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Toys Come To Life in Dinovember!
Dinovember was created last year by Kansas City parents Refe and Susan Tuma as a way to instill wonder and imagination in their young kids. Every night of November, Refe and Susan sneak downstairs and create elaborate scenes with the girl's dinosaur toys, giving the illusion that the plastic dinosaurs are partying while the girls sleep. Suffice to say, it's the best party ever, as the dinos, eat, play music, and color. For more Dinovember and even more awesome photos go to www.facebook.com/dinovember!
Diver Swims With Huge Jellyfish
Archaeologist Robert Lenfert was diving off the coast of Cornwall, England when suddenly he saw a giant Jellyfish, so he started filming. The giant Barrel Jellyfish, also known as a Dustbin Lid Jellyfish. Robert believes that the Jellyfish is the largest Barrel Jelly ever caught on film in English waters, and weighed about 45 pounds.
Iceberg Looks Exactly Like Batman
An iceberg in Newfoundland, Canada has been photographed and it looks exactly like Batman. The iceberg was photographed by Mike Parsons in the waters near his hometown of Little Bay Islands, Newfoundland. Mike posted the photo of the large iceberg to the Facebook group “Growing Up In Newfoundland,” and now the BatBerg is going viral. The resemblance is pretty uncanny. What do you think?
Mayflies Invade The Midwest
A massive swarm of insects wreaked havoc on the Mississippi river valley, and it wasn't pretty. The swarm of mating Mayflies was actually so thick that it was caught on weather radar, and caused a minor traffic accident. It all started when billions of Mayflies emerged from the Mississippi river to mate. The swarm stretched well over 100 miles -- from Red Wing, Minnesota to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Swarms of mayflies appear to mate a few times every summer, but this was the first hatch of the year, and was so intense that the National Weather service picked it up on its radar, where it looked similar to a minor rainstorm. Got any crazy insect stories? Let us know by tweeting the hashtag MayflyMadness.
400 Million Rewards Points For Ancient Cup?
In April, Liu Yiqian, one of China’s richest men and most important art collectors, bought a rare Ming dynasty porcelain cup at auction from Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. The 500-year-old “Chicken cup” is one of only 17 in existence and fetched a record sum: $36 million dollars. Liu had to use his American Express Centurion Card, commonly known as a black card, to pay for the cup, and as a bonus he earned 422,860,000 rewards points. Man, what should Liu do with all of those points?
Giant 59-Foot Tall Rubber Duck Has Gone Missing
Have you seen this duck? The 59-foot tall duck is one of several, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman The art installation had been on display for just 11 days on the Nanming river, in Guiyang City, China before torrential rains caused the river to swell and displace the one-ton sculpture from its moorings and wash down the river. And no one has seen the duck since. Now the search is on for the giant bath toy. While this particular duck has been on a world tour since 2007, this isn’t the first time or even the third time this duck has run into trouble in Asia. This truly is one UnluckyDucky.
Parking Signs Get A Major Redesign
Have you ever gotten a parking ticket because the sign was too confusing? Well, one designer has, and she’s started a one-woman crusade against confusing street signage. Her weapon? A deceptively simple sign of her own. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has created a new parking sign that takes a more visual method into whether you found a legitimate parking spot or not. You can also check out her work at the site ToParkOrNotToPark.com. So, do you think these signs would help clear up parking confusion? Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag SignDesign.
Mysterious Giant Hole Suddenly Appears In Siberia
Video of this mysterious Siberian hole, filmed by a helicopter crew, was uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, and now everyone is speculating about what caused it. The 262-foot hole is located in the Yamal Peninsula in the gas rich section of Northern Siberia, a section of Siberia so remote people actually call it “The End Of the World.” So, what caused the hole? Sound off Twitter with your own theory, using the hashtag SiberiaHole.
Psychic Waiter Splits Lottery Win With His Boss
A waiter has been awarded half of his boss’ lottery winnings after it was revealed that he might have psychic powers. A judge in England has ruled that Hayati Kucukkoylu, the owner of a Turkish restaurant in York, England owes one of his employees, Fatih Ozcan, a total of $857,000. Hayati Kucukkoylu bought a lottery ticket that turned out to be worth $1.7 million dollars because Fatih, a waiter at the restaurant Hayati owns, had a dream where they won the lottery together.
Synchronized Firefly Ritual Attracts Tourists
Every year, for two weeks in June, thousands of people flock to Elkmont, a small trailhead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, to observe a very rare firefly mating ritual. In fact, it is one of only two places in the world where fireflies conduct a synchronized mating dance. But before planning your trip to Tennessee, check out the fireflies in action and see if it's worth the trip. To discuss insect tourism or firefly mating, use the hashtag FireflyDance on Twitter.