Category: Nepal

Mad honey is a type of honey that causes people to hallucinate. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it because it sells for $60-$80 a pound.

Nepalese eye doctor, Dr. Sanduk Ruit, pioneered a surgical technique that restores eyesight without stitches in 5 minutes and has removed 100,000 cataracts from this procedure on poverty stricken people over his 30 year career.

NASA developed a technology called FINDER. It’s able to detect heartbeats and breathing through up to 30 feet of rubble, 20 feet of solid concrete, and was used to find survivors during the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. source

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Tihar. A festival in Nepal that dedicates an entire day to thanking dogs for their friendship and loyalty. source

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In 2011, two Nepali men climbed Mount Everest and then proceeded to paraglide off of the summit, landing 35 km away. They then hiked and kayaked to the Bay of Bengal, winning the pair National Geographic Adventurers of the Year. source

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