The boiling river of the Amazon
Guarded by a shaman and the giant serpent Yacumama, the, "Shanay-timpishka," loosely translated to “boiled with the heat of the sun,” is a 4 mile stretch of river in the Amazon which is as wide as a 2 lane road and boils between 120 and 196 degrees Fahrenheit.
“When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown ... and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.”
Click on the play button to hear his story on TED
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