Check out the most amazing creatures in norse mythology! This top 10 list of mythological beasts and mythical creatures is awesome! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most POWERFUL And Magical Weapons In Mythology!" video here: https://youtu.be/1Mxh-n9ohaA Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg Watch our "Ancient Objects And HOW They Were Used!" video here: https://youtu.be/0de2nV8OHJk 9. Huginn and Muninn In Norse myth, Huginn and Muninn are the two raven of the chief god Odin. “Huginn” means “thought” and “Muninn” means “memory”. Each morning Odin sends forth these raven and they fly over the earth. At night, they return and sit on his shoulders to tell him what they heard and saw. The connection between Odin and ravens is very old and deep. Already in the sixth and seventh centuries AD – well before the beginning of the Viking Age in the late eighth century – visual depictions of Odin on helmets and jewelry frequently picture him accompanied by one or more ravens. In the poetry of the Viking Age, Odin was referred to with kennings, and vice versa. A kenning is a common Old Norse literary device that uses images from a body of traditional lore to refer to something, rather than calling it by its everyday name. Odin is called the “raven-god”, the “raven-tempter”, or “the priest of the raven sacrifice”. In the same way, ravens are called “the greedy hawks of Odin”. Also, the sight of ravens immediately following a sacrifice to Odin was taken as a sign that the god had accepted the offering. The ravens are an extension of Odin himself. In fact, he fears they won’t return one day, leading to him losing some of knowledge and power. 8. Ratatotskr Scurrying up and down the Norse tree of life is Ratatoskr, a mischievous squirrel who is also a messenger for the gods. In the tales, he often puts his own spin on the stories he carries up and down the tree. His most regular clients are the wise eagle who sits at the top of Yggdrasil, and the hungry serpent, Nidhoggr, who lies coiled among the tree’s roots. Ratatoskr relishes the chance to carry an insult between these two mighty beasts, and by doing so, he is continually stirring the animosity between them. Tales describe Ratatoskr as a red squirrel. Ancient artists depicted him with extremely long ears, but this could be an artifact of the art style of the time, rather than a meaningful statement about Ratotskr’s physique. In some stories, he wants to destroy the tree of life, so he antagonizes the eagle and the dragon against each other. Because the tree is all that stands between the two foes, they attack the tree to get at each other. Some scholars believe that Ratatoskr may symbolize Rati, a magical drill that the god Odin used on a quest to obtain magical mead, made from the blood of the wisest man who ever lived, out of a fortress inside a mountain. 7. Garm The monstrous hound Garm guards the entrance to Helheim, the Norse realm of the, much like Cerberus in Greek mythology. It has four eyes and a chest drenched with blood, and lives in Gnipa-cave. Anyone who had given bread to the poor could appease him with Hel cake. On the day of Ragnarok, Garm will join the giants in their fight against the gods. The god of war Tyr will it in this cataclysmic battle but will from the wounds inflicted by the hound. Garm is often equated with the wolf Fenrir. 6. Fafnir According to the legends, a dwarf named Fafnir slew his father, Hreithmar, to obtain a vast amount of gold. The gold had been a gift from Odin, who put a curse on it. Full of greed, Fafnir changed into a dragon to guard his treasure and was later slain by the young hero Sigurd. Sigurd was spurred on by another brother of Fafnir, the blacksmith Regin. Once Sigurd, under the advice of Odin, had Fafnir, Regin asked him to cook the dragon’s heart for him. Sigurd touched the heart as it was cooking to test if it was done and burned his thumb. He put his thumb into his mouth and was then able to understand the language of birds. In this tale, knowledge is given to one who eats the heart of a dragon. The birds told Sigurd that it was Regin’s intention to him, so instead Sigurd Regin and left with Fafnir’s treasure. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these animals adopting other animal species! From zoo animals to wildlife, this top 10 list of animals that adopted and rescued other animals is heartwarming! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "UNBELIEVABLE Animals That SAVED Lives!" video here: https://youtu.be/StFsHsN9koE Watch our "Pets That RETURNED Home After Being LOST!" video here: https://youtu.be/JZMkZc-lYGE Watch our "Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!" video here: https://youtu.be/U-VNYP16KYI 11. Gorilla and Kittens You might be familiar with Koko the Gorilla because of her famous friendship with actor and comedian Robin Williams. She’s well known for her role in language research and is the subject of many children’s books. Koko is able to communicate through sign language using over 1,000 words and can understand around 2,000 spoken words. She was born in 1971 and has been working with animal psychologist Penny Patterson since she was very young. She surprised everyone when she used her language skills to ask for something surprising: a kitten! Her caretakers, thinking she wouldn’t know the difference, gave her a stuffed kitten. Gorillas are incredibly strong animals and they were worried that Koko would hurt a kitten by accident. However, she did know the difference and signed the word “sad” when they tried to give her the stuffed animal. Like, you know what I’m saying but you are ignoring me! They decided to give it a try and Patterson brought her to a kitten and carefully supervised the interactions. Koko named the kitty “All Ball”. To everyone’s surprise, she showed extreme care when playing with All Ball. She was gentle, loving, and patient. She also tried to use All Ball as a convenient scapegoat. When Koko ripped a sink from the wall, she tried to blame it on the cat! The story about a gorilla asking for a pet kitten broke the news all over the world. One day, though, All Ball escaped Koko’s enclosure and was hit by a car. Her caretakers were forced to break the news and Koko signed “bad”, “cry”, “sad”, and “frown” over and over. Gorillas can’t cry like humans and this was the only way she could express her grief. Over the years, Koko has had several pet cats and continues to raise awareness to save gorillas. 10. Cat and a Squirrel Cats who have recently given birth are known for their strong mothering instinct. That can turn even the most fearsome hunter into a loving parent. Shortly after giving birth to a litter, Emmy the cat found a baby squirrel in her owner’s yard, or her yard, depending on how you want to look at it. Squirrels are usually prey to cats and don’t stand much of a chance. However, perhaps due to a mix of hormones and the baby squirrel’s noises of distress, Emmy decided to adopt the squirrel rather than eat it. Maybe she was just a very nice cat! Emmy’s owner could no longer take care of her and her children. They were passed on to new owners and the strange addition was named “Rocky”. Rocky became so integrated into his new family that he even learned how to purr just like a cat. 9. The Fox and the Hound The Disney version of The Fox and the Hound is one of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen, I couldn’t even watch it as a kid because just thinking about it made me start crying. The good news is that there is a real life version of this story that has a much better ending! A Norwegian photographer named Torgeir Berge owns a German Shepherd named Tinni. One day, the pair were walking through the woods near Berge’s home when they found an orphaned baby fox. Berge allowed Tinny to play with the fox, who Berge named Sniffer. The pair spent the entire day together. When it came time to go, Berge didn’t try to take the fox with him but left him to fend for itself. The fox was old enough to survive on its own and Berge didn’t know hot to take care of a wild fox. Which just as a side not, you shouldn’t take wild animals home with you either... The friendship born on that day remained and when Berge would take Tinni out for walks, Sniffer the fox would come and they would spend hours playing together. Berge took beautiful photos of the friendship in order to raise awareness and denounce the killing of foxes for their fur. 8. Pig and a Lamb Rescued from a factory farm, Edgar Allen Pig lived on a farm sanctuary in Australia. In fact, he’s the namesake of the sanctuary, which is called Edgar’s Mission. The owner of Edgar’s Mission taught Edgar how to walk on a leash so that he could better serve as an ambassador and draw attention to the inhumane treatment of farm animals. Not many people had seen a pig walking on a leash in Australia! It wasn’t long after his arrival that Edgar showed a talent one wouldn’t assign to a pig: he made an excellent foster father. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Here is a list of lost ancient cities that have kept their hidden secrets throughout history, but whos mysteries got unraveled when they got discovered by modern day archeologists. Check out these crazy ruins of Troy, Pompeii, Petra, Palenque and Angkor Wat! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "World's Most Dangerous And Beautiful Sinkholes!" video here: https://youtu.be/Cp5S6WWZsWc Watch our "Top AMAZING Facts About Planet Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/2bo0p7ndMZY Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg 6. Troy The legend of the Trojan War is One of the most powerful stories from ancient Greek literature and forms the basis of Homer’s The Iliad. Most of us have also probably seen the movie. Ancient troy commanded a strategic point at the southern entrance to the Dardanelles, a narrow strait linking the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea. The approximate Location of Troy was mentioned in several works by ancient Greek and Latin authors but was lost for hundreds of years until in the 1800's when scholars Charles Maclaren and Frank Calvert were able to persuade German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann to Excavate a mysterious mound know as Hisarlik. Everyone else had ignored Maclaren and Calvert claiming that the legend of Troy was just a story based on myth, not history. Of course, Schliemann took full credit for the discovery once he began uncovering the ancient city. Life lessons guys, always trust your instinct and don't let other people take credit for your hard work. The actual site where the city of Troy was located has About 9 different layers of settlements, towns and cities that could have been the Troy led by King Priam whose son Paris, ran away with Helen, wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta. The first and oldest layer dates back to the Early Bronze Age (around 2000 BCE). Later versions of Troy were destroyed by fire, and others by earthquake and war. Then, it was abandoned and forgotten, until the legend became truth. 5. Pompeii When Pompeii was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, the City was buried under layers of volcanic rock and ash—frozen in time—until its rediscovery and exploration in the 18th century. Pompeii had a population of between 10,000 to 20,000 people and was famous for its excellent farmland. One of the ironies of volcanoes is that They tend to lure people in because they produce very fertile soil. In the towns below it, most people would not have known that Vesuvius was a volcano or that a Bronze Age settlement in the area had already been annihilated almost 2,000 years before. Vesuvius is actually Inside the exploded skeleton of an older volcano. If you look at an aerial photograph, you can see the remaining ridge of a much larger volcano on the north side. Around 2,000 people were killed in Pompeii from a cloud of scorching gases and thousands of tons of rock and ash that rained down over the city. The powdery ash that buried everyone was so fine that You can even see people's eyelids preserved like a plaster cast. The Emperor Titus declared Pompeii an emergency zone and offered financial assistance for cleanup and recovery. But the buried towns were beyond salvaging. Eventually, Pompeii and Herculaneum were Taken off local maps and forgotten for hundreds of years. Within a few centuries, settlers had repopulated the empty terrain, unconcerned with what lay below. The African plate, on which most of the Mediterranean Sea rests, is actually diving beneath the European plate. Under pressure underground the gases stay dissolved. When the magma rises to the surface it compresses, causing volcanoes to explode. To this day, Vesuvius Remains one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes; some 3.5 million Italians live in its shadow, and about 2 million tourists visit the ruins each year. Although monitoring devices are in place if there is a major eruption with little warning and the winds are blowing toward Naples there could be another major disaster. 4. Harappa and Mohenjo Daro The discovery of the Indus Valley civilization (aka the Harappan Civilization) in what is now Pakistan was first recorded in the 1800's by the British. The locals also knew about it before then but there was no widespread archaeological excavation until the 1920s. This mysterious culture emerged nearly 4,500 years ago and thrived for a thousand years, profiting from the highly fertile lands of the Indus River floodplain and trade with the civilizations of nearby Mesopotamia. It remains mysterious because Scholars have still not been able to decipher the language, and instead have to guess at their daily life based on the objects that have been found. Mohenjo-daro and Harappa were highly advanced cities of their time, with Remarkably sophisticated civil engineering and urban planning reaching their golden age between 2,600 to 1900 BCE. Harappa had a level of Architectural planning that was unparalleled in the ancient world.
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Check out the strangest things found in the philippines! This top 10 list of crazy and bizarre filipino discoveries has some of the weirdest findings ever! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines!" video here: https://youtu.be/vwIIeiOhTJ0 Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 10. The Callao Man After spending 4 years exploring a network of caves in the Philippines, archaeologists found a human foot ! While this might not sound all that exciting, it turns out the dates back 67,000 years! 9. Purple You know that everytime a new creature gets discovered around here, we all get excited!! In 2012 five new species of purple crab were discovered, where else? In the Philippines!! The Philippines is extremely biologically diverse but many species that we haven’t even heard about before are already being threatened. Fun fact: Conservation International lists the Philippines as one of 17 countries that holds most of the Earth’s plant and animal life. 8. The Laguna Copperplate Inscription The Laguna Copper Plate Inscription is another important discovery that helps us better understand the history of the Philippines. It’s a legal document that dates back all the way to 900 AD and is the earliest known written document in the Philippines. During the 10th century, scholars generally believed the Philippines were isolated from most of Southeast Asia. 7. 700,000-Year-Old Tools It’s pretty incredible to think that no matter how far we come in the fields of science and technology the world is still full of secrets. It turns out, the Philippines has many. Recently, some stone tools were found that predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by around 600,000 years. 6. Rat-Eating Pitcher Plant What could be cooler than a carnivorous jungle plant? Well, not a whole lot and take into account the fact this innocent plant actually is big bowl of and you really have a winner on your hands! 5. The Blanket of Banton It’s strange to think that the folk-style blankets we see adorning living rooms all across the country actually came from a much more ritualistic tradition. The essential elements of the blankets stem from the idea of the “blanket”. So the next time you see an ethnic blanket at that cool girl’s apartment try not to ruin it for her if she doesn’t know the story. 4. Adidas One of the strangest things about the Philippines may be the street food, so if you can stomach the idea of bizarre delicacies, this might be right up your alley. The first time I heard “Adidas” I thought it was referring to the sports shoe company, you know...but it turns out it’s something totally different. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve heard that if you ask for adidas, you are going to get some nice, grilled chicken feet! 3. Stripe-Faced Flying Fox While the name might be deceiving, it’s actually a bat, not a fox. This unusual species of bat was discovered not long after scientists deemed it to no longer exist. The stripe-faced flying fox looks like a cute character out of a cartoon and I’m sure the researchers were happy in this case to be proven wrong and discover the species was still around. 2. Balut Here’s another street food item that might shock you! Chicken on a stick is one thing, but Balut is quite another. So what is Balut? For starters it’s a duck egg. Which doesn’t sound so bad, but add the fact that the egg is fertilized and allowed to develop from 16 to 20 days before it’s cooked and things get...interesting. 1. Oton Mask Don’t be fooled by appearances. While this may look like some kind of torture device, or a golden insect of some sort (depending on how you look at it). It was actually used for something completely different. Early people used to use gold ornaments to cover the face of the deceased. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!" video here: https://youtu.be/U-VNYP16KYI Watch our "UNBELIEVABLE Animals That SAVED Lives!" video here: https://youtu.be/StFsHsN9koE Watch our "Pets That RETURNED Home After Being LOST!" video here: https://youtu.be/JZMkZc-lYGE 10. Rottweiler With Vitiligo Usually if you see a rottweiler you’re worried it’s going to bite your head off. Unless you are familiar with them or see these markings. Here’s something you don’t see everyday… a rottweiler that makes you go “awww”! If you’ve never seen a dog with vitiligo before that’s not surprising. The condition only affects 1 out of a hundred puppies. Vitiligo means there’s a lack of pigment being produced in the animal’s skin. The weird thing is we don’t really know why it happens and can only make an educated guess. Scientists believe the root of the problem lies in the immune system. It can caused by a viral infection or an autoimmune disorders. In dogs vitiligo can be found on Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Dachshunds and Old English Sheepdogs. There’s no treatment but don’t worry about this little fella, or should we say big fella! He doesn’t suffer any pain from vitiligo but he can get itchy from it. If you think that sounds uncomfortable than be aware that the condition affects humans too! 9. Venus the Cat Check out Venus. A lot of cats have a major social media presence but this one has a bigger profile than most. She has 1.4 million followers!! And for good reason, she’s two different colors and has very striking markings! The color of her fur is split down the middle like something out of an artist’s imagination, Two-Faced from Batman anyone? Her eyes are also two different colors… one is blue, the other orange! Venus has what’s called “mosaicism” which means her chromosomes aren’t expressing her genes in the regular way. It’s almost like her DNA is trying to show us two cats at the same time! Some think she’s a chimera cat but this has been debunked by scientists. A chimera is an animal made up of two embryos that fuse together very early on creating one organism. Another famous instagram cat is Quimera who has 71,000 followers. Scientists think that these two-faced cats are striking examples of calico cats and it just so happens their colors are divided right down the middle. 8. Strawberry Leopard Leopards are one of nature’s most effective predators. But we can’t help but think this guy’s rep has taken a bit of a dent thanks to his unusual coloring. His coloring doesn’t really help him blend into his surroundings!! The strawberry leopard was spotted… sorry about the joke… in South Africa in 2012. First reported by National Geographic, he’s already good looking enough as it is, but what’s fascinated experts is the pink tinge or hue to his fur. It’s believed he has something called erythrism. Erythrism is what happens when the pigmentation in the skin changes for whatever reason. He either has too much red or too little dark pigment. No-one’s sure which! What is definite is that he is extremely unique. Nothing like this has been captured on camera before. There are drawbacks of course to being the prettiest kitty on the reserve. The strawberry leopard can still camouflage himself but his distinctive markings make him a prime target for human hunters. Let’s hope this amazing creature doesn’t wind up as a trophy over someone’s fireplace! You know how people are... Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these surprising confessions made by disney employees! These disneyland and disney world workers shared their top 10 secrets of what's really going on in these theme parks from mickey mouse! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most DISTURBING Secrets About Disney!" video here: https://youtu.be/hQ0FIFYz7P0 Watch our "Most EXPENSIVE Dogs In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/QjoFQKtTYuA Watch our "Pets That RETURNED Home After Being LOST!" video here: https://youtu.be/JZMkZc-lYGE 10. “Have a Magical Day” Employees at the Disney Parks have to meet and greet countless people every day, but while they have to stay on their best behavior when interacting with guests, not every visitor returns the courtesy. Quite often kids will kick the characters, probably more than you think! Or adults will be incredibly rude. Of course there’s no way for the staff to put you in your place if they want to keep their job, because it is the most magical place on Earth remember, except by using what seems like a friendly phrase that you all know! “Have a Magical Day!” is, in fact, their way of telling you where to go. Yes, that’s right, if a Disney Princess, Pirate or even Mickey Mouse says “Have a Magical Day”- they are, in fact, telling you to “Go F Yourself”. Well, that’s according to some staff who used to work at the resorts at least. They are told to make every guest feel as special as possible, and this phrase is usually the one they resort to when they’re dealing with a particular difficult guest and so they say it in a sarcastic way. It’s all about the tone of voice! Don’t panic if it’s said to you and you’ve been polite though, it could just be that they’ve been having a bad day. 9. The Music Keeps Playing That’s right! The music keeps on playing, even when there aren’t any guests. Anyone who’s visited a Disney resort will know how catchy the music can be- sometimes it takes days for you to clear your head of it all, you know the one! Especially from rides like “It’s a Small World”! Well, take a moment to think about the poor ride operators who sit there listening to the music on continuous loop all day long- and it’s not just while the rides are in operation. The CIA uses music on a repeated loop to torture and break prisoners, and they have said it is very effective! To learn more be sure to check out my Facts About the CIA video!! One of the songs they use? It’s a small world. According to some former employees, the music continues well past the time the last guest has ridden, as they need to continually check and test the experience to ensure it’s living up to the entertainment and safety standards that you’d expect. Even the janitors sweep the place with the full music playing- something that would be taxing even for the most committed of Disney fans! 8. Fired for Taking a Selfie One of the rules of working at Disney is that you must stay in character at all times. This means answering every question in the way that your character would, knowing everything about the movies that they were in, and never shattering the illusion. If you play Mulan and some tourists come up to you and try to speak Chinese- you’d better have a good reason why you aren’t able to speak it back to them. It’s also not a great job for celebrity spotting, because if you see one you can’t go up and talk to them unless they approach you, and you absolutely mustn’t ruin any of the behind the scenes magic. This means taking photos of yourself while getting ready, or backstage in the resort, is completely banned- there have been numerous accounts of staff members who have done this and lost their jobs soon after. If you want a picture of yourself dressed up as Cinderella, you’d be much safer getting a friend to visit the park and getting a snap for you. And it better be in character and not in between! You have to keep the magic real!! 7. Security is EVERYWHERE Just as you’d find with any amusement park, there are prominently placed security staff all around Disney, but what you might not realize is that those visible guards are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to park security. Which is a good thing in this day in age. Talk about shattering the illusion. There must never be any bad event at Disney ever!! Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most mysterious lost worlds on earth! The unsolved mysteries from this top list of mystery places around the world from caves to deep sea ocean are amazing and unbelievable! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "6 LOST Cities Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/0Jx6OToOXos Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU Watch our "Top AMAZING Facts About Planet Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/2bo0p7ndMZY #10 Movile Cave In 1986, a cave was Discovered near Mangalia, Constanța County, Romania, just off the coast of the Black Sea. The oxygen levels are nearly negligent, but due to chemosynthesis, At least forty-eight species of wildlife has been stored away for possible millions of years. Many of these animals are unique to this specific cave. The cave is unsafe for humans and most animals. It is completely Void of light and contains toxic gasses that the specialized animals within the cave require to live. Less than 100 people have been allowed in the cave, and to get to the entrance you have to be Lowered 65ft into the ground through a narrow passage. Microbiologist, Rich Boden was one of the first to enter the cave and one of the few to see the lake below, “The pool of warm, sulphidic water stinks of rotting eggs or burnt rubber when you disturb it as hydrogen sulphide is given off.” The animals that live in Movile Cave are Generally born without eyes or skin pigment, due to the fact that they live in the darkness and don’t need sight or camouflage. As for humans, if you go in without a special mask it wouldn’t be long before the lack of oxygen and toxic gasses took their toll. It would Begin with labored breathing and a headache, followed by kidney damage…and the rest, well; no one has ever gotten that far. #9 Lake Vostok Out of over 400 lakes in Antarctica only one can be the largest, and the title goes to Lake Vostok. The lake is at the southern Pole of Cold, beneath Russia's Vostok Station. It resides Far beneath the surface of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is 11,000ft above sea level. This freshwater lake’s surface is about 13,000ft under the surface of the ice, meaning it would be less than 2000ft below sea level. The lake has Supposedly been untouched for at least 400,000 years, and it wasn’t until 2012 that scientists completed the longest ever ice core that reached 12,400ft and finally pierced through to the surface of the lake. However, as soon as this happened, Water from the lake gushed up the borehole used to extract the water, and mixed with Freon and kerosene that was used to keep the hole from freezing. In 2015, teams tried again and were successful in retrieving a pure sample. Still, Humans have only touched the surface of this lost world and it is believed that new, unseen creatures could dwell in Lake Vostok. The question is…will humans ever reach them? #8 Son Doong Cave Son Doong Cave, or known in Vietnam as Hang Sơn Đoòng is a Solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. Son Doong Cave is often called the largest cave in the world. It was discovered by a local man named Hồ Khanh in 1991. People from the area knew about the cave, but the steep descent at the entrance as well as the loud sound of the wind and water rushing through the cave, prevented locals from entering. Of course, everyone thought it was spooky! It wasn’t until 2009 that the cave was shared with the world when British Cave Research Association conducted a survey nearby. Unfortunately, their progress was stopped when they ran into a 200 ft calcite wall known as the Great Wall of Vietnam. In 2013, Some of the largest cave pearls known to man were discovered, some reaching the size of a baseball! Later on, in 2013, the first tourist group explored the cave. The tickets to join this exploration cost a whopping $3,000. Permits are required to access the cave and are given out on a limited basis. Only about 800 are available in 2017 and only through August. During the Fall and Winter months, the water levels are so high that the cave is inaccessible. #7 Sima Humboldt & Sima Martel Cerro Sarisariñama is a Tepui or flattop mountain range in Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park. Located in Venezuela. The name of the mountain is derived from the tale of Ye'kuana Indians who live near the mountain. They tell a Tale about an evil spirit living in caves up in the mountain and devouring human flesh with a sound "Sari... sari...” (Some sort of windy sound effect?) On this mountain there are two mysterious sinkholes known as Sima Humboldt & Sima Martel. The larger of the two is Sima Humboldt is over 1000ft deep and over 1000ft wide. The bottom of each hole has its very own individual ecosystem. It was first descended in 1974 and as of today, is exclusive for scientific researchers.
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Check out the most terrifying archaeological discoveries! This top 10 list of scariest and mysterious ancient artifacts were recently found and will make your hairs stand up! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 12. Headless Gladiators Let's start off with a combat one. In York, England, a large set of skeletal remains were found buried. This isn't too on their own, however, when the remains were fully uncovered, they found that every single person that was buried there was missing their head. 11. Screaming Mummies Sticking with the past in a big way, let's talk about mummies. They're a well-documented part of archaeology, and some of the biggest discoveries in history have been finding mummies and their crypts and tombs and discovering who they were and what they did. 10. Shackled Bodies History is written by the victors, and because of that, the "dirty little secrets" of societies and their rulers have to be dug up and found. One such secret of the ancient Greeks was found in 2016 in Athens. They were trying to dig up ground to make some new buildings. 9. Pit Speaking of unanswered questions, this pit raises plenty more of them. In France, another construction project led to the discovery of something heinous and foul. A literal pit that was over six feet deep and five feet wide. But it’s not called the pit for nothing. Inside the pit were numerous bodies. 8. Vampire Burials Fear is a powerful thing. It can lead people to do things they would never do of their own rational mind. And it can cause them to fear things that are truly irrational. The fear of vampires were a real thing for a long time in the ancient world, and the thought that the could rise again and come for blood made many take "precautions" in order to protect themselves. 7. The Moa Under The Mountain Exploration is key in finding archaeological artifacts, but sometimes even the most hardened of archaeologists can't predict everything they would find. And this particular one is one for the history books. 6. Altamura Man While certain finds can be scary, they can also be fascinating in the historical sense, and one such grand case is the Altamura Man. A cave scientist (yeah, that's a thing, I looked it up) was in Altamura, Italy doing some work, and while examining a particular structure, he turned to find a skeleton looking at him through the rock. 5. Skulls No, that’s right, "Not souls", "skulls". In Sweden, in 2009, some archaeologists were excavating a dried up lake bed. Near the bottom of the lake they found a sealed structure, that's already pretty terrifying, but trust me, it gets worse. Within that stone structure were a set of 11 skulls. 4. The Sewer Of Babies The ancient world did a lot of great and wondrous things. But, it also did a lot of terrible things, including facilitating the of many young babies. Yet, one of the most disturbing finds ever might just be a sewer full of them. 3. Family Betrayal Sometimes the truly terrifying things we find aren't the remains of people, but the stories they leave behind. Yan Shiwei was a prominent member of Chinese society during his time and he loyally served the first female Emperor in Chinese history. 2. Neanderthals The act of a humanoid eating another humanoid. It was once widely felt to be a tribal act, rooted in specific groups of people. Yet, Archaeology has taught us differently. This act goes all the way back to the Neanderthals. 1. Whistles If you recognized this sound earlier, then you know it comes from an Aztec Whistle!! This was discovered when digging up an Aztec grave, where the man, was holding onto the Whistle! Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these unbelievable bonds between humans and wild animals! This top 10 list of unusual friendships between dangerous pets and their owners is a little scary! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "MYSTERIOUS Creatures Living At The BOTTOM Of The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/Efhjc-Gu508 Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 10. Agee the Polar Bear Most species of bear can be incredibly dangerous, so what would it take for you to spend a night sleeping in the same bed as one? Well, that’s what Mark Dumas, from British Columbia, does quite regularly, and his bear of choice is the most dangerous of all- an 840 pound polar bear. 9. Pikin the Gorilla Primates are the closest animals in the world to humans, so it’s perhaps no surprise that there are a number of stories of incredibly close bonds between our species. This image, the winner of 2017’s wildlife photographer of the year award, shows just how amazing this friendship can be. 8. Dindim the Penguin You’ve probably heard tale of birds forming bonds with humans- often because they attach to the first thing they see once they hatch- but this next story shows how intense and integral this bond can become. 7. Chamroeun the Python When you were a child, what pet did you wish for?? I wanted I giant panda but no luck! If you were lucky, maybe you did get your wish but I’m not sure how many of you were allowed to have a potentially dangerous animal that was many times bigger than you!! 6. Humpback Whale As anyone who has been diving will know, one of the most frightening sights you can see when you’re underwater is the distinctive shape of a shark. Even if it’s what you’re there to see, there’s a certain instinctive respect towards the ocean’s top predators. 5. Rambo the Alligator When you think about the ideal pets to have around the house, ones with rows of sharp teeth probably wouldn’t be on the top of your list. Mary Thorn, from Florida, doesn’t see it as a problem, though, and even had to plead a case to the authorities to allow her to keep her pet of 10 years, an almost 6 foot long alligator. 4. The Port Jackson Shark Rick Anderson is an Australian diver who regularly swims in the waters off the southern coast. He strongly believes that sharks are friendly creatures, and it was while showing this to a group of students a few years ago, that he developed a strong bond with a Port Jackson shark. It was still very young, and he approached it and tickled it before giving it a cuddle. 3. Kham Lha the Elephant The Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand was set up to help protect the endangered creatures from environmental pressures and, more importantly, from illegal poachers. The volunteers work closely with the elephants year round, and the bonds they develop with them are incredible. 2. Mulan the Tigress In 2007, Abdullah Sholeh, from Indonesia, took on a job that isn’t for the faint hearted- he became a nanny for a 3 month old tiger cub. Named “Mulan Jamillah”, the Bengal tigress was donated to a school in Malang soon after her birth because her previous owner couldn’t take care of her. 1. Jessica the Hippo Jessica the hippo is famous around the world as being one of the only hippos to be kept in captivity without being contained in an enclosure. Many would argue that hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in the world because of their size, strength, and aggressive nature, but Jessica is often hailed as proof that they can live a more calm existence. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these unbelievable animals that saved lives! These awesome heroic animals jumped into action to save people's lives! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/LW-PrAyESq4 Watch our "Mythical Creatures That Actually EXISTED!" video here: https://youtu.be/_5wStYZt3Tg 8: Ning Nong The Elephant 7: Dolphins 6: Winnie The Cat 5: Sea Lions 4: Lions 3: Mila The Beluga Whale 2: Lulu The Pig 1: Binti Jua
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BIZARRE Creatures Ever Found! Check out this top 10 list of strange and mysterious creatures that recently got discovered! You won't believe some of these weird animals actually exist! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Animals Found FROZEN In Ice!" video here: https://youtu.be/6Fpf0mBnQsA Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg Watch our "Most BIZARRE Creatures Found In Antarctica!" video here: https://youtu.be/DM8zhGc8UpM 10. Poodle Moth Discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker from Kyrgyzstan, the Venezuelan Poodle Moth is often thought to be a hoax because of how strange it is, but it most definitely is a real creature. 9. Cyclops Shark Sharks are hardly the most comforting of creatures found in the ocean, but occasionally they will suffer from a condition called cyclopia that is seen in various animal species- including humans. 8. Devils Worm This worm truly deserves its name. It was first found in 2010 at a depth of 2.2 miles beneath the earth’s surface. 7. Lobster Moth From looking at an adult Lobster moth you’d be forgiven for wondering how it had got its name, or why it’s on this list. 6. Pink Dragon Millipede Some animals have far too many legs for their own good and, while some species of millipede may look cute, the recently discovered pink dragon millipede might be the absolute last thing you’d want to see before you go to bed. 5. Tube-Nosed Fruit Bat The Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat was first discovered by scientists in 1984, but it had been the stuff of nightmares for locals who encountered it for years. 4. Cthulhu Larva Also known as the Deep Sea Holothurian, the sea pig or the abyssal sea cucumber, the Cthulhu Larva looks just like something a Hollywood creature designer would make for a creepy sci-fi movie. 3. Frilled Shark There’s another rarely found shark that lurks deep in the oceans, and for those that are unfortunate enough to find one- they’re in for a fright. 2. Giant Wolf Fish Species of Wolf Fish are found all over the world, but one particular type, affectionately known as the Giant Wolf Fish, is a scary and potentially very dangerous one that is found in freshwater environments across South America. 1. Megalara Garuda And finally number one, and if you’re not a fan of wasps then you might want to look away now. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these EXTINCT Animals You'll Be GLAD Aren't Around!! This top 10 list of biggest prehistoric animals has some of the largest extinct creatures you'll be super relieved are extinct today! We would be in a ton of trouble if not! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. Titanoboa You may not have heard of Cerrejon, Colombia but if you are interested in fossils, this is the place to be!! It has some of the world’s richest, most important fossil deposits. It might just be the only window into an ancient tropical ecosystem. 7. Pterodactyls One of the most famous flying creatures of the ancient world were the Pterodactyls but they often get confused with pterosaurs. Yet ironically, despite popular belief, they weren't actually dinosaurs, they just happened to live in similar time periods. So of course, they had to be included in Jurassic Park films! Granted, they weren't as big as in those films, they were actually the size of big birds like eagles, but they were still a threat no doubt. 6. Megalania In the Australia during the Ice Age, there was an Apex Predator so feared that it became a part of the legends of the land. The Megalania was a monitor lizard, estimated to be about 23 feet long, even bigger than a crocodile! 5. Utahraptor The name Velociraptor is synonymous with the Jurassic Park films, as they were one of the main "villains" in virtually every movie. But the fact of the matter is...they were about the size of chickens, and might have even had feathers in real life. However, there WERE raptors that were big and dangerous, and could easily raise havoc in the world if they were still alive today, for example the Utahraptor. 4. Short-Faced Bear This bear was one of the fiercest predators to inhabit North America. It lived about 1-2 million years ago and is estimated to have gone extinct about 11,000 years ago. This wasn't just a bear, it was a gigantic bear. When standing on all 4 feet it was about as tall as as a human, about 6 feet tall. 3. Tyrannosaurus Rex The Tyrannosaurus Rex is no doubt one of the most popular and legendary dinosaurs ever discovered. And while the T-Rex may not have been the largest dinosaur around, it was still a terror, and there's a reason many movies and TV shows have made sure to include the T-Rex when they go back to that time period. 2. Saber-Tooth Cats In our world today, we have cheetahs, lions, tigers, panthers, and other "big cats", but not a single one of them compare to the Ice Age wonder that was the Saber-Tooth Tiger. 1. Megalodon Of course I have to include The Megalodon! I know it’s been on all of our minds lately since Discovery’s Shark Week and the new movie The Meg!! If the Megalodon were still alive today, the world would be in trouble. This massive shark was one of the biggest terrors the oceans of the world have ever known. It was THE Apex Predator of the ancient waters, and for good reason. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most shocking animal mutations around the world! This top 10 list of strange creatures has some of the most bizarre and creepy mutated creatures on earth! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most BIZARRE Creatures Found In Antarctica!" video here: https://youtu.be/DM8zhGc8UpM Watch our "UNBELIEVABLE Animals That SAVED Lives!" video here: https://youtu.be/StFsHsN9koE Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U #9 Sarka’s Kid As we all know, your average goat has four legs. But back in 2014, a Goat was born with eight legs on a farm in northeast Croatia. The owner’s name is Zoran Paparic, whose mother goat named Sarka, gave birth to this ‘octogoat.’ It is Believed that this goat merged with its twin while in the womb, one was a boy and another a girl, so the goat not only has eight legs, but both male and female reproductive organs. The Siamese goats had two healthy siblings that were born the same night. When the owner saw the octogoat, he said, “I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things. Then I called my neighbor to make sure that I am not crazy.” The media hasn’t followed up with Zoran, so we do not know if the kid survived or not. Vets predicted that he would not live long due to his deformity. That he would either be Too weak to live or the mother would reject him. But, we are still unsure, so all we can do is hope that the adorable little octogoat has found a way to live life with eight legs. #8 Froggy Ten years before octogoat was born, an interesting frog known as “Froggy” made his debut. Froggy is a three-headed, six-legged mutant frog was discovered in the garden of the seaside resort's Green Umbrella nursery. The kids were amazed when a staff member presented him to the class, ages three to four, and decided to name him Froggy. Of course! What else were they going to call him! They only had the frog for one day before he escaped, but within that time he attracted children and parents of all kinds. It is believed the Mutation was caused by a genetic defect or pollution of the waters he was born in. Many even shun the idea that it was a real thing, believing that it was simply three frogs stacked on top of each other. Still, The mutation pictured is very extreme and very unusual; it’s a shame that scientists couldn’t get ahold of it before he hopped away. But then, again, there would have been some very disappointed children if that were the case. Children and adults alike are still asking questions such as “How does it eat?” and “How many organs does it have?” but unfortunately it looks like we’ll never know. Nor will we know if the staff misinterpreted this frog and it really was three very close amphibians! #7 We This mutant may be the scariest of them all! Its name is “We,” and it is a two-headed albino snake. The snake joined those at the World Aquarium in St. Louis in 1999 when he was no bigger than a pencil. They paid $15,000, even though they knew that mutated animals such as “We” rarely live long. But it looks like their high hopes paid off, The snake lived to be 8-years-old and became the main attraction at the World Aquarium. We, at five feet long, died in 2007 of natural causes. People from all around mourned the loss, for it was a Daily occurrence for people to walk in and ask to see “We” The only thing to see now is a taxidermist-prepared body of the snake. Not quite the same thing... Children especially liked to see We attempt to move in different directions, because since it had two heads and 2 brains there was a struggle for which side could make the decisions! Could you imagine having an argument with yourself? That just sounds like a lose-lose situation… We had both male and female reproductive organs, but despite the aquarium’s attempts, it could not be bred. It’s gender confusion was the reason for its name as it didn’t feel right calling We a he or a she…since it was both! We appeared on shows such as "Live with Regis and Kelly" and attracted over a million visitors in his lifetime. #6 “Flying” Cat So, maybe cats can’t fly, but there have been Multiple instances in which they were born with real wings! There are three different likely causes of wing-like appendages in cats. Of course, Matted fur is one, when the fur binds together and sticks up, but this is not really a mutation. The second cause is a condition called feline cutaneous asthenia. It can occur on the shoulders, haunches, or back. The cats can move these growths just like a bird can move its wings. Weird huh? The third cause is a mutation of supernumerary limbs. These growths are non-functioning and often resemble wings. Whatever the cause, over the years, More than 138 cats have been reported to have wings. There are over 30 documented cases, 20 photographs, and one video.
