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Scientists Discover Fossil of Largest “Sea Monster” Ever Recorded

Until recently, the largest animal that ever lived was believed to be the blue whale — which still exists today, but outsizes any known prehistoric species, including the largest dinosaurs and marine creatures. But the mighty mammal might have to give up its status as the world’s largest, in light of a new fossil discovery […]

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VIDEO: Huge Spider Crab Leaves Its Group to Chase a Scuba Diver

Here’s another one for my “thanks for the nightmares, Australia” file… although the emotional reactions to this underwater encounter sort of depend on the eye of the beholder. Expert scuba diver and marine photographer PT Hirschfield was filming a  small army of marching spider crabs in Port Phillip Bay, Australia when one of the eight-legged […]

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Drunk Tourist Goes Bonkers, Dives Into a Pool of Hungry Crocodiles

Boozed-up barflies making a ruckus don’t usually make headlines… unless the troublemaker in question does something horrifically stupid. That’s what happened last week at the River Brewing Company in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where 21-year-old Collin Miller thought it would be fun to climb a fenced-off enclosure and dive into a pool — apparently unaware of […]

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Police Investigating Wave of “Zombie Raccoon” Incidents in Ohio

You know, it’s getting hard to sort out satire from legit reporting these days… but multiple reliable sources have confirmed this story, no matter how freaky it seems at first glance. According to WKBN-TV, multiple incidents of “zombie-like” raccoon activity have been reported to authorities across northeastern Ohio… including over a dozen calls to police […]

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Southern California Cities Under Increasing Attack by “Squirrel Mobs”

Oh sure, you’re laughing now… but these fuzzy-tailed rodents ain’t playing. Experts are calling this bizarre invasion a potential threat to humans and many other species — not to mention the balance of ecosystems in California and other states. It’s also why authorities post all those “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE” signs in public parks, trails […]

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This Viral Video Shows Monstrous “Hogzilla” Dumpster-Diving in Hong Kong

The following footage might resemble a behind-the-scenes peek at a reboot of 1984 Australian monster movie RAZORBACK. The beast depicted in this clip doesn’t actually hail from that continent… but it also happens to be totally real. The short but shocking clip below was shot in a Hong Kong neighborhood by a couple driving their […]

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Woman Discovers 14 Parasitic Worms Living in Her Eye… and Pulls Them Out Herself

26-year-old Abby Beckley of Portland, Oregon thought maybe the persistent irritation in her left eye was a loose eyelash… until she managed to pluck what looked like “a piece of fuzz” from beneath her eyelid. It turned out the “fuzz” was alive… and only one of 14 tiny worms wriggling there. Beckley told Portland’s KPTV […]

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Researchers Discover an Ancient Arachnid with a Long, Rat-Like Tail

Scientists have proven that modern-day spiders, scorpions and other arachnids descend from a distant ancestor, but a new discovery — well-preserved inside a block of amber unearthed in Myanmar — sheds new light on a truly nightmarish (but fascinating) eight-legged beast dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. According to a report published in […]

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Texas Commuters Swarmed in Terrifying Real-Life Version of THE BIRDS [VIDEO]

Drivers in Mesquite, Texas recently found themselves trapped inside a real-world reenactment of Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic THE BIRDS, when several thousand feathered fliers nearly blacked out the skies above them. The following video clip was recorded via phone by one of these commuters, whose car was stopped at a traffic intersection. Multiple times the […]

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Viral “Shower Rat” Video Might Not Be as Adorable as it Looks

It’s been viewed over a million times since it was first uploaded, so chances are pretty good you’ve seen it by now (or at least got a glimpse of it in your news feed): a short clip of a rat-like rodent, standing upright while apparently lathering itself up with suds in the shower. Sooo cute, […]

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Watch Nicole Kidman Eat a Four-Course Meal of Bugs [VIDEO]

Yes, we all know some celebrities are a bit eccentric, and sometimes do weird things to themselves (or others), promote crazy products or remedies, or engage in rather odd dietary habits… but excluding those food & travel hosts who willingly eat gross stuff, this may be a first. Following a recent shoot for Vanity Fair, A-lister […]

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Group Claims to Have “Overwhelming” Evidence of Bigfoot in California

An organization of Sasquatch enthusiasts is so convinced this supposedly mythical cryptid is a genuine species, they’re preparing to go to court with new evidence to prove it. Todd Standing of Alberta represents a Canadian branch of this organization, which also claims many members in California. That group issued a petition to the state last […]

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Divers Discover a Gigantic Labyrinth of Eerie Underwater Caves in Mexico

While exploring the flooded caves of San Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico, archaeologists have stumbled upon an incredible, record-breaking find — which may also cast more light on the history and mysterious rites of the ancient Mayans. According to CNN, members of the Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) team have spent the past […]

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This Species of Bee Makes “Honey” From Rotting Flesh

Nature never ceases to provide amazing, fascinating, baffling and sometimes straight-up horrifying new questions to ponder. For example: what would honey made from a decaying corpse taste like? Yes, there is such a thing… technically speaking, anyway. The material secreted by one species of bee wouldn’t be considered “honey” in the true sense, but for […]

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Witness the Birth of HUNDREDS of Venomous Spiders [VIDEO]

When it comes to pure, unfiltered horrors from the animal kingdom, we’ve learned to rely on our friends in Australia to deliver the goods… but dammit, they just keep raising the bar on us. Case in point: Australian Reptile Park – always a trusted source for creepy videos and images of spiders and snakes – […]