This world of ours is brimming with awe-inspiring displays of nature's splendor (like rainbows and sunsets), as well as a whole bunch of not-so-awe-inspiring ones (like rainbows and sunsets the third or fourth time you see them). However, Mother Nature loves to demonstrate that, even if you happen to be the most seasoned of outdoors enthusiasts, she still has the ability to full-on blow your goddamn mind ... if you're lucky enough to stand in exactly the right spot, at precisely the right time.
6Yosemite National Park Hosts a Fiery Waterfall Every February
No, this isn't lava. But if it were, it wouldn't kick any less ass:
It looks like how peeing as an old man feels.
That's Horsetail Fall in Yosemite, and for an awesome couple of weeks in February, the sun hits it at just the right angle to make it look like it's actually on fire. The phenomenon has been given the only appropriate name possible -- the Firefall -- and it lasts for about 10 minutes at sunset, assuming some asshole cloud doesn't get in the way. Given the right conditions, it's hard to take a picture of this thing that doesn't look completely badass:
Eat irradiated asparagus and this'll be your urine.
As an interesting (and somewhat insane) side note, you might have seen similar photos like this ...
The Human Torch shouldn't drink.
... that are in fact not the Firefall, but a completely different event in Yosemite where a bunch of people would gather, start a bonfire, and then dump the embers down the side of the mountain. This went on for almost a century, from 1872 through 1968, at the Glacier Point Mountain House Hotel, which is located up there at the top. The Park Service made them stop doing this for some mysterious reason (why do we even have national parks if we can dump tons of flaming debris off the cliffs?), so now you just have to settle for the real thing at that magical moment when the sun hits it just right:
Way to be lame as shit, regular waterfalls.