By-The-Wind Sailors Swarm The West Coast

Velella Velella Invade West Coast

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Beachgoers on the West Coast were treated to a bizarre sight this summer when thousands of peculiar sea creatures commonly called “by-the-wind sailors” washed ashore. These small, jellyfish-like marine life (scientific name Velella velella) are about 2.75 inches in length and have a bluish tint to their rather translucent form. Due to their unique, sail-like shape, these aptly nicknamed creatures are at the mercy of the sea. When wind conditions change, so do their destinations, which is why so many of the Velella velella have made their way onto the beach this year.

Up Close By-The-Wind Sailors

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Of all of life’s most pressing questions, the question of exactly why our believed canines indulge in sod snacks probably doesn’t top the list. Nevertheless, there are those who make it their mission to resolve these issues, and their findings might surprise you.

4 Bizarre Festivals That Prove Human Eccentricities Know No Limits

Every now and then, people like to get together as a collective unit and engage in excessive and generally questionable behavior. These events are usually known as festivals. Oftentimes, festivals are great opportunities to showcase local culture and traditions. The thing with local culture, though, is that it can appear quite strange to outsiders who simply “don’t get it”. But as the following festivals suggest, the confusion is entirely warranted.

El Colacho

Bizarre Festivals Colacho Jump

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Celebrated during the Corpus Christi feast near Burgos, Spain, this festival is known internationally by another name: baby jumping. The concept is relatively simple: mattresses are draped along the village’s main road. Babies are placed on those mattresses and then, naturally, men jump over them. Easy peasy!

Bizarre Festivals Top Down

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5 Animal Videos From September To Brighten Your Day

Otters Kissing Animal Videos

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Though we aren’t even halfway through September, we’ve already uncovered some of the cutest animal videos to date. From a baby elephant blowing bubbles to a handicapped pup who hops like a kangaroo, these five animals videos from September will surely brighten your day.

A 3-Month-Old Baby Fox Prances Around

Fennec Fox Animal Videos in September

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With Dumbo ears and the sweetest facial expressions, fennec foxes are cute in any setting, so it comes as no surprise that this baby fennec fox is easily the most adorable animal you’ve ever seen. Shared by the San Diego Zoo, this short clip features a 3-month-old fennec fox as it attacks toys, hops around in cardboard boxes and digs into a box of dirt. This fox weighs just 1.5 pounds.

 
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