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11 Scariest Abandoned Theme Parks
From the once popular Gaya Land, to the Spreepark in Berlin, Germany, here are 11 Scariest Abandoned Theme Parks. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Gaya Land Once a popular tourist attraction, Gaya Land in Gimhae, South Korea has been closed for the last five years. In that time nature has claimed the land, with vegetation growing unchecked. Roller coasters, swing rides, and bumper cars lie eerily vacant as if permanently stuck in a not too distant past. The highest reaching parts of roller coasters are the only sections of the park that look operable, but even at these spots you can see vines creeping upwards. In it’s day the park must have been a really fun, memorable place to visit. It lies amongst rolling hills and the not too distant outcroppings of a modern city, a fabulous backdrop. The only thrill seekers that visit Gaya Land today however are vandals. 5. Western Village Built in 1975 Western Village delighted visitors for over three decades with an entire Old West ghost town, replicas of Clint Eastwood and a giant Mount Rushmore. It’s remote location in Nikko, Japan and the increasing success of Disneyland Tokyo forced the park to close down in 2007. In the last decade the park has taken on a gloomy, foreboding nature. Wild West scenes seem complete with gambling halls, saloons and coffee shops, but the closest thing to humans on sight are decaying mannequins. 4. Six Flags New Orleans Hurricane Katrina created a path of destruction along the Gulf coast and infamously caused the New Orleans levees to break, resulting in thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars worth of damage. When the storm finally abated over 80 percent of the city was flooded, including Six Flags, the popular theme park located off of Interstate 10. Pre-hurricane plans called for a water park to be built within Six Flags, but instead, Katrina had left it too badly damaged to reopen. To this day the park lies in a creepy, abandoned state, a stark reminder of one of the deadliest natural disasters in America’s history. 3. Disneyland Back in the Day Today you may think of Disneyland more along the lines of the happiest place on earth as opposed to a scary theme park. But trying telling that to this poor child kneeling while being surrounded by terrifying versions of Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland back in the 1930’s. This kid looks like his next move is to beg his parents to get him the hell out of there. The madness didn’t end there just check out these insane versions of Cinderella characters that used to wander around the park. No wonder Cinderella wanted out of her life situation. Check out those creepy masks. No thanks! While Disneyland’s exist to this day they wisely chose to abandon these creepy costumes a long time ago. 2. Chippewa Lake Park Remarkably this park, which opened in 1875 stayed active for a century. Originally Chippewa Lake Park in Ohio was known for its visitor's drunken loutish behavior, and its retro hand powered roller coaster that required attendants to drag it back to the top after each trip. Finally, in 1898, a family acquired the property, banned drinking and the sale of alcohol on the premises and built new, mechanical rides. This infusion of money and overall care for the well being of the park caused it to remain open all the way up to 1978. Newer parks with faster, better rides were opening everywhere, causing Chippewa Lake to shut down permanently. For the next three decades, the park would fascinate urban explorers in its abandoned state, rusting as nature and the slow march of time changed its appearance, turning it into an unrecognizable eerie place. Developers finally bulldozed the spot, with the last remnants being demolished by 2010. 1. Spreepark Built by the communists in Berlin, Spreepark was East Germany’s only permanent amusement park, and at its peak, nearly two million people visited every year. A slew of terrible accidents, including a crane crashing into a carousel that left seven dead, led to the parks declining popularity, with only four hundred thousand visiting in 2001. Finally, in 2002, owner Norbert Witte would abandon the park, which was in financial ruin, leaving its many exciting and often scary attractions to rust. In 2003 Witte would be jailed for eight years for attempting to smuggle 181 kilos of cocaine in the former Flying Carpet ride. In its abandoned state, the park was often referred to as one of the scariest around, though recent reports indicate that Spreepark has been completely torn down.
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Scariest Abandoned Communities in America
Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Dudleytown Back in the infancy of our country Dudleytown was a small settlement in Cornwall, Connecticut. The Dudley family owned the land, but never turned the area into an official town. For decades they allowed others to settle on their plot. Unfortunately for those trying to forge a life in the settlement the land wasn’t very good for farming and it was ultimately abandoned sometime in the 19th century. Trees had their way with the land for centuries and starting in the 1980’s rumors of ghost activities began. This lead to increased vandalism. As a result the owners closed the land to the public and today it remains private property. 5. North Brother Island Urban explorers and history buffs alike are drawn to New York’s North Brother Island, a 13 acre stretch of land that was once home to Riverside, a quarantine hospital. The medical facility operated from 1885 until 1963, during which time it famously housed Typhoid Mary. After it's closure the hospital was left totally abandoned. With no one there to keep things tidy, nature has had her way with the building. Trees and roots run rampant in and around the structure creating a fascinating site for those brave enough to traverse the desolate island. 4. Thurmond This town in West Virginia, which is almost completely vacant has become a relic of the past. Today much of it is owned by the National Park Service but it still looks the way it did when it was a booming coal town in the 1920’s. Though it's mostly a ghost town there are, at last count five people still living within its borders. In 2005, during city elections, six of Thurmond’s seven residents sought election. 3. South Pass City Wyoming In the mid 1800’s South Pass City was used as a stage and telegraph station along the Oregon Trail. Gold was discovered in the vicinity in 1866 and by 1870 the town was filled with thousands of prospectors. Everyone hoped that large deposits of gold lay further under the earth, but none were found and by the mid 1870’s the population was down to around 100 individuals. A few businesses continued to forge a living in South Pass City, but these pioneer families finally moved out in 1949. By the end of the 20th century many of the town’s homes were in a state of disrepair until finally being restored as a historic site for tourists. 2. Cahaba Cahaba established itself in the history of Alabama and the United States by becoming the first permanent state capital in 1820. It's low elevation and location at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers meant that the village was subject to seasonal flooding. Consequently the capital was moved to Tuscaloosa in January 1826. Cahaba would remain an important town and become a major distribution point for cotton. During the Civil War the Confederacy seized Cahabas railroad and turned a large cotton warehouse into a prison, where roughly 3,000 Union soldiers were held. Floods persisted throughout the town’s history and by the turn of the 20th century most of it's buildings and people had been relocated. It became the subject and setting of many ghost stories. Today Cahaba is a fascinating historical site where visitors can still see old streets, cemeteries and government buildings of what was once the state capital. Hey friends hope you’re enjoying the vid. Just wanted to say thanks for watching and if you have any suggestions for something you wanted to see let us know in the comments section and we may just make it happen for you. Have a great day. And now number... 1. Bannack Montana Montana may not be the most popular or talked about state in America, but it's a really cool place to go, especially for those with a love of the outdoors. Just outside of Bannack State Park, in Beaverhead County lies Bannack a small town named after a tribe of Indians that has long since been abandoned. Founded in 1862 when gold was discovered in the area, Bannack briefly served as the capital of the Montana Territory in 1864. It persisted as a mining town, though its population dwindled steadily until the last residents left in the 1970’s. Today Bannack remains a very well preserved ghost town with buildings like the Methodist Church and Hotel Meade looking as though they could be put into full use at a moment's notice.
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13 Scariest Abandoned Places In The World
Here are the top 13 most frightening abandoned places from creepy doll factories to Chernobyl the worst nuclear accident ever! Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for Myth Mania Mondays, Fact Tree Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Origin Thursdays, Fun Fact Fridays & Wildcard Weekends. 7. Glenwood Power Plant Looking creepy enough to be used as a filming location for horror movies, this power plant has been abandoned since its closure in 1963. The plant was built to provide electricity for the New York Central Railroad tracks and became operational in 1906. The structure was abandoned for 50 years and today is littered with graffiti and almost completely empty. Recently the Goren Group started a project to convert the building into an arts-focused events complex that will include a hotel, restaurants, and a marina. 6. Oradour-sur-Glane Technically this village was never abandoned. The inhabitants of the town were slaughtered on June 10, 1944, when a Nazi company massacred 642 of its residents, including 247 women and 205 children. French president Charles de Gaulle ordered the village to be maintained in its original state as a permanent memorial and historical site after the war. Today the village endures as a popular tourist site, with many people claiming to see ghostly figures roaming the vacant streets late at night. 5. Florida Dome Homes Once upon a time, these dome homes were the self-sustaining, state of the art dwellings of an oil tycoon. Today they lie abandoned and run down, a mere shell of their former greatness. Oil producer Bob Lee built the futuristic homes as a vacation spot on Cape Romano for his family in the 1980’s. The problem with Florida beachfront property is that it can be susceptible to hurricanes, which often plague the area. The Dome Homes were severely damaged several times and after requests to build a seawall were denied the property was ultimately abandoned. 4. Port Arthur Said to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, Port Arthur in Tasmania has seen plenty of tragedy and death in its time. The port was a penal colony in the mid-1800’s and was home to some of the hardest British criminals and had some of the strictest security measures in the British penal system. Much like Alcatraz Island, it was often billed as an inescapable prison. In 1996 28-year-old Martin Bryant went on a killing spree in the small town in which 35 people died, making it the worst mass murder in the country's post-colonial history. This event led to a severe crackdown on firearms throughout the nation in which 640,000 weapons were turned into authorities. 3. The Bhangarh Fort Often dubbed the most haunted place in India, this 17th-century fort is completely ruined today. There are many myths about the place that have added to its haunted reputation. According to legend, a wizard is said to have cursed the fort and everyone in it after being rejected by a princess with whom he had fallen in love. The curse endures to this day and there are plenty of people who have reportedly had contact with ghosts or felt evil spirits when visiting the area. 2. Willard Asylum This hospital opened in 1869 as Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in New York. The first patient was a woman named Mary Rote, who had spent the previous 10 years of her life chained up in a room. The asylum helped improve her condition and by 1890 the hospital had over 2000 patients. By this time the location had become completely self-sufficient. Patients grew their own food and tended to their own medical needs. There were even a morgue, a cemetery and a bowling alley on site. A huge push for deinstitutionalization occurred throughout the country in the 1990’s, leading to the asylum’s closure in 1995. Over half of the 50,000 or so patients who called Willard Asylum, their home also died there. Since the asylum closed its doors it has become widely recognized as a haunted location. 1. Pripyat The infamous Chernobyl disaster of 1986 left an entire city which once had a population of nearly 50,000 completely abandoned. Thanks to the high amounts of radiation that escaped during the terrifying event the land is sure to remain untouched for hundreds of years. Chernobyl was the worst nuclear accident in history. While two human deaths occurred during the actual event, hundreds of thousands of people and animals in the area are thought to have been affected detrimentally by the high amounts of radiation exposure that the accident caused.
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Most Amazing Archaeological Finds From Israel
Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Philistine Cemetery In the Bible, there is frequent mention of tensions between the Israelites and the Philistines. In fact, the one of the most commonly referenced underdog tales of all time involves an Israelite, David, and Philistine, a giant named Goliath. The tale includes an incredible amount of detail concerning Goliath’s impact on the Israelites and subsequent death that the hands of David but gives no information on what happened to his collossial body following his demise. In fact, historians had no clue what happened to Philistines who died within Israel, as the two were enemies so routine burial seemed unlikely. In mid-2016, a team of archaeologists digging near Ashkelon, a city on Israel’s southeast coast, uncovered what they now believe to be an ancient Philistine cemetery. Found just outside of the city’s walls, the cemetery contained over two hundred individual skeletons and is believed to date from between the 8th and 11th centuries. Archaeologists are calling this find the missing link that finally filled informational gaps about the ancient Philistines. Select pieces are to be displayed at the Israel Museum segment, which is set to open at the Rockefeller. 6. An Ancient Structure In early 2006, a team of archaeologists discovered what was incorrectly called “proof of King David’s Biblical Existence” by various media outlets. The structure is actually believed to be nothing more than the four room home of an elite member of ancient Israelite society. Despite this, the find is still absolutely incredible, as it gives researchers a nearly perfect look into the lives of the Israelites. Nicknamed the “Governor’s Residence”, the home has four areas sectioned into rooms that contained over five hundred artifacts that were painstakingly removed from the residence to be studied. Carbon dating on two charcoals and an olive pit place the structure’s time of use at around the 11th century. Found in Tel ‘Eton, an area in the south of Israel, the home is placed within the top one percent of similar finds due to its enormous size. 5. King Solomon’s Palace In 2016, a group of archaeologists uncovered a palace that dated to the era of King Solomon, the last ruler of the United Kingdom of Israel. Found in the ancient royal city of Gezer, the massive structure is believed to be over three thousand years old, placing it in around the 10th century. Full of spacious rooms and two large courtyards, the palace is similar to other structures around the city but was much larger, making researchers believe that it was the home of a royal or social elite. A series of artifacts were found within the building, including Philistine pottery, pieces of a statue dedicated the bird faced deity Ashdod, a game box lid, a baby’s rattle, amulets, and a statuette of the Canaanite fertility goddess. It is believed that the structure had been abandoned prior to it being looted and levelled by an attack lead by Pharaoh Sheshonq I in 925BC. Some scholars believe the palace to have belonged to King Solomon himself, though this has not been proven. 4. An Eight Year Old’s Lucky Find In 2015, eight year old Itai Halpern of Pardesiya was on a daytrip with his parents in the Beit Shemesh area of Israel when he decided to pick up a random rock. After playing with it for a bit, the boy discovered that the stone was actually a hand carved, well detailed head. His parents snapped a photo and called authorities to report the find, launching what would be one of the most fortunate series of events in Indiana Jones obsessed boy’s young life. An expert in the Iron Age examined the fragment and discovered it was the head of the sculpture of a fertility goddess. Common in the homes of commoners under the rule of King Judah in the eighth century, the sculpture depicted a naked woman as a sort of charm to help the woman of the house be fertile and the family prosper. The boy’s find earned him a certificate of honor and the chance for his entire school class to participate in the dig for more artifacts at the site. He is also elated, as the media has dubbed him “the eight year old Indiana Jones”, comparing him to his hero. Itai says he now plans to pursue a career in archaeology when he grows up. 3. 2000 Year Old Earrings 2. A Pregnant Woman 1. The Role of Women
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10 Abandoned Places Overrun by Mother Nature
From the Preah Khan Temple, to the Pripyat Amusement Park, here are 10 Abandoned Places Overrun by Mother Nature. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. Preah Khan Temple King Jayavarman the seventh built this temple in modern day Angkor, Cambodia in 1191 to honor his father. It was once home to a substantial organization of nearly 100,000 officials and servants. Hundreds of years ago it was abandoned and everyone forgot about the site until French archaeologists and architects discovered and thoroughly documented the fascinating buildings in the late 1800’s, which by that time had become hidden under an overgrowth of vegetation and roots. Besides minor restoration work the site has been left to be overrun by trees which grow on and around the Preah Khan Temple to this day. 4. The Valley of the Mills Located in a crevasse thought to have been formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption and subsequent earthquake the Valley of the Mills was used by the Italian people from as far back as the 13th century, when they built flour mills on the location. The spot was ideal because a constant stream ran through it. After the success of the flour mills people throughout the years erected more buildings and ran different businesses like a sawmill and a wash house. By the 1940’s the milling of flour had been shifted to nearby pasta mills and the industrial area became obsolete. The brick buildings were closed and abandoned. Aggressive greenery has had their way with the structures in the years since creating a spectacular site in the vein of Shengshan Island. 3. The Floating Forest Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia has seen a lot of development since the year 2000, when the nearby Sydney Olympic Park hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. The bay itself is home to a number of abandoned 20th century ships, none more striking than the S.S. Ayrfield. Locals call it the Floating Forest thanks to the lush flora that has enveloped the rusting hull, and surrounded nearly the whole ship. The S.S. Ayrfield was used years ago to transport supplies to American troops that were stationed in the Pacific Ocean. It was retired in the Bay all the way back in 1972 to be dismantled. That never got done and the ship was simply left floating in the water to decay and, as it turns out slowly be overtaken by mother nature. 2. Belgian Car Graveyard Traffic jams can last for hours, sometimes the worst can even persist for days on end. There is a traffic jam of sorts lying in a Belgian forest that hasn’t moved for seventy years. So how did all of these rusting hunks of metal end up gathered in such a natural setting? The prevailing theory is that U.S. soldiers stationed in a nearby village bought the cars. When the war ended and everyone was shipped home, they couldn’t afford to ship the cars, so they hid them in the forest. Apparently not many of them were able to get their cars home so they sat, slowly being overrun by nature. Soldiers stationed in the area have added to what has become a metal cemetery in the years since. It sure is crazy to see all of these fascinating spots that have been left to the slow decay of time. Want to see more places like this, or was this not exactly your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments section below and thanks for watching. 1. Pripyat Amusement Park Not only is this amusement park in Ukraine abandoned but so is the entire town surrounding it. The Soviet Union built Pripyat to serve the nearby Chernobyl Power Plant in 1970. The city grew to a population of around 50 thousand by 1986. Then on April 26 of that year one of the power plants nuclear reactors exploded, releasing massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere. In the span of just a few days Pripyat became a ghost town. Incredibly, the Pripyat Amusement park was set to be open just a week after the disaster occurred. As fate would have it a place that was supposed to be full of joy and children screaming with delight instead became a dangerous abandoned area which to this day contains traces of radiation. Its ferris wheel is often featured in photographs of the city.
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10 of the World’s Most Famous Cars
From the infamous DeLorean DMC-12 to the 1994 Mercedes Benz S280 carrying Princess Diana, here are 10 Of The World's Most Famous Cars. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. DeLorean DMC-12 Back to the Future is one of the most popular movie series in the history of American cinema. The 80’s SciFi flicks had Marty McFly and Doc Brown driving and sometimes flying around different time periods to solve the perils inherent in time travel. The car they used, a DeLorean DMC-12 has become just as iconic as the films themselves. Equipped with unique, gull wing doors, a fiberglass body, a flux capacitor and a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor seven Delorean’s were used throughout filming. Today three survive as well as countless other Deloreans that have been turned into replicas by Back to the Future fans. DeLorean made around nine thousand DMC-12’s before production ceased in 1983. However, in early 2016 the Delorean Motor Company reopened their doors in the small town of Humble, Texas. They hope to build DMC-12’s with a selling price of under one hundred thousand dollars. 5. General Lee Bearing a Confederate flag and a horn that plays the beginning of the song Dixie this Dodge Charger was mostly seen flying through the air while being driven by the Duke Boys. Due to the number of jump scenes in The Dukes of Hazzard, it’s rumored that hundred of cars were used and destroyed during the show's seven seasons. When filming a jump, the crew would fill the trunk of the car with up to one thousand pounds of sandbags or concrete so that it wouldn’t nose over. Today around seventeen cars used in the show exist. 4. Aston Martin DB5 More commonly known as the Bond Car this stylish vehicle was first featured in Goldfinger and remained popular enough to be rehashed throughout the years, most recently in Skyfall despite outdating the movie by a half century. A little over one thousand DB5’s were produced from 1963 to 1965. Bond’s version was outfitted with a variety of gadgets including an ejector seat, machine guns, and tire slashers. Like the fictional character who drives it, the car is sleek and stylish and has endured as one of the most famous objects associated with the movie franchise. 3. 1996 BMW 750iL Perhaps one of the most famous photos in music history was taken moments before rap legend 2Pac was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip. In the picture, Shakur is staring at the camera, a slightly somber look on his face while the driver, Suge Knight looks ahead. The pair were in a black 1996 BMW 750iL. The terrible incident unintentionally made the car one of the most infamous in recent memory and recently came out of nowhere to make headlines. For years the vehicle had changed hands until its current owners put it up for auction in late February with an asking price of one and a half million dollars. 2. 1997 GMC Suburban Just six months after 2Pac was shot his rival the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in an eerily similar fashion. Biggie was in Los Angeles in early March 1997 to promote his second studio album and film a music video for his hit single Hypnotize. While driving with an entourage that included P. Diddy in two green GMC Suburbans Biggie was shot four times while sitting at a red light on Wilshire and Fairfax. Though his group would rush him to nearby Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the rap legend would die an hour after the incident. While he lives on through his music, the car in which he was shot remained on the streets of L.A. as the vehicle for a family of six. This year, at around the same time that 2pac’s death ride was put up for auction this car was offered up for the same asking price of 1.5 million dollars. 1. 1994 Mercedes Benz S280 On August 30, 1997, Henri Paul was driving a 1994 Mercedes Benz S280 through an underpass running gracefully next to the River Seine (sayne, traveling around 65 miles per hour when he collided with a pillar. He, along with his two passengers were fatally injured. Such a devastating and tragic story is bound to make local headlines. Of course, the passengers who were in the car on that fateful day, Princess Diana and her lover and son of a billionaire, Dodi (dough di) Fayed (faiy ed) made the story worldwide news and one of the headlines of the decade. Media outlets first reported that pursuing paparazzi on motorcycles had caused the accident. These stories seemed to be debunked when investigators discovered that the driver, Henri Paul had been drunk and this likely caused him to lose control of the vehicle. Regardless Mohamed Al Fayed, Dodi’s father maintains that the crash was part of a conspiracy for which the Royal Family was responsible.
