own Jurassic Park.” It houses the most diverse array of fossilized dinosaur tracks in the world. There are footprints from 21 different species of dinosaurs which once walked in the area back when they were wetlands some 130 million years ago. Scientists uncovered a giant sauropod print on the peninsula that measured almost 5 feet and nine inches(1.7 meters). The print was announced to the world in March of 2017, and it goes down in the record books as the biggest dinosaur footprint in history. Can you imagine lying flat and being squished head-to-toe by one foot of a single creature? 3. Jesus’s Tomb While the location of what’s believed to be the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth has been known for some time, it recently underwent a significant restoration. It took many years for the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (the church in which it’s thought Jesus rests in Jerusalem’s Old City) to agree to allow experts to restore and renovate. The last such restoration of the church happened way back in 1810 and has since deteriorated immensely, so it was time for an update. A popular tourist destination and Christian pilgrimage site since the 4th-century AD, the Holy Sepulcher allowed the work to begin in 2016, and, in March 2017 it reopened to the public. The restoration cost $3 million, but it has drawn many a visitor to the historic site. 2. More Dead Sea Scrolls We already had a whole bunch of Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but more were discovered quite recently. It was February of 2017 when researchers in Israel announced the discovery of various items, including wrappings, jars, ties, and other things relating to the scrolls. They were found at Qumran in the West Bank in a cave that was previously unknown. It was initially believed that the scrolls were hidden in just 11 caves in the area, but this one proved to be the 12th, and it is the first discovery of more artifacts related to the Dead Sea Scrolls in more than 60 years. 1...
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There are those who believe that we are the first advanced civilizations that have ever populated the Earth. Then there are those who would argue that there were well-developed societies before us and that history has done its best to cover them up. These finds will make you question just who is right here and what the real history of the Earth may be. Oh and if you answered Monday’s quiz question, stick around to see who we’ve chosen to be featured with the correct answer! This is Artifacts That PROVE Past Advanced Civilizations Existed! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 4. Roman Concrete We all know that a lot of ancient Roman buildings are still standing today, and how is that possible, you may ask? The fact that they’re still around show that Roman concrete had some key advantages over the concrete of today. The big secret and the reason for its durability is the use of volcanic ash in the mix. The ash helps to prevent cracks from spreading. The material was used widely by the middle of the 1st century, and some Roman concretes were even able to be used underwater. This helped in the building of bridges and any other type of waterside construction. Some corporations today are looking into the uses of Roman concrete and are, in the process, cutting back on their environmental footprint. Supporters of the concrete claim it costs up to 60% less due to it requiring less cement and its longer lifespan. The durability is so exceptional that Roman concrete used underwater 2,000 years ago shows little to no wear at all today. Just this thinking and producing such a high-quality, durable, environmentally-friendly product so long ago shows how advanced the Romans really were. 3. Damascus Steel Swords were once made in the Middle East of an amazingly strong material called Damascus Steel. It was produced using raw material from Asia called Wootz steel. These blades were resistant to shattering, super tough, and able to be honed to extreme sharpness and resilience. It disappeared for a time, and metal as strong as Damascus steel wasn’t forged again until the Industrial Revolution. It took electron microscopes to reveal the secrets of the steel, and it wasn’t until relatively recently that we were able to take a look and find out just went into it. It was so strong due to some added materials, including manganese, nickel, vanadium, chromium, cobalt, milkweed, Cassia auriculata bark, and traces of some rare elements. It was shown that the combination of these elements mixed in with the source material, Wootz steel, a chemical reaction occurred, making the steel stronger and tougher. “Carbide nanotubes,” which are tough tubes of carbon, are expressed on the surface through this process, and those make the blade extremely hard and durable. 2. Coso Artifact Found in the Coso Mountains in California in 1961, the Coso Artifact is debated over and could be evidence of an ancient advanced civilization! The owners of a gem shop went out prospecting and collected a bunch of geodes to open up back at their shop. They then cracked into a geode that didn’t contain a fossil or rare gem, but they instead found a strange, mechanical artifact. Many believe that the object is a kind of spark plug, and it contains rings of copper, a magnetic rod, a steel spring, and has a porcelain exterior. To make matters even more mysterious, there’s a white, powdery substance inside that is still unidentified. It was found to be around 500,000 years old, which was determined by the age of the marine fossils that covered its surface. Critics of the piece say that the stone that encased the artifact wasn’t a geode but a concretion, which can form over just years or decades. However, if the artifact is legitimately 500,000-years-old, it would represent a significant historical and scientific anomaly. Spark plugs were, as far as we know, invented in the 19th century, so it could prove that there were once super advanced civilizations! 1...
