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UNBELIEVABLE Animals That SAVED Lives!
 
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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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Most BIZARRE Archaeological Discoveries!
 
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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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Unbelievable LOST Cities Found!
 
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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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Most AMAZING Creatures In Norse Mythology!
 
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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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STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines!
 
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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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STRANGEST Things Found In The Philippines! (part 2)
 
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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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Animals ADOPTING Other Animal Species!
 
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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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MYSTERIOUS Places On Earth Still UNEXPLAINED!
 
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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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Animals With Rare Unique Markings!
 
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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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MYSTERIOUS Lost Cities Still Waiting To Be Discovered!
 
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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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SURPRISING Confessions Made By Disney Employees!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Lost Worlds On Earth!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Ruins That Defy History!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Things Found In The Jungle!
 
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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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10 UNBELIEVABLE Bonds Between Humans And Wild 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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STRANGEST Animals That Are Hard To Believe Are REAL!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Facts About The Knights Templar!
 
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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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Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World Today!
 
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Check out the Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World Today! From shark infested waters to some of the other craziest beaches, this top 10 list of worlds most dangerous beaches has some of the craziest places on earth! 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. HANAKAPIAI BEACH, HAWAII On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, there’s a two-mile-long hiking trail that will lead you past a variety of scenic natural features, including waterfalls, caves, rivers, and beautiful wildlife. Known as one of the most gorgeous trails in all of Hawaii, Kalalau Trail climbs steadily uphill for the first half-mile, reaching an elevation of 400 feet at the top, from which point hikers are offered a stunning view of the Napali Coast. 7. GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA Nicknamed the “Great White Shark Capital of the World,” little further explanation is needed for why South Africa’s Gansbaai Beach is dangerous. A few miles off the coast, between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, there’s a small channel of water called Shark Alley. It’s home to a colony of around 60,000 fur seals, which is very, very attractive to swarms of great white sharks. 6. NORTHERN TERRITORY AND QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Some of the deadliest beaches in the world are located in Australia, mainly because of their extremely dangerous marine life that lives off the coast. Located in Northern Queensland, places like Cape Tribulation and Fraser Island are home to scary species such as box jellyfish, crocodiles, and venomous snakes. 5. NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA Volusia County, Florida is home to a record number of unprovoked shark attacks that have occurred since 1882 - 290, to be exact. That’s more than the whole of South Africa, including the infamous Gansbaai Beach and its nearby Shark Alley. 4. CHOWPATTY BEACH, MUMBAI, INDIA Chowpatty Beach is one of the most polluted in the entire world, meaning it would be practical lunacy to go swimming here. Waste and disposal from the surrounding city of Mumbai are regularly dumped into the water, and debris and scraps from salvaged ships are scattered along the beach. 3. COPACABANA BEACH, BRAZIL So far I’ve told you about beaches that are dangerous because of undertows, wildlife, and pollution. This next beach contains none of the above. Copacabana Beach, located in Rio de Janeiro, has only had six shark attacks since 1931. It’s also well-kept and safe to swim in, assuming you follow common sense guidelines. 2. VIRGINIA BEACH, USA Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia Beach is a place people go mainly out of convenience - indeed, it’s not exactly known for being popular or beautiful. It also doesn’t rank very high when it comes to safety and is one of the most dangerous beaches in the United States. 1. KILAUEA, HAWAII Earlier, I told you about Hanakapiai Beach, which is beautiful, but known for its deadly riptides - and it’s not the only one of Hawaii’s coastlines where visitors should heed caution. There’s a beautiful, black-sand beach on the “big island” at Kilauea, and it’s right next to one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Since 1983, the volcano, known as Mount Kilauea, has been continuously spewing lava into the ocean. 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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Most MYSTERIOUS Archaeological Discoveries!
 
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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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Most BIZARRE Creatures Ever Found!
 
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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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CRAZIEST Stories In Greek Mythology!
 
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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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STRANGEST Things People Found In Their Backyard!
 
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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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EXTINCT Animals You'll Be GLAD Aren't Around!!
 
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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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LOST Treasures From Mythology!
 
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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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Urban Legends That Turned Out To Be TRUE!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Discoveries Made On The Beach!
 
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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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CREEPIEST Abandoned Amusement Parks!
 
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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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DANGEROUS Places You Should NEVER Swim!
 
