Blogonian & Blogonian https://www.blogonian.com/rss/author/blogonian Blogonian & Blogonian en Copyright 2022 Blogonian& All Rights Reserved. Weird, Funny, Or Bizarre Creatures Of The Earth Shared By This Instagram Account (30 Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/weird-funny-or-bizarre-creatures-of-the-earth-shared-by-this-instagram-account-30-pics https://www.blogonian.com/weird-funny-or-bizarre-creatures-of-the-earth-shared-by-this-instagram-account-30-pics You’re walking on a forest path, admiring the walls of trees alongside you. The fresh air, the chirping birds, the crunch of moss and fallen leaves underneath your feet, the distant gurgling of a stream. It’s paradise on earth. A moment of stillness. A time for…what in the heck is that?!

Strange is an understatement, but calling it weird is mayhaps rude. Fact is—Mother Nature has created a plethora of different living beings, and you’ve now come across not one, not two, but dozens of them! The Instagram page @strangest_wildlife has been sharing, well, the strangest bits of wildlife. 

From fluffy to spiky to utterly adorable, and to those that look like your sleep paralysis demon, this page has ‘em all, and we at Bored Panda are privileged to be sharing them with you, our dearest little Pandas. Make sure to vote on your favorites and leave your comments below! Let’s enter this forest of feverish daydreams! 

#1 The Long-Eared Jerboa Is A Nocturnal Mouse-Like Rodent With A Long Tail, Long Hind Legs For Jumping, And Exceptionally Large Ears. Very Little Is Known About The Species

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Some call them mistakes, Bob Ross calls them happy accidents, but this Instagram page just went the direct route—World’s Strangest Wildlife. It leaves no room for debate as to what you’ll be getting, but the actual critters may leave you more than thoroughly intrigued. 

From land to sea, the page is dedicated to sharing “the most rare, beautiful, and strangest creatures and plants of the world,” as said in the bio. So far, they’ve accumulated 5,690 followers eager to get their dose of Mother Nature’s experimental laboratory of secretive creations. 

Although these creations may seem intriguing, albeit a little unusual, one must not forget that nature is never black and white; there are a lot of secretive behaviors that wildlife partake in whilst we’re sitting at our desks at work, unaware of the magic. 

#2 Quokka: Deemed The World’s Happiest Animal, The Quokka Is Also Known As The Short-Tailed Scrub Wallaby

It is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. It is the only member of the genus Setonix. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal

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#3 Frogmouth Bird: They Are Named For Their Large Flattened Hooked Bill And Huge Frog-Like Gape, Which They Use To Capture Insects

Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day

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Fact Animal, authored by Dan Sharp, a UK-based animal expert, enthusiast and researcher, has made a list of 101 of the greatest animal facts, so I think these will pair very nicely with all of the strange and wondrous pictures you’re already enjoying. 

Can you believe that the loudest animal in the world is a mere 2 cm long (0.78 inch) prawn? The pistol shrimp is capable of snapping its claw shut so rapidly that it creates a bubble which collapses to produce a sonic blast, louder than a Concorde’s sonic boom. The shock wave can reach 230 decibels, which is louder than the sound of a gunshot.

#4 Mary River Turtle: The One With The Green “Mohawk” Hair (Actually Algae) Is An Australian Species That Split From Other Living Species About 40 Million Years Ago

It has special organs in its cloaca that allow it to draw oxygen from the water. It can stay underwater for up to three days

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#5 Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew: One Of The 17 Species Of Elephant Shrew Found Only In Africa

The Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew,(Rhynchocyon Petersi) The Black And Rufous Sengi, Or The Zanj Elephant Shrew, is native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Like other members of the genus Rhynchocyon, it is a relatively large species, with adults averaging about 28 cm (11 in) in length and 450-700 g (1.0-1.5 lb) in weight

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#6 Dumbo Octopus

The name "dumbo" originates from their resemblance to the title character of Disney's 1941 film Dumbo, having a prominent ear-like fin which extends from the mantle above each eye. There are 15 species recognized in the genus. Prey include crustaceans, bivalves, worms and copepods. The average life span of various Grimpoteuthis species is 3 to 5 years

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What if I told you that the world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark, bear, or tiger, but a mere mosquito? According to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year by mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. 

To prevent yourself from falling prey to these annoying buzzing critters, Mass.gov recommends using insect repellents any time you are outdoors, wearing long-sleeved clothing, repairing damaged window and door screens so those pesky buggers can’t get in, and removing any standing water sources from around your home, so they can’t breed. 

#7 The Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus Blanchardi, Is A Small But Ferocious Fish Which Has A Large Mouth And Aggressive Territorial Behavior, For Which It Has Been Given Its Common Name

When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. This allows them to determine which is the larger fish, which establishes dominance

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#8 The Okapi Is A Giraffid Artiodactyl Mammal Native To The Northeast Of The Congo In Central Africa

Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. It has a long neck, and large and flexible ears. Its coat is a chocolate to reddish brown, much in contrast with the white horizontal stripes and rings on the legs and white ankles

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#9 Harpy Eagle: The Harpy Eagle (Harpia Harpyja) Is A Neotropical Species Of Eagle

It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found throughout its range, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer

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Getting back to interesting animal facts: Flamingos are not pink. They are born gray; however, their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink. Wish we as humans could just eat something and change color–oh wait, we can!

Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange. “Carrots can, in fact, cause an orangish yellow skin pigmentation,” says Dr. Lady Dy, a dermatologist with the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. “It’s called carotenemia and is often most noticeable on thick skin like the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet.” 

The orangish-yellow discoloration is a result of excess beta-carotene in the blood. Other foods that can cause increased pigmentation include squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and even dried apricots. All these foods are high in beta-carotene. So if you’ve always wanted to be a Simpsons character, there is still hope for you! 

#10 Mantis Shrimp Or Stomatopods Are Marine Crustaceans, The Members Of The Order Stomatopoda

Most species can grow to around 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length, though a few species reach up to 38 cm (15 in). The largest ever caught has a length of 46 cm (18 in) in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida of USA. They sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike

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#11 Maratus Volans: Commonly Known As The Peacock Spider, Due To The Brightly Colored, Circular Flap In The Male’s Abdomen

Just like an actual peacock, the male of this diminutive species raises this flap like a colorful fan and uses it to catch the female’s attention (they have extremely acute eyesight, as do most jumping spiders); it also vibrates its hind legs and abdomen for a more dramatic effect. Another common trait with the peacock is that the male Maratus will sometimes court several females at the same time. Until recently, it was thought that the male peacock spider was capable of gliding through the air; according to some, it would extend the flap when leaping, and therefore increase its jumping distance, hence its name (volans means “flying”). Today we know that the flap is for display purposes only. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome

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#12 This “Troll-Haired” Bug Is One Of The Coolest-Looking Insects We’ve Ever Seen

The tiny unidentified creature, which is only 5 millimeters long, was found in the Suriname rainforest by ecologists who discovered 60 new species on a research expedition in 2012. This photo of the planthopper was featured on National Geographic. The bug’s wild “hairdo” is actually waxy secretions from its abdomen that are thought to be a defense mechanism to distract predators from its more vulnerable parts, according to conservation biologist Trond Larsen. “It could be that they fool a predator into attacking the wrong part of the insect, and the wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety,” The rainforest in southern Suriname is “among the most remote and unexplored tracts of rainforest left on the earth."

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The last interesting fact about the animal kingdom comes from McGill University. Back in 1996, it was found that koalas have a lot more in common with us humans than meets the eye. Their fingerprints very closely resemble those of humans, which is exceptionally interesting as koalas are evolutionarily distant from humans. 

It turns out that fingerprints are an excellent example of convergent evolution, or different species developing similar traits independently from each other. They seem to serve two purposes: First, they aid in grip; Second, they increase the sensitivity of touch, allowing for a finer level of perception. 

Police aren’t exactly worried about koala bank robbers, but it is possible that koala fingerprints could be found incidentally at a crime scene and be mistaken for a human’s, making it pretty difficult to find a match. Good thing koalas can’t read, otherwise this might lead to an increase in bank robberies. Tough times for us all, innit? 

#13 Native To A Remote Region Of China, This Tiny Mammal, Known As The Ili Pika, Doesn't Know It's A Member Of An Endangered Species, And Neither Do Most People

Rarer, and some would argue cuter, than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. It was photographed for the first time in two decades last year (2014)

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#14 Puss Mouth Catepillar: The Larvae Of The Puss Moth Caterpillar Is Said To Resemble A Persian Cat, Contributing The “Puss” To The Name Of This Intimidating Caterpillar

If the off-putting appearance of this insect were not enough, it also happens to be one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America

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#15 Lowland Streaked Tenrec: They Are Endemic To Madagascar

These unusual insectivores form a rather diverse. Tenrecinae resemble a cross between a shrew and a hedgehog: their snouts are long and pointed, while the coat exhibits spines. The Lowland streaked tenrecs are distinguished by two main features: the first is a rather long, black colored nose, which is longer than that of other small sized insectivores, including hedgehogs, mice and shrews; the other feature is black colored coat, displaying yellow stripes and bright yellow spine crests, located over the top of their head and acting as a mean of self-defense against predators

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Regardless of it all, the strange facts and the strange-looking creatures, there’s charm in that strangeness. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different species, different colors, different shapes and sizes? It definitely makes for a more interesting world for aliens to visit! 

Dear Pandas, please enjoy the rest of the list, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites! Are there any other creatures that you know of that didn’t make the list? Leave them in the comments below and I shall see you in the next one! 

#16 The Red-Lipped Batfish Or Galapagos Batfish Is A Fish Of Unusual Morphology Found Around The Galapagos Islands And Off Peru At Depths Of 3 To 76 M (10 To 249 Ft)

Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish, which are found near Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly adapted pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches maturity, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection (thought to function primarily as a lure for prey). Like other anglerfish, the red-lipped batfish has a structure on its head known as illicium. This structure is employed for attracting prey

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#17 The Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus Manul), Also Called Manul, Is A Small Wild Cat With A Broad But Fragmented Distribution In The Grasslands And Montane Steppes Of Central Asia

It is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. The Pallas's cat is about the size of a domestic cat. The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plush

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#18 The Emperor Tamarin, Also Known As The Brockway Monkey, (Saguinus Imperator)

Species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The fur of the emperor tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders

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#19 The Kakapo Is A Critically Endangered Species With Only About 125 Left

It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A combination of traits make it unique among its kind; it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

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#20 A Salp (Plural Salps) Or Salpa (Plural Salpae Or Salpas) Is A Barrel-Shaped, Planktonic Tunicate

It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. Salp jet propulsion is one of the most efficient in the animal kingdom. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton

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#21 The Capybara Is The Largest Rodent In The World

Close relatives are guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, chinchillas, and the coypu. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat, hide and also for a grease from its thick fatty skin which is used in the pharmaceutical trade.

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#22 The Angler Fish Is Perhaps One Of The Most Fascinating And Bizarre Sea Creatures Known To Man

Not only known for its wily predation techniques (re: possessing a spine that grows its own glowing fleshy mass, which the fish wiggles about to lure in other predatory sea creatures that it will ultimately devour), the angler fish’s mating habits are rather unique. When scientists first discovered the angler, for instance, they noticed that almost all of those observed were female…and that these specimens had what appeared to be some sort of parasitic growth attached to their lower parts. Turns out that those “parasites” were actually just greatly reduced male angler fish, whose puny size means that the male angler fish’s sole objective in life is to find and mate with a female. Once they do find a female partner, male anglers quickly bite into the female’s skin and thus fuse them together–so much so that all that is discernible of the male angler fish are two globular growths on the female’s skin: its gonads. From this point on, the male’s life literally depends on its female host, as they share a circulatory system. And, well, just about everything else. When the female is ready to mate, the male pays his dues by providing her with sperm on the spot so that she might impregnate herself

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#23 The Aye-Aye Is A Lemur, A Strepsirrhine Primate Native To Madagascar That Combines Rodent-Like Teeth And A Special Thin Middle Finger To Fill The Same Ecological Niche As A Woodpecker

It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within

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#24 Mexican Salamander(Axolotls) Or A Mexican Walking Fish, Is A Neotenic Salamander, Closely Related To The Tiger Salamander

Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled. As of 2010, wild axolotls were near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution. They are currently listed by CITES as an endangered species and by IUCN as critically endangered in the wild, with a decreasing population. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls were also sold as food in Mexican markets and were a staple in the Aztec diet.

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#25 Cute Or Strange?

The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago

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#26 The Atlantic Wolffish Is Also Known As The Seawolf, Atlantic Catfish, Ocean Catfish, Devil Fish, Wolf Eel

Numbers of the Atlantic wolffish are diminishing rapidly thought to be due to overfishing, they live in cold waters and have a natural antifreeze in their blood

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#27 The Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Very little is known about this moth but it is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Muslin Moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace

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#28 The Tufted Deer Is A Small Species Of Deer Characterized By A Prominent Tuft Of Black Hair On Its Forehead And Fang-Like Canines For The Males

It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China northeastern Myanmar and have been recently seen in Afghanistan after it last appearance 60 years ago. Although suffering from overhunting and habitat loss, this deer is not considered to be endangered. It is restricted to forested mountain habitat up to 4500 m above sea level, making study difficult

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#29 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified

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#30 Flower Mantises Are Those Species Of Praying Mantis That Mimic Flowers

Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in which a predator's colours and patterns lure prey. Most species of flower mantis are in the family Hymenopodidae. Their behaviour varies, but typically involves climbing a plant until they reach a suitable flower, and then staying still until a prey insect comes within range. Many of these mantises have deimatic displays to startle or put off potential predators

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Dads Being Dads: 30 Posts And Memes That Sum Up Fatherhood, As Shared By This Instagram Account https://www.blogonian.com/dads-being-dads-30-posts-and-memes-that-sum-up-fatherhood-as-shared-by-this-instagram-account https://www.blogonian.com/dads-being-dads-30-posts-and-memes-that-sum-up-fatherhood-as-shared-by-this-instagram-account Oh, the joys of parenting. Some days are unimaginably chaotic, while others are full of joy, peace, and excitement. And sometimes, those days fit into one day filled with ups and downs. The only thing that is stable throughout is dads being dads.

They are a different species of men - kind and gentle while strong and strict at the same time. No wonder that with such a mix in mind, we are presented with dad jokes and memes. These two mediums unite dads all around, and therefore, the Instagram account @viraldads was born. Here at Bored Panda, we are happy to present you with a collection of dad memes that will either make you giggle, leave you in awe, or make you cringe with embarrassment.

So Pandas, we invite you to scroll down and don't forget to comment and vote for your favorites.

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We were interested in the origins of this Instagram account and wanted to get to know the person behind this feed. That is why Bored Panda got in touch with the account owner, also known by the handle @this.american.dad.

Evan, a father of two adorable boys, has opened up about the difficulties and stereotypes dads have to face in our society. This dad not only made this feed for laughs and entertainment, but also to address fatherhood issues. On his account @this.american.dad, Evan also refers to himself as “Mental Health DADvocate” which reflects on his educational posts about parenting from a dad's perspective.

In the interview, Evan wrote that he started his Instagram account during his time as a stay-at-home dad to shed some light on fatherhood. “At the time, dads were kind of the butt of most of the parenting pages across social media…” he shared his experience.

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In this new day and age, dads' reputation deserves a shift in society's perceptions, since men have become more involved in their children's lives than ever before. And that should be celebrated, because children need loving dads who promote inner growth and strength in their kids.

Though that doesn't mean that difficulties will not appear even to the most affectionate parents. “Dads are easy targets, but we’re trying our best, and some of us actually love it! I just wanted to help showcase that in a fun and lighthearted way online and also be open/honest/relatable about the ups and downs I’ve faced along my own journey…”, Evan shared.

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The stigma of stay-at-home dad is still prevalent to this day and it only adds to gender role stereotypes. Nowadays, there are more and more dads who actively choose to stay home and take care of their kids while their spouse is going off to work. Men at home do chores, pack school lunches, and actively participate in their child's life, which is contrary to society's norms of fatherhood.

“I’ve learned most men all face the same very similar challenges as they transition into the role of being a dad, but very few talk about it. I want to help break that stigma and help dudes feel less alone in their own journey,” shared Evan of his experiences.

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The era of the distant, only money-giving, and strict belt-holding dad is over, and it is time to accept it. Also, being an unemployed dad does not equal being a hopeless, unintelligent, childish deadbeat. Due to the lack of positive role models, these dads must feel doubtful and underappreciated. Therefore, Evan’s idea was to promote a healthy and positive outlook.

In the end, he added: “I like to say, ‘tell dad jokes, don’t be a dad joke.’”

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“They Don’t Actually Appreciate Me”: Employee Quits And Takes The Training Documents With Them, Boss Reaches Out In Less Than 24 Hours https://www.blogonian.com/they-dont-actually-appreciate-me-employee-quits-and-takes-the-training-documents-with-them-boss-reaches-out-in-less-than-24-hours https://www.blogonian.com/they-dont-actually-appreciate-me-employee-quits-and-takes-the-training-documents-with-them-boss-reaches-out-in-less-than-24-hours A few days ago, a TikToker who goes on the platform by the nickname Queerbigan uploaded a video that has ignited a debate among its users on the employer-employee relationship.

In the clip, they explain why they felt unappreciated and say that it ultimately led to quitting. However, Queerbigan also admits that they took everything they produced at work, making the company go after them via phone (to which they responded by making the matter public).

As the TikTok gained traction, some viewers criticized the move and suggested that Queerbigan has opened themselves up to legal liability, while others are certain that the predatory business got what it deserved.

This TikToker just made the brave decision to quit their job

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But they also took everything they produced for the company with them

According to Michele Martell, an intellectual property attorney who has counseled businesses from The Muppets to the WWE and Crayola, as well as many individual inventors and creators, the Copyright Act automatically assigns authorship to employers rather than employee creators or inventors in two specific situations.

The first is where an employee develops the work within the scope of their employment, while the second occurs when the employer specifically orders or commissions the work from the employee. In both of these cases, the employer is seen as the author of the work in question.

“Broadly speaking, if an employee creates new intellectual property as part of their job, the employer owns that intellectual property,” Martell explained. “For example, if you’re an engineer and you design a more efficient engineering process, creating that new intellectual property is part of the job you’ve been hired to do.”

Everything becomes murkier only when an employee creates intellectual property that’s unrelated to their job. “If an accountant for the company, rather than an engineer, came up with that same engineering advancement, for example, there would be an argument that the work isn’t within the scope of their employment,” Martell noted.

The video in which they explain the situation immediately went viral

@_queerbigan like bro do not disrespect one of the key reasons you even hit production goals and get five star reviews! #greenscreen #officemanagement #assistantlife #quittingmyjob ♬ original sound – queerbigan

While the exact details of the conflict between Queerbigan and their employer are unclear, the TikToker released a second video to address those who think they are essentially “ending their career” with a decision like this, clarifying that, in fact, it was exactly the exception that Martell mentioned.

“You’re assuming a lot about stuff that I didn’t actually detail,” Queerbigan said. “Contractually, these documents existed outside the scope of my position.”

“[For] that and other reasons, I just don’t think that they would have a case if they did take it to court but even then, like, litigation wise, I highly doubt that that’s happening.”

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In another follow-up video, the TikToker reassured viewers that there won’t be anything exciting unfolding: “There’s not gonna be a lawsuit. I don’t need to get an attorney. They are not gonna get an attorney.”

“It’s really not an exciting situation,” Queerbigan added. A lot of people that are commenting have probably worked at, like, bigger businesses than I have. It’s just really funny because you all are like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you admitted this on the internet’ … I know what I have disclosed and I know what I haven’t disclosed. If I were to say certain things that I haven’t said then maybe I could be in trouble or whatever, or maybe you would see that, like, the situation is really not as crazy as you all are making it seem.”

And many people are criticizing them for “stealing intellectual property”

But some support them for sticking it to the man

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Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:30:04 +0530 Blogonian
50 Of The Most Brilliant Comebacks Ever Screenshotted, As Shared On The ‘Clever Comebacks’ Twitter Page (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/50-of-the-most-brilliant-comebacks-ever-screenshotted-as-shared-on-the-clever-comebacks-twitter-page-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/50-of-the-most-brilliant-comebacks-ever-screenshotted-as-shared-on-the-clever-comebacks-twitter-page-new-pics Comeback refers to a quick reply to a critical remark which basically shuts down the critic immediately. The best comebacks are always a step ahead in restoring karma, defending the accused ones, and making that snap which is entertaining to anyone who witnesses it.

And since experiencing a real-life clapback which is both fun and witty is somewhat rare, we turn to the internet, or this Twitter page, to be precise, to give ourselves a masterclass in savage comebacks.

Named “Clever Comebacks,” the page is busy sharing exactly what it promises in the title and from 75.5k followers, it seems like it’s doing a pretty good job. More masterclass comebacks from the same account can be found in our previous feature right here!

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In a previous interview, Bored Panda spoke with Abigail Paul, an actress, standup comedian and improviser who has been giving seminars on incorporating theatre techniques for purposes beyond the stage to schools, businesses and organizations.

Abigail argues that the secret to any comeback is connection. “If you are really listening to (and connecting with) another person, you are taking them in fully, aware of who they are, the context in which you are dealing with this person,” she said.

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Moreover, according to the comedian, people do this assessment unconsciously. In fact, we aren't even always aware that we are always sizing up other people. “This is too often because we are so focused on ourselves.” A great comeback feels great because it was earned, Abigail argues. “It was spontaneous. The commenter was probably really listening. It was unique to that moment, set of people, situation,” she told us some time ago.

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One of the biggest challenges in saying a comeback is making sure it doesn’t sound mean. But Abigail reminds us that a comeback is not a clapback. The latter one “is generally sarcastic, but a clapback might be fun among friends.”

At the same time, the context of a situation always matters. “In working on status exercises in improv, we try to get people to see that the easiest way to raise another person's status is to lower their own. We see that in standup comedy too. Usually it works best if the comic is the butt of the joke, not the audience. (There are plenty of exceptions.)”

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While you don’t need to be too self-effacing for a good comeback, if it can lift other people up, the job is done. “When it works well and gains the speaker a laugh and cements the bond that says, we are in this together,” Abigail explained.

While comebacks can be used as an excellent communication tool, listening skills are the most important thing. “Paying attention, making accurate observations about the people in the room, and how they feel—these are the tools that will make a comeback really shine,” Abigail explained.

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Weird, Funny, Or Bizarre Creatures Of The Earth Shared By This Instagram Account (124 Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/weird-funny-or-bizarre-creatures-of-the-earth-shared-by-this-instagram-account-124-pics https://www.blogonian.com/weird-funny-or-bizarre-creatures-of-the-earth-shared-by-this-instagram-account-124-pics You’re walking on a forest path, admiring the walls of trees alongside you. The fresh air, the chirping birds, the crunch of moss and fallen leaves underneath your feet, the distant gurgling of a stream. It’s paradise on earth. A moment of stillness. A time for…what in the heck is that?!

Strange is an understatement, but calling it weird is mayhaps rude. Fact is—Mother Nature has created a plethora of different living beings, and you’ve now come across not one, not two, but dozens of them! The Instagram page @strangest_wildlife has been sharing, well, the strangest bits of wildlife. 

From fluffy to spiky to utterly adorable, and to those that look like your sleep paralysis demon, this page has ‘em all, and we at Bored Panda are privileged to be sharing them with you, our dearest little Pandas. Make sure to vote on your favorites and leave your comments below! Let’s enter this forest of feverish daydreams! 

#1 The Long-Eared Jerboa Is A Nocturnal Mouse-Like Rodent With A Long Tail, Long Hind Legs For Jumping, And Exceptionally Large Ears. Very Little Is Known About The Species

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Some call them mistakes, Bob Ross calls them happy accidents, but this Instagram page just went the direct route—World’s Strangest Wildlife. It leaves no room for debate as to what you’ll be getting, but the actual critters may leave you more than thoroughly intrigued. 

From land to sea, the page is dedicated to sharing “the most rare, beautiful, and strangest creatures and plants of the world,” as said in the bio. So far, they’ve accumulated 5,690 followers eager to get their dose of Mother Nature’s experimental laboratory of secretive creations. 

Although these creations may seem intriguing, albeit a little unusual, one must not forget that nature is never black and white; there are a lot of secretive behaviors that wildlife partake in whilst we’re sitting at our desks at work, unaware of the magic. 

#2 Quokka: Deemed The World’s Happiest Animal, The Quokka Is Also Known As The Short-Tailed Scrub Wallaby

It is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. It is the only member of the genus Setonix. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal

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#3 Frogmouth Bird: They Are Named For Their Large Flattened Hooked Bill And Huge Frog-Like Gape, Which They Use To Capture Insects

Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day

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Fact Animal, authored by Dan Sharp, a UK-based animal expert, enthusiast and researcher, has made a list of 101 of the greatest animal facts, so I think these will pair very nicely with all of the strange and wondrous pictures you’re already enjoying. 

Can you believe that the loudest animal in the world is a mere 2 cm long (0.78 inch) prawn? The pistol shrimp is capable of snapping its claw shut so rapidly that it creates a bubble which collapses to produce a sonic blast, louder than a Concorde’s sonic boom. The shock wave can reach 230 decibels, which is louder than the sound of a gunshot.

#4 Dumbo Octopus

The name "dumbo" originates from their resemblance to the title character of Disney's 1941 film Dumbo, having a prominent ear-like fin which extends from the mantle above each eye. There are 15 species recognized in the genus. Prey include crustaceans, bivalves, worms and copepods. The average life span of various Grimpoteuthis species is 3 to 5 years

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#5 Mary River Turtle: The One With The Green “Mohawk” Hair (Actually Algae) Is An Australian Species That Split From Other Living Species About 40 Million Years Ago

It has special organs in its cloaca that allow it to draw oxygen from the water. It can stay underwater for up to three days

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#6 Puss Mouth Catepillar: The Larvae Of The Puss Moth Caterpillar Is Said To Resemble A Persian Cat, Contributing The “Puss” To The Name Of This Intimidating Caterpillar

If the off-putting appearance of this insect were not enough, it also happens to be one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America

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What if I told you that the world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark, bear, or tiger, but a mere mosquito? According to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year by mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. 

To prevent yourself from falling prey to these annoying buzzing critters, Mass.gov recommends using insect repellents any time you are outdoors, wearing long-sleeved clothing, repairing damaged window and door screens so those pesky buggers can’t get in, and removing any standing water sources from around your home, so they can’t breed. 

#7 The Okapi Is A Giraffid Artiodactyl Mammal Native To The Northeast Of The Congo In Central Africa

Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. It has a long neck, and large and flexible ears. Its coat is a chocolate to reddish brown, much in contrast with the white horizontal stripes and rings on the legs and white ankles

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#8 The Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus Blanchardi, Is A Small But Ferocious Fish Which Has A Large Mouth And Aggressive Territorial Behavior, For Which It Has Been Given Its Common Name

When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. This allows them to determine which is the larger fish, which establishes dominance

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#9 Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew: One Of The 17 Species Of Elephant Shrew Found Only In Africa

The Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew,(Rhynchocyon Petersi) The Black And Rufous Sengi, Or The Zanj Elephant Shrew, is native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Like other members of the genus Rhynchocyon, it is a relatively large species, with adults averaging about 28 cm (11 in) in length and 450-700 g (1.0-1.5 lb) in weight

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Getting back to interesting animal facts: Flamingos are not pink. They are born gray; however, their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink. Wish we as humans could just eat something and change color–oh wait, we can!

Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange. “Carrots can, in fact, cause an orangish yellow skin pigmentation,” says Dr. Lady Dy, a dermatologist with the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. “It’s called carotenemia and is often most noticeable on thick skin like the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet.” 

The orangish-yellow discoloration is a result of excess beta-carotene in the blood. Other foods that can cause increased pigmentation include squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and even dried apricots. All these foods are high in beta-carotene. So if you’ve always wanted to be a Simpsons character, there is still hope for you! 

#10 Harpy Eagle: The Harpy Eagle (Harpia Harpyja) Is A Neotropical Species Of Eagle

It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found throughout its range, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer

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#11 The Red-Lipped Batfish Or Galapagos Batfish Is A Fish Of Unusual Morphology Found Around The Galapagos Islands And Off Peru At Depths Of 3 To 76 M (10 To 249 Ft)

Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish, which are found near Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly adapted pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches maturity, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection (thought to function primarily as a lure for prey). Like other anglerfish, the red-lipped batfish has a structure on its head known as illicium. This structure is employed for attracting prey

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#12 Maratus Volans: Commonly Known As The Peacock Spider, Due To The Brightly Colored, Circular Flap In The Male’s Abdomen

Just like an actual peacock, the male of this diminutive species raises this flap like a colorful fan and uses it to catch the female’s attention (they have extremely acute eyesight, as do most jumping spiders); it also vibrates its hind legs and abdomen for a more dramatic effect. Another common trait with the peacock is that the male Maratus will sometimes court several females at the same time. Until recently, it was thought that the male peacock spider was capable of gliding through the air; according to some, it would extend the flap when leaping, and therefore increase its jumping distance, hence its name (volans means “flying”). Today we know that the flap is for display purposes only. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome

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The last interesting fact about the animal kingdom comes from McGill University. Back in 1996, it was found that koalas have a lot more in common with us humans than meets the eye. Their fingerprints very closely resemble those of humans, which is exceptionally interesting as koalas are evolutionarily distant from humans. 

It turns out that fingerprints are an excellent example of convergent evolution, or different species developing similar traits independently from each other. They seem to serve two purposes: First, they aid in grip; Second, they increase the sensitivity of touch, allowing for a finer level of perception. 

Police aren’t exactly worried about koala bank robbers, but it is possible that koala fingerprints could be found incidentally at a crime scene and be mistaken for a human’s, making it pretty difficult to find a match. Good thing koalas can’t read, otherwise this might lead to an increase in bank robberies. Tough times for us all, innit? 

#13 Mantis Shrimp Or Stomatopods Are Marine Crustaceans, The Members Of The Order Stomatopoda

Most species can grow to around 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length, though a few species reach up to 38 cm (15 in). The largest ever caught has a length of 46 cm (18 in) in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida of USA. They sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike

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#14 This “Troll-Haired” Bug Is One Of The Coolest-Looking Insects We’ve Ever Seen

The tiny unidentified creature, which is only 5 millimeters long, was found in the Suriname rainforest by ecologists who discovered 60 new species on a research expedition in 2012. This photo of the planthopper was featured on National Geographic. The bug’s wild “hairdo” is actually waxy secretions from its abdomen that are thought to be a defense mechanism to distract predators from its more vulnerable parts, according to conservation biologist Trond Larsen. “It could be that they fool a predator into attacking the wrong part of the insect, and the wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety,” The rainforest in southern Suriname is “among the most remote and unexplored tracts of rainforest left on the earth."

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#15 Lowland Streaked Tenrec: They Are Endemic To Madagascar

These unusual insectivores form a rather diverse. Tenrecinae resemble a cross between a shrew and a hedgehog: their snouts are long and pointed, while the coat exhibits spines. The Lowland streaked tenrecs are distinguished by two main features: the first is a rather long, black colored nose, which is longer than that of other small sized insectivores, including hedgehogs, mice and shrews; the other feature is black colored coat, displaying yellow stripes and bright yellow spine crests, located over the top of their head and acting as a mean of self-defense against predators

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Regardless of it all, the strange facts and the strange-looking creatures, there’s charm in that strangeness. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different species, different colors, different shapes and sizes? It definitely makes for a more interesting world for aliens to visit! 

Dear Pandas, please enjoy the rest of the list, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites! Are there any other creatures that you know of that didn’t make the list? Leave them in the comments below and I shall see you in the next one! 

#16 The Emperor Tamarin, Also Known As The Brockway Monkey, (Saguinus Imperator)

Species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The fur of the emperor tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders

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#17 A Salp (Plural Salps) Or Salpa (Plural Salpae Or Salpas) Is A Barrel-Shaped, Planktonic Tunicate

It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. Salp jet propulsion is one of the most efficient in the animal kingdom. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton

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#18 Native To A Remote Region Of China, This Tiny Mammal, Known As The Ili Pika, Doesn't Know It's A Member Of An Endangered Species, And Neither Do Most People

Rarer, and some would argue cuter, than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. It was photographed for the first time in two decades last year (2014)

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#19 The Atlantic Wolffish Is Also Known As The Seawolf, Atlantic Catfish, Ocean Catfish, Devil Fish, Wolf Eel

Numbers of the Atlantic wolffish are diminishing rapidly thought to be due to overfishing, they live in cold waters and have a natural antifreeze in their blood

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#20 The Aye-Aye Is A Lemur, A Strepsirrhine Primate Native To Madagascar That Combines Rodent-Like Teeth And A Special Thin Middle Finger To Fill The Same Ecological Niche As A Woodpecker

It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within

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#21 The Angler Fish Is Perhaps One Of The Most Fascinating And Bizarre Sea Creatures Known To Man

Not only known for its wily predation techniques (re: possessing a spine that grows its own glowing fleshy mass, which the fish wiggles about to lure in other predatory sea creatures that it will ultimately devour), the angler fish’s mating habits are rather unique. When scientists first discovered the angler, for instance, they noticed that almost all of those observed were female…and that these specimens had what appeared to be some sort of parasitic growth attached to their lower parts. Turns out that those “parasites” were actually just greatly reduced male angler fish, whose puny size means that the male angler fish’s sole objective in life is to find and mate with a female. Once they do find a female partner, male anglers quickly bite into the female’s skin and thus fuse them together–so much so that all that is discernible of the male angler fish are two globular growths on the female’s skin: its gonads. From this point on, the male’s life literally depends on its female host, as they share a circulatory system. And, well, just about everything else. When the female is ready to mate, the male pays his dues by providing her with sperm on the spot so that she might impregnate herself

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#22 Flower Mantises Are Those Species Of Praying Mantis That Mimic Flowers

Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in which a predator's colours and patterns lure prey. Most species of flower mantis are in the family Hymenopodidae. Their behaviour varies, but typically involves climbing a plant until they reach a suitable flower, and then staying still until a prey insect comes within range. Many of these mantises have deimatic displays to startle or put off potential predators

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#23 Crocodile Icefish

It is unique in the animal world thanks to its astonishingly clear blood. The fish has no scales, and its blood contains no haemoglobin, the substance that makes blood red. The rare icefish can flourish in part because of the high oxygen content of the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. It has also developed the ability to use blood plasma to circulate oxygen through the body

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#24 The Capybara Is The Largest Rodent In The World

Close relatives are guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, chinchillas, and the coypu. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat, hide and also for a grease from its thick fatty skin which is used in the pharmaceutical trade.

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#25 The Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus Manul), Also Called Manul, Is A Small Wild Cat With A Broad But Fragmented Distribution In The Grasslands And Montane Steppes Of Central Asia

It is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. The Pallas's cat is about the size of a domestic cat. The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plush

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#26 The Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Very little is known about this moth but it is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Muslin Moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace

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#27 The Panda Ant

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda

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#28 The Kakapo Is A Critically Endangered Species With Only About 125 Left

It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A combination of traits make it unique among its kind; it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

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#29 Barreleyes, Also Known As Spook Fish Are Small Deep-Sea Argentiniform Fish Found In Tropical-To-Temperate Waters Of The Atlantic, Pacific, And Indian Oceans

These fish are named for their barrel-shaped, tubular eyes, which are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey; however, according to Robison and Reisenbichler, these fish are capable of directing their eyes forward, as well. Their eyes are enclosed within a large transparent dome of soft tissue

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#30 The Tufted Deer Is A Small Species Of Deer Characterized By A Prominent Tuft Of Black Hair On Its Forehead And Fang-Like Canines For The Males

It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China northeastern Myanmar and have been recently seen in Afghanistan after it last appearance 60 years ago. Although suffering from overhunting and habitat loss, this deer is not considered to be endangered. It is restricted to forested mountain habitat up to 4500 m above sea level, making study difficult

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#31 Pacu: A Common Species Of Omnivorous South American Freshwater Fish That Appear To Have Human Teeth

They are related to the piranha. Pacu and piranha do not have similar teeth, the main difference being jaw alignment; piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth in a pronounced underbite, whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, like a human, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. Additionally, full-grown pacu are much larger than piranha, reaching up to 0.9 m (3 feet) and 25 kg (55 pounds) in the wild

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#32 Mexican Salamander(Axolotls) Or A Mexican Walking Fish, Is A Neotenic Salamander, Closely Related To The Tiger Salamander

Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled. As of 2010, wild axolotls were near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution. They are currently listed by CITES as an endangered species and by IUCN as critically endangered in the wild, with a decreasing population. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls were also sold as food in Mexican markets and were a staple in the Aztec diet.

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#33 Hydrocynus Goliath, Also Known As The Goliath Tigerfish, Giant Tigerfish, Or Mbenga, Is An African Predatory Freshwater Fish

This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) and a weight of 15.5 kilograms (34 lb). A number of incidents have been reported in The Congo of this fish attacking humans. This seems to be the result of disturbances and flashing objects in the water that makes the fish mistake a human for a large fish. This reputation, combined with its strength, has earned it an almost mythical status among anglers, and it has been called the "greatest freshwater gamefish in the world. According to locals living near the river, the evil spirit "mbenga" would enter the fish and make it attack people

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#34 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified

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#35 Cute Or Strange?

The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago

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#36 A Nudibranch Is A Group Of Soft-Bodied, Marine Gastropod Mollusks Which Shed Their Shells After Their Larval Stage

They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. Currently, about 2,300 valid species of nudibranchs are known. Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs

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#37 The Maned Wolf Is The Largest Canid Of South America

Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog"). This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees

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#38 Theridion Grallator, Also Known As The Happy Face Spider, Is A Spider In The Family Theridiidae

Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi (face-patterned spider). Certain morphs have a pattern resembling a smiley face or a grinning clown face on their yellow body. Each spider has a unique pattern, and the patterns differ from island to island. Some lack markings altogether. The variation is possibly a kind of camouflage against birds, their only natural enemies of significance, to counteract pattern recognition by predators. As the pattern may change according to what food the spider has eaten. It is very small, hides during the day, and is thus not a significant prey item for any species of predator, it is more likely that the bizarre variety of patterns serves no significant adaptive purpose at all

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#39 This Strange Fish (Yes, It Is A Fish!) That Looks More Like A Gigantic Rock Or Fossil Is Actually The Heaviest Known Bony Fish In The World

The Mola Mola, as the Ocean Sunfish is also known can grow up to 1.8 – 3.3m (5.9- 10.8 ft) and can weigh a staggering 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs)! Native to temperate and tropical waters around the World, this Pelagic fish can swim to depths of about 600 m (2,000 ft). This monster of a fish is seemingly docile towards humans and many divers have enjoyed the company of the Ocean Sunfish while Scuba diving. The fish however is not so loved by boaters as there have been instances of sunfish colliding with boats while surfacing causing significant damage to the boats. Ocean Sunfish can even jump out the water at the surface up to a height 10 feet (3 meters) in the air and land with a splash to shake off parasites that infest their skin

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#40 The Malayan Tapir, Also Called The Asian Tapir, Is The Largest Of The Five Species Of Tapir And The Only One Native To Asia

The animal is easily identified by its markings, most notably the light-colored patch that extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The rest of its hair is black, except for the tips of its ears, which, as with other tapirs, are rimmed with white. This pattern is for camouflage; the disrupted coloration makes it more difficult to recognize it as a tapir, and other animals may mistake it for a large rock rather than prey when it is lying down to sleep. When they are born, the babies are striped

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#41 Pink Sea Through Fantasia Is An Incredible Creature That Was Only Recently Discovered

It is a previously unknown species of free swimming sea cucumber. The aptly named Pink Sea Through Cucumber was found in the Celebes Sea. This is a remote area of the western Pacific Ocean. The area is bordered by the Sulu Archipelago, Mindanao Island of the Philippines, the Sangihe Islands, Sulawesi, and by Indonesia. The Pink Sea Through Fantasia was discovered dwelling at a depth of approximately 8,200 ft. (2,500 m.). The amazing creature was discovered by a team of scientists and underwater photographers. They were from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. The experts were working in conjunction with others on a research expedition. Virtually no data is available on this creature to date

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#42 A Tarsier Is A Small Primate, Weighing Around 150g

It has remarkably large eyes, each one the same size and weight as its brain. A tarsier's hindlimb length is the result of elongation of the foot's tarsal bones, unique among mammals. This clever adaptation gives it the longest hindlimbs of any mammal relative to body length, without loss of dexterity. There are fewer than ten species of tarsier, all similarly adept at leaping and clinging. Once attached to tree they can be incredibly difficult to remove. Once widespread, tarsiers were once found in North America, Europe and Asia. Today their range is restricted to the forested archipelagos of southeast Asia

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#43 Mwanza Flat Headed Agama Lizard Or The Spider-Man Agama, Because Of Its Coloration, Is A Lizard In The Family Agamidae, Found In Tanzania, Rwanda, And Kenya

It lives in semideserts and can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks or kopjes. The male's head, neck, and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. The female is mostly brown and is difficult to distinguish from female agamas of other species. The species has become a fashionable pet due to its coloration, which resembles the comic-book superhero Spider-Man

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#44 Shoebill Bird: The Shoebill Also Known As Whalehead Or Shoe-Billed Stork, Is A Very Large Stork-Like Bird

It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia

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#45 Brahmin Moth Caterpillar

From the family of insects called Brahmaidae, it’s hard to imagine why such a bizarre looking thing exists, or what possible reason it has to look like this in its caterpillar stage. Some believe that the spindles on their heads help them blend in with the twigs and small branches found of foliage. Certainly, when they are moths, they are perfectly camouflaged for trees. Also, once they turn into moths, they have a wingspan that can reach up to 20cm (just over 7 inches)

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#46 Deep-Sea Hatchetfishes Are Small Deep-Sea Mesopelagic Ray-Finned Fish

There are about 45 species of hatchetfish that vary in size from one to six inches. They are most well known for their extremely thin bodies that resemble the blade of a hatchet and ability to create their own light through a process called bioluminescence. These special light-producing organs are known as photophores, which run along the length of the body. Scientists predict that they can adjust the intensity of their lights to make them nearly invisible from predators. Hatchetfish are found in most temperate waters around the world and at depths ranging from 180 to 1,370 metres

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#47 Fan Horned Beetle

This small family has not been well studied in Australia and as a result little is known of their biology and ecology. There are only 6 species of Rhipiceridae in Australia and all belong to the genus Rhipicera. Adults range in size from 10 to 25 millimetres in length and can be recognised by their large fan-like antennae. The antennae of males are unusual in that they have more than 20 segments and arise from small knob-like prominences. Most species are grey-black in colour with white spots on the elytra and pronotum, formed by patches of hair

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#48 Umbonia Spinosa

These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists

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#49 Long Horned Orb Weaver Spider

This is the type of creature that’s cool to see in photos but you never want to see in your home. The long-horned orb weaver spider has eight eyes and long, horn-looking spines protruding from its abdomen. This particular spider can be found in the forests and fields of Asia

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#50 The Gerenuk Is A Long-Necked Species Of Antelope Found In Dry Thorn Shrubland And Desert In The Horn Of Africa And The African Great Lakes Region

The Gerenuk, Litocranius Walleri, Also Known As The Waller's Gazelle. The word gerenuk comes from the word in the Somali language, Garanuug, meaning "giraffe-necked". Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope

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#51 Meet The Snake-Mimicking Butterfly (Dynastor Darius)

While this slick master of disguise may show off impeccable imitation skills, prior to taking on this serpentine appearance it was simply a furry, nondescript caterpillar, and it looked pretty much how you would expect any old caterpillar to look.To enter into the pupal stage, D. darius must form a chrysalis to kickstart its metamorphosis into a snake-mime. The protective case in which the butterfly larva liquefies itself does bear a strong resemblance to the carnivorous reptiles, much like the galled face of a Metapod. The pods hang from leaves in the forests of Trinidad for up to 13 days. While the insect changeling is immobile this sly animal trickery can ward off potential predators, such as birds, fooling them into thinking that the unmoving pod is the head of a potential predator

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#52 The Flemish Giant Is A Semi-Arch Type Rabbit With Its Back Arch Starting In Back Of The Shoulders Giving A "Mandolin" Shape

The body of a Flemish Giant Rabbit is long and powerful, with relatively broad hindquarters. The fur of the Flemish Giant is known to be glossy and dense. When stroked from the hindquarters to the head, the fur will roll back to its original position. Bucks have a broad, massive head in comparison to does, and can take 1.5 years to reach full maturity. Flemish Giant Rabbits weigh 15 pounds on average, though the biggest ones can weigh up to 22 lb, and the longest one on record (in fact, holding the record for the longest rabbit in the world of any kind), measured about 32 inches long

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#53 The World's Smallest Species Of Snake, With Adults Averaging Just Less Than Four Inches In Length, Has Been Identified On The Caribbean Island Of Barbados

The species, which is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to rest comfortably on a U.S. quarter. L. carlae is thought to feed primarily on a diet of termites and ant larvae. Threadsnakes are oviparous, laying eggs to reproduce. The female of this snake species produces only one large egg at a time. The emerging offspring is about half the length of the mother

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#54 The Three-Horned Chameleon, Also Known As Johnston’s Chameleon, Is An East-African Species, Endemic To Uganda, Rwanda And The Drc

Males and females can easily be differentiated by the presence or absence of this chameleon’s three characteristic horns. As with most chameleons, this species is capable of changing their coloration. Camouflage is one of the known factors which regulates chameleons coloration

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#55 Feather Stars Are Invertebrates (Class Crinoidea) Of The Phylum Echinodermata

The arms, which have feathery fringes and can be used for swimming, usually number five. Feather stars use their grasping “legs” (called cirri) to perch on sponges, corals, or other substrata and feed on drifting microorganisms, trapping them in the sticky arm grooves. Feather stars occur chiefly on rocky bottoms in shallow water. They are most abundant from the Indian Ocean to Japan, where Tropiometra is the commonest genus. Antedon is the best known genus in the Atlantic

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#56 Devil’s Flower Mantis: These Mantises Are Very Good At Mimicking The Flowers They Sit On

They will wait completely still until prey arrives, which they will then snatch right up. They like to eat flies, moths, butterflies and beetles. Thousands of these insects are sold as pets every year!

