A young Hawaiian Monk Seal got an eel stuck up its nose. Researchers removed it and the seal is ok. Though they don't know what exactly happened, they think the eel could have darted into the seal's nose out of self-defense. [Read more theories here]
Very old boots
Archaeologists discovered a 500-year-old skeleton wearing thigh-high leather boots. The skeleton was found facedown, so it's possible the man died accidentally. [Read more about these old boots]
Scientists discovered what may be Canada's largest cave. This unexplored pit is fitted with a waterfall that likely flows into a river nearly 7,000 miles away. [Read more about Sarlacc's Pit
This common snapping turtle was photographed carrying a piece of the Earth on its back. She had just emerged from underground near a dried-up lake and was making her way to her winter mud hole home. [Read more about her journey]
In a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb in Sweden, researchers discovered the oldest known strain og the microbe responsible for the plague. The findings suggest that the microbe could have devasted European settlements at the end of the Stone Age. [Read more about this ancient plague]
The hot-and-cold gases that swirl around supermassive black holes aren't really like "donuts" but rather like "fountains," researchers say. [Read more about these swirling gases]
Flea market pot
Putting down $5 (4 pounds) at a flea market, a man unknowingly bought a 4,000-year-old piece of pottery. He used it as a toothbrush holder until he found out about its ancient roots. [Read more about this ancient pot]
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Original article on Live Science.