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    Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!
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    Most STRANGE Things Found On The Beach!

    November 22, 2019


    From human feet to giant eyeballs here are
    10 of the most unbelievable items that have washed ashore. 10. San Francisco Tombstones It’s not unusual to find objects that have
    washed up on beaches, but residents of San Francisco were in for a surprise in 2012 when
    some particularly somber items started appearing. Local residents started finding tombstones
    in the sand of people that had died in the 1800’s. First there was one from 1876, then one from
    1890, and they kept on showing up. While this may seem like a dark secret coming
    to light, the explanation for all of this was far more simple. The reason it had been happening was to do
    with construction works that had been done to help protect the beaches. The area had formerly been used as a graveyard,
    but the bodies had long been moved inland. The stones, on the other hand, proved too
    costly to be moved and were, instead, re-purposed. They were used as breakwaters, gutter liners
    and to construct a seawall, and it appears as if it is some of these had broken loose
    and washed up on the beach. 9. Severed Feet Since 2007 beaches and islands on the coast
    of British Columbia in Canada and Washington state in America have seen a particularly
    gruesome series of objects washing up on them- human feet that, in most cases, are still
    in their shoes. In total, 16 feet have been found. Disturbingly only two of these were left feet,
    which were matched with right feet that also washed up, meaning that the rest must have
    come from at least 14 different people. It’s completely unknown how these feet arrived
    on these beaches. Only four people have been identified as their
    owners, but there are plenty of suggestions of how such a thing might happen. The strange thing here is that only feet have
    been found, and no bodies. Some people suspect foul play by gangsters,
    others think they have come from the victims of a plane crash near the area in 2005, and
    some have suggested they may actually have come from victims of the Asian tsunami in
    2004. All of them have been found within shoes that
    would provide enough buoyancy for them to be carried by currents across the ocean, so
    it is completely feasible. The true origin of the feet might be a bit
    closer to home, though. One of those that were found have been linked
    to a man who is thought to have committed suicide, and two of the feet have been identified
    as being from a woman who jumped from the Pattullo Bridge in 2004. It’s quite possible, therefore, that these
    feet have all come from people who suffered similar fates in the surrounding area. 8. Ambergris As one of the grossest objects you could ever
    find on the beach, Ambergris is probably the one from this list that you’d most hope
    to find, because it turns out that this stuff is incredibly valuable. This substance is made when sperm whales eject
    an intestinal slurry into the ocean. From here it floats and bobs in the waves
    and, years later, washes up. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was
    an uninteresting object amongst the rocks, sand and shells that you normally find. It can be found in many forms such as large
    blocks, balls, egg shapes, jagged pieces or hard rolls, and has a unique smell that purportedly
    has notes of seaweed, farm animals and maybe a fecal note. Lumps that have been in the ocean for a long
    time, though, will have a sweeter, earthy scent to them. This smell, rarity, and the unique chemical
    properties that Ambergris has, is the reason behind its high value. It was, for a long time, a key ingredient
    for high-end perfume makers like Chanel and Lanvin because of its ability to fix the scent
    to human skin. While alternatives have been found in recent
    times, it is still a highly sought after substance— a 1.1 Kilogram lump that was found in Wales
    in 2015 sold for £11,000 (around $13,400) at auction later that year. 7. WWII Bombs Despite having come to an end more than 70
    years ago, the consequences of the Second World War can still be seen around the world
    when some of the many bombs that were unaccounted for wash ashore. They can come in all different shapes and
    sizes, are often mistaken for other things by beach goers and most worryingly, are still
    active and able to explode. No-one knows for sure how many there are out
    there waiting to be washed up, but to give you an idea, there are an estimated 1.6 million
    metric tons of conventional and chemical ammunitions lying on the seabed just in German waters
    alone. This is made up of over one million items,
    including grenades, detonators, giant aerial bombs, 15-kilo shells and many more. This is just a fraction of what’s on the
    sea-beds of the world in total. With the way ocean currents carry objects
    around, there is the potential for these items to show up virtually anywhere. It is not uncommon for objects like these
    to wash up on European beaches. There are many examples of bombs showing up
    on French and British coastlines, but in 2015 there was even one that washed up further
    afield in Florida. This revealed another worrying detail- that
    following WWII, the US government found itself with a large number of unused weapons. Rather than de-commissioning them they chose,
    instead, to dump them all in the Gulf of Mexico, so next time you’re at the beach keep a
    watch out. 6. Giant Eyeball in Florida In 2012 a beach-comber came in for a surprise
    when he found something staring back at him from the sand of Pompano beach in Florida. After digging the strange lump out and cleaning
    it off, it turned out he was holding a blue-tinged softball sized eyeball. He had never seen anything quite like it,
    obviously, and, super excited he waved down police officers to show it to them and eventually
    started contacting researchers across the state to try and identify it. Everyone was stumped, and couldn’t agree
    which monster of the deep it had come from. After deliberating between being from a squid
    or a fish, it was determined a few days later that this eye had, in fact, come from a giant
    swordfish. 5. The St. Augustine Monster Possibly the most famous mystery to have washed
    up from the ocean was the St. Augustine monster that appeared on Anastasia Island near St.