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Check out these dangerous places you should never swim! From dangerous beaches with sharks lurking underwater to other popular tourist destinations, this top 10 list of scariest places to swim in the world should definitely be avoided! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/LW-PrAyESq4 Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/0eRi-vbA2y4 Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU 8. Berkeley Pit If you’re in Butte, Montana and have 2 dollars to spend, then you might want to consider visiting Berkeley Pit. It is one of the only places in the world where you can pay to see toxic waste. It’s pretty easy, just pay the $2 admission fee and enter the viewing platform. The Berkeley Pit is a former open pit copper mine that is filled with highly acidic water. There are metals and toxic chemicals that seep out of the rocks, including copper, iron, arsenic, cadmium, zinc and sulfuric acid! Of course, you don’t need me to tell you what would happen if you went for a swim there. The pit was closed in 1982, the groundwater slowly filled the pit and now, it is a serious environmental problem. In 1995 a flock of geese landed in the water and over 342 dead geese were recovered. But the place is not really lifeless. New fungal and bacterial species have been found to have adapted to the extremely harsh conditions inside the pit. An even more interesting discovery was that these species developed a better production of highly toxic compounds to improve their chances for survival. Some of these might be useful against cancer! However, there are other things about the Berkeley Pit the State of Montana should be concerned about. The water level in the pit is constantly rising. This is a very big problem because if the water level reaches the critical point it will contaminate the nearby ground water of the entire Butte valley which is home to more than 30,000 people! A water treatment plant was built in 2003 to help avoid this catastrophe and hopefully this year, 2018, the facility will be able to treat and divert the deadly water. 7. The Drake Passage Back in the day, if you wanted to travel from the west coast of America to the east coast, you had to travel south and pass through what is known as the Drake Passage. This is where the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern seas converge, and it is the fastest way to get to Antarctica. The Drake Passage is almost 1000 km wide and the current creates some extremely choppy water. Combine that with unpredictable weather and you can either have the smoothest water ever or an extremely violent journey. Aside from the harsh weather, the Drake Passage is also known for its cold and deep waters. The waters are actually among the coldest on earth! And its average depth is of about 11,000 feet! Extremely large cargo ships that cannot go through the Panama Canal, are forced to go the long way around the Americas and go through the Drake Passage. Before the Panama Canal, the safest, most trafficked route to reach LA or San Francisco from New York was to go down to Cape Horne and around the west coast. It would take about 90 days. There are many cruises that you can take to Antarctica and despite the rough crossing, many people say its worth it for the spectacular landscape and wildlife that you can see including dolphins, whales, and many kinds of birds. It is apparently quite the adventure! Just make sure to take your motion sickness pill!! And whatever you do, don’t fall into the water!! 6. Saco River Saco River is a popular recreational river and many people come here to visit every year hoping to cool off and have some fun. Located between New Hampshire and Maine, it is 220 km long. It passes through several counties and towns before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Saco Bay. You can camp near the river, rent a canoe, go tubing, or simply enjoy its beauty along the shore. It really sounds like a very nice place to spend your free time. If you ask the right person, that is. There is a reason Saco River is on the list, after all! There is a local legend that the river is cursed. The story goes that in 1675, three drunken English sailors encountered a woman from the Sokokis tribe with her child. They made a bet about a European myth that stated that an Indian baby can swim upon birth as animals do. They attacked the woman, took her child and threw it in the lake where it drowned. The woman’s husband, Squandro, the chief of the Sokokis tribe, cursed the river “to claim three lives every year until all white men fled its banks!” 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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Famous UNCRACKED Codes That STILL Exist!
 
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Check out these famous uncracked codes that still exist! From secret riddles to unsolved mysteries, this top 10 list contains cryptography that's still unexplained today! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most CRAZY Things Ancient Egyptians Did!" video here: https://youtu.be/T0zERiMJFQo Watch our "Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did!" video here: https://youtu.be/-JkhVvn_dow Watch our "REAL Evidence That Aliens EXIST!" video here: https://youtu.be/dtwJT2eilx0 10. Chinese Gold Bar Cipher In 1933, General Wang in Shanghai, China, allegedly received seven gold bars. These gold bars appear to represent metal certificates related to a bank deposit with a U.S. Bank. The gold bars themselves have pictures, Chinese writing, some form of script writing, and cryptograms in Latin letters. Not surprisingly, experts debate concerning the validity of the claim for the deposit. It may help to resolve the dispute if someone can decipher the cryptograms on the bars. Someone translated the Chinese writing, which discusses a transaction in excess of $300,000,000. It also refers to these gold bars, which weigh a total of 1.8 kilograms. The rest remains a mystery. 9. D’agapeyeff Cipher The D’Agapeyeff cipher is an as-yet unbroken cipher that appears in the first edition of Codes and Ciphers, an elementary book on cryptography published by the Russian-born English cartographer Alexander D’Agapeyeff in 1939. Offered as a “challenge cipher” at the end of the book, it was not included in later editions. D’Agapeyeff supposedly admitted later to having forgotten how he had encrypted it. Some argue that the failure of all attempts at decryption is due to D’Agapeyeff incorrectly encrypting the original text. However, it has also been argued that the cipher may still be successfully attacked using computational methods such as genetic algorithms. Whatever those are. 8. The Beale Ciphers If this next one isn’t a hoax then the person who solves it could become very, very rich. This question of authenticity has bothered cryptoanalysts ever since these ciphers first appeared in an 1885 pamphlet called The Beale Papers, which recounts a fantastic story of buried treasure. According to the pamphlet, a man named Thomas Jefferson Beale, a man no one has proven even existed, discovered gold during an 1816 expedition into the American West. The treasure, as the story goes, was then transported to Bedford County, Virginia, and buried. The gold's secret location was allegedly provided by three cryptograms, of which one was already cracked. Unfortunately, the cracked code only detailed the type of treasure there and not a specific location. To find out anything more specific would involve cracking the two other ciphers. The problem is that figuring it out requires comparing them to unknown historical texts. The decrypted cipher, for example, used the Declaration of Independence. The first number, 115, corresponds with the first letter of the 115th word in the Declaration: "instituted." That means 115 stands for "I." So what are the translation texts for the other two ciphers? No one knows, and they may very well not exist at all. There are also questions over whether the other ciphers may just be unintelligible, as if the whole thing was made up by the pamphlet's author decades after the gold was supposed to have been discovered. 7. Dorabella In 1897, a 40-year-old composer named Edward Elgar sent an encrypted letter to 23-year-old Dora Penny, the stepdaughter of one of his friends. Why he sent it is part of the mystery and can only be answered if anyone ever cracks the code. To figure it out would involve deciphering 87 characters all made of strings of semi-circles oriented in different directions. Attempts at translating the cipher yielded a message just short of gibberish. Experts say that shorter ciphers are always harder to solve. Another theory has it that the code is an example of a distinct private language shared only between Penny and Elgar. If that's the case, then solving it may be simply impossible, since no one but them would understand the references. In 2016, a police officer in Cleveland believes he’s cracked at least part of the code, revealing a line of melody. Inspector Mark Pitt read 100 books on the Dorabella Cipher; he hopes to write one on his discoveries. Whether or not that’s really the meaning, though, remains to be seen. 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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CREEPY Facts About CUTE Animals!
 