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Check out these top stories in greek mythology! This top 10 list of tales from ancient greece explain everything from powerful greek gods to facts and myths and mythical creatures! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 6 . Pandora’s Box Everyone knows you shouldn’t open Pandora’s box! But do you know exactly why?? Who is Pandora? And where’d she get the box in the first place?? The story of Pandora begins with a feud between the gods. Zeus had given Prometheus and Epimetheus the job of creating all life on earth. Kind of a big responsibility!! And they had to be pretty creative!!! 5. Odysseus and the Cyclops After spending 9 years at the battle of Troy, the triumphant Odysseus and his men set sail for home, but on their way, they were blown of course. It would take them years and many obstacles before they could get back. At one point, they came across an island, and looking for some respite from their journey, they decided to make landfall. 4. Perseus and Medusa Perseus was the son of the god Zeus, and the human woman Princess Danae. An Oracle had told her father that her son (his grandson) would kill him so he locked her away in a tower. Zeus discovered her and paid her a visit because of course she was quite beautiful, and Perseus was born. 3. King Midas King Midas had it all. He ruled over the country of Phrygia and had everything a King could ever want. But beyond the luxurious castle, extravagant food, and a beautiful daughter that would one day rule, the only thing he truly cared about was his gold. He would spend most of his days counting his gold, and covering himself in it and bathing in it. He was pretty obsessed! 2. Theseus and the Minotaur King Minos of Crete had a problem. His wife, Pasiphae, had cheated on him- sleeping with a bull that had been sent by Zeus. She became pregnant, and gave birth to the Minotaur, a half man, half bull monster. Embarrassed by the affair, but unwilling to kill the Minotaur, King Minos decided to hide it in the Labyrinth underneath the Palace of Knossos. 1. Jason and the Golden Fleece Jason was the rightful heir to the kingdom of Iolcus, but his uncle Pelias had stolen the throne from his father. Fearful that he would lose grip on power, Pelias had Jason’s father locked up and, to save his life, Jason’s mother smuggled him out of the city where he was raised by a centaur. When he was old enough, Jason set out to regain what was rightfully his. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the strangest things people found in their backyard! From unexplained discoveries to hidden treasures, here are the top 10 most amazing discoveries found in people's backyard! You could be next! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 12. Cash in a Bag In August 2011, Wayne Sabaj, a 51-year-old unemployed carpenter from Illinois, was picking broccoli in his backyard garden when he found $150,000 stashed in a nylon bag. He reported the discovery to the police with the understanding that if the money was not claimed by anyone else by the end of 2012, it would be his. Would you have done the same? 11. Human Remains In 2011, Don Selby in Salt Lake City, Utah was working with his crew in a homeowner’s yard. Some reports say they were digging out a water main while other reports suggest they were digging up a pond. Either way, they made a discovery – human bones. Frightened by the unexpected find, he called the police. 10. Bronze Age Headstone When amateur historian Stephen Davis from England began researching the history of his house, he came across a reference to an ancient stone called the Horestone near Stroud, which had been lost for 350 years! Eventually, he began swapping notes with a local historian named Claire Forbes and eventually decided to go on a hunt for it. 9. Loaded Machine Earlier this year, a man from northeast Calgary, Canada made a strange discovery in his backyard. Between his garage and the fence, he found a plastic bag containing a pillowcase. This is always a bad sign. 8. 1700s Cemetery Some people say that New Orleans is built over the and it seems that way, with its plethora of cemeteries. When Vincent Marcello from New Orleans, Louisiana decided to dig a plot in his backyard for a swimming pool, he ended up discovering a historic cemetery dating back to the 1700s. 7. A Hollywood Actress In 1996, 47-year-old Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder, the spunky original Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies, was found in someone's backyard in Glendale, California. The actress, who was battling health and financial problems at that time, had been missing for three days before she was found. She was supposed to have flown to Arizona from Los Angeles to teach a class. 6. Church Bells In 2013, a man from the Czech Republic was digging up his backyard to install some pipes when he stumbled across some unusual metal objects. Just as a side note, always call the city before you start digging deep in your backyard! 5. Mastodon Bones In 2012, two boys named Eric and Andrew from Detroit, Michigan were building a dam in the creek that flows through their backyard when Eric saw a strange-looking rock sticking up from the ground. Eric thought it was a rock but his cousin, Andrew, immediately recognized it as an animal bone. 4. Meteorites The chances of you finding a piece of meteorite in your backyard is pretty small, let alone a meteorite hitting your house six times in a row. But that is exactly what happened to Radivoke Lajic, a Serbian man living in a little village in northern Bosnia. It looks like the man´s property, for some reason, attracts space rocks! 2. Whale Fossil In 1978, 17-year-old Gary Johnson from Palos Verde, California noticed a large rock sticking out of a hill between his house and a neighbor’s. It appeared to have a bone pattern. Thinking it could be an important find, Johnson called in an expert to evaluate it. I don’t know what kind of expert he was but anyway, he said it had no value. 1. A Cheetah In 2008, nine-year-old Toby from Hamerton, in the U.K. ran to his mother shouting that there was a cheetah in the garden. His mother dismissed his claims as childhood excitement. Clearly. I mean, its the UK. That is, until Julie-Ann Taylor looked out of the kitchen window. To her astonishment, she realized her son wasn’t joking. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these urban legends that turned out to be true! From creepy and scary stories to myths that are real, this top 10 list of real urban legends will send a shiver down your spine! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Abandoned Ships!" video here: https://youtu.be/SHoa9hwnIps Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/0eRi-vbA2y4 9. Eaten By Pigs Ever heard the saying “we’ll feed you to the pigs”. Well, this isn’t just a vernacular convention, but a phrase that’s based in real fact. A while back, in 2012, a veteran who was suffering from stress disorder was looking for a way to cope with what he had seen. In the end, the man turned to raising pigs as a therapeutic exercise. The man’s family said that the pigs had really changed his life for the better. Unfortunately, the pigs would also be the cause of the man’s demise, in the end. One day, the veteran went out to feed his livestock. What happened next is still being debated today, as there was no body to do an autopsy on to discern the cause. It’s speculated that a heart attack caused the veteran to fall into the pig pen, or that some other outside influence made him faint or something. Whatever caused him to fall, in the end, over 99% of his body was consumed by the very same animals that he had come to love. Pigs are more vicious than you think! 8. Wedgie A good many of us did a lot of questionably intelligent things when we were young. TP-ing the neighbor's house on halloween, giving innocent freshmen in our High Schools a hard time, or picking on our little sibling just because we could -- the list really just goes on from there. There’s a myth that’s been floating around a good many years, though, that many might think is just a cautionary tale, dreamed up by parents, and told to their kids to prevent them from picking on anyone who couldn’t fight back. To be fair, the idea that an atomic wedgie really does sound pretty darn far-fetched. The truth is even more odd. It turns out that there is a reported case of a wedgie a man -- again, a man, not a child as the legend falsely goes. A few years ago, a 34-year old man got in an argument with his stepfather of almost 60 years of age. So what did the grown man do to retaliate against his father? Well, he gave him an atomic wedgie to rival them all. Unfortunately, both of the men were likely drunk, based upon what the police who reported the case have said, and the stepfather’s throat became ensnared by the waistband of his underwear after which the aging man was strangled by his own drawers. Quite an embarrassing way to go, but it’s true. 7. Body Under Mattress Legend goes that a couple checks into a run-down, creepy hotel. Ok, maybe not creepy, maybe just a motel 6 or something. Everything’s going fine, until they detect a peculiar smell wafting up from under the place that they’re supposed to be sleeping, their rented bed. The couple decides to investigate, sometimes it's the wife or girlfriend that checks under the bed and sometimes it's the man, but in either case what they find is always the same: a cold and rotting body. This sounds like something that would be told around a raging campfire with s'mores leaking all over the listener’s hands. However, there are a actually more than a few reported cases of bodies actually being found under motel and hotel beds. For example, Richard Kuklinski was a who poisoned a man, before him with the cord of a lamp. After this he stuffed his victim’s body into the bed frame of a motel room in New Jersey. There are other cases of this happening too -- so be careful where you check in for the night. 6. Very Real Halloween Decorations Halloween is a time of tricks, treats, and -- for some -- practical jokes. Sometimes, though, the joke can go a bit too far. There is an urban myth that a man or sometimes a teenager, performs a fake hanging trick to scare their friends. Or whoever. Then something goes wrong and they accidentally hang themselves. Since everyone thinks it’s a trick, no one saves them. In New Jersey, a teenager named Bryan Jewell just like this. In the state of North Carolina, a 15-year-old accidentally hanged himself while performing at a gallows act during a Halloween party. I get scared easily so I stay away from these kinds of things! I’ve never even heard of this kind of party... Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Lost Cities Recently Discovered! From amazing ancient archaeological discoveries to legendary cities finally found, this top 10 list of strange discoveries will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. City of the Jaguar In Honduras in early 2016, archaeologists began excavating the ruins of an ancient unknown civilization that was discovered the year before during a National Geographic expedition. 7. Mahendraparvata In 2013 in Cambodia, archaeologists uncovered the 1,200-year-old remains of a lost city called Mahendra-parvata. The city was found using lidar, the same airborne laser technology that was used to find the City of the Jaguar. Before putting lidar to use, years of ground research by archaeologists had lent credibility to the theory that the Khmer Empire extended beyond well-known temples. 6. Rhapta During a helicopter flight over Tanzania’s Mafia Island off the southeast African coast in 2016, scuba diver Alan Sutton spotted the submerged remains of the ancient city of Rhapta. He had been searching for the ruins of the harbor city for three years. Archaeologists from Dar es Salaam University confirmed the findings, which consist of building foundations made from thousands of square and oblong blocks. 5. Lost Fortress of Genghis Khan In 2001, an old, abandoned fort was discovered in southwestern Mongolia, 550 miles away from the nation’s capital of Ulan Bator, by a team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists. They were looking for Genghis Khan’s final resting place, but instead happened upon another one of the former ruler’s properties. 4. Tenea Greece’s cultural ministry announced in November 2018 the discovery of the ancient lost city of Tenea! Researchers had long known about the city, which has been mentioned in several ancient texts and had finally excavated enough artifacts that gave clues about Tenea’s existence and whereabouts. The city’s “urban fabric,” including door openings, roads, walls, tombs, and floors, was finally uncovered in the southern region of Peloponnese. 3. Angamuco Thanks yet again to lidar technology, the true scale of Angamuco, a lost city located in modern-day western Mexico, was revealed in early 2018. It was first discovered in 2007, and archaeologists attempted to conduct a ground exploration of the city. However, due to the area’s rugged terrain, it would have taken a decade to investigate thoroughly without the use of lidar. 2. Etzanoa In August 2018 in Arkansas City, Kansas, archaeologists announced the discovery of evidence of a city called Etzanoa. The city was first described during the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors and is the second-oldest known Native American settlement. The site curves around the bend of a river northeast of Arkansas City and extends for ten miles. 1. Kweneng Earlier this year, a lidar screening revealed the extent of the ruins of an ancient city in Africa known as Kweneng, located in the Suiker-bosrand hills near present-day Johannesburg. The city was occupied by Tswana-speakers from the 15th century until the mid-1800’s, and was one of several such settlements that existed in northern South Africa prior to encounters with Europeans in the early 19th century. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these awesome inventions by leonardo da vinci! These davinci inventions are really impressive! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 Watch our "Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/LW-PrAyESq4 Watch our "AMAZING Places Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/xdWeyQ86cPM Tags: awesome, inventions, leonardo, da, vinci, da vinci, leonardo da vinci, awesome inventions, awesome inventions by da vinci, awesome inventions by leonardo da vinci, da vinci inventions, davinci, davinci inventions
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Check out the creepiest abandoned amusement parks! This top 10 list of scary and haunted theme parks has some of the scariest and mysterious places on earth! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 10. Gulliver’s Kingdom, Japan The Japanese are really something when it comes to business ideas. In 1997, they wanted to open an amusement park based on the famous novel by Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travels”, because who doesn’t want to pretend they are in an 18th century English novel?? Apparently not enough people because the park closed down just 4 years later. I mean it’s not really that trendy when you have Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park. 9. Spreepark, Berlin This place was first opened in 1969 under the name of Kulturpark Plänterwald, in what was then East Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin wall, in 1989, the park was renamed to Spreepark, because it was built right next to the Spree river. It was quite an attraction because, for years, it was the only amusement park in East Germany. 8. L’Aquatic Paradis, Spain This water park was built in Sitges near the city of Barcelona but, unfortunately, it didn’t stay open for long. From the very start, L’Aquatic Paradis was faced with a myriad of problems. It had tons of slides and pools and people were excited about it, but two years after opening there was a tragic accident and then massive debt issues….sound familiar? 7. Akvadroma Water Park, Russia This complex, also known as the Indoor Complex near Moscow was approved for construction in 1997 – the idea was to have a huge center for the upcoming World Youth Games. It was an enormous undertaking, as it took over an area of 43,000 square meters (468,000 sq. feet), with 9 floors complete with swimming pools, water slides, track and field course, offices, and medical center. 6. Lake Dolores, USA This waterpark was the first ever in the United States. It used to be a popular desert attraction but now it is abandoned in the middle of the Mojave Desert, California. It was known as Lake Dolores or Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, back in the day. The name Dolores actually comes from the name of the person who built it. 5. Dunaújváros Vidámpark, Hungary This Hungarian park was very popular back in the day – the beginnings of this park go back to the 19th century! While it was severely damaged during WWII, in the 60s and 70s, the place was booming because so many people wanted to go! It was fixed up to look like an “English Park” in 1952, but it became even more popular after the Hungarian revolution 4 years later. 4. Holy Land, USA This attraction located in Waterbury, Connecticut was full of religious exhibits and bible studies for the whole family! It was big for around 30 years and attracted about 40,000 people a year to be exact. 3. Joyland, Wichita, USA This amusement park was started by the Ottaway family during the economic boom in Wichita. Lester Ottaway bought a steam locomotive in 1933, and wanted to build something around it, so ergo we have Joyland!! People used to come mostly in the evenings to cool off and enjoy every one’s company, especially since there was no TV! 2. Takakanonuma Greenland, Japan Don’t let the name confuse you- this place is not in Greenland, but Japan! This amusement park was opened back in 1973, but it was closed only two years later. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but official sources said that there just weren’t enough ticket sales. Which means that the Japanese didn’t do a proper market analysis, which doesn’t sound like them at all!! 1. Pripyat Amusement Park, Ukraine This amusement park really didn’t have any luck. It was opened in in the town of Pripyat, north of Kiev, but it didn’t last long. In fact, it lasted for less than one day! Yes, strange as it may sound, this amusement park was closed less than 24 hours after being opened to the public. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these mysterious places on earth still unexplained! From giant skeletons in an underwater cave to strange discoveries in the mountains, this top 10 list of unsolved mysteries is still baffling scientists today! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 10. The Silfra Rift This place might just be that place that makes it clear how truly small and insignificant we are. Iceland’s Silfra Rift is a deep crack in the ocean that goes down between the North American and Eurasian continents, and really brings to light the powerful geological processes that occur on our planet. 9. The Rainbow Mountains There are many astonishing geological sights in the world, but none are more mysterious and unexpected as the rainbow mountains at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu, China. 8. Caño Cristales Colombia’s Caño Cristales, or the Crystal Channel, is often referred to as the liquid rainbow. It’s a river like no other in the world and, until the 2000’s, was completely inaccessible because of guerrilla activity in the region. Now, though, the Colombian military has secured the nearby town of La Macarena, which has opened up the tourism industry for those wanting to be enraptured by the spectacular sight. 7. Giant Crystal Cave While we may understanding a lot of what happens on our planet’s surface, very little is known about what happens underneath it. At the turn of the century, two miners in Mexico who were searching for lead, made an unbelievable discovery- a cave full of giant crystals. 6. The Glowing Sea of Vaadhoo Island The Maldives is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but at night time the island of Vaadhoo reveals one of its secrets that makes its beaches truly unique. The island is a part of the Raa Atoll, and only has 500 permanent residents. The sand on the beaches, though, is full of plankton which, at night time, emit an eerie blue glow that lights up the ocean. 5. Spotted Lake Kliluk Located between the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys in British Columbia's desert, the Spotted lake, also known as Kliluk, is one of the most bizarre places on earth. It contains large quantities of magnesium sulphate, calcium, and sodium sulphates as well as various other minerals and elements such as silver and titanium. 