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Dog Returned To Shelter With Letter From Girl Who Loved Him

Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a pet, and yet these bad owners keep adopting pets and abandoning them when caring for the animal becomes "too hard".

Rhino Lightning the Boxer fell victim to one of these bad owners when he was adopted from the Humane Society then returned months later because "They felt that he was a little too rambunctious with their small children".

But one of the kids clearly loved spending time with poor Rhino, and the helpful letter she sent along with Rhino shows she's going to be a great pet owner- unlike her parents.

Her adorable note contains advice like "Rhino need's lots of atenchen", "don't tease him with treats he will start to bark like crazy" and "his full name is Rhino litning then your last name. please don't rename him".

Rhino was adopted soon after being returned to the Humane Society of Utah, and the new owners agreed to follow the little girl's advice and let Rhino Lightning keep his awesome name.

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Monster Fett - BobAAAAAAHHHHH!


Monster Fett by pigboom

Something strange happened to poor Boba while he was stuck inside that Sarlacc pit monster's belly, and by the time he had cut himself out the transformation had begun. Tentacles started growing out of his mouth, and his helmet had become fused to his head, his flesh growing to cover its surface. His face began to shift and crack beneath the helmet, and his mouth began to bisect his chin until half his face was a slavering maw. But since he was a Fett the first thing he thought was- how can I use this transformation to my advantage as a bounty hunter?

This Monster Fett t-shirt is creepy enough to appeal to monster fans, spacey enough to keep those war in the stars fans satisfied, and so cool you'll be surprised at how many people smile when they see it!

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Mental Melody

What's worse than having a song stuck in your head? A fragment of a song stuck in your head that you can't even identify. You'd like to forget it, but trying to remember the title -or the rest of the song- is driving you to distraction. Maybe if you repeat it in your head enough times, you'll get to the second line. Or maybe not. This is the latest comic from Chaos Life. 


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Take A Trip Into The Monster-Filled Depths Of The Dark Dark Woods

You've heard this tale many times before- a princess is bored of the royal life, so she decides to go out and find some adventure outside the castle walls, where dire circumstances in a dark forest help her grow up fast.

The animated short Dark Dark Woods is kinda like that, only in this story the dark woods come to the princess...

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Dark Dark Woods was created by third year students from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and hopefully it won't be long before this short is turned into a feature length movie!


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Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

Vikings settled in Greenland from 985 CE to somewhere around 1424, then all written records of them vanished. The conventional wisdom is that they flourished in the northern island during the Medieval Warm Period, then could not adapt to the cold after the eruption of the Indonesian volcano Lombok caused global cooling. The changed conditions devastated the Viking's livestock and crops, while the Inuit survived because they lived off seafood. But did those Vikings really die out? Konrad Smiarowski is leading an excavation in Greenland that paints a different picture.   

“Probably about 50 percent of all bones at this site will be seal bones,” Smiarowski says as we stand by the drainage ditch in a light rain. He speaks from experience: Seal bones have been abundant at every site he has studied, and his findings have been pivotal in reassessing how the Norse adapted to life in Greenland. The ubiquity of seal bones is evidence that the Norse began hunting the animals “from the very beginning,” Smiarowski says. “We see harp and hooded seal bones from the earliest layers at all sites.”

A seal-based diet would have been a drastic shift from beef-and-dairy-centric Scandinavian fare. But a study of human skeletal remains from both the Eastern and Western settlements showed that the Vikings quickly adopted a new diet. Over time, the food we eat leaves a chemical stamp on our bones—marine-based diets mark us with different ratios of certain chemical elements than terrestrial foods do. Five years ago, researchers based in Scandinavia and Scotland analyzed the skeletons of 118 individuals from the earliest periods of settlement to the latest. The results perfectly complement Smiarow­ski’s fieldwork: Over time, people ate an increasingly marine diet, he says.

If the Vikings adapted to Greenland's conditions like the Inuit did, why did the Vikings disappear from the historical record? Scientists have differing theories, as laid out in an article at Smithsonian. 


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Invasion Of The Insectoid Tchotchkes

The porcelain tchotchkes of the past were so boringly innocuous they felt out of place in a haunted house, dungeon or starbase, but these insectoid replicant figurines by Curious Cryptid Curios fit right in!

They were crafted by Miss Mantis to fit in with the rest of the snobbish porcelain statues on the shelf, but their heads reveal their true nature and make stuffy statue collectors recoil in horror.

