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    TURN OF TIDES | WHAT’S NEW? Don’t Starve Together Free Content Update
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    TURN OF TIDES | WHAT’S NEW? Don’t Starve Together Free Content Update

    August 22, 2019


    After multiple delays we are finally graced
    with the holy prescence of the TURN OF TIDES UPDATE! Along with it came an animated short revealing
    what’s really happening here – a chunk of the “moon” has fallen down and caused the
    water levels of the Constant to rise – and bringing the moon’s strange magical influence
    with it. The first major mechanic in Turn of Tides
    is advanced boating, the new means to exploring the new ocean levels. Since the ToT beta, the boating controls have
    been vastly improved, making boating a much more bearable and less tedious task. Instead of having to click repeatedly to set
    your boat’s heading using a steering wheel, you now are only required to click once, and
    your character will keep steering automatically until your boat is sailing in this direction. Additionally, boating is now a much faster
    activity, with less sails required in order to keep up a consistently high speed. Adding more sails will generally still give
    you a large amount of max speed and acceleration for each sail. Anyway, you might be wondering how to get
    started boating! It’s pretty simple. Start by building a Think Tank at a Science
    Machine for 4 boards. The Think Tank acts as a crafting station,
    responsible for prototyping all of the sailing-related items. A Boat Kit is the most integral seafaring
    component, and is built for 4 boards at a Think Tank. The boat kit can be launched at sea, and will
    act as a blank canvas, ready to be decked out into your dream raft! In order to get moving you will need either
    an oar or a driftwood oar, crafted with 1 log or 1 piece of driftwood respectively. With correct timing, an oar can be used to
    slowly row your boat along the open seas, useful for docking boats or navigating through
    areas with many obstacles. But why row slow when you can sail… fast! For a hefty 3 boards, 3 rope, and 8 silk,
    you will have your very own sail which can be placed on any boat platform. The sail can be raised and lowered at will,
    and will catch the winds and send you off at a brisk pace when raised! But don’t set sail just yet, as you will need
    to control your boat to prevent damage. A steering wheel kit is made with 2 boards
    and 1 rope, and once placed can be used to set the direction that your boat will sail
    in. Before you dash your craft onto rocks, consider
    constructing an anchor, crafted with 2 boards, 3 rope, and 3 cut stone, the anchor being
    a vital step in the process of not dying. Finally, if you are a tad eager with the velocity
    of your vessel, consider bringing a spare Boat Patch or two, built with 1 board and
    2 stingers. When your boat impacts with land at a high
    speed, a leak will spring, which will drain your boat’s health over time until it is patched
    up. Your boat’s health can be repaired using any
    wood item. Sailing is no cheap activity – as the minimum
    requirement for a sail boat is 15 boards, equivalent to 60 logs, 7 rope, 3 cutstone
    and 8 silk. But what’s the point of sailing the open seas,
    you may ask? Is there actually anything out there other
    than endless water and the occasional rock formation? Why venture forth when I can just sit comfortably
    at my nice and warm base camp? Well, my friend, out on the ocean lies not
    comfort, but rather ADVENTURE! A strange new land with many magical features
    and creatures abound. Sail far out to sea and you will come across
    this strange floating landmass. Locating it is a rather unreliable process,
    but you can get a general idea of where it is by exploring most of the normal world,
    which will be in U or horseshoe shape, and then sailing in the direction that the middle
    part of the U is, although this method is not 100% reliable. Once you reach the shores of this treacherous
    isle, be warned for many otherworldly horrors reside upon the terrible beaches. Upon berthing your beloved boat, your sanity
    meter will switch places with Lunacy, which is active when you would normally be completely
    sane. Arrive at the island with an unstable mentality
    and you will suddenly feel clear-headed. Celestial fissures dotting the landscape will
    slowly raise your lunacy meter, in addition to the constant increase just by being on
    the island. While at high lunacy, Gestalts will make an
    appearance, small and irritating spirits who will launch an easily-dodgeable attack that
    temporarily makes the player drowsy. Getting hit multiple times will put the player
    to sleep. The Gestalt will disappear after doing this,
    and this attack does no damage, meaning that they are merely an annoyance. The flora and fauna of this decrepit and desolate
    landscape is also of interest. The moon’s influence appears to have corrupted
    some of the familiar faces from Constant land – replacing them with demonic and unfamiliar
    parodies. Shattered Spiders roam the area around their
    nests, much like regular spiders – but they are tougher and are able to cast a damaging
    AOE cone of crystal spikes. Other than that they are pretty similar to
    our everyday arachnids, as they have normal spider drops. The second otherworldly beast you may encounter
    is the Moonrock Pengull, an icicled mishmash of organs and viscera. Moonrock pengulls behave much like the normal
