She Was Trying To Dump Out Her Water Bottle, But Mother Nature Had Other Plans

                                                                                                                                                      <div class="content">                    <h3>I've done my fair share of international travel, but I haven't even begun to explore most of the United States.</h3> Every state has its fair share of landmarks that stand out. At some of these sites, there are traditions that tourists have to check off their bucket lists. For example, in New York, tourists who make their way to the top of the Empire State Building get a rush from dropping pennies all the way down.

I’ve never had the opportunity to travel west, but what one tourist just did while visiting the Hoover Dam is officially on my bucket list. The woman in this video reached over the edge to dump water out of a bottle, and what happened totally blew her (and everyone else) away.

This is just weird.

I’m not sure what kind of wizardry went into the making of that video, but I’m loving every minute of it! I have to travel and try this out.

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UFO Sightings Take Internet By Storm — Are They Being Covered Up?

                          

Claims of UFOs around the world aren't exactly new, but seriously strange happenings are surrounding recent sightings in Turkey.

On November 27, people from all over the country began sharing pictures of an unexplained grouping of lights on Twitter with the hashtags #ufoattacttoturkey and #ufoattacktoturkey. It quickly became the top trending topic worldwide, but soon after, many posts, photos, and videos were supposedly removed from the social media site and YouTube. Many believe it's all part of a possible cover-up.

Hundreds posted about it in Turkey's biggest city, calling it an "attack," though nothing else occurred after the sighting.

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However, It wasn't just limited to Istanbul -- the pictures came from all over the country.

<h3>Some were asking NASA to offer some kind of explanation for the strange lights, but none has been given so far.</h3> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="fa" dir="rtl">دیده شدن شی ناشناخته در آسمان ترکیه که به یک سفینه فضایی شبیه است.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ufoattacttoturkey?src=hash">#ufoattacttoturkey</a> <a href="https://t.co/wC14O3Rwvm">pic.twitter.com/wC14O3Rwvm</a></p>&mdash; Siavosh Bahman (@simekhardar) <a href="https://twitter.com/simekhardar/status/803061020109537280">November 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <a href="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p>
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Apparently, Beer Used To Be Considered A Legitimate Form Of Medicine

For anyone who’s even remotely familiar with history, it’s no secret that life was very different during the Victorian Era. Most of our coverage of the period here on ViralNova focuses on Victorian death rituals, but let’s take a different approach today.

Instead of keeping things morbid, we’re going to talk about something that almost everyone can get behind: beer.

Believe it or not, Victorians used beer for medicinal reasons. Beginning in the late 1800s, bartenders sometimes doubled as pseudo-physicians.

One of the most common medicinal beverages was known as “malt extract,” which was a mixture of hops and malt with an unusually high alcohol content. It was so alcoholic, in fact, that it easily made people forget about their troubles.

These so-called “therapeutic beers” promised to cure everything from gonorrhea to insomnia. Oddly enough, they were also prescribed for hangovers.

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While name-brand breweries got in on the action by producing their own medicinal tonics, many smaller operations sprung up all over the country. One of the most notable was the Liebmann Breweries franchise.

While all of those tonics felt good going down, they certainly never cured anything. In fact, there’s a good chance that they just made people feel worse in the long run.

(via The Pandora Society)

Ah, the Victorian Era. It truly must have been a paradise for those dealing with alcoholism.

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3-D Printing Is Now Allowing Expectant Parents To Do Some Really Creepy Stuff

Expectant parents can be an odd bunch. They’re usually bundles of nerves as their due dates get closer and closer. While they’re understandably nervous, they’re usually pretty excited to meet their new additions.

This excitement is good, but it can sometimes lead them to do bizarre things — things like getting decidedly creepy 3-D models made of their little ones.

See what I mean? Just imagine trying to explain that to guests.

These 3-D ultrasound models are an invention of U.K. company Baby Boo Scan.

Despite the general creepiness of it, these models are surprisingly popular. They’re also pretty accurate. See the resemblance here?

(via Mashable)

While I can certainly see the appeal, I think there are better ways of showing some love for your expectant child. But then again, that’s just my two cents.

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Check Out the Weird TV Shows You Won’t Believe Actually Got Made.

Consider this: 

Greenlighting a TV show takes many steps and invovles many people. First, there are the people who come up with the premise and create the characters and the pilot script. Then there are the studio folk who agree to produce it, and the networks who agree to distribute it. That’s a lot of people. There are so many steps, it’s hard to believe that terrible ideas actually make it to your living room.

These 10 bizarre shows were all flops, but they’re still kind of amazing.

1. My Mother the Car (1965-66)

The title kind of says it all. Kind of. The premise was that the main character (Jerry Van Dyke)’s deceased mother was reincarnated (see what I did there?) as an automobile. And…that was pretty much it. Even with such a bizarre concept, it’s possible the show could have been successful if placed into the right hands. But it wasn’t, and the show was cancelled quickly. However, both Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks and Mary Tyler Moore co-creator Allen Burns have this show on their resumes. 

