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Conjoined Whales Found in Mexico

First documented case of conjoined grays

Scientists working in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre made a startling discovery on Sunday: a pair of conjoined gray whales floating in the surf.

Researchers believe that the conjoined twins probably did not survive birth and were likely miscarried by their mother. The whales are noticeably underdeveloped, measuring only seven feet as opposed to 12 to 16 feet, which is the normal size for newborn gray whales. Although the mother has yet to be located, the twins have been collected for further study.

There have been documented cases of conjoined twins in other species such as minke whales, but this may be the first such documented case among gray whales.

See footage of the twins here:

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Fyodorov completed a solo, out-and-back run from Oymyakon, the coldest settlement on the planet. Nicknamed "Pole of Cold," a weather station in the remote Russian town recorded the temperature being minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit in February 1933, which is considered the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.

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"I had [sic] about other marathons around the globe, naming themselves 'the coldest', like the most recent North Pole marathon with runners going at -28C," Fyodorov told Siberian Times. "I thought surely this cannot be right. Our Oymyakon is the coldest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere. Why don't we arrange a marathon here?"

After completing the race in 5:08, the man sipped some champagne and ran indoors.

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