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#57 Bush Babies, Also Called Galagos, Are Small, Saucer-Eyed Primates That Spend Most Of Their Lives In Trees

At least 20 species of galago are known, though some experts believe many are yet to be discovered. Also known as nagapies, which means “night monkeys” in Afrikaans, all galagos are considered nocturnal

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#58 The Glass Frog

Yes, you can see its unborn offspring THROUGH ITS FLESH. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name

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#59 Dugong Is A Medium-Sized Marine Mammal

It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee use fresh water to some degree. The dugong is largely dependent on seagrass communities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support seagrass meadows, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels, the waters of large inshore islands and inter-reefal waters. The northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay are believed to be the dugong's contemporary stronghold. The dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hind limbs. The forelimbs or flippers are paddle-like . The dugong is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. Its snout is sharply downturned, an adaptation for feeding in benthic seagrass communities. The molar teeth are simple and peg-like unlike the more elaborate molar dentition of manatees

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#60 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified. The thorny dragon also features a spiny "false head" on the back of its neck, and the lizard presents this to potential predators by dipping its real head. The "false head" is made of soft tissue

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#61 The Pangolin Is A Mammal Of The Order Pholidota

They have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin. The pangolin is the only known mammal with this adaptation. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long, specially adapted tongues. They tend to be solitary animals, meeting only to mate and produce a litter of one to three offspring which are raised for about two years. Pangolins are threatened by hunting (for their meat and armor) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats. They are the most trafficked mammal in the world

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#62 Zebra Duiker Is A Type Of Small Antelope

It can be found only in the certain parts of West Africa: in the eastern parts of Liberia, on the Ivory Coast and in the Sierra Leone. Zebra duiker prefers a life in dense vegetation of rainforests. Number of zebra duiker declined for 30% compared to original population due to extensive habitat loss and hunt in the last couple of years. Local people hunt zebra duiker because of its meat. These animals are listed as vulnerable. If the current tempo of extinction continues, they will soon become endangered

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#63 The Mata Mata Is Strictly An Aquatic Species But It Prefers Standing In Shallow Water Where Its Snout Can Reach The Surface To Breathe

The Mata Mata inhabits slow moving, blackwater streams, stagnant pools, marshes, and swamps ranging into Northern Bolivia, Eastern Peru, Ecuador, Eastern Colombia, Venezuela, The Guianas, and Northern and Central Brazil

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#64 The Platypus, Also Known As The Duck-Billed Platypus Is A Semiaquatic Egg-Laying Mammal Endemic To Eastern Australia, Including Tasmania

Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans

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#65 Can You Spot The Gecko?

Satanic Leaf tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticas) There are few geckos as bizarre and as fascinating as the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phatantasicas), also referred to as “Phants” for short. These geckos' remarkable ability to mimic a leaf has captivated reptile hobbyists for decades. Originally described by George Albert Boulenger in 1888, Uroplatus phantasticas occurs in the tropical forests of the central to north east coast of Madagascar

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#66 Everyone, Meet Bocydium Globulare

Better known as the Brazilian treehopper, B. globulare excels at living a solitary life, hanging out on the leaves of glory bushes, and head-sphering its way into your nightmares. The first thing you may notice about the treehopper is the odd antenna-like round appendages on its head. They look like eyes, but they are simply ornamental and without a real function. Although it’s possible that the globe-like appendages are there to deter predators

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#67 The Saiga Antelope Is A Critically Endangered Antelope That Originally Inhabited A Vast Area Of The Eurasian Steppe Zone

Today, the dominant subspecies is only found in one location in Russia and three areas in Kazakhstan. It is extinct in People's Republic of China and southwestern Mongolia. It was hunted extensively in Romania and Moldova until it became extinct in those regions in the end of the 18th century

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#68 The Star-Nosed Mole Is A Small Mole Found In Moist Low Areas Of Eastern Canada And The Northeastern United States

The star-nosed mole is easily identified by the twenty-two pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer's organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer's organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations

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#69 An Independent Researcher Has Described A Spectacular Red, White, And Blue Crayfish Just In Time For The Fourth Of July

The new species, named Cherax pulcher, was first discovered in Japanese pet shops by Christian Lukhaup before he finally tracked down the animal to creeks in remote West Papua, Indonesia. "These creeks aren't named on any map so they're really not easy to find. It also didn't help that the tribal locals were really protective," Christian told the Mirror. "Once I'd found some crayfish inside a cave, I turned around and saw them standing there with bows and arrows pointing at me. I had to put them down. It seems, the tribes relate the crayfish with pregnancy, and they thought if I took them no women would have children again." Eventually, though, he was able to gather some specimens and describe the species in a recent paper published in ZooKeys in May. Lukhaup found that the males of the species were more brightly colored than the females and gave the species the name Pulcher, which means beautiful in Latin

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#70 Glaucus Atlanticus (Common Names Include The Sea Swallow, Blue Angel, Blue Glaucus, Blue Dragon, Blue Sea Slug And Blue Ocean Slug) Is A Species Of Small, Blue Sea Slug, A Pelagic Aeolid Nudibranch, A Shell-Less Gastropod Mollusk In The Family Glaucidae

These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea

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#71 Horseshoe Crabs Are Marine Arthropods Of The Family Limulidae And Order Xiphosura Or Xiphosurida, That Live Primarily In And Around Shallow Ocean Waters On Soft Sandy Or Muddy Bottoms

They occasionally come onto shore to mate. They are commonly used as bait and in fertilizer. In recent years, a decline in the population has occurred as a consequence of coastal habitat destruction in Japan and overharvesting along the east coast of North America. Tetrodotoxin may be present in the roe of species inhabiting the waters of Thailand. Because of their origin 450 million years ago (Mya), horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils

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#72 The Grey Crowned Crane Is A Bird In The Crane Family Gruidae

It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes in Uganda and Kenya and as far south as South Africa. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species

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#73 The Marabou Stork Is A Large Wading Bird In The Stork Family Ciconiidae

It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially waste tips. It is sometimes called the "undertaker bird" due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of "hair"

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#74 Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the family Dasypodidae, recognized by a bony armor shell). This desert-adapted animal is endemic to central Argentina and can be found inhabiting sandy plains, dunes, and scrubby grasslands

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#75 Members Of The Genus Cephalotes, Often Called "Turtle" Ants, Are More Or Less Living Corks, Their Heads Shaped To Perfectly Seal Off The Entrance To The Colony

Rather than constructing one of their own, these ants typically colonize the abandoned tunnels of wood-boring beetles, their plug-faces adapted to just the right size for just the right beetle burrows. In addition to their highly specialized headgear, some Cephalotes are also adapted for gliding, their aerodynamic bodies allowing them to swoop back to their home tree should they fall from its higher branches

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#76 The Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella Pygmaea) Is A Small New World Monkey Native To Rainforests Of The Western Amazon Basin In South America

It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz). It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist. About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including a dominant male, a breeding female, and up to four successive litters of offspring. The modal size of a standard stable troop would be 6 individuals.Although most groups consist of family members, some may also include 1-2 additional adult members. Members of the group communicate using a complex system including vocal, chemical, and visual signals. There are three main calling signals that depend on the distance the call needs to travel. These monkeys may also make visual displays when threatened or to show dominance

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#77 An English Angora Rabbit

The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), present day Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid-18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking

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#78 Tardigrades (Also Known As Waterbears Or Moss Piglets) Are Water-Dwelling, Segmented Micro-Animals, With Eight Legs

Since 1778, over 1,150 tardigrade species have been identified. Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments. For example, they can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water (100 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce

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#79 The Fossa Is The Largest Mammalian Carnivore On The Island Of Madagascar And Has Been Compared To A Small Cougar

Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5 and 8.6 kg (12 and 19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semiretractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree. The fossa is unique within its family for the shape of its genitalia, which share traits with those of cats and hyenas

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#80 Passiflora, Known Also As The Passion Flowers Or Passion Vines, Is A Genus Of About 500 Species Of Flowering Plants, The Namesakes Of The Family Passifloraceae

They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed

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#81 The Proboscis Monkey Or Long-Nosed Monkey, Known As The Bekantan In Indonesia, Is A Reddish-Brown Arboreal Old World Monkey That Is Endemic To The Southeast Asian Island Of Borneo

This species co-exists with the Bornean orangutan. The monkey also goes by the Malay name monyet belanda ("Dutch monkey"), or even orang belanda ("Dutchman"), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses. This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of its unusually large nose

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#82 Indian Purple Frog Is A Frog Species Belonging To The Family Sooglossidae

It can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Names in English that also have been used for this species are purple frog or pignose frog. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, Nasikabatrachus is thought to have evolved separately for millions of years. Its discovery also adds to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime well after the breakup of Gondwana had started

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#83 The Giant Weta Is The Heaviest Insect In The World

Dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, the giant weta has not changed much, and has grown so large that they can’t jump. In total there are eleven species of giant weta, and they are unique to the country of New Zealand. Often referred to as the worlds largest insect, or the largest insect on earth, the giant weta can measure 4 in. in length not including the legs and antennae. The giant weta is a nationally endangered species of New Zealand, and the country has invested in launching breeding programs to help reestablish the giant weta after human interaction and the introduction of nonnative species to their habitats

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#84 Patagonian Mara: A Relatively Large Rodent In The Mara Genus

It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs

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#85 The Seahorse

It is a simple story that we have all heard before: Boy meets girl. Boy courts girl. Boy and girl fall in love, get married. Boy gets pregnant. Yes, you heard correctly! Male seahorses accept the eggs, fertilize them and carry the eggs to term. In fact, the seahorse is the only animal where the male becomes truly pregnant. So, how does this even work? The female inserts her oviduct (where anywhere from 50-1500 eggs will travel through) into the male’s specially adapted brood pouch (located on his abdomen). When the eggs are in place, the male fertilizes them and clings to a nearby plant and proceeds to wait a few weeks for the eggs to mature. Every morning during the gestation period, the female seahorse will visit the male and engage in a greeting ritual that lasts for several minutes, before leaving once again. After a few weeks, the male will give birth to live young at night, and then return to his mate the following morning for the next batch of eggs

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#86 The Goblin Shark Is A Rare Species Of Deep-Sea Shark

Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably larger. Goblin sharks inhabit upper continental slopes, submarine canyons, and seamounts throughout the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles

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#87 Hickory Horned Devils: With Their Spiky Horns And Impressive Length (Up To 6 Inches), Mature Hickory Horned Devils Can Be Rather Intimidating Creatures

These caterpillars are harmless, however, and they spend all summer feeding on leaves of such trees as hickory, walnut, pecan, persimmon, sumac or sweet gum. They molt as they grow, changing from the original black to brown, then tan and finally to green. In the fall, hickory horned devils stop eating and descend from the trees. At this time they are in danger of being eaten by copperheads waiting below. If the plump caterpillars don’t become snake snack food, they burrow down into the ground and change into shiny brown pupae. The pupae remain underground for one or two winters. In the spring, the adult royal walnut moth (or regal moth) emerges. This beautiful, orange-striped moth with yellow markings has a wingspan of up to 5½ inches

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#88 The Longhorn Cowfish Inhabit The Reefs Of The Indo-Pacific, Usually In The Less Turbid Waters

The body is tan to yellow and covered with white and blue dots, and is occasionally referred to as the Yellow Boxfish. Adults are reef fish, often solitary and territorial, live around sand or rubble bottom up to a depth of 50 m. They are omnivorous, feeding upon benthic algae, various microorganisms, and foraminiferans that it strains from sediments, sponges, polychaete worms from sand flats, mollusks, small crustaceans, and small fishes, able to feed on benthic invertebrates by blowing jets of water into the sandy substrate

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#89 The Ornate Horned Frog (Ceratophrys Ornata) Is One Of Several Species Of Horned Frogs Native To The Tropical And Montane Rain Forests

A few species of Ceratophrys can be found in more arid regions. Native to Northern Argentina, Uruguay and the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil, these carnivorous amphibians become very large. Their current popular name of "Pac-man Frog" eloquently describes their appearance when they lunge at prey: they appear to be all mouth. These frogs have exceptionally fast growth rates: within two weeks of hatching they have metamorphosed into their adult frog form. Ornates have round, plump body shapes with little demarcation between their wide head and body. Their mouths are as wide as their heads and are equipped with strong gripping jaws and a wide, pink fleshy tongue

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#90 Colugos Are Arboreal Gliding Mammals Found In Southeast Asia

Just two extant species make up the entire family Cynocephalidae. They are the most capable gliders of all gliding mammals, using flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower locations. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs, though they are not true lemurs

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#91 Chapin's Free-Tailed Bat Is A Relatively Small Species

Measuring 8 to 12 cm (3.1 to 4.7 in) in length, including a 3 cm (1.2 in) tail, and weighing around 10 g (0.35 oz). The body has pale cinnamon-brown or greyish fur that fades to near-white towards the middle of the belly. The wings are white or pale brown in colour. A distinctive "Mohawk" or crest of hair rises from a small lappet between the ears. This is relatively small and bland in females, but is three times larger, at up to 15 mm (0.59 in) long, and striking bi-coloured in males, being reddish chestnut at the base, and whitish above. The crest is especially well developed in breeding males, and helps to disperse scent from a gland at its base

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#92 Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the "yeti lobster" or "yeti crab"

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#93 The Northern Bald Ibis, Or Waldrapp Is One Of The Rarest Birds On The Planet

It's a migratory bird found in barren, semi-desert or rocky habitats, often close to running water. This 70–80 cm (28–31 in) glossy black ibis, which, unlike other members of the ibis family, is non-wading, has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, curved red bill. The northern bald ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa, southern and central Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. There are believed to be about 500 wild birds remaining in southern Morocco, and fewer than 10 in Syria, where it was rediscovered in 2002

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#94 The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus), Or African Painted Dog, Is A Canid Native To Sub-Saharan Africa

The African wild dog is a highly social animal, living in packs with separate dominance hierarchies for males and females. Uniquely among social carnivores, it is the females rather than the males that scatter from the natal pack once sexually mature, and the young are allowed to feed first on carcasses. Like other canids, it regurgitates food for its young, but this action is also extended to adults, to the point of being the bedrock of African wild dog social life. It has few natural predators, though lions are a major source of mortality

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#95 These Bats Are Known As Megabats, Fruit Bats, Old World Fruit Bats, Or Flying Foxes

They are the largest bats in the world. They are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia, and are absent from northwest Africa and southwest Australia. Compared to insectivorous bats, fruit bats are relatively large and, with some exceptions, do not navigate by echolocation. They are herbivores and rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to locate food. Most fruit bats are larger than insectivorous bats or Microchiroptera. The largest attain a wingspan of 1.7 m (5.6 ft), weighing in at up to 1.6 kg (3.5 lb). Most fruit bats have large eyes, allowing them to orient themselves visually in twilight and inside caves and forests

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#96 Blobfish: The Blobfish Is A Deep Sea Fish Of The Family Psychrolutidae

It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. Blobfish are typically shorter than 30 cm. They live at depths between 600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it such as deep-ocean crustaceans

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#97 Sea Pigs Are In Fact A Type Of Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, a group of marine animals that includes sea urchins and starfish.Sea pigs are found in all the world’s oceans. In some areas, they comprise more than 95% of the total weight of animals on the deep-sea floor. Despite their abundance, most people will never see a sea pig, as they live in the coldest and deepest parts of the ocean

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#98 Because It Remains Buried Most Of Its Life, The Common Ant-Lion Is All But Invisible

Brought to the surface it reveals itself as one of the strangest creatures imaginable

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#99 The Giraffe Weevil Is A Weevil Species Endemic To The Forests Of Madagascar

it was discovered in 2008, hence little is known about it. As you have probably guessed, it's named this way due to having an extended neck, much like giraffes do. The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, meaning that there is a great phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. Specifically, males have a neck that is 2 to 3 times longer than their female counterparts. The extended neck is an adaptation that is used for intraspecific combat and nest building. Males have a length of almost an inch (2.5 cm), making them one of the longest Attelabidae species. Most of their body is black, except for their distinctive red elytra that cover their wings. The species is capable of flight

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#100 The Horned Guan (Oreophasis Derbianus) Is A Large, Approximately 85 Cm Long, Turkey-Like Bird With Glossed Black Upperparts Plumage, Red Legs, White Iris, Yellow Bill And A Red Horn On Top Of Head

The breast and upper belly are white, and its long tail feathers are black with white band near base. Both sexes are similar. The young is duller with smaller horn, and has brown tail and wings

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#101 Dracaena Cinnabari, The Socotra Dragon Tree Or Dragon Blood Tree, Is A Dragon Tree Native To The Socotra Archipelago In The Indian Ocean

The dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as "upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella". This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as "dragon's blood". When cut, it appears to bleed because of the color of the sap

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#102 Rafflesia Arnoldii: The Largest Flower In The World, This Parasitic Plant Can Bloom Over Three Feet Tall

Despite its alluring appearance, the plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of water

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#103 The Hercules Beetle (Dynastes Hercules) Is The Most Famous And The Largest Of The Rhinoceros Beetles

It is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. It is the largest of the six species in the Dynastes genus, and one of the largest beetles known, up to 17 cm (6.5 in) in size. They roam the forest floor in search of decaying fruit

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#104 The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus Reticulatus, Is A Species Of Wrasse, One Of The Largest, Native To The Western Pacific Ocean

It is only known from Korean Peninsula, China, Japan, and the Ogasawara Islands, where it inhabits rocky reef areas. It can reach 100 cm (39 in) in total length and the greatest weight recorded for this species is 14.7 kg (32 lb). This species is valued as a food fish in its native range

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#105 The Coconut Crab Is A Species Of Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Also Known As The Robber Crab Or Palm Thief

It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm; it has been extirpated from most areas with a significant human population, including mainland Australia and Madagascar

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#106 The Giant Isopod

This one is the largest of the existing isopods. “The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters

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#107 Scorpaenidae, The Scorpionfish, Are A Family Of Mostly Marine Fish That Includes Many Of The World's Most Venomous Species

As the name suggests, scorpionfish have a type of "sting" in the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. The family is a large one, with hundreds of members. They are widespread in tropical and temperate seas, but mostly found in the Indo-Pacific. These fish can be found in many different shapes and colors

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#108 The Strange Looking Chambered Nautilus Is The Most Famous, Large And Common Species Of Nautilus

It’s a mollusc and a close relative of the octopus, snail, squid and clam. It is considered to be a living fossil since it has remained virtually unchanged for the past 400 million years. The chambered nautilus can be found in tropical waters that extend from the Andaman Sea east to Fiji and from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef. This weird creature's habitat usually lies in locations where the coral reef slopes go down into deep waters

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#109 Recently, A Team From The Nautilus Live Expedition Happened Upon One Of The Most Fascinating-Looking Lifeforms In The World: A Rare, Purple Siphonophore

Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole. However, more than just its otherworldly shape, this specimen's purple coloring is said to be rather unusual as well

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#110 Scorpion Fly

The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger

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#111 Amblypygi Is An Order Of Invertebrate Animals Belonging To The Class Arachnida, In The Subphylum Chelicerata Of The Phylum Arthropoda

They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions, and others. Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the flagellum ("tail"). They are harmless to humans. Amblypygids possess no silk glands or venomous fangs. They rarely bite if threatened, but can grab fingers with pedipalps, resulting in thorn-like puncture injury

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#112 Japanese Spider Crab

It has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The males have the longer chelipeds; females have much shorter chelipeds, which are shorter than the following pair of legs. Apart from its outstanding size, the Japanese spider crab differs from other crabs in a number of ways. The first pleopods of males are unusually twisted, and its larvae appear primitive. The crab is orange, with white spots along the legs. It is reported to have a gentle disposition, despite its ferocious appearance

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#113 Doll's Eyes (White Baneberry) Is A Species Of Flowering Plant In The Genus Actaea, Of The Family Ranunculaceae, Native To Eastern North America

Its most striking feature is its fruit, a 1 cm diameter white berry, whose size, shape, and black stigma scar give the species its other common name, "doll's eyes". The berries ripen over the summer, turning into a fruit that persists on the plant until frost. Both the berries and the entire plant are considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant's primary seed dispersers

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#114 Peruvian Giant Yellow-Leg Centipede Or Amazonian Giant Centipede, Is One Of The Largest Centipedes Of The Genus Scolopendra With A Length Up To 30 Cm (12 In)

This species is found in various places in South America and the Caribbean, where it preys on a great variety of animals, including other sizable arthropods, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. These arthropods have surged in popularity among collectors of exotic pets. They are known to be very aggressive and nervous

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#115 The Gigantic Deepwater Worm Eel Was Discovered In The Verde Island Passage In The Philippines

The worm eel was named Pylorobranchus hearstorum after William and Margaret Hearst who funded the expedition. It is one of 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014. The worm eel is the largest of its kind. It is about 50 inches long from head to tail. This makes it about twice as long as other known worm eels. It is also about three times heavier than other worm eel species

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#116 The Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa Blondi) Is A Spider Belonging To The Tarantula Family Theraphosidae

It is the largest spider in the world. By leg-span, it is second to the giant huntsman spider, but it is the largest by mass. These spiders can have a leg span of up to 28 cm (11 in) and can weigh over 170 g (6.0 oz). Birdeaters are one of the few tarantula species that lack tibial spurs, located on the first pair of legs of most adult males. It is also called the Goliath bird-eating spider

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#117 Pyura Chilensisit Can Be Difficult To Believe, But These “Rocks” Are Living, Breathing Organisms

Their appearance allows them to blend into Chilean beaches and avoid predators. Interestingly, these creatures have both male and female organs and can breed individually. Pyura chilensis is a tunicate that somewhat resembles a mass of organs inside a rock. It is a filter feeder that eats by sucking in seawater and filtering out microorganisms

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#118 The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias Davidianus) Is The Largest Salamander And Largest Amphibian In The World

Reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely—if ever—reaches that size today. It is endemic to rocky, mountain streams and lakes in China. It also occurs in Taiwan, probably as a result of introduction. It is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and overcollection, as it is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been listed as one of the top 10 "focal species" in 2008 by the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project. The Chinese giant salamander is considered to be a “living fossil.” This species is classified as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List because of a massive population decline of more than 80% since the 1950s

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#119 Giant Japanese Hornet Is The Largest Species Of Hornet In The World

They grow up to a size of 2 inches. Every year up to 40 deaths is recorded by the sting of Japanese hornet. The venom of Japanese hornet makes an allergic reaction and dissolve tissues within the short time. The repeated stinging from the group of hornets also results in death. Japanese hornets are very aggressive and fearless in nature. Each colony of Japanese hornet contains 700 members. They feed on honey bee larvae in the larger amount, have the power to finish up to 40 honey bees in a minute

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#120 Lampreys Are Any Jawless Fish Of The Order Petromyzontiformes

The adult lamprey may be characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Although they are well known for boring into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, in fact only a minority do so; only 18 species of lampreys are actually parasitic. The lampreys are a very ancient lineage of vertebrates, though their exact relationship to hagfishes and jawed vertebrates is still a matter of dispute

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#121 Synanceia Is A Genus Of Fish Of The Family Synanceiidae, The Stonefishes, Whose Members Are Venomous, Dangerous, And Even Fatal To Humans

It is one of the most venomous fish currently known in the world. They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific

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#122 Monkey Slug Caterpillar A.k.a. A Hag Moth Caterpillar (Phobetron Pithecium)

These weird caterpillars are pretty distinctive; they have six hairy, curly projections spiraling out from their fuzzy body. The legs have been reduced to suction cups, which allows it to make the slug-like movement

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#123 The Giant Deep Sea Isopod

The Giant deep-sea isopod can reach lengths of up to 2.5 feet. They have a tough, segmented exoskeleton and seven pairs of legs that give them an alien-like appearance. Giant isopods can curl up into a ball as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from predators. These underwater scavengers live on the ocean floor and feed on dead organisms including whales, fish, and squid. They are capable of surviving long periods of time without food and will eat anything slow enough for them to catch

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#124 The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, Megascolides Australis, Is One Of Australia's 1,000 Native Earthworm Species

These giant earthworms average 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in diameter and can reach 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length; however, their body is able to expand and contract making them appear much larger. On average they weigh about 200 grams (0.44 lb). They have a dark purple head and a blue-grey body, and about 300 to 400 body segments

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Company Cuts Costs By Taking Away Cars, Learns A Lesson After Employees Maliciously Comply https://www.blogonian.com/company-cuts-costs-by-taking-away-cars-learns-a-lesson-after-employees-maliciously-comply https://www.blogonian.com/company-cuts-costs-by-taking-away-cars-learns-a-lesson-after-employees-maliciously-comply Quite a few company policies clearly don’t make much sense. Even on paper! But it can take putting these new regulations painfully into practice to finally make the higher-ups realize that they’ve made a massive, massive mistake. Sadly, change only really happens when things start to affect the bottom line.

Redditor u/daft_boy_dim, from the UK, shared a tale of dastardly revenge and malicious compliance from the time that he worked as a project engineer at a power supply company, six years ago. The internet user revealed how he and his colleagues reacted after management took away their company cars. They began following the travel policy—with all of its associated allowances—to the letter.

It took the company 8 weeks to realize just how expensive it was to ‘cut costs.’ Read on for the redditor’s full story, as shared on the massively popular (not to mention thoroughly entertaining) r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit.

A British power supply company decided to take away their project engineers’ access to their fleet of cars

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One former employee shared how everyone began following the organization’s travel policy to the letter to teach the higher-ups a lesson

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As the author of the post pointed out, the decision to revoke the employees’ access to company cars came after someone from finances calculated the costs of keeping the fleet after only reviewing the data for a single quarter. Anyone worth their salt knows just how important it is to take a peek at the broader context and to consider the possible consequences of your decisions. And what a powerful knock-on effect that person from finances had!

Considering how much the engineers traveled across the country all year round, it made little sense to revoke their car access. However, the company was adamant about cutting costs. Cue some well thought-out malicious compliance.

“As we were project engineers we had a very particular set of skills for knowing how to follow rules to the letter and how to do so in a manner that benefitted the company or project or individuals. Usually, if it benefitted the company it benefitted all involved. This was not one of those occasions,” u/daft_boy_dim told Reddit.

After reviewing the business’ travel policy, the engineers began hiring cars and using trains for their trips. What’s more, instead of working overtime as they’d done before, they booked hotels to take “full advantage of the £25 food and drink allowance for dinner.” That’s on top of the work-from-home policy that comes into effect if you were traveling the day before.

It took the power supply company 2 months to get to grips with just how much cash they were bleeding. “Our expenses for the first month after the cars had been returned were more than they were for the previous 12 months combined,” the OP wrote.

The sad reality is that far from every single colleague you’ll work with will be open to honest communication. Not everyone takes feedback well. And definitely, not everyone who works in management or makes executive decisions is beyond control issues, stubbornness, and even basic incompetence. Situations like the one the redditor was in can quickly tell you which of the higher-ups are (in)capable of handling complex, long-running arguments with staff.

As we’ve covered on Bored Panda before, the difference between good and sub-par workplace leaders lies in their character, as well as their relationship with their subordinates. For instance, a strong leader is someone who is principled, moral, and chooses to do the right thing instead of taking the easy road. Compare and contrast that to a weak leader. You’ll know who they are by their flip-flopping opinions, inability to commit to a certain goal or course of action, as well as how much they base their decisions on potential popularity.

A good manager is someone who values empathy, humility, and selflessness. They support, motivate, and elevate their colleagues. However, at the same time, no manager is able to read minds (at least, not yet!). Workers also have the responsibility to communicate with their superiors in a timely manner. Management needs to know what resources, tools, and working conditions they need to get the best results.

The author of the post shared some more details in the comments

Here’s how some internet users reacted. Meanwhile, others even shared similar work stories

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Employee Feels Like Their Work Is Unappreciated, So They Quit And Take The Docs They Created With Them, Boss Starts Looking For Them In Less Than 24h https://www.blogonian.com/employee-feels-like-their-work-is-unappreciated-so-they-quit-and-take-the-docs-they-created-with-them-boss-starts-looking-for-them-in-less-than-24h https://www.blogonian.com/employee-feels-like-their-work-is-unappreciated-so-they-quit-and-take-the-docs-they-created-with-them-boss-starts-looking-for-them-in-less-than-24h A few days ago, a TikToker who goes on the platform by the nickname Queerbigan uploaded a video that has ignited a debate among its users on the employer-employee relationship.

In the clip, they explain why they felt unappreciated and say that it ultimately led to quitting. However, Queerbigan also admits that they took everything they produced at work, making the company go after them via phone (to which they responded by making the matter public).

As the TikTok gained traction, some viewers criticized the move and suggested that Queerbigan has opened themselves up to legal liability, while others are certain that the predatory business got what it deserved.

This TikToker just made the brave decision to quit their job

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But they also took everything they produced for the company with them

According to Michele Martell, an intellectual property attorney who has counseled businesses from The Muppets to the WWE and Crayola, as well as many individual inventors and creators, the Copyright Act automatically assigns authorship to employers rather than employee creators or inventors in two specific situations.

The first is where an employee develops the work within the scope of their employment, while the second occurs when the employer specifically orders or commissions the work from the employee. In both of these cases, the employer is seen as the author of the work in question.

“Broadly speaking, if an employee creates new intellectual property as part of their job, the employer owns that intellectual property,” Martell explained. “For example, if you’re an engineer and you design a more efficient engineering process, creating that new intellectual property is part of the job you’ve been hired to do.”

Everything becomes murkier only when an employee creates intellectual property that’s unrelated to their job. “If an accountant for the company, rather than an engineer, came up with that same engineering advancement, for example, there would be an argument that the work isn’t within the scope of their employment,” Martell noted.

The video in which they explain the situation immediately went viral

@_queerbigan like bro do not disrespect one of the key reasons you even hit production goals and get five star reviews! #greenscreen #officemanagement #assistantlife #quittingmyjob ♬ original sound – queerbigan

While the exact details of the conflict between Queerbigan and their employer are unclear, the TikToker released a second video to address those who think they are essentially “ending their career” with a decision like this, clarifying that, in fact, it was exactly the exception that Martell mentioned.

“You’re assuming a lot about stuff that I didn’t actually detail,” Queerbigan said. “Contractually, these documents existed outside the scope of my position.”

“[For] that and other reasons, I just don’t think that they would have a case if they did take it to court but even then, like, litigation wise, I highly doubt that that’s happening.”

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In another follow-up video, the TikToker reassured viewers that there won’t be anything exciting unfolding: “There’s not gonna be a lawsuit. I don’t need to get an attorney. They are not gonna get an attorney.”

“It’s really not an exciting situation,” Queerbigan added. A lot of people that are commenting have probably worked at, like, bigger businesses than I have. It’s just really funny because you all are like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you admitted this on the internet’ … I know what I have disclosed and I know what I haven’t disclosed. If I were to say certain things that I haven’t said then maybe I could be in trouble or whatever, or maybe you would see that, like, the situation is really not as crazy as you all are making it seem.”

And many people are criticizing them for “stealing intellectual property”

But some support them for sticking it to the man

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The World’s Most Bizarre Creatures Are Being Celebrated On This Instagram Account, And Here Are 124 Of The Wildest Ones https://www.blogonian.com/the-worlds-most-bizarre-creatures-are-being-celebrated-on-this-instagram-account-and-here-are-124-of-the-wildest-ones https://www.blogonian.com/the-worlds-most-bizarre-creatures-are-being-celebrated-on-this-instagram-account-and-here-are-124-of-the-wildest-ones You’re walking on a forest path, admiring the walls of trees alongside you. The fresh air, the chirping birds, the crunch of moss and fallen leaves underneath your feet, the distant gurgling of a stream. It’s paradise on earth. A moment of stillness. A time for…what in the heck is that?!

Strange is an understatement, but calling it weird is mayhaps rude. Fact is—Mother Nature has created a plethora of different living beings, and you’ve now come across not one, not two, but dozens of them! The Instagram page @strangest_wildlife has been sharing, well, the strangest bits of wildlife. 

From fluffy to spiky to utterly adorable, and to those that look like your sleep paralysis demon, this page has ‘em all, and we at Bored Panda are privileged to be sharing them with you, our dearest little Pandas. Make sure to vote on your favorites and leave your comments below! Let’s enter this forest of feverish daydreams! 

#1 The Long-Eared Jerboa Is A Nocturnal Mouse-Like Rodent With A Long Tail, Long Hind Legs For Jumping, And Exceptionally Large Ears. Very Little Is Known About The Species

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Some call them mistakes, Bob Ross calls them happy accidents, but this Instagram page just went the direct route—World’s Strangest Wildlife. It leaves no room for debate as to what you’ll be getting, but the actual critters may leave you more than thoroughly intrigued. 

From land to sea, the page is dedicated to sharing “the most rare, beautiful, and strangest creatures and plants of the world,” as said in the bio. So far, they’ve accumulated 5,690 followers eager to get their dose of Mother Nature’s experimental laboratory of secretive creations. 

Although these creations may seem intriguing, albeit a little unusual, one must not forget that nature is never black and white; there are a lot of secretive behaviors that wildlife partake in whilst we’re sitting at our desks at work, unaware of the magic. 

#2 Quokka: Deemed The World’s Happiest Animal, The Quokka Is Also Known As The Short-Tailed Scrub Wallaby

It is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. It is the only member of the genus Setonix. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal

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#3 Dumbo Octopus

The name "dumbo" originates from their resemblance to the title character of Disney's 1941 film Dumbo, having a prominent ear-like fin which extends from the mantle above each eye. There are 15 species recognized in the genus. Prey include crustaceans, bivalves, worms and copepods. The average life span of various Grimpoteuthis species is 3 to 5 years

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Fact Animal, authored by Dan Sharp, a UK-based animal expert, enthusiast and researcher, has made a list of 101 of the greatest animal facts, so I think these will pair very nicely with all of the strange and wondrous pictures you’re already enjoying. 

Can you believe that the loudest animal in the world is a mere 2 cm long (0.78 inch) prawn? The pistol shrimp is capable of snapping its claw shut so rapidly that it creates a bubble which collapses to produce a sonic blast, louder than a Concorde’s sonic boom. The shock wave can reach 230 decibels, which is louder than the sound of a gunshot.

#4 Frogmouth Bird: They Are Named For Their Large Flattened Hooked Bill And Huge Frog-Like Gape, Which They Use To Capture Insects

Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day

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#5 Puss Mouth Catepillar: The Larvae Of The Puss Moth Caterpillar Is Said To Resemble A Persian Cat, Contributing The “Puss” To The Name Of This Intimidating Caterpillar

If the off-putting appearance of this insect were not enough, it also happens to be one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America

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#6 Mary River Turtle: The One With The Green “Mohawk” Hair (Actually Algae) Is An Australian Species That Split From Other Living Species About 40 Million Years Ago

It has special organs in its cloaca that allow it to draw oxygen from the water. It can stay underwater for up to three days

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What if I told you that the world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark, bear, or tiger, but a mere mosquito? According to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year by mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. 

To prevent yourself from falling prey to these annoying buzzing critters, Mass.gov recommends using insect repellents any time you are outdoors, wearing long-sleeved clothing, repairing damaged window and door screens so those pesky buggers can’t get in, and removing any standing water sources from around your home, so they can’t breed. 

#7 The Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus Blanchardi, Is A Small But Ferocious Fish Which Has A Large Mouth And Aggressive Territorial Behavior, For Which It Has Been Given Its Common Name

When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. This allows them to determine which is the larger fish, which establishes dominance

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#8 Harpy Eagle: The Harpy Eagle (Harpia Harpyja) Is A Neotropical Species Of Eagle

It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found throughout its range, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer

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#9 The Okapi Is A Giraffid Artiodactyl Mammal Native To The Northeast Of The Congo In Central Africa

Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. It has a long neck, and large and flexible ears. Its coat is a chocolate to reddish brown, much in contrast with the white horizontal stripes and rings on the legs and white ankles

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Getting back to interesting animal facts: Flamingos are not pink. They are born gray; however, their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink. Wish we as humans could just eat something and change color–oh wait, we can!

Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange. “Carrots can, in fact, cause an orangish yellow skin pigmentation,” says Dr. Lady Dy, a dermatologist with the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. “It’s called carotenemia and is often most noticeable on thick skin like the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet.” 

The orangish-yellow discoloration is a result of excess beta-carotene in the blood. Other foods that can cause increased pigmentation include squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and even dried apricots. All these foods are high in beta-carotene. So if you’ve always wanted to be a Simpsons character, there is still hope for you! 

#10 The Red-Lipped Batfish Or Galapagos Batfish Is A Fish Of Unusual Morphology Found Around The Galapagos Islands And Off Peru At Depths Of 3 To 76 M (10 To 249 Ft)

Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish, which are found near Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly adapted pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches maturity, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection (thought to function primarily as a lure for prey). Like other anglerfish, the red-lipped batfish has a structure on its head known as illicium. This structure is employed for attracting prey

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#11 Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew: One Of The 17 Species Of Elephant Shrew Found Only In Africa

The Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew,(Rhynchocyon Petersi) The Black And Rufous Sengi, Or The Zanj Elephant Shrew, is native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Like other members of the genus Rhynchocyon, it is a relatively large species, with adults averaging about 28 cm (11 in) in length and 450-700 g (1.0-1.5 lb) in weight

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#12 Lowland Streaked Tenrec: They Are Endemic To Madagascar

These unusual insectivores form a rather diverse. Tenrecinae resemble a cross between a shrew and a hedgehog: their snouts are long and pointed, while the coat exhibits spines. The Lowland streaked tenrecs are distinguished by two main features: the first is a rather long, black colored nose, which is longer than that of other small sized insectivores, including hedgehogs, mice and shrews; the other feature is black colored coat, displaying yellow stripes and bright yellow spine crests, located over the top of their head and acting as a mean of self-defense against predators

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The last interesting fact about the animal kingdom comes from McGill University. Back in 1996, it was found that koalas have a lot more in common with us humans than meets the eye. Their fingerprints very closely resemble those of humans, which is exceptionally interesting as koalas are evolutionarily distant from humans. 

It turns out that fingerprints are an excellent example of convergent evolution, or different species developing similar traits independently from each other. They seem to serve two purposes: First, they aid in grip; Second, they increase the sensitivity of touch, allowing for a finer level of perception. 

Police aren’t exactly worried about koala bank robbers, but it is possible that koala fingerprints could be found incidentally at a crime scene and be mistaken for a human’s, making it pretty difficult to find a match. Good thing koalas can’t read, otherwise this might lead to an increase in bank robberies. Tough times for us all, innit? 

#13 Maratus Volans: Commonly Known As The Peacock Spider, Due To The Brightly Colored, Circular Flap In The Male’s Abdomen

Just like an actual peacock, the male of this diminutive species raises this flap like a colorful fan and uses it to catch the female’s attention (they have extremely acute eyesight, as do most jumping spiders); it also vibrates its hind legs and abdomen for a more dramatic effect. Another common trait with the peacock is that the male Maratus will sometimes court several females at the same time. Until recently, it was thought that the male peacock spider was capable of gliding through the air; according to some, it would extend the flap when leaping, and therefore increase its jumping distance, hence its name (volans means “flying”). Today we know that the flap is for display purposes only. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome

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#14 Mantis Shrimp Or Stomatopods Are Marine Crustaceans, The Members Of The Order Stomatopoda

Most species can grow to around 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length, though a few species reach up to 38 cm (15 in). The largest ever caught has a length of 46 cm (18 in) in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida of USA. They sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike

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#15 This “Troll-Haired” Bug Is One Of The Coolest-Looking Insects We’ve Ever Seen

The tiny unidentified creature, which is only 5 millimeters long, was found in the Suriname rainforest by ecologists who discovered 60 new species on a research expedition in 2012. This photo of the planthopper was featured on National Geographic. The bug’s wild “hairdo” is actually waxy secretions from its abdomen that are thought to be a defense mechanism to distract predators from its more vulnerable parts, according to conservation biologist Trond Larsen. “It could be that they fool a predator into attacking the wrong part of the insect, and the wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety,” The rainforest in southern Suriname is “among the most remote and unexplored tracts of rainforest left on the earth."

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Regardless of it all, the strange facts and the strange-looking creatures, there’s charm in that strangeness. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different species, different colors, different shapes and sizes? It definitely makes for a more interesting world for aliens to visit! 

Dear Pandas, please enjoy the rest of the list, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites! Are there any other creatures that you know of that didn’t make the list? Leave them in the comments below and I shall see you in the next one! 

