This Guy Was Taking A Pee On These Mountains. Then Accidentally Uncovered an UNTHINKABLE Surprise!

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When you have to use the bathroom, it’s always best to take care of business and go as soon as possible.  It’s the most comfortable thing you can do and also good for your health. When Clifford Coulthard, an elder member of the indigenous Adnyamathanha people, was out surveying in a remote area of Australia, he suddenly felt the urge to go. 

Being that he was in the middle of nowhere, he simply found a little area where he could relieve himself in private. Little did he know that he was about to stumble onto something amazing that would end up changing Australian history forever.

Clifford had been surveying a mountainous interior region in southern Australia called the Flinders Ranges along with Giles Hamm, an archaeologist.  They’d been driving along a rough, dusty road and had pulled over so Clifford could use the bathroom. He walked off and up a creek bed into a gorge where he spotted a natural spring which was surrounded by ancient rock art. 

Amazed, he called Hamm over and after looking around they saw a cave set in a cliff some 65 feet above the creek. The smoke blackened roof of the cave is what initially drew their attention and they immediately recognized it as being caused by human activity.  Today the cave is known as Warratyi, and it’s one of the most important discoveries in Australian pre-history.

At first Hamm assumed that the cave had been used by humans for maybe 5,000 years or so.  When he returned to excavate it alongside local Adnyamathanha people between 2011 and 2014, he was looking for artifacts and to properly date the site. 

They dug three foot holes and trenches and carefully sifted through the dirt. By the time they finished the painstaking work, they had recovered about 4,300 artifacts including bone needles, stone tools and emu eggs.  They also found 200 pieces of bone from 16 different animals and one reptile.

From these findings, researchers were able to date the site.  They used carbon dating on organic materials and to determine the age of quartz particles they measured luminescence. 

When the results came back everyone was astounded, they showed that the cave had been used by humans 49,000 years ago! In comparison, all other evidence found in Australia’s interior only dated back about 38,000 years ago, so this new finding was over 10,000 years earlier! 

There were other implications that the site had on the understanding of early Australian history.  Prior to the discovery, researchers believed that the first humans arrived on the northern coast of Australia 50,000 years ago. 

They assumed that these people stayed primarily on the coast and didn’t venture into the rugged interior until thousands of years later.  However, the cave and artifacts showed that they had actually gone into the interior much earlier than that and it must have been shortly after they arrived.

As for the bone needles and other tools found, they implicated that the early Australians had mastered technologies sooner than thought. 

Hafted axes were dated and found to be 38,000 years old while stone tools with wooden handles were 24,000 years old and the bone needles were 40,000 years old.  All of these ages preceded any previously known dates and so early Australians were far more advanced than anyone had assumed.  

None of these things would have been discovered if not for Clifford having to go to the bathroom on that fateful day back in 2011.  He ended up making one of the most important discoveries in Australian history and now has one heck of a story to tell!

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These Guys Were Just Walking On A Frozen Lake But When The Camera Pans Down My Jaw Dropped!

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Mere mortals can only dream of walking on water, but a group of hikers came close to doing exactly that. They walked on ice that was so crystal clear and smooth that it looked as if they were walking on water. Tomas Nunuk was trekking through Slovakia’s Tatras mountain range with some friends when they came upon a lake called Velke Hincovo Pleso.

The beautiful body of water is located 6,300 feet above sea level near the looming Koprovsky stit mountain. This isn’t just any old lake, it’s the deepest one in all of Slovakia, measuring 176 feet at its deepest point.

When the hikers reached the waters edge, a spectacular sight met their eyes. The surface of the lake was completely frozen solid but the ice was crystal clear, to the point that it was see through. There were no white spots or gas bubbles marring the clarity of the ice and the rocky bottom of the lake was perfectly visible in the shallow spots.

Thomas recorded the moment that he and his friend stepped out onto the ice and they can be seen gingerly walking across glassy surface. The video quickly went viral after he posted it online, with many people calling it beautiful, and others expressing skepticism about whether or not it was truly real.

The skeptics claimed the ice was too thin to hold the men and that ice that clear simply doesn’t exist in nature. Those claims were subsequently proven false by locals, weather experts, and science. A Slovakian man, Igor Ludma, explained that ice can look like glass “when the temperatures fall from being relatively mild to very cold very quickly, and at the same time it’s important that there has not been any snow which tends to make the ice very cloudy.

And we have had those conditions lately which would explain this very clear ice.” AccuWeather, a provider of weather forecast services worldwide, affirmed that Slovakia had experienced the type of weather conditions described by Ludma. In addition, when addressing the video in a post online, AccuWeather also cleared up the other issue surrounding the clear ice.

They added that according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, “clear ice is about twice as strong as white ice since it is much more dense…Ice looks cloudy and white when it has air bubbles due to thawing and refreezing.” Thus, the ice could have indeed held the men and exist in the first place at that time, in that area.

It seems to be that the lake ice that day was simply another one of mother nature’s beautiful and strange phenomenons. One thing is for certain, the footage of it is amazing and I’d love for the chance to be able to walk across a lake like that!

Would you walk across this ice? Let us know!

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He Hid His Tiny House On Top Of A Giant Mountain But When You Walk Inside It’s Stunning!

Going Of The Grid is a series on the Seekers Stories network where Laura Ling explores the lives of people who are completely disconnected from the grid. Currently their are over 180,000 Americans a year who are choosing to veer away from the modern internet-focused world in pursuit of something simpler and more sustainable.

Mike Basich a pro-snowboarder decided to live life off the grid, where he built a tiny cabin on top of a mountain in Truckee, CA. His house is only 225 square feet, and sits in the lap of nature, where he awakens to the sun and goes to sleep to the sunset.  He states that unlike the city life where you are always racing time, here he can be in sync with nature while living a simple life of solitude.

The house does not have plumbing, but does pick up running water from a stream that runs close to his tiny cabin.  The house doesn’t have an indoor toilet or a real shower, but he did build a sweet hot tub outside.  The shape of the house is designed through the golden ratio which makes things more pleasant to the eye.  This cozy cabin is absolutely amazing.

He is inspired by nature and allows it to fuel his creativity through photography.  Living off the grid is a dream that Mike has had since he was a little kid and he is finally living his dream. Would you ever live off the grid, why or why not? What do you think of Mike’s tiny cabin off the grid? leave a comment below

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