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Inside a mysterious ancient cave system

THIS huge network of caves plunges 10km underground through a mind-boggling maze of tunnels and shafts. What lies within is simply incredible.


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Yesterday | CNN

6 of the world's best subterranean bars

A set of two century-old 35-ton doors lead to the former underground vaults of the United States Realty Bank in New York. The first room of Trinity Place is a buzzy lounge area, while the second is a dining room.


Related Topix: World News, Croatia, Home Listing, Home, Life, Hobbies, Europe, Travel

Sunday | Jerusalem Post

Dov Hanin pens letter to Sheshinski, imploring committee not to cave into ICL pressure

THE DEAD SEA WORKS in Sdom, the world's fourth largest producer and supplier of potash products, is owned by Israel Chemicals Ltd. MK Dov Henin called upon Prof. Eitan Sheshinski who heads a committee to review natural resource taxation policies to withstand pressure from Israel Chemicals to reduce royalty and tax rates, in a message to the latter on Sunday.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Life, Hobbies

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

RESCUERS freed a caver trapped underground in Ingleborough using a hammer and chisel.

The 44-year-old man became stuck in Newby Moss Pot in the Yorkshire Dales after getting 'physically stuck' on the final climb out to daylight. His companion struggled for 90 minutes to get him out before coming down off the hill to raise the alarm.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014


Mega Cavern unveils unique attraction

In just four months, a major new attraction is due to open in Louisville. It's something its developers have not spoken about publicly until now.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Louisville, KY

Texas Highways

Underground Wonderland Natural Bridge Caverns Marks 50 Years of Amazement

As the smallest of the college students exploring a Hill Country cave on March 27, 1960, 19-year-old Orion Knox found himself elected to wriggle first into a previously unexplored crevice. "It was a really tight little crawlway," he recalls.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Family, Kids, Travel

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Astronauts Head Underground on Mock Space Mission

While the "cavenauts" will enter Sa Grutta for a six-day stay on Friday , their training for this simulated exploration mission began Monday . Isolated environments such as caves , remote Arctic areas and underwater environments are commonly used to get astronauts used to the challenges of space missions.


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Take a look at Texas' longest cave

Honey Creek Cave is the longest known cave in Texas, strecthing more than 20 miles. It is continuously growing because cavers are still exploring the huge underground formation.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Texas, Bexar County, TX, New Braunfels, TX, Boerne, TX

Tue Sep 09, 2014


New Game: Manic Death Chase

Manic Death Chase is a platform maze game where the screen scrolls left or right when you move your hero. You play the role of Pat who for reasons unknown is trapped in an underground cavern and has to attempt to escape.


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San Jose Mercury News

Black Chasm Cavern adventures

California's gold country is pocked with caves and strange rock formations. In the 19th century, many of those underground caverns sparkled with quartz and the glitter of gold.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Volcano, CA

The Evening Sun

Off The Map: Week 10, buried legends

As I readied my pack for the hike to Utah's Mount Timpanogos, I cringed to hear the distant sound of kids and counselors from Aspen Grove Camp launch into what seemed like their twentieth chorus of 'Here Comes the Sun.' If I didn't leave this trailhead soon, that song was going to be stuck in my head all day.


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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Group from Western New York exploring Watertowna s caves

At about 5 feet, 7 inches and 170 pounds, Benjamin D. Brown can barely squeeze through many of the crevices and caves that meander underneath the area of Newell Street. Much of the time, he's crawling on his belly.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Black River, NY, Watertown, NY, Martinsburg, NY


Yad Vashem Children's Memorial

My Intro to Israel, Day 8, Scene 2 The ChildrenA's Memorial at Yad Vashem is a tribute to the approximately 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered during the Holocaust. This unique memorial is hollowed out from an underground cavern.


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How Cave Slime Helps Create Dripstones

Before popcorn ceilings ever became an interior design clich, cave-dwelling bacteria were decorating their dark roofs with knobby crusts of rock. In an 8,000-year-old cave in northern Sweden, lumpy clusters of rock called cave popcorn adorn the ceiling.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Interior Design, Home, Home Decorating, Arts

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Between a rock and a calm place: Climbing takes off in rural Kampot

Rock climbing and abseiling - until recently the exclusive domain of the Kingdom's devil-may-care DIYers - is now available for the ordinary punter As I push off the rock wall and slowly start to abseil into the cave, ancient stalactites, growing at an average rate of 0.13mm a year, glisten in a single ray of sun. This is Phnom Kbal Romeas, home to Cambodia's first outdoor rock-climbing course, Climbodia.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Life, Hobbies

Future homes in tornado alley may actually lower below ground

Tornadoes are among the most destructive forces on our planet and inspite of the technological advances, we have yet to come up with a scalable housing structure that's tornado proof. 10 Design, a Hong Kong based firm, has come up with a concept that... The tornado-proof house coalesces by taking inspiration from large underground cavern, a flower emerging from the ground and a turtle with a survival mentality.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Weather

Thu Sep 04, 2014


Monsters Underground S02E01 Volcano Cavern Olitiau 720p HDTV x264-TERRA

In "MONSTERS UNDERGROUND", a military survivalist, a trained biologist, a reclusive hunter-tracker, and a hulking pro fighter are on the case to investigate deadly monsters living in the most inaccessible environments on earth: underground caves, caverns, and mines. There, they seek out legendary creatures that thrive in the cold, damp darkness beneath our feet.


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Cave Photography: What Does It Take to Get the Shot?

Photographers are known to go to extremes to get the shot. Sometimes those extremes are much further than others.


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The Washington Post

Where are the gates of Hell?

U.S. Vice President Biden said Wednesday that his country would follow the jihadists of the Islamic State "to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice." Biden was speaking following reports of the beheading of a second American journalist who had been in captivity with the Islamic State.


Related Topix: Journalism, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John McCain, World News, Pakistan, Anthropology, Archaeology, Science, Life, Hobbies

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Ruidoso News

Lincoln County's Fort Stanton Cave surpasses Carlsbad in length

A Fort Stanton Cave Study Project team member checks for more surprises around a corner in the cave. As of Aug. 18, the official National Speleological Society Long Cave List shows Lincoln County's Fort Stanton Cave in 14th place in the United States, shoving Carlsbad Cavern into 15th place.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Fort-Stanton, NM, Carlsbad, NM, Lincoln County, NM