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Check out these creepy facts about cute animals! This top 10 list of cute creatures that are actually scary and deadly is absolutely surprising! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 Watch our "CUTE Animals That Can Be DEADLY!" video here: https://youtu.be/qs3ZUTKSfzs Watch our "Most DANGEROUS Tourist Locations With Dangerous Animals!" video here: https://youtu.be/IK_-0QHo-s8 12. Koalas Carry STDS While they might look cute and cuddly, it’s a bad idea to get too close to a koala. You especially don’t want to pick one up because most of them are infected with Chlamydia. Up to 90 percent of the little guys are infected with the silent STD that can be easily spread to humans. Koalas can carry one of two strains of Chlamydia, C. pecorum and C. pneumonia. While C. pecorum only shows up in creatures like koalas, water buffaloes, pigs, and bandicoots, it turns out humans are quite susceptible to C. pneumonia. This nasty bacterium leads to respiratory infections. But how do people contract Chlamydia from Koalas? From their urine. If you pick up one of these plague-ridden marsupials, the koala might decide to relieve itself all over the place. Or, you could come into contact with something the koala has peed on. This infection is so prevalent, actually, that some have suggested culling the population to control the spread. 11. Hippos are Hungry-Hungry for Flesh Despite their dumpy, adorable appearance, hippos are the most aggressive and dangerous animals in Africa. It's estimated that they're responsible for more human deaths than lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards combined. But that’s not the worst of it. Normally herbivores, hippo cannibalism has been documented on several occasions and has even been captured on film. Scientists say this happens when hippopotamuses become stressed due to overcrowding or when suffering nutritional deficiencies. It isn’t a healthy option, either. A massive anthrax outbreak in 2004, which killed hundreds of hippos, was probably caused by cannibalism. Hippos also have been known to munch on the corpses of impalas from time to time, and one wild report from the government of Addis Ababa claimed that some hippos were actually hunting down cattle. Hippos have long been known to attack people, killing up to 2,900 annually, and they may eat humans as well. River guide Paul Templer was working his way down Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River in 2013 when he was rushed by a bull hippo. The irate beast killed Paul’s apprentice and then tried to swallow Paul whole. He managed to get free but he suffered 40 deep wounds, some of which exposed his lungs, and one of his arms was amputated. After he recuperated, he went right back to his old job. 10. Sea Turtles Will Try to Rape You Male sea turtles can weigh up to 180 kilograms (400 pounds). During mating season, they only have one thing on their minds: the next conquest. These shelled reptiles approach females from behind, grab the shoulders with their clawed flippers, and then latch on with a claw-like tip on their tail. Next, they generally pin their mate to the ocean floor and hang on for hours, sometimes 12 or more. For turtles, that’s wine and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. However, things get a lot more dangerous (and humiliating) when the reptiles decide they want to hit on humans. In 2007, conservation geneticist Brian Bowen was collecting fish off the coast of Australia when a randy, 100-kilogram (220 pound), green turtle tried to mount him. Bowen was able to keep the creature at bay with his Hawaiian sling, fighting off three more attempts before the heartbroken beast swam away. A loggerhead turtle similarly assaulted Bruce Gernon, an Islamorada real estate agent. The turtle drove Gernon to the ocean floor. As it wrapped its flippers around his shoulders and, as Bruce put it, “probed me in the backside,” the man managed to shove a lobster into the turtle’s face. The confused reptile let Gernon go, giving the diver enough time to swim to safety. Boy, that really changes the way you think of sea turtles, doesn’t it? 9. Polar Bears are Cannibals Summer and fall are lean times for polar bears in the Arctic. In the colder months, they prey on seals sprawling along the sea ice that fringes the bears' terrain. In the summer, though, much of this icy real estate melts away and the seals take to the open seas or move north toward ice floes beyond the polar bears' reach. Left without their usual prey, the bears occasionally resort to cannibalism. This is usually bears eating other, smaller bears or cubs. Scientists are divided over whether this is a rare behavior becoming more commonplace or if it is just being better documented. 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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Most BIZARRE Skeletons Ever Discovered!
 
