You fill out an application detailing your riding experience, outdoor/“survival” experience, horsemanship references, ability to raise the necessary funds, size/weight (which is capped because the horses are small), and a few other things. You can check out the 2016 application here if still curious, just enter your…
There’s definitely a pretty wide range of abilities (lots of professionals and highly experienced riders, lots of not-that), but those semi-wild horses are also unlike anything most non-Mongolians have ridden before, plus riders are in the saddle for at least 75 miles a day. So even the really accomplished ones do hit…
For sure, but fortunately this is a lot different than the Naadam. Mongol Derby horses belong to local families and get taken care of/watched better than the actual riders (who are penalized heavily, or worse, if they push a horse too hard). More details here: http://www.theadventurists.com/mongol-derby-s….
Ciprofloxacin, aka antibiotic death to gastrointestinal (and other) bacterial pathogens.
Right? Luiz Rocha’s Reddit AMA is happening today — should ask what the biggest he’s seen is; I don’t think he was impressed by that one.
Hugo, tell Carl to load my elephant gun with buckshot.
boiling water as hot as you can stand, but never in excess of temperatures recommended by licensed medical practitioners, on the sting site.”
[Raises hand to confess to finding that part a little creepy/uncomfortable, yes.]
Rocha is doing an AMA for Reddit Science this Saturday—awesome time to ask any and all lionfish questions.
First off, this isn’t limited to fish—invertebrates is where things get *really weird,* and where a lot of the new-species discoveries are happening, which drastically changes your annual count. Academy scientists described 65 new fish + inverts just in 2014, for example, and think they’ll describe at least 40 new…
Anyone who’s going to embolize eating a banana or inflating a SMB shouldn’t be (and isn’t) working in the twilight zone.
Yup—sub was an anomaly. This team usually operates in pretty remote places, so 500-ft blue-water (ie nothing around) descents are their norm.
I understand your cringe, but divers are taught to blow bubbles to prevent lung over-expansion injuries that occur thanks to imperfect buoyancy control. These guys don’t move in the water-column without knowing it—they even eat underwater to bring glucose levels up during deco. Check Jessup’s Vimeo page for horrifying…
I am not Gawker — I am a girl who’s watched scientists pour boiling water on lionfish stings and sigh with relief. When they’re done screaming.
Yes and yes. And I’m sure you know the best way to denature the venom already, but for those who don’t: Pour boiling water on the sting site. It’ll break down the proteins, and it’ll hurt less than what you’re already feeling.
Yeah, I think it's (at least in part) because shuttles came in at a way steeper-than-commercial angle of the descent and commanders held the noses higher during/for braking.
I was just totally thrilled to hear the astro core is full of sci-fan fans. So legitimizing. Of my bookshelves.
It's actually pretty rare for the Yagua to use frog-derived poison (I didn't write the intro); they use a paralysis-inducing curare poison that's brewed up from a handful of different plants and kills by respiratory failure. The poison gets painted on dart tips with a small, feather brush, and it's allowed to dry…
Exactly. Anytime you see a tangerine-colored planter, you know help isn't coming.