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The Glacier that is Hemorrhaging Blood

The Bloody Glacier Taylor Glacier in Memurdo Dry Valley, which is located in Antarctica is bleeding everywhere.  The "blood" stains a large portion of the ice.  Well at least it looks like blood.  The water is not blood, but dark reddish brown water.  It might not be a Biblical event, but the story behind the blood is just as interesting. One in a Million?  Dry Two Million The red water has been trapped under the Taylor Glacier for over two million years.  The water is iron-rich and salty and it has been trapped under 1,300 feet of ice.  What is in the water?  Microorganisms.  These microorganisms have been trapped fro two million years in an oxygen deprived location.  Scientist have been...

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Every Lost Treasure in the World can be Found in Oak Island

No, Probably Not Over the years Oak Island has kind of become an legend and it really feels like every treasure in the world is buried there.  Alas this is not true, let's get into the mystery of Oak Island.  Oak Island, which is privately owned, has a deep pit which is nicknamed the money pit.  The truth is, who knows what is down there. Where Did it Begin? The story goes that back in 1795 three guys found a circular opening in the ground with a pulley near by.  These guys though hey, someone probably buried something really cool down there.  Yup, that's it.  All the speculation came from three guys wandering around an island.  They grabbed some shovels and...

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The Devil's Swimming Pool

Just a Little Scary You might have heard of the great Victoria Falls in Africa.  Victoria Falls has been called one of the seven wonders of the natural world and for good reason.  The waterfall is quite a site.  There is a special view you can have of the falls.  It is a special natural pool that sits atop Victoria Falls, a place where you can watch in safety.  A rock barrier is what formed the natural pool and while the view might be scary enough to call the pool the Devil's Swimming pool, there is very little current and you can swim around in relative safety.  In case you didn't know the waterfall is a towering 355 foot tall....

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The Meaning Behind the Fish Symbol

That Fish Symbol The fish symbol you see on cars doesn't mean the person is a big fan of fishing.  It is a Christian symbol.  The symbol might seem like a new modern thing, but the symbol is one of the oldest Christian symbols.  The symbol is known is the Ichthys.   It's All Greek to Me The word Ichthys comes from the Greek word ikhthýs.  The word is an backronym.  A Backronym is a phrase that is a source from a word.  Ichthys means Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ or in English translates into "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour." Older than Ichthys The fish symbol is actually older than the its name Ichthys.  The symbol was used by early Christians...

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The Meaning Behind the Fleur De Lis

That Symbol on the Saint's Football team. The symbol of the fleur de lis is something we see often, but many of us don't really know where the fleur de lis comes from.  We see it on almost anything that comes from New Orleans, even their professional football team.  Most people know what meanings a symbol has for example, a cross or a star of David,  but most of us really don't know what is the story behind the fleur de lis. New Orleans and the Fleur De Lis The fleur de lis means a lot to our friends from New Orleans because it identifies their French roots.  There really isn't a more French city in the United States than...

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