Today I learned of a Waterfall in Canada which flows upwards. Twice a day, the tide overtops the waterfall and so the river flows backwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
The Magikarp-Gyarados evolution is inspired by the Chinese myth that a carp that swims up the Dragon Gate waterfall on the Yellow River is transformed into a dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
In 1980 a drilling rig in Lake Peigneur drilled into a mine underneath the lake causing the lake to drain, a connecting canal to flow backward, the highest waterfall in LA, and 400-foot geysers. Eleven barges, the drilling rig, one tugboat, and 65 acres were destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
In order to build the Itaipu Dam on the border of Paraguay and Brazil, one of the largest waterfalls by volume, the GuaΓ­ra Falls, were redirected to form the artificial lake for the dam. 18 waterfalls in 7 groups with a volume of 1.75 million cubic feet per second disappeared overnight. listerious.com/facts-abou…
The Marmore Falls in Italy, destination of many intellectuals during the Grand Tour, is actually an artificial waterfall made by the ancient Romans. umbriatourism.it/en_US/-/…
Today I learned of the GuaΓ­ra Falls, one of the largest waterfalls on Earth that was flooded and lost in order to create a dam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore falls), Italy, is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world at height 165m (541 feet), and it was created by ancient romans almost 2300 years ago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Today I learned of the "firefall" phenomenon, a natural event that happens at the Horsetail Fall in the Yosemite National Park. In the right conditions, the setting sun lights up the water and gives the illusion that the waterfall is actually made of liquid fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
While shooting for Deliverance (1972), Burt Reynolds insisted on doing a stunt by himself instead of a dummy. During the stunt, he got injured and his clothes came off. Waking up in hospital, he asked the director what it looked like, who said, "It looked like a dummy falling over a waterfall.' cinemablend.com/news/1557…
Today I learned of the Blood Falls, a waterfall in Antarctica where the iron-rich water oxidizes upon contact with air, making a giant blood-red waterfall and staining the ice in the process. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The IguazΓΊ Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of ParanΓ‘. Together, they make up the largest waterfall in the world. The name "IguazΓΊ" comes from the native words "y" meaning "water" and "Γ»asΓΊ " meaning "big." youtube.com/watch?v=MtCBS…
Workers at Yosemite National Park used to create a 3,000 foot "waterfall" of fire by building a massive bonfire at the top of Glacier Point and push the burning embers over the edge. The practice went on for almost 100 years and only ended in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
There's a waterfall in Antarctica that looks like blood. The colour is caused by iron oxides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
The waterfall with the largest volume in the world is Boyoma Falls in Africa, almost five times larger than Niagara but only one tenth of the height en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy…
The mixing of cold and warm water in a strait between Iceland and Greenland creates an underwater waterfall with a fall length reaching over 2 miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Today I learned about the BigΔƒr spring, a waterfall in Romania which is considered unique in the world due to the way the water spreads and falls in tinier shreds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izv…
The water of Ruby Falls, a 145 foot underground waterfall in Tennessee, is safe to drink. However, the water contains high levels of magnesium from the mountain, making it a natural laxative en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
There is no definitive answer to the origin of the phrase "it's raining cats and dogs". The phrase might have its roots in Norse mythology, medieval superstitions, the obsolete word catadupe (waterfall), or dead animals in the streets of Britain being picked up by storm waters. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
A Chinese skyscraper has world’s largest man-made waterfall, 108 metres (350 feet). It costs $117 US per hour to run. scmp.com/news/china/socie…
There’s a waterfall where nobody knows where the water goes. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls dumps into a giant pothole with no seeable exit. Researchers have poured dye, ping-pong balls, even logs into it, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none have ever been found. mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tou…
Today I learned about the Earth’s largest waterfall, the Denmark Strait Cataract. This waterfall is 100 miles wide, 3 times that of Angel Falls, carries 2000 times more water per second than Niagara Falls during peak conditions, and is located completely underwater. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
