27 Unexpected Images Caught On Google Earth That No One Can Explain
Google Earth has always been a useful resource, and not just for seeing your home from space. You can witness the many wonders of the world and visit places you wouldn’t otherwise see in person, all from your desk.
Since its inception, Google Earth has helped to further connect our world. Choosing any coordinates in your imagination and being able to see a real image of that exact place on the planet is an incredible reminder of technology’s power. But the site doesn’t just provide an innocent aerial view of things. When you see what people recently discovered on Google Earth, you’ll realize there are some things on our planet that maybe weren’t meant to be seen…
40 Most Mysterious Places in the Whole Entire World
Planet Earth is a mysterious place that never ceases to amaze. You won’t have to look far to find some natural peculiarity for which science sometimes offer a theory. However, many places are complete enigma.
4 women looked alike. DNA testing revealed a secret — they are sisters
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Shannon Holley Nicoll saw Rachelle Arthur Dyer for the first time at a Kenny Chesney concert nine years ago. Mutual friends had prodded the two to meet because they said there was an uncanny likeness.
“Almost like looking in a mirror,” Dyer said. “The looks, the mannerisms.”
Nicoll had been a student teacher at Tallwood Elementary, where Dyer later ended up teaching. Staff at the school couldn’t believe how much alike the two looked.
“Everybody was always telling me I had a sister,” Dyer said.
Dyer did have a sister, a twin, Kristelle Arthur Harrington who lives near Seattle. Nicoll had a sister, too — Lisa Holley Vann.
With so many similarities between the four, was there a chance they could actually be related?
DNA tests taken in 2017 by a couple of family members would answer that question. After calls from cousins, the four women discovered they were all born to the same mother.
“I was blown away,” said Vann.
After the realization sunk in, the three in Virginia Beach started keeping in contact with Harrington on social media.
The sisters met face-to-face for the first time over dinner. Other family members attended, mostly to observe in amazement.
Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth
A Colombian woman has given birth to a baby whose abdomen contained the tiny, half-formed — but still growing — body of her own twin sister.
This type of birth, an example of “fetus-in-fetu,” is very rare but not unprecedented.
The condition was described in a British medical journal in 1808 and is thought to occur in about one in every 500,000 births. In recent years, similar births have occurred in India, in Indonesia and in Singapore.
These Amazing Drone Images Will Change Your Perspective Of Our Earth
A drone has become a welcomed addition to cinematography in recent years. With brand new ways to see the world, they provide us with new viewpoints deemed impossible only a few years ago. We can already see their impact when used in documentaries and recreational films: most new movies rely on the standard drone overhead shot used for establishing the scene and aesthetic.
Here are some of the coolest drone shots that have been posted online. Some of these explore views that have never been captured on film before, making for some amazing ways to see the world.
23 Crazy Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened
When coincidence strikes, most people find themselves divided into two camps: those inclined to dismiss such events as random, and those who sense meaning or a larger pattern behind them. However, despite how unlikely encountering your doppelgänger or sharing the same birthday as your best friend may seem, look a little closer and you'll see that the universe is constantly conspiring to add snippets of serendipity into our everyday lives. Here, we've compiled the most surprising coincidences of all time. So, read on and prepare to be amazed by these coincidences so shocking, they'll make even the biggest skeptics believe in fate. And if that leaves you wanting more, see these 30 Crazy Facts That Will Change Your View of History.
Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, launched its brand-new Guinness World Records 2020 edition on Sept. 5, 2019. This year marks their 66th edition of the famed book. GWR covers a wide spectrum of topics from the classic – amazing animals, jaw-dropping geography and spectacular sporting achievements – to the cutting-edge, including streaming, viral sports, and robots and AI. We take a look at a few of them here.
13 Incredible Coincidences You’ll Doubt Are Real—But Are
The world is a strange place, and sometimes things happen that are so outlandish that it seems impossible for them to be true. From Disney park guests to U.S. presidents, no one is immune to bizarre, unbelievable coincidences. If not from the following stories, take it from the 8 most bizarre historical coincidences.
Scientists just found one of the world's largest flowers blooming in an Indonesian jungle
The rafflesia plant is often referred to as a "monster flower" for its parasitic properties and repugnant stench. Indonesian wildlife officials might've found the most monstrous flower of them all.
A rafflesia that recently bloomed in a West Sumatran forest is nearly 4 feet in diameter -- that would make it the largest flower ever recorded, according to the Natural Resources and Conservation Center in West Sumatra.
Curiously, it was the same location (and host plant) that produced what was the largest rafflesia ever recorded back in 2017. But this monster flower is 4 inches wider, CNN Indonesia reported.
The plant has no roots or leaves -- it's parasitic. The rafflesia feeds on a host plant to live, drinking its water and nutrients. It's only visible when it bursts through the host plant to reveal its flowers.
The flower's menacing open mouth emits a foul odor similar to rotting meat, earning it the nickname "corpse flower." That stench attracts the insects that pollinate it.
