When it comes to legends like the Jersey Devil or the Loch Ness Monster, we very rarely get any sort of definitive confirmation that they exist. The only kind of closure we can hope to get is the realization that it was all just a hoax, which can be disappointing for those of us with more active imaginations. With that in mind, it’s extremely rare that a tall tale gets proven real. Yet that’s exactly what happened in the Fraser River of British Columbia.
Locals around British Columbia’s Fraser River have told tales of an extremely large white monster lurking the waters for the past four decades…that is, until 19-year-old Nick McCabe and his team of fishermen, known collectively as “River Monster Adventures,” caught the veritable leviathan, measuring ten feet long and weighing in at 650 pounds.
The monster is actually a sturgeon, and it is estimated to be about 80 years old, given his size. He’s been nicknamed “Pig Nose” because of the way his nose healed after injuring it at some point during his long life.
River Monster Adventures released Pig Nose shortly after catching him, but not before capturing the incredible moment on video!
Outback Steakhouse’s signature baked potatoes draw in more customers than their steaks. It’s the most popular item served in the restaurant chain. The recipe for those potatoes has been leaked, and now you can easily make your own right at home.
All you need to make your family very happy is six potatoes, 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, two tablespoons of kosher salt, and your favorite potato toppings. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scrub down the potatoes and pat them dry. Rub them down with the EVOO. You don’t want them dripping, but you do want them oiled up nicely and evenly. Place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with salt.
No foil necessary! Maybe that’s the secret to that crispy skin. Pop the potatoes in the oven for 50 to 55 minutes until they’re fork tender.
Serve them fresh from the oven, topped if you like with butter, cheese or sour cream. Serve them while they’re hot!
Being a kid usually entails a large and beautiful lack of responsibility, especially back when you were only five-years-old, but that’s sadly not always the reality.
For Tracy Anderwald’s daughter Allison the time to act like an adult came much sooner than expected; her mother passed out while she was swimming.
Summer days are hot, so to take a break from the heat and to have a little fun at the same time Tracy and her daughter decided to take a swimming break in a friend’s pool. Unfortunately Tracy suffered a seizure while she was in the water and soon blacked out – facedown. Little 5-year-old Allison manages to step up to the plate and shine, taking no time at all to head out and drag her mother back to the edge and flipping her over so she can breathe.
If you are a horse lover you are just going to love this video we found. A wild horse had her hind hoof entangled in her mane and was unable to get to her feet. Her foal stayed by her side, prancing around to draw attention to her until some men were able to render aid.
This video, shot on the Loughor Estuary in Gower, South Wales, shows two men approach the incapacitated mare, and then gently untangle her hoof from her mane. After a brief period of calming down and catching her breath, she is up on her feet and off with her baby by her side. You are going to love this video.
This story about humans and horses working together got us to thinking about the long relationship our two species have enjoyed.
The relationship between humans and horses is a long and complex story that begins between five and six thousand years ago, when they were first domesticated and broadly adopted for use.
The modern horse is descended from an extinct species from about fifty million years ago called Eohippus. This forerunner of Trigger and Seabiscuit had multiple toes and was about the size of a large dog or small deer.
Interestingly, scientists have demonstrated that the modern horse arose in North America and then spread to Asia and Europe, only to become extinct here around ten thousand years ago. Horses were then reintroduced by European explorers and colonists in the sixteenth century.
Today, there over 600 acknowledged breeds of horse who are trained to do everything from pulling carts to elaborate dance maneuvers. They are usually classified as ‘cold bloods’, useful as draft animals, ‘hot bloods’, that have great speed and agility, and ‘warm bloods’, which are often used for breeding riding horses.
The largest breed recognized is the massive Shire. This enormous horse can stand seventy inches at the shoulder and weigh close to two thousand pounds.
At the other end of the scale is the Argentinian Falabella. It can be as short as thirty inches and weigh as little as a hundred and twenty pounds Not much bigger than a mid-sized dog, you could probably keep one in a Brooklyn apartment.
Horses, like dogs, have been the go-to companion animals for our forbearer. Following human migratory patterns, horses can now be found in every part of the world except Antarctica. In many parts of the world, including the American west, Horses can be found living in the wild.
They are not actually “wild” horses, just domesticated horses that are living ferally. The only true wild horse left in existence is the Przewalski’s Horse. Its range once stretched from Manchuria to the Iberian Peninsula. Today it is an endangered species, but its numbers are on the rise, thanks to conservation efforts.
Horses only eat vegetation such as grass, oats, barley and hay. But they eat a lot of it. A healthy horse will eat about one to two percent of its body weight everyday. So that’s what they mean when they say “he eats like a horse!”
What was your favorite interaction with a horse in your life? Please share your memories with us here.
You could be driving down a road, spot a couple deer a mile off and they’d still wait to cross until you got up closer towards them. It’s that level of stupidity that can turn out dangerous for us humans when we come in contact with them, especially with how resilient a deer is.
One woman learned the hard way why she shouldn’t have gotten out of her vehicle after hitting a deer on one of those roads late one evening the hard way. After crossing a railroad she ended up nailing one buck and sent it flying, but she apparently didn’t hit it nearly as hard as she thought she did, because after getting out to check on it the deer got up and charged right at her, forcing her back into her car!