    Augustine in Florida in 1896. It was found by two young boys who thought
    it was a whale and reported it to the local Institute of Science. The scientists weren’t so sure it was a
    whale, though, as it appeared to them to have several arms or tentacles. Deeming it to actually be the remains of a
    giant octopus, photos and a specimen were sent to the Smithsonian museum in 1897. This monster is an example of what is known
    as a globster- the name given to unidentified biomasses that have undergone huge levels
    of decay by the time they are washed up and are, therefore, virtually unidentifiable. Conspiracy theorists, of course, have a field
    day with these sightings, and ever since the discovery of the St Augustine Monster there
    have been numerous theories as to the identity of the creature. The mystery was finally solved, though, in
    2004 when DNA analysis of the biomass that was stored at the Smithsonian proved that
    it was, in fact, a whale- just like the boys who found it in the first place had thought. 4. Fort Braggs Beach of Glass Some of the strangest, and most beautiful,
    beaches you will ever visit can be found in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg in
    California. Between 1906 and 1967 the nearby waters were
    used to dump glass, appliances and vehicles– a policy that has left a long lasting mark
    on three of the local beaches. As the biodegradable waste broke down, the
    remaining items began washing ashore, most notably large amounts of glass. Rather than being sharp shards, the ocean
    processes have smoothed all of the pieces to form glass pebbles, which have become a
    beautiful tourist attraction. After opening to the public in 2002, the beaches
    are visited by thousands of people every day during the summer, all of who want their chance
    to see the most colorful beaches in the world. The glass won’t be here forever. The pebbles are slowly disappearing as they
    are washed back out to sea. Local politicians have refused efforts to
    replenish the glass due to environmental concerns, so if this is somewhere you want to visit,
    you had better go soon. 3. Doritos Large volumes of products are transported
    around the world on cargo vessels. Occasionally some containers fall into the
    ocean, and all their contents eventually all end up washed ashore. That’s exactly what happened to a container
    ship carrying Doritos chips that was caught in a storm in 2006. When it fell off the cargo ship, the container
    split and thousands of bags of chips were strewn across a half mile stretch, and resulted
    in bag-loads of images that you would almost believe were stills from the latest marketing
    campaign. Despite causing such an environmental mess,
    there was an added incentive for locals to help with the cleanup. To their delight the chips, that were sealed
    in foil bags, were perfectly preserved and absolutely safe to eat, leading to dozens
    of people combing the beach to get a free snack. 2. The Montauk Monster In another case of a globster washing up ashore,
    the Montauk Monster was found near a popular surfing spot on a beach near Montauk , New
    York in 2008. The mysterious creature has been the subject
    of intense speculation since photos started circulating, with people suggesting it may
    be the remains of a raccoon, rodent, sea turtle, dog, or a sheep. With each suggestion, though, comes a problem. Sheep, for example, don’t have sharp teeth. Raccoons don’t have such long legs, sea
    turtles don’t have fur or teeth, and rodents have very different mouth structures. As the creature had obviously been in the
    ocean for a long time, it had swollen up. It’s skin and hair had started to fall away,
    and decomposed in a way that made it very difficult to identify it for sure. Eventually the scientific community came to
    a degree of consensus that this was, in fact, the carcass of a raccoon- possibly one that
    had been diseased before it died. I don’t know…. 1. Legos This time the lucky one to receive an unexpected
    crate was Cornwall in England, when a crate of Legos fell overboard from the Tokio Express
    container ship during a storm in 1997. Instead of remaining at the bottom of the
    sea, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today – offering an insight into the
    mysterious world of oceans and tides. Inside were almost 4.8 million pieces of Lego,
    many of which were nautically themed including flippers, spear guns, seagrass, scuba tanks
    and life preservers. The combination of the huge quantity of these
    tiny plastic pieces and the strong currents in the area mean that beachcombers still find
    them on an almost daily basis. In some cases they have even been found up
    to 300 miles away from where the container fell. Some pieces found on an Australian beach,
    on the other side of the world, are even thought to have come from the spill. Over 3 million lost pieces are still assumed
    to be floating around. It has now been 20 years since they fell into
    the sea, and maybe you should keep an eye out next time you’re on a beach– you may
    not be too far away from finding your own black octopus or green dragon that have travelled
    the oceans of the earth. Thanks for watching! Have you ever found anything cool on the beach? Let us know in the comments below! Remember to subscribe and see you next time! Bye!

