Saturday, December 13, 2014

Telepathic Children Discovered

Although uncommon, it’s not new for there to be stories of autistic children demonstrating unusual powers of the mind.


Such as playing unfamiliar Mozart concertos perfectly on a piano, instantly solving near impossible mathematical riddles, or displaying seemingly superhuman hearing or other heightened senses, and even in some rare cases a heightened sixth sense, also known as extra sensory perseption, or telepathy.


Telepathic Children





Recently however, Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, author of The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, has repeatedly demonstrated telepathic mind reading, in closely supervised scientific case studies of severly austic children, with amazingly accurate results.


In this example, the allegedly telepathic autistic child on the left has been asked to read the mind of the therapist on the right.


They are separated by a divider screen to eliminate any possibilty of peeking or cheating, and monitired by several cameras. As the the therapist concentrates on each individual digit of a randomized numeric formula, she offers a representing cue card to the autistic child, who selects the appropriate digit with her pencil with one hand, and then taps it onto a computer with the other.


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  • The telepathic consistently scores over 90% accuracy when tested with 10 other equations in this same session. And in this case correctly identifies all 18 digits with 100% accuracy.

  • It’s reasoned that in severe cases, it’s possible for a non verbal autistic child’s mind might actually adapt to their isolated condition and develop their own unique way of interpreting and reacting to their environment.

  • Though the study has been conducted successfully several times the mechanism is still a mystery.

  • We all have intuitive moments that most of us chalk up to coincidence, and there are some people that have special connections between them like twins or mothers their babies.

  • Several nursing mothers have reported a feeling that their babies needed them followed by spontaneous lactating, while they were apart.

  • After a phone call home they are told the baby had just woken ready to be feed. Even those not on a regular nursing schedule.

  • Studies show that kids are more intuitive until the stresses of day to day life requires them to spend more time in their left brain, which is where most adults live and it’s the speech hemisphere of the brain.

  • But that’s intuition; telepathy, or mind to mind communication is a whole other level.

  • 10% of autistics have some form of savant skills that gives them the ability to access unique abilities of the brain, think rainman.

  • Most of these abilities are right brain activities like music, art, or math which is important because the right brain is the intuitive part of the brain

  • Shutting down one section of the mind seem to open pathways to these latent abilities which seem almost superhuman to the rest of us

  • The theory is that non-verbal autistics can access a part of the brain that allows for telepathy.

  • Its hypothesized that we all have the skills of savants but that they’re dormant because of the dominance of the left hemisphere in most individuals, especially adults.

  • Savants operate by directly accessing low-level, less-processed information that exists in all our brains but not normally available to conscious awareness.

  • If true, it’s very possible that we all could have the potential to be telepathic also.

  • Could it be that telepathic communication is a glimpse of humankind’s evolution? And if so what other changes are in store for future human evolution.


Telepathic Children Discovered

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Giant Killer Catfish

Did you know that there is a giant catfish that has a reputation for eating humans?


Monster Killer Catfish


Meet the Goonch Catfish, also known as The Giant Devil Catfish, due to its huge size and its fearsome reputation as a stone-cold maneater.


This freshwater behemoth is believed to be responsible for a string of human deaths, including a small boy, a 17 year old youth, and an 18 year old man along the Kali River in India and Nepal over the past 17 years.


Locals have even reported that these vicious monsters have also killed full grown cattle.


In all these cases, eye witnesses watched helplessly as the hapless victims were dragged underwater, and their corpses were never found.


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Locals believe the these widemouthed marauders have developed a taste for human flesh over years of feeding on human remains dumped in the river after traditional Hindu funeral ceremonies.


Some believe that due to this rich diet of wholesome human meat, a number of Goonch Catfish in these areas have grown much larger than the typical 6 feet in length and 200 pound girth.


In the Jamuna River in Bangladesh, local fishermen caught a Goonch catfish weighing in at 230 pounds which is the largest ever reported.


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But legend has it that they can become much bigger still…


With a mouth measuring over 2 feet across, full of dangerous razor sharp teeth, it’s easy to imagine how this aquatic beast, with its 230 pounds of prehistoric river-swimming muscle could easily pull a man to his untimely death.


Fossil records indicate that the Goonch catfish has been patrolling the murky depths of south asia’s rivers for the better part of 50 million years, but is now considered to be an endangered species.


Locals in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal consider them a dangerous nuisance, and will kill on site them with spears, electricity, or even dynamite at any given opportunity.


