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ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the week- August 22

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:53 PM - Another week has buzzed by and now it's time to dive deep and bring your attention to the most popular (and bizarre) stories that made headlines this week.

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5. Goliath grouper devours shark

Sharks may no longer be the only thing to fear in the ocean.

"There's always a bigger fish!"

That's how some people are reacting to this incredible video of a Goliath grouper devouring a four foot shark...in ONE bite.

If you haven't seen the video yet, you MUST check it out here.

4. UFO spotted in B.C. forest fire news report

A July 17 news report on the B.C. fires has gone viral, thanks to a UFO that makes an appearance at the 37-second mark.

At this point in the video clip a spherical object can be seen moving across the sky, vanishing seconds later.

The object has yet to be explained, but there are plenty of theories floating around the internet.

Don't believe it? Judge for yourself here.

3. The Bobbit Worm is a thing straight out of our darkest nightmares

We share this planet with some truly nightmarish creatures.

One example is the Eunice aphroditois, or the Bobbit Worm - an ocean-dwelling worm that burrows itself into the sea floor and lies in wait for prey to wander close enough. Then, it snaps forward, extending a set of pincer-like jaws to chomp down onto the hapless victim, which is then dragged down into the worm's hold to be devoured.

Brave enough to look? Check out the full story.

2. Pattern change: Looking to the end of August

So far, August has featured above seasonal temperatures for most of western Canada and parts of Atlantic Canada. Below seasonal temperatures have been found over parts of central Canada, especially across Ontario.

EXTENDED ACTIVE WEATHER COVERAGE: Tune in to The Weather Network for live updates on the summer storms in your area. Our team of reporters and meteorologists in the field provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date coverage.

So where do we go from here for the final third August?

"A significant pattern change is occurring which will bring the coldest weather in the country to places that have been warm so far this month," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Read more about this pattern change.

1. Spooky cities: Five weird abandoned towns

There are more people living in towns and cities today than there ever were. In many societies, they're the beating heart of the local culture.

It's hard to look at urban neighbourhoods and imagine them crumbling and completely devoid of people, but over the centuries, people have abandoned their communities for various reasons. For some, all that remains is ruins, but for others, even abandonment didn't mean the end of their story.

Here are five such ex-communities around the globe.

Image: Wikimedia Commons / Flickr / Kntrty

Image: Wikimedia Commons / Flickr / Kntrty

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