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You Can Open A Wine Bottle With Just About Anything…Including A Blowtorch!

It’s basically the end of the world if you need a glass of wine but can’t find a bottle opener.

Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit dramatic…

But it is pretty terrible!

While you could open your bottle with a key or a shoe, if you have a blowtorch just hanging around your home, this hack is quick and probably way more fun than any other trick you’ll try…

How satisfying is this?!

It might not be the most useful hack around…

But it’s still pretty fun to watch and play around with!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bottle-blowtorch/

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

I’ve had a love affair with guacamole since I was a little girl — long before avocados became the hip food to put on everything.

Bacon has also been on my top 10 food list for years. That’s why it’s so hard to understand how I never knew about this guacamole chicken bacon bomb recipe until today. Get ready for a serious party in your mouth.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Bacon

Recipe:

  1. Cut the avocados in half and scoop the meat into a bowl.
  2. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Stir to make guacamole.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken, slice in half and cut a slit in the center.
  4. Spoon guacamole into the hole.
  5. Wrap the breast in a piece of bacon.
  6. Cook on high heat in a pan for two to three minutes.
  7. Then, place in the oven and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/guacamole-bacon-chicken/

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

When I was little, my parents used to tell me that lightning was just God and the people in heaven having a really elaborate photoshoot.

Nothing says summertime quite like an afternoon thunderstorm. The loud crashes of thunder mixed with the flashing imagery of lightning provide the perfect cinematic entertainment without having to pay to go to the movies.

As cool as thunder and lightning may be, the latter can also be incredibly dangerous. There are an estimated 100 lightning strikes on Earth every second, and each bolt can possess around one billion volts of electricity. Nearly 2,000 people are killed each year as a result of being struck by lightning.

Check out these 18 insanely awesome yet terrifying lightning strikes.

1. This incredible lightning strike at a train station caused a massive explosion that forced the cancellation of many departing trains.

2. This plane just narrowly escapes being struck by lightning.

3. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope it’s just super-fast lightning!

4. This slow-motion video of a lightning strike looks like a bunch of tiny hands reaching out into the night sky.

5. A photo like this happens once in a lifetime.

6. Luckily no one was on the beach during this lightning strike.

7. This compilation of lightning strikes is truly shocking.

8. There’s a light at the end of this rainbow!

9. I promise, this isn’t the beginning of the apocalypse.

10. They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. I think they’re wrong.

11. Who knew upward lightning was even possible?

12. Looks like there’s trouble in paradise.

13. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the filming of these lightning strikes.

14. Golden skies like these can only bring about bad news.

15. That was a close one!

16. This Peruvian soccer player survived being struck by lightning in the middle of the game.

17. A little too close for comfort.

18. This lightning really didn’t like that telephone pole…

I think I’ll keep watching lightning storms from the comfort of my living room window, thankyouverymuch.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lightning-chaos/

You Can Make This Delicious Carb Staple In A Plastic Bag — YUM

I could make an entire meal out of just bread and butter.

If you’re a carboholic like myself, then you know there’s nothing better than slabbing a healthy coating of butter on a freshly baked slice of bread. When I go out to eat somewhere that has free bread, more often than not, after I’m done filling up on the doughy goodness, I end up taking most of my actual meal home with me.

While baking bread isn’t an impossible task, I just don’t have the patience for it. And don’t even get me started on the cleanup. Thanks to the internet, though, I’ve discovered a challah bread recipe that is neither time-consuming nor does it involve dirtying a variety of bowls and pans.

The entire mixing process is done in a plastic baggy, and for that reason alone, this carby treat might be my new go-to fave.

Read More: 21 Simple, Delicious Crescent Roll Recipes That Don’t Belong In A Bread Basket

The same carbs and deliciousness you’d get at a restaurant, now in your own home. I already have my first batch prepping in the fridge. I can’t wait to eat freshly baked challah all year round!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/challah-in-a-bag/

When Waves Crash Upon This Boardwalk, Something Absolutely Magical Happens

Traveling to the Adriatic Sea and walking along its beautiful waters is already a majestic experience on its own. The blissful scenery makes for a perfect stroll. However, of all the coasts you can enjoy the view from, we suggest this one in Zadar, Croatia, where you’ll be in for an even more magical treat.

A series of small holes and tubes in the boardwalk create a gorgeous melody with each ebb and flow of the waves. It’s a truly unique tourist experience.

