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 Viral Frequency https://viralfrequency.com 32 32 104823593 Sculptor of infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust gets second chance after being commisioned by Bleacher Report https://viralfrequency.com/sculptor-of-infamous-cristiano-ronaldo-bust-gets-second-chance-after-being-commisioned-by-bleacher-report/ https://viralfrequency.com/sculptor-of-infamous-cristiano-ronaldo-bust-gets-second-chance-after-being-commisioned-by-bleacher-report/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:12:03 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6310

Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos was commissioned by Bleacher Report to get a second chance at the bust of the Real Madrid legend. Bleacher Report has released a documentary about Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos, who was badly mocked for his attempt at making a sculpture of the Real Madrid superstar and fellow Portugese, Cristiano Ronaldo. B/R […]

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Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos was commissioned by Bleacher Report to get a second chance at the bust of the Real Madrid legend.

Bleacher Report has released a documentary about Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos, who was badly mocked for his attempt at making a sculpture of the Real Madrid superstar and fellow Portugese, Cristiano Ronaldo.

B/R Football have decided to reach out to the sculptor and commission a second try at the bust, which is accompinied by an article by Bleacher Report writer Kathy Naqi, to give the much maligned sculptor a chance to redeem himself.

The second attempt is, thankfully, a big success, but it wasn’t without difficulty for Santos and his family.

The article and documentary goes in to detail about the social and mainstream media mockery that Santos endured, which was further felt due to the fact he lives on the island of Madiera, which is also where Cristiano hails from.

Santos was contemplative after the second and successful attempt:

One day, I want my son to understand that if he enjoys doing something very much, [he] doesn’t let himself be defeated with negative criticism,” Santos said to Naqi. “Sooner or later, if we believe in ourselves and are persistent, we can succeed in life. Even though his father never had a degree, isn’t a teacher or a doctor [and comes] from a poor family, he was able to make something of himself in this world.

You can watch the short documentary below:

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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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There’s Something About Owls You Didn’t Know… Prepare To Laugh! https://viralfrequency.com/6289-2/ https://viralfrequency.com/6289-2/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:14:36 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6289

How much do you really know about owls? No matter what you think you know, get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about great horned owls. Yes, welcome to science class — only it’s less boring and more hilarious because Ze Frank is in charge. In the video, YouTube legend and animal “expert” […]

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How much do you really know about owls?

No matter what you think you know, get ready to learn everything you wanted to know about great horned owls. Yes, welcome to science class — only it’s less boring and more hilarious because Ze Frank is in charge.

In the video, YouTube legend and animal “expert” Ze Frank presents yet another list of horrifying true facts, this time about the owl. His True Facts About Animals videos don’t just tell you all of the interesting things there are to know about each animal, they’re entertaining as well. (His video about hedgehogs had me laughing so hard I cried!)

It seems like it’s been forever since we’ve seen a new video from Ze Frank, but he is finally back to teach us a bunch of weird-but-true facts about the owl. Thankfully, it was worth the wait!

Along with a few choice nuggets of wisdom, he provides one hilarious bit of insight: “Remember, don’t do drugs. Because an owl might just rip your face off.”

It’s pretty much impossible to watch this without doing two things: learning something new and laughing out loud. That makes it a win in my book! Take a minute to unwind and have a laugh — you deserve this.

Enjoy and please SHARE these owls (and especially this narrator) with your Facebook friends!

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Check Out The Breathtaking Beauty Of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 https://viralfrequency.com/check-breathtaking-beauty-wildlife-photographer-year-2017/ https://viralfrequency.com/check-breathtaking-beauty-wildlife-photographer-year-2017/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:10:18 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6278

  It’s that time of year again – London’s Natural History Museum is getting ready to announce the winner of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, and we can reveal to you, dear readers, some of the extremely talented finalists. As ever, these awards demonstrate that nature is capable of producing some remarkable biological […]

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It’s that time of year again – London’s Natural History Museum is getting ready to announce the winner of its Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, and we can reveal to you, dear readers, some of the extremely talented finalists.

