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Back From Extinction! Creepy Video
Thought to be  extinct for over 80 years, the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect — or “tree lobster” as its also known because it’s ridiculously huge — was rediscovered in 2001 on neighboring Ball’s Pyramid.
Unusual Vending Machine Foods Around the World
Hungering for a hot meal in a flash? Forgot to pick up milk or eggs? Or are you craving a custom-made sweet treat without any pesky human interaction? It may seem far-fetched, but you can get them all, and more, in a vending machine. Thanks to modern technological advances, crisp fries, chilled farm…
Boy Finds 24-Year-Old Message in a Bottle, Responds
Nearly a quarter of a century ago, a young German boy named Frank Uesbeck wrote a message, stuffed it into a bottle and threw it out to sea. This year, he finally received a reply.
The bottle was discovered by 13-year-old Daniil Korotkikh, a Russian boy who was walking along the beach with his parent…