    variants, appearing near the lunar ocean during Winter. They are hostile to almost everything, dropping
    Ice and Monster Meat upon death, although they do deal less damage and have less health
    than regular gulls. The final Lovecraftian fiend is the Horror
    Hound, a legged maw which has a chance to arise when a normal hound dies on the haunted
    shores. They have the same damage, health, and drops
    as an elemental hound, minus the respective gem. Overall they can actually be rather beneficial,
    as they allow for extra hound teeth and monster meat opportunities from regular hounds, although
    they can of course overrun you should you be caught unprepared. In an emergency you can light hound corpses
    on fire to ensure they do not rise again. Hey you! Yeah, you! You should join my discord server. It’s a great place to discuss Don’t Starve,
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    everyone does all the time! So why don’t you kickstart your career as
    a totally normal person:TM: and join up! Links are in the description. Whilst exploring the glassy plains you may
    happen to stumble upon more flora and fauna that are normally friendly towards the player. Lune Trees dot the iridescent landscape, their
    dainty white flowers rustling in the sea breeze. Chopping them will yield 6 logs when fully
    grown as opposed to the usual 4 when the stump is dug, although replanting them can be a
    chore, as you need to catch the Moon Moth spawned with a bug net and use this as a seed. Lune Trees also drop Lune Tree Blossoms, which
    can be eaten for 1 health or used as a crafting ingredient. Stone Fruit Bushes are a semi-common plant,
    yielding 3 stone fruit when harvested. Each stone fruit can be mined with a pickaxe
    to obtain either a rock with a 34% chance, an edible stone fruit with a 65% chance, or
    a sapling to plant a new bush with a 1% chance. Stone Fruit bushes can also be dug up and
    replanted, although they require fertilising. If the stone fruits are left on the bush for
    too long they will disintegrate when picked. Overall, they can make an excellent food source
    when mass replanted, as each harvest grants 3 potential stone fruits, plus they grow back
    after only 3 days. Anenemies can be found growing on the beach
    biome, and bite anything that stands on them for a hefty 60 damage. Their attack can be baited and successfully
    dodged – and they can also be dug up and used as a tooth trap alternative. They deal more damage than tooth traps, although
    they target everything and cannot be reset manually, as they operate on a timer and reset automatically. As an additional plus they have infinite durability. Carrats can be found
    disguising themselves as regular carrots. Upon attempting to harvest them, they will
    run away, although they can be killed with melee weapons similar to Rabbits. Upon death they drop Carrot Seeds and a Leafy
    Meat. Saladmanders are terrotorial leafy lizards. They will claim a random Hot Spring as their
    own and defend it from other Saladmanders by engaging them in a hissing battle. If the hot spring is bubbling from a Bath
    Bomb, or they are near any heat source such as a Campfire, Saladmanders will slowly ripen,
    turning into a beefier version that deals increased damage and has a unique fire attack,
    which has the ability to set structures and players aflame. Saladmanders drop a Leafy Meat when killed
    in normal form, and a Dragonfruit when ripened. The final piece of content added in Turn of
    Tides is the Celestial Altar. Three celestial altar components will spawn
    near each other at a random position on the lunar island. Mining them all and assembling them on a Celestial
    Fissure in the correct order (base, orb, and then idol) will allow access to a bigger and
    better Celestial Tab. At any time the altar can be hammered and
    then reconstructed on another fissure. From the Altar, a number of new craftables
    can be constructed. The Moon Glass Axe is the first of these,
    built with 3 Moon Glass and 2 sticks. Like the rest of the celestial recipes, it cannot be prototyped. It chops with a x2.5 greater efficiency than
    a normal axe, at a significant durability cost, having 20 less hits than a normal axe,
    although it’s hit to log ratio remains higher than the flint axe. The Glass Cutter is crafted with 1 board and
    6 glass shards, dealing 68 damage, the same as a dark sword. It has 75 uses, but 150 when used against
    any Nightmare Monster, making it a pretty decent alternative to the Dark Sword. Since it cannot be prototyped, Dark Swords
    are generally a more viable option as they can be built without the need to travel to
    a distant and corrupted island. Moon Crater Turf can be crafted with 1 Moon
    Rock and 2 Moon Glass. It is a purely decoration craft, as it DOES
    NOT spread the moon’s lunatic influence. Bath Bombs are made with 6 Lune Flowers and 1 nitre piece. They can be thrown into Hot Springs which will make Saladmanders ripen. On the Full Moon, any bubbling Hot Springs will solidify into a Moon Glass Boulder. The boulder will drop a number of moon glass
    shards and a small chance for a red or blue gem. Additionally, the blueprints for 2 unique
    sculptures can be prototyped from the Celestial Altar. Moon Glass can also be used to make any sculpture
    – giving the statues a unique aesthetic. And that pretty much wraps up all of the new
    content added in ToT. It isn’t a ridiculously content-heavy update,
    but it does lay the groundwork for Return of Them, promising a lot of exciting new content
    in the future. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next
    time.

