The Boiling River in the Amazon

boiling river moss and fog cover

A river that could kill you just by stepping into it is pretty intense. So much so, that we found it hard to believe. But thanks to the intrepid exploration and storytelling of Great Big Story, we now have yet another astonishing place on this planet we want to visit.

Called Shanay-timpishka, the river was thought to be a myth for generations, passed down by locals, but not scientifically possible, since there is no volcanic activity anywhere near. After a thorough exploration, however, scientists were amazed to find that the river existed, and is indeed hot enough to kills whatever falls into it. Just added to geographic registries last year, it continues to astound us that we’re still discovering amazing places on our planet.

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