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25 World’s Craziest Tents
From the 2 SECOND Tent, to the EPIC Gigwam, these are the 25 World's Craziest Tents ! Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for Myth Mania Mondays, Fact Tree Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Origin Thursdays, Fun Fact Fridays & Wildcard Weekends. 14. Surf Tent Surfs up everyone! This concept tent was meant to provide shelter in a pinch on the beach when you wind up far from civilization or simply want to be able to roll out of bed and hit the best waves immediately. If you are a surfer you would absolutely love and need this really crazy but amazing tent. 13 2Seconds This tent designed by Quechua features a fiberglass spring that pops open when you throw it. This means that all you have to do to pitch this tent is throw it in the air. By the time it lands it will be a fully formed tent ready for you to sleep and take shelter in. The only thing you have to do is stake it to the ground. 12. Cork Tent This Tree House tent is 100% free of chemicals, lightweight and made of sustainable cork. It may not look so but it's actually very portable. It collapses down to the size of a rolled up yoga mat. Cork is an amazing material that is naturally insulating and helps provide a stable, comfortable temperature when inside. 11. Raindrop Tent This tent was originally designed by protesters trying to prevent trees from being cut down. The Tree Tent has the ability to hang from a sturdy branch and provides surprisingly spacious and comfortable camping. It measures thirteen feet tall and nine feet wide and comes outfitted with a hardwood sleeping platform and round mattress that is big enough to fit two active adult environmental activists and their two children. 10. See Through Bubble Dubbed the Bubble Tree tent this apparatus provides luxurious accommodations even in the harshest environments. The tent comes with a layer of transparent plastic for further protection. If you want some privacy there are models that are semitransparent with a totally transparent moon roof for stargazing. 9. Gigwam Tent This cave tent features a series of teepee-style tents connected through tunnels so you can create a mini village with your family or friends while on a camping trip. Each section is designed to fit two people so you and a few other can own the village. The poles of the tent are on the inside so it makes collapsing the tent a breeze that is easier than the average tent. 8. TemperFly This massive solar panel tent is being tested by the U.S. Army which shouldn't be a surprise. The tents thin photovoltaic cells can generate 800 watts of electricity on a 16 by 20 foot surface. This could allow soldiers to charge gadgets without the need of a generator. For army personnel this amazing tent could be a game changer. The tent is also ideal in natural disaster response situations and could help lives around the world. 7. Urban Tent If you live in a big city but just got kicked out of your apartment and need to blend in somewhere in the city while catching a few z’s you could always grab this car tent. That way no one will know you're homeless and you will have shelter from the elements. You just have to hope that no one will look at your “car” too closely. 6. Cocoon Hanging Tent This futuristic looking tent can hang nicely in any forest and is designed to hold two people comfortably and three people in a squeeze. 5.Concept Solar Tent Though this Orange Concept Solar Tent never made it to full scale production it may have made a splash if it was a good tent. It uses sunlight to power the tents under floor heating, lighting, Wi-Fi and charger. Designed with those long excursions and for people who go to festivals in mind you would be the most popular group at the campground with this amazing contraption. 4. Garlic Tent Hang garlic cloves around this tent and you officially have an area that will be vampire free for sure. It's a tent that Jonathan Harker could have used in his stay at Dracula’s castle. The tent is shaped like a giant clove of garlic which makes it very roomy and able to accommodate at least six people effectively. 3. Camo Tent Made to blend in with all sorts of environments is a line of these fun tents. These particular ones are sure to confuse the heck out of farm animals. 2. Mongolian Yurt This is a pretty sweet looking tent designed to look like a mongolian yurt. It's the ultimate tent fort for those trying to get past the Great Wall of China. 1. Sydney Opera House Tent This tent is full of accommodations that make it barely a tent. It has electrically adjustable beds, hot water and heating and electric lights to go along with everything else. If you say you’ve been camping in this tent you are pretty much lying.
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Scary Islands That Humans Refuse to Populate
Though humans in the distant and sometimes even recent past have attempted to populate some of these islands, they are today, for crazy reasons ranging from harsh weather to bunny rabbits eerily abandoned and completely lacking any human presence. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. Pollepel (paul-a- pel) There’s not much on Pollepel Island, which lies in the Hudson River, except, strangely, an abandoned military surplus warehouse and a small castle. Francis Bannerman purchased the island in 1900 to keep his growing supply of military equipment. Bannerman would live in the castle and store weapons in the arsenal that was built until his death in 1918. In 1920 200 tons of shells and powder exploded, destroying a chunk of the complex. For a while people would visit the island on tours, but a 1969 fire that destroyed the roofs and floors of the arsenal put and end to that. Today the island and it's structures remain strangely vacant; nothing more than a curious site for New Yorkers. 4. North Brother Island Today and throughout the majority of it's history New York’s North Brother Island has been devoid of human inhabitants. However, a contagious disease hospital called Riverside which opened in the late 1800’s and housed the infamous Typhoid Mary Mallon operated on the island. It's staff assisted in rescuing survivors after the General Slocum steamship caught fire nearby in 1905. The disaster resulted in over 1,000 casualties and would be the largest loss of life in New York’s history until 9/11. The hospital also housed war veterans following world war two and later served as a treatment center for drug addicts. Finally in 1963 it closed it's doors for good, and has been left abandoned on the island, which itself serves as nothing more than a bird sanctuary for Black Crowned Night Herons. 3. Hashima One shot from above will make you think, hey that island’s populated get it the heck off this list. Ah don’t let appearances fool you my YouTube heroes. That island is Hashima, off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan. In the late 19th century coal was found beneath Hashima. Homes were eventually built for the workers that came to mine the valuable commodity. At it's peak the island's population reached north of 5,000, making it one of the most densely populated places on earth. Finally in 1974 the coal ran out, leaving the workers that populated the island to scramble back to the mainland in search of another job opportunity. The island was left abandoned, the buildings destined to crumble and decay as they are today, slowly being worn away by natures elements. 2. The Antipodes (antipadeez) It would be really tough to be shipwrecked on the Antipodes Islands. They’re an inhospitable clump of volcanic islands south of New Zealand. The biggest island is Antipodes at 7.7 square miles. A number of castaways have found themselves on the island throughout the years. The eleven surviving crew members of the Spirit of the Dawn spent 87 days stuck on the island in 1893. They were forced to eat raw mutton birds, mussels and roots to survive. Though there haven’t been any castaways on the island for years a castaway hut sits at the northern end of Antipodes just in case. Wow how frightening is the Antipodes Island. That’s one place you’d never want to find yourself stuck! Anyways, we’d like to thank your comments on our 13 of the Most Amazing Arcades in the World video. Just because arcades are dying out doesn’t mean they’re not totally awesome and we’re glad some of you enjoyed the countdown. And now without further adue. 1. Island of the Dolls No one lives on the Island of the Dolls but a lot of people visit. This is because the land is littered with hundreds of creepy, porcelain dolls. The island's lone inhabitant, Don Julian Santana adorned the trees with the odd decorations to ward off and perhaps appease the spirit of a dead girl. When the man first arrived on the island he found the anonymous girl, who had apparently drowned in a canal and her toy doll floating nearby.
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15 Craziest Medieval Buildings
Stay tuned to learn about some of the most impressive medieval structures around, including castles that were built nearly one thousand years and a cathedral that, for centuries was the world’s tallest building. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Wells Cathedral When the present Wells Cathedral was constructed sometime around 1175, it was the first cathedral to be built entirely using the new Gothic Style that was brought from France. The first phase of building took around eight decades to complete. 300 statues that were built during its original construction remain to this day. Architects and observes widely recognize the Wells Cathedral as one of the most beautiful of all of the English Cathedrals. 7. Guildhall of London Perhaps the most impressive aspect of London’s Guildhall is its breathtaking medieval great hall which is regularly used for grand ceremonies. The building was undertaken in 1411 and completed in 1440. The Great Fire of London in 1666 didn’t affect the Guildhall too much, though partial restoration from slight damage would be required. 6. Eltz Castle Amazingly, this castle is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the eleven hundred's a full 33 generations ago, the Eltz family. In 1268 the Eltz brothers had a dispute, and the family split the castle in three, with each sibling building their own fortified living quarters. These separate building co-existed for hundreds of years. Finally, in the early 1800's, the House of the Golden Lion had outlived the other families and was prosperous enough to unify the castle. 5. Mont Saint Michel Abbey Today, the medieval island community of Mont Saint Michel has an epic Abbey at its apex and is connected to France’s coast via a single 2500 foot highway and footbridge. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and millions visit annually. In medieval times the monastery protected the French from the invading English repeatedly during the Hundred Years’ War and thanks to state of the art fortifications for its time was never seized. After the French Revolution, the island became nothing more than a dilapidated prison until prominent figures like author Victor Hugo launched a recovery campaign. Their efforts were rewarded when the prison closed in 1863 and again when Mont Saint Michel was declared a historical monument in 1874. Restoration efforts have been ongoing for years and have made the island an extremely impressive, beautiful site. 4. Lincoln Cathedral One of the most impressive Gothic structures on the planet Lincoln Cathedral lies in the town of Lincoln, England. Bishop Remigius started work on the Cathedral in 1072. An earthquake would partially destroy the Cathedral in 1124 leaving only the West Front, which has been preserved to this day. When a replacement tower with a spire was added to the Lincoln Cathedral, it became the tallest building in the world and would hold this title for the next 238 years until the spire collapsed in 1549. It was not rebuilt. 3. Westminster Abbey One of the most iconic buildings in the world Westminster Abbey has been the setting of every royal coronation since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, has seen at least 16 royal weddings, and is the resting place of 17 English monarchs. King Henry the third rebuilt the Abbey starting in 1245 and chose it to be his burial site. Today Westminster Abbey attracts over a million visitors every year. 2. Windsor Castle Windsor Castle has served the British royal family for over one thousand years, making it the oldest occupied castle in all of England. When constructed in the eleventh century it was simple and made of wood. King Henry the first favored the castle and started a gradual reconstruction process that would turn Windsor Castle into one of the most expensive buildings in the Middle Ages. A humongous fire in 1992 destroyed large portions of the castle, but it was rebuilt into the magnificent specimen that it is today. Wow Windsor Castle is absolutely massive. If you’ve made it this far than you’re really into medieval building which is great because so are we. Leave a cool comment and we may shout you out by name in our next video and, as always, thanks for watching. 1. Notre Dame de Paris While Victor Hugo was busy saving Mont Saint Michel Abbey from the destructive nature of time he was also writing about another of the continent’s most impressive medieval structures, Notre Dame. The cathedral lies in Paris and is widely considered the most impressive feat of French Gothic architecture ever erected. It’s one of the most well-known churches on Earth. The cathedral treasury contains a reliquary which houses some of the most valuable objects of Catholicism including the Crown of Thorns and a portion of the True Cross.
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19 World’s Craziest Publicity Stunts
From The Taco Liberty Bell, to the UFO stunt pulled by Richard Branson, here are 19 World's Craziest Publicity Stunts. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. The Taco Liberty Bell Fast food chain Taco Bell pulled off one of the most hilarious April Fools Day pranks and publicity stunts of all time. On April 01, 1996 the company took out a full-page ad in six major newspapers claiming it had purchased the historically significant Liberty Bell, and apparently taking supposed liberties of their own, reported that they had renamed it the Taco Liberty Bell. Luckily they said that they planned on leaving it on display. National Park Services employees could attest to how many people were fooled by the elaborate prank; they were inundated with thousands of calls seeing if their famous national monument had been sold. 6. LifeLock Guy Gets Jacked Lifelock founder and CEO Todd Davis decided to show just how effective his company was by publishing his Social Security number on Lifelock’s website and billboards, inviting anyone to try to steal his identity. After a short amount of time his ploy had seemed to work; by June 2007 only one person appeared to have successfully used his identity when they obtained a $500 loan from a check-cashing company. Unfortunately, time told a different story. By 2010 Davis had been the victim of an additional 12 identity thefts. One perpetrator had opened an AT&T account using his social security number and racked up $2,390 in unpaid charges. Despite the fact that the publicity stunt went horribly wrong LifeLock continues to protect millions of people’s identities to this day. 5. The Quicker Picker Upper Popular paper towel company Bounty employed Rex Covington and L.A. Ice Art to create this spectacular seven foot five hundred and fifty pound real popsicle, which they transported and left on the street to melt, creating a huge mess that they would of course come back and clean, presumably with a bunch of paper towels. 4. Guinness Litters As part of an advertising campaign for Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and the company’s 200th Anniversary beer maker Guinness decided to drop a ridiculous amount of messages in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean; 150 thousand to be exact. The bottles contained messages for turning the bottle into a lamp, a beer label and, oddly enough a full page Ovaltine advertisement. Bottles still turn up from time to time, even over a half century after their initial release, making it, technically, one of the longest running ad campaigns of all time. 3. Imperial Stars Los Angeles freeways are notoriously busy, and traffic jams are a daily occurrence. Little known rock band Imperial Stars decided to add to the congestion and frustration by blocking the street with a huge box truck and performing an impromptu concert as part of an ill-conceived publicity stunt. They also placed a sign on top of the truck as an effort to raise awareness to child homelessness. Motorists were stunned and angered by the sight, and initially, the stunt got the band what they wanted; the story made national news cycles. Eventually, however, the insane act would prove to be an epic failure. Three members of the band were ordered to pay 39,000 dollars to the California Department of Transportation and can you name a song by the Imperial Stars? We couldn’t either. 2. The Billowing Skirt Shot Though it has long been reported that a passing train accidentally caused what would turn into one of the most famous pictures of Marilyn Monroe ever, the photograph was actually one big stunt. Opportunistic movie publicists thought it would be a good idea to hide a wind machine beneath the street grate before photographers arrived for the shoot, creating one of the best though least reported publicity stunts of all time. 1. Branson: A Publicity Genius Part of what makes Richard Branson, so freaking rich is his amazing and insane publicity stunts. On the early morning of April 1, 1989, the billionaire purchased a custom hot air balloon shaped like a UFO to fly over London. Authorities and bystanders alike chased the UFO to its landing spot, Surrey Field. Once surrounded a midget, also hired by Branson emerged from the balloon in full alien costume, completing a ruse that police were none too amused with. When British Airways had problems erecting the London Eye, Branson arranged for a branded airship to fly over the site with a hilarious, tongue in cheek message for his fierce rival.
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ALIEN Places on Earth
From environments most comparable to those found on other planets to the mysterious Devil’s Tower here’s some places that, while they may be on earth, look like they belong in a different world entirely. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 10. Atacama Desert The Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest, most inhospitable places on Earth, an environment which NASA researchers are absolutely thrilled with. For people who need to approximate the conditions of Mars, the Atacama Desert is the perfect place. Rovers are regularly driven through patches of the desert so that builders can see how they hold up in preparation for alien environments. 9. Spotted Lake in Canada Summer months in many parts of Canada are beautiful, but at the Spotted Lake in British Columbia, they reveal a brighter, more colorful world. The lake is full of various mineral deposits that are revealed when most of it's water evaporates in the heat. The site has bee n revered (re veered) for hundreds of years as having therapeutic and medically beneficial waters. 8. Red Beach It's hard to accept when you first see pictures, but these images exist in real life and haven’t been altered in any way. Located in China amongst the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world this visual phenomenon is caused by the sea weed, which turns bright red in the Autumn. Imagine unexpectedly finding yourself on Red Beach, you would think you were on some other world for sure. 7. Valley of Fire On a bright, sunny day, this valley 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas appears to be on fire. That’s thanks to its red sandstone formations which were created from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago and give the area it's name. It has some out of this world formations like Elephant Rock, Winstone Arch and Fire Wave. It’s also full of petroglyphs left by ancient pueblo peoples thousands of years ago. 6. Waitomo Glowworm Caves Found on the North Island in New Zealand, a place that was used as the backdrop for Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings, these caves are most notable for it's species of glowworms that are unique to the caves that they light up. The local Maori people had known of the caves for centuries before showing an English surveyor in the 1880’s. 5. Great Blue Hole Like the Eye of the Sahara you can only truly appreciate the Great Blue Hole which is 43 miles from Belize City from a bird's eye view. The giant submarine sinkhole is almost one thousand feet across and plunges around 350 feet deep. Scuba divers can appreciate it's depths and the spot has become a popular place for scuba diving. 4. Door to Hell The Soviets tried to set up a drilling platform in Turkmenistan in 1971 and the Door to Hell is what happened. The rig collapsed and panicked researchers set the resulting crater on fire hoping to curtail the spread of poisonous methane gas. They assumed the fire would burn out in a timely fashion. Today, nearly a half century later the fire continues to burn, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors and making for one of many odd leftovers from the Soviet Union. 3. Devil’s Tower Every year around four hundred thousand people visit Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. Of those one percent, or around four thousand traverse the Tower, which has to make for an awesome view when they reach the summit. How exactly the tower formed is still a mystery. Geologists agree that it was created by an igneous intrusion, but how it took place is unknown. Some experts feel that it's all that remains of what was once a huge volcano but there is certainly no consensus on this theory. 2. Rio Tinto River Winding it's way through southwestern Spain the Rio Tinto River has a lot of iron in it, making it extremely acidic with a pH of 2 and giving it it's crazy, hard to believe reddish hue. People living in the region have mined the area for thousands of years for copper, gold, silver and other minerals. This has likely led to the acidic nature of the Rio Tinto. The presence of life in the Rio Tinto points to the likelihood of life in other areas of our solar system that have similar conditions. Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you guys soon. Hey don’t forget to leave some feedback in the comments section and oh ya check out number one, it’ll blow your socks off, if of course you’re wearing socks. 1. Cave of the Crystals The giant gypsum crystals you see here are a part of the Cave of the Crystals. The cave’s main chamber contains some of the largest natural crystals you can find on this planet. It’s extremely hot with humidity comparable to a bad day in Florida. These factors mean that people can only endure ten minutes of exposure at a time without proper protection. It also leaves the cave relatively unexplored so who knows what could be lurking in its mysterious depths.
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CRAZY Dinosaur Discoveries
The dinosaur craze started when people began finding their bones in the ground and realized what they belonged to in the early 1800’s. People haven’t stopped being fascinated with the extinct creatures in the years since and who can blame them when those bones belong to animals bigger than mammoths that roamed both land and sea in a time long ago. Here’s some crazy dinosaur discoveries that have fascinated humans for the last two centuries. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Leonardo Paleontologists were overjoyed when, in 2002 they found the remarkably well preserved fossilized skeleton of a 77 million year old duck billed dinosaur. Dubbed Leonardo the creature was 22 feet long and weighed nearly 2 tons. He was very young when he died, only three to four years old. The skeleton was covered in skin, scales, muscles and foot pads. It even still had the creatures last meal in it's stomach. Experts considered it a mummy because of it's preserved soft tissue, at the time this made it only the fourth dinosaur fossil mummy ever. 6. The Montana Dueling Dinosaurs A Montana Rancher now known as the Dinosaur Cowboy discovered this incredibly rare fossil in the state’s Hell Creek Formation. Like the aforementioned Fighting Dinosaurs this fossil is made of the bones of two specimens that appeared to have died fighting each other. The remains belong to a pony sized carnivore called a Tyrannosaurid and a slightly larger herbivore called a Ceratopsian. The remarkable find is now preserved in plaster and sitting in a vault. 5. Nodosaur Though it hasn’t been alive for 110 million years, this nodosaur looks like it may suddenly start moving around at any moment. Millions of years after it died, and was likely carried out to sea before being buried, in tact in sediment, it was unearthed in Alberta’s tar sands in 2011. Most agree that the 18 foot long specimen is the best preserved armoured dinosaur in the world. A Canadian museum unveiled the amazing site in May so that any dinosaur lover out there could go see the lifelike nodosaur for themselves. 4. Amazing Amber Tail Paleontologists were thrilled when the tail of a small, feathered dinosaur was found perfectly preserved in amber in north eastern Myanmar late last year. Examiners were amazed at the details they could discern, like the bones, flesh, skin and feathers of the appendage just by looking through the amber. The discovery was made in a fairly unlikely place, an amber market. The seller had polished the 99 million year old amber for jewellery, thinking the tail was nothing more than plant material. 3. Hadrosaurus A man was digging a pit off the Cooper River in New Jersey in 1838 when he unexpectedly stumbled upon the first skeleton of a Hadrosaurus ever found. As it turns out, that would be the only fossil of the dinosaur ever recovered. The dinosaurs remains were nearly complete. A team assembled the skeleton in 1868 and put it on display at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. People were in awe of the Hadrosaurus as they were seeing what was the first mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world. 2. Iguanodon The year after the Megalosaurus was officially recognized as the first formally named dinosaur, the Iguanodon became the second. Gideon Mantell, this guy, discovered some of the animals teeth sometime in the early 1820’s. A nearly complete skeleton was found in 1834 that sits in the Natural History Museum in London to this day. Their most unique and crazy characteristic is their large thumb spikes, which were likely used for defense against predators. The most substantiated species lived in Europe approximately 125 million years ago. Iguanodon were giant plant eaters that measured around 3 tons on average and stretched out as long as 43 feet. Before we go to our last and craziest dinosaur discovery we’d like to, as always, thank all of our loyal subscribers for their continued support. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, what are you waiting for, click that button. Now 1. Megalosaurus Though a lower part of it's femur was discovered in the 17th century and it would become the first non avian dinosaur to be validly named in 1824, there’s still a lot about the Megalosaurus that’s unknown. People didn’t know what that femur was for years. At first experts theorized that it was the thighbone of a Roman war elephant. Pieces have been found but never a complete skeleton, making much about it's build unclear. It was about 23 feet long and weighed a little over a ton. They lived during the Jurassic Period around 166 million years ago. They were bipedal with short, stocky forelimbs and a rather large head.