#16 The Emperor Tamarin, Also Known As The Brockway Monkey, (Saguinus Imperator)

Species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The fur of the emperor tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders

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#17 The Atlantic Wolffish Is Also Known As The Seawolf, Atlantic Catfish, Ocean Catfish, Devil Fish, Wolf Eel

Numbers of the Atlantic wolffish are diminishing rapidly thought to be due to overfishing, they live in cold waters and have a natural antifreeze in their blood

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#18 A Salp (Plural Salps) Or Salpa (Plural Salpae Or Salpas) Is A Barrel-Shaped, Planktonic Tunicate

It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. Salp jet propulsion is one of the most efficient in the animal kingdom. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton

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#19 Flower Mantises Are Those Species Of Praying Mantis That Mimic Flowers

Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in which a predator's colours and patterns lure prey. Most species of flower mantis are in the family Hymenopodidae. Their behaviour varies, but typically involves climbing a plant until they reach a suitable flower, and then staying still until a prey insect comes within range. Many of these mantises have deimatic displays to startle or put off potential predators

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#20 The Angler Fish Is Perhaps One Of The Most Fascinating And Bizarre Sea Creatures Known To Man

Not only known for its wily predation techniques (re: possessing a spine that grows its own glowing fleshy mass, which the fish wiggles about to lure in other predatory sea creatures that it will ultimately devour), the angler fish’s mating habits are rather unique. When scientists first discovered the angler, for instance, they noticed that almost all of those observed were female…and that these specimens had what appeared to be some sort of parasitic growth attached to their lower parts. Turns out that those “parasites” were actually just greatly reduced male angler fish, whose puny size means that the male angler fish’s sole objective in life is to find and mate with a female. Once they do find a female partner, male anglers quickly bite into the female’s skin and thus fuse them together–so much so that all that is discernible of the male angler fish are two globular growths on the female’s skin: its gonads. From this point on, the male’s life literally depends on its female host, as they share a circulatory system. And, well, just about everything else. When the female is ready to mate, the male pays his dues by providing her with sperm on the spot so that she might impregnate herself

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#21 Crocodile Icefish

It is unique in the animal world thanks to its astonishingly clear blood. The fish has no scales, and its blood contains no haemoglobin, the substance that makes blood red. The rare icefish can flourish in part because of the high oxygen content of the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. It has also developed the ability to use blood plasma to circulate oxygen through the body

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#22 The Aye-Aye Is A Lemur, A Strepsirrhine Primate Native To Madagascar That Combines Rodent-Like Teeth And A Special Thin Middle Finger To Fill The Same Ecological Niche As A Woodpecker

It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within

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#23 Native To A Remote Region Of China, This Tiny Mammal, Known As The Ili Pika, Doesn't Know It's A Member Of An Endangered Species, And Neither Do Most People

Rarer, and some would argue cuter, than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. It was photographed for the first time in two decades last year (2014)

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#24 The Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Very little is known about this moth but it is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Muslin Moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace

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#25 The Capybara Is The Largest Rodent In The World

Close relatives are guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, chinchillas, and the coypu. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat, hide and also for a grease from its thick fatty skin which is used in the pharmaceutical trade.

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#26 The Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus Manul), Also Called Manul, Is A Small Wild Cat With A Broad But Fragmented Distribution In The Grasslands And Montane Steppes Of Central Asia

It is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. The Pallas's cat is about the size of a domestic cat. The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plush

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#27 Barreleyes, Also Known As Spook Fish Are Small Deep-Sea Argentiniform Fish Found In Tropical-To-Temperate Waters Of The Atlantic, Pacific, And Indian Oceans

These fish are named for their barrel-shaped, tubular eyes, which are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey; however, according to Robison and Reisenbichler, these fish are capable of directing their eyes forward, as well. Their eyes are enclosed within a large transparent dome of soft tissue

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#28 The Tufted Deer Is A Small Species Of Deer Characterized By A Prominent Tuft Of Black Hair On Its Forehead And Fang-Like Canines For The Males

It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China northeastern Myanmar and have been recently seen in Afghanistan after it last appearance 60 years ago. Although suffering from overhunting and habitat loss, this deer is not considered to be endangered. It is restricted to forested mountain habitat up to 4500 m above sea level, making study difficult

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#29 Pacu: A Common Species Of Omnivorous South American Freshwater Fish That Appear To Have Human Teeth

They are related to the piranha. Pacu and piranha do not have similar teeth, the main difference being jaw alignment; piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth in a pronounced underbite, whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, like a human, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. Additionally, full-grown pacu are much larger than piranha, reaching up to 0.9 m (3 feet) and 25 kg (55 pounds) in the wild

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#30 Hydrocynus Goliath, Also Known As The Goliath Tigerfish, Giant Tigerfish, Or Mbenga, Is An African Predatory Freshwater Fish

This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) and a weight of 15.5 kilograms (34 lb). A number of incidents have been reported in The Congo of this fish attacking humans. This seems to be the result of disturbances and flashing objects in the water that makes the fish mistake a human for a large fish. This reputation, combined with its strength, has earned it an almost mythical status among anglers, and it has been called the "greatest freshwater gamefish in the world. According to locals living near the river, the evil spirit "mbenga" would enter the fish and make it attack people

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#31 The Panda Ant

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda

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#32 This Strange Fish (Yes, It Is A Fish!) That Looks More Like A Gigantic Rock Or Fossil Is Actually The Heaviest Known Bony Fish In The World

The Mola Mola, as the Ocean Sunfish is also known can grow up to 1.8 – 3.3m (5.9- 10.8 ft) and can weigh a staggering 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs)! Native to temperate and tropical waters around the World, this Pelagic fish can swim to depths of about 600 m (2,000 ft). This monster of a fish is seemingly docile towards humans and many divers have enjoyed the company of the Ocean Sunfish while Scuba diving. The fish however is not so loved by boaters as there have been instances of sunfish colliding with boats while surfacing causing significant damage to the boats. Ocean Sunfish can even jump out the water at the surface up to a height 10 feet (3 meters) in the air and land with a splash to shake off parasites that infest their skin

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#33 A Nudibranch Is A Group Of Soft-Bodied, Marine Gastropod Mollusks Which Shed Their Shells After Their Larval Stage

They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. Currently, about 2,300 valid species of nudibranchs are known. Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs

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#34 The Kakapo Is A Critically Endangered Species With Only About 125 Left

It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A combination of traits make it unique among its kind; it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

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#35 Pink Sea Through Fantasia Is An Incredible Creature That Was Only Recently Discovered

It is a previously unknown species of free swimming sea cucumber. The aptly named Pink Sea Through Cucumber was found in the Celebes Sea. This is a remote area of the western Pacific Ocean. The area is bordered by the Sulu Archipelago, Mindanao Island of the Philippines, the Sangihe Islands, Sulawesi, and by Indonesia. The Pink Sea Through Fantasia was discovered dwelling at a depth of approximately 8,200 ft. (2,500 m.). The amazing creature was discovered by a team of scientists and underwater photographers. They were from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. The experts were working in conjunction with others on a research expedition. Virtually no data is available on this creature to date

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#36 Theridion Grallator, Also Known As The Happy Face Spider, Is A Spider In The Family Theridiidae

Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi (face-patterned spider). Certain morphs have a pattern resembling a smiley face or a grinning clown face on their yellow body. Each spider has a unique pattern, and the patterns differ from island to island. Some lack markings altogether. The variation is possibly a kind of camouflage against birds, their only natural enemies of significance, to counteract pattern recognition by predators. As the pattern may change according to what food the spider has eaten. It is very small, hides during the day, and is thus not a significant prey item for any species of predator, it is more likely that the bizarre variety of patterns serves no significant adaptive purpose at all

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#37 Cute Or Strange?

The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago

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#38 Brahmin Moth Caterpillar

From the family of insects called Brahmaidae, it’s hard to imagine why such a bizarre looking thing exists, or what possible reason it has to look like this in its caterpillar stage. Some believe that the spindles on their heads help them blend in with the twigs and small branches found of foliage. Certainly, when they are moths, they are perfectly camouflaged for trees. Also, once they turn into moths, they have a wingspan that can reach up to 20cm (just over 7 inches)

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#39 Deep-Sea Hatchetfishes Are Small Deep-Sea Mesopelagic Ray-Finned Fish

There are about 45 species of hatchetfish that vary in size from one to six inches. They are most well known for their extremely thin bodies that resemble the blade of a hatchet and ability to create their own light through a process called bioluminescence. These special light-producing organs are known as photophores, which run along the length of the body. Scientists predict that they can adjust the intensity of their lights to make them nearly invisible from predators. Hatchetfish are found in most temperate waters around the world and at depths ranging from 180 to 1,370 metres

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#40 Fan Horned Beetle

This small family has not been well studied in Australia and as a result little is known of their biology and ecology. There are only 6 species of Rhipiceridae in Australia and all belong to the genus Rhipicera. Adults range in size from 10 to 25 millimetres in length and can be recognised by their large fan-like antennae. The antennae of males are unusual in that they have more than 20 segments and arise from small knob-like prominences. Most species are grey-black in colour with white spots on the elytra and pronotum, formed by patches of hair

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#41 Umbonia Spinosa

These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists

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#42 Mexican Salamander(Axolotls) Or A Mexican Walking Fish, Is A Neotenic Salamander, Closely Related To The Tiger Salamander

Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled. As of 2010, wild axolotls were near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution. They are currently listed by CITES as an endangered species and by IUCN as critically endangered in the wild, with a decreasing population. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls were also sold as food in Mexican markets and were a staple in the Aztec diet.

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#43 Long Horned Orb Weaver Spider

This is the type of creature that’s cool to see in photos but you never want to see in your home. The long-horned orb weaver spider has eight eyes and long, horn-looking spines protruding from its abdomen. This particular spider can be found in the forests and fields of Asia

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#44 The Maned Wolf Is The Largest Canid Of South America

Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog"). This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees

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#45 A Tarsier Is A Small Primate, Weighing Around 150g

It has remarkably large eyes, each one the same size and weight as its brain. A tarsier's hindlimb length is the result of elongation of the foot's tarsal bones, unique among mammals. This clever adaptation gives it the longest hindlimbs of any mammal relative to body length, without loss of dexterity. There are fewer than ten species of tarsier, all similarly adept at leaping and clinging. Once attached to tree they can be incredibly difficult to remove. Once widespread, tarsiers were once found in North America, Europe and Asia. Today their range is restricted to the forested archipelagos of southeast Asia

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#46 Mwanza Flat Headed Agama Lizard Or The Spider-Man Agama, Because Of Its Coloration, Is A Lizard In The Family Agamidae, Found In Tanzania, Rwanda, And Kenya

It lives in semideserts and can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks or kopjes. The male's head, neck, and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. The female is mostly brown and is difficult to distinguish from female agamas of other species. The species has become a fashionable pet due to its coloration, which resembles the comic-book superhero Spider-Man

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#47 The Malayan Tapir, Also Called The Asian Tapir, Is The Largest Of The Five Species Of Tapir And The Only One Native To Asia

The animal is easily identified by its markings, most notably the light-colored patch that extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The rest of its hair is black, except for the tips of its ears, which, as with other tapirs, are rimmed with white. This pattern is for camouflage; the disrupted coloration makes it more difficult to recognize it as a tapir, and other animals may mistake it for a large rock rather than prey when it is lying down to sleep. When they are born, the babies are striped

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#48 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified

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#49 Meet The Snake-Mimicking Butterfly (Dynastor Darius)

While this slick master of disguise may show off impeccable imitation skills, prior to taking on this serpentine appearance it was simply a furry, nondescript caterpillar, and it looked pretty much how you would expect any old caterpillar to look.To enter into the pupal stage, D. darius must form a chrysalis to kickstart its metamorphosis into a snake-mime. The protective case in which the butterfly larva liquefies itself does bear a strong resemblance to the carnivorous reptiles, much like the galled face of a Metapod. The pods hang from leaves in the forests of Trinidad for up to 13 days. While the insect changeling is immobile this sly animal trickery can ward off potential predators, such as birds, fooling them into thinking that the unmoving pod is the head of a potential predator

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#50 The Flemish Giant Is A Semi-Arch Type Rabbit With Its Back Arch Starting In Back Of The Shoulders Giving A "Mandolin" Shape

The body of a Flemish Giant Rabbit is long and powerful, with relatively broad hindquarters. The fur of the Flemish Giant is known to be glossy and dense. When stroked from the hindquarters to the head, the fur will roll back to its original position. Bucks have a broad, massive head in comparison to does, and can take 1.5 years to reach full maturity. Flemish Giant Rabbits weigh 15 pounds on average, though the biggest ones can weigh up to 22 lb, and the longest one on record (in fact, holding the record for the longest rabbit in the world of any kind), measured about 32 inches long

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#51 Devil’s Flower Mantis: These Mantises Are Very Good At Mimicking The Flowers They Sit On

They will wait completely still until prey arrives, which they will then snatch right up. They like to eat flies, moths, butterflies and beetles. Thousands of these insects are sold as pets every year!

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#52 Everyone, Meet Bocydium Globulare

Better known as the Brazilian treehopper, B. globulare excels at living a solitary life, hanging out on the leaves of glory bushes, and head-sphering its way into your nightmares. The first thing you may notice about the treehopper is the odd antenna-like round appendages on its head. They look like eyes, but they are simply ornamental and without a real function. Although it’s possible that the globe-like appendages are there to deter predators

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#53 Shoebill Bird: The Shoebill Also Known As Whalehead Or Shoe-Billed Stork, Is A Very Large Stork-Like Bird

It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia

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#54 The Saiga Antelope Is A Critically Endangered Antelope That Originally Inhabited A Vast Area Of The Eurasian Steppe Zone

Today, the dominant subspecies is only found in one location in Russia and three areas in Kazakhstan. It is extinct in People's Republic of China and southwestern Mongolia. It was hunted extensively in Romania and Moldova until it became extinct in those regions in the end of the 18th century

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#55 The World's Smallest Species Of Snake, With Adults Averaging Just Less Than Four Inches In Length, Has Been Identified On The Caribbean Island Of Barbados

The species, which is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to rest comfortably on a U.S. quarter. L. carlae is thought to feed primarily on a diet of termites and ant larvae. Threadsnakes are oviparous, laying eggs to reproduce. The female of this snake species produces only one large egg at a time. The emerging offspring is about half the length of the mother

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#56 Feather Stars Are Invertebrates (Class Crinoidea) Of The Phylum Echinodermata

The arms, which have feathery fringes and can be used for swimming, usually number five. Feather stars use their grasping “legs” (called cirri) to perch on sponges, corals, or other substrata and feed on drifting microorganisms, trapping them in the sticky arm grooves. Feather stars occur chiefly on rocky bottoms in shallow water. They are most abundant from the Indian Ocean to Japan, where Tropiometra is the commonest genus. Antedon is the best known genus in the Atlantic

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#57 The Glass Frog

Yes, you can see its unborn offspring THROUGH ITS FLESH. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name

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#58 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified. The thorny dragon also features a spiny "false head" on the back of its neck, and the lizard presents this to potential predators by dipping its real head. The "false head" is made of soft tissue

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#59 Zebra Duiker Is A Type Of Small Antelope

It can be found only in the certain parts of West Africa: in the eastern parts of Liberia, on the Ivory Coast and in the Sierra Leone. Zebra duiker prefers a life in dense vegetation of rainforests. Number of zebra duiker declined for 30% compared to original population due to extensive habitat loss and hunt in the last couple of years. Local people hunt zebra duiker because of its meat. These animals are listed as vulnerable. If the current tempo of extinction continues, they will soon become endangered

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#60 The Mata Mata Is Strictly An Aquatic Species But It Prefers Standing In Shallow Water Where Its Snout Can Reach The Surface To Breathe

The Mata Mata inhabits slow moving, blackwater streams, stagnant pools, marshes, and swamps ranging into Northern Bolivia, Eastern Peru, Ecuador, Eastern Colombia, Venezuela, The Guianas, and Northern and Central Brazil

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#61 The Platypus, Also Known As The Duck-Billed Platypus Is A Semiaquatic Egg-Laying Mammal Endemic To Eastern Australia, Including Tasmania

Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans

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#62 Can You Spot The Gecko?

Satanic Leaf tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticas) There are few geckos as bizarre and as fascinating as the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phatantasicas), also referred to as “Phants” for short. These geckos' remarkable ability to mimic a leaf has captivated reptile hobbyists for decades. Originally described by George Albert Boulenger in 1888, Uroplatus phantasticas occurs in the tropical forests of the central to north east coast of Madagascar

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#63 An Independent Researcher Has Described A Spectacular Red, White, And Blue Crayfish Just In Time For The Fourth Of July

The new species, named Cherax pulcher, was first discovered in Japanese pet shops by Christian Lukhaup before he finally tracked down the animal to creeks in remote West Papua, Indonesia. "These creeks aren't named on any map so they're really not easy to find. It also didn't help that the tribal locals were really protective," Christian told the Mirror. "Once I'd found some crayfish inside a cave, I turned around and saw them standing there with bows and arrows pointing at me. I had to put them down. It seems, the tribes relate the crayfish with pregnancy, and they thought if I took them no women would have children again." Eventually, though, he was able to gather some specimens and describe the species in a recent paper published in ZooKeys in May. Lukhaup found that the males of the species were more brightly colored than the females and gave the species the name Pulcher, which means beautiful in Latin

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#64 The Star-Nosed Mole Is A Small Mole Found In Moist Low Areas Of Eastern Canada And The Northeastern United States

The star-nosed mole is easily identified by the twenty-two pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer's organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer's organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations

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#65 The Gerenuk Is A Long-Necked Species Of Antelope Found In Dry Thorn Shrubland And Desert In The Horn Of Africa And The African Great Lakes Region

The Gerenuk, Litocranius Walleri, Also Known As The Waller's Gazelle. The word gerenuk comes from the word in the Somali language, Garanuug, meaning "giraffe-necked". Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope

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#66 Dugong Is A Medium-Sized Marine Mammal

It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee use fresh water to some degree. The dugong is largely dependent on seagrass communities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support seagrass meadows, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels, the waters of large inshore islands and inter-reefal waters. The northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay are believed to be the dugong's contemporary stronghold. The dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hind limbs. The forelimbs or flippers are paddle-like . The dugong is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. Its snout is sharply downturned, an adaptation for feeding in benthic seagrass communities. The molar teeth are simple and peg-like unlike the more elaborate molar dentition of manatees

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#67 An English Angora Rabbit

The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), present day Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid-18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking

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#68 Tardigrades (Also Known As Waterbears Or Moss Piglets) Are Water-Dwelling, Segmented Micro-Animals, With Eight Legs

Since 1778, over 1,150 tardigrade species have been identified. Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments. For example, they can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water (100 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce

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#69 Glaucus Atlanticus (Common Names Include The Sea Swallow, Blue Angel, Blue Glaucus, Blue Dragon, Blue Sea Slug And Blue Ocean Slug) Is A Species Of Small, Blue Sea Slug, A Pelagic Aeolid Nudibranch, A Shell-Less Gastropod Mollusk In The Family Glaucidae

These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea

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#70 Passiflora, Known Also As The Passion Flowers Or Passion Vines, Is A Genus Of About 500 Species Of Flowering Plants, The Namesakes Of The Family Passifloraceae

They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed

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#71 Indian Purple Frog Is A Frog Species Belonging To The Family Sooglossidae

It can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Names in English that also have been used for this species are purple frog or pignose frog. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, Nasikabatrachus is thought to have evolved separately for millions of years. Its discovery also adds to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime well after the breakup of Gondwana had started

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#72 The Three-Horned Chameleon, Also Known As Johnston’s Chameleon, Is An East-African Species, Endemic To Uganda, Rwanda And The Drc

Males and females can easily be differentiated by the presence or absence of this chameleon’s three characteristic horns. As with most chameleons, this species is capable of changing their coloration. Camouflage is one of the known factors which regulates chameleons coloration

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#73 Members Of The Genus Cephalotes, Often Called "Turtle" Ants, Are More Or Less Living Corks, Their Heads Shaped To Perfectly Seal Off The Entrance To The Colony

Rather than constructing one of their own, these ants typically colonize the abandoned tunnels of wood-boring beetles, their plug-faces adapted to just the right size for just the right beetle burrows. In addition to their highly specialized headgear, some Cephalotes are also adapted for gliding, their aerodynamic bodies allowing them to swoop back to their home tree should they fall from its higher branches

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#74 Bush Babies, Also Called Galagos, Are Small, Saucer-Eyed Primates That Spend Most Of Their Lives In Trees

At least 20 species of galago are known, though some experts believe many are yet to be discovered. Also known as nagapies, which means “night monkeys” in Afrikaans, all galagos are considered nocturnal

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#75 The Goblin Shark Is A Rare Species Of Deep-Sea Shark

Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably larger. Goblin sharks inhabit upper continental slopes, submarine canyons, and seamounts throughout the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles

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#76 Hickory Horned Devils: With Their Spiky Horns And Impressive Length (Up To 6 Inches), Mature Hickory Horned Devils Can Be Rather Intimidating Creatures

These caterpillars are harmless, however, and they spend all summer feeding on leaves of such trees as hickory, walnut, pecan, persimmon, sumac or sweet gum. They molt as they grow, changing from the original black to brown, then tan and finally to green. In the fall, hickory horned devils stop eating and descend from the trees. At this time they are in danger of being eaten by copperheads waiting below. If the plump caterpillars don’t become snake snack food, they burrow down into the ground and change into shiny brown pupae. The pupae remain underground for one or two winters. In the spring, the adult royal walnut moth (or regal moth) emerges. This beautiful, orange-striped moth with yellow markings has a wingspan of up to 5½ inches

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#77 The Fossa Is The Largest Mammalian Carnivore On The Island Of Madagascar And Has Been Compared To A Small Cougar

Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5 and 8.6 kg (12 and 19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semiretractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree. The fossa is unique within its family for the shape of its genitalia, which share traits with those of cats and hyenas

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#78 The Longhorn Cowfish Inhabit The Reefs Of The Indo-Pacific, Usually In The Less Turbid Waters

The body is tan to yellow and covered with white and blue dots, and is occasionally referred to as the Yellow Boxfish. Adults are reef fish, often solitary and territorial, live around sand or rubble bottom up to a depth of 50 m. They are omnivorous, feeding upon benthic algae, various microorganisms, and foraminiferans that it strains from sediments, sponges, polychaete worms from sand flats, mollusks, small crustaceans, and small fishes, able to feed on benthic invertebrates by blowing jets of water into the sandy substrate

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#79 The Ornate Horned Frog (Ceratophrys Ornata) Is One Of Several Species Of Horned Frogs Native To The Tropical And Montane Rain Forests

A few species of Ceratophrys can be found in more arid regions. Native to Northern Argentina, Uruguay and the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil, these carnivorous amphibians become very large. Their current popular name of "Pac-man Frog" eloquently describes their appearance when they lunge at prey: they appear to be all mouth. These frogs have exceptionally fast growth rates: within two weeks of hatching they have metamorphosed into their adult frog form. Ornates have round, plump body shapes with little demarcation between their wide head and body. Their mouths are as wide as their heads and are equipped with strong gripping jaws and a wide, pink fleshy tongue

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#80 The Proboscis Monkey Or Long-Nosed Monkey, Known As The Bekantan In Indonesia, Is A Reddish-Brown Arboreal Old World Monkey That Is Endemic To The Southeast Asian Island Of Borneo

This species co-exists with the Bornean orangutan. The monkey also goes by the Malay name monyet belanda ("Dutch monkey"), or even orang belanda ("Dutchman"), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses. This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of its unusually large nose

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#81 The Grey Crowned Crane Is A Bird In The Crane Family Gruidae

It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes in Uganda and Kenya and as far south as South Africa. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species

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#82 The Marabou Stork Is A Large Wading Bird In The Stork Family Ciconiidae

It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially waste tips. It is sometimes called the "undertaker bird" due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of "hair"

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#83 Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the "yeti lobster" or "yeti crab"

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#84 The Giant Weta Is The Heaviest Insect In The World

Dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, the giant weta has not changed much, and has grown so large that they can’t jump. In total there are eleven species of giant weta, and they are unique to the country of New Zealand. Often referred to as the worlds largest insect, or the largest insect on earth, the giant weta can measure 4 in. in length not including the legs and antennae. The giant weta is a nationally endangered species of New Zealand, and the country has invested in launching breeding programs to help reestablish the giant weta after human interaction and the introduction of nonnative species to their habitats

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#85 The Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella Pygmaea) Is A Small New World Monkey Native To Rainforests Of The Western Amazon Basin In South America

It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz). It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist. About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including a dominant male, a breeding female, and up to four successive litters of offspring. The modal size of a standard stable troop would be 6 individuals.Although most groups consist of family members, some may also include 1-2 additional adult members. Members of the group communicate using a complex system including vocal, chemical, and visual signals. There are three main calling signals that depend on the distance the call needs to travel. These monkeys may also make visual displays when threatened or to show dominance

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#86 Blobfish: The Blobfish Is A Deep Sea Fish Of The Family Psychrolutidae

It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. Blobfish are typically shorter than 30 cm. They live at depths between 600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it such as deep-ocean crustaceans

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#87 Because It Remains Buried Most Of Its Life, The Common Ant-Lion Is All But Invisible

Brought to the surface it reveals itself as one of the strangest creatures imaginable

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#88 Chapin's Free-Tailed Bat Is A Relatively Small Species

Measuring 8 to 12 cm (3.1 to 4.7 in) in length, including a 3 cm (1.2 in) tail, and weighing around 10 g (0.35 oz). The body has pale cinnamon-brown or greyish fur that fades to near-white towards the middle of the belly. The wings are white or pale brown in colour. A distinctive "Mohawk" or crest of hair rises from a small lappet between the ears. This is relatively small and bland in females, but is three times larger, at up to 15 mm (0.59 in) long, and striking bi-coloured in males, being reddish chestnut at the base, and whitish above. The crest is especially well developed in breeding males, and helps to disperse scent from a gland at its base

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#89 Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the family Dasypodidae, recognized by a bony armor shell). This desert-adapted animal is endemic to central Argentina and can be found inhabiting sandy plains, dunes, and scrubby grasslands

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#90 The Pangolin Is A Mammal Of The Order Pholidota

They have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin. The pangolin is the only known mammal with this adaptation. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long, specially adapted tongues. They tend to be solitary animals, meeting only to mate and produce a litter of one to three offspring which are raised for about two years. Pangolins are threatened by hunting (for their meat and armor) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats. They are the most trafficked mammal in the world

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#91 Patagonian Mara: A Relatively Large Rodent In The Mara Genus

It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs

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#92 The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus), Or African Painted Dog, Is A Canid Native To Sub-Saharan Africa

The African wild dog is a highly social animal, living in packs with separate dominance hierarchies for males and females. Uniquely among social carnivores, it is the females rather than the males that scatter from the natal pack once sexually mature, and the young are allowed to feed first on carcasses. Like other canids, it regurgitates food for its young, but this action is also extended to adults, to the point of being the bedrock of African wild dog social life. It has few natural predators, though lions are a major source of mortality

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#93 The Seahorse

It is a simple story that we have all heard before: Boy meets girl. Boy courts girl. Boy and girl fall in love, get married. Boy gets pregnant. Yes, you heard correctly! Male seahorses accept the eggs, fertilize them and carry the eggs to term. In fact, the seahorse is the only animal where the male becomes truly pregnant. So, how does this even work? The female inserts her oviduct (where anywhere from 50-1500 eggs will travel through) into the male’s specially adapted brood pouch (located on his abdomen). When the eggs are in place, the male fertilizes them and clings to a nearby plant and proceeds to wait a few weeks for the eggs to mature. Every morning during the gestation period, the female seahorse will visit the male and engage in a greeting ritual that lasts for several minutes, before leaving once again. After a few weeks, the male will give birth to live young at night, and then return to his mate the following morning for the next batch of eggs

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#94 These Bats Are Known As Megabats, Fruit Bats, Old World Fruit Bats, Or Flying Foxes

They are the largest bats in the world. They are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia, and are absent from northwest Africa and southwest Australia. Compared to insectivorous bats, fruit bats are relatively large and, with some exceptions, do not navigate by echolocation. They are herbivores and rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to locate food. Most fruit bats are larger than insectivorous bats or Microchiroptera. The largest attain a wingspan of 1.7 m (5.6 ft), weighing in at up to 1.6 kg (3.5 lb). Most fruit bats have large eyes, allowing them to orient themselves visually in twilight and inside caves and forests

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#95 Sea Pigs Are In Fact A Type Of Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, a group of marine animals that includes sea urchins and starfish.Sea pigs are found in all the world’s oceans. In some areas, they comprise more than 95% of the total weight of animals on the deep-sea floor. Despite their abundance, most people will never see a sea pig, as they live in the coldest and deepest parts of the ocean

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#96 Horseshoe Crabs Are Marine Arthropods Of The Family Limulidae And Order Xiphosura Or Xiphosurida, That Live Primarily In And Around Shallow Ocean Waters On Soft Sandy Or Muddy Bottoms

They occasionally come onto shore to mate. They are commonly used as bait and in fertilizer. In recent years, a decline in the population has occurred as a consequence of coastal habitat destruction in Japan and overharvesting along the east coast of North America. Tetrodotoxin may be present in the roe of species inhabiting the waters of Thailand. Because of their origin 450 million years ago (Mya), horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils

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#97 The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus Reticulatus, Is A Species Of Wrasse, One Of The Largest, Native To The Western Pacific Ocean

It is only known from Korean Peninsula, China, Japan, and the Ogasawara Islands, where it inhabits rocky reef areas. It can reach 100 cm (39 in) in total length and the greatest weight recorded for this species is 14.7 kg (32 lb). This species is valued as a food fish in its native range

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#98 The Coconut Crab Is A Species Of Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Also Known As The Robber Crab Or Palm Thief

It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm; it has been extirpated from most areas with a significant human population, including mainland Australia and Madagascar

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#99 The Giraffe Weevil Is A Weevil Species Endemic To The Forests Of Madagascar

it was discovered in 2008, hence little is known about it. As you have probably guessed, it's named this way due to having an extended neck, much like giraffes do. The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, meaning that there is a great phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. Specifically, males have a neck that is 2 to 3 times longer than their female counterparts. The extended neck is an adaptation that is used for intraspecific combat and nest building. Males have a length of almost an inch (2.5 cm), making them one of the longest Attelabidae species. Most of their body is black, except for their distinctive red elytra that cover their wings. The species is capable of flight

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#100 Colugos Are Arboreal Gliding Mammals Found In Southeast Asia

Just two extant species make up the entire family Cynocephalidae. They are the most capable gliders of all gliding mammals, using flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower locations. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs, though they are not true lemurs

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#101 The Horned Guan (Oreophasis Derbianus) Is A Large, Approximately 85 Cm Long, Turkey-Like Bird With Glossed Black Upperparts Plumage, Red Legs, White Iris, Yellow Bill And A Red Horn On Top Of Head

The breast and upper belly are white, and its long tail feathers are black with white band near base. Both sexes are similar. The young is duller with smaller horn, and has brown tail and wings

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#102 The Giant Isopod

This one is the largest of the existing isopods. “The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters

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#103 The Strange Looking Chambered Nautilus Is The Most Famous, Large And Common Species Of Nautilus

It’s a mollusc and a close relative of the octopus, snail, squid and clam. It is considered to be a living fossil since it has remained virtually unchanged for the past 400 million years. The chambered nautilus can be found in tropical waters that extend from the Andaman Sea east to Fiji and from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef. This weird creature's habitat usually lies in locations where the coral reef slopes go down into deep waters

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#104 The Northern Bald Ibis, Or Waldrapp Is One Of The Rarest Birds On The Planet

It's a migratory bird found in barren, semi-desert or rocky habitats, often close to running water. This 70–80 cm (28–31 in) glossy black ibis, which, unlike other members of the ibis family, is non-wading, has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, curved red bill. The northern bald ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa, southern and central Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. There are believed to be about 500 wild birds remaining in southern Morocco, and fewer than 10 in Syria, where it was rediscovered in 2002

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#105 Scorpion Fly

The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger

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#106 Amblypygi Is An Order Of Invertebrate Animals Belonging To The Class Arachnida, In The Subphylum Chelicerata Of The Phylum Arthropoda

They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions, and others. Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the flagellum ("tail"). They are harmless to humans. Amblypygids possess no silk glands or venomous fangs. They rarely bite if threatened, but can grab fingers with pedipalps, resulting in thorn-like puncture injury

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#107 Japanese Spider Crab

It has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The males have the longer chelipeds; females have much shorter chelipeds, which are shorter than the following pair of legs. Apart from its outstanding size, the Japanese spider crab differs from other crabs in a number of ways. The first pleopods of males are unusually twisted, and its larvae appear primitive. The crab is orange, with white spots along the legs. It is reported to have a gentle disposition, despite its ferocious appearance

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#108 The Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa Blondi) Is A Spider Belonging To The Tarantula Family Theraphosidae

It is the largest spider in the world. By leg-span, it is second to the giant huntsman spider, but it is the largest by mass. These spiders can have a leg span of up to 28 cm (11 in) and can weigh over 170 g (6.0 oz). Birdeaters are one of the few tarantula species that lack tibial spurs, located on the first pair of legs of most adult males. It is also called the Goliath bird-eating spider

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#109 Lampreys Are Any Jawless Fish Of The Order Petromyzontiformes

The adult lamprey may be characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Although they are well known for boring into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, in fact only a minority do so; only 18 species of lampreys are actually parasitic. The lampreys are a very ancient lineage of vertebrates, though their exact relationship to hagfishes and jawed vertebrates is still a matter of dispute

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#110 Synanceia Is A Genus Of Fish Of The Family Synanceiidae, The Stonefishes, Whose Members Are Venomous, Dangerous, And Even Fatal To Humans

It is one of the most venomous fish currently known in the world. They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific

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#111 Monkey Slug Caterpillar A.k.a. A Hag Moth Caterpillar (Phobetron Pithecium)

These weird caterpillars are pretty distinctive; they have six hairy, curly projections spiraling out from their fuzzy body. The legs have been reduced to suction cups, which allows it to make the slug-like movement

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#112 Scorpaenidae, The Scorpionfish, Are A Family Of Mostly Marine Fish That Includes Many Of The World's Most Venomous Species

As the name suggests, scorpionfish have a type of "sting" in the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. The family is a large one, with hundreds of members. They are widespread in tropical and temperate seas, but mostly found in the Indo-Pacific. These fish can be found in many different shapes and colors

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#113 Peruvian Giant Yellow-Leg Centipede Or Amazonian Giant Centipede, Is One Of The Largest Centipedes Of The Genus Scolopendra With A Length Up To 30 Cm (12 In)

This species is found in various places in South America and the Caribbean, where it preys on a great variety of animals, including other sizable arthropods, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. These arthropods have surged in popularity among collectors of exotic pets. They are known to be very aggressive and nervous

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#114 Recently, A Team From The Nautilus Live Expedition Happened Upon One Of The Most Fascinating-Looking Lifeforms In The World: A Rare, Purple Siphonophore

Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole. However, more than just its otherworldly shape, this specimen's purple coloring is said to be rather unusual as well

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#115 The Gigantic Deepwater Worm Eel Was Discovered In The Verde Island Passage In The Philippines

The worm eel was named Pylorobranchus hearstorum after William and Margaret Hearst who funded the expedition. It is one of 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014. The worm eel is the largest of its kind. It is about 50 inches long from head to tail. This makes it about twice as long as other known worm eels. It is also about three times heavier than other worm eel species

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#116 The Giant Deep Sea Isopod

The Giant deep-sea isopod can reach lengths of up to 2.5 feet. They have a tough, segmented exoskeleton and seven pairs of legs that give them an alien-like appearance. Giant isopods can curl up into a ball as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from predators. These underwater scavengers live on the ocean floor and feed on dead organisms including whales, fish, and squid. They are capable of surviving long periods of time without food and will eat anything slow enough for them to catch

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#117 Dracaena Cinnabari, The Socotra Dragon Tree Or Dragon Blood Tree, Is A Dragon Tree Native To The Socotra Archipelago In The Indian Ocean

The dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as "upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella". This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as "dragon's blood". When cut, it appears to bleed because of the color of the sap

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#118 Rafflesia Arnoldii: The Largest Flower In The World, This Parasitic Plant Can Bloom Over Three Feet Tall

Despite its alluring appearance, the plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of water

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#119 The Hercules Beetle (Dynastes Hercules) Is The Most Famous And The Largest Of The Rhinoceros Beetles

It is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. It is the largest of the six species in the Dynastes genus, and one of the largest beetles known, up to 17 cm (6.5 in) in size. They roam the forest floor in search of decaying fruit

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#120 Pyura Chilensisit Can Be Difficult To Believe, But These “Rocks” Are Living, Breathing Organisms

Their appearance allows them to blend into Chilean beaches and avoid predators. Interestingly, these creatures have both male and female organs and can breed individually. Pyura chilensis is a tunicate that somewhat resembles a mass of organs inside a rock. It is a filter feeder that eats by sucking in seawater and filtering out microorganisms

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#121 The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias Davidianus) Is The Largest Salamander And Largest Amphibian In The World

Reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely—if ever—reaches that size today. It is endemic to rocky, mountain streams and lakes in China. It also occurs in Taiwan, probably as a result of introduction. It is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and overcollection, as it is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been listed as one of the top 10 "focal species" in 2008 by the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project. The Chinese giant salamander is considered to be a “living fossil.” This species is classified as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List because of a massive population decline of more than 80% since the 1950s

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#122 Giant Japanese Hornet Is The Largest Species Of Hornet In The World

They grow up to a size of 2 inches. Every year up to 40 deaths is recorded by the sting of Japanese hornet. The venom of Japanese hornet makes an allergic reaction and dissolve tissues within the short time. The repeated stinging from the group of hornets also results in death. Japanese hornets are very aggressive and fearless in nature. Each colony of Japanese hornet contains 700 members. They feed on honey bee larvae in the larger amount, have the power to finish up to 40 honey bees in a minute

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#123 The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, Megascolides Australis, Is One Of Australia's 1,000 Native Earthworm Species

These giant earthworms average 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in diameter and can reach 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length; however, their body is able to expand and contract making them appear much larger. On average they weigh about 200 grams (0.44 lb). They have a dark purple head and a blue-grey body, and about 300 to 400 body segments

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#124 Doll's Eyes (White Baneberry) Is A Species Of Flowering Plant In The Genus Actaea, Of The Family Ranunculaceae, Native To Eastern North America

Its most striking feature is its fruit, a 1 cm diameter white berry, whose size, shape, and black stigma scar give the species its other common name, "doll's eyes". The berries ripen over the summer, turning into a fruit that persists on the plant until frost. Both the berries and the entire plant are considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant's primary seed dispersers

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“Managers Don’t Care About Us”: Starbucks Employee Breaks Down After Being Scheduled To Work For 8 Hours, Receives Mixed Reactions https://www.blogonian.com/managers-dont-care-about-us-starbucks-employee-breaks-down-after-being-scheduled-to-work-for-8-hours-receives-mixed-reactions https://www.blogonian.com/managers-dont-care-about-us-starbucks-employee-breaks-down-after-being-scheduled-to-work-for-8-hours-receives-mixed-reactions Recently, a Starbucks barista shared a video of themselves having a meltdown and it has become the center of attention on the internet.

The clip shows the employee sharing their thoughts on management and rude customers, but it was what the person said about their schedule that divided the online crowd.

The barista — who is also a student — said that a 25-hour week and 8-hour shifts during the weekend were too much for them to handle.

Immediately, one group of Twitter users started calling them soft and spoiled, while the other defended them saying that worker exploitation has many faces.

This Starbucks barista has accused their employer of poor working conditions

In a now-viral video, they complained mostly about the schedule and management

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And highlighted the need to unionize

Getting a degree in the US is expensive. Even the locals underestimate its cost. According to the 2021 Fidelity Investments survey College Savings & Student Debt, 38% of high school students and 1 in 4 parents believe that attending one year of college will set you back $5,000 or less, but this number is way smaller than what they’re likely to pay at public and private four-year colleges. (In addition to tuition and fees, students must also pay other expenses such as housing, food, and books, which can run into thousands of dollars a year.)

Of course, it depends on what college you go to. The average cost of tuition and fees to attend a ranked public in-state college is about 74% less than the average sticker price at a private college ($39,723). But that’s still $10,423 for the 2022-2023 year. And the average cost for out-of-state students at public colleges comes to $22,953 for the same year.

So it should come as no surprise that many, just like the person who made this video, have to work if they want to graduate. In 2020, the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who were employed was 40 percent (additionally, the share of part-time undergraduates who were employed was 74 percent).

But that usually gets you only that far. In fact, there are 42.8 million borrowers who have federal student loan debt and the average balance is $37,787 (although the total average balance (including private loan debt) may be as high as $40,780).

Student loan debt in the United States totals $1.745 trillion.

As the student loan forgiveness plan is making headlines, many Americans are praising the government for granting relief. However, drained by years of financial crises, many more are still devastatingly unable to afford to pay for gas and buy essentials, let alone afford repayments of a five-figure debt.

After surveying 2,000 Americans, the team at ELVTR, an online education platform, told Bored Panda in a statement that this is how people in the country are impacted by their student debt:

  • 63% are still struggling with federal loan payments despite a forgiveness plan;
  • 60% of educated Americans earn less than some of their friends without a degree;
  • 32% had to delay starting a family because of student debt, and 53% could not afford to travel;
  • 36% regret taking a loan, while 77% regret their higher ed choices.

The results are staggering. Roman Peskin, CEO of ELVTR, said: “The United States higher education system is broken following decades of decline. Students give up years of their life and enormous sums of money in pursuit of the American Dream: a well-paid job, and the means to enjoy life and live comfortably. It turns out that those desires remain merely a dream for the vast majority of graduates. They end up learning an assortment of potentially useful skills and subjects, yet master none… and at a significant cost to their financial and mental health. With the cost of college rising faster than inflation, the situation is only getting worse. Loan forgiveness, while a great initiative, is really just a Band-Aid — before we dress the wound, we need to stitch it up first.”

So while everyone is entitled to their own opinion about the way this particular person is handling the pressure, I hope we all can agree that looking down the line and seeing such hardship can put an enormous amount of stress on you.

At first, the barista received a fair share of support

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Lately, Starbucks employees have been really vocal about their jobs. Earlier this month, for example, workers at over 100 locations went on strike in the next stage of the chain’s union effort. The walkouts coincided with Starbucks’ Red Cup Day, one of the company’s busiest days of the year.

CNN reported that over 2,000 employees took part. The union said it was striking to protest the retaliation taken against union supporters nationwide. It was also protesting what it characterizes as the company’s refusal to bargain with the union on a first labor deal.

There are 264 stores that have voted in favor of union representation, but no contracts have yet been negotiated even at stores that voted nearly a year ago.

“This is to show them we’re not playing around,” said Tyler Keeling, a 26-year-old union supporter who has worked at a Starbucks in Lakewood, California — near Los Angeles — for the last six years. “We’re done with their anti-union retaliation and them walking away from bargaining.”

In the past, the company has denied it has retaliated against any employee for their support of the union, and it has blamed the union for the lack of progress at the negotiating table. Starbucks has defended the firings of union supporters that have taken place as proper enforcement of rules that apply to all of its employees, who it refers to as “partners.”

