A Scientist Explains Why Your Cat Is So Weird

If you own a cat, you are probably acutely aware that they are mad, mischievous mysteries. These curious critters do some incredibly bizarre things that appear to have no immediate explanation remarkably often. Why do they like sitting inside boxes all the time? Whats the deal with them digging their claws into your skin as you diligently pet them? Why do they revel in murderous activity so much?

Scientists have deciphered some of the domesticated felines more errant behaviors. We know that they see us as incapable furless kittens and somewhat competent landlords at the same time. They are, generally speaking, quick-to-enrage control-freaks that act without care or moral fortitude, all in a quest to prove that they are, essentially, tiny lions seeking dominance.

Why do cats act so weird? TED-Ed via YouTube

This new animation from TED-Ed goes into the evolutionary back story of the domesticated cats, offering up some possible explanations as to why theyre so thoroughly weird today. Perhaps most remarkably, it explains how their purring may be used to help regenerate damaged tissue.

In any case, theres a lot we still dont know about our furry companions. Inarguably, the most tantalizing question that is still yet to receive a definitive answer is: Are they really terrified of cucumbers?

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-are-cats-so-completely-and-utterly-weird

Deer Hunter Opens Can Of Beer Can-Opener Style With His Teeth, Chugs Beer In Five Seconds

This relatively ancient video was published way back in 2007 by hunter , but has only just gone viralviral now over the weekend. Now, the video has over 400,000 hits, and is showcased by Dlisted, Reddit, SayOMG, and VideoSift

Bored in his deer stand, this serious hunter decided to open his beer a little differently normal. He literally bit the can open like a can opener, tearing the entire top off, then chugged the whole beer in a matter of four or five seconds. Impressive.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/10/01/deer-hunter-opens-can-of-beer-can-opener-style-with-his-teeth-chugs-beer-in-five-seconds/

Fallen Tree Incredibly Stands Back Up While Being Cut

Fallen Tree Incredibly Stands Back Up While Being Cut

Paul Firbas‘ friend had a fallen tree in his backyard after a storm. So what did he do? He grabbed his chainsaw and got to work, cutting the tree into manageable pieces to haul away. Amazingly though, once he cut off a large chunk from the top of the tree, the weight of the bottom of the tree pulled itself back up into its original upright position. 

What sorcery is this? Gravity!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/04/21/fallen-tree-incredibly-stands-back-up-while-being-cut/

People Are Freaking Out At This Apparent Time Traveler Filmed At A Mike Tyson Boxing Match In The ’90s

It doesnt take much to stumble acrossa conspiracy theory on the Internet. But nevertheless, this one is pretty funny. People are freaking out that a time traveler can be seen at a boxing match filmed in the mid-’90s.

The boxing match took place between Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley in Las Vegas on August 19, 1995. In the grainy background, people have pointed outa manin the audience who looks like he’sfilming the match on a smartphone. Of course, camera phones weren’t commercially available until 2000. Even then, the earliest camera phones were pretty clunky, not like the slimline tabletsmartphones thatare popular today.

However, as they point out in this video by AllThings Creepy, there were some models of camcorders at the time thatcould be easily confused with a smartphone, such as the Casio QV-100 or Logitech Fotoman. This was top-of-the-range technology at the time, but considering this was a legendary, high-profile boxing match, it would not have been out of place to have seen a few of these in the audience (especially if you could afford frontrow seats).

Its safe to say that this is no different than, for example, the 1,500-year-old mummythatlookedlike it waswearing some Adidas trainers. And besides, if you did have a timemachine, a boxing match 20 years ago probably wouldnt be your first port of call.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/people-are-freaking-out-time-traveller-filmed-mike-tyson-boxing-match-nineties

This Is Rare And Freaky Footage Of A Deep-Sea Squid Giving Birth…WOW

For centuries, sailors told tales of giant squid attacking and crushing ships.

Sure, for a long time, these were simply stories without much basis in reality. In recent decades, though, researchers have discovered the actual existence of giant squid, and let me tell you, they’re pretty terrifying.

That being said, what a recent deep-sea expedition discovered will take your breath away…

It began as a normal expedition using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) to explore the depths. That was until they saw what looked like a trail of stars…

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The ROV got closer and what they discovered was amazing: a giant deep-sea squid giving birth.

Needless to say, this was the last thing that researchers expected to come across…

It’s a little on the long side, but the payoff at the end of the video is worth it.

Just when you thought Mother Nature couldn’t get any more amazing, she manages to surprise you. Though, I will say this is also pretty creepy.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/born-like-stars/

Outrageous CONAN Season 3 Supercut Music Video

Outrageous CONAN Season 3 Supercut Music Video

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It feels like just yesterday when Conan O’Brien was basically fired from The Tonight show on NBC and made the decision to jump ship to TBS on basic cable.

Thankfully, it all worked out for the best, with CONAN turning out to be a popular hit. 

To celebrate season 3, animators Smearballs and Cyriak assisted Team Coco to help make this impressive and entertaining supercut mash up music video from the best scenes from 150 hours of Coco footage. 

WTF never felt so good. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/19/outrageous-conan-season-3-supercut-music-video/

Fluid Filled, Spinning Coffee Table

This video from almost exactly two years ago had not be very popular until suddenly going viral now.  built a coffee table with a rheoscopic fluid filled disc on the top. The disc spins causing the complex fluid to swirl and form mesmerizing images.  

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/01/09/fluid-filled-spinning-coffee-table/