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Hawaiian surfs highest-ever wave

Hawaiian surfs highest-ever wave | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
A 44-year-old Hawaiian surfer breaks the world record for riding the biggest wave ever thought to have been ridden.
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The gorilla and the rabbit: a tale of friendship at the Erie Zoo

The gorilla and the rabbit: a tale of friendship at the Erie Zoo | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
They're an odd pair.
The female half is quiet and aloof, imposing even as she approaches a half-century of life.
The other is just a boy still, tiny with a twitchy nose and a propensity to hop around like young boys do.
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Tofino Hot Springs Cove, Maquinna Marine Park, Hot Springs Cove Tours, Visit the Hot Springs in Tofino, BC

Tofino Hot Springs Cove, Maquinna Marine Park, Hot Springs Cove Tours, Visit the Hot Springs in Tofino, BC | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
Visit Tofino's Hot Springs Cove in Maquinna Marine Park. A day trip that includes a boat tour or air flight, a boardwalk through rainforest and soaking in the natural hot springs.
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Sing With The Gibbons In Laos On A Unique Thailand Adventure Tour

Sing With The Gibbons In Laos On A Unique Thailand Adventure Tour | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
Deep in Laos' rainforest, an innovative network of zip-lines and tree houses offer an unprecedented vantage point where travelers can witness endangered Gibbons singing duets with their mates (www.wildplanetadventures.com)
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Blog: Virgin Hotels still a mystery

Blog: Virgin Hotels still a mystery | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
Virgin Hotels, which was launched officially at The Lodging Conference in September, won’t see its first hotel for another two years.

Branson said, "One of our first hotels will be in New Mexico, in the mountains overlooking the (Virgin Galactic) Spaceport."
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Extreme Adventures in Filmmaking - Sanctum 3D

Extreme Adventures in Filmmaking - Sanctum 3D | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
On the surface, Grierson's underground opus seems a fairly straightforward against-all-odds nail-biter in which a group of trapped cave divers must fight torrents of water, absolute darkness, a lack of oxygen and each other to survive. He also agrees — eventually — how apt a metaphor it is for the situation he's now in.
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Fabric From Recycled Audio Tape

Fabric From Recycled Audio Tape | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
An experiment with cassette tape took Texas-based artist Alyce Santoro’s knitting in a new direction. The result? The Sonic Fabric, created from woven recycled audio tape--something we brought to your attention a while back.
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Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society

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Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society...
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"MEMORIES MADE EASY"...Parents & children having fun while creating lifetime memories together.

"MEMORIES MADE EASY"...Parents & children having fun while creating lifetime memories together. | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
"I was a boy who grew up without really knowing my dad. And I had few memories of those times when it was just my dad and I."
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National Geographic Introduces Adventure Travel Program

National Geographic Introduces Adventure Travel Program | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
In keeping with its tradition of adventure and exploration, National Geographic has introduced National Geographic Adventures, a new program offering unique trips for the active traveler. The program allows travelers to experience adventure from new perspectives, such as trekking across mountain ranges to archaeological wonders; kayaking into a glacier-carved wilderness; crossing an entire country on foot; or climbing a little-known route up one of the world’s highest peaks. These adventures also offer immersive cultural experiences like visiting with Andean villagers, hiking to a remote monastery in Bhutan to meet with monks, or living among some of the world’s last hunter-gatherers in Tanzania.

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Strike adventuring gold in New Zealand

Strike adventuring gold in New Zealand | UN-UN-UNusual | Scoop.it
More than 150 years ago, a local Maori chief, Te Otatu, watched in bewilderment as white men with picks and shovels tramped into his territory in South Island, New Zealand, looking for gold. Gold? What earthly use was that? For centuries, the Maori had dug for pounamu, a rock-hard mineral known in English as greenstone. Now that was taonga worth having! Pounamu had a special manu -- a magic power to end wars and appease spirits.

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