This relentless campaign of fishy death has driven the Goonch to the edge of extinction.


In spite of this, if any of you ever find yourself standing on the muddy banks of the Kali river, thinking of taking a dip, and the half burned human remains floating by aren’t enough to dissuade you, maybe the threat of a 200 pound Goonch Catfish clamping his massive jaws around one of your pink fleshy legs and dragging you into the depths will be…



Giant Killer Catfish

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

History's Worst Shark Attacks

Every year swimmers, surfers, and beach goers are attacked by deadly sharks and some are fortunate enough to live to tell the tale. These are 5 memorable shark attack victims that can be considered the worst attacks in history.


Worst Shark Attacks in History




History's Worst Shark Attacks

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A New Short Film - The Monday After

Here is a new short film I recently appeared in. Much different trying to act on camera vs just talking about animals in front of a green screen by yourself. This was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to future projects like this one.


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A New Short Film - The Monday After

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Holy Snake!

Though most public places shriek at the sight of a snake and are quick to get rid of it, the opposite is true for certain churches across the country.


As a result of a select interpretation of a scripture in the bible, there are churches that not only welcome snakes to their mass, but also see them as a necessity. Snake-­handling in religious ceremonies has been around for quite some time, and is surprisingly still a practice in dozens of churches across the United States.


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Believers will interact with the snakes in a variety of ways, including touching them, holding them up in the air and letting them crawl on their bodies.  To them, it represents their trust in God as their protector, and their dedicated belief in Him.


The practice has always been seen as obscure and controversial, and of course, many bites have resulted from it. One recent case was pastor Jamie Coots, who was bitten by one of the most venomous snake species in the United States, the rattlesnake.


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The rattlesnake is a species of pit viper that is not uncommon in the area surrounding the church Coots led in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and a species which is commonly used in these ceremonies. Of the dozens of snakes Jamie kept, he had handled this same rattlesnake many times before, and was surprised when it sunk its fangs into his right hand.


Rattlesnake bites, though extremely venomous, do not usually result in many deaths of humans because of how accessible and effective the treatment for them has become. With the ambulance’s prompt response and the location of the bite, Coots would have likely survived the incident if he had agreed to receive the treatment.


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As a dedicated believer in his practice, Jamie declared in front of the church that he would not accept any medical treatment for the bite.  By the time Jamie was in his home again, he was already unconscious.  Respecting his wishes, Jamie was not given medical treatment, and was pronounced dead a few hours later from the snake bite.


Impressively, Coots had survived quite a few rattlesnake bites in the past without any medical intervention.  With dozens of deaths occurring from the practice, it has been made illegal in many areas.


Of all of the practices humans use snakes for, this is one of the most bizarre, as well as dangerous.


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Holy Snake!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Top 10 Unbelievable Things Swallowed By Snakes

Though snakes do not eat very frequently, they do not go hungry. Actually, the word “feast” as we know it is like a joke to many snakes around the world, and the phrase, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse,” would not even be an exaggeration if said by some snakes. snake biting fence


When snakes get hungry, they rarely hesitate, and ambush the first thing they find, regardless of how inconvenient or difficult it may be to swallow. Because of their voracious appetites and lack of reason, they have been found consuming some interesting meals.


Once snakes begin to swallow, very rarely do they do stop, despite the complications that may arise.


Snakes are very dependent on their senses to find their prey, so if the senses become impaired, sometimes they can make mistakes. If a snake does make a bad judgment on a meal, it will likely persevere until it has disappeared into its belly anyway.


Snakes have been found after swallowing some senseless, strange and downright impressive things. Ranging from a full-grown alligator to golf balls, here is a list of the most unbelievable things ever consumed by snakes.


#10


Kangaroo


In Australia, pythons are native, and there is a significant population of them.  People in the area often get free entertainment by watching them feed. Imaginably, seeing pythons strike, crush and swallow their prey can be quite a sight.


Sometimes when pythons feel like taking on a challenge, the show can get even better. In the land where kangaroos are also plentiful, a hungry python decided to give bystanders a show to remember.


After ruthlessly coiling around and crushing the kangaroo, the slender reptile had to make quite an impressive stretch to begin consuming it. The jaws had to widen drastically to fit around the kangaroo, which appeared to have a greater mass than the predator itself.


