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“Swimming is supposed to give you a healthy glow, but these swimmers weren’t quite sure what was going on when they took a late-night dip and turned a fluorescent shade of blue. ‘It was like we were playing with radioactive paint,’ said photographer Phil Hart who snapped the bizarre sight as his friends emerged from a lake in the dark of night. The light is created by a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occuring micro-organism in the water is disturbed. Phil, 34, put his camera on a very slow shutter speed and threw sand and stones into the water to cause the reaction and capture as much of the blue haze as possible. These images are particularly stunning because the concentration of the micro-organism ‘Noctiluca Scintillans’ was abnormally high when he took the photos at Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia. Phil said: ‘To be there watching this bioluminescence is spellbinding and to see it like this is very rare. ‘I am a program director with an organisation that has been running canoeing camps on the Gippsland Lakes for 50 years. Nobody can remember the bioluminescence ever being as bright as this.” w/ photos
“Digiorno recently announced their ridiculous Pizza+Cookies combination for the frozen aisle. This led us to research the strangest, most wtf frozen food ideas thought up by food companies in the last few years.” w/ photos
“Watch the fascinating life of the Lung Fish and other endurance animals as they survive in almost impossibly arid conditions for extraordinary lengths of time.” — BBC Worldwide
“For the true believers among you I present the Jesus Christ multiracial salt and pepper shakers. These are glazed ceramic pieces measuring 3 1/2 inches high with rubber stoppers ready to divine your meals with spiritual health, wealth, and wisdom.” w/ photos
“A Long Island mail carrier is accused of pinching thousands of discount coupons intended for residents’ mailboxes. Police accuse 38-year-old Thomas Tang of Baldwin of stealing more than 7,000 J.C. Penney discount coupons he was supposed to deliver to the department store’s customers. Police say Tang then sold the coupons on eBay. The alleged theft occurred between October 2009 and January of this year. Tang was charged with grand larceny. He is to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead.” w/ photo