Deep sea mysteries and oddities that will leave you baffled

Macropinna Microstoma
1. The Macropinna is a fish with a very rare and little understood composition: its head is covered by a transparent, fluid filled dome. Beyond that, it has barrel shaped eyes which point up (through the dome) while its horizontal in the water and can be rotated forward if it changes position. .....
Dragonfish
2. Firing out a beam of red light from beneath each eye, the bioluminescent dragonfish is the only animal that can see other dragonfishes red light. Thats the ultimate in unbreakable secret code. .....
Sulphur Lake
3. On the Pacific Ring of Fire lies a lake a very special lake because its both underwater and made entirely of molten sulphur. Thirteen hundred feet (400m) below sea level, the area teems with life including crabs and shrimp specially designed for this bizarre condition. .....
Colossal Squid
4. But If you thought it couldnt get bigger than the giant squid, think again. Theres even less known about the colossal squid which has eyes bigger than your hand. It predominantly lives in the Antarctic and has 25 rotating hooks on the end of each tentacle. .....
Giant Squid
5. A massive ocean creature, the giant squid has made a lot of noise in the media but relatively little is known about it. Measuring up to 43 feet (13m) long and weighing up to 1,000 pounds (450kgs), the first live giant squid was filmed in July 2012. .....
Underwater Whirlpools
6. The closest comparison being an underwater tornado, whirlpools exist above some deep sea vents. In certain conditions, they can break away and swirl around like flying saucers, bringing heat, chemicals, and organisms across the ocean. Its like the winds uptake of a dandelions spores. .....
Mariana Trench Mystery Shark
7. While researching marine life at the bottom of the very deep Suruga Bay, Japanese scientists put bait out to attract marine life. Something they werent expecting was a shark at least 30 feet (9m) long showing up to the party. Some say its the largest Pacific sleeper shark on record (a third larger than the next closest) but some say its proof the massive and prehistoric Megalodon still exists .....
Frilled Shark
8. Sometimes called a living fossil due to its primitive features, the frilled shark is a rarely seen animal which may trap its prey by crimping its body and leaping forward like a snake. .....
Leptocephalus Giganteus
9. Only two of the eel species Leptocephalus giganteus were ever found, and both were larvae. The first (found off the South African coast) was six feet long and, extrapolated to adult size, could measure over 70 feet (21m) long. .....
Cold Water Corals
10. Most people think of coral reefs as tropical installations, but weve recently discovered there are also cold water reefs (many of which are being destroyed by trawling vessels). Scientists are in the early stages of study, but they have found a reef off Norways coast covering 39 square miles (100 sq kms). .....
Gonatus Onyx
11. Using hooks under its arms, the Gonatus onyx squid holds onto its huge egg mass for many months at a time before they hatch. Talk about a helicopter parent! .....
Hydrothermal Vent Worms
12. Looking like long lipstick containers, hydrothermal vent worms have neither a mouth nor digestive system. They thus rely on a relationship with bacteria which use chemicals to make food the worms can absorb. .....
Battle Snail
13. Snails arent the first animal which come to mind when thinking about body armour, but a newly discovered (and so yet named) snail in the Indian Ocean uses iron compounds in the form of scales to protect its fleshy foot. The U.S. military is even researching the snail to improve its battle armour. .....
Bigfin Squid
14. Looking a bit like a boat rudder, the bigfin squid was first seen off the Hawaiian coast in the mid 2000s and has been scarcely photographed. Including its tentacles, it can reach lengths of up to 16 feet (5m) long. .....
Under(sea)ground Bacteria
15. You might think nothing can live beneath the sea floor, but scientists recently discovered bacteria living 1,000 feet (300m) feet below it. Found by drilling through sediment and crust, the bacteria was feeding off residue many millions of years old. .....
Disappearances
16. The aviation industry has experienced numerous unexplained sea disappearances since its founding. Most recently with the Malaysian Airlines MH370 jet, one of the most famous pioneers, Amelia Earhart, also disappeared mysteriously. She and co pilot Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Millions of dollars have been funneled?into finding out the planes?whereabouts with no success. Rumours include running out of gas and being killed by Japanese troops for spying. .....
