Earth Day 2014: Real Places You Need to See to Believe

Some Weird and Amazing Places on Our Planet Earth

Inspired by Earth Day 2014, I searched the internet for some really amazing articles about some of our landscapes.  Grab your bucket list and a pen and click ahead. Earth Day 2014: Real Places You Need to See to Believe.

Earth Day: Aral Sea

13 of the most bizarre lakes in the world.

13 of the most bizarre lakes in the world.

From blood red water and strange islands made of borax, to exploding lakes, there are some pretty bizarre place in our world.

Earth Day: Volcanic Magma

The rocks you are standing on get recycled. Volcanoes spit them out as magma, they dry, harden, and after a very long time either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards Earth’s core by a fresh layer of rocks above.

25 Crazy Facts About Planet Earth That Will Boggle Your Mind.

#24. Standing on that equator you would be spinning around Earth’s center at 1000 miles per hour. At the poles, however, you would be standing still (and turning in a circle).

#18. Gravity is not distributed equally. Places like Hudson Bay in Canada actually have less gravity than other regions of the globe. This is due to the fact that there is less land mass in that part of the planet.

#8. 70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean but humans have only explored 5 percent of it.

While we have identified 212,906 marine species, there are possibly 25 million more that we DON'T know about.

While we have identified 212,906 marine species, there are possibly 25 million more that we DON’T know about.

9 Amazing Facts About The Earth

While the coldest place on Earth is Antarctica (-100 degrees F), the coldest spot was recorded on July 21, 1983 at Vostok Station in Anarctica, where sensors recorded –128.6 degrees F.  The hottest spot recorded? On Sept. 13, 1922 El Azizia, Libya registered 136 degrees F.

The Waitomo Glow-worm Cave is home to thousands of glow-worms that light up the cave ceiling like a starry night sky.

The Waitomo Glow-worm Cave is home to thousands of glow-worms that light up the cave ceiling like a starry night sky.

The Enchanted Glowworm Caves of Waitomo

Deep underneath the hilly landscapes of North Island, New Zealand is hidden an amazing cave lit with glowworms.

Geneva, Switzerland-Rhone and Arve Rivers.

Earth Day: Geneva, Switzerland-Rhone and Arve Rivers.

Confluence of Rhone and Arve rivers, Geneva

The river on the left is the Rhone, which is just exiting Lake Lehman. The river on the right is the Arve, which receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhone on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.

Antelope Canyon is located on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. The unique erosion of the Navajo Sandstone is formed mostly from flash floods, giving the canyon its stunning appearance.

Antelope Canyon is located on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. The unique erosion of the Navajo Sandstone is formed mostly from flash floods, giving the canyon its stunning appearance.

9 Of The Weirdest Alien Landscapes On Earth

Some pretty fantastic photographs of some truly spectacular places.

The sliding stones: (Death Valley, California, USA)

The sliding stones: (Death Valley, California, USA)

Planet fantastic: Stunning images of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes

From the vivid colours of a beautiful hot spring to a random rock formation that looks just like an elephant, the incredible landscapes have formed over millions of years.

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Digital Marketing Manager, www.viqua.com A former journalist and managing editor, Ceri has been in the online space for over a decade working for agencies, big brands, not-for-profits and start-ups – in North America and the UK- and brings a wealth of digital and eCommerce marketing expertise to VIQUA. She is passionate about Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook and is a self-proclaimed water and overall beverage enthusiast (she is a sommelier and coffee cupper). She has a Hurricane Katrina Rescue, Plott Hound named Taffy and can be found scribbling on wipeboards and rollerskating (not at the same time).

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