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Khaleesi Gets Sea Creature Named After Her!

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It's just too bad it's not an underwater giant dragon or something, but rather an unassuming sea slug that kinda looks like her blonde hair!

LOLz!

The new species was found near Northeast Brazil, and has landed the name Tritonia Khaleesi, after Daenerys Targayen from HBO's Game of Thrones, played by the gorgeous Emilia Clarke!

The creature apparently only measures up to about 12 mm in length and has seven pairs of tiny branchial plumes — the same white/blonde of the Khaleesi's hair!

What's even funnier is the specific category this sea slug falls into, called the 'nudibranch', because of how often the Khaleesi and other characters are

These Pigs Glow In The Dark To Save Our Lives!

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Plus, they look pretty badass… in the most ADORABLE WAY POSSIBLE!

Ten glow-in-the-dark piglets have been born this year in China, and it wasn't by accident — they are the result of an experiment at the South China Agriculture University! They've been tweaked by injecting a fluorescent protein from jellyfish DNA into the pig embryos.

Sounds… fun?

The good news is that the animals were NOT hurt by the process and besides the glowin' they're normal-ass pigs!

So what's the benefits of this?? To show that foreign genetic material can be incorporated from one animal to an entirely different animal! This means CHEAPER DRUGS FOR HUMANS!

Plus it's just cool! Ha!

Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Bald Eagles Mysteriously Dying In Utah!!

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Bald Eagles mysteriously dying off in Utah!

In Utah, bald eagles are getting sick and dying and no one knows why!

So far, at least 16 eagles have died since the beginning of this month alone!

That's so awful!

Of those dead birds, half were found already dead and the others died or were euthanized while in the care of wildlife officials.

Thankfully, a lab in Madison, Wisconsin is doing blood and toxicology work to try and find out what's going on. Sadly, there won't be any results for a few weeks.

The problem is, because officials have no idea what's going on, they have no clue as to how to treat or prevent it.

The symptoms are pretty scary. The birds have weakness in their legs, then one leg goes paralyzed, followed by the other. After that the birds get head tremors and eventually seizures. They die in about three or four days.

Wildlife officials are now advising people not to touch the birds should they see one and to instead contact the Division of Wildlife Resources.

This is kinda way scary! We hope this isn't an Outbreak style scenario!

[Image via AP Images.]

Is Glowing "Alien" Jellyfish Just A Hoax??

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Something equal parts beautiful and terrifying happened in Bristol Harbour, in the UK.

A crowd was gathering at the edge of the water of the harbor, trying to get a look at the glowing creature just underneath the water.

Was it a glowing jellyfish? Or some alien/weird deep sea creature?

A biologist was called in to investigate, and said:

"It is very intriguing – I do not really know what to make of it. There is a possibility that it is a special type of jellyfish or a marine salp. It is very unusual and I have not really seen anything like it before though. What makes it even more unusual is the fact that it showed up in the middle of a really busy area."

Ha! That's one smart scientist! Two possible explanations and one logical one.

If it's weird and unexplained and in the middle of a busy area… odds are it's a hoax.

And… apparently it was! It was all a stunt set up by UKTV's entertainment channel, Watch.

The whole thing was set up to launch a new show called The Happenings all about amazing illusions set up by two master magicians.

Check out the video to see the glowing light that fooled so many AFTER THE JUMP!!

Puffin Population Rebounds All By Itself!

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Puffins are making a comeback!!

Puffins, super cute penguin looking birdies, were thought to be in real trouble, with dwindling numbers.

From 2003 to 2008, the puffin population dropped by about one third!!

So of course environmentalists were worried!

But it turns out that the population has made a real comeback all on it's own! They've turned their own fate around!

The puffin population on the UK's Farne Islands has made a serious recovery with a puffin boom, even though winters have been tough and brutal.

Why can't all species of animals just save themselves??

If only rhinos could take their own horn powder and start reproducing like rabbits, there'd be no issues.

Check out the video (above) to see these cutie puffins just puffining around their island.

New Top Predator Dinosaur Discovered In Utah!

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Field Museum scientists have found a new "top predator" dinosaur in Utah!

This is really cool because this dino, dubbed Siats meekerorum, is a precursor to the T-Rex.

Siats was around tens of millions of years before the T-Rex and is part of the allosauroids' megaraptor subgroup. That sounds like it's an allosaurus (basically a T-rex) mixed with a giant velociraptor.

So basically just super terrifying!

At 4-tons and 30-feet-tall, Siats is the third-largest

Scientists Kill World's Oldest Creature! Whoops!

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Scientists found and then killed a 507-year-old clam... the world's oldest creature!

Back in 2006, scientists discovered a clam.

Normally not very newsworthy.

But this clam was special, Ming the clam was originally thought to be 405-years-old… that's insane!

What's crazier is that