Sea Gooseberry
17. The year 1968 saw the still unexplained loss of submarines by four countries: the United States, Russia, Israel, and France. Some say the losses could have been government cover ups or (at least in the U.S. case) the nuclear tipped torpedoes misfiring into the vessel. .....
Lost Submarines
18. The bloop is another sound picked up by NOAA in the Pacific, but what makes it unique is it was detected at monitoring stations over 3,100 miles (5,000kms) apart. NOAA has now concluded it was ice breaking off a glacier, but some of its scientists still believe it could be a massive marine creature. .....
Bloop
19. The bloop is another sound picked up by NOAA in the Pacific, but what makes it unique is it was detected at monitoring stations over 3,100 miles (5,000kms) apart. NOAA has now concluded it was ice breaking off a glacier, but some of its scientists still believe it could be a massive marine creature. .....
Anglerfish
20. One of the more commonly referenced deep sea creatures, the anglerfish has an appendage coming out of its forehead with a light on the end. It uses this to lure prey in before devouring them with its over sized mouth. .....
The Baltic Anomaly
21. The Baltic Anomaly is a still unknown item in the Baltic Sea which some say could be a pre Ice Age artifact or Nazi anti submarine device. Oddly, divers electrical equipment stops functioning within 650 feet (200m) and a strong radio signal comes off from just near the item. .....
Vampire Squid
22. The vampire squid is a bizarre creature which produces some of its own light through glowing tentacle tips and spots on its sides. If disturbed, it can eject an ink which glows. .....
Upsweep
23. The NOAA listens to sounds from oceans all over the world. Most have been identified, but the sound known as upsweep remains elusive to understand. Upsweep is a few seconds of narrow band upsweeping sounds and is most active in Spring and Autumn. .....
Deepwater Photosynthesis
24. There may be no sunlight at the bottom of the ocean, but some bacteria near hydrothermal vents use the vents dim red glow to photosynthesize and produce food for themselves. Scientists are still trying to figure out how its all possible. .....
Giant Oarfish
25. Thought to be the reason for many alleged sea serpent sightings, the giant oarfish can reach up to 36 feet (11m) long thats bigger than a shipping container. Previously assumed to be quite rare, these mostly unknown creatures seem to be more common than once thought. .....
Benefits of Lychees
Heart Disease. Litchi normalizes the blood pressure and heart rate thereby protecting against strokes and coronary heart diseases. 1 glass of litchi juice daily normalizes the heartbeat. Litchi contains the second highest degree of polyphenols which promotes heart .....
Street Food in India
Idli vadas. Idlis are steamed rice cakes the one in the photograph is a kottle idli, which was steamed in a banana or jackfruit leaf, and vadas are spicy savoury doughnuts, eaten across south India as a breakfast food. .....
Cut Throat Pool Game
Rotation. The pool game Rotation, or Rainbow, is a game where players gain points. The player who scores the highest amount of points at the end of the game wins. If your total points reach 61 points, you automatically win. To start a game of Rotation, the cue .....
Famous Logos That Have A Hidden Message
Elefont. Look at the negative space in the lowercase E it s an elephant s trunk! .....
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Benefits of Figs
Heals Sores Warts Acne & Pimples. This juice has good healing properties and can heal skin sores and warts. Applying the juice of mashed fresh figs on your face for 10 to 15 minutes is useful in treating acne and pimples. .....
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Benefits of Dill Seeds
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Benefits of Peaches
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Eating Secrets to Help You Lose Weight
Know Your ANDI Scores. Eat foods (fruits and vegetables) with high Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) scores. The five most nutrient dense veggies are kale, watercress, collard greens, bok choy and spinach. The five most nutrient dense fruits are strawberries, blackbe .....
Benefits of Nectarine
Eye care. Nectarinescontainslutein, an important nutrient which encourages eye health and helps reduce the risk of disease likeagerelated macular degeneration. Various investigative researches have shown thatluteinis also an extremely powerful antioxidant whic .....