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Check out the most bizarre skeletons ever discovered! This top 10 list of mysterious and unexplained skull discoveries has some of the weirdest and strangest skeletons ever found around 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 8. Dinosaur Death Match! You’ve got to love dinosaur bones, they teach about the animal’s behaviour and appearance, and what they ate. There have been a lot of great dinosaur skeleton finds over the years, helping us to discover new species and try to figure out what the world was like long before we came around. But this find has to be seen to be believed. 7. Atacama Alien Skeleton In 2003, a very small skeleton was found with a very long head that ended in a point and missing ribs. Rumors spread and conspiracy theorists began shouting “Alien” from the rooftops. The remains were sold to a private collector in Spain and ended up in a documentary in 2013 as potential evidence for alien life. 6. Predator Becomes Prey In the words of a Jedi Master, "there's always a bigger fish". But in this unique skeleton find, it was actually a somewhat small fish that caused the deaths of three as it tried to attack something much bigger than itself. 5. Roopkund Skeletons Ok, so the only thing more unsettling than finding one skeleton in an odd place is finding multiple skeletons in an odd place. Hundreds in fact! In 1942, the British heard a rumor that there were hundreds of Japanese soldiers who had died in Lake Roopkund in the Himalayas. 4. Skeleton Tree During a storm in Ireland, a large birch tree was knocked over. It was quite a surprise when a human skeleton was found embedded in the mass of roots. Now, that's weird enough. Researchers were called in and it turns out that under the 215 year-old tree was the skeleton of a young man between 17-20 years old. The bones were dated back to the medieval period between 1030 and 1200 AD. 3. Conehead Skeletons There is an ancient fortified settlement in Russia that dates back to around 2-3,000 BC. Also known as the “Russian Stonehenge”, it is believed to be older than Stonehenge itself! Archaeologists have tried to find out who lived there, and more recently, a skull with an elongated cone shape was found at this site. 2. A Centaur Ok, this one wasn't really a "find", but it's still worth talking about. At the Tucson International Wildlife Museum, you'll actually find a "skeleton" of a centaur. Yes, as in the creature from Greek Mythology. No, it's not an actual centaur, but it's there! 1. Vampire Skeleton One of the other beautiful things about science is that it can debunk the existence of certain mythological creatures definitively. While it's nice to believe in centaurs, human history is ripe with claims of dangerous mythological creatures living among us. Like...say...vampires? 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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DEADLIEST Creatures Of The Amazon!
 
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Check out the deadliest creatures of the amazon! These top 10 dangerous animals and deadly river monsters lurk in the waters of the amazon! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most AMAZING Spiders In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/AOYsD2zQPe4 Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Extinct Creatures Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/ZQ2duvyaqfw Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 8: Green Anaconda 7: Poison Dart Frog 6: Harpy Eagle 5: Jaguar 4: Brazilian Wandering Spider 3: Black Caiman 2: South American Rattlesnake 1: Bull Shark
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Most DANGEROUS Beaches In The World!
 