But the National Labor Relations Board — which oversees union representation votes — filed in federal court for a national cease and desist order to prevent Starbucks from retaliating against union supporters.

The NLRB filing said that there had been a “number and pattern of Starbucks’ unfair labor practices … particularly discharges” against union supporters at its stores.

But as time went by, they got plenty of negative reactions and people started having heated arguments about today’s state of customer service

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34 Hilariously Dumb Comments People Left On Internet Recipes That Got Called Out By This TikToker https://www.blogonian.com/34-hilariously-dumb-comments-people-left-on-internet-recipes-that-got-called-out-by-this-tiktoker https://www.blogonian.com/34-hilariously-dumb-comments-people-left-on-internet-recipes-that-got-called-out-by-this-tiktoker Most people we know have a love-hate relationship with internet recipes. They tend to enjoy the ones that get straight to the point and make the instructions extremely easy to follow. On the flip side, they absolutely loathe recipes that have several pages of fluff and ‘lore’ at the beginning. But you can easily scroll past that. However, have you ever scrolled down even further, into the comment section? It can be… quite an experience.

TikTok content creator and vlogger Lucy, aka @lucyloves_, has a fascinating video series about ‘recipe ruiners.’ She features some of the weirdest, stupidest, and most insane comments that people leave on internet recipes. They are beyond hilarious, and a few of them might short-circuit your brain (trust us, we’ve been there).

Check out the strangest comments below and don’t forget to upvote the ones that made you do a double-take, Pandas. Oh, and be sure to follow Lucy’s socials if you enjoy her content!

Bored Panda reached out to Lucy and she was kind enough to answer our questions about the video series and why people write such peculiar comments online. She also shared a bit about herself as a content creator with us. You'll find our full interview with Lucy below, so be sure to read on.

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Lucy has a funny and weird video series about people who post utterly bizarre internet comments

 

You can watch her very first TikTok in the series right over here

@lucyloves_ The comment sections of internet recipes are WILD | Also, help me name this segment? #ididnthaveeggs #cooking #recipe #recipes #recipesubstitution #internetrecipes #foodblogger ♬ original sound - Lucy ❤️

#1

"This is a recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing."

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We were interested to find out what inspired Lucy to start the 'recipe ruiners' video segment on her account in the first place.

"I kept seeing them around the place and just thought they were so funny and figured there must be other people who also found them as funny as I did," she told Bored Panda that her primary motivation was to make others laugh.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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In the content creator's opinion, it doesn't matter all that much how specific or well-written a recipe is, "people either don’t read it correctly or change things then blame the author." 

She shared that she has seen people who "burn things then get into an argument with their boyfriend and blame the author… no amount of good recipe writing can save you from that!" Alas, even the very best recipes writers will have to deal with bizarre comments underneath their posts. It's a question of 'when,' not 'if.'

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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"As a creator, I mostly focus on sharing parts of my life that I think will help people and sometimes just make them laugh!" Lucy told us.

"I’ve had an unusual journey in life that means I am able to help other people starting down the infertility path themselves to navigate the system and handle its unique challenges and just know they aren’t alone. I think TikTok makes people feel less alone in a way other platforms just haven’t captured."

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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The beauty of Lucy’s ‘recipe ruiners’ series is that it gives a whole different perspective to the sometimes mind-boggling world of food. If you thought that only decent, polite, and rational people cook at home, well, you were wrong.

We sometimes see maniacs who use mayonnaise instead of heavy cream… and then boast about it online. Then there are those who substitute flour with salt and think it’s the recipe’s fault when they don’t get the expected results. That’s the kind of eldritch knowledge that can break your mind, H. P. Lovecraft-style. Whether you’re religious or not, you might be likely to agree that those people need Jesus in their lives, just as a broad precaution against culinary sins.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Generally speaking, baking is a science while cooking is a form of art. That’s not to say that bakers can’t be creative or that precision and discipline aren’t valued in cooking.

Far from it. It’s just that it’s far more essential to follow the instructions to the letter when you’re baking a pie or a cluster of cupcakes. Meanwhile, if you’re frying something up, you can allow yourself a bit more freedom to ‘jazz’ things up.

In other words, cooking allows for more freedom than baking when it comes to substituting some ingredients for others.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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For instance, you may have run out of a specific spice, or fruit, or vegetable that the recipe calls for. No worries, you can still avoid the hassle of running to the shop by using what you have at hand in the pantry as a crutch.

However, this simply does not work if you substitute things based on just how they look (e.g. mayonnaise and cream), instead of their flavor profiles.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Yes, aesthetics are important, but we don’t just eat with our eyes. Your baked goods and dishes have to taste well, not just look more or less like the pics in the recipe.

At the same time, we shouldn’t be blind to the fact that culinary fashions come and go. The aesthetics can change wildly, but they tend to rely on flavor profiles that people have enjoyed for very long stretches of time. That’s why it’s so important to get the flavor combos right.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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A while back, Professor Nathalie Cooke, from McGill University, illuminated Bored Panda about vintage party food recipes from the 1950s. She noted that, as strange as the dishes might look, the “basic flavor combination is something that reaches across the decades.”

“[The vintage recipes] may seem very odd to us in the 21st century, but the taste combinations—savory and sweet (tuna waffles, ham and bananas) or sweet and sour (mayo with lime) are surely very familiar,” she said during an earlier interview.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

#22

"This one is on a recipe for Yorkshire pudding. The only ingredients in Yorkshire pudding is flour, eggs, milk, and oil."

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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“There were ‘fads’ at mid-century: think of cookbooklets demonstrating how to decorate one’s ham with slices of canned pineapple, topped with the bedazzling red of a maraschino cherry, for example! And you don’t mention the jaw-dropping recipes incorporating marshmallows in main course dishes, recipes that were brain children of corporate marketing departments,” Professor Cooke told us.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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“But if we were to create one of today’s favorites from scratch, say Pad Thai, we would start from the same basic taste combinations you describe in what at first glance seem like bizarre plate partners,” she noted.

“Cooking bitter tamarind with water, raw sugar and fish sauce will build the basic foundation (sour, salty, and sweet). To that one would add the requisite green onions, bean sprouts, and noodles—and likely some additional flavor notes such as shallot, garlic, and perhaps dried turnip (salty and sweet) to deepen the flavor,” the professor said.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Which of these internet recipe comments are going to haunt you in your nightmares, dear Pandas? Did any of them shake you to your culinary core, as they did us? What's the very worst recipe comment you've ever read online? And what do you personally value the most when it comes to online cooking and baking instructions? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments. We can't wait to see what you have to say!

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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Employee Takes Documents That They Created For Their Employer After Quitting, Receives Mixed Reactions Online https://www.blogonian.com/employee-takes-documents-that-they-created-for-their-employer-after-quitting-receives-mixed-reactions-online https://www.blogonian.com/employee-takes-documents-that-they-created-for-their-employer-after-quitting-receives-mixed-reactions-online A few days ago, a TikToker who goes on the platform by the nickname Queerbigan uploaded a video that has ignited a debate among its users on the employer-employee relationship.

In the clip, they explain why they felt unappreciated and say that it ultimately led to quitting. However, Queerbigan also admits that they took everything they produced at work, making the company go after them via phone. (To which they responded by making the matter public.)

As the TikTok gained traction, some viewers criticized the move and suggested that Queerbigan has opened themselves to legal liability, while others are certain that the predatory business got what it deserved.

This TikToker just made the brave decision to quit their job

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But they also took everything they produced for the company with them

The video in which they explain the situation immediately went viral

@_queerbigan like bro do not disrespect one of the key reasons you even hit production goals and get five star reviews! #greenscreen #officemanagement #assistantlife #quittingmyjob ♬ original sound – queerbigan

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And many people are criticizing them for “stealing intellectual property”

But  some support them for sticking it to the man

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Otherworldly&Looking Wildlife Shared On This Instagram Account Astounds Thousands (124 Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/otherworldly-looking-wildlife-shared-on-this-instagram-account-astounds-thousands-124-pics https://www.blogonian.com/otherworldly-looking-wildlife-shared-on-this-instagram-account-astounds-thousands-124-pics You’re walking on a forest path, admiring the walls of trees alongside you. The fresh air, the chirping birds, the crunch of moss and fallen leaves underneath your feet, the distant gurgling of a stream. It’s paradise on earth. A moment of stillness. A time for…what in the heck is that?!

Strange is an understatement, but calling it weird is mayhaps rude. Fact is—Mother Nature has created a plethora of different living beings, and you’ve now come across not one, not two, but dozens of them! The Instagram page @strangest_wildlife has been sharing, well, the strangest bits of wildlife. 

From fluffy to spiky to utterly adorable, and to those that look like your sleep paralysis demon, this page has ‘em all, and we at Bored Panda are privileged to be sharing them with you, our dearest little Pandas. Make sure to vote on your favorites and leave your comments below! Let’s enter this forest of feverish daydreams! 

#1 Puss Mouth Catepillar: The Larvae Of The Puss Moth Caterpillar Is Said To Resemble A Persian Cat, Contributing The “Puss” To The Name Of This Intimidating Caterpillar

If the off-putting appearance of this insect were not enough, it also happens to be one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America

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Some call them mistakes, Bob Ross calls them happy accidents, but this Instagram page just went the direct route—World’s Strangest Wildlife. It leaves no room for debate as to what you’ll be getting, but the actual critters may leave you more than thoroughly intrigued. 

From land to sea, the page is dedicated to sharing “the most rare, beautiful, and strangest creatures and plants of the world,” as said in the bio. So far, they’ve accumulated 5,690 followers eager to get their dose of Mother Nature’s experimental laboratory of secretive creations. 

Although these creations may seem intriguing, albeit a little unusual, one must not forget that nature is never black and white; there are a lot of secretive behaviors that wildlife partake in whilst we’re sitting at our desks at work, unaware of the magic. 

#2 The Long-Eared Jerboa Is A Nocturnal Mouse-Like Rodent With A Long Tail, Long Hind Legs For Jumping, And Exceptionally Large Ears. Very Little Is Known About The Species

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#3 Frogmouth Bird: They Are Named For Their Large Flattened Hooked Bill And Huge Frog-Like Gape, Which They Use To Capture Insects

Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day

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Fact Animal, authored by Dan Sharp, a UK-based animal expert, enthusiast and researcher, has made a list of 101 of the greatest animal facts, so I think these will pair very nicely with all of the strange and wondrous pictures you’re already enjoying. 

Can you believe that the loudest animal in the world is a mere 2 cm long (0.78 inch) prawn? The pistol shrimp is capable of snapping its claw shut so rapidly that it creates a bubble which collapses to produce a sonic blast, louder than a Concorde’s sonic boom. The shock wave can reach 230 decibels, which is louder than the sound of a gunshot.

#4 The Red-Lipped Batfish Or Galapagos Batfish Is A Fish Of Unusual Morphology Found Around The Galapagos Islands And Off Peru At Depths Of 3 To 76 M (10 To 249 Ft)

Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish, which are found near Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly adapted pectoral fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches maturity, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection (thought to function primarily as a lure for prey). Like other anglerfish, the red-lipped batfish has a structure on its head known as illicium. This structure is employed for attracting prey

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#5 Mary River Turtle: The One With The Green “Mohawk” Hair (Actually Algae) Is An Australian Species That Split From Other Living Species About 40 Million Years Ago

It has special organs in its cloaca that allow it to draw oxygen from the water. It can stay underwater for up to three days

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#6 Dumbo Octopus

The name "dumbo" originates from their resemblance to the title character of Disney's 1941 film Dumbo, having a prominent ear-like fin which extends from the mantle above each eye. There are 15 species recognized in the genus. Prey include crustaceans, bivalves, worms and copepods. The average life span of various Grimpoteuthis species is 3 to 5 years

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What if I told you that the world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark, bear, or tiger, but a mere mosquito? According to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year by mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. 

To prevent yourself from falling prey to these annoying buzzing critters, Mass.gov recommends using insect repellents any time you are outdoors, wearing long-sleeved clothing, repairing damaged window and door screens so those pesky buggers can’t get in, and removing any standing water sources from around your home, so they can’t breed. 

#7 The Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus Blanchardi, Is A Small But Ferocious Fish Which Has A Large Mouth And Aggressive Territorial Behavior, For Which It Has Been Given Its Common Name

When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. This allows them to determine which is the larger fish, which establishes dominance

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#8 This “Troll-Haired” Bug Is One Of The Coolest-Looking Insects We’ve Ever Seen

The tiny unidentified creature, which is only 5 millimeters long, was found in the Suriname rainforest by ecologists who discovered 60 new species on a research expedition in 2012. This photo of the planthopper was featured on National Geographic. The bug’s wild “hairdo” is actually waxy secretions from its abdomen that are thought to be a defense mechanism to distract predators from its more vulnerable parts, according to conservation biologist Trond Larsen. “It could be that they fool a predator into attacking the wrong part of the insect, and the wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety,” The rainforest in southern Suriname is “among the most remote and unexplored tracts of rainforest left on the earth."

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#9 Maratus Volans: Commonly Known As The Peacock Spider, Due To The Brightly Colored, Circular Flap In The Male’s Abdomen

Just like an actual peacock, the male of this diminutive species raises this flap like a colorful fan and uses it to catch the female’s attention (they have extremely acute eyesight, as do most jumping spiders); it also vibrates its hind legs and abdomen for a more dramatic effect. Another common trait with the peacock is that the male Maratus will sometimes court several females at the same time. Until recently, it was thought that the male peacock spider was capable of gliding through the air; according to some, it would extend the flap when leaping, and therefore increase its jumping distance, hence its name (volans means “flying”). Today we know that the flap is for display purposes only. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome

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Getting back to interesting animal facts: Flamingos are not pink. They are born gray; however, their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink. Wish we as humans could just eat something and change color–oh wait, we can!

Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange. “Carrots can, in fact, cause an orangish yellow skin pigmentation,” says Dr. Lady Dy, a dermatologist with the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. “It’s called carotenemia and is often most noticeable on thick skin like the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet.” 

The orangish-yellow discoloration is a result of excess beta-carotene in the blood. Other foods that can cause increased pigmentation include squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and even dried apricots. All these foods are high in beta-carotene. So if you’ve always wanted to be a Simpsons character, there is still hope for you! 

#10 The Emperor Tamarin, Also Known As The Brockway Monkey, (Saguinus Imperator)

Species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The fur of the emperor tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders

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#11 A Salp (Plural Salps) Or Salpa (Plural Salpae Or Salpas) Is A Barrel-Shaped, Planktonic Tunicate

It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. Salp jet propulsion is one of the most efficient in the animal kingdom. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton

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#12 Harpy Eagle: The Harpy Eagle (Harpia Harpyja) Is A Neotropical Species Of Eagle

It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found throughout its range, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer

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The last interesting fact about the animal kingdom comes from McGill University. Back in 1996, it was found that koalas have a lot more in common with us humans than meets the eye. Their fingerprints very closely resemble those of humans, which is exceptionally interesting as koalas are evolutionarily distant from humans. 

It turns out that fingerprints are an excellent example of convergent evolution, or different species developing similar traits independently from each other. They seem to serve two purposes: First, they aid in grip; Second, they increase the sensitivity of touch, allowing for a finer level of perception. 

Police aren’t exactly worried about koala bank robbers, but it is possible that koala fingerprints could be found incidentally at a crime scene and be mistaken for a human’s, making it pretty difficult to find a match. Good thing koalas can’t read, otherwise this might lead to an increase in bank robberies. Tough times for us all, innit? 

#13 The Okapi Is A Giraffid Artiodactyl Mammal Native To The Northeast Of The Congo In Central Africa

Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. It has a long neck, and large and flexible ears. Its coat is a chocolate to reddish brown, much in contrast with the white horizontal stripes and rings on the legs and white ankles

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#14 Mantis Shrimp Or Stomatopods Are Marine Crustaceans, The Members Of The Order Stomatopoda

Most species can grow to around 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length, though a few species reach up to 38 cm (15 in). The largest ever caught has a length of 46 cm (18 in) in the Indian River near Fort Pierce, Florida of USA. They sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike

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#15 The Panda Ant

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda

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Regardless of it all, the strange facts and the strange-looking creatures, there’s charm in that strangeness. Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different species, different colors, different shapes and sizes? It definitely makes for a more interesting world for aliens to visit! 

Dear Pandas, please enjoy the rest of the list, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites! Are there any other creatures that you know of that didn’t make the list? Leave them in the comments below and I shall see you in the next one! 

#16 The Atlantic Wolffish Is Also Known As The Seawolf, Atlantic Catfish, Ocean Catfish, Devil Fish, Wolf Eel

Numbers of the Atlantic wolffish are diminishing rapidly thought to be due to overfishing, they live in cold waters and have a natural antifreeze in their blood

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#17 Hydrocynus Goliath, Also Known As The Goliath Tigerfish, Giant Tigerfish, Or Mbenga, Is An African Predatory Freshwater Fish

This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) and a weight of 15.5 kilograms (34 lb). A number of incidents have been reported in The Congo of this fish attacking humans. This seems to be the result of disturbances and flashing objects in the water that makes the fish mistake a human for a large fish. This reputation, combined with its strength, has earned it an almost mythical status among anglers, and it has been called the "greatest freshwater gamefish in the world. According to locals living near the river, the evil spirit "mbenga" would enter the fish and make it attack people

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#18 Quokka: Deemed The World’s Happiest Animal, The Quokka Is Also Known As The Short-Tailed Scrub Wallaby

It is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. It is the only member of the genus Setonix. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal

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#19 Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew: One Of The 17 Species Of Elephant Shrew Found Only In Africa

The Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew,(Rhynchocyon Petersi) The Black And Rufous Sengi, Or The Zanj Elephant Shrew, is native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania. Like other members of the genus Rhynchocyon, it is a relatively large species, with adults averaging about 28 cm (11 in) in length and 450-700 g (1.0-1.5 lb) in weight

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#20 Lowland Streaked Tenrec: They Are Endemic To Madagascar

These unusual insectivores form a rather diverse. Tenrecinae resemble a cross between a shrew and a hedgehog: their snouts are long and pointed, while the coat exhibits spines. The Lowland streaked tenrecs are distinguished by two main features: the first is a rather long, black colored nose, which is longer than that of other small sized insectivores, including hedgehogs, mice and shrews; the other feature is black colored coat, displaying yellow stripes and bright yellow spine crests, located over the top of their head and acting as a mean of self-defense against predators

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#21 Barreleyes, Also Known As Spook Fish Are Small Deep-Sea Argentiniform Fish Found In Tropical-To-Temperate Waters Of The Atlantic, Pacific, And Indian Oceans

These fish are named for their barrel-shaped, tubular eyes, which are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey; however, according to Robison and Reisenbichler, these fish are capable of directing their eyes forward, as well. Their eyes are enclosed within a large transparent dome of soft tissue

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#22 Everyone, Meet Bocydium Globulare

Better known as the Brazilian treehopper, B. globulare excels at living a solitary life, hanging out on the leaves of glory bushes, and head-sphering its way into your nightmares. The first thing you may notice about the treehopper is the odd antenna-like round appendages on its head. They look like eyes, but they are simply ornamental and without a real function. Although it’s possible that the globe-like appendages are there to deter predators

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#23 Crocodile Icefish

It is unique in the animal world thanks to its astonishingly clear blood. The fish has no scales, and its blood contains no haemoglobin, the substance that makes blood red. The rare icefish can flourish in part because of the high oxygen content of the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. It has also developed the ability to use blood plasma to circulate oxygen through the body

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#24 Flower Mantises Are Those Species Of Praying Mantis That Mimic Flowers

Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in which a predator's colours and patterns lure prey. Most species of flower mantis are in the family Hymenopodidae. Their behaviour varies, but typically involves climbing a plant until they reach a suitable flower, and then staying still until a prey insect comes within range. Many of these mantises have deimatic displays to startle or put off potential predators

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#25 Pacu: A Common Species Of Omnivorous South American Freshwater Fish That Appear To Have Human Teeth

They are related to the piranha. Pacu and piranha do not have similar teeth, the main difference being jaw alignment; piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth in a pronounced underbite, whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, like a human, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. Additionally, full-grown pacu are much larger than piranha, reaching up to 0.9 m (3 feet) and 25 kg (55 pounds) in the wild

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#26 A Nudibranch Is A Group Of Soft-Bodied, Marine Gastropod Mollusks Which Shed Their Shells After Their Larval Stage

They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. Currently, about 2,300 valid species of nudibranchs are known. Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs

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#27 Umbonia Spinosa

These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists

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#28 Members Of The Genus Cephalotes, Often Called "Turtle" Ants, Are More Or Less Living Corks, Their Heads Shaped To Perfectly Seal Off The Entrance To The Colony

Rather than constructing one of their own, these ants typically colonize the abandoned tunnels of wood-boring beetles, their plug-faces adapted to just the right size for just the right beetle burrows. In addition to their highly specialized headgear, some Cephalotes are also adapted for gliding, their aerodynamic bodies allowing them to swoop back to their home tree should they fall from its higher branches

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#29 Feather Stars Are Invertebrates (Class Crinoidea) Of The Phylum Echinodermata

The arms, which have feathery fringes and can be used for swimming, usually number five. Feather stars use their grasping “legs” (called cirri) to perch on sponges, corals, or other substrata and feed on drifting microorganisms, trapping them in the sticky arm grooves. Feather stars occur chiefly on rocky bottoms in shallow water. They are most abundant from the Indian Ocean to Japan, where Tropiometra is the commonest genus. Antedon is the best known genus in the Atlantic

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#30 Mwanza Flat Headed Agama Lizard Or The Spider-Man Agama, Because Of Its Coloration, Is A Lizard In The Family Agamidae, Found In Tanzania, Rwanda, And Kenya

It lives in semideserts and can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks or kopjes. The male's head, neck, and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. The female is mostly brown and is difficult to distinguish from female agamas of other species. The species has become a fashionable pet due to its coloration, which resembles the comic-book superhero Spider-Man

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#31 The Angler Fish Is Perhaps One Of The Most Fascinating And Bizarre Sea Creatures Known To Man

Not only known for its wily predation techniques (re: possessing a spine that grows its own glowing fleshy mass, which the fish wiggles about to lure in other predatory sea creatures that it will ultimately devour), the angler fish’s mating habits are rather unique. When scientists first discovered the angler, for instance, they noticed that almost all of those observed were female…and that these specimens had what appeared to be some sort of parasitic growth attached to their lower parts. Turns out that those “parasites” were actually just greatly reduced male angler fish, whose puny size means that the male angler fish’s sole objective in life is to find and mate with a female. Once they do find a female partner, male anglers quickly bite into the female’s skin and thus fuse them together–so much so that all that is discernible of the male angler fish are two globular growths on the female’s skin: its gonads. From this point on, the male’s life literally depends on its female host, as they share a circulatory system. And, well, just about everything else. When the female is ready to mate, the male pays his dues by providing her with sperm on the spot so that she might impregnate herself

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#32 Brahmin Moth Caterpillar

From the family of insects called Brahmaidae, it’s hard to imagine why such a bizarre looking thing exists, or what possible reason it has to look like this in its caterpillar stage. Some believe that the spindles on their heads help them blend in with the twigs and small branches found of foliage. Certainly, when they are moths, they are perfectly camouflaged for trees. Also, once they turn into moths, they have a wingspan that can reach up to 20cm (just over 7 inches)

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#33 Deep-Sea Hatchetfishes Are Small Deep-Sea Mesopelagic Ray-Finned Fish

There are about 45 species of hatchetfish that vary in size from one to six inches. They are most well known for their extremely thin bodies that resemble the blade of a hatchet and ability to create their own light through a process called bioluminescence. These special light-producing organs are known as photophores, which run along the length of the body. Scientists predict that they can adjust the intensity of their lights to make them nearly invisible from predators. Hatchetfish are found in most temperate waters around the world and at depths ranging from 180 to 1,370 metres

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#34 The Aye-Aye Is A Lemur, A Strepsirrhine Primate Native To Madagascar That Combines Rodent-Like Teeth And A Special Thin Middle Finger To Fill The Same Ecological Niche As A Woodpecker

It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out. This foraging method is called percussive foraging. The only other animal species known to find food in this way is the striped possum. From an ecological point of view the aye-aye fills the niche of a woodpecker, as it is capable of penetrating wood to extract the invertebrates within

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#35 The Proboscis Monkey Or Long-Nosed Monkey, Known As The Bekantan In Indonesia, Is A Reddish-Brown Arboreal Old World Monkey That Is Endemic To The Southeast Asian Island Of Borneo

This species co-exists with the Bornean orangutan. The monkey also goes by the Malay name monyet belanda ("Dutch monkey"), or even orang belanda ("Dutchman"), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses. This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of its unusually large nose

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#36 Fan Horned Beetle

This small family has not been well studied in Australia and as a result little is known of their biology and ecology. There are only 6 species of Rhipiceridae in Australia and all belong to the genus Rhipicera. Adults range in size from 10 to 25 millimetres in length and can be recognised by their large fan-like antennae. The antennae of males are unusual in that they have more than 20 segments and arise from small knob-like prominences. Most species are grey-black in colour with white spots on the elytra and pronotum, formed by patches of hair

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#37 The World's Smallest Species Of Snake, With Adults Averaging Just Less Than Four Inches In Length, Has Been Identified On The Caribbean Island Of Barbados

The species, which is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to rest comfortably on a U.S. quarter. L. carlae is thought to feed primarily on a diet of termites and ant larvae. Threadsnakes are oviparous, laying eggs to reproduce. The female of this snake species produces only one large egg at a time. The emerging offspring is about half the length of the mother

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#38 Pink Sea Through Fantasia Is An Incredible Creature That Was Only Recently Discovered

It is a previously unknown species of free swimming sea cucumber. The aptly named Pink Sea Through Cucumber was found in the Celebes Sea. This is a remote area of the western Pacific Ocean. The area is bordered by the Sulu Archipelago, Mindanao Island of the Philippines, the Sangihe Islands, Sulawesi, and by Indonesia. The Pink Sea Through Fantasia was discovered dwelling at a depth of approximately 8,200 ft. (2,500 m.). The amazing creature was discovered by a team of scientists and underwater photographers. They were from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. The experts were working in conjunction with others on a research expedition. Virtually no data is available on this creature to date

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#39 Devil’s Flower Mantis: These Mantises Are Very Good At Mimicking The Flowers They Sit On

They will wait completely still until prey arrives, which they will then snatch right up. They like to eat flies, moths, butterflies and beetles. Thousands of these insects are sold as pets every year!

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#40 Theridion Grallator, Also Known As The Happy Face Spider, Is A Spider In The Family Theridiidae

Its Hawaiian name is nananana makakiʻi (face-patterned spider). Certain morphs have a pattern resembling a smiley face or a grinning clown face on their yellow body. Each spider has a unique pattern, and the patterns differ from island to island. Some lack markings altogether. The variation is possibly a kind of camouflage against birds, their only natural enemies of significance, to counteract pattern recognition by predators. As the pattern may change according to what food the spider has eaten. It is very small, hides during the day, and is thus not a significant prey item for any species of predator, it is more likely that the bizarre variety of patterns serves no significant adaptive purpose at all

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#41 This Strange Fish (Yes, It Is A Fish!) That Looks More Like A Gigantic Rock Or Fossil Is Actually The Heaviest Known Bony Fish In The World

The Mola Mola, as the Ocean Sunfish is also known can grow up to 1.8 – 3.3m (5.9- 10.8 ft) and can weigh a staggering 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs)! Native to temperate and tropical waters around the World, this Pelagic fish can swim to depths of about 600 m (2,000 ft). This monster of a fish is seemingly docile towards humans and many divers have enjoyed the company of the Ocean Sunfish while Scuba diving. The fish however is not so loved by boaters as there have been instances of sunfish colliding with boats while surfacing causing significant damage to the boats. Ocean Sunfish can even jump out the water at the surface up to a height 10 feet (3 meters) in the air and land with a splash to shake off parasites that infest their skin

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#42 An Independent Researcher Has Described A Spectacular Red, White, And Blue Crayfish Just In Time For The Fourth Of July

The new species, named Cherax pulcher, was first discovered in Japanese pet shops by Christian Lukhaup before he finally tracked down the animal to creeks in remote West Papua, Indonesia. "These creeks aren't named on any map so they're really not easy to find. It also didn't help that the tribal locals were really protective," Christian told the Mirror. "Once I'd found some crayfish inside a cave, I turned around and saw them standing there with bows and arrows pointing at me. I had to put them down. It seems, the tribes relate the crayfish with pregnancy, and they thought if I took them no women would have children again." Eventually, though, he was able to gather some specimens and describe the species in a recent paper published in ZooKeys in May. Lukhaup found that the males of the species were more brightly colored than the females and gave the species the name Pulcher, which means beautiful in Latin

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#43 The Tufted Deer Is A Small Species Of Deer Characterized By A Prominent Tuft Of Black Hair On Its Forehead And Fang-Like Canines For The Males

It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China northeastern Myanmar and have been recently seen in Afghanistan after it last appearance 60 years ago. Although suffering from overhunting and habitat loss, this deer is not considered to be endangered. It is restricted to forested mountain habitat up to 4500 m above sea level, making study difficult

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#44 Glaucus Atlanticus (Common Names Include The Sea Swallow, Blue Angel, Blue Glaucus, Blue Dragon, Blue Sea Slug And Blue Ocean Slug) Is A Species Of Small, Blue Sea Slug, A Pelagic Aeolid Nudibranch, A Shell-Less Gastropod Mollusk In The Family Glaucidae

These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea

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#45 Shoebill Bird: The Shoebill Also Known As Whalehead Or Shoe-Billed Stork, Is A Very Large Stork-Like Bird

It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia

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#46 Blobfish: The Blobfish Is A Deep Sea Fish Of The Family Psychrolutidae

It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. Blobfish are typically shorter than 30 cm. They live at depths between 600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it such as deep-ocean crustaceans

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#47 Hickory Horned Devils: With Their Spiky Horns And Impressive Length (Up To 6 Inches), Mature Hickory Horned Devils Can Be Rather Intimidating Creatures

These caterpillars are harmless, however, and they spend all summer feeding on leaves of such trees as hickory, walnut, pecan, persimmon, sumac or sweet gum. They molt as they grow, changing from the original black to brown, then tan and finally to green. In the fall, hickory horned devils stop eating and descend from the trees. At this time they are in danger of being eaten by copperheads waiting below. If the plump caterpillars don’t become snake snack food, they burrow down into the ground and change into shiny brown pupae. The pupae remain underground for one or two winters. In the spring, the adult royal walnut moth (or regal moth) emerges. This beautiful, orange-striped moth with yellow markings has a wingspan of up to 5½ inches

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#48 The Longhorn Cowfish Inhabit The Reefs Of The Indo-Pacific, Usually In The Less Turbid Waters

The body is tan to yellow and covered with white and blue dots, and is occasionally referred to as the Yellow Boxfish. Adults are reef fish, often solitary and territorial, live around sand or rubble bottom up to a depth of 50 m. They are omnivorous, feeding upon benthic algae, various microorganisms, and foraminiferans that it strains from sediments, sponges, polychaete worms from sand flats, mollusks, small crustaceans, and small fishes, able to feed on benthic invertebrates by blowing jets of water into the sandy substrate

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#49 The Ornate Horned Frog (Ceratophrys Ornata) Is One Of Several Species Of Horned Frogs Native To The Tropical And Montane Rain Forests

A few species of Ceratophrys can be found in more arid regions. Native to Northern Argentina, Uruguay and the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil, these carnivorous amphibians become very large. Their current popular name of "Pac-man Frog" eloquently describes their appearance when they lunge at prey: they appear to be all mouth. These frogs have exceptionally fast growth rates: within two weeks of hatching they have metamorphosed into their adult frog form. Ornates have round, plump body shapes with little demarcation between their wide head and body. Their mouths are as wide as their heads and are equipped with strong gripping jaws and a wide, pink fleshy tongue

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#50 The Marabou Stork Is A Large Wading Bird In The Stork Family Ciconiidae

It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially waste tips. It is sometimes called the "undertaker bird" due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of "hair"

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#51 The Star-Nosed Mole Is A Small Mole Found In Moist Low Areas Of Eastern Canada And The Northeastern United States

The star-nosed mole is easily identified by the twenty-two pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer's organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer's organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations

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#52 The Horned Guan (Oreophasis Derbianus) Is A Large, Approximately 85 Cm Long, Turkey-Like Bird With Glossed Black Upperparts Plumage, Red Legs, White Iris, Yellow Bill And A Red Horn On Top Of Head

The breast and upper belly are white, and its long tail feathers are black with white band near base. Both sexes are similar. The young is duller with smaller horn, and has brown tail and wings

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#53 The Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Very little is known about this moth but it is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Muslin Moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace

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#54 The Flemish Giant Is A Semi-Arch Type Rabbit With Its Back Arch Starting In Back Of The Shoulders Giving A "Mandolin" Shape

The body of a Flemish Giant Rabbit is long and powerful, with relatively broad hindquarters. The fur of the Flemish Giant is known to be glossy and dense. When stroked from the hindquarters to the head, the fur will roll back to its original position. Bucks have a broad, massive head in comparison to does, and can take 1.5 years to reach full maturity. Flemish Giant Rabbits weigh 15 pounds on average, though the biggest ones can weigh up to 22 lb, and the longest one on record (in fact, holding the record for the longest rabbit in the world of any kind), measured about 32 inches long

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#55 The Giant Weta Is The Heaviest Insect In The World

Dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, the giant weta has not changed much, and has grown so large that they can’t jump. In total there are eleven species of giant weta, and they are unique to the country of New Zealand. Often referred to as the worlds largest insect, or the largest insect on earth, the giant weta can measure 4 in. in length not including the legs and antennae. The giant weta is a nationally endangered species of New Zealand, and the country has invested in launching breeding programs to help reestablish the giant weta after human interaction and the introduction of nonnative species to their habitats

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#56 The Northern Bald Ibis, Or Waldrapp Is One Of The Rarest Birds On The Planet

It's a migratory bird found in barren, semi-desert or rocky habitats, often close to running water. This 70–80 cm (28–31 in) glossy black ibis, which, unlike other members of the ibis family, is non-wading, has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, curved red bill. The northern bald ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa, southern and central Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. There are believed to be about 500 wild birds remaining in southern Morocco, and fewer than 10 in Syria, where it was rediscovered in 2002

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#57 Long Horned Orb Weaver Spider

This is the type of creature that’s cool to see in photos but you never want to see in your home. The long-horned orb weaver spider has eight eyes and long, horn-looking spines protruding from its abdomen. This particular spider can be found in the forests and fields of Asia

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#58 The Glass Frog

Yes, you can see its unborn offspring THROUGH ITS FLESH. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name

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#59 The Gerenuk Is A Long-Necked Species Of Antelope Found In Dry Thorn Shrubland And Desert In The Horn Of Africa And The African Great Lakes Region

The Gerenuk, Litocranius Walleri, Also Known As The Waller's Gazelle. The word gerenuk comes from the word in the Somali language, Garanuug, meaning "giraffe-necked". Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope

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#60 The Maned Wolf Is The Largest Canid Of South America

Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog"). This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees

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#61 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified. The thorny dragon also features a spiny "false head" on the back of its neck, and the lizard presents this to potential predators by dipping its real head. The "false head" is made of soft tissue

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#62 An English Angora Rabbit

The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), present day Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid-18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking

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#63 Zebra Duiker Is A Type Of Small Antelope

It can be found only in the certain parts of West Africa: in the eastern parts of Liberia, on the Ivory Coast and in the Sierra Leone. Zebra duiker prefers a life in dense vegetation of rainforests. Number of zebra duiker declined for 30% compared to original population due to extensive habitat loss and hunt in the last couple of years. Local people hunt zebra duiker because of its meat. These animals are listed as vulnerable. If the current tempo of extinction continues, they will soon become endangered

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#64 The Mata Mata Is Strictly An Aquatic Species But It Prefers Standing In Shallow Water Where Its Snout Can Reach The Surface To Breathe

The Mata Mata inhabits slow moving, blackwater streams, stagnant pools, marshes, and swamps ranging into Northern Bolivia, Eastern Peru, Ecuador, Eastern Colombia, Venezuela, The Guianas, and Northern and Central Brazil

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#65 A Tarsier Is A Small Primate, Weighing Around 150g

It has remarkably large eyes, each one the same size and weight as its brain. A tarsier's hindlimb length is the result of elongation of the foot's tarsal bones, unique among mammals. This clever adaptation gives it the longest hindlimbs of any mammal relative to body length, without loss of dexterity. There are fewer than ten species of tarsier, all similarly adept at leaping and clinging. Once attached to tree they can be incredibly difficult to remove. Once widespread, tarsiers were once found in North America, Europe and Asia. Today their range is restricted to the forested archipelagos of southeast Asia

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#66 Can You Spot The Gecko?

Satanic Leaf tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticas) There are few geckos as bizarre and as fascinating as the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phatantasicas), also referred to as “Phants” for short. These geckos' remarkable ability to mimic a leaf has captivated reptile hobbyists for decades. Originally described by George Albert Boulenger in 1888, Uroplatus phantasticas occurs in the tropical forests of the central to north east coast of Madagascar

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#67 The Goblin Shark Is A Rare Species Of Deep-Sea Shark

Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably larger. Goblin sharks inhabit upper continental slopes, submarine canyons, and seamounts throughout the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles

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#68 Because It Remains Buried Most Of Its Life, The Common Ant-Lion Is All But Invisible

Brought to the surface it reveals itself as one of the strangest creatures imaginable

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#69 The Malayan Tapir, Also Called The Asian Tapir, Is The Largest Of The Five Species Of Tapir And The Only One Native To Asia

The animal is easily identified by its markings, most notably the light-colored patch that extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The rest of its hair is black, except for the tips of its ears, which, as with other tapirs, are rimmed with white. This pattern is for camouflage; the disrupted coloration makes it more difficult to recognize it as a tapir, and other animals may mistake it for a large rock rather than prey when it is lying down to sleep. When they are born, the babies are striped

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#70 The Saiga Antelope Is A Critically Endangered Antelope That Originally Inhabited A Vast Area Of The Eurasian Steppe Zone

Today, the dominant subspecies is only found in one location in Russia and three areas in Kazakhstan. It is extinct in People's Republic of China and southwestern Mongolia. It was hunted extensively in Romania and Moldova until it became extinct in those regions in the end of the 18th century

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#71 Amblypygi Is An Order Of Invertebrate Animals Belonging To The Class Arachnida, In The Subphylum Chelicerata Of The Phylum Arthropoda

They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions, and others. Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the flagellum ("tail"). They are harmless to humans. Amblypygids possess no silk glands or venomous fangs. They rarely bite if threatened, but can grab fingers with pedipalps, resulting in thorn-like puncture injury

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#72 Horseshoe Crabs Are Marine Arthropods Of The Family Limulidae And Order Xiphosura Or Xiphosurida, That Live Primarily In And Around Shallow Ocean Waters On Soft Sandy Or Muddy Bottoms

They occasionally come onto shore to mate. They are commonly used as bait and in fertilizer. In recent years, a decline in the population has occurred as a consequence of coastal habitat destruction in Japan and overharvesting along the east coast of North America. Tetrodotoxin may be present in the roe of species inhabiting the waters of Thailand. Because of their origin 450 million years ago (Mya), horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils

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#73 The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus Reticulatus, Is A Species Of Wrasse, One Of The Largest, Native To The Western Pacific Ocean

It is only known from Korean Peninsula, China, Japan, and the Ogasawara Islands, where it inhabits rocky reef areas. It can reach 100 cm (39 in) in total length and the greatest weight recorded for this species is 14.7 kg (32 lb). This species is valued as a food fish in its native range

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#74 The Thorny Dragon Or Thorny Devil Is An Australian Lizard, Also Known As The Mountain Devil, The Thorny Lizard, Or The Moloch

This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny devil grows up to 20 cm (8.0 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These colours change from pale colours during warm weather and to darker colours during cold weather. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified

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#75 Passiflora, Known Also As The Passion Flowers Or Passion Vines, Is A Genus Of About 500 Species Of Flowering Plants, The Namesakes Of The Family Passifloraceae

They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed

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#76 The Grey Crowned Crane Is A Bird In The Crane Family Gruidae

It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes in Uganda and Kenya and as far south as South Africa. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species

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#77 Meet The Snake-Mimicking Butterfly (Dynastor Darius)

While this slick master of disguise may show off impeccable imitation skills, prior to taking on this serpentine appearance it was simply a furry, nondescript caterpillar, and it looked pretty much how you would expect any old caterpillar to look.To enter into the pupal stage, D. darius must form a chrysalis to kickstart its metamorphosis into a snake-mime. The protective case in which the butterfly larva liquefies itself does bear a strong resemblance to the carnivorous reptiles, much like the galled face of a Metapod. The pods hang from leaves in the forests of Trinidad for up to 13 days. While the insect changeling is immobile this sly animal trickery can ward off potential predators, such as birds, fooling them into thinking that the unmoving pod is the head of a potential predator

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#78 Lampreys Are Any Jawless Fish Of The Order Petromyzontiformes

The adult lamprey may be characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Although they are well known for boring into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, in fact only a minority do so; only 18 species of lampreys are actually parasitic. The lampreys are a very ancient lineage of vertebrates, though their exact relationship to hagfishes and jawed vertebrates is still a matter of dispute

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#79 Colugos Are Arboreal Gliding Mammals Found In Southeast Asia

Just two extant species make up the entire family Cynocephalidae. They are the most capable gliders of all gliding mammals, using flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower locations. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs, though they are not true lemurs

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#80 Indian Purple Frog Is A Frog Species Belonging To The Family Sooglossidae

It can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Names in English that also have been used for this species are purple frog or pignose frog. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, Nasikabatrachus is thought to have evolved separately for millions of years. Its discovery also adds to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime well after the breakup of Gondwana had started

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#81 Synanceia Is A Genus Of Fish Of The Family Synanceiidae, The Stonefishes, Whose Members Are Venomous, Dangerous, And Even Fatal To Humans

It is one of the most venomous fish currently known in the world. They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific

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#82 Chapin's Free-Tailed Bat Is A Relatively Small Species

Measuring 8 to 12 cm (3.1 to 4.7 in) in length, including a 3 cm (1.2 in) tail, and weighing around 10 g (0.35 oz). The body has pale cinnamon-brown or greyish fur that fades to near-white towards the middle of the belly. The wings are white or pale brown in colour. A distinctive "Mohawk" or crest of hair rises from a small lappet between the ears. This is relatively small and bland in females, but is three times larger, at up to 15 mm (0.59 in) long, and striking bi-coloured in males, being reddish chestnut at the base, and whitish above. The crest is especially well developed in breeding males, and helps to disperse scent from a gland at its base

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#83 Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the family Dasypodidae, recognized by a bony armor shell). This desert-adapted animal is endemic to central Argentina and can be found inhabiting sandy plains, dunes, and scrubby grasslands

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#84 Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the "yeti lobster" or "yeti crab"

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#85 The Giant Isopod

This one is the largest of the existing isopods. “The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism. This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species in shallower waters

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#86 Mexican Salamander(Axolotls) Or A Mexican Walking Fish, Is A Neotenic Salamander, Closely Related To The Tiger Salamander

Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish", it is not a fish, but an amphibian. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. Instead of developing lungs and taking to land, the adults remain aquatic and gilled. As of 2010, wild axolotls were near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and consequent water pollution. They are currently listed by CITES as an endangered species and by IUCN as critically endangered in the wild, with a decreasing population. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Axolotls were also sold as food in Mexican markets and were a staple in the Aztec diet.

