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What’s A Bobcat In 60 Seconds

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are a mainly nocturnal animal and like most feline are very elusive, so they aren’t often seen by humans. A mammal part of the cat family “Felidae”, bobcats first appeared around 1.8 million years ago.  Bobcats have adapted to thrive in many different habitats, such as forests, swamps, deserts, and even urbanized areas. They inhabitat regions from southern Canada all the way to northern Mexico and can be found all throughout the United States. There are an estimated 1 million bobcats living

Sao Paulo’s “Ouvidor 63″: A 13-Story Utopia For Squatting Artists and Musicians (Video)

Brazil’s biggest city is filled with towering skyscrapers and abandoned buildings. Since 2008, however, rent has sky-rocketed in the city, increasing by 97% in just six years and putting Sao Paulo at #19 on the list of most expensive cities to live in. These rising living costs have left many local residents struggling to keep up with the price of keeping their home. In May of this year, a group of local artists claimed an abandoned 13-story tower block as their own. They redefined

Burger King Just Introduced An All-Black Burger! Wait…What??

Fast-food giant Burger King just released a pretty strange hamburger in Japan. Burger King’s newest burger sensations, known as the Kuro Pearl and Kuro Diamond (the Pearl with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions added), feature black buns, black sauce, meat with black pepper, and even black cheese. That’s one dark burger! The black color in the bread and cheese comes from bamboo charcoal (charcoal made from bamboo plants), which is popular in Japanese cuisine. The sandwich also has an onion and garlic sauce that is blackened using squid ink, another popular

Meet “Cassius”, The Largest Crocodile In Captivity In The World (Photos)

84-year old George Craig is referred to by many as “the-real Crocodile Dundee”. Craig had 17 years of experience hunting and capturing crocodiles in Papua New Guinea before saving Cassius. According to GrindTV… “In 1987, a year after “Crocodile Dundee” hit theaters, George Craig saved Cassius from being hunted down and killed by locals in Northern Territory, Australia, where the saltwater crocodile was terrorizing the population. The huge crocodile, missing his front left leg and tip of his tail due to vicious

Did You Know You Can Take A Virtual Tour of One of The US’s Coolest Museums!?!

The Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History located in Washington, D.C. opened in 1910 and is still one of the United State’s most visited and celebrated museums. The museum itself is pretty massive. According to Smithsonian’s website… “The main building on the National Mall contains 1.5 million square feet of space overall and 325,000 square feet of exhibition and public space; altogether the Museum is the size of 18 football fields, and houses over 1000 employees.”   At the heart of

These NFL Cheerleaders Thought It’d Be Fun To Zipline Across Their Stadium (Video)

With the 2014 NFL season officially underway, fans across the United States are feverishly talking fantasy football, team spirit, favorite players and more. But as excited as people are everywhere, nobody seems to be having more fun supporting the league than the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot (Jaxson DeVille) and some of the Jaguar’s cheerleaders. Aerial Concepts teamed up with the Jaguars to create an epic zipline ropeswing that launched from the stadium lights over the stadium. Check out the Jaguars mascot

UK Sets Plans To Launch Their First Commercial Spaceport As Soon As 2016

At the Farnborough International Airshow’s Space Day Conference this past July, UK Space Agency Director General David Parker announced a timetable which laid out the groundwork for the Agency’s first commercial spaceport. The Agency made the decision to build a spaceport in anticipation of the growing demand for space tourism and the expanding space plane industry. The timetable estimates that by 2030, space tourism will be bringing in about $65 million a year and the space plane industry will be worth around $33.9 billion. These potential future

Secret Google X Project Bringing Us A Step Closer To Drone Deliveries (Video)

Google X, Google’s research and development lab, has been known for projects like Project Loon, Google Glass, driverless cars and more. Now, it seems the company is taking on drones as well, after it was recently revealed that Google X has been secretly developing a drone program over the last two years. Last week, after the secret program (known as “Project Wing”) was revealed to the public, it was obvious that Google’s new drones would be in direct competition with Amazon’s more

Watch These Two Elephants Casually Dancing To Some Live Violin (Video)

Eleanor Bartsch is a talented musician, to say the least. Besides being a member of both the Madison (WI) Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly with other small groups and ensembles in the state. But recently, Eleanor decided to try out her musical skills on a very different audience. While performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum, she noticed two elephants outside of a tent that seemed to be moving

Bay Area Skaters Turn Earthquake Damage Into A Sweet Skateboard Ramp (Video)

Yesterday (8/24/14), the San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by the strongest earthquake to hit the area since 1989. The 6.0 earthquake, which was centered in Napa, did some serious damage, sparking fires from gas leaks, ruining building foundations and roads, and hospitalizing dozens. The cost of the damages has been estimated at nearly a billion dollars. But in one Napa neighborhood, some opportunistic local residents are making the most of the damages. Local skaters saw a buckled road not as just damage from a recent earthquake,

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