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These Guys Were Just Enjoying a Day of Surfing When a Playful Seal Pup Decided to Join (Video)

Matthew and his friend Andrew like to shred a couple waves every now and then. Recently, they were enjoying the waves off the coast of England when they had an unsuspected visitor. Matt describes the event: “Me and my friend Andrew were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we didn’t know what it was! It nudged his foot from underneath.” The next hour was filled with fun

Indonesia, The World’s Largest Muslim Country, Bans Support of ISIS Militants

With more than 87% of its population subscribing to Islam, Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country. In fact, with just under 210 million Muslim citizens, it is home to the largest Muslim population in the world. However, this didn’t stop the Indonesian government from passing a new law on Monday that banned all public support for the terrorist group ISIS (sometimes known as ISIL), which recently emerged in the Middle East. Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs in

What It Looks Like to Ride the World’s Biggest Urban Zipline (GoPro Video)

Director Devin Graham, better known by his Youtube name, Devin Supertramp, has been getting a lot of attention on Youtube lately. A few weeks ago, he released an awesome video in which he and his crew converted a hill in San Francisco into a giant slip-and-slide. They used $85,000 worth of camera equipment to capture the fun: Now, Devin and his crew have taken on a new challenge: filming themselves riding the world’s biggest urban zipline in Panama City. The team

A Mysterious Giant Crater Just Opened Up At the “End of the World” (Video)

Yamal is a peninsula in northern Siberia. In the language of the peninsula’s indigenous inhabitants, the Nenets, Yamal means “end of the world”. This past week, aerial images of the peninsula posted to YouTube showed a giant, 80m wide crater. Check out the footage below: Authorities from Yamal have organized a team of scientists from Russia’s Center for the Study of the Arctic, the Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences and Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to investigate. At first glance, it just

The World’s Tallest Waterslide Just Opened- Here’s How It Looks to Ride It (Video)

“Verrückt” is the German word for “insane”. It is a fitting name for the world’s tallest waterslide, which was just opened to the public at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City. At 168 feet and 7 inches, the Verrückt is taller than Niagara Falls. To get the top you have to climb 268 stairs. John Schooley was the engineer who designed the slide. Here he is talking about when he and park founder Jeff Henry came up with the idea: “Basically,

This Guy Decided to Film Fireworks By Flying Through Them With a Drone (Video)

I’m sure last night was a reminder of just how dazzling a fireworks display can look from the ground. But what would it look like to up in the air, where the actual explosions are taking place? Well, YouTube user Jos Stiglingh decided he would answer that question. He attached a GoPro Hero 3 to a  DJI Phantom 2 drone and flew it through a a fireworks display. Check out the amazing footage below (HD is highly suggested):

How Stoats Hypnotize Their Prey When Hunting (Video)

You may have never heard of stoats before. These cute little creatures are closely related to ferrets, which are becoming an increasingly popular house pet these days. But don’t let their innocent appearance fool you- stoats are ferocious hunters. And when their speed and agility isn’t enough, they have a strange but fascinating secret weapon: hypnotism. Check out a stoat using this amazing ability to snare a rabbit in the video below: Stoats are very hardy creatures, and are able to live

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus Is the Animal Kingdom’s Master of Disguise (Video)

In open water, most octopus species are extremely vulnerable to predators. Because of this, they tend to avoid open areas, preferring to hide amongst rocks and corals along the ocean floor. But the Indonesian Mimic Octopus isn’t your average tentacled invertebrate. These creatures have extremely well-developed systems of camouflage and mimicry. One minute, the octopus is a flounder, the next it’s a lion fish, and just moments later, it’s a sea snake! Check out some of these amazing adaptations in the video below: These

A Honeybee Was In the Clutches of A Spider. Then His Comrade Saved the Day (Video)

I saw this video earlier today and was very intrigued. I’ll let you watch it first before I make any observations. So what do you think is going on here? Bumble bees, like other insects that live in queen-controlled colonies, are basically just extensions of the queen- pretty much every action they take is because of directions from the queen. One of the ways these types of insects communicate is with pheromones, chemical substances secreted by the insects which convey specific pieces of

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