Weird World – Viral Frequency https://viralfrequency.com Cherry Picking The Web Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:18:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://i0.wp.com/viralfrequency.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-viral_logo_1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Weird World – Viral Frequency https://viralfrequency.com 32 32 104823593 Bones with Bling: The Amazing Skeletons of the Roman Catacombs https://viralfrequency.com/bones-bling-amazing-skeletons-roman-catacombs/ https://viralfrequency.com/bones-bling-amazing-skeletons-roman-catacombs/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:41:31 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6296

Way back towards the end of the Middle Ages, 1578 to be exact, came the fascinating discovery of a network of weaving and winding labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. These holy tombs were the final resting place to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – believed not only to be […]

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Way back towards the end of the Middle Ages, 1578 to be exact, came the fascinating discovery of a network of weaving and winding labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. These holy tombs were the final resting place to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – believed not only to be martyrs but to be saints as well, on account of their bravery and unyielding support of Christian doctrine.

Many of these skeletons (given the name ‘The Catacomb Saints’ by those who first discovered them) were then distributed across Europe as replacements for the long list of holy relics which had been smashed, stolen or destroyed during the chaos of the Protestant Reformation.

Once delivered, each skeleton was then clothed and adorned into a variety of precious jewels, expensive cloth, crowns, armour and even given wigs. They were put on display inside many different churches as a reminder to all who came to see them, for the riches and wealth that awaited them post death – providing they swore allegiance to the Christian faith.

It sounds like a tale straight from a Dan Brown novel doesn’t it? Yet it’s all factually accurate.

So fascinated by the discovery and indeed the story behind ‘The Catacomb Saints’ art historian (& self-confessed relic hunter) Paul Koudounaris travelled all over Europe trying to find and document the status of each Saint. Amazingly many of the skeletons were yet to be put on display, still stored in containers waiting to be dressed and revealed to the public.

His book ‘Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs‘ looks at the gripping origins and history of ‘The Catacomb Saints’, posing such as questions as who were they? How exactly did they die? Who ordered them to be placed in the catacombs? And why had they laid forgotten in Europe’s religious institutions for so long?

His work serves as a compelling documentation of some of the most elaborate & forgotten relics from a by-gone era.

Below are a few photographs from the stunning book itself, which you can purchase right here

 

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Evidence Of Another Universe? Gravity Is Escaping Into Other Dimensions https://viralfrequency.com/evidence-another-universe-gravity-escaping-dimensions/ https://viralfrequency.com/evidence-another-universe-gravity-escaping-dimensions/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:50:47 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6253

Scientists say that gravitational waves could be the key component to help uncover the existence of another UNIVERSE. Physicists believe that there is gravity which is escaping into extra dimensions. An extra dimension would basically create a ‘tower’ of high-frequency waves, and change the way gravitational waves stretch space. If these changes are detected by […]

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Scientists say that gravitational waves could be the key component to help uncover the existence of another UNIVERSE. Physicists believe that there is gravity which is escaping into extra dimensions. An extra dimension would basically create a ‘tower’ of high-frequency waves, and change the way gravitational waves stretch space. If these changes are detected by experts than we might actually prove the existence of an extra dimension.

The question whether or not there is ONLY one universe has been one of the biggest mysteries of our existence. However, this mystery may finally be solved as scientists believe they may have found a revolutionary way which would help them detect hidden dimensions. Experts believe that if there are unknown dimensions out there, they may cause ripples through reality by changing gravitational waves—causing changes in the space-time fabric.

Scientists say that gravity is likely to occupy ALL other dimensions that may exist, so its waves are a perfect way of detecting whether or not other dimensions exist.

Currently, we only know of three dimensions that surround us every day: length, width, and depth. However, experts believe that there may be more dimensions out there. This is why experts from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Waves are looking for EXTRA dimensions—through ripples in space-time, caused by the motion of massive objects.

Since Gravity has proven to be weaker than other fundamental forces, experts have wondered if this could be so because some of it is ESCAPING into other dimensions. So how can we know for sure?

Well, experts decided to calculate how the existence of another dimension would affect gravitational waves—and they found two strange characteristics. First of all, experts found extra waves at high frequencies and a change in how gravitational waves stretch space.

However, as noted by New Scientist, “current observatories cannot detect frequencies that high, and most of the planned observatories also focus on lower frequencies.