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15 Bizarre Experimental Aircraft
From the Lockheed Martin X-56 to the amazing Flaming Pencil, here are 15 Bizarre Experimental Aircraft. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Lockheed Martin X-56 Designed to explore high altitude long endurance flight technologies the Lockheed Martin is an unmanned vehicle that first took to the skies in July of 2013. Two were built, and the crafts are small, just seven and a half feet long with a 27 and a half foot wingspan. They last made news in November 2015 when the Air Force announced that one crashed during a flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California. 7. Junkers Ju 390 Built by the Germans during World War Two it's a good thing these long range bombers never got the chance to show their full capabilities. The Junkers Ju 390 was shown to Hitler on November 26, 1943, at Insterburg, East Prussia just a month after performing beautifully in its maiden flight. Two prototypes were built, and the Air Ministry ordered 26 additional models to be constructed. The Germans began to lose the war, and these plans were scrapped by late 1944. The original prototype was destroyed as the Allies approached at the end of April 1945. 6. Stipa-Caproni You’ve never seen an airplane quite like this before. Distinguished Italian aircraft designer Luigi Stipa built the Caproni in 1932. It's hollow, barrel-shaped fuselage completely enclosed its engine and propeller, giving the plane its unique look. Only one original was ever built as the Italian Air Force showed no desires in pursuing further development of the craft. Interest must have persisted in the Caproni however as a ⅗ replica was constructed in Australia in 1998 that was accurate down to the paint scheme. It flew two successful test flights in 2001 and is on display today. 5. Bell X-22 Of all of the experimental planes built for the Navy the Bell X-22, which was unveiled in Niagara Falls in 1965 was one of the most fascinating. The odd looking craft could take off vertically from a total stand still. Unfortunately, its propellers failed during a test flight, and the first prototype crashed in August of 1966. Technicians salvaged the plane to build a second prototype which would first fly, with improved performance, in August of 1967. Though the X-22 was deemed a success and the best of its kind the Navy canceled its program and the surviving prototype would be relegated to test flights, the last of which occurred in 1988. 4. Rockwell HiMAT This remarkable looking craft was built to explore technologies for future fighter aircraft. NASA developed two models in the late 70’s, and the first flights took place in 1979. Its design team decided to make the craft remotely operated for several reasons. Firstly it would be safer to not have a pilot in the craft. It was also cheaper to build it this way and meant they didn’t have to fit it with an ejection seat. Testing of the experimented aircraft concluded in 1983, and the two that were built remain on display to this day. 3. Vertol VZ-2 Only one of these bulky, odd looking crafts were ever constructed. The United States built the Vertol VZ-2 in 1957 and, like the Bell X-22, it was made to take off and land vertically. The plane was part of a test program that came to an end in 1965, by which time it had amassed 450 flights. Due to its one of a kind status the Vertol VZ-2 was preserved by the National Air and Space Museum. 2. NASA M2-F1 One of the weirdest things you’ll ever see in flight, the M2-F1 was developed by NASA in 1962 to test the wingless lifting body concept. The vehicle was had no means of powering itself so initial testing took place by towing the craft across California’s Rogers Dry Lakebed behind a specially modified Pontiac Catalina convertible. After this, it was towed in midair for further tests by another NASA aircraft, the C-47. The M2-F1 was retired in 1966 and remains on display at Edwards Air Force Base. 1. Flaming Pencil Seeing as how this aircraft was built to research supersonic speeds it's easy to understand how it got its nickname. The speed of sound had been broken in 1948, but no one fully understood the effects that this great speed would have on a moving craft so the Royal Air Force began building what would become the Bristol 188, or Flaming Pencil in 1954. It would take eight years, but the plane finally achieved flight on April 14, 1962. It would record 51 total flights and in this time would manage a top speed of 1,440 miles per hour at an altitude of 36,000 feet.
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Archaeological Discoveries About The Ancient Trojans
Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Pigmented Art If you take a look at any of the Trojan sculptures still in existence today, you will probably notice that they are all entirely a flat white hue. The ivory colored stone has survived surprisingly well but, unfortunately, we have missed out on one of the most incredible facets of these fantastic works of art: their coloration. You see, though it was once believed that the statues and sculptures were purposely left white, we now know that they were once actually very vibrant and lifelike. It turns out, the paint used to paint sculptures from the ancient Greek eras (which includes the time of the Trojans) actually degraded over time, leaving few traces of their once stunning application. 5. The Iliad Was Right Considered one of the greatest ancient writings of all time, Homer’s the Iliad has been read time and time again by casual readers, scholars, and begrudged high school students alike. The story describes a massive war following Paris, the prince of Troy, stealing away Helen from the king of Sparta. The huge city was walled and highly protected but was eventually infiltrated via the non-traditional Trojan Horse approach. Though many people believe this story to actually be a true account of the war, historians more or less wrote off the tale as fiction due to Troy likely being much smaller than how it was described. Recently, though, there has been another revision to the timeline and conditions surrounding the Trojan War. 4. Lost Slave City Tenea was a city that was described as incredibly prosperous and self governing that was located just outside of Corinth. The city was supposedly inhabited by Trojan war prisoners and, despite the obvious hardships of living under such conditions, did quite well for itself. Some say the city even ended up being more successful than the actual, recognized cities that surround it. Despite this, hist orians could not find a trace of the city’s existence aside from tiny clues here and there. Many believed the city of Tenea to be little more than a popularized under dog work of fiction. 3. The Trojan Horse Arguably, the most famous thing concerning the Trojan society is the vessel that brought the empire down. Paris, the prince of Troy, stole Helen, the beautiful queen of Sparta from her husband, Menelaus. A long battle ensued, leading to a ten year long siege that left both parties desperate and running low on ideas and supplies. What happens next is a thing of debate; most historians agree that the so called Trojan Horse was a battering ram or other tool used to breach the Trojan city’s walls but lore dictates otherwise. The Spartans created a massive wooden horse that was hollow inside, allowing a selection of soldiers to hide. The massive horse was left at the gates as a peace offering and simply wheeled into the city, where the men inside attacked, ending the war and bringing Troy to its knees. 2. Thracian Helmet If you take a look at any of the art pieces or tools from the Trojan era, you will see some incredible craftsmanship that rivals anything produced in modern times. Some of the most incredible, realistic sculptures and absolutely stunning advancements were made during this period, many of which impact our lives today. In 2013 during the excavation of the Pamuk Mogila burial ground in Bulgaria, researchers found a helmet from the first or second century that showcases the war in gorgeous bronze carving. 1. Priam’s Treasure In 1973, archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann smuggled a large cargo of treasure into Russia. The cache had been found in Turkey at the site that once housed the city of Troy. Believing it to have belonged to the Trojan king Priam, father of Paris, the man brought it home with him and showed it to his wife, who promptly wore some of the jewels out into public. Russian officials got wind of the smuggled treasure and closed in on the couple, who claimed they were merely protecting the jewels and treasures from greedy workmen by smuggling it in. Schliemann traded a small portion of the treasure to the government in exchange for permission to dig in Troy once more.
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15 Bizarre Recently Discovered Creatures
You won't believe these 15 amazing and shocking animal discoveries from a giant bizarre looking bat to rare new species! Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for Myth Mania Mondays, Fact Tree Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Origin Thursdays, Fun Fact Fridays & Wildcard Weekends. 9. Albino Sea Turtle Volunteers cleaning up the shores of Australia spotted a very rare albino green sea turtle in February. The creature, which hatched on February 6 was seen wandering on the beach until it eventually headed into the sea. Sadly, the adorable turtle's chances of survival are not high. A common green turtle only has a one in one thousand shot of surviving to maturity, and the albino’s shot is even worse as its light pigment makes it an easy target for predators. 8. Sparklewing Researchers have been busy in central Africa lately. They have discovered 60 new species of dragonflies and damselflies throughout the continent, which is the most to be documented at one time in over a century. One particular type of Sparklewing discovered was called Umma Gumma after the 1969 album called Ummagumma, which is slang for making love. The poor soil of the continent, particularly the central part, is ideal for dragonflies, according to the team. 7. Roly Poly Sometimes new species of organisms are found in the most unexpected places. A carnivorous plant called a giant sundew was recently discovered thanks to photographs posted on Facebook. And last year while on a field trip, students from Loyola Marymount University found a new type of isopod, or pillbug on a rocky beach less than a mile from the Port of Los Angeles. The new species was named after the teacher of the class. 6. Giant Tortoise For years people assumed that the two groups of tortoises found on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz were from the same species. They only lived 6 miles apart from each other, after all. Genetic tests performed last year, however, showed researchers the two species were very different and evolved millions of years apart from each other. The discovery enables scientists to provide better help to the tortoises, whose population has dropped to historic lows in recent years. 5. Tiny Salamander Scientists found a new species of salamander in Mexico in November of this year. The new minuscule species has a large tongue and much bigger reproductive organs than similar salamanders. While the discovery is exciting for experts in the field, there is also a flip side. The species, along with almost one-third of all accounted amphibians, are in danger of going extinct. Biologists explain that the creatures are likely to be gone by the end of the century. 4. Peacock Spiders Since 2006 seven new species of these uncommon spiders have been discovered. The spiders are only a few millimeters long, but what they lack in size they make up for in awesomeness. The spiders are remarkably colorful, an aspect which forms an essential part of the creatures mating rituals much like peacocks. They also don’t act like common spiders. Instead, they perceive and react to their environment, much like a dog would. Australian biologist and peacock spider enthusiast Jurgen Otto has gained a large following online thanks to his footage of the arachnids. 3. Pink Elephant You may have thought that pink elephants only exist in cartoons and hallucinations. This thought process may make it surprising to learn that pink elephants can be found in nature, though seeing one is exceedingly rare. Earlier this year a tourist visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa spotted a pink African elephant drinking from a river with its herd. Those in the know believe the elephant to be an albino. Like most other albino animals in the wild, this creatures albinism will significantly decrease its chances of survival. 2. Horse Bat Many websites and blogs feature this picture, where the creature is called a horse bat. Apparently, a Nigerian person found this mystery creature in his friends fish pond. Certainly, this is an odd looking bat who has an enormous face that resembles a horse's. So just what is this bizarre looking oddity? No, this is not some genetically engineered creature that belongs in an episode of South Park. This strange being is a hammer-headed bat, a megabat found throughout Africa. 1. White Bear Wildlife workers in British Columbia recently spotted a bear cub that has since left scientists confused and bewildered. The young black bear is unusual for one very apparent reason; its fur is completely white. Biologists have two possible explanations for the oddity. One is that the bear is a Spirit bear, a light-furred subspecies of the black bear. Another is that the bear is an albino.
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SCARIEST Abandoned Places in Europe
From entire towns that were abandoned in a matter of days to eerie forts in the middle of the ocean here’s some of the scariest places in Europe that have, for one reason or another, been permanently deserted by humans. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Skrunda 1 During the Cold War the Soviets erected a number of secret cities that were constructed for various military reasons. Skrunda 1 in Latvia is a prime example of one of these communities kept under locks. Built in 1963 it was once a base home to 5,000 personnel. The site’s goal was to look for incoming missiles from Western Europe using its two giant radar installations. Dozens of buildings used to comprise Skrunda 1 including a school, barracks and factories. The Soviets were asked to leave in 1994 with a 4 year grace period. When they finally vacated in 1998 the Latvians tore down one of the radar towers in celebration of the Soviets leaving. The rest of the base was left to be picked apart for scraps and decay. 6. Craco Found on a map at the instep of Italy’s boot, Craco has become a popular tourist attraction due to it's spooky abandoned state. The town had been inhabited for thousands of years starting, apparently, with the Greeks. Finally, a landslide that can likely be attributed to the installation of infrastructure like sewage and water systems forced the residents to relocate in the 1960’s. Thanks to it's unique, awe inspiring appearance the site has appeared in several movies including the Passion of the Christ and Quantum of Solace. 5. Kopachi This small village is located near the aforementioned Chernobyl. The village was contaminated by fallout from the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and was subsequently abandoned. Due to fear that if the buildings were lit on fire then more radioactive isotopes would be released into the atmosphere, the government decided to bulldoze the structures and bury them directly in front of where they stood. Today only a few buildings, like a former kindergarten remain along with a series of mounds. 4. Reschen (res chen) If you didn’t know why Reschen was ultimately abandoned and you walked up to it, you might chuckle. That’s because the town is currently, and has been for years, under Lake Reschen and all that’s visible is a steeple from a submerged 14th century church. Despite resistance from residence a dam was created, causing the formation of the lake in 1950. Angry, sullen residence left, and a total of 163 homes and nearly 1300 acres of cultivated land were submerged. Today the lake is famous for that old steeple, which can be reached on foot when the lake freezes over in the winter time. 3. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery (kol yuh ree) This abandoned coal mine sits on the outskirts of an area in England known as Stoke-on-Trent. In it's heyday it became the first colliery in the United Kingdom to produce one million tons of saleable coal in a single year. It was also the site of the 1881 Pit Disaster, during which a serious fire and explosion would result in the loss of 24 lives. After it stopped producing coal it was used as a popular underground museum before that closed for good in 1993. 2. Teufelsberg Teufelsberg, German for Devil's Mountain is a manmade hill in Berlin, or what was formerly West Berlin. The Nazi’s started building a military technical college on the land that the hill now occupies. The Allies subsequently tried to demolish the building during World War 2, however, the school was so sturdy that they decided it would be easier to cover it with debris instead. During the Cold War the United States National Security Agency built a listening station on the hill which is what those big, ugly white bulbs are. Today the hill is 394 feet high and still covers the remains of that old Nazi school. Meanwhile the radio tower is, as you can see, abandoned and out of use besides being taken advantage of occasionally as a filming location. Congratulations on making it to nearly the end of this video brave subscribers and viewers. We couldn’t make countdown’s like this without you guys so we’d like to thank everyone for watching. And now 1. Hartwood Mental Hospital Though it may look like a giant castle, this is Hartwood Mental Hospital. Found in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Hartwood first opened it's doors to patients in the 1890’s. The psychiatric hospital was completely self sustaining, with it's own farm, gardens, cemetery, railway line, and power plant. It was a popular and often overcrowded hospital throughout its history until more modern psychiatric therapies and care techniques led to it's closure in the late 1990’s. Today the crumbling building and it's imposing twin clock towers are a sought after site for urban explorers.
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20 World’s Most Amazing Birds
From the Yellow Bellied Sunbird Asity, to the teeny tiny Bee Hummingbird, here are 20 World's Most Amazing Birds. From a bird that sounds like a machine gun to one that is closer in size to a bumble bee, here’s 20 fascinating fliers that look like they could have come from another planet. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 10. Yellow Bellied Sunbird Asity With a striking, distinct yellow belly, these birds are endemic to montane forest high up on the island of Madagascar. For a time people thought they were nearly extinct,but luckily now they are considered vulnerable. They are still like many other animals threatened due to habitat loss and fragmentation. 9. Tufted Puffin This awesome looking bird is medium sized and abundant in north Pacific open waters, islands and coast lying cliffs. It was first described by renowned German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas. 8. Velvet Asity That bright green growth above its eye isn’t the only cool thing about the Velvet Asity. They also give their nests a more homey feel than most other birds. They build these awesome hanging structures complete with a roof over the entrance. 7. Paradise Riflebird Found in forests throughout eastern Australia male paradise riflebirds spend their entire lives perfecting their display ritual, which involves extending their wings upward. It makes for a pretty awesome sight that, from a distance looks like some sort of cool bat signal. 6. Vulturine Guinea Fowl It's hard to tell male and female vulturine guineafowl apart, they both have the same color patterns. Either way they are, as you can see stunning and beautiful, to say the least. Their long bare neck and head have drawn similarities to a vulture and earned them their nickname. 5. Wallace’s Bird of Paradise Named after Alfred Russel Wallace, the British naturalist who originally discovered this stunning bird of paradise in 1858, this adorable animal of flight wouldn’t be seen after its initial finding for nearly 60 years. It can be spotted, rarely, in the North Maluku province in eastern Indonesia where it's endemic. 4. Great Bowerbird The most striking feature of the great bowerbird is the magenta crest that lies on the back of males heads. Males spend most of their days building, maintaining, defending and displaying from their homes, which are called bowers. They often build these structures under a shrub or leafy branch. Females on the other hand nest inconspicuously and raise their young on their own. You can find great bowerbirds in abundance throughout northern Australia. 3. Kagu These unusual birds make a barking like sound that can reportedly be heard from a mile away. Endemic to Grand Terre, the largest island of New Caledonia they are a seriously threatened species thanks to predation by domestic dogs and the loss of their habitat to development. Known as the ghost of the forest for their ash white plumage the Kagu is nearly flightless and spends most of its time around ground level. 2. Rainbow Lorikeet If you don’t recognize a Rainbow Lorikeet right away, you might be color blind. They have an instantly recognizable plumage that has a range of colors similar to, you guessed it, a rainbow as well as a bright red beak. They are widespread in Australia where they have an extremely aggressive reputation. They have been known to drag the nestlings of native Australian Ringnecks from hollows and drop them to the ground before occupying the hollow themselves. Thanks for watching and before you go make sure to check out some other Knowledge Feed videos like 11 World’s Scariest Spiders or 10 Abandoned Places Overrun by Mother Nature for something a little more tame. Thanks as always for watching. And now... 1. Bee Hummingbird If you’re out bird watching and want to catch a glimpse of the bee hummingbird you’re going to need a really good pair of binoculars. That’s because these pint sized birds are the smallest in the entire world. They measure just 2 and a quarter inches in length and, get this, they only weigh 1.6 grams on average, which is comparable in mass to a dime. That’s believed to be the lowest weight limit for any warm blooded animal. They live on Cuba and the nearby Isle of Youth, where they spend most of their time feeding on nectar. In one day a bee hummingbird can visit up to 1,500 flowers in pursuit of nourishment.
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History of America's Favorite Foods
From the surprising history of the french fry to what exactly the mongols did to unintentionally help create the modern day hamburger, here’s a history of some of America’s favorite foods. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! Ground meat has been present in societies as far back as the ancient Egyptians. Mongol horsemen in the 13th century would use scrapings of lamb or mutton and form them into flat patties. They would place the patties under the saddles of their horses to tenderize the meat and eat them raw while riding to battle. German immigrants who travelled through the ports of Hamburg on their way to the United States in the 1800’s brought the popular Hamburg Steak (which was simply low grade beef mixed with spices) with them. Several people from different parts of America in the late 1800’s claim to have been the first to come up with and sell a modern version of the hamburger. Oscar Weber Bilby started serving beef patties on homemade yeast buns for the 4th of July in 1891. Needing something easy for his consumers to eat at the Outagamie County Fair in Seymour Wisconsin, Charlie Nagreen flattened his meatballs and stuck them between two slices of bread, calling his creation a hamburger in 1885. Finally the Menches brothers started selling hamburgers from their traveling concession circuit at events after coming up with the concept at a fair in Hamburg, New York in the 1880’s. Tacos Today tacos are incredibly popular with shells made of anything from bacon to pieces of chicken. But where did this staple of American dining come from? No one can say definitively where or when the first taco’s were made. Jeffrey Pilcher, a history professor from the University of Minnesota who spent two decades studying Mexican food has a pretty good guess though. He theorizes that the taco’s origins can be traced back to silver mines in 18th century Mexico. In those mines the word taco referred to the small charges they would use to excavate ore. This guess is supported by the fact that one of the first types of tacos was described as tacos de minero, or miner’s taco. In the 1950’s Glenn Bell came up with the idea to sell crispy shell tacos from his hamburger stand. Eventually he would sell the Mexican food item by the millions through his Taco Bell fast food chain to people across the country. Hot Dogs Like ground beef sausage has been around for thousands of years. It’s one of the oldest forms of processed food. Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar’s cook Gaius is often given credit for being the first person to stuff pig intestines with ground venison and beef mixed with wheat and spices in the first century A.D. But who was the first to put a sausage link in a bun? A German peddler sold hot sausages in the streets of St. Louis in the late 1880’s. He would give his customers white gloves so that they wouldn’t burn their hands while eating the links. His wife suggested fashioning bread to hold the links instead, so the peddler asked his brother in law, a baker, to fashion a bun for his treats, creating the first ever hot dog bun. During the 1860’s as a way to sell his baked goods to construction workers baker Charles Feltman began selling sausages on rolls. Sushi In the past two decades or so sushi has become incredibly popular in the United States thanks to it being recognized as a healthy and relatively inexpensive alternative to junky American fast food. Most people know that sushi is a food staple in Southeast Asia, and this is where its origins can be traced. People throughout Southeast Asia would preserve fish by fermenting it in rice. Sometime during the Muromachi period in Japan people began eating the rice as well as the fish. In the 1820’s chefs started making sushi with raw fish, which is known as Edo-style sushi. At the turn of the twentieth century food service stall vendors in Tokyo invented nigiri sushi, or raw fish placed on top of rice. Today sushi is a common meal of choice for people around the world. Burritos Burritos are relatively new compared to most of these other American food staples. One of the first known mentions of a burrito is from a Mexican dictionary from 1895, which describes the food as a rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside. The term burrito was popular in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato (guana hwato) and this is likely where the food item came from. The first burrito to pop up on a menu in the United States was at the El Cholo Cafe in Los Angeles in the 1930’s. The mission burrito, or a burrito wrapped in a tortilla and then wrapped in aluminum foil (sold at places like Chipotle, Qdoba and so on) originated in San Francisco and has become perhaps the most popular form of the food in the United States.
