Monthly Archives January 2015

Orchids That Look Unbelievably Similar To Something Else

When we first came across these pictures, we thought they had to be photoshopped. But alas, they are all very real! These are truly beautiful to behold.

1. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)


2. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)


Image credits: Christian Kneidinger


Image credits: José Roberto Rodrigues Araújo


3. Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)


Image credits: Ana Retamero


4. Monkey Orchids


5. Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)


6. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)


7. Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)


8. Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)



Image credits: Bruce Kekule

9. Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)


10. Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)


Image credits: Michael Prideaux



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Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions And How They Work

Optical illusions trick your mind into seeing something that isn’t quite there. These mind-boggling images are a result of your brain trying to predict what’s about to happen next. There’s a disconnect between what your eyes see and your brain expects to see and the result can be a bit disorienting. Have you ever wondered how these optical illusions work exactly? Well, you’re about to find out.

Here are some mind-blowing optical illusions 

1. Peripheral Drift Illusion


via imgur

2. Motion Aftereffect Illusion
If you stare at this gif for a few seconds and then look away, you’ll notice that it will start to move in the opposite direction...

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How to annoy your wife – make the house into one massive ball pit

This is the funnest and hardest pranks ever Done by Roman Atwood! 

A dad decided to have a laugh with his kids and prank his wife recently by turning their house into the world’s largest (we assume) indoor ball pit.

Roman Atwood literally got a truckload of balls delivered to his house before covering every inch of floor with them.

However the funniest part of the day was clearly capturing his wife’s shocked expression as she returned home to witness the unholy mess her house had turned into.

The poor woman first sees sacks of apparently unused balls in her garage, before opening the door and nearly being washed away by a wave of plastic spheres.


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It Looks Like A Boring Box In A Room. But What Came Out Of It Blew My Non-Engineering Mind.

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‘Alien’ signal is captured by radio dishes for the first time

A mystery ‘alien’ radio signal from space has been captured ‘live’ for the first time by radio dishes here on Earth – but the source is still unknown.

Astronomers have speculated the signals could come from evaporating black holes, or even from distant alien civilisations.

The high-energy radio bursts last for just a few milliseconds, but their sources are thought to emit as much energy in that time as the Sun does in an entire day.

The source of the signal captured by CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in Australia could be as distant as 5.5 billion light years away.

‘Fast radio bursts’ last for mere milliseconds, and were first discovered in 2007 – but no scientists have ever intercepted one happening ‘live’ before...

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