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The World's Biggest Cave. National Geographic presents The World's Biggest Cave, a TV special that gives us a close-up look at Son Doong, a huge recently-discovered underground labyrinth in Vietnam.

The World's Biggest Cave

In 2009, a team of British cavers investigated a recently uncovered cave in a remote Vietnamese jungle. The Son Doong cave is enormous; can it be larger than the current world-record holder? The explorers traveled for miles through the cave before hitting a 46-foot-high wall. Now, follow the team as they return to Son Doong to finish exploring the cave and climb the wall. Will Son Doong prove to be the worlds biggest cave? The special airs Monday, December 20th at 10PM EST. A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside this lit stretch of Hang Son Doong, which may be the world's biggest subterranean passage.

Like a castle on a knoll, a rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong. Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Vietnam. Time Zone Converter - Time & Time Zone Conversion. 13 Real Animals Lifted Directly Out of Your Nightmares. Nature seems to have a limitless supply of creativity.

13 Real Animals Lifted Directly Out of Your Nightmares

From giant spiders to gamma ray bursts, nature has gotten more mileage out of the same old material than the writers of The Simpsons. But sometimes the things she comes up with are so goose-fucking insane they make Crispin Glover look like Jean-Luc Picard. We're talking about creatures that seemed to have abandoned all earthly processes of evolution to achieve pure horror. Like... Deep Sea Hatchetfish A.K.A. the Fish That Will Eat Your Soul Also known as the fish of the damned, it appears the only reason we don't hear their curse-filled lamentations is because they're underwater.

They only grow to be about four and a half inches long, but their bite-sized terror is potent--they hide in the deep during the day, then rise up at night, returning once more to the abyss as day breaks. The Squid with Teeth (Promachoteuthis Sulcus) Looking like a human mouth surrounded by tentacles, this thing could have come straight out of bad horror anime. 5 Lovable Animals You Didn't Know Are Secretly Terrifying.

If there’s two things Cracked is all about, it’s fucked up animals and dongs.

5 Lovable Animals You Didn't Know Are Secretly Terrifying

And since they won’t let me write “The 7 Most Fucked Up Animal Dongs,” (Editor's Note: Only because it's been written already) I had to settle for focusing on just the animal stuff. So hey, here you go: Here’s a bunch of adorable animals that will probably nonetheless scar you for life. Let's skip the pleasantries and get right down to hyperventilating and swearing at nature, shall we? Bears are pretty intrinsically scary, but come on – look at that guy! That’s not a bear, that’s a fat raccoon.

Holy shit! If there was a color-coded scale for cuteness like there is for Terror Alert Levels, the red fox would be at Level Orange: way above Adorable Bomb Threat and just half a notch below Snuggle Jihad. I would name him Mr. Now, here’s the sound he makes: If you came of age in a small town, you’re probably already familiar with the sound red foxes make. You: Jesus, this weed is amazing. Rare Buddhist flower. To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online.

Rare Buddhist flower

The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people. We now welcome the on-air and digital presence of Al Jazeera America, a new news network committed to reporting on and investigating real stories affecting the lives of everyday Americans in every corner of the country. You can keep up with what's new on Al Jazeera America and see this new brand of journalism for yourself at Thank you for inspiring and challenging us. . – The Current TV Staff. Breathingearth. Croatia Tourist Attraction. Photograph by Jack Brauer All of the Croatian people I have met through my years have always talked about the natural beauty of their homeland.

Croatia Tourist Attraction

I always nodded in agreement because it struck me that most people shared the same sentiment, regardless of their origin. This says to me, that natural beauty and splendor are everywhere. Our planet is a wonderful place and there are countless gems like the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, for us to appreciate and preserve. The Plitvice Lakes National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Photograph by Roman Bonnefoy The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometers (116 sq. miles), whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometers (5 miles).

The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. Photograph by Henning Schroder The Plitvice Lakes had become a major tourist attraction in the late 19th century. Source: Wikipedia. World Sunlight Map.