An image of the NGC 6302 ‘Butterfly’ Nebula 3392 light years away, taken by the Hobble telescope
A popular theory in Paleontology is that the Australian cryptid called the Bunyip, was inspired by extinct megafauna like Diprotodon. However, it appears more likely that this cryptid originated from the fact that seals are occasionally found up the Mary and Darling Rivers.
A piece of foil, a leftover from the landing gear of the Perseverance Rover was recently spotted stuck between two rocks, over 3km away from the landing site
The Immortal Jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii). Using transdifferentiation they can revert back to their polyp stage (young) from any point in their medusa stage (mature). Essentially reversing their biotic cycle, potentially living forever!
Voyagers 1 & 2 were launched in 1977 for a 4 year mission. These are the furthest traveled human vehicles at roughly 22 billion km from earth, and are still operating. Shutting down some instruments will allow them to continue until at least the year 2030. They are in open space now.
Elysia Chlorotica is a slug that can perform photosynthesis and live like a plant by taking chloroplasts from them.
Ghost Mushrooms of Australia - Bio luminescent fungus that have been the inspiration for many film settings.
This is an HP 200LX, a tiny PC-compatible computer from 1994. It is connected to the Internet wirelessly via a “WiFI Modem,” and the computer can run for weeks on a pair of AA batteries
In 1990 the captain of BA Flight 5390 Timothy Lancaster got sucked out of his own plane when the window of the plane fell off. The crew held the captains legs for 30 minutes while the plane performed emergency landing. Everyone survived.
This is a photo of Trent park, a British WWII POW camp. What makes this camp unique is that it was very luxurious, which made the prisoners feel comfortable talking about military matters. This was listened to through bugs placed throughout the house.
Derinkuyu - the underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey, extending to a depth of approximately 85 metres (279 ft). It is large enough to have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores.
The Bent Pyramid (c. 2600 BC) in Egypt with its original polished limestone outer casing remaining largely intact.
The widest highway in the world is Interstate 10, located in Katy Texas, it serves over 219,000 vehicles daily
In Cluj, Romania 20 squats will get you a free bus ticket. Disabled and elderly people get to ride for free.
Harry Houdini demonstrates photo manipulation by taking a “spirit photograph” with Abraham Lincoln in the 1920s