African Animals Responding To Themselves In A Mirror

African Animals Responding To Themselves In A Mirror

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This is a video of the mirror that French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre set up in Gabon, (on the Atlantic coast of equatorial Africa), to capture the reactions of passing animals. The footage includes gorillas, a bunch of chimps, a mandrill, a couple leopards, a couple birds of prey that I couldn’t identify, and an elephant. The elephant seemed to be the only animal that didn’t care about its reflection. ‘I already know I’m ugly,’ I imagine it thinking because that’s actually how I feel about myself and I’m just projecting my own feelings here. Still, the video did teach me something. Mostly that’s it really hard to watch a bunch of chimpanzee buttholes for more than a couple seconds, especially when you’re trying to down a bowl of SpaghettiO’s with mini meatballs.

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Video From Inside Cave Of The World’s Largest Bat Colony Leaving To Hunt At Night

Video From Inside Cave Of The World’s Largest Bat Colony Leaving To Hunt At Night

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This is a video from Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas of some of the 20-million Mexican Free-tailed Bats that roost in the cave from March to October leaving the cave to go hunting one evening (previously: 3 million bats leaving a cave in Malaysia). FUN FACT: Did you know bats are really just birds that were conceived after dark? Because that’s 100% true and you should teach your children that.

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7 bizarre tales of people coming back from the dead

7 bizarre tales of people coming back from the dead

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Funerals are supposed to offer a chance to say goodbye. In recent months, though, a number of stories have emerged around the globe of people who were thought to be dead, but awoke — in a coffin or a morgue — after being declared deceased. Sometimes, the resurrections last only briefly, as happened in the most recent case involving a toddler in Brazil. Some of the resurrected, however, get a lasting new shot at life. Here, seven strange tales of people rising from the great beyond:

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