Thursday evening a fast-moving fire roared through Paradise, California evacuating 30,000 people and burning 1,000 buildings. The fire ignited at about 6:30 a.m. in the Feather River Canyon near Pulga and Highway 70 and continued West. According to the Chico Enterprise-Record, in eight hours the fire increased to 18,000 acres. Exhibiting extreme fire conditions, the blaze has rapidly moved from remote to populated areas, destroying structures and homes in its path. There have been multiple fatalities, but authorities have been unable to verify the exact amount. Smoke from the fire can be seen as far away as San Jose and Fort Bragg.
One doesn't think of snowcats as getting a whole lot of deep-powder action. However, there are always exceptions to the rule, as proven by this video. Avalanches are dangerous, so it's hard to get too stoked about someone getting caught in one, even someone within the relatively safe confines of a snowcat cab. That being said, this is definitely the most exciting video of a snowcat we've ever seen. Related: 26 Fatalities Make For Deadly Winter in Europe
This video, shot in the alpine near Grimentz, Switzerland, just keeps on giving. A series of blasts each trigger massive avalanches along a ridgeline, until the whole ridge slides in what must be at least a quarter mile-wide avalanche. Spooky stuff. Related: 3-5 Feet or More of Snow Expected in the Sierras There’s something about avalanche videos that captures attention like almost nothing else. They are both short and sweet, and violently terrifying - almost like a minute-long horror
Meet Deep Blue, a behemoth great white shark that’s been hanging out around Oahu, Hawaii, to feast on a decomposing whale carcass. Weighing more than two and a half tons and about 20 feet long, Deep Blue is a big deal because, well, she’s a floating tank. She's become quite the celebrity with both the oceanic community and all around shark enthusiasts. In fact, the 50-year-old fish has roughly 10,000 twitter followers. Amazing unseen footage shows rare encounter with world's