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Check out the most dangerous beaches in the world! These shark infested waters will make you never wanna swim in the ocean again! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "STRANGEST Things Found In The Ocean!" video here: https://youtu.be/0eRi-vbA2y4 Watch our "Most Amazing Cities Found UNDERWATER!" video here: https://youtu.be/rUqxhYJqGhU List of most dangerous beaches in the world: 9. Gansbaai, South Africa Known as the Great White Shark diving capital of the world, the stretch of water between Gansbaai and Dyer Island in South Africa is also known as "shark alley". These sharks are drawn to the area because of the Colony of 60,000 Cape Fur seals living in and around that small channel of water. Instead of driving people away, the sharks are The main source of tourism in the area. Visitors from all over the world come to go cage diving in order to see these predators up close. If you're up for adventure travel then this would be the perfect vacation for you. Without the cage, it is One of the most dangerous areas to go for a swim in the world. Only because a person swimming might look a lot like a seal. In 2013, a Couple on their honeymoon went on a cage dive and a great white approached, swam right past the bait, fit its head through the bars and thrashed around, trying to get at the couple. It almost killed the groom but, he survived. The near-tragedy Prompted critics to tell people to not cage dive, citing that chumming waters looking for sharks leads to fatalities. 8. Chowpatty Beach, India Chowpatty Beach is both India’s most famous beach and One of the most polluted in the world. Even though the sea is unfit for swimming, every year hundreds of locals celebrate the Hindu festival of Ganesha Chaturthi on the beach. During the festival, it’s a Tradition to wash their idols of Lord Ganapati in the ocean water. Because of the high amount of pollution, celebrants are more likely to Catch nasty diseases like e. coli and hepatitis. The causes of the pollution can be traced to discharge from sewage pipes, waste from storm drains, and open defecation. For a long time the beach itself was Covered in debris and scraps from salvaged ships. In August of 2016, the sands of the beach mysteriously turned black. An oil slick was blamed but the source of the oil was never found. 7. Fraser Island, Australia Fraser Island, off the coast of Australia, is The world's largest sand island. This paradise is extremely popular for camping and ecotourism but before you go, you should be aware of what lurks beneath the sand and sea. Sharks and potentially jellyfish fill the waters around Fraser Island. Rip currents also pose a threat to swimmers and surfers. The beach isn’t much better, either. The island is home to some of the world’s most dangerous spiders, wild dingos and large crocodiles. Spinal injuries are common from visitors careening around the sand dunes on four wheelers. Every year there is a steady stream of accidents. The RACQ CareFlight is a charity-backed service that doesn’t charge its patients for rescue helicopter missions. From 2013-2014 the helicopters flew 64 rescue missions to Fraser Island. During an average summer holiday, 40 to 50 emergency calls are made to paramedics. So far, at least one child has been taken by dingoes on Fraser Island and countless others have been Stung by the Irukandji jellyfish and airlifted out. Before visiting this natural wonderland, just be aware of what dangers you might face. And don't feed the dingos! 6. Island of La Reunion, Indian Ocean This little known gem in the Indian Ocean, 140 miles from Mauritius, is One of the most intriguing spots on Earth. With an active volcano, forests, mountains, and scenic beaches what more could you ask of the tropical paradise? Just don't go in the water. For some reason the waters off La Reunion are One of the most dangerous shark attack spots in the world. While in Mariutius, people are happily swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, at La Reunion, people barely dip more than a toe in the water because of a fear of shark attacks. Since 2011 there have been 18 shark attacks resulting in 7 casualties. This means that in the past 5 years, 13% of all the world’s fatal shark attacks have occurred on this 40 mile long island. In 2013 Officials placed a ban on swimming and surfing on more than half of the coastline. Before 2011, shark attacks were infrequent and rarely fatal. No one is sure why there are suddenly so many sharks in the area. One victim of the attacks was a 13-year-old up and coming surfer named Elio Canestri in April 2013. He went surfing after leaving a note for his mother, and was caught while surfing in an unmonitored area. Experts say that the Main culprits for the attacks are bull sharks, which are the most aggressive tropical sharks.
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Most SHOCKING Animal Mutations Around The World!
 
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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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AMAZING Lost Treasures That Were NEVER Found!
 
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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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Most AMAZING Hotel Rooms!
 
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Check out the most amazing hotel rooms! These amazing suites look like awesome resorts to spend a night at! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "AMAZING Places Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/xdWeyQ86cPM Watch our "Most MYSTERIOUS Structures In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ZEUfITeNw7k Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 Tags: most, amazing, hotel, rooms, hotel rooms, amazing hotel rooms, most amazing hotel rooms, room, hotel room, resort, resorts, amazing resorts, amazing resort, accomodation, accomodations, amazing accomodation, amazing accomodations, suite, suites, lodging, lodge, lodges, amazing lodging, amazing lodges, amazing lodge, amazing suites, amazing suite, list, top, top list
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Most AMAZING Shipwrecks Ever Discovered!
 
