Sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the living is easy. We’d like to think of nature this way. But it moves in mysterious ways and it’s called Mother Nature for a reason.

You see, upon a closer look, things are hella odd and creepy out there. Think of it as a horror movie of its own league starring sci-fi-like creatures, unusual anomalies, bizarre plants and animals, and sightings that push you to the brink of saying "I’m out."

Bored Panda has compiled a spine-chilling fresh list for your next nightmare. Get ready for sweaty palms and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Before you are done and safely out of this whole ordeal, there’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 waiting one click away. No NOPEs allowed after this point.

#1

I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated

I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated

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Sakib sarar Ananda
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1 month ago

that's what Kung fu Panda does to you!

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#2

Bald Eagle Size vs. Grey Wolf, Caught On Trail Cam

Bald Eagle Size vs. Grey Wolf, Caught On Trail Cam

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Rissie
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1 month ago

This is just awesome, not a nope.

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#3

Whales Sleeping

Whales Sleeping

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Whale-henge, a new attraction

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Our planet is populated with both odd and amusing plants and animals. Some of them have been surrounded by myth and misunderstanding, and some we still know little about. David Attenborough’s series “Natural Curiosities” has revealed the remarkable evolutionary traits behind some of the most mystical wonders of the natural world.

Some of the quirky animals include flamingos, who survive in hot volcanic lakes by filtering out microscopic algae; salamanders that can regrow entire limbs; problem-solving crows that design intricate tools; and hippos, who secrete a vivid red mucus that acts as sunscreen.

#4

Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive

Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive

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Christophe Beunens
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1 month ago

This is a bit like Murder on the Orient Express : The whole family is guilty

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#5

Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero

Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Frogs: "Hey there"

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#6

I Heard Some Noise On The Roof This Morning

I Heard Some Noise On The Roof This Morning

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Ruby McPherosn
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1 month ago

AUSTRALIA!!

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In an interview with Radio Times, David Attenborough recounted the particularly peculiar case of a greenfly that’s nearly all female. “Inside they are already pregnant. And inside the baby that’s inside the mother there’s another one. So you’ve got three generations all in one animal.” As bizarre as it sounds, that’s a very common insect we don’t really think of much.

#7

Then There Was This Guy

Then There Was This Guy

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

What is this? Is it a lizard?

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#8

I Think I Found The Entrance To The Spider-Verse

I Think I Found The Entrance To The Spider-Verse

chasing_tranquility Report

pei meow
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1 month ago

Thats kinda cool and creepy

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#9

I Noticed Some Shrimp Missing...

I Noticed Some Shrimp Missing...

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

I hate ants, but I have to admit, this is dedication

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#10

What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?

What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?

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80 Van
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1 month ago

The grey wolf must have won after all.

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#11

Here’s A Possum Yelling At A Bald Eagle

Here’s A Possum Yelling At A Bald Eagle

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago (edited)

"I FREAKING TOLD YOU TO SHARE, MARK!"

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#12

I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This

I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This

Irsal Tomasati‎ Report

engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Why don't you back up or help it enter another window?

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#13

Nature Is Scary As Hell

Nature Is Scary As Hell

The Sandbox Tree also known as the "Dynamite Tree" grows exploding fruits. When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and distances of over 60 feet. The shrapnel can seriously injure any person or animal in its path. As bad as this is, the exploding seed pods are only one of the ways that a sandbox tree can inflict harm.

The fruit of the sandbox tree is poisonous, causing vomiting, diarrhea and cramps if ingested. The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.

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I Liek To Cute
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. The person who said nature is beautiful has CLEARLY never seen this tree!

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

It's still beautiful. "Beauty" doesn't exclude "deadly", though ;-)

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, tree dude got anger issues.

Dianna Siever
Community Member
1 month ago

If the Lorax spoke for these trees, he'd have been voiced by Samuel L Jackson, and it would have been an entirely different story.

Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

Only there’s no way Dr Seuss would be able to handle the language.

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Slinkman
Community Member
1 month ago

When tree and cactus have a baby.

Ksenia M
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the level of "welcoming to strangers" I strive for!