4. Eternal Flame Falls Amongst all the hustle and bustle of New York is a mysterious place that has left scientists baffled. Hidden beneath the Eternal Flame Falls in Chestnut Ridge County Park is a cave that hosts the New York eternal flame. 3. Yonaguni Monument Just off the shore of Yonaguni island in Japan is a mysterious structure. The island itself if the westernmost inhabited island of the country, and lies about 67 miles from the east coast of Taiwan. Beneath the waves is what has become known as the Yonaguni monument, a pyramid like structure with staircase terraces, flat sides, and sharp corners. 2. The Sac Aktun Cave In early 2018, scientists announced an important discovery- that of the world’s largest known underwater cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It’s 216 miles long and, astonishingly, contains artefacts that are up to 15,000 years old! Including some of which are human skeletons. 1. Lake Natron Lake Natron is, quite simply, one of the most bizarre, mysterious, and frightening places on the planet. It’s in Tanzania, and on the surface looks completely serene. The water here holds a secret, though, and you definitely wouldn’t want to swim in it. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these LOST Treasures From Mythology! From powerful weapons used by the gods to mythical treasures that may actually exist, this top 10 list of amazing treasures from norse & greek mythology is magical! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Draupnir Draupnir is a legendary gold ring that comes from Norse mythology. Imbued with magical powers, it was forged by the dwarfs Eitri and Brokk who were known for making powerful objects. Brokk stood before the gods in Asgard and presented the ring to Odin as proof of their abilities!! 9. The Book of Thoth First mentioned in the Turis papyrus, a document that was published in Paris in the late 18th century, the Book of Thoth was a sacred tome of Egyptian texts, supposedly written by the god of writing and knowledge. It is said to contain a number of spells, such as giving you the power to speak to animals, or to witness the gods themselves. According to legend, anyone who reads the book would gain the power to decipher the secrets of the earth, the sea, the air, and all celestial bodies. 8. The Cup of Jamshid Persepolis was one of the most important cities of the Persian empire, and for more than 200 years served as its capital- mainly thanks to its ruler, Jamshid, who according to legend, presided over the city for hundreds of years. The city’s name means ‘the throne of Jamshid’, and his wisdom made the city powerful and rich, and the kingdom was the envy of all who encountered it. So how was he able to live and let alone rule for 200 years?? 7. The Kusanagi The Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is a legendary Japanese sword whose name translates to mean the ‘grass cutting sword' or ‘herb quelling sword'. It's one of the three imperial regalias of Japan, along with a mirror and jewel, and is believed to represent the virtue of valor. 6. Thor’s Hammer When you think of Thor’s hammer, you’d be forgiven for immediately conjuring up images of the weapon that Thor wields in the Marvel movies, but the hammer from Norse legend is arguably much more impressive. 5. The Cintamani Stone The Cintamani Stone is a legendary gem from Buddhist and Hindu mythology that fulfills the wishes of whoever holds it. According to legend, the gem fell from the stars and landed in Tibet, where the Buddhists worshipped it as a spiritual jewel. As time passed, its true power became apparent, though, and it was moved to the hidden city of Shambhala where it would be safe from falling into the wrong hands. 4. The Apple of Eris The Golden Apple of Eris was, perhaps, the most controversial artifact in mythology, and one that would set some of the most renowned events into action. 3. The Club of Dagda This next treasure comes from Irish mythology, where Dagda was one of the most important of a race of Gods known as the Tuatha De Danann. He was the god of knowledge, abundance, of life and of death… and he could even control the weather to affect the harvest. He had a cauldron of plenty and two pigs that he used to help feed people, but his most famed possession was his club. 2. The Peaches of Immortality Said to have grown in the garden of a Chinese goddess, the peaches of immortality, quite predictably, grant those fortunate enough to eat them with never-ending life. They are mentioned in Taoist mythology and are so special that they would only ripen after a very long time, at which point they were served at a banquet for the immortals. 1. The Golden Fleece The Golden Fleece is one of the most famous treasures from mythology, having been the prize that Jason and his Argonauts sought in order for him to take his rightful place on the throne of Iolcus. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Lost Treasures That Can STILL Be Found! Here are the top lost treasures that can still be found! These diamonds, jewels and gold coins are lost and buried deep into the ocean or other places on earth. Check out which secrets the knight templar, forrest fenn, lake toplitz, el dorado and more are hiding! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "8 Times Humanity ALMOST Ended!" video here: https://youtu.be/GVPgu7QbU9cc Watch our "Top STRANGEST Plants On Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/zmXG5ukQeJc Watch our "Conspiracy Theories That Are Proven TRUE!" video here: https://youtu.be/72c9ga_KFV4 List of Lost Treasures That Can Still Be Found: The Treasure of the Knights Templar After The fall of the Holy Land to the Muslims in 1187 and the failure of the crusades, the Knights Templar lost its founding purpose. The religious order of warrior monks was now seen as A threat due to their wealth and political power. In 1302 the Knights Templar were accused of heresy by King Phillip IV of France and later were officially ordered to disband by Pope Clement V. On Friday October 13, 1307 French Templar Knights were arrested. Our modern-day unlucky Friday 13th is related to this event. The Knights who survived went underground taking many treasures and religious relics with them. Legend has it that Many escaped to Scotland with their riches. Templar sympathizers supposedly helped hide the Knights’ treasures under a chapel until the New World was discovered. Descendants of the Templar fled to Nova Scotia in Canada, Leaving marks on old maps and gravestones giving credit to this legend. There is a theory that the Knight Templar buried their treasure in a pit discovered in Canada. In 1795, Daniel McGinnis discovered this pit and started digging. He and his friends began hitting wooden planks every 10 feet and the The Money Pit has drawn many treasure seekers over the years. People have found layers of logs, charcoal, coconut fiber and putty. Among the biggest discoveries were A set of stone inscriptions found 90 feet below. Symbols on the stones were translated as “forty feet below lie two million pounds.” The pit floods as excavations get deeper so Nobody really knows what’s actually at the bottom. Whether this pit is actually related to the Knights Templar remains a mystery, but you are welcome to go and find out! Even if it isn't rumors are that the pit holds pirate treasure, Marie Antoinette's Jewels and maybe even the Arc of the Covenant. Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Forrest Fenn has Hidden over a million dollars worth of treasure and wants you to find it! When he was 9 years old, Fenn found an arrowhead near his family’s home in Texas, triggering a life-long passion for historical artifacts. Fenn is now An 85-year-old millionaire, treasure hunter, and art dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Not really new, not really Mexico). In 1988 Fenn was diagnosed with kidney problems and thought he only had about year to live. 20 years later he had beaten the disease and completed his plan of hiding a treasure chest somewhere in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. No one knows for sure how he became a millionaire and He has even been investigated by the FBI. His reputation in the archaeological world is not exactly pristine and he has been accused of being a looter and grave robber. In 2010 he self-published a book: The Thrill of the Chase which contains clues and a poem directing treasure hunters to his estimated $1 to $3 million worth of historical artifacts. The chest dates back to the year 1150 and is said to contain pre-Columbian gold, Chinese jade carvings, and a 17th-century Spanish ring with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. His Goal is to leave a legacy and get people to enjoy the outdoors while searching for the treasure. Many argue that the treasure is not, in fact, real, suggesting that it is simply a way to push sales of his memoir. However the rights belong to the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe and half of the profits go to a charity. Hundreds of people have contacted Fenn begging for more clues but his lips are sealed! It sounds like if you’ve got a free summer, Forrest Fenn’s treasure might well be worth the hunt! Be sure to read his poem with clues to the treasure and let us know if you find anything! The Treasure of San Miguel After the Succession which saw Phillip V’s ascension to the throne, The Spanish were desperately short of funds. In 1712 Spain began to assemble one of the richest treasure fleets with ships filled with silver, gold, pearls, and jewels worth about $2 billion by today's standards. By 1715, 11 ships were ready to depart from Cuba to Spain right before hurricane season to deter pirates and privateers. This turned out to be a huge mistake and all were sunk near Vero Beach, Florida just a week into the voyage. Over 1,000 sailors didn't make it and it took the Spanish Almost 4 years to recover half the treasure that was initially lost.
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Check out the most mysterious things found in the jungle! This top 10 list of strange and bizarre findings discovered in the jungle is a strange mystery to date! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "6 LOST Cities Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/0Jx6OToOXos Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Books In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/2wNDmQKqkdE Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Lost Worlds On Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/oX1rLjFYseA 8. The Lost City of Giants Deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, explorers discovered a lost city in 2012. However, it certainly wasn’t any normal ancient city. It is known as the “Lost City of Giants.” According to reports, upon arrival, the explorers found a set of massive structures, the largest being a 79-meter-tall by 79-meter-wide (260 ft x 260 ft) pyramid of unusual shape. At the top of the pyramid is a flat, polished stone, believed to have been a sacrificial altar. The magnitude of these buildings is what gives the city its name and leads many archaeologists to believe that giants did build and inhabit the city, although many others remain skeptical on that point. What makes this discovery even more peculiar is not just the buildings themselves but also the tools and artifacts found there. Many oversized, manufactured tools were said to have been discovered, allegedly so big that it would be impossible for humans to use them. The team that discovered the city believes that the tools are a crucial piece of evidence that in the distant past, giants once walked the Earth. 7. Maricoxi The Maricoxi are essentially the sasquatches of South America. They are reported to be huge, ape-like beings that can stand up to 3.7 meters (12 ft) tall. Although they appear primitive, they’re said to be fairly intelligent, wielding bows and arrows and even living in villages. According to British explorer Colonel Percival H. Fawcett, who allegedly encountered the creatures while mapping out the jungles of South America in 1914, they were extremely hairy and lived north of a tribe called the Maxubi. They could only speak in grunts and were extremely hostile toward humans. In the colonel’s book, Lost Trails, Lost Cities, he describes how he and his men were nearly attacked by the beasts when they got close to their village. However, they were able to keep the beasts away by firing their guns into the ground by the creatures’ feet, sending them running in terror. In 1925, Fawcett disappeared along with all his men while on an expedition to find a lost city. Theories suggest that they were killed by local tribes or died of starvation. However, some say they were killed by the Maricoxi, although there is no evidence to back this up. 6. Boiling River When he was only a boy, Andrés Ruzo, a geophysicist, heard a legend from his grandfather. This legend was about how the conquistadors went in search of El Dorado, the city of gold, deep in the Amazonian jungles. The fortunate few survivors of the expedition returned with all sorts of stories, ranging from man-eating snakes, jungle people with poison darts, trees bigger than they’d ever seen, and a boiling river capable of instantly killing anyone who would fall in its waters. This story remained with Ruzo into his adulthood. For his PhD, he decided to make Peru’s first detailed geothermal map. Boiling streams do exist. They are located near volcanoes or other geothermal hotspots. The Amazonian basin is nowhere near such places, and the existence of a boiling river would be next to impossible. However, as fate would have it, his aunt, of all people, was familiar with the boiling river. Not only had she been there before, but she was friends with the river shaman’s wife. She took Ruzo there, some 440 miles away from any volcanoes, and deep within the Peruvian jungle. The river itself is about 82 feet wide and 20 feet deep in some places, and for a distance of about 4 miles, its waters are close to boiling point. This site is known as Mayantuyacu, and is considered sacred by the natives. They use its waters for everything from cooking, brewing tea, or washing. Because Mayantuyacu is nowhere near a volcano, there isn’t a simple answer as to where the heat comes from. The best explanation so far, is that this water comes from far away, as far as the glaciers high up in the Andes Mountains. Then it goes through an immense network of fissures within the mountains themselves, then deep underground where it’s heated, only to come back out in this place, making this stretch of the river boil. 5. The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica Ever since the late 1930s, people have been discovering strange stone spheres scattered all across southern Costa Rica. In order to make room for banana plantations, farmers began clearing the jungle Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines! Here are the weirdest traditions and craziest discoveries in the philippines! From the world's largest pair of shoes to strange and rare animals, check out this video on the most bizarre filipino things! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 12.) Tarsiers Tarsiers are considered to be one of the world’s smallest primates! Found in a few places in Asia, there are 3 types of tarsier but the Philippine tarsier is native to, guess where, the Philippines! 11.) Waterfall Restaurant The Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort is a working coconut plantation. Not only is it already beautiful and charming but it is home to one of the most unique restaurants in the world. 10.) World’s First Biodegradable Car Also known as “The Phoenix” this bamboo and rattan roadster was designed by award-winning Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner. 9.) Bogie Rider A few years ago, a dog made waves as he rode a bike in the Philippines. Wearing a certified helmet specifically made for him, the then 4 year old dog was seen going around the streets of Manila, sitting on the front of his human companion’s motorcycle. 8.) Barrel Man The Barrel Man is an easy to find and popular souvenir in the Philippines. The Barrel Man is so popular that it has even had its own exhibits in museums. 7.) Sinarapan The Sinarapan is known as the world’s smallest fish that we eat and is only found in the Philippines. They are often found in Bato and Buhi Lakes. 6.) World’s Largest Pair of Shoes This might not be the first thing you think of when you think of the Philippines! However, did you know that the world’s largest pair of shoes sits in the town of Marikina, Philippines. 5.) Poong Nazareno Also known as the Black Nazarene, the Poong Nazareno is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus carrying the cross en route to his crucifixion. 4.) Tamaraws Tamaraws, or the Mindoro dwarf buffalo, is a critically endangered animal native to the Philippines. It looks a little bit like a small water buffalo and is the largest mammal from the Philippines. 3.) World’s Largest Banknote Created in 1998, the world's largest single banknote is the 100,000-peso note created by the government of the Philippines. 2.) Hobbit House The Hobbit House was recently on CNNGo’s list of “world’s weirdest themed restaurants.” 1.) Dancing Inmates Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison in Cebu, Philippines made a claim to fame when their inmates got together to reenact the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” around 2007. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these mysterious lost cities still waiting to be discovered! This top 10 list of ancient treasures are still not discovered by archaeologists all over the world! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines!" video here: https://youtu.be/vwIIeiOhTJ0 Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 5. The City Of Z Sometimes, a legend grows not just because of people spreading it around, but because of those who have been lost trying to prove it!! Like Colonel Percy Fawcett, and the legend of the City Of Z. While the Conquistadors were the first to truly try and search for ancient lost cities in the jungles of South America, one of the more recent explorations for a lost city occurred in 1925. 4. Aztlan If history has taught us anything, it's that where you start is just as important as where you end up. Which makes the Aztec people one of the biggest mysteries history has to offer. During their prime, the Aztec Empire was one of the most powerful empires that the world has ever seen. But, history is baffled in one singular aspect...they don't know where the Aztecs came from. History proves that they were from Mexico, where they dominated for a long time, but originally they migrated there. 3. The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. However, here's the twist, it hasn’t ever actually been found. So if it's never been truly found, why is it such a noted piece of history? Well, this all started with a document written by Berossus of Babylon. Who noted that in the time of 600 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar II had the Hanging Gardens built in honor of his wife, Amytis. 2. El Dorado The nickname for this legendary city was, "The City Of Gold". This city has been lost in history for centuries, and there have been many, many searches for this place. But how did the legend begin? Well, it all started in the 16th century, when explorers from Europe heard about the "New World" and decided to try and find more of it, and take it for themselves... 1. Atlantis Hands down, the greatest, and longest-reigning legend of a city that is rumored to be out there, yet still has not been found...is Atlantis. It is interesting to note that Atlantis has become a key part of our world’s culture. We talk about Atlantis even though we can't actually confirm that it was a real place. However, many people think it was, and are searching the oceans, and even dried up deserts to this day. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Ruins That Defy History! This top 10 list of strange ancient artifacts found in unexplained ruins has some of the most bizarre and mysterious discoveries ever made! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 9. Çatalhöyük, Turkey Built in what was once Mesopotamia, the city of Çatalhöyük, which now resides in Turkey, is easily one of the biggest mysteries of the ancient world. I mean reaaaallly ancient, it reached its heyday around 7000 BC!! This place makes ancient Rome look modern!! These tightly clustered mudbrick houses kind of look like honeycombs, don’t you think? 8. Palenque, Mexico Mexico is a land of many mysteries and lost people and cities. But easily the biggest civilization, with the biggest mystery surrounding them, are the Mayans. This tribe came from an unknown area, arrived in Mexico, and set up an empire that lasted over 3000 years. Then they were gone. To this day, many still study the Mayans in order to find out more about them, and especially what happened to them. 7. Cahokia, United States This one might come as a surprise. In the United States, there is an old city that used to be the biggest city in North America at one point in time. This was the city of Cahokia, a pre-Columbian Native American City. It was founded around the year 600 and lasted until the 14th century. You can still go there today, it's across from St. Louis on the other side of the Mississippi river. 