We believe that we already know almost everything about our planet, but sometimes new facts appear. Whether they are scientific discoveries or amazing finds of ancient civilizations, these facts have the power to fascinate and amaze. We will try to show you some interesting things that you hardly knew about.
There are thousands of unknown species living in the ocean
Mankind knows only 5% of the fauna living in the ocean. And scientists continue to make new discoveries.
You need to stay away from these places, because they are very dangerous. Beneath them are hidden magma chambers of active volcanoes, which cause the leakage of harmful gases that can kill any form of life in a short time.
This place is located in Gryfino in western Poland. Why trees grow in this way is unknown, but the result is impressive!
Eye of the Sahara
The Richat geological formation is so large that astronauts use it as a reference point for navigation. Initially it was believed that it was formed by a meteorite, but today there is an opinion that it is the result of erosion.
Mauna Kea Volcano
Everest is the highest mountain in the world, measured from sea level. It is 29029 feet. But if you take into account the hidden part of the mountain, then the highest mountain is Mauna Kea. Its height is 4205 m above sea level. In addition, a significant part of it, almost 6 thousand meters, is under water.
The oldest plumbing in the world
These holes are called karez. This is an ancient Persian water supply system that was built over 3 thousand years ago!
Flat Earth Society
And today there are people who believe that the Earth is flat. They believe that the North Pole is in its center, and the Sun, Moon and planets revolve around the Earth. And the South Pole does not exist at all: in its place there is an ice wall that marks the end of the world.
Some tribes never interacted with anyone
There are several tribes in the world that do not come into contact with the outside world. They are extremely vulnerable and do not have immune protection against diseases transmitted from outside. It is said that these tribes are aware of the world around them, but have chosen to live separately without coming into contact with anyone.
In Antarctica, there is a waterfall of a characteristic red color. This is due to the high concentration of iron in the water of the frozen salt lake, on which the ice sometimes melts.
In Death Valley, California, on a dry lake called Racetrack Playa, a curious phenomenon occurs. stones move by themselves, without any human intervention. This is due to wind and ice.
Antarctica is the harshest place on the planet
Although it seems incredible, the driest place on the planet is the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. There has been no precipitation here for about two million years. This place is so inhospitable that it can be used to prepare flights to Mars.
In the past the earth was purple
Scientists believe that the Earth was purple in the past. This is due to the pigment present in the plants instead of chlorophyll, which gave the plants their purple color.
This is really interesting information that shows us how many discoveries are still to be made on our beautiful planet. Did you know about these facts? What surprised you the most?