    Creepy Ghost Ship Sails The World’s Seas Unmanned For 38 Years
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    Creepy Ghost Ship Sails The World’s Seas Unmanned For 38 Years

    November 17, 2019


    Tales of ghost ships haunting the open seas have been a staple of spooky storytelling for centuries from the tales of The Mary Celeste to the Ourang Medan these aren’t always reserved for the newest pirates of the Caribbean film Enter The SS Baychimo a 1322 ton cargo ship launched in 1914 which eventually became one of the most infamous Supposed ghost ships in history. The tale of the SS Baychimo is simultaneously heartbreaking and utterly eerie. Initially launched in 1914 The SS Baychimo was a 1322 ton cargo ship built in Gothenburg Sweden and was originally named Angermann Alvin. Its main function was to shuttle goods between Hamburg and Sweden and back again. In 1921 as fart of Germany’s reparations for shipping losses stemming from World war one, the Angermann Alvin was transferred to the Hudson bay Company in Great Britain Soon after it was Renamed the SS Baychimo and shipped to and Drazen scotland for Good Once there the Baychimo shipped tea, weapons, sugar and tobacco between Scotland and Canada during the summer months. From 1924 to 1931 it shipped fur and pelts around the world, In one fateful trip however, the ship became trapped in an early season ice pack. The crew members, then stranded and alone, hiked half a mile to Barrow, Alaska, to wait for the ice to break apart. A few short days later, they attempted to sail home… …But became trapped again, this time they had to be rescued and airlifted to safety. Several men stayed behind however seeking shelter in a nearby town. Their intention was to keep an eye on the Baychimo through winter and sail it back the following summer. On November 24th, 1931, the temperature suddenly rose drastically, from negative 60 degrees fahrenheit to a flat zero degrees. During this time an intense blizzard swooped, in once the storm had passed, the men went outside, only to find That the ss baychimo was gone! Even though the crew members initially assumed the ship had sunk in An Inuit seal hunter explained to them, that the ship broke away from the ice and was last seen floating 45 Miles Away at sea Sydney Cornwell, captain of the Baychimo, found the ship a few days later, but after ruling it unworthy of sailing, he unpacked all of their goods and valuables and surrendered the ship to the whims of the sea. Soon after though, Sydney was proven wrong about the Baychimo, not only that but it was done in quite an
    embarrassing fashion. Just a couple months after he deemed it unfit for sailing, the ship was reportedly seen 250 miles from Where he’d originally abandoned it. Over the following year, reports of the SS Baychimo were reported by several sailors from all around the world. Later in 1932 the Hudson Bay Company geard it was still afloat but deemed it too far away to rescue Within a year, several different crews had attempted to board the ship, all to no avail Several years later in 1935 Captain Hugh Paulson attempted to board the ship but was unable due to icy conditions. Nevertheless, the ghostly ship sailed on. Similar reports and sightings of the SS Baychimo continued to pour in over the preceding 38 years, right up until 1962 Then in 1969 the ship was spotted for the last time, floating in Alaska’s, Chukchi Sea. While the Alaskan government launched a search for the ship either floating or sunk in 2007, it had yet to yield any results The SS baychimo might never be found but its legacy will live on forever. How wild is it that it sailed for so long seemingly, crewless?

