Elephant seal stops traffic in Brazil after beach breakout

A bored elephant seal stopped traffic in Brazil after deciding to take a stroll through the centre of a busy shopping district.
Tired of the monotony of daily life in the Atlantic Ocean, the gigantic mammal decided on a leisurely walk, or waddle, through the streets of popular beach resort Balneario Camboriu.
The adventurous animal, believed to weigh over half a tonne, stopped traffic for more than an hour as it made its way across a busy road.
Why did the elephant seal cross the road? To annoy motorists, of course (Picture: Brightcove)

Spoof advert for MinusIQ pill that lowers intelligence proves to be hit on YouTube

Neurologist Cornelius Grouppe talked about the benefits of MinusIQ (Picture: YouTube)
If you’ve ever considered yourself to be too smart then you need not worry anymore after a new spoof advert about a pill that lowers your IQ was released on YouTube.
The MinusIQ video claims the pill will considerably lower your intelligence by between ten and 50 points.
‘Why should I consider lowering it, you might ask? Because life is easier and the world is a much happier place when you’re dumb,’ says an actor playing neurologist ‘Cornelius Grouppe’.

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BBC film 'disturbed polar bears'

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Blood-test device 'goes under skin'

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Marmite returns to New Zealand shops

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Elephant Seal Stops Traffic In Brazil City

Stunned onlookers get a close-up of one of nature's most impressive beasts as it waddles out of the ocean and causes gridlock.

Chinese bowl found at garage sale fetches over $2.2 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl that was bought for a few dollars at a garage sale in New York state sold for more than $2.2 million at auction on Tuesday.

LOOK: Can You Guess What This Is Made From?

We thought we had seen just about every way to repurpose a sponge, but we were so wrong.

Artist Jeffrey Allen Price upcycles the common household item by creating works of arts out of them. What could he possibly make using these dingy scrubbers? Well, maps for starters.


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