It’s amazing how you’ll never hear the same tune twice. All the more reason to visit more than once!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/musical-waves/

In 1986, A City Released Millions Of Balloons As A Publicity Stunt With Fatal Results

When the city of Cleveland, Ohio, put on a fundraiser for charity in 1986, they really brought it in terms of fanfare.

In addition to raising money for United Way, the city also aimed to break the world record for most balloons ever launched. Thousands of volunteers gathered to make this a reality, and they filled balloons with helium together for hours.

When all was said and done, over a million balloons were released in downtown Cleveland. Although it was an incredible sight to see, the balloon launch had severe consequences that no one anticipated.

I’m a little baffled that they didn’t think releasing this many balloons would cause problems.

Because of a storm that day, the balloons were blown back down over the city.

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And when the Coast Guard needed to save two people from an overturned boat, their helicopters couldn’t navigate in the balloon-filled sky.

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When they finally were able to fly, they couldn’t find the people because the balloons had fallen into the water. They weren’t able to tell whether they were seeing balloons or the victims’ heads.

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Unfortunately, the people drowned before helicopters could rescue them.

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Even a horse injured itself after being scared by the ordeal, and the owner later sued.

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The city ended up paying millions of dollars because of all the lawsuits that were filed in the stunt’s wake.

Who knew that balloons could be so deadly? If my city ever decides to pull off something like this, I’m definitely staying on dry land.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fatal-balloon-release/

Footage Of A Shellshocked Soldier From World War I Will Break Your Heart

Following the end of World War I, the most powerful countries on Earth were faced with something they’d never seen before — a bizarre condition that was once known as shellshock. Today, we refer to that condition as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But in 1918, it was poorly defined, and treatment of victims was often harsh and ineffective.

Fortunately, United Kingdom-based psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Hurst changed all that. Instead of punishing those suffering from shellshock, Dr. Hurst developed an alternative treatment involving a combination of hypnosis, persuasion, massage therapy, and dietary changes. As you can see in the video below, the physician’s treatments were incredibly effective.

(source: War Archives)

Thanks to the work of Dr. Hurst, veterans suffering from PTSD today are treated with respect. Most importantly of all, they’re not subjected to inhumane practices that once kept those who served their countries from ever finding relief.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wwi-shellshock/

What They Created Using Just Magnets And Marbles Will Leave You Hypnotized

Videos like the one below make me wonder where people like Kaplamino get all their free time…

But no matter how jealous I am of their creativity and patience, I’m more mesmerized than anything.

As a kid, I played with LEGOs and dominoes, but this epic arrangement of blocks, magnets, and marbles takes that tinkering to a whole new level. Sit back and prepare to be seriously impressed…

I can’t even begin to imagine how long it took him to make this, especially when you consider that the YouTuber admits he’s a bit of a “perfectionist.” You’ve got that right!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/magnets-and-marbles/

When This Artist Turns Off The Lights In His Studio, His Paintings Don’t Disappear

When the light goes out, your paintings on the wall go right along with it.

That could have a little something to do with why museums spend lots of money and even more time perfecting the lighting that shines over their exhibits. But what if those works could be seen in the dead of night?

This is a concept that artist Patrik Munchenberger explores in his paintings that completely transform in the dark and under UV light. Watch what happens to the paint in these pieces when each photosensitive work is given new life under those conditions.

“O mundo” in natural light.

“O mundo” in UV light.

“O mundo” in the dark.

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in natural light.

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in UV light.

“Aesthetic of Enthusiasm” in the dark.

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in natural light.

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in UV light.

“Die Freude ist ungebrochen” in the dark.

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in natural light.

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in UV light.

“Don’t wanna play this game anymore” in the dark.

“Untitled Trees” in natural light.

“Untitled Trees” in UV light.

“Untitled Trees” in the dark.

“Chapada” in natural light.

“Chapada” in UV light.

“Chapada” in the dark.

For more insight into his process, check out the videos below.

If you’d like to learn more about this artist, check out his website and his profile on Do nxt.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/photosensitive-art/

This Is What ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes After Going Through Google Translate

Google Translate is a wonderful tool when you want to translate entire websites or when you’re stumped on a foreign word you really should know but for some reason can’t remember. But how does it handle song lyrics?

Singer and YouTuber Malinda Kathleen Reese decided to put it to the test when she took the lyrics to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and passed them through several different language translations before ultimately translating them back to English. The result is pretty hilarious.

This is a perfect example of why I truly love the Internet. What a time to be alive!

All goofiness aside, she has a really good voice.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/google-rhapsody/