    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!

    Top 5 Ugliest Fish
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    Top 5 Ugliest Fish

    August 18, 2019


    There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but
    not all of them are pretty. With over 200.000 different species it’s
    only natural that some of them are hideous. Here are the top 5 ugliest fish. Number 5: The Lumpsucker/Henfish Found lurking at the bottom of the cool waters
    of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific ocean is the Lumpsucker. Although lumpsuckers are cute as babies, they
    tend to grow up to look something like this… Sometimes referred to as the Henfish, the
    Lumpsucker is typically 1-2 feet long with a asymmetrical, blob-like body with protruded
    eyes. And while most fish have a narrow frame, the
    Lumpsucker tends to be more spherical. They also have skin instead of scales along
    with a giant dorsal fin. Although the lumpsucker may not be a great
    swimmer, they have impressive endurance and can travel up to 60 miles. Their diet consists mostly of smaller fish,
    crustaceans, worms, and jellyfish. Fun fact: The male’s stomach turns red during
    mating and the eggs of the female (aka roe) are a popular alternative to caviar. Number 4: Snailfish Snailfish, sometimes referred to as Sea Snails,
    pretty much look like giant tadpoles. They have a large head with small eyes and
    an elongated body, which resembles an eel. Like the Lumpsucker, this fish also has skin
    instead of scales. Surprisingly little is known about the snailfish. There are over 410 different species each
    being different from the rest. Some live in shallow water, while others live
    in the deepest parts of the ocean. Some are 2 inches long, while others are 30
    inches long. Some live in warm water, others live in cold. Some are smooth, some are prickly. Some have a strict diet, others eat anything
    they can. You get the idea… But all of them are but pretty ugly and they
    don’t taste great either, fisherman consider them pests. Number 3: The Goblin Shark While it may sounds and look like something
    out of a bad science fiction novel, the Goblin Shark is in fact real and it certainly lives
    up to it’s name. The image you are seeing is not photoshopped,
    the shark actually does look like the offspring of a goblin and a shark. It has a long protruded snout which contains
    over 50 creepy nail-like teeth and a jaw that extends outward when biting. The skin is an unappealing pinkish white,
    almost as if it was never fully developed. No only does the goblin shark look and sound
    creepy, but it acts creepy too! It’s a deep sea bottom dweller, meaning
    it is found in the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean, 4200 feet below, in pitch black. It’s also considered a “slow moving species”,
    which it basically means that it’s constantly lurking. Like other sharks, it senses its prey using
    Electro sensitive organs and uses its extending jaw to snap out for a quick capture. This shark is unlike any other shark, it is
    a unique species with a lineage dating back 125 million years ago and it’s not related
    to the ones on earth today. Overall very little is known about goblin
    shark, mostly because it’s a deep sea creature and humans rarely come in contact with them. But we don’t even know how they mate, a
    pregnant goblin shark has never been discovered…for all we know it spawns! Number 2: The Gulper Eel Coming in at number 2 on our list is the gulper
    eel, aka pelican eel. The fish is technically not an eel, but it’s
    about the closet thing that it resembles. It can be found at depths over 9000 feet below
    sea level or almost 2 miles deep. Even for the deep sea, this is one of the
    oddest creatures that has ever been discovered. The fish is dark black in color and can grow
    up to 31 inches long, but the most notable feature of the Gulper Eel is it’s unusually
    large mouth which acts as a net to capture prey. The fish also has a stomach capable of stretching
    which allows for it to consume prey larger than itself. The Gulper Eel is known to not be a very good
    swimmer, but a small luminous organ at the end of it’s tail acts as a light to help
    lure and capture prey. Not much is known about this strange creature
    due to the depths of it’s habitat, but we’re pretty confident that it looks weird. Number 1: The Blobfish And finally, number 1 on our list: the Blobfish. You’ve likely seen random photos online
    of this atrocity and may have dismissed them as being photoshopped, but the photos are
    real and the blob fish actually does look like this, but here’s the catch: it only
    looks like this out of water. The truth is, we don’t actually know what
    blobfish looks like in it’s natural environment because the fish is extremely rare and lives
    at depths over 4000 feet below. And water pressure at this depth is about
    100 times stronger than that on land. Because the fish has no skeletal structure,
    not even teeth, the blobfish becomes heavily, perhaps even morbidly, disfigured when brought
    to land. Although we’re not certain what the Blobfish
    actually looks like in the deep sea, it’s likely safe to assume from the pictures that
    it’s probably still pretty ugly. Are you aware of any fish that are uglier
    than these top 5? If so, subscribe and let us know in the comments
    below.