Donovan Strader
Community Member
1 month ago

imagine the first person discovering this tree is just taking a hike and hears explosions everywhere :D

Dominique
Community Member
1 month ago

I once went on a guided trip in mexico and out guide explained, that the maya used to hug this tree until they bled, to make some sort of blood sacrifice to the underworld :o

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure that for once, this isn't Australia coming for ya! I've seen these here in California, but I think they're native to South or Central America.

Diana Rodriguez
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen them too, but it seemed dangerous to use as a decorative tree. I found out our trees here in Cali are Floss Silk Trees. No t as dangerous. I use to tell my son they were bunny rabbit trees, because when the fruit opens, the seeds reveal a roundish fluff.

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OhForSmegSake
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1 month ago

And, weirdly, it's NOT found in Australia

Lisa Bateman
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet the tree huggers haven't tackled that b*gger!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Good to know! "Hura crepitans, the sandbox tree, also known as possumwood and jabillo, is an evergreen tree of the spurge family, native to tropical regions of North and South America including the Amazon rainforest. It is also present in parts of Tanzania, where it is considered an invasive species." Source: Wikipedia

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

Jack never climbed that beanstalk.

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
1 month ago

Well I'm taking mine back to garden center now....

Miranda Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I would plant that in front of the spider house and hope for worst!!

Denise Ghilino
Community Member
1 month ago

And where might we find these lovely trees? I want to be sure NOT to go there.

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
1 month ago

Mother Nature when she's pissed!

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
1 month ago

nopenopenopenope

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

What did we do to tick off this tree? Oh right, deforestation.

RitaGG
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is there so much crap that wants to kill us?

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
1 month ago

IDK, maybe because we kill, like, EVERYTHING?

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Mama Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

This is Mother Nature's karma tree

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautifully dangerous.

Mica Fiverline
Community Member
1 month ago

And let me guess... It's native to Australia, right?

SoozeeQ
Community Member
1 month ago

Hi Mica, I'm from Australia and have never heard of it. I Googled it, and it's actually native to North and South America, including in the Amazon rainforest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hura_crepitans. (Glad it's not where I live!)

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Don't want that to fall on any house

Bobbie Burgund
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW, SELF PRESERVATION!

rehabisforquitters
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1 month ago

I would love to see the fruit from this tree explode with that much force.

Monika Lachova
Community Member
1 month ago

ouch, an opposite of iron maiden

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

I was kind of freaked out by our Black Locust tree. I was cleaning up the front yard and heard this loud "pop" and then something went whizzing by my head. Yeah, the tree literally spit a pod off. It went about 75 feet down the road. Freakiest thing ever.

Fotofonica Media
Community Member
1 month ago

This tree is called CEIBA, it was a sacred tree to the mayan culture, with many Legends like being the conection between the world of the gods and ours. In the south part of México You can find millions of this trees. Also the pulp of the fruit that "explodes" when dried it's cotton like and mayans used it for textiles

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 month ago

Those spikes say keep away.

Tezdon Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

kids playing push "pushes into tree" him bleeding

Craymoss
Community Member
1 month ago

Trump should of used these as a wall for the border. /s

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
1 month ago

aka, the "fuck right off" tree

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

This is tree is getting back at humans for ALL the complete destruction we have wrought on all the forests for millennia!!

Grace Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

This tree is just the embodiment of “Fuck off!!”

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 month ago

My tree-hugging days are numbered!

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
1 month ago

If this already isn't in Australia's fauna, someone needs to bring it there now. Australia needs more danger.

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like Hercules Club (Southern Prickly Ash) , to me.

CharliAnn Olney
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1 month ago

This is only a dangerous weapon. Nothing to see here.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

wonders why it needed to be this way to protect itself.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

floss silk trees - we have them all over town

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 month ago

and after this post some people are going to want to plant them in their front yard

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
1 month ago

This must be where "Porcupine Tree" got it's name!

Lisa Bo Bisa
Community Member
1 month ago

I like how the description doesn't even mention the spiky bark.

DebbyC
Community Member
1 month ago

Tree of death!

