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Bizarre Underwater Discoveries

From amazing art to a mysterious train, these are 13 of the most bizarre underwater discoveries. Subscribe to Talltanic 10. The Cancun Underwater Museum has over 500 underwater sculptures dedicated to the Art of Conservation. The unique attraction offers divers a spectacular view of the statues that can be seen from a glass bottom boat. The museum began its venture in Cancun in 2009 and was completed in 2013. Each figure was made from a PH neutral cement, coral, seaweed and algae. The reason for this is to help benefit and protect coral reefs. Coral reefs can be created from sunken ships that fall to the bottom of the ocean floor. Creating statues are used to help save the ocean by creating a new way to grow coral reefs. 9. MS Zenobia was a Swedish ferry boat that sank on her maiden voyage in 1980 near Larnaca, Cyprus. After passing through the Strait of Gibraltar in route to Athens Greece the captain began to notice problems associated with steering. Once they arrived at Larnaca, the problem occurred again and the computerized pumping system was forcing additional water into the adjacent ballast tanks because of a software error. A few days after the ferry sank and sank in Larnaca Bay. Now it is a favorite dive site for visitors in Cyprus. 8. From land, the swimming whole Angelita looks like an average swimming hole. It is located in the Yucatan in Mexico. Divers have to plunge down to nearly 100 feet underwater to see the river. The “Underwater River,” is a cenote that is just an optical illusion produced by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide intermingling with the surrounding saltwater. 7. USS Oriskany is nicknamed the “Mighty O”. Was one of the small amount of Essex-class aircraft carriers finished only after World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was called for the Battle of Oriskany through the Revolutionary War. The aircraft carrier saw years of combat through both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars before the carrier was purposely sunk to become part of the world's largest artificial coral reef. 6. Several miles off New Jersey’s coast there lie an unanticipated site below the ocean’s surface. Two trains were found in 1985 but no one knows for sure how they got there. The most excepted theory behind how the locomotives got there is that in the 1850's the trains were being transported from the place they were built to their new home which was likely a rail yard. Because the locomotives were small, they could have been pushed overboard into the sea. Now the trains give an interesting spot for divers. 5. Yonaguni Monument is located off the coast of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. The monument is connected to a large rock mass in the ocean and believe to have been deposited over 20 million years ago. The main monument is a rectangular formation which measures 490 by 130 ft. The rock formation is made out of moderate to very fine sandstones and mudstones. Scientist who have studied the formation have concluded that some of the features could be manmade. One scientist believes that the site could be fragments of the legendary lost continent of Mu. 4. The SS President Coolidge was an ocean liner from the U.S. The large ship saw its nautical days finish after yielding to mines near the large military base on Espiritu Santo. Now the ship is used as a dive site. Divers can see a mostly intact cruise liner and a military ship. They can swim through numerous parts of the ship. There are guns, cannons, Jeeps, a stunning statue of "The Lady", chandeliers, and a mosaic tile fountain. Coral grows around the ocean liner where the divers can view sea creatures such as reef fish, barracuda, sea turtles and moray eels. 3. The Titanic, was the world’s largest cruise ship sank on her maiden voyage on April in 1912. The ship was touted as “unsinkable” and was supposed to be one of the safest ships ever built in history. She collided with an iceberg, and nearly half of the passengers lost their lives due to the inadequate supply of life boats on board. 2. The Lion City is a real life Atlantis located in China. The city was purposely flooded to make way for a build hydroelectric power station in 1959. Unfortunately, the city was forgotten but remains largely intact for being underwater for fifty years. Currently, there are plans in the works for divers because they like to use the metropolis to use as a tourist site. 1. SS Thistlegorm merchant ship that was sunk during World War II in the Red Sea. She set to sell for Alexandria, Egypt when two bombs were dropped on her from above. The bombs struck the stern of the ship, and it quickly sank. The ship and holds everything from vehicles, motorcycles, ammunition and other weaponry. Now the SS Thistlegorm is used as a recreational diving site.

