Huge Lava Bomb Explosion Hits Tour Boat Injuries Reported in Hawaii (BIVN) – A large explosion at the lava ocean entry that reportedly injured passengers on a lava boat tour is under investigation. UPDATE: “At least 13 people were treated at the Hilo Medical Center after an incident on a lava tour boat early this morning,” reported the DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement in an updated media release this morning. The explosion sent lava through the roof of the passenger cabin on a Lava Ocean Tours boat, DLNR said, adding that “a 20-year-old woman has major leg trauma. The other passengers suffered burns and scrapes. DOCARE and other authorities are investigating this incident.”
DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “DLNR sends its wishes for full and speedy recovery to all of those involved.”
An image of Monday morning’s explosion was captured on video and shared to social media by Kalapana Cultural Tours, which was a safe distance away at the time and was not the tour comp…
Huge mysterious stone spheres on Arctic island leave scientists baffled Large natural balls in the Franz Josef archipelago leave scientists flummoxed. Visitors to this cosmic landscape named the round rocks ‘footballs of the Gods’. The huge stone balls up to two meters in height are found on appropriately-named Champ island above the polar circle. Perfectly spherical they are scattered all over this northern uninhabited outpost. And at first, it is hard to believe that they are natural and not made by man, or possibly giants. Yet the barren 374 km2 (144 sq miles) island was never inhabited and scientists are sure they are not artificial, even if they cannot agree how they were formed.
The huge stone balls up to two meters in height are found on Champ island above the polar circle.
Similar but smaller stone balls were found last year on Heiss island in the same archipelago.
Russian polar researcher Viktor Boyarsky said of the extraordinary phenomenon: ‘The spheres are made of soft sandst…