Here's something you may not know. We have more information about the surface of Mars than we do about our ocean floors. Believe it or not, Mars is easier to photograph.
As a result there is still a lot about our oceans we don't know. That's why there are so many mysterious things about our oceans. We need to further study them, you know, once we are done with Mars.
And I hope we get to that point soon, because I have a lot of questions after reading some of these stories.
~250 miles into the Gulf of Mexico on my dad's boat (44 feet). We'd been out there a couple weeks.
It was about two in the morning, ocean was eerily glassy - nary a wave to be seen. When you're that far out, and it's that dark, and the seas are calm, it can be tough to tell when the sky stops and the horizon begins.
The boat was equipped with a light beneath the diving board on the rear (aft) that illuminated maybe a twenty-foot radius beneath and around the boat.
I saw a black shadow beneath me; a silhouette of something large enough to dwarf the boat I stood on. Maybe it was the alcohol, but I don't recall feeling afraid - just curious. I stared at it while it shifted beneath the light for a solid few minutes. I sorta wished it would surface, but I guess part of me was glad that it didn't.
It's not much, and it really could've been anything from a whale to a submarine, but it was still the strangest thing I can remember seeing.
A coconut dressed like a pirate. 2008 during a rally off the baja coast 2-3knot winds barely enough to fill the sails. I watched as a floating coconut dressed like a pirate passed us at about 3 knots against the wind... We jumped in our dingy and caught up to it. Its now sitting in my uncle's storage forever a mystery. Who dressed a coconut up like a pirate. why they dressed it up like a pirate? And how the hell was it going so fast?
My great grandpa was a Frogman (predecessor to the navy SEALs and EOD) in the US navy during world war 2 and he claimed one day when he was on the deck of a ship before a mission and he claimed that for a moment he saw thousands of hands reaching out of the water. A few hours later while he was on shore, the ship was attacked and lots of sailors on the ship died. He didn't believe in "visions" and he always said it was because of the stress of running missions non stop for the last month but the rest of my family thinks he saw a few hours into the future.
As a father of two, I'm constantly worried about "spoiling" my kids. I don't want to discipline my toddler when he draws on the wall or won't listen to his mom, but there are times when I have to stop pretending to be a lion or T-Rex and let him know that his behavior is really crappy.
And although it's easy to develop into a cheap fellow-parent shamer and get up on my high horse and talk about how much better behaved my kid is than theirs (in some instances, it's true) — and that's because some parents just hate being the bad guy. Or even worse, they are helicopter parents.
When your children start running around and destroying another person's house, throwing toys/food all over the place, bullying the other little cuties who are just trying to have fun, and pulling on a two-week-old infant's hair while she's sleeping, then you might want to sit their butts down and get mean. Otherwise, you're raising someone who thinks there are no consequences for garbage behavior.
And as these teachers and child care workers of Reddit revealed in a recent Ask Reddit post, there are tons of kids who turned out just downright awful on account of their parent's poor child-rearing decisions. Whether it's never letting kids do things for themselves or thinking that their children are the bees-knees — no matter what anyone says — these tales of reverse child abuse are just sad.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.
We’ve all been there. You swipe right on Tinder, decide on a place to meet, and realize about five minutes in that leaving your house in the first place was a huge error. Maybe you feel like you’ve been catfished because they look nothing like their photos (surprise!), or perhaps you quickly realize they weren’t being sarcastic in their profile when they said their favorite band was The Beatles.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no flying spark to indicate this is the person of your dreams. And maybe you’re the mature kind of individual who can finish their drink, bring up the fact that you don’t see a future together, split the bill, and head your own separate ways. Bravo!
But what if you’re not? u/PM_Me_YourTinyBoobs kindly addressed this very question on Reddit when he asked what a person could say to instantly derail a date. The answers ranged from painfully incestuous to downright hilarious.
Next time you just need to shut it down really quickly and abruptly, these are some perfect lines you can use.