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Check out the Most AMAZING Shipwrecks Ever Discovered! From treasures found aboard sunken ships to mysterious underwater discoveries, this top 10 list of shipwrecks 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. THE BLACK SWAN PROJECT In 1804, the Spanish warship Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes capsized during the Battle of Cape Santa Maria and sank off the shore of Portugal. This occurred during peacetime and in the absence of a declaration of war between Spain and Britain, at the command of British Commodore Graham Moore, who ordered his squadron to attack the ship. Those British are pretty sneaky... 7. QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE Before the Queen Anne’s Revenge became infamously known as Blackbeard’s flagship, this 18th-century vessel was used for even more appalling purposes as a French ship called La Concorde. It was owned by a prominent French merchant named Rene Montaudouin, under whom it made three known trading expeditions. 6. SS BAYCHIMO The SS Baychimo was a steel-hulled steamer that got trapped in the ice of the Canadian Arctic in 1931. Not wanting to abandon the valuable furs the ship was carrying, the crew built a wooden structure on the nearby ice and waited for rescue. When they woke up the next morning, the ship had vanished, and the crew simply assumed that it had sunk. However, an Inuit seal hunter claimed to have witnessed it floating nearby. 5. VASA When the Swedish vessel Vasa set sail on August 10, 1628, it was considered the world’s most high-tech warship. But Vasa’s glory didn’t last long - just 20 minutes into her maiden voyage, the ship sank. A combination of engineering flaws and strong winds quickly brought Vasa down in front of an appalled crowd that had gathered to witness the ship sail out of Stockholm Harbor. 4. ANDREA GAIL The Andrea Gail was a 72-foot-long private fishing vessel whose fate inspired a 1997 book and 2000 hit movie entitled “The Perfect Storm.” On September 20, 1991, the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail set sail on a 900-mile journey for Newfoundland from the Port of Gloucester in Massachusetts. In late October, after having poor luck fishing and the ship’s ice machine breaking, Captain Frank W. “Billy” Tyne, Jr. ordered for the vessel to return to Gloucester, despite warnings about dangerous weather conditions. 3. SWEEPSTAKES The Sweepstakes is known as one of the world’s most beautiful and best-preserved shipwrecks. Built in Burlington, Ontario in 1867, the 119-foot-long schooner’s short life on the water came to an end in 1885, when her hull was damaged while hauling coal near Cove Island. After the boat was towed to Big Tub Harbor for repairs, it was deemed impractical to try saving it. 2. MARY ROSE The Mary Rose was a Tudor warship commissioned by Henry VIII in 1510 as part of his efforts to establish a standing Navy. It served in wars against France, Brittany, and Scotland after being launched in 1511 and remained in service for 34 years. On July 19, 1545, the Mary Rose saw her last action while leading the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet. The ship sank in the straits north of the Isle of Wight, known as the Solent. 1. RMS REPUBLIC Built in 1903, the Republic was an RMS - a Royal Mail Ship - that was authorized to carry British and American mail. The ship was originally built for service on the Dominion Line, but became the property of the White Star Line shortly after its maiden voyage. At 570 feet long and weighing 16,000 tons, it was one of the most cosmopolitan passenger vessels at the time. Because of the amount of wealthy passengers it carried, the RMS Republic earned the nickname “The Millionaire’s Ship.” 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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CUTE Animals That Can Be DEADLY!
 
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Check out these cute animals that can be deadly! These animals are actually dangerous and can kill you, so be careful! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "AMAZING Animal Superpowers!" video here: https://youtu.be/RWrJtOVN_y4 Watch our "Most AMAZING Spiders In The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/AOYsD2zQPe4 Watch our "Most AMAZING Hotel Rooms!" video here: https://youtu.be/Iff08KpP2vY
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ICE AGE Beasts That COULD STILL Exist!
 
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Check out these ICE AGE Beasts That COULD STILL Exist! From the woolly mammoth to the sabertooth cat, this top 10 list of "extinct" prehistoric creatures might still be around...! 10. The Giant Ground Sloth You’ve probably, at some point, been caught up by the cuteness of sloths!! I mean, you can’t help but like them, all they do is climb through trees, and spend most of their lives sleeping- but their ancestors were entirely different beasts altogether. 9. Cave Bears Cave bears lived across Europe and Asia until about 24,000 years ago. As the name would suggest, they are thought to have spent most of their lives in caves- but no-one knows this for sure. They got their name because the majority of their fossils have been found in caves. They were distant relatives of the brown bear and were a similar size- weighing up to 2,200 pounds. Imagine a sloth and a bear weighing the same thing! 8. Aurochs Aurochs were one of the earliest species of cow, but they were nothing like the ones we see today. They were as tall as elephants, were incredibly powerful, and had giant horns that made them a significant threat. They were, for many thousands of years, the largest land mammals in Europe!! Unfortunately for them, increasing populations of humans who hunted them for food meant the end of the Auroch. 7. The Megalania The Megalania prisca was a huge and deadly monitor lizard that lived in Australia until about 40,000 years ago. They grew to up to 30 feet long, and their name literally means ‘Ancient Giant Butcher’…. It was one of the dominant predators on the continent, and they were extremely venomous. But did they actually go extinct all those years ago? 6. Mastodon Mastodons were large elephant-like animals that lived across North and Central America until about 10,000 years ago. Their herds roamed through forests, where they grazed on the vegetation. Remains of at least 4 different species of Mastodon have been found, with the American Mastodon being both the most famous, and last surviving type. 5. Arctic Ground Squirrel Arctic Ground squirrels first came to prominence during the last ice age, with nests having been found that are more than 90,000 years old! Remember from the movie ICE AGE? That little squirrel was nutty but he could survive everything!! 4. The Short Faced Bear The giant short-faced bear prowled across North America until about 11,000 years ago. It lived at a time when there was tough competition from animals like the dire wolf and American lion, but most would have stayed out of the way of this bear… 3. The Moa New Zealand is famous for its unusual wildlife- because of its isolation and because of the lack of many different types of predators that are common in other places. Because of this, many species of birds flourished before humans began to hunt them, and one of the strangest ones was known as the Moa. 2. Sabre Tooth Cat Sabre Tooth Cats were another species that lived worldwide until around 11,000 years ago. The name is actually misleading, because they weren’t related to modern cats, and actually have closer links to marsupials. They were very large creatures, with bear-like bodies, and the recognisable curved canine teeth that protruded from their mouths. 1. The Woolly Mammoth Probably the most famous of ice age animals, there have been some mysterious encounters with the supposedly extinct woolly mammoth. In the 1500s until about the 1800s explorers in Alaska and Siberia reported seeing giant, hairy elephants roaming around. Native tribes would report there were hairy beasts that slept against trees but were very rare. 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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Most UNUSUAL Guns You Won't Believe Exist!
 
