Viral Pics

Holding your own heart

Penny, a transplant recipient, holding her Heart in her hands.

Blue Tarantula

This is a critically endangered Gooty Sapphire Ornamental tarantula. It is critically endangered due to habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. The bright colors signal to other animals that the spider is venomous, so they're actually advantageous in its natural environment.

Machine gun bunker

WWII machine gun bunker in France.

Men wanted

Men wanted ad for the South Pole expedition of 1907. The Shackleton expedition was a monument of badassery. Shackleton first went to the Antarctic on Captain Robert Scott's 1901-1904 expedition but he was sent home as he was ill. In 1907, he went back to the Antarctic and in January 1909 was part of a group who walked further south than anyone had ever been before, traveling to within 190 kilometers of the South Pole.

80 Cents

This is what ~80 cent look like in Venezuelan currency. Inflation is a huge and a growing problem in Venezuela. In 2010, one American dollar was worth about eight bolivars. Today it's worth over 127,000 bolivars, according to the unofficial exchange rate, which many Venezuelans use because government rates are considered far overvalued.



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