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Anderson Cooper carried a bloody child to safety!

Anderson Cooper is a well-known journalist for CNN, and is known for his intense dedication to reporting, often putting himself in dangerous situations to cover the story as best he can. In this particular case, Cooper puts himself in a life threatening situation.

Anderson and his news crew were one of the first major news crews to get into Haiti in 2010 to report what was happening in the country after the horrifying earthquake. As riots broke out, Cooper and his crew found themselves in the middle of a riot where people were throwing rocks, and slabs of concrete.

As the situation worsened, a Haitian boy was hit in the head with a piece of concrete. Anderson Cooper recognized that the boy had been hit, picked him up, and carried him to safely as blood gushed down the boy’s face.

After carrying the boy away, another group of Haitians took the boy and his condition went unknown. It seems that we need more journalists like this, ones that are willing to sacrifice making a story in order to save a life when needed.

Click the source to see the video of this all happening!


The largest Earthworm ever found was 22 feet long!

Worms are creepy looking creatures, and when I read about them, I can feel them crawling over my skin. Despite how gross they make me feel, they are amazing creatures. Imagine digging a hole and finding a 22 foot long worm!

Here are some more quick facts about worms:

  • Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms more than 100 years ago!
  • In one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms. [Try not to think about how many are beneath your feet at this very moment]
  • Baby worms are not born – they hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.
  • Worms are roughly 1,000 times stronger than people. [Prepare yourself for the impending worm invasion]

You should really read more about worms at the source


Marie Antoinette apologized for stepping on her executioner’s foot!

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to you – Marie Antoinette was sort of a really bad queen. Her and her husband, King Louis XVI weren’t in touch with what was happening in their own country. As their people starved, the lovely couple kept spending all of their countries money on bling.

Their palace in Versailles was made almost entirely of gold, and featured a hall of mirrors so that Marie Antoinette could look at herself from every angle.

Surprise, surprise, the people of France weren’t too happy with Marie Antoinette and King Louis. They did what any angry mob would do – they held a rigged trial and sentenced both Marie, and Louis to death.

As Marie was walking to her death, she accidentally stood on her executioner’s foot and apologized! She was trying to maintain her dignity, and remain as lady like as possible. Her last words were “Monsieur, I ask your pardon. I did not do it on purpose.”


The man with the deepest voice in the world can hum far lower than you can hear

We've all heard that dogs can hear noises that are too high pitched for us humans to hear. But what about notes that are too low pitched? Tim Storms, the man who holds the record for the lowest voice in the world, knows a thing or two about this.

Storms can hum a note so low that a regular human wouldn't even come close to hearing it. In fact, he claimed his world record by humming a G-7, which is 8 octaves below the lowest G note on the piano. Check out a video of him doing it.


There’s a tree full of spines and fruit that explodes to send seeds at 160mph!

The Sandbox tree is an evergreen native to tropical regions of the Americas, including the Amazon Rainforest. It’s best known by it's dark, pointed spines and smooth brown bark.

The spines act as a natural defense mechanism against animals, and it’s actually known as Monkey no-climb by some people. The trees, which can also grow up to 60m high, also has some interesting fruit.

The Sandbox’s fruit is a large capsule that can explode and launch seeds at 70 meters per second. Some really ripe pods can send the seed up to 100 meters away from the tree. It makes a very distinct explosive sound, which leads to another nickname for this tree: The Dynamite tree.

As if all that wasn’t defense enough, the sap of the tree is also poisonous. So much so, that fishermen use it to poison fish and Caribs even make arrow poison from the sap.



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