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Watch Carnivorous Sea Creatures Feast On A Giant School Of Sardines

The ocean is filled with uncertainty and survival is never guaranteed. If you’re someone who fears the ocean, this video will give you another reason to stay out of the water.

The award winning series Planet Earth has always captured the most incredible natural phenomena in stunning high definition, with pristine detail. Now, thanks to a recently uploaded clip found on the BBC Earth YouTube page, the Internet got to witness a feverish feeding frenzy, that provided a first hand look at what goes on beneath the surface when the locals get hangry.

This aquatic battle started with some sea lions, trying to corner a school of thousands of sardines, which swim in circles, close to the surface, to avoid being caught. Interestingly enough, the sea lions can’t get the upper hand, without the help of additional predators.

Soon, tuna, diving sea birds, dolphins, and sharks start to join the party — quickly turning this necessary ritual of survival into an oceanic episode of Game of Thrones. Then, at the peak of the battle a giant whale comes into frame — swallowing countless sardines in one swift gulp.

The intensity of this clip showcases the instinctual efforts animals will put forth to work together to help ensure survival, proving that hunger’s grip on any creature will induce varied sorts of frenzy.

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Watch This Vicious Crocodile Fight A Shark Over A Single Fish

In the last few years, we’ve developed a pretty healthy fear of the sea. We’ve seen eels come back to life, denizens of the deep tearing food from each others’ stomachs, and hundreds of spider crabs molting beneath the tides.

A few days ago, a video surfaced on YouTube titled “Crocodile feeding.” If that title wasn’t enough to chill us to the core, what follows sure did

The footage shows a fish being tossed to a crocodile at the Prince Regent River in Western Australia, reports BroBible. An innocuous, albeit terrifying snack. Almost immediately, however, a shark tries to steal the flounder from the hungry reptile. Not one to be disrespected, the crocodile rips into the shark and viciously bites down onto the intruder’s torso.

Check out the bone-tingling video to see the what happens for yourself. Good thing they slowed it down towards the latter half of the video. This was definitely one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of moments.

The only thing we’re not completely sure of from the incident is the fate of that fish.

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This Guy Started A Fire Using Ice [WATCH]

Surviving in the wild is something we should all be prepared to do, in case it ever comes to that. Nobody that’s had to live off of the land has done it without understanding their surroundings and knowing how to survive.

Or maybe they got lucky as shit and a plane full of seemingly useless yet exceedingly useful packages crashes near the island they’re on, leading them to surviving for three years and befriending a bloody volleyball.

Regardless, there are a plethora of useful tips and tricks for surviving the outdoors, some that you would never exepct, like starting a fire with ice. YouTube user Tim Jones shows how to make this sorcery happen.

 

 

Photo Credit: Deviant Art

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Health

Why Feeding Ducks Bread Isn’t As Noble As It Seems

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When you see a sign at the park that says “Don’t Feed The Ducks,” your natural instinct might be to break off a piece of bread and feed the ducks. Why wouldn’t you want to make sure those feathered miscreants are fed and full?

Turns out, park authorities weren’t just putting up those signs to be jerk. There’s a reason you shouldn’t be feeding ducks bread.

According to IFL Science, continuously feeding ducks leds to them relying on humans for food rather than seeking out foods in their natural diets. They’ll quickly get addicted to the bread, which contains no nutritional value other than a high amount of calories.

In extreme cases, ducks can also develop a condition known as angel wing. Angel wing cause birds’ wings to point out laterally instead of coming down to rest against the body. Because of this, the birds are unable to fly which will sadly led to their deaths.

Bread, if uneaten by the ducks, can also begin to mold and contaminate the surrounding area.

All this can be avoided if you just eat that piece of bread yourself. Maybe some veggies after.

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Plantable ‘BREAK UP BEANS’ Are The New Worst Way To End Your Relationship

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Breaking up via text is pretty much the worst way to end a relationship. Until now! ThinkGeek is selling these Break Up Beans. It’s a kit that includes all the things you need to let your significant other know that you are dunzo with a living, breathing plant.

The beans take about 5 days to pop out, revealing the messages “It’s Over” and “Let’s Be Friends.” Just the right amount of time to skip town, change your name, and start afresh with someone new. But Karma? Oh, karma will getcha. It might be the following month or it could be years down the road, but it’ll getcha. Watch your back. Jk jk, sorry, I’ve just always wanted to say that.

Written by Brittany High of IncredibleThings

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FOUND: A Traveling Feast that Invites You to Dine Next to Earth’s Most Surreal Landscapes

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I fell in love with the photo. A long table draped in pristine white cloth and flanked with wooden chairs; surrounded by warm sand on one side and a seamless ocean on the other. The ethereal dinner table disappeared into the ocean. I wondered if it was real or an art project, as many of these things seem to be.

