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Is Glowing "Alien" Jellyfish Just A Hoax??

Filed under: TV NewsScience!Scary!Sea Creatures

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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!!

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Puffin Population Rebounds All By Itself!

Filed under: AnglophiliaMama NatureScience!BirdsAmazing

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.

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New Top Predator Dinosaur Discovered In Utah!

Filed under: Science!Dinosaur

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

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Scientists Kill World's Oldest Creature! Whoops!

Filed under: Sad SadScience!Sea Creatures

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

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Asian Unicorn Photographed For First Time In 15 Years!!

The Asian Unicorn was caught on camera in Vietnam!!

Wow! This is so incredible!!

The Saola is one of the most mysterious, secretive creatures on this planet.

It was first discovered in Vietnam in 1992, near the Laotian border.

The cutie creature was the first large mammal new to science in over half a century!!

But after being discovered, it has rarely been seen in the wild, making it the perfect candidate for the nickname, Asian Unicorn.

Even though they have two horns.

What's so incredible is that a lone Saola was snapped by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Central Annamite Mountains.

The head of the WWF in Vietnam said:

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Science Explains Why Hyenas STINK! Who Knew They Had Such A Horrible Stench??

Filed under: Science!HygieneHyena

Hyena stink is caused by bacteria??

Ever smell a hyena??

No?! Really?? Oh… well they stink. BAD.

Mainly from a scent gland under their tails.

Many animals like to rub their butts against stuff to make their presence known.

The same is true for hyenas. They can tell sex, age, family or clan and more just by smelling other hyenas' markings.

Scientists have long theorized that these smells aren't made by the animals themselves but

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New T. Rex Relative Discovered! Dubbed 'King Of Gore!'

Filed under: Science!AmazingDinosaur

Congrats Tyrannosaurus Rex, we just found a new member of your family!

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have published a paper describing the new species of dinosaur: Lythronax argestes.

The name translates to the King of Gore and that's just terrifying!

One of the researchers said:

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