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The moment a kayaker plunged down a 128-foot Big Banana Falls

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Weird | Comments Off on The moment a kayaker plunged down a 128-foot Big Banana Falls

This is the jaw-dropping moment a lone kayaker decided to really take the plunge plummeting down a 128-foot waterfall. Kayak legend Rafa Ortiz was caught on camera tackling the enormous Big Banana Falls, in Mexico, by extreme sports photographer Lucas Gilman.
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Hundreds of fish take over abandoned shopping mall after it’s flooded

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Weird | Comments Off on Hundreds of fish take over abandoned shopping mall after it’s flooded

A mall in Thailand that used to be awash with shoppers is now teeming with fish after the abandoned building was flooded. The New World Mall, in Bangkok, was closed in 1997 after it was found to have breached building regulations, before a fire in 1999 left it without a roof.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-Rainwater slowly filled the building with water, causing a major mosquito problem. In an effort to rid themselves of the pests, the locals introduced freshwater talapia fish to eat the insects.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-1The fish thrived, quickly multiplied, and now fill the lower floors of the mall, swimming around rusty escalators and across the 5,000sqft floor. Shops around the mall sell fish food to tourists who visit, but throwing anything else into the subterranean lake is banned in order to protect the aquatic inhabitants.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-2New World Mall, found on Bang Lam Pu Junction in Bangkok’s old town, was built in the 1980s. The company that built the mall was found to be in breach of building regulations as the 11-storey mall was seven floors taller than the approved construction blueprint.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-3The mall was forced to close in 1997 and was set ablaze in 1999, leading to its partial demolition.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-4The fifth to eleventh floors were later dismantled so the empty shopping centre was in line with the original  construction plans.

abandoned-shopping-mall-bangkok-5Mr Rockwell, a chef, said: “Some people think it was set ablaze because it was too tall. Lots of people in old town Bangkok think it is insulting to build something taller than The Grand Palace. ‘So when the mall was built people got really angry.’

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The Homestead Crater in Utah

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Weird | Comments Off on The Homestead Crater in Utah

The Homestead Caldera, known locally as “The Crater” is a natural hot spring surrounded by a rock dome. It is located in Midway, Utah. It is a commercial location open year round to scuba divers and swimmers. Originally, it was accessed from a large natural opening at the top of the dome, but has since had a tunnel blasted through horizontally for easy access. The Crater began forming 10,000 years ago, and is made of minerals deposited by the rising, heated spring water.

homestead-crater-“The Crater” is estimated to be around 10,000 years old and is one of many geothermal hot pots in the Midway, Utah region. These geological features have attracted miners and workers passing through the area as a place of respite to get a little rest and relaxation.

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Natural Flaming Stones – Chimaera, Turkey

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Weird | Comments Off on Natural Flaming Stones – Chimaera, Turkey

Yanarta (flaming rock) is the Turkish name of a geographical feature near the Olympos valley and national park in Antalya Province in southwestern Turkey. The location is 80 km southwest of Antalya. It is the site of dozens of small fires which burn constantly from vents in the rocks on the side of the mountain.

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SS Ayrfield – Floating Forest

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Weird | Comments Off on SS Ayrfield – Floating Forest

Homebush Bay in Sydney is a must visit for all those who crazy ones who love those spooky structures. There are 4 main shipwrecks to be spotted in Homebush Bay. One such ship was the SS Ayrfield, a 1,140-tonne behemoth built in 1911 as a steam collier that was later used during WWII as a transport ship. In 1972 it was brought to Homebush Bay to be dismantled, but fate would decide differently.
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Dead Sea Sinkholes

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Weird | Comments Off on Dead Sea Sinkholes

In the past few decades sinkholes have permeated the area around the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is drying up at an incredible rate leaving huge chasms of empty space in its wake.The eruption of these large cavities has undeniably become a serious issue of human and environmental safety which is also tied to the fight to stop the Dead Sea’s shrinkage.

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