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Doctors Tell Musician to Play Violin During Brain Surgery So She Wont Forget

A musician at King’s College Hospital in London played the violin while surgeons operated on her brain to remove a tumour. The medical team asked Dagmar Turner, 53, to play the instrument to ensure parts of the brain which control delicate hand movements and coordination were not damaged during the millimetre-precise surgery. Turner was diagnosed in 2013 with a brain tumour after suffering a seizure during a symphony Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/woman-plays-violin-during-brain-surgery/

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War Vet on Antiques Roadshow Collapses After Learning Value of his $345 Rolex

A Vietnam war veteran in the United States Air Force purchased this ‘Daytona’ Rolex Oyster Cosmograph for $345 in 1974. It’s an incredibly rare timepiece in what might be, the best condition in the world. When he decides to take his watch to Antiques Roadshow in West Fargo, North Dakota, he is floored when told the auction value of his watch. For a man who spent his time in service defusing mines and unexploded ordnance, this is awesome to see. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/war-vet-on-antiques-roadshow-collapses-after-learning-value-of-his-345-rolex/

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Surreal Video Captures Spanish Resort Town Covered in Sea Foam

High waves and flooding cause sea foam to cover the streets of Tossa De Mar in Spain. The seaside resort town is located near Girona in Catalonia and the rare phenomenon has not occurred in years. Sea foam forms when the ocean churns up high concentrations of ‘organic matter’, and the strong and steady winds made clean-up efforts only worse. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/coastal-spanish-resort-town-covered-in-sea-foam/

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When Youre Filming a Rainbow and a Whale Breaches Right Behind You

On a recent whale watching excursion in Maui, guests were treated to nature and wildlife in all its splendor, as a rainbow in front of them was punctuated by a humpback whale breaching directly behind them! Luckily the camera person was quick on the draw and caught both moments just in time! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/whale-breach-while-filming-rainbow/

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A Train Carrying Corn Spilled All Over the Track and Made a Golden Road

A railway car carrying corn spilled its contents over a stretch of approximately 2,000 ft in Crystal, Minnesota. The corn spilled from a train on the Canadian Pacific line and it has been estimated that roughly 900 bushels of grain spilled. A photo by Mike Parker was shared on Twitter where it quickly went viral, drawing comparisons to the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz. Photograph by Mike Parker As the image spread, people were immediately skeptical. The corn spilled too smoothly and perfectly; where were the animals?…

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This is Probably the Closest Most of Us Will Get to Swimming with Great Whites

On Jan. 15th 2019, Ocean Ramsey and her team encountered what is possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded. Read below for Ocean’s statement about the event. Location: “Offshore Oahuâ€-We are not disclosing the location for public safety Size: Approximately 20ft Long X 8ft Wide Myself (Ocean Ramsey) and my team @OneOceanDiving /@OneOceanResearch: ** @JuanSharks (Juan Oliphant) @Mermaid_Kayleigh (Kayeligh Burns) and @Forrest_in_focus (Forrest Thomas) and @camgrantphotography (Cam Grant) headed out before sunrise to survey shark populations offshore Oahu. Shark populations around Hawaii are unfortunately declining and there are currently…

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Vet Says Pup with Tail Growing Out Its Head is Perfectly Healthy and Super Adorable

A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri. Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that: “specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special…

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Divers Stumble Upon Giant Squid Egg and Capture Surreal Moment on Film

A team of divers filmed a rare glimpse of a huge transparent egg sac containing hundreds of thousands of baby squid. The stunning underwater video was filmed by Ronald Raasch, 48, as he was diving with two other team-members from the research vessel REV Ocean in the cold waters outside Ørsta, Norway. On October 5, the team of divers was swimming back to shore after visiting a WWII shipwreck about 200 metres from the coast, when they had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a mysterious object. Floating 17 metres below the…

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A Neo-Noir Short Made from Actual Photos of Rosettas Historic Comet Landing

In 2016 an exciting mission came to its planned end. The Rosetta spacecraft made its final maneuver—a controlled hard-landing on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p). Before that, Rosetta accompanied the Comet for more than 2 years. It researched valuable scientific data, brought a lander to the comet’s surface and took a vast number of images. In 2017, the ESA released over 400,000 images from Rosetta’s historic mission. Based on this incredible source material, motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl, worked together to create this neo-noir short film. Read more:…

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This Sleeping Octopus Intensely Changing Colors Suggests It May Be Dreaming

A clip from PBS Nature’s upcoming episode, Octopus: Making Contact, captures incredible footage of a brilliant color-changing octopus in a deep sleep and possibly even dreaming. “Octopus: Making Contact“ premieres Wednesday, October 2nd at 8|7c on PBS. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sleeping-octopus-intensely-changing-colors-suggests-it-may-be-dreaming/

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A Solar Eclipse on Jupiter

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill A recent series of images released by NASA on September 12th, 2019, captured a solar eclipse on Jupiter as its moon, Io, casts a shadow on the colossal planet’s north equatorial belt. The raw images were then processed by NASA software engineer and data wrangler, Kevin M. Gill, in the gallery you see here. For those curious as to why the moon’s shadow on Earth during an eclipse appears fuzzy while Io’s shadow is so sharp, astrophysicist Dr. Katherine Mack explains: Io is so big & close…

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Safari Guide is Way Too Chill About a Cheetah on the Roof

During a safari in the Serengeti, a family has an experience they’ll never forget as a cheetah hops onto the roof of their car and peeks at them through the open sunroof. The guide, unbothered by the whole thing, sees this as a great time to take a sweet selfie. Apparently, the two cheetahs had just finished hunting, killing and eating their prey—meaning the guide deduced they would not have any interest in them. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/safari-guide-way-too-chill-about-cheetah-on-roof/

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Woman Sees Smoke, Starts Recording, and Captures an Eruption as It Happens

Boaters in the Mediterranean have captured the exact moment a volcano erupted on the Italian holiday island of Stromboli. The eruption occurred last Wednesday and tragically, flying debris from the blast killed a 35-year-old hiker from Sicily. Around 1,000 tourists fled as the island was evacuated. Stromboli, which is approx. 13 sq. km, has a population of around 500 people and its economy is based almost entirely on tourism – much related to the volcano. Known as “The Lighthouse Of The Mediterranean”, it stands 3,000 ft above sea level, and…

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150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Footprints in France

© P. Dumas In the Jura Mountains, outside the French village of Plagne, you will find a ~500ft/150m long stretch of dinosaur footprints dating back 150 million years. After examination, scientists from the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon (CNRS / ENS de Lyon / Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University), the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (CNRS / Université Clermont Auvergne / Université Jean Monnet / IRD), and the Pterosaur Beach Museum concluded the tracks were left by a Sauropod measuring at least 115ft/35m long and weighing no less than 35 tonnes.…

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