If You Stand Near A Spider Swarm, Make Sure Your Friends Don’t Do This

Most people will go to great lengths to avoid spiders. Those eight-legged monsters are basically harbingers of doom. But there are some people out there who are strangely not bothered by these tiny beasts.

Judging by this video, these people are of the latter variety. What they did is an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, but the girl on the receiving end seems to be cool with what’s going on.

That is one brave woman. I would never put myself through that. I shiver just thinking about someone doing this to me. It’s pretty crazy what some people will do for Internet glory, but is it really worth it?

What This Kid Can Do At An Arcade Is Seriously Insane

Whenever I head to the arcade, my favorite game to play is the basketball toss. Shooting hoops lets me feel like a sports superstar for a few minutes, and sometimes, I even get a prize out of the deal.

I’ve always considered myself a champion, since my high score is usually pretty impressive. But after watching this kid in action, I know that there’s a new champ in town.

Source: Amazing Pop-A-Shot Performance by deni02 on Rumble

Okay, how did he do that? I must learn his secret. If you need me, I’ll be practicing…or hanging my head in shame. Either one.

They Were Renovating Their Kitchen When They Stumbled Across A Hidden Safe

When they moved into their home in Phoenix, Arizona, Imgur user sarm and her husband Eddie found what appeared to be the three-digit combination to a safe. They had no idea where the corresponding safe might be, or if it even existed, but they saved the numbers in case they ever found it. They had a hunch that it’d turn up somewhere.

As it turns out, that hunch was right. While renovating their kitchen, they found a safe hiding out under the island.

Judging by the age of the safe, it probably didn’t belong to the home’s last owners.

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That being said, it could have belonged to any of the five families who lived in the home previously.

The next logical step was to enter the combination.

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They weren’t quite prepared for what they found inside.

This isn’t the first bizarre safe we’ve come across here at ViralNova. One homeowner even found a stack ofvideo tapes…alongside a note warning people not to watch them. There have also been tales of people finding weapons and child pornography in safes. Needless to say, mystery lockboxes tend to make us a little squeamish.

But luckily for these people, what they found inside was awesome.

Really, really awesome.

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They found $50,000…and some booze!

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It was a bottle of James E. Pepper.

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The masterminds behind this brand are said to have come up with the Old Fashioned.

The unbroken seal says that it was made in 1960.

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And according to the label, the drink itself was already six years old by the time they bottled it.

Here’s where things get a little mysterious.

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This is a book called A Guide for the Perplexed, which was published in 1977. Between a few pages, they found this picture of a guy named Alan.

There was a message on the back of the photo.

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It reads, “Alan, I have a book you must read. I’ve underlined a few key passages. Your friend, Vincent.”

There was also a flashcard with a basic map of Arizona on the back.

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The city of Mesa is marked with an X.

Now for the passages. Were these simple anecdotes, or did they reveal something deeper?

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On page 11, they found this old photo of an estate.

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The back of the photo said, “Where one tree becomes three.”

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Could it be referring to the tree on the left?

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The most mysterious passage reads, “Most modern readers will be reluctant to believe that perfect happiness is attainable by methods of which their modern world knows nothing.”

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The last “clue” was a bingo card with the numbers 66, 3, and 54 circled.

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Since the safe they found had a three-digit combination, they think that this may be a combination to another safe of the same style.

Still, the couple is a bit baffled.

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It seems that the book is holding some kind of secret. Did Vincent want to send Alan on a treasure hunt? If $50,000 was already in this safe, what else could be out there? Is this a genuine treasure hunt, or some kind of strange inside joke between old friends?

In any case, they’re unsure about what to do with the money — it was, after all, intended for Alan. But they do know one thing: they’re keeping the bourbon!

 

Everything Is Trying To Killing You…Including The Birds (In Australia, At Least)

If you’re familiar with the more intelligent members of the animal kingdom, then you’re probably familiar with the frighteningly clever magpie. They rank right up there with dolphins and crows as far as brainpower is concerned. For most of the year, magpies and their complex social rituals are fascinating to watch. But during mating season, all bets are off.