But for all it's glory, the rafflesia's life is tragically short. Its mouth remains open for just one week before it rots and dies -- so the largest flower on Earth is on borrowed time
Snow City: Saudi Arabia's Tabuk region dresses in white to mesmerize people
Before long, the snow will melt and the region will no longer be blanketed in white.
It's hard enough to convince stubborn, FOX-fed Westerners that Arab countries are not all one big desert with fleets of camels running through, let alone enlighten uninterested fellow Arabs about some stereotypes that have survived this long.
Saudi Arabia, a country of many controversies, has it all. The clichés and the uncommon can be found along its vast lands; be it modern cities or sand as far as the eye can see, the kingdom makes time and space to fit it all.
One remarkably arresting phenomenon - one that's all too common in other countries - would be the water vapor that immediately crystalizes to form what is known as snow. Due to Saudi Arabia's famous scorching summers and generally warm weather, one would think snow is almost impossible to make its way to the Gulf country.
One lucky province, Tabuk, melts away all the standard images glued to the kingdom as fast as the snow does in it. Located in the northwestern region of the country and standing at the Jordanian border, Tabuk is home to a wide range of natural wonders including magnificent mountains, the Red Sea, and historical landmarks. The area has the power of shocking people year after year by bringing snowfall to Saudi Arabia.
A 3-year-old boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society
A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the UK has become the youngest member to join Mensa UK, the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said.
Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, placing him in the 99.7th percentile, his mother, Nur Anira Asyikin, told CNN.
"Well done to Haryz on his invitation to join Mensa," John Stevenage, the chief executive of British Mensa, said in a statement to CNN. "He is obviously a very bright young man and we are delighted to welcome him to Mensa."
To become a member of British Mensa, an individual must "demonstrate an IQ in the top two per cent of the population," according to their website.
The supervised Mensa IQ test is designed for children and adults above 10 and a half years old. For children less than 10 years, they have to be assessed by an educational psychologist to determine their IQ score.
Along with his evaluation by a psychologist, Haryz' score on the Stanford-Binet played a large role in his acceptance to British Mensa, Mensa spokesperson Charles Brown told CNN. The test consists of a combination of math, reading, memorization, and logical thinking questions.
Doctors Are In Awe Of The Boy Who Won’t Stop Growing
Broc Brown has had an interesting life. The reason his life has been so interesting is because of his abnormal height. This kid is tall. Really tall. Broc’s height has caused him to suffer from chronic pain and constant ridicule. His family has also had to use their savings to pay for special clothes and furniture for Broc.
After a few public appearances, Broc’s life completely changed. Keep reading to find out just how tall Broc has grown to be, and if his growth could impact his lifespan.
For His Next Trick, This Magician Will Amaze an Anxious World
Locked down in his New Delhi bedroom, the “psychological illusionist” Karan Singh is performing free online for anyone who asks.
Right before India went into lockdown, on March 24, a magician named Karan Singh canceled all of his public shows and issued an invitation to his 42,000 Instagram followers. He would perform for free, over Skype, for anyone who contacted him. It could be one person, two people, 50, whatever. Book a slot and he’d appear in your home, virtually, for a 15-minute set.
“You don’t need advice on how to deal with coronavirus from a magician,” he said, wearing a black polo shirt and speaking earnestly, with a slight British accent, into his laptop camera. “But what you can get from a magician is entertainment.”
That was more than 400 shows ago. From his bedroom in New Delhi, Mr. Singh has spent roughly 12 hours a day, nearly every day, digitally performing card tricks and feats of mentalism all over India — the core of his fan base — as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Nepal, the United States, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and the list goes on.
A variety of artists, from musicians to chefs to dancers, have found ways to perform during the Covid-19 crisis. Most post their work on the web and beckon to the masses. Mr. Singh, a 28-year-old who studied acting in London and who typically plays corporate gigs and small theaters, has taken a more door-to-door approach. In part, the goal was self-preservation.
“I did it for my mental health, because I would have gone mad if I didn’t have an audience to perform for,” he said in an interview. “This just gives me an outlet.”
Mr. Singh recently allowed a reporter to join him online during a day of about a dozen performances, starting at 3 p.m. New Delhi time. One of the first stops was Kampala, Uganda, where a young fan named Ashay Shah was sheltering in place with his parents. They were joined online by Ashay’s sister, Bansari, who lives in Chicago.
“I’ve been following you since 2015, and I think I’ve watched all of your YouTube videos,” Ashay said. His favorite, he went on, is a video posted in 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfenAMcfEuQ&feature=youtu.be in which Mr. Singh asks the captain of the India national cricket team, Virat Kohli, to think of the name of someone from his childhood, like a friend or a teacher. Drawing out the drama for maximum impact, and talking over the din of a lively party, Mr. Singh somehow divines the name. The video has been viewed more than three million times.
Mr. Singh calls himself a “psychological illusionist,” and his effects often straddle the line between magic and mind reading. He started his show for the Shahs by displaying a standard deck of cards, still in its cardboard box.
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