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It may look like a mythological sea monster, but this 36-foot-long creature is the real deal. They’re called oarfish and they get their name from their elongated bodies. The oarfish has inspired Japanese folklore, that sees it as a sea...
With so much happening in the news in 2017, it can be hard to realize that this year’s weather patterns have been perhaps the strangest on record. It’s seen 6 major hurricanes including Harvey and Irma, which both caused...
Have you heard of a “witch window”? They’re also called Vermont windows because they’re mostly found on older Vermont homes. They’re most often found in rural houses, with older farmhouses being the prime place someone can expect to find...
This is not a giant cockroach. In fact, it’s not even an insect. So what is it?   It’s a giant isopod, a bottom dweller that lives in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans anywhere between 550...
Here’s a look at the urban legend of Slenderman, the internet-spawned monster who drove two 12-year-olds to attempt murder. Slender Man gained mainstream attention in 2014, when two 12-year-olds, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into...
Déjà vu. It’s that strange experience where you feel like a situation seems more familiar than it should be. But why do we get it? Déjà vu is French for “already seen.” You may go to someone’s house for the...
Chinese parents’ long-held preference for sons and its restrictive population planning policies have resulted in a male surplus. China is forecast to have over 30 million more men than women by 2030. As a possible solution to the demographic imbalance,...
It’s called a bipedal jerboa, and it’s basically a rodent with kangaroo legs. Its legs give it incredible speed and leaping abilities, which, as you can see, make it pretty hard to catch. In fact, they can run at 14...
Ever wonder why sudden exposure to sunlight makes you sneeze? It turns out that that process has a name. It’s called photic sneeze reflex, or ACHOO. ACHOO stands for Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst Syndrome. It occurs in about...
Aggressive turkeys are taking over Massachusetts. But it’s nothing new... Complaints about hostile wild turkeys in Boston have grown in recent years, as they clash with residents and chase pets and people. Some people have even suffered minor injuries from...