6. Derinkuyu, Turkey Turkey is home to another ancient, fascinating and mysterious place: Derinkuyu. The concept of making underground cities may seem like something from fantasy television shows, or Fraggle Rock, but many cultures have made very grand underground cities. 5. Yonaguni Monument, Japan Off of the coast of Japan, there is a place called Yonaguni Island which was famous for hammerhead sharks. Now, people are more intrigued by some unnerving formations in the water that were found by a diver in 1987. The Yonaguni Monument is a series of rock formations that has the scientific world split as to whether this is a natural design, or something made by humans. And it's a debate that continues on to this day. 4. Machu Picchu, Peru Machu Picchu is arguably one of the most interesting and revealing places in the world. Why? Because it's through this city that we got to take a look inside the Incan Empire. This civilization ruled a lot of South America for quite some time, and their territory included Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and more. And yet, for a while, we didn't know that much about them, until we found Machu Picchu. 3. Thonis, Egypt If you're big into history, then you knew that it was only a matter of time before Egypt showed up on my list. And as you know, it is home to many ruins and mysteries, and the main topic of several videos on this channel!! Be sure to check them out when you finish this video!! 2. Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Sticking with Africa, let's head to Zimbabwe, which holds one of the biggest mysteries of the continent. It's called... Great Zimbabwe. Yeah, doesn't really sound mysterious, does it? But don't let that fool you, there's more to this than you might think. 1. Pompeii, Italy There are many scary stories in history, but the story of Pompeii is one that we just can’t get over. This is the city that was built in the fertile valley near a volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. When it erupted, it caught people by surprise and buried the city in soot and ash and left it covered and perfectly preserved for hundreds of years. Now much of it has been uncovered and it is a sad historical marvel and many people were frozen in time forever. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the rarest animals that are almost extinct! This top 10 list of mysterious and exotic animals has some of the rarest critically endangered species currently living on our planet! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/XYfqi5VNgac Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines!" video here: https://youtu.be/vwIIeiOhTJ0 Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U 14. Pygmy Three-toed Sloth This sloth was only officially recognized as a distinct species in 2001. They are very small and are surprisingly good at swimming. Due to their relaxed and slow natures, sloths are constantly in danger of being killed by predators. The Pygmy Three-toed Sloth is no exception and it is a critically endangered animal. 13. Sunda Rhino Also known as the Javan Rhinoceros, the Sunda Rhino at one time was spread all over South Asia as part of its natural order, but over time, the species became confined to Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. Now, it's one of the rarest animals in the world. 12. Metallic Tarantula The Metallic Tarantula may not be made of metal, but it is real! Not to be confused with the Cobalt Blue Tarantula, the Metallic Tarantula is also known as the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider. It was first recorded in 1899 and then “rediscovered” in 2001 in India. 11. Northern Muriqui This Woolly Spider Monkey, known as the Northern Muriqui is found in Brazil. These rare creatures are rather unusual in regards to their personality. They believe in equality for all, males and females, which is not something you see in the animal kingdom that often. 10. Hairy Nosed Wombat There are only three different kinds of wombat in the world and the hairy nosed wombat almost went completely extinct. They used to be all over Australia, as a century ago they were introduced to various parts of the continent including New South Wales and Queensland. Now though? They're only in Queensland in Epping Forest National Park. 9. Red-Crested Tree Rat Here is a rodent that is rare for numerous reasons, as the Red-Crested Tree Rat isn't just a critically endangered species, scientist thought they were completely extinct since no one had seen them in 100 years. Volunteers at El Dorado Nature Reserve were excited when this little guy showed up for pictures but they didn’t have a clue as to what it was. 8. Angel Shark The Angel Shark is one of the few breeds of shark that look like other sea creatures, mainly rays and skates, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise due to the fact that they are technically cousins. The Angel shark has a flat body and large pectoral fins, and when it is not camouflaging itself on the ocean floor, it looks rather majestic as it glides through the water. 7. Elephant Shrew This creature is not what you might expect. First and foremost, the Elephant Shrew is not actually a shrew at all! Also known as sengis, they are more closely related to elephants. Surprise!!! 6. Ploughshare Tortoise The Ploughshare Tortoise, also known as the angonoka tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. Native only to Madagascar, like many other creatures on the island it has fallen victim to the illegal pet trade, land loss and poaching. There's a big market for these tortoises, and so people will go to Madagascar, find them, and then sell them. 5. Durrell’s Vontsira Related to the mongoose, the Durrell’s Vontsira is actually a carnivorous mammal that hides out in the wetlands. This particular area of Madagascar is under threat from numerous sources. One of them is deforestation, but another is that numerous plant and fish species are being introduced to the area that are quite invasive. 4. White-Headed Langur Found on the island of Cat Ba in Vietnam, the White-Headed Langur is one of the rarest mammals on Earth. Adults are a dark chocolate brown while their babies have golden/orange fur. 3. Vaquita The Vaquita porpoise is also known as the panda of the ocean because of the big rings around its eyes. They are pretty small, only about 4 feet long and they usually weigh less than 100 pounds. It's also one of the rarest animals on the planet, found off the Gulf of California, and they usually stay in groups of 3. 2. Amur Leopard It may surprise you to know that the Amur Leopard is native to Russia and in China. That speaks a lot to their ability to cope with any climate, as the temperatures in those regions, especially Russia, can drop to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. 1. Hainan Gibbon There are many primates in the world, but few are as rare as the Hainan Gibbon, and their numbers aren't improving, in fact, there are less than two dozen left in the world today Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most mysterious archaeological recent discoveries! This top 10 list of bizarre and unexplained mysteries features some of the weirdest and most amazing hidden artifacts in the world that have been found! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "UNSOLVED Mysteries That Cannot Be Explained!" video here: https://youtu.be/-4affLOd_7Q Watch our "Most AMAZING Recent Discoveries!" video here: https://youtu.be/IfwbxrD_RYQ Watch our "MYSTERIOUS Things Discovered In WEIRD Places!" video here: https://youtu.be/VtiF8vhBLHY 8. Gold Found in 1500 Year-Old-Tragedy In 2010, partially buried bodies from 1,500 years ago began appearing at a site called Sandby Borg on the island of Öland in Sweden. Since then, archaeologists have been trying to figure out what happened here, and have made some surprising discoveries. The massacre that took place was so large that it’s impossible to know for sure how many people lost their lives- estimates place the number in the high hundreds, and it wasn’t a pleasant death. They appeared to have been murdered in as humiliating a way as possible. Some bodies were found with goat or sheep teeth stuffed in their mouths, and others were clearly killed while trying to escape. Interestingly, though, a number of coins and treasures have been found at the site that have helped identify the time at which it happened and what the society was like. A Roman coin, dated between 425 and 455 AD shows that the empire had been in contact with the residents of the island, and other things like silver broaches, bells, gold rings and beads have been uncovered. This is quite unusual, as normally these sites would have been plundered for all valuables. It seems that following whatever event happened here, the area was feared and became taboo for anyone to touch- with even the livestock being left to die while they were tied up to posts. 7. Las Bolas, Costa Rica The Diquis Spheres, or Las Bolas as they are known locally, are stone balls that have been mysteriously found in Costa Rica since the 1930’s. After the discovery of the first, over 300 have been documented in sizes ranging from a few centimeters to over two meters. Most of them have been carved from an igneous stone called granodiorite. The heaviest weighs over 16 tons! While there are no carvings on the spheres, they are clearly man-made as the shapes aren’t formed naturally, and some have chisel marks in them from where they had been worked on. All of the stones were buried underground, and are often found during excavation works or the preparation of fields for agricultural purposes. No one’s certain what they were for or what they represent, but if you ever visit Costa Rica you’ll see them decorating buildings like schools, hospitals and the Assembly Building. 6. Old Stone Inscription In 1878, locals in a small town called Beyköy in Turkey found pieces of a strange stone in the ground. They removed them, and realized that they were all part of a larger artefact, a 29-meter long hieroglyphic inscription in a virtually lost language called Luwian. No one at the time understood the meaning of the symbols, so the stones were used to build the foundations of a mosque, which meant they were totally destroyed. Luckily, though, the French archaeologist Georges Perrot, was able to copy the inscription before it was lost forever. Still, the Luwian language wasn’t deciphered until the 1950’s, so his copies were left in storage and were forgotten about. This changed in 2012 when the noted archaeologist, James Mellaart, died, and his possessions were being organized. Within the volumes of pages were copies of the versions that George Perrot had made, and translators went to work. It turns out that the inscriptions from the 3,200 year old stone spoke about the travels and exploits of Prince Muskus of Troy. It detailed an expedition he led on behalf of his people to conquer Ashkelon, in modern day Israel, and build a fortress to control the land. There were also stories of the in fighting between different leaders of Troy and the surrounding areas, and how life at the time was tough, with new claims to the throne constantly vying for power. The translations of the tablets have given a valuable insight into events of the time, and helped us to further understand the ancient civilization. 5. Blackbeard’s Ship Edward Teach was one of the most feared pirates during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, striking terror in the minds of the merchant sailors who operated in the area. One of the reasons for this was his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which was a frigate that he had captured from the French and turned into his flagship. At 200 tons, it towered above the waves in a way that no other pirate ship did. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the strangest animals that you won't believe are actually real! This top 10 list of bizarre and mysterious creatures features some of the weirdest animal species ever discovered on earth! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "MYSTERIOUS Creatures Living At The BOTTOM Of The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/Efhjc-Gu508 Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 14. Leafy Seadragon Another creature from ocean that is sure to make waves when you realize it's real, is the Leafy Seadragon. A perfect name for it! When you look at it, it looks like a simple piece of seaweed, yet, it's actually alive. The creature was found off the coast of Australia, and is proof that the ocean still holds many secrets. 13. Angora Rabbits What is there to say? This is a rabbit that has so much fur, you honestly can't tell that it's a rabbit. I bet you were expecting something much different when I mentioned "rabbit" in the title, huh? 12. Pangolin There are a lot of weird creatures out in the world, and some of them look like fusions between other animals. One example of this is the Pangolin, a mammal known to roam the lands of Asia and Africa. It's also one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. 11. Komondor Take a look at this breed of dog. Do you think that this breed was made to look like this? You’d think someone spent hours and hours creating dreadlocks in this dogs fur, but nope! This it the Komondor, and that's exactly how it looks without anyone touching it. 10. Axolotl From the weird to the creepy, I present to you the Axolotl. Yes, it really does look like that in real life, that's why it's on this list. 9. Glass Frogs It's incredible the evolutions and adaptations that animals will go through during their lifecycles on this planet. However, you have to question some of them. While the armor of the Pangolin is understandable, this creature’s evolution is a little mysterious. Here we have a frog...that's see-through. 8. The Dumbo Octopus The name isn't referring to these Octopuses being stupid, far from it. They're called this because they have fins near the top of their heads that resemble flappy ears. Just like Dumbo the elephant from the Disney movie. 7. Saiga Antelope From the depths of the ocean to the vastness of Asia, three countries are home to a very curious breed of antelope. It's called the Saiga Antelope, and it’s a pretty strange creature. 6. Pacu Fish Piranha are one of the most dangerous fish in the world, and have sometimes even been considered some of the most dangerous animals in the world. But their cousins, for lack of a better term, are definitely one of the strangest animals in the world. They're called the Pacu fish, and they'll give you nightmares for different reasons. 5. The Mary River Turtle This one not only looks strange, it acts strange. This is the Mary River Turtle. It can be found in Queensland, Australia, and yes, it has green, spiky hair. Why does it have green hair? No idea, but you have to admit it looks kinda cool, right?? 4. Gharial Let's talk now about one of the strangest and rarest animals in the world, from a family that you wouldn't expect to see on this list...a crocodile. Specifically the Gharial. 3. The Sun Bear Another type of animal you might not have expected to see on this list is a bear. Yet, there is one bear that most definitely qualifies, the Sun Bear. 2. Sphynx Cat I hate to break it to you but Sphynx cats didn’t originally come from Egypt. These cats are born hairless due to a genetic mutation and started getting bred on purpose in the 1970’s. 1. Platypus Ah, the Platypus, or as some call it "nature's reject". Why? Because this animal literally looks like it was sewn together by a mad scientist. Or as one cartoon depicted, God running out of ideas and just throwing something together. In my opinion, it's extremely cute! Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most terrifying sea monsters ever! These deep sea creatures roamed the ocean million years ago! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Top AMAZING Facts About The Planet Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/2bo0p7ndMZY Watch our "Shocking and TERRIFYING Natural Disasters!" video here: https://youtu.be/4VkcxqxZGpA Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU - Plenty of standing room: Carcharocles megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived on Earth., Heritage Auctions. (CC BY-SA 2.0) - A size comparison of a killer whale, blue whale, a Pliosaur (Predator X), and a human diver., or Sponga, Bergens Tidende (CC BY-SA 2.0) - The huge pliosaur fossils had to be cast in plaster before being removed from the Svalbard site., Jørn Hurum/NHM/UiO (CC BY-SA 2.0) List of most terrifying sea monsters ever: 9. Predator X Predator X is the most powerful marine reptile ever discovered. Over 15 meters long, and weighing about 4 tons, it was twice as big as most Jurassic predators. The giant reptile roamed the seas about 150 million years ago and was officially classified as a new species. Now known as Pliosaurus funkei, it had a massive 2m skull with a bite four times as powerful as a Tyrannosaurus rex. (Although I prefer the name Predator X). Studies of the brain cavity of Predator X has revealed that its brain was actually similar to the much smaller great white shark?. In 2006, scientists found two massive pliosaur skeletons in Norway. The giant creatures, looked slightly different from other pliosaurs discovered in England and France over the last century and a half. The pliosaur family had short necks and four large, paddle-shaped limbs like a turtle that allowed them to move up to 5m per second. The newly discovered funkei species likely lived closer to 145 million years ago and ate plesiosaurs, related long-necked, small-headed reptiles. The new analysis shows P. funkei had longer front paddles than other pliosaurs, and different teeth. This predator is still bigger than the largest living apex predator, the whale, which tops out at about 9m (30 ft) long. 8. Plesiosaurs Plesiosaurs were a group of marine reptiles, or dinosaurs-that-weren’t-actually-dinosaurs but lived at the same time during the Jurassic Period. It had a tiny head and a long neck, paddle flippers, and a tail. Even though it was smaller than Predator X, Its mouth was full of needle-like teeth pointing inward, a perfect death trap for prey and for ripping flesh. In 1987 a plesiosaur fossil was discovered with the bones of an embryo in its abdomen, proving that the animal gave birth to live young. This creature seems to have somehow given rise to the Loch Ness Monster as the physical description is very similar. Plesiosaurs would swallow stones weighing about 5 pounds (2.2kg) to help them digest their prey. If there was one plesiosaur you needed to watch out for, it was Liopleurodon (lye plur i dun). This carnivorous beast could weigh over 3,500 pounds and reach over 30 feet in length, including jaws that are believed to be 10 feet alone, complete, of course, with a very wide jaw and several rows of razor-sharp teeth. Their bodies consisted of a unique, paddle design for limbs, which has been tested and proven on small swimming robots that the Liopleurodon would not have been super fast they were terrifyingly agile. Most likely they hunted similar to the crocodiles of today, with short and fast burst attacks. So that makes them just perfect for any underwater haunted...aquarium. 7. Giant Sea Scorpion (Jaekelopterus rhenaniae) Since there is no way I can pronounce this we'll just call this one the Giant Sea Scorpion. Larger than a human and about the size of a crocodile (2.5m), the 390-million-year-old sea scorpion was the top predator of its day. This was one of the two largest arthropods to have ever lived, reaching a length of over 8 feet of armored, clawed horror. Most of us freak out at the thought of a tarantula, so it’s easy to imagine screaming like a banshee if you ever swam by one of these. A huge fossilized spiky claw discovered in Germany in 2007 measured 18 inches (46 cm). We've known about super sized insects for years now but it wasn't until this discovery that scientists realized just how big some of these creepy crawlies could get. The next biggest fossil arthropods were massive millipedes that grew more than 2 meters (6.5 feet) long, 6. Basilosaurus The Basilosaurus’ name and appearance make it seem like an ancient reptile, but it’s actually a blood-thirsty ancestor of today’s whales. It's ironic given that its name means “King Lizard,” but that is because when it was discovered by Richard Owen in 1834, it was thought be a reptile. It wasn't until over 10 years later that he discovered it was actually a mammal and tried to rename it the Zeuglodon, meaning Yoke Tooth, but that didn’t catch on.
