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Brazilian Kayaker Sets World Record Posted by on Apr 13, 2009

On March 4th, Brazilian kayaker Pedro Oliva set a world’s record by kayaking over an 127 foot waterfall on the Rio Sacre in the state of Mato Grosso. The waterfall, called Salto Belo, is as tall as a twelve story building, but Pedro not only survived–he came out unscathed. Pedro actually spent more time underwater…

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The Seven-Legged Cow Posted by on Dec 15, 2008

This week, a cow with seven legs was born in the village of Rondonópolis in Mato Grosso, and has become an attraction in a very rural area of Brazil. According to a vet who examined the animal, the problem is congenital, and could have been caused by exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals, or the…

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Off the Beaten Path Posted by on Dec 9, 2008

Today we’re starting a new series, “Off the Beaten Path,” to feature tourist attractions in Brazil that few foreigners know about. The Tapajós River runs from the north of Mato Grosso state through the Amazon all the way to Pará state. The river reaches 21 kilometers at its largest width, making it practically a freshwater…

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