    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.

    9 Small Fish That Do Serious Damage
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    9 Small Fish That Do Serious Damage

    August 18, 2019


    From poisonous marine creatures to fish that
    pack a powerful bite, here are 9 small fish that do serious damage:
    Number 9 Boxfish Boxfishes may be small but that doesn’t
    mean they’re easy prey. In fact, few marine predators can actually
    eat adult boxfishes. This is because, whenever threatened, these
    fish can secrete toxins from their skin which act as a chemical defense mechanism. The mucus secreted from the skin of some members
    of the boxfish family contains pahutoxin, a water-soluble, crystalline chemical toxin. This is unique among known fish poisons and
    can break down or destroy red blood cells. When the toxic mucus is released, it dissolves
    quickly negatively affecting fish in the surrounding area. Pahutoxin can be deadly for various biological
    systems and even other boxfishes aren’t immune to it. Number 8 Acanthuridae
    The Acanthuridae family contains more than 86 extant species of unicornfish, tangs and
    surgeonfish. Many of them are brightly colored and therefore
    a popular addition to aquariums all over the world. These marine fish typically inhabit tropical
    seas and they’re most common around coral reefs. Most Acanthuridae species are small with lengths
    of 6 to 15.5 inches. One distinctive feature of the family makes
    these fishes quite dangerous. On either side of the tail, they have scalpel-like
    spines which are extremely sharp. These naturally-evolved switchblades can act
    as a defense mechanism against potential intruders. Some species have additional features that
    make them even more dangerous. The striped surgeonfish, for example, must
    be handled with extra care as its caudal spine is venomous. Number 7 Red Lionfish
    Lionfish are known as fish that can do serious damage because of their venomous fin rays
    that deliver painful puncture wounds. The venom is quite potent and, on rare occasions,
    can be fatal for humans. These fish are easily recognizable by their
    zebra-like stripes, enlarged pectoral fins and elongated dorsal fin spines. Whenever the lionfish feels threatened it
    will spread and present its fins before attacking with the dorsal spines. One common species is the red lionfish, which
    grows about 12 inches long and features red, white and brown stripes on its body. The red lionfish has been designated as an
    invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea and the West Atlantic Ocean. The lack of natural predators has enabled
    the red lionfish to basically decimate local reef fishes in the regions it inhabits. For humans the symptoms of lionfish envenomation
    include extreme pain in the affected area, nausea, dizziness, headaches, fever or breathing
    difficulties. In rare cases it can cause temporary paralysis
    of the limbs, heart failure and even bath. Number 6 Piranha
    No list of dangerous fish is complete without the blood thirsty piranha. There are over 60 piranha species found in
    river systems ranging from northern Argentina to Colombia. Piranhas have deep bodies, saw-edged bellies,
    blunt heads, incredibly strong jaws and razor-sharp interlocking teeth. Most species rarely exceed 2 feet in length. During the dry season, when the water is low,
    groups of piranhas called shoals converge in feeding frenzies to take on large prey. These groups can sometimes consist of more
    than 100 piranhas each charging in to tear a chunk of flesh off their prey. Piranhas are also known to be attracted to
    blood in the water. Attacks on humans have occurred most notably
    in Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. In 2011, a drunken teenage boy from the town
    of Rosario del Yalta, in Bolivia, jumped out of a canoe into a piranha infested river. The teen was almost eaten alive and later
    died from excessive bleeding. Number 5 Pufferfish
    Also known as blowfish or balloonfish, pufferfish are among the most poisonous vertebrates in
    the world. There are around 90 species in the Tetraodontidae
    family and most of them are small to medium in size. They’re found in warm and temperate regions
    around the world, usually in the sea but also in brackish or fresh water, in some cases. They’ve several defense mechanisms. Pufferfish have excellent eyesight and can
    use their tail fins as rudders to generate sudden bursts of speed. Their best known adaptation for survival is
    its ability to fill its highly elastic stomach with air or water until the entire fish becomes
    almost spherical in shape. Pufferfish have sharp spines all over their
    body and these become visible when it’s inflated. Predators that catch the pufferfish before
    or during inflation may choke to bath. However, the most important defense mechanism
    is the tetrodotoxin, or TTX, which can be present in its liver, ovaries, intestines
