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The Western Jackdaw ( Corvus monedula ), sometimes known as the Eurasian Jackdaw , European Jackdaw or simply Jackdaw , is a passerine bird in the crow family . Found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, it is mostly resident , although northern and eastern populations migrate south in winter. Four subspecies are recognised, which mainly differ in the colouration of the plumage on the head and nape.
Omayra Sánchez (August 28, 1972 – November 16, 1985) was a 13-year-old girl killed in Armero , Colombia by the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz . Volcanic debris mixed with ice to form massive lahars (volcanically induced mudslides , landslides , and debris flows ), that rushed into the river valleys below the mountain, killing nearly 25,000 people and destroying Armero and 13 other villages. After a lahar demolished her home, Omayra became pinned beneath the debris of her house; she remained trapped in water for three days. Her plight was documented as she descended from calmness into agony. Her courage and dignity touched journalists and relief workers, who put great efforts into comforting her.
There are few things freakier than animals or insects who learn to imitate their surroundings in such a way that one of them could be on your damned pillow before you'd notice it. So let's look at a bunch of them right now. NOTE: Many of the below pictures look fake as hell. Unfortunately, these are real photos of disguises so weird and utterly convincing, you won't believe you're looking at real animals until they're right behind you . We swear we are not making this up.
#2. Forests Complete With a Logging Industry Some underwater kelp forests are so tall and dense that they resemble tree cover. These kelp forests exist all over the world and host a vast array of life . They can grow at depths up to 150 feet and still reach the surface .
The Washington D.C. UFO Incident Between July 13 and 29, 1952, a series of UFO sightings were reported over Washington D.C.
If you want to research UFO sightings, we hope you like bullshit. Because you're about to be drowned in sensationalist books and blogs from UFO enthusiasts who declare every blinking light in the sky to be the opening scenes of Independence Day . It's no coincidence that so many people who encounter UFOs also really want to believe in them. However, buried deep within the U.S. military's own records are some very bizarre, and very well-documented sightings that have to give even a skeptic second thoughts. Are they aliens?
The Glico Morinaga Case aka the Monster With 21 Faces In the 1980s, the Japanese food giant Ezaki Glico was blackmailed by a mysterious group of apparent super villains, calling itself the Monster with 21 faces. It started with two armed men who broke into the home of the president of Glico, kidnapping him in front of his family. The men held the executive in a warehouse, calling the company and demanding 100 million Yen and 100 kilos of gold bullion.
Rain of fish in Singapore , as described by local inhabitants Raining snakes, 1680. Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals "rain" from the sky. Such occurrences have been reported in many countries throughout history. One hypothesis offered to explain this phenomenon is that strong winds traveling over water sometimes pick up creatures such as fish or frogs, and carry them for up to several miles. [ 1 ] However, this primary aspect of the phenomenon has never been witnessed or scientifically tested.
We may look down on all the primitive peoples who are confused by lightning and think thunder is the voice of the gods, but the truth is to this very day there are natural phenomena that our scientists still don't being to understand. We're talking about events that are witnessed by thousands, photographed, well-documented and yet are utterly baffling. Such as...
“Star jelly” (also called astromyxin , astral jelly , pwdr sêr , star rot , or star shot ) is a gelatinous substance that, according to folklore, is deposited on the earth during meteor showers . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Today, it is generally believed to be nostoc . Star jelly is described as a translucent or grayish-white gelatin that tends to evaporate shortly after having “fallen.” [ 3 ] Explanations have ranged from the material's being the remains of frogs, toads, or worms, to the byproducts of cyanobacteria , to the paranormal . [ 2 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] Reports of the substance date back to the 14th century and have continued to the present day. [ 6 ] [ 7 ]
The Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica The Mystery: Costa Rica and a few surrounding areas are scattered with giant stone balls . They are smooth and perfectly spherical, or nearly so.
We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls. But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations.
Engraving of Hendrik Hondius portrays three women affected by the plague. Work based on original drawing by Peter Brueghel , who supposedly witnessed a subsequent outbreak in 1564 in Flanders . The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic ) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg , Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire ) in July 1518. Numerous people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of the people died from heart attack , stroke , or exhaustion . [ edit ] Events The outbreak began in July 1518, when a woman, Frau Troffea, began to dance fervently in a street in Strasbourg. [ 1 ] This lasted somewhere between four to six days.
Animals do a lot of strange things: dogs will go after their own butts for hours, some fish fly and if some people are to be believed, sheep have the amazing ability to attract New Zealanders and Scotsmen. But there are some things about the animal world that leave the smartest of us scratching their heads in puzzlement saying, "Fucked if I know..." One of the major things that separate humans from animals is that most lower life forms have an intense will to live. Unless they are defending their babies or food, most animals will prefer to run off than fight, because life is precious. Plus, given the fact that most don't really appear to be all that self aware, the likelihood of goth hamsters and emo pigeons seems pretty thin. Then why do some animals just up and decide to off themselves sometimes?
Remember when we said Aokigahara was the Niagara falls of suicide? Well, for centuries the abbot in the small Czech town of Sedlec has been the Niagara Falls for dead people, regardless of cause of death. Ever since someone sprinkled soil from the Holy Land on the local cemetery in the 13th century, people from all over Europe started demanding to be buried there and the Sedlec graveyard kept growing until 1870, when the priests decided to finally do something about all those surplus bones lying around. Something insane. Bam! Chandelier full of bones!