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Culture Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his e……

Culture Cono de Arita in Argentina

Near the south border of Salar de Arizaro, the sixth largest salt flat on earth and the second largest in Argentina, 70 km from the village of Tolar Grande, lies a strange volcanic pyramid. An almost……

Culture The Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua is located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, about 70 km east of Oaxaca city, and 14 km southeast of the town of Mitla. Hierve el Agua is Spanish for the water boils, and the name comes f……

Culture Badab-e Surt: A Step Terraced Hot Spring in Iran

Badab-e Surt is a natural wonder located in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, 95 kilometers south of the city of Sari. The site consist of a range of stepped terraces made of travertine, a sedimen……

Culture Krubera Cave – The World’s Deepest Cave

Krubera Cave, also known as Voronya Cave (Russian for Crows Cave) is the deepest known cave on Earth. It is located in the Arabika Massif, one of the largest high-mountain limestone karst massifs in t……

Culture Dry Falls: The Largest Waterfall That No Longer Exist

Located in central Washington, on the opposite side of the Upper Grand Coulee from the Columbia River, is a 3.5-mile long and 400-foot high scalloped precipice known as Dry Falls. As the name suggests……

Culture The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes – An Alaskan Oddity

The Kobuk Valley National Park, in Alaska, is one of the most remotely located national parks in the world. Situated on the edge of the arctic circle, this park has no roads that lead to it. The only……

Culture Waterfalls on Uluru: A Rare Sight

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in central Australia, and one of the most recognizable natural landmarks of the country. The 348 meters-high sandstone formation lo……

Culture Desert Wildflowers in the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is mostly desert, with a few scattered areas of forests. The cracks in the parched earth are clearly visible, but for a few short weeks, every few years, this barren desert is tra……

Culture Hallerbos, The Blue Forest of Belgium

Located just at the boundary of Flanders and Wallonia, in the municipality of Halle, about 30 minutes south of Brussels, lies the forest of Hallerbos or Halle's Wood in English. From late April to ear……