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Animals With Unique Traits
From the majestic eagle to the sprightly hummingbird, here are 17 animals that have unique traits. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos! 7. Sharks Sharks happen to be some of the fiercest predators in the ocean and its all thanks to years of evolution that has granted them with some topnotch abilities. One of those abilities being what’s called electroreception which means they are sensitive when it comes to electrical impulses. When fish swim around in water their movements give off miniscule electrical signals that a shark can detect thanks to “jelly-filled pores” located on its head. These are called ampullae de Lorenzini and when combined with a shark’s lateral line or their sensory organ this is what allows them to snatch up fish with great accuracy, even in clouded waters. 6. The Hummingbird The graceful hummingbird is one of the smallest species of bird that currently exists and it just so happens that the smallest bird in the word is of the hummingbird variety. Everyone pretty much already knows how their magnificent wings are the fastest in the animal kingdom with some species beating them at more than 80 times per second. This is made possible thanks to the fact that the joint that connects the upper and lower arm is so closely located to their body that it makes them incredibly flexible. Thus, allowing their wings to grant them the ability to fly upside down, backwards, and even to hover which only they can do. 5. The Blue-Footed Booby Located on the coasts of what is notably California and the Galápagos Islands, the blue-footed booby is classified as being a strictly marine bird only needing land to lay their eggs. This peculiar bird is most notably well-known for its bright blue feet and comical name. Those bright blues aren’t all just for show as they do serve a purpose. The males will use them in a courting dance to impressive another booby it wishes to copulate with by showing them off and strutting their stuff. Their blue feet are listed as being a sexually selected trait which means females will choose to mate with males who they deem to be more attractive, hence they decide based on the feet. 4. The Spiny Mouse Though they are small in stature, don’t underestimate these rodents as they have unique trait that’s actually a pretty big deal. Spiny mice are found living in the hot deserts of Africa where they thrive in the heat. It’s here that they put their special skill to use. When captured by a predator the spiny mouse is able to release chunks of its flesh in order to escape a grim end thanks to autotomy. After a while, their bodies will regenerate all the skin, fur, cartilage, and even sweat glands that they lost with minimum or no scarring. As far as experts know, the spiny mouse is the only mammal that is able to practice autotomy. 3. The Lyrebird When it comes to mimicry mockingbirds aren’t the only avians that possess such an interesting skill. The lyrebird is a species of bird that can only be found on the continent of Australia where its vocal ability to mimic that of which it hears is truly remarkable. Lyrebirds become masters of their craft in their first year of life and the males will use their voices to court females with which they wish to mate with. They also use their long tail feathers during their courting display to up their chances of procreating. Besides mimicking natural sounds in their surroundings, lyrebirds are also known for copying unnatural sounds like chainsaws and car alarms. 2. The Plumed Basilisk This might just look like any ordinary lizard but we assure you that that is simply not the case here. Found in the native regions of Central America, the plumed basilisk has a pretty special talent that is unique to basilisks and the Malaysian sail-finned lizard. These little one are able to run across water by using their feet and tail in order to support their bodies from sinking into the water. The downside is that they can only do so for short distances. This is where their nickname the “Jesus Christ lizard” comes from. Even if they were to fall in water, they are adept swimmers that are able to stay underwater for up to thirty minutes. 1. The Immortal Jellyfish What if there was a way to bypass your old age and cheat the system by returning to your young youthful self again? Unfortunately, there’s no such way for us humans to achieve such a grand feat but there is an ocean dweller that’s managed to do so. Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the scarlet jellyfish, or the immortal jellyfish gets its name from the fact that it is able to revert itself back to its polyp form or “baby stage” when it becomes injured. It will then heal itself and repeat its cycle all over again until it reaches its adult stage. This incredible trait makes it one of the few species of animals that can do so and is pretty much biologically immortal.
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World’s Most DANGEROUS Plants
From a houseplant that will make you drool like an idiot to leaves and seeds that can straight up end you, here’s 15 of the World’s Most Dangerous Plants. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Castor-Oil-Plant The seed this plant produces is incredibly useful. Called a castor bean, despite not being a bean which is weird but whatever, it's often used to make necklaces and bracelets. The bean is also used to make castor oil, which is an effective motor lubricant, especially in internal combustion engines and two stroke engines. Castor oil is used in manufacturing all kinds of things from soaps to plastics to perfumes. However the bean also contains ricin (ricein), a highly toxic protein. A dose of pure ricin powder the size of a few grains of salt is enough to kill an adult human. If left untreated death will occur in no more than five days. Poisoning only happens when an animal or person ingests broken seeds because whole seeds can pass through the digestive tract without releasing the toxin. 6. White Snakeroot Remarkably, this dangerous plant has had a huge effect on the history of human beings, specifically European immigrants who migrated through North American in the early 19th century. You see, this plant, which grows throughout the Midwest and Upper South of North America contains the toxin tremetol. When consumed by cattle their meat and milk become contaminated with tremetol. So when humans eat that meat or drink that milk, they can in turn become poisoned. Thousand of those immigrants who hadn’t been exposed to white snakeroot died of milk sickness when they first settled in the plant’s native areas, most notably Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the mother of Abraham Lincoln. 5. Manchineel (man chuh neel) Its leaves and, more importantly fruit, resemble that of an apple tree. This is very important to know because the fruit of the manchineel is very poisonous. As a matter of fact all parts of the tree contain toxins, some of which remain unidentified. If someone were to stand under the tree while it was raining, their skin would blister, which is probably why people put this warning sign on this Manchineel in Florida. Burning the tree could cause ocular injuries if any smoke were to blow into someone’s eyes. When you eat a manchineel apple, which is referred to as the little apple of death you won’t realize at first because it has a pleasantly sweet taste. But it won’t take long before a peppery feeling begins to take over. That leads to a burning, tearing sensation and tightness in the throat. Yikes. 4. Angel’s Trumpets All parts of these flowering plants, also called brugmansia (broog man sia) are dangerous, but it's the seeds and leaves that you really have to avoid. Despite their dangerous nature Angel’s Trumpets have some pretty incredible medical benefits. They have anti-asthmatic, anticholinergic (anti kohlernurjik), narcotic and anesthetic properties. Indigenous South American cultures often use brugmansia in medical preparations and during spiritual ceremonies. There are seven species of Brugmansia, all of which are considered extinct in the wild. Today they are most commonly grown as a flowering, ornamental plant. 3. Oleander Amongst common garden plants, oleander is one of the most poisonous. A vigorous grower in warm, subtropical regions, you can find it as an ornamental plant practically everywhere, in private gardens, parks, and along roads. Oleander is considered poisonous, though only a few events have been recorded involving humans and you would have to consume a lot of it to have any ill effects. 2. Water Hemlock Water hemlock grows in temperate regions around the Northern Hemisphere. It’s extremely poisonous to humans, so, of course it bears a striking resemblance and is easy to confuse with a number of edible, harmless plants. It contains a toxin that, when ingested affects the central nervous system and causes seizures. Fatalities from eating the plant have been reported from as far back as 1670, and continue to this day. Guess there’s a lot more to watch out for on a hike than poison oak. Thanks for watching and be sure to hit that subscribe button on the way out. 1. Jequirity (juh kwir i tee) This invasive plant can be a pest. In certain regions like the Caribbean Islands and Florida it presents problems as it's difficult to remove while it also grows aggressively. Of course it wouldn’t be on this list if it wasn’t in some way dangerous. It’s seeds are what makes this plant deadly, but also useful. They act as beads in percussion instruments. But they also contain abrin, a toxic substance similar to ricin found in Doll’s Eyes, except much more potent. Eating just a single seed, well chewed can be fatal to a full grown adult human being.
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World’s Largest Memorabilia Collections
From Barbie Dolls to Superman, here are the world's largest memorabilia collections that are a sight to see. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos! 6. Donkeys While Delores DeJohn is the official record holder with 690 donkey related items in her possession, she has some competition in 79-year-old Bernice Rabin. A proud Democrat, Rabin started her collection in the 1980’s and never stopped. She has donkey placards from Europe and an ostrich egg painted with a donkey that she acquired from Curacao, an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea. Her own estimates say that her Donkey memorabilia numbers over one thousand pieces, meaning we may see her in the record books before too long. 5. Comic Books Perhaps on a whim, an eight-year-old Bob Bretall decided that he wanted Amazing Spider-Man #88, in which the Spidey Boy encounters a fearsome foe, Doctor Octopus. This comic, published in 1970 would be well liked and remembered as one of the best in a great series. Apparently, it was also received warmly by Bob, who would go on to amass this ridiculous collection of comics, which Guinness named the World’s Largest on May 1st, 2014. At the time the collector had gathered 94,268 unique issues that weighed a total of nearly seventeen thousand pounds. Bretall told Guinness that he plans on keeping his comics and passing them on to his kids. 4. McDonald’s Known deservedly as the world's biggest collector of McDonald's memorabilia Mike Fountaine has amassed more than 75 thousand items related to the fast food chain. The collection includes thousands of happy meal toys, many of which are presumably Beanie Babies (don’t get jealous Chris Robinson you probably own them all already) 20 thousand lapel pins 1,200 cups, nine Ronald McDonald statues and an original 1962 McDonald’s sign from a Lancaster PA McDonald’s. On top of all of this Fountaine also owns and operates two restaurants of his own. 3. The Purple Rain Collection Mary Boyer could remember the exact moment she became in awe of famous pop icon Prince. It was July 1984 when her, sixty years old at the time and her friend went to see the movie Purple Rain. The moment she saw him on the big screen she began to worship Prince. Before she passed away in late August 2016, she was the owner of a collection that included 300 different posters 100 T-shirts and over 1,200 unique albums in every format. She had photos, magazines, pins, laminates and practically any other memorabilia item you could imagine. Boyer even had a room in her Cleveland house dedicated to her collection that she painted, you guessed it, purple. Over the years she saw Prince 25 times, including four times in a span of seventy-five hours, which is impressive simply for the fact that Prince once performed four shows in seventy-five hours. 2. Superman Marco Superman Zorzin, yes he changed his middle name, is the owner of the largest collection of Superman items outside of Krypton. In the 2017 edition of Guinness Zorin holds the record with 1,518 items related to the legendary fictional hero. Today, however, his stash has grown to around two thousand items that include a six foot ten tall replica statue of Superman. Herbert Chavez, who has been featured in previous Guinness editions has spent years not only collecting memorabilia but also trying to replicate the look of Clark Kent through twenty plus surgeries, including liposuction, nose jobs, and skin whitening. 1. The Father of Card Collectors For card collectors, Jefferson R. Burdick is something of a hero. Born in 1900, Burdick became obsessed with collecting cards and tried to own any that were ever published. He wrote articles about card collecting and began to catalog them on his own, employing a methodical system. Burdick published these lists in his magazine, the American Card Catalog. He amassed over thirty thousand baseball cards, including the incredibly rare Honus Wagner T206. He didn’t only collect baseball cards; he gathered a total of over three hundred thousand items including advertising inserts, posters as well as hockey and gymnastics cards. Burdick would pass away in March 1963 but not before donating his entire collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where a portion of his collection is on display for all to see today. His grave marker in Central Square, N.Y. gives testament to his collecting greatness.
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Most Severe Cases of Conjoined Twins
From the attached sisters who fell in love with the same man to the twins that shared the same brain, here are the Most Severe Cases of Conjoined Twins. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for Myth Mania Mondays, Fact Tree Tuesdays, Wildlife Wednesdays, Origin Thursdays, Fun Fact Fridays & Wildcard Weekends. 7. Twins for life! Conjoined twins from India, Sahu and Shivanath Sahu are 12 years old share the same pair of legs but had healthy lungs and hearts which allowed them to turn out equally as healthy. The villagers there believed that they were divine incarnations and were worshipping them as a result. Who would want to be separated if that’s the case?! Doctors think they could disattached them but they are happy with each other and declined the offer. They want to live together until they are old and live as they were made. 6. Laurie and Dori Schappell This is proof that conjoined twins can go on to live different lives even though they’re sharing 30% of the same brain matter. Dori went on to be a country singer, identified herself as male and changed her name to George. Since George has spina bifida, he is 7 inches shorter than Lori. Lori is a trophy winning bowler but both are commonly on talk shows and documentaries and happy with their current lives. 5. The Original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang were both born near Bangkok, Thailand in 1811 (known at that time as the Kingdom of Siam). The king of siam originally ordered them to be killed but their mother refused to hand them over.The brothers were attached by a thin piece of cartilage connecting each other's chests. Other than their livers being attached, they had completely separate systems. The twins began making a lucrative living playing in sideshows around the country and even fathered dozens of children. Chang eventually suffered from a stroke and was becoming a victim of alcoholism. He died before his brother Eng. It’s said that Eng died 3 hours after discovering his brother dead due to shock that his brother passed away. Can one conjoined twin live without the other? 4. Craniopagus Parasiticus This real photograph of 10-month-old baby from Egypt named Manar is an unusual case of conjoined twins. The other twin is able to smile, laugh, and respond to stimuli but is not capable of living without the help of its twin since it has no organs. What was supposed to be a conjoined twin clearly didn’t fully develop as it was supposed to in the womb. There have only been 7 reported cases this around the world. The conjoined twins underwent a miraculous surgery but only one head come out alive. What’s your opinion on this? Do you believe one person was killed so the other could look more normal? 3. Eyes in the back of your head? This is the true photo of Edward Mordake, who had a duplicate face on the back of his head. This might be considered a mutation but due to the fact that the face would seem to smile when Edward was happy and frown when it was sad, seems to raise some questions about what it is exactly, maybe a twin. It didn’t have ability to speak or eat but still deeply troubled Edward. He demanded that doctors remove it immediately but they refused. He often hallucinated and said that the face was talking to him with the voice of a demon. Edward could no longer handle the psychological torment and killed himself in his mid 20’s. 2. Indian Sister Love If two girls are connected to the same body is it cheating if they love the same man? With 4 arms 3 legs and but 2 hearts, these girls find a similar interest; a man. It was love at first sight, when they laid all 4 of their eyes on him while he was working part-time at the circus. Also known as the spider twins at their show, these conjoined twins, Ganga and Jamuna have the same mutation as the boys in our #7 story. After facing rejection their entire life, this trio seems to be a great match and the twins are more cheerful than ever. 1. Fetus in Fetu This man seems to appear to be pregnant but this is actually our number 1 most bizarre case of conjoined twins. Sanjay also from India, does have another body inside of him but that’s actually his brother living off his organs. Doctors originally opened him up, thinking it was a tumor but they were shocked at what the saw. The docters became to notice, limbs, fingers nails. His twin had been festering under his skin for the past 36 years. The deformed parasitic twin would have killed Sanjay in a matter of time and was basically feasting off. Normally this deformity is quickly detected with ultrasound but this was a rare case that happened been detected his entire life. Could this creature have had consciousness?
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Most Unbelievable Hybrid Species Ever Discoveried
Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Blood Parrot Cichlid A mix of midas cichlid and redhead cichlid, this species has become a popular pet among aquatic enthusiasts due to its bold coloration. The creation of the Blood Parrot Cichlid has brought about quite a debate in the animal ethics community. Though visually stunning, this fish has quite a few health defects resulting from its husbandry and breeding. For one, its mouth is unusually small and narrow, opening only in the form of a teensy slit. This often leads to malnutrition and sickness in the species, which has sparked outrage in the fishkeeping community and lead for many calls for the breed’s intentional breeding to cease. 7. Wholphin This incredibly rare hybrid is something that baffles the minds of many marine biologists. Wholphins are created when a female common bottlenose dolphin mates with a male false killer whale, resulting in an absolutely stunning calf with pearled black skin. This cross happens both in the wild and in captivity, though many pregnancies are not viable or produce a calf that is too weak to survive for more than a short period of time. 6. Tri-Bird A recent find, this three way cross was discovered in mid-2018 by a team of scientists in Pennsylvania. The combination, comprised of a hybrid warbler and a different species all together, has never been recorded in any form until this discovery. The mother is believed to have been a golden winged and blue winged warbler hybrid, also known as a Brewster’s warbler, and the father a chestnut sided warbler. Physically, the bird mimics its mother’s lineage but it vocalizes in a similar manner to its father. A blood test later confirmed the cross and gave a genetic code for the bizarre little bird. 5. Hybrid Hominin It is no secret that we do not know all that much about the lives and circumstances surrounding our furthest ancestors. We know a bit about them from fossils and statistics but otherwise we sort of draw a bit of a collective blank concerning the ins and outs of daily life and interpersonal activities. One mid-2018 find has shed a bit of light on the relationships formed between our ancestors through a lucky break while studying a selection of bones. The ninety thousand year old bones belonged to a girl of around thirteen who had a Neanderthal mother and, amazingly, a Denisovan father. 4. Super Snake Running into a python in the wild is a pretty terrifying experience for most people. In fact, even running across a typical garden snake is enough to make many people back inside! With this in mind, imagine walking out of your house and seeing a massive, difficult to identify python coiled up and enjoying its dinner on your front porch. This is a terrifying reality for some Floridians, as it appears Burmese pythons and Indian rock pythons have begun to mate, creating a sort of super snake that can adapt to the Florida weather with ease and spread rapidly through the everglades and other marshy areas. 3.Geep A bit of an adorable break from the other entries on this list, the geep is absolutely precious. Created by crossbreeding a sheep and a goat, the geep has become quite popular within the media due to its sweet appearance and cuddly demeanor. All is not entirely well with geeps, though, as natural mating usually results in a very sick offspring that either does not make it to gestation or is stillborn. Those that do survive are typically sterile, meaning a secondary lineage is not likely possible from the hybridization. Fortunately, though, many have been successfully reared in recent years and even more are created through embryo fusion to create a slightly different chimera species. Regardless, this adorable little animal has sparked a conversation about hybridization and the science surrounding it and is doing a fantastic job as the unofficial mascot of the field. 2. Killer Bees An example of a hybridization mistake, the killer bee, also known as the Africanized Honey Bee, are honestly pretty terrifying. Created after a replacement beekeeper accidentally released twenty six Tanzanian queen bees into his hives in Southeastern Brazil, these bees are rapidly migrating and multiplying. Originally, the owner of the hives, a biologist known as William E. Kerr, planned to crossbreed European and African bees to create a hybrid that could make more honey and better survive the tropical Brazilian weather. Unfortunately, the 1957 experiment resulted in an aggressive, swarming species that has actually killed humans. 1. Grolar Bear One of the rarest bear hybrids, grolar bears are created when grizzly bears and polar bears mate, resulting in a mixed fur predator like no other. Occurring in both natural settings and in captivity, the bears are easily identified due to their distinct colorations and physical build.
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Craziest Exoplanets Ever Discovered
From a planet that's on fire to one that has the longest known year, here are 15 Craziest Exoplanets Ever Discovered. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos! 7. One Long, Cold Orbit Located in the constellation Lyra about one thousand light years from Earth this Uranus-sized exoplanet has the longest known year as it circles its star once every 704 days. Kepler-421b orbits an orange star that is cooler and dimmer than the Sun. Because it orbits its star at a distance of about 110 million miles the planet has a temperature of around negative 135 degrees Fahrenheit. As its name implies, this planet was discovered thanks to the NASA Kepler spacecraft. 6. Tau Bootis b Discovered in 1996 this so-called hot Jupiter orbits closely around its star every three and three-quarters days. Lying around 51 light-years away in the constellation of Bootes Tau Bootis b has an incredible mass that is almost six times greater than that of Jupiter and is a planet the likes of which doesn’t exist in our solar system. In 2014 astronomers from California’s Institute of Technology in Pasadena detected water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet. 5. Kepler 440b Along with Kepler 438 and 442 b, Kepler 440b was added to the Kepler Hall of Fame or a group of small planets located in their star's habitable zone in January 2015. Not a lot is known about Kepler 440b, which lies roughly 850 light years from earth. It was discovered using the transit method, a process in which the dimming effect that a planet causes by crossing in front of its star is calculated. Its radius is 1.86 times that of Earth, and it orbits its star every 101.1 days. 4. Of Fire and Ice Its strange orbit means that life on the planet dubbed 16 Cygni Bb wouldn’t be very hospitable for much of anything, much less human beings. As it approaches its star, which lies around 69 light years from earth the planet heats up to temperatures exceeding 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit. As its orbit takes the planet further away, however, it becomes incredibly cold, reaching temperatures below negative 430 degrees Fahrenheit for as long as seventeen months at a time. Lying in the constellation of Cygnus this planet may be fascinating, but it definitely won’t be our new home in the future. 3. Gliese 832c Orbiting the dwarf star Gliese 832, which is located in the constellation Grus, around 16 light years from Earth Gliese 832 c is around half the mass and radius of the sun. Its existence was discovered in 2014 by a team of astronomers from the University of New South Wales and was the second planet found to orbit Gliese 832 after the discovery of Gliese 832b, a cold Jupiter-like planet in 2009. 832c has an orbital period of nearly 36 days and a mass that is over five times greater than that of Earth’s. Its star provides it with about the same amount of energy as the Sun does for our planet. 2. Small but Rocky Kepler-10b represents the first rocky planet discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it also represented the smallest planet ever found outside of our solar system. Its mass is over four and a half times greater than that of Earth and has an average density that resembles an iron dumbbell. Thanks to its proximity to its star Kepler 10-b orbits once every 0.84 days and is not in the coveted habitable zone. Half of the planet experiences extremely high temperatures that make its surface a huge ocean of lava with few solid surfaces. Regardless its discovery was a huge milestone in the search for planets similar to our own and solidified the importance of the Kepler Space Telescope. 1. SWEEPS-04 Lying an unfathomable 27,710 light-years away from our solar system SWEEPS-04 became the most distant extrasolar planet known to humankind when it was found in 2006. It's great distance from Earth means that not a whole lot is known about SWEEPS-04. Its mass is as much as four times the mass of Jupiter, and its radius is likely around 0.81 times that of Jupiter, though that value has an uncertainty range of around 12%.