    10 SCARY Fishing Videos Caught On Camera
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    10 SCARY Fishing Videos Caught On Camera

    August 21, 2019


    On this channel we often explore the weird
    creepy things that go bump in the night. But what about 100% real scary encounters caught on camera in the middle of a nice sunny day of fishing? There were actually so many scary fishing
    moments that I decided to do 10. So, here are the Top 10 Scary Fishing Videos Caught on Camera. Seafood
    Now you might be wondering if this is supposed to be a Top 10 list of scary fishing videos,
    then why is the first video about divers. Well these two men, who are diving off the
    coast of Central California, aren’t fishing. But something in the water is. The two men come just a little too close to being an accidental lunch for a couple of humpback whales chasing a school of fish. It’s Not a Petting Zoo
    When you’re out fishing and a group of sharks starts swarming around your boat. The first rule is- DON’T TRY TO PET THE SHARK. Don’t pet the shark. It’s not a puppy. Got Your Nose
    In this fishing video, a man is sticking his head underwater and yanking fish out of the mud bed with his bare hands. But something goes wrong. Now there’s some debate on whether this video is real, or whether the man actually just put the living snake on his nose himself. I say that if he let an actual water snake
    bite onto his nose that hard while his buddy yanked and pulled on it… then he wins. That’s real enough for me. We can even see the snake swim away at the end, so there’s no doubt it’s a real. It’s Not A Petting Zoo Part 2
    Because of Youtube’s new stricter content rules, I have to say before this video. This woman was NOT seriously hurt in any way. So, when you’re out fishing and a group of
    sharks start swarming around your boat. The second rule is – don’t hand-feed the sharks. Luckily, Melissa Browning only received a
    bad cut on her finger from this scary encounter with a nurse shark. And she seems to have learned her lesson. By the way, I just wanted to point out that
    in this video there’s a guy who might be the worst man EVER to have around in a crisis
    situation. And that’s THIS guy. This guy not only doesn’t drop his drink to
    help. But he doesn’t even spill a drop as he just
    sits there watching that poor woman flail around with sharks. Don’t Go In The Water
    This is a very quick and simple lesson as to why you don’t want to fish or go into the
    water in some areas of the Amazon. This is what a piranha feeding frenzy looks
    like. Piranha will eat other fish, they’ll eat red
    meat, and they’ll even eat each other. Piranha attacks on humans are rare, but do
    occur. The fish usually attack the hands or feet
    and a large piranha can actually bite off a finger or toe off with their sharp powerful
    teeth. Tag, You’re It
    Now this guy isn’t technically fishing, but again, something else in the water is. And in yet another shark lesson, we learn
    don’t ever chase a giant shark on your jet ski. The shark took a little nibble out of the
    jet ski, but the lucky rider was unharmed, and hopefully learned a lesson. If you chase a giant shark, it will chase
    you back. Unintentional Aggression
    Despite what you might see in movies, the anaconda snakes of South America will not usually attack a human being, unless they feel threatened. But sometimes that threat isn’t intentional. This fisherman is just taking his boat along
    the shore. Then there’s the polar opposite like these
    guys who are out fishing and decide to beat on brush in an area where they think a giant Anaconda is hiding. Apparently once the giant angry serpent decides to come out to meet them, their bravery seems to fade. The Worst Joke Ever
    Somewhere in China, a bunch of men are doing some ice-fishing on a frozen pond. But things soon go VERY wrong. I’m not sure what’s more disturbing in this
    video. The men falling through the ice into freezing water while they desperately cling to the edge to try to avoid death… or the reaction
    of the other fishermen, who just seem to giddily scream and laugh at them while they struggle for their lives. Revenge From The Sea
    Kevin Faver and Brad Deckard are fishing off the coast of Florida. While Kevin is trying to reel in his catch,
    they get an unexpected visitor. Now if you’re wondering why two very experienced fishermen are so afraid of a fish. This is a 40 pound Giant Barracuda, a species known for its powerful jaws, aggressive behavior and razor sharp teeth. And even if you get past all that, Barracuda
    can’t even be eaten because they are usually poisonous. It’s just all bad. Otter Rescue
    Now this next story isn’t exactly frightening to humans, but involves a very justifiably
    terrified otter. Dusty Harpole was out fishing in Alaska’s
    Tutka Bay when he came upon two Killer Whales swimming together. For some reason they seemed to be circling the area. He soon discovered what was going on. The two Killer Whales were stalking a mother Sea Otter and her pup. Unfortunately the hungry whales had already gotten her pup. Now the mama Otter was desperately trying to escape as the whales hunted her too. The quick-thinking Otter swims straight for
    Dusty’s boat and hops onboard to hide. The Killer whales swim right by, unaware that the mama Otter has made her escape to the boat above. Dusty cranks up his engine and speeds the mama Otter away to safety. After she was safe, in a truly heartbreaking piece of video, the mother Otter begins crying out for her lost pup who will never return.

