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A Rare Cat Born With Four Ears; Yoda His Name Is

A rare cat born with two extra ears (they are more like flaps) has recently resurfaced online after first garnering online attention over a decade ago. Owners, Valerie and Ted Rock, adopted the frisky feline back in 2006 and decided to name him Yoda, a nod to the famous Star Wars character and legendary Jedi. According to The Telegraph: Yoda’s extra ears – which are not thought to help him hear – are not attached to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other. They are…

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Beluga Whale Saves iPhone From Sea in Norway

Surreal footage of a beluga whale saving an iPhone from the sea in Norway has gone viral after being posted to Instagram and Reddit. Interestingly, the beluga was found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness and was ‘probably trained by the Russian Navy‘. While surprising to some, it is known that Russia and the United States have a fleet of trained dolphins for ‘military and naval purposes’. In the past dolphins have been used to locate mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor as well as…

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Amazing Footage Shows Sperm Whale Mimicking a Divers Spins

In this remarkable encounter, diver and self-proclaimed ‘whale whisperer’ Andrew Armour, is seen interacting with a magnificent sperm whale, who seems to be amused by the tiny organism in front of him. The surreal scene was captured off the coast of Roseau, Dominica in the Caribbean. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sperm-whale-mimics-divers-spins/

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50 Years Ago The Beatles Played Their Last Live Gig on a Roof in Savile Row

On January 30th, 1969, The Beatles staged an impromptu performance on the rooftop of their record label, Apple, in Savile Row, London. The gig would last 42 minutes before being shut down by police and would mark the final time the band ever performed together live. The footage from that historic day would make its way onto the Let It Be documentary. The band played nine takes of five songs (Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down, I’ve Got A Feeling, One After 909, Dig A Pony). In an interview with…

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The Tallest, Shortest, and Fattest Men in Europe, 1913 (Colorized)

Colorized by Jecinci In this colorized photo by Jecinci, we see Europe’s tallest known man (Cornelius Bruns) playing cards with Europe’s fattest man (Cannon Colossus) and shortest man (unknown) in 1913. According to sleuths and commentors on reddit, the original caption of the black and white photo reads: “Cannon, the giant Dutch colossus weighing 738 pounds, doing a game with the biggest Russian Casacque and the 70 year old Dwarf Chip” Did you notice that Cannon is also sitting on two chairs tied together? I wasn’t able to find much…

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Honey Badger Mom Saves Her Baby From the Jaws of a Hungry Leopard

Honey badgers do care! Spotted at Kruger National Park in South Africa, a mother honey badger rescues her baby (literally) from the jaws of a hungry leopard. The camera is a little shaky, likely due to the fact that they were quite zoomed in while filming. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/honey-badger-saves-baby-from-leopard/

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Ocean Ramsey Goes Freediving With Worlds Largest Known Great White

On January 15, 2019, marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey and her team took their dive boat to monitor tiger sharks feeding off a dead and decomposing sperm whale that the NOAA had towed 15 miles offshore from Sand Island near Oahu, Hawaii where it had lain against the shoreline. According to the Star Advertiser, that’s when Deep Blue showed up to feed and everyone else split. Deep Blue is believed to be the largest known great white shark and appeared to be pregnant. Ramsey says Deep Blue is roughly…

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Mars Lander Captures Haunting Sound of Martian Winds

Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018. The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a…

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Gymnast Sets Horizontal Bar Backflip World Record with 20 ft Leap

Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth attempt that he managed to complete the record. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/horizontal-bar-backflip-world-record-ashley-watson/

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Travelled 300 Million Miles, Took This Pic

NASA/JPL-Caltech The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA’s InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera’s transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera’s lens. This image was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft, currently orbiting Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a…

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Elephants Salute People Who Rescued Their Baby Elephant From a Ditch

Wildlife officials in Kerala, India, rescued a baby elephant that fell into a ditch and got trapped. Watch as the family of wild elephants nervously waits on the other side of the river while locals use a backhoe to try to free the baby. When the family is once again reunited, two of the elephants raise their trunks to the crowd in a gesture many are interpreting as a ‘thank you’. The elephants repeat the gesture for a second time, and receive an ovation from the touched crowd. Read more:…

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that sustains a rich food chain.’ The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on…

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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