Miss Mantis has also created an amazing series of Altered Authors, starring writers Louisa May Alcottontail, Jane Austern, Salmon Rushdie and the mysterious Neil Gaimantis.

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Keeping up with the Kattarshians

Four kittens live in a house together. It's scaled to be just their size. Three live webcams (and a night vision camera) follow their antics as they learn to get along with each other -or not. Is that a great premise for a show or what? That's Keeping up with the Kattarshians, an Icelandic production starring a litter of kittens who will eventually be up for adoption.    

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The overwhelmingly cute kittens are siblings and we call them the Catdashians (The Kattarshians in Icelandic, due to the spelling in our language) and we’re keeping up with them. They are unfortunately orphans and will stay in their wonderful house for 3-4 weeks until some nice people adopt them and other homeless kittens take their place.

Keeping Up With the Catdashians is a cooperation project with The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and with full knowledge and approval of the Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority, the Animal Welfare Officer and the Expert Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Officer in Iceland.

Employees and volunteers from The Icelandic Cat Protection Society take care of the kittens and make sure they get a sufficient time with people which is very important. They also take care of housekeeping, cleaning the litter box and serving food. Meanwhile we take a break from the streaming. This happens 2-3 times a day.

This video compiles the best scenes from the past week. To watch the action live, bookmark this link. When I last checked, they were asleep: one in the top bunk, two on the floor, and one in the bathtub.

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Better Get Some Earplugs if You Wanna Cuddle With This Little Mandrake Root

In the world of Harry Potter, mandrakes can be used in some powerful potions, but they are also incredibly dangerous to replant. In other words, don't let this little doll's cute (but grumpy) face fool you, it just takes one ear-piercing scream to kill you. 

If you have some well padded earmuffs and a great planter to store him in though, you can get your hands on this delightful, one-of-a-kind amigurumi on TheTinyGeek's Etsy store.


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Guess What?

Don't you hate it when people actually do this? If you know someone who makes you guess (usually little kids), it's best to have a nonsensical response ready. This is only the beginning of a longer story at Buttersafe, in which he does guess and gets an answer, so go to the comic there and find out what the real surprise is.


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Woman Shows Off Her '57 Chevy, The First And Only Car She Has Ever Bought

People are constantly saying "they don't make them like they used to", a folksy statement that doesn't really apply to many things despite what the speaker had in mind.

But there is one thing they truly don't make like they used to- automobiles. The cars made in the early to mid-20th century were built to last a lifetime or more if properly cared for and driven safely.

Case in point- this 2011 video from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featuring Grace Braeger showing off her cherry 1957 Chevrolet, which is the first and only car Grace has ever bought.

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Grace's beautiful 57 Chevy gives new meaning to the term "granny car"!

-Via Laughing Squid


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In 1914, Feminists Fought For the Right to Forget Childbirth

The concept of "twilight sleep" during childbirth arose around a hundred years ago. Doctors in Freiberg, Germany, would give a woman in labor a combination of drugs, including scopolamine, which gave them the experience of going to sleep and waking up with a new baby. In reality, the drugs did not alleviate pain, but merely caused women to not remember their experience. Patients were often restrained, and even made to wear straightjackets for childbirth. But for the women who experienced it, particularly after several natural births, twilight sleep was a miraculous experience.

“I was so happy,” one women declared. “The night of my confinement will always be a night dropped out of my life,” says another. The association celebrated when a “tenement house mother” gave a twilight sleep speech on the corner of her street.

The twilight sleep movement was immediately controversial, though. While feminist women pushed for access to the technique, doctors fought back. They “refused to be ‘stampeded by these misguided ladies,’” historian Judith Walzer Leavitt wrote, in her account of the movement. Doctors wrote in the popular and academic press about the dangers of twilight sleep and argued that one popular article shouldn’t guide medical practice. But the practice also had advocates in the medical community, and soon American doctors were also traveling to Freiburg to train in twilight sleep techniques.

The campaign was so successful that twilight sleep became the thing to do, and for decades, women weren't given the choice to remain alert during childbirth. With the rise of better painkillers and exposes about twilight sleep, the practice finally faded out in the 1960s. Read about the controversial technique and the campaign to bring it the the U.S. at Atlas Obscura.

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This Betty Boop Makeup is Unbelievable

Betty Boop is one of those awesome characters that is nearly impossible to cosplay right because her portions are just so off. 

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That being said, this Betty Boop cosplay by Jbunzie is one of the best we've ever seen. Of course, that's not just the makeup, which she shows you how to do for yourself in the video, but also her perfect expressions and movements when she imitates the classic cartoon vixen. It really is like Betty Boop crawled off the screen and into real life.m

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ParTea! - We Would Invite You But...

