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Weird Animal Monday: Deep-Sea Squid

Viewed with night vision camera.

This may look like something out of  War Of The Worlds but it’s nothing more than a squid. They are rarely ever sighted because of the depth in which they are found (Anywhere between 1,000m or 3,3oo ft to 4,000m or 13,000 feet). Their exact size is not known due to their rarity and the fact that it’s hard to measure size underwater with current equipment, but it is estimated they are about 26 ft in length. Their tentacles are all the same length, a trait that belongs to an extinct order of Cephalopods called Belemnites. Their feeding behavior is unknown because they are rarely ever observed.

As creepy as they look, the chances of you running into one would be more amazing than scary, since they are found where humans cannot easily reach, even with state of the art equipment. Below are a few videos of their rare sightings.

The Jamaican Bike

We’ve all heard our elders say “Kids don’t know how easy they have it these days”, truth is, it’s true for every generation. Things like vaccines and television made life better for our parents, computers and new medicine has made our lives easier, but what about our kids? I always find my son playing on some piece of technology, even though he has a room filled with amazing toys I could only dream of having when I was kid. Even though I did play with my handheld gaming device a lot, I would not go a single day without dedicating a few hours to my action figures or Lego pieces. When ever I take away my son’s tech devices, he acts like it’s the end of the world and he has nothing else to do, as he sits on his bed surrounded by bins of toys, he’s only 5.

Lets be honest though, all kids in America have it better than other kids, specially in third world countries, which brings me to this pretty neat video of a kid that has not only brought joy to himself, but to other kids as well, simply by using what’s available to him.

Goblin Shark

Rare Goblin Shark caught off the coast of Brazil in 2011.

Some of you may have read about or seen photos of this scary looking shark. It looks like something taken out of a Hollywood movie. This is the kind of thing nightmares are made out of. Although it may seem too scary to be real, it’s as real as the Narwhal. Although they are not in the endangered species list, some people believe they are rarely seen because they are low in numbers, but don’t know for sure. They live well below where sunlight reaches. They have a very unique way of attacking their prey. When they approach it their jaw goes out similar to how a human can stick out its tongue. Then with a sucking motion they draw they prey into their mouth where very powerful teeth are waiting to consume it.

Check out this rare video of the shark in action.

Interesting Articles

It is great that the internet has allowed easy access to so many informative websites. I feel like most people aren’t aware of most of these websites out there with all these neat articles and informative content. I’d like to share just some of the articles on a few different websites that I have come across today.

Why do  Zebras have stripes?
There has been a debate since the 1870s between scientists about why Zebras have stripes. There has been many theories including that they repel insects, provide camouflage, reduce body temperature, confuse predators, or help the animals interact socially. A group of researches went out to test these theories on a study that included basically every single species of Zebra known to man, which by the way, I found out are species of the equid group. They found that the only factor which is highly associated with the Zebra’s stripes is that they help repel biting flies. This is due to earlier research findings that horse flies are attracted to the polarization of reflected light, and a striped pattern disrupts this appealing polarization.

Source: Mental Floss

The 5 biggest disasters in marketing history
You guys all remember the advertisements on television from Blockbuster telling us that they would no longer charge customers late fees? Well that was an advertising gimmick that was supposed to help them compete with the growing streaming video services. Unfortunately they didn’t really abolish these fees, instead they basically renamed them to things like “restocking fess” and “administrative cost”. These were all fees that would actually end up costing more than the late fees that they supposedly got rid of. A few more bad decisions and lawsuits later, they finally went out of business. This is just one of 5 marketing disasters you can read about in this article.

Source: Cracked

Midair Plane Collision
This is an interesting video I found while reading about amazing events caught on video, this is certainly one of them. This is as the title suggests, a collision of 2 planes in midair. What makes this video amazing is that it was filmed from within the plane at time of impact, by more than 3 Go Pro Cameras attached to the skydiver’s helmets.

StarCraft 2 As Zerg

For those of you that like to play StarCraft 2, you know that one of the hardest races to play as is Zerg, due to the demanding APM requirement. I started out playing as Terran as most new players do, but I have slowly transitioned to playing as Zerg because I enjoy it more. I have this recent replay to show my current progress. I have been winning a lot lately as Zerg and overall I enjoy this race more than the others.