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She was a darling of the 1990s. Considered unconventional, strange, beautiful, and intelligent, Winona Ryder was once upon a time one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. After a bit of a virtual disappearance from the movie and television scene, she’s comeback rather strong in the public eye. A lot of it may be thanks to her starring in everyone’s favorite new classic Stranger Things. And in that time before, we’ve missed Winona. So here’s a list of all the cool things you may not have known about this talented actress. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Petite But Not Weak Standing at 5 foot 3 and with a rather slender build, it may seem like Ryder’s a rather petite woman, but that doesn’t mean she’s not tough. When filming a scene for the film Mr. Deeds in 2002, Ryder ended up breaking her arm because the scene required she and Adam Sandler to ride motorcycles down a flight of stairs--a pretty dangerous task, whether or not it’s for a movie. Not only that, but during that time she had to go to a hearing for shoplifting, she had to ask for it to be delayed. Why? Apparently, someone from the crowd of paparazzi outside the courthouse had whacked her arm. And it turns out she had re-broken the same arm. 5. Winona Ryder’s Dracula Lots of people watched Francis Ford Coppola’s take on Bram Stoker’s famous vampire novel Dracula, a book that would fuel the popularity of vampire lore into the next century. And apparently, the film directed by Coppola and released in 1992 might have not happened if it weren’t for Winona Ryder, who stars as the main female lead, Mina Murray. Apparently, after receiving a Dracula script, she pitched the idea to Coppola. And according to the director, the others who starred in the film such as Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, and Anthony Hopkins were all Ryder’s choices for the cast. 4. Her Wardrobe Not only has Winona Ryder been considered a strange yet striking brunette beauty, people dig her style, too. Back in the 90s, Ryder was a fashion icon, though she didn’t necessarily dress to fit the trends. Instead, Winona’s aesthetic showed that you can be an outsider and still be incredibly stylish. While she dressed with class on the red carpet, Ryder’s casual style has been admired by many, from oversized clothes to all black attire, and to this famous outfit she wore to The Commitments premiere in 1991. The outfit featured Levi’s 501 jeans, a leather jacket, and that iconic Tom Waits t-shirt. Here she is in 2016 wearing that same shirt at the screening of Paterson in New York. 3. Hand-Me Downs From Hepburn According to Ryder, Audrey Hepburn used to send Winona Ryder her old clothes, which surely says something of how highly someone like Hepburn regarded a young Winona Ryder. And it seems that sort of tradition is something Ryder wants to continue since actress and style blogger Tavi Gevinson said Ryder had passed down a pair of Hepburn’s gloves to her in 2014. 2. Speaking Out About Mental Health In an interview with Dazed, Ryder comments on how she thinks it’s bizarre that people shame women for “being sensitive or vulnerable.” Ryder suffers from depression and anxiety, conditions she has opened up about fairly recently, admitting that the 90s were a tough time for her mentally. Ryder admits she’s a sensitive person, though she also thinks those who note that as a negative should rethink the way they see things. She’s been famous since a very young age and because of this, a lot of her life has been very widely documented, such as her clear mental breaking point during the early 2000s. Since then, Ryder has been on the comeback, most recently starring in the hit Netflix original Stranger Things. Ryder comments that it’s okay to not be perfect and that it’s fine if you’re a little confused. Raised In A Commune So let’s go back to how we mentioned Winona Ryder’s parents were hippies and friends with a psychedelic guru doctor and John Lennon. Among that friend list includes the likes of Allen Ginsberg, if that gives you a better clue as to what her childhood must have been like. Ryder does want to stress, however, that she did not grow up in a cult. Rather, she grew up partly in a commune, one located in Mendocino, California near the redwood forests. She remarks how her parents leaned more on the intellectual side of hippie culture and that while her parents did not encourage them to do drugs, should she or her brother get curious, their parents recommended they come see them and not get substances off the street. In what she calls an “unconscious rebellion” Ryder says she ended up staying away from a lot of parts of the hippie movement when she got older.
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