The Boiling River Found in the Peruvian Amazon
A mysterious, four-mile long river, deep in the heart of the Amazon, is so hot that it boils.
The river has long been a legend in Peru, but when geoscientist Andrés Ruzo’s heard about it, he thought such a phenomenon was impossible.
He believed that it would require a huge amount of geothermal heat to boil even a small river, and the Amazon basin is far from any active volcanoes.
But then, Ruzo saw the legendary boiling river with his own eyes.
Ruzo first heard about the Mayantuyacu river when his grandfather told him a story about how Spanish conquistadors killed the last Inca emperor.
The story goes that after the murder, the Spanish conquistador headed into the Amazon rainforest in search of gold.