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Culture Don Juan Pond: The Saltiest Body of Water on Earth

Don Juan Pond is a small, ankle-deep lake located in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, nestled in Wright Valley between the Asgard Mountain Range and the Olympus Mountain Range. With a salinity l……

Culture Cryoconite Holes on Glaciers

Sometimes the surface of glaciers exhibit peculiar water filled cylindrical holes of varying sizes. At the bottom of these holes, there is usually deposits of dark colored sediments. The rest is fille……

Culture Parting of The Waters: A Creek That Flows Into Two Oceans

Within the Teton Wilderness area of Bridger-Teton National Forest, in Wyoming, USA, lies a very unremarkable creek with a remarkable hydrological phenomenon. At the Two Ocean Pass, a mountain pass on……
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Culture Intricate Ice Crack Patterns on Lake Puma Yumco

Lake Puma Yumco, located on the Tibetan Plateau, is one of the most remote lakes in the world. The lake is 32 km long and 13 km wide and is situated at an altitude of 5,030 meters above sea level. The……

Culture Mocona Falls: A 3 km Waterfall That Runs Parallel to The River

Iguazu Falls may be the most popular waterfalls in Argentina, but Mocona Falls take the crown for the most unique. Mocona does not follow the normal downward and forward trajectory that most waterfall……

Culture The Guano Covered Island of Grassholm

Grassholm is a small uninhabited island, just 200 meters across, located 13 kilometers off the southwestern Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. This tiny island is home to one of the largest colonies of gan……

Culture Cherry Blossom Stones: A Natural Wonder

In the Japanese city of Kameoka, which lies just over the western mountains of Kyoto city, an intriguing geological oddity is found. Its a small subhexagonal-shaped stone of fine-grained muscovite mic……

Culture Kondyor Massif of Eastern Siberia

The Kondyor Massif is a perfectly circular geological formation in Eastern Siberia, Russia, roughly 600 km west-to-southwest of Okhotsk, or some 570 km south-east of Yakutsk. From space it looks like……

Culture Glowworm Beetles Have The Most Magnificent Antennas Ever

Glowworm beetles belong to the family of Phengodidae and are so called because the adult females of this family of insect can produce light, just like fireflies do. The light comes from paired photic……

Culture Ayam Cemani: A Rare Chicken Breed That is Black Inside Out

Black is not an uncommon color in the animal world; bears are black, gorillas are black, there are breeds of dogs and cats that are black. But this Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes……

Culture Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

In southwest Morocco, you might actually be forgiven for asking daft questions like do goats grow on trees?. Everywhere you look, you will find dozens of goats hanging out lazily from the tree tops, m……

Culture Towns of Twins

The University of Texas estimates that 32 out of every 1,000 people in this world are a twin or 16 pairs in 1,000, which translates to 3 percent of the population. This figure appears to vary by regio……

Culture The Mysterious Lakes of Badain Jaran Desert

The Badain Jaran Desert occupies parts of China and Inner Mongolia covering an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers making it the third largest desert in China. Although not a lot of people are familiar with……

Culture The Disappearing Lake Urmia of Iran

Lake Urmia, in north-western Iran, was once one of the largest permanent saline lake in the world and the second largest in the Middle East, after the Dead Sea. At its full size, it extended as much a……

Culture Hollow Heart in Watermelon

You might assume that this watermelon here has been carved by hand, but actually is completely natural. This strange condition is known as hollow heart. Hollow heart can happen due to poor pollinatio……

Culture Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Located on the border of the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud is "Creux du Van", a scenic, horseshoe-shaped limestone cliff of enormous proportions. The vertical rock face is 160 meters high and su……

Culture The Geometry of Plants

Looking around, you might imagine that branches, leaves and flowers grow at random, haphazardly. The truth is, however, that the points at which every branch, leaf, stem, bud or petal emerge, have all……

Culture Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Stingray City is an area of shallow sandbars in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, in Cayman Islands, in western Caribbean Sea. Its Cayman Islands most popular tourist attraction where southern stingray……

Culture The Mysterious Libyan Desert Glass

Between the borders of Egypt and Libya is the Great Sand Sea, an enormous sandy desert that stretches about 650 km from north to south and 300 km from east to west, covering an area the size of Irelan……

Culture The Humble Sources of 10 Major Rivers

The source or headwaters of a river, defined as the furthest place in that river from its estuary or confluence with another river, is an elusive concept. On a colloquial basis, some define the source……

Culture Amguid Impact Crater

Amguid crater is an impact crater located in a remote and inaccessible region of southwestern Algeria. The crater cannot be approached by car because of the rocky terrain. The nearest inhabited place……

Culture Paricutin, The Volcano That Grew Out Of A Cornfield

Rarely do volcanologist get to watch the birth, growth, and death of a volcano. Paricutin provided such an opportunity. Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the state of Michoacan, in Mexico,……

Culture Cocoon of the Urodidae Moth

The Amazonian moth belonging to the family of Urodidae weaves one of the strangest and most beautiful cocoons in the insect world. Unlike other cocoons that completely enclose the pupa in silk, in whi……

Culture The Mountains of Hornocal

The mountain valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the province of Jujuy, in north-west Argentina, is home to some fascinating geology. The Hill of Seven Colors and Painter's Palette in Maimará are famo……

Culture Purmamarca And The Hill of Seven Colors

Cerro de los Siete Colores or The Hill of Seven Colors is one of the hills bordering the tiny village of Purmamarca, in Jujuy Province, in north-western Argentina. Sprung up around seventy-five millio……