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15 Bizarre Underground Creatures
From famous burrowing groundhog, to the Texas Blind Salamander of San Marcos, Texas, here are 15 Bizarre Underground Creatures. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Groundhogs These animals are famous for burrowing underground and predicting the length of winter, but did you know that they consume around a third of their weight in vegetation each and every day? According to a tradition that somehow persists if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2 and it's cloudy then spring will arrive early. If however its sunny, then the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat to its burrow. This indicates that winter will last for six additional weeks. The most famous Groundhog Day celebration takes place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. These festivities were highlighted in the popular 1993 film Groundhog Day. 5. Pink Fairy Armadillo Found exclusively in the sandy plains and scrubby grasslands of central Argentina the pink fairy armadillo is the smallest of its species on the planet. Though their conservation status is officially uncertain, their numbers have declined in the last few decades. This trend can likely be attributed to farming along with the introduction of predators to their area, which include domestic cats and dogs. They have two massive sets of claws and a torpedo shaped body that they use to dig burrows with great efficiency. In the wild they eat ants and larvae that they find underground but in captivity they have been known to eagerly except watermelon and avocado shells. In a related story, a little over a year ago a giant fossil was discovered partially underground in South America that turned out to be an ancient armadillo. As you can see in this picture it's about the size of a small car; a lot bigger than our pink fairy friend. Clearly though the dog doesn’t know what the heck it is. 4. Aardvarks Besides being one of the first words in the dictionary aardvarks are also known their long, pig like snouts, which they use to sniff out food. Nocturnal and burrowing these creatures are native to Africa where they are spread throughout the large majority of the country. When under threat they can dig themselves underground in little more than the blink of an eye. Their keen sense of sound allows them to hear approaching predators like lions, pythons or hyenas and hide accordingly. Though aardvarks are thought to be experiencing declining numbers it's hard to say as for obvious reasons they’re kind of hard to keep track of. 3. Mexican Mole Lizard As its name implies this strange lizard spends most of its time underground, only surfacing at night, after a heavy rain or to hunt. They refuse to mate above ground, as a matter of fact. Females lay one to four eggs in July that hatch after two months. Unfortunately they have a depressingly short life span that only lasts a couple of years. They grow to be no bigger than three quarters of a foot and can be found only in Mexico and Baja, California. 2. Nematodes As the most numerous, widespread multicellular beings on the planet you can find nematodes in any and all environments. They live anywhere from high mountains to dry deserts, deep ocean trenches and even deep beneath the surface of the Earth. Over one mile beneath the Earth’s crust in the depths of several South African gold mines researchers were shocked to discover several species of tiny worms, including nematodes living in solid rock. These worms are the deepest living animals ever discovered. Their very existence suggests that complex life could survive far deeper within the Earth than anyone ever thought before. 1. Texas Blind Salamander Like Olm’s Texas Blind Salamanders can be found in underground water. Their distribution however is a little more limited as they are exclusively native to San Marcos Texas, specifically the San Marcos Pool of the Edwards Aquifer and its surrounding water filled caves. Their tiny, only growing to no bigger than half a foot in length. You can see that they are very fleshy and have no eyes. Those red things on its head are gills that protrude from its throat. They enjoy the cave life, so much so that they are almost never seen above ground.
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Curious Birds in Danger of Going Extinct
While we were creating our 20 World’s Most Amazing Birds video we realized just how many awesome birds are on the brink of extinction. So we decided to dedicate a video to a small portion of species of birds that are on the brink of being nothing more than a memory. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Golden Cheeked Warbler These birds are the only species with a breeding range confined to the state of Texas. When they’re not busy getting busy they spend their time in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Their striking coloring along with their buzzing song, that is known to emerge from the wooded canyons where they breed makes these birds unique. 7. Marbled Murrelet (mur-lit) This birds decline in population came in conjunction, unsurprisingly, with humans logging their nest trees in the last half of the 1800’s. Their endangered status has made them a flagship species in forest preservation movements throughout their North American range. 6. California Least Tern When conservation work related to this bird began in 1974 it's total population amounted to 582 breeding pairs. Their numbers have improved since then, though they are still considered an endangered species. Their range is limited to northern Mexico, Southern California and the San Francisco Bay. 5. Nihoa Millerbird It’s natural range limits this bird to the tiny island of Nihoa in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where only hundreds persist, making them seriously endangered. Efforts have been made to translocate the bird to nearby Laysan to ensure the survival of the species. 24 Nihoa millerbirds, like this one were moved by ship to Laysan in 2011 after years of planning. They were fitted with different colored leg bands to identify individual birds. 4. Jamaican Petrel There’s a very good chance that this bird isn’t around anymore. The species was last collected and recorded all the way back in 1879. Efforts to find the bird again from 1996 to 2000 turned up nothing. It can’t be officially classified as extinct because nocturnal birds such as the Jamaican Petrel are difficult to record, but it's a good bet that none fly the earth anymore. 3. Edwards’s Pheasant This funny looking pheasant is endemic to the rainforests of Vietnam. The Vietnam War along with deforestation did a number on the Edwards’s Pheasant. The population is only believed to be 250 at the most in the wild, though the good news here is that the species does well in captivity making recovery efforts entirely plausible. 2. Hooded Vulture Though this bird can be found as a common species in sub Saharan Africa, their numbers are decreasing rapidly, meaning you can find them on the list of critically endangered animal species. As you can see from this hooded vulture pecking at some carrion they looks and act much like many vultures. They spend a lot of their time soaring overhead looking for animal carcasses or trash. They are known to be totally unafraid of humans and frequently gather around habitation in hopes of finding delicious trash. Get a load of all these cool birds that may be going extinct. Hopefully they can make a recovery so we can continue to enjoy them in the coming years. Thanks for watching and here’s a few comments from our last videos. 1. Horned Curassow Some real life guy named James Bond oh wait do we have a picture we can use, ok ya sorry this guy named James Bond, whose name was yes, appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for the fictional British spy first collected and described the horned curassow in 1939 from a specimen found in Bolivia. They are amongst the largest in their species, reaching up to 37 inches in length and weighing nearly 8 pounds. Like so many critically endangered birds horned curassow are threatened by habitat loss.
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AMAZING  Irish Castles
Today we’re focusing on Ireland, the island of lush, rolling green hills, fiery redheads and turbulent times. It's absolutely full of castles so we decided what better way to learn a little bit more about the interesting country than through some of it's coolest, oldest structures. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. Doonagore This castle was built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the village of Doolin in County Clare. The O’Brien dynastyowned it for a time until it was handed over the the British Crown before it fell to the Clancy family. When a ship of the Spanish Armada wrecked on the near the village, the High Sheriff of the county, Boetius Clancy had all 170 survivors captured and hanged at the castle. 4. Bunratty King Henry the third of England first had control of Bunratty before giving it to the de Clare’s a family of Norman Lords. When several members of the De Clare’s were killed the old castle fell into disrepair and eventually crumbled, no traces of it remain today. The current structure was built by the MacNamara family, another prominent group in the area in the 1400’s. The powerful O’Brien clan attacked the Castle several times throughout it's history and would eventually take over for a time around the year 1500. 3. Dough Castle The O’Connor’s, a prominent Aristocratic Catholic Family in Ireland, built Dough Castle in the early 1300’s in County Clare. Nothing remains of this original structure and, thanks to the fact the the land it rests on is sand the castle collapsed and was rebuilt several times. Today only ruins of the once grand castle remain. 2. Newtown This Castle was built in 1550 for the powerful and ever present O’Brien clan. Eventually it was passed into the possession of one of the area’s most powerful clans, the O’Lochlainn family. It’s one of the few round tower houses in all of Ireland. It was restored in the early 1990’s for use by the Burren College of Art. Today it's available as a venue for weddings and conferences and is open to the public on weekdays. Don’t all of these sweet castles make you want to take a trip to Ireland? Anyways thanks so much for watching our video, we hope you enjoyed it and if you did, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and we’ll see you next time. Oh ya and don’t forget you still have one more castle to go. 1. Trim Castle Plenty of people have been impressed by this, the largest Norman castle in the country over the years. Mel Gibson was so in awe, that he used it in the filming of Braveheart. The castle, which is located in County Meath was used as a center of Norman administration by King Henry the second of England in the 12th Century. In 1172 Hugh de Lacy an Anglo-Norman landowner and office holder took possession of it and turned it into the 30,000 square meter masterpiece that has endured to this day. It’s open to the public for an admittance fee.
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Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 10. Esarhaddon Inscriptions After the 2014 bombing by the ISIS in Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists soon found the remains of a palace of King Esarhaddon of Assyria. The palace was situated in a mound, a Muslim shrine built upon the tomb of Prophet Jonah. King Esarhaddon name was referenced in inscriptions in tunnels the terrorist group had dug into to sell the artifacts recovered on the antiquities market. More investigations are still carried out to discover other remains of the temple. The name of king Esarhaddon is referenced in... 9. Tel Dan Stele Inscription An inscription found on a Stele stone translating to “House of David” is believed to date back as far as the ninth or eight century BC. This inscription was excavated at Tel Dan and sealed by a later Assyrian destruction layer dating to 722 BC. This further asserted that it was this period the inscription must have come from. The Assyrian layer seal also indicated that the inscription must be dated to that time or earlier as there was no possibility of any forceful entry by later artifacts. 8. Moabite or Mesha Stone A missionary in Jerusalem found a stone tablet ready for sale that appeared to be from Ancient times in Israel. The stone tablets were broken into pieces by the founders so as to maximize more profit from its sale. On the tablet, a text translated to “I am Mesha, son of Chemosh, King of Moab” was written. This stone tablet is believed to date back to ninth century BC. Scholars believed King Mesha erected the stone to commemorate his military achievements, especially his victories over the capture of cities in Israel. One of the prominent wars fought in Israel was his father’s revolt against King Jehoram of Judah, shortly after the death of King Ahab of Samaria in 850 BC. 7. The Siloam Pool Archaeologists excavated part of a monumental pool on a ridge known as City Of David where it was believed Jesus performed the miracle of restoring sight to the blind man at the pool of Bethsaida in Mark. The excavation was done to repair a large water pipe in the Southern part of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The veracity of the claim is still questioned as to the original purpose of the pool. 6. Babylonian Siege Tower This tower was built to help defend Israel against the invasion of the Babylonians in 586 BC. The tower was uncovered in Jerusalem in 1970s and was 22-foot high and 12 feet thick. The base of the tower contained layer of ashes and soot which attested to the fact of Babylonia’s destruction of Israel. Excavators found five arrowheads made of iron(4) and bronze(1). The bronze arrowheads resembled the ones used by the Babylonian army in their attack against Israel while the iron was used by the Israelites army. 5. Dead Sea and Biblical Scrolls Some shepherds stumbled upon some documents containing some Hebrew writings and fragments of biblical scrolls in a cave in 1947 on the western side of the Dead Sea. From that moment, other caves found similar documents in Hebrew writings mostly Old Testament scrolls. However, not more than one-tenth of a book was found. Most of these Hebrew texts and scrolls were translated to other meanings and produced more than a millennium later. 4. Hezekiah’s Tunnel The Hezekiah’s tunnel was built by Hezekiah as a new water was system to compliment the Gihon spring and get the flow of water to the inner city walls particularly to the pool of siloam. It was built around the eight century BC. Gihon spring was the main water supply for Jerusalem till it was attacked during a war in which David Captured the City from the Jebisutes who were in charge then. 3. Burial cave at Ketef Hinnom An Israeli archaeologist was excavating a cave at Ketef Hinnom, Southwest of Jerusalem and discovered an iron tomb dated to late seventh century BC. A box was buried under the empty tomb. It was a Judean tradition that when a person dies, his body will be placed on a burial bench in the tomb along with personal items such as jewelry, or any precious property. Once the body decays, the bones of the person will be placed in a box beneath the burial bench. That accounted for the empty tomb. 2. The Tablet at Gilgamesh Also known as Epic of Gilgamesh. It’s a collection of the earliest five poems written and dated back to the time of Mesopotamia. One of poems written in the stone tablet was an account of the devastating sent by God that wiped out the entire earth. The story of the flood was one among some other twelve tablets that was excavated. Lachish Ostracon An archeologist named J.L Starkey in 1930s discovered an ostraca written in pink colour buried in a layer of debris, destroyed by fire. The ostraca were believed to be correspondence and lists of names sent or received under King Nebuchadnezzar in 588 BC. The Lachish was destroyed in a way with the Babylonians.
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Most Bizarre Animals Kept As Pets
Keeping a Fennec Fox as a pet seems to be taking off in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. They are absolutely adorable. They’re smaller than cats and highly intelligent. They can be housetrained to use a litter box, are pretty playful and needs lots of exercise. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8 - This little piggy went to market… One of the cuter unusual pets to have must be the dwarf pig. They are pretty costly, anything from $750.00 to $3500.00 for one. It seems to be a status symbol to own one, but there is a huge backlash against it, as many breeders use unscrupulous methods to keep them small. Many owners have been duped, and bought these tiny guys – only for them to grow into monster size pigs! 7 - Cute or Cruel? Over in Australia, smaller breeds of kangaroos are becoming popular as pets. Sadly, the death toll of them as pets is very high – as these guys need massive amounts of space to run around in, and they need places to hide – which is part of their nature. They also regurgitate their food, salivate a lot and constantly lick their paws. One can cost as much as $3000.00 and you really have to committed to it, if that’s the road you want to go down. 6 - You have goat to be kidding me… Hard to believe it, but pygmy goats are also kept as pets. They are super high maintenance, and very active. They’re noisy, need constant company, need space and lots of food. They’re great at escaping, so be prepared for that too. On the positive side, they are fun animals and great with children. 5 - Oversized Poodle… That’s what Llamas look like. If you have a farm, these animals are very gentle and soft-natured, making for great companions. They are pretty clean animals, low maintenance and quite friendly. 4 - Crazy cat lady… Cat lovers and crazy cat ladies will love this exotic pet. Genets have been around since the middle ages, and were used to help control the rodent problems. Captive breeding has transformed these cat like creatures to become sweet and quite easy to care for. They still have predatory instincts, so shouldn’t be kept around birds or smaller animals. 3 - Rocket in your pocket… Sugar Gliders are just super to look at, and really great for the entire family. Cute, cuddly, and tiny – what more could you ask for? One thing to note, they are nocturnal – so be prepared for fun and games in the middle of the night. 2 - An unusual family member… Many owners of hedgehogs say that the moment you get your own pet hedgehog, you will bond with it like you do a baby. They are exceptionally adorable looking, and those spines only stiffen when they’re feeling threatened. They’re easily compared to hamsters in their docile, easy to care for behavior but do need a lot more interaction with their owners. You can buy them for around $75.00 up to $250.00, depending on age and temperament. 1 - Lifestyles of the rich and famous… Tigers, Cheetahs and Lions are some of the animals kept as pets by the super wealthy over in the UAE. Cheetahs travelling in sports cars and even owners swimming with their Lions. They’re generally bought as cubs, which means the mothers are often killed in the wild, and the cubs smuggled into the UAE. Claws and teeth are clipped and filed down, and often these animals do not get the proper care they need. The only law in Dubai regarding exotic animals as pets, is that you have to register them and leep them on a leash at all times when in public.
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Creatures Bizarre Eating Habits
From a bone eating bird to a creature that, believe it or not has a tendency to eat it's own mating partner, here’s some unbelievable eating habits that you’ll only find out in the wild. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Great Skua (skyoo uh) The joke that’s so easy to go with here is that these birds are like that roommate who’s always stealing everyone else’s food, which is kind of true. However, those sneaky roommates usually do the dirty deed when the owner of the soon to be stolen munchies aren’t around. Great Skua on the other hand are partial kleptoparasites, which means they chase off gulls and other seabirds to steal their catches. Not only that but they’re also known to kill and eat other adult birds, some as large as the mighty Grey Heron. Ok, so these birds go way further than most of those annoying roommates. 7. Red Squirrel Just like other squirrels these adorable little critters gather nuts and grains. They store this haul in preparation for winter. But that’s not why they’re included on this list. They also have a really cool survival strategy that keeps them alive in the darkest of times. They bite into the sides of maple trees and wait for the maple syrup within to drip out. They let this dry on the tree bark and return to lick a tasty, sweet treat that doubles as what could be a much needed energy boost and food source when nothing else is readily available. 6. Vampire Ground Finch These little Galapagos Island birds have an incredibly savage diet. They feed by drinking the blood of Nazca birds and blue footed boobies by pecking at their skin until blood is drawn. Now that would probably bother most humans and almost any other creatures but the other birds don’t seem to mind to much when this happens. People theorize that it's a behavior that grew out of the fact that the finch would clean parasites from the plumage of the birds in much the same way. 5. Tongue Eating Louse (lous) What this parasite does will blow your mind. They enter fish through their gills and attach on to the fish’s tongue, with a female directly on the tongue and a male on the gill arches behind the female. Then they go to work. They sever the blood vessels in the tongue, causing it to eventually fall completely off. Then they attach to the stub, literally becoming the fish’s new tongue. The fish shows no further ill effects from this crazy parasitical procedure and can use the tongue eating louse just like a normal tongue. 4. Nursery Web Spider Male nursery web spiders encounter a pretty serious problem that really no one ever wants to deal with. The female spider will often try to eat it right after they’re done mating, which is like the worst time to be bothered much less potentially eaten alive. To appease the tendencies of their mates, guys will often present their potential partners with gifts, such as flies, before mating hoping that this will satisfy her nearly insatiable hunger. 3. Honeybee Unless there's a swarm of them attacking you and threatening your very livelihood, who doesn’t love the magical honeybee. They provide us with the delicious nutritious treat known as honey, making them the only insect to produce food available for us humans to eat. That’s so darn nice of them. Worker bees make the honey by evaporating water from nectar that’s collected by field honeybees. That process that worker bees go through involves eating and regurgitating the nectar over and over until vwa-la it becomes honey. What a process. 2. Zombie Worms It wasn’t until 2002 that we knew of the existence of these strange, tiny deep sea creatures. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, using a submarine found them living on the bones of a gray whale carcass. They are microscopic and rely on lipids that are found enclosed in the bones of whales. So they bore into the bones of whale carcasses to reach the lipids, which they use as sustenance. Man animals out there sure do have some weird eating habits. Then again so do us humans. We eat bugs, poop and even each other when we really have to. Thanks asw always for watching and stay full of Knowledge my friends. 1. Dung Beetles You may have already known that dung beetles feed partly, or even wholly on dung. But did you know, that depending on the type of dung beetle, they use the excrement in different ways. Rollers roll it into round balls that they use as food or, sometimes, breeding chambers. Nice. Tunnelers on the other hand bury the dung immediately. Then there’s dwellers, who simply live in dung. Many of us know that one person who always smells bad or is just kind of a dirty person. For dung beetle’s that’s literally everyone.
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18 Bizarre Insects
From a strange centipede that could be living in your home to the biggest and heaviest insects you won't believe actually exist. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! European Earwig These guys are really big pests and have been known to destroy entire crops. Obviously they have a sordid relationship with human beings. They’re also bad when they manage to get inside your house, something that happens a lot in North America. They’ll eat the stuff in your pantry and hide in crevices where you can’t see them. And though they rarely do, they also have the ability to fly. Everything about this insect screams no thank you. Giant Long Legged Katydid (katie did) The orchid mantis has a rival as far as camouflage ability goes. Obviously, the giant long legged katydid has a really good chance of blending into its forest environment. All they they have to do is find a bush with leaves and as you can see they’re set. They’re really big insects, some of the largest in the world, but they’re totally harmless. Like many creatures they’re more scared of you than you are of them. Not only do they stand out visually, but audibly as well. Males produce an extremely high pitched noise to attract a mate, making them one of the loudest known insects in existence. Giant Water Bug Found in freshwater ponds and streams across the globe, giant water bugs are a popular food in some parts of southeast Asia, which to my American taste buds seems pretty gross. Unlike most animals males work very hard in reproduction. Females will lay her eggs on the male’s wings. Those guys are then forced to carry the load until they hatch. During this time, not only are they carrying all of these heavy eggs around but they also can’t mate. Australian Walking Stick Endemic to Australia these walking sticks are large and spiky. They use their thorn like spikes for defense and as a means to hide in plain site. Japanese Giant Hornet These giant hornets are some of the world’s largest, with a wingspan that nears two and a half inches. They’re also ruthless in the bug world and can destroy entire bee hives. When they locate a hive of European honey bees they quickly go to work. They leave pheromone markers to attract other hornets. Thirty hornets can desecrate an entire hive and thirty thousand bees in under four hours. Not only do they destroy the bees, they dismember them and take their thorax to their nests to feed their larvae. Jeez, clearly things can get brutal in the bug world. Horse Fly You’ve got to watch out for these fearsome flies. They bite animals, including humans to get to their blood. Females mouthparts act as stabbing organs with two pairs of razor sharp cutting blades and a spongy growth that they use to suck up all the blood. Antarctic Midge So are there any pesky insects on Antarctica? Yes, but just one, the Belgica antarctica, or Antarctic midge. They’re tiny, flightless bugs endemic to the icy continent. At just a quarter inch long they represent Antarctica’s biggest purely terrestrial animals. It spends nearly its entire two year life frozen and in larval form. It’s 99 million nucleotides (nucle ugh tides), or DNA’s building blocks, make their genome the smallest ever sequenced in an insect. Cicadas Here’s an incredible image of a cicada as it's molting or shedding it's exoskeleton in order to grow. What a fascinating site. Cicadas are very interesting creatures. There are 1,300 species that exist around the world. Some, called periodic cicadas spend most of their lives buried underground, emerging after 13 or 17 years in huge numbers to overwhelm potential predators. Bombardier Beetle Found on every continent outside Antarctica these insane bugs are most notable for a crazy defensive mechanism that they possess. They have the ability to turn their abdomen 360 degrees and shoot a burning hot noxious chemical spray from it's tip. The effects to attacking predators can be fatal, and wow what a terrible way to go. Gordian Worm These small worms can be found in damp areas like streams and cisterns. As adults they're pretty much just worms, but as larvae they are parasitic on arthropods. They’ll infect other insects like cockroaches or crickets. This affects the infected animals brain, causing it to find water and drown itself, returning the parasitic worm to it's natural, preferred environment. While they go after arthropods, there have been a few cases of accidental infections involving dogs and even human beings. The House Centipede This frightening species of insect originated in the Mediterranean region and spread around the world. They come in different shapes and colors, but have at least fifteen pairs of legs and are guaranteed to be absolutely terrifying. The worst part is that they have a tendency to end up in human homes. Sleep well...