As ever, these awards demonstrate that nature is capable of producing some remarkable biological constructs, from the extremely large to the adorably small. So, from this point on, we’ll let the absolutely breathtaking images do the talking themselves.

 

Lead image: Bear Hug, by Ashleigh Scully from the USA/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Taken in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park, this family of brown bears were making their way back from fishing for clams at low tide – but one little cub decided it wanted to try and wrestle its mother to the ground. It didn’t succeed, but it gave it a good shot.

Winter Pause, by Mats Andersson from Sweden/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Snapped near the photographer’s home in Southern Sweden on a cold February morning, this red squirrel was seen to take on this meditative pose for just a moment before continuing its search for food.

Swim Gym, by Laurent Ballesta from France/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

A truly adventurous photographer that has a huge portfolio of shots depicting life beneath Antarctica, this particular shot is clearly one of his best to date. These Weddell Seals are a mother and pup pair, and it’s likely that the pup has only recently been introduced to the ice. Either way, they were unbothered by Ballesta’s presence. “They looked so at ease, where I felt so inappropriate,” he explains.

The Insiders, by Qing Lin from China/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Can you spot the hidden organisms in the picture? Concealed within the mouths of these anemonefish, swimming in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, are several parasitic isopods. These sneaky vampires sneak into the mouths of the fish as larvae, via its gills. They then consume the blood from the tongue, causing it to die, before they literally take its place.

Sewage Surfer, by Justin Hofman from the USA/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Seahorses are known to hop from floating object to floating object in order to be carried along with the sea current more effectively. As this shot taken in a reef off Sumbawa Island in Indonesia clearly shows, plenty of those objects are nowadays far from natural.

 

Glimpse of a Lynx, by Laura Albiac Vilas from Spain/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The Iberian lynx is an endangered wild cat, one that’s as rare as it is elusive. Capturing one on camera is an incredibly difficult task, but with enough patience, one can manage it, as this photograph clearly demonstrates. This one was spotted in the Sierra de Andujar Natural Park in southern Spain, and as the photographer explains, these lynxes “weren’t scared of people – they simply ignored us.”

Arctic Treasure, by Sergey Gorshkov from Russia/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

This Arctic fox is seen here looking for an appropriate burial spot for its bounty – a goose egg. Taken in the Russian Far East on Wrangel Island, the photographer explains that lemmings are the food of choice for these crafty creatures. However, for a few days, geese from across the world land here to breed, which gives these foxes a second, delicious dietary option.

 

Bold Eagle, by Laus Nigge from Germany/Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

This photographer spends a lot of time on Amaknak Island in Alaska snapping shots of these incredible birds. He spends so much time there that individual eagles trust him more than others – and this particularly bird got so close that it was practically towering over him.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 17, and the exhibition at the Natural History Museum will open to the public on Friday, October 20

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Here’s What Nasa Could Accomplish If It Had The Us Military’s $600 Billion Budget https://viralfrequency.com/heres-nasa-accomplish-us-militarys-600-billion-budget/ https://viralfrequency.com/heres-nasa-accomplish-us-militarys-600-billion-budget/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:54:44 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6273

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the ’60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon. Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system. It has achieved so much on a budget […]

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NASA has been a household name for Americans since the ’60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon. Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system. It has achieved so much on a budget that is so small. Imagine if we gave NASA hundreds of billions of dollars a year like what we give the US military. What more could NASA have achieved over the years?

This is one example where the sky is not the limit — it’s the starting line. Following is a transcript of the video.

The US spends more on space exploration than any other country in the world. A big chunk of this investment goes to NASA, the country’s leading agency for space exploration. But that’s still a pittance compared to the overall US Federal budget. Since NASA landed the first man on the Moon in 1969, its budget has plummeted from 4.5% of the Federal budget to less than 0.5%. But what if NASA’s budget hadn’t shrunk? What if, instead, its funding was comparable to the US military’s?

How close would we be to actually colonizing Mars or visiting another star system?