For hours, people watched as the python struggled with its dinner.  After it was finally done, the python had a meal worth bragging about, and the audience had an interesting story to tell.


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#9


Golf Balls


In Georgia, a three-foot python found itself in a heavy situation after consuming what it thought was a light dinner. After sneaking into a chicken house to score some eggs, the snake was surely disappointed to end up with four golf balls stuck in its system instead.


The snake was in immediate digestive stress, and upon discovery of the poor creature, a farmer took the python to a nearby wildlife sanctuary.


The veterinarian who took in the snake was very surprised to hear of the situation, and to see that the snake was still alive. With four heavy, indigestible golf balls tightly stuck in the snake, it wouldn’t have much of a chance unless something was done quickly.


Without a doubt, the golf balls had to come out in order for the snake to survive, so the team of veterinarians immediately performed surgery on the reptile. The snake, which they named Augustus, made a healthy recovery after the procedure and was returned to its home just a few weeks later.


The veterinarians were surprised to see that a snake had made such a mistake, and curious how.  It was considered that since the incident occurred so close to chickens, the golf balls may have taken on the scent of the chickens, confusing the predator.


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#8


Electric Blanket


In Idaho, a pet Burmese python named Houdini ate one of the most shocking things on the list. A queen-sized electric blanket was entirely swallowed by the twelve-foot long reptile, leaving it in a very uncomfortable and dangerous situation.


The veterinarians were confused by the predator’s attraction to this blanket, but knew for certain that it would need surgery immediately. The snake would never be able to digest or pass such an object.


An electric blanket was obviously a very bizarre meal choice for the python, so the owner assumed that it must’ve somehow became tangled up with the rabbit that he had fed to Houdini.


With the blanket taking up nearly eight feet of space in the snake’s body, an eighteen-inch incision had to be made to remove it during the surgery. Even though the veterinarians admitted that they had never before operated on snake, the procedure went swimmingly, and Houdini made a swift recovery from the incident.


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#7


Ceramic Egg


Chicken eggs are commonly seen as a very appetizing meal to snakes. To medium-sized snakes, they are easy to locate, snatch and digest.


Though in the rare cases that the eggs found by the snake are made of ceramic, the meal is not so ideal, and actually indigestible.


A five-foot black rat snake that found itself in such a situation was very lucky to be picked up by a good neighbor. With a solid, ceramic, indigestible egg in its system and no way to excrete it, the snake was beginning to feel the stress.


Soon after its discovery, the snake was taken to a wildlife center, where a specialist was referred to perform an immediate surgery. The surgery, which took hours and was high risk, had a successful turn out. The snake recovered swiftly from the procedure and hopefully learned a valuable lesson.


Ceramic eggs, like the one swallowed by this snake, are often left in chicken coops to encourage the chickens to lay eggs. The egg was said to have been noticed missing a few days before the incident, meaning the egg may have been in the snake’s system for days before the removal.


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#6


Crocodile


Large constrictor snakes and crocodiles are two of the most deadly and ferocious predators in the wild. Since they can be similar in mass, it is quite a sight when one becomes prey to the other.


In Queensland, an unsuspecting passerby came across an unforgettable show. It was a fight between a large water python and full-grown crocodile, and which would win was unclear throughout.


After quite a lengthy rampage, the python eventually overtook the crocodile, and the show continued as it began to consume its kill. Imaginably, the consumption of a full-grown crocodile by a snake was not an easy one.


It took hours, but the dedicated python was finally able to put the crocodile away, as well as thoroughly disturb a few witnesses.


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#5


Electric Light Bulbs


Chicken coops are like a restaurant for snakes. Hosting both chickens and eggs, they attract snakes of all sizes.


Though snakes have sharp senses to help them find prey, there are quite a few things in a chicken coop that can complicate things. Since the chickens move around their coops quite a bit, their scent and warmth sticks to many surrounding objects.


In Gainesville, Florida, a four-foot pine snake made a painful mistake not only once, but twice. The small snake was found with two uncomfortable lumps in its body, which were identified as two fifteen-watt electric light bulbs.


Though they were probably relatively easy for the snake to get down, the digestion part was going to be impossible. The unfortunate snake got lucky and was found and taken to the University of Florida’s College of Veterinarian Medicine.


Surgery was performed soon after the admission by doctors at the university. The doctors said that after a short recovery time, the snake would have a bright future and soon be returned to its habitat.


