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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they come about? Here are the origins to some of the most famous idioms out there. While we can’t stop you from turning into your father, we can at least explain why you’re starting to sound…

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What Tourists Saw Lurking Beneath A Kayaker Gave Them A Heart Attack

Everything was warm and sunny on a beautiful pier in Panama City Beach, Florida, until, like an ominous scene from Jaws, the dark outline of a shark was seen lurking beneath the crystal-clear waters. Watch as those looking on from the pier shout in horror as it heads straight for an unsuspecting kayaker… //launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js Luckily, this wasn’t a great white, but a basking shark. Though it is the second-largest fish in the sea, it prefers to eat tiny plankton over single-manned canoes. It seems this shark is just doing what…

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While Filming His Daughter Underwater, This Father Noticed Something Disturbing

The truth is, sharks have very little interest in being seen by humans, but one in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, couldn’t help but enjoy a close-up. A father and his daughter were testing out their new GoPro at Papamoa Beach, when suddenly a shark came dangerously close, swimming right next to them. (via Daily Mail) According to the comments on YouTube, the man filming was actually even hit by the shark! I know GoPro’s slogan is “Be a Hero,” but this might be too much to ask of…

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