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2013-08-04 11:46:51 AM

Pheonixfyre: FTA: "The Chinoike Jigoku ("Bloody Pond Hell") is one of 9 hot springs, with its most notable feature being blood red water that boils at over 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit)."

That's interesting.  I've never heard of water boiling at 200 C before.  Usually it's already water vapor by the time it hits 200 C.  It's also interesting that a quick google search says that the water is actually at a balmy 78 C, not 200 C.

So where does the 200 C come from?


Science, how does it work?
 
2013-08-04 11:55:46 AM

doglover: liam76: Many flavors of Buddhism have gods.

Technically every flavor of Buddhism has all of the gods of man incorporated as the whole thing is a philosophy that was crafted by a man in India who doubted and spent decades following ALL of the religions extant at the time and came to a profound conclusion about the very nature of reality of the human condition that's so profound it's spread to all seven continents and remained relevant where it's set down roots for generation after generation and easily incorporates new belief systems.

But y'know, you can be ignorant too. It's the mahayana. We'll be waiting for you regardless of the path you choose.


Then technically it is not atheistic.

If you believe you will be waiting for me it is not a philosophy, but a religion.

Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of it as a philosophy. As a religion I rally like most flavors, I just find people who try and flaunt the title of atheism while following that religion as insufferable as 'atheists' who believe in the healing power of crystals
 
2013-08-04 12:06:54 PM

zeroman987: Ramree


Some of the other details of the event make it more believable.  To start with, it was a tidal mangrove swamp, which means that there are walkable paths when the tide is out, but when the tide comes in, anyone in there has to climb a tree or drown.  Second thing is that these were not fresh water crocodiles, but salt water crocodiles.  Also known as saltie, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, it is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world.

When the tide came in, any blood in the water would attract hundreds of these crocodiles, as typically it would be a wounded or dead large animal, like a water buffalo.  And they would be in a "feeding frenzy" mode.

"Crocodiles do not leap out of the water like dolphins, which approach the surface at speed from several feet under the water and leap several feet into the air. Rather, crocodiles start the leap while stationary at the water's surface - they need to be able to see their target before they start to leap, and if the target is above them they'll tip their head upwards to get a better view.  Crocodiles can judge the distance to their target very accurately - they have binocular vision in front of their heads (i.e. the visual fields of left and right eyes overlap), so they can use parallax to estimate distance. Once ready, the crocodile immediately starts to use powerful sinusoidal undulations of its tail to literally push itself upwards out of the water. In under a second, the crocodile can raise itself several feet into the air.  If the water is shallow, they can push against the bottom to reach even higher."

Typically this is used to snatch animals out of lower lying tree branches.

As an epilogue, after the war the vast majority of salt water crocodiles on the coast of Burma (Myanmar) and Ramree island were systematically exterminated, so few remain.  A recent homicide strongly suggested that they are not entirely gone, however.
 
2013-08-04 12:17:53 PM

liam76: doglover: liam76: Many flavors of Buddhism have gods.

Technically every flavor of Buddhism has all of the gods of man incorporated as the whole thing is a philosophy that was crafted by a man in India who doubted and spent decades following ALL of the religions extant at the time and came to a profound conclusion about the very nature of reality of the human condition that's so profound it's spread to all seven continents and remained relevant where it's set down roots for generation after generation and easily incorporates new belief systems.

But y'know, you can be ignorant too. It's the mahayana. We'll be waiting for you regardless of the path you choose.

Then technically it is not atheistic.

If you believe you will be waiting for me it is not a philosophy, but a religion.

Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of it as a philosophy. As a religion I rally like most flavors, I just find people who try and flaunt the title of atheism while following that religion as insufferable as 'atheists' who believe in the healing power of crystals


But crystals do have healing powers.

www.michaelshouse.com

I used to sleep and have teeth. This crystal cured all that.
 
2013-08-04 12:52:25 PM
The 8 Hells of Beppu, including the red spring, are not all that exciting. It's very tourist trappy, and one of the worst zoos I've ever seen in my life is there. The elephants had no space to move, the crocodiles were severely cramped, and there were Japanese people were everywhere! I joke. But seriously, don't be a dick to elephants, they won't forget it.
 
2013-08-04 12:55:38 PM

dbirchall: trappedspirit: You know there are volcanoes out there, right?  And national parks established around them.  And towns swallowed by them.  And, oh, whatevs.  I am dealing with rank amateurs.

Oh yeah, I live near one of those town-swallowing national park volcanoes.  Nice place.  Yes, it's got fire, gas, and heat.  The few people who manage to die are probably due to the gas... or maybe the heat.  I work a couple mountains over at "sunburn in 5 minutes" elevations where they might have just found a hiker who vanished a few years ago (or, well, bones and clothes of the same)  in the freezing cold.  So I'm pretty much set, but am taking notes for possible vacation destinations.  I'll just close with the old song...