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#4


Itself


In a few very odd and disturbing cases, snakes have actually been discovered eating themselves. With a long body and thinning tail, it is perfectly feasible for them to begin the process.


Snakes are known to seek out prey by using their keen senses, but the reptiles can actually become disoriented somewhat easily. When this happens, their senses can work against them.


One report of this happened in a local pet store. A customer witnessed a snake, which was residing in a small body of water in its tank, beginning to close its mouth around its tail. After a few moments, when blood was drawn, it was obvious what was happening to the poor snake.


The snake was able to get quite a bit of itself into itself. The cringe-worthy situation was as intriguing as it was disheartening.


As cold-blooded creatures, if snakes find themselves in an uncomfortable temperature with no way to cool off, it will cause them extreme stress and possibly confusion.


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#3


Full-grown Alligator


In one unbelievable case, a snake was found dead after consuming an entire full-grown alligator. The four-meter python was found in pieces with a two-meter alligator in its belly.


Experts on the scene were confused by the incident and began to formulate theories. Though it was not conclusive, many experts agreed on the theory that the snake simply began to split after swallowing a meal that was too large for its digestive system.


Trying to contain a meal that was nearly half its length and beyond its width, obviously presented a challenge for the python. Likely close to the weight of the python, it is not surprising that the snake had issues after eating this animal.


The alligator was found nearly in-tact, protruding out of a hole in the center of the python’s destroyed body.


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#2


Cow


Snakes are the epitome of having eyes bigger than their stomachs, and with anacondas, the limitations are few.


In Brazil, a green anaconda was found in the process of consuming what was believed to be a full-grown cow. Though green anacondas can reach an enormous size, a cow is still far larger than ideal prey for them.


Even with very flexible jaws and a voracious appetite, the anaconda still struggled greatly with swallowing the meal, and eventually regurgitated the large mammal.



#1


Boy


Though many stories that have been passed around the web about man-eating snakes have since been debunked, one story that tells of ten-year-old boy being swallowed by an African rock python still seems to hold up.


In Durban, South Africa, friends of the snake’s victim reported that they rushed to the treetops for safety as a python entered the area they were playing in. The children then watched in horror as the snake consumed their friend, who unfortunately did not make a quick enough getaway.


Humans are not usually targeted by this breed of snake, but food is food.  If hungry enough, a small, helpless child may look like an easy kill and decent meal to any python.




Top 10 Unbelievable Things Swallowed By Snakes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Deadly Sea Wasp

The box jellyfish, also known as a box fish and sea wasp has one of the fastest working toxins and is described as the most lethal jellyfish in the world. Each year the sea wasp kills more people than any other marine animal and is said to have enough venom in one fish to kill 60 human adults.


Box Jellyfish Will Kill You




Australia has one of the worst problems with sea wasps as the season for them usually lasts from October to April. Other areas include New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam. Hawaii’s leeward shores can generally expect a swarm of sea wasps 9-10 days after a full moon.


The sea wasps or box jellyfish were given their name due to having a bell or cube like form. They are a pale blue transparent color and can grow up to 20 cm and weigh about 4.5 lbs. They have up to 15 tentacles on each corner of the cube which can be up to 3m in length.


The tentacles are covered with stinger cells, also called nematocysts. Each tentacle on a sea wasp can have up to 5000 of these nematocysts. Unlike many other jellyfish, the sea wasp is equipped with four eyes.


Shallow waters are usually where you can find sea wasps so swimming and other water activities are not recommended if you happen to come across one. If swimming is a must, you can avoid being stung if you wear nylon pantyhose or stockings but keep in mind they can also sting your head and neck if you do not keep these areas protected as well.


The extremely potent venom of the sea wasp is stored within the stinger cells which are triggered to release when certain chemicals are sensed rather than by touch. If you touch a sea wasp and your skin didn’t release these chemicals, you will avoid being stung.


Once activated, the stinger cells will immediately inject their toxic venom into the victim. Sea wasps stings can be extremely painful for humans. Once stung, the tentacles may stick to the skin and should never be removed while the fish is still alive as this may increase the damage.


The pain is known to linger for a few weeks and the sting will often leave a scar. Pouring vinegar over the wound is often the best treatment and will generally kill the remaining tentacles making them safe for removal.


The sting from a sea wasp can cause cardio respiratory arrest or arrhythmias so it is highly recommended you seek immediate medical attention for the proper treatment and antidote to the venom.


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Deadly Sea Wasp