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Woman Performs D***h-defying Stunt by Swimming Near Molten Lava

Pretty hardcore, right? But Australian surfer Allison Teal lives for this kind of extreme challenge.

Swimming in open waters, in itself, poses lots of dangers for people. But by adding the element of swimming near molten lava? Now that’s really like staring death in its face.

Pretty hardcore, right? But Australian surfer Allison Teal lives for this kind of extreme challenge.

Teal, a survivalist and filmmaker, is no stranger to this kind of danger. In her latest stunt performed in Hawaii, she paddled to the base of a sea cliff, swam up to the 2,000 degree-lava pouring out from the Kilauea volcano, and paid her respects to Pele (the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes).

Watch the exciting video of her stunt below:

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Hours after she pulled the stunt, Teal learned that a shelf of land actually broke into the area where they went swimming. Aside from the dangers of falling rocks, the water around the area where lava was falling was extremely hot. Falling hardened lava also posed another danger to her; in fact, she was almost hit by one.

Sharing her experience online, Teal wrote on Instagram:

“It was humbling and breathtaking.The rawness, the heat, the crackling & hissing sounds, the reality check that we live on a planet that is alive.”

Well, we may never be as brave as Allison Teal and dare attempt this stunt, but at least we could live vicariously through her!

H/T: Huffington Post

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Chinese Diver Proposes to Girlfriend After She Won the Olympic Silver Medal

He Zi thought she was just going to accept her medal at the podium, little did she know her boyfriend had something else planned!

If you're looking for a roller coaster of emotions, just imagine what Chinese Olympic diver He Zi went through when her boyfriend suddenly went up beside her on the podium and proposed!

25 year-old He Zi and her boyfriend, 30 year-old Qin Kai, have been dating for 6 years, and both of them are accomplished divers. In fact, Qin Kai had just won a bronze medal in his own synchronized diving event the week before.

Qin Kai and his fellow diver He Chong holding their medals at the men's synchronised 3m springboard victory ceremony during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, July 23, 2013.

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As He Zi was posing for photos at the ceremony with the other divers, Qin Kai suddenly showed up on stage, with an expectant look on his face. Before He Zi could register his presence, the other participants left the podium while Qin Kai approached He Zi. With a red box containing a ring and a glass-encased rose, he went down on one knee and proposed....

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Here’s How Dire Our Climate Change Situation Is. Hint: It’s Pretty Bad!

Turns out, climate change is happening at a much faster rate than we initially thought!

Turns out, climate change is happening at a much faster rate than we initially thought!

Last year in Paris, the United Nations climate change conference took place in order to tackle future climate changes. After the conference, they came up with the following commitment at the Paris Agreement:

Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

Sounds good, right? But the problem isn't with the future measures but the current climate situation, which seems to be growing worse each year....

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Viral Video Captures Rare En Caul Birth

A rare en caul birth is captured on camera, inspiring awe among viewers. Some believe that such births determine baby’s fortune. Read on to learn more.

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A baby’s birth is probably one of the mysteries of life that would always, without fail, bring awe to its beholders. Even mothers who have already experienced giving birth are still affected by the sight of a child being born, wondering how such a miracle could ever exist.

Despite the current modernization in medicine, giving birth remains a miraculous sight to behold. But what this video captured is something that wowed even those who are used to witnessing births all the time.

According to Medical Daily, the scene captured in the footage is called an “en caul birth” where a baby is successfully born while still enclosed in its amniotic sac. The site explained that such scene is “one of the rarest and most awe-inspiring types of child deliveries.”...

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