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A Chilling Compilation of the Fires Currently Raging Across the Amazon

The following excerpt is from Brian Kahn’s article on Earther: What began as a “day of fire†a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The Amazon has been in deep, deep trouble ever since far-right president Jair Bolsnaro took over running Brazil. Advocates feared his regime would commit ecological “genocide†in the Amazon and with each passing month, those fears are becoming reality.   Deforestation rates have spiked in recent months, and now large swaths of the world’s largest rainforest…

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Jake, the Puppy Saved From a Fire, that Went On To Become a Firefighter

It all started in April of 2015 when firefighter Bill Lindler was coming home from a shift when he saw flames rising from a neighbour’s garage. “I saw Mama dog and several puppies running out,” Lindler told The Dodo. “I saw one puppy trying to make his way out, when a piece of the ceiling fell on top of him. He started yelping, but he wiggled himself free and backed into a corner and cowered down.” “I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad,” said Lindler. “He wasn’t moving.…

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In Case Youve Never Seen a Giant Jawbreaker Melted With a Blowtorch

YouTube channel LET’S MELT THIS honoured their namesake by melting a giant jawbreaker with a blowtorch. The torch can reach a max temperature of 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit (1,038°C) and the jawbreaker took 3 minutes and 46 seconds to completely melt. This footage was sped up so the melting would complete in one minute. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/melting-jawbreaker-with-blowtorch/

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A Life-Size Animatronic T-Rex Burst Into Flames and the Pics are Metal AF

Zach Reynolds/Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience An unexpected electrical issue caused a life-size animatronic T-Rex to burst into flames at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Cañon City, Colorado. There were no reported injuries when the 24-ft tall T-Rex burst into flames. The life-size replica completely burned down to its metal frame in 10 short minutes. First opened in 2016, the park features 16 life-size dinosaurs with a 17th, a Stegosaurus (along with a replacement T-Rex), scheduled to open this summer. Park owner Zach Reynolds was on hand to not only…

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Carousel in Bergamo, Italy Catches Fire and Looks Metal AF

Photograph via Satan_is_my_Username on reddit In the city of Bergamo, Italy a carousel recently caught fire and the scene looked utterly apocalyptic. A reddit user, fittingly called Satan_is_my_Username, uploaded the photo that one of his friends took and shared with him. In the comment section, another user, the2belo, said it best: THE END IS NEIGH via Satan_is_my_Username on reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/11/carousel-on-fire-in-italy/

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Surreal Video of Postman Delivering Mail to Neighborhood Destroyed by Wildfire Goes Viral

Hours after the devastating California wildfires tore through Santa Rosa, professional drone pilot Douglas Thron filmed a postal worker delivering mail to the ravaged neighborhood of Coffey Park. Thron says while he was at the scene shooting aerial footage for NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, he spotted the truck driving around the neighborhood. Thron tells Mercury News, “It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail. I was shocked to see him because most of the roads were blocked-off, but he obviously had access.†San Francisco USPS…

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Photo of Golfers Playing in Front of Oregon Wildfires Goes Viral

Photograph by Kristi McCluer A photo of people golfing at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington while wildfires rage across the Columbia River in Oregon has gone viral. According to The Oregonian, amateur photographer Kristi McCluer of Vancouver, Washington snapped the viral image and originally shared it on Facebook and it quickly spread shortly thereafter, appearing on reddit and in a now viral tweet by David Simon. The Eagle Creek Fire continues to rage and now covers almost 35,600 acres and is 11% contained. A 15-year-old Vancouver…

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