The world is a strange place. When we believe that we have seen it all, it surprises us with things and places that are unknown until now and drives us crazy again. But maybe that is his grace, the uncertainty of not knowing what he will surprise us with the next day.
If you search in the right place, you will be able to find places as unexpected and strange as the following.
unexpected that are hidden in our planet
1- The base of an iceberg in Antarctica
We are used to seeing the top of the icebergs. But what is hidden under them? 90% of its mass is below water and can rarely be seen.
Unless you encounter a moving one, which is a really dangerous phenomenon, because when Iceberg moves is believed to release as much energy as an atom bomb that goes out, if you manage to survive it, you can see its most beautiful part.
The base of the icebergs usually has a vibrant blue color. It will give you the sensation of finding yourself in a science fiction movie.
2- The skeleton of a driving horse
Yes, although it sounds really strange, it's exactly that. Located next to a secluded road just outside the semi-abandoned town of Baker, Nevada, a dead horse driver has been found.
The horse's skeleton is leaning on the steering wheel of an old car rusty, resting his head on the dashboard. Some people think it could be an art project. But whatever it is, seeing it for the first time, it is impossible not to look at it and imagine that the horse was taking a walk and stopped to contemplate the views.
3- The epic rainbow of fog
Rainbows are in themselves a truly impressive natural phenomenon. But there are even more beautiful varieties than we are used to seeing. Perhaps the rarest and most disturbing of all is the rainbow of fog.
Pale, white and ethereal, often seem unreal, like an illusion made of smoke. The mechanism behind them is exactly the same as that of normal rainbows.
The difference is that while rainbows are caused by light refracted by water droplets, fog is caused by the light diffracted through incredibly small drops. This gives a pale light, which combined with the fog around them, makes the rainbow of fog have an incredibly ghostly quality.
4- Disco Mosque in Iran
If you think of a mosque you can probably imagine a solemn place designed for reflection. But the Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz is really unique. It seems the interior of a disco ball and the reason for it being so colorful has a rather strange history.
At the beginning of the ninth century, two brothers were killed in an anti-chii persecution that spread throughout the region.
Their deaths were forgotten for about 500 years, until Queen Tashi Khatun decided to build a mosque next to their tombs, making them a place of pilgrimage. Then, he ordered the mosque to be covered with glass to highlight its brilliance.
5- The blood lake of Bolivia
This lake seems to be composed of only one ingredient: blood. However, the reality is that it is home to a particular species of red algae .
Along with the amount of red sediment that is stored in its bottom, these algae make it look like it came out of a film Horror. Interestingly, Bolivia is not the only place in the world that has a lake with such a vibrant color.
6- Abraham, the lake of frozen bubbles
It was created artificially in the 1970s in Canada. However, if you visit during the winter you will find one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world. Underneath the icy surface of the lake, flammable methane gas bubbles collide with ice .
Due to bacteria that feed on decomposing animals and plant matter, methane bubbles rise to the surface. surface without anyone noticing. The result is impressive groups of bubbles trapped in the surface of the lake.
7- The Weltmaschine by Franz Gsellmann
Hidden in a small barn in Austria, the Weltmaschine (machine of the world) is one of the strangest projects undertaken in human history. The machine is a collection of colored rays, wheels and artifacts that was built by Franz Gsellmann.
In 1958, Gsellmann, son of a poor peasant with no training in engineering or mechanics, saw a model of an atom in the Exhibition World of Brussels. Absolutely fascinated, he bought it, went back to his barn and started building.
For the next 20 years, Gsellmann secretly built his strange artifact. He died in secret and never confessed to anyone what it was for . To this day, there are numerous theories about why Gsellmann devoted much of his life to building this machine.
8- Glass in the desert of Libya and Egypt
The inhospitable desert of the Sahara is the last place on Earth where it would occur to you that you can find something other than sand and rock. However, it has been found that one of the most mysterious artifacts in the region has been found: Libyan glass . It is large pieces of yellow silica .
In the 1930s, the first explorers found it and tried to find out what it was due to. Today it has been assumed that the crystal was generated by a meteorite crash that heated the sand to 2,000 ºC.
9- The Devil's Bath of New Zealand
In a small lake in the volcanic area of Taupo, near Rotorua, is this pool of a bright and unnatural green . This color is due to the sulfur deposits that disintegrate and remain floating, giving the surface a distinctive hue. This makes the stagnant water seem radioactive. And also, they smell terrible.
10- The Valley of Love of Cappadocia, in Turkey
Cappadocia, Heritage of Unesco's Humanity, has a strange forest formed by gigantic stone dildos. Due to the long history of geological vibrations, the rocks around the small town of Goreme have been forming all sorts of strange shapes . But nowhere are they as strange as in the Valley of Love.
If you want to know more curiosities of our planet, do not forget to read this article: "After seeing these images you will never think of the Earth again. same way. "
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