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What Would Happen if Yellowstone’s “Supervolcano” Erupted Tomorrow?

Bear in mind, we’re just imagining a hypothetical scenario, based on scientific evidence and other available data, so don’t start panicking… not yet, anyway. Seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have been monitoring a major increase in seismic activity at Yellowstone National Park in northern Wyoming — within the intersection of the Yellowstone Calderas, […]

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VIDEO: Man Plays “Chicken” With a Giant Spider… Guess Who Wins?

Oh Australia, how we love you for stories like this… seldom a week passes without a headline describing daring confrontations between Aussies and venomous spiders, giant snakes, killer crocs, rampaging boars, legions of crabs, and a few creatures that could kill you in minutes, then go take a nap. But mostly, we love all the creepy […]

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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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Suspected Big-Game Poacher Devoured by Lions… Except for His Head

Once the facts in this case are confirmed, I might file this story under “poetic justice”… or maybe just “Karma’s a Bitch.” According to South Africa’s Eyewitness News, a few scraps of human remains were found last Friday at Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve, near the famous Kruger National Park in the South African province of […]

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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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Scientists Discover Millions of Viruses LITERALLY Fall From the Sky

Viruses, bacteria and other invisible invaders have been making news lately — and not just because we’re in the thick of a particularly intense influenza season. Between a stomach-churning DIY experiment with a public hand dryer [here’s that full story, but steer clear if you’re even slightly germaphobic], to recent scientific evidence linking prehistoric viruses […]

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The Result of This Hand-Dryer Experiment is Horrifying the Internet

Before we get into this, I’d like to point out that the photographic evidence of this DIY experiment has yet to be scientifically verified… but with that said, let’s get to the nightmare fuel. Nichole Ward of Carlsbad, California is clearly suspicious of the hygienic properties of warm air hand-dryers in public bathrooms… and this […]

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Season 3 of CHANNEL ZERO is Based on This Infamous Creepypasta

A while back, I reported on an extremely popular topic on Reddit’s NoSleep sub, where many creepypastas and other viral legends are born and/or evolve into new forms. That particular thread involved a series of tales allegedly shared by an anonymous Search and Rescue officer — going by the handle searchandrescuewoods — who recounted several […]

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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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Scientists May Have Discovered the Virus That Makes Us Human

During one of the most intense flu seasons in recent years, it might seem hard to accept the possibility that a virus of any kind might have a beneficial impact… but according to a newly-published pair of scientific papers, it’s possible a prehistoric virus may have played a critical part in the evolution of the […]

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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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People Are Freaking Out Over This Controversial Ad for ALTERED CARBON

This wouldn’t be the first time an ad campaign used a bus stop billboard in nightmarish ways, but Netflix is definitely pushing the envelope in promoting their new sci-fi series ALTERED CARBON. So far, this tactic has only shown up in one location — a bus stop kiosk in West Hollywood, at the busy intersection […]

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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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Capcom Offers Huge Cash Reward for Proof of “Real-Life Monsters”

Iconic gaming company Capcom has devised a pretty epic promotion for the recent launch of their new release MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD — they’ve teamed up with the UK’s Center of Fortean Zoology to offer a reward of £50,000 (around $70,000) for conclusive evidence proving the existence of one of 10 specific cryptids. The list includes […]

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The World’s Creepiest “Social Robot” Is Now a Glam-Droid

If you missed our prior coverage of the world-famous “gynoid” named Sophia, we can catch you up pretty easily: Designed and built by Hanson Robotics and unveiled at South By Southwest in March 2016, Sophia is an extremely sophisticated robot whose highly-advanced A.I. programming enables her to learn and develop precise communication skills and replicate […]