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Nature's Eternal Flame

Just off the trail in Chestnut Ridge Park, New York, there is a small waterfall called the Eternal Flame Falls. Natural gas wells up from the earth and escapes just underneath the waterfall. Once in a while, it goes out and is re-lit by the next hiker that comes along.
posted by empatterson on Nov 20, 2012 - 31 comments

Big Becky has broken through

Big Becky has broken through. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on May 13, 2011 - 58 comments

3rd Highest Waterfall in the World

Gocta Falls, Peru In 2005 Stefan Ziemendorff came across a waterfall in Northern Peru that didn't appear on any map, despite a village of 200 people being at its base. He returned the following year to measure its height. At 2,350 feet tall, Gocta Falls are now known to be the 3rd highest in the world. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Feb 16, 2011 - 17 comments

Going Over Niagara Falls

Vinyl Cafe: The Story of Roger Woodward. Stuart McLean tells the story of the last person to go over Niagara Falls - with only a lifejacket - and live to tell the story. (go to the 28:00 mark in the audio to get the story) [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jan 16, 2008 - 6 comments

Daredevils

What's behind Niagara Falls? Some dudes investigate.
posted by davebush on Jan 14, 2007 - 71 comments

Alum Falls Ohio

Alum Falls Ohio. 'An original comic about growing up in the Fifties.'
posted by plep on Nov 30, 2003 - 5 comments

Niagara Nutcase

Man Jumps off Niagara Falls and survives. Kirk Jones is my kinda guy. He always thought he could jump off of Niagara Falls and survive, and yesterday he proved it. Final word must go to his mother "We'd rather he hadn't done that"...
posted by rikabel on Oct 22, 2003 - 41 comments

The Masturbating bear's second cousin?

Bear prowls Montana neighborhood. Climbs tree. Animal Control. Tranquilizers. Trampoline. Hilarity ensues . . .
posted by cinderful on Sep 10, 2003 - 33 comments

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