Friday, September 9, 2016

Boiling River For Freaky Friday...!

Here is another freaky place from Mother nature that seems to be a bit of a mystery.

Shanay-Timpishka
The Boiling River



Deep in the amazon lies a river four miles long and unlike any other on earth. The Shanay-Timpishka is so hot that any animal that steps into it gets boiled alive. When a hapless creature wanders in, the eyes cook first, melting in its skull. Soon the animal is in too much pain to keep swimming to safety. Water fills its mouth and lungs, and it is cooked from the inside out.

The river gets as hot as 91C (196F)—and scientists aren’t completely sure why. Normally, water that gets this hot is fed by a volcano, but this one is 700km removed from the nearest one.

There is a theory, though. Scientists believe that boiling hot water from under the earth cracks through fault lines and heats up the river, making the water a geothermal system unlike any other on the earth.

Mother Nature can come up with some beautiful wonders, can't She?

Coffee out on the patio today!

7 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Interesting!

linda m said...

Wow, that is some river. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

JO said...

I find this interesting.

I'll stop by for some coffee on the patio

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
It is kinda.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Linda...
Really something to behold!
Thanks for coming over today!


Hey Jo...
Glad you found it interesting, my friend.
Thanks for dropping by today!

Sixbears said...

On the bright side you always have hot water for coffee.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I like warm water to swim in but that is ridiculous. The description of what happens to living things that try to swim it is truly terrible. That is why I always stick my toe in the water before I jump in.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
Yeah, there is that!
Thanks for the visit today!


Hey Dizzy...
Better be careful or you might have a fried toe, ya know?
Thanks for stopping by today!