A man out on his boat with his buddies received a stunning view-of-a-lifetime when something unexpected happened on the water.
Brad Rich and some of his friends were sailing off the coast of Seward in Alaska.
Their mission: to film seagulls native to the area.
Nature rewarded Brad with something even more awesome, however, and he got to witness, as well as capture, a once-in-a-lifetime event not many people get to witness.
While Brad was filming, he and his pals noticed a pod of whales in a distance. Thinking he could catch a clip of them feeding, they sailed closer and got a huge surprise.
Not to mention a lot of decent footage.
The whole pod of whales began swimming right next to their boat!
Now this wasn’t an ordinary pod of whales. These were humpbacks, a species of baleen whales that grow from between 39 to 52 feet in length.
Humpback whales are popular with whale watchers because they often warble a complex song that can last for as long as 10 to 20 minutes. Scientists have yet to discover the purpose of their singing, although it may have something to do with their mating seasons.
Surprisingly, this pod of humpback whales was feeding past the usual summer months of between May to September when they often breach the surface of the water.
Brad and his friends were understandably excited to see them.
They were even more thrilled when the whole pod began swimming alongside their boat.
Brad filmed the whole thing, and even expressed his joy with a lot of colorful language.
Brad was so awed, he even announced he would need to change his underwear.
Not many people actually get to see such a wondrous sight up close. Brad Rich and his friends are lucky, indeed!
Italian Priest Blames Earthquakes on Gay Unions as “Divine Punishment”
According to Fr Giovanni Cavalcoli, the recent quakes that rocked Italy were “divine punishment” for gay civil union.
An Italian priest has earned the anger not only of the gay community but the Vatican itself. This is after the priest declared that the recent earthquakes that rocked the country and claimed hundreds of lives were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions.
Fr Giovanni Cavalcoli, an Italian priest, said that the recent earthquakes in the country were "divine punishment" for gay civil unions.
Fr Giovanni Cavalcoli, the priest, made the claim when central Italy was hit by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake – the worst one experienced by the country for the past 36 years. He said the controversial comment via Radio Maria pointing out that the quakes were “divine punishment” for “the offence to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular through civil unions”.
Italy has recently legalized gay civil unions....
7 Shocking Conspiracy Theories that Turned Out to Be True
You never know when your nutty conspiracy theorist friend might be on to something!
Conspiracy theories are pretty fun to learn about. They have the perfect mix of fact and fiction. And when the facts are well-researched, the fiction part can start to be believable. But the best part about conspiracy theories is that most of the time they seem like absolute bull...
Until they turn out to be true.
1. Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
The US ran an experiment from 1932 - 1972 wherein 400 African American men were given syphilis without them knowing. They were told that they had "bad blood" instead of being informed or treated for the illness. The study aimed to see if syphilis affects black men differently. By the time the experiment ended, only 74 of the original 400 participants were alive....
Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines After Incidents Of Explosions
What’s up with Samsung and their exploding products lately?
Samsung has been the butt of jokes in social media because of the fiasco with the exploding Galaxy Note 7. We've seen all the funny memes online.
Recently, however, the company is once again facing another disaster which has led to the recall of a massive 2.8 million units of top-loading washing machines. The problem? They were, uhm, exploding.
In a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) aired on Good Morning America, we learn that 730 Samsung washer units exploded and resulted to injuries of nine individuals. Eventually, the company decided to recall the units.