Video: Red Sprites & Blue Jets

For the longest time, scientists didn’t believe the pilots who reported strange lights above the clouds during thunderstorms. In fact, some anecdotal reports of these lights dated back to the 1700s, but no one had ever been able to produce solid evidence.

Weird Animals: Dumbo Octopus

Meet the Dumbo octopus, member of the genus Grimpoteuthis. These strange creatures live deep in the ocean. Most are found 3,000 to 4,000 meters below, often hovering just above the sea floor. And their fins – well, they look like the ears of Walt Disney’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant, hence their name.