Gonna take a week off
Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard
Hey I'm doin' swell!
Wish you were here
Alo-ho-ho-ho-ha from Hell


Gonna take a week off. Gonna go to Hell. Send ya a postcard. Hey I'm doin' swell! Wish you were here. Aloha from Hell.


You said:

"Gonna take a week off. Gonna go to Hell. Send ya a postcard. Hey I'm doin' swell! Wish you were here. Aloha from Hell"

Twice.
 
2013-08-04 02:05:05 PM

HotWingAgenda: Bucky Katt: HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.

Shinto in Tibet?  Don't you mean Bon?

Bon came after Taoism, and came way after Buddhist scholars traveled along the Silk Road towards China, met the Taoists in Tibet and China, who thought, "Hey! We think you're describing our Taoist religion. Yeah, it sure is neat, huh? Guess we'll go ahead and use your name of Buddhism now, but hold onto all of our crazy f*cking ideas about magical abilities, rigid social structures, heaven and hell, etc." And to be honest, there isn't any consensus that Bon is even a thing. It's just another instance of local shamans hearing about Buddhism and trying to use its learned reputation to justify their preexisting crude rituals.


I found this interesting and suddenly I want to know more about the spread and adaptation of Buddhist thought, any chance you might have some interesting source material you can recommend?
 
2013-08-04 03:55:52 PM

gibbon1: lumiere: I'd opt to air drop some in-laws and/or politicians on Snake Island. I would bet they could fend against their own kind.

If we did that they'd start interbreeding.
 djslowdive: Black Rock Desert should be added as well.

Don't go to the Salar de uyuni.


I always thought that place sounded neat :)
 
2013-08-04 06:50:24 PM

MarkEC: Pheonixfyre: FTA: "The Chinoike Jigoku ("Bloody Pond Hell") is one of 9 hot springs, with its most notable feature being blood red water that boils at over 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit)."

That's interesting.  I've never heard of water boiling at 200 C before.  Usually it's already water vapor by the time it hits 200 C.  It's also interesting that a quick google search says that the water is actually at a balmy 78 C, not 200 C.

So where does the 200 C come from?

Substances dissolved in water can change the boiling point. I would presume that the amount of stuff dissolved in the water changes it's boiling point to 200C. It does not say that the water in the Bloody Pond Hell is boiling or at 200C.




And I would say it's bullshiat.
 
2013-08-04 07:11:47 PM
activerain.com

You could just go to southern Michigan.
 
2013-08-04 10:50:36 PM
Can't believe no one's mentioned this place. The Turkmenistan "Door to Hell"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2179622/The-Door-Hell -G iant-hole-Karakum-Desert-40-YEARS.html
 
2013-08-04 11:11:37 PM

hobberwickey: Can't believe no one's mentioned this place. The Turkmenistan "Door to Hell"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2179622/The-Door-Hell -G iant-hole-Karakum-Desert-40-YEARS.html


If you read the Epoch Times article subby linked here, Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell" is the first hellhole listed (village of Derweze, middle of the Karakum Desert).

/not subby
 
2013-08-05 01:03:37 AM

doglover: liam76: Many flavors of Buddhism have gods.

Technically every flavor of Buddhism has all of the gods of man incorporated as the whole thing is a philosophy that was crafted by a man in India who doubted and spent decades following ALL of the religions extant at the time and came to a profound conclusion about the very nature of reality of the human condition that's so profound it's spread to all seven continents and remained relevant where it's set down roots for generation after generation and easily incorporates new belief systems.


I think that sentence really got away from you.
 
2013-08-05 01:20:18 AM
New York City

Because it's full of New Yorkers
 
2013-08-05 02:25:03 AM

ukexpat: You said:

"Gonna take a week off. Gonna go to Hell. Send ya a postcard. Hey I'm doin' swell! Wish you were here. Aloha from Hell"

Twice.


Yeah.  Cut-and-pasted lyrics from some dodgy site, thought "ya know, they don't have that line right," listened to the song, corrected the lyrics, and then forgot to delete... sigh.

/Good song, though.
 
2013-08-05 07:05:58 AM

lumiere: hobberwickey: Can't believe no one's mentioned this place. The Turkmenistan "Door to Hell"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2179622/The-Door-Hell -G iant-hole-Karakum-Desert-40-YEARS.html

If you read the Epoch Times article subby linked here, Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell" is the first hellhole listed (village of Derweze, middle of the Karakum Desert).

/not subby


The sad thing is I did read the article... I'm at a loss for words.
 
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