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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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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.

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.

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Scanning the heavens, you might very well miss the star Kepler-62. It's a rather typical star, slightly smaller, cooler, and more orange than the Sun, much like tens of billions of other stars in our galaxy. But it holds a surprise: It's orbited by at least five planets… and two of them are Earth-sized and orbit the star in its habitable zone!