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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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AWESOME Inventions By Leonardo Da Vinci!
 
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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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SCARIEST Discoveries You'll Be Glad You Didn't Make!
 
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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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WEIRDEST Pets Around The World!
 
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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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Most SURPRISING Facts About The Ancient Greeks!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Ancient Structures Discovered!
 
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Check out the Most MYSTERIOUS Ancient Structures Discovered! From strange and unexplained artifacts to mysterious ruins and structures, this top 10 list of ancient buildings 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. MONTE D’ACCODDI Sardinia is a large island in the Mediterranean famous for its beautiful beaches and pristine waters. Not many people know that it is also the home of a Neolithic site that poses more questions than answers. The ruins were discovered in 1954 on property owned by the politically prestigious Segni family and consist of a massive stone structure thought to have been used as an altar. It was built sometime between 4,000 and 3,650 BC by the Ozieri culture - or, perhaps, even an earlier civilization. 7. GOSECK CIRCLE Located on farmland in Goseck, Germany, the Goseck Circle is an early Neolithic structure known as a ring ditch, and is believed to be the oldest of the Circular Enclosures of the Central European Neolithic age. Radiocarbon dating shows that it was built by Europe’s first civilization sometime during the 49th-century BC and was used until the 47th-century BC, long before the societies of ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia existed, earning it the modern-day nickname of “German Stonehenge.” 6. BIMINI ROAD In the waters off the Bahamian island of North Bimini, there’s an underwater rock formation known as the Bimini Road, or the Bimini Wall. At first glance, the half-mile-long arrangement of rectangular and sub-rectangular limestone blocks appears to be man-made. There have been several theories about what the stretch of blocks actually is. Experts have speculated that it’s a road, a wall, a breakwater, or a pier from an ancient civilization. But if so, then which one?? 5. THE STONES AT GALILEE In the summer of 2003, an enormous structure was detected during a sonar survey of the southwestern portion of the Sea of Galilee, and divers were summoned to check it out. When they got a closer look, they observed a cone-shaped cairn, or a monument that was built by piling rocks on top of one another. The basalt structure measured about 32 feet high (10 m), with a diameter of 230 feet (70 m), making it taller than even the tallest stones at Stonehenge, and twice the diameter of the outer circle at the famous ruin site. 4. YONAGUNI MONUMENT The Yonaguni monument is a mysterious sandstone rock formation located on the seabed of the waters off Yonaguni, Japan. Whether the monument is man-made or natural has been a source of debate ever since its discovery in 1986 by a director from the Yonaguni-Cho Tourism Association named Kihachiro Aratake. 3. THE KINGDOM OF GREAT ZIMBABWE One of Africa’s oldest and most stunning archaeological sites, known as the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, was built 900 years ago and is home to a collection of massive stone complexes. The 1,800-acre site is located in southeastern Zimbabwe. Most of the buildings were made from granite using an advanced masonry technique called dry stonewalling. 2. HAL-SAFLIENI HYPOGEUM The Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum, or the “Hypogeum” for short, can be found in the modern-day Maltese town of Paola. In Greek, “Hypogeum” means “underground,” which is an appropriate name for this Neolithic subterranean temple and necropolis. The Hypogeum was actively used from 4,000 BC to 2,500 BC, making it the world’s oldest-known prehistoric underground temple. 1. THE STRUCTURE AT MACDONALD LAKE In 2005, divers working on a submarine project in Ontario’s Lake MacDonald discovered a bizarre assemblage of heavy stones that they initially assumed was a geological formation. At the bottom of the lake, an elongated rock weighing around 1,000 pounds (453 kg) sat on top of seven baseball-sized stones. 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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MYTHICAL Creatures That Turned Out To Be REAL!
 
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Check out these MYTHICAL Creatures That Turned Out To Be REAL! From legendary dragons to chupacabras and other mysterious monsters, this top 10 list of mythological animals turns out to be real! 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 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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Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!
 
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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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Most MYSTERIOUS Secrets Of Antarctica!
 