Luckily, after some quick Google searches, I found out that these seemingly never-ending tables are not only very real but happening all over the country. Outstanding in the Field invites you to a “roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls.” During the summer of 1999 chef Jim Denevan, a California native, wanted to create a setting that inspired great conversation and paid homage to the origins of our food and the local farmers who cultivate it.

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So, the dreamy long tables set against breathtaking landscapes were born. For a hefty price ($235), you can reserve one of their traveling feasts online via a schedule that’s released ever year on the first day of Spring. Details of the event are sent two weeks prior to the dinner, which includes directions to the often secret locations and dress code. Note: for the past 15 years the dinners have taken place on remote islands, inside sea caves  and even on mountain tops.

Once guests arrive, they’re given wine, a tour of the hosting site and a chance to meet the local producers behind the ingredients. Soon, everyone is invited to take a seat at the table and to share a meal family style, passing plates of fresh food around. Unsurprisingly, the dinners are touted as unforgettable and we can see why.

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Into the ocean…

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Dinner beneath a sea cave

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At the farm

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Up in the mountains

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Well, you get the gist of it

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20 Breathtaking Steps To Cooking Bacon & Pancakes On A Norwegian Mountaintop

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Sometimes the trek between the bedroom to the kitchen to cook breakfast can be downright difficult. Even then, sometimes things don’t go as planned. The next time anyone’s feeling sluggish in the mornings, look to redditor Oelund as an inspiration. This dude not only took the trouble to wake up and cook, but even managed to do it outdoors. Atop a mountain.

In a simple 20-step guide, pretty much anyone can be as epic as this guy, provided they have the dedication to see their breakfast through. We post a lot of FoodPorn on this site, but prepare yourselves for some pretty dirty EarthPorn.

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Pick a mountain.

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Walk to the mountain, or drive if you’re more inclined to do so. Whatever gets you there with enough steam to go ahead with your adventure. Aim for an area with snow. You’ll see.

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Climb the mountain. Probably the toughest of the 20 steps. Don’t look down, amiright?

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Unpack and assemble your gear. Bacon, water, pancake mix, gas stove and aluminum pan. If you forgot to pack these, don’t even bother to take in the view. Just go back and get them first.

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Taking a gas stove and aluminum pan, add your bacon and begin cooking.

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Inspect your bacon. Nobody’s around to criticize your cooking skills. Prepare it however you enjoy it. Also, check out the view.

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Cook the rest of your bacon.  You’ve earned all the extra protein.

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Once again, take a minute to enjoy the view. Don’t eat all the bacon at once. There’s still pancakes to be made.

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Add water to your skillet. You brought water, right?

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Add water to pancake mix. You could also make the pancakes from scratch, but who wants to lug around all that extra stuff. Because instant pancakes.

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Shake the mix like you’re the king of the world. If you wanna do a Tarzan shout, it’s probably the only acceptable time to do so.

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Pour pancake mix onto hot skillet. Mmmm bacon grease.

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Start cooking your pancakes, allowing the bacon to waft into your nose. I lied earlier about bacon conservation. If you’re still feeling peckish during the pancake cooking experience, allow yourself to snack on some cooked bacon.

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The most beautiful sight on Earth.

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If you even wanna wrap them together, all the better. Sorry Mother Nature, I’m staring at this bacon-wrapped pancake at the moment.

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Cut some snow out from the ice bank. Remember?

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Add some snow, the cleaner the better, into a small shot glass.

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Pour some whiskey in. Any hard liquor will do really, but since you just scaled a mountain, it’s probably OK if you brought some daiquiris.

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Drink up and take in the gorgeous sight.

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Take a panoramic shot of the view to show off on social media. Get ready to walk off all that pancakes and bacon.

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Picthx Oelund

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Amazing Plant Grows Both Tomatoes and Potatoes, AKA Ketchup and Fries

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Imagine a world where your favorite food combos could grow on one plant. A chicken and waffle tree, perhaps? Or maybe a Nutella crepe bush? Well, science is getting it all started with the TomTato plant — a vine of cherry tomatoes attached to potato roots. Or, as I like to see it, the ketchup and fries plant.

So maybe it’s not as indulgent as the former suggestions, but I think we can all agree this is one cool creation by horticultural company Thompson & Morgan. Apparently, tomatoes and potatoes are in the same plant family (and they call the former a fruit, bah!), so the combination actually makes sense.

The science behind it goes something like this: the fruit and vegetable are initally planted and grown separately, but after a few weeks, the tomatoes are cut off the stem. Then they’re matched up to potato stems, eventually fusing together to create nutritional pathways. Both foods remain just as they would solo, the only difference being shared energy sources. Thus, the TomTato is born!

Check it out in action below:

Now that we’ve had our daily dose of science, where the ketchup and fries at?!

H/T NBC News