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Check out the strangest planets in space! These planet discoveries in the universe will definitely get you thinking! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "WEIRDEST Things On Google Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/FtOxHRFLSHk Watch our "Places Google Earth Is HIDING From You!" video here: https://youtu.be/sJ_w4qJ06LE Watch our "MYSTERIOUS Objects In The Sky!" video here: https://youtu.be/kV0eO2X155w List of strangest planets in the universe: 10. HD 188753 A planet was discovered to have not one, not two, but three suns glowing in the sky. It is located in HD 188753, a triple-star system located 149 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Similar to Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine that had 2 suns, this Jupiter-like planet must have spectacular sunsets. The main star is similar in mass to our own sun and it orbits very close to it, completing one orbit every 3.5 days. It is still a complete mystery as to how this planet formed in such a complicated setting as the 3 stars would all be pulling it in 3 different directions. 9. CoRoT-7b This volcanic inferno was the first rocky planet confirmed to be orbiting another star outside of our solar system. Known as a Super Earth, it orbits a star 480 light-years away and weighs about 5x the mass of Earth. It is 23x closer to its star than Mercury is to our sun, bringing its surface temperature up to a hellish 4,000 degrees Farenheit (2,200 degrees Celsius). The same side is always facing the star and the other side is always in shadow, where temperatures can drop to minus 350 F (minus 210 C). This rocky planet may be the left-over core of a former gas giant whose atmosphere evaporated a long time ago. If so, it would be the first kind of this type of planet. The extreme heat is so terrible that it can actually vaporize rock. It's atmosphere could have weather systems that cause pebbles to condense out of the air and rain rocks onto the molten surface of the planet. Since it is so close to its star, it is very likely that this planet was once much larger, and is now evaporating before our eyes. 8. TrES-2b: The Dark Planet Since the Dark Planet is much more memorable name than TrES-2b, we'll just stick with that. This planet is literally darker than coal. Discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope in 2006, it is the size of Jupiter and orbits a star around 750 light-years from Earth. It's nickname, the ‘Dark Planet’ comes from its unique status as the darkest planetary object in the known Universe. This gas giant is heated to 1800 degrees Farenheit (980 degrees Celsius) , and orbits extremely close to its parent star. According to current computer models, hot planets like Jupiter that are gas giants could only be as dark as Mercury, which reflects only 10% if sunlight that hits it. It is very strange that the Dark Planet only reflects about 1% of the light that hits it. It is even less reflective than coal and black acrylic paint. If we could see it up-close, it would look like a black ball of gas with a faint red glow. 7. 55 Cancri e – The Diamond Planet Initially discovered in 2004, 55 Cancri e (also known as Janssen) has been a mystery ever since the first analyses came through about its composition. Approximately the mass of 8 earths, it orbits its host star about 40 light years away from our solar system. Temperatures reach up to 3,100 Fahrenheit, and measurements of a transit captured in 2011 made it possible to calculate its density, and this is where it got interesting. It appears that this planet is actually solid and made up of a carbon-rich material, rather than the oxygen rich material that forms the rocky planets in our solar system. As a result it is very likely that this rocky planet is covered in carbon that has turned into diamond and graphite. According to the current market value of the diamond, it would be worth $26.9 nonillion. Forbes states that only 0.182% of the planet would need to be mined to pay back the entire debt that has been accumulated by all the governments on earth. 6. WASP-12b The ‘Wide Area Search for Planets’, also known as WASP, first discovered this planet in 2008, 600 light-years away. It orbits incredibly close to its parent star, about 1/44th of the distance that our planet orbits our sun, giving it a surface temperature of around 2200 degrees Celsius (3992 degree Farenheit). It is the hottest known planet in the Milky Way and it may also be the shortest-lived. The doomed planet is getting eaten by its parent star and the star's tidal forces are pulling away its atmosphere, turning it into an egg shape. This is the first time that we have been able to observe a star consuming a planet so clearly. At the current rate, WASP-12B may be entirely gone within 10 million years.
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Check out these UNEXPLAINED Mysteries Of The Mountains! From strange discoveries to other weird conspiracy theories, this top 10 list of bizarre unsolved mountain mysteries will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. The Forbidden Mountain By 1975, the world’s 20 tallest mountains had already been climbed. However, there remains one elusive summit- that of Gangkhar Puensum that lies on the border between Bhutan and China. With an elevation of 24,836 feet, it’s the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, and a place steeped in mystery. 9. Megalithic Stones in the Ural Mountains The Ural mountains in Russia have been the site of a number of mysterious finds, but perhaps none so strange as a series of megalithic stones that were found in 2014 near Shoria mountain in southern Siberia. Some of these stones are thought to weigh as much as 4,000 tons, and they appear to have been cut with tools to give them flat surfaces and sharp corners… before being stacked 130 feet high. 8. The Ararat Anomaly Mount Ararat, in the east of modern-day Turkey, is one of the most famous mountains in the world because of its religious significance. A photograph taken in 1949 by a US Air Force reconnaissance plane made this place even more mystical. The mountain is actually a dormant volcano, consisting of two cones known as Greater Ararat and Little Ararat. 7. Black Mountain Black Mountain, in Queensland, Australia, stands out from the surrounding brush with its ominous looking dark rock, but this place has long been associated with unexplained phenomenon and is feared and avoided by those who live nearby. Whether it’s strange creatures, unexplained lights, or the countless people supposed to have visited but never returned… Black mountain has it all, but is there any truth behind it? 6. Dyatlov Pass Dyatlov pass, in the northern region of Russia’s Ural mountains, is the site of one of mountaineering’s greatest mysteries. In January of 1959, nine college students were killed under mysterious circumstances, and to this day no-one knows what happened to them. There are several versions of this story, but here is one of them. 5. Gurudongmar Lake Gurudongmar lake, in India, is one of the highest lakes in the world and is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus. Legend says that the place was blessed by Guru Nanak, the spiritual leader of Sikhism, while he passed by in the 15th century. 4. Kangtega Peak The Kantega peak is a major summit in the Nepal Himalayas that reaches as high as 22,251 feet… and was first climbed in 1964. At first, it looks like every other peak in the range, but there's something that's caught the attention of UFO hunters around the world… the fact that a large portion of the mountain has been blacked out on Google Maps. 3. The Valley of Headless Men Nahanni national park, in the Mackenzie mountain range of Canada, is as stunning a place as you would expect from the region… but there’s something mysterious about this particular area, which has become known as the valley of headless men. Rather than just being a scary name, it's earned this moniker because of the number of people who have disappeared nearby and later found without their heads. 2. The Khentii Mountains The Khentii mountains are a range to the northeast of Mongolia, and are covered by the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected area… which is a 4,740 square mile wildlife preservation area that limits visitors, whether for tourism, hunting, or other reasons. 1. Gyanganj The Himalayas is a massive and largely unexplored mountain region, and legends from India and Tibet suggest there may still be something incredible to discover… the city of Gyanganj, also known as the city of the immortal beings. It’s said to be in a remote and inaccessible valley in the Himalayas, but one that has so far eluded researchers. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Places On Earth DISCOVERED! From mysterious hidden places to unexplained discoveries, this top 10 list of weird and odd locations around the world is very bizarre! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Mount Roraima This giant plateau soars up into the sky and is often surrounded by a sea of clouds. It has its own very unique ecosystem with many tall waterfalls and highly specialized plant and animal species such as pitcher plants and the Roraima bush toad. Located on the border of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil, 75% of the mountain is in Venezuelan territory. 9. Pripyat Following the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, thousands of people were evacuated from the neighboring city of Pripyat. Over 30 years later, most of the town is still there, frozen in time and left to decay. 8. McMurdo Dry Valleys The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of snow-free valleys in Antarctica. What? No snow in Antarctica??? That’s right. The Dry Valleys have extremely low humidity levels and the mountains around the valley prevent any ice from flowing down around it from glaciers. 7. Abandoned Military Hospital Beelitz-Heilstätten is a district in Beelitz, Germany that is made famous by a hospital complex that contains almost 60 buildings. At first, the complex was built to treat TB and then became a sanatorium . But at the beginning of the first war, it became a military hospital. 6. Travertine Pools of Pamukkale Pamukkale means "cotton castle" in Turkish which makes sense, once you see the pools in this place! They are made up of hot springs and travertines which are terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. 5. Richat Structure The Richat Structure or the Eye of the Sahara is a mysterious round formation found in the Sahara near Mauritania. It appears to be some sort of sci-fi experiment, but it is actually a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical dome that is 25 miles wide. 4. Shicheng, China Shicheng City or China’s Atlantis or Lion City, is an underwater city in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. This city is strange for two reasons! It was forgotten and lost for thousands of years…and it has survived remarkably well underwater! 3. Fly Geyser Likely the most beautiful geyser in the world, Fly Geyser can be found in Washoe County, Nevada. It is just 5 feet high, by 12 feet wide. So why is it is amazing or mysterious? Well look at it! It isn’t natural, but rather the result of a test site after a geothermal power company drilled into the rock. 2. The Maunsell Sea Forts From afar, these guys look kind of like oil rigs or something, but they’re really just old sea forts known as the Maunsell Forts. These were built during WWII to help defend the UK. Each fort has built-in firearms and were originally used by both army and navy personnel, a rare occurrence. 1. Door to Hell If the name isn’t enough to scare you, wait till you hear the story behind the Gates of Hell. Officially known as the Darvaza gas crater, the “door” is actually a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan. When seen up close, which you never ever really want to be, you will see fire, boiling mud, and orange flames in the hole. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most surprising facts about the ancient greeks! This top 10 list of amazing facts of ancient greek civilization shows some of the most surprising things greeks did throughout history! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Extinct Creatures Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/ZQ2duvyaqfw Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc 14. Yo-Yo The ancient Greeks are known for many wonderful creations and inventions, but as a vase from 440 B.C. shows, they were apparently masters of recreation and finding ways to entertain themselves too. How so? Well, because this vase shows a woman playing with an object that is clearly a Yo-Yo. That's right, apparently, Yo-Yo's were around in 440 BC, and the Greeks seemed to love them so much that they put them into art pieces. 13. Diagnosis: Earwax Whether it was the Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Egyptians, or any other famous culture in between, there are always "unique" medical practices that you can find from their early days. In regards to the Greeks, they had a very interesting practice where if you were sick, the doctor wouldn't start checking you out until he had a taste of your earwax. 11. Female Eyebrows That's not to say that ancient Greece didn't have certain philosophies and beliefs for the female body, because goddesses were also represented. But they were especially interested in their eyebrows. For unlike today, where a unibrow is "frowned upon" in terms of beauty, the Greeks really liked them. 10. To Wipe, Or Not To Wipe When it comes to thinking about times before modern amenities, one of the biggest topics brought up is about toilet paper. After all, toilet paper wasn't widely circulated until the 1800's, so that's thousands of years of people having to go to the bathroom and not having toilet paper, so what did people like the ancient Greeks use when they had to go? 9. Athletic Sweat Perks Greek culture revered their sports athletes, after all, this is the civilization that created the Olympics. But in some ways, it was more than just reverence, the very bodies and fluids of these athletes were believed to be gifts straight from the gods and everything they emitted was mystical, including their sweat. 7. A "Fine" Wine When you think about ancient Greeks, you probably think that this culture loved to have social events and parties, and that they would drink heavily all the time. While it's true that ancient Greeks loved their wines, they rarely drank them as they were. Meaning, they would actually "dilute" the wine with water to ensure that they didn't get drunk. 5. Musically Inclined The men of Greece were known to be athletes, and warriors, and of course, politicians, but what many don't know is that a vast majority of male Greeks, regardless of their social status or job, were very well versed in music. In fact, it's said that most men in Greece knew how to play at least one musical instrument, if not more. 4. Spartan Romance The Spartan culture was a very intense one, and that applied not only to their training (which led them to be some of the best warriors in the world) but how they got married, and what would happen when they did. 3. Olympics Are Not For The Married This is an odd custom that was discovered about ancient Greece. Mainly, if you were a married woman, you could NOT watch the Olympics, at all. 2. Political Exile Politicians are a group of people that are both respected and despised, and this isn't just from the modern world. Ancient Greece had that problem too. Remember, the Greeks were the creators of democracy, and they made positions to help the will of the people be known, ergo: politicians. However, the Greeks had the never changing issue of politicians becoming corrupt in their position, and trying to amass power. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most amazing waterslides ever created! This top 10 list of highest, biggest and most insane water slides in the world has some of the most amazing slides! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 8. Black Hole Ah, what a better way to start off this list than with a waterslide that actually sounds like a trap! Now, there are many water parks that have a slide called the Black Hole (I had my own personal embarrassing happen on one of them actually), but the one I am speaking of is in Orlando, Florida at the Wet N’ Wild Water Park. 7. The Rapids Before I go into details on this one, you need some context. This slide made it onto this list because of a mechanical malfunction that almost created a disaster. It was not a design flaw like many other rides on this list. Now you know. 6. The Aqua Sphere The Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Center is home to a ride known as the Aqua Sphere, and it's not hard to see how it got the name with those massive sphere popping out in certain places. Side note, there are a lot of slides that have "aqua" in the title. Why? Are they struggling to come up with good names for the rides? Or are they just trying to be super clear about what the ride entails? Anyway, let’s move on. 5. The Aqua Loop Loops are a key attraction at both amusement parks and water parks. But the main problem with designing a ride with loops is that if you don't get enough speed, you're not going around it. This is what happened with one woman in Australia who rode The Aqua Loop. 4. The Verrückt Part of the fun of going on a waterslide is seeing the way it's designed. Since it's a park, it's meant to incite feelings of awe and wonder of what going on the different slides will be like. But, since they are competing to be cool and cause excitement, it can have some bad side effects, including. 3. Streamer Slide When it comes to waterslides, there are two ways to go down. One, is bare body, which is standard in most slides. The other is by inner tube, which can be solo or in tandem depending on the ride. In regards to the tubes, there's always a danger of not holding on and losing them. But the truly dangerous waterslides are the ones that make those tubes flip with you in it. 2. Aqua Nova Adventure Pool This one is actually really terrifying, and not even in the way you’d expect but it needs to be said. You go on waterslides to have fun, to enjoy the water park and hang out in the pool. It's great, except when the ending dangerous, especially for women. 1. Cannonball Loop Ok, this one had to be at the top of the list. Now, yes, it's not "in" the world anymore, but it was for a month, and from start to finish this waterslide was not only dangerous, it was potentially lethal, and yet the people who made it and ran the park didn't care. Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you...the Cannonball Loop. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Facts About The Knights Templar! From the amazing history of crusaders to hidden holy grails and conspiracies, this top 10 list of fascinating mysteries about the knights templar is really intriguing! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Who were the Knights Templar? The first crusade was a military campaign organized by western rulers, the Pope, and the Byzantine Empire to take Jerusalem away from Muslim control. In the year 1099, the capture of Jerusalem led to thousands upon thousands of Christian pilgrims making the journey to the Holy Land. While the city itself was secure, the area around it, known as Outremer, was a place of bandits and marauders. 9. The Temple of Solomon While in Jerusalem, the order set up their headquarters in the building that was formerly the Al Aqsa mosque, from where they organized their operations. There was more to this choice of location than many believed, as the Knights believed it to be the site of the Temple of Solomon. The building stood on the Temple Mount, which was where the vast temple of the Jews of the Old Testament once stood, and while the buildings atop the mount had long been destroyed, the Knights suspected there may still be hidden structures beneath. 8. Temple Church The Knights Templar had strongholds across Europe, but there’s actually one that you can visit today! In an area of London, England, known as ‘Temple’, you can walk through a stone archway onto Inner Temple lane where you’ll find yourself surrounded by gothic and Victorian architecture. It was here that the Knights Templar built monastic dormitories and chambers and, most significantly, the Temple Church. 7. Rosslyn Chapel The chapel in the town of Rosslyn, just to the south of Edinburgh in Scotland, is inconspicuous at first glance, but its links with the Knights Templar have led to theories suggesting it’s the hiding place of something incredibly significant. If the weather-worn gothic architecture seems familiar, then you may know this place from the movie, the Da Vinci Code, which featured the chapel. 6. The 12 Who Escaped According to legend, during the rounding up and execution of the Knights Templar in France, it’s thought that 24 managed to escape. 12 of this group were named in a document from 1307, which suggests that they were, in particular, being searched for by the king, but what was so special about them? 5. Templar Towns As we have seen, the Knights Templar constructed buildings across Europe, and maintained a stronghold in Jerusalem for as long as possible, but did you know that they also built entire towns? Partly as a result of the wealth, they accumulated, and because they needed to provide their followers with secure places to live, these Templar outposts can be found throughout Europe, particularly in the hills on the border between Spain and Portugal. 4. Did they Visit America? Following the arrest of most of the order, those who evaded capture fled to far-flung places, and some believe they may even have made it as far as the Americas. When the French authorities raided the Paris Temple, they found it to be completely empty. 3. Supposed Worship of Baphomet One of the claims against the Templars, when they were arrested, was of blasphemy. While they disputed this, they certainly had some unusual rituals, one of which was supposedly the worship of Baphomet. You may recognize images of Baphomet from things ranging from heavy metal albums to religious propaganda, as the icon is often associated with Satanism. 