The largest and the deepest waterfall is actually underneath water which is called the Denmark straight cataract. Underwater waterfalls are called cascades but this is so large that it's called a cataract. science.howstuffworks.com…
Devil's Kettle a waterfall in Minnesota disappears after it falls in to a pothole. There are many theories but scientists have now concluded that it's just an optical illusion by stream gauging the volume, after throwing logs and pingpong balls into it to find it on the other side for years startribune.com/scientist…
The tallest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela, is two and a half times taller than the Empire State Building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned about Gaping Gill, a 98m deep pothole in Yorkshire that is home to the UK's highest unbroken waterfall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap…
A species of cavefish in Thailand has been documented walking and climbing waterfalls in a manner similar to four-footed creatures such as salamanders, in a find researchers call β€œhuge” in evolutionary terms. seeker.com/fish-walks-cli…
Today I learned of the Eternal Flame Falls, in Chestnut Ridge, NY. A naturally occurring gas seep feeds a flame in the heart of the waterfall nyfalls.com/waterfalls/et…
The ancient Romans built an artificial waterfall which to this day is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
There exists a waterfall in Antarctica that has a water source completely devoid of oxygen containing a high amount of Iron & Sodium. When the water is finally exposed to air as it flows out of the glacier, it rusts coloring the water blood red making it look like the glacier is bleeding! smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The second largest waterfall by flow rate, Guaira Falls, was submerged after completion of the Itaipu Dam in 1982. amusingplanet.com/2014/10…
TLC borrowed from Paul McCartney on their hit song, "Waterfalls". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Earth's largest waterfall is beneath the ocean. Located in the Denmark Strait at over 3.5 thousand meters tall with an estimated 5 million cubic meters flowing through per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
There is a waterfall in Minnesota called the Devil's Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Of the Blood Falls, a waterfall in Antarctica made up of primordial bacteria which have been sealed away from the rest of the earth for millions of years. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
Today I learned about the GuaΓ­ra Falls between Brazil and Paraguay. Once the waterfalls with the highest flow rate in the world and considered a natural wonder, those were flooded and dynamited by both countries governments to create a gigantic dam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Today I learned about the blood falls. A red waterfall in Antarctica that's caused when iron rich water in an ancient underground lake reaches the surface. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The Mediterranean was empty of water until a huge chunk of Gibraltar collapsed and waterfalls thousands of times larger than the size of Niagara Falls 'filled it up'. theguardian.com/science/2…
Magikarp evolves into gyarados because of a Chinese belief that if a carp swims up a waterfall it will turn into a dragon. bulbanews.bulbagarden.net…
There is a waterfall called The Devil's Kettle, a mystery to scientists because the western half of the water flows into a pothole. However, every attempt to trace the path of this half of the river once the water has gone into the pothole has failed. unmuseum.org/devils_kettl…
Scientists believe the "Spokane Flood" was the largest ever megaflood to occur on our planet and would have drowned a 40-storey building. The waterfall it created carried 10 times the water of all modern rivers combined. nasa.gov/topics/earth/fea…
There's a waterfall in Minnesota that falls into a large hole made of rock; scientists have tried ping pong balls and dye and still don't know where the water goes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
GuaΓ­ra Falls, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay was possibly the largest waterfall on Earth in terms of flow rate, until it ceased to exist in 1982 when it was submerged by the impoundment of a dam reservoir. The submerged rock face was later dynamited to improve navigation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
There is an "upside down" waterfall in Hawaii. For part of the year it flows straight up into the sky. onlyinhawaii.org/upside-w…
As glaciers retreated at the end of the last Ice Age, a catastrophic flood in the Pacific Northwest created a waterfall with an estimated flow ten times a great as that of all current rivers in the world combined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Mount Mitchell, highest in the eastern US, is named after Elisha Mitchell, geologist and climber. He fell to his death at the nearby waterfall, now named "Mitchell Falls." learnnc.org/lp/editions/n…