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#87 The Capybara Is The Largest Rodent In The World

Close relatives are guinea pigs and rock cavies, and it is more distantly related to the agouti, chinchillas, and the coypu. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat, hide and also for a grease from its thick fatty skin which is used in the pharmaceutical trade.

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#88 The Strange Looking Chambered Nautilus Is The Most Famous, Large And Common Species Of Nautilus

It’s a mollusc and a close relative of the octopus, snail, squid and clam. It is considered to be a living fossil since it has remained virtually unchanged for the past 400 million years. The chambered nautilus can be found in tropical waters that extend from the Andaman Sea east to Fiji and from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef. This weird creature's habitat usually lies in locations where the coral reef slopes go down into deep waters

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#89 The Kakapo Is A Critically Endangered Species With Only About 125 Left

It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A combination of traits make it unique among its kind; it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, has a low basal metabolic rate and no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

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#90 The Three-Horned Chameleon, Also Known As Johnston’s Chameleon, Is An East-African Species, Endemic To Uganda, Rwanda And The Drc

Males and females can easily be differentiated by the presence or absence of this chameleon’s three characteristic horns. As with most chameleons, this species is capable of changing their coloration. Camouflage is one of the known factors which regulates chameleons coloration

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#91 Peruvian Giant Yellow-Leg Centipede Or Amazonian Giant Centipede, Is One Of The Largest Centipedes Of The Genus Scolopendra With A Length Up To 30 Cm (12 In)

This species is found in various places in South America and the Caribbean, where it preys on a great variety of animals, including other sizable arthropods, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. These arthropods have surged in popularity among collectors of exotic pets. They are known to be very aggressive and nervous

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#92 Recently, A Team From The Nautilus Live Expedition Happened Upon One Of The Most Fascinating-Looking Lifeforms In The World: A Rare, Purple Siphonophore

Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. Amazingly, although this appears to be a single jellyfish-like animal, it is in fact a roving colony made up of thousands of individual organisms, called zooids, each contributing to the whole. However, more than just its otherworldly shape, this specimen's purple coloring is said to be rather unusual as well

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#93 The Gigantic Deepwater Worm Eel Was Discovered In The Verde Island Passage In The Philippines

The worm eel was named Pylorobranchus hearstorum after William and Margaret Hearst who funded the expedition. It is one of 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014. The worm eel is the largest of its kind. It is about 50 inches long from head to tail. This makes it about twice as long as other known worm eels. It is also about three times heavier than other worm eel species

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#94 The Giant Deep Sea Isopod

The Giant deep-sea isopod can reach lengths of up to 2.5 feet. They have a tough, segmented exoskeleton and seven pairs of legs that give them an alien-like appearance. Giant isopods can curl up into a ball as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from predators. These underwater scavengers live on the ocean floor and feed on dead organisms including whales, fish, and squid. They are capable of surviving long periods of time without food and will eat anything slow enough for them to catch

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#95 Bush Babies, Also Called Galagos, Are Small, Saucer-Eyed Primates That Spend Most Of Their Lives In Trees

At least 20 species of galago are known, though some experts believe many are yet to be discovered. Also known as nagapies, which means “night monkeys” in Afrikaans, all galagos are considered nocturnal

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#96 Scorpion Fly

The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger

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#97 The Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus Manul), Also Called Manul, Is A Small Wild Cat With A Broad But Fragmented Distribution In The Grasslands And Montane Steppes Of Central Asia

It is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. The Pallas's cat is about the size of a domestic cat. The combination of its stocky posture and long, dense fur makes it appear stout and plush

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#98 The Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella Pygmaea) Is A Small New World Monkey Native To Rainforests Of The Western Amazon Basin In South America

It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz). It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist. About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including a dominant male, a breeding female, and up to four successive litters of offspring. The modal size of a standard stable troop would be 6 individuals.Although most groups consist of family members, some may also include 1-2 additional adult members. Members of the group communicate using a complex system including vocal, chemical, and visual signals. There are three main calling signals that depend on the distance the call needs to travel. These monkeys may also make visual displays when threatened or to show dominance

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#99 Dugong Is A Medium-Sized Marine Mammal

It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee use fresh water to some degree. The dugong is largely dependent on seagrass communities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support seagrass meadows, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels, the waters of large inshore islands and inter-reefal waters. The northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay are believed to be the dugong's contemporary stronghold. The dugong has a fusiform body with no dorsal fin or hind limbs. The forelimbs or flippers are paddle-like . The dugong is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. Its snout is sharply downturned, an adaptation for feeding in benthic seagrass communities. The molar teeth are simple and peg-like unlike the more elaborate molar dentition of manatees

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#100 The Pangolin Is A Mammal Of The Order Pholidota

They have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin. The pangolin is the only known mammal with this adaptation. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long, specially adapted tongues. They tend to be solitary animals, meeting only to mate and produce a litter of one to three offspring which are raised for about two years. Pangolins are threatened by hunting (for their meat and armor) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats. They are the most trafficked mammal in the world

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#101 The Platypus, Also Known As The Duck-Billed Platypus Is A Semiaquatic Egg-Laying Mammal Endemic To Eastern Australia, Including Tasmania

Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans

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#102 Cute Or Strange?

The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears, which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago

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#103 Patagonian Mara: A Relatively Large Rodent In The Mara Genus

It is also known as the Patagonian cavy, Patagonian hare or dillaby. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. It is monogamous, but often breeds in warrens that are shared by several pairs

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#104 The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus), Or African Painted Dog, Is A Canid Native To Sub-Saharan Africa

The African wild dog is a highly social animal, living in packs with separate dominance hierarchies for males and females. Uniquely among social carnivores, it is the females rather than the males that scatter from the natal pack once sexually mature, and the young are allowed to feed first on carcasses. Like other canids, it regurgitates food for its young, but this action is also extended to adults, to the point of being the bedrock of African wild dog social life. It has few natural predators, though lions are a major source of mortality

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#105 Dracaena Cinnabari, The Socotra Dragon Tree Or Dragon Blood Tree, Is A Dragon Tree Native To The Socotra Archipelago In The Indian Ocean

The dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as "upturned, densely packed crown having the shape of an uprightly held umbrella". This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as "dragon's blood". When cut, it appears to bleed because of the color of the sap

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#106 Rafflesia Arnoldii: The Largest Flower In The World, This Parasitic Plant Can Bloom Over Three Feet Tall

Despite its alluring appearance, the plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of water

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#107 The Seahorse

It is a simple story that we have all heard before: Boy meets girl. Boy courts girl. Boy and girl fall in love, get married. Boy gets pregnant. Yes, you heard correctly! Male seahorses accept the eggs, fertilize them and carry the eggs to term. In fact, the seahorse is the only animal where the male becomes truly pregnant. So, how does this even work? The female inserts her oviduct (where anywhere from 50-1500 eggs will travel through) into the male’s specially adapted brood pouch (located on his abdomen). When the eggs are in place, the male fertilizes them and clings to a nearby plant and proceeds to wait a few weeks for the eggs to mature. Every morning during the gestation period, the female seahorse will visit the male and engage in a greeting ritual that lasts for several minutes, before leaving once again. After a few weeks, the male will give birth to live young at night, and then return to his mate the following morning for the next batch of eggs

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#108 Tardigrades (Also Known As Waterbears Or Moss Piglets) Are Water-Dwelling, Segmented Micro-Animals, With Eight Legs

Since 1778, over 1,150 tardigrade species have been identified. Tardigrades can survive in extreme environments. For example, they can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water (100 °C), pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce

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#109 The Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa Blondi) Is A Spider Belonging To The Tarantula Family Theraphosidae

It is the largest spider in the world. By leg-span, it is second to the giant huntsman spider, but it is the largest by mass. These spiders can have a leg span of up to 28 cm (11 in) and can weigh over 170 g (6.0 oz). Birdeaters are one of the few tarantula species that lack tibial spurs, located on the first pair of legs of most adult males. It is also called the Goliath bird-eating spider

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#110 These Bats Are Known As Megabats, Fruit Bats, Old World Fruit Bats, Or Flying Foxes

They are the largest bats in the world. They are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia, and are absent from northwest Africa and southwest Australia. Compared to insectivorous bats, fruit bats are relatively large and, with some exceptions, do not navigate by echolocation. They are herbivores and rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to locate food. Most fruit bats are larger than insectivorous bats or Microchiroptera. The largest attain a wingspan of 1.7 m (5.6 ft), weighing in at up to 1.6 kg (3.5 lb). Most fruit bats have large eyes, allowing them to orient themselves visually in twilight and inside caves and forests

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#111 The Hercules Beetle (Dynastes Hercules) Is The Most Famous And The Largest Of The Rhinoceros Beetles

It is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. It is the largest of the six species in the Dynastes genus, and one of the largest beetles known, up to 17 cm (6.5 in) in size. They roam the forest floor in search of decaying fruit

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#112 Native To A Remote Region Of China, This Tiny Mammal, Known As The Ili Pika, Doesn't Know It's A Member Of An Endangered Species, And Neither Do Most People

Rarer, and some would argue cuter, than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. It was photographed for the first time in two decades last year (2014)

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#113 Pyura Chilensisit Can Be Difficult To Believe, But These “Rocks” Are Living, Breathing Organisms

Their appearance allows them to blend into Chilean beaches and avoid predators. Interestingly, these creatures have both male and female organs and can breed individually. Pyura chilensis is a tunicate that somewhat resembles a mass of organs inside a rock. It is a filter feeder that eats by sucking in seawater and filtering out microorganisms

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#114 Sea Pigs Are In Fact A Type Of Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms, a group of marine animals that includes sea urchins and starfish.Sea pigs are found in all the world’s oceans. In some areas, they comprise more than 95% of the total weight of animals on the deep-sea floor. Despite their abundance, most people will never see a sea pig, as they live in the coldest and deepest parts of the ocean

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#115 The Fossa Is The Largest Mammalian Carnivore On The Island Of Madagascar And Has Been Compared To A Small Cougar

Adults have a head-body length of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and weigh between 5.5 and 8.6 kg (12 and 19 lb), with the males larger than the females. It has semiretractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree. The fossa is unique within its family for the shape of its genitalia, which share traits with those of cats and hyenas

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It has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm or 16 in (carapace width) and the whole crab can weigh up to 19 kilograms (42 lb). The males have the longer chelipeds; females have much shorter chelipeds, which are shorter than the following pair of legs. Apart from its outstanding size, the Japanese spider crab differs from other crabs in a number of ways. The first pleopods of males are unusually twisted, and its larvae appear primitive. The crab is orange, with white spots along the legs. It is reported to have a gentle disposition, despite its ferocious appearance

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#117 The Coconut Crab Is A Species Of Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Also Known As The Robber Crab Or Palm Thief

It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean as far east as the Gambier Islands mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm; it has been extirpated from most areas with a significant human population, including mainland Australia and Madagascar

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#118 The Giraffe Weevil Is A Weevil Species Endemic To The Forests Of Madagascar

it was discovered in 2008, hence little is known about it. As you have probably guessed, it's named this way due to having an extended neck, much like giraffes do. The giraffe weevil is sexually dimorphic, meaning that there is a great phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. Specifically, males have a neck that is 2 to 3 times longer than their female counterparts. The extended neck is an adaptation that is used for intraspecific combat and nest building. Males have a length of almost an inch (2.5 cm), making them one of the longest Attelabidae species. Most of their body is black, except for their distinctive red elytra that cover their wings. The species is capable of flight

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#119 The Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias Davidianus) Is The Largest Salamander And Largest Amphibian In The World

Reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft), although it rarely—if ever—reaches that size today. It is endemic to rocky, mountain streams and lakes in China. It also occurs in Taiwan, probably as a result of introduction. It is considered critically endangered due to habitat loss, pollution, and overcollection, as it is considered a delicacy and used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been listed as one of the top 10 "focal species" in 2008 by the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project. The Chinese giant salamander is considered to be a “living fossil.” This species is classified as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List because of a massive population decline of more than 80% since the 1950s

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#120 Giant Japanese Hornet Is The Largest Species Of Hornet In The World

They grow up to a size of 2 inches. Every year up to 40 deaths is recorded by the sting of Japanese hornet. The venom of Japanese hornet makes an allergic reaction and dissolve tissues within the short time. The repeated stinging from the group of hornets also results in death. Japanese hornets are very aggressive and fearless in nature. Each colony of Japanese hornet contains 700 members. They feed on honey bee larvae in the larger amount, have the power to finish up to 40 honey bees in a minute

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#121 The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, Megascolides Australis, Is One Of Australia's 1,000 Native Earthworm Species

These giant earthworms average 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and 2 centimetres (0.79 in) in diameter and can reach 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length; however, their body is able to expand and contract making them appear much larger. On average they weigh about 200 grams (0.44 lb). They have a dark purple head and a blue-grey body, and about 300 to 400 body segments

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#122 Monkey Slug Caterpillar A.k.a. A Hag Moth Caterpillar (Phobetron Pithecium)

These weird caterpillars are pretty distinctive; they have six hairy, curly projections spiraling out from their fuzzy body. The legs have been reduced to suction cups, which allows it to make the slug-like movement

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#123 Doll's Eyes (White Baneberry) Is A Species Of Flowering Plant In The Genus Actaea, Of The Family Ranunculaceae, Native To Eastern North America

Its most striking feature is its fruit, a 1 cm diameter white berry, whose size, shape, and black stigma scar give the species its other common name, "doll's eyes". The berries ripen over the summer, turning into a fruit that persists on the plant until frost. Both the berries and the entire plant are considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant's primary seed dispersers

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#124 Scorpaenidae, The Scorpionfish, Are A Family Of Mostly Marine Fish That Includes Many Of The World's Most Venomous Species

As the name suggests, scorpionfish have a type of "sting" in the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. The family is a large one, with hundreds of members. They are widespread in tropical and temperate seas, but mostly found in the Indo-Pacific. These fish can be found in many different shapes and colors

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Starbucks Employee Breaks Down In Tears After They’re Scheduled To Work 8 Hours https://www.blogonian.com/starbucks-employee-breaks-down-in-tears-after-theyre-scheduled-to-work-8-hours https://www.blogonian.com/starbucks-employee-breaks-down-in-tears-after-theyre-scheduled-to-work-8-hours Recently, a Starbucks barista shared a video of themselves having a meltdown and it has become the center of attention on the internet.

The clip shows the employee sharing their thoughts on management and rude customers, but it was what the person said about their schedule that divided the online crowd.

The barista — who is also a student — said that a 25-hour week and 8-hour shifts during the weekend, were too much for them to handle.

Immediately, one group of Twitter users started calling them soft and spoiled while the other defended them, saying that worker exploitation has many faces.

This Starbucks barista has accused their employer of poor working conditions

In a now-viral video, they complained mostly about the schedule and management

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And highlighted the need to unionize

At first, the barista received a fair share of support

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But as time went by, got plenty of negative reactions and people started having heated arguments about today’s state of customer service

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This Twitter Page Documents Only The Most Savage Yet Also Clever Comebacks, And Here’re 82 Of The Best Ones (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/this-twitter-page-documents-only-the-most-savage-yet-also-clever-comebacks-and-herere-82-of-the-best-ones-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/this-twitter-page-documents-only-the-most-savage-yet-also-clever-comebacks-and-herere-82-of-the-best-ones-new-pics Comeback refers to a quick reply to a critical remark which basically shuts down the critic immediately. The best comebacks are always a step ahead in restoring karma, defending the accused ones, and making that snap which is entertaining to anyone who witnesses it.

And since experiencing a real-life clapback which is both fun and witty is somewhat rare, we turn to the internet, or this Twitter page, to be precise, to give ourselves a masterclass in savage comebacks.

Named “Clever Comebacks,” the page is busy sharing exactly what it promises in the title and from 75.5k followers, it seems like it’s doing a pretty good job. More masterclass comebacks from the same account can be found in our previous feature right here!

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34 Times People Left A Review For An Online Recipe That Was So Dumb, They Ended Up Embarrassing Themselves https://www.blogonian.com/34-times-people-left-a-review-for-an-online-recipe-that-was-so-dumb-they-ended-up-embarrassing-themselves https://www.blogonian.com/34-times-people-left-a-review-for-an-online-recipe-that-was-so-dumb-they-ended-up-embarrassing-themselves Most people we know have a love-hate relationship with internet recipes. They tend to enjoy the ones that get straight to the point and make the instructions extremely easy to follow. On the flip side, they absolutely loathe recipes that have several pages of fluff and ‘lore’ at the beginning. But you can easily scroll past that. However, have you ever scrolled down even further, into the comment section? It can be… quite an experience.

TikTok content creator and vlogger Lucy, aka @lucyloves_, has a fascinating video series about ‘recipe ruiners.’ She features some of the weirdest, stupidest, and most insane comments that people leave on internet recipes. They are beyond hilarious, and a few of them might short-circuit your brain (trust us, we’ve been there).

Check out the strangest comments below and don’t forget to upvote the ones that made you do a double-take, Pandas. Oh, and be sure to follow Lucy’s socials if you enjoy her content!

Bored Panda reached out to Lucy and she was kind enough to answer our questions about the video series and why people write such peculiar comments online. She also shared a bit about herself as a content creator with us. You'll find our full interview with Lucy below, so be sure to read on.

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Lucy has a funny and weird video series about people who post utterly bizarre internet comments

 

You can watch her very first TikTok in the series right over here

@lucyloves_ The comment sections of internet recipes are WILD | Also, help me name this segment? #ididnthaveeggs #cooking #recipe #recipes #recipesubstitution #internetrecipes #foodblogger ♬ original sound - Lucy ❤️

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We were interested to find out what inspired Lucy to start the 'recipe ruiners' video segment on her account in the first place.

"I kept seeing them around the place and just thought they were so funny and figured there must be other people who also found them as funny as I did," she told Bored Panda that her primary motivation was to make others laugh.

Here's what some TikTok users said after watching Lucy's hilarious videos

 

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In the content creator's opinion, it doesn't matter all that much how specific or well-written a recipe is, "people either don’t read it correctly or change things then blame the author." 

She shared that she has seen people who "burn things then get into an argument with their boyfriend and blame the author… no amount of good recipe writing can save you from that!" Alas, even the very best recipes writers will have to deal with bizarre comments underneath their posts. It's a question of 'when,' not 'if.'

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"As a creator, I mostly focus on sharing parts of my life that I think will help people and sometimes just make them laugh!" Lucy told us.

"I’ve had an unusual journey in life that means I am able to help other people starting down the infertility path themselves to navigate the system and handle its unique challenges and just know they aren’t alone. I think TikTok makes people feel less alone in a way other platforms just haven’t captured."

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"This is a recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing."

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The beauty of Lucy’s ‘recipe ruiners’ series is that it gives a whole different perspective to the sometimes mind-boggling world of food. If you thought that only decent, polite, and rational people cook at home, well, you were wrong.

We sometimes see maniacs who use mayonnaise instead of heavy cream… and then boast about it online. Then there are those who substitute flour with salt and think it’s the recipe’s fault when they don’t get the expected results. That’s the kind of eldritch knowledge that can break your mind, H. P. Lovecraft-style. Whether you’re religious or not, you might be likely to agree that those people need Jesus in their lives, just as a broad precaution against culinary sins.

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Generally speaking, baking is a science while cooking is a form of art. That’s not to say that bakers can’t be creative or that precision and discipline aren’t valued in cooking.

Far from it. It’s just that it’s far more essential to follow the instructions to the letter when you’re baking a pie or a cluster of cupcakes. Meanwhile, if you’re frying something up, you can allow yourself a bit more freedom to ‘jazz’ things up.

In other words, cooking allows for more freedom than baking when it comes to substituting some ingredients for others.

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For instance, you may have run out of a specific spice, or fruit, or vegetable that the recipe calls for. No worries, you can still avoid the hassle of running to the shop by using what you have at hand in the pantry as a crutch.

However, this simply does not work if you substitute things based on just how they look (e.g. mayonnaise and cream), instead of their flavor profiles.

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Yes, aesthetics are important, but we don’t just eat with our eyes. Your baked goods and dishes have to taste well, not just look more or less like the pics in the recipe.

At the same time, we shouldn’t be blind to the fact that culinary fashions come and go. The aesthetics can change wildly, but they tend to rely on flavor profiles that people have enjoyed for very long stretches of time. That’s why it’s so important to get the flavor combos right.

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A while back, Professor Nathalie Cooke, from McGill University, illuminated Bored Panda about vintage party food recipes from the 1950s. She noted that, as strange as the dishes might look, the “basic flavor combination is something that reaches across the decades.”

“[The vintage recipes] may seem very odd to us in the 21st century, but the taste combinations—savory and sweet (tuna waffles, ham and bananas) or sweet and sour (mayo with lime) are surely very familiar,” she said during an earlier interview.

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“There were ‘fads’ at mid-century: think of cookbooklets demonstrating how to decorate one’s ham with slices of canned pineapple, topped with the bedazzling red of a maraschino cherry, for example! And you don’t mention the jaw-dropping recipes incorporating marshmallows in main course dishes, recipes that were brain children of corporate marketing departments,” Professor Cooke told us.

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“But if we were to create one of today’s favorites from scratch, say Pad Thai, we would start from the same basic taste combinations you describe in what at first glance seem like bizarre plate partners,” she noted.

“Cooking bitter tamarind with water, raw sugar and fish sauce will build the basic foundation (sour, salty, and sweet). To that one would add the requisite green onions, bean sprouts, and noodles—and likely some additional flavor notes such as shallot, garlic, and perhaps dried turnip (salty and sweet) to deepen the flavor,” the professor said.

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Which of these internet recipe comments are going to haunt you in your nightmares, dear Pandas? Did any of them shake you to your culinary core, as they did us? What's the very worst recipe comment you've ever read online? And what do you personally value the most when it comes to online cooking and baking instructions? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments. We can't wait to see what you have to say!

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52 Funny And Relatable Dad Takes On Parenting And Kids, As Shared By This Instagram Account https://www.blogonian.com/52-funny-and-relatable-dad-takes-on-parenting-and-kids-as-shared-by-this-instagram-account https://www.blogonian.com/52-funny-and-relatable-dad-takes-on-parenting-and-kids-as-shared-by-this-instagram-account Oh, the joys of parenting. Some days are unimaginably chaotic, while others are full of joy, peace, and excitement. And sometimes, those days fit into one day filled with ups and downs. The only thing that is stable throughout is dads being dads.

They are a different species of men - kind and gentle while strong and strict at the same time. No wonder that with such a mix in mind, we are presented with dad jokes and memes. These two mediums unite dads all around, and therefore, the Instagram account @viraldads was born. Here at Bored Panda, we are happy to present you with a collection of dad memes that will either make you giggle, leave you in awe, or make you cringe with embarrassment.

So Pandas, we invite you to scroll down and don't forget to comment and vote for your favorites.

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We were interested in the origins of this Instagram account and wanted to get to know the person behind this feed. That is why Bored Panda got in touch with the account owner, also known by the handle @this.american.dad.

Evan, a father of two adorable boys, has opened up about the difficulties and stereotypes dads have to face in our society. This dad not only made this feed for laughs and entertainment, but also to address fatherhood issues. On his account @this.american.dad, Evan also refers to himself as “Mental Health DADvocate” which reflects on his educational posts about parenting from a dad's perspective.

In the interview, Evan wrote that he started his Instagram account during his time as a stay-at-home dad to shed some light on fatherhood. “At the time, dads were kind of the butt of most of the parenting pages across social media…” he shared his experience.

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In this new day and age, dads' reputation deserves a shift in society's perceptions, since men have become more involved in their children's lives than ever before. And that should be celebrated, because children need loving dads who promote inner growth and strength in their kids.

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The stigma of stay-at-home dad is still prevalent to this day and it only adds to gender role stereotypes. Nowadays, there are more and more dads who actively choose to stay home and take care of their kids while their spouse is going off to work. Men at home do chores, pack school lunches, and actively participate in their child's life, which is contrary to society's norms of fatherhood.

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The era of the distant, only money-giving, and strict belt-holding dad is over, and it is time to accept it. Also, being an unemployed dad does not equal being a hopeless, unintelligent, childish deadbeat. Due to the lack of positive role models, these dads must feel doubtful and underappreciated. Therefore, Evan’s idea was to promote a healthy and positive outlook.

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‘Library Of The Bizarre’ Is An Account That Shares Interesting And Odd Historical Pictures (127 Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/library-of-the-bizarre-is-an-account-that-shares-interesting-and-odd-historical-pictures-127-pics https://www.blogonian.com/library-of-the-bizarre-is-an-account-that-shares-interesting-and-odd-historical-pictures-127-pics Since anyone could (and still can) say anything on the internet, people started challenging unbelievable and outlandish online claims with the phrase "pics or it didn't happen," shutting down many ridiculous discussions before they even begin.

But real life can be hard to comprehend, too. Especially if we're talking about long gone days. So in an attempt to forestall all the doubts and get right to chase, the Instagram account 'Library Of The Bizarre' shares images from the past first, and provides captions for them later.

People behind the account describe it as a "curated collection of the curious history of yonder years." And they're right on the money with those words.

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#1 Black Cat Open Casting Call For An Edgar Allen Poe Movie In 1961

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#2 A Portrait Of An Interesting Hair Style From 1894

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#3 Don't Forget To Cast Rituals With Your Friends (6ft. Apart, Please)! The Devil Rides Out, 1968

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#4 Queen Genepil, The Last Queen Of Mongolia. 1920

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#5 Soldiers Returning Home From World War 2. This Photo Was Taken In 1945

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#6 Norte Dame Sandbagged During World War One

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#7 Horse Training By Félix Thiollier. Photo Taken In 1899

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#8 A Young Girl Trying To Cut A Sunbeam. This Picture Was Taken By Adam Diston In 1886

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#9 Performance Art From The 1970s

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#10 School Girls In Gas Masks. World War 2

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#11 An Italian Monk Wearing A Funeral Mask, Circa 1892

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#12 A Portrait Of Arctic Explorer Peter Freuchen And His Wife, Fashion Illustrator Dagmar Cohn. This Photo Was Taken In 1947

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#13 In The Late 1930s, Budapest Tried To Combat Their High Suicide Rates By Enacting A “Smile Club”: A Club That Taught People To Smile

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#14 In The Summer Of 1933, A Man Named A.l. Khan Was Fishing With His Friends Off The Coast Of New Jersey When He Landed This 20 Ft. Long, 5,000 Lb. Manta Ray

It took him, his friends, and the coast guard almost three hours to wrestle this monster of a fish onto their boat.

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#15 How Did You Think All These Pictures Were Taken? 1909

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#16 The 1944 Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius

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#17 Anti-Drinking Public Service Announcement From The Early 1900s

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#18 Roland, A 4,000 Pound Elephant Seal, Getting A Bath From His Handler At The Berlin Zoo. This Photo Was Taken In 1930

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#19 A Victorian Home Being Moved By Boat In Tiburon, California, In 1957

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#20 This Photo Shows The Inside Of An Airplane In 1930

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#21 A Small Girl Balances On Her Mother’s Hand In Pittsburgh . Taken In The Mid-1900s

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#22 The Azores Is In Archipelago Made Up Of Nine Volcanic Islands In The North Atlantic Ocean

The Azorean Hood is a traditional garment worn by the locals of this secluded location up until the 1930s. Here are a few pictures of this strange outfit!

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#23 Two Children Ignoring The Artwork At The San Francisco Museum Of Art

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#24 Two Friends Who Can’t Keep Their Eyes Off Each Other In The Early 1900s

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#25 A Performance At The Théâtre Du Mouvement In France, 1985

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#26 A Chicken Costume From The Early 20th Century

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#27 The Original Michelin Tire Man, 1926

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#28 Tibetan Shaman Wearing A Citipati Skull Mask

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#29 Helmet Testing In The Year 1912

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#30 A Man Browses The Books In The Public Library Of Cincinnati. It Was Demolished In 1955

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#31 Marilyn Monroe And A Funhouse Mirror, 1950

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#32 San Francisco’s Iconic Cliff House, Before It Was Destroyed By A Fire In 1907

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#33 World War One Soldiers Paying Tribute To The Millions Of Donkeys, Horses, And Mules That Passed Away In The War

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#34 Brazilian Girl Refusing To Shake Hands With Military Dictator João Figueiredo. This Photo Was Taken In 1979

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#35 A Boy’s Reaction To Seeing A Television Screen For The Very First Time. This Photo Was Taken In 1948

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#36 Portrait Of Comtesse De Castiglione, Hermit In Passy, 1863

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#37 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”, December 1899

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#38 A Woman Wearing A Crab Hat At The League Of Women Voters Convention In 1958. Photo By Robert W. Kelley

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#39 People Wearing Face-Masks During The Spanish Flu Epidemic In The 1920s

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#40 "The Ghost Of Bernadette Soubirous", 1890

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#41 A Female Samurai Warrior, 19th Century

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#42 A Policeman In Daytime Directing Traffic During The "Great Smog Of London". This Photo Was Taken In 1952

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#43 A Mother Uses A Trash Can To Contain Her Baby While She Crochets In The Park, 1969

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#44 Weekend Plans

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#45 A Man Night Fishing Off The Coast Of Hawaii, 1948

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#46 Don’t Mess With Granny

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#47 Maurice Maeterlinck's "The Blue Bird" Performance In Moscow Art Theatre, 1908

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#48 Unpacking The Head Of The Statue Of Liberty, 1885

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#49 Virginia Oldoini, Countess Of Castiglione (1837 – 1899)

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#50 New York City Construction Workers

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#51 A French Women Pours Cider For A British Gunner In Lisieux, France, 22 August 1944

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#52 This Horrific Picture Is Part Of A Photo Sequence Taken By The Automatic Bomb Strike Camera Of A B-17

The photo sequence shows the final seconds of the B-17G 42 'Wee Willie' over Stendal, Saxony- Anhalt, Germany, after it was hit by an 88mm flak burst. Photo taken on April 8, 1945.

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#53 Aerial Photography In Edinburgh, Circa 1920

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#54 Haruo Nakajima And Momoko Kochi On The Set Of Godzilla, 1954

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#55 Portrait Of The Pantomimist - 1870-79

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#56 The Ornate Skeletons Of Rome's Capuchin Crypt. This Crypt Contains The Remains Of 4,000 Different Individuals. This Photo Was Taken Around 1900

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#57 “Do Not Buy Where You Will Not Be Hired.” - North Carolina, 1960

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#58 From A German Fashion Magazine In 1951, “The Bat” Was A Mask Created By French Make-Up Artist Fernand Aubry

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#59 Anti-British Propaganda From Japan, 1941

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#60 Ballerinas Stretching In Class, 1928

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#61 The “Hand Hat”, A Creation By Elsa Schiaparelli For Life Magazine In 1953

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#62 Back In The Old Days, Cows Would Walk 15 Miles In The Snow, Uphill Both Ways, To Get You Your Milk

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#63 People On The Coney Island Rotor Ride Before It Was Shut Down For Safety Issues In The 1950s

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#64 In The 1960s, Bars In Istanbul Would Hire Someone To Carry Drunk People Back To Their Homes In Baskets

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#65 Sunbeams In Grand Central Station

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#66 A Helmeted Bulldog Guarding A Family Outside A Block Of Flats During The Blitz. This Photo Was Taken On October 15th, 1940

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#67 Mr. Rogers Invites A Black Officer To His Show And Asked If He Wanted To Cool His Feet Off In His Mini-Pool

With heavy discrimination still a reality for most black members of society, Fred Rogers took a stand against racial inequality with this simple, yet heartwarming gesture.

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#68 An Engineer Wiring A Primitive Computer Of Ibm In 1958

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#69 Coin-Operated “Tel-A-Chairs” In The Los Angeles Greyhound Bus Terminal. Ashtrays Also Included. 1969

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#70 This Is The Most Famous Clown Of Yesteryear, Bozo The Clown, Who First Appeared On TV In 1949

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#71 Two Ladies In Mourning Dresses

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#72 A Fish Shop In Amsterdam Showing Off Their Latest Catch. Photo Taken In 1913

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#73 This Amazing Photo By William Hope Caught The Attention Of The Entire World As It Apparently Showed A Mourning Mother And Father's Recently-Deceased Daughter Hovering Above Them

What set Hope's work apart from others that were deemed hoaxes is that the apparitions all appeared pale, sickly, and in mourning.

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#74 Parisian Woman With Her Cat In Her Cannabis Garden, 1910

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#75 Dallas Mercier Conklin Standing On A Stuffed Alligator, 1908

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#76 A British “Splatter Mask”, Made To Protect The Wearer From Shrapnel. This Photo Was Taken In October 1918

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#77 337 Lb. Tuna Caught At Cabo Blanco, Peru By Member Of The Cabo Blanco Fishing Club. Photo Taken May 01, 1959 By Frank Scherschel

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#78 A Ghost Attacks A Man With A Sword, 1865

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#79 Plague Doctor Outfits

They had long, strange noses attached to their masks, which held herbs and other nicely scented items to ward off the "bad air" believed to be the source of the sickness. Perhaps they should bring them back for the strange times we live in today?

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#80 Chester Mcduffee And His Diving Suit, Weighing 485 Lbs, December 1911

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#81 A C&o T-1 Steam Locomotive After A Boiler Explosion. This Photo Was Taken In 1943

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#82 Soviet Peasants Listen To The Radio For The First Time. This Photo Was Taken In 1928

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#83 A Performance At The Theater Of Cruelty In Paris, France. Photo Taken In The Late 1920’s

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#84 Women Campaigning Against Alcohol Consumption In The Late 1800’s

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#85 The Shepards Of Gascony, France Used Stilts To Walk Through The Marshlands. Photo Taken In 1895

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#86 A Happy Clown From The Early 1900s

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#87 A Meeting Of The Mickey Mouse Club, Circa 1930

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#88 Six Skeletons Smoking Around A Dinner Table, Circa 1865

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#89 A Photo Of A Japanese Samurai Archer Taken In 1870

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#90 Another Amazing Photo Of The Frozen Niagara Falls In The Winter Of 1911

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#91 Watch Your Back

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#92 The Unbroken Seal On King Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Which Stayed Untouched For 3,245 Years Before Being Excavated In 1922

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#93 A Victorian Woman Posing For A Selfie, 1900

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#94 Sir Richard Owen (Left) Standing Next To A Moa Skeleton And Holding The First Bone Fragment Of A Moa Ever Found

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#95 A Young Girl Scolds A Frog. This Strange Image Is A Vaudeville Publicity Photo By The Apeda Studio Of New York, Circa 1920

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#96 A Curious Sea Lion Poses For The Camera

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#97 Stunt Performers Jumping Two Large Embankments In El Paso, Texas. This Photo Was Taken In 1922

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#98 A Lone Scientist Descending Into The Radioactive Darkness Of Chernobyl In 1986

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#99 A Man Holding Up The Monster Gabara On The Set Of A Godzilla Movie. This Photo Was Taken Sometime Between 1968 And 1969

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#100 Archduke Franz Ferdinand Posing As A Mummy On A Trip To Cairo In 1896

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#101 Two Women Boxing With Boxing Gloves On Their Hands And Feet In A New York Nightclub, 1938

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#102 Photographer Gotthard Schuh Snapped This Picture Of A Clown In 1936

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#103 Felix Nadar And His Wife, Ernestine Taking A Photo In A Stationary Hot Air Balloon, 1860

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#104 A Giant Sequoia Tree Felled By Loggers In The Early 1900s

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#105 An English Electric Lightning F1 Crashes In A Farmers Field. The Pilot Survived With Multiple Breaks And Cuts. Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Sept 13, 1962

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#106 A Game Of Human Chess In St. Petersburg, Russia. This Photo Was Taken In 1924

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#107 In Romania, Having A Bear Sit On Top Of You Was A Popular Back Pain Remedy In The 1940s

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#108 Children On A Spiral Staircase In The Newly Built Children’s Library In Clamart, France. Photo Taken In 1965 By Martine Franck

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#109 Belgium Coal Miners Crammed Into A Coal Mine Elevator, Coming Up After A Day Of Work, Circa 1900

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#110 Three Air Raid Wardens Wearing A New Type Of Gas Mask That Are Designed For The Elderly. Photo Taken In 1941

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#111 The Last Of The Prisoners Leaving Alcatraz In 1963

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#112 Construction Of The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 1928

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#113 What Mount Rushmore Was Supposed To Look Like. This Photo Was Taken In 1936

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#114 French Aviator Charles Godefroy Flies Through The Arc De Triomphe. Paris, 1919

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#115 Late Victorian Mountaineers Cross A Crevasse In The Alps In The Year 1900. Apparently It Was A Fashion Crime To Be Caught Dead In Anything Other Than Your Finest Clothing, Even When Climbing Some Of The Worlds Most Treacherous Mountains

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#116 David Jones (Aka David Bowie) Stepping In As A Saxophonist And Lead Singer For The Kon-Rads At A Gig In South London, 1963

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#117 Professor Meredith Thring And His Stair-Climbing Chair Prototype In 1964

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#118 Two Teenagers Out On A Date In The 1950s

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#119 Pope Saint John Paul II Meets With Mehmet Agca, The Man Who Attempted To Assassinate Him, 1983

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#120 In 1945, A B-25 Bomber Got Lost In A Patch Of Fog And Crash Into The 79th Floor Of The Empire State Building. Fourteen People Passed Away In The Incident

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#121 A Crowd In Time Square, New York City Celebrating The Surrender Of Germany In World War 2. This Photo Was Taken On May 7th, 1945

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#122 Actress Loie Fuller, Circa 1928

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#123 This Is A Photo Of White Wolf, Also Known As Chief John Smith

He was considered to be the oldest Native American to have ever lived. According to the legends, he was born in 1785 and died in 1922, living a life of 137 years.

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#124 What You’re Looking At Is The Very First Known Permanent Photograph

In the 1820s, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce set up a device called a ‘camera obscura’, which projected scenes illuminated by sunlight, and positioned it outside his studio window in France. The image was cast on a specially treated pewter plate that produced a copy of the buildings outside.

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#125 A Well-Dress Mrs E. N. Dickerson Of NYC (Right) Poses Next To The 363 Pound Black Sea Bass She Caught Off The Coast Of New York In 1901

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#126 A Boy Between Two Mounted Lobsters Caught Off The New Jersey Coast. This Photo Was Taken In 1916

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#127 The Work Of French Photographer Claude Cahun, 1939

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80 People Share What Their Friends&Turned&Celebrities Were Like Before Fame https://www.blogonian.com/80-people-share-what-their-friends-turned-celebrities-were-like-before-fame https://www.blogonian.com/80-people-share-what-their-friends-turned-celebrities-were-like-before-fame Celebrities have and probably always will be a topic people talk about in their daily lives: What are they up to? Will I ever meet them? It seems that these idols are a great distraction and a way to escape everyday problems. Most of us have favorite celebrities and have wondered at one point or another what they are like and if they're really as great as we imagine them to be. Some of us are lucky enough to meet them in real life.

However, not all of us have had the rare chance to know them before they were famous. That's why the question this Reddit user asked has sparked a lot of interest online. People shared all kinds of stories of how they used to know someone way before they were famous. They gave some insights into how fame changed them or didn't affect them at all and if they're nice people or total jerks.

So if you're interested in learning some fun facts, personality traits, and interesting stories about celebrities, keep scrolling — but beware, you might read something you don't want to know about your favorite star.

And if you would like to read more celebrity-themed posts here on Bored Panda, click here and here.

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I went to school with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from Harry Potter). I was into acting too, so we had done a few school plays together. He was really nice, very chill, a good laugh.
I haven't seen him since school days, but he kept coming to classes whenever he wasn't filming, was always happy to chat about the movies.
Sometimes he'd need a little break from so many people wanting to talk, and would come and hang out in the library, and honestly, you'd never know he was in the biggest film series at the time.

Honestly, I think a lot of these answers boil down to if they want fame or not. Rupert loved what he was doing, but didn't care about being famous and having people kiss his a**e. Just a nice normal kid.

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We managed to get an interview with the Redditor that asked the question. First of all, they answered how they came up with it: "I couldn't fall asleep one night and this was one of the questions that popped up in my head!" Then we asked if they expected some of the answers they got: "I wouldn't say I didn't expect it, but a lot of people are jerks and easily let fame go to their heads."

The Redditor shared their own celebrity experience: "I once went to a Baltimore Ravens training camp and met some players and they signed a football I had. Those were just very brief interactions though. I've never known a celebrity personally, but maybe I'll have a story in the future!"

They also shared why they think people change once they become famous: "Power. It's that simple, honestly. When you have power and money, it's even worse. They make you feel like you're above everybody else and are better than everyone. Which obviously isn't the case. Some people can handle fame and be humble about it, and others not so much."

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My mom used to ride the bus to work in downtown Cleveland with Steve Harvey’s first wife. Apparently she supported him while he was trying to get his career started. And then basically as soon as he got successful he divorced her for a younger woman.

My mom always hated him because she felt that he treated his first wife like s**t and always yells “bastard!” at the TV when he pops up.

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My grandfather taught Jack Nicholson in High School math class. Said he was rebellious but wasn't too bad at math.

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The Redditor opened up about how they felt after the question got so much attention: "I didn't expect it at all! Usually, posts don't get that much attention, so it was quite a surprise to open my phone in the morning with over 100 notifications. I tried to read and reply to all of them but there were SO MANY. I got exhausted trying to reply to everything. But it was fun to read them and see everyone's experiences."

We asked them who their favorite and least favorite celebrities are: "Starting with least favorite, I'd probably say Tom Cruise. He's a great actor but a very odd person and apparently isn't that great to work with. For my favorites, I would probably have to say, Keanu Reeves and Elizabeth Olsen. They both seem like very down-to-earth people and the stories I've heard of them corroborate that. Keanu Reeves is of course probably an internet favorite!"

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Friend of mine was friends with Tom Hanks in high school and went to prom with him. He still writes her personalized BDay cards on one of his typewriters.

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My coworkers dad grew up with Queen Latifah in North Jersey. His whole family loves her because they were about to lose their house, so she paid it off for them. They’ve never said a bad thing about her.

(Queen Latifah, if this gets back to you, thanks for what you did for your friends in NJ. Phil’s a really cool guy.)

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We also talked with Deborah S. Bowen, Ph.D., and she shared some interesting and helpful insights on this topic: "Any dramatic change to a person's status quo certainly has the potential to change the person, even at the most fundamental level. When someone goes from relative anonymity to a constant stream of fan adoration on any number of platforms, that person is bound to experience change. Perhaps they'll become introverted and try to avoid the public; perhaps they'll embrace the newfound admiration and really lean into it, offering closeness via parasocial relationships. Regardless of the catalyst, these watershed moments in a person's life must surely be marked by behavioral adjustments."

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I live in the town where Dolly Parton grew up, and practically everyone above the age of 50 who grew up here claims to either be a distant relative of Dolly’s, or they claim to know her in some way. Everyone has their story of the time they met Dolly. It’s pretty obvious, but regardless of who you talk to, Dolly has always been sweet and generous, but everything has simply grown exponentially due to her fame. Examples are the millions of books she gives out for free to children around the globe each month, or how she gave out $10,000 cash to many of my close friends after their houses burned in a fire a couple years back. Thousands of people are employed here and work for one of the businesses she owns, and it’s a tad strange to see when you walk in, but the birthing center at the local hospital is funded by and named after her. I honestly can’t think of one person I know who doesn’t like her. Dolly’s heart has only gotten bigger because of fame.