2. There Were Female Members We only ever see depictions of the Knights Templar being men and, what with the way the world was, it would be a fair assumption to believe that the only members of the monastic order were male… but that’s not entirely true. While the Knights Templar were formed to fight battles, and the Order’s rule, set out by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, explicitly forbade women from joining to prevent temptation 1. They Still Exist Today! Despite the order of the Knights Templar having been officially disbanded in 1314, their influence and teachings can still be felt today. Of course, it’s long been thought that Knights have continued to protect the legendary treasures that were hidden, but the truth behind this has so far evaded discovery. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Discoveries Made On The Beach! From unexplained things washed ashore to bizarre ocean discoveries, this top 10 list of strange beach discoveries will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Mutilated Great White Sharks During a 3 day period in May of 2017, four of the world’s most fearsome predators washed up on the beaches of South Africa’s Western Cape province. The following month, another Great White Shark was found… and each of them was mutilated in a similar way. They were all missing chunks out of their bodies as well as their livers, which had been ripped out, and there were other signs of mutilations- such as missing stomachs and testes. 9. Palm Oil In 2017, 13 beaches in Hong Kong had to be closed because of disgusting deposits that began to be washed ashore. The Styrofoam-like clumps were soon discovered to be made up of palm oil, which had been released into the ocean during the collision of two ships in the Pearl River estuary. 8. Ice Balls In 2013, residents around Lake Michigan found hundreds of giant ice balls along the shoreline. Each of them weighed as much as 50 pounds and, surprisingly, they’re actually quite common. They occur during the winter, as a result of a weather phenomenon that sees a combination of wind and wave action against the shore. 7. 200 Million-Year-Old Fossil Storms are often responsible for churning up all kinds of material from the sea and depositing it on the beach. In 2014, a beachcomber on the Jurassic Coast, in the English county of Dorset, made an incredible discovery. Embedded in the rocks, he found the skeleton of a five-foot long, toothy animal that resembled a dolphin- but actually turned out to be a 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaur. 6. Deep Sea Fish In 2015, two co-workers were walking along the beach on Catalina Island in California, when they came across a strange 13.5-foot long carcass. It was unlike anything they had seen before and is something rarely seen by most people- as it was a deep sea oarfish that usually lives at depths of between 660 and 3000 feet. 5. Sea Pickles It may not be the greatest surprise to hear that weird things have washed up on the beaches of Oregon, but the waters are full of peculiar jelly-like translucent creatures that look like slugs. They first began appearing in 2015, but by 2017 there were millions in the region, with many of them washing up on the shoreline. 4. Cannonballs In Charleston, South Carolina, live cannonballs from the Revolutionary and Civil wars are often found around the city… and wash up on the shores. Most of them are inactive lumps of metal, but others still have the ability to explode. They're most commonly found during construction projects, but following Hurricane Matthew in 2016, 15 civil war cannonballs washed ashore on Folly Beach. 3. E.T In 2011, 76-year-old Margaret Wells of Cosham, in England, was devastated when her home was robbed. They took all of her jewelry, an iron, and her beloved life-sized E.T figure that her daughter had made for her. She thought she'd never see it again, but was surprised in early 2012 when she received a call from police to tell her that they had found it!! 2. Giant Sea Monster The communities living on Seram island in Indonesia rely on the sea for their livelihoods and probably have seen virtually everything that it has to offer. In 2017, though, something washed up on the shore of Hulung beach that made them all realize that there were mysterious things in the depths. 1. Whiskey Galore It’s not often that something great washes ashore but, in 1941, residents of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland were in for a treat. On the morning of February 5th, the SS Politician was passing by- having left Liverpool, England, on its way to Kingston, Jamaica, and New Orleans. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these scariest discoveries you'll be glad you didn't make! From ancient archaeological discoveries to mysterious and weird findings, this top 10 list of ancient artifacts is absolutely unbelievable! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Artifacts Ever Discovered!" video here: https://youtu.be/gG0XGt3jFZA Watch our "SECRETS Casinos DON'T Want You To Find Out!" video here: https://youtu.be/hAoABuvzOZM Watch our "RAREST And Most EXPENSIVE Cars In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/MtCnWSqqilg 10.) Shackled Skeletons Centuries ago in Ancient Greece, at least 80 people were executed. Archaeologists working at an ancient cemetery in the Falyron Delta necropolis, near Athens, made the discovery, which came to light in 2016. While no one is sure why this occurred, these 80 skeletons laid buried neatly with their wrists bound together with iron shackles. 9.) The Elephant’s Foot The Chernobyl disaster happened at 1:23 a.m. on April 26, 1986. After the nuclear fires were finally controlled, workers scrambled to contain the invisible dangers of the failed Chernobyl core. With the help of a remote camera, an intensely radioactive mass was found in the basement of Unit 4, more than two meters wide and weighing hundreds of tons, which they called “the Elephant’s Foot” for its wrinkled appearance. 8.) Child Mummy Mountaineers climbing near Aconcagua in Argentina in 1985 stumbled across a dark memento of the past. Nestled in a stone structure was the huddled mummy of a 7-year-old who died about 500 years ago. It is believed the little boy was the victim of child sacrifice. 7.) Cannibalism in the Canadian Arctic An ill-fated 19th-century expedition that became trapped in the Canadian Arctic ended in a particularly gruesome type of cannibalism. The British Navy on the Franklin Expedition met their gory end in 1845 when they were trying to find a sea route through the Canadian Arctic to the Orient. 6.) Man in the Attic In the days leading up to Christmas 2008, a family in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania began hearing strange sounds in their house. They didn’t think too much of it because they had two cats. However, as the days passed, they began noticing certain things disappearing, like food, money, and other items. Then, one day, they found footprints in their daughter’s closet that lead up to the attic, which is when they finally notified the police. 5.) Human Feet A number of detached human feet have been found in the water. Bet your glad you didn’t find them. These feet have been found since 2007 in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state. The most recent discovery occurred in 2016. These mysterious feet appear on the sand like any piece of ocean debris, but its pretty freaky. It is also stated that almost all the feet found on the shores have been right feet. 4.) Smallpox Scabs In 2003, a New Mexico librarian found smallpox scabs in a library book. The 23-year-old librarian was tending the shelves at the College of Santa Fe’s Fogelson Library when she stumbled across a book on Civil War medicine written by Dr. W.D. Kelly, a physician who had done work on childhood vaccinations in the late 1800s. 3.) A House of Snakes In September 2009, a family in Idaho moved into a new spacious home they felt was perfect for their growing family. However, soon after moving in, the family starting noticing snakes everywhere. There were days where the family would count up to 40 snakes in their yard!! And to make matters a bit creepier, they began hearing slithering sounds coming from inside their walls. 2.) Unknown Man E In the late 1880’s, Dr. Fouquet and a chemist, M. Mathey, discovered what they called a tortured mummy. Mathey's report about the mummy appeared first in the Bulletin de l'Institut Egyptien in 1886, soon after the mummy was unwrapped. The mummy had been enshrouded by a sheepskin which still retained its white wool. 1.) Bones in the Basement A construction crew working on a woman’s 100-year-old Wisconsin home made a gruesome discovery. When one of the crew members began digging with a backhoe and dumped the second scoop of dirt, a human skull rolled out. It was soon determined by the Wisconsin Historical Society’s burial sites program that this area was actually the remnants of the community’s first documented cemetery, which was sold and relocated many years before. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the weirdest pets around the world! From strange cats to incredible unusual animals, you won't believe some of these creatures pet owners actually have! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!" video here: https://youtu.be/U-VNYP16KYI Watch our "Pets That RETURNED Home After Being LOST!" video here: https://youtu.be/JZMkZc-lYGE Watch our "World's RAREST Dog Breeds Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/IHIbg3zHJ20 10. Biggest Goldfish It’s not often you think of Goldfish as being very big- after all they’re a prize given away at fair grounds in small plastic bags, but sometimes they can grow to be enormous. When Ada Shaw, of Folkestone in England, bought her pet from a shop for less than a dollar, she couldn’t have known the relationship she’d come to develop with the fish. She named it “Goldie”, and began to take care of it like no one has ever looked after a goldfish before! There are two amazing things about Goldie- how long he lived, and how large he became. Goldfish will usually live for a maximum of ten years, but Goldie was 15 years old in 2012 when official measurements were taken. It had also grown to enormous proportions, more than 3 times longer than a typical fish, at 15.7 inches, and weighing a whopping 2 pounds. Ada Shaw had three pieces of advice to budding Goldfish owners who wanted to take the best care of their pet. Lot’s of love and attention, good food, and some warm water in the tank. She would feed it flakes at the same time every day, spend hours talking to it, and left a light on at night to ensure he was never left in the dark. They developed such a bond that when she’d come home after a day out, the fish would whizz around the tank for a few minutes in excitement to see her. How many of you can say that about the fish in your aquarium?? 9. Smallest Cat Ever Guinness World Records no longer accept new entries to the categories of largest pets, because they realized that this was encouraging owners to overfeed or drug their animals in order to get their brief moment of fame. This doesn’t, however, affect their acknowledgement of small animals, and the smallest cat on record is simply unbelievable. Tinker Toy was born in 1990, and was a male blue point Himalayan-Persian. He was owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes of Taylorville in Illinois, and was absolutely miniscule. When he had become fully grown at two and a half years old, he measured only 2.75 inches tall and 7.5 inches long. While the breed is naturally small compared to others, Tinker Toy was exceptionally small all through his life until he died in 1997. 8. House Hippo Hippos are often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, so it may come as a surprise that Tonie and Shirley Joubert from Limpopo in South Africa have adopted one as a pet- virtually raising it as their own child. But Jessica is no ordinary hippo, and she has a rather unusual story. She was born in 2000, and was separated from her family by devastating floods that hit the region that year. The Joubert’s were out walking one day, and saw a small hippo calf looking up at them from the waters of a nearby river. Clearly exhausted and unable to free herself from the raging waters, the couple rushed down to help free her. From that moment a bond was formed, and Jessica went on to be one of the most famous hippos in the world. Knowing that she stood very little chance of surviving on her own, they took her home with them and looked after her themselves. Today she has grown into an adult Hippo, but because she has spent her whole life in the presence of humans, she’s incredibly friendly and playful with visitors- unlike those that you’d encounter in the wild. She still interacts with other hippos, as she’s allowed to roam freely, but she always returns home and feels safest with her human companions. They feed her milk from a bottle, and she has been featured in more than 90 different movies and documentaries. At 1.2 tons, it’s no mean feat caring for a creature like this, but it’s proof that no matter how dangerous an animal is, there’s always room for them to get along well with caring humans. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most UNUSUAL Guns You Won't Believe Exist! From the strangest bullets to bizarre weapons used in combat, this top 10 list of strangest guns that actually exist will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Duck’s Foot Pistol Four barrelled guns, often called duck’s foot pistols because of their quackers design, date back as far as the 18th century, and have become somewhat of a collector's item because of their rareness. In 2017, one was auctioned in London with a guide price of up to $5000 dollars. It had a walnut slab-sided butt, an ornate silver-wire scroll inlay and, of course, the unusual four barrelled design. 9. The Cornershot The problem with weapons that shoot in straight lines is that it can be difficult to shoot around something… so, that’s what the corner shot was developed for. Designed to be used in modern warfare situations, it allows users to engage from any direction, and be able to trigger while completely under cover. 8. Cemetery Gun In the 18th and 19th centuries, grave robbing became a real problem in the US and Britain. Cadavers had become valuable because the law prevented medical schools from buying them for use in research and training. Instead, they relied upon the bodies of executed criminals, and bodies that were donated, but they couldn't acquire enough for their needs. Grave robbers would steal the corpses and sell them to the medical schools, creating a black market in bodies that cemeteries tried their best to prevent. 7. The Elgin Cutlass Pistol The Elgin pistol was patented by George Elgin and made from 1837-9. It was, essentially, a .54 calibre pistol with an 11.5-inch bowie (buey) blade attached to it. The Bowie blade was added to exploit the popularity of famous knife fighters such as Jim Bowie. It was adopted by the Navy in 1838 and was mainly used by boarding parties and most famously in the Wilkes south seas expedition. 6. APS Underwater Rifle The APSj underwater rifle was created by the Soviet military in the 1970s in order to provide improved firepower to their frogmen who, until that time, had been equipped with knives and an underwater pistol. Based on the AK-74 rifle, and using a gas piston to operate, a number of adaptations were made to make it suitable for underwater use. 5. Key Gun From way before hidden guns used by secret agents, key guns were used in the 17th and 18th century as a method of self-defence for jailers who would be dealing with the worst criminals of the time. They were usually very primitive firearms, often being just a metal tube that was sealed on one end, with a touch hole on top. The jailer would have had a lit cigar or cigarette in his mouth, and touched it over the hole to ignite the powder within. 4. G.R.A.D .22 RS Knife Gun It's a well-known fact that bringing a knife to a gunfight isn't going to get you far… that is, of course, unless you have the GRAD knife gun. A modern version of the Elgin pistol, the GRAD, which was developed towards the end of the 90s, used modern design and technology to create a slick weapon. 3. Pepperbox Gun Pepperbox revolvers were the first types of repeating revolvers and got their name because they look so much like an old fashioned pepper mill. They had multiple barrels that revolved around a central axis, and virtually any type of firing mechanism could be used- including a matchlock, Wheelock, flintlock, percussion cap, and plenty more. 2. The Turbiaux Palm-Squeezer Pistol The Turbiaux palm squeezer pistol is one of the most discreet guns ever made… as the name would suggest, it’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The original design was patented in Paris by Jaques E. Turbiaux in 1882, with the pistol’s firing chambers being arranged around a rotating disk, and pointing outwards. 1. Chainsaw Bayonet Have you ever looked at a rifle with a bayonet and thought it needs to be more deadly… and look more awesome? Well, that’s exactly what Robert Weir from Doublestar firearms tried to do in 2012, and the result was an immediate success. Known as the Zombie X Chainsaw bayonet, it has a 10-inch blade and can be mounted to rifles like the AR-15. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these shocking things discovered in your favorite foods! From mcdonalds to kfc and other fast food, this top 10 list of horror stories of things found in junk food will make you never want to buy these products again! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Lost Worlds On Earth!" video here: https://youtu.be/oX1rLjFYseA Watch our "Fake Food YOU Eat Every Day!" video here: https://youtu.be/exqcb4DFhzo Watch our "Most SCARY Mythical Creatures Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/LEvBTkPo2R4 11. Black Widow Boston resident Jorge Fuertes purchased a bag of Anthony’s brand red seedless grapes from a Whole Foods Market. Later, when he and his twenty-year-old son took a lunch break, they saw something strange in the bag. According to Fuertes, the bag was full of spider webs and between the grapes they could see a spider. As they inspected the bag, at least two more spiders crawled out, both black, shiny, and with the distinctive red hourglass. Yes, their bag of grapes contained black widows. These spiders, however, are rarely deadly. Their neurotoxic venom is extremely painful, though, causing muscle cramps, vomiting, and dizziness. Of course, Fuertes reported his find. Bags of Anthony’s brand grapes were pulled from the shelves of that store and the grocery store chain immediately began inspecting all produce. A spokesman for Whole Foods Market assured the public that they take every precaution to inspect produce but that spiders were “part of the natural environment where grapes are grown”. 10. Frozen Frog When we open a bag of frozen veggies, we don’t expect to find a stowaway. In 2010, Marty Hoffman opened a bag for her dog. The Hoffman’s dog was on a special meat-and-vegetable diet to help with a skin condition. When she dumped out the bag, she saw something frozen that she at first thought was a weird looking asparagus. However, on closer inspection, she discovered it was a frog! The Hoffmans contacted the FDA, who didn’t respond as quickly as the family would have liked. I mean, who are you supposed to call when you find something weird in your food??They then reported their find to a local newspaper columnist, who in turn contacted the grocery store chain. That brand name of frozen vegetable was immediately pulled from shelves and inspected. No other frogs, though, were found and the whole incident was put down as a fluke. Supposedly, the FDA eventually got around to inspecting the factories where the vegetables were processed, but there’s no word on what they found. Rumors spread that the family intended to sue or capitalize on the viral event. However, the Hoffman family denied those rumors and say they still shop at the store where they bought the frozen vegetables. After all, what’s a tiny frozen frog going to do to you? 9. A Condom In the late ‘90s, a customer named William Smith ordered two Big Macs, fries, and a drink in a mini-mall in Easton, Pennsylvania. The first sandwich was fine but the second had a strange flavor. Smith took off the bun to discover a condom in his sandwich. What’s more, the condom was reported later to be, quote, “degraded” because the Big Mac had been warmed in a microwave. Smith showed the sandwich to the manager, who brought out seven male workers. None of the workers owned up to putting the condom in Smith’s food, though they all thought it was funny. The manager gave him two coupons for free sandwiches. Feeling ill later, he went to the hospital. A police officer tried to confiscate the sandwich as evidence but the manager claimed she was instructed by McDonald’s headquarters not to turn it over. William Smith tried to sue the company but the lawsuit was later dismissed. This wouldn’t be the last time a condom would be found in a McDonald’s meal. In 2009, a 7-year-old girl found a condom in her French fries. The police investigated it and deemed the condom was a “health risk”. I think anyone with common sense could say that eating warmed up rubber clearly can’t be good for you. 8. A Mouse Mice tend to turn up a lot in places they don’t need to be. One such place would be a loaf of bread. In 2009, Oxfordshire resident, Stephen Forse, took out a loaf of Hovis Best of Both to make sandwiches for his children. He noticed a strange dark patch covering the corner of four slices. At first thinking it was a defect from the baking process, he took a closer look and realized it was a mouse. More horrifyingly, the mouse was missing a tail. Upon further investigation, no one could account for the tail. Whoops!! Forse turned the loaf over to environmental health officers. Friday Premier Foods, who make Hovis Best of Both, pled guilty for not properly inspecting their food at all stages of production. They were fined £5,500. