There are a lot of weird places here on Earth, but here are a few of our favorite strange spots!
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Weird Places: Mexico's Giant Crystal Cave: https://youtu.be/O7yfx0ejELg
Weird Places: Movile Cave: https://youtu.be/xrzExz9ZqSI
Weird Places: Mauritania's Eye of the Sahara: https://youtu.be/AiAFrpyoAM4
Weird Places: Blood Falls: https://youtu.be/pIaf9LDJR9c
Weird Places: Europe's Dancing, Crooked Forests: https://youtu.be/8b8eXCnjnMo
Weird Places: The Glowing Blue Lava at Kawah Ijen: https://youtu.be/KYFzsBN3ncQ
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well, I don't know how it would happen in Europe but in Louisiana, we have those and the Native Americans bent them that way as trail markers.
Before I retired in 2006, I worked in paper mills for 23 years. Because of my job, I was occasionally required to work in places that were at 135 degrees F and 100% humidity. Depending on the work required, we would work in these places for two to three hours at a time. Of course, it was very uncomfortable and none of us liked to do it. The claim that one could only be in the cave for ten minutes is in direct contradiction to my personal experiences. The temperature and humidity were measured with accurate instruments.
Re that cave: it's more about the heat and humidity than drowning. I mean, it's not like people drown in a sauna. The issue is heat stroke because you can't get rid of excess heat via evaporation when the relative humidity is 100%.
Why do you keep changing cloths, in the same video?.
What you humans SHOULD do with the crystal cave, is to make it a tourist attraction. (for now)... glass-frame the front to stop the major heat and humidity, but still able to look in.
giving an interesting place for people to come..
And if you do it correct, you can even let people see the scientist work inside the cave.
I wonder if ancient peoples walking by the Richat Structure, not understanding geology, believed that something so circular and so concentric couldn't be natural and had to be made by a previous advanced civilization. A story is created by these people to explain this apparent ruin, and theorise a potential disaster that destroyed such a great city.
I'm pretty sure that there are many things that early sapiens didn't understand, and so created and developed stories to help make sense of the world around them. Over time, many of these become myths and legends of which we discuss and dissect today, with some having been the genesis for cultures and religions.
Just one possible reason for Plato to have been told about Atlantis, belived the story to be true, and makes mention of it in his works, Timaeus and Critias, giving it a rich history and ultimate destruction by the gods.
I once saw a theory that the Eye of the Sahara was actually the lost city of Atlantis, since it's structure and surroundings match the descriptions of uh, homer or something idk I never got too much into it, but I thought it was kinda cool
Good to know that the island where I live made it to the list. On a side note, the young lady's pronunciation of Kawah Ijen (Lit. "Desolate Crater") is rather peculiar, if not slightly exasperating, to me. In Javanese, the pronunciation would sound something like "cow-Uh e-Gen", with capitals denoting syllable stress.
(13:21) Many microbes "breathe" using iron! Iron respiring bacteria are one of the most common types of microbes in oxygen-free groundwater. What's unique with the bacteria at Blood Falls is they apparently use sulfate ions as a catalyst. (Also, the bacteria aren't getting their energy by recycling sulfate. That would violate conservation of energy. They get it from remnant organic matter.)
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The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.