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A friend of mine is buddies with Paul Rudd. Says he's exactly the same and a great human.

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We asked her what she thinks the main difference between celebrities at home and celebrities in public is: "I'd imagine that celebrities in private are just like you and me in private (except maybe in more luxurious surroundings!). Most of us want the same things: a safe place to call home, a kitchen stocked with nutritionally necessary items, and maybe a companion.

"There's no reason to believe that celebrities are any different when the cameras aren't rolling. Without the pressure of perfection or of brand ambassadorship, or of needing to hit a quota of likes or clicks, it makes sense that a celebrity can truly let their guard down and enjoy the relief of being their unobserved authentic self."

#8

Jack Black is the same person he was as a teenager, funny, kind, caring, and spreading that joy of music.

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#9

Went to middle school with Megan Fox for a bit. She rode my bus and she mostly kept to herself. Most of the guys would fight over who was going to sit next to her but she was very shy and didn't really have much to say.

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"Arguably, we all create public personas," Deborah S. Bowen said when asked if celebrities have public personalities. "I'm certainly a different type of person in the classroom than I am in the company of friends or when it's just my immediate family. It's likely that celebrities are encouraged or 'coached' into a persona that might meet with fan approval. That might be the only difference: celebrities receive media training while the rest of us have blunders around on our own!"

We also asked her about the strangest thing she's learned about celebrities and what the most fascinating thing about them is: "I learned that many celebrities who use their powers for good are often the quietest ones of all. Humility is a beautiful commodity in a culture that encourages everyone to reach out and grab their fifteen minutes of fame."

#10

A close family friend was best friends with Tom Cruise before he got famous. I didn’t believe her and she showed me pictures they have taken together like a Vegas road trip, camping, etc. He was really awesome but as soon as he got an ounce of fame it went to his head and he became very arrogant and a fame w***e

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#11

Tyler the Creator - Exactly the same. We were all concerned at how bizarre he was. He would call people “a table” or something incredibly random and the sense of humor caught on in my high school. The fame did nothing, he’s still strange and a sweetheart.

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"Perhaps the most fascinating thing about being a celebrity, in my opinion, is how influence can literally change lives — positively and negatively. Celebrities can wield an awful lot of power when it comes to doing good work. From raising awareness of issues to assisting in fundraising to lending a name to a cause, a superstar can have an immediate and lasting impact. And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the comfort that piles of money would bring!

"Being a celebrity would mean sacrifice, though. Your life is no longer your own and I'd imagine that the demands on your time become excessive to the point of overwhelming."

#12

I went to high school with Emma Chamberlain. She was a huge bully in high school and pretty much a brat who thought she could get away with whatever she wanted (before she got famous). Her parents were divorced which led to them both always trying to be her friend and never actually parenting her, so they basically let her do whatever she wanted.

When she said that people from her high school made fun of her because she was “poor” and that the parking lot was all bmws and range rovers I lost my mind because SHE was the bully in high school, and while the school definitely had some wealthy students it was mostly a middle class crowd.

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#13

I went to college with Joe Keery aka Steve Harrington in Stranger Things. He was my college boyfriend’s suite mate and just the nicest guy. His hair has always been dreamy and amazing. Last time I saw him was at a viewing of the Hateful Eight after we graduated and he still made a point to come over and say hi!

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#14

I knew Robert Pattinson about 15 years ago. Nice guy, friendly, a lot of fun to be with. He lived by himself in the centre of Soho, London, in a tiny one-bed flat that I think he felt like the romantic vision of a starving artist, or at least wanted to.

He had a weird side. He'd say random, violent, depraved things. He was obsessed with Jack Nicholson. He never really gave a f**k, he had confidence and he was always himself, and he knew he could be deliberately contradictory and he used that as a personality trope. But he was a good guy, and I get the impression he's very comfortable with himself now that he has developed his career, that he acts very well, and that he can pick and choose his roles based upon what he wants to do and who he wants to work with.

Twilight for him was always a means to an end, and I think he worked it very much to his benefit, and didn't compromise himself.

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#15

Chris Hemsworth and his brother Liam, both really good blokes before and after they became famous

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#16

Work in a restaurant about 15 years ago as a manager. Rachel McAdams walked in for an interview. She was still in acting school and serving table to pay for it. She worked at my restaurant over the course of the next 2 summers, serving on our patio. Still friends to this day. She hasnt changed a bit. Still bikes to get groceries.

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#17

Chris Evans was really obnoxious as a popular local teenage actor. Imagine his character from Scott Pilgrim but as a kid. He grew up and grew out of being obnoxious and I’m happy for his absurdly successful career.

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#18

Jennifer Lawrence. I moved to Louisville middle of 7th grade year. She was my first friend, and the first person I had a sleepover with. We hit it off. She was very different from me, a cheerleader, came from a lot of wealth, but her family was really awesome and we were both kinda weird and outgoing so we become good friends very fast. Her family owned a farm that had a children’s summer camp (Hi-Ho) and we went to it a couple of times, she had one of her birthday parties there! I remember her kissing our friend Jon under a trampoline. We talked about it for way too long! We hung out fairly often until she moved to NYC a year and half after we met.

We started taking acting classes together in 8th grade at a local theater here in town, Walden Theater. It’s funny because on our first day, we had no idea we were both taking the class. I walked in to the first one, and there she was. We were both so excited to have a friend! We were in the first level of the theater but after a couple weeks, both moved to the intermediate class (we were the oldest people in the class, so that’s why they moved us up so fast)

We carpooled together to Walden Theater every Tuesday and Thursday for acting class. I would ride the bus home with her, her mom would take us to class, then my mom would pick us up and take her home. She was a natural at acting, I’ll tell you that. I was still somewhat shy, but she could pretty much be given any character and even though she was 14, you’d believe it. She ALWAYS talked about how she had a photographic memory, and that’s how she was able to remember lines so easily. And she did. It was insane.

*i have read where she said she’s had no prior acting, but this isn’t true? I’m not sure if she said this for a part of her look, or maybe she considered it informal, but we definitely took acting classes our entire 8th grade year

I will say, what you see with her is what you get. She was always very quirky, kinda weird (which was funny because she was so preppy presenting, but really wasn’t like that), she was very loud, made her presence known. It’s been bizarre seeing her in interviews because she acts the exact same.

I remember she moved to NYC to pursue modeling between 8th and 9th grade. It worked because soon after she was in a commercial for Burger King and a couple of MTV’s “My Sweet 16” commercials as well. She was doing online classes for our high school (Ballard High School) and came to visit one time in 9th grade and another in 10th grade. I squealed when I saw her, I genuinely missed her. I had no idea she was about to become one of the most famous actresses of our generation.

I always hear she comes to town for holidays, but at this point I have no idea how to contact her. She had a private Facebook for a while (assuming it was really her, for a time, I had a few fake accounts for her request to be my Facebook friend, along with a lot of people we went to school with), the last time we spoke was for my 21st bday (I’m 29 now) but I would love to catch up with her. I can’t help but wonder if she remembers me.

I still have her yearbook photo she signed hanging up in my room, our yearbooks and a couple photos from a disposable camera.

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#19

I went to high school with Mark Ruffalo. He was nice. He was “one of those thespians”. Our high school had an acting group that challenged the students to get out of their shell and do things in front of strangers like introducing yourself as the wild fairy of the woods and presenting them with a flower.

We didn’t talk much, but like I said, he was a good guy.

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#20

Bruno Mars’s mom was a bartender at a local karaoke dive bar that I was a regular at.

At the time, his biggest hit was the hook for “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy.

Anyway, she was selling tickets for an upcoming concert he was having and she asked our table if we wanted to buy some. My friend declined and she exclaimed “WHY NOT! HE’s MY SON!!!”

I ended up getting a couple of tickets despite not knowing any of Bruno Mars’s songs. It turned out to be one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. The guy knows how to put on a good live show.

The tickets were only $40 each I think. His opening act was a local group of large Polynesian men singing Motown who went by the name “Nesian 9”. They were pretty good too.

The next time he was in town for a concert, he had blown up and the tickets were going for $400. I would have loved to see him again, but not at that price...

His mom was really nice, down to earth, and a pretty good singer herself. RIP Bernie. At least she lived long enough to see her son’s success.

#21

My older brother went to school with Chris Pratt, and was in his German class. Chris told the teacher his older brother was in Germany and said he could grab her a piece of the Berlin Wall. Two weeks later Chris grabbed a piece of concrete from the sidewalk, spray painted it, and gave it to her. The last time I check (2018) it was still there.

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#22

I went to school with Emily Ratajkowski. She’s always been kind and really smart and genuinely talented. Worst I can say is in middle school she auditioned for a play and she didn’t get the part she wanted so she didn’t do the play at all. I got the part she refused, lol. I ran into her when we were in college (still before she got famous) and she seemed sincerely happy to see me and catch up, I remember she loved the coat I was wearing. IMO her interviews and ‘famous persona’ are authentic - she is a legit badass babe. I’m super proud of her.

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#23

I went to high school with Post Malone. We graduated the same year. He always wore a suit to class and was that nerdy dedicated kid. Glad to see how his life turned out. I hoped nothing for the best for him and now I listen to him all the time haha. I’m just a rando to him though. We never really talked

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#24

My dad was good friends with Will Smith before the Fresh Prince days - Will actually showed him the pilot before it aired. Fast forward however many years to After Earth and Will invited us on the set. His first words when he saw my dad 10+ years later was “the philly crew is back!” Both will and Jaden are the sweetest people you’ll ever meet

My dad also did all of the work on Will Smith’s and Jazzy Jeff’s cars back in the day. Had a little too much fun in Will’s Jeep and flipped it on its roof. Thanks for coming to my TedTalk.

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#25

My grandmother worked at Dollywood for many years and met Dolly a handful of times. When she died, Dolly sent two dozen or so roses to the funeral home. She’s a real gem

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#26

My dad was good friends with Johnny Depp back in the day. It was around when he was first filming 21 Jump Street (the show, not the movie lol). My dad says he was really humble and kind and always paid their bar tab. Apparently he was quite generous in giving out lots of free quality cocaine at partys too!

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#27

I had a friend in high school whose cousin is Kendrick Lamar. He's said Kendrick's pretty much still the same guy, acts the same around friends and family, just with millions of dollars now.

#28

I sat next to Tom Holland while we did our History GCSE, and went to primary school with him so knew him quite well. He was quite often off filming in Thailand for The Impossible at the time. I didn't keep contact with him past GCSE but he was a great guy and very funny, as he seems to be now which is nice to hear.

One memory I do have is a bunch of us laughing at him when he was practising ballet in the school gym getting ready to be Billy Elliott. We weren't laughing for long.

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#29

I went to high school with Bo Burnham as he was just starting out in comedy and music. He walked into my chemistry class one day, joked with the chemistry teacher, then kicked over a trash can. As he was walking away down the hall he yelled “Badass alert.”

Thought he was entertaining.

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#30

When my dad was in the Army, he and some other army members were invited to the filming set of Saving Private Ryan. They were asked to show the actors how to hold guns and how to act like real soldiers. He told me that he met Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks during his time there. He said that both of them seemed like nice people, but said that Tom Hanks in particular was incredibly down to earth, genuine and has a great sense of humour. I know this is after he became famous, but it's nice to know fame didn't turn him into something negative.

#31

My friend's mom was one of Kelly Clarkson's teachers in high school. I asked her about it and she said "she never did her homework”

#32

My 8th grade science teacher dated Bill Nye. Broke up with him because he didn’t like kids.

#33

Kesha.

Total nerd. 1600 on her SATs. Quiet. A bit of a social outcast. Nice, though. You could tell she cared about others and wouldn't ever hurt a flea.

#34

Nobody ever believes me when I tell this story but when I was 15, I met Ariana Grande on Facebook. I was into flirting with random people back then lol We talked for a while, shared some jokes and rage comics. After about two months of occasional conversations, she made an update on her wall saying that she signed a contract with Nickelodeon and then I saw her on Victorious. I was dumbstruck when it happened.

#35

My friend went to highschool with James Charles.

Apparently he was a total dickbag.

#36

I had an english teacher who went to school w/ Kanye West. She claimed he was a lame which honestly doesn’t seem to be a secret as many rappers are seen as out cast before the come up, but the way in which she said it was as if she was still popular and he was still lame lol

Decent english teacher I suppose, but possessed non of other qualities a good teacher should have. She actually laughed as someone roasted my hair line.

#37

I went to the same church as Lil Nas X when we were kids. That church was extremely homophobic and taught all of us to be just as homophobic. I didn’t know him that well, but because of what we were taught, I would be shocked if he wasn’t homophobic as a kid. It was intense. They’re the type of people who think homosexuality is worse than pedophilia.

From what I’ve seen, he hasn’t changed much. His personality seems exactly the same, he’s just open about his sexuality and more distant from religion.

#38

I went to high school with Sandra Oh. She was funny, dynamic, smart, outgoing, and very into drama. In one school play, she played what I will call sort of a mime character - she didn’t have lines but was still a big part of the action, commenting on what was going on through her actions. Anyhow, in one scene as she was exiting the stage she banged her head on one of the props - you could hear the loud bang- but she was a pro and just carried on. It has been great to see her have such success, and I love that she has kept in touch with her close friends from high school (you can spot them at awards show sometimes).

#39

I went to elementary and middle school with Aidy Bryant from SNL (and many movies). She was incredibly sweet and quirky, but not nearly as funny as she is today. One year she wore a new Paul Frank shirt every single day. When we first met in third grade, she told me her name was Loafy, which I still call her to this day.

Her family is also awesome. Her mom once threw a party before they remodeled their house where we all got to draw all over the walls and destroy things. Her mom also owns the cutest little boutique in Phoenix (where we’re from).

#40

Michael Shannon, a very recognizable actor, lived in my home while I was growing up and he was beginning his career. He lived with us for 4 years or so on our top floor.

He has always been a humble and great guy and is still friends with our family to this day. He hasn't changed a bit since we've known him!

#41

My best friend's dad used to be in the same group of friends with Bruce Willis. He said he played harmonica, wore Hawaiian shirts all the time, drove a Camaro, and was a total f*****g a*****e

#42

When I was really young I’d go the reptile park, originally owned by Bob Irwin and passed on to his son Steve. Steve was always nice, would do all the lizard and croc shows, would hang out and chat afterwards. My dad would take me there occasionally and Steve would seem to remember us, treated everyone like an old buddy.

This was before he became famous obviously, and the small reptile park became the Australia Zoo. In my final year of high school I got in the zoo for work experience and they let me stay on. Steve was rarely there, and when he was he’d avoid guests (because they would swarm him and he’d get nothing done) but when I did run into him he was always super nice and still acted like that old friend.

Didn’t say crikey nearly as much as you’d think. That’s definitely something aussies say but he really played that up for the cameras as his catchphrase. Unfortunately he died later that year so... right up til the end he was just a lovely person

Edit: getting a lot of similar questions and comments sooooo
1. No I’m not from Beerwah. I had to travel 45mins each day to get to the zoo, it was worth it.
2. Aussies do say crikey. I think it’s more of a Queensland thing and usually said by older generations.
3. Steve’s dad Bob is an awesome dude too who I also had the pleasure of meeting outside the zoo

Fun story: first time I ran into Steve while working there he was holding two coconut halves up to his chest like a bra and sheepishly put them behind his back when I walked into the staff area as the others around him burst out laughing. It was some joke, I forget what it was, I just walked in at a very awkward moment.

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#43

Family friend of mine actually dated Kurt Cobain before Ms.Love. Apparently they broke up because he wouldn’t get a job, then a little while later he got famous. Can’t finish the question for obvious reasons.

#44

My sister has a friend that’s cousins with the Weeknd. From what my sister told me, he doesn’t attend large family gatherings as much. Apparently some relatives only want to ask him questions in regards to his fame and what not. I’m not sure if that meant they ask him for favours, but it must get annoying either way.

It must suck to be around family, and not be your regular old self. At the same time, it must be hard for his relatives to see him as the same guy before he got famous. I’m not saying that they shouldn’t try, but people are naturally weird and awkward. It’s just another s****y part about being famous, and I’m sure he’s not the only celebrity that’s gone through this.

#45

My mom dated Will Ferrell for a little while. He came round quite a lot and she said he was real down to earth and incredibly funny. However afterwards they really just lost touch. So we never got to know how he personally changed, my mom says she’s still like he used to be.

My mom and dad still laugh about her dating him.

#46

My mom is friends with Johnny Knoxville’s cousin. She met him once and had no idea who he was. She said he was nice and funny as all hell. She didn’t realize until years later she’d even met him until I showed her one of his movies. From what I gather he’s a normal dude and pretty hilarious.

#47

I went to high school with Dacre Montgomery. He was a d**k with a huge ego in high school and I saw him recently when he came back to his home town and seems like hes still a d**k with an even bigger ego now. I can't watch Stranger Things without rolling my eyes every time he comes on screen.

#48

I went to Junior High with Norah Jones. She was the most sincere and serene person. She was fun to talk to and she never gave a hint of who her father was. The night she won all those Grammys was very telling that she hadn't changed a bit.

#49

I had a teacher who taught drake. Apparently he was a nice kid but then got really douchey when he started getting famous.

#50

I can't remember before my aunt was famous (Alex Kingston- played River Song in doctor who) but I remember going to her wedding and meeting Matt Smith who played the Doctor in doctor who and him fixing my flip-flop, the best moment of my life ever.

#51

My aunt was best friends with madona in high school stayed friends until she got famous and she turned into a completely different person in the worst way possible.

#52

A co-worker of mine met Daisy Ridley while on a backpacking trip, got to know each other pretty well while traveling together. She told my co-worker that she wanted to become an actress, looks like that panned out pretty well. They said Daisy was an absolutely lovely individual.

#53

My aunt had dinner with Keanu Reeves and other people before he did Matrix when he came to Spain.
She said that Keanu was very handsome and incredibly polite.

Edit: I know that Keanu was famous before Matrix but my aunt met him before he filmed Matrix. Also Thx for the upvotes.

#54

Not personally but everyone in my town has a Dave Chappelle story. I worked with a guy who said he knew him, I called BS. We then met Dave and they were actually friends. Basically no one in town thought he would be much. Now he is a local hero really down to earth. You literally see this man just chilling in the park in normal cheap clothes. Nothing has changed him. You wouldn’t think he was famous. Maybe homeless but not famous.

Edit: I should of said wrinkled clothes like he feel asleep then just woke up and left. I didn’t see any logos and brands. People seem upset I said cheap clothes. I have no clue as to what he was wearing. Still super nice guy. You wouldn’t think he was famous.

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#55

My aunt went to highschool with obama and apparently he was called barry. Otherwise he was basically the same.

#56

My Grandpa(RIP) owned a grocery store in Miami in the late 70s. Wesley Snipes and his friends once stole some candy from his store and when he caught them he let them have it. Since then Wesley and his friends were regulars. Once, Wesley left his bike in front of the store and it got stolen (was a pretty bad area). My grandpa gave him his old bike that he kept in the back of the store. My uncle took over in 2001 when my grandpa died. In 2007 he came back to the store while my uncle and cousin were there, to ask about my grandpa. My uncle said they talked for a little over an hour about how he my grandpa treated him like a son. When he found out my grandpa passed he felt guilty he didn’t visit sooner. He embraced my uncle and cousin and left. My uncle said he told him they plan on having the building repainted while they talked. About a week later a crew of painters arrived and told my uncle they were already paid to have the building repainted. Such a genuine dude.

Edit: Sorry I haven’t been able to reply to everyone, but thank you guys so much for love! Even tho he’s often portrayed negatively, glad to see that people still find try to find the best in us, even it’s a small gesture. ❤️

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#57

My mom went to high school with Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0). The first time she saw him on TV she went "oh look it's Danny" then after watching for a few minutes she said "yep he was a douche then and is a douche now can't believe he got famous for that s***". She said she chose not to be friends with him for good reason.

#58

My wife grew up with the Odenkirk (Bob, Billy) family in Illinois. Her brothers were friends with the boys and my wife was besties with his sister. I met him at the sister's wedding and he was down to earth and witty as you'd expect. He took time to explain to me how they wrote the SNL weekly update skits when he wrote for the show. He said it was the easiest to write as the material was already there in the news, just alter for yuks. That was way back in like '87, prior to Mr. Show and BB etc. A genuine and smart dude, for a dandy fop. Wife and I are fans for life.

#59

My mom knew Seal as far back as when he was still trying to be an architect, and she says he was always really nice.

They didn’t stay in touch, she moved away and they were never close, but she said he went out of his way to foster genuine connections to people before and after his music started to gain traction.

He always had star quality. Everyone from the most important person in the room to a janitor walking through would be drawn to him, and he’d engage with everyone in a way that really stuck. She always mentions that he was just a really sincere, deeply felt person.

#60

I went to college with Hasan Minhaj. He’s was an early open-mic-er then and I thought he was hilarious, so I would go to his shows and tell friends of mine to come too.

We became Facebook friends, I moved to SF, and he started performing at some pretty big clubs there. He would reach out and offer me free tickets because I supported him for so long.

One time, he set aside four tickets for me and my friends, I got the date wrong, we missed the show, and I was too embarrassed to ever go to a show of his again.

#61

I went to school and did theatre with Kelly Marie Tran. She was so funny, charming, and nice. I was a theater tech. And my goodness was she talented at anything she tried, she led the plays and musicals and was always so funny to be around. She appears to be the same kind girl she was in high school. She always took time to be nice to anyone she worked with and of course would make anyone laugh. Plus she's, got an amazing singing voice

#62

My grandmother and mum were really good friends with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley from Wham! They got invited to concerts and got to sit in special seats etc. And a few years ago me and my family stayed with Andrew Ridgeley in his guest house in Cornwall for a weekend. But, they seemed to me like they stayed really nice to my grandparents and mum. And Andrew Ridgeley was very kind to my family when we met him.

#63

My Dad went to school with Steve Irwin, reckons he was exactly the same as a young fella. He would be away from school all the time on trips with Bob to rescue and rehome crocs all over Australia. No good at footy but.

#64

Me and mark Zuckerberg went to the same school for a bit, he was a really nice and very bright kid, in all the top classes. We hung out a bit and became decent friends and that was about it. I don’t talk to them anymore.

#65

One my friends sister dated Juice Wrld and were good friends with him. He was a nerd and liked super heroes and comics. This was before he got famous. Even my friend doesn’t refer to him as Juice Wrld but as Jarad (his first name)

Edit: I added the last line in, because it was a small detail that made me believe my friend. Ik people don’t refer to someone they know by their stage name

#66

Chris Pratt grew up and went to school about 10-15 minutes away from me. I’ve heard countless stories of him pulling his d**k out on the bus and known people who made out with him back in the day. He was a real goober from the few people I’ve heard talk about him. Though like many in my area he definitely leans toward the ultra conservative side and puts on quite a bit of a Hollywood act.

#67

I knew Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords) back in the late 90s / early 2000s, and met Taika Waititi a few times too - I was a big fan of his art at the time, there was one painting of someone in a bathtub that stuck in my head. (I knew Bret better than the others, because he was in a reggae band with my good friend Barnaby).

As far as I can tell, they are all... exactly the same.

#68

I went to high school with Mark Hamill. He was in my 5th period Government class, and he absolutely loved to get into debates with our teacher, Mr. Henretty.
Mark was always active in many extracurricular activities, including a run for student council. He often wore a suit and tie to school which caused all the young ladies (and some young men as well!) to swoon. He was always upbeat and exuded an air of positivity. It is no surprise to.me that he has met with the level of success that he richly deserves!

#69

My best friend is cousins with Tyler Posey. She said he was a sweetheart before his Teen Wolf days and he still is now

#70

One of my aunts actually dated bill gates for a bit. I believe a few years before things took off for him. She said he was “too” into her or something like that at the time and weirded her out I guess. Sorry about the lack of detail!

#71

I once knew a musician named Neil Coal who was put under a lot of pressure by his record label. He became who you would now know as Neil Diamond.

#72

I met Noah Centineo when he was in Austin and Ally so that was a little before he started becoming big. I don’t know him very well (although he did once babysit me haha). But I more so know his mom as she is one of my mom’s closest friends. My mom does still see Noah sometimes and says he hasn’t really changed. And that he comes to his mom's events sure says something! Still a sweet, gentleman!

Ps: Kellee Centineo, though, I do know well. She is amazing!

#73

My brother used to play basketball with a bunch of people in high school, among those who would sometimes join in was Pete Davidson.

My brother said he got ripped on a ton and no one really liked him. But that might just be because he wasn't great at basketball.

#74

My mum knew Mel B from her high school. Apparently she always copied other peoples work.

#75

I knew Cillain Murphy back in secondary school, we didn't go to the same school but mingled a lot. He was a few years older than me.

Dude was super quite, but really damn friendly. I remember when he was cast in 28 Days Later and people were pretty hype for him, but a good few people didn't think much of it. Once it came out though a lot of people changed their tune when they could see him actually act amazingly.

#76

This is real late and second hand but I knew someone who went to ACM with Ed Sheeran. He said he was lazy in class, skipped classes and just wanted to smoke weed, and my acquaintance was mad when Ed started getting more and more famous when Ed didn’t even bother with his music courses. I thought that was funny.

#77

I went to middle school with Justin Bieber, even played on the school soccer team together. I always thought he was a d**k, really stuck up and self centred.

But for the longest time I legitimately thought his name was Justin Beaver, and I would call him that every time I talked to him and I always wondered why he got to angry.

So maybe he was only a d**k to me.

#78

Mom knew Jeff Bezos' sister in high school, never really knew him all that well but she says he was well known to be a grade-A d******d. Very full of himself and huge god complex even before he went to Princeton etc, so really not that much different from what I can tell

#79

Leon bridges - ego is now a lot bigger. Still the same nice guy though.

Issa Rae - still the same. Really down to earth, just more skeptical of people & their motives.

I dated a UFC world champion of his class & hes soooo full of himself now & treats ppl as if they’re disposable. Can’t say his name as may give away who I am

#80

I played drums with Mike Portnoy in highschool band and am still friends with his sister and he is still a cool guy. ]]>
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45 Photos That Show Why Japan Is A Country Like No Other, As Shared By This Online Project https://www.blogonian.com/45-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project https://www.blogonian.com/45-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project Japan is one of the oldest civilizations with an incredibly rich past. It also has stunning scenery, full of intricate temple gardens, bamboo groves, and, of course, mountains. Not to mention all the ramen, sushi, udon, yakiniku, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and many more foods you can eat in between these places.

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#1 Kyu-Shirataki Train Station Hokkaido

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#2 When You Sharpen A Pencil, It Turns Into A Frilled Lizard

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On October 11, Japan ended some of the world's strictest border controls, and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is counting on tourism to recharge the economy — especially with the yen hovering near a 32-year low against the dollar. And it appears to be working.

The number of foreign visitors to Japan rose to nearly 500,000 in October, the first month it fully reopened to overseas visitors after more than two years of Covid restrictions, more than doubling the volume from September.

#3 The Japanese National Team Left Their Changing Room Spotless After Their Historic World Cup Win Against Germany

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#4 Some Of The Kitkat Flavours In Japan

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#5 Wooden Frame Cover

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#6 The Construction Of The Temporary Road Fukui City

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#7 Japanese Bullet Train System

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#8 Kano Jigoro, The Legendary Founder Of Judo

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#9 Mouth Is So Lonely

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#10 After Winning The Match, The Japanese Fans Started Cleaning The Stadium

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#11 A Japan Fan At The World Cup

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#12 “Hanako” Was The Oldest Koi Fish Recorded

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#13 In Japan Doctors Would Prescribe "Forest Therapy" To Treat Depression And Anxiety

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#14 A Japanese Diver Has Been Entrusted To Oversee One Of Japan’s Shinto Shrines That Is Located Beneath The Surface Of Tateyama Bay

Over the decades he became best friends with one marine creature who lives around the Shrine..an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse named “Yoriko”

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#15 Keeping The Same Price For 25 Years

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#16 The Japanese Lantern Plant, Also Known As The Chinese Lantern Or Winter Cherry, Is A Popular Symbol Of 'Life Within Death.'

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#17 Takeko Nakano The Last Female Samurai Class Warrior ...born In 1847 She Fought & Died During The Boshin War In 1868 (Japanese Civil War) Age 21 Yrs Old

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#18 Totoro San

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#19 The Nishikigawa-Seiryu Railway

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#20 Neko Candre Meeting On

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#21 Nara Deer In Japan

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#22 The Japanese Team Even Left A 'Thank You' Note In Japanese And Arabic

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#23 Shiba Butt Curry

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#24 Mirror Selfie

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#25 Staff For Japan Airlines In Vietnam Bow To Passengers As Flight Was Delayed Because Of Storm

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#26 Ice Candy Kyoto

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#27 Some Of The Temples Are Hosen-In, Yogen-In, Shoden-Ji, Genko-An, And Kosho-Ji Among A Few Others, Kyoto

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#28 You Know You’ve Lived In Tokyo Too Long When A Gargantuan Gandumesque Robot On The Back Of A Large Truck Drives By

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#29 Kohoki Sword

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#30 A Traditional Japanese Rite Of Passage & Festival Day For Three- & Seven-Year-Old Girls, Five-Year-Old & Sometimes Three-Year-Old Boys, Held Annually On November 15

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#31 Early 1900s “Real Hair Of A Geisha“ Before Styling

The longer the hair was considered better.
After WWII, geisha began to wear wigs (known as katsura) instead of styling their own hair a trend which continues to this day. Geisha generally wear shimada-style wigs known as geigi

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#32 Hachioji, Tokyo

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#33 In Tokyo, A Bicycle Is Faster Than A Car For Most Trips Of Less Than 50 Minutes

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#34 Ramen Expert Diner

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#35 These Roads Are In Hokkaido, Wakayama, Shizuoka Okinawa And Gunma Regions Of Japan, And All Play Different Tunes

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#36 Pikachu Off To Work... He’s A Busy Mascot In Japan

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#37 Japan Optical Fiber

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#38 Winter Is Coming

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#39 Flying Over Mt Fuji

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#40 Yes, She Is The Same Person. Yui Susaki, Japanese Freestyle Wrestler

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#41 “Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route “ Rising Over 3000 Meters Above Sea Level, Mt Tate Is One Of Japan’s Highest Mountains

One of several peaks in the North Japan Alps that ascend to over 3000 meters, the dramatic alpine landscape is subject to heavy snow through winter. Often referred to as the ‘Roof of Japan’, towering wall of snow more than 20m high - is formed from April to June…the region is open to public from mid-April until mid-November

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#42 The Island & Deers Are So Beautiful

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#43 The Second Japanese Embassy To Europe Also Called The “ Ikeda Mission” Was Sent On February 6, 1864 By The Tokugawa Shogunate. Ikeda Nagaoki Was The Head Of The Mission

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#44 A Temple Covered In Ash

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#45 Tottori Sand Dunes.. At A Length Of 9 Miles & Less Than 1.5 Miles Wide, It Is The Largest Sand Dune In Japan

Not only just a spot to enjoy spectacular scenery. There are various unique activities to fully enjoy the nature like paragliding, sandboarding & fat bike

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50 Of The Most Interesting And Beautiful Old Things That These People Have The Pleasure Of Owning (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/50-of-the-most-interesting-and-beautiful-old-things-that-these-people-have-the-pleasure-of-owning-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/50-of-the-most-interesting-and-beautiful-old-things-that-these-people-have-the-pleasure-of-owning-new-pics With so much consumerism everywhere, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of plastic, spontaneous purchases that don’t last long.

Not only do they pollute our world (and our homes!), they give us little if any extra value. They don’t have any memories attached to them. They don’t keep any stories to tell about them.

Unlike antiques. These beautiful pieces of art, furniture, kitchenware, you name it, have been touched by history in ways that no modern thing will ever be. And if you, like me, are a fan of antiques, we’ve got a real treat for you!

Welcome to the Reddit community known as “Antiques” that is home to a buzzing community of, like people say, “old stuff” lovers. Created in 2009, the group has proven to be as relevant as ever, sharing some of the most beautiful and most interesting examples. Scroll down for our selection of the best ones shared here and be sure to check out part 1 right here.

#1 Chinese Wedding Bed. Teak. Hand Carved. No Nails. Red And Gold Finish. All Parts Complete And Functional

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#2 I Bought An Antique Table At A Yard Sale And Found A Note Stapled Inside One Of The Drawers

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#3 Was Clearing Out My Late Grandad's House And Came Across This

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Previously, we spoke with Dr. Lori Verderame, the Ph.D. antiques appraiser who’s an internationally syndicated columnist and an author with 30 books to her credit. Dr. Lori specializes in helping people make money with buying and selling tips, as well as showing them how to spot valuables at thrift stores, charity shops, flea markets, estate sales, etc. and flip them for profit. She also runs a widely popular YouTube channel with 130k subscribers where she shares various tips about antiques.

Dr. Lori told us that an antique is an object that is 100 years old or older. "I determine antique status by looking at materials, condition, and design. I appraise an antique's value by comparing it with other similar items and using my decades of museum and appraisal experience to provide a value,” she said.

Moreover, Lori bases her values on actual sales records where similar items have sold recently. “I use my love of antiques to appraise value and value differs based on the type of object appraised. Many factors determine value depending on the type of object presented." The most valuable categories of antiques typically include fine art, antique furniture, and antique and vintage fine and costume jewelry.

#4 Unearthed My Grandmother’s Perfume Bottle Collection…these Are Stunning

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#5 Same Bike, Same House, Same Tree, And Same Woman, Only 71 Years Later

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#6 This Ashtray Lady Moves Her Leg When A Hot Cigarette Is Present

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More and more people are getting interested in antiques, Dr. Lori said, especially young adults. "Because we can buy all types of antiques with ease now online, people are enjoying the thrill of the treasure hunt for antiques as well as the excitement of selling them or keeping them.”

“I show many examples of how I find the money for people on my YouTube channel series called Real Bargains. Young adults—my fans—are interested in antiques and vintage items because they are well-made, unique and interesting, and are conversation pieces,” she said.

#7 Winnie The Pooh, 1926. First Edition, First Printing. I Don't Dabble In 20th Century Acquisitions That Often, But I Do Make Exceptions

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#8 This Is My Toastrite Blue Willow Toaster Circa ~1927

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#9 For The 007 In All Of Us... Antique Spy Camera Ring Ca. 1940

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Lore said that: “Many realize that they can buy a vintage or antique object for very little money and use my tips to flip for profit or keep it for their own collection and enjoyment. Many people are interested in antiques because of the memories they spark or for the connection to a bygone era."

#10 Engagement Ring.i Love It And My New Fiance Very Much. Amethyst And Rough Cut Diamonds. 10k Gold Ring. Estimated To Be Made 1910-1920 Or Perhaps Earlier, Purchased In New Orleans

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#11 Today I Found These Pair Of Cool Rings In A Local Forest, In Romania, Using A Metal Detector

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#12 This Stove In My New House

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#13 Native American Portraits With Names. Passed Down From My Grandmother. Would Love To Know More About Them

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#14 Tiny Karl Wiedmann Art Deco Iridescent Myra Glass Vase, Found Recently At The Local Thrift For 99 Cents. I’m In The Us

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#15 Just Picked Up This Gorgeous Singer Folding Table Sewing Machine At Goodwill For ~$100

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#16 Found This Antique Stove At An Estate Sale

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#17 Vintage Lamp. House Was Built In 1910

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#18 My Great-Grandmother's Leather Purse. I Need To Replace Some Of The Leather Stitching On The Handle But It's Otherwise In Impeccable Shape And I Use It Often!

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#19 A Selection Of 19th Century French Cartonnage Bindings I've Recently Put Together. They've Often Been Referred To As Candy Boxes For Their Extremely Decorative Covers

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#20 ~ They Were Roommates ~ My Absolute Favorite Thing I've Found Amongst My Late Mother's Jewelry Collection

A very detailed locket inscribed with "Clara to Laura 21 Aug, 1839". I know in my heart it is a lesbian lovers locket but my dad thinks it was probably mother/daughter or friends

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#21 My Antique Medicinal Opium Jar

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#22 Frog Desk Seal, Fabergé, 1903-17

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#23 Jar Of Unopened Green Beans From 1958 That I Found In An Abandoned Country House

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#24 Turn Of The Century Toilet Paper

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#25 Found This Guy In The Dirt For Trash Pickup In A Residential Area. Took It Home, Deep Cleaned, And Oiled. Here’s The Progress So Far. (Feet Were Mangled Beyond Repair…) Before And After

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#26 My Grandfather (B.1890s) Was Rocked In This Cradle As An Infant

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#27 1931 Model A Ford Woody. It’s Been In Our Family For Decades!

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#28 Suitcase I Found In The Wall

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#29 I Restored This Antique Lamp And Made A Bohemian Crescent Moon Mica Shade With Antique Chandelier Crystal Pendants

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#30 Grandfather's Ww2 Flight Jacket

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#31 Emerald Bracelet Passed Down From A Late Boyfriend Of My Moms. Worn By A Famous Vogue Model, Jean Patchett. An Icon In Fashion From The Late 40s To Early 60s

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#32 Information Please. Bought In Wa State Over 15 Years Ago

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#33 1859 Heinisch Tailor’s Shears. 15” In Length

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#34 New To Me Dresser

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#35 Finally Have My Oil Rain Lamp Working!

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#36 Snagged This For $30

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#37 This One’s Not For The Faint Of Heart, But I Love It! French Sentimental Ring, Woven From The Hair Of A Loved One

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#38 A Medieval Book Of Hours, Circa 1440, From The Low Countries/Southern Netherlands. A Substantial Fragment Of Slightly Over 100 Leaves, With 12 Miniatures By At Least Two Artists. An Exciting Arrival To The Office

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#39 Old Train Station Clock (Beer For Reference)

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#40 1930s Clark Jewel Gas Oven

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#41 I Finally Have A Victorian Bathroom To Put My Victorian Toilet Roll Holder In!

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#42 We Just Purchased This Guy

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#43 Please Help Id This For Our Charity Thrift Shop!

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#44 $450 Find! Rosewood Table With Inlaid Mother Of Pearl! How’d I Do!?

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#45 I Was Left Some Antiques And Keepsakes When My Grandmother Passed. One Item Is The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Ribbon

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#46 A Small Portion Of My Mom's Uranium Glass Collection

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#47 My Demented Grandmother Gave Me This Metal Duck Serving Dish And Said It Was Precious

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#48 My Great-Grandpa Made This Christmas Ornament During Ww2 When He Was Stationed On Tarawa

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#49 Why You Buy An Old Book (1866) About The Civil War And It Contains Pressed Flowers. I Wonder What Story They'd Tell?

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#50 It Belonged To My Great Grandfather

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50 Times People Made Such Funny English Mistakes, Others Just Had To Share Them In This Online Group (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/50-times-people-made-such-funny-english-mistakes-others-just-had-to-share-them-in-this-online-group-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/50-times-people-made-such-funny-english-mistakes-others-just-had-to-share-them-in-this-online-group-new-pics Sure, you might lose something in translation, but what you get in return—humor—is often more than worth it. English is a darn strange language when you really have a good and long think about it. The rules of spelling, for one, are so inconsistent, it practically borders on cosmically ironic poetry. And it can be a nightmare to learn for anyone hoping to study a second language… or, truth be told, for native speakers as well.

However, some English mess-ups are far worse and vastly more hilarious than others. The r/engrish subreddit has been sharing the most bizarre mistakes spotted all around the world for over 14 years, since 2008.

Check out the most hilarious English translations, typos, and errors below, Pandas. Be sure to upvote the ones that made you giggle the most. When you’re done, check out Bored Panda’s earlier article about the subreddit right over here. Oh, and keep in mind that nobody’s making fun of people who genuinely do their best: learning any new language is hard. But ridiculous mistakes are, well, genuinely funny—and they deserve to have an audience.

#1 Feel Like This Belongs In This Sub

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#2 L'otters

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#3 When People Make Memes Out Of Memes

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Bored Panda was very interested to figure out just how rare or widespread English errors like this actually are. That's why we reached out to a foreign exchange student who has recently moved from Europe to Japan's capital, Tokyo.

We had a chat about communicating with the locals in English, as well as the language mix-ups that she's personally seen with her own two eyes. The exchange student preferred to remain anonymous.

She told Bored Panda that, so far, it's been difficult finding Japanese people who choose to speak in English. "It’s difficult to communicate with the locals because they either do not speak English at all, but even those who speak some English are too embarrassed to try speaking it," she shared her firsthand experience.

#4 It's Too Much

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#5 Omlette

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#6 No Is Not An Option

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Though it's easy to think that hilarious spelling and translation errors are to be found around every corner abroad, that's not really how things work. The reality is actually far more mundane: jaw-droppingly hilarious mistakes are few and far between. Though this rarity probably helps make them all the funnier.

"I haven’t noticed that many bad translations," the exchange student shared with us about her experience living in Tokyo and traveling around Japan so far.

"Sometimes, 'R' and 'L' are mixed up in an English word and it makes me wonder how did they miss that because I assume they use a translator/dictionary when making signs and stuff," she pointed out that, in Japanese, both of these letters are pronounced interchangeably. "But it’s not that common," she added.

"I haven’t seen any funny mistranslations, except one Italian-style restaurant had a really overall botched English menu translation," she said.

#7 Space Ship People

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#8 Trains Is Hard Job

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#9 Don't Delete The Baby!!!

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The r/engrish subreddit has amassed over 736k members in the nearly one-and-half decades since the online community was first created.

The moderators of the group ask people to follow the rules, including avoiding posting any intentional English mistakes. All errors have to be genuine. What’s more, tiny typos or unfunny spelling mistakes also aren’t the focus of the subreddit. The mess-ups have to be big, bold, and beautiful! Frankly, the more embarrassing and hilarious, the better

Everyone makes English mistakes. Whether you’re a foreigner or born in an English-speaking country doesn’t matter much. Your ability to write, edit, proofread, and translate well depends more on your work ethic and ability to learn than anything you’re born with.

Sure, native speakers might have a head start. But we’ve all seen way too many cases of people who can’t string a proper sentence together to believe that they have any long-lasting advantage. Talents and opportunities mean nothing if you don’t put in the hard work to nurture them.

#10 Just Stop Living Pls

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#11 Possibly Satire, Definitely Amazing

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#12 University Of Potato Ice

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Writing for Aeon online magazine, John McWhorter a professor of linguistics and American, noted that English speakers “know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively.”

“The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare. In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal,” he points out.

“Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. Speaking came long before writing, we speak much more, and all but a couple of hundred of the world’s thousands of languages are rarely or never written. Yet even in its spoken form, English is weird,” McWhorter writes.

“It’s weird in ways that are easy to miss, especially since Anglophones in the United States and Britain are not exactly rabid to learn other languages. But our monolingual tendency leaves us like the proverbial fish not knowing that it is wet. Our language feels ‘normal’ only until you get a sense of what normal really is.”

#13 I Choked While Reading This

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#14 Like Stepping On What?

