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Things That People Were Not Supposed to See

They say ignorance is bliss, and that's mostly true until reality smashes into your face faster than you can say "I'd rather not." We live in a world of secrets, and the unsettling irony is that the most unassuming, trustworthy people are also the ones who are just the best at keeping them. You hope those secrets are wholesome, but lets be honest that's usually not the case. For things you might rather not want to see, here are some strange and cursed images of internet weirdness.

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What People Found Out from Private Investigators

Ever wanted to know things that you have no right figuring out yourself, or have no means of discovering? As it turns out, there are people who will follow people around and sift through records to figure that stuff out. Private investigators discoveries can span the shocking to the utterly banal.

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Study Discovers That Octopus Sometimes Punch Fish For No Reason (Viral Tweets)

In another entirely unexpected turn to 2020, scientists have discovered that... sometimes, octopus punch fish for no reason. Yes, The Sunday Times reports that "[o]ctopuses are ocean thugs that punch fish," and we are both incredibly surprised and also can't stop laughing, and when you see the video evidence of this, you won't be able to stop laughing either. 

Twitter, of course, lost their minds over this strange piece of news, with multiple tweets about it going viral and people having the time of their lives creating memes and sarcastically joking about how octopuses are keeping law and order in the ocean. 

They might be right though, who knows what's going on in this strange ocean world? Apparently, one of the things going on are octopuses finding fish. The more you know. 

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Childhood Mysteries People Solved Years Later

Growing up is a whirlwind of frustration and lies. Becoming an adult requires you to unlearn a whole bunch of half truths you were told growing up. Sometimes those mysteries were put there to make things more convenient, and other times they were literally people just messing with you. For some more uncovered mysteries, here are stories of things people later discovered were illegal.

People's stories of childhood mysteries | Windshards2 23.3k points 2 days ago 6 5 2 9 More always wanted know behind ATMS at bank worked and where did money come grew up and worked at bank just find out some fat dude had squeeze behind ATMS refill
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People Who Hired Private Investigators Share Their Discoveries

When anyone says private investigator, the first thing that comes to mind is a shady guy in a trench coat following you around in a car. Turns out that's only part of what they do. A lot of it is apparently searching through old documents. For some legal drama, here are some lawyers biggest revelations in court.

discoveries of people who hired private investigators | catfarts99 15.5k points 1 day ago S E3 had girlfriend worked one while. She said majority their work insurance scams. She took lot pictures guys who said they were hurt on job playing golf and surfing and such.
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Two New Fluffy Marsupial Gliders Discovered In Australia

Somehow, Australia managed to get yet another adorable creature. Actually, 2 of them!

Up until last week, it was assumed that there was only one species of the great glider - a possum-sized marsupial. But, as the
Sydney Morning Herald reports, "there are actually three species of greater glider, not one," explaining that the marsupials are "squeezing into tree hollows during the day and at night soaring up to 100 metres through the air on the hunt for its favourite eucalyptus leaves." And yes, Australia did indeed just get cuter. 

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2,000-Year-Old Cat Discovered Etched Among Nazca Lines In Peru

Cats were as important 2,000 years ago as they are today! Important enough to be etched into the desert among the Nazca lines in Peru. 

In the dun sands of Southern Peru, lays the Nazca lines, hundreds of geometric and zoomorphic images. Figured etched centuries ago with geoglyphs of an orca, what some believe to be an astronaut, a monkey, and a hummingbird. These figures are said to be dated between 200BC and 100BC. And just recently, a new figure has been discovered - the feline. 

An enormous cat Nazca line emerged while officials worked to improve access to one of the hills that would provide a wonderful and natural vantage point, in which a handful of the designs could be seen. 

Peru's culture ministry said in a statement, "The figure was scarcely visible and was about to disappear because it's situated on quite a steep slope that's prone to the effects of natural erosion. Over the past week, the geoglyph was cleaned and conserved, and shows a feline figure in profile, with its head facing the front." 

