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Posts Tagged ‘the boneyard in arizona’


Top 5 Strangest Places in World


Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Blood-Falls-Antarctica



Blood Falls, Antarctica: - In 1911 Australian geologist and explorer Griffith Taylor discovered a strange glacial feature in Antarctica. This is known as Blood Fall. It is a bright red waterfall that comes from five stories high, flow through a crack known as Taylor Glacier in to Antarctica’s Lake Bonney. Geologists first believed that the color of the water came from algae, but today the red color is known to be caused by microbes living off sulfur and iron in oxygen-free water trapped beneath the ice for nearly 2 million years. The hidden lake beneath Taylor Glacier sits beneath a quarter mile of ice and trickles out at the glacier’s end. It deposits an orange stain across the ice as its iron-rich waters rust on contact with air.

Eye-of-the-Sahara-Mauritania



Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania: - The Eye of Sahara also known as, The Richat Structure and Guelb er Richat. It is a prominent geological circular feature in the Sahara desert in Mauritania near Ouadane. It is nearly 50 kilometers across and very visible from space. The structure is formed because of its high degree of circularity, and then as a structure formed by a volcanic eruption that also seems improbable because of the lack of a dome of igneous or volcanic rock, it is now argued to be a highly symmetrical and deeply eroded geologic dome that collapsed. So it is now thought by many to have been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. But the fact that the “rings”, are equidistant to the centre and that the Richat Structure is nearly circular remains a mystery.

The-Boneyard-Arizona



The Boneyard, Arizona:- Old fighter jets never die; they just go to the Boneyard. This dirt lot near Tucson is the final resting place for roughly 3,000 retired military aircraft. While some can take to the skies with little more than a spit and polish, others some up to 60 years old are gradually being harvested for spare parts.

Door-to-Hell-Turkmenistan



Door to Hell, Turkmenistan: - One can imagine the surprise of the geologists drilling in the Karakum Desert in 1971 when their rig suddenly fell through the earth and plummeted into a 300-foot-wide cavern filled with natural gas. Deciding it was safer to burn off the methane than to allow it to seep into the nearby village, they lit it, expecting the fire to last a few weeks; It has been near about 43 years and the flames are still burning brightly. At night the scene resembles fire and brimstone of biblical proportions—hence the name.

Chapel-of-the-Holy-Cross-Arizona



Chapel of the Holy Cross, Arizona: - Built in 1956, this bold church rises from the stony bluffs of Sedona’s Mystic Hills, which have eroded over the years to resemble the faces of eagles, snakes, and foxes. Sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude conceived of the chapel after experiencing an epiphany while viewing the Empire State Building; she witnessed a giant cross reflected in the glass of the skyscraper’s towering facade. The design of the chapel and her life’s ambition was born.

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