CRAZIEST Finds in Space

Space is a pretty crazy place and there will never come a time when we will truly be able to comprehend everything that is out there! We can speculate and make educated guesses, but even those will fail us at times. Today we take in some crazy facts and finds in space. Subscribe to Talltanic Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- 11 - And the winner is Mars… When it comes to volcanos, our ones on Earth pale in comparison to what you can find on Mars. On Mars, you’ll find the biggest volcano known to man! The volcano is called Olympus Mon, and it’s the biggest one in our solar system. This monstrosity spans 374-miles across and is 16-miles high. So, in more measurable terms, it’s as big as Arizona and triple the height of Mount Everest. The reason they can grow so big on Mars is due to weaker gravity, but how they actually formed in the first place, is still a mystery. 10 - It’s in his DNA… Hard to imagine that one’s DNA can actually change if too much time has been spent in space, but it has been known to happen. Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 12-months at the International Space Station, and when he came back, he was 2-inches taller than before he left! They then compared his DNA to his identical twin brother and found that Scott’s gene expression had changed and his gut bacteria was totally different. It was put down to the stresses of space travel making changes in his cell’s biological pathways. 9 - Ray of light… Out there in space there is an electrical current that is so strong it has the same power as 1-trillion lightning bolts! It’s believed the lightning comes from a massive black hole that is apparently a “huge cosmic jet.” The black hole has a large magnetic field and along with gas, fires up the lightning bolts. It’s said that one lightning bolt is one and a half times the size of earth, but fortunately it’s a few thousand light years away! 8 - Venus has wind… Venus has become known for its super powerful winds, which are believed to soar 50-times faster than the planet rotates! The European Venus Express spacecraft studied the planet from 2006 – 2014 and deduced that the winds were getting stronger over time! 7 - Planet zapper… Massive explosions in space cause huge gamma ray bursts, which can destroy almost anything their path, such as planets. It is believed that such an explosion occurs in the Milky Way only every 5 million years, and they would be too far from us to cause us too severe… sunburn… Phew! 6 - You can’t always stay out of the sun… A massive solar superstorm, known as a Coronal Mass Ejection, occurred in 2012. It collided with the STEREO-A spacecraft after ripping through Earth’s orbit. According to experts our planet would have suffered substantial after-effects, such as power black-outs throughout the globe, if the event happened two weeks earlier. 5 - Speed Demon… Strange but true - there are hypervelocity stars rocketing through space at over 2 million miles per hour. Six of these speedy stars, the size of our sun or larger, have recently been discovered near the centre of the Milky Way, and are likely trying to escape the gravity of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Yes, there are actually stars pummelling through space at trillions of miles per hour. 4 - The shrinking planet… A few years ago, information from the Mercury probe which was intentionally crashed into the planet, revealed numerous fault scarps, kind of like cliffs to you and me. As these are fairly small, cosmologists are convinced that they were not created very long ago proving Mercury is still contracting over 4 billion years after the formation of the solar system. Mercury is believed to be the only other tectonically planet in the system other than Earth. 3 - Smelly space… Who would have thought space is strange smelling? Like sulphur, burning metal, overcooked steak and fumes from welding are some of the descriptions provided by astronauts. Further evidence is the fact the space suits of astronauts contain the smell even when they are back on earth. 2 - Unicorns in the sky… The Trifid Nebula looks a bit like a unicorn, doesn’t it? 1...

Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth

The world is most certainly divided on whether or not aliens have actually visited earth. It’s undeniable that there are things on earth that are very difficult to explain, and seem almost impossible to have been completed without the help of an external force of some kind. More than 40,000 Americans have insurance against alien abduction and most British, German and Americans believe in an intelligent lifeform of some sort, makes me wonder, what do you believe? Today we look at archaeological and other evidence that could lead us to believe that they have spent some time on earth at one stage or another. Subscribe to Talltanic 8 - Brick by Brick Tiwanacu and Puma Punku is a hugely important archeological site located in western Bolivia in South America. It forms part of a large temple complex that is part of Tiwanacu, and there are achievements on this site that dwarf the work of the Aztecs. Many of the blocks used in construction weigh as much as 400 tons and were moved 50 miles a time. The shape is another factors that leaves people puzzled, as there are no chisel marks on any of the stones, so how did they get their shape? The rocks were then fitted together perfectly and the end result is so strong, that they can withstand earthquakes. In the early 1900’s, Arthur Posnansky traveled to the site and said it was built as a giant clock. Rogue historians are convinced that aliens assisted in building this near flawless site. 7 - Ready for take-off Here’s another prominent figure who’s come out with a strange claim. Kazem Finjan, Iraq's Minister for Transport told journalists that the ancient Sumerian people built a fully functioning space base more than 7,000 years ago! The ancient Sumerian people are part of the oldest civilizations on earth, and that back then they were already heading off into space to make contact with extra-terrestrials. He also stated that they discovered Pluto, thousands of years before it was officially discovered in 1933. During his speech, Finjan stated that the aliens assisted the ancient Sumerian people in building the site using their state-of-the-art technology. Finjan was opening up an airport on that particular site, and he said it was a well-favored spot because weather conditions were always favorable for safe landings and take-offs. 6 - A huge circle of stones For a long time, many people believed Stonehenge could not have been built with human technology from 5 000 years ago, when the first giant rocks were put into place. The rocks, some weighing close to 50 tons, are placed in a perfect circular arrangement and are miles away from any rocks that were in easy access. For these reasons and others, it has been suggested the structure functioned as a landing pad for alien space craft. Now though, scientists believe that it may have been possible for humans of that era to achieve, and that the arrangement represents the solstices and assisted in astronomical observation. 5 - A rumble in the jungle Now to Southern Mexico, where an intriguing sarcophagus lid is proof of alien interaction with humans, according to alien theorists. The image is of Pacal the Great who ruled the Mayan people during the 7th century. It would seem he could well be on a platform in a spacecraft, with hands of controls and an oxygen tube in his month. 4 - Balls of stone Stone balls of sizes ranging from a few inches to several feet in diameter have been discovered in Costa Rica. Once again this had alien theorists in a flutter, but is believed these were made by hands centuries ago. 3 - Let’s have a ball Let’s take a trip to Ball Island, a rock formation that closely resembles a pyramid, out in the middle of the Tasman sea between Australia and New Zealand. Besides housing one of the most peculiar animals on the planet, the giant stick insect, this island has many theorists believing it was placed there by aliens. The pyramid seems too flawless to be made by nature, and it’s even thought that it might have been the home to dragons as it looks like a dragon’s claw. Mystery hunters love frequenting this island, in the hope of finding something that leads them to conclude that this was the work of aliens or home to the dragons. 2 - Stoned The massive stones at Baalbek, near Lebanon are also believed to have acted as a landing site or beacon for alien craft. Some of them weigh an estimated 750 tons, and are one mile from the quarry. Modern engineers admit it would be a huge challenge today, and yes, those are people sitting on it. Any ideas anyone? 1...

UNSETTLING Discoveries That Might Change History

You might not think so but history isn’t something that is set in stone. Subscribe to Talltanic #7 - Life On Mars Since it has been introduced, we as a society have gotten used to the idea that Mars and probably other planets once had life on them. Although this is something we’ve come to accept to be true, did you know that there is a whole new side of Mars’ history that we didn’t even know about? Although Mars doesn’t look like it now, NASA members have seen evidence on the planet’s surface that leads them to believe that there was once a massive ocean covering a large portion of the northern hemisphere. With that much water, they say that the planet could have been both warm and wet which is an even better breeding ground for life than previously thought. #6 - Akrotiri On Thera The preserved excavation site pictured here is Akrotiri on Thera, a rich ancient city that could possibly be the source of the famous Atlantis. Just like what had happened to the poor people of Pompeii, the Aegean city of Akrotiri was also coated in a thick layer of ash preserving it throughout the ages. The eruption occurred in 1620 BC and wasn’t truly discovered until the 1960s. This almost perfectly preserved city shows an abundance of wealth that include some astounding paintings depicting Bronze Age life. This discovery gave the world a whole new look and understanding of the Mediterranean sea trade as well as Minoan art. #5 - Oracle Bone Writing There has been a recent discovery that could mean the Chinese were among the first to discover the Americas. Scattered around the southern United States was a collection of 82 old stones that don’t look like they fit in with anything else from the surrounding native cultures. The messages on the rocks are messages written in Chinese oracle bone script. Oracle bone script is one of the oldest forms of Chinese writings known. When deciphering these messages, words describing a journey seems as though it was written by people exploring a new world. If this is true then that means that the Chinese landed in North America over 3,000 years ago. #4 - There Are More Mayan Cities The strange squarish platform pictured here is thought to be a huge Mayan city that was discovered by a 15-year-old named William Gadoury. This Canadian boy has a theory that Mayans chose to place their cities by following the constellations. After establishing this theory, he figured that there must be another undiscovered city in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and judging by this picture, it looks like he may be right. The place in question hasn’t been seen in person yet but there have been curious sighting from space which is prompting an expedition. #3 - There’s More To King Tut’s Tomb Being lovers of ancient Egyptian history, we love the fact that there could possibly be more to King Tut’s tomb. When re-examining the chambers of the tomb with laser scans, Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves found what appeared to be not one but two additional, untouched chambers within the tomb. One of the chambers is thought to be hidden behind the wall you see in this picture. After being asked what he believed was behind door number one, Reeves said that he believes, and hopes, that it is the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. Don’t worry, they aren’t going to just bring in a wrecking ball and smash in a wall, when they are ready to reveal what’s in the hidden tombs, they’ll most likely only drill tiny holes so they can insert cameras to look around. #2 - The Costa Rican Spheres If the sphere pictured here looks familiar it's because they have been a hot topic since they’ve been seen all around Costa Rica, sitting out in the sunshine, hanging out underwater, or like the one pictured here, almost buried completely under the dirt. It turns out that these spheres were left adorning certain towns and buildings depending on the person or people’s importance or title. The process it took to actually create these near perfect stones was such a lengthy and involved one that these stone couldn’t be given to just anyone, they had to have some sort of major social standing. #1 - Metal Books The two ancient books you see here are actually ancient texts in the form of metal books. The collection found was a total of 70 of these tiny books that measured to be about the size of a credit card. On the pages of these books are symbols, characters, and markings that are believed to possibly unlock some of the most questioned secrets of some of the first days of Christianity. The things these books say could end up changing the way we understand the Bible. Although it appears as though some of the markings refer to a Messiah, a Crucifixion, and possibly even a Resurrection, no one has been able to understand the full context of the language written.

