Posts tagged with ‘nepal

The American government’s advice for yeti hunters in 1959

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In 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the peak of Everest, they reported seeing large human-like tracks in the snow that many interpreted to have been left by the legendary yeti. Just in case it existed, in 1959, the US government issued official guidelines to anyone in Nepal who might want to hunt the mysterious beast.

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Sweet job: Nepalese honey hunters

Meet the Rai people of Nepal, who go to great length to collect honey from hives perched 250-feet up the side of a cliff. Because honey is that fucking awesome.

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At just 21 inches tall, meet the new world’s shortest man

No, that’s not a doll or a Nepalese action figure. It’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who at only 21.5” tall, is not only the world’s shortest man, but the world’s shortest person. He’s so adorable I want to dress him up in a Yoda dog costume.

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Severed yeti finger from Nepal to undergo DNA testing to determine whether it is in fact a severed yeti finger

There are all kinds of claims periodically from the northwest US about sasquatch-like creatures, just as there are periodic claims of seeing similar yeti creatures in the Himalayas. But now, at least according to the Daily Mail, someone’s got a severed yeti finger that will be submitted for DNA testing to see if it’s a known species or not.

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Mind-blowing photo of the Milky Way from the top of the world
Taken by Anton Jankovoy, this photo was taken high in the Himalayas of Nepal, specifically in the region of Annapurna, a region of Nepal that has been uplifted as a whole piece (called a massif) and reaches elevations of over 8000 meters.
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Mind-blowing photo of the Milky Way from the top of the world

Taken by Anton Jankovoy, this photo was taken high in the Himalayas of Nepal, specifically in the region of Annapurna, a region of Nepal that has been uplifted as a whole piece (called a massif) and reaches elevations of over 8000 meters.

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In the 1950s, the US government was sure yetis existed, hunted for them in Nepal

To the surprise of the State Department employees that found them, documents from the 1950s show that at one point, the US government honestly believed yetis existed and were actively looking for them in the mountains of Nepal.

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Other badass of the day: The British Gurkha soldier that held 30 Taliban at bay single-handed

While 31 year old Dipprasad Pun was on patrol by himself in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, he was attacked by 30 Taliban, but managed to hold off and kill most of them single-handedly until backups arrived.

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