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I am going to be a junior in college this fall and I love looking at animals,and just learning random facts about the world in general


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This time a basketball is thrown even higher than in the video below and believe it or not is the longest time a basketball has ever been in the air, all because of physics. The Magnus Effect just got more insane.

Posted in Physics

Largest Known Object in the Universe

The largest structure in the universe is called the Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall or Great Gamma Ray Burst Wall. A gamma ray burst is the brightest electromagnetic event in the universe and is believed to be the result of dying stars within distant galaxies ultra-energetic explosion of gamma-ray radiation. The wall seems to be getting bigger and its existence boggles the minds of even scientists! Another object of similar magnitude is a supercluster which isn't even an object but rather a region of an absence of matter!

Posted in Space

Beautiful View of Eiffel Tower

Love the colors and the reflection here: Photo taken by @hakanka

Posted in Eiffel Tower

Milky Way Over Yellowstone

Some beautiful photography featuring our galaxy extending over Yellowstone National Park taken by Kansas-based photographer David Lane. This definitely ought to change how you view the night sky.

Posted in Photography

Antikythera Island

This is a satellite view from 2013 of an 8 square mile island located just northwest of Crete and is home to only a population of about 50 people. Steep, limestone cliffs line most of the island and the island has a rather long history both on and around it. The Antikythera mechanism, believed to be the world's first computer, was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of this island.

Posted in Island

Cape Greco in Cyprus

Beautiful photo from the island nation of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea; taken by @oldkyrenian

Posted in Photography

The birth of a baby hippo named Obi (meaning heart in Nigerian Igbo language) in late May/early June at Melbourne Zoo in Victoria Australia was the first male calf born there since 1981. This video shows him splashing around in his first swim in the big pool. The pygmy hippo is an endangered species facing habitat loss and illegal poaching. Obi is expected to grow to only a quarter of the height and weight of a full-sized hippo.

Posted in Hippopotamus

1000 musicians gathered in Italy to perform the Foo Fighters' hit song Learn to Fly as part of an effort to bring the band to Cesena (a northern city with a population of about 100,000) The event was first organized last year and was made possible through crowdfunding which raised more than $50,000 for the performance. It turns out their efforts were successful as the band later tweeted "See you soon, Cesena" in Italian along with a link to their video. The extra info was found here:

Posted in Music

First New Canine Found in 150 Years

It turns out the golden jackal which lives in East Africa and Eurasia is actually 2 different species and one of them is actually a new species of wolf now known as the African golden wolf. Scientists have wondered whether golden jackals were more than one species for years.

Posted in Animal

Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel

She's actually 4 different squirrels depending on the day and is an eastern grey squirrel with a Facebook page with 35000 likes. Maya Kruppa, known as the "campus squirrel whisperer" dresses the squirrels up and takes their picture to post on FB and has been doing so since 2012.

Posted in Squirrel