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These Deep-Sea Divers Are Feeding Some Seriously Terrifying Creatures

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When it comes to creatures of the deep, it’s not uncommon for us to rightly fear big baddies like sharks, but eels can be just as terrifying. Take the freaky-looking wolf eel, for example. The wolf eel is a rather large animal that burrows into rock crevices of varying depths, and it’s known for its powerful bite. This bite is used for eating shellfish like mussels and clams. While they’re rarely aggressive, they have been known to have a taste for human flesh if provoked. While…

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These Lights Appeared Over Phoenix In 1997 And No One Has A Logical Explanation

It was March 13, 1997. The people of Phoenix, Arizona, experienced something that changed many their perceptions of the world around them forever. The Phoenix Lights hovered over the city almost 20 years ago, and the phenomenon has yet to be fully explained. Starting around 7:30 p.m., reports began flooding into police stations and news agencies of mysterious lights appearing in the sky. Wikipedia Allegedly, lights were seen stretching from near the Nevada state line all the way down to Tucson. Google Maps The most famous of these lights were…

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Deep In The Peruvian Rainforest Is A River Full Of Boiling Water

In 2016, the world might seem like a very small place. You can learn anything you need to know instantly, or video chat with someone on the other side of the world at a moment’s notice. But that doesn’t mean Mother Nature doesn’t have a few tricks up her sleeve. It’s one of those secrets — a river of boiling water, to be exact — that has driven and inspired geologist Andres Ruzo for most of his life. When he was 12 years old, Ruzo’s grandfather told him about a…

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Be Careful Around Fresh Bodies Of Water This Summer…They Could Kill You

When we think of perishing in a body of water, most of us probably imagine that it’s the ocean that kills us, and why not? It is a large, dangerous place full of horrible creatures beyond our worst nightmares. With that in mind, it makes sense to prefer swimming in a lake over the deep blue sea. Of course a lake or river is going to be less dangerous than the ocean…right? Well, that’s where you’re wrong, oh so very wrong. I’ll use the story of 18-year-old Lauren Seitz to…

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15 Of Out-Of-Context, WTF Pictures That Will Make You Weep For Humanity

In the course of an average day writing for ViralNova, you wouldn’t believe the amount of insane photos, videos, and gifs that I come across. Most of these are too insignificant to be made into their own stories, but that doesn’t make them any less WTF-worthy. Today, I’ve decided to bring you a list of the most ridiculous photos I’ve encountered over the past few months. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Let’s get started, shall we? 1. This hoarder’s house is literally bursting at the seams. Reddit / iseeyoustandingthere googletag.cmd.push(function() {…

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How This Guy Died Is A Straight-Up Nightmare…He Was Stuck Here For 27 Hours

If you had a choice of ways to die, being stuck in a cave for 27 hours probably wouldn’t be very high on your list. But sadly, that’s what happened to 26-year-old John Edward Jones shortly before Thanksgiving 2009 when he and several friends attempted to explore the Nutty Putty Cave in western Utah. The Tuesday night before Thanksgiving 2009, Jones entered the cave (pictured below) with a group of around 11 other people. They all stuck together for a bit, then the 26-year-old went out on his own to…

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This Old House Is So Haunted That Visitors Are Required To Sign A Waiver

In America, vacation time is precious. So, when it comes time to pick a place for us to spend our vacations, most of us probably wouldn’t choose to spend it in a haunted hotel in upstate New York. Then again, you’re not most people, are you? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Let me tell you a little bit more about the Shanley Hotel, the most haunted hotel on the East Coast. The hotel is located in the quiet Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County, NY. (It even looks like a hotel out…

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These 9 Pictures Prove That Rasputin Was An Absolute Monster

If you’re at all familiar with Russian history, then you know the story of Grigori Rasputin. Rasputin was a religious mystic who was welcomed into the family of the Tsar after claiming that he could cure their son of his hemophilia. Rasputin was certainly no doctor, but in the mind of Alexandra Feodorovna — the Tsar’s wife — the man had magical healing powers. Rasputin is seen as a controversial figure to this day, and the extent of his influence over Tsarist politics is still up for debate. Getty Images…

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This Ancient Computer Might Be Able To Unlock Some Amazing Secrets…

No matter how many relics we uncover or documents we decode, we will never know everything about past civilizations. We just weren’t there to experience everything. While it’s a sad thought, it’s also a challenge many researchers take to heart. The mystery pushes them to keep digging, keep piecing parts together. One of the biggest question marks of the artifacts we’ve uncovered from the ancient Greeks is the so-called Antikythera Mechanism… The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck near the island Crete in 1901. Since its discovery, much of…

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