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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. 

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Discoveries And Inventions By Women Often Taken For Granted

International Women's Day is a day for the world to stop and think about all of the wonderful achievements of women and how much they have contributed to the world, thus enabling the progress of humanity. Among those achievements are some of the most transformative inventions, without which the world would be a very different place. Here are 10 of the biggest and best things that were invented by women that you may not know about. Remember - when women are strong, the world is strong. When women move forward, humanity moves forward. 

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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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Titillating Facts We've Discovered This Past Decade

It's nearly 2020, the end of a decade! And while there have been numerous discoveries this past decade, here are 20 of some weird, mind-boggling discoveries that are truly memorable.

Is there a discover that you feel should've made this list? Tell us which crazy discovery made this past decade that blew your mind! 

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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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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.