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Check out the most mysterious secrets of antarctica! This top 10 list of weird and unexplained discoveries shows some of the many strange and dark secrets this giant land mass is hiding from us! 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 6. New Swabia One of the most famous conspiracy theories surrounding Antarctica deals with the Nazis. During the Second World War, Adolf you-know-who chartered many expeditions to Antarctica claiming that it was for scientific research. Naturally, by having such a long track record of being a stand-up citizen of the earth, no one believed him. 5. Underground Mountains In 1958 the Soviets were off on a mapping expedition to study Antarctica. In order to test the thickness of the ice, they would detonate explosives every 100 miles. Suddenly, the scientists found themselves standing on top of a very thin sheet of ice. As they continued to inspect the ice below them they soon realized they were standing above a subglacial mountain range. 4. Hidden Lakes Possibly the most interesting discovery surrounding Antarctica is the world hidden beneath the ice. Two and a half miles below the surface of Antarctica lies a subglacial lake named Lake Vostok approximately the size of Lake Superior! 3. The 14-Mile Structure What the heck is this? The 14 mile by 4.5-mile area first gained attention in 2006 when someone exploring using Google Earth pointed out the strange nature and size of the structure. It began to gain an incredible amount of attention on the internet over the following months. 2. Operation Highjump In the past 100 years, the U.S military has made numerous expeditions to Antarctica for "ice training missions". The objective of these missions was to test the performance of the U.S Military in sub-zero temperatures. One of the goals of these missions was to establish a working military base on the ice. 1. Icy Atlantis? A satellite captured an image of an oval shaped structure measuring 400 feet across. Archaeologists believe that this structure looks manmade! The rings look like walls of a compound in the middle of the Antarctic, but what the heck is it doing there? It’s thousands of miles from any civilization on the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth! 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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Most DISTURBING Secrets About Disney!
 
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Check out the most disturbing secrets about disney! This top 10 list of dark disney land secrets will surprise you! 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 "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 8. Celebration, Florida Waaay before any 3D City-Building computer game was cool, it was hard to make your own little town you could control yourself. Unless you owned Disney, of course! Disney’s fantasy was to create his own world, a new magic kingdom for real people. He unfortunately died in ’66, but the idea of the perfect fantasy town he had didn’t! In early 1990 the town of Celebration was built. It was meant to be the perfect town, where everything was by the book. And they did that in a very… specific way: must have snow at Christmas time, even if it’s fake since it is never going to snow in Florida, Christmas trees with plastic needles, (a lot of other Christmas stuff since Disney loves Christmas), a limited number of houses to keep the neighborhood organized, and a very strict set of rules. For some people this was the ideal place to live. Clean parks and streets, the grass is always cut, the bushes are all in nice shapes, the houses are perfect and it’s family oriented. Like Pleasantville! It was indeed the Disney Dream. But like with any utopian dream, in less than two decades things turned south. People began to realize that the fantasy they were living was nothing more than a lie when the first murder took place. Life wasn’t Disney, they weren’t living in a Disney movie and there was nothing magical about it. It was all just a perfect shell to hide the real, normal challenges of everyday life. Not long after the murder, another resident named Craig Foushee barricaded himself inside his home. A SWAT team arrived and opened fire. After more than ten hours they used tear gas to enter the house, only to find out the owner was already dead by his own hand. Disney sold most of its stake in Celebration in 2004, but the fantasy they wanted was a lie from the very beginning. 7. Death is NOT allowed at Disneyland Disneyland, with or without real skulls, (i’ll get back to that later) is a great place for a family to have fun. It’s the happiest place on earth right? This reputation isn’t easy to maintain, I’m sure! But how far would Disney go to keep this impression up? There are rumors about an unwritten policy that requires Disneyland staff to never let anyone die there. This doesn’t make any sense at first glance. There are lots of reports about deaths at Disney parks. For example an 18-year-old staff member was crushed by a malfunctioning stage in 1974. A plane crash killed two people in 1984 and the list goes on and on. But it seems that no death was declared at Disneyland! The theory claims that the staff is instructed to keep any wounded person alive until they are off of Disney property. They would even attempt to revive obviously deceased people in order to postpone declaring them dead. But how far from the truth is this theory? Pretty far away, actually. The facts are that paramedics won’t stop trying to save a life until they reach a hospital. The only time a paramedic is allowed to declare a person dead is under extreme circumstances where the survival of the patient would be impossible. And people have been declared dead in at least 3 incidents. 6. Wonderful Wizard of Bras Oh… Disney Land! The theme park everyone knows and loves and where every child wants to go. Who can blame them though? After all, any child would want to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, take a photo with Alice, explore Sleeping Beauty Castle or… get a racy bra and corset! Yes! You heard right. Back in 1955, when Disneyland first opened, you could, among all the usual attractions and souvenir shops, go buy some lingerie!! At the shop you could find out about the history of undergarments and even buy corsets and bras in the “corseteria” part of the shop. The entire lingerie store was hosted by a robot. Not any kind of robot though! The Wonderful Wizard of Bras Robot! It was placed on a revolving stage which was a mechanically controlled platform and it would move around and spew out a recording describing the items displayed. What else could you get here? Just the usual stuff: Some mannequins whose outer clothing would disappear, revealing their lingerie as you turn your head, a Singer Sewing Machine (which was a huge success) and some 3D boxes showcasing intimate apparel of the Victorian era. Shocking! Well actually this store might have actually been extremely successful 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 Planets In Space!
 
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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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