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While it is fairly familiar to us as our home, the Earth is apparently anything but your everyday planet. That is why we are habituated to Earth as our home in the universe; but in fact, this planet is the definition of exotic. In this account, we look at the most bizarre aspects of the Earth’s physical geography that may appear to defy natural order or human logic.
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10. Island in a Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island
9. Mount Erebus, Antarctica
8. Giant Crystal Cave, Mexico
7. Sailing Stones, Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California
6. Natural Bridges National Monuments
5. Wave Rock
4. Giant’s Causeway
3. Mount Roraima
2. Desert Beaches of Peru
1. Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey
The mountain called Table Top Mountain, according to biblical times when everything grew much larger than today, is a tree stump after giants at that time cut the tree.
These can be found all over the earth. Look at one up close, you can see what I'm talking about.
Answer this question. One picture of the sailing stones, showed a stone, which was either following the one farther ahead or, it was riding on the other one and fell off when the one took the ninety degree corner.
California has a site similar to Giants Causeway in Ireland. It is called Devil's Postpile at Mammoth Lakes. This is a pile of completely hexagonal columns some most still intact with the outer ones broken and laying in a pile around the edges. Completely remarkable and not always available to see depending on how deep the snowpack was from the winter before, at times the snow does not melt enough from winter to winter to reveal it and be able to see it.
there are 2 million lakes in Canada. The great state of Minisota said on their licences plate 10,000 lakes.
The next year the Canadian province of Manitoba had 100,000 lakes. Ontario thought of haveing 228,000 lakes but decided not to. The largest island in a lake is Manituin island in lake Superiour.
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what exactly were your thoughts as you were recording the lake island lake island lake island hahaha. you seem deeply troubled by either the correct amounts of lakes or islands you must speak about or something else.. please explain lol. <3
I always say Earth is likely among the most interesting and beautiful planets in the galaxy. We know of no other place even remotely like it in the universe, yet. Mercury is pretty dull. Mars has some incredible volcanoes and canyons, but still relatively boring in general. Venus might have once looked similar to Earth before Earth developed life, but now it's kind of blah. Earth is like an oasis in the vast desert of the universe.
damn, youtube subtitle refuses to hear you as english in this video !
trying to change nederlands to english, the only result was that the extreme weird subtitle suddenly were auto-translated in english, leading to even weirder subtitels with no connection whatsoever to what been said in the video :D
A natural bridge (London Bridge) that existed along the Great Ocean Rd at Port Campbell Vic Australia collapsed into the sea in 1990 isolating the smaller natural bridge (London Arch). This was 6 weeks after a helicopter crashed into one end of (London Bridge). Now trapped on the new island two tourists had to be rescued by a police helicopter
re the giant crystals - I read that they've stopped growing because the liquid the cave was filled with has been drained by humans. So we'll never know how much bigger they could have got. Way to go, H Sapiens.
04:18 - Fortress of Solitude, I seen it in Superman: the movie. Why are they not respecting Superman's privacy, damn, dude intentionally named it the Fortress of Solitude. You just can't win with you motherfckers.
surprised how many things that should have been on this list, but weren't, rather than some of the more boring ones here, cases in point: the mirror lakes in Bolivia, the rainbow creek in Columbia(or Venezuela), those razor sharp spiky rock spires in Madagascar, and of course who could ever leave out Yellowstone
New Hampshire boasts two rock formations one of which is unfortunately no longer with us. The old man of the mountain fell over a decade ago after several attempts to save him. The second is called Indian head. There is a tall fire tower style structure that gives tourist a prime view of a Native American Chief protruding from the side of a mountain surrounded my fantastic foliage.
Simon: please go back to citing measurements in metrics, not Imperial. I live in the USA, and grew up (as a Baby Boomer) with inches, feet, yards...now the ROW is totally metric, we need to get there ourselves. Our Military uses metric, and our science also. You would be doing us a great service by chucking out Imperial measurements and making us think metric. Thank you.
0:28 - Canada is the 4th largest country by land area after Russia, China and US, not the 2nd largest. Canada and the US often adds lakes and territorial waters into size figures to be placed ahead of China but by land size alone, China is comfortably larger.
A minor quibble - the crystal formations aren't stalactites or stalagmites, which form from dripping water in dry chambers. The crystals formed in a supersaturated solution of gypsum - the chamber was flooded until, I believe, a mine passage caused it to drain. Stewart - Jamaican Caves Organisation.
If you read about astronomy, you will find that in our solar system that there are many, many strange things that occur there as well; much like how strange things occur here. For instance, Jupiter Great Red spot, the Saturn Hexagon, Martian blue-berries, water on the moon, the 4th of July storms of Saturn, and pancakes on Venus etc etc etc.
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