There's rather strong evidence that water in the Devil's Kettle waterfall simply rejoins the rest of the river shortly down its course. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Today I learned of the 1980 Lake Peigneur disaster: Texaco drillers accidentally created the largest ever man-made vortex, which swallowed an oil rig, several barges, 150ft trees and temporarily induced the largest waterfall in Louisiana, fed by the Gulf of Mexico. No one was killed. youtube.com/watch?v=RrBB0…
The city of Hamilton, Ontario is the 'Waterfall Capital of the World', home to over 100 waterfalls. world-of-waterfalls.com/w…
The largest waterfall by volume in the world was destroyed in order to construct the Itaipu Dam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
There is a waterfall in a park in New York which curtains an 'eternal flame' - a natural gas leak which visitors keep lit all year round amusingplanet.com/2012/11…
There is a waterfall known as "The Devil's Kettle" where the water vanishes in a pothole, people have thrown dyes, logs and other things into it and have been unable to find where it goes. gowaterfalling.com/waterf…
There is an unusual waterfall in Brule River called the Devil's Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Lake Peigneur completely drained into a salt mine after an oil drilling crew accidentally drilled a hole into the mine. The resulting whirlpool sucked heavy duty barges underwater, caused a canal to reverse direction, and temporarily created the largest waterfall in Louisiana. youtu.be/5f3TKsi3NOc?t=35…
We're not exactly sure where the idiom 'It's raining cats and dogs' comes from. There are a few theories ranging from cats and dogs being washed away from roofs during storms, an old English word 'Catadupe' which meant a cataract or waterfall, to having roots in Norse mythology. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Today I learned of the mystery of Devil's Kettle Falls, where a river in Minnesota splits and one waterfall disappears. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
There is a waterfall that empties into an underground river in Minnesota. The outlet has never been discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev…
A woman survived deep hypothermia (temp = 13.7C / 55.4F!) after she became trapped in an icy waterfall in Norway. She was clincally dead when she arrived in hospital but made a full recovery and still goes skiing. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/healt…
The Ancient Scots used a divination method known as "Taghairm," which involved wrapping a person in a hide, placing him by the edge of a precipice in the wildest recess of some waterfall, asking him a question, leaving him in solitude, and coming back hours later to hear what he has to say. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag…
The Colombian government allowed the drug lord Pablo Escobar to have a prison built to his specifications and to choose his own guards; the prison ended up featuring a soccer field, a giant doll house, a bar, jacuzzi, and a waterfall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_…
On Nov. 20, 1980, an oil rig accidentally drilled into a salt mine under Lake Peigneur causing a maelstrom which started a chain of events that turned the lake from freshwater to salt water and temporarily created the largest waterfall in Louisiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
A small miscalculation and a 14 inch oil drill bit caused a Salt mine to collapse, a lake to reverse direction and created Louisiana's largest waterfall yet not a single person died. youtube.com/watch?v=_feWt…
There is a waterfall in New York that produces natural gas from a small grotto at its base. It creates a flame that can be seen burning nearly year-round. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ete…
Lasers can get trapped in a waterfall sciencealert.com/watch-th…
James Dyson built a impossible waterfall in which water appears to flow upwards visualnews.com/2015/02/25…
TLC's hit song "Waterfalls" is actually about HIV/AIDS and the dangers of illicit drug use. fuse.tv/videos/2013/10/tl…
Today I learned of Vrtiglavica, a karst shaft in Slovenia that features the longest straight vertical drop in the world (just under 2000 feet) and one of the tallest underground waterfalls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vrt…
Ruby Falls is the deepest underground waterfall in the US. It is more than a thousand feet beneath the surface and it falls nearly 150 feet. rubyfalls.com/things-to-d…
A 'glory hole' is also a buried deposit of gold nuggets at the base of ancient waterfalls. gold-eagle.com/editorials…
Today I learned of Suiseki, Japanese term for common river stones that are collected and displayed because they look like a tiny mountain, waterfall or animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sui…
