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Culture Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone

Opal is one of the most beautiful of gemstones. These stones can flash every color of the spectrum with a brilliance that can even surpass that of diamond. Precious opal ranges from clear through whit……

Culture The Twelve Apostles, Australia

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of dramatic limestone stacks that rises up to 45 meters, 7 km off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, in Victoria, Australia. Located by the side of the i……

Culture Pygmy Marmoset - The Smallest Monkey

The pygmy marmoset is a tiny primate that is native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. At just 100 grams, the pygmy marmoset is known to be the smallest known species of monk……

Culture The Octopus Tree of Oregon

The Octopus Tree is a massive Sitka spruce located a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the U.S. The tree is shaped like an inverted octopus with branches growing lik……

Culture Cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Cenotes are natural pits or sinkholes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. They are especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, which i……

Culture This is Glass Gem Corn and it is Real

These multicolored kernels of corn that look like glass beads belong to a specially bred variety, aptly named Glass Gem Corn, and they can be actually grown from seeds. Glass Gem corn was developed by……

Culture The Shadow of Mount Rainier

All objects, big or small, cast shadows and so do mountains. However, one particular peak displays a peculiar behavior it cast shadows not on the ground, but up in the clouds. How does that happen?……

Culture Blooming of the Tisza

Every year from late spring to early summer, an incredible natural spectacle transforms Hungary's Tisza River. Millions of long-tailed mayflies, or Palingenia longicauda, rise in huge clouds from the……

Culture The Flaming Rocks of Chimaera, Turkey

About 80 km southwest of Antalya, near the town of Çıralı in southwestern Turkey, lies a rocky mountain thats been literally on fire for thousands of years. About a dozen flames burn on the side of th……

Culture Disastrous Sinkholes From Around the World

In the last few years, news of unexpected sinkholes swallowing cars, houses and people have made headlines with disturbingly high frequency. These reports are mainly coming from Florida, the U.S., whe……

Culture Yareta, The 3,000 Years Old Plant

These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old……

Culture Devilish Teeth of the Crabeater Seals

Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are the most abundant species of seals and are widely distributed along the pack ice that surrounds Antarctica. Despite their name, the crabeater seal does not a……

Culture Skradinski buk in Croatia

Skradinski buk is the longest and the most popular waterfall on the Krka River and is one of Croatias best known natural wonders. It is a massive, clear, natural pool with high waterfalls at one end a……

Culture Mar Chiquita, a Secluded Beach in Puerto Rico

Mar Chiquita, or Little Sea, is a small beach in a protected cove near the eastern end of a long rocky wall exposed on the coast of Manatí in northern Puerto Rico, about 40 kilometers west of San Juan……

Culture The Bloodwood Tree

Pterocarpus angolensis is a kind of teak native to southern Africa, known by various names such as Kiaat, Mukwa, and Muninga. It is also called the Bloodwood tree, so named for the trees remarkable da……

Culture Mangalitsa, The Pig That Resembles a Sheep

Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most commonl……

Culture City Crows Build Nests Out of Coat Hangers

When Aesop wrote the famous fable The Crow and the Pitcher, he wasnt making up a story. The fable was based on actual observation that was confirmed by recent scientific studies that found that crows,……

Culture Wadi Al-Hitan, the Valley of Whales in Egypt

The deserts of Egypt contains some of the best preserved paleontological sites in the world one of which is Wadi al-Hitan or the Valley of Whales. This remote valley in the Western Desert, some 150 km……

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 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……

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……