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Travel: Diving The Underwater Thermal Tunnels Of Budapest (Video)

Hmmm… This might be a place I could go and check in for the Jayforce.com Travel Squad. I’d roll with the family. My bro BoneBreaker Jones is a SCUBA enthusiast, and this cave diving stuff would stoke him, to say the least!

As one of Europe’s most famous cities, Budapest has become a tourist hotspot known for its history, its architecture and its love of water. While most people soak above the surface in the city’s famed geothermal baths, below the metropolis lies a secret subterranean world ripe for exploration. The Hungarian capital is home to over 80 geothermal springs. As this naturally heated water flowed deep below the Earth’s surface, it carved out hundreds of caves, making Budapest home to the largest collection of thermal caves in the world. Though divers have charted more than four miles of tunnels since the 1950s, much remains to be explored.
– Great Big Story

Full disclosure: If we go, I’m staying topside in those thermally-warmed pools. Maybe hunt for some Hungarian Honeys. Nice!

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David Bamberger Shows How He Brought Life Back To The Barren Texas Hill Country (Video)

Kind of cool. You know, in our posting about colonizing Mars we probably should be talking more about making the unlivable land inhabitable. Kind of like David is doing here. A bit easier to do on Earth, what with the breathable air, centuries of civilized existence, and access to society making inputs on the same planet. Still, David boldly went on his mission to make a natural paradise of the rough Texas Hill Country.

Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger’s model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation.
– National Geographic

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Hunting For Animals, With A Camera, In One Spot In The Woods (Video)

Talk about biodiversity! Plus, there is something soothing about nature; at least watching it. Would not want to come across any of these animals just being out in the woods. On video is fine. Relaxing.

A camera set up in National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, Italy, filmed a tree for 365 days. A myriad of animals visited the spot including bears, deer, wild boar, wolves, and badgers.
– National Geographic

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Science: A 300-Year-Old River In Canada Vanished In Just 4 days (Video)

Wow. A river dried up about as fast as a big puddle after a heavy rain! Because a glacier retreated too fast. Because climate change (e.g. global warming) some scientists believe.

One of Canada’s rivers has vanished. The Slims River has been flowing through Canada for 300 years, but in 2016 something happened that caused it to vanish in the blink of an eye. In just four days, the river dipped in height so much that it could not recover. Today, the only evidence of the Slims River is its empty, thirsty channel. Scientists attribute the river’s disappearance to our warming climate and predict that future rivers may suffer the same fate.
– Tech Insider

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Five Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed (Video)

Myth #5 though… My answer is always: HA! Don’t be down there with sharks in the first f**king place. #SharkPunch #SharkLunch

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? These are common misconceptions when it comes to surviving in the wilderness.
– Tech Insider

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Geostorm (Official Teaser)

A couple of things… Star Trek: The Next Generation included planetary control tech in several episodes (read: we control weather in the future), and megabucks Bill Gates, aka The Nerd King, filed a patent for weather control tech way back in 2009 (read: the future is now). So, the geeks are already into this game deep. Now, all Hollywood has gotta do is not f*ck up a story we’ve been so ready for for so long.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong — the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.
– Warner Bros. Pictures

In the movie “Geostorm,” Gerard Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max (played by Jim Sturgess), is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction. Lots of world-getting-f*cked-the-f*ck-up action in the trailer. Good start for the promo run.

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How To Make A Survival Whistle From A Soup Can (Video)

The video shows a kid front-and-center for this survival scenario, but maybe let’s not say this is for kids. If they gotta they gotta, but with the sharp edges, handling makeshift poking tools and such, it is just not safe for kids.

An empty soup can gets hacked into an emergency survival whistle using a nail and a rock. Be careful with the edges of the can and lid, they can be very sharp.

This could actually save your life, or let you make life miserable for someone who has to listen to you practice ‘survival whistling’ (hahaaa).

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This Ice Cave Never Thaws (Video)

Stalagmites – those are the ones that come up from the ground – of ice. A cave full of them and ice stalactites (from the ceiling) that never melt. Looks so serene. Beautiful.

Hidden in the mountains of China’s Shanxi Province, the Ningwu ice caves stay frozen all year. These caves, dating back more than three million years, boast icefalls and walls stretching hundreds of feet below the surface. Come explore this spectacular frozen sanctuary.

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The Very Best of the Lasts (Video)

This is fascinating watching. You probably did not know that these crafts, craftspeople, exotic animals and occupations existed. And before long, they won’t anymore. All the more reason to press play and stay for the whole docu-short.

From mermaids to barbers, kings to rhinos — these are some of the very best of the last of their kind.
– Great Big Story

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College Football Field Transforms Into Tuition-Paying Farm (Video)

Now, I’ll holler at any TV screen showing a college football field being put to good use. Before now, I thought that that was filling the field with high-powered, pounding offense and aggressive defense, with all the scores and collisions that come along with those. Gotta admit though. This…pretty good idea. Greens will grow, just like grass did. If you’re not pushing a sled down that field, dig it up and push a plow up it. Sow and harvest. Address the nearby food dessert (where residents have very limited access to fresh produce) AND fund higher education to boot.

Awesome. Simply awesome.

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Jaw-Dropping Dwellings (Video)

No need to ask, “Do people REALLY live like that?” Even though the stories around the homes featured are so not-the-norm, you see above that they actually do!

In this reel, we explore just what “there’s no place like home” really means. Especially when that home is, say, an old airplane…
– Great Big Story

By the time the video is done, you’ll probably think to yourself: “You know what, why not?” I did. Amazing stories!

