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After His Wife Passed Away, a Farmer in Argentina Did This to Honor Her Life

Pedro Ureta is a farmer from Argentina. This is why you need to know him…

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He’s also the man behind this:

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Yes, that’s a huge guitar in the middle of his farm.

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The 74-year-old didn’t do it out of boredom. He created it as a tribute to his wife, Graciela Yraizoz, who died in 1977. She was only 25 years old.

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Ureta and Yrairzoz were married when he was 28 and she was 17. They had four children. Yrairzoz died of a brain aneurysm while carrying what would have been the couple’s fifth child.

It was actually Yrairzoz’s idea to create a guitar on the farm.yraizoz-wife

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Yrairzoz loved the instrument, but Ureta says he was too busy at the time to consider her suggestion. After she died, Ureta was filled with regret. Ureta’s daughter, Soledad, told the Wall Street Journal: “He used to talk about regrets, and it was clear he regretted not having listened to my mother about the guitar.”

So to honor his wife, Ureta planted more than 7,000 trees to create a guitar that’s about two-thirds of a mile long.

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The body of the guitar is made out of cypress trees. The blueish-purple strings and neck of the guitar are made out of eucalyptus trees.

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It’s visible on Google Earth and Google Maps, just use these coordinates: -33.867886, -63.987.

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The guitar is so large that it’s even visible through satellites in space. Here’s an image from NASA:

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And despite all the attention he’s received for his guitar, Ureta says he’s never seen his work from above.

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The 74-year-old says when he was a young man, he had a bad experience on a plane. Now he’s afraid of flying.

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There is an Island in Brazil That is Completely Inhabited By Poisonous Snakes

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There is an Island in Brazil That is Completely Inhabited By Poisonous Snakes

Ilha da Queimada Grande is a small Brazilian island with a terrible reputation. Have people died there? Sure. Was it painful? You better believe it. But what is it exactly that has people running from this paradise on Earth?

Bem-vindo ao Ilha da Queimada Grande.

Beautiful island, right? This is what pristine wilderness and beauty looks like.

This small island off the coast of Sao Paulo also has a deadly reputation.

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Ilha da Queimada Grande juga digelar Pulau Ular berkeluasan 430,000 meter persegi di luar pantai São Paulo, Brazil. Pulau ini adalah habitat kepada pelbagai spesies ular seperti Bothrops dan Golden Lancehead Viper. Menurut rancangan dokumentari Discovery Channel mendakwa terdapat sebanyak satu ular bagi satu meter persegi, manakala legenda tempatan Brazil pula mendakwa terdapat lima ekor ular setiap meter persegi. Pada masa ini, Tentera Laut Brazil melarang orang awam ke pulau itu, walaupun kadang-kadang saintis mendapat pengecualian. Ade saintis tak kat sini? Jom!!! #atokdean #matiitubenar #malaysianig #igers #igersmalaysia #igersmalaya #igersmy #ikutcarakita #lokalah #travel #holiday #vacation #brazil #saopaulo #island #snakeisland #IlhadaQueimadaGrande

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A very, very deadly reputation.

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The island is infested with an extremely poisonous snake: the golden lancehead viper.

How poisonous? Its venom can kill a bird instantly. Oh, and it will also MELT human flesh.

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If bitten by a golden lancehead viper, a human will die in less than an hour.

It’s cousin, the lancehead viper, lives on mainland Brazil and is responsible for 90 percent of snake bite-related deaths in the country.

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That number does not include the golden lancehead viper because they’re all chillin’ on that island.

And there’s thousands of them. The Brazilian navy has banned access to the island due to the number of snakes.

Mainly because the golden lancehead viper’s venom is 5 times more potent than its mainland cousin.

But that doesn’t mean people don’t go to the island. In fact, some people have to. A few brave souls do maintenance on a lighthouse.

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Yeah. There’s a damn lighthouse on an island deemed unsafe for humans.

Even though the lighthouse is now automated, things break down and need fixing.

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And these brave, brave men make the journey through the island to make sure the lighthouse keeps working. #madrespect

Something tells me not a lot of people sign up for that job.

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Who in their right mind would?

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So how did the snake take over an island? Simple.

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Experts believe that thousands of years ago, water levels rose high enough to create the island of Ilha da Queimada Grande, which isolated the snakes from the rest of Brazil. The snakes were then forced to evolve differently from the snakes on the mainland. With no prey available on land, the snakes slither up trees and kill migrating birds that stop on the island.

There are no other predators or competition on the island, so the snakes have the island all to themselves.

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Do your thing, dude. No one is here to bother you.

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