Just when scientists start to think they understand the planet, bizarre, unexplainable events "pop up" to humble them... sometimes literally! These "bubbles" on the Siberian tundra are formed when melting permafrost releases massive amounts of CO2 and methane. Scientists are alarmed because, as its name leads us to believe, permafrost NEVER normally melts.
We're treated to an unusual "twist" on a common sight when a swirling dust devil hits a field of freshly cut hay in the UK. View Now
This storied Alaskan rafting guide has only ever lost a SINGLE rafter overboard. Whatever rapid they just went over in the Nenana River must have been insane because count the bobbing heads--there's SEVEN people in the water. The most our freezing and battered friends can do is try to avoid all those dangerous rocks shooting towards them before they're finally rescued by the two rafters who managed to stay afloat.
Things could've been worse... at least there wasn't a BEAR swimming beside them, which is exactly what happens in the second video.
We all know what happened when the S.S. Titanic met an iceberg.
Thankfully, this group of hikers at the Spencer Glacier in Alaska on an Ascending Path tour had a much friendlier run-in with an icy relative, and on dry ground, when the small island of ice in the distant lake suddenly decided to reveal just how BIG it really was.
Can you imagine watching this from the lake? View Now
What would you do if Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) showed up at your door—chips in hand—and asked to join your “Game of Thrones” viewing party? After getting over the initial shock, you’d probably have a mini freak-out, followed by a lot of “GoT” questions (I mean...a lot). View Now
A group of filmmakers was out in the snowy mountains of Canada when disaster struck. One member of the group, Kory Blois, was riding on a snowmobile when he fell into an 80-foot crevasse. His friends used a rope to pull Blois to safety with minor bruises, but miraculously he walked away from the accident. A week later, the group returned to the crevasse to retrieve the snowmobile. View Now
Fail, or fun? A guy in Canada went to free his house up from the mounds of snow that waited just outside his door, but ended up diving into the winter wonderland instead. Whether he purposely dove in or fell off the ladder is irrelevant; it looked like a pretty fun dive. View Now
A seemingly harmless prank took a very wrong turn and ended with a car trapped in the middle of a frozen lake. It all started when a couple of friends decided to egg their buddies car — and well, gravity took care of the rest. Just watch. View Now
The tricky thing about ice fishing is that at times, you may be walking on thin ice. But ice doesn't have to be thin for it to be dangerous, as a large group of fishermen discovered recently in Russia. The ice the group was on began cracking, and everyone there immediately knew to get as far away from the cracks as possible. Not everyone made it out in time, however, and were in need of rescue. View Now
Wes Muresan can frontside, backside, and pull mad grabs like you wouldn't believe. He started snowboarding about six years ago, and is already attracting sponsors galore. But no matter how much he practices, he's still got to be home by the time the street lights come on. Life ain't easy for a nine-year-old professional snowboarder. View Now
Doug wanted to have a fun snowmobiling adventure to end his winter with a bang. So he went up, up, up - higher than anyone else he saw on the mountain. Unfortunately, at this height is when Doug ran into some trouble. An avalanche was triggered, taking Doug with it; he slide 2,500 feet, and the footage of his descent is intense. Amazingly, even though Doug had no specialized protective gear, he was unharmed. Watch the entire avalanche adventure here. View Now
The seasons really do change in the blink of an eye. One skier in Utah decided to strap on a parachute as well, so at just the right moment, his ski trip turned into a paragliding adventure. He seemed to transcend time and space as well, for while he left the ground it was in a winter wonderland, but when he landed, it was in the pinnacle of spring. View Now
Before we get into all the swimming slip-ups, rollercoaster freakouts, and water sport fails that summer is sure to bring, let's take a moment to enjoy the last few fails of the winter season. And what better way to send out the cold winter months than with a snowmobile crash and a skier flying into a snowboarder? We'll miss you, Winter. You're always so good to us. View Now
Winter is coming.
As tribute to the Game of Thrones season 6 countdown, artist Simon Beck created a ginormous direwolf’s head in some fresh powder. The massive House Stark sigil took Beck 13 hours (and 20 miles) to create and I’m sure everyone can agree that it’s pretty impressive.
GoT returns to HBO on April 24th. View Now
Humans may not love blizzards, but dogs sure do. This pup sliding down the snowy hills is sure to make you smile; maybe even bring tears of joy to your eyes. In fact, the cute fella even makes the blizzards seem almost worth it. View Now
There really is a first time for everything. Professional skiers Rok Urbanc and Jaka Rus teamed up with Trainers4Me to be the first people ever to perform a tandem ski jump. It was an unprecedented, bold trick for them to attempt, but it paid off. See the full jump here. View Now
This is what extreme looks like when it's pushed to the max. The woman in this video is bungee jumping into freezing cold water, and her bungee cord is attached to her not with a harness, but with skin hooks. Compared to that, a couple of fishermen wading in freezing cold water doesn't look so bad. View Now
The Aerones drone is a a powerful beast, capable of pulling a full-grown person on a snowboard across a flat, snowy plain. If it can do this with a person on a board, imagine what it could do to help someone trapped on a cliff, or in a hole. See more of what these impressive drones can do here. View Now
Tyler Karow was skiing down Mammoth Mountain when he came to an unfortunate realization: he was caught in an avalanche. Now, running snow is similar to running water, so Karow was able to stay above the snow by swimming with the snow's current. Eventually, he is able tog et back up, where Karow excitedly skis to safety. See the full video here. View Now
...Often go underappreciated. Sure, RightThisMInute host Gayle Bass' headstand may not be perfect, but major props for: 1) The Attempt, 2) filming it, and 3) submitting it to the show. At least she isn't taking children to sled down a snowy hill that leads onto a highway, or running around breaking people's noses. View Now
While out on the ice in Sweden, some curlers came across a sounder of swine stuck in the middle of the frozen lake. So, they did what curlers do best, and curled them to shore.
While the helpless boars got curled, a deer in New York was doing research. Human research. This deer was watching a woman through a window, and mimicked her movements. Good thing she didn't try to drive a car. View Now
Ski flying is when a skier wears a parachute, so they can fly off the mountain at a certain point. One skier would have been in a dangerous situation had he not been wearing his parachute, and multiple avalanches started up as he was skiing. But instead of ending up neck-deep in snow, he was able to fly to a safer location.View Now
This road is a disaster waiting to happen. A road covered with black ice in Azerbaijan almost had multiple accidents on it, but the cars on the road managed to slide around in perfect harmony. One especially close call involved a bus, which can be seen sliding off into the sunset. View Now
Sometimes something that looks like fun turns out to be a really, really bad idea. For example, it's fun to go skiing with friends, but don't ski too close to them. And trying to jump over a river might look like fun, but unless it's a small hop, it will probably end in pain. View Now
These roads are full of disasters waiting to happen. A road covered with black ice in Azerbaijan almost had multiple accidents on it, but the cars on the road managed to slide around in perfect harmony. View Now