    or skin. For people, this neurotoxin can be deadly. Poisoning symptoms include vomiting, dizziness
    as well as numbing and prickling over the body. It’s followed by decreased blood pressure,
    rapid heart rate and muscle paralysis. As the diaphragm muscle becomes paralyzed,
    the victim stops breathing. Number 4 Stonefish
    The stonefish is one of the most venomous fish known to man. These creatures live in mud flats and estuaries
    among rocks or coral formations in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific. The stonefish draws its name from its appearance
    which seamlessly blends with the fish’s surrounding environment. They’ve thick bodies with large heads and
    mouths and bumpy skin covered with wart-like lumps and fleshy flaps. When resting, unmoving on the sea floor, it’s
    very difficult to detect. Swimmers who don’t notice these creatures
    may inadvertently step on them, which can trigger a painful and even deadly sting. Glands which are located at the bottom of
    the fish’s dorsal fin spines secrete potent neurotoxins. As the swimmer steps on it, the fish may inject
    a quantity of venom that’s proportional to the pressure applied to it. Stings may also occur on beaches, as these
    fish can live out of water for up to 24 hours. An additional defensive feature was revealed
    by a 2018 study. According to the report, stonefish can extend
    a lachrymal saber, which is a sharp specialized spine, whenever they feel threatened. If left untreated, the sting of a stonefish
    can be fatal. Hot water and vinegar should be applied to
    the affected area, followed by immediate treatment with anti-venom. Number 3 Stargazer
    The stargazer has been called ‘the meanest thing in creation’. In addition to their terrifying appearance,
    some species can deliver venom as well as electric shocks. Stargazers draw their name from the fact that
    their eyes are placed on top of their heads, as if they’re ‘looking at the stars’. They can be found all over the world in deep
    and shallow salt waters. Stargazers have massive heads, large upward-facing
    mouths and their bodies can grow to almost 3ft, for the giant stargazer. Their killing technique relies on ambush and
    they have weapons in their arsenal that can cause some serious damage. Stargazers camouflage themselves in the sand
    and leap upwards to ambush prey. Some species have a worm-shaped lure, that
    grows out of the floors of their mouths and which they can wiggle in order to attract
    prey. Above their pectoral fins, stargazers have
    two large venomous spines. Stargazer species from the Astroscopus or
    Uranoscopus genera can also deliver electric shocks, in addition to venom. All these vicious adaptations are why stargazers
    are sometimes known locally as the ‘mother-in-law fish’. Number 2 Candiru
    Also known as the toothpick or vampire fish, this parasitic catfish is native to the Amazon
    Basin and found in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. The smaller candiru species are known for
    their tendency of invading and parasitizing the human urethra. Once it enters the passage, the candiru erects
    the short spines on its gill covers and may cause inflammation, bleeding and even bath
    to its victim. One report from the 1800s, talks about a Brazilian
    physician who examined several male patients whose penises had been amputated following
    parasitism by candiru. In 1891, naturalist Paul Le Cointe describes
    an incident involving a candiru that became lodged in the vaginal canal of its victim. Le Cointe removed the candiru himself. First he pushed it forward to disengage its
    spikes and then turned it around and took it out head first. One of the most persistent reports about the
    candiru defies the laws of simple fluid physics. Some locals from the Amazon Basin claim that
    it’s dangerous to urinate in rivers known for the presence of candiru. It is said that the fish can jump out of the
    water and ascend the length of the you’re in column to enter the urethra. Even though fluid mechanics makes this impossible,
    it remains one of the most common myths regarding the candiru. Number 1 Sheepshead
    This deep-bodied flat fish is commonly found on the Gulf and the Atlantic coasts of North
    America. The sheepshead has a silver body with 5 to
    7 broad, dark vertical bands. It has a short mouth, finely serrated scales
    and sharp dorsal spines. The sheepshead can reach 35 inches in length
    and weigh more than 25 pounds, although such proportions are rare. The most unusual aspect about this species
    is its dentition which is eerily similar to that of human beings. Its front teeth resemble human incisors while
    its back teeth look like human molars. This dental pattern enables the sheepshead
    to crush and grind its prey. It can chew through heavily-armored prey like
    echinoderms, oysters or barnacles. The sheepshead is also quite cunning as it’s
    known to steal bait from fishing hooks.