Benefits of Passion fruits
Carotenoids. Each cup of passion fruit contains about 25 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin A, which is crucial for maintaining good vision, healthy skin, cell growth and reproduction. Passion fruit contains at least 13 different carotenoids, incl .....
Wedding
Make it natural. Avoid dramatic changes in hairstyle and make-up before your wedding day - you want to feel and look like you on the day! .....
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Do not clean the refrigerator with thinner. Do not clean the refrigerator with thinner or car detergent for risk of fire. A common commercial refrigerator is the glass fronted beverage cooler. These type of appliances are typically designed for specific re-load conditions meaning that they gen .....
Precautions while using Touch Screen Mobile
Researching the Seller and Product. Before buying the product, make sure you check the sellers ratings. When you look through the sellers profile, you can get a better idea about what other customers think of this seller. Seller feedback and the comments left by other buyers provide va .....
Venice
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Ice Cream Flavors
Cypress Tree Ice Cream. Cypress is a favorite when making the barrel like baths so adored in Japan. Though it contains fragments of cypress wood for flavoring, some may find the taste of this ice cream influenced more by the bathwater than the material used to make its cont .....
Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit
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Benefits of Sapodilla fruits
Very rich in the antioxidant. These fruits are very rich in the antioxidant polyphenolic compound called tannin. Tannins are naturally occurring organic substances that neutralize acids by precipitating proteins. Studies prove that tannins have potential antiinflammatory, antivir .....
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What to Eat in Andhra Pradesh
Ariselu or Arisa. Ariselu and Arsa in Uttarakhand is a South Indian sweet dish from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Arisa or Arisalu is a Telugu word which means rice. It is also called kajaya in Kannada. A similar sweet in Tamil Nadu called adhirasam is prepared for pujas .....
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Pull Out a Bold Accent Color. With the multihued curtain fabric as her jumping off point, designer Ashley Whittaker splashed an amped up version of pink in three places in the living room the footstool, the contrasting pillow welt, and the slipper chair trim. We wanted the ho .....
Healthy Brow
Onions. Onions are high in sulphur content that is an essential ingredient for the growth of eyebrows. Crush a small onion and apply the juice on the eyebrows with the help of a cotton ball. Make sure to avoid washing your face for at least a few hours. .....
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Baked Apples. Baked apples are a simple, well known paleo friendly dessert option. Baked apples have stood the test of time and for good reason. They are awesome! .....
Marriage Tips
You need to date your mate. Date night is sacred and special and should be on the same day of the week every week. One week the wife should suggest the date idea and the husband should come up with the date night plan for the opposite week. This encourages both the husband and .....
Celebrities Who Had Unbelievable Jobs
George Clooney was a door to door insurance salesman. George Clooney is an actor, producer, screenwriter, and film director. He did odd jobs like selling mens suits and womens shoes, selling door-to-door insurance, stocking shelves, cutting tobacco, and construction work prior to acting. He has also bee .....
Marriage
Help against cancer. According to studies, divorced and never married people are more likely to develop cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer compared to married people. .....
Benefits of Pears
Eating Pears. Fresh pears are your healthiest choice, but canned pears can also be beneficial to your health. If you eat canned pears, choose versions packed in 100 percent fruit juice rather than syrup because they contain no added sugar. Chop a pear into bitesiz .....
Weird Hair Tricks That Really Work
DIY your own dry shampoo. A lot of the time, girls with brunette or red hair shy away from dry shampoo because of the white residue that is often left over.DIY your own dry shampoofor darker hair so that you can skip washing your hair! Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 2 tab .....
Baby Care Tips
Soothing. It s often hard to decipher exactly what baby wants in the first murky weeks. You ll learn, of course, by trial and error. .....
Street Food in India
Uttapam. Uttapam or ooththappam or Uthappa is a dosalike dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepelike, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter. .....