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the craziest and bloodiest roman emperors that ever existed! This top 10 list of crazy things ancient roman dictators did will absolutely shock you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "CRAZIEST Things Ancient Romans Did!" video here: https://youtu.be/uMqagO3UMbA Watch our "Most AMAZING Facts About The Roman Military!" video here: https://youtu.be/kabRZfdf9fM Watch our "Ancient Objects And HOW They Were Used!" video here: https://youtu.be/0de2nV8OHJk 6. Tiberius (AD 14–37) Tiberius was the 2nd emperor of Rome, successor to Augustus, though Augustus did not necessarily put him down as his first choice. His mother divorced his father to marry Augustus but it gets weird when Augustus forced Tiberius to divorce his wife and marry his daughter. 5. Caligula (AD 37–41) Besides Julius Caesar, Caligula probably also sounds familiar but for some really bad things. He is best known for a series of eccentric actions, such as declaring war on the sea and proclaiming himself a god. Reportedly Caligula was very tall, with spindly legs and a thin neck, thinning hair but with a hairy body. 4. Nero (AD 54–68) Nero is the Roman Emperor we all love to hate. Emperor, actor, and poet, he wore many hats. Nero’s reign was known for being lavish and tyrannical. He killed his mother, persecuted Christians and is said to have "fiddled while Rome burned." He was actually a competent administrator. 3. Domitian (AD 81–96) Domitian was the younger son of Vespasian, the general who took over after Nero's fall and restored a certain element of stability and normality to Roman public life. Domitian inherited none of his father's charm and, like others on this list, suffered from deep suspicion of those around him which led to extreme paranoia. 2. Commodus (AD 180–192) Commodus was the emperor immortalized by Joaquin Phoenix in The Gladiator. He is also famous in art history for having a great sculpture made of him dressed as Hercules! The real Commodus was a passionate follower of gladiatorial combat, and even fought in the arena himself, sometimes dressed as Hercules. 1. Diocletian (AD 284–305) It may seem unfair to include Diocletian on this list because he is most known for his decision to divide the government of the Roman empire in two. He expanded the civil and military services and established the largest bureaucratic government in the history of the empire. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these MYTHOLOGICAL Artifacts That Might Still Be Out There! This mysterious top 10 list of mythical weapons and objects from ancient mythology has some amazing artifacts that some believe could still be discovered! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Seven League Boots In European fairy tales, a recurring item that popped up now and again was that of the Seven Leagues Boots. These boots did exactly what you would expect, they would allow the wearer to move across a distance of seven leagues (which in modern conversion is over 3 miles) with every step that they took!! Just imagine, you could move incredible distances with little or no effort at all!! 9. Seal of Solomon In the Christian/Judaism religions, King Solomon was the wisest man on the face of the Earth. He was blessed with this wisdom by God himself, but that wasn't the only thing he gave the king. For according to legend, the Lord also gave him a ring, one that blessed him with great power. This was the Seal of Solomon. The seal was actually supposed to be a ring made of brass and iron. 8. Staff of the Monkey King In Chinese legends, one of the most prominent characters is that of Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King. He was birthed from stone, and learned supernatural powers from Taoist teachings and certain artifacts. One such thing that gave him even more power was his legendary staff, called Ruyi Jingu Bang. 7. The Ring of Gyges The Philosopher Plato told many tales that have become legend, and one such tale was that of the Ring of Gyges. Plato tells that the ring was found by a shepherd named Gyges in a cave that was created when an earthquake hit! The ring was on a corpse, but one that the story says was not of a human figure. Gyges took the ring and put it on, and soon realized that he could turn invisible by wearing it a certain way. 6. Mjolnir One of the most legendary and famed weapons in all of mythology is the hammer known as Mjolnir. It was given to Thor, son of Odin of the Norse gods, and was actually a gift from his brother Loki. 5. The Hand Of Glory The Hand Of Glory might just be one of the darkest artifacts ever conceived in European mythology. It was an item that was created via the hand of a condemned killer. After being chopped off, and pickled, the hand was turned into a candle, even using the man's hair as the wick. Black magic was said to be infused to the hand/candle, and because of this, whoever so wielded the hand was given special abilities. 4. The Book Of Thoth Thoth, who resides in the Egyptian Pantheon of Gods, was the god of wisdom and magic. Using his knowledge, he wrote a book, one that would allow anyone who read it to understand the language of the gods themselves, as well as speak with any animal on Earth. 3. Helmet of Darkness In Greek Mythology, a war broke out between the Gods and the Titans. To tip the scales in their favor, the Gods released the Cyclopes, who were master forgers. The Cyclops went on to make many legendary weapons, including the Helmet of Darkness. 2. The Spear of Destiny When Jesus Christ was crucified by Roman soldiers, many events took place. But, one of the key parts of the crucifixion was Jesus being pierced in the side by a Roman spear. This spear would later be known to the world as the "Spear of Destiny", and many myths and tales have been told about it. 1. Pandora Box's There have been many tales about how the world came into chaos, but one of the most popular ones of all is that of Pandora's Box. In Greek Mythology, Pandora was actually the first woman on Earth. So, to bless her, the gods came together and gave her a gift. One such god was Zeus, who gave her a jug that was full of all the "evils" that the world was "saved" from. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Archaeological Discoveries In The UK! From amazing ancient artifacts to other unexplained discoveries, this top 10 list of strange findings in the uk is very intrigueing! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. The Women of Stonehenge Stonehenge is one of the world’s most iconic and mysterious Neolithic monuments. The henge, or stone circle, was a cemetery for high-ranking individuals as well as a sort of calendar, since its stones align with the sunset on the winter solstice and sunrise on the summer solstice. It was built between 4000 and 5000 years ago, and most of its secrets have yet to be revealed. 7. Lincolnshire Black Death Pit In the 14th century, the Black Death, also known as bubonic plague, killed 75 million to 200 million people all across Europe and Asia. Britain was not immune to the plague, and some experts estimate that fifty percent of the population of what is now the United Kingdom died during the outbreak. 6. Boxford Roman mosaic Britain was once a province of the Roman Empire, and there are Roman-era archaeological sites all across the country. Usually the sites are stone walls and hidden pits, but in 2017, archaeologists working near the little town of Boxford found something extraordinary. 5. Staffordshire Hoard In 2009, a man with a metal detector was searching a field outside Hammerwich, Staffordshire, when he got the surprise of his life. When his metal detector went off to tell him he’d found something, he was expecting a coin or maybe someone’s lost pocket watch. What he found instead was the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found in the United Kingdom! 4. Lindow Man In 1984, commercial peat cutters at Lindow Marsh near Wilmslow in Cheshire, England, came across a gruesome discovery. One of the workers pulled what he thought was a piece of wood off of the machine he was using to cut peat, but when he tossed it aside, he realized that it was a human foot! The condition of the foot made them think this was a modern murder victim, so the authorities were called. 3. Hoxne Hoard In 1992, another man with a metal detector found what’s come to be known as the Hoxne Hoard!! This is the largest hoard of late Roman gold and silver ever found in Britain. I’ve been telling you guys, we have to all go to the UK with a metal detector!! The hoard dates to 407 AD, which is right about the time that Rome was withdrawing from Britain 2. Richard III Richard III was the last of the Plantagenet kings of England, and he is best known from his villainous portrayal in Shakespeare’s play about his life. He was known to have died in the Battle of Bosworth, the last English monarch to die in combat. He was buried in a simple grave at Greyfriars Friary in Leicester, but the location of his grave was lost after the monasteries were dissolved under Henry VIII. 1. Heatwave Revelations The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest and driest that the United Kingdom has ever seen. The landscape suffered under the heat as crops shriveled and grasses wilted. There was a silver lining to this heat cloud, though – the elimination of a top layer of vegetation helped reveal over a thousand years’ worth of lost archaeological sites. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out the most mysterious extinct human species! From prehistoric neanderthal fossils to ancient ancestor dna, here is a top 10 list of strange mysteries explaining human evolution! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/0eRi-vbA2y4 Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Ocean Facts!" video here: https://youtu.be/BzrlpgRVPQg Watch our "Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!" video here: https://youtu.be/cQjpze_4z5U Watch our "Most BIZARRE Creatures Found In Antarctica!" video here: https://youtu.be/DM8zhGc8UpM 10. Homo Heidelbergensis The Homo Heidelbergensis lived in Europe and possibly Asia around 700,000 to 200,000 years ago. It was an early species of human that had a very large brow-ridge, and a distinctly larger braincase and a flatter face than those that came before them. This was the first early human that lived in colder climates. It is believed they were able to do so because of their shorter, wider bodies that helped to conserve heat. They were the first species that we know of that built shelters from wood and rocks, were adept at using fire, and routinely hunted large animals with wooden spears. Workmen in Heidelberg in Germany first discovered them in 1908, which is where they got their name. Despite knowing a few details about how they lived based upon further discoveries that have been made, there’s still a lot that we don’t know. For example, is this just one species or the combination of a few unknown ones? Where does Homo Heidelbergensis fit in with our own evolutionary path? And, were there any other adaptations that made this species of human more suited to colder climates than their predecessors? 9. Homo Rudolfensis The Homo Rudolfensis lived in Eastern Africa between 1.9 million and 1.7 million years ago. It was a very early species of human, and evidence of them is so rare that there’s only one example of a good fossil that was found in Kenya in 1986. The feature that makes the Homo Rudolfensis different is the size of the brain casing. In the example that has been found, it measures at 775 cubic centimeters, which is much larger than has been found in any specimens of earlier species, and signifies a much larger and capable brain. It also had a longer face and larger molar and premolar teeth that show its links to more recent types of human. Because the fossil of Homo Rudolfensis comes from so long ago, we know very little about this species- we don’t even know if it comes from the same lineage as we do, or whether it was one that eventually died out through competition with more capable species. We also don’t know how large they grew, or even what differences, if any, that there were between the males and females. 8. Homo Habilis Homo Habilis lived in Eastern and Southern Africa between 2.3 million and 1.4 million years ago, which makes them one of the longest surviving species of any of our ancestors. They are one of the earliest “Homo” species, and thought to be one of the first steps of evolution to what we are today. They had a larger brain case and smaller face and teeth than their predecessors, but still showed ape-like features such as longer arms and legs. They weighed about 70 pounds and would grow to be up to 5 feet tall. The first confirmed fossil of Homo Habilis was discovered in 1960. The name Habilis means “Handy Man” in reference to the fact these are thought to be the first ones to use stone tools. Of course they lived an extremely long time ago so there’s a lot about them that we don’t know yet. Questions that researchers are dying to answer include; are they a direct ancestor of today’s humans? Are they related to, or the same species as Homo Rudolfensis? And, how did they survive the variable conditions on earth that we know went on at that time? 7. Homo Floresiensis The Homo Floresiensis, often called the Hobbit, lived in Indonesia between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. This is one of the most recently discovered species, having been found in 2003, and so far finds have been limited to the island of Flores. This was a very small species, a trait that is thought to have occurred because of island dwarfism where the limited resources available to creatures that are isolated on islands causes different evolutionary effects. They were only about 3 foot 6 inches tall, had very small brains, no chins, receding foreheads and very large feet. These estimates are based on a female skeleton that was found, that also suggests they could weigh up to 66 pounds. The discovery of this species has raised more questions than it has answered for researchers. For example, stone tools that were found on the island date back over a million years, so who made them if Homo Floresiensis only arrived 100,000 years ago? How did they live, and why did they die out? And, most interestingly in regards to our own species, did they ever come into contact with our own predecessors?
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Check out the Most BIZARRE Animals That Shouldn't Exist! From weird almost extinct species to some of the strangest creatures in the world, this top 10 list of odd hybrid animals in the world will amaze you! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 8. POISONOUS BIRDS Native to the rainforests of New Zealand, the pitohui is the only known genus of poisonous bird in the entire world. The feathers and skin of at least three species of the bird contain a strong poison. Of those species, Hooded and the Variable Pitohuis are considered the deadliest. 7. CARNIVOROUS PARROTS The cartoonish kea, native to New Zealand, is the only alpine species of parrot in the world, making it uncharacteristically capable of handling heavy winds, cold temperatures, and even snow. It possesses thick, insulating feathers and soars like a raptor as it flies. While the kea’s olive green hue may seem boring or drab at first glance, it becomes much more colorful in flight, displaying its bright red underwing feathers. 6. FRESHWATER SEALS Meet the Baikal seal, a species of seal endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. The Baikal seal, known locally as the Nerpa, is related to the Caspian seal and the Arctic ringed seal. One major difference sets the Baikal seal apart from others, however: it’s the only true freshwater species of seal in the entire world. 5. FISHING CATS Even if you’re a cat person, it’s probably very unlikely that you’ve ever had to bathe a cat because for the most part, they are famous for hating water. But there is always an exception to the rule and there is a species of cat that not only tolerates water, but prefers it! The appropriately-named Fishing Cat is native to Southeast Asia and lives in a number of watery environments, including wetlands, the edges of rivers and streams, and mangrove swamps. 4. PLANT-EATING VULTURES It’s common knowledge that a vulture’s diet typically consists of scavenged animal carcasses, but there is one exception: the palm-nut vulture, which lives and breeds in the forests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa and feeds primarily on the seeds, nuts, and fruits of various trees, including the akacia, date palm, and kosi palm. 3. HYBRID BIG CAT LIGERS AND TIGONS AND LITIGONS, OH MY! - wait, what? I’ll explain. If you’ve seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite, or other random videos here on youtube, then you’ve at least heard of the liger - a hybrid between a lion and a tiger. But did you know that it’s a real thing? More specifically, a liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger - parents of the same genus, but different species. 2. NOCTURNAL GULLS Hailing from Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and Malpelo Island, Colombia, the swallow-tailed gull is a little-known equatorial marine bird that also happens to be nocturnal. During the day, this bird rests and tends to its young - a responsibility shared between both parents. 1. MARINE IGUANAS Described by Charles Darwin as “hideous-looking” and “most disgusting, clumsy lizards,” the marine iguana got a really bad rap. But is a very unique animal. Unlike most lizards, who stick to desert-like and tropical environments, the marine iguana is what it sounds like - a water animal that forages under the surf and hangs out along the waves, feasting mostly on the algae and seaweed of submerged rocks. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Check out these animals found frozen in ice! This top 10 list of amazing animals discoveries has some ancient animals that were frozen in time for eternity! 10. The Yuka Mammoth The Yuka mammoth is one of the most well known and scientifically valuable animals that have ever been found. It was discovered in 2010 within the Siberian permafrost on the coast of the Laptev Sea in Russia. The most unusual thing about this 39,000-year-old mammoth was that it was mummified, and had the most in-tact mammoth brain ever found, with folds and blood vessels still visible. Finding specimens like this is incredibly helpful to understanding the species. Studies of the brain showed it to be very similar to modern day elephants, and also led to researchers to developing better ways of storing mammoths in the future when new ones are found. Along with the Yuka mammoth, a number of other ones have been found in the region, although not in as good condition, and have been highly sought after by researchers for a different purpose. Because of their relatively intact DNA, and their status as an intriguing extinct animal that is very similar to some that exist today, the mammoth is a great candidate for bringing a species back from extinction using cutting edge technology. It is believed that with a bit of luck and perseverance, we might once again see these giants alive and well, and maybe within just a few years! I would definitely love to see that! 9. Moose It’s rare enough to find an animal preserved in ice, but rarer still is the apparent freezing of two animals when they’re interacting with each other. Well this is what a couple of hikers found in Alaska in 2016. Beneath 8 inches of ice was the stunning sight of two moose fighting each other, clearly so engrossed in their tussle that they failed to notice the approaching frost. In the fall, males tend to be more aggressive towards each other, likely due to territorial disputes or to gain the attention of a female, and at some point these two managed to get their antlers tangled. They probably drowned in the cold water before being frozen over as temperatures fell. Soon after their discovery, the moose were removed from the ice by local enthusiasts who wanted to preserve the unusual find forever. 8. Fish As a fish living in water, ice can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s the unique property of ice floating on top of water that helps to insulate warmth and allow fish to survive falling temperatures, but they aren’t always so lucky. In 2014, a sharp cold eastern wind sent temperatures plummeting very quickly around the island of Lovund in Norway, and instantly froze parts of the ocean. Unfortunately for a large shoal of fish, thought to be attempting to escape a predator at the time, there was no chance to avoid the approaching ice, and they were frozen in place. The ice sheet was so thick that it was perfectly safe for people to walk across, and capture these amazing images of thousands of fish frozen in time. This event had a major impact on the local ecosystem, because birds were unable to find any food, so the skies were strangely silent until the ice finally thawed. 7. Yukagir Bison Siberia is one of the coldest places on earth that has been regularly inhabited for millennia. This makes it the perfect place to find frozen animals like the Yuka mammoth, and close by there was another discovery in 2011, the mummified remains of a Steppe Bison- the ancestor to the modern bison. Discovered by a tribe in the Yana-Indigirka Lowland, the bison was remarkably intact, with its brain and other organs almost perfectly preserved. This is the most complete Steppe Bison ever to be found, and has allowed researchers to extensively study its brain, heart, digestive system and blood vessels, despite it being well over 9000 years old. With no visible signs of injury, it is thought that the lack of body fat around its abdomen is a clue as to how it died. Most likely from starvation as a result of the rapidly changing environment in the area at the time. 6. Selerikan Pony In 1968, gold miners digging tunnels, about 30 feet below the surface of the Indigirka River in Siberia, found something surprising- two legs and a tail of a pony sticking through the roof of one of their tunnels. Experts were called in from the Zoological institute of St. Petersburg to help recover the full animal, which they managed to do, apart from its head. The body turned out to be of a Przewalski (prez walski) Horse, that nowadays is only found in Mongolia, and amazingly this one appeared to have died about 35,000 years ago. Analysis of the remains suggested that the horses lived relatively similar then to how they still do today. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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