You Might Feel Bad For These Strange-Looking Chimps, But Watch The Chaos They Cause

Alopecia is a disease that affects humans and animals, and it causes the immune system to attack hair follicles. In severe cases, alopecia sufferers can lose all of their hair. Take these chimps, for example.

It’s easy to feel bad for them, but let’s just say that they’re not defenseless. Watch what this patron at the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England, caught on film.

(via Mirror)

Zookeepers at the facility assured visitors that these acts of aggression were part of a process called “displaying.” These intense rituals are more about securing higher positions in the social hierarchy than they are about harming other chimpanzees.

That being said, let this be a lesson to everyone reading — never mess with a chimp. They’re huge, strong, and sometimes menacing. No matter what they suffer from, weakness is not in their nature.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/naked-chimp/

There’s A Way To Instantly Turn Water Into Ice Whoa!

Transforming water into ice instantly sounds like something you’d only see in a superhero comic. It’s so absurd and unrealistic that it couldn’t possibly be a thing that we can do in real life, right?

Except…we can.

Using purified water, you can transform regular H2O into ice with just a flick of your fingers. Don’t believe us? You really need to see it to believe it.

This process is only possible with purified water. Non-filtered water is typically full of impurities which cause the crystallization process. Because purified water doesn’t have those particles, there’s nothing for the molecules to latch onto.


Purified water can be supercooled to -40°C before it freezes without help. Once it hits the open air or another piece of ice, it will start to freeze.

(via Design Taxi)

Get ready to feel like a superhero with this super-cooled water. Start freezing everything in sight! Well, maybe not…that could end badly.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-ice/

This Girl Probably Knows More About The Human Body Than You

Fact: children’s brains are more “plastic” than adults’ brains, which means they are capable of retaining more information.

Scientists know that “young children’s brains are more open to learning,” so it shouldn’t really be a surprise when we come across little geniuses like Brielle. And yet, we’re amazed nonetheless.

Watch as the now four-year-old demonstrates her intellectual prowess on The Ellen DeGeneres Show…let me tell you, she is quite impressive.

When Brielle first appeared on the show, she named every element on the periodic table!

Here she is explaining human anatomy to Ellen and the viewers.

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The knee bone's connected to the ankle bone. That's about all I got. The rest I'll leave up to Brielle. Also, check out Brielle’s geography lesson, here! http://ellen.tv/1PlJJ33

Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, February 22, 2016

Now Brielle has her own little video series for Ellen called “She’s Brielle-iant.” During the first episode, she discusses facts about countries!

I hope that Brielle continues to be a brainiac. We can all learn from her — she certainly has a lot to teach. Keep it up, champ!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/human-body/

The Different Cuts Of Steak And What You NEED To Know About Them!

Red meat is a great form of protein that people all over the world enjoy. It’s juicy, flavorful, and versatile. Almost everyone (sorry, vegans and vegetarians) can enjoy a well-prepared cut.

But there are quite a few different types of steak and all cuts are not created equal. Each one has its own unique qualities and tastes, so here’s all the information you need to know regarding your choices of steak. When grilling season rolls around, you’ll be a pro!

This giant piece of meat features both a filet mignon and a strip steak, separated by a bone.

This is a very flavorful cut of meat. There is a tendon that runs down the center of this steak, so cut that out before cooking and you’ll have a juicy, flavorful meal.

This is a very chewy piece of meat, but it is still very delicious. It comes from a cow’s chest, hence the texture.

This is a tender cut from the shoulder of a cow. It’s also pretty low-cost.

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The strip steak is a classic piece of red meat. It’s very lean and has a firmer texture.

Flat and firm are the words that best describe this slice of meat. It’s easy to cut and positively delicious.

This looks very similar to a porterhouse, but it’s a smaller cut as it’s cut closer to the front of the cow.

This steak is extra juicy because of all of the fat in it. It’s very delicious if it’s cooked properly.

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Having the bone in this type of steak adds flavor to an already great cut of meat.

Flank steaks are long and oval-shaped. They can get pretty chewy if you don’t cut against the grain.

This cut of steak is very expensive, and with good reason. They are tender and flavorful, which makes this cut one of the more high-end pieces of red meat.

(via Weber)

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go try one of each. I need to know which cut of steak is the best! If you have any opinions on this or how to cook these steaks properly, sound off in the comments.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/steak/

Pregnancy Can Be Beautiful…And Amazingly Creepy

If there’s one dream that millions of people around the world share, it’s to grow up and start a family.

