You Can Pay Money To Hang Out With A Massive Crocodile
Tired of swimming with boring old dolphins? Australia has your dream tourist activity: the Cage of Death. Willing participants get into a glass cage and get up and close and personal with a 16-foot-long Saltwater crocodile.
The entire experience, which costs up to $210, takes 15-minutes and includes watching the massive croc chowing down on some meat snacks.
The Cage of Death is located at Crocosaurus Cove, which also have activities for the more cautious among us. Visitors can also see the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles and get their picture taken with a baby Saltwater Crocodile.
Source: The Sun
What We Know About The New iPhones Through iOS 11
A leak of iOS 11 has been found on Reddit on Friday. “Cosmopolitan” writers did some digging to see what the best changes were and found out some interesting stuff about future iPhones because of it. Here’s what we know:
- There probably won’t be a 7S. - It kind of seems like we’ll be heading straight in the direction of the iPhone 8, then on to the iPhones 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. iPhone X will have face recognition amongst other crazy perks.
- iPhone 8 will be pretty awesome. - Lots of new camera features for this bad boy including contour lighting, natural lighting, stage lighting, and studio lighting settings.
- There will be animated emojis. - Yup. Our emojis are gonna start moving.
- New perks of the Apple Watch? - Looks like you might be able to make calls from your watches now. AND there’s going to be a blush gold color option.
As if we weren’t already addicted to our Apple products, now there will be even MORE gadgets to win us over!
Today is National Make Your Bed Day and National Patriot Day (9/11 remembrance)
Study: Don’t Let Your Dog Sleep With You in Bed
Ruff news: Man’s best friend may keep you from fetching sleep. That’s the takeaway of a small but provocative study titled “The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment” in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators studied 40 healthy adults with pooches but no sleep disorders over five months. Subjects and their dogs wore activity trackers to track their sleeping habits for seven nights. Researchers found that “humans with a single dog in their bedroom maintained good sleep efficiency; however, the dog’s position on/off the bed made a difference. ”Bottom line: Regardless of breed or size, dogs in the bedroom was fine. Canines actually in the bed, not so much.
- Would you ever consider kicking your dog out of your bed?
- Would you rather have your dog in your bed than your significant other?
Man finds naked burglar asleep in his bed: A man in Anderson, California came home to a strange scene. First, he found a ripped package open on his porch and a utility knife that he'd last seen inside nearby. When he walked into his home, the unidentified man found a sandwich with bite taken and an open beer, a pack of cigarettes was missing and an empty beer bottle sat nearby. He went upstairs and noticed someone had recently showered and left clothes strewn about. That's when he stumbled upon a naked stranger sleeping in his bed. He woke her up and called 911. Now 33-year-old Michelle Watkins is facing residential burglary, petty theft and possession of stolen property charges. Source: Associated Press
Study: Horror movies can scare you thin
While many people use movies to while away the drudgery of a workout, a study suggests to burn calories, you might be able to skip the gym altogether: if you pick the right movie.
Researchers at the University of Westminster say you can burn as many as 184 calories -- as many as in a small candy bar -- by watching an intense horror movie like The Shining.
The creepy Stanley Kubrick classic was found to have helped test subjects burn the most calories when ranked against other horror films like The Exorcist, which melted 158 calories, Jaws, which logged a burn of 161 calories and Alien, which helped viewers burn 152 calories, the Telegraph notes.
The cause? All those jump scares and other creepy moments in a 90 minute horror movie have a similar effect on your body than, say, taking a long walk or other forms of exercise. "Each of the ten films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies," noted the university's Dr. Richard Mackenzie.
"As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline...brought on by fear, which is known to lower the appetite, increase the basal metabolic rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories," he noted.
Here is the university's list of the 10 films researchers found to have the greatest caloric impact:
1. The Shining - 184 calories 2. Jaws - 161 calories 3. The Exorcist - 158 calories 4. Alien - 152 calories 5. Saw - 133 calories 6. A Nightmare on Elm Street - 118 calories 7. Paranormal Activity - 111 calories 8. The Blair Witch Project - 105 calories 9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 107 calories10. [Rec] - 101 calories
People Share Their Romantic Proposals
Popping the question can be incredibly nerve wracking and not just because you’re asking someone to spend the rest of their life with you. It’s no secret that some women, and even men, expect a big grand gesture for their proposal, so coming up with just the right way to ask is definitely important.
Well, a new thread on the anonymous Whisper app has folks sharing the romantic, and sometimes unique, way their S.O. asked for their hand, and we’re guessing there are some people out there who’ll be mighty jealous.
Among the unique proposals:
- “He slipped the ring on my finger in my sleep and proposed when I woke up…I said yes.”
- “I proposed to my girlfriend by leading her to the ring and wedding vows that I buried in a time capsule after our first date five years ago. She said yes.”
- “My fiancé proposed in the middle of the ‘Harry Potter’ tour in London, right on the front door step of number four privet drive...where the magic began…”
- “When we were 14 my boyfriend proposed to me with a ring pop and everyone called us crazy…11 years later and the ring pop is now a four-carat diamond.”
- “My fiancé proposed with the One Ring and asked me to be his precious.”
- “I saw my boyfriend walk for the first time today. He walked to me and kissed me and did his best to get down on one knee. I’m engaged to the love of my life.”
- “I was born deaf and I have implants/processors to help me hear. My boyfriend of four years just signed for the first time – he signed, ‘will you marry me?’”
- “My girlfriend is going to Hawaii in June with her family. Little does she know, I’m secretly going to sneak out there with a ring and ask her to marry me on the beach.”
- “My girlfriend wanted me to propose in private. So I proposed while we were cuddling in the bathtub. She said yes.”
- “I proposed to my wife over the intercom on a flight to our vacation.”
- “My girlfriend and I both run. Yesterday I took her out on a run through the park and paused by a fountain to tie my shoe. I proposed instead.”
- “My boyfriend proposed on the beach yesterday. He wrote ‘will you marry me?’ in the sand and had someone secretly taking pictures. He gave me the experience I always dreamed of.”