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Satan Put the Kettle On

If you’ve ever worried that we’ve solved all the mysteries of nature, fear not. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls has been puzzling hikers and geologists for generations. At the falls, along Lake Superior’s north shore, a river forks at a rock outcropping. While one side tumbles down a two-step stone embankment and continues on like a normal waterfall, the other side vanishes into a deep hole and disappears — apparently forever.
The Mystery of Devil's Kettle Falls
posted by spinda on Sep 4, 2015 - 65 comments

There is pow'r in an Agile methodology

Mike Bulajewski on the war between labor and management in the software industry, as manifested in the rise (and possible fall) of the Agile development: From this subset of principles, it’s clear that although Agile positions itself as a software development methodology, a closer inspection reveals clues to a greater ambition: to protect the interests of software engineers at work. [...] With this agenda, it is possible to characterize the Agile movement as a labour union.
posted by Cash4Lead on Aug 31, 2015 - 90 comments

This video will make you hallucinate

Warning: do not watch this if you’re epileptic. Don’t watch it if you’re on your way to a meeting or about to write an article, either. This video will allow you to hallucinate without taking any drugs. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 1, 2015 - 58 comments

Like Poohsticks, only brighter

Find a variety of colored glow sticks. Drop into the top of a waterfall. Take pictures lasting several seconds to several minutes. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Apr 12, 2013 - 42 comments

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

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.

The World Waterfall Database seeks to become "a complete, accurate record of the waterfalls throughout the world." The two creators each maintain their own websites, Bryan Swan's The Northwest Waterfall Survey and Dean Goss' Waterfalls of the Northeastern United States. Others have also attempted, though some efforts appear abandoned. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 30, 2012 - 11 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

Round and round

A perpetual motion machine based on the improbable physics of Escher's Waterfall.
posted by logicpunk on Feb 16, 2011 - 72 comments


Tom Selleck + waterfall + sandwich [more inside]
posted by slogger on Jan 29, 2010 - 78 comments

NYC Waterfalls

NYC Waterfalls -- On June 26th, four waterfalls will go up around New York City. Designed by Olafur Eliasson and paid for, in part, by the Public Art Fund. Rendering of what they will look like here.
posted by brooklynexperiment on Jun 16, 2008 - 24 comments

long live waterfall

The Waterfall process is back. Attention all project managers.
posted by bingo on Mar 8, 2006 - 32 comments

Cueva del Fantasma

Researchers have discovered a cave so large two helicopters can comfortably land inside it and containing a new species of poison dart frog.
posted by driveler on Feb 22, 2006 - 56 comments

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