Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowiest Places in Africa

1. Lesotho - Africa's Coldest Country
Malealea Village, Lesotho  photo source
This country covers 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq mi). It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) in elevation. Its lowest point of 1,400 metres (4,593 ft) is thus the highest in the world. Lesotho is the coldest country in Africa. Lesotho’s June temperatures hover around 0 Celsius and regular heavy snowfall is common in the higher mountain ranges. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

18 Breathtaking Photos of Natural Forces

An undersea volcano erupts off the coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 meters into the air, on March 18, 2009, off the coast of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga. (photo source - Dana Stephenson/Getty Images)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Unique & Bizarre Lakes From Around the World

1. Lakes of Varying Colors - Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia
Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai and Tiwu Ata Polo   photo source
Kelimutu is a volcano, close to the town of Moni in central Flores Island of Indonesia containing three summit crater lakes of varying colors. The first lake is named Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of people spirits), the second is named Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of young people spirits), and the third is Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of fortune tellers spirits). 

Friday, November 18, 2011

10 Unusual Facts About Global Warming

1.Global Movement of Plants and Animals
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A recent study of nearly 2.000 species of plants and animals discovered movement toward the poles at an average rate of 3,8 mil (6,1 km) per decade. Similarly, the study found species in alpine areas to be moving vertically at a rate of 20 ft (6,1 m) per decade in the second half of the 20th century.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top 9 Tallest Mountains in the Solar System

Following are the tallest mountains on various planets of the Solar System. Heights are given base to peak.

9. Arsia Mons, Mars > 9 km (5,6 mi)
Arsia Mons is 270 miles (approximately 435 kilometres) in diameter, almost 12 miles high (more than 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) higher than the surrounding plains), and the summit caldera is 72 miles (approximately 110 km) wide. It experiences atmospheric pressure lower than 107 pascals at the summit. Except for Olympus Mons, it is the biggest volcano in volume. Arsia Mons has 30 times the volume of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, the largest volcano on the Earth.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 Interesting Facts About Antarctica

1. No Polar Bears in Antarctica
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Polar bears do not live in Antarctica at all. They live in the Artic. Penguins inhabit much of Antarctica, but there is no chance of a penguin encountering a polar bear in the wild. Polar bears are native to areas such as Canada's Northern Territories, Alaska, and other such areas. It is too cold in Antarctica and there for there are no polar bears. But lately, scientists debate moving polar bears to Antarctica as Arctic melts.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

10 Extreme Places on Earth

1. Highest Point Accessible by Vehicle
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In Tibet, the stark Semo La road is over 20,000 feet (6.100 m) high and takes you through hauntingly beautiful vistas and a treacherous mountain pass. Word has it that Marsimik La is the highest road on earth; but it all comes down to what one might consider an accessible road. Semo La can be used by vehicles. Authorities believe there may be other, higher roads, even more remote, but so far they have not been documented.

Friday, November 4, 2011

10 Deepest Rivers in the World

This is a post about the 10 deepest rivers in the world. Although the research data is not the most thorough, we would like to hear your opinion on the topic, whether you agree or disagree with us. The reason why We wrote this post, is because We have studied a lot about the rivers across the world and We enjoy learning more about different rivers in each country. This top 10 of the world's deepest rivers was made according to their maximum depth measured in meters.

10. The Mississippi River ~ 61 meters (200 ft)

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

10 Unusually Shaped Islands Worldwide

Some of the natural islands, when viewed from the air, have a very strange shape and remind us of some things we've already seen it somewhere. This is our list of 10 unusually shaped islands from around the World, enjoy the post.

1. Dolphin, Iran
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The dolphin shaped Qeshm Island, by far the largest of all islands in this part of middle east ( with more than 75000 inhabitants and more than twice the size of Bahrain or Singapore), is situated about 22 km (13,7 mi) far from Bandar Abbas at the entrance of the Azure waters of Persian Gulf in the strait of Hormoze. It occupies an area of 1500sq km (580 mi). From the Geology point of view, Qeshm Island is on the wrinkled region containing the Zagros mountain range most of whose hills and heights are of the calcareous type with sharp cuts.
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