Scientifically Impossible Places That ACTUALLY Exist

From lost worlds in Australia … to poison caves and boiling rivers … Here are 14 scientifically impossible places that actually exist

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#8 Smurf Surf
The surreal sight of glowing blue water doesn’t have to be Photoshopped or digitally manipulated. It’s the result of a massive tide of bioluminescent marine plankton. When the minuscule organisms get agitated, they emit that ghostly blue light. It’s also known as the Milky Seas Effect. The phenomenon has been documented at many locations around the world, including Vaadhoo (vahd-hoo) Beach in the Maldives (mahl-deevs).

#7 Mt Kilauea (kee-loo-EY-ah)
Even though it seems to have settled down lately, this is often regarded as the world’s most active volcano. Located on the island of Hawaii, its name is interpreted as ‘much spreading’ or ‘spewing’. That’s a good description of its lava flow. Between 1983 and 2018 Kilauea erupted nearly nonstop, and destroyed more than 700 structures including homes and buildings in nearby towns. But lava flows subsided by September of 2018, and by December Kilauea had been inactive for 90 days. At that time the eruption that started more than three decades earlier was officially declared over. Do you hear a clock ticking?

#6 Gruner See
Located in a village surrounded by the forests and mountains of southeast Austria, this is a lake renowned for its clear, emerald-green waters. The name ‘Gruner See’ (GROO-nur szee) translates as “Green Lake”. But the nature of this lake changes according to the seasons. In the winter, the surrounding area is blanketed with snow and is used as a park. At that time, the lake has a depth of only 7 feet (2 m). But when temperatures rise in the spring, the water level does likewise. As the snow melts, it fills the lake to a depth of around 39 feet (12 m) which submerges the park. Then divers can enjoy exploring the trails, bridges, and trees from a different perspective.

#5 The Petrifying Well
At one time, locations like this were thought to possess qualities of magic or witchcraft.
Simply put, this is a natural phenomenon that causes objects to take on a stone-like appearance in a short amount of time. One of the better-