    9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals
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    9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals

    August 18, 2019


    from one species that can effectively
    walk out of the water to another which is known as the fish from hell here are
    nine fish that can hunt land animals before we begin be sure to subscribe –
    they will kill you hit the like button and request any topics you’d like to
    learn about in the comments section below number nine mudskipper mudskippers are
    found in temperate subtropical and tropical regions including the Atlantic
    coast of Africa and the Indo Pacific like the name would suggest this fish
    has several fascinating adaptations which enable it to travel on land as
    well as in the water they’re able to walk or skip on land by using their
    pectoral and pelvic fins on land they survive by breathing through their skin
    throat and the mucous lining of their mouths this is called cutaneous air
    breathing and it’s similar to the way amphibians breathe on land however this
    is only possible when mudskippers are moist which is why they tend to be
    restricted to humid habitats they’re able to regulate their body temperatures
    by digging deep burrows in soft sediments which also protect them from
    predators during high tide on land mud skippers perform a wide variety of
    activities these include feeding courting potential partners as well as
    establishing and defending territories that diets include snails insects small
    crabs and even other mudskippers number eight tiger shark up until recently the
    consensus was that that tiger sharks only feed on marine animals and water
    birds then a researcher from Dolphin Island sea lab named Marcus dreimann
    made an interesting discovery in 2009 after he caught a tiger shark off the
    coast of Alabama dreimann noticed that the shark had coughed up feathers
    interestingly enough these feathers didn’t belong to a water bird
    this led dreimann to suspect that tiger sharks might be supplementing their
    with other types of birds a study followed in which the stomach’s of over
    50 tiger sharks were dissected the contents of about half of the fish’s
    stomachs revealed beaks feathers and feet from terrestrial birds like meadow
    larks woodpeckers and tanika’s the theory is that as they migrate some
    birds lose their way there thus forced to keep
    flying until they become exhausted which brings them closer and closer to the
    surface where the tiger sharks are waiting to snap them in their jaws
    number seven wels catfish wels catfish is by all accounts a true River monster
    in 2009 a large catfish almost drowned the Hungarian fisherman he had attempted
    to grab the fish in a hold but soon regretted the decision the fisherman
    barely escaped with his life after the fish dragged him underwater by his right
    leg wels catfish can potentially weigh over
    660 pounds while measuring up to 16 feet that’s significantly larger than any
    human being even though reports of such giants have
    become a rarity in recent years an interest in tendency has been observed
    in medium sized catfish from the tan River in Alba France
    they’ve reportedly developed an ability to grab pigeons from the riverbanks it’s
    believed that the larger catfish have taken to hunting in the river depths
    forcing the smaller catfish to search for other sources of food it’s also
    suspected that the larger specimens can’t swim the shallow waters to get to
    the riverbanks after the catfish grabbed the pigeons they consumed them in the
    water based on observation they have a kill rate of 28 percent this may seem
    low but it’s actually quite impressive for a fish hunt in an animal that can
    essentially fly away when threatened number six African tiger fish
    this fish genis native to the african continent is commonly referred to as
    tiger fish the scientific name for the genes– is hydra sinners and it consists
    of five species which are all typically by severus meaning they feed on other
    fish Hydra Sina’s attaches however has become recorded displaying a rather
    unique adaptation it’s the only freshwater fish species proven to prey
    on birds in flight its main target consists of low-flying barn swallows a
    sleek body that measures over 3 feet in length and sharp fang-like teeth enabled
    tiger fish to quickly jump out of the water and grab birds as they fly past
    different hunting strategies have also been observed one is to hide just
    beneath the surface and to ambush the bird in flight while another involves
    chasing the bird from the surface and then leaping to grab it the first time
    this phenomenon was observed it happened so fast that the team responsible for
    recording it barely had time to realize what happened
    number 5 eel catfish researchers speculate that the eel catfish uses the
