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Robert Irwin & Jimmy Fallon Have Fun With Exotic Animals. Not Kevin Hart’s Idea Of Fun (Video)

Couple of takeaways: Robert Irwin calling something little, cute, and fluffy means RUN AWAY! For me, and Kevin Hart, at least.

Kevin Hart struggles to keep his fear in check as Robert Irwin, 14-year-old son of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, brings out some interesting animals to show him and Jimmy, including some kingsnakes, a tarantula and a falcon.
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Filmmaker And Tech Enthusiast Pete Majarich Gives Us A Look At The ‘Surface Of Mars’… From Utah (Short Film)

Uh ohhh. Elon Musk, we have a problem.

There are still moon-landing deniers around who claim that all that video of that American space trip was faked. And this short film “The Visitor” (by Australian filmmaker Pete Majarich) is an even more appealing, amazing, look at a trip to what looks to be a ‘red’ planet.

This was shot in a southern Utah desert. Confirmed (hit the jump and see). So, if we make the Mars trip… proving it… could be a problem!

(But this is a cool tech-driven flick though. No problem with that.)

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Science: What Did Tyrannosaurus Rex Actually Sound Like? (Video)

No… we did not discovery time travel, or some reeeeeaaally old recording device that survived the eras since the dinos fell. It’s science! See how scientists put together a plausible sh!t-your-pants sound bite (er… if there were, say, pants way back then) for what the big reptile chomper could have sounded like. Peep.

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Did You See The Lava Flow From Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Into The Pacific Ocean? (Video)

Surely you have heard about it. Maybe you’ve even seen footage of the hot lava creeping down hillsides or crossing roads. Looks like something other than what it is… a relatively slow-moving mass of molten rock, melting or burning everything it touches. That said, the news footage I have seen shows folks treating the lava like it’s some novel plaything that is just kinda hot.

Nah, son. This stuff is cooking asphalt and ocean and dissolving steel like it’s nothing. See the footage? Good. That’s about as close as you ever need to get to the lava. Just saying.

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Finally, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Has Come Back… With A Trailer For His New Movie “Rampage” (Video)

And the undisputed testosterone-releasing arcade game of the ’90s – Rampage! Hope they have some building punching in this?

On April 20, big meets bigger. Watch the trailer for Rampage The Movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!
– ComingSoon.net

(That’s rhetorical and tongue in cheek. They are gonna do waaaay more than ‘punch’ a building or two. Hahahaaa!)

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Do You Know What You Should Do If You Encounter A Bear In The Wild? (Video)

Does a bear sh!t in the woods? Absolutely. Good that you know. Now, if you want to know how to boost your chances of not being ate the f**k up and sh!t out … by a bear, in the woods … then pay attention to what’s being taught above.

And good luck on that next nature walk / camping trip.

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Science: What Is A ‘Category 5’ Hurricane Really? (Video)

We’ve been hit with hurricanes these past few weeks (Harvey, Irma)… hit badly. And it was reported that the weather events reached Category 5. But what does that mean actually? Anyone?

Hurricanes roll up the Atlantic basin every year, but they weren’t categorized until 1971. The system, called the Saffir-Simpson Scale, tracks wind speed, damage caused, power and water loss expected, and habitability of affected areas. Category 1 storms are usually the least destructive, with the scale topping out at Category 5 storms, which can cause areas to be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

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Science/Advice: Lower Your Chances Of A Being Attacked By A Shark (Video)

YES! Finally, I get an expert to say what I have been telling folks ‘on the record’… if you want to avoid getting ‘shark bit’… don’t be in the damned water with them!

But some of y’all ocean-lovers, including my SCUBA-diving brother BoneBreaker Jones, just HAVE to do it. So, okay, watch this clip and learn how to minimize the risk of being victimized (e.g. being bit the f*ck out of) via shark attack.

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Nature/Science: Billy Barr – Loner, Minimalist And Avid Reader – Has Spent 40 Years In The Wilderness Recording Snowfall Data (Video)

Billy Barr just wanted to get out to the wilderness, read and drink tea. Done it for 40 years. Ooookay… but know what else he has been doing for 40 years? He recorded the snowfall amounts the whole time, giving scientists decades of data to study. So what does Billy’s data show? Empirical support that gives cause for concern for climate change. Watch this docu-short and learn more.

Welcome to Gothic, Colorado — one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current resident Billy Barr has lived in a small cabin, recording data about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data.

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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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