ParTea! by Vincent Trinidad

Chip, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the celebration committee are always inviting others to be their guests, and working their porcelain butts off to make sure everything is just right, but sometimes they need to let their lids down and party too! That's why whenever Beast is gone for a few days the household cooking and cleaning crews team up and throw a big ol' bash, and Belle is the only human who is invited.

Get dressed up for a night of fun with this ParTea! t-shirt by Vincent Trinidad, it's the fun way to show love for your favorite animated feature and it will definitely make your fellow fans grin with delight!

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Best Picture Nominees Get Alternative Movie Posters

A group of artists from Shutterstock took on a project to make art posters for the movies that are nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. The occasion is the 30th anniversary of Andy Warhol's death, so they each drew inspiration from a famous artist when approaching the films. Alice Lee created the above poster for Arrival, taking inspiration from the style of Roy Lichtenstein. You can see all nine of their creations at TVOM.


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Actual Old Man Logan

Wolverine will be a badass until the day he dies, and he'll probably spend his golden years slashing and slaying his foes like he did when he was a pup, but the Old Man Logan storyline tells a different story.

And if that wasn't confusing enough the new Marvel movie Logan tells yet another story about the mighty mutant's later years, so which story is to be believed?

This video by The Warp Zone seems like the most realistic interpretation to me!

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-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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The Mounties: They Always Get Their Man

The following article is from the book Uncle John's True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers.

If the Americans hadn’t disrespected Canadian borders, we might not have the Mounties.

LAWLESSNESS IN THE WEST

In 1869, with Canada about to take control of its interior from the Hudson’s Bay Company, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald outlined his plan for a paramilitary police force to patrol the region. The idea didn’t really get going, though, until 1873, after the Cypress Hills Massacre. That year, American wolf trappers in Montana lost a lot of horses to thieves who appeared to be headed for the Canadian border. The trappers followed and lost the trail, but stumbled on a camp of 300 Nakota natives. In a tense standoff full of accusations and alcohol on both sides, the wolf trappers opened fire on the Nakota camp, killing at least 20 people.

The massacre outraged Canadians for a number of reasons, including the fact that Americans were invading their territory with impunity. And it wasn’t the first time either. Just a few weeks earlier, whiskey traders had started illegally selling alcohol at Fort Hamilton (nicknamed “Fort Whoop-Up” because of the whiskey trade) near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta, and rumors swirled that the traders had flown the American flag over the fort. They didn’t really, but the incident was enough to speed up the formation of Macdonald’s police force, which he named the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), or Mounties. They got guns, horses, and red uniforms, in part to differentiate them from the blue of the American cavalry ...just in case the recurring border incursions turned into a full-scale war.

ON THE MARCH...WITH A TRANSFER IN CHICAGO



The first squad of 309 Mounties was assembled in 1874. Scoring an early point for multiculturalism, if not for sensitive language, Macdonald had specified that the new force should be a “mixed one of pure white, and British and French half-breeds.” Pay was 75¢ a day, and recruits had to be between 18 and 40 years old, physically active and able, and literate in either English or French.

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Siberian Tigers Take Down Drone

These well-fed tigers live at the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Heilongjiang Province, China. A quadcopter was sent in to get some footage of the cats in the snow. But the cats chased the drone just like any prey, and actually caught it!

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They soon found out it didn't taste good, and it wasn't quite dead, either. The staff was able to recover the drone and the footage. -via Gizmodo


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This Guy Ate His Own Hip As Part Of An Art Project

There are far too many people out there who want to become professional artists and far too few with actual talent, so the wanna-bes resort to gimmicks to sell their art rather than earning their success.

But Norwegian artist Alexander Selvik Wengshoel wasn't trying to capitalize on a gimmick when he ate part of his own hip for an art project- he was just trying to make his art project that much more personal.

First, here's a little background on Alexander- he was born with a deformed hip, which was a constant source of pain and left him in a wheelchair for much of his life.

Around 2010 doctors offered him the chance to receive a metal hip replacement, which he jumped at so long as the doctors would let him film the operation and keep his old hip.

After some discussion the doctor agreed, and Alexander began The Body Project- the multimedia journaling of a life-changing event. So how did he end up eating his own hip?

Taking a piece of yourself home in a plastic bag is one thing. But how did you end up eating your own tissue?

