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7 Odd and Extreme Mineral Formations

The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights. 1. Pamukkale Terraces, Turkey Looks ice cold, doesn’t it? Actually, the water is quite warm at the [...]

Fireball: It’s Like Soccer, Except the Ball Is on Fire

(Video Link) You don’t have a soccer ball? No worries. Just get a coconut. Then set it on fire. That’s what students in East Java, Indonesia do as a test of courage. And yes, they play barefoot. I wonder if they have throw-ins for balls that go out of bounds. Link -via Daily Dot

Indonesia’s Deadly Acid Volcano

Kawah Ijen is a volcanic crater lake in East Java, Indonesia. This is no ordinary lake, but a pool of sulfuric acid. Miners harvest sulfur from the caldera, carrying it miles by hand, with little to protect them from poisonous gasses. Read more about them at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Matthew Harrigan)