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#15 Twost And Twoith

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He continues: “We think it’s a nuisance that so many European languages assign gender to nouns for no reason, with French having female moons and male boats and such. But actually, it’s us who are odd: almost all European languages belong to one family—Indo-European—and of all of them, English is the only one that doesn’t assign genders that way.”

#16 This Disturbs Me

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#17 You're Under The Rest

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#18 That Hit Hard, Like Rocks

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“More weirdness? OK. There is exactly one language on Earth whose present tense requires a special ending only in the third‑person singular. I’m writing in it. I talk, you talk, he/she talk-s—why just that? The present‑tense verbs of a normal language have either no endings or a bunch of different ones (Spanish: hablo, hablas, habla). And try naming another language where you have to slip do into sentences to negate or question something. Do you find that difficult? Unless you happen to be from Wales, Ireland or the north of France, probably.”

#19 Accident P*rn Area

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#20 Unrespectful

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#21 Where’s The Queue??

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Previously, Lisa McLendon, from the University of Kansas, explained to Bored Panda why English is such a “train wreck” when it comes to spelling.

"English spelling is such a train wreck, with its myriad silent letters and wildly varying pronunciations for letters and letter combinations. But also, articles (a/an/the) tend to be difficult for people whose native language doesn’t have them, and our tense/aspect blend with combinations of auxiliary verbs makes the English verb system tricky even for native speakers sometimes," she told us during an earlier interview.

#22 Chinese C**k Wanted

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#23 Oh Yummmmm

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#24 What

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According to the professor, English isn’t spelled as it sounds for several reasons. Among them, we have to consider when certain words first entered the language, what their origins are, and when words were ‘codified.’

"People have proposed spelling overhauls before but they tend to not go anywhere, probably because it’s such a daunting project—could we all agree on what the changes would be?—and because then an entire body of texts would become basically a foreign language to the next generation. Many factors in addition to spelling contribute to a language’s 'character,' but some spellings do have echoes of archaic English—in my opinion, it would be a little bit sad to lose some of that," the professor told Bored Panda.

#25 Being Polite To The Boss’s Secretary While Using Grammarly

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#26 Sounds Like And Interesting Dish

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#27 Don't Mind If I Do

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The language expert shared with us that spell check, as a whole, isn’t as great as many think it is. Sure, it’s wonderful for catching typos and misspellings, but it’s not quite up to part with our expectations yet.

"Where it’s more of a curse than a blessing is with homonyms/homophones because it won’t flag a word that is a word, but not the word you want. Think affect/effect, who’s/whose, led/lead but also word pairs like form/from and not-synonyms like bemuse/amuse, etc," she said.

#28 Belly Button. Elevator

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#29 Help Me Translate This: 'Bloody Sl*twh*re Father F**k'

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#30 Yeah, Mike

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#31 Chilled Beer

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#32 To Punish And Enslave

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#33 Actually It Says Gym

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#34 Engrish

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#35 Found This On Fb

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#36 You Are F**k

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#37 Um, What?

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#38 Praganant

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#39 I Am God

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#40 Jeez, They Went Harsh

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#41 Noo Not Paul, He Had So Much To Live For

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#42 A Height Measuring Pole I Found At A Restaurant

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#43 Ah Yes! I’ve Always Wanted A Free Country!!

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#44 Like A God!

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#45 Give Me More Of Your Internet Daddy~~

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#46 Welp

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#47 This Bizarre Conversation On The Side Of My Drink

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#48 Ok Probably Not The Type Of Engrish This Sub Normally Showcases But This Is Ridiculous

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#49 Who Wants Go For German Sexual Harassment? Sounds Yummy Ngl

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#50 Love Drippings

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50 Times People Were So Wholesome And Chivalrous They Had To Be Praised Online https://www.blogonian.com/50-times-people-were-so-wholesome-and-chivalrous-they-had-to-be-praised-online https://www.blogonian.com/50-times-people-were-so-wholesome-and-chivalrous-they-had-to-be-praised-online According to a common definition, chivalry is “the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.”

The word is usually associated with the medieval institution of knighthood when knights’ and gentlewomen’s behaviors were governed by chivalrous social codes.” Today, however, we understand chivalry as a courtesy and gentleness to women.

Little acts do wonders: from waiting for a woman to sit before a man does, to help her with a coat to let her go through a door first. Having said that it’s subject to debate whether chivalry is still relevant today in a world where we put gender equality before other things.

So while you think about where you stand in this discussion (and share your thoughts below!) scroll down for Bored Panda’s list of pics showing chivalrous men in action.

#1 Props To That Guy

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#2 A Couple Of Months Ago, An Elderly Lady Asked Me To Walk Her Home Because She Was Scared She Was Going To Slip On The Ice. Now I Walk Her Home Almost Every Day

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#3 Both A Kind Gesture And A Flex. Best Of Both Worlds

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Chivalry refers to the medieval knights' code of honor that references a range of male behaviors. According to Texas A&M literary historian Jennifer Wollock, in the middle ages, European literature featured knights and kings as protectors of women.

For example, In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s “History of the Kings of Britain” of 1138, King Arthur kills the rapist giant of Mont-Saint-Michel. A few decades later, the French poet Chrétien de Troyes portrays Sir Lancelot casting aside reputation, glory and treasured warhorses to save the kidnapped Queen Guinevere. Wollock argues that “such popular tales of chivalry pressured aristocrats to adopt the chivalric code – to some extent.”

#4 The Good Son

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#5 6-Year-Old Boy Protected His Little Sister From Dog Attack. He Stated, "If Anyone Has To Die, It's Me. I'm The Big Brother"

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#6 When Being A Gentleman Is On Automatic Mode

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In the 14th and 15th centuries, English writers like Geoffrey Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory depicted the court of King Arthur as a bastion of justice for women, well beyond the norms of that day, Wollock argues. As knights intervened to protect civilians, western chivalry became a force of its own kind.

In today’s world, however, our society is very much in dispute over the value of chivalry. It’s because chivalry demands that maltreatment of women be crushed, whereas feminism calls for equal rights between women and men, by which logic, both feminism and chivalry mean the same thing: respect.

However, some people are not truly comfortable with chivalrous gestures as they believe that it’s not the same as respect. Skeptics see chivalry at odds with feminism, and argue it’s no longer relevant.

#7 After A Woman Was Taken To The Hospital With Hypoglycemia, Two Policemen Stayed To Prepare Dinner For The Five Kids Who Were Still In The House And Did The Dishes

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#8 Very Kind Professor

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#9 On My Flight Back To Georgia I Saw A Man Who Offered To Help This Woman Because She Was Pregnant And Alone On The Flight And Her Son Was Upset And Fussy

He did not complain, he just told her that he was a DAD, and wanted to help her so she could rest. This MAN walked the aisle for most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman's son as if he was his own... I was in tears... Not because he was white and she was black... But because it showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil. Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there... You are the real MVPS!

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In modern Western cultures, chivalry can be seen in men offering a range of special courtesies to women. This includes paying on dates, carrying heavy objects, pulling out chairs, opening doors, and allowing women to go first, even when the man was there first.

Beatrice Alba, a lecturer at Deakin University, argues that despite being generally seen as polite and even romantic, these acts of chivalry – where men are excessively courteous to women simply because they are women – have a dark side.

“Psychologists refer to the paternalistic attitudes underlying these behaviors as benevolent sexism. Benevolent sexism involves the belief that men should cherish and protect women, and ‘put them on a pedestal.’ This is because women are viewed as being more morally pure, weaker, and in need of protection,” Alba explained.

#10 This Amazing Gentleman, Every Valentine's Day, Brings All The Widows From The Nursing, Retirement Home And Treats Them To Lunch, Gifts, And A Rose For Each

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#11 He's A Keeper

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#12 A Train Driver Helping A Passenger

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It’s also important to note that research has found people higher on these attitudes also tend to be higher on hostile sexism, Alba argues. “Hostile sexism involves overtly negative and suspicious views of women – this is what people generally think about when they think of sexism.”

Benevolent sexism reinforces traditional gender roles about how women and men should relate to one another, and chivalrous acts may be understood as a manifestation of them. “It’s the same old problem that who we are or what we want should be predetermined by our sex rather than our own preferences and personalities,” Alba explained.

#13 This Kind Bus Driver Stopped His Bus, Which Was Full Of Passengers, To Comfort A Bullied Girl He Saw Crying On The Side Of The Road

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#14 A Lot Of People Got To Hear John Williams Conduct A Program Of His Music On Wednesday Night. One Who Didn't Was A Security Guard. So Seth Low Gave Her An Mini-Concert

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#15 So Sweet

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Both benevolent and hostile sexism are intertwined with systematic sexism, which, when put in this context, makes chivalry extremely problematic. Bored Panda reached out to Nicole Froio, a feminist writer who researches masculinity, sexual violence and the media.

Froio explained that systematic sexism is a term that refers to a “system of discrimination that targets women specifically for being women. So, for example, if a woman isn't promoted because her boss is afraid she will get pregnant and take time off, that's sexism.”

#16 Lithuanian Police Tradition To Pull Over Every Female Driver On International Women’s Day And Give Them Flowers

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#17 An Invoice From A Fantastic Gentleman Named James Anderson From The UK, After Fixing An Elderly Lady’s Boiler

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#18 I Got A Flat & Although My BF Was On The Phone Trying To Help, I Was Struggling To Loosen The Lug Nuts. Then These Guys Came Up

They spoke limited English but gestured toward the tire. They put my spare on & I was back on the road in no time. I thanked them & tried to offer them $ to no avail.

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And while there's been a lot of work done towards building a world with better equality in terms of gender and minorities, Froio argues that there will be a long way to go as long as we keep doing things the same exact way.

“If we all committed to a better, more equitable world, this wouldn't be an issue, but it's difficult to do that. So yes, there's a long, long way to go,” she added.

When thinking of a more equitable world where equal rights are among the most valuable aspects of a strong and well-developed society, it’s interesting to think how chivalrous acts may (or may not) intervene with it. The answers may not be straightforward ones, and yet it’s the act of discussing these issues that matters.

#19 He's A Keeper

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#20 This Would Be A Man That Loves Going To Work And Does Not Dread It The Night Before

Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, one of the security guards said to the girl "Excuse me, princess, can I have your autograph". I could see that the book was filled with children's scribbles as the guard asked the same question of many little Princesses. The little girl could not get over the fact that the guard thought she was a real princess".

#21 Lowe's Ran Out Of Generators, And A Complete Stranger Gave His Generator To A Woman Whose Father Is Living On Oxygen. People Helping People. I Love My State

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#22 The Woman Pushing The Car Is Blind. The Man Right Next To Her Repeats Every Single Thing He Sees - What’s On Sale, The Brands And Styles

I heard her say while choosing bath towels “ Please get me two white ones, I love the color white”... let us cherish the small gift that is eyesight!

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#23 This Lovely Gentleman Came In Today To Learn How To Curl His Wife’s Hair. His Wife Is Unable To Curl Her Own Hair And Often Burns Herself

So he stepped up to the plate and learned how to curl her hair. We had the pleasure of teaching him! We taught him how to do volume curls on short hair, how to protect her skin from being burned and we even taught him to put on her mascara.

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#24 Good Samaritan Carries Elderly Woman Struggling To Use Stairs

Y'all I have to brag about my husband big time tonight! He made me soo proud. As we were sitting in our seats waiting for the rodeo to start I noticed an elderly lady (pictured below) her grown daughter and 2 young granddaughters trying to come down the stairs. The elderly lady was having a rough time. I pointed them out to my husband and said they may need help. Not only did he help get her to her seat, but she did not have the strength to come back up the stairs. So, he carried her!

Image credits: Shayla Harwell

#25 This Punk Helping A Woman Carry Heavy Stuff In Berlins Subway

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#26 She May Be In The Hospital, But He Made Sure They Celebrated 57 Years Together

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#27 This Man Offered To Hold Woman's Baby While She Filled Out Paperwork At The Doctor's Office

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#28 I Got A Flat Tire In An Unfamiliar Area, These Men Stopped And Offered To Help. They Ended Up Doing All The Work And Wouldn’t Accept Money When I Offered

Bonus: my lil man in the car keeping me safe from strangers.

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#29 A Young Man Sheltering An Old Lady From Hail While Crossing The Road. Tbilisi, Georgia

Image credits: FateBender

#30 NFL Player Pushes Woman In A Wheelchair Through The Airport When No Staff Showed Up To Help Her

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#31 Chivalry Still Exists

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#32 My Girlfriend Lost Her Purse With Her Passport And A Lot Of Money In It. This Dude Found It, Contacted Her, And Got It Back To Her With Everything Still In It

Image credits: DBreezy867

#33 Saudi Police Officers Handing Out Roses To Women Drivers (Today Is The First Day They Can Drive Legally)

Image credits: AboutHerOFCL

#34 This Dude That Gave His Girl His Shoes Cause Her Feet Hurt Just Set The Bar Way Too High

Image credits: galeskyborg.6

#35 My Neighbor Knows I'm At Home With A 2-Year-Old While My Husband Is At Work. He Kindly Removed Snow, Cleared Our Walkways, And Salted The Driveway

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#36 My Great-Uncle Visits His Wife Every Day Because She's In An Assisted Living Facility As She Has Alzheimer's. He Can't Go In Right Now For Safety Reasons

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#37 Real Chivalry

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#38 Young Man Comes In Alone, Sees The Older Lady Eating By Herself, Asks To Join Her. Instant Friends. This Is What Is Right In The World

Image credits: SteveAlejandro7

#39 This Little Lady Has Been Asking Her Husband To Push Her Around So She Can Catch Pokémon While They Wait To Board Their Flight

He keeps checking in and cheering her on to see if they got one. Find someone who loves you like this.

Image credits: BatmansBackpack

#40 This Gate Agent Offered To Help An Exhausted Mother Travelling Alone Calm Down Her Crying Infant

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#41 Every Day For One Week, Lifeguards Would Meet Ms. Dottie And Her Family To Help Assist Her Down To Her Beach Chairs. At The Days End, They Escort Her Back To The Condo

Image credits: Orange Beach Surf Rescue

#42 Dude Saw A Little Old Lady Was Having Trouble Bagging Some Stuff So He Stopped And Held Her Bag Open For Her

Small act but man did it make my day... And yes I absolutely took a pic of 2 complete strangers.

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#43 Isn't That Just Love?

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#44 The Firefighters That Helped Deliver Our Baby In Our Driveway Last Week Just Dropped Off Flowers

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#45 On My Flight Today We Hit Some Really Bad Turbulence Over The Atlantic. Pilot Comes On & Says, "Flight Attendants Please Take Your Jump Seats"

As the turbulence picks up, in the seat in front of me, a gentleman reaches his hand across the aisle so the woman he was flying with could hold on.

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#46 An Elderly Woman’s Door Was Ripped Off Its Hinges In An Attempted Break In. Constable Boswell Put His Tradie Skills To Work And Repaired Her Broken Door

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#47 Just Landed NYC. People Across Aisle Didn't Know Each Other. She Was Flying For First Time And Was Terrified. He Talked Her Through It And Held Her Hand. Just People Being People

#48 Wholesome Hair Husband

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#49 Jack Purchased Seats In The Upper-Class Cabin For A Flight Home. When He Got Onboard, Jack Found Violet In The Economy Class And Swapped Seats With Her

Image credits: Leah Amy

#50 This Guy Kept His Hand In This Position For More Than 45 Minutes So His Daughter Could Sleep Well

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:30:04 +0530 Blogonian
“He Is Bleeding Money Of About $6,000 Per Month”: Woman Is Fed Up With Neighbors Making Noise, Accidentally Uncovers And Shuts Down An Illegal Airbnb “Ring” https://www.blogonian.com/he-is-bleeding-money-of-about-6000-per-month-woman-is-fed-up-with-neighbors-making-noise-accidentally-uncovers-and-shuts-down-an-illegal-airbnb-ring https://www.blogonian.com/he-is-bleeding-money-of-about-6000-per-month-woman-is-fed-up-with-neighbors-making-noise-accidentally-uncovers-and-shuts-down-an-illegal-airbnb-ring Never ever anger someone who works the night shift and is trying to get some well-deserved sleep. Otherwise, you’ll paint a target on your back as they transform into Sherlock Holmes (or Batman, or both).

Redditor u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared a riveting story with the r/pettyrevenge online community about how he and his girlfriend busted an illegal Airbnb ring in their apartment complex. His partner works the night shift, so she sleeps during the day. However, she kept being woken up by the door slamming next door.

That’s when she began noticing that new people kept coming over to stay for very short periods of time. She did some digging online and uncovered someone’s illegal “short-term business empire.” Check out the full story below, as told by the woman’s boyfriend.

A night shift worker kept having her sleep interrupted by the neighbors slamming the door

Image source: cottonbro studio (not the actual photo)

She soon realized that new people kept showing up at the apartment complex, and this led her down the illegal Airbnb listing rabbit hole

Image source: ConvertKit (not the actual photo)

Image source: Tunasaladboatcaptain

What the redditor’s girlfriend uncovered was shocking. As it turns out, one of their neighbors and his business partner were renting out 4 apartments next door. One of the apartments was a handicap-accessible unit.

“That’s right. This man and his business partner leased an apartment meant for accommodating people with disabilities with the intention of using it for his little short-term business empire he was trying to build. Our city and region (like in other places) has been feeling the squeeze on apartment availability and these dickheads are contributing to the problem,” u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared his frustration.

That’s when the couple decided that they couldn’t just ignore this. His girlfriend got in touch with the leasing office and they took the situation very seriously. They started an investigation into the matter. The result? The ‘entrepreneur’ was left paying rent on four units without the income from short-term Airbnb stayers to offset his losses. He was forced to vacate the building. And that’s why you don’t mess with someone who works the night shift!

There’s a constant struggle between various cities and illegal Airbnb listings. For instance, New York City, Boston, and Santa Monica, among others in the US, are fighting against short-term leases. There is a shortage of homes, as landlords (and even tenants!) rush to capitalize on short-term Airbnb stays. These are far more lucrative than long-term leases. And guests are often unaware that a listing doesn’t comply with the local laws.

Local laws might differ, but the exhaustion from short-term renters is felt far and wide. Illegal house parties are just the tip of the iceberg. CNBC found that some hosts even instruct their guests to lie and tell anyone who asks that they’re friends of the landlord. There’s a lot of money to be made here, and it’s making life extremely difficult for the locals.

“We’re seeing commercialized, predatory companies that are trying to commercialize our residential communities in ways that are damaging to our citizens and our residents and our quality of life. It is predatory,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNBC back in 2018.

The author of the post shared a few more thoughts in the comments

Some people shared their honest opinions about Airbnb and the housing crisis, and opened up about their own rental experiences

The post "He Is Bleeding Money Of About ,000 Per Month": Woman Is Fed Up With Neighbors Making Noise, Accidentally Uncovers And Shuts Down An Illegal Airbnb "Ring" first appeared on Bored Panda.

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Person Asks If They’re A Jerk For Saying “No” When The Police Asked If Woman Was Their Fiancée Before Escorting Her Off The Plane https://www.blogonian.com/person-asks-if-theyre-a-jerk-for-saying-no-when-the-police-asked-if-woman-was-their-fiancee-before-escorting-her-off-the-plane https://www.blogonian.com/person-asks-if-theyre-a-jerk-for-saying-no-when-the-police-asked-if-woman-was-their-fiancee-before-escorting-her-off-the-plane Air travel is the fastest way to get from point A to point B. It’s also safe and relatively comfortable, although the latter depends a lot on the number of dollars you’re willing to spend on it.

But flying can also be a hassle, even for hardened travelers. Just think of all the canceled flights, endless check-in and security lines, and mountains of lost luggage that dominated the headlines during the pandemic.

Which is why it’s a good idea to do everything we can to make the processes as smooth and easy as we can. This woman, however, did the complete opposite. In fact, she became such a huge problem for herself that the cops got involved, and her fiancé pretended not to know her.

Although after the ordeal, they did start having doubts if that was the correct call. So they made a post on the subreddit ‘Am I the [Jerk]?‘ asking its members to share their unbiased opinion. Continue scrolling to read what they wrote and let us know your own verdict in the comments.

This woman had such a bad temper tantrum while boarding a plane that her own fiancé pretended not to know her

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And let’s just say that she wasn’t happy about it too

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This story is a vivid example of what the federal secretary of the Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia Teri O’Toole has been talking about. According to her, many passengers get angry with airline workers because they are the physical representation of the organization.

“There’s a power imbalance between them and the passenger and they’re often the ones that become the punching bag for whatever complaint the passenger might have against the airline,” O’Toole said.

“That needs to change. When I go into a shop or a medical clinic there are signs everywhere that say ‘please do not abuse our staff’, and filming someone without their permission in their workplace is abuse. There needs to be an announcement as part of the safety demonstration saying the crew are there to save your lives, you need to respect them, do not abuse them. Yet as far as most airlines are concerned, it seems like the welfare of crew is secondary to the happiness of passengers.”

The people that checked this woman didn’t make the rules. They’re simply there to enforce them. And she had every opportunity to learn about them in advance.

Nobody wants to travel with such primadonnas. Unfortunately, it’s often impossible to avoid them. However, American flight attendant Allie Malis has found that the morning is the most chill time of the day for flying.

“That’s my trick,” she said. “I don’t know if I should actually be telling everyone. Otherwise, they’re going to take all my morning flights.”

Malis’ logic is weather is less likely to disrupt flying first thing, even if there were delays the day before, as the system has usually reset overnight.

When it comes to holiday travel, Malis — who is also the government affairs representative at the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, a union representing American Airlines air crew — suggests leaving some buffer time if you’re able to.

For instance, flying on the day before Christmas Eve, rather than on the 24th, gives you a bit of leeway and other folks should be a little less stressed as well.

Most people think the original poster (OP) can’t be blamed for how they handled the situation

While some believe that both of them were in the wrong


And some find him guilty of being a jerk

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:30:04 +0530 Blogonian
Woman Sits On Husband’s Lap During Thanksgiving, Making It Very Awkward For His Mom And His Ex That She Invited To The Dinner https://www.blogonian.com/woman-sits-on-husbands-lap-during-thanksgiving-making-it-very-awkward-for-his-mom-and-his-ex-that-she-invited-to-the-dinner https://www.blogonian.com/woman-sits-on-husbands-lap-during-thanksgiving-making-it-very-awkward-for-his-mom-and-his-ex-that-she-invited-to-the-dinner Two days ago, a confused 28-year-old woman turned to the AITA community to ask if she was wrong to act the way she did during Thanksgiving at her mother-in-law’s.

“We had Thanksgiving dinner at my MIL’s house. Shaun went there before me and when I arrived, it was already dinner time. Everyone was seated and I saw that all chairs were taken,” the Redditor wrote.

Not only that, she saw her husband’s ex comfortably sitting next to him. “I asked MIL why she didn’t save me a seat and she said ‘sorry,’” the author recounted. As you may suspect, this surely triggered the author and she had to spend the dinner sitting on her husband’s lap.

Image credits: RODNAE Productions (not the actual photo)

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The author later shared some more information in response to these questions

Many people expressed their support for the author while some thought that her husband was also to blame for this whole situation

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:30:05 +0530 Blogonian
“He Is Bleeding Money At The Tune Of About $6,000 Per Month”: Couple Tell Management About Illegal “Airbnb Ring”, Guy That Started It Gets What He Deserves https://www.blogonian.com/he-is-bleeding-money-at-the-tune-of-about-6000-per-month-couple-tell-management-about-illegal-airbnb-ring-guy-that-started-it-gets-what-he-deserves https://www.blogonian.com/he-is-bleeding-money-at-the-tune-of-about-6000-per-month-couple-tell-management-about-illegal-airbnb-ring-guy-that-started-it-gets-what-he-deserves Never ever anger someone who works the night shift and is trying to get some well-deserved sleep. Otherwise, you’ll paint a target on your back as they transform into Sherlock Holmes (or Batman, or both).

Redditor u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared a riveting story with the r/pettyrevenge online community about how he and his girlfriend busted an illegal Airbnb ring in their apartment complex. His partner works the night shift, so she sleeps during the day. However, she kept being woken up by the door slamming next door.

That’s when she began noticing that new people kept coming over to stay for very short periods of time. She did some digging online and uncovered someone’s illegal “short-term business empire.” Check out the full story below, as told by the woman’s boyfriend.

A night shift worker kept having her sleep interrupted by the neighbors slamming the door

Image source: cottonbro studio (not the actual photo)

She soon realized that new people kept showing up at the apartment complex, and this led her down the illegal Airbnb listing rabbit hole

Image source: ConvertKit (not the actual photo)

Image source: Tunasaladboatcaptain

What the redditor’s girlfriend uncovered was shocking. As it turns out, one of their neighbors and his business partner were renting out 4 apartments next door. One of the apartments was a handicap-accessible unit.

“That’s right. This man and his business partner leased an apartment meant for accommodating people with disabilities with the intention of using it for his little short-term business empire he was trying to build. Our city and region (like in other places) has been feeling the squeeze on apartment availability and these dickheads are contributing to the problem,” u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared his frustration.

That’s when the couple decided that they couldn’t just ignore this. His girlfriend got in touch with the leasing office and they took the situation very seriously. They started an investigation into the matter. The result? The ‘entrepreneur’ was left paying rent on four units without the income from short-term Airbnb stayers to offset his losses. He was forced to vacate the building. And that’s why you don’t mess with someone who works the night shift!

There’s a constant struggle between various cities and illegal Airbnb listings. For instance, New York City, Boston, and Santa Monica, among others in the US, are fighting against short-term leases. There is a shortage of homes, as landlords (and even tenants!) rush to capitalize on short-term Airbnb stays. These are far more lucrative than long-term leases. And guests are often unaware that a listing doesn’t comply with the local laws.

Local laws might differ, but the exhaustion from short-term renters is felt far and wide. Illegal house parties are just the tip of the iceberg. CNBC found that some hosts even instruct their guests to lie and tell anyone who asks that they’re friends of the landlord. There’s a lot of money to be made here, and it’s making life extremely difficult for the locals.

“We’re seeing commercialized, predatory companies that are trying to commercialize our residential communities in ways that are damaging to our citizens and our residents and our quality of life. It is predatory,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNBC back in 2018.

The author of the post shared a few more thoughts in the comments

Some people shared their honest opinions about Airbnb and the housing crisis, and opened up about their own rental experiences

The post "He Is Bleeding Money At The Tune Of About ,000 Per Month'': Couple Tell Management About Illegal "Airbnb Ring", Guy That Started It Gets What He Deserves first appeared on Bored Panda.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:30:05 +0530 Blogonian
This Woman Busts An Illegal Airbnb “Ring” In Her Apartment Complex https://www.blogonian.com/this-woman-busts-an-illegal-airbnb-ring-in-her-apartment-complex https://www.blogonian.com/this-woman-busts-an-illegal-airbnb-ring-in-her-apartment-complex Never ever anger someone who works the night shift and is trying to get some well-deserved sleep. Otherwise, you’ll paint a target on your back as they transform into Sherlock Holmes (or Batman, or both).

Redditor u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared a riveting story with the r/pettyrevenge online community about how he and his girlfriend busted an illegal Airbnb ring in their apartment complex. His partner works the night shift, so she sleeps during the day. However, she kept being woken up by the door slamming next door.

That’s when she began noticing that new people kept coming over to stay for very short periods of time. She did some digging online and uncovered someone’s illegal “short-term business empire.” Check out the full story below, as told by the woman’s boyfriend.

A night shift worker kept having her sleep interrupted by the neighbors slamming the door

Image source: cottonbro studio (not the actual photo)

She soon realized that new people kept showing up at the apartment complex, and this led her down the illegal Airbnb listing rabbit hole

Image source: ConvertKit (not the actual photo)

Image source: Tunasaladboatcaptain

What the redditor’s girlfriend uncovered was shocking. As it turns out, one of their neighbors and his business partner were renting out 4 apartments next door. One of the apartments was a handicap-accessible unit.

“That’s right. This man and his business partner leased an apartment meant for accommodating people with disabilities with the intention of using it for his little short-term business empire he was trying to build. Our city and region (like in other places) has been feeling the squeeze on apartment availability and these dickheads are contributing to the problem,” u/Tunasaladboatcaptain shared his frustration.

That’s when the couple decided that they couldn’t just ignore this. His girlfriend got in touch with the leasing office and they took the situation very seriously. They started an investigation into the matter. The result? The ‘entrepreneur’ was left paying rent on four units without the income from short-term Airbnb stayers to offset his losses. He was forced to vacate the building. And that’s why you don’t mess with someone who works the night shift!

There’s a constant struggle between various cities and illegal Airbnb listings. For instance, New York City, Boston, and Santa Monica, among others in the US, are fighting against short-term leases. There is a shortage of homes, as landlords (and even tenants!) rush to capitalize on short-term Airbnb stays. These are far more lucrative than long-term leases. And guests are often unaware that a listing doesn’t comply with the local laws.

Local laws might differ, but the exhaustion from short-term renters is felt far and wide. Illegal house parties are just the tip of the iceberg. CNBC found that some hosts even instruct their guests to lie and tell anyone who asks that they’re friends of the landlord. There’s a lot of money to be made here, and it’s making life extremely difficult for the locals.

“We’re seeing commercialized, predatory companies that are trying to commercialize our residential communities in ways that are damaging to our citizens and our residents and our quality of life. It is predatory,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNBC back in 2018.

The author of the post shared a few more thoughts in the comments

Some people shared their honest opinions about Airbnb and the housing crisis, and opened up about their own rental experiences

The post This Woman Busts An Illegal Airbnb "Ring" In Her Apartment Complex first appeared on Bored Panda.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:30:05 +0530 Blogonian
Woman Asks If She Was Wrong To Sit On Her Husband’s Lap At Thanksgiving Dinner Because Her MIL Gave Her Chair To Her Son’s Ex https://www.blogonian.com/woman-asks-if-she-was-wrong-to-sit-on-her-husbands-lap-at-thanksgiving-dinner-because-her-mil-gave-her-chair-to-her-sons-ex https://www.blogonian.com/woman-asks-if-she-was-wrong-to-sit-on-her-husbands-lap-at-thanksgiving-dinner-because-her-mil-gave-her-chair-to-her-sons-ex Two days ago, a confused 28-year-old woman turned to the AITA community to ask if she was wrong to act the way she did during Thanksgiving at her mother-in-law’s.

“We had Thanksgiving dinner at my MIL’s house. Shaun went there before me and when I arrived, it was already dinner time. Everyone was seated and I saw that all chairs were taken,” the Redditor wrote.

Not only that, she saw her husband’s ex comfortably sitting next to him. “I asked MIL why she didn’t save me a seat and she said ‘sorry,’” the author recounted. As you may suspect, this surely triggered the author and she had to spend the dinner sitting on her husband’s lap.

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Image credits: Gustavo Fring (not the actual photo)

Image credits: u/ThrowRA099000

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:30:05 +0530 Blogonian
55 Photos That Show Why Japan Is A Country Like No Other, As Shared By This Online Project https://www.blogonian.com/55-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project https://www.blogonian.com/55-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project Japan is one of the oldest civilizations with an incredibly rich past. It also has stunning scenery, full of intricate temple gardens, bamboo groves, and, of course, mountains. Not to mention all the ramen, sushi, udon, yakiniku, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and many more foods you can eat in between these places.

However, Japan is also one of those countries that need some serious money to be fully appreciated. It's a bucket list destination for many people from all over the world but still remains highly unexplored because of budget constraints. From transportation to lodging, everything is quite costly there.

Enter 'Japan Inside.' This online publisher calls itself the place to discover and see the beauty of the Land of the Rising Sun, and it's hard to argue with that claim when you see its social media feed.

More info: japaninsides.com | Facebook | Instagram

#1 Kyu-Shirataki Train Station Hokkaido

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#2 When You Sharpen A Pencil, It Turns Into A Frilled Lizard

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#3 Mouth Is So Lonely

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#4 Kano Jigoro, The Legendary Founder Of Judo

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#5 The Japanese National Team Left Their Changing Room Spotless After Their Historic World Cup Win Against Germany

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#6 Japanese Bullet Train System

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#7 “Hanako” Was The Oldest Koi Fish Recorded

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#8 A Japanese Diver Has Been Entrusted To Oversee One Of Japan’s Shinto Shrines That Is Located Beneath The Surface Of Tateyama Bay

Over the decades he became best friends with one marine creature who lives around the Shrine..an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse named “Yoriko”

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#9 A Japan Fan At The World Cup

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#10 Wooden Frame Cover

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#11 Some Of The Kitkat Flavours In Japan

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#12 In Japan Doctors Would Prescribe "Forest Therapy" To Treat Depression And Anxiety

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#13 The Japanese Lantern Plant, Also Known As The Chinese Lantern Or Winter Cherry, Is A Popular Symbol Of 'Life Within Death.'

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#14 The Nishikigawa-Seiryu Railway

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#15 Shiba Butt Curry

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#16 After Winning The Match, The Japanese Fans Started Cleaning The Stadium

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#17 Nara Deer In Japan

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#18 Keeping The Same Price For 25 Years

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#19 Staff For Japan Airlines In Vietnam Bow To Passengers As Flight Was Delayed Because Of Storm

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#20 The Construction Of The Temporary Road Fukui City

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#21 Hachioji, Tokyo

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#22 You Know You’ve Lived In Tokyo Too Long When A Gargantuan Gandumesque Robot On The Back Of A Large Truck Drives By

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#23 Takeko Nakano The Last Female Samurai Class Warrior ...born In 1847 She Fought & Died During The Boshin War In 1868 (Japanese Civil War) Age 21 Yrs Old

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#24 Ice Candy Kyoto

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#25 Pikachu Off To Work... He’s A Busy Mascot In Japan

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#26 Neko Candre Meeting On

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#27 In Tokyo, A Bicycle Is Faster Than A Car For Most Trips Of Less Than 50 Minutes

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#28 Early 1900s “Real Hair Of A Geisha“ Before Styling

The longer the hair was considered better.
After WWII, geisha began to wear wigs (known as katsura) instead of styling their own hair a trend which continues to this day. Geisha generally wear shimada-style wigs known as geigi

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#29 Totoro San

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#30 “Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route “ Rising Over 3000 Meters Above Sea Level, Mt Tate Is One Of Japan’s Highest Mountains

One of several peaks in the North Japan Alps that ascend to over 3000 meters, the dramatic alpine landscape is subject to heavy snow through winter. Often referred to as the ‘Roof of Japan’, towering wall of snow more than 20m high - is formed from April to June…the region is open to public from mid-April until mid-November

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#31 Flying Over Mt Fuji

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#32 The Japanese Team Even Left A 'Thank You' Note In Japanese And Arabic

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#33 These Roads Are In Hokkaido, Wakayama, Shizuoka Okinawa And Gunma Regions Of Japan, And All Play Different Tunes

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#34 A Special Torii Gate Made Of Speakers In Kamiyama, Tokushima. Where You Can Listen To Music

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#35 Some Of The Temples Are Hosen-In, Yogen-In, Shoden-Ji, Genko-An, And Kosho-Ji Among A Few Others, Kyoto

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#36 Kohoki Sword

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#37 A Traditional Japanese Rite Of Passage & Festival Day For Three- & Seven-Year-Old Girls, Five-Year-Old & Sometimes Three-Year-Old Boys, Held Annually On November 15

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#38 The Second Japanese Embassy To Europe Also Called The “ Ikeda Mission” Was Sent On February 6, 1864 By The Tokugawa Shogunate. Ikeda Nagaoki Was The Head Of The Mission

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#39 A Temple Covered In Ash

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#40 Tottori Sand Dunes.. At A Length Of 9 Miles & Less Than 1.5 Miles Wide, It Is The Largest Sand Dune In Japan

Not only just a spot to enjoy spectacular scenery. There are various unique activities to fully enjoy the nature like paragliding, sandboarding & fat bike

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#41 Mirror Selfie

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#42 Ramen Expert Diner

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#43 Japan Optical Fiber

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#44 Winter Is Coming

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#45 Japanese Yen

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#46 The Island & Deers Are So Beautiful

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#47 Yes, She Is The Same Person. Yui Susaki, Japanese Freestyle Wrestler

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#48 “I Hit It “ The Honest One

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#49 Tokyo Ramen

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#50 It’s Same “Nobita's House ( Doraemon)” Tokyo

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#51 It Was The World’s Smallest And Lightest Monochrome TV, Earning It The Nickname ‘Micro TV ‘

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#52 The Suspended Chiba Urban Monorail Chiba City. It’s The Longest In The World, With A System Length Of 15.2 Km (9.44 Mi)anese-Things-Japaninsides

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#53 Japan Knows How Sell TVs

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#54 Be Bop Highschool It Was A Manga At First Then Made Into A TV Drama Then A Movie

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#55 Delicious

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101 Times People Spotted Chivalrous Acts In Everyday Life And Shared Pics Online https://www.blogonian.com/101-times-people-spotted-chivalrous-acts-in-everyday-life-and-shared-pics-online https://www.blogonian.com/101-times-people-spotted-chivalrous-acts-in-everyday-life-and-shared-pics-online According to a common definition, chivalry is “the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.”

The word is usually associated with the medieval institution of knighthood when knights’ and gentlewomen’s behaviors were governed by chivalrous social codes.” Today, however, we understand chivalry as a courtesy and gentleness to women.

Little acts do wonders: from waiting for a woman to sit before a man does, to help her with a coat to let her go through a door first. Having said that it’s subject to debate whether chivalry is still relevant today in a world where we put gender equality before other things.

So while you think about where you stand in this discussion (and share your thoughts below!) scroll down for Bored Panda’s list of pics showing chivalrous men in action.

#1 The Good Son

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#2 Props To That Guy

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#3 Both A Kind Gesture And A Flex. Best Of Both Worlds

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#4 6-Year-Old Boy Protected His Little Sister From Dog Attack. He Stated, "If Anyone Has To Die, It's Me. I'm The Big Brother"

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#5 A Couple Of Months Ago, An Elderly Lady Asked Me To Walk Her Home Because She Was Scared She Was Going To Slip On The Ice. Now I Walk Her Home Almost Every Day

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#6 After A Woman Was Taken To The Hospital With Hypoglycemia, Two Policemen Stayed To Prepare Dinner For The Five Kids Who Were Still In The House And Did The Dishes

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#7 On My Flight Back To Georgia I Saw A Man Who Offered To Help This Woman Because She Was Pregnant And Alone On The Flight And Her Son Was Upset And Fussy

He did not complain, he just told her that he was a DAD, and wanted to help her so she could rest. This MAN walked the aisle for most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman's son as if he was his own... I was in tears... Not because he was white and she was black... But because it showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil. Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there... You are the real MVPS!

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#8 Very Kind Professor

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#9 This Amazing Gentleman, Every Valentine's Day, Brings All The Widows From The Nursing, Retirement Home And Treats Them To Lunch, Gifts, And A Rose For Each

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#10 So Sweet

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#11 This Kind Bus Driver Stopped His Bus, Which Was Full Of Passengers, To Comfort A Bullied Girl He Saw Crying On The Side Of The Road

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#12 A Lot Of People Got To Hear John Williams Conduct A Program Of His Music On Wednesday Night. One Who Didn't Was A Security Guard. So Seth Low Gave Her An Mini-Concert

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#13 He's A Keeper

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#14 Lithuanian Police Tradition To Pull Over Every Female Driver On International Women’s Day And Give Them Flowers

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#15 I Got A Flat & Although My BF Was On The Phone Trying To Help, I Was Struggling To Loosen The Lug Nuts. Then These Guys Came Up

They spoke limited English but gestured toward the tire. They put my spare on & I was back on the road in no time. I thanked them & tried to offer them $ to no avail.

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#16 The Woman Pushing The Car Is Blind. The Man Right Next To Her Repeats Every Single Thing He Sees - What’s On Sale, The Brands And Styles

I heard her say while choosing bath towels “ Please get me two white ones, I love the color white”... let us cherish the small gift that is eyesight!

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#17 Lowe's Ran Out Of Generators, And A Complete Stranger Gave His Generator To A Woman Whose Father Is Living On Oxygen. People Helping People. I Love My State

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#18 When Being A Gentleman Is On Automatic Mode

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#19 Good Samaritan Carries Elderly Woman Struggling To Use Stairs

Y'all I have to brag about my husband big time tonight! He made me soo proud. As we were sitting in our seats waiting for the rodeo to start I noticed an elderly lady (pictured below) her grown daughter and 2 young granddaughters trying to come down the stairs. The elderly lady was having a rough time. I pointed them out to my husband and said they may need help. Not only did he help get her to her seat, but she did not have the strength to come back up the stairs. So, he carried her!

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#20 An Invoice From A Fantastic Gentleman Named James Anderson From The UK, After Fixing An Elderly Lady’s Boiler

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#21 This Punk Helping A Woman Carry Heavy Stuff In Berlins Subway

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#22 He's A Keeper

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#23 NFL Player Pushes Woman In A Wheelchair Through The Airport When No Staff Showed Up To Help Her

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#24 She May Be In The Hospital, But He Made Sure They Celebrated 57 Years Together

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#25 This Man Offered To Hold Woman's Baby While She Filled Out Paperwork At The Doctor's Office

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#26 This Lovely Gentleman Came In Today To Learn How To Curl His Wife’s Hair. His Wife Is Unable To Curl Her Own Hair And Often Burns Herself

So he stepped up to the plate and learned how to curl her hair. We had the pleasure of teaching him! We taught him how to do volume curls on short hair, how to protect her skin from being burned and we even taught him to put on her mascara.

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#27 This Dude That Gave His Girl His Shoes Cause Her Feet Hurt Just Set The Bar Way Too High

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#28 Real Chivalry

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#29 Isn't That Just Love?

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#30 This Would Be A Man That Loves Going To Work And Does Not Dread It The Night Before

Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, one of the security guards said to the girl "Excuse me, princess, can I have your autograph". I could see that the book was filled with children's scribbles as the guard asked the same question of many little Princesses. The little girl could not get over the fact that the guard thought she was a real princess".

#31 Saudi Police Officers Handing Out Roses To Women Drivers (Today Is The First Day They Can Drive Legally)

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#32 Chivalry Still Exists

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#33 A Young Man Sheltering An Old Lady From Hail While Crossing The Road. Tbilisi, Georgia

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#34 My Neighbor Knows I'm At Home With A 2-Year-Old While My Husband Is At Work. He Kindly Removed Snow, Cleared Our Walkways, And Salted The Driveway

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#35 My Girlfriend Lost Her Purse With Her Passport And A Lot Of Money In It. This Dude Found It, Contacted Her, And Got It Back To Her With Everything Still In It

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#36 This Gate Agent Offered To Help An Exhausted Mother Travelling Alone Calm Down Her Crying Infant

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#37 I Got A Flat Tire In An Unfamiliar Area, These Men Stopped And Offered To Help. They Ended Up Doing All The Work And Wouldn’t Accept Money When I Offered

Bonus: my lil man in the car keeping me safe from strangers.

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#38 My Great-Uncle Visits His Wife Every Day Because She's In An Assisted Living Facility As She Has Alzheimer's. He Can't Go In Right Now For Safety Reasons

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#39 Young Man Comes In Alone, Sees The Older Lady Eating By Herself, Asks To Join Her. Instant Friends. This Is What Is Right In The World

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#40 Dude Saw A Little Old Lady Was Having Trouble Bagging Some Stuff So He Stopped And Held Her Bag Open For Her

Small act but man did it make my day... And yes I absolutely took a pic of 2 complete strangers.