20 Weirdest Houses Ever Built

People spend alot of time in their house, why not make them unique? Here are 20 of the worlds weirdest houses ever built! Subscribe to Talltanic 10. The Falling Water House Can you guess how old this house is? We bet you can’t. Well, this house was constructed way back in the late 1930’s by an American architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. The reason he built it was so that the cascades created by the waterfalls could be viewed. The house is in Mill Run, Pennsylvania and is highly revered. 9. The Hobbit House For anyone, that’s ever wanted to know what it’s like to live like a Hobbit this could be your chance. This Hobbit house was created by a man named Simon Dale who wanted to build a house for his family that was low impact. He finished the house in 2003 after four long months and £30,000. The house is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 8. The Streamline House This sleek and sophisticated house was created by an architect by the name of James Stockwell after he was asked to. The people who hired him wanted him to “make a design that accompanies the gorgeous seaside vistas” and it looks like Stockwell delivered on his part. The house is located in Inverloch, Australia where the scenic landscape is amazing. 7. The Dupli Casa The Dupli Casa can be found in Ludwigsburg, Germany and the house was complete in 2008. The house is said to be created on the premise of the old house that once stood in its place and was designed by the J. Mayer H. Architects that are supposed to be highly renowned. 6. The Shoebox Apartment If you’re someone that doesn’t need much room and prefer something more intimate than the shoebox apartment would be perfect for you. Hopefully, you’re Spanish is pretty good because this apartment is located in Barcelona, Spain. Christian Schallert got the inspiration to design this place from looking at yachts and the whole place is only 24 square meters. 5. The Heliodome This doesn’t look like any of the traditional homes that we’re all used to seeing but then again none of the houses on this list are. The Heliodome is not a giant top laying on its side but rather a home that is all about solar energy. See, in the summer the energy gets stored and saved and then come winter time the house uses the energy to help keep it warm. 4. The Purple House Located in Hillingdon, Middlesex, the Purple house is a grand colored palace fit for any member of royalty. On the outside, it looks just like any old regular home but on the inside, everything from the carpet to the walls is just purple purple purple. Purple was once seen as the most royal color that Kings and Queens would surround themselves with so it’s safe to say the owners thought pretty highly of themselves. 3. The Upside Down House This unconventional house can be found situated in Trassenheide, Germany where it was built by two Polish architects named Klaudiusz Gołos and Sebastian Mikiciuk. The upside down house was finished back in 2008 and was a part of “The World Upside Down” project. The inside of the house is completely furnished except that all of the furniture is upside down as well. 2. The Star Trek Voyage House Any Star Trek nerd would die happily if they could somehow end up owning the keys to this house. Designed and built by Tony Alleyne, the house comes equipped with all the doodads you’d find on a Stark Trek spaceship and it even comes with sound effects and LED lighting. The house was turned over to Alleyne’s ex-wife after the following court hearing of their divorce. 1. The Boeing 727-200 House Can you imagine living in a plane, like, how awesome would that be telling everyone your house is something that used to fly in the air? This Boeing 727-200 was converted into a home when Joanne Ussary spent a fortune having it converted into something livable. She spent a reported $30,000 in total and had a personal jacuzzi installed inside of the cockpit.