2. The Second Hundred Years (1967-68)

There was actually a lot going on here. First, the main premise is that in 1900, a gold miner was trapped in an avalanche and preserved in a state of suspended animation for 67 years, after which he’s thawed out and resumes living in 1960s California as your standard time-traveling fish out of water. To make things more complicated, he moves in with his son, who is now 67 and physically older than his own father. To make things even more complicated, his 67-year-old son also has a son, who is the same physical age as his grandfather (33), and played by the same actor. Did you get all that? Neither did audiences, and the show was cancelled. 

3. Me and the Chimp (1972)

We couldn’t find a video for this show’s theme, but you can listen to its musical genius here.

Even star Ted Bessell (a regular on That Girl) hated this one, and it’s easy to see why. The premise here was that a NASA lab chimp is adopted by Bessell’s family and chimp-themed hilarity ensues. Jackie, the chimp, was apparently quite difficult to work with and CBS yanked it after one season. Maybe it was a decent lesson in what not to do, though, as producer Garry Marshall would go on to give us Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, and Bessell would win an Emmy for his work on The Tracey Ullman Show. The show itself lives on in infamy, and has been frequently invoked as the worst show of all time. 

4. AfterMASH (1983-85)

The premise of this show is summed up in its quite literal (and perhaps unintentionally ominous) title: It takes place after the events of MAS*H, which ran for 11 seasons and, in that time, won 14 Emmy awards. Understandably, but not wisely, CBS was just unwilling to let go of such a popular franchise, and so it came up with this. AfterMASH follows the exploits of three of the original show’s characters (Potter, Klinger and Mulcahy) at a veterans’ hospital in Missouri, after the Korean War. Which sounds kind of…depressing. The show was a Top 10 hit in its first season, probably because audiences were already familiar with the characters and the success of the original show. But there was only so much steam to the spin-off, and halfway through season two, NBC’s The A-Team drove it off the air. 

5. Mr. Smith (1983)

When a circus orangutan is separated from its trainer, it ends up drinking a top-secret substance that gives it an IQ of 256, which leads to it landing a position as an adviser to the president of the United States. We couldn’t make this up if we tried. The result is an ape in a suit voiced by executive producer Ed Weinberger, creator of Taxi and, later, The Cosby Show. This show was, one supposes, a lapse in judgment. 

6. The Charmings (1987-88)

This one could have been good. Its culture-clash theme was that Snow White and Prince Charming move from the land of fairy tales to 1980s Burbank. The show could have flourished, but it was bogged down by bad scripting. Not only that, but it aired opposite of Family Ties in its second season. Unable to compete with that show, The Charmings folded. 

7. Cop Rock (1990)

This was a musical crime drama. …that is pretty much all you need to know to understand why it failed. Police procedural Hill Street Blues creator Steven Boncho was behind this one. Randy Newman even provided the music…but it was doomed.

8. Homeboys in Outer Space (1996-97)

If the title doesn’t make you cringe, I don’t know what will. The premise was that two astronauts, played by Flex and Darryl Bell, traveled around in space in a car-shaped ship called the “Space Hoopty.” The car was controlled by a computer named Loquatia. The consensus was that while it might have worked as a sketch, it didn’t have enough substance to be a full-fledged sitcom. Despite that, it managed to hang on for 21 episodes. 

9. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)

It’s very possible to derive humor from tragedy, but it has to be done carefully and with a considerable amount of intelligence. This was not the case here, where American slavery was the topic. The show follows the titular character leaving his native England and coming to Civil War-era America. Desmond, who is black, winds up working as Abraham Lincoln’s butler. A comedy touching on the painful subjects of slavery and racism could have been great, but this show’s gags were clumsy at best and offensive at worst, and the show only lasted a few episodes. 

10. Cavemen (2007)

In a classic example of how certain things are best left in certain forms, someone attempted to turn the cavemen from the early 2000s Geico commercials into sitcom stars. While they could be passably amusing in 30-second format, the cavemen naturally weren’t cut out for 30-minute format. Audiences seemed to understand that from the get-go. The Writers Guild strike in November of the same year provided an opportunity for the show to be cancelled. 

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Hey, What’s That Weird Creation On The Beach? Let Me Look Closer… WHAT IN THE?

For the 2014 Sculpture By The Sea event, a Belgian artist named Annette Thas created something that makes passers by stop and stare. Her creation is a gigantic, fleshy wave that seems to be rising up from the sand. It stands 9 feet tall and it is 12 feet long. If you were to sit at its base, it would almost envelop you with its sheer size. Not only is it huge, but there is another reason why anyone who passes by just has to stop and do a double-take…

The monstrous wave towers 9 feet high, its fleshy tones blocking out the coast and sun.

It looks like a giant creature, rising up from the sand, clawing its way from the shore.

It’s not a monster, though. It’s a towering wave of nostalgia and memories.

“Wave 1” was crafted from over 3,000 Barbie dolls, collected from various thrift stores.

Anette hoped to create a whimsical piece that highlighted the short, but precious, childhood that everyone gets to experience.

Annette’s creation, named Wave 1, has recently been given the People’s Choice Prize at Sculpture By The Sea. Her take on childhood, mixed with her whimsical creativity and ability to draw the eye, resulted in a sure winner. Men, women and children are engrossed by not only the size of this wave, but also the thousands of toys that comprise it. Source: Annette Thas via Design Boom It’s weird, sure, but it would be hard not to be completely enthralled by this wave of memories. Share it with others.

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