At this point in the year, they like to swoop and attack those who they perceive as being too close to their nests. This can create some pretty terrifying scenarios…especially if you happen to be riding by on a bicycle. Just ask this cyclist from Shellharbour, Australia.

When they say that everything in Australia is trying to kill you, it’s true. Not even some of the smartest birds on Earth care about your safety Down Under.

He Saw Some Bees Near His House, But Never Expected To Find This Inside His Wall

Most homeowners would call the exterminator if they found a massive beehive in their home. After all, who wants to live with a bunch of bees that weren’t invited in the first place?

The sad reality is that bee populations are suffering all over the world, so what this homeowner did is insanely impressive. When he figured out that his walls were filled with bees, he enlisted the help of a beekeeper to ensure that the little bugs left his house, and more importantly, ended up somewhere safe.

It’s really nice that he did that. As for me, I know that these things are endangered, but I’m not sure if I could be that brave.

 

This Great Dane’s Reaction To Meeting A New, Tiny Friend Is Absolutely Hilarious

In this doggy version of David vs Goliath, it’s the little guy who really starts all the trouble. When the family gathers around to introduce a Chihuahua to his new fur brothers, he lets them know exactly who’s gonna be the boss around these here parts.

The poor great dane is so spooked by the tough-guy act, that the gentle giant does something so adorably hilarious…

Hopefully these two can settle their differences soon. Or at least come to a nice compromise.

Everything Seemed Normal In This Little Boy’s Life — Until His Face Started Melting

Every parent’s greatest fear is that something bad will happen to their child, but as far as this couple knew, their beautiful baby boy was born with a clean bill of health. All was well, and their son was growing up just fine.

But what they didn’t know when little Diego was born was that he had an autoimmune disease that wouldn’t manifest until years later. Diego Melendez developed Parry-Romberg Syndrome, which is a condition that causes the body to eat away at soft tissue, beginning with the face. The results can be devastating. Luckily for Diego and his family, he has a positive outlook and a new lease on life.

Given his situation, Diego has every right to feel downtrodden and upset. Instead, he has chosen to look on the bright side, and live his life to the fullest. With a little help from his doctors, and a whole lot of love from his parents, I think this little guy is going to be just fine.

All Of These Insects Were Found In One Guy’s Ear

Earaches are the worst. Not only do they hurt, but the root of the problem is often difficult to diagnose and deal with. If you go poking around in there by yourself, you can cause serious damage.

That’s why most people only trust doctors with the task. One teenager in China was recently rushed to the emergency room after his earache became unbearable. What doctors found lurking in his ear canal is the stuff of nightmares.

Physicians were shocked to find several baby cockroaches in 19-year-old Li’s ear.

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These babies weren’t orphans, either. Mom was in there with them.

The mother had apparently crawled into Li’s ear a month earlier to make a nest.

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This is evidently a common problem. Here’s another guy with a bug family living in his ear.

This is why my mother always told me to wash behind my ears. I know that roaches are good at hiding in tight places, but I never thought that they’d be capable of this.

Oregon Police Are On The Hunt For A Man Known Locally As The ‘Portland Pooper’

Known for its local kooks and eccentrics, Portland is a city as boastful about its weirdness as Long Island is about its loud, obnoxious bullying. But has Portland gotten a little too weird?

Oregon police are on the lookout for a man who locals are calling the “Portland Pooper.” As you can probably guess, the man is accused of defecating regularly in public places.

The poopy perpetrator has returned to the scene of the crime several times this month to defecate on one particular office building.

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The office manager set up cameras to catch him in the act.

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Unfortunately for the person who had to review this footage, the plan worked.

The video revealed another important piece of evidence.

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It appears that this dude is always prepared. He even brings his own toilet paper, which leads us to believe that this is a premeditated act of nastiness.

