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.
From blood red water and strange islands made of borax, to exploding lakes, there are some pretty bizarre place in our world.
#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 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.
Deep underneath the hilly landscapes of North Island, New Zealand is hidden an amazing cave lit with glowworms.
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.
Some pretty fantastic photographs of some truly spectacular places.
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.