Life can be wild and unpredictable at times, but it isn't always in a bad or negative way.  Sometimes the surprises we encounter in our daily lives are pleasant ones.  

The truth of the matter is that the world we live in is so big and spread out, that even in this day and age there are still things to be discovered, places to be explored, and new types of life just waiting to be found.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this round-up of cool and fascinating things you may not have known or seen before.

There’s enough gold inside of the Earth to coat the entire planet.

Scientists have discovered that the Greenland Shark can live for up to 500 years. This means there is a shark swimming today that was potentially alive when pilgrims settled in Jamestown.

After needing 13 liters of blood for surgery at the age of 13, James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen that cured Rhesus disease. He made over 1000 donations in his lifetime & saved over 2.4 million babies from the condition

Elaeomyxa Cerifera: the fungus that seems to contain an entire galaxy.

A Bristlecone Pine Tree that is more than 4,000 years old.

A 5655 carat emerald worth over $2,549,954 in the current market.

What is a meteor made of, based on its color.

Top-down view from inside "The Summit" in New York.

Bioluminescent dinoflagellates, when disturbed by waves, a passing boat or even a sea creature, make the water look bright blue.