If you can stomach it, check out this footage of the Portland Pooper in action:

I’ve never heard of taking a vengeful poop before, but this guy clearly has something against the owner of that building. Portland is a weird place, but I don’t think that its residents necessarily want their city to smell like a music festival. That may be taking it too far, sir.

20 Uses For Cornstarch That’ll Have You Asking Why It’s In The Back Of Your Cabinet

Cornstarch is a household item that never really gets used. Sometimes it’s incorporated in our rare adventures in baking, but otherwise it usually ends up buried behind expired nonperishables (the irony). Luckily, there are plenty of uses for cornstarch that you had no idea existed…trust us, you’ll be super glad that you’re in on the secret!

1. Get streak-free windows.

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Cornstarch is a natural abrasive, so it’ll make washing your windows a little less elbow-grease intensive. It’s also extremely fine, so when you add it to your go-to window-washing fluid, you’re guaranteed a streak-free shine.

2. Polish your silver.

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Just add some cornstarch to water and you have an all-natural polish for your shiniest silver.

3. Remove greasy stains.

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Sprinkling cornstarch on a grease-stained carpet will help lift up the grime. Once the grease is all absorbed, just vacuum the spot.

4. Soothe irritated skin.

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If you’re sunburnt or have an irritating bug bite or bee sting, whip out the same cornstarch and water mix you use to polish silver and rub it on your skin. As it dries, it’ll provide relief!

5. Absorb bad odors.

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If your old shoes are smelly, sprinkle the extra-absorbent cornstarch in them overnight and let all those smells get sucked up. Shake out the cornstarch before you wear them, though!

6. Starch your clothing.

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Make your own starching spray at home instead of breaking the bank at the store.

7. Revive an old deck of cards.

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If your playing cards are sticky, put them in a Ziplock bag full of cornstarch, give them a shake, dust them off, and you’re ready to go (fish)!

8. Fix up your “ruined” leather.

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Similar to the carpet trick, you can sprinkle some on a grease stain on your leather jacket or comfy sofa. Once you’ve let the absorbing happen overnight, gently wipe the excess away with a damp cloth or paper towel.

9. Make personalized body powder.

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Mix cornstarch with a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a jar, give it a good shake, and you’ve got body powder made by you, for you.

10. Clean worn stuffed animals.

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Put the soiled teddy, or pup, or penguin, or what have you into a paper bag with cornstarch. Give it a shake and let it sit overnight. Use a vacuum cleaner in the morning to finish the job. Good as new!

11. Stop chafing in its tracks.

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Not only is cornstarch full of calcium, it can help you with chafing. Dust some on your problem areas before you put your clothes on and you’re golden.

12. Buff wooden furniture.

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Mix equal parts cornstarch and water, and use it to clean your dirty wooden furniture.

13. Freshen up old books.

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Old books are works of art, but they can bring with them lots of smells that they’ve absorbed over the years. A little sprinkling of cornstarch will help fix that.

14. Make DIY dry shampoo.

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Sprinkle some cornstarch in your roots and brush through if you have no time to shower!

15. Fix creaky floors.

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Put some cornstarch on your floor, give it a good sweep, and the powder will fill in the cracks. This will reduce the creepy-creaky level of your old flooring.

16. Soothe diaper rash.

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Give your baby a bath with cornstarch added and the diaper rash will be soothed.

17. Thicken your sauces.

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Learn how to use cornstarch to thicken your sauces while cooking. Added bonus: it’s gluten-free!

18. Fluff up your eggs.

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Sprinkle some cornstarch into your eggs before scrambling and you’ll notice they’re significantly fluffier. Like little egg clouds.

19. Natural deodorant for the gym (or whenever).

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Wipe your underarms with some rubbing alcohol to stop the odor, and then dust some cornstarch to help keep you dry. This is all-natural, so you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals!

20. Make DIY finger paint.

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Learn to make your own finger paint at home. It’s gluten-free, though I’m not sure why that applies to paint, too. To each their own.

(via PopSugar)

Time to pull that unused box out from behind all that flour, sugar, and baking soda! You’ll definitely be using your cornstarch way more now.