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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2009
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    In all honesty, I'm amazed something like this hasnt been talked about more often, simply because it looks so damn ominous and evil.

    The Blood Falls in Antarctica were discovered way back in 1911 as a plume of water, spewing out of a glacier that's high in iron and oxidises when it contacts air, making it look like blood.

    But that's not the impressive thing. The impressive thing is that there's microbes that live in it that don't require oxygen.

    Blood Falls

    (this was, of course, all found thanks to Wikipedia)
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    Oh WOW that's beautiful! This is the first I'd ever heard of it. Big thanks for linking it!
    • CommentAuthoroga
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    I wonder if all that crushing ice turned a skyscraper into dust and we're seeing the grand temple of Atlantis emerging from the ice in rivers of blood . . . ? OK time to take my medication.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    Bah...that's just dinosaur blood :P
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    SO. COOL.
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      CommentAuthorfiasco
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    @ liamshiels I was thinking the exactly same thing when I came across this article on wikipedia yesterday. We discover microbe that don't need oxygen, and find them in one of the most amazing/terrifying/made up sounding places on earth, but what is t the top story on yahoo news? Madonna fell off her pony and got a boo boo. Grrrr.
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    Madonna fell off her pony?! OMG!

    Is the pony alright?