    Animals Worth a Ton of Money
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    Animals Worth a Ton of Money

    August 18, 2019


    In no particular order, here are animals worth
    a ton of money! Wait until you find out why that liquid in
    the thumbnail is so valuable! 10 – Bear
    Bear Gallbladder?! Wait what! Yes, we’re in the same boat as you. We had no idea bear gallbladders are expensive. In places such as Korea, they were at one
    point selling for $15,000 dollars. In 2009, the market price for legally sold
    gallbladders in Hong Kong had risen to between $30,000 and $50,000 per kilogram! So why are gallbladders from bears in high
    demand? Unsurprisingly, it’s for medicinal benefits
    that science kinda backs up. Inside of a bear’s gallbladder is a whole
    lot of ursodeoxycholic acid, which breaks down molecules containing cholesterol. Apparently, this is an effective non surgical
    treatment for gallstones in humans. It also has shown promise in the treatment
    of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s kinda a big deal, but the thing is,
    it can be made synthetically. So people don’t need to harvest it from
    bears. And honestly, it’s way easier than getting
    it from a bear. 9 – Ambergris
    While we’re talking about waxy substances, let’s talk about Ambergris. Would this whale waste ever cross your mind? Probably not! The highest-quality ambergris is sold for
    a whopping Twenty thousand dollars per kilogram! Sperm whales produce an intestinal waste that
    bobs around the ocean for a while. Then it hardens, floats to the surface and
    some of it ends up on shore. This rock like substance it’s actually a
    super important part of the fragrance industry. High end brands such as Chanel use this substance
    to help make their fragrances. In the U.S, Ambergris is banned in the fragrance
    industry because Sperm Whales are endangered, but other countries such as France seem to
    be cool with it. Fresh ambergris is useless. Fresh ambergris is jet black in color, and
    it has a pliable, sticky texture. That and it basically smells like manure? So why would anyone want this in their fragrance?! Well, it lightens and smells better with age
    because of oxidation from the salt water in the ocean. Well, the smell is subjective, but hey, experts
    at Chanel think so. And that’s why, the lighter the color, the
    more valuable it becomes! 8 – Pangolin
    Before we get into how much the scales of a Pangolin cost, let’s talk about what a
    Pangolin is. Found in parts of Africa and Asia, they hold
    the distinction as the only mammals in the world with scales! And those scales are surprisingly valuable. Or maybe not surprisingly, because people
    will always want to grind something rare into a powder, cross their fingers, and hope it
    works for whatever problem they have! Pangolins are one of the most trafficked animals
    in the world because of the demand for their scales, which go for roughly $600 per kilogram. Some people believe their scales contain healing
    powers. Do we need to tell you guys that pangolin
    scales work about as good as healing crystals do? In some countries such as China, and Vietnam,
    they’re considered a delicacy. In southern China, a whole pangolin can go
    for up to $1,000 in restaurants! While most countries ban the Pangolin trade
    in an effort to conserve their shrinking population, it’s a tough task. Their scales look similar to fish and snakes,
    and the scales are often packaged with them for disguise. 7 – Cobra
    As one of the world’s most dangerous snakes, Cobras have some of the most toxic venom in
    the world. And the theme seems to be, the more venomous,
    the more valuable! And that’s totally true of the Cobra. Cobra venom is used to make life saving anti-venom. Making this anti-venom can be complicated. Typically it involves using a donor animal
    such as a horse or sheep. These donor animals get injected with the
    venom, and then their bodies produce antibodies. And that’s what’s given to someone that’s
    been bitten by well, a snake! So with that in mind, Cobra venom can cost
    roughly $153,000 per gallon. Of course, no snake is producing anywhere
    near that amount. We’re talking milligrams at a time! Aside from producing anti-venom, many different
    types of snake venom have a variety of different applications. For example, cobra venom has a compound that
    can be used to make a pain reducing medicine roughly 20 times more powerful than the strongest
    ones available on the market! 6 – Stag Beetle
    We bet you didn’t know that there used to be a Stag beetle price bubble! Back in 1999, a Japanese man paid NINETY THOUSAND
    dollars for an unusually large stag beetle! Of course, the bubble burst on the stag beetle
    market and nowadays, stag beetles don’t nearly go anywhere for that much. However, in Japan, there’s a Stag Beetle
    named Spike that’s extremely valuable. And it’s not for his size! It’s because he makes art that his owner
    sells! Spike’s art can sell for more than $1,100
    a pop. He even has his own twitter following, with
    more than 120 thousand followers! Spike lives with his owners in Japan and can
    hold all kinds of objects with his mandibles. This includes pens and markers, which he uses
    to draw. Now, this isn’t exactly Monet or Van Gogh
    level work here. But considering that it’s a stag Beetle,
    people are willing to cough up some cash for his work! Spike’s owner is an English teacher named
    Mandy. She first learned of Spike’s abilities when
    she was playing around with him one day by giving him various objects to hold onto. When she gave him a marker, to her surprise,
