Explaining Rare ‘Hole Punch’ Cloud With Rainbow in the Middle

Residents of Wonthaggi, near Melbourne, Australia, were taken off guard by the appearance of a hole punch cloud earlier this week. Residents of Wonthaggi, Australia (map) snapped pictures of a rare, rainbow-filled “hole punch” cloud on Monday. By the next day, the photos had gone viral with speculation about the unusual phenomenon overhead. Clouds are […]

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Rare gray wolf appears for first time in 83 years – only to be shot dead by a hunter

An animal shot dead by a coyote hunter in Iowa in February was the first gray wolf spotted in the state since at least 1925, DNA testing has confirmed. The hunter, who hasn’t been named, shot the female wolf near Fairbank in northwest Buchanan County believing it to be a similar-looking coyote. It is legal […]

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Devil’s Pool: On the Edge of the World’s Largest Waterfall

Devil’s Pool: On the Edge of the World’s Largest Waterfall Resorts around the world boast of unique swimming pools but many believe the ultimate (and most dangerous?) infinity pool is located high on the edge of one of the world’s most majestic natural wonders–Victoria Falls at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. With a width […]

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Extreme Rope Swing: Daredevil Celebrates Successful Slackline Crossing With Incredible Rope Swing

A CANADIAN slackliner celebrates a successful crossing without safety equipment – by going for a SWING. Vancouver-based Spencer Seabrooke tried a few practice runs over the North Gully of Stawamus Chief Mountain in Squamish, British Columbia. The 25-year-old then removed his safety harness in order to attempt a “free solo” crossing over 200m drop

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Utah man, 22, killed while attempting to rope swing off arch made famous in viral YouTube videos

Kyle Stocking and five friends planned to spend a few hours on Sunday swinging from Corona Arch in Moab, dubbed ‘the world’s largest rope swing’ in a viral YouTube video. But the group miscalculated the length of the rope, and Stocking hit the ground when he leapt off the massive structure. A young Utah daredevil […]

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This Man Dives Into The Largest Waves On Earth, The Results Are Spectacular.

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many […]

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Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs

Not just pretty: chemical compounds in Beautyberry leaves are natural insect repellents. PHOTO: DEREK RAMSEY Warm weather brings out the big three of biting bugs: mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, deer ticks that carry Lyme disease and, in warm climates, fire ants that can quickly take over your yard. Instead of using toxic DEET […]

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