This Gigantic Creature Washed Up On A Beach And People Think It’s A Sea Monster
By Mustafa Gatollari
2 hours ago
Whenever there’s something scary or crazy that pops up on the internet, there’s always a bunch of people who are ready and willing to believe it.
I totally get it. Look, keeping it real, for the most part, absolutely sucks. Because when you look at the math of life, it’s nothing but depressing. So I get why people create fantastical scenarios and situations. It’s why we love larger than life people. Hell, it’s one of the main reasons Donald Trump got elected – he was the more entertaining candidate.
But please people, don’t fall for this video that’s been going around of people claiming an unknown sea monster washed up on an Indonesian beach shore.
Because as freaky as this thing is, it’s apparently the decomposing body of a whale.
Indonesian soldiers who happened upon the enormous corpse are calling it a giant squid.
“A giant squid has washed ashore in the island of Seram, in Hulung village. From the looks of it, it’s unclear how many people can fit in this creature. If it eats people. This is a rare animal. It’s length is more or less 10 meters…Fifteen.”
YouTuber Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu uploaded a video of the creature himself. He thinks it’s a humpback whale.
“This is a humpback whale. These aren’t tusks. This is its mouth, but it’s covered with decomposed skin.”
Some news outlets have claimed that the creature has tusks, but Amalatu has uploaded multiple videos that counter it’s just a whale’s exposed jawbone.
And now he’s got American marine biologists backing him up.
Other videos show the body decomposing further in the sun.
Super gross, but just remember: if there’s a giant decomposing dead blob of flesh that’s managed to beach itself on a shore, it’s probably just a dead whale. Always bet on the dead whale. (h/t vice)
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When you were a kid, and likely while you’ve been an adult, your mom probably yelled at you for being lazy and not making your bed in the morning. But research out of Kingston University in the United Kingdom has shown that your mom might have been damaging your health all along.
How? Dust mites. Dr. Stephen Pretlove is advising people leave their beds unmade to banish the beasts that could prove problematic for people with asthma or allergies.
The average bed is home to around 1.5 million house dust mites according to Pretlove. Since they produce allergens, they can potentially cause issues for people with existing conditions.
His research, which was carried out on a complex computer model, found that a home with neatly made beds had more dust mites in it than the exact same home when beds weren’t made.
Why? A dust mite’s worst enemy is air and sunlight. If they’re exposed to either, they quickly become dehydrated and die. Letting your bed air also removes any moisture that you may have excreted over the night, denying the mites any moisture. But in a made bed, moisture is kept in and a warm and humid environment is created. Those are the exact conditions that dust mites thrive in.
So if you have an allergy or asthma, Pretlove recommends defying your mother and keeping your bed a mess.
The next stage of his research will include putting mite pockets into beds in 36 houses around the United Kingdom to test their computer model and will investigate how people’s daily routines affect mite populations.
Why go to all this trouble? According to Pretlove, the British national health service spends around £700 million on treating mite-induced illnesses.
“Our findings could help building designers create healthy homes and healthcare workers point out environments most at risk from mites,” he said.
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There’s really no “normal” way to parent anymore— at this point, we’ve heard it all… From celebrities spitting pre-chewed food into their toddlers’ mouths to families forgoing “the system” to rear “free-range” children who don’t wear shoes and eat every plant they see. However, one taboo remains: having a kid with your sibling. Except in a few cases— like the case of Samuel Leighton-Dore and his sister.
It’s not weird— we promise. Although, we admit his blog post about the scenario starts off rather oddly: “I’m going to have a baby with my sister, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Leighton-Dore, who is gay, plans to have a child with his partner— but wants the child to actually be a genetic combination of the two of them. “The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid’s DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner’s sperm,” he wrote in a post on parenting blog Mamamia. “No, she won’t be carrying the baby—just offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman’s oven.”
This hypothetical baby may not happen for a while, though.
Leighton-Dore said he and his partner won’t be starting a family for quite some time, but they are planning ahead.
So, he asked his sister while they were both “a little drunk at a family function,” (the best time to ask for anything). And it seemed to work: he wrote that she “squealed in delight at the prospect.”
Whatever happens, this will be one lucky kid.
Just read the last line of the blogpost.
And yeah, our family story might have a few extra narrative beats, a few extra laughs, and a few extra challenges. But one thing’s for sure, when the time comes – it’ll always be told with unconditional love.
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