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TED talk: the quest to find a mythical boiling river in the Amazon

Boiling River, Amazon (source: video screenshot; Andrés Ruzo)
Alexander Richter 4 Feb 2016

In this passionate TED talk, Andrés Ruzo, a geoscientist, PhD student and National Geographic Young Explorer takes us through his quest to find a mythical boiling river in the Amazon.

One of the main visionaries of the Icelandic geothermal sector, who essentially is the main reason for the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, once mentioned his dream of creating hot water rafting in Iceland, with using geothermal water. So this TED talk is really interesting in this context.

In a passionate story presented as part of a TED talk, Andrés Ruzo, a Geoscientist, PhD student at SMU and National Geographic Young Explorer, talks about his quest to find a mythical boiling river in the Amazon.

When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown … and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.

To view the video of the talk, visit TED