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10 Oldest Musical Discoveries
Nowadays there’s thousands of crazy instruments of all shapes and sizes. At the same time, a lot of music is made on computers. But thousands of years ago early humans jammed out to tunes as well. So what instruments did they use to create their songs, and what kind of music did they even write? Let’s take a look at the oldest musical instruments ever discovered and what exactly they were used for. We’ll also tell you all about the world’s oldest songs, which are very interesting indeed. Hope everyone enjoys! Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. A Zaluzi to the Gods Also known as Hurrian hymn number 6, this song was found on one of a collection of clay tablets excavated in northern Syria. It's significance? It’s from approximately 1400 B.C., making it the oldest substantially complete work of noted music ever discovered in the world. Here’s a drawing of one side of the tablet, on which the Hymn is inscribed. Though much of the songs text is difficult to understand, because experts don’t yet have a clear understanding of the Hurrian language in general, it's clearly religiously based and concerns offerings to the goddess Nikkal, wife of the moon god. The melody has been recreated and is available to listen to on YouTube, check it out. Sorry kids it may not be as fast paced as you’d like, but it's still a very interesting listen. 4. Bear Head Rattle When you discover one of the world’s oldest known instruments it's already really exciting. But to find that it still makes sound, the same way it was intended to so long ago, you have a truly unique discovery. Excavators were able to enjoy this feeling in 2016 when they unearthed a mechanism in Siberia. It was dated to the Bronze Age and the third millennium B.C. making it somewhere around four thousand years old. The kids toy was crafted in the likeness of the head of a bear cub out of clay. The inside is hollow and contains several tiny stones. 3. Bullroarer These instruments were used in epic fashion back in the day for communicating over extended distances, kind of like the fires they used in Lord of the Rings, just less visually bad ass. Along with the didgeridoo, the bullroarer was one of the most popular instruments amongst Australian Aborigines. They would use them during burials in an attempt to dispel evil spirits. The oldest bullroarers were dug up in Ukrainian soil and were found to be from around 17,000 B.C. Despite it being one of the oldest instruments around, the bullroarer is still commonly used to this day. 2. Nicholas Conard and the Cave of Destiny Dr. Nicholas Conard of Germany is the Indiana Jones of musical instruments. He’s found several of the oldest instruments ever discovered within his country's borders. One of the first of these discoveries was this flute which was found in the Hohle Fels cavern in southwest Germany. The instrument is made out of the bone of a vulture’s wing, measures around 7 inches long, and has five finger holes along with two notches on one end. It’s believed to be around thirty five thousand years old. It shows that some of the first modern humans played music. This and other tendencies exhibited by these homo sapiens are believed to have set them apart from neanderthals and allowed the species to survive, thrive and eventually turn into well, us. 1. The World’s Oldest Instrument http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-18196349 According to an article published by BBC News the oldest known musical instruments in the world were discovered in a cave in southern Germany back in 2012 by a team led by the aforementioned Dr. Conard. The instruments, which are simple flutes are made of mammoth ivory and bird bone. Thanks to the use of carbon dating the flutes were estimated to be between 42 and 43 thousand years old. Before we go we’d like to point out that there have been plenty of crude stones that could have been used as musical instruments from hundreds of thousands of years ago and probably were. But those stones could have also been crude tools and as such aren’t considered instruments.
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13 World's Most Mysterious Megaliths
There’s all these big rocks everywhere, sometimes in huge groups, and some of them are considered really important. These are megaliths, or large stones that have been placed standing in certain ways as ancient monuments or other structures of great importance. Some gave us great insight into ancient cultures, while others are places whose function and purpose remain a mystery to this day. Muahahahahahahaha Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Baalbek (ball-bek) This city in Lebanon made headlines at the end of 2014 when the largest stone ever carved by human hands was uncovered. Reports, including one from Smithsonian.com detailed the giant block, which was found by a group of German and Lebanese archeologists. Dating over two thousand years the stone was likely cut to be used in a temple, but the ancient people probably found that it was too big to move. Not surprising as it's twenty feet wide, at least 18 feet high and weighs an estimated 1,650 tons. The Stone of the Pregnant Woman is also on the site and weighs an estimated one thousand tons. 6. Ale’s Stones A fact that’s obvious from an aerial view of Ale’s Stones in southern Sweden is that it was built in the image of a ship which was part of early burial customs amongst the people in the area. Each end stone is significantly bigger than the other 57 boulders. Carbon dating suggests that the site was built around 1,400 years ago towards the end of the Iron Age. During excavations in 1989 human bones were found buried inside a decorated clay pot. 5. Giants’ Grave Sardinia Found throughout Sardinia Giants grave refers to a number of tombs built during the Bronze Age by a little known civilization called the Nuragic (nyuragic). Over 800 have been discovered throughout the large island. Today the grave’s sit in different states of spectacular. This giants grave in Urzulei, for instance, is kinda boring while the giant’s grave of Pascaredda is remarkable and a great site to visit. 4. Beltany Stone Circle 64 stones make up this circle found in County Donegal (donna gaul), Ireland. They date from around 1000 B.C. though a stone head was found carved sometime around the year zero, indicating centuries of human use at the ancient site. A single tall stone stands at the southeast part of the circle that seems to have had some sort of significance pertaining to whatever ceremonies were conducted within the circle. 3. Rudston Monolith Standing nearly twenty six feet high the Rudston Monolith, situated in a churchyard in the East Riding of Yorkshire is the tallest megalith in the United Kingdom. However it does appear that the top has broken off of the stone. Had it retained its pointed top the stone would probably stand around twenty eight feet tall. 2. Deer Stones Throughout Siberia and Mongolia are a group of stones that are distinguishable by their carved depictions of flying deer. They vary in height from 3 to fifteen feet tall and are made of either granite or greenstone, depending on which material is most common in the area where it was erected. They date to the Bronze Age around 1000 B.C. and over nine hundred total have been found. Several theories have been presented as to the original purpose of the stones, and, while later cultures often reused the stones in their own burial mounds what the deer stones were initially used for remains unknown. So now that you know about some of these amazing stone structures and where to find them what’s stopping you from visiting. Oh ya probably the same thing that’s stopping us, money. That’s ok and hey that’s why we’re here making these videos for you. Appreciate us? Then go ahead and click that subscribe button, after of course you’re done learning about our most positively shocking and fascinating megalith. Thanks as always for watching. 1. Callanish Stones This circle of standing stones lies near the village of Callanish in Scotland. The site is comprised of thirteen stones that are situated around a monolith. They were built in the late Neolithic era around five thousand years ago, and would be used heavily in the following Bronze Age. What they were used for isn’t definitively known, but many feel it was some sort of ancient astronomical observatory The central monolith stands nearly five meters high and is nearly perfectly oriented to the north and south.
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LARGEST Dog Breeds on Earth
From the heaviest dog ever recorded to dog breeds that are renowned for saving people’s lives here's 15 of the most Ginormous Dog Breeds on Earth. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. Bully Kutta Weighing in at 200 plus pounds from the Punjab region in India is the staggeringly massive Bully Kutta. The breed has a fearless nature along with great stamina and tremendous power. Unfortunately the Bully Kutta’s awesome innate abilities have made it a target of dog fighters and dog fighting in countries where it’s legal. It’s a rare breed that originally came from Southern India. 6. Caucasian Shepherd Domesticated animals with proper training aren’t a threat to humans. But there are those dogs who have lazy, bad owners and consequently they turn into terrifying creatures that could be a potential threat. There is no breed of dog in which proper training is of more paramount importance then the caucasian shepherd. They are a huge breed, weighing in at over 200 pounds with incredible strength. When properly trained they are great dogs who would do anything to protect their owners. This comes from their use as shepherds to guard and flock farm animals for hundreds of years. Their robust build and massive power allows them to fend off wolves or even bears if necessary. If not properly socialized and trained however they can exhibit aggressive, unmanageable tendencies, especially towards strangers, that can lead to attacks and injuries. They are popular in Russia and, especially Georgia. 5. Pyrenean Mastiff Originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain these dogs usually weigh around 180 pounds but can get up to and even over 220. Their adorable dogs that often have irregular black or brown spots on their fur. Though their heavy coat and voracious diet make them expensive to keep they are awesome pets. They are self reliant and calm while also being extremely protective with people and other animals it knows, specifically children. 4. Newfoundland Originally these dogs were bred as workers for fishermen in Newfoundland, which today is a part of Canada. Because of their history along with their intelligence and muscular build they are excellent swimmers and water rescue dogs who have a thick double coat as well as webbed feet. They don’t do the typical dog paddle. They have an actual form to their swim game that gives them more power with every stroke. They weigh between 140 and 170 pounds on average, but the biggest individuals have been known to weigh 250 pounds. Like a lot of large dog breeds these guys tend to drool a lot, especially in hot weather. 3. St. Bernard Clearly St. Bernard’s are our friends. Barry, one of the most famous of his breed, cemented the St. Bernard’s legacy by spending his days as a mountain rescue dog in Switzerland in the early 1800’s. During his lifetime he was credited with saving at least forty people, including this small child. As the story goes Barry found the boy in the snow and convinced him to climb on his back before carrying him to safety. Stories of St. Bernard’s pulling off insane alpine rescues can be found throughout history. But we digress. With an average weight somewhere between 200 and 260 pounds St. Bernards are not big, their giant dogs who have long, heavy low hanging tails. 2. Great Dane They sure aren’t the heaviest of dogs, but Great Dane’s regularly appear in the record books as the world’s tallest dogs. Just look at how big they are compared to chihuahuas. The aptly named Zeus, a Great Dane that lived in Michigan appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest dog in both 2012 and 2013. Standing on his hind legs he stretched over 7 feet 4 inches, which is taller than Shaq! Luckily these beasts are gentle giants that have a friendly nature and are noted for seeking physical affection from their owners. They often experience the health problems that are often associated with larger canine breeds and consequently have a fairly short lifespan of six to eight years. As always, thanks for watching and we hoped you enjoyed the video. Be sure to check out some of our other animal videos and don’t forget to subscribe on your way out. 1. English Mastiff So Great Dane’s are clearly the tallest dogs in the world, but who owns claim as being the world’s heaviest? Zorba put himself and his breed, the English Mastiff in the record books when he weighed in at a staggering 343 pounds for the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989. Normally they weigh around 250 pounds.They also have massive heads and while their color may differ, they always have a black mask. As far as keeping them as pets go, their temperament is that of an ideal family dog. They are big and powerful, but have a good nature while being both courageous and docile.
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13 Greatest Hitters in Baseball History
From a man who used hot dogs and beer to enhance his performance to a few guys who juiced up to help them achieve their lofty stats here’s the 13 Greatest Hitters in Baseball History. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. Stan Musial Today the St. Louis Cardinals are a powerhouse franchise in Major League Baseball that is a contender to win the championship nearly every year. A big reason why is Stan “The Man” Musial. He came up as a pitcher before his manager, Dickie Kerr suggested he turn to hitting. In his first year as the Cardinal’s every day left fielder in 1942 he would hit .315, an excellent mark but for Musial it was only the beginning. Over the next 11 seasons he would only bat under .320 one more time. In his career he would win 3 MVP awards and be a model of consistency. He recorded 3,630 hits 1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road. Career Stats: BA .331 Hits 3630 Home Runs 475 RBI 1951 BB 1599 SO 696 SLG .559 4. Lou Gehrig His farewell speech after being diagnosed with ALS on July 4, 1939 is one of the most famous speeches in history. Everyone remembers his line, “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Tragically the Iron Horse would pass away less than two years later from the malady. His stellar seventeen year career prior to the diagnosis made him a legend. He along with Babe Ruth assembled the meat of Murder’s Row, the nickname given to the Yankees incredibly potent offenses of the late 20’s. Despite playing alongside the Babe Gehrig managed to rack up three seasons where he was tops in the league in home runs. He also won two MVP awards. He hit over 170 RBI’s a ridiculous three times, including 185 in 1931. Career Stats: BA .340 Hits 2721 Home Runs 493 RBI 1995 BB 1508 SO 790 SLG .632 3. Hank Aaron While Barry Bonds had a sudden surge of artificial power late in his career to capture the home run record, Hank Aaron’s path to the all time home run crown was steady and consistent. His highest single season home run total was 47 followed by 44, a total he would land on in 4 seasons scattered throughout his 23 year career. While he lost the home run title to Barry Bonds he still holds the record for most extra base hits and total bases. Big Papi and Aaron met up in late 2016 after Ortiz won an award bearing Aaron’s name. Ortiz was a great hitter in his own right, though not nearly good enough to crack this list. Career Stats: BA .305 Hits 3771 Home Runs 755 RBI 2297 BB 1402 SO 1383 SLG .555 2. Ted Williams Williams wanted to walk down the street and have people say of him, “There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.” The quote shows the confidence, sometimes bordering on arrogance of Ted Williams. It’s also a statement that many argue to be true. His smooth, left handed swing is along with Ken Griffey Jr.’s one of the best looking to ever be seen. Raised in San Diego, Williams joined the Red Sox in 1939 and immediately became one of the game’s premier players. In 1941 he posted a .406 batting average, making him the last hitter to hit over .400 in a season. His surly often unapproachable demeanor with the media likely cost him accolades as he only won one MVP, though looking back it could be argued that he should have won at least two more. Perhaps no hitter in baseball history has combined average and power with more success than the Splendid Splinter. Even Ty Cobb thought that Williams would break his all time batting average mark of .363. Many say he would have had he pulled the ball more against the defensive shifts put in place exclusively for his sake. Career Stats: BA .344 Hits 2654 Home Runs 521 RBI 1839 BB 2021 SO 709 SLG .634 Who did we miss? Anyone mad we didn’t include current players like Albert Pujols or Miguel Cabrera? Does someone on here not belong? Let us know in the comments section and thanks for watching. 1. Babe Ruth Babe Ruth was a gargantuan figure in the 1920’s and changed the way the game of baseball was played for all time. His Major League career spanned 22 years and started on the mound with the Boston Red Sox. He was a great pitcher and won 67 percent of his games during the last half of the 1910’s. He was traded to the Yankees in 1920 and would begin a string of dominance as a hitter that would last over a decade. He popularized the home run and hit deep flies the likes of which had never been seen before. His stats speak for themselves but what’s hard to grasp was the effect his larger than life personality had not only on Major League Baseball but on the entire United States. He became a superstar known as much for his fun loving nature off the field as he was for his remarkable performances on it. He boozed and ate foods like hot dogs and burgers in excess, though it didn’t seem to affect his play until later in his career. Sent to an orphanage as a child, Ruth had an affinity for children, especially orphans.
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World's Most Amazing Hotels
This colorful hotel is located in Amsterdam. It’s incredible facade has captured the attention of travellers worldwide. The concept behind this hotel’s look comes from traditional houses found in the Zaan region of the Netherlands; but as you can see all the “houses” appear to be stacked on top of one another to create an astonishing “Willy Wonka” feel. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Montaña Mágica-- Chile This astonishing lodge is located in a 300,000-acre nature preserve in the Patagonia Rainforest. Montaña Mágica is shaped like a volcano with waterfalls running down its sides to blend in with the surrounding nature. This hotel is bringing attention to the beauty of the southern Andes and encouraging guests to get involved with ecological preservation. 7. Palacio de Sal-- Bolivia This extraordinary hotel is located in the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, which becomes reflective crystal mirror just after the rain. The hotel is as incredible as its environment because it was crafted out of salt: the floors, walls, ceilings, decorations are all made entirely of salt. With all of the amenities of a five-star hotel, Palacia de Sal is truly one of the most unique lodgings in the world. 6. Kakslauttanen (kak-slautt-anen)-- Finland This amazing hotel in Finland is in the wilderness 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but don’t worry, the closest airport is only a half hour drive and the hotel will help you book passage to their location. During your stay, you have a choice of accommodation: fully glass igloos to experience the gorgeous Northern Lights display, log chalets, and even snow igloos. 5. Manta Resort-- Zanzibar The Manta Resort on Pemba Island of the Zanzibar Archipelago is currently offering one of the most breathtaking rooms in the world. Their Underwater Room is a floating wooden building with three stories, one of which is completely submerged in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Here, you can swim in the warm water or enjoy the ocean wildlife from the bedroom beneath the waves. 4. Georgian House Hotel-- England The Georgian House Hotel enjoys a long English history, beginning in the 18th century. Today, it is a gorgeous five-star hotel with 68 rooms. But the real allure of Georgian House is its newest offerings: Harry Potter themed accommodations. Here, every would-be wizard can enjoy rooms concealed behind bookcase doors, walk through castle-like halls, and find their own piece of Hogwarts in what could be the Gryffindor common room. 3. The Hobbit Motel-- New Zealand For a different fantastical experience, you might try The Hobbit Motel in the beautiful countryside of Auckland, New Zealand. Lord of the Rings was filmed entirely in New Zealand, so this motel is offering a taste of what it might be like to live in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Here, you’ll find Hobbit themed rooms named after some of their favorite characters like Merry, Pippin, Bilbo, and, of course, Frodo. This is absolutely the most luxurious way to experience the Shire for yourself. 2. Natura Vive Skylodge-- Peru If you have a fear of heights, these rooms might not be the place for you. Soaring 400-feet above Peru’s Sacred Valley is Natura Vive Skylodge. Here, you can experience the grandeur of what once was the Incan Empire. But bring your climbing gear: the only way to access these capsules is to make the 400 foot climb yourself. 1. Ice Hotel-- Sweden Coming in at number one on our list of the most amazing hotels is the Ice Hotel in a picturesque Swedish village 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the banks of the untouched Torne River. The hotel was first built in 1990 as the world’s first ice hotel and has been thawed and rebuilt every year since. Artists come each year to help sculpt the hotel from pure blocks of ice harvested from the Torne. This includes the rooms, structure, and even the glassware. The rooms here are absolutely one-of-a-kind works of art.
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World’s OLDEST Man Made Structures
You’re not going to find ancient Egyptian pyramids or even Stonehenge on this list, because all of these structures are even older. From a stone wall that’s over twenty thousand years old too an ancient burial chamber with mysteries undecipherable engravings here’s the world’s oldest surviving structures built by humans. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 7. The Cairn of Barnenez One of the oldest man made structures in the world Barnenez was built in present day northern France in around 4800 B.C. It’s the largest megalithic mausoleum in Europe and predates the pyramids in Egypt. The structure contains a stone burial chamber with 11 passage tombs that, unfortunately aren’t open to the public. 6. Khirokitia Found on the island Cyprus, this settlement was last occupied in around 6 thousand B.C. For unknown reasons the village was abandoned and it's very likely humans didn’t occupy the island continuously for another 1,500 years, though that claim has been disputed. The site, in it's heyday was surrounded by a stone wall that protected the round structures within. The population, which likely numbered no more than six hundred at any given time were short, with the average height being around five feet tall and typically only lived to their early thirties. 5. Catalhoyuk This large, neolithic settlement in Turkey thrived from around 7500 B.C. to 5700 B.C. Though scant remains are all that is left of Catalhoyuk, which is Turkish for fork mound, experts say that the community was around seven thousand strong on average and lived in mud-brick houses. These homes were smushed together, with the only ventilation coming from a ceiling opening which doubled as an entrance to the dwellings. 4. Tower and Walls of Jericho Located in Jericho, which is in the West Bank near the Jordan River, this tower was built around eleven thousand years ago by hunter gatherers who were on the cusp of transitioning to farming. No one’s quite sure what it was built for, some theorize that it was a mechanism to motivate people to be a part of a communal lifestyle. Others believe that the tower and wall it's sits beside were first line of defense and to protect the settlement from flooding. 3. Gobekli Tepe For years researchers ignored or at best scoffed at Turkey’s Gobekli Tepe, thinking it was simply a medieval cemetery. However German archaeologist KLaus Schmidt found that the massive, carved stones were around 11 thousand years old and, remarkably that they were crafted and arranged by people who had not yet developed metal tools. What exactly these people did at the structure remains a mystery. Schmidt, who passed away in 2014 believed the sites were early neolithic sanctuaries that were used as holy sites. 2. Tell Qaramel (no images) Carbon dating puts Tell Qaramel, a site in present day Syria, which was once a permanent stone settlement somewhere between 11000 B.C. and 9650 B.C. making it by most accounts the second oldest known man made structure in the world. We got some great comments on our 20 World’s Most Amazing Birds video and here’s a few of them. We’re really glad some of you find these birds as fascinating as we did. Thanks as always for watching. Don’t forget to push that subscribe button and look out for the next Knowledge Feed video, which is, of course, coming soon. 1. Theopetra Stone Wall We know today that humans inhabited these caves for over 130 thousand years. Elements of the cave which is in Greece still show clear traces of humans evolving from Neanderthals to Homo Sapiens and then from hunter gatherers to farmers. Amazingly experts believe that this wall, built at the entrance of the cave and seen here on Pinterest, is 23 thousand years old, making it the oldest known man made structure in the world.
