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W'eel Turtle is the biggest tortoise sculpture in the world

It’s called W’eel Turtle and was built by George Gottbrecht from North Dakota. It’s built from over 2000 discarded automobile wheel rims. It stands Eighteen Feet High (or 6 and a half meters) and about 40 feet ( or 12 meters) long.

Convinced that one day he”ll find a proper use for them, George Gottbrecht saved around 2,000 car wheel rims, over 16 years. In 1982 he had a vision of how to turn his impressive collection into an artwork that the whole town would admire. He decided to build a giant turtle statue, in honor of the famous Turtle Mountains state park.

The sculpture put this small North Dakota town on the map

Some people have mistaken it for a cricket so Mr. Gottbrecht installed a motor to make the turtle head bob up and down. Unfortunately, kids started trying to climb up and ride the bobbing head so the motor was permanently halted.

Some people conquer moutains - others big tortoises

The best time to visit the W’eel Turtle, in Dunseith, is during the winter holidays, when its head is covered with a giant, red Santa Claus hat.

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Giant Crocodile Killed For Eating Cows in Zimabawe

If you are like me you’ve probably seen some pictures of big crocodiles before… but this one really stood out. This was sent to me by Billschannel viewer Gluck Pech from Germany! Gluck says this picture was shot in Africa and what he wants to know is… is it real or is it fake? and if this is the biggest crocodile in the world.

I did some looking around, and the picture can be found all over the internet And many of them claim it is the biggest crocodile in the world. but what’s the real story here? Check out my video to get the truth about this picture.

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Viet Nam recently had 93 million frustrated internet users after a shark bit into an undersea fiber optic cable. The resulting network blackouts or slow-downs caused frustration among home users and businesses alike. One group that did not seem to upset were the millions of students who had the best excuse ever for why they didn’t finish their report papers.

School kids get homework vacation thanks to Shark Biting giant Internet Cable

A spokesman for Google Figer, which has over 100,000 miles of fiber optic cable cross the pacific ocean, recently told a newspaper that Google was going to reinforce their cable so sharks can’t bite through it.

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Piranhas are not loved by anglers as they are often stealing bait, wrecking good leads, and keeping other species from coming out to eat. But if you really want to catch one, as many Brazilians do, there is a really way to do it! Watch how this woman uses Animal intestines to grab her prey. Just make sure you have good balance and don’t fall in the water!

Speaking of fishing for Piranha, here is a video I made with Amazon Angler Steve Townson chasing down the Amazon’s biggest piranha – The Black Piranha

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Elephant swimming in Ocean Encounters Shark

Billschannel viewer Judy Labrona sent these pictures to me on my Facebook page ( Judy says she took the pictures herself while she was on vacation in Sri lanka.

Judy writes “ I went snorkeling and came across a guy taking his elephant for a swim. I started taking some pictures and then – out of the blue – this shark showed up!”

“The good thing was the shark was so fascinated with the elephant I don’t think he even noticed me.”

As it turns out, the shark eventually swam off and the elephant headed back to shore. There wasn’t a scratch on either creature. (It must have been love at first sight).

Elephant and Shark come face to face during the endounter


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Supposed Giant Crab spotted on Google Maps.

This giant crab is said to be on google maps. It’s from Kent Harbour in the U.K. But is it real or is it fake? Well, if you go to Google maps and there is no Kent Harbour, other than one in Indiana, USA, that might be your first indication that something is wrong.

Close up view of the "giant crab" supposedly captured by Google Maps

But then when you find the same picture on Bing Maps without the crab, there is a certain word that comes to mind – Photoshop.

This is the image used to create the hoax

The story originated on a small website called Weird Whitstable website.

In reality, the largest crab in the world comes from Japan and is known as the spider crab. The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. Here is a video about the biggest crabs in the world.

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Wow, talk about constipation, what is that?

People are notorious for loving their pets, but this has to be a new record. A nameless man from England noticed his beloved goldfish could not poop, and did what he had to do to get it some relief. Now, exactly how this man knew his fish was not pooping has not been revealed, but what it does reveal is that he must have been seriously obsessed with the little gold Nemo!