It’s impossible to know for sure, but here’s a look at how NASA’s budget compared to the US military’s in 2016. Put another way, the military’s budget for 2016 would pay for a crewed mission to Mars with tens of billions to spare. NASA estimates it would cost $450 billion to land the first humans on Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s. What else might NASA do with $600 billion? Let’s look at how NASA allocated its funds in 2016. That would easily meet current costs for NASA’s biggest ongoing projects including:

• Construction and launch costs for the most powerful rocket in history, the Space Launch System.
• The most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope.
• Partner with SpaceX on its first mission to Mars in 2018, the Red Dragon Mission.
• Pay for NASA operations on board the ISS through 2024.

So, how would you have NASA spend the rest?

We can think of some ideas.

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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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NASA’s $1 Billion Jupiter Probe Just Sent Back Stunning New Photos Of Jupiter https://viralfrequency.com/nasas-1-billion-jupiter-probe-just-sent-back-stunning-new-photos-jupiter/ https://viralfrequency.com/nasas-1-billion-jupiter-probe-just-sent-back-stunning-new-photos-jupiter/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:38:48 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6269

  Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA’s $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24. But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data. Now that the conjunction is over, […]

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Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA’s $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24. But the sun slipped between the giant planet and Earth for more than a week, blocking the spacecraft from beaming home its precious bounty of data.

Now that the conjunction is over, however, new raw image data from Juno’s ninth perijove — as the spacecraft’s high-speed flybys are called — has poured in. Researchers posted it all online on Tuesday, and a community of amateurs and professionals has been busily processing the data to yield colorful and stunning new pictures of Jupiter.

“Brand new Jupiter pics from @NASAJuno Perijove 09! What a blimmin’ gorgeous/diabolical planet,” Seán Doran, a UK-based graphic artist who regularly processes NASA images, tweeted on Tuesday.

Below are some fresh, close-up images of Jupiter, along with other unbelievable views captured from earlier perijoves.

 

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Strangest Stranger Things Mash-Up Ever https://viralfrequency.com/strangest-stranger-things/ https://viralfrequency.com/strangest-stranger-things/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:31:58 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6249

Cousin Larry and Balki are back thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live. This comedic mashup imagines what it would like if Balki from Perfect Strangers brought home the Demogorgon from Stranger Things. The new season of ‘Stranger Things’ came out, and it’s very popular. It’s a great combination of new and classic. The show is full of references from the […]

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Cousin Larry and Balki are back thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live. This comedic mashup imagines what it would like if Balki from Perfect Strangers brought home the Demogorgon from Stranger Things.

The new season of ‘Stranger Things’ came out, and it’s very popular. It’s a great combination of new and classic. The show is full of references from the 80s and now Netflix is taking that one step further with a new spin-off series that teams the kids from Hawkins, Indiana with two beloved characters from the past named Larry and Balki. #PerfectStrangerThings

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16 Amazing Color-Corrected Photos from the Apollo Missions https://viralfrequency.com/16-amazing-color-corrected-photos-apollo-missions/ https://viralfrequency.com/16-amazing-color-corrected-photos-apollo-missions/#comments Sun, 05 Nov 2017 08:49:13 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6212

These incredible retouched photos of the Apollo Missions were made by Reddit user photogjayge                            

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These incredible retouched photos of the Apollo Missions were made by Reddit user photogjayge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out these 25 Outrageously Offensive Vintage Adverts https://viralfrequency.com/25-offensive-old-adverts/ https://viralfrequency.com/25-offensive-old-adverts/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:59:11 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6182

From alcoholic babies, the health benefits of being a chain smoker to rampant misogyny and racism, it’s fair to say that our advertising standards and practices along with societies mainstream approach to so many fundamental issues have evolved since the “good ol’ days. Take a look at these unbelievable real vintage adverts from the past […]

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From alcoholic babies, the health benefits of being a chain smoker to rampant misogyny and racism, it’s fair to say that our advertising standards and practices along with societies mainstream approach to so many fundamental issues have evolved since the “good ol’ days.

Take a look at these unbelievable real vintage adverts from the past and realise that while the world is still a pretty damn messed up place our equally messed up species is improving inch by inch!

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