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People Say That They’re Finding Worms In Their Tea Bags…But Lipton Isn’t So Sure

Lipton Tea is involved in a huge scandal right now that was caused by a YouTube video. A woman claims that she spotted strange worms in several tea bags. After she filmed herself opening a bag of tea and picking through the worms, the video quickly went viral.

Representatives from Lipton have denied this claim that their tea bags are riddled with worms by saying that the “worms” are actually lemon flavoring. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Here’s the original video:

And this is Lipton’s response:

According to Snopes, Lipton is correct in their claim that the worms are just flavor additives. When submerged in hot water, the objects in question instantly dissolve. Real worms wouldn’t do that. As a tea enthusiast, I appreciate this woman’s vigilance either way.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tea-worms/

In Case You Were Wondering What Happens When Molten Copper Meets Ice, Here You Go

It’s probably not surprising that Tito4re‘s YouTube experiment involving molten copper went horribly wrong, but the spectacle he created in the process is nothing short of incredible.

The user melted copper in his furnace and decided to see what would happen if he placed it on a huge block of ice. As you can probably imagine, things went wrong almost immediately.

If this guy had done a little bit of science homework in high school, he would have known that this is exactly what happens when two extreme temperatures meet. While the copper melted through the ice, the foundation of the block couldn’t take the steam, which caused pressure to build. That, my friends, is what led to the explosion. The more you know, right?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/molten-copper-explosion/

The Sound That This Tarantula Makes Is Disgustingly Scary

My personal reaction to finding a jar that’s holding a Goliath birdeater spider would to keep that jar closed forever, or maybe throw it into a well.

But tarantulaguy1976 and his wife seem to treat their tarantulas like their own children. Watch his wife interact with their pet Goliath birdeater, affectionately named Zilla. It’s exactly the opposite of how any sane person would act around this kind of spider.

That sound Zilla makes while coming out of her jar will probably haunt me for the rest of my life. It sounds like she’s shaking maracas of doom. According to the YouTube comments, “tarantulas [can] make noise when they move because their pedipalps and fangs are rubbing together.”

…or they just want you to have nightmares for the rest of your life.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pet-goliath/

A Giant Squid Was Just Caught Chilling In A Japanese Bay

Up until fairly recently, the giant squid was considered a cryptozoological myth, sort of like Nessie. But ever since Japanese researchers took the first photos of a giant squid in its natural habitat back in 2004, the rare and monstrous species appears to be getting more and more comfortable in the spotlight.

Just this past week, for instance, a giant squid was seen puttering around Toyama Bay in Honshu, Japan. The deep-sea creature is known to be elusive, but several onlookers captured incredible footage of its near-the-surface debut.

Here is some footage of what used to be one of the sea’s greatest myths. Keep in mind that the first video of a giant squid was captured in 2012, so this is a real treat!

This particular squid is about 13 feet long, which makes it a relatively small specimen. Scientists say that giant squids can grow up to 43 feet in length.

To show you just how close the squid came to the surface, here is some astounding footage from YouTuber fukusuke234:

No one is quite sure why the giant squid was venturing out of the deep that day, since it is believed that most live hundreds of feet underwater. Is the giant squid truly over its camera shyness, or is this another example of climate change at work? Personally, I think this is the beginning of an HP Lovecraft-esque invasion.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/giant-squid/

This Whole Area Was A Regular Beach…Until A Wave Engulfed Everything

A “sneaker wave” is not, as you might think, a swell of K-Swiss shoes. It’s actually characterized as a random wave that’s hugely disproportionate to the rest of the wave train. One second, it seems like a calm day at the beach, but before you know it, you’re in a Kelly Slater surf video.

And that’s exactly what happened to Steve Raplee and some other bystanders on a beach in Oregon. He thought he was filming a quiet moment at Coos Bay, but seconds later, he was telling everyone to run for cover.

That escalated quickly! Everyone made it to dry land before the surf could crush them, despite the hilarious lack of urgency in Raplee’s voice. Seriously, this guy is about to get eaten alive by the elements, but he sounds like he’s reading a piece on NPR.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sneaker-wave/

Cancel The Apocalypse! Robots Are Evidently Petty And Hate Each Other

For years, we here at ViralNova have been charting the inevitable robot takeover of our planet, but it seems that we may have overlooked one setback to the robo-pocalypse — the fact that robots hate each other.

Things get a little contentious when Cornell Creative Machines Lab hook Cleverbot up to itself and have two A.I. personalities attempt to make conversation. Watch as the initial small talk gives way to weird philosophizing over the meaning of “not everything,” and be sure not to miss out on one robot claiming to be a unicorn.

As creepy as it is to hear robots argue over the existence of God, if “meanie” is the best insult they can come up with, they have a long way to go before becoming masters of the universe.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/robot-talk/

The People Who Track Santa On Christmas Also Track UFOs Around The Space Station

Many people may be familiar with the North American Aerospace Defensive Command (or NORAD) as the group who tracks Santa for us every Christmas Eve, but it seems when the holidays are over they are in the UFO-tracking business.

YouTuber Streetcap1 posted a video from the International Space Station showing a weird streak flying into view on one of its cameras. He labeled it as a “fastwalker,” which is NORAD’s term for fast-moving, unidentified objects that cross the Earth’s orbit. Check it out below…just don’t blink!

Here’s a close-up of the fastwalker captured by the ISS camera.

(via Mysterious Universe)

Apparently these kinds of unknown objects jetting by the ISS are pretty common, as NORAD says it tracks about 500 of them annually. Something tells me it’s not Saint Nick who is behind all of this.

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

When They Couldn’t Kill The Cockroach Infestation, They Just Burned Down The House

They say that if you see one cockroach, there are way more where that came from. But what happens if you see hundreds of cockroaches? Well, call the fire department, because your place needs to be torched.

I’m not even joking. In Pana, Illinois, a house was so infested with cockroaches that the fire department had to dig a mote and start a controlled fire so that the cockroaches didn’t infest more homes on the block. It’s pretty brutal (but also kind of satisfying) to watch firefighters send these roaches straight to Hell.

As a hater of cockroaches, an event like this in my neighborhood would be cause for drunken celebration. What a time to be alive.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/burning-cockroaches/

It May Look Brutal, But This Handy Tip Will Give Your Mashed Thumb Some Relief

When YouTuber yasarfaster smashed his thumb with a hatchet, it seemed like it would never heal. Instead of the swelling subsiding, the thumb seemed to grow more every second. With each passing hour, the bruising under his nail got darker and darker.

To give his most useful digit a little relief, he decided to take an unconventional approach. He went ahead and punctured the nail with an insanely hot paperclip.

Consider yourself warned, because things are about to get bloody.

As ViralNova’s resident expert on clumsiness, this will come in handy when I ultimately crush my own thumb into oblivion. That initial burn might be brutal, but in the long run, it’ll save me a lot of pain.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/thumb-relief/

If Ocean Critters Freak You Out, Then You Should Probably Avoid This Video

If you’re like me and you panic every time something grazes your foot in the ocean, then you’re not going to like this.

A huge swarm of small crabs was spotted by researchers more than 1,000 feet below the surface off the coast of Panama, stampeding like wildebeests across the ocean floor. At first, the team thought it was some sort of underwater cloud. They quickly figured out, however, that the mass was very much alive.

The crabs have been identified as Pleuroncodes planipes, which are more commonly known as red crabs. Scientists aren’t quite sure why such a crazy amount of these critters clustered together, but they think it might’ve had something to do with the nearby Hannibal Bank Seamount, which, for whatever reason, attracts a wide array of sea life.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/panama-crabs/