Top ten places in America
It is very difficult and even to some extent it is unfair to choose the most beautiful States in America. because each of them has its own unique feature. The…

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The biggest lake in the world
  Not every person can name correctly the largest lake in the world. And here is not there is negligence on geography lessons. Because the largest reservoir of the planet…

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Mirages over lake Baikal – the most mysterious lake

 

The Mirage has long been perceived as a normal, natural, real. Any physicist, even not most skilled, can explain the nature of this phenomenon is literally “on fingers”. The mystery of mirages is that they arise unpredictable and also display anything.

One of the places on the planet where you can see various mirages, is a well-known lake Baikal, is surrounded by mysteries and riddles. Despite the paranormality of lake Baikal, mirages on site wonder only the tourists, but the locals have long been taking them for granted. It is not strange, because the Mirage near lake Baikal appears quite often. For example, the inhabitants of coastal settlements see mirages from 2 to 16 times a year. Often they display the opposite shore, rocks, trees. The most extensive and strange mirages on Baikal are those where you can see outlying villages, their homes, and even people. Mirages above the lake observed in 1957, scientist V. Lamakin, who for long time was engaged in the study of lake Baikal. He saw in the sky above the lake by a passing passenger train TRANS-Siberian railway.

In extremely rare cases, the lake is even more striking. Sometimes, in the worlds above it can be seen areas located thousands of kilometers away from lake Baikal.

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Caves of DRAC and hams (drach, hams) – “dark side” of Mallorca

 

Sea erosion in combination with soil rich in lime, has created favorable conditions for the emergence of the caves on Mallorca, which number over four thousand.

These amazing underground landscapes of the island are amazingly beauty and diversity. At different times the caves of Majorca was used for housing, warehouses, served as hideouts for smugglers… eventually made these nooks the basis for the emergence of hundreds of different legends and “horror stories”.

For hundreds of years the inhabitants of Mallorca were hiding in the underground labyrinths from the raids of the pirate fleets, by the way, a regular attack of pirates is one of the reasons why the oldest city of Mallorca don’t stand at the sea shore, and “hiding” in the depths of the island.

Today visit the world of underground lakes and caves easier, enough to buy a ticket, costing from 4 to 10 euros. There, under the ground, you will be amazed by the size and colors of stalactites and stalagmites, you’ll see how over thousands of years by drops of water has created a bizarre, and sometimes just incredible shape.

Drach caves (Las Cuevas del Drach)

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Amazing lake: ink, asphalt and milk

 

On our planet there are a lot of amazing things. Many miracles, which, of course, you can give a rational explanation. But does that mean they cease to impress us and to be, in fact, wonders? Take, for example, lakes. It would seem that may be stunning in the plot of water surrounded by land? And then it turns out that, in General, is astounding. And a lot! So, let’s start.

1. Ink lake located in Algiers, filled with poisonous ink and does not contain any life. The reason for this is the connection of water iron salts and organic substances.

2. Empty the lake, looks no different from the many similar lakes, not burdened by any species of flora and fauna. Most interesting is that scientists still can’t explain this oddity, all attempts of settlement failed miserably. Is an anomaly in Western Siberia on the territory of the Kuznetsk Alatau.

3. The asphalt lake. Just imagine the lake is. asphalt! The fact that it is located in the crater of a mud volcano on the island of Trinidad. There are also oil deposits that turn into asphalt by evaporation.

4. Many-storied lake. Its water consists of many layers: fresh, marine, brackish and saturated with hydrogen sulfide. Curiosity Continue reading

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