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Culture The Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier

The Ruth Glacier, in Denali National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska, covers an enormous area in the heart of the central Alaska Range. Located about 3 miles vertically below the summit……

Culture Guelta d’Archei, a Surprising Oasis in Chad

Guelta d'Archei is an oasis, or rather a guelta, in the heart of the Sahara desert. A guelta is a peculiar type of wetland, typical of desert regions, formed when underground water in lowland depressi……

Culture New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is a popular beach and geothermal attraction located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, approximately 12 kilometers southeast of Whitianga. Between low and h……

Culture Kawah Ijen, The Volcano That Spews Blue Flames

Kawah Ijen is one of several volcanoes located within the 20 km wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. The caldera of Kawah Ijen harbors a kilometer-wide, turquoise colored, acidic crater lake tha……

Culture The Crater Lakes of Tongariro National Park

Located in central North Island, Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, and the fourth established national park in the world. The park encompasses three active volcanoes……

Culture Karakul Lake in Tajikistan

Lake Karakul or "Black Lake" is located in the high and dry Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, within the Tajik National Park, in one of the most beautiful and remote location in Central Asia. It is a dee……

Culture Sivash Salt Lagoons in the Crimean Peninsula

The Crimean Peninsula lies between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, just south of the Ukrainian mainland, and is almost completely surrounded by water. It is connected with the Ukrainian mainland by……

Culture Toxic Algae Bloom on Lake Erie

Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh largest lake in the world, by surface area. Lake Erie, aside from providing drinking water to the neighboring……

Culture Gypsum Lakes or Birridas of Shark Bay

The most westerly point of the Australian continent, next to the Indian Ocean is called Shark Bay, an area of exceptional natural features and a World Heritage site. Scattered around Shark Bay, especi……

Culture Tree in the Rock, in Wyoming

Located right in the middle of Interstate 80, between Cheyenne and Laramie, in southeast Wyoming is a peculiar tree. The tree is a limber pine, which is common to the area, but this one seems to be gr……

Anecdote Priest Holes: Secret Chambers That Hid Mediaeval Priests

In mediaeval England, when feuds were violent and justice swift and brutal, it was common for castles and mansions of the powerful and the wealthy to have secret chambers or hidden passageways that al……

Anecdote The House That Was Moved Across The Atlantic

Sometimes a house just needs to be moved no matter whats the cost. Usually, these are historic structures that are in danger of demolition or flooding and has to be relocated to a safer spot. A profes……

Anecdote London Railings Made From World War 2 Stretchers

Many housing estates throughout London are surrounded by black steel and mesh railings with peculiar notches around the edges. Although at first glance they appear to be some quirky architectural desi……

Anecdote The Legacy of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

A two-hour bumpy ride from Uyuni across Bolivias high plains will take you to the small town of San Vicente. At the entrance to this remote settlement is a sign that proclaims: Welcome to San Vicente.……

Anecdote How Clowns Trademark Their Face By Painting On Eggs

Every clowns face makeup is unique, or at least, they should be, for there is an unwritten rule within the clowning community that no clown should copy another clowns look. In order to copyright the s……

Culture The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

Bohol is the main island of Bohol Province and the tenth largest island of the Philippine archipelago. Bohol is a tropical haven of natural beauty with a gentle coastline of white sand beaches skimmed……

Culture Cold Water Geysers of Analavory

About 12 km north-east from the town of Analavory in Madagascar are located four unusual geysers. There is no volcanic activity underneath Analavory that superheats underground water and forces them u……

Culture Kaali Meteorite Crater

The Kaali Meteorite Crater is located in the village of Kaali on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, 18km from its capital Kuressaare. It was the last giant meteorite to fall into a densely populated are……

Culture The Star Sand Beach of Hoshizuna-no-hama

Hoshizuna no Hama is a small beach located on the northern tip of the remote Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture, in Japan. Hoshizuna no Hama means star sand beach, and is so named because the grain……

Culture The Volcanic Crater of Xico

Cerro de Xico or the Hill of Xico lies at the extreme southern end of Mexico City in the municipality of Xico within the Chichinautzin volcanic field. Cerro de Xico isnt actually a hill, as evident fr……

Culture Ruby Falls, An Underground Waterfall in Tennessee

Approximately 1,120 feet below ground within the heart of Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee, lies the United States tallest and deepest waterfall. Named Ruby Falls, after the founders wife,……

Culture Chimney Rock in Nebraska

The Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks in Morrill County in western Nebraska in the United States. A remnant of the erosion of the bluffs at the edge of the North Platte……

Culture Devil’s Golf Course, Death Valley National Park

The Devil's Golf Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert within Death Valley National Park, in eastern California. Although its exact boundaries are poorl……

Culture Mitchell Falls in Australia

Mitchell Falls is a beautiful four-tiered waterfall located in the remote north of the Kimberley Region in Western Australia, about 2,140 kilometers northeast of Perth. It is located within Mitchell R……

Culture A Canyon Where Gigantic Pines Grow

Inside the Bryce Canyon National Park, in the narrow alleys formed by towering rocks on either side, grow one of the tallest trees of the Southwest - the Pinus ponderosa. Some of these trees measure m……