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Amazing Temporary Works of Art
From incredible snow sculptures to awesome sand sculptures, here are 13 Amazing Temporary Works of Art. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos! 7. The Main Street Meltdown Two artists, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, installed this 1,500-pound ice sculpture in Manhattan’s financial district on October 29, 2008, to mark the 79th anniversary of the day the stock market crashed. The word Economy stood five feet tall and fifteen feet wide on a pedestal while it slowly melted away symbolically representing not only the failing economy of eight decades ago, but the state of the U.S. economy at that time. The work was one of a series that also included the word Democracy melting away in front of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. 6. Snow Windows English artist Tom Baker has been creating these stunning windows by using just snow spray and a dry paintbrush. He started the technique in 2007, gave it up for years and picked it up again in 2015, launching a business called Snow Windows out of his unique hobby. Occasionally Baker uses sketches, but often he simply comes up with the intricate winter scenes off the top of his head. 5. Batman in Chinatown Like he did against Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin, Batman arose from the ice in early March, at least for a little while. George Li sculpted this amazing Batman in the snow outside of his office in Boston’s Chinatown. Li with the use of a shovel, his keys for the eyes and his six-year-old son’s sand shovel for the lines and features created this awesome, temporary Batman. The Batman statue wasn’t the first time Li had drawn attention for an artistic public display. He also carved B STRONG into a snow mound in the Boston Common and an Easter Bunny in a snowy Public Garden in the past. 4. Sand Dogs A few years ago these sand dogs began popping up all over Britain. They were so incredible that passers-by couldn’t believe they were done by hand and accused the artists of making them beforehand or by using a mold. To prove the doubters wrong a street artist built a dog from scratch for a photographer, leaving no doubt of the incredible nature of England’s spectacular sand dogs. 3. Melting Ice Cream Truck Unveiled in 2006 during Sculpture by the Sea, Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition this melting ice cream truck, called Hot with the Chance of Late Storm, was designed by art collective Glue Society. The impressive work has remained in the spotlight thanks to its use in an amusing meme taken advantage of by Australians during the country’s notorious heatwaves. 2. The Sand Master of Cornwall Chris Haworth must have an easy time letting go of things. That’s because he creates some of the most beautiful, but temporary works of sand art you will ever have a chance to see. With nothing more than a rake, Haworth drives to nearby Gwithian beach, where he creates a variety of designs. Of course, none of these works last more than a few hours, as they are inevitably washed away by the approaching tide. Luckily thanks to the beaches perfectly positioned cliffs, the artist gets to immortalize his creations on camera. For his and any other mom’s in the area, Chris created a Happy Mother’s Day mural complete with flowers. He also made this one man and his rake sign, a great piece of self-promotion. 1. The Fallen Project British sand artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss in conjunction with volunteers from around the world created this stunning temporary installation on France’s infamous Normandy Beach. 9,000 silhouettes were stenciled into the sand to pay tribute to the civilians and soldiers who lost their lives in battle during D-Day, June 6, 1944. The team of volunteers, which numbered 500 individually drew each stencil into the sand where it would inevitably be washed away by the advancing tide. The project started out with only sixty volunteers, but as nearby locals heard about what was going on the group quickly multiplied to create the astounding sight. The artists hoped that the installation would remind people of the value of peace.
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Strangest Buildings With Haunted Locations
This palace found in Japan houses 83 buildings and even more ghosts, so the stories say anyway. This historic castle dates back to 1333 and has seen many battles, toward the close of World War II the grounds were heavily bombed, the surrounds lands were destroyed, yet the castle remained. In 1995 a terrific earthquake crashed through the lands and yet this castle remains, even the bottle of sake placed on the altar at the top floor remained standing. Many stories of spooks and ghouls live here, but the most popular tale has to do with Okiku's Well, where the deranged spirit of a serving girl who was accused of theft and then thrown down to drown there is whispered to still reside. The legend goes that at night her restless spirit will climb the stone water drenched walls and stalk the castle complex. 8 - The Kremlin This fortified complex located in the heart of Moscow Russia is the base of operations for the Russian government, and if the rumours are true, once an officer is stationed here, they rarely leave. Archaeological digs have revealed that humans lived in the area where the Kremlin now stands as far back as 500 BC, meaning this creepy government building is built straight on top of a super ancient native Russian burial ground! Spooky! Ivan the Terrible one of the Nation's most horrible and disturbing czars once lived here, the stories of his malice are staggering, his demonic, decrepit, d lusional spirit is one of the many often spotted roaming these icy halls. The ghostly apparition of Vladimir Lenin as well as Joseph Stalin are also often seen here. 7 - Saint Michan's Church Located on Church Street in Dublin Ireland, this Protestant Church has been standing for nearly a thousand years and over time has grown quite full of residents who just so happen to be of the undead variety. The vaults below are said to contain some rather unsettling mummified remains. Among them are the well preserved bodies of a 400-year-old nun, a six and a half foot tall man believed to have once been a crusader, the Sheares brothers doomed heroes of the 1798 rebellion, the Earl of Leitrim and a rather curious skeleton which has had its feet and right hand severed. All of which are said to remain as sinister spirits haunting this ancient house of God. Rumours remain that those who still worship here are actually a group of demonic Satanists, hence why the parish is closed to the public on Sundays.
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22 Unbelievable Places That Really Exist
In Icelandic, “gullfoss” means golden falls. Iceland holds Gullfoss as one of its most iconic landmarks in the country and with food reason. This waterfall, located in a canyon in Southwest Iceland, stands at a height of 105 feet or 32 meters and cuts through the canyon with a flood of 140 cubic meters on average. At a certain distance away, you can’t even see the falls. It just looks like the river suddenly disappears in the middle of the land. That’s probably why people like Echo and the Bunnymen used it as one of their album covers. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 19. Holland Tulip Fields One of the most famous flower fields in the whole world can be found just south of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The tulip fields of the Netherlands draws thousands of visitors every year in the spring. The flowers here only bloom for a small amount of time, so expect it to get crowded should you plan a trip to walk or bike through the flowery region. With rows and rows of vibrantly colored tulips, it might be difficult to believe, even in real life, that you’re staring at something real. 18. Mount Roraima At the highest point in the Pakaraima chain in South America stands Mount Roraima--part of the tepui plateaus. With an elevation of 9,220 feet or 2,810 meters, this tepui plateau reaches past the clouds, giving it this nearly heavenly look like a scene out of Greek mythology. The location of Mount Roraima seems to be an interesting one as it can be found at the intersections of Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. 17. Chand Baori This stepwell located in the village of Abhaneri, Rajasthan was built somewhere between 800 CE to 900 CE during the reign of King Chanda. The Chand Baori is known for the interesting triangular patterns of the steps on the way to the ancient well. It measures to be one of the largest stepwells in the area, sitting about 100 feet or 30 meters into the ground. People may have come here to either pray, bathe, or meditate. Would you climb down the 3,5000 narrow steps from 13 stories up just to experience the water here?
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14 Rare Fascinating Serpents
Snakes are one of those controversial creatures that are looked at differently depending on how you feel about them. Lovers can keep them as pets and for the owner the serpent can become a close friend and companion. Others would be terrified of being anywhere near the spawns of hell and would never dream of owning one. These, a group that are on the brink of extinction are well worth an in depth glance. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos! 6. Cropan’s (cropins) Boa This boa constrictor, considered the rarest of it's kind in the world, made headlines recently when a five and a half foot long female was found in the Atlantic Forest outside of Sao Paulo in late January. Finding a snake usually isn’t that big of a deal, but as this was the first live specimen collected since 1953 you’ll understand that the discovery was a very big deal. Scientists may have also found a reason why they are so rarely seen by locals in the area, when they released it onto a tree, it made it's way quickly and smoothly up towards the top. On the rare occasion humans do encounter one, they usually get scared and kill them. 5. Sand (Ramsay’s) Python Once abundant throughout the region of the world we call Western Australia, the sand python has become endangered, and in some regions critically endangered. They grow to be around four and a half feet long and have smooth dorsal scales. It’s natural habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate, leading to it's current status. But the bright side is that they will breed in captivity. For humans they are very easy to handle, making them highly sought after in the exotic pet trade. 4. Wagner’s Viper After years of misidentification or people assuming it was extinct Wagner’s viper, named after a German naturalist in the mid 1800’s, was rediscovered on a road in eastern Turkey in 1986. Collectors rushed to the Colchis (kol-kis) region and scooped up large numbers of the once thought to be extinct, beautiful snake, seriously endangering their population. So, in an effort to revitalize their numbers, the Saint Louis Zoo organized a cooperative breeding program that yielded nine newborns in August of 2013. 3. Madagascar Blind Snake Ten inches long and about the width of a pencil a Madagascar blind snake was discovered in 2005 in, no surprise here, Madagascar. Seeing one at all however was shocking as it was the first time one had been seen in the wild since 1905 over a century ago! They are so rarely seen because of where they live, underground. They usually dig themselves underneath a layer of rocks or sand. Though they’re blind they can perceive and avoid light. They are the only snakes in the world that subsist strictly on insects. They prefer ants and termites along with their eggs and pupae (pyoo pah). 2. Conception Bank Silver Boa As National Geographic reported in May of 2016, biologists discovered this striking snake climbing up a tree on Conception, an uninhabited island in the southern Bahamas. As it moved upwards they noted that it shined like metal in the sunlight, a truly spectacular site. They would discover a total of six throughout that same night, one of which was happened upon by a sleeping scientist as it crawled across his face, and DNA analyses told them that what they had found was a previously undocumented species. It's name was pretty easy to come up with based on it's color and, coincidentally that tree it was climbing is called a silver palm tree. 1. St. Lucia (loo-shuh) Racer Snake The St. Lucia Racer made some dubious headlines in 2012 when it was revealed that it was the world’s single rarest snake. After an assessment that lasted five months scientists were able to determine that as few as 18 individuals remained anywhere on the planet. They all inhabit St. Lucia, an independent island nation in the West Indies. The snake shares the island with three other species, each like the racer named after the island, the boa, the thread snake and the fer de Lance. The thread snake looks like a worm, and is one of the smallest snakes in the world. The most recent news in regards to the racer snake that we could find is encouraging. An article written for stlucianewsonline.com from earlier this year states that a juvenile was recently spotted.
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Amazing Animals That Are Nearly Extinct
It's important to appreciate animals that, often due to human intervention, may not be around for much longer. Here’s a list of some awesome animals that, unfortunately are nearly gone from this planet. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. California Condor One of the world’s rarest birds, there were only an estimated 435 California Condors in December 2015. They were completely extinct in the wild by 1987, but there were 27 surviving birds that were bred at the San Diego Wild Animal Park and the Los Angeles Zoo. Beginning in 1991 they were reintroduced to the wild. Apart from being the rarest bird they are also one of the longest living, having a lifespan of up to 60 years. 7. Black Rhino At one time the black rhino was one of the most numerous of it's species, numbering several hundred thousand in 1900. Nothing about this animals shocking decline since has been natural. European settlers that arrived in Africa in the early 20th century killed them for food or simply for amusement driving their numbers to just a few thousand. Efforts from conservation organization like the World Wildlife Foundation that began in the early 1960’s likely saved this creature from total extinction. These animals are massive, weighing in at 3 thousand pounds, sometimes even more. Despite this they’re pretty swift, capable of reaching up to 35 miles per hour in a dead sprint. 6. Bornean Orangutan Borneo is the third largest island in the world, It lies in Southeast Asia and is home to some twenty million people. It’s also the native island of the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan. Like other great apes they are highly intelligent; they can use tools and share 97% of their DNA with humans. Unfortunately their population had declined by over 50 percent in the last six decades and they have lost over half of their habitat in the last 20 years. 5. Mountain Gorilla Around half of the 700 or so gorillas remaining in the world live in the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa. The area is a battleground for militia groups and the Congolese army. In this picture we see anti poaching units and conservation rangers from the Virunga National Park carrying the bodies of mountain gorillas whose lives were taken under mysterious circumstances. People feel that the attacks were politically motivated. 4. Monte Iberia Eleuth One of the smallest species of frogs on the planet, the monte iberia eleuth wasn’t discovered by humans until the early 1990’s. They are only known to exist in two small regions of Cuba and though they are hard to see, they are easy to identify thanks to the two yellow stripes that run along it's back. 3. Vaquita Not only are these animals near extinction, but they are the single rarest marine mammal on the planet. Their numbers have been steadily declining since there were an estimated six hundred twenty years ago. Today there are no more than 30 and a last ditch effort to attempt to reproduce them in a sanctuary is set to begin later this year. On average they are a bit smaller than humans in body mass and can only be found in the northern end of the Gulf of California. 2. Cross River Gorilla These gorilla’s are extremely wary of and unusually aggressive towards humans, which along with their inclination to inhabit rugged territory has made their scant numbers hard to predict. Using indirect signs however, their population is thought to number only 2 to 3 hundred, spread across the forests of Cameroon and Nigeria. They have every reason to dislike humans, who have encroached on their territory by clearing their forest homes for timber and have been the main reason for their critically endangered status. It's too bad these amazing creatures are endangered but it's so important to learn about their predicaments so that maybe we can do a better job of coexisting with our fellow Earth occupants. As always thank you so much for watching and we hope you enjoy our next video. 1. Radiated Tortoise Radiated tortoises are blessed with an extremely long lifespan that can be at least twice that of a human being. The oldest ever recorded was Tui Malila, who lived to the ripe old age of approximately 188. They only occur naturally in the southern part of Madagascar. These beautiful creatures are considered endangered due to loss of habitat and poaching, which has cut their numbers down at an alarming rate.
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World’s Most Dangerous Stunts
Thousands from Canada and the United States were at Niagara Falls on June 15, 2012, to witness one of the coolest stunts ever completed. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 5. Who Am I? Jackie Chan is well known for doing his own stunts. His fighting skills combined with his goofy, one of a kind character have made him a celebrity and one of the most famous personalities in the world. In 1998 he starred, co-wrote and co-directed Who Am I? Perhaps one of his most excellent films. While trying to answer the titular question and eluding mysterious bad guys, Chan performs a litany of difficult stunts, the most dangerous of which has to be sliding down a 21 story skyscraper. Chan did so without the help of a safety harness and, as the movie can attest to even managed to get on his feet and run a few steps down the building. 4. Stratos Jump Red Bull along with longtime collaborator and professional skydiver Felix Baumgartner got together in 2012 to create one of the greatest stunts and marketing campaigns in recent memory. With millions watching live Baumgartner made a free fall jump from 24 miles above the Earth. He was hurtling through the ground unchecked for nearly four and a half minutes before finally pulling the ripcord to release his parachute. By the time he landed safely on New Mexican soil the man had set five Guinness records, including becoming the first human being to break the sound barrier without engine power. The stunt went well in more ways than could be seen that day. In the year after Baumgartner historic leap Red Bull sales increased a staggering 13% worldwide and 17% in the United States. 3. Snake River Canyon Jump Evel Knievel became a living legend in the 1970’s thanks to his bevy of ridiculous, death-defying stunts that were often nationally televised. He pulled off some incredible feats like jumping over 50 smashed cars stacked in a pile at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1973 and jumping over a line of nine cars and a van at Madison Square Garden in 1971. He added to his performances with his outlandish costumes and bravado. In 1974 he would attempt one of his most dangerous stunts and would be lucky to live to tell the tale. So that no one could stop him, the daredevil bought land on both sides of the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. Finally on September 8, strapped to a custom built rocket cycle Knievel attempted to launch himself across the mile-wide river. His parachute deployed too early, and the vehicle, along with the man inside fell to the canyon floor 500 feet below. Remarkably he escaped with nothing more than a broken nose and would go back to doing ridiculous, death defying stunts less than a year later. In September 2016, with much less national attention, stuntman Eddie Braun completed what Knievel couldn’t, making the jump look easy in the process. 2. Ice Cold Frozen lakes can be incredibly dangerous and unpredictable. They can also be totally awesome and the sight of some reckless, incredible stunts. Arthur and his knights used one to their advantage to ward off an army of approaching Saxons in the 2004 movie King Arthur. A man in Finland recently created an amazing ice carousel on a frozen lake using a chainsaw. Brave souls around the world, like this woman, recklessly jump into frozen lake holes all the time either during polar bear plunges that are held throughout North America and Europe to celebrate the New Year or just to wake themselves up for the day. 1. The Artist Crime of the Century Born in Nemours France Philippe Petit was always a talented individual who loved displaying his abilities for the masses. He performed magic tricks and learned how to juggle at a young age. By the time he was a teenager, Petit had discovered his one true passion, the tightrope. In the sixties construction began on the World Trade Center in New York City, providing the man with a perfect platform to show off his skills. First, he prepared by traveling between the towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia. Finally in 1974 Petit made his way west to perform his grandest act yet. After months of sneaky preparation that involved an amount of disguises that would impress Inspector Clouseau, the Frenchmen was ready. After shooting a line across the buildings with a bow and arrow (badass) Petit at a little after seven in the morning and with no one yet watching stepped out onto the wire, with nothing but the rope and 1350 feet worth of air between him and the ground. For nearly an hour, a period of time that has become famous and iconic the world over, Petit crossed to and from the buildings, dancing better than many of the gathering crowd below could manage with sufficiently stable grounding. Eventually, he descended from his epic perch and gave himself up to the waiting authorities but not before creating a scene that will never again be duplicated.
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13 of The Most Amazing Arcades in the World
Arcades may not be as popular as they once were, but they’re still a great place to go and have a fun filled night with friends or family. Here’s 13 of the most amazing arcades left from across the globe, including the gigantic SEGA Republic and the largest remaining pinball arcade in the world. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Movieland Arcade - Vancouver, B.C. Canada Built to look like a movie theater on the outside Movieland Arcade in Vancouver is home to a notoriously seedy bathroom, a decent amount of arcade games that are in varying states of decay and the world’s last 8mm peepshow. Considering the fact that 8 mm cameras themselves are completely obsolete it's pretty amazing and ya really gross that the cameras are still being used here for peepshows. Peep shows have long since stopped being a thing, thankfully and this vestige of a dying medium is sure to be gone soon enough. 5. Pin Strikes - Macon, Georgia Arcades may be on the decline, but you wouldn’t know it at Pin Strikes in Macon (like bacon), Georgia. While there are plenty of traditional video arcades, Pin Strikes is more of a fun zone than anything. There is a fast-paced ball-blasting game called Balladium, bumper cars, laser tag, a rock wall, billiards, and of course, bowling lanes. Time Freak, a giant room-sized arcade with lights, loud music, and crazy sound effects is also a big draw for the whole family. 4. American Classic Arcade Museum - Laconia, New Hampshire A museum bursting with fun, the American Classic Arcade Museum in New Hampshire is the largest of its kind in the world. Occupying a full floor of Funspot, a massive entertainment center ACAM houses nearly 200 games, most of which date back to the 70’s and 80’s. The outer walls are lined with themed pinball machines that feature everything from Kiss to the Harlem Globetrotters. Games are organized by their publisher meaning big signs hang over sections like Atari and Nintendo. ACAM is also famous for its annual Classic Video Game and Pinball Tournament in which gamers from across the globe gather to try to beat the Guinness-recognized high scores of their favorite arcade machines. A true museum, you won’t find a game within ACAM’s walls that was made after 1987. 3. The Museum of Pinball - Banning, California While The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas has an impressive collection of classic pinball machines, it’s nothing when compared to The Museum of Pinball in Banning, California. That’s because over six hundred pinball machines line the aisles of the complex, making it the largest pinball arcade in the world. Opened in 2013 the museum was awarded an odd Guinness World Record in 2015 after 331 people played pinball simultaneously. It also holds pinball competitions during which thousands come to compete for cash prizes. The high cost of electricity means that the museum is only open for special events and charges an admission fee. 2. Taito Hey - Akihabara, Tokyo Akihabara can easily be considered the arcade game mecca of the world. The city houses several massive complexes that are regularly ranked amongst the best in the world. Taito Hey only adds to the towns gamer friendly reputation. While unassuming from the outside its vast collection of arcade games caters brilliantly to the hardcore modern arcade gamer while at the same time providing plenty of joy to those that love the old school machines. Taito Hey specializes in action games and is split into two main areas, one for classic shoot em ups and one dedicated to fighting games. While the focus is on shooters and action games, Taito Hey also has classics like Puzzle Bobble and Tetris. Now for number one, but first, does anyone know of any cool arcades that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below. 1. Barcade - Brooklyn, New York Most people who love arcades were born sometime between the late 50’s and the early 90’s. Obviously, those individuals are currently full on adults, so the arcades of their youth may not be as appealing these days. Enter Barcade, New York’s answer to this dilemma. Opened in 2004 in Brooklyn the establishment serves up draft beer from local and regional microbreweries as well as arcade classics like Donkey Kong. In March 2010 Plastic Surgeon and Barcade regular Hank Chien put himself and the bar on the gaming map when he set the world record in Donkey Kong with an incredible score of 1,061,700. That same year it was announced two more locations would be opened, one in Jersey City New Jersey and another in Philadelphia. The brilliant idea has inspired other similar businesses in cities throughout the country.