Andrew Keane
Community Member
1 month ago

It shoots its seeds and can injure people. I've passed these trees so many times in China!!

Susi Moffitt
Community Member
1 month ago

And WHY was this tree ever grown?! Who thought that was a good idea! (Actually, I’m gonna go read up on it now.)

Charlotte The Crazy cat lady
Community Member
1 month ago

Great. New weapon for WW3

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
1 month ago

This is an invasive species in Tanzania. It's called the Monkey No-Climb there.

Desiree Cretan
Community Member
1 month ago

Funny thing we have this trees in my country(i'm from the caribbean) and never knew what they were called, i used to cut off the thorns and make weapons with it when I was a kid

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Great gift for that person you've never liked.

teeshy hedding
Community Member
1 month ago

thats so cool!

Norah Reilly
Community Member
1 month ago

Where in the hell does this grow?

Keisha Washington
Community Member
1 month ago

Puts a whole new meaning to shouting TIMBER!

O Jackson
Community Member
1 month ago

Indeed it is...

Moezarella
Community Member
1 month ago

This tree must really hates everyone and everything huh?

Adriana_Slayz
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel sorry for that group of clumsy birds that hit those trees.....

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

And I always thought trees were kind.

Stacey Stecher
Community Member
1 month ago

Does any one have seed on that one. Can I grow it in Colorado?. Well if I had a greenhouse. O I do.

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
1 month ago

I know where I can enjoy my camping with my enemy.😈

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
1 month ago

Cacti tree!

Pairote Leetavorn
Community Member
1 month ago

Where are they located - which country?

Munhu Afro
Community Member
1 month ago

Finally, a tree that developed a plan against hugging.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 month ago

This negates the need for a No Climbing sign.

Vernice Aure
Community Member
1 month ago

And it has big, nasty thorns on every surface...

Camil Gagnon
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a mean fucking tree.

Lauren Lee
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Why does this sound like a GMO developed for warfare

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

...AND the tree is covered in spikes. This is an Australia-level WTF-ism, yet, this is in the Americas.

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

Why did we not name this murder tree?

Violet Radar
Community Member
1 month ago

The "Come at me, bro" tree.

D. Pitbull
Community Member
1 month ago

Can you imagine going to the hospital ... "I've been shot!!" ... Police: "Did you see the culprit?".... "Yes... uhm. well... See that tree.....?"

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 month ago

"I see trees of dangerous exploding seed pods, red roses too"

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 month ago

Australia?

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

The NOPE tree

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 month ago

Always more interesting is why would it need to evolve in such a manner

April Simnel
Community Member
1 month ago

They are going to stay ALIVE, dammit, and fuck you very much!

Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
1 month ago

Where do you get those seeds? And how long to grow trees from seed? Asking for a friend

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

This is really impressive. I kinda wish more trees had ways to protect themselves.

Astrid Nineor
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1 month ago

https://bigthink.com/philip-perry/plants-and-trees-communicate-help-each-other-and-even-poison-enemies-through-an-unseen-web

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Lara McIntyre
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1 month ago

Bet not many tree huggers out there would be willing to hug this one lol

Lois Hoffer
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. I had no idea such a thing existed. It changes my mind about Life....

flynx184
Community Member
1 month ago

treehuggers :D

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

Do not want to play in that sandbox

Lola
Community Member
1 month ago

Tree huggers not welcomed.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess self-pollination has its downsides.

Aries Asunder
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1 month ago

And I thought Euphorbia (pencil cactus) was bad.

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#14

The Harpy Eagle's Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear's Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man's Wrist

The Harpy Eagle's Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear's Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man's Wrist

Soapy_Boy Report

Margaret Wells
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1 month ago

Seeing pics like this makes me wonder why we didn't realise birds evolved from dinosaurs years ago

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#15

My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket

My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket

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Samantha Lomb
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1 month ago

Life from death, quite poetic

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#16

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

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engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Eye see you.