    he began drawing patterns! So she went on Twitter to tell her story,
    and soon after, Spike began gaining a following! Before you know it, he’s selling his own
    artwork. Whose with us on starting a Stag Beetle art
    factory?! 5 – Rhinoceros
    Rhinoceros are in high demand, and to be specific, it’s Rhino horns that people really want. Rhino horn can go for up to $60,000 per kilogram! The South African government placed a ban
    on the trade of rhino horns back in 2009 but that hasn’t stopped anything. Rhino horns have been sold on the global black
    market for years. One interesting little tidbit about these
    horns is that they’re made of keratin, which is the same material as human fingernails,
    so there’s no real use. But what’s driving the demand? Medicinal and recreational use of rhino horn
    comes mostly from Vietnam. Even if it’s just the same stuff as fingernails! The South African government lifted the ban
    on trade in 2017 in an attempt to reduce poaching and help save the rhino population. There are actually huge stockpiles of legally
    harvested horns. Some of these come from conservationists who
    have dehorned Rhinos to protect them. Plus, the government has confiscated a whole
    lot of horns from poachers that might as well be sold anyway. Aside from government regulations, there have
    been plenty of campaigns in Vietnam trying to stop the belief that rhino horn does anything. 4 – Totoaba Fish
    The Totoaba fish bladder is a delicacy in China! The bladder averages about 20 thousand dollars
    a kilogram! Found in the Gulf of California in Mexico,
    the Totoaba can grow up to six and a half feet long and weigh up to 220 pounds! Their meat is sold on the black market and
    can also be used to make soups. This market is partially driven by the false
    belief that bladders can cure skin, circulatory, cholesterol and fertility problems. In reality, it does none of these things. Since 1975, there’ve been laws against fishing
    Totoaba. In recent years, the Mexican government has
    been proactive in protecting these fish. But because it’s extremely expensive, only
    super rich people buy it. Enforcement is very weak because the issue
    isn’t a top priority to China and probably because it involves such rich and powerful
    people. The hunt for Totoabas has practically driven
    another species extinct. The vaquita is a rare porpoise that keeps
    getting caught in nets intended for totoabas! Watch our rarest animals video to find out
    more. 3 – Deathstalker Scorpion
    Generally speaking, Scorpion venom seems like a good thing to avoid. But it’s actually extremely valuable! So much so that scorpion venom can cost $39
    million dollars a gallon?! We’re supposed to believe that?! Well…….maybe. Say hello to the Deathstalker scorpion. Native to desert regions in North Africa to
    the Middle East, it’s considered to be one of the most venomous and most dangerous scorpions
    in the world. So why’s their venom so valuable? Their venom contains some compounds that are
    helping scientists develop breakthrough medicines. Chlorotoxins in the venom, for example, can
    be used to identify the size and locations of tumors. Also, the venom is rich in Kaliotoxins, which
    may help cure bone diseases. So that $39 million price tag we were talking
    about really isn’t relevant nor practical. A single scorpion produces just two milligrams
    of venom at a time. No one is exactly selling the stuff by the
    gallon, because to get the venom, the scorpions have to milked by hand. $130 will get your a droplet smaller than
    a grain of sugar! 2 – Horseshoe Crab
    Did you know Horseshoe Crab Blood is blue? That’s because of high levels of copper
    in their blood. And as weird as that is, it’s not even the
    most interesting fact! It can be used to detect bacterial contamination
    in small quantities, making it vitally important for the FDA! So how expensive is it? Try 60 grand a gallon expensive. It’s used to make a gel called LAL, which
    is used to detect bacteria. Before horseshoe crab blood, scientists had
    no easy way of knowing whether a vaccine or medical tool was contaminated with bacteria. However, drop a minuscule amount of LAL on
    a medical device or vaccine, and the LAL will encase any gram-negative bacteria in a jelly
    cocoon. While it can’t do anything to bacteria,
    it basically sets off an alarm alerting scientists to the presence of them! An estimated 600,000 Horseshoe crabs are caught
    each year and have about 30 percent of their blue blood drained. 1 – Elephant We’re pretty sure you guys aren’t surprised
    that Elephant ivory are in high demand. Demand has been consistently rising for illegal
    ivory. Poachers risk punishment in order to cash
    in on ivory for about $1,500 per pound. And a single tusk can weigh over 200 pounds
    for the largest examples. It’s estimated that poachers took out nearly
    a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014. Historically, many cultures have prized ivory. It’s up there with gold in some cases. People make ornaments, jewelry and art out
    of ivory. In the US there’s already pretty much a
    complete ban on ivory. But other countries haven’t exactly followed
    suit. For example, although it’s technically illegal
    in China, ivory is still culturally valued and the black market is rampant. Politicians have promised to crack down on
    illegal trade, but we don’t think anyone is exactly holding their breath for that promise. Existing bans just aren’t enough to stop
    the poachers. Watch this next video to find out about facts
    you had no clue about rattlesnakes!

