10 Crazy Facts About the Earth You Probably Didn’t Know

#8. Is that even on Earth?

You think you have a pretty good idea of how this planet looks but have you heard of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression? The landscape is full of poisonous gases, simmering hot springs and lava lakes. It is a dry, weird, hot and low lying area which is inhospitable for most life forms.

#9. Largest living creatures

Largest living creatures

They aren’t trees or elephants or even coral reefs but rather a kind of fungus. Even though coral reefs are the largest conglomerates of critters and are even visible from space, the largest single organism reported was a mushroom in Oregon that covered 37 acres. New species covering over 2,000 acres of land have also been found.

#10. An Undersea Waterfall

Mauritius’s southwest coast seems to be hanging off the edge of a plunging undersea waterfall. However, it is an illusion that is created by swirling ocean currents carrying silt and sand to create this pattern over the sea floor.

 

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