So while these extra waves may be everywhere, they will be hard to spot. The second effect of extra dimensions might be more detectable, since it modifies the “normal” gravitational waves that we observe rather than adding an extra signal.” In an interview with New Scientist, Gustavo Lucena Gomez, who is leading the study, said: “If there are extra dimensions in the universe, then gravitational waves can walk along any dimension, even the extra dimensions.”

As explained by experts, gravitational waves ripple through the universe stretching and squishing space in a very specific way: Like pulling a rubber band—the ellipse formed by the band gets longer in one direction and shorter in the other one, and returns to its original shape once released.

However, it is believed that EXTRA dimensions way add another way for gravitational waves to make space shape-shift, called a breathing mode. Like your lungs, as you breathe, space expands and contracts as gravitational waves pass through, in addition to stretching and squishing, writes New Scientist.

“Extra dimensions have been discussed for a long time from different points of view,” says Emilian Dudas at the École Polytechnique in France. “Gravitational waves could be a new twist on looking for extra dimensions.”

 

 

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What Would Animals Look Like With Their Eyes at the Front? https://viralfrequency.com/animals-look-like-eyes-front/ https://viralfrequency.com/animals-look-like-eyes-front/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:18:02 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6075

Wonder no more. Thanks to Imgur user Kiyoi and his Photoshop talents we can get the answer for at least a few creatures big and small. And well, it’s kinda unnerving. Check em’ out.  

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Wonder no more.

Thanks to Imgur user Kiyoi and his Photoshop talents we can get the answer for at least a few creatures big and small. And well, it’s kinda unnerving. Check em’ out.

 

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Ever Wondered What T-Rex Doing Parkour Looks Like? Wonder No More! https://viralfrequency.com/ever-wondered-what-t-rex-doing-parkour-looks-like-wonder-no-more/ https://viralfrequency.com/ever-wondered-what-t-rex-doing-parkour-looks-like-wonder-no-more/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:20:23 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5645

    Dinosaurs. They have fascinated us for generations. The majestic prehistoric beasts have always captured our imagination but I bet you never thought you would get the chance to see a guy suit up in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume and hit an obstacle course with some pretty dope parkour skills. Yeah, me neither. But […]

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Dinosaurs. They have fascinated us for generations. The majestic prehistoric beasts have always captured our imagination but I bet you never thought you would get the chance to see a guy suit up in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume and hit an obstacle course with some pretty dope parkour skills. Yeah, me neither. But hey, welcome to the Internet, right. This is a thing.

 

List of things you didn’t expect to see today: 

 


This would have made Jurrasic World so much better. 

Are those arms in proportion? 

This Dino dynamo is leaving it allll out there….
Credit: Brentwood Photography.

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15 Times Taxidermy Went Spectacularly Wrong. https://viralfrequency.com/15-times-taxidermy-went-spectacularly-wrong/ https://viralfrequency.com/15-times-taxidermy-went-spectacularly-wrong/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:48:46 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5089

There is something decidedly odd about taxidermy; the art and profession of stuffing and preserving dead animals. Taxidermy goes back hundreds of years and can claim Theodore Roosevelt amongst its famous practitioners but there is still no doubt that it is a slightly eerie practice. Most taxidermists are highly skilled and mount dead animals in a […]

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There is something decidedly odd about taxidermy; the art and profession of stuffing and preserving dead animals.

Taxidermy goes back hundreds of years and can claim Theodore Roosevelt amongst its famous practitioners but there is still no doubt that it is a slightly eerie practice. Most taxidermists are highly skilled and mount dead animals in a stunning form of suspended animation, like a snapshot in time, preserving the majesty and beauty of the animal in life.

We will not be looking at any of these.

No, indeed not.

Instead we are going to take a weird and wonderful look at these absolutely insane taxidermy fails. These animals really don’t deserve this indignity in death but it’s seriously difficult not to laugh. See if you can make it to the end with a straight face.

Speaking of straight faces….not many to be seen here either.

Let’s go:

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1. This poor dog has not been left with an endearing expression post mortem.

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2. We’ve all been there after a rather heavy night on the town trying to stumble back home. 

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3. Is this owl running for president of the United States?

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4. It’s MINE! You CAN’T HAVE IT. 

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5. What are you looking at?

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7. Impressive dentures. 

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8. Those are googly eyes, right?

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9. I feel your pain, sad otter. 

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10. Bat Man? Bad Man. 

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11. Bear necessities: Taxidermy lessons.

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12. Indubitably

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13. Why have you done this!

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14. Existential crisis

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15. Oh, for christs sake.. I’m out….

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