Little Goldfish, now regular again and happy!

He took it to a veterinarian clinic in England, a practice specializing in exotic animals as well as the more usual pets. They discovered that there were a couple of blockages that needed to be removed surgically. The delicate surgery would cost about £300 or about $450. Without the surgery the waste would turn toxic and eventually kill the fish.

The actual surgery was fairly simple, and lasted about 50 minutes. Thankfully, the fish responded very well, and is recovering comfortably. But seriously, this man could have certainly used a little home remedy before spending all that money, don’t you think? A little X-lax in the fish food would have saved him lots of money – but then this really isn’t a story about economics. It’s a story about love and we all know what the world needs now!

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At least 23 people have been attacked by a species of piranha known locally as the palometa while swimming in a river in northeastern Argentina.

To prevent more injuries, authorities in the town of Garupa have closed the municipal beach.

Ten palometa attacks were reported in Garupa during the first few days of December.

Victims include a 20-year-old woman who suffered a deep bite on her right foot.

Last year, there were reports of more than 70 people injured by palometas.

Bathers in other parts of Argentina have to watch out for sting-rays, while scorpions also become a hazard as temperatures rise.

Here’s a video I shot in Brazil about the biggest Piranha in the Amazon. Check it out. I’m sure you will like it.

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Investigators have been looking for the person who killed a dolphin with an arrow in Alabama. That investigation ended today when a Juvenile from the area confessed to using a bow and arrow to kill the dolphgin.

Close up of dead dolphin shows where the arrow struck the dolphin

Officials received information about a dolphin found floating in Cotton Bayou weeks ago. The animal, which had a shooting arrow lodged in its back near its dorsal fin, was lifeless. Apparently, it had been dead for nearly a week.

A necropsy was conducted on the dolphin, and its manner of death was determined to be infection from a hunter’s arrow. A medical examiner said it likely suffered for five days before succumbing from the wound.

According to federal law, it is illegal to harass, kill, harm, or feed any wild dolphin. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 says any violation is subject to federal prosecution and punishable with fines up to $100,000, along with a one-year sentence in jail per violation.

This new incident comes only a few months after two Alabama teens were heavily fined for jumping on a Manatee with calf while vacationing in Florida. Man’s what’s with all these kids from Alabama? Check out this video showing their crime.

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Monster Crocodile Found in Panama Canal?

This crocodile picture was sent to me from billschannel Youtube viewer Caroline in Poland. It’s from a Polish site called The title above the picture translates to “Monster Found in Panama Canal.”

Other than the title, there is no other information so there is no way to confirm the authenticity of the picture. All I can find are a couple of Youtube Channels claiming the picture shows the biggest crocodile ever found.

Now from the looks of it, this really is Panama but there is no way to pinpoint exactly where. But one thing is for sure – this is a case of “forced perspective.” The crocodile is a lot closer to us than the people are. If you want to see what I am talking about, watch the video below. Or you can keep reading.

The giveaway is this soldier – he is too low in relation to the crocodile… and the reason for it is simple. The crocodile is laying on the back of a flat be truck of some kind. But because the truck bed and road behind it are the same color, it looks like the crocodile is on the road in front of the spectators.

It’s size is hard to figure out. The biggest crocodile in world was Lolong, a saltwater crocodile found in the Philippines. Lolong was measured at 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m), and weighed 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg).

I don’t know how big the one in the picture is, but I highly doubt it is that big!

On a hunch, I searched the internet in Spanish and came up with this news report from Panama.

The story loosely translates to this: The Crocodile was found in the Four Altos sector of Colon Provence in Panama. The picture shows the crocodile being moved by Panama National Environmental Authority (ANAM) to Lake Gatun. The story says the crocodile is approximately 3 meters long. That’s about 9 feet which is only half the length of Lolong. So, so much the claim that it is the biggest crocodile in the world.

Here’s another angle of the same picture above. Below is another video I made about Crocodiles in the Philippines. Palawan People we miss you!

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