    same method to hunt on land that was used by the first vertebrates to venture
    out of the water around 420 million years ago to catch
    insects on land the eel catfish will arch its specialized spine to rise above
    its prey which usually consists of various insects then the eel descends on
    it trapping his prey against the ground and bend in its mouth around it
    eel catfish jaw muscles a hypertrophic meaning that the cells in the tissue are
    larger which increases bite strength in the water the eel catfish employs a
    different hunting technique it expands its mouth cavity pulling in extra water
    and sucking up prey on land this hunting technique wouldn’t work because air is
    around 800 times less dense than water number 4 silver Arowana
    the silver Arowana is native to South America in some species and known to
    reach almost 4 feet in length in its native waters the silver Arowana is
    known as the monkey fish for its ability to capture prey by jumping out of the
    water they typically swim near the surface
    while looking out for potential prey on tree branches the targets of its jumping
    attacks may include snakes insects bats or birds once it’s found a suitable
    victim the fish unleashes its incredibly Swift attack with a staggering jump that
    can reach over 6 feet above the water surface
    despite this impressive hunting technique the silver Arowana usually
    uses its drawbridge like mouths to eat animals floating on the surface by
    crustaceans or smaller fish number 3 rainbow trout this colorful fish is
    known to fight back when caught and for its ability to jump high above the water
    when hunting prey this predator will eat nearly anything it captures with a
    varied diet including insects smaller fish and even some small land animals
    the rainbow trout usually hunts for land animals during their breeding season
    when the prey is abundant in 2013 a researcher discovered a rainbow trout
    with the remains of 20 shrews in its stomach this furthered understanding of
    how apt the fish is at tackling land prey wildlife experts believe that the
    trout grabs these creatures whenever they venture close to the riverbank
    number 2 Archer fish much like the name implies this
    freshwater fish takes down prey using a ranged attack after the archer fish
    selects its target which usually consists of insects hanging from tree
    branches it contracts its gills to shoot a water stream from its mouth the stream
    is shaped by the fish’s mouth pots to travel faster at the rim than at the
    front forming the type of blob that impacts the target from around three to
    nearly seven feet they’re remarkably accurate shots however even if they miss
    the target the persistent archer fish will take multiple shots what’s even
    more remarkable is that the archer fish will develop its skill through social
    learning this means that they can observe how one member of the school
    uses the shooting technique to later adapt or modify their angles and target
    distances younger fish are initially inaccurate so by hunted in small schools
    they develop their shooting through observation and experience it has
    recently emerged that Archer fish also used Jets to hunt underwater prey
    experts don’t know which hunting technique developed first whether it was
    the aerial or underwater one according to one theory they evolved in parallel
    complementing each other the more they were used by the archer fish number one
    snakehead fish snakeheads are elongated fish with large
    mouths sharp shiny teeth and long dorsal fins there are 40 snakehead species
    belonging to two main types the para China native to Africa and the China in
    Asia since these freshwater fish breathe air through their gills they’re able to
    migrate short distances on land by wriggling with their bodies and fins
    snake heads can travel almost a quarter of a mile on land where they can survive
    for up to four days as bad news for animals on the shorelines or river banks
    as some snakehead species like the northern snakehead can grow to be over 3
    feet National Geographic has described this snakehead as fish Zillah for more
    than a hundred years humans have been introducing snake heads to
    non-indigenous waters where they become invasive and cause ecological damage the
    lack of natural predators in these waters means that snake heads often
    reach apex status they also tend to spread rapidly by the age of two or
    three the snakehead has already reached sexual maturity and a single female may
    release up to 150,000 eggs every two years after it was introduced either
    intentionally or ignorantly in North American waters the aggressive snakehead
    earned the reputation of Frankenfish monster fish or the fish from hell
    thanks for watching which fish do you think is the most apt at hunted land
    animals let us know in the comments section below
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