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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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Five Extremely Creepy Things Making the News Right Now

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree 2017 has been off to a very rocky start… but hey, at least most of us aren’t being terrorized on the regular by menacing grass-goblins or disembodied shadow-lurkers (I’m assuming this, of course; I don’t really know your life). Alas, that can’t quite be said for some of the people […]

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Fisherman Tweets Pics of Deep-Sea Creatures, Entire World Screams in Horror

My first draft of this story was basically “NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE,” all caps, over and over again, occasionally interrupted by “Oh wait, this one’s kinda cute,” then another avalanche of “Aw-hell-no.” As I recall, this went on for about six and a half paragraphs. For the sake of journalistic integrity, I decided to delete that […]

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We Examined That Infamous Google Earth “Kraken” Image — and We Know What It Is

Last week, one of the most-shared “weird news” articles to make the rounds is the latest of several “Google Earth Mysteries” — a strange and entertaining phenomenon that practically deserves its own category of viral legend. This one caught fire after being shared by popular UFO conspiracy theorist Scott Waring, who highlighted and enhanced a […]

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Does This Footage Show a Giant Monster in the River Thames?

A new video clip which recently surfaced on YouTube has thousands of viewers baffled and monster-hunters around the world booking flights to London. The footage below, which was shot from the Emirates Air Line cable car in Greenwich, across the Thames from London’s Millennium Dome, shows a massive dark shape rising briefly to the river’s murky surface […]