WifiScreen FREE Windows Application to allow using iPad/Tablet as the second monitor.
Telegraph / Life - Entertain

15,000-year-old ice age caves discovered beneath Montreal

ADS

A network of 15,000-year-old caves beneath Montreal has been discovered by amateur explorers in what has been described as a “once in a lifetime” find.

Cavers have been exploring the Saint Leonard Cavern and its associated tunnels beneath the Canadian city for years, but have now chanced upon a new passageway 200 metres long, six metres deep and, in parts, only crossable by boat, believed to have been formed during the last ice age.

Luc Le Blanc and Daniel Caron, both members of the Quebec Speleological Society, found the caves, near Parc Pie XII, after years of trial and error exploration.

The pair used drills and hammers to probe past limestone walls, sure there was more on the other side.

“It’s a very rare event in your life [that] you discover so much cave passage,” Mr Le Blanc told Global News.

“At the end of the passage we explored so far, the water is five metres deep. We have to explore with an inflatable canoe and eventually we have to leave the canoe and go with our fins.

“We broke a small hole and through that window, we could see the void. Then we made our way through.”

The discovery was the result of years of trial and error explorationCredit:Quebec Speleological Society/Luc Le Blanc

Experts say the cavern was formed after downward pressure from glaciers cracked the rock during the ice age.

City authorities have launched a full investigation of the caves in the hope that one day they might be opened to the public.

The world's most incredible caves and how to get there

“It could be something unique in the world,” Saint-Leonard city councilor Dominic Perri told Global News. “Normally [when] you think about caves, you think of far away in the mountains, but it’s right here in the city.”

“People can enjoy this scientific discovery. We don’t want them to destroy it.”

Original Source

ADS

LATER

Life - Entertain

Inside the £10m home near Meghan and Harry's palace pad — that's being sold by Prince William's bestie

Prince William’s best mate, estate agent Thomas van Straubenzee, is looking for buyers for a family townhouse just 500 yards from Kensington Palace. Godfather to Princess Charlotte, Van Straubenzee is seeking £9.75 million for Leverton House in Ossington Street, Notting Hill.  The 4,000sq ft home, with 2,000sq ft of outside space, takes its name from the co-founder of the Royal Institute of British Architects Thomas Leverton Donaldson. 

Read More
Life - Entertain

As a Muslim woman, it’s my duty to speak out about the sexual abuse I survived as a child

From the outside, this man appears to the world as someone who cares about women. He is the director of a Muslim charity whose aim it is to improve lives, but they don’t know how he destroyed mine. Fleeting moments for him were the times he served me a life sentence. The day he imposed his perversion on me was my first sexual experience – he stole my own journey of discovery as a consenting adult. I was 13 years old.

Read More