Alaric I, King of the Vandals, died in 411 shortly after sacking Rome. The Busento river was diverted while Alaric and his treasure were buried in the riverbed. The river was returned to its normal course. The treasure might still be there today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Hippos can't really swim, but instead walk or sometimes run on the riverbed theatlantic.com/science/a…
The Sumerian God Enki was believed to have created the Tigris and Euphrates rivers by ejaculating into dry riverbeds etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sec…
In Sumerian mythology, the god Enki was believed to have created the Tigris and Euphrates rivers by masturbating and ejaculating into their empty riverbeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In March 1848, Niagara Falls froze over and was completely blocked with ice. Factories shuttered, the US Cavalary marched on the dry riverbed, loggers collected ancient logs, and souvenir hunters collected relics from the War of 1812 buffalonews.com/2017/03/2…
Australia has their own version of the Yeti/Sasquatch known as the Bunyip. It is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. Europeans recorded written accounts of bunyips in the early and mid-19th Century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
Hippos don't swim. They charge through the water, always maintaining some contact with the riverbed or lakebed, using their feet to bounce off the bottom to propel themselves forward. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Hippos can't swim. Their bodies are too dense to float so they just walk along the riverbed. They also sleep while underwater - a reflex bobs them up to take a breath. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Hippos cannot swim. Their bodies are far too dense to float. Instead, they push off the bottom of the river or run along the riverbed. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
An unusual dry period led to low river levels in the Rhine in December 2011 exposing a 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) blockbuster bomb in the riverbed near Koblenz. 45,000 people needed to be evacuated as it was defused. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Today I learned of the Knox Mine Disaster. Illegal mining caused a section of the Susquehanna riverbed to collapse, creating a massive whirlpool which was only plugged by dumping railroad cars and other large debris into it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
The Rio Tinto's reddish color is due to iron dissolved in the water and is home to bacteria that feed on iron and sulfide minerals found on the riverbed, causing the river to be highly acidic. Astrobiologists believe that similar conditions could harbor life elsewhere in the solar system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio…
In 1957 the city of Valencia in Spain flooded so badly that they decided to divert the whole river Turia round the city and make its old channel into a park. Completed in 1976, today you can walk 7 km to the sea beneath the old bridges. carolineangusbaker.com/20…

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