Those dreams come complete with white picket fences, sprawling backyards, and laughing kids running around when the weather finally gets warm. And that’s a beautiful thing. In fact, pregnancy itself is pretty spectacular.

But even in the presence of so much beauty, there are a few things about pregnancy that are…well…a little weird. After all, something as hardcore as creating another human life is bound to have its creepy charms.

1. The only scientifically proven way to induce labor without medication is nipple stimulation. It’s a practice known as “the comfort technique.”

2. Pregnant women who suffer from heartburn are more likely to give birth to babies with full heads of hair.

3. Babies develop fingerprints during the first trimester.

4. New mothers and pregnant women can lactate at the sound of babies crying (and they don’t need to be their own).

5. A baby girl is born with all of the eggs she’ll use in a lifetime.

6. Babies pee in the womb and then drink that pee. Yum.

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7. One out of every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth.

8. A full-term pregnant woman can produce more estrogen in a day than a non-pregnant woman can over the course of a few years.

9. A woman’s uterus can expand to over 500 times its normal size.

10. It’s not likely, but it’s possible for a woman to become pregnant through oral sex.

11. If you give birth to a son, you are more likely to develop an autoimmune disease.

12. In the womb, babies are known to cry.

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13. Babies can taste the foods that their mothers eat while they’re in the womb.

14. There are more twins born in Central Africa than anywhere else in the world.

15. The longest pregnancy ever lasted over a year! That poor woman.

16. During pregnancy, a woman’s heart and feet increase in size.

17. Blood volume increases when carrying a child, which leads to pregnant women getting frequent nosebleeds.

18. About 90 percent of women experience changes in skin tone during pregnancy.

19. Pregnant women experience a heightened sense of smell, which is supposed to protect them from eating foods that’d be bad for the baby.

20. Newborns, on average, are getting heavier and heavier every year.

21. After pregnancy, it is common for women to experience hair loss.

22. Pregnant women are more likely to break bones because heightened hormone levels affect bone density.

(via Mom.me)

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but that doesn’t mean that the process isn’t a little wacky. Props to all the ladies out there who have endured the miracles of pregnancy and birth! You are tougher than the rest of us.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/creepy-pregnancy/

This Is What Happens When You Light 6,000 Matches On Fire At Once

I can only imagine that when man discovered fire, he was just as amazed by it as I am of this video.

The powerful element is both awe-inspiring and terrifying all at once…that’s why this video of a 6,000 match chain reaction is so incredibly awesome and simultaneously disturbing.

Don’t get any ideas, kids. You should absolutely never try this unless you are a professional and have a safe space to do it. If you are one of those people, though, please make more videos like this because it’s totally rad.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/6000-matches/

They Took Their 1-Year-Old Out In The Snow, And What She Did Is So Awesome

For many people, snow is an inconvenience. It messes up the roads and makes it almost impossible to get to work on time. And we all know that shoveling is horrible. It’s all just part of one big headache.

But for the people who enjoy snow, this is the only time of year when they get to do some of their favorite activities — like building snowmen, making igloos, having snowball fights, and snowboarding. This snow-loving family, for example, was so excited about the first big snowfall that they got their one-year-old daughter in on the action. Check out her awesome moves!

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14-month-old snowboarder takes to Utah's ski slopes

Sloan just learned how to walk, so it's only fitting that this 14-month-old is now a snowboarder in #Utah. #skiUtah PHOTOS that will melt your heart and full video: http://bit.ly/1nTBhhh

Posted by KUTV 2News on Friday, January 29, 2016

(via Mashable / Facebook)

This little girl can’t contain her excitement, and you can’t blame her! Those skills are pretty unbelievable.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/snowboarding-baby/

20 Shallow, Ridiculous Reasons Why People Have Broken Up

If you’ve ever tried your hand at the dating game, you know that humans are monstrous creatures.

Okay, most people aren’t that bad, but you have to admit that sitting through awkward dates is kind of the worst. And finding the love of your life? That’s almost impossible.

But even if you’ve dealt with disastrous relationships, I guarantee that no one’s ever cut things off with you for reasons like these (at least I hope not, anyway). From nasty to confusing to downright horrible, these breakup justifications are far from…well…justifiable.