    Mutant Fish Taking Over Waters Around the World
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    Mutant Fish Taking Over Waters Around the World

    August 18, 2019


    – [Narrator] Behind
    running, fishing is the most popular outdoor activity
    for adults aged 25 and up. It’s largely a totally innocent,
    wacky-event-free venture, even being described as relaxing or fun. But all around the world, bizarre creatures are being reeled in, and it’s doubtful that their captors would describe their catches
    as normal or relaxing. Here are 10 mutant fish taking
    over waters around the world. Number 10, cyclops shark. A bizarre discovery was
    made in La Paz, Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez. A pregnant bull shark was
    caught, and its fetuses removed. One of them was an albino with one eye. Pictures of the cyclops
    shark were posted online, and some experts thought it was a hoax. Filipe Galvan, a well-respected
    Mexican scientist, inspected the shark and
    wrote a paper about it, which is under review. Lending further merit to the
    authenticity of the incident, Tracy Ehrenberg, the general
    manager of Pisces Sportfishing, conducted an interview with the fisherman who made the discovery. The man said that the pregnant shark was dead when they pulled it up, and that during the process
    of filleting the shark they found ten fetuses. The other nine fetuses were fairly normal, both in color and the amount of eyes. And, although it’s sad to think that someone still fishes for sharks, even though many species are endangered, and that they caught a pregnant one, this little albino cyclops
    shark is almost cute enough to star in his own Disney adventures. Number nine, mutated two-headed dolphin. A two-headed, mutant dolphin washed up on the shore of Ismire on
    the west coast of Turkey. It’s believed to have only been around a year old when it died, as it was only a meter long. It was discovered by a schoolteacher, who watched in horror
    as the mutant dolphin washed up on the shore. He then called the police, who took the dolphin’s
    body away for testing. Preliminary eyewitness reports said that the eyes and blow hole of one of the heads weren’t open, which may mean that there were further deformations in the creature, other than the glaringly obvious one, which could have contributed to its death. No one knows whether this is a
    rare case of conjoined twins, a natural type of deformation, or deformation caused by contaminants. Another incident of a
    two-headed dolphin-like creature was reported in the Netherlands. They reported the first ever case of conjoined harbor porpoises. It was thrown back into the ocean because the fishermen
    thought it might be illegal to have it in their possession and generally thought it was
    a good idea not to risk it. They did take pictures before
    throwing it back, however. There are a lot of things that indicate that the creature died
    shortly after birth. It’s tail had not stiffened, which is something that
    porpoises need in order to swim, its dorsal fin had not
    become vertical yet, and it still had hairs on its upper lip, which porpoises shed after birth. Conjoined twins are rare, even in humans. But they’re even more rare in cetaceans, a group of animals that include porpoises, dolphins, whales, and
    other similar creatures. In fact, the porpoise was only the 10th conjoined cetacean case at
    the time of this writing. Many people have a soft spot
    for dolphins and porpoises, so the thought of having two times the fun of a dolphin-like creature
    in one animal is exciting. It’s very unfortunate that this story turned out the way it did, instead of resulting in one
    of the coolest animals ever. Number eight, pug nose striped bass. This mutation is fairly
    common in striped bass. They’re called pug-nosed
    because the mutation causes them to have a large, lumpy head. One recent incident involves
    one being caught in Maryland. The mutation doesn’t affect
    whether you can eat it or not, and doesn’t have any
    harmful effects on the fish, other than making it look really weird. Number seven, fish with horns. A fisherman in Siberia was stunned when he reeled in two pike that had horns on the tops of their heads. He referred to them as underwater dragons because of their appearance. The fish, which were identified as pike, had been pulled from the
    River Irtysh in Russia. Locals blamed nuclear debris from Russian missile launch
    experiments for the mutations. The fisherman dried and preserved the fish’s heads and keeps them in his garage, which is probably a good thing because the last thing we need is horned, nuclear dragon fish swimming about. Number six, mutant fish in Russia. A gigantic fish had been
    terrorizing locals in Siberia for months before it was finally caught. It had been attacking and trying to bite anyone who came near it. With a giant head, piranha-like teeth and a broad tail that resembled an oar, it’s not surprising that
    the locals were freaked out. However, It didn’t turn
    out to be a mutant. Experts say it was a wolffish, a type of endangered
    bottom-feeding predator. But, with the amount of attacks, its appearance and just
    the fact that a giant, massively aggressive fish was attacking anything that came near the water, it’s really no surprise
