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The Only Person To Ever Golf on the Moon

Image Credit: NASA On February 6, 1971 Alan Shepard became the first and only person to ever golf on the moon. To pull off the feat, Shepard used a modified six iron with the club head affixed to the handle of a ‘contingency sample return device’. Shepard duffed the first ball, but estimates his second shot travelled more than 200 yards. You can watch the historic moment in the embedded video below. After returning to Earth Shepard donated the club to the USGA Museum in 1974. A replica can also…

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Rocket Creates Sky Ripples When It Passes Through Ice Crystals in a Cirrus Cloud

In this rare and amazing amateur footage, a NASA rocket is seen going supersonic just as it is passing through ice crystals in a cirrus cloud, creating ripples in the sky that looks like shockwaves. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/rocket-creates-ripples-in-the-sky/

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Drone Captures Blue Whale Mom and Calf Playing with Bottlenose Dolphins from Above

In the late afternoon of June 4th, 2018 a blue whale mom and her calf were spotted interacting with some Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of La Jolla, California. Photographer Domenic Biagini was able to fly his drone above the whales and capture the amazing scene. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-blue-whales-playing-with-dolphins/

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Unbelievable HQ Video of New York City Life in 1911

Originally filmed by the Swedish company, Svenska Biografteatern, on a trip to America, the footage has been speed corrected (slowed down), with sound added by videographer Guy Jones. I find old footage like this of everyday life absolutely fascinating. If you do as well, be sure to check out our previous post: Rare Video Footage from 1906 Shows the Amazing Bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/hq-video-of-new-york-city-life-in-1911/

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Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists

A new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists. It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body. And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider. According to Science Magazine, the video was captured at a depth of 800 meters (2,625 ft) by deep-sea explorers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen in a submersible. Only a handful of videos exist…

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Sudan, the Worlds Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies at 45

Photograph by Glyn Edmunds via Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sudan, the world’s last surviving male northern white rhino, was put to rest at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where he lived for the past 9 years. Now, only two female northern white rhinos remain at the conservancy—the last of their kind on Earth. Rhinoceroses—of which there are five species—are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. To learn more about Sudan, you can read a lengthy tribute on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy website. He was deeply loved by all at Ol…

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Just a 1920s Steam Engine Doing a Casual 55 MPH on the Highway

Built in 1927, the Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive is seen here doing a casual 55 MPH on the highway between Los Angeles and San Bernardino on April 12, 2014. The sight and sound of a steam-powered locomotive is awesome, especially in contrast to the other vehicles on the highway! The video was captured by YouTuber TrainTrackTrav who was kind enough to answer a few interesting questions in the comments: 1: Is the Metrolink diesel pushing the steam locomotive? No, the diesel is there to provide electrical power for the…

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Amazing Light Pillars Spotted Over Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Photograph by Sophie Melanson Photographer Sophie Melanson recently shared an amazing set of photos on Facebook and Twitter of ‘light pillars’ over her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada. According to CBC News: “Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.” The web developer and amateur photographer told Global News it was the third time…

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Amazing Things Happen at the Grand Canyon and this Timelapse Captures Them Beautifully

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. On extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, the Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors…

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This Clip of Clownfish Working Together Could Be Straight Out of a Disney Movie

In this exclusive clip from this Sunday’s Blue Planet II episode, we see Clownfish working together to move a coconut shell, which they will use to lay eggs on. This behaviour has never been filmed before. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/clownfish-working-together-is-straight-out-of-disney-movie/

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Guy Finds Iguana Swimming 4 Miles Offshore and Brings Him Back to Land

Steve from Key West Kayak Fishing was coming in from an offshore fishing trip when he noticed a weird shaped object floating in the distance. On YouTube he explains: All I could see were the multiple fins running down its back so I though it was some sort of palm frond, but it just didn’t look right. I ended up stopping and noticed that it started swimming. It was pretty crazy seeing this guy so far out. I have seen plenty swimming around the islands, but never one that far…

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Guy Flying Drone Happens Upon a Moose Battling for its Life with a Wolf

Dan Nystedt was recently flying his drone in northern Ontario, Canada to capture some of the breathtaking scenery when he happened upon a moose. Excited, he started to film the moose when suddenly a wolf appeared from the forest and a battle for life and death ensued. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/moose-wolf-drone-fight-canada/

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The Mating Dance of the Hooded Grebe was Filmed for the First Time and Its Poetry in Motion

On the remote glacial lagoons of Patagonia, the critically endangered Hooded Grebe (Podiceps gallardoi) performs a mesmerizing mating dance that has been caught on film for the very first time. The species was only discovered by humans 43 years ago, but have become critically endangered ever since a few American Minks (Neovison vison)—who were introduced to Patagonia for commercial fur production in the 30s—escaped and wreaked havoc on the ill-prepared birds. The footage was filmed for the documentary, Tango in the Wind. You can read more about the bird and…

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