These discoveries are the kinds of stories you imagine that tales like Indiana Jones are based on, except for the fact that they all happen under the water! Wouldn’t it be amazing to attribute these finds to mermaid kingdoms, but sadly that’s not the case, they were all once bustling cities that befell terrible times that caused their underwater demise! We’re going under the surface today to figure out what happened to those once thriving places.

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7 - Baiae, Bacoli, Italy…
This was the place to be seen in the years 100 BC to 500 AD, where the super-rich would spend their days in luxurious villas. It was thought to be more fashionable than Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri, and maybe that’s because the party was always happening there – you know, hedonistic offerings, a little corruption, the odd scandal, drinking on the beach… So, what happened? Saracens invaded the city in the 8th century, by 1500 it was abandoned and water levels slowly rose engulfing what was left of the city. The remains that survive today include ornate statues, a network of roads, beautiful marble floors and exquisite mosaics.

6 - Pavlopetri, Greece…
It’s been home to the fish for around 5,000-years, this is Pavlopetri – one of the oldest submerged cities in the world. Nicolas Flemming made this discovery in 1967 and it’s believed that earthquakes were the cause of this city being submerged for all eternity. It was a cultural hub of ancient Greece and it was an archeologist’s dream to discover – buildings, streets, tombs, courtyards and surreal artefacts. This once thriving harbor town is protected by the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

5 - Kekova, Turkey…
It’s been called by many different names, Caravola, Dolichiste and Kakava, but they all refer to the same spot, and it’s this small island in Turkey where you can still see the sunken remains of Dolchiste. This ancient town was the victim of an earthquake sometime in the 2nd century, but rebuilt during the Byzantine period. Residents were subjected to Arab invasions, so it was eventually abandoned. Swimming used to be allowed in the area, but people were stealing pieces of the city left behind, and that was quickly banned. Turkey has applied to have the area protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but they are still waiting for confirmation.

4 - Atlit Yam, Israel…
Archaeologist Ehud Galili had the best day of his life back in 1984 when he discovered Atlit Yam, considered the earliest evidence of agro-pastoral-marine subsistence system on the Levantine coast. It’s old – between 8,900 and 8,300-years old - and lies submerged below 25-40-feet of water. It spans across 10-acres and discoveries have been plentiful, including houses, hearth places, a well, burial areas and the Crème de la crème, two skeletons – a woman a small child – showing the earliest case of tuberculosis that we know of!

3 - Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt…
The Greeks called it Heracleion and the ancient Egyptians called it Thonis – together they form Thonis-Heracleion. This was one of the most important port cities in the Med, and it’s been lying underwater for 1,200-years and has a load of secrets it can’t wait to share! This area used to be the official port-of-entry for Egypt, and is now roughly 4-miles from the current coastline! The water has preserved many of the artefacts very well, and divers are bringing up a vast array of treasures, from anchors, coins, pieces of shipwrecks, tablets bearing Greek and Egyptian inscriptions, sculptures and statues of more than 16-feet! The shipwrecks have puzzled researchers, as it has the highest number of shipwrecks found in one place, totaling 64. The exact cause of the city sinking is unknown, but it’ thought to have been because of an earthquake combined with unstable clay and sand foundations. The discovery can be attributed to Dr Franck Goddio who was looking for sunken French fighting vessels.

2 - Graun and Reschen, South Tyrol, Italy…
A little like Lion City we mentioned earlier, Graun and Reschen were flooded on purpose. The towns were torn down before any water touched the surface, and despite protests by civilians, the need for power … and I mean power to run households with -won. 163 houses were demolished and all that you can see now is the bell tower of Graun’s 14th-century church. Diving in the area won’t reap too many exciting finds, but what will totally make up for it is if you visit the area in winter when the lake freezes over and you can take a walk right up to the tower for the perfect photo opportunity.


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