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Stop websites from tracking you. It s true, they re watching you. Every time you surf the web even in the privacy of your home your actions are constantly being tracked. For instance, if you have signed in to your Google or Microsoft account, your searches are monitored by Googl .....
Globe Dial
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Forever Young Naturally Beauty
Eternal Style Play to your assets. Don’t cover up in oversized garments. Clothes that fit flatter. Make the most of your best assets: highlight great legs or well-turned ankles in flirty skirts and fabulous shoes; show off a long neck with a bobbed haircut. .....
Healthy Smiley Face
Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure. When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. .....
How to Do Computer Yoga
High Altar Pose. Inhale and lift your arms; clasp your hands and invert your palms. Lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then switch sides. .....
Ebola Virus
Diagnosis. Other diseases that should be ruled out before a diagnosis of EVD can be made include malaria, typhoid fever, shigellosis, cholera, leptospirosis, plague, rickettsiosis, relapsing fever, meningitis, hepatitis and other viral haemorrhagic fevers.Ebol .....
Wedding
Beach Time. If you are combining beach and activity or safari, plan some relaxing beach time at the beginning to unwind. .....
Best Beaches
Cape Hatteras. As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. It encompasses 7 villages on Hatteras Island and provides visitors with undisturbed, scenic beaches, as well as some of the pre .....
Wedding
Ribbons ribbons. Take a collection of ribbons with you incase anything needs a bit of upgrading. A little ribbon can go a long way! .....
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Crazy Cats Eye. NASAs Chandra X Ray Observatory captures the stunning Cats Eye Nebula in vivid pink. The nebula, also known as NGC 6543, is in the constellation Draco and was first discovered in 1786. This image is part of a recent study published August 2012 in Th .....
Weird Birds
The Bali Bird of Paradise. The Birds of Paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and eastern Austra .....
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Do speech and music affect hearing. Many people find it difficult to believe that listening to music can be a hazard to hearing. But theres little evidence that loud music, however harmonious, is actually safer than unpleasant noise that would measure the same on a sound level meter. E .....
Benefits of Black berries
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Personal is personal. To start out with, the precautions to take when practicing online social networking is to keep your personal information personal. This means that any information that will identify you as a real persona and not just a name on the computer. This is y .....
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Meditation Mindfulness and Meeting For Worship. My elementary and high school education took place at a Quaker school. My family wasnt Quaker, but there are many of these independent schools in Philadelphia. When it was time to pick a school for my own children, I didnt choose a Quaker school for .....
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Myth about Aging
You should switch up your skincare products every few months because your skin adapts. The reason why the product s efficacy appears to lessen is because your skin may have improved since you first started using it Now that your skin is healthier, the results from your skincare routine may not be as noticeable But make sure that you .....
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The Church of Hallgrimur ReykjavA k Iceland. The Church of Hallgr?mur is a Lutheran parish church which is also a very tall one, reaching 74.5 meters (244 ft) height. It is the fourth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. It took incredibly long to build it (38 years!) Construction work b .....
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Honeybees communicate with each other by dancing. They live in a colony being social insects and have to express themselves somehow dancing is not the worst way is it? .....
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Mother Teresa
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Benefits of Victoria Plum
Cholesterol oxidation. Victoria plum also helps in maintaining the heart health. It contains antioxidants that help to get rid of the free radicals and prevent cholesterol oxidation. Cholesterol oxidation is a threat to healthy blood vessel which may eventually lead to a n .....
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Be the role model your children deserve. Kids learn by watching their parents. Modeling appropriate, respectful, good behavior works much better than telling them what to do. .....
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Yoga Basics 9. One of the most prominent types of yoga is called 'Hatha Yoga', where 'Ha' denotes the physical aspect and 'tha' denotes the mental well being. It includes the physical postures and mental detox techniques .....
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Niger. three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a small orange disk centered in the white band; the orange band denotes the drier northern regions of the Sahara; white stands for purity and innocence; green symbolizes hope and the .....
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Host a party
Play background music to liven up the atmosphere. Make sure its played loud enough to hear, but not so loud that its a distraction. .....
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