China Proposes Railroad Tunnel Under Mt. Everest

The Chinese government is mulling a proposal to tunnel under the world’s tallest mountain in order to link China to Nepal…¬†which begs the question: Why tunnel underneath one of the planets greatest¬†natural treasures? Why risk damaging something as irreplaceable as Mt. Everest? The answer seems to be, “because it’s there,” to paraphrase the famous Everest climber George Mallory. Or, in China’s case, “because we can.” The completion date for this mind boggling project is set for 2020, and the maximum proposed speeds for this line would be 75mph on account of the difficult Himalayan terrain. Once gain, this makes us […]

This is What 5,000 Pounds of Rattlesnakes Looks Like [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000lbs of rattlesnakes looks like… you might consider heading to the world’s largest rattlesnake round up in Sweetwater, TX. These wester diamondback rattlers are harvested on local farms and ranches by snake hunters, both professional (yes, professional snake hunting is a real thing) and amateur, and then thrown into a massive pit. What could be more fun than that? RELATED: Know Your Venomous North American Snakes As you might expect, the footage of these massive venomous nightmare haunting reptiles speaks for itself. To listen to Riley Sawyers tell it, the roundup’s PR official, the event […]

How To Survive a Bear Attack

There are several natural events that, for whatever reason, engage our survival instincts at a primal level. Tornadoes, poisonous snakes, and, yes, bear attacks all just seem to get something going in our prepper brains. I don’t know about you, but I have dreams about dealing with these things… I wouldn’t really call them nightmares, because they’re so fascinating and primal. To put things into perspective, you’ll most likely never have to deal with an angry bear in your lifetime. Even if you live in “bear country,” the chances that you’ll be attacked are slim to none… RELATED: Will a […]