A Baby Orangutan Was Emotionally Abused For Years This Will Break Your Heart

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People have a strange habit of wanting to adopt wild animals as pets. The more exotic the animal, the bigger the status symbol it is. Sadly, though, they have little regard for the creature’s needs or the manner in which they are meant to grow up. This orangutan was taken from her mother so she […]

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After A Crack Opened Up In The Ground, This Entire River Disappeared

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Despite hundreds of years of research into how the Earth works, it still manages to surprise us fairly often. Sometimes these surprises are interesting and beneficial to life, other times though, they catch us off guard with devastating consequences. What recently happened in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz falls into the latter category. For […]

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If Bears Attacked 1 In 5 People, You Wouldn’t Look The Other Way

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Before finishing their college degree, approximately one in five women will be subject to some level of sexual assault. The volume of violence against young women seems impossible to ignore — and yet, more often than not, that’s exactly what happens. But…what if it was a bear? What if a giant, hungry, angry bear was […]

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10 Giant Monsters Of The Deep That Will Make You Feel So Small

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Our planet is covered in water, and that water is home to some of the most massive creatures on Earth. These animals are as powerful as they are huge, and they’re scary enough to freak out even the toughest people. Here are some of the biggest, most intimidating animals that call the ocean home. Before […]

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Mount Roraima Looks Like It’s Straight Out Of The Movies, But It’s Entirely Real

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This is probably what comes to mind when you picture a mountain — triangular, snowcapped peaks piercing the sky. Flickr / Adarsh Thakuri But Mount Roraima is about to change that notion. The flat-faced tepui, or tabletop mountain, spans three countries’ borders in South America: Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. From afar, it might not look […]

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15 Times People Were Consumed By Mass Hysteria This Is Insane

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Mass hysteria is basically when a large group of people gets so collectively upset by a threatening delusion, whether real or imaginary, that it essentially takes over. It’s like a horrible game of telephone…but with fear. The result is basically Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”…without any actual birds. Here are some of the strangest cases of […]

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This Picturesque Greek Town Is Slowly Sliding Down The Side Of A Hill

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Once a bustling town in Thessaly, Greece, Ropoto is now a ghost town. What happened to this locale to make it so desolate? Well, in 2012, a landslide caused homes and buildings to cascade down the side of a hill, displacing 300 families in the process. The 12-minute documentary Ropoto: Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town details […]

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You Probably Let Your Dog Do This All The Time, But Here’s Why You Should Be Careful

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