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Stop Worrying About The Potholes In The Road



Surf House, reality tv: Girls, Guys, Dating Drama & Competitive Surfing


Mitch Crews, Michael Dunphy, Alisha Gonsalves and Bree Kleintop, four pro surfers living together on the North Shore of Oahu, reflect on their stay and their appreciation of the Aloha spirit of Hawaii they’ve experienced together.


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Pre-Halloween Spookiness: Any Animal That Touches This Lethal Lake Turns to Stone

Crash Course


There’s a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret—it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.


Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, petrified creatures pepper the area around the lake due to its constant pH of 9 to 10.5—an extremely basic alkalinity that preserves these creatures for eternity. According to Brandt:

I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high…

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