The world’s oldest man has been named as an Indonesian who is believed to be a staggering 145-years-old – but who wants to die.
Mbah Gotho has emerged from obscurity with documentation recognised by Indonesian officials revealing he was born on December 31, 1870.
He has outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of whom died in 1988.
All of his children have also died, and now he is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
If correct, that makes him significantly older than the verified oldest person in the world ever, a title that belongs to French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122. The super-senior citizen from Sragen, Central Java, was recently interviewed by regional reporters, and he said he has been through it all and would not mind passing on.
“What I want is to die,” he said. “My grandchildren are all independent.” Suryanto, Mbah’s grandson, said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come.
He said: “The gravestone there was made in 1992. That was 24 years ago.” Staff at the Indonesian records office say they have confirmed Mbah’s birthdate, which is specified on his Indonesian ID card as December 31, 1870.
Whether or not he will ever be listed as the world’s oldest man however is open to question, as the paperwork has so far not been independently verified. When asked what his secret to longevity is, Mbah replied: “The recipe is just patience.”
A short anti-racism video has gone super-viral with more than 21,000,000 views. The simple message reminds us that no matter what we look like, we’re all human.
The video is about 2 minutes long and is by Nancy Spetsioti. It features a white family walking into a waiting room. There is a young, dark man in the room already.
When the little girl sits next to the dark man, the mother pulls her away. The parents re-arrange their seats so that the father stands and the mother and little girl sit with an empty seat between them and the young dark man. The sideway glances show just how uncomfortable the white people are with the young man of a darker race.
The nurse calls them all into the doctor’s office. The doctor the introduces the family to the dark man– he is their daughter’s bone marrow donor. The stunned family just stares in disbelief.
Whether the film is going to actually help battle racism remains to be seen, but the message certainly hits home with a lot of people. With the rise of racial tensions in the U.S., it’s a message in which many are taking comfort.
Do you think this is real? Well it is 100% the real deal. This extra large Bat is called the Giant Golden Crowned flying fox according to Wikipedia. This bat is said to be on the verge of extinction, but the fact that they are still around means that a large bat can run you down anytime soon.
The summer of 1969 is best known as being the summer of love in the middle of the free love years. People were experimenting with drugs and challenging societal norms. While much of it was harmless, Charles Manson was able to use the drug of choice for that generation, LSD or acid, in order to brainwash a group of followers into committing murder for him.
The psychopathic mastermind convinced a number of vicious killers to leave his Spahn Ranch and go throughout California murdering innocents for his cause.
Manson created a death cult, that epitomized the theme of The Beatles’s song “Helter Skelter” and the race war in America terrorized not just California, but the entire country, because it was illogical and made no sense.
Because of his senseless killings, the Manson Family became a dark emblem of those otherwise bright years, and many of his murderers remain in prison to this day. But now, the youngest member of Charles Manson’s killing squad, Leslie Van Houten, who killed a married couple about 50 years ago and wrote messages on the wall in their blood, might be rejoining normal society because she has been approved for parole…
Van Houten heard the best news of her adult life after a five hour hearing when the panel reached the conclusion that Van Houten should be recommended for parole.
Although the double-murderer had been denied for parole 19 times, the panel at the California Institution for Women in Corona on Thursday finally approved parole for the 66-year-old convicted killer.
Van Houten admitted that the decision in her favor of giving her parole made her “numb”.
“I don’t let myself off the hook,” Van Houten told the parole panel, according to the Associated Press. “I don’t find parts in any of this that makes me feel the slightest bit good about myself.”
Unlike the 81-year-old mastermind himself, who is now 81-years old and still considers himself a “prisoner of the political system”, Van Houten has been the perfect inmate.
Richard Pfeiffer, Van Houten’s attorney, said that 18 psychiatrists have evaluated her over the last three decades and found her fit for parole.
“The opposition to parole has always been the name Manson,” Pfeiffer said. “A lot of people who oppose parole don’t know anything about Leslie’s conduct. Her role was bad. Everyone’s was. But they don’t know what she’s done since then and all of the good she’s done.”
Van Houten was 19 when she killed Rosemary and Leno La Bianca, a supermarket executive, in the name of the Manson family.
The 66-year-old inmate told the panel how she held Rosemary down with a pillow while Charles “Tex” Watson, another Manson family member, stabbed her with a knife. Then he passed the knife to Van Houten, who stabbed the victim 14 times. She then used her victims’ blood to smear messages on the walls of their California home.
Van Houten said of Manson: “I thought he was Jesus Christ.”
While in prison, Van Houten has reformed her ways. She has earned college degrees and hosted self-help groups for fellow female inmates.
Do you think this woman deserves parole? Or should she still be in prison?
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This video takes a look at 8 instances in which people have been caught on tape levitating.
The footage includes a person levitating while they sleep and an alleged Buddhist Monk that was caught floating.
Many people online have attempted to explain these levitation instances with some saying that they show a poltergeist possession and others going as far as to claim that the people levitating have real life superpowers.