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You Thought That Sting You Got At the Beach Was Bad? Try One Of These On For Size

You've probably seen at least a few of the pictures of exotic locales with some of the craziest, and sometimes dangerous jellyfish in the world. But this monstrous specimen was found in the English Channel of all places, off of the coast of Cornwall. Better still, the jellyfish appeared out of the murk on the last day of Wild Ocean Week, which was a day to promote local fish species and understanding of the species living all around them, as well as to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society.


Monster Jellyfish - Huge human-sized jellyfish found off the Cornwall UK coast
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A late addition to the Bizarro Olympics: Target Diving (into what appears to be dangerously shallow water).

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Shark Week continues with this unsettling video captured by diver Jim Abernethy. Abernethy was filming blue a marlin when a ten-foot Mako shark darted into the frame. Naturally, Abernethy launched into an expletive-laden freakout (who wouldn't?) at the sight of the 600-pound beast. Fortunately he survived to tell the tale.

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diving Jordan Pisey Windle LGBT olympic hopeful - 6286614528
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Diving phenom Jordan Pisey Windle, at just 13, is the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic diving trials, which will be held in Seattle later this month.

But Jordan's also a young standout in the LGBT community. Adopted from Cambodia as a baby and raised by two gay dads, he recently released his own "It Gets Better" spot, and he will serve as the grand marshal for Central Indian's upcoming Pride Parade.

Despite his increasing notoriety, Jordan isn't too preoccupied with his upbringing: "I've never actually thought about it," he says.

And the youngster's sights are set on Rio de Janeiro if he doesn't make London.

"This is a good setup for 2016," says mentor Greg Louganis, a four-time Olympic gold medalist. "This is a time to learn. It's a learning process and a journey."

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