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#41 Jack Purchased Seats In The Upper-Class Cabin For A Flight Home. When He Got Onboard, Jack Found Violet In The Economy Class And Swapped Seats With Her

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#42 This Little Lady Has Been Asking Her Husband To Push Her Around So She Can Catch Pokémon While They Wait To Board Their Flight

He keeps checking in and cheering her on to see if they got one. Find someone who loves you like this.

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#43 This Guy Kept His Hand In This Position For More Than 45 Minutes So His Daughter Could Sleep Well

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#44 Today, I Helped This Lady With Her Luggage Up The Subway Stairs And Was Rewarded With Two Bananas, One For Each Set Of Stairs

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#45 The Firefighters That Helped Deliver Our Baby In Our Driveway Last Week Just Dropped Off Flowers

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#46 So, Not The Best Husband In The World

This was at 6.30 AM at the bakery this morning. I was convinced I was going to be first and alone. Thought I was the best husband in the world getting up at 6 on a Sunday to get fresh croissants for Mother's day breakfast. Apparently, others put in even more effort.

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#47 Wholesome Hair Husband

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#48 Just Landed NYC. People Across Aisle Didn't Know Each Other. She Was Flying For First Time And Was Terrified. He Talked Her Through It And Held Her Hand. Just People Being People

#49 Every Day For One Week, Lifeguards Would Meet Ms. Dottie And Her Family To Help Assist Her Down To Her Beach Chairs. At The Days End, They Escort Her Back To The Condo

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#50 A Train Driver Helping A Passenger

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#51 An Elderly Woman’s Door Was Ripped Off Its Hinges In An Attempted Break In. Constable Boswell Put His Tradie Skills To Work And Repaired Her Broken Door

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#52 Is This What Being In Love Is?

So I broke my hand in the most stupid way anyone could break their hand.

 

I was helping Cody, my boyfriend, move a bookshelf. We were too lazy to take everything off. I grabbed it wrong and it fell on my right hand. Since I am in the military, I have to keep my hair within standards. However trying to make a ponytail, then a bun with one hand is pretty much impossible. Cody, my boyfriend, was such a great sport helping me out. He did pretty freaking great for not having any experience!! 

 

Cody has been nothing but amazing. He has helped me shower, dressed me, done most chores around the apartment, tucks me into bed, cuddles me on bad days while I cry my eyes out and now he does my hair (he even learned to braid it)

 

I thought I had been in love before but after seeing how he has lifted me up and helped me out, the other men I thought I loved are not half the man Cody is.

 

We have only been dating for 8 months and we haven't said I love you to each other but I think this is what love feels like. It's such a strange feeling and difficult to describe. Now I understand the definition of "when you know, you know".

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#53 Chivalry Will Never Die

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#54 After Suffering From Depression And Not Being Able To Get Out Of Bed For The Last 3 Days, My Boyfriend's Silly Determination To Get Me Out Of The House

And take me out for a nice meal made me smile!

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#55 A Gentleman

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#56 Friend's Sister Lost Her Car Key While Jogging, Someone Else Made Sure She Found It

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#57 Pizza Guy Involved In Car Crash, Police Finish Pizza Delivery

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#58 This Lady Fell And These Gentleman Came To Help Her Up Until Her Friend Could Come And Pick Her Up

One of them was driving by and immediately parked his car and ran over to help her.

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#59 A Police Officer Changing Someone's Tire In -20 C (-4 F). Let's Give Some Love To Our Boys In Blue

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#60 A Prime Example Of How A True Gentleman Responds To Rejection

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#61 A Woman With Multiple Sclerosis Couldn't Make It To Her Tent At An Event. So Two Chattanooga Police Officers Helped Her Out By Carrying Her To The Place

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#62 The Fire Department Was Responding To A Medical Emergency In My Apartment Complex. After That, They Took Time To Help My Elderly Father, And I Move Our Items Into The Truck

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#63 Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

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#64 My Mom Bought Individual Eyelash Extensions And The Glue For Them And Now My Dad Has Been Sitting There Gluing Each Eyelash On My Mom

And listening to her music for over an hour. If that ain’t love, then I don’t know what is.

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#65 Little Boy Couldn't See The Christmas Parade At Disney World Over The Crowd And This Kind Stranger Offered To Lift Him Up So He Could See

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#66 That's So Sweet

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#67 I Got Robbed At Coachella, My Phone, Credit Card, & Keys Were Taken. The Next Day I Was Left In A City Alone With No Way To Ask For Help

A hotel got me an uber & the driver ended his shift to stay with me all day. He helped me file a police report & we ended up getting margs.

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#68 Ohio Sheriff's Deputy Taking The Time To Walk With An Elderly Woman, To Help Her Get Where She Was Going

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#69 This Random Guy Towed Us For Like An Hour After Our Battery Failed In The Middle Of The Lake

He then refused any kind of payment and only requested that we would do the same thing if someone else needed our help someday.

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#70 This Beautiful Girl Was Scared During Takeoff & Asked If She Could Hold This Stranger’s Hand. Man: “Of Course! It’s Going To Be Ok”

He kept her calm & distracted by asking about her family. People are good.

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#71 On My Flight Today We Hit Some Really Bad Turbulence Over The Atlantic. Pilot Comes On & Says, "Flight Attendants Please Take Your Jump Seats"

As the turbulence picks up, in the seat in front of me, a gentleman reaches his hand across the aisle so the woman he was flying with could hold on.

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#72 I Caught A Glimpse Of A Teenage Girl And Dad In The Car Next To Me While I Was Crying

When I came back after eating the frozen yogurt, their car was gone but this was in my door handle.

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#73 Helping An Elderly Woman Cross The Street. This Is Such A Kind And Sweet Moment Captured

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#74 Every Friday, This Man Brings His Disabled Wife To The Nail Salon. He Spends 20 Minutes Helping Her Get In And Out Of The Car And Spends At Least 2 Hours In The Salon

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#75 Indianapolis Officer Being A Gentleman

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#76 My Roommate Spends Hours Sometimes Finding The Perfect Flowers To Make Bouquets For His Girlfriend. Chivalry Still Exists

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#77 One Of Our Very Own Movers Becomes A Viral Sensation With His Act Of Kindness While Stuck On An Elevator. Chivalry Lives

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#78 I Took This Picture At 3 Am On The Bus. I Thought This Guy Was A Real Gentleman

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#79 This Guy Hoped Out Of The Van To Help Old Woman Across The Street

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#80 And They Say Chivalry Is Dead

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#81 My 97-Year-Old Grandma Doesn't Cook Anymore, So I Make Her Sweet Treats, Jams, Tarts, And Breakfast In Bed Almost Every Day

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#82 My Tire Blew Up While On The Highway. This Man Pulled Over On The Side Of The Road And Spent The Next 40 Minutes Helping Me Replace My Tire

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#83 Military Gentleman Help Change A Tire For A Lady With A Small Baby

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#84 My Boyfriend Spent 12 Hours A Day By My Side Post Hip Surgery For A Week In The Hospital. This Is What True Love Look Like

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#85 Today's My Birthday. I Went Out To A Unifair For School And Some Guy Told Me I Was Pretty And Paid For My Coffee

Then, when I was walking to the bus some guy gave me flowers. They don't know me but it made my day.

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#86 We Couldn’t Get Our Baby To Stop Crying At The Restaurant. So The Couple Next To Us Offered To Hold Him. Our Baby Slept On This Kind Strangers Shoulder The Entire Evening

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#87 My Brother Helped Get His Girl's Cat Out Of A Tree

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#88 This Lady Had Climbed A Mountain At Night And Gotten Lost. My Dad And Brother Guided Her Back To The Rangers Station And Made Sure She Got Home Safely

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#89 Man Helps Elderly Lady Cross A Street In Vancouver's Lower Income East Side

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#90 Our Donut Blew, Had A Tire In The Backseat But No Jack. This Awesome Guy Had A Jack And Was Kind Enough To Put It On

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#91 Recology Worker Helps An Elderly Woman Cross The Street With Her Groceries

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#92 That's Cute

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#93 My Truck Wouldn’t Start, And Jumping Didn’t Help Either. This Kind Gentleman Turned Out To Be A Mechanic, And Got It Started

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#94 A Few Days Ago, I Tried Dutch Braiding My Own Hair And Kept Getting Frustrated Because I Couldn’t See/Reach

Last night, my boyfriend began watching videos to learn how to braid my hair.

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#95 Fort Myers Officer Helping A Woman Secure Her Car Seat In A Cab. Solid Guy

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#96 A Random Couple At The Store Came To My Rescue To Help Me Get Flip Flops From The Very Top

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#97 This Employee Helping A Lady Carry Her Food To Her Car In The Rain, Then Going Back Inside Without The Umbrella

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#98 Evacuation Drill In The Rain. Chivalry Is Alive And Well

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#99 These Bros Helping Out A Woman That Almost Lost The Gift From Her Boyfriend

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#100 Who Says Chivalry Is Dead? Dude Pulled Out An Umbrella And Made Sure His Whole Family Got Underneath It

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#101 After Looking For A Spot For 30 Minutes And Being Late To My Class, This Man Walking His Dog Offered His Driveway

After overhearing me asking someone if they were walking to their car. Thank you, stranger, you made my day!

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112 Times People Made Such Funny English Mistakes, Others Just Had To Share Them In This Online Group (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/112-times-people-made-such-funny-english-mistakes-others-just-had-to-share-them-in-this-online-group-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/112-times-people-made-such-funny-english-mistakes-others-just-had-to-share-them-in-this-online-group-new-pics Sure, you might lose something in translation, but what you get in return—humor—is often more than worth it. English is a darn strange language when you really have a good and long think about it. The rules of spelling, for one, are so inconsistent, it practically borders on cosmically ironic poetry. And it can be a nightmare to learn for anyone hoping to study a second language… or, truth be told, for native speakers as well.

However, some English mess-ups are far worse and vastly more hilarious than others. The r/engrish subreddit has been sharing the most bizarre mistakes spotted all around the world for over 14 years, since 2008.

Check out the most hilarious English translations, typos, and errors below, Pandas. Be sure to upvote the ones that made you giggle the most. When you’re done, check out Bored Panda’s earlier article about the subreddit right over here. Oh, and keep in mind that nobody’s making fun of people who genuinely do their best: learning any new language is hard. But ridiculous mistakes are, well, genuinely funny—and they deserve to have an audience.

#1 Feel Like This Belongs In This Sub

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#2 L'otters

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#3 It's Too Much

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Bored Panda was very interested to figure out just how rare or widespread English errors like this actually are. That's why we reached out to a foreign exchange student who has recently moved from Europe to Japan's capital, Tokyo.

We had a chat about communicating with the locals in English, as well as the language mix-ups that she's personally seen with her own two eyes. The exchange student preferred to remain anonymous.

She told Bored Panda that, so far, it's been difficult finding Japanese people who choose to speak in English. "It’s difficult to communicate with the locals because they either do not speak English at all, but even those who speak some English are too embarrassed to try speaking it," she shared her firsthand experience.

#4 When People Make Memes Out Of Memes

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#5 Omlette

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#6 Space Ship People

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Though it's easy to think that hilarious spelling and translation errors are to be found around every corner abroad, that's not really how things work. The reality is actually far more mundane: jaw-droppingly hilarious mistakes are few and far between. Though this rarity probably helps make them all the funnier.

"I haven’t noticed that many bad translations," the exchange student shared with us about her experience living in Tokyo and traveling around Japan so far.

"Sometimes, 'R' and 'L' are mixed up in an English word and it makes me wonder how did they miss that because I assume they use a translator/dictionary when making signs and stuff," she pointed out that, in Japanese, both of these letters are pronounced interchangeably. "But it’s not that common," she added.

"I haven’t seen any funny mistranslations, except one Italian-style restaurant had a really overall botched English menu translation," she said.

#7 Just Stop Living Pls

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#8 University Of Potato Ice

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#9 Don't Delete The Baby!!!

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The r/engrish subreddit has amassed over 736k members in the nearly one-and-half decades since the online community was first created.

The moderators of the group ask people to follow the rules, including avoiding posting any intentional English mistakes. All errors have to be genuine. What’s more, tiny typos or unfunny spelling mistakes also aren’t the focus of the subreddit. The mess-ups have to be big, bold, and beautiful! Frankly, the more embarrassing and hilarious, the better

Everyone makes English mistakes. Whether you’re a foreigner or born in an English-speaking country doesn’t matter much. Your ability to write, edit, proofread, and translate well depends more on your work ethic and ability to learn than anything you’re born with.

Sure, native speakers might have a head start. But we’ve all seen way too many cases of people who can’t string a proper sentence together to believe that they have any long-lasting advantage. Talents and opportunities mean nothing if you don’t put in the hard work to nurture them.

#10 Trains Is Hard Job

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#11 Possibly Satire, Definitely Amazing

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#12 This Disturbs Me

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Writing for Aeon online magazine, John McWhorter a professor of linguistics and American, noted that English speakers “know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively.”

“The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare. In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal,” he points out.

“Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. Speaking came long before writing, we speak much more, and all but a couple of hundred of the world’s thousands of languages are rarely or never written. Yet even in its spoken form, English is weird,” McWhorter writes.

“It’s weird in ways that are easy to miss, especially since Anglophones in the United States and Britain are not exactly rabid to learn other languages. But our monolingual tendency leaves us like the proverbial fish not knowing that it is wet. Our language feels ‘normal’ only until you get a sense of what normal really is.”

#13 Like Stepping On What?

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#14 You're Under The Rest

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#15 Twost And Twoith

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He continues: “We think it’s a nuisance that so many European languages assign gender to nouns for no reason, with French having female moons and male boats and such. But actually, it’s us who are odd: almost all European languages belong to one family—Indo-European—and of all of them, English is the only one that doesn’t assign genders that way.”

#16 Where’s The Queue??

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#17 I Choked While Reading This

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#18 Chinese C**k Wanted

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“More weirdness? OK. There is exactly one language on Earth whose present tense requires a special ending only in the third‑person singular. I’m writing in it. I talk, you talk, he/she talk-s—why just that? The present‑tense verbs of a normal language have either no endings or a bunch of different ones (Spanish: hablo, hablas, habla). And try naming another language where you have to slip do into sentences to negate or question something. Do you find that difficult? Unless you happen to be from Wales, Ireland or the north of France, probably.”

#19 That Hit Hard, Like Rocks

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#20 Unrespectful

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#21 Being Polite To The Boss’s Secretary While Using Grammarly

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Previously, Lisa McLendon, from the University of Kansas, explained to Bored Panda why English is such a “train wreck” when it comes to spelling.

"English spelling is such a train wreck, with its myriad silent letters and wildly varying pronunciations for letters and letter combinations. But also, articles (a/an/the) tend to be difficult for people whose native language doesn’t have them, and our tense/aspect blend with combinations of auxiliary verbs makes the English verb system tricky even for native speakers sometimes," she told us during an earlier interview.

#22 Accident P*rn Area

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#23 Don't Mind If I Do

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#24 What

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According to the professor, English isn’t spelled as it sounds for several reasons. Among them, we have to consider when certain words first entered the language, what their origins are, and when words were ‘codified.’

"People have proposed spelling overhauls before but they tend to not go anywhere, probably because it’s such a daunting project—could we all agree on what the changes would be?—and because then an entire body of texts would become basically a foreign language to the next generation. Many factors in addition to spelling contribute to a language’s 'character,' but some spellings do have echoes of archaic English—in my opinion, it would be a little bit sad to lose some of that," the professor told Bored Panda.

#25 Help Me Translate This: 'Bloody Sl*twh*re Father F**k'

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#26 Oh Yummmmm

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#27 No Is Not An Option

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The language expert shared with us that spell check, as a whole, isn’t as great as many think it is. Sure, it’s wonderful for catching typos and misspellings, but it’s not quite up to part with our expectations yet.

"Where it’s more of a curse than a blessing is with homonyms/homophones because it won’t flag a word that is a word, but not the word you want. Think affect/effect, who’s/whose, led/lead but also word pairs like form/from and not-synonyms like bemuse/amuse, etc," she said.

#28 Belly Button. Elevator

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#29 To Punish And Enslave

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#30 Chilled Beer

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#31 Sounds Like And Interesting Dish

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#32 Yeah, Mike

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#33 Engrish

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#34 Praganant

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#35 Actually It Says Gym

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#36 Found This On Fb

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#37 You Are F**k

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#38 Love Drippings

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#39 Jeez, They Went Harsh

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#40 A Height Measuring Pole I Found At A Restaurant

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#41 Um, What?

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#42 Ok Probably Not The Type Of Engrish This Sub Normally Showcases But This Is Ridiculous

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#43 Like A God!

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#44 Ah Yes! I’ve Always Wanted A Free Country!!

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#45 Who Wants Go For German Sexual Harassment? Sounds Yummy Ngl

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#46 I Am God

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#47 English French Toast For American Pizza Shaped Like A Spanish Cracker Made In China

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#48 This Bizarre Conversation On The Side Of My Drink

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#49 Does Bruno Mars Is Gay

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#50 Noo Not Paul, He Had So Much To Live For

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#51 Welp

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#52 Give Me More Of Your Internet Daddy~~

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#53 Oh No Them Beans!

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#54 Lenguage

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#55 I Feel Motivated

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#56 Uh Is This Guy Okay?

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#57 Helicopper

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#58 Karen Hates Minecraft

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#59 My Wife Ordered Clothes For Our Son From China. His Hoodie Has This On The Front

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#60 Hammed Burger

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#61 Title

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#62 Oregon

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#63 Ooof

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#64 Found At My University

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#65 Icream In Axe

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#66 My Wife Said The Same Thing To Me The First Time

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#67 True Tbh

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#68 English Signs For Tourist

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#69 Send Noods!

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#70 Interesting

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#71 Somali Prime Minister

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#72 See-Thru Skin Is A Major Turn-Off

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#73 Crab Raccoon

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#74 Brecap

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#75 K I T C H E N

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#76 I Live In Turkey. I Had An Argument With My English Teacher About This, But She Still Said This Was Correct

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#77 Godzilla Had A Stroke Trying To Read This And F-Ing Died

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#78 People Are Eating Children In This Area

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#79 I Want Become Science

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#80 We Have Engrish Menu

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#81 I Thought That Too

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#82 It Be Good

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#83 How Tickle Is A Crocodile Really Tho?

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#84 Big Yale

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#85 Cumcumber!

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#86 Well, Sh*t

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#87 Built A Bed, Was Rewarded With Some Engrish

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#88 Pure Mike

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#89 My Favorite Anime Character

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#90 Not Sure If This Is On Here Yet, But Found This Randomly

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#91 No F**king Way

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#92 Ah Yes, Isometric Graph Sh*t

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#93 Saloon

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#94 Santorini, Greece

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#95 What Does That Even Mean?

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#96 Pepe Is My Favourite Condiment

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#97 Yo Lasagna! Sup?

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#98 The Boot Descripción Is Exist

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#99 Oneth, Twoth, Threeth

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#100 To Eat Chicken

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#101 Condence

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#102 The Caption Makes Me Doubt He Got 75 In English!

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#103 These Came With My Korean Takeout Today

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#104 Developed

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#105 Old But It Never Fails To Make Me Laugh

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#106 Penful

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#107 In Family Manner

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#108 It Gets Worse The Longer You Look (Resides In Salgótarján, Hungary)

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#109 Instructions For A Facial Steamer

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#110 Word

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#111 Engrish For Boys And Girls

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#112 They Got Bing Instead

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:30:04 +0530 Blogonian
56 Photos That Show Why Japan Is A Country Like No Other, As Shared By This Online Project https://www.blogonian.com/56-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project https://www.blogonian.com/56-photos-that-show-why-japan-is-a-country-like-no-other-as-shared-by-this-online-project Japan is one of the oldest civilizations with an incredibly rich past. It also has stunning scenery, full of intricate temple gardens, bamboo groves, and, of course, mountains. Not to mention all the ramen, sushi, udon, yakiniku, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and many more foods you can eat in between these places.

However, Japan is also one of those countries that need some serious money to be fully appreciated. It's a bucket list destination for many people from all over the world but still remains highly unexplored because of budget constraints. From transportation to lodging, everything is quite costly there.

Enter 'Japan Inside.' This online publisher calls itself the place to discover and see the beauty of the Land of the Rising Sun, and it's hard to argue with that claim when you see its social media feed.

More info: japaninsides.com | Facebook | Instagram

#1 Kyu-Shirataki Train Station Hokkaido

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#2 “Hanako” Was The Oldest Koi Fish Recorded

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#3 Mouth Is So Lonely

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#4 When You Sharpen A Pencil, It Turns Into A Frilled Lizard

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#5 Japanese Bullet Train System

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#6 Some Of The Kitkat Flavours In Japan

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#7 Pikachu Off To Work... He’s A Busy Mascot In Japan

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#8 Staff For Japan Airlines In Vietnam Bow To Passengers As Flight Was Delayed Because Of Storm

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#9 Ice Candy Kyoto

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#10 “Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route “ Rising Over 3000 Meters Above Sea Level, Mt Tate Is One Of Japan’s Highest Mountains

One of several peaks in the North Japan Alps that ascend to over 3000 meters, the dramatic alpine landscape is subject to heavy snow through winter. Often referred to as the ‘Roof of Japan’, towering wall of snow more than 20m high - is formed from April to June…the region is open to public from mid-April until mid-November

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#11 The Construction Of The Temporary Road Fukui City

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#12 In Japan Doctors Would Prescribe "Forest Therapy" To Treat Depression And Anxiety

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#13 Japanese Yen

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#14 In Tokyo, A Bicycle Is Faster Than A Car For Most Trips Of Less Than 50 Minutes

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#15 The Japanese Lantern Plant, Also Known As The Chinese Lantern Or Winter Cherry, Is A Popular Symbol Of 'Life Within Death.'

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#16 Kano Jigoro, The Legendary Founder Of Judo

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#17 Wooden Frame Cover

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#18 Hachioji, Tokyo

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#19 The Nishikigawa-Seiryu Railway

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#20 The Japanese National Team Left Their Changing Room Spotless After Their Historic World Cup Win Against Germany

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#21 Tottori Sand Dunes.. At A Length Of 9 Miles & Less Than 1.5 Miles Wide, It Is The Largest Sand Dune In Japan

Not only just a spot to enjoy spectacular scenery. There are various unique activities to fully enjoy the nature like paragliding, sandboarding & fat bike

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#22 A Temple Covered In Ash

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#23 Nara Deer In Japan

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#24 A Japan Fan At The World Cup

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#25 You Know You’ve Lived In Tokyo Too Long When A Gargantuan Gandumesque Robot On The Back Of A Large Truck Drives By

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#26 Yes, She Is The Same Person. Yui Susaki, Japanese Freestyle Wrestler

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#27 Some Of The Temples Are Hosen-In, Yogen-In, Shoden-Ji, Genko-An, And Kosho-Ji Among A Few Others, Kyoto

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#28 Shiba Butt Curry

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#29 The Second Japanese Embassy To Europe Also Called The “ Ikeda Mission” Was Sent On February 6, 1864 By The Tokugawa Shogunate. Ikeda Nagaoki Was The Head Of The Mission

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#30 Ramen Expert Diner

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#31 Early 1900s “Real Hair Of A Geisha“ Before Styling

The longer the hair was considered better.
After WWII, geisha began to wear wigs (known as katsura) instead of styling their own hair a trend which continues to this day. Geisha generally wear shimada-style wigs known as geigi

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#32 A Japanese Diver Has Been Entrusted To Oversee One Of Japan’s Shinto Shrines That Is Located Beneath The Surface Of Tateyama Bay

Over the decades he became best friends with one marine creature who lives around the Shrine..an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse named “Yoriko”

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#33 Neko Candre Meeting On

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#34 A Special Torii Gate Made Of Speakers In Kamiyama, Tokushima. Where You Can Listen To Music

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#35 The Island & Deers Are So Beautiful

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#36 After Winning The Match, The Japanese Fans Started Cleaning The Stadium

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#37 Takeko Nakano The Last Female Samurai Class Warrior ...born In 1847 She Fought & Died During The Boshin War In 1868 (Japanese Civil War) Age 21 Yrs Old

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#38 Kohoki Sword

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#39 It’s Same “Nobita's House ( Doraemon)” Tokyo

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#40 Mirror Selfie

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#41 Tokyo Ramen

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#42 Be Bop Highschool It Was A Manga At First Then Made Into A TV Drama Then A Movie

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#43 These Roads Are In Hokkaido, Wakayama, Shizuoka Okinawa And Gunma Regions Of Japan, And All Play Different Tunes

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#44 Flying Over Mt Fuji

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#45 Japan Optical Fiber

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#46 Japan Knows How Sell TVs

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#47 The Suspended Chiba Urban Monorail Chiba City. It’s The Longest In The World, With A System Length Of 15.2 Km (9.44 Mi)anese-Things-Japaninsides

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#48 Winter Is Coming

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#49 It Was The World’s Smallest And Lightest Monochrome TV, Earning It The Nickname ‘Micro TV ‘

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#50 “I Hit It “ The Honest One

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#51 Keeping The Same Price For 25 Years

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#52 A Traditional Japanese Rite Of Passage & Festival Day For Three- & Seven-Year-Old Girls, Five-Year-Old & Sometimes Three-Year-Old Boys, Held Annually On November 15

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#53 Totoro San

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#54 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu Professional Sumo Wrestler & The 58th Yokozuna Of The Sport

He was nicknamed “The Wolf” due to his ferocity & masculine facial features ...considered one of the greatest Yokozuna of recent times winning 31 Yūshō or tournaments championships

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#55 Delicious

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#56 The Japanese Team Even Left A 'Thank You' Note In Japanese And Arabic

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Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:30:04 +0530 Blogonian
148 Of The Most Interesting And Beautiful Old Things That These People Have The Pleasure Of Owning (New Pics) https://www.blogonian.com/148-of-the-most-interesting-and-beautiful-old-things-that-these-people-have-the-pleasure-of-owning-new-pics https://www.blogonian.com/148-of-the-most-interesting-and-beautiful-old-things-that-these-people-have-the-pleasure-of-owning-new-pics With so much consumerism everywhere, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of plastic, spontaneous purchases that don’t last long.

Not only do they pollute our world (and our homes!), they give us little if any extra value. They don’t have any memories attached to them. They don’t keep any stories to tell about them.

Unlike antiques. These beautiful pieces of art, furniture, kitchenware, you name it, have been touched by history in ways that no modern thing will ever be. And if you, like me, are a fan of antiques, we’ve got a real treat for you!

Welcome to the Reddit community known as “Antiques” that is home to a buzzing community of, like people say, “old stuff” lovers. Created in 2009, the group has proven to be as relevant as ever, sharing some of the most beautiful and most interesting examples. Scroll down for our selection of the best ones shared here and be sure to check out part 1 right here.

#1 Was Clearing Out My Late Grandad's House And Came Across This

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#2 Chinese Wedding Bed. Teak. Hand Carved. No Nails. Red And Gold Finish. All Parts Complete And Functional

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#3 Unearthed My Grandmother’s Perfume Bottle Collection…these Are Stunning

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#4 Winnie The Pooh, 1926. First Edition, First Printing. I Don't Dabble In 20th Century Acquisitions That Often, But I Do Make Exceptions

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#5 Same Bike, Same House, Same Tree, And Same Woman, Only 71 Years Later

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#6 I Bought An Antique Table At A Yard Sale And Found A Note Stapled Inside One Of The Drawers

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#7 For The 007 In All Of Us... Antique Spy Camera Ring Ca. 1940

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#8 Turn Of The Century Toilet Paper

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#9 My Antique Medicinal Opium Jar

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#10 This Ashtray Lady Moves Her Leg When A Hot Cigarette Is Present

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#11 This Is My Toastrite Blue Willow Toaster Circa ~1927

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#12 ~ They Were Roommates ~ My Absolute Favorite Thing I've Found Amongst My Late Mother's Jewelry Collection

A very detailed locket inscribed with "Clara to Laura 21 Aug, 1839". I know in my heart it is a lesbian lovers locket but my dad thinks it was probably mother/daughter or friends

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#13 1940s Ww2 British Propaganda Poster. I Love It So Very Much!

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#14 I Was Left Some Antiques And Keepsakes When My Grandmother Passed. One Item Is The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Ribbon

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#15 Vintage Lamp. House Was Built In 1910

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#16 Native American Portraits With Names. Passed Down From My Grandmother. Would Love To Know More About Them

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#17 My Grandfather (B.1890s) Was Rocked In This Cradle As An Infant

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#18 A Selection Of 19th Century French Cartonnage Bindings I've Recently Put Together. They've Often Been Referred To As Candy Boxes For Their Extremely Decorative Covers

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#19 Tiny Karl Wiedmann Art Deco Iridescent Myra Glass Vase, Found Recently At The Local Thrift For 99 Cents. I’m In The Us

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#20 My Demented Grandmother Gave Me This Metal Duck Serving Dish And Said It Was Precious

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#21 This One’s Not For The Faint Of Heart, But I Love It! French Sentimental Ring, Woven From The Hair Of A Loved One

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#22 Suitcase I Found In The Wall

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#23 A Small Portion Of My Mom's Uranium Glass Collection

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#24 Today I Found These Pair Of Cool Rings In A Local Forest, In Romania, Using A Metal Detector

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#25 Old Bible At My Small Church

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#26 It Belonged To My Great Grandfather

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#27 1931 Model A Ford Woody. It’s Been In Our Family For Decades!

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#28 I Finally Have A Victorian Bathroom To Put My Victorian Toilet Roll Holder In!

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#29 Old Train Station Clock (Beer For Reference)

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#30 Snagged This For $30

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#31 1859 Heinisch Tailor’s Shears. 15” In Length

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#32 My Great-Grandmother's Leather Purse. I Need To Replace Some Of The Leather Stitching On The Handle But It's Otherwise In Impeccable Shape And I Use It Often!

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#33 This Stove In My New House

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#34 Jar Of Unopened Green Beans From 1958 That I Found In An Abandoned Country House

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#35 Part Of My Antique Microscope Collection - I Could Do With More Display Room (Couldn’t We All??)

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#36 I Got This Printing Plate From A Nursing Home

The same organization that ran the nursing home also ran a "home for girls" in the early 1900s. This is the printing plate for the now long gone home for girls. Today I was able to find the newspaper article with the exact image. Circa early 1920s

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#37 My 1930s Maytag Washing Machine. It’s The Only One I Have!

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#38 1928 - 1932 Crayola Crayons

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#39 Emerald Bracelet Passed Down From A Late Boyfriend Of My Moms. Worn By A Famous Vogue Model, Jean Patchett. An Icon In Fashion From The Late 40s To Early 60s

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#40 1930s Clark Jewel Gas Oven

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#41 Why You Buy An Old Book (1866) About The Civil War And It Contains Pressed Flowers. I Wonder What Story They'd Tell?

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#42 I Found These Birthday Invitations Behind My Parents Fireplace Mantel. Their Home Was Built In 1883

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#43 I Restored This Antique Lamp And Made A Bohemian Crescent Moon Mica Shade With Antique Chandelier Crystal Pendants

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#44 Great Grandpas Pocket Watch, Still Going Strong After 97 Years. Bonus Pic Of Gramps At The End

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#45 Just Picked Up This Gorgeous Singer Folding Table Sewing Machine At Goodwill For ~$100

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#46 Went To My Grandmas Friends Home Today, She’s Quite The Collector

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#47 1920’s Prosthesis. Leather Hand. This Belonged To A Local House Painter Who As A Teen Fled Europe During Ww2. (USA)

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#48 Found This Antique Stove At An Estate Sale

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#49 (USA) Antique Boiler Door I Converted To A Fireplace

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#50 Finally Have My Oil Rain Lamp Working!

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#51 I Opened The Old Boxes From The Fam Farm In Maine

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#52 Frog Desk Seal, Fabergé, 1903-17

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#53 I Wanted To Share Some Pics Of This Authentic Mid-1920s Art Deco Maiden Figurine Lamp Base I Restored With A Custom Leaping Gazelle Alternating Amber, Silver Mica Shade That I Made... And Our Cat, King-G

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#54 Found A Pile Of Paystubs From 1940, From Barnum & Bailey. We Had No Idea My Wife’s Grandfather Once Worked For The Circus As A Cook

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#55 Engagement Ring.i Love It And My New Fiance Very Much. Amethyst And Rough Cut Diamonds. 10k Gold Ring. Estimated To Be Made 1910-1920 Or Perhaps Earlier, Purchased In New Orleans

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#56 Just Picked This Up At A Yard Sale, Any Idea If It’s A Good Deal Or Not? Paid $200

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#57 Please Help Id This For Our Charity Thrift Shop!

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#58 Found This Guy In The Dirt For Trash Pickup In A Residential Area. Took It Home, Deep Cleaned, And Oiled. Here’s The Progress So Far. (Feet Were Mangled Beyond Repair…) Before And After

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#59 Information Please. Bought In Wa State Over 15 Years Ago

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#60 We Just Purchased This Guy

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#61 Need Help Dating These Ceramic Tiles I Found Hidden

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#62 Worth Too Much To Repaint?

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#63 Grandfather's Ww2 Flight Jacket

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#64 An Apostle Clock With Some Of Its Original Apostles - Which Spent A Lot Of Time Traveling Around The Us Through The 19th And 20th Centuries. It Is Over 15 Feet Tall When The Top Is On It

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#65 Found At An Estate Sale For $400! I Believe It's An Oak Side By Side Secretary Built Around 1900

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#66 I Found An Old Note Hidden Inside This 19th Century Bronze Ewer. No Idea What It Says

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#67 Any Antique Sewing Machine Fans Out There?

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#68 My Great Grandmothers Bedroom Set

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#69 My Collection Of Mourning & Sentimental Jewelry

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#70 My Great Great Great Grandfathers Top Hat, The Design Of The Hat Tells Me It Was Probably Made In 1870-1880s

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#71 Found An Interesting Antique Photograph Negative At A Flea Market This Morning

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#72 Found This Today For $25 At A Thrift Store. Signed And Dated 1881

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#73 New To Me Dresser

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#74 My Friends Inherited This From His Grandfather Who Lived On The East Coast

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#75 Our Favorite Antique We Have 1870s

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#76 Okay So I Know This Is Probably Nothing Special But My Mom Won’t Shut Up Till I Ask You Guys

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#77 A Medieval Book Of Hours, Circa 1440, From The Low Countries/Southern Netherlands. A Substantial Fragment Of Slightly Over 100 Leaves, With 12 Miniatures By At Least Two Artists. An Exciting Arrival To The Office

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#78 Since You Guys Seemed To Like Antique Ouija, Here’s My 1911 Ouija Board And Original 1920 Ouija Cover Saturday Evening Post

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#79 Found Some Really Interesting Antique Photos Tonight Dumpster Diving

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#80 Old Bench At My Local Antique Mall. Dated 1753

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#81 When I Saw It At Goodwill, I Ran To The Register. 1913 Rookwood Pottery Bowl. $2.99!!!

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#82 So Obsessed Towards Collecting Antiques And The History Behind Them. Collecting Since 2011

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#83 Found This In The Garage Of My Old House Almost 40 Years Ago. Hung On To It Because It’s A Touching Story And I Love Dogs

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#84 What The Hell Did I Just Grab From The Side Of The Road?

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#85 Scored This Beautiful Antique Corner Cabinet From A Job (I Work In Estate Sales) For $350 Including Movers- I’m Obsessed

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#86 Fully Sealed Bottle Of 120 Year Old, Pre-Ban Absinthe Pernod Fils, Recently Discovered Near Nice

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#87 This Is A Real Union Staff Officer Jacket From The Civil War. I Saw It In An Antique Shop, And Saw It Was Only $500... Now I Regret Not Buying It

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#88 Just Acquired From A Garage Sale

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#89 My Almost-Antique Wristwatch (C. 1929)

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#90 Absolute Grail Of A Curb Find. Art Deco Or Earlier? Whatever, It's My New Bar

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#91 My 1920’s Tree Topper

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#92 What Are These Old Bottles Found In The Walls Of My House Built In The 1800s? Westchester, NY

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#93 My Nan Bought This Fan To Keep Her Baby (My Dad) Cool During A Heat Wave In 1961 And She’s Still Using It 61 Years Later!

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#94 My 200 Yo American Revolution Book

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#95 100 Year Old Clamshell Buttons From A Local Pearl Button Factory That Operated In The Late 1900s. I Found Them While Digging A New Garden Bed

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#96 Picked Up This Free Rocking Chair Yesterday. Has Anyone Ever Seen One Like It? Curious About Time Period And Style

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#97 My Great-Grandmother’s Sterling Silver Ladies Pocket Knife. Probably Late 1800’s?

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#98 Does Anyone Know Anything About This Amazing Bag?

I was gifted this bag by a family member, but sadly I don't know much about it. I've been storing inside a pillow case, inside a sturdy box to prevent any light from reaching it. I would love to know what era it is from, how to best store it, etc. I haven't seen any like it online...

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#99 H.m Ship Centurion 1744. I Found This Cleaning Out Mil's House. How Do I Know If It's Real Or A Replica?

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#100 Any Info On This Very Old, Unopened Bottle Of Guinness I Found Stashed In My Chimney?

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#101 Opened Up My Deceased Uncle’s Shed Today

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#102 Found An Antique Photo Album From The 1870s Full Of Amazing Pictures… I Am Trying To Learn More About The People In The Photos— Can Anyone Help Me Identify The Soldier’s Uniform In The Last Photo?

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#103 A Mourning Ring For Two Sisters, Who Sadly Died Just Months Apart Back In 1811

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#104 My Girlfriends Parents Found These Dolls In Their Attic, Anyone Have Any Knowledge I Can Share With Them?

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#105 Just Got This Cabinet Which Comes With 2 Glass Shelves (Not Pictured). How Old Do You Think This Is? Couldn't Find Any Markings To Help Date It

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#106 My Leather Book Collection, My Oldest As Of Today Is 1697. I Started This Collection A Few Months Ago

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#107 $450 Find! Rosewood Table With Inlaid Mother Of Pearl! How’d I Do!?

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#108 Can Anyone Tell Me Anything About This Stuff? I Love Vintage Medical Bottles And This Had Some Stuff Still In It

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#109 Any Idea What This Is And If It’s Worth It To Reupholster It?

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#110 My New Typewriter Display. All Machines Except One Are Pre 20s

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#111 Got This Bible As A Gift For My Birthday. Never Seen Anything Like It. Anyone Know Anything?

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#112 My Nana’s (Great-Grandmother) Radi

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#113 My Great Grandmother Visited The St Louis Worlds Fair 117 Years Ago And Picked Up At Least One Souvenir, A Personalized Cup With Her Name On It

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#114 My Most Prized Possession [antique Scrimshaw]

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#115 My Great-Grandpa Made This Christmas Ornament During Ww2 When He Was Stationed On Tarawa

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#116 Getting Ready To Sell But Before They’re Gone Thought The Group Would Like! My Great Aunts, Unknown Origin. Lampshade Feels Like Skin ?

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#117 I Was Told This Sub Might Enjoy This. The Ornithology Of Francis Willughby (1678) With 78 Plates Of Birds, Including The Dodo

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#118 I'm Obsessed With My New Lamp, It Gives Off Goth Vibes

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#119 Saw Some Victorian Settees Lately, Here Is Mine [germany]

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#120 I Found An Over 60 Piece Set Of Federal Amber Glass At A Thrift Store That Sells For 69¢ Per Pound Today!

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#121 1926 Vv 8-30 Phonograph

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#122 My Dad Bought This A While Back And Wanted To Know If This Is Worth Something

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#123 My Cell Phone Is Approaching Retirement Age, But I Don't Like Buying New Things. Luckily, I Found Myself An Old Ericsson

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#124 From My Collection. Two Original World War Two Decals Commentating The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor. They Are Still In The Original Packages With Instruction Cards

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#125 Pick This Up At Estate Sale. I Was Wondering What Year It Is

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#126 My Great-Grandmother’s Antique Searing Scissors. Still In Amazing Shape And Sharp As Ever!

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#127 Mourning Brooch To A Phebe Hawson, D. 1845 Aged 10 Years

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#128 My Heart Says I Want This@$150...but Do I Really? Any Input Welcome!

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#129 My Grandmother Was An Antique Collector And My Grandfather Made Reproductions. They Passed 11ish Years Ago And We Just Realized One Of The Dining Chairs (That We Use Frequently) They Left Is 200 Years Old! Amos Hagget Made Chairs In Ma Back Between 1803-10

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#130 Found This Hand Carved Turquoise Teapot With Remains In It At An Antique Store

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#131 Dug Up Some Old Doll In My Front Yard Bk NYC. Anyone Know What It Is Supposed To Be

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#132 I Think These Are Just Awful Enough That They Might Sell. What Do You Guys Think?

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#133 Old Book / Unknown Language

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#134 1891 18k Engraved Buckle Ring Found Metal Detecting. Any Idea What It’s Worth?

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#135 Found This Ivory Puzzle Ball At An Estate Sale For $0.50. I Saw A Similar Ball With This Motif Listed As 19th Century. Any Ideas?

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#136 Need Help Iding This $3 Flea Market Find. Purchased In Pennsylvania In The U.S. No Markings That I Can Find. It’s A Little Beat Up And Quite Weird, But I Love It

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#137 A Framed Picture I Found In A ‘Free’ Pile Outside Of My Apartment Building

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#138 Book From 1738

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#139 Any Idea What These May Be?

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#140 Likely French, Blue Opaline Glass, Believed To Be 1840-1860

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#141 Update! I Cleaned Up The Antique Lamp I Found In My Basement!

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#142 1930s Spatula Is Super Cool. Can’t Wait To Make Some Cheeseburgers With It

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#143 Marble Collection (~1900) Belonged To One Of My Ancestors

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#144 A Few Antique Mardi Gras Favor Pins I’ve Picked Up Over The Years—1904 Krewe Of Mithras, 1906 Krewe Of Comus, And 1912 Elves Of Oberon. The Face Is In 14k Gold And The Others Are Sterling. The Quality And Imagery Amaze Me

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#145 My Mom Got This From Her Mom; A Very Old Rotella Tagliapasta With A "New" Coin That We Have For More Than 300 Years. (Not For Sale)

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#146 1919 Ouija Planchette With Original Box

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#147 Bought In The 1920s, Now Inherited From My Great Grandmother. Has Anyone Seen Anything Similar? Ontario, Canada

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#148 Picked This Up For $25! 1889 Clay Bird Thrower

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50 Stupid Signs That Hilariously Fail To Get The Point Across https://www.blogonian.com/50-stupid-signs-that-hilariously-fail-to-get-the-point-across https://www.blogonian.com/50-stupid-signs-that-hilariously-fail-to-get-the-point-across If you've been visiting Bored Panda, you know we really like funny signs. But if you're new here (or need a friendly reminder), just check out our publications on 'The Absurd Sign Project' or 'Weird Signs.'

This time, however, let's take a step even further and explore the absurd from a bit closer. For that, we turn to the subreddits 'No Safety Smoking First' and 'Don't Open Dead Inside.'

These two online communities mirror each other really well, and are full of signs with questionable spelling, messed up kerning, and other mistakes that prohibit them from getting the point across. If there even is one!

#1 Is It Now?

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#2 Heal Thy Burgers

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#3 Just Do Nothing, It Is Impossible

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#4 Le Tits Now

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#5 Can We Just Make This The Icon Already?

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#6 How The Hell Do You Open This Door?