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Marshawn Lynch On ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ (Trailer)

Tell you what… Marshawn Lynch might be done with pro football, but we are not done watching him go ‘Beast Mode.’ This is a definitely different field of play. But on an outdoor adventure with Bear Grylls, there is not much time for ‘play’ anyway. Watch the trailer for Lynch’s episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

Plucked from a medieval tower along the Corsica coastline, Bear and Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch are dropped deep in a rugged mountain range where they navigate cliffs, dark chasms, and come face-to-face with the secretive French Foreign Legion. Spying a wild hog, the pair pursues the beast, but securing it for dinner will require Marshawn to dig deeper than he ever did on the gridiron. Along the way, Marshawn details his upbringing in Oakland, his “beast” mentality on the field, and his unexpected retirement.

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Huacachina: A Real-Life Desert Lagoon (Video)

Ay yooooo! Jayforce, I got your next passport stamp opp right here. A desert trip is one thing, but to go to a genuine Omar Sharif oasis joint. What?!!

Amid the rolling sand dunes of this Peruvian desert, an oasis springs from nowhere, adding life to the landscape. Legend has it that the lagoon was created when a princess fled her would-be captor and left the water she had been bathing in, which became the lagoon. Today, this naturally occurring oasis has a surrounding village, Huacachina, with a population of about 100 residents.
– Great Big Story

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The Most Dangerous Beaches In The World (Video)

We got you on travel. Globetrotting experience out the wazoo. But this beach hazard report…wow! Must know info, esp. for beach bums and big wave chasers. Peep.

Beaches promise sun, surf and sand; everything you need for a paradise vacation or getaway. But all that beauty can be deceiving. Beneath its emerald waves, there can be all kinds of dangers. And it’s not just the water that you may have to worry about. Here are some of the most dangerous beaches found around the world.

Vacations on the beach are one of the most popular choices for winter getaways. Imagining the sun reflecting off the waves and glittering sand beneath your toes. But it’s not always as serene as it appears. Whether it’s dangerous rip tides, shark attacks or massive overcrowding, some beach dreams can soon turn to nightmares. Nestled in some of the most incredible locations around the world, these beaches hide a deadly secret. Before booking your summertime getaway, it may not hurt to do a little research into your destination.
– TheRichest

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It’s LIT: How To Start A Fire With Sticks (Video)

Man WHAT? Countless survivalist shows all over TV will demo making fire with sticks, each sure to tell you how hard it is. But for this dude Kap… child’s play. Watch and learn, rookies. Then see how he flips the skills and breaks it down for the ladies. Putting that primal game down to ’em… like… if your man doesn’t smell like that real smoke, he is not ‘cooking’ for you. That smoke is older AND spicier than Old Spice, too. Hahaa!

But the real question: Who weaved up that grass headband?? Don’t act like you wouldn’t rock that on some tropical ‘ish!

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Standing Bears Entertain Tourists on Bus (Video)

Would you look at that. Baaaahahaaaaa! Hey there, Boo-Boo. Maybe if we walk alongside the people rolling by they’ll open up their picnic baskets and feed us.

All kidding (and very dated Yogi Bear references) aside, these are bad bears. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good… incredible. Watch these quadrupeds go bipedal; welcoming the attention (maybe) and food (definitely!) from the group of astonished passersby.

A group of tourists are entertained by bears walking on hind legs in exchange for snacks.

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Monitor Lizards Face Off And Fight (Video)

This Reptilian Wrestling League smackdown clip has been making its way around web world. (Like that? RWL? Just made it up. Copyright. Don’t bite!)

Crazy! It’s like we just missed the part where these two beasts talked their way into major beef (some “What the f#ck you say to me? What? Alright then SCRAP!”). And now it’s ON! Lizards locked in leg-to-leg-to-leg-to-leg combat to settle… whatever it is that’s got ’em so heated they ignore the camera man, people and busy street.

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How To Cook Egg In Potato (Video)

Okay, this is survival people! You never know when you could be out in the cold winter. Freezing. Starving. With a potato and an egg. And a knife and spoon… with fire making materials. What would YOU do to survive? Don’t know? Don’t worry. That’s where Russian Survivalist has you covered!

The Russian Survivalist shows you how to cook an egg in a potato. This is an essential wilderness survival skill for cooking eggs. Enjoy.

See how easy it is (above) to cook up an egg in a mere 45 minutes. And doesn’t it look… er… delicious?

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FullyRawKristina: “Eating Healthy During the Holidays” [Video]

The Holidays are upon us and a big component of most holidays is the feasting that takes place.  Big meals second plates, leftovers that get snacked on throughout the day.  With Black Friday going into Christmas a lot of shopping will take place people purchasing high end items.  The fact is your health is something that is priceless and should be taken very serious.  FullyRawKristina is a vegan who promotes health, fitness, and eating real foods.  I enjoy her videos and social media where she gives healthy alternatives.  Now I am not expecting everyone to turn full vegan for the holidays but you can take some tips to help you eat better.  The fact is in the U.S. there are many more unhealthy choices than healthy ones.  So Kristina is challenging you to just eat one fully raw meal a day.  Worth giving a try recently I started juicing and eating one raw meal a day.  I can feel the difference so watch her fun video and hopefully it helps inspire you to make some healthy choices this Hoilday season.  Visit her site FullyRaw.com for more tips, recipes, and details!

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U.S. President Barack Obama Tries Some Alaskan Salmon With Bear Grylls… And Talks Climate Change (Video)

And now a word from our President: Come to combat climate change. Stay for the wild salmon… with Bear Grylls. Hilarious AND awesome at the same damn time! Watch President Barack Obama grub with Grylls in the great Alaskan wilderness. Be sure to check after the jump for more on the real reason the President was in America’s northernmost state.

(Wow. Hope that bear didn’t come back for that fish though. Or any other wild beast for that matter. Too far up for “Sasquatch”… maybe a Yeti or something.)

MORE: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TRIP TO ALASKA

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