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Western Kentucky University professor John All was conducting climate research in Nepal on Monday when he suddenly fell into a crevasse, breaking his arm, five ribs and dislocating his shoulder.
"It probably took me four or five hours to climb out. I kept moving sideways, slightly up, sideways, slightly up, until I found an area where there was enough hard snow that I could get an ax in and pull myself up and over," he told HLN's RightThisMinute.
"I knew that if I fell at any time in that entire four or five hours, I, of course, was going to fall all the way to the bottom of the crevasse. Any mistake, or any sort of rest or anything, I was going to die."
See the rest of his ordeal below:
Millie, along with her climbing companion, Craig Armstrong, love to explore the great outdoors and reach new peaks together! All cats love to climb, but Millie takes it to a whole new level! Check out some of the incredible adventures she's been on!
This eight-legged goat was also born with both male and female reproductive organs to a farmer named Zoran Paparic in Croatia. He said he couldn't believe what he was seeing and had to call a neighbor to confirm he wasn't crazy. Paparic plans to keep the goat as a pet if it survives.
It would be truly amazing if this spider goat would not only survive, but thrive after it starts shooting web, swinging between buildings and fighting crime in honor of his slaughtered Uncle Billy. One can only hope...
A supercell thunderstorm is characterized by a sustained and powerful rotating updraft. These storms originate in unstable air accompanied by a particular type of changing wind direction at various altitudes in the atmosphere; a common combination supportive of supercells is a southerly or southeasterly wind near ground level and a southwesterly or westerly wind higher up in the atmosphere.
This combination of changing wind directions creates a horizontal rolling motion in the lower atmosphere. The same rapidly rising air motions that form the thunderstorm turn this horizontal rotation into a vertical rotation, and in the case of this particular storm, this rotation is spectacularly evident in the circular striations, or layers, visible in the cloud structure.
The structure of supercell thunderstorms allows rain and hail to fall well away from the source of the warm, unstable air fueling the storm, so these storms do not choke on their own rain-cooled air. In some cases this allows supercell thunderstorms to stay intact for hours, covering tens or even hundreds of miles. In the process they can produce giant hail, very high winds, and tornadoes.
This little guy is a testament to all of us for facing life's challenges and overcoming them.
Meet Mercury: a 7-week-old kitten who loves to run, jump, play and wrestle. The only thing that sets him apart from any other kitten is that fact that he's missing his front two legs and most of his toes. It's believed that Mercury was the victim of a weed whacker incident, based on yard work that had been done around the neighborhood. He was taken in and nursed back to health. Despite his challenges, he is able to run and play like most any other kitten!
Way to go, Mercury!
Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.
The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.
You probably didn't see the best Super Bowl commercial during last night's game. The commercial only aired in Georgia and was for a personal injury lawyer named Jamie Casino. It is so amazing, over the top, and awesome that no other commercial even comes close.
What do you think happened when Bill Gates challenged the greatest chess player in the world to a match? He was embarrassingly defeated. Magnus Carlsen, 22, beat the founder of Microsoft in just over one minute of playing. Watch Carlsen's eyes as he continually stares at the chess board as though he has every move figured out almost before Gates even makes it.
Luca Iaconi-Stewart has dropped out of college to work on this beauty. That's how committed he is to the extreme detail of this Boeing 777 jet. He's been working on the 1:60 model made entirely out of manila folders for the past five years and expects to be finished with it in early 2014. When we say detailed, we really mean it! The model has working landing gear and even the opening doors are meticulously accurate to the original aircraft.
A company out of Germany called Goldtatze (Golden Paw) builds elaborate walkways, perches, and scratching posts for your cat out of natural materials like wood and rope. The company also does custom installations so that your home can be filled with bridges and walkways so that your cat can truly feel like the master of its domain.
This mother of four only weighs 120 pounds, but she makes no exceptions when it comes to clearing her plate! Molly Schuyler of Nebraska may have set a world record when she recently devoured a 72-ounce piece of meat in under three minutes. According to Gawker, the current Guinness World Record for consuming a steak that size is 6 minutes and 48 seconds.
Melbourne entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romania-based Raul Oaida created a full-sized, fully-functional car that runs on air. The wheels and some of the vehicle's support structure are made from non-LEGO parts, but the engine is made entirely from LEGO pieces.