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This Mysterious River Is So Hot That It Boils Its Creatures Alive, No One Believes It

Do you love to jump and swim in the rivers? Beware! Because you might become the victim of this legendary river which can even kill you. While there is blue dragon shaped river in China which brings fortune and success, this river in Mayantuyacu is too hot to boil down any creatures that fall in it.

This river is located deep in the heart of the Amazon basin. It was discovered by geoscientist Andrés Ruzo after his grandfather narrated him a legendary tale about this mysterious river.

 

This Mysterious River Is So Hot That It Boils Its Creatures Alive, No One Believes It

This Mysterious River Is So Hot That It Boils Its Creatures Alive, No One Believes It

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Image of Ruzo seeing and inspecting the river for the first time.

Image of Ruzo seeing and inspecting the river for the first time.

Academic experts are doubtful about the existence of this river. It's because the Amazon basin is quite far from the volcano prone zone.

Ruzo was thrilled to see this cryptic river of Peru.

Ruzo was thrilled to see this cryptic river of Peru.

His granddad told him a story about how Spanish adventurers murdered the last Inca ruler. After the murder, they explored the Amazon rain forest to find out the hidden gold. When they returned, one of them narrated a frightening story that involved diseased water, man-eating serpents and a river that boils everything that falls into it.

Ruzo heard about the river at a dinner party after 12 years.

Ruzo heard about the river at a dinner party after 12 years.

His aunt recalled that she had visited the legendary river. She told, 'But no, Andrés, I've been there. I've swum in that river.'

Ruzo is a PhD student of geophysics at Southern Methodist University.

Ruzo is a PhD student of geophysics at Southern Methodist University.

He wanted to explore the legendary river on his own. Ruzo questioned his audience in Ted Talk, 'I began asking that question. Could the boiling river exist? I asked colleagues from universities, the government, oil, gas and mining companies, and the answer was a unanimous no. And this makes sense. You see, boiling rivers do exist in the world, but they're generally associated with volcanoes. You need a powerful heat source to produce such a large geothermal manifestation.'

This frog failed to survive in the boiling river.

This frog failed to survive in the boiling river.

Ruzo explained, 'I've seen all sorts of animals fall in, and what's shocking to me, is the process is pretty much the same. So they fall in, and the first thing to go is the eyes. Eyes, apparently, cook very quickly. They turn this milky-white color. The stream is carrying them. They're trying to swim out, but their meat is cooking on the bone because it's so hot. So they're losing power, losing power, until finally they get to a point where hot water goes into their mouths, and they cook from the inside out.'

Ruzo explored this enigmatic river with his aunt in 2011.

Ruzo explored this enigmatic river with his aunt in 2011.

Ruzo was mentally prepared to view the legendary river, but his experience was entirely different. He found a four mile 'boiling river' in the holy geothermal healing site of the Asháninka people in Mayantuyacu.

This river is 82ft (25 metres) and around 20ft (six metres) deep.

This river is 82ft (25 metres) and around 20ft (six metres) deep.

According to Gizmodo report, the water of the river is hot enough to brew even tea. Ruzo exclaimed in a Ted speech, 'Dipping my hand into the river would give me third-degree burns in less than half a second. Falling in could easily kill me. As we have hot blood running through our veins and arteries, so, too, the Earth has hot water running through its cracks and faults.'

Fault-fed hot springs is the cause of boiling river.

Fault-fed hot springs is the cause of boiling river.

Ruzo added, 'Where these arteries come to the surface, these earth arteries, we'll get geothermal manifestations: fumaroles, hot springs and in our case, the boiling river. Parts of the river are so hot that any animals that falls in boils instantly.'

No scientific investigation has been done on this river yet.

No scientific investigation has been done on this river yet.

Ruzo has taken an initiative to publish the book 'The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon,' that give the details about the river for the very first time.

Ruzo is on a mission to save the boiling river.

Ruzo is on a mission to save the boiling river.

He said, 'In the middle of my Ph.D., I realized, this river is a natural wonder. And it's not going to be around unless we do something about it.'

Watch the video of Ruzo discussing about the BOILING RIVER located in the Peruvian Amazon.

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