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This Time-Lapse of A Tarantula Molting Is Both Creepy and Strangely Beautiful (Video)

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Tarantulas, like many other species of wildlife, have an exoskeleton that must be shed periodically as the tarantula grows – the process is known as molting. During this molting, which can last anywhere from a few hours to a full day, tarantulas break through their old exoskeleton and then slowly wriggle themselves out of the shell it leaves behind. The tarantula in the video below is a Xenesthis sp White – a species native to Columbia. It took about 10 hours to

Snorkeling Couple Takes Us Underwater to Swim With Humpback Whales (GoPro Video)

Ever wonder what it would be like to snorkel up close and personal with a humpback whale? Well, snorkelers Cecil and Mallory Johnson recently teamed up with GoPro to do just that. Humpback whales often live near coastlines and feed mainly on plankton, krill (a small crustacean closely related to shrimp) and small fish. An average-sized humpback consumes anywhere from 2,000-3,000 pounds of food per day during feeding season! Humpbacks are also known for their incredible ability to produce “whale calls”, sequences of moans, cries and

This GIF Shows The Inside of the Human Body, From Head to Toe (GIF and Video)

Back in the early 90s, scientists from the U.S. National Library of Medicine came up with a bold idea: imaging the entire human body, from top to bottom, in cross-sectional segments only a millimeter thick. They called the endeavor The Visible Human Project. Two cadavers, one male and one female, were encased in gelatin and then frozen into ice blocks, at frigid temperature of -160 degrees Fahrenheit (-71 degrees Celsius). Then, a sophisticated cryogenic microtome (basically a very finely-tuned deli slicer in a

Making A Rocket Thats Shoots 2300 Feet Up Out of Sugar and Kitty Litter (Video)

YouTube science experimenter Grant Thompson (aka: “The King of Random”) recently released an awesome new video that shows you how to make a rocket that is both powerful and cheap. How cheap? About $0.50, according to Grant. That’s because the rocket’s main ingredients, sugar and kitty litter, are both dirt cheap! Check it out in the video below: It’s definitely important to remember to check with your local authorities before setting off any type of rocket, especially in residential areas. Grant drove out to

This Guy Made Himself A Self-Folding Paper Plane Machine Gun (Video)

The 3-D printing revolution is in full stride, with the printers being widely used in engineering, design, medicine and more. But some people are also using the printers for more enjoyable endeavors. YouTube user Papierfliegerei is one of those people. His real name is Dieter Michael Krone, and he is a German paper airplane enthusiast. Krone just recently released a video showing off his prototype “A6 V1.0 Paper Airplane Gun”. He built his own automatic paper airplane machine gun, using designs from the German 3D

Why Microsoft Just Spent $2.5 Billion to Buy the Company That Makes Minecraft

Just a year after acquiring Finnish mobile giant Nokia, Microsoft is buying yet another Scandinavian company. This time it’s Swedish-based firm Mojang, maker of the popular game Minecraft. Minecraft, for those who aren’t familiar, is a game that allows its users to build their own structures and communities using lego-like virtual bricks. The game also allows users to explore other players’ structures and battle one another. Since its release in 2009, the game has quickly grown in popularity. To date, it has sold over 54 million copies, and

Hornets Built A Nest On This Man’s Window, Giving Him A Sweet View Inside (Video)

Usually, having hornets in, on, or even anywhere near your house is not a very enjoyable situation. But but for one reddit user, the experience was pretty much as good as it gets. A colony of European hornets have built a nest between the two panes of a double-glass window high up in the attic of the person’s house. The window doesn’t open and the nest is isolated in the attic, so the hornets don’t bother the homeowner or the neighbors. The window provides an awesome

A Quick Breakdown of Obama’s Plan to Deal With ISIS

Last night, President Obama held a press conference in which he outlined his plans for addressing the growing threat of the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, in the Middle East. The President started off his speech by questioning the very legitimacy of the organization and its core beliefs. “We continue to face a terrorist threat… ISIL is not a state, and it certainly isn’t Islamic… ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple.”   The President used the

This Red Bull Daredevil Took It to the Next Level With A Ridiculous Stunt (Video)

Red Bull has a long history of sponsoring some pretty crazy and extreme endeavors, from their annual cliff-diving competitions, to Felix Bumgartner’s “space jump“, to Robbie Madison jumping his motorcycle onto the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 2008. But even for Red Bull, this stunt is pretty insane. In the video, parachute and skydive master Paul Steiner casually switches gliders in mid-air, hanging off the wing of one to drop onto the top of the other. If that wasn’t enough, he

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

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