1. “I hated his shoes. They were all square-toed or off-brand sneakers, and he’d wear them with jeans.”

2. “He was 29 and had braces.”

3. “I stopped seeing a girl because her skin smelled like burnt toast.”

4. “I couldn’t stand her laugh. She was really cool, and overall we were great, but her laugh was too much to overcome. I kinda regret it now, because she’s doing pretty well.”

5. “I showed her Chappelle’s Show and she was like, ‘What? This isn’t funny.’ She didn’t laugh at any of the sketches at all.”

6. “She put too much mayo on everything she ate. There was more mayo than sandwich. I brought it up with her, and she was very defensive about it. I realized we were done.”

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7. “He was a trainer, and I realized when we were working out that it’d be all butt exercises because he was trying to sculpt his dream woman.”

8. “I didn’t call a girl back after a first date because she had a snot bubble hanging out of her nose through the entire date. She even went to the bathroom, so she either saw it and ignored it, or another one manifested. Either way, she had to go.”

9. “A guy I met at a club took out a business card and handed it to me to pick me up. It said ‘Sophomore, George Washington University.'”

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10. “I broke up with a dude for going to a not-great college even though I was at a community college at the time.”

11. “Her vagina made sounds — not occasionally, but constantly — like the horn section of a marching band.”

12. “She wasn’t understanding how to control video games at all, even after trying to teach her multiple times. Like, they were very basic controls, and she was remarkably stumped by them.”

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13. “She was a smoker and coughed during sex.”

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14. “I stopped dating a guy because he was a ginger.”

15. “He was a Celtics fan, and the Celtics-Lakers rivalry wouldn’t let me get past that.”

16. “She played new-age music while bathing.”

17. “I dated a guy who cried really easily at not-that-serious things. I broke up with him after a few months.”

18. “I asked a guy to play Super Nintendo with me, and he said playing video games was a waste of time and gave me a lecture about time management, so I never talked to him after that.”

19. “A girl invited me back to her apartment and she turned on a Dane Cook special. We kept trying to make out, but she kept laughing so hard at his jokes that she would have to stop. It was probably the lowest point of my life.”

20. “She had a tendency to defecate upon orgasm. True and horrifying story.”

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(via Thought Catalog)

Well, none of my breakups were this insane, so I’m good. Have any funny breakup stories? Post them in the comments!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/breaking-up/

When You See The Surprise That A Cop Had For These Kids, You’ll Be So Jealous

Kids are always told to put down their devices and play outside, but when they do, they’re often met with backlash. While sitting inside and scrolling through Twitter is a quiet activity, playing basketball is a decidedly noisy way to pass the time.

That’s why people in this neighborhood called the cops on a few teens who were playing a pick-up game outside. They were just trying to have fun, but the neighbors weren’t having it. Luckily for the players, however, a guy named Officer White was on their side.

Instead of coming down on them for playing ball, this officer joined them (since, you know, playing basketball isn’t a crime). He also vowed to come back and play again!

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Officer White was recently dispatched to a call of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets. In the evening. Having fun. Not committing crimes. Let’s see how he handled it.

Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Thursday, January 21, 2016

He kept his promise, and you’ll never believe who he brought with him.

(via Facebook)

Playing ball with Shaq must have been a dream come true for those kids! He’s an absolute legend. Cops like Officer White are doing it right. People should never feel bad about having fun, especially when they’re staying healthy and active.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/shaq-cops/

When You See This 78-Year-Old Woman Lifting, It’ll Inspire You To Do SOMETHING

There are more than 30,000 gyms in America…but if you look around, you quickly realize that we’re not utilizing them to the fullest. According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than two in every three adults are considered overweight or obese. Roughly 80% of people who join a gym in January will terminate that membership within five months.

It seems like people need motivation to exercise and get healthy more than ever.

That’s where 78-year-old Shirley Webb comes in. The grandmother recently became a viral sensation when a video of her deadlifting 225 pounds was uploaded by her trainer. After watching this video, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What’s my excuse now?”

Webb joined a gym two years ago when she realized that if she was on the ground, she couldn’t get up without some kind of crutch. She wanted to end that and by following the advice of her trainer, she has.

(via ESPN)

Webb has gone on to set records for lifting in Illinois and Missouri for her age and weight group. She also has no intentions to stop lifting.

Go home and look at yourself in the mirror, get motivated, and follow in this woman’s footsteps!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/old-lady-lift/