Originally my meat wasn’t part of the project. I was just going to scrape it off and throw it away. As I gave the bone its first boil, in a little kettle, the flesh came off and I poured it into the wash sink. Then the shock hit me – I thought: "Oh my god, this is my flesh."

I quickly concluded that it was too personal to photograph and picked up a piece. I stared at it for a long time and then I said, "F@#k it." I put it into my mouth, tasted, chewed, swallowed and got to crying uncontrollably. It was happiness, anger and frustration combined.

Did you throw up?
No, after a couple of minutes of crying, it suddenly felt very natural and I didn’t think of it as human flesh anymore. So I continued boiling and scraping. Pulled out some chilli and garlic and fried it in a pan. Salt and pepper was mandatory and so was a good bottle of wine. Then I lit some candles and also whipped up some potato gratin. Sat down and ate it all – it became a ceremony, a ritual.

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Andrew Huang's Midi Unicorn

Andrew Huang (previously at Neatorama) synched a drawing of a unicorn with his midi program and made some pretty music! How did he do that? There's no trick to it, and it's not an automatic program, just a lot of work and experimentation. He'll tell you about it.

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Huang was inspired by the work of musician Savant, who has midi art on his Facebook page.  -via Laughing Squid


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Engagement Photos That Will Make You Want To Stay Single Forever

Engagement photos have become a big social media show, and people have asked for their partner's hand in marriage in so many creative and clever ways they've set the bar far too high for the unengaged.

But if you're feeling intimidated by all the amazing engagement photos you've seen online don't worry- there are plenty of fails posted online too that'll make you say "WTF were they thinking?"

In theory engagement photos should make you either feel happy for the couple, jealous of their love or both, but terrible engagement photos make single people feel like they've dodged a bullet!

See 18 Hilariously Awkward Engagement Photos here


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An Exploration Of What Made The Ren & Stimpy Show So Unique

The Ren & Stimpy Show made a strong impression on young minds (and probably warped a few too), but John K.'s incredible cartoon show wasn't made to be watched by kids alone.

And for the most part kids didn't get why Ren & Stimpy was such a special show, one that inspired the animation industry to give up safety for the sake of artistry and visual delight- they just liked the visual gags.

The Nerdwriter Evan Puschak grew up watching Ren & Stimpy in the 90s, but as he rewatched the series he started to appreciate all the amazing and groundbreaking elements that made The Ren & Stimpy Show super special.

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-Via Laughing Squid


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The Water Man

Kenya's Tsavo West National Park has seen no rainfall at all since last June. The waterholes have dried up, and wildlife is suffering. But Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua spends hours every day driving a water truck to concrete-lined waterholes in the park to make sure elephants, zebras, buffalo, and antelopes have enough water to survive. Mwalua is not a park ranger, but a pea farmer with a soft spot for animals. When he and his truck approach a waterhole, huge beasts make their way over to relieve their thirst.  

Between road trips, Mwalua runs a conservation project called Tsavo Volunteers. The 41-year-old also visits local schools to talk to children about the wildlife that is their legacy.

"I was born around here and grew up with wildlife and got a lot of passion about wildlife," he says. "I decided to bring awareness to this so when they grow up they can protect their wildlife."

Last year, Mwalua started renting a truck and driving water to several locations in Tsavo West. His mission would extend to several trucks, keeping him on the road for hours every day as he drives dozens of hard miles between stops.

A few Americans are raising money to help Mwalua pay for gas and truck costs as he delivers water to wildlife. See how his road trips help the animals at The Dodo. -via reddit

(Image credit: Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua)


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A Machete Martial Arts Master Shares His Secrets

Weapon based martial arts are exciting to watch, and fighters who train in these deadly styles are truly a brave lot, but there's something so cringeworthy about fighting with a machete.

Maybe it's because machetes are made for chopping through trees so they do nasty things to human flesh, or maybe it's because I associate machetes with Jason Voorhees and Central American drug cartels.

But in Haiti machete fencing is not only a popular martial art with roots in agriculture- it's an important part of history that dates back to the Haitian Revolution of 1791 to 1804.

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National Geographic spoke to machete fencing master Alfred Avril about Haiti's unique and deadly cool martial art, revealing how the machete became an important symbol of Haitian freedom.