In 1982, one of the greatest waterfalls on Earth was submerged by the construction of Itaipu Dam on the ParanΓ‘ River in Brazil/Paraguay. The Brazilian government then dynamited the submerged rock face of the falls to promote safer navigation, destroying it forever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Cee Lo Green sang backup vocals on TLC's. "Waterfalls" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
There are several man made islands a short distance off the LA coast designed to look like resorts, complete with palm trees and waterfalls. They actually hide oil rigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THU…
That, within just a week, the tallest waterfall ever (164 feet )in the state of Louisiana, a 400-foot geysers and a salt water lake was formed by a drilling accident occurred at Lake Peigneur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood. slate.com/blogs/atlas_obs…
There is a waterfall in England that turns things into stone. The water is so rich in mineral content that items placed underneath it develop a stony exterior en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
There is a web site that is solely based on pictures of Tom Selleck, waterfalls and sandwiches. selleckwaterfallsandwich.…
GuaΓ­ra Falls : The biggest waterfalls in the world have been destroyed by humans in 1982 wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua%C3…
One of the highest waterfalls in eastern North America is called Pissing Mare Falls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pis…
The Devils Kettle, the waterfall in the movie Jennifer's Body actually exists in Minnesota, USA slate.com/blogs/atlas_obs…
, there is a five story blood red waterfall coming from Taylor Glacier in Antarctica called Blood Falls. This outflow regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. It’s actually oxidized salt water. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Every summer for almost a hundred year, in a spectacle for the tourists at Yosemite National Park, a gigantic bonfire of red fir bark would be kindled on top of a mountain and then pushed off a 3000ft cliff, creating a "firefall" (fire waterfall) for the spectators below. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
There are underwater waterfalls, the largest of which is 11,500 feet long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
The highest waterfall in the world, the Angel Falls was discovered by accident in 1935 by pilot Jimmy Angel while searching for gold angelfalls.info/
In the UK we have a waterfall twice as high as Niagra Falls! en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
(from my Grams) that in the 60's they would make a big pile of coals at the top of a cliff in Yosemite National Park and then pour them over like a waterfall. This was to simulate a natural occurrence on Horsetail Falls where the evening sun illuminates the falls at just the right time and angle youtube.com/watch?v=EhsGw…
There is a 145ft (44m) high waterfall... underground en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
When the water is at a certain level in Zambia, an eddy forms at the top of Victoria Falls, allowing people to swim to the crest of the waterfall without going over. It's called the "Devil's Pool." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
The largest waterfall in the world is located near Iceland. And it's underwater. cntraveler.com/daily-trav…
There is a waterfall in Minnesota that splits in two. One half flows down the Brule river, the other disappears. sciencebuzz.org/blog/devi…
The largest waterfall in the world is underwater in the Denmark Straits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
The Angel falls, the highest waterfall in the world, was named after Jimmy Angel, a US pilot who crash landed in Venezuela and was searching for his way back to civilization. bbc.com/travel/feature/20…
If you bore a hole in a piece of granite, place it at the base of a waterfall, and throw in a rough chunk of flint, then in a month or two, you will get a perfectly smooth spherical marble. books.google.com/books?id…
There is a restaurant where you are sat right next to a waterfall and dine with the clear spring water running over your feet. villaescudero.com/waterfa…
In 1812 an earthquake in New Madrid, Missouri created temporary waterfalls on the Mississippi River en.wikipedia.org/wiki/181…
A Cataract is not just opacity in the lens of an eye but also powerful water rapids/ waterfalls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
America's tallest waterfall is not Yosemite but OloΚ»upena Falls, a relatively unknown waterfall on a small Hawaiian island. OloΚ»upena Falls is almost as tall as the highest waterfall on earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olo…
Some roadway tunnels uses a waterfall at the entrance with graphics displayed on it in an emergency to stop large trucks youtube.com/watch?v=NoTMC…
There is a brine waterfall 500 times the size of Niagara Falls below the Weddell Sea youtube.com/watch?v=OSRgK…
Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, is so high that much of the water evaporates before it can reach the ground!! thesparkmedia.com/these-f…

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