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The Fastest Roller Coasters Ever Built
Hey everyone Knowledge Feed here reminding everyone that summer is upon us. With so much free time on many of your hands let’s explore a classic summer pastime, riding roller coasters. We decided to round the most extreme rides up and determine which were the fastest in the world. Stay tuned to check out roller coasters that required the use of 500 foot cranes to build and tracks that span unbelievable, record lengths. Here’s the Fastest roller coasters on the planet, oh and if you’re scared, just keep your eyes closed. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Superman: Escape From Krypton This ride opened as Superman: The Escape in 1997. Erected at a cost of 20 million bucks, it's top speed of 100 miles per hour was, at the time of it's opening tied for the fastest in the world. It also had a peak height of 415 feet making it the tallest ride around and the first to top 400 feet when it was opened. From it's design scheme to it's actual layout and ride experience, everything about this ride is super. 5. Dodonpa When it’s open Dodonpa is one of the fastest, most thrilling roller coasters you will ever find. Located in Japan the ride was the fastest in the world when it first started operating in November of 2001 with a top speed of 107 miles per hour. It's acceleration is insane, it goes from 0 to 107 in a succinct 1.6 seconds. 4. Red Force Just an hour’s drive from Barcelona, Spain lies Ferrari Land, not to be confused with Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World, which has the fastest roller coaster in the world. Ferrari Land, which opened earlier this year has nothing to be ashamed of with Red Force, their fastest ride. Similar to Kingda Ka, Red Force blasts riders at a rate of 112 miles per hour up to a height of 367 feet before plunging them back down to ground level. The whole experience lasts around thirty seconds. 3. Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio bills itself as the roller coaster capital of the world so of course it has to constantly have one of the fastest rides around to keep it's standing. Constructed at a cost of 25 million dollars workers had to use a 480 foot crane, one of only four in the United States to make it happen. When Top Thrill Dragster opened to the public in May of 2003, it was, like Kingda Ka both the fastest, with a top speed of 120 mph and the tallest (420 feet) roller coaster in the world. 2. Kingda Ka The second strata coaster ever built, Kingda Ka has been located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey since May of 2005. Until Formula Rossa opened in November 2010 it retained the title as the World’s Tallest and Fastest Roller Coaster, which is pretty bad ass. Today it's still the tallest ride around, with a 456 foot height. It reaches a top speed of 128 miles per hour while going down an insane drop. The ride only lasts a total of 28 seconds but if you love roller coasters it's an absolute must. 128 miles per hour. No thanks we’re good sitting at our computers making videos for you guys. Seriously, there’s a roller coaster that goes faster? Well there must be as that was just the number two spot on the countdown, Now here’s number 1. Formula Rossa There’s only two ways to experience the pure speed of a Ferrari, be in one on a race track, or go to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. It's there that you will find the World’s Fastest Rollercoaster, Formula Rossa. Riders sit in an elongated track Ferrari that blasts thrill seekers from 0 to it's top speed, 149 miles per hour in just five seconds. People have to wear glasses because of how fast the ride goes. It’s a really long ride as well, it's 1.4 mile length make it the 6th longest in the world for steel roller coasters.
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18 Worlds Fastest Animals
The fastest animals on earth these wildlife super runners have amazing speed from in the water, on the ground, and in the sky! Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 8. Quarter horse Unless you count Harold and Kumar riding a cheetah the quarter horse is the fastest animal capable of being steered by humans. This American breed got its name from its innate ability to outpace other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less in length. Some have been clocked sprinting at speeds as high as fifty five miles per hour. 7. Springbok Sometimes springbok, like many other antelopes do something called pronking, which, as you can see is when they leap into the air with all four legs. They do this at least in part to warn predators that they are going to be hard to catch. And if that predator chooses pursuit despite the display they usually find out firsthand that the springbok wasn’t lying. They can reach speeds up to fifty five miles per hour. You can also see that they have a very stunning coat with white on their underbelly and brown fur covering their backs. The blackbuck antelope is similar though darker in appearance and can also reach similar speeds. 6. Pronghorn The second fastest land animal in terms of top speed the pronghorn gets up to 55 miles per hour, but in cross country it has the cheetah beat as it can sustain high speeds for a lot longer than the big cats. Sorry cheetah’s but it's cool we’ll get to you guys in a second. Still these creatures, which look a lot like and are often called antelope’s are pretty awesome. Their hearts, lungs and windpipes are unusually large allowing them to take in extra air while they’re running. And they have really long strides that have been recorded to be as long as eight yards. That’s almost a first down in football! 5. Cheetah The fastest animal on land, cheetahs get up to 75 miles per hour in a dead sprint. This animal's population has taken a beating due to rampant hunting throughout the twentieth century. In 1900 at least one hundred thousand cheetahs existed. Recent estimates have their numbers down to around ten thousand, maybe even less. They hunt during the day by chasing their victims down and finishing them with a gruesome bite to the neck. They are accustomed to eating on the run, they have to in order to avoid bigger carnivores coming by and taking their fallen foe, now a tasty meal, by force. 4. Sailfish Who knew such speed could be contained beneath the ocean’s surface? The sailfish reaches up to 68 miles per hour making it the fastest animal in the ocean. They’re big creatures, reaching up to eleven feet and over 200 pounds. Those with salt in their blood prize them for their feistiness and they are looked upon with high regard amongst trophy fishers as they are very hard to reel in. 3. Gyrfalcon (jur-fawl-kuhn) Alright look there’s a lot of fast birds when they’re flying so we’re just going to list the fastest off now in the name of accuracy, cause quite frankly we’re not trying to make another bird video (check out 20 World’s Most Amazing Birds bt dubs) which is what this could turn into. So the Eider, Canvasback, red breasted merganser, spur winged goose, frigatebird, Eurasian hobby, common swift, white throated needletail, and grey headed albatross all dive and fly really fast. But a few creatures of the sky stand above those and are even faster. Out of those select few let’s start with the gyrfalcon. These beautiful birds vary from all white to dark brown and can be found from America to Europe to Asia. They hunt small fish and mammals and reach speeds up to 130 miles per hour when diving on prey. 2. Golden Eagle For me I think cheetah’s when talking about the fastest animals around, but as you can see birds can attain much greater speeds in flight, which makes sense but you may just not think about birds because, perhaps, human beings can’t fly. When hunting and diving down on unsuspecting prey from high above the Golden Eagle reaches an average speed of 150 mph and can get as high as 200 mph. Which is just slower than our fastest animal on the planet. But first….. 1. Peregrine Falcon Regarded as one of the most noble, awe-inspiring birds of prey the Peregrine falcon was in serious danger when pesticides like DDT made their way into their prey causing a far reaching failure to reproduce amongst the population from the 40’s to the 70’s. Luckily they seem to be making a solid recovery as numbers in most of their native areas have either stabilized or are increasing. When hunting, they power dive from hundreds of feet in the air generating speeds that possibly reach and even exceed 200 miles per hour. As fast as cheetahs and other birds are, there’s no question this is the most speed you’ll find on our wild planet.
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World’s Smallest Organisms
Stop and don’t go any further unless you wish to find out about some of the smallest living things on our planet, including a fly no bigger than a grain of salt and the smallest known form of life. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 6. Western Pygmy Blue With a total wingspan somewhere around half an inch the Western Pygmy Blue butterfly is the smallest butterfly in North America and one of the smallest in the entire world. Their fairly common but easy to miss both because, obviously they’re very small and also because they tend to fly low to the ground. The butterfly has been introduced to Hawaii as well as eastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 5. Madagascar’s Smallest For years the smallest lizard ever discovered was the Jaragua Sphaero, which lives in the Dominican Republic. Then in 2012 researchers in Madagascar discovered not just one but four new species of lizards that were either similar, or even smaller in size than the Jaragua Sphaero. Juveniles are so small that, as you can see they fit snugly on not just a match, but the head of a match. They are thought to be so small due to a phenomenon called island dwarfism. This occurs when a species becomes smaller over time to adapt to their restricted, island habitat. 4. Theropod Tracks As he was riding through Wasson Bluff along the shoreline in his ATV fossil hunter and amateur geologist Eldon George made a remarkable discovery. He pulled over behind an outcropping to take shelter from whipping winds that often plague the area. As he bent over his ATV his experienced eyes picked up tracks. Using his handy jackknife he was able to expose five fossil trackways. The footprints, were tiny, no bigger than a penny and were made by a theropod dinosaur that was about the size of a robin. To date they represent the smallest dinosaur tracks ever discovered. Sure tracks aren’t an organism but they were made by one so that counts right? 3. Euryplatea Nanaknihali This creature is the world’s smallest fly, and, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have been given a shorter, cooler nickname. The insect is just .4 millimeters in size, a stature that astounded scientists who were amazed that such a tiny animal could have all the organs of a normal insect. Life it seems isn’t easy for these miniscule creatures. Even the smallest air currents are a large problem for the species, whose size, to give you guys an idea is smaller than a grain of salt. They prey on ants by laying eggs in their bodies. Those eggs develop and migrate to the ant’s head, where they feed on its mouth muscles and eventually the brain. This causes the ant to wander around literally brain dead for weeks before its head falls off. The fly then lives in the decapitated head for two weeks before hatching out as a full blown adult. What a way to grow up! 2. Duckweed Flowers Also known by their other name, water lens, duckweed are aquatic plants that float on the surface of still or slow moving bodies of freshwater and wetlands. The reason they are on this list is for the flowers they produce, which at just .3mm long are the smallest known on the planet. Here’s a picture to give you an idea of just how small they are. Every green dot you see on this person’s fingers is an individual duckweed plant. So what is it about these videos that you like? What can’t you stand? Whatever your thoughts are we’d love to hear them in our comments section. Thanks as always for watching and we’ll see you next time. 1. Nanobe These tiny filamental structures were first found in rocks and sediment. Since their discovery in 1996 some scientists have hypothesized that they are the smallest known organisms. They measure out to just 1/10 the size of the smallest known bacteria! The smallest specimens are just 20 nanometers in diameter. Some dispute their status as living organisms, saying that they could be crystal growths, and that their miniscule size may be too small to contain the basic elements like DNA for an organism to exist. Structures similar to the nanobe were found on a Martian meteorite that was discovered in 1984 in the Antarctic. This has led some astrobiologists to suggest that the meteorite nanobes were evidence of life at an earlier time on Mars.
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LOST ROYALTY Archaeological Discoveries
Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! What do you know about the russian princess anastasia? And Are the English Royals actually Royal? Find out more with these Archaeological Discoveries of Lost Royalty 6. Pillar Reveals Egyptian Queen A recent find has helped us understand the life and chain of royalty during Egypt’s fifth dynasty. While excavating part of the necropolis of Saqqara, researchers found a tomb dedicated to a woman historians had never before heard of. Named Setibhor, it is believed that she was the king’s principal consort. An obelisk in the tomb revealed her titles and name and placed her as the queen of the Old Kingdom during King Djedkare Isesi’s reign during the fifth century. Nearby, a second find has been made as of 2018, changing how we view the status of higher class nobles in the Old Kingdom. 5. What Happened to Thutmose? Over thirty five hundred years ago, Crown Prince Thutmose was set to become king of Egypt. Unfortunately, the boy died before he could become pharaoh, causing his younger brother to take the throne. Thutmose was sealed in a tomb and left to rest in peace until, for some reason, his resting place was opened during the reign of King Tutankhamun and resealed. For some time, researchers have not known why the tomb was opened but recently they discovered an interesting theory. Thutmose’s brother removed many of the traditional Egyptian temples and banned certain religious practices, angering the populus. 4. A Trojan Prince Forgery On October 7, 2017, it was announced that archaeologists had deciphered the text of a massive stone inscription. The thirty two hundred year old piece was over ninety five feet long and incredibly heavy and has been wrought with controversy since its discovery. In an unfortunate accident, the stone was completely destroyed in the 19th century, leaving no openings to study its meaning. In a stroke of pure luck, a detailed copy was found in the estate of the late famed archaeologist James Mellaart. The copy was studied and revealed to contain stories of sea people conquering a kingdom known as Mira in western Turkey ruled by King Kupantakuruntas. In a different take on what historians have always believed, the inscription also likes Kupantakurutas as an unofficial king of Troy, as well, leading and protecting the country from his seat in Turkey. 3. Monastery of Princess Aebbe Aebbe of Coldingham, daughter of pagan King Aethelfrith of Bernicia and Acha of Deira, was one of the most important Anglo Saxon women due to her strength and refusal to partake in social norms she found to be unfair. After her father’s death, Aebbe and her family fled to Dál Riata, where they converted to Christianity. When her brother reclaimed the throne, they began converting the locals to Christianity as well. Aebbe constructed and ran a monastery to help keep conflicts down and spread the religion. It was from this monastery where Aebbe is said to have refused marriage despite being one of the most eligible brides in the entire land. In fact, it is said that she prayed so hard against marriage that the waters surrounding the monastery rose so high that it prevented a prince from coming to her for three days and caused him to lose interest. 2. Anastasia Nikolaevna Anastasia Nikolaevna was the daughter of Tsar Nicholas Romanov of Russia, also known as Nicholas II. The Grand Duchess lived a simple life and was known for being mischievous and a bit troublesome, with stories of her exploits including her tripping servants and playing pranks on her tutors. As World War I raged on, unrest settled in Russia, leading to a civil war. The bolsheviks, a socialist leaning group lead by Vladimir Lenin, soon arrested the Romanovs, confining them at Tsarskoye Selo. Rescuing groups came and bizarrely found the structure empty and the royal family gone without a trace. 1. No Royal Blood In 2012, a group of archaeologists discovered the skeleton of Richard III buried beneath a carpark in Leicester. A DNA test was conducted to prove the bones belonged to the deceased royal to verify his identity; this routine practice revealed something incredibly interesting. While checking into the male lineage of the late king, they discovered a line had been broken by an adulterous affair within the descendants of Henry Somerset, the 5th Duke of Beaufort. This affair likely happened around the time of king Edward III and calls into question whether kings like king Henry Henry VI, Henry VII and Henry VIII had any right to the throne at all since they likely did not have royal blood. This finding even impacts the current royal family, as they have a direct bloodline to the Tudors, who were also impacted. Had this been discovered the history of the entire world would have likely gone very differently, as none of the world leaders we know would have ended up where they are now.
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11 of History's Most Notorious Liars
You won’t believe what some people have done throughout history to earn themselves the reputation as being one of the most notorious liars ever. From a shunned artist who turned to forgery to the man who cost people billions of dollars with his financial falsities here’s some of history’s most shockingly dishonest people. Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos ! 4. Richard Nixon Nixon’s first term as President of the United States actually went pretty well. He got the credit for pulling troops out of Vietnam and improved many foreign relations. His success seemed to lead to his re-election in 1972, but The Watergate Scandal revealed that it was more than his initial triumphs that led to the favorable outcome. The Washington Post picked up on the fact that Nixon’s administration had been involved in bugging the offices of political opponents and harassing activist groups. Nixon also had a secret taping system that recorded conversations in the Oval Office. Facing certain impeachment Nixon famously addressed the nation before resigning as president on August 9, 1974. 3. Charles Ponzi The man whose name has become a catchphrase for fraudulent investment operations was born in Italy in 1882. With almost nothing to his name but hopes and dreams he arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1903. He lost his job as a teller at Bank Zarossi after it went bankrupt. Ponzi was then sentenced to three years in a Quebec prison for forging a bad check followed by a two year stint after he was convicted of smuggling Italian immigrants across the border into the U.S. Finally sometime around 1918 Ponzi got an idea to exchange international reply coupons from one country for more expensive stamps in the United States and then selling those stamps for a huge profit. As his illegitimate wealth grew, he started seeking investors to turn even higher profits by promising them outrageous returns. Rather than paying investors with actual profit, he would use money from other investors. The Boston Post began investigating his returns, leading to his arrest on August 12, 1920. He was charged with 86 counts of mail fraud and owed an estimated 7 million bucks. The elaborate scheme would cost Ponzi 14 years in prison. 2. Benedict Arnold One of the most interesting figures in Colonial U.S. history Benedict Arnold is remembered as an American general who betrayed both his country and the Oath of Allegiance he signed in May of 1778 by defecting to the British just a year later. Born in Connecticut Benedict Arnold spent most of his young life rising through the ranks of the colonial army, and thanks in part to a recommendation from George Washington eventually became a Brigadier General. Despite having great success in battle against the British Arnold constantly fought with fellow generals. Personal issues within the colonial army and the promise of a lot of money, land and pensions for himself and his family persuaded Arnold to turn his back on his newly formed country and become a British General making him one of the most notorious traitors and liars in American history. Now number one but first, you can trust us when we tell you how much we appreciate our loyal subscribers, like Kristopha Miller, who seemed to really enjoy 10 Abandoned Places Overrun By Mother Nature. That was a fun video to make, glad you liked it and thanks so much for your feedback. 1. Bernie Madoff Bernie Madoff told perhaps some of the biggest, most financially costly lies of all time. His multibillion dollar firm was nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme. Madoff’s reputation as a respected financier allowed him to convince wealthy people like Steven Spielberg to invest their savings while he falsely promised consistent profits in return. Finally in 2008 he admitted his giant string of lies to his sons, who immediately informed authorities of their father’s wrongdoing. Apparently Madoff told investigators that he had squandered 50 billion dollars of his investors money. In March, 2009 he plead guilty to 11 felony counts including securities fraud, money laundering and perjury and was sentenced to 150 years in prison. Today the 79 year old sits in a jail cell with no choice but to be content with knowing that he will never breathe a breath of free air for the rest of his days.
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Discoveries About the Life of Genghis Khan
7. The Fortress of a King While combing the dry sands of southwestern Mongolia, archaeologists unearthed what they initially believed to be a grand palace. An expansive archaeological feature, the crew spent much of early 2004 carefully digging out the buried landmark. As they worked, part of the crew found a wall that measured to be two hundred meters tall and two hundred meters long that ran around the entire perimeter of the inner structure. After checking with an ancient map, researchers found that the presumed palace was actually more likely to be a fortress used by Genghis Khan and his men to pursue control of many central Asian countries. Wood chips, ceramic pieces, and animal bones were found and used to date the area to around the 14th century. Scientists hope to use the incredible discovery to help figure out more about the Mongol’s unbelievably effective expansion methods which allowed them to become an absolute powerhouse in the ancient world. 6. Explosive Combat It is no secret that the Mongols were absolutely ruthless warriors. They would ransack entire villages, leaving nothing but ashes in their wake. Stories have been found that claim the warrior tribes would tie branches full of leaves to their horses and create dust storms to distract enemies by letting the foliage drag behind them in the dirt. Entire armies would be wiped out as the mongols flanked and encircled them, forcing surrendered. Many modern military tactics and weaponry come from Mongol influence, including our collection of explosive weaponry possibilities. Called Thunder Crash Bombs, the Mongols managed to create a primitive version of the modern hand grenade. With a shell made of cast iron and innerworkings stuffed with gun powder, these bombs were as devastating as they were ingenuitive. The Mongols went so far as to even figure out varying fuse lengths for close quarter combat and long range attacks, making the thunder crash bombs an incredibly effective and lethal piece of historic weaponry. 5. The Lost Tomb For centuries, the tomb of the great Genghis Khan has been lost to the world. After his death in battle, the Mongol leader was buried in a undisclosed, secretive location to prevent defacing of his resting place of removal of his body. Researchers have searched for decades in vain, as though there have been many false alarms, no team has ever found so much as even a clue as to where the tomb may be. A recent discovery may have broken the seemingly eternal search, as a crew of construction workers building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia accidentally uncovered a long buried tomb in early 2016. Scientists associated with the University of Beijing took over the area and discovered dozens of human and animal skeletons in the area. Researchers believe that the tomb belongs to Genghis Khan due to the presence of a dozen sacrificed horses, large amounts of gold, and many sacrificed servants present within the tomb. The slaves who built the tomb were killed and buried on top of it, a fact that matches up with the story of the secrecy of the plans for the Khan’s tomb. If the slaves were killed, the location of the tomb could not be leaked and it would go untouched. More testing is to be done to decide if the tomb is actually that of the great Khan but as of right now, it seems very likely. 4. A Breakfast Staple 3. The Kingdom of the Khan 2. The Khan’s Curse 1. Write it Down Subscribe to Knowledge Feed for awesome mysteries, discoveries, fun topics and all around AWESOME videos !
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