The world is full of natural wonders. From the majestic mountains to the Frozen Valley, nature lovers are never short of things to see and do. But there are also plenty of hidden surprises. Here are a few examples
Kenya’s Rift Valley Crack
Mai Mahiu-Narok road, in a region just west of Nairobi, Kenya, used to be fully intact.Then, after a period of heavy rainfall late last month, a massive crack was exposed. it measures 50 feet deep and 65 feet wide in some spots. Geologist David Adede, who spoke with the paper, said the crack was likely filled previously with volcanic ash from nearby Mt. Longonot. This means the space was only exposed when rainwater washed the ash away.
Lake Maracaibo The Lighting Capital Of The World
Earth has a new lightning capital, according to a recent study using observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor onboard NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela earned the top spot receiving an average rate of about 233 flashes per square kilometer per year, according to the study. Researchers had previously identified Africa’s Congo Basin as the location of maximum lightning activity.
South Korea Miracle Sea Road
The seawater in Jindo, about 470 kilometers south of Seoul, mysteriously parts due to the tidal difference to open a 2.8-km-long, 40-meter-wide pathway between Jindo and Modo Islet for about one hour twice a day, allowing a huge crowd of local and foreign tourists to walk through the sea road.
The Saltraumen Maelstrom
Saltstraumen is a narrow strait that connects the Saltfjord to the large Skjerstadfjord between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya. At its narrowest, the strait is just 150 metres wide.
With wide bodies of water on both sides, the strait is a major bottleneck for the tidal water. Every six hours, tides push or pull the water through the straight at immense speed, up to 37 kph at its strongest.
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