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#17

Tick Season Is Here, Make Sure To Check Every Spot

Tick Season Is Here, Make Sure To Check Every Spot

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Ayça Güneş
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1 month ago (edited)

Poor doggie :(

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#18

Sphynx Cat With No Eyes

Sphynx Cat With No Eyes

jazzy.purrs Report

engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Jesus, that scared me.

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#19

Cabbage Field In Japan

Cabbage Field In Japan

euein Report

Ruby McPherosn
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1 month ago

Huh, anyone else think of Alien 2?

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#20

If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down

If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down

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pei meow
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1 month ago

How big is that?!!!

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#21

My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption "It's Going Well"

My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption "It's Going Well"

CreepyTarot Report

Lyop
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1 month ago

Hahaha, sigh.....(brings out the flamethrower from the suitcase...)

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#22

Mossy Frogs

Mossy Frogs

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KittyComics
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1 month ago

they look cute!

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#23

This... Bothers Me In So Many Levels

This... Bothers Me In So Many Levels

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Xavier Portillo
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1 month ago

I hear what you're saying.. but it's just trying to branch out.

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#24

The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates

The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates

Wimmy_Wam_Wam_Wazzle Report

80 Van
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1 month ago

It looks like it's sitting on the iron throne.

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#25

Dried Frog And The Spider

Dried Frog And The Spider

natureismetal Report

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

This would be awesome for that girl's "Dead stuff collection" a few articles over!

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#26

A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch

A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch

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Lou Lopez
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1 month ago

Excuse me, but have you heard the dread word of Cthulhu?

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#27

Duet

Duet

Julie-Anne O'Neill Report

80 Van
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1 month ago

The snake looks like it has a human mouth and chin inside of it. Maybe if there human mouth opens, there will be another mouth inside of that one.

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#28

Ghost Mantis

Ghost Mantis

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KittyComics
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1 month ago

venom?

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#29

A Storm Literally Picked Up And Moved This Road

A Storm Literally Picked Up And Moved This Road

Craigrets Report

SilverLining
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1 month ago

This happened in the lake District UK. Just purely from the force of the water

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#30

Deep Sea Worms Viewed Under Electron Microscope

Deep Sea Worms Viewed Under Electron Microscope

tespacepoint Report

LadyMarsh
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1 month ago

Audition for Tremor, bottom right got the part.

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#31

The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room

The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room

swimingle Report

RitaGG
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1 month ago

Nope, sleeping at Walmart tonight.

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#32

Teeth In A Squid Suction Cup

Teeth In A Squid Suction Cup

Nemesis9007 Report

spirit wolf
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1 month ago

Those are actually sharp gold grillz. Squid by day, rapper by night.

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#33

10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer

10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer

paone22 Report

Joseph O'Reilly
Community Member
1 month ago

yall why is everybody saying that the Earth is 5,000 years old? It's waaaaaaaaay older than that, and basing its age off of a calendar based in religion is quite likely to not be scientifically accurate. Please, for the love of all that is correct, stop saying the Earth is younger than we can soundly prove it is

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#34

Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy

Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy

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Slinkman
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1 month ago (edited)

'Three.. Two... One... ant a Happy New Year everyone!

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#35

Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider

Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider

space_monster Report

Lou Lopez
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn, nature! You scary!

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#36

Lacarria Masoniae Growing From An Opossum's Carcass

Lacarria Masoniae Growing From An Opossum's Carcass

NeutralNPC Report

engineer_nope.avi
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1 month ago

Oh wow, that looks both amazing and terrifying

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#37

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell

mossydeerbones Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw snails the big on Okinawa Island. But then they became rare after a long drought.

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#38

A Human Foot After A Baby Diamondback Snake Bites It

A Human Foot After A Baby Diamondback Snake Bites It

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Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh you'll lose that toe. I always wonder when I'm at the shoe store and I find a box with two shoe sizes, one smaller than the other. Then I see people like this.

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#39

This Snake That Has Both Eyes In One Socket

This Snake That Has Both Eyes In One Socket

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 month ago

THat's why it is called "snake eyes" when you roll a pair of dice and get two ones.

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#40

Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall

Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall

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similarly
Community Member
1 month ago

Call a bee expert. Bee farmers will sometimes try to adopt them.

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