I often get questions of how I come up with my adventures or ideas for future projects.  Often it all starts from some email forward like the one I pasted below.  Some odd fact catches my eye about an area, next thing you know I am on Wikipedia, then ordering books from Amazon for research and later making calls to people to find out how to get to some place on the other side of the planet.

Read below, I think someday I will need to be visiting the crazy 7 mile deep hole those crazy Russians built.


More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .


The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world’s oxygen supply.

The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that,

more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can

dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon

river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined

and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States . [..]