The new feline discovery is said to be 37meters long.

Johny Isla, Peru's chief archaeologist for the lines, told the Spanish news agency Efe, "It's quite striking that we're still finding new figures, but we also know that there are more to be found."

Isla continues, "Over the past few years, the use of drones has allowed us to take images of hillsides."

Story via The Guardian


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It must be weird to be a sheep on a trampoline. Your whole life has just been monotonous, sturdy, non-springy ground. Then one day, all of a sudden you feel like you can fly. "What is this magic?" you think with your small sheep's brain, now crackling with possibility. "Can I use this to eat grass better?" your idiot sheep's brain tells itself. Well at least it looks like it's having fun.

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Insightful Thread About "Long Stringy Thingy" Discovered In The Ocean (Tweets)

It's scientifically called a "siphonophore Apolemia" but everyone is calling it the world's longest "long stringy stingy thingy."

Which, honestly, is way more catchy. 

International ocean researchers may have just discovered the longest living... thing... in the known world. Captured in a haunting video and explained upon in a Twitter thread by biologist Rebecca Helm, who specializes in studying jellyfish at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Helm calls the footage gave her "chills." Find out why below. 

discovery ocean twitter thread wtf tweets long stringy stingy thing | Open Ocean Exploration @RebeccaRHeIm Omg I have CHILLS. This is an ANIMAL I'm guessing it's over a hundred feet long, forming a spiral in the middle of the deep sea. I've gone on numerous expeditions and have never, EVER, seen anything like this. Let me tell you what this is and why it is blowing my mind
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New Species Discovered In 2019 (14 Species Out Of 71)

There have been 71 new (animal and plant) species discovered in 2019 alone! This list includes flowers, coral, ants, lizards, spiders, sea slugs and fish. 

Found across 5 continents from within the depths of caves, forests, and the ocean. 

We have selected 14 insects and sea life creatures. 

Story via California Academy of Sciences

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18000 Year Old Wolf/Dog Found In Siberian Permafrost (Twitter Thread)

Currently, Scientists at the Centre for Paleogenetics, in Stockholm, Sweden, are currently doing DNA-analysis to find out whether it is a wolf, a dog, or possibly a common ancestor.

But one thing they do know for sure is that it was a very good boy. 

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Twitter Loses It Over Wild Discovery of Falcon Sex Hats

If you ever wanted to learn about falcon husbandry, @redfacts and @commandercait broke the story on the wardrobe you're gonna need to get the job done. We're always delighted discover new wonderful things about the wild world we live in. If only they made hats this effective for attracting horny human beings. 

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Man Unearths High School ID Buried 23 Years Ago On A Beach In Jamaica, Returns To Rightful Owner

This tale of discovery and morally grounded action, traces back 23-years-ago, when a man named Gabriel lost his ID on a beach in Jamaica. Fast forward to present day, and we have John Hickey, sharing the story we have now, about his brother-in-law (Gabriel) having the ID returned to him after a series of surprising text messages. 

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Shocked Couple Discovers Safe Stuffed With Cash In Their Backyard

This couple from Staten Island, NY mistook a rusty and battered-down old metal safe for an electrical box wedged between a couple trees in their backyard. Well, as fate would have it that "box" was a safe which was stuffed with $52,000 worth of cash and jewels and gold. The wholesome couple took it upon themselves to return their findings...

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10 Garbage Men Share the Most Insane Things They've Discovered In the Trash

Sometimes you're apt to find some serious treasures in the most unexpected of places. 

Garbage men share the craziest things they've found in the trash while on the job.
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Big Find of The Day: Second Largest Diamond Ever Found in Botswana
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Scrooge McDuck would be freaking out right now.

A 1,111 carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana by mining company Lucara. This is the second largest diamond ever discovered, only bested by the diamond used to make the British crown jewels.

It is as almost as big as a tennis ball.

"The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated," Lucara CEO William Lamb said in a press release.

Rihanna is reportedly pretty pumped about this discovery.