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New World Order - Rule By The Bat, Die By The Bullet


New World Order by BuckRogers

You know what is one of the biggest problems people face after the world as we know it has ended? Any a-hole can take power for themselves, all they need is an army and a ruthless and murderous drive to do whatever it takes to shut down the competition and they will be allowed to rule. Problem is- some of us don't take kindly to dictators and fascists trying to keep us down, and while there's an ounce of blood in our bodies we will fight for our future and take down those who would start a new world order based on violence and hatred. And whether you're Negan, one of his saviors, or some other a-hole who thinks they can rule with absolute power know this- survivors don't stop until they're the walking dead, and you can still bleed out just like the rest of us...

This New World Order t-shirt by BuckRogers is great because it doesn't hit you over the head with the reference, it just sits there looking as pretty as Lucille, waiting for your fellow fans to give you their nod of approval!

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Five Moments That Prove Batman is as Insane as the Joker

Comic book heroes can be great fun, but when they are perfect, they can get boring over time (see: Superman). Batman has no superpowers, but all the money, gadgets, skills, and ethics he ever needs -which got boring over time. But sometime after I quit reading comic books, DC introduced flaws in Batman's psyche. Psychological problems made the character all the more interesting, although some may argue that the idea has occasionally been taken too far. His nemesis the Joker was always portrayed as criminally insane, but there have been a few times that Batman himself was shown to be more mentally troubled than even the Joker. Check out five of those times explored at TVOM.  


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This Parrot and Prairie Dog Are the Best of Friends

We've seen some adorable animal friendships over the years here at Neatorama, but I don't know if I've ever seen one as the one between this prairie dog and parrot.

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These two not only love to roughhouse (though pretty gently)...

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They also like to cuddle when they get tired. No matter what they're doing though, the action is always 100% cute.

Via Laughing Squid

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Leia Choking Jabba in LEGO

Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) is back with a Star Wars LEGO creation from the movie Return of the Jedi. It's the scene where Princess Leia gets her revenge on Jabba the Hut.

Carrie Fisher had been scheduled to appear at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this year, so I decided to make a LEGO tribute to her character from Star Wars, for the Brick Nation display that I'm involved in at that event. I had already seen LEGO tributes showing a demure Princess Leia shoving a floppy disk into some poor hapless droid, but I wanted to reimagine a moment from the original trilogy that really captured Fisher's feisty character!

This image is captioned "You gotta kill a lotta frogs to find your prince!" See other angles and closeups at Flickr. -Thanks, Iain!

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What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?

We've all heard someone called so-and-so the second and others called blah-blah-blah Jr. but what makes someone a "Jr" as opposed to a "II"? Thanks to Mental Floss' Big Question, now we know. 

It seems a Jr. is generally the child of a living person they have been named for, while IIs, IIIs, IVs, etc. are all named for close relatives who may or may not still be alive. One particularly strange case that manages to combine both titles is that of George Foreman and his sons who are all named after him:

Of course, there’s always George Foreman, who has five sons named after himself. And since “Jr. Jr.” isn’t really a thing, George’s sons are George Edward Foreman Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. (Don’t worry; they all have nicknames.)

Learn more about jrs and IIs, including why women tend to not have these titles over at Mental Floss.


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Overflowing Glory Hole

The spillway at Lake Berryessa in California's Napa Valley works like a sink or tub overflow drain. It just automatically drains when the water level in the reservoir behind the Monticello Dam gets to a certain height. The locals call the round, accessible spillway the Glory Hole. Last week, after torrential rains, the water level got high enough to reach the Glory Hole for the first time in ten years -and this time, we have drones to record it. Bonus: AC/DC.

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The concrete funnel is 72 feet wide, and goes to work when the water reaches 440 feet above sea level. In the video, it is draining at about two million gallons a minute. In case you are wondering, here's what the Glory Hole looks like when the water level is low.  -via Digg


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Sleep Paralysis Sufferer Recreates His Nightmares In Photos

Suffering from sleep paralysis must be a terrifying experience, especially when the unfortunate soul first learns they have the disorder the hard way.

Sleep paralysis occurs when we're about to enter REM sleep- the body becomes paralyzed to prevent the dreamer from acting out their dreams, turning the whole experience of sleep into a waking nightmare. 

Photographer Nicolas Bruno has been suffering with sleep paralysis since he was 15 years old, and as a teenager he thought he was "possessed by demons".

Now that he knows better Nicolas wants to share his nightmares with us through his photos, recreating scenes that have played out in his mind while he dealt with having no control over his body.

“This project has gifted me a sense of who I am,” he said. “It gave me the strength to persevere in life, to create art and speak to people. It gifted me art, and I don’t know where I would be without it.”

See 22-Year-Old Man With Sleep Paralysis Recreates His Nightmares In Photos, And It's Terrifying here


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