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Yeti in India by Indian Army

Yeti footprints: Indian army tweets bizarre 'elusive snowman' discovery in Himalayas YETI footprints have been sighted, the Indian army has announced on Twitter, triggering an avalanche of ridicule across the social media site.
The Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman and Bigfoot, is said to be an enormous ape-like creature inhabiting the Himalayan mountains. Humans have for centuries been searching for the Yeti with no luck. So social media was was caught off-guard when the Indian Army tweeted claims to have unearthed evidence of the mythical Himalayan monster.
The verified Twitter account of the Indian Army’s Additional Directorate General of Public Information uploaded photos of what it claimed were Yeti tracks in the snow. An Indian Army mountaineering expedition team has sighted mysterious footprints of mythical beast Yeti Indian Army's Additional Directorate General of Public Information The post read: “For the first time, an Indian Army mountaineering expediti…

Fire breathing Mountains in Turkey

A so-called "eternal flame" flickers out of a crack in the Earth at Turkey's Yanartas National Park. Recent studies attribute flames like these to the mysterious production of deep-Earth methane without organic matter.
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Nine out of 10 scientists agree, mountains should not breathe fire. Despite this, a mountain in southern Turkey has been spewing flames steadily for at least 2,000 years.

There be no dragons or magic to blame for the fire belching forth from the so-called Chimaera seep (also known as the Flames of Chimaera) — but, according to an article published in The New York Times, there may be a just-as-baffling geologic phenomenon fueling the flames.

According to a study in the March 2019 issue of the journal Applied Geochemistry, the Flames of Chimaera are fueled by an underground seep of methane (CH4) — but not the garden-variety sort that's produced when organic matter decays underground, mixes with hydrogen and makes Arcti…