    that locals thought this was either some sort of
    mutant or monster fish. Before I reveal the next example, you should subscribe if
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    on some amazing knowledge that could have filled your brain. Now let’s get back to it. Number five, giant fluorescent blue fish. Residents in Gaston
    County, North Carolina, are trying to figure out
    what this huge fish is and where the video was taken. It was uploaded on Disclose
    Screen’s YouTube channel and simply said that the fish was from a lake in Gaston County,
    but not which one. The fish appears to be
    around four feet long and Disclose says it’s around 30 lbs. Many are speculating that
    it’s some sort of carp, but they have no explanation for its fluorescent blue coloration. About one in a million
    times a rainbow trout will be blue to due to
    a rare genetic variant, but that occurs in approximately
    one in a million cases. If this is what the fishermen saw here, they stumbled across an
    extremely rare creature. Still, its a pretty large fish, and although its coloration
    makes it appear to be some sort of wild Pokémon
    that’s appeared in the lake, it’s most likely not. So, don’t go wasting balls on it. Number four, Russian fish with two mouths. This fish is simply terrifying! It has one mouth on its face, one on its neck, and a bizarre tail. It has a weirdly round body
    that shouldn’t belong to a fish. But even more creepy is the
    fact that it has an odd, bulbous protrusion that appears to be filled with some sort of liquid. The fisherman who caught it speculated that the liquid could be eggs, meaning that there was the possibility of more of these creatures. This isn’t the first fish of
    its kind to be caught though. A Reddit user posted a video that appeared to show a two-headed fish. For a bit, speculation
    was all over the internet about what it was and
    how it had come to be. It wasn’t a conjoined twin, and it hadn’t grown up
    near a nuclear plant, as neat as that would be. Experts said it was a grass
    carp that had been deformed. The second mouth was
    actually a large hole formed because the gill arches
    weren’t connected to its mouth. There was also a fish caught in Australia that had two mouths. Garry Warwick, the fisherman
    who landed this bizarre catch, caught the fish in Lake
    Bonney, South Australia. He told ABC “Both mouths are
    actually joined together. “The top one opens and closes, “but the bottom one
    looks permanently open.” Although he’s been a commercial
    fisherman for over 30 years, he says he’s never seen
    anything like this. Facial deformities in which
    the creature or person has more than one of a
    particular facial feature, in this case two mouths,
    is called diprosopus. It’s commonly associated
    with conjoined twins, although it’s not the result
    of two embryos fusing together, nor is it the result of
    them not fully separating. It’s caused when facial
    patterning acts abnormally. Unfortunately, creatures
    with two faces don’t usually survive because they
    usually have some degree of deformation in their
    internal organs as well. Number three, fish with human teeth. An emperor fish was
    caught by a schoolteacher in the West Papu region of Indonesia. The teacher was astounded
    to find that the fish had flat, molar-like
    teeth that looked human. He gave the fish to a student, who took it home to his family. They were all equally shocked when they discovered its teeth. Rather than eat the fish, they decided to freeze and preserve it. That’s probably a good thing because whatever unholy alliance
    that was forged in order to create this fish is probably
    not safe for ingestion. Number two, the monsterous
    fish from Thailand. A Thai fisherman was out fishing and hoping to catch
    something worthy of a meal. Instead, he pulled in something
    that is pure nightmare fuel. This fish has a long body
    that looks a bit like an oar, a giant mouth filled
    with sharp-looking teeth, and, probably most notably,
    it doesn’t seem to have eyes. No one knows quite what it is. But, the bigger mystery here is where are its eyes and how does it see? Number one, bird fish. This bizarre fish was recently
    caught in a river in Guizhou. It looks like a completely
    normal fish on the bottom half, but the head is where things get mad. Some people say that it looks a bit like the face of a pigeon. Others say it looks like
    the face of a dolphin. What it definitely does not look like is the ordinary head of a
    carp that matches its body. Some people blame its apparent deformation on water contaminants. Others think that this is
    some sort of hybrid creature, but those in favor of the hybrid theory are not in agreement with what animals parented this bizarre creature. Unfortunately, testing cannot be done to shed light on its parentage, either, as the fish was released back
    into its natural habitat. What exactly is a bird fish’s
    natural habitat anyway? Did it fly away or swim? Most of the entries on this list died, either before or after discovery, which makes for an alarming mystery. What entry did you think
    was the most interesting? Let me know in the comments down below, and thanks for watching.