Tree wells are a natural phenomenon in deep mountain snow. Evergreens basically act as flour sifters, causing snow around the trees to have less density than surrounding snowpack. Backcountry snowsport enthusiasts on ungroomed courses who get too close to these trees drop in (usually head-first) and can't extricate themselves. Read the rest
Fastbees.net posted video of a large fishing spider hunting bees. As long as it doesn't move too quickly, it can grab the relatively small insects and sneak off with them. But when it gets skittish: game over. [via] Read the rest
Oleg Cricket from Siberia shows off his parkour skills on a Hong Kong skyscraper. For some reason, watching these kinds of high-altitude daredevil videos make the soles of my feet ache. Does that happen to anyone else?
If you want more, here's a guy riding a unicycle and juggling on an 8-inch wide parapet of the Vidraru Dam, with a drop of 166 meters:
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According to new research
, mined for horrifying news by London tabloid Metro
, fish-eating spiders have come to Britain. Read the rest