2017年3月1日

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Man-Made Lava for Explosive Experiments

Ingo Sonder and Andrew Harp are two guys in upstate New York who make incredibly dangerous and risky explosions. Don’t worry! It’s for science. They’re researchers at the University of Buffalo’s Center for Geohazards Studies, and their work focuses on large-scale disasters like volcanic eruptions. It sounds great in theory, except there’s no natural lava for them to study in Buffalo. So Sonder and Harp brave temperatures exceeding 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit melting rocks to make their very own lava for their explosive experiments. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.

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A Man, A Van, A Plan: Albuquerque’s Fight Against Homelessness

If you see Will Cole driving his van around Albuquerque, say hello—he’s doing good work. Will leads the city’s There’s A Better Way program, which reaches out to the homeless and offers employment for the day at a litter cleanup or city beautification job site. It’s a six-hour shift paid out in cash, and what started as a small ripple has turned into a wave of change. Will has employed hundreds of people who have cleaned up over 120,00 pounds of litter in the past year, and similar programs have sprung up in cities like Chicago and Denver. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.

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Japan’s All-Natural Monkey Spa

The Jigokudani Valley in Japan’s Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park is a high altitude, snow-covered landscape of cliffs and chasms that holds a surprising secret: naturally occurring hot springs that bubble with subterranean heat and fill the air with steam. However, we humans aren’t the only primates who have discovered the hot springs. In the early 1960s, Japanese macaques moved down from the higher forests above the valley and made themselves right at home in the warm waters. These snow monkeys have been using them as a warm-up spot ever since. Spa day, anyone? If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.

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Livin’ the Dream with YouTube’s Most Popular Treasure Hunter

Jake Koehler is a pretty regular dude — he loves surfing, fishing, freediving and hanging out at the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. Jake’s found a lot of cool stuff on his dives, from GoPros and iPhones lost by rafters to knives and pistols (that were, of course, turned over to the proper authorities). Jake started filming his diving adventures, and his river treasure hunting videos have really taken off. Like, REALLY. His YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/DALLMYD) has 1.4 MILLION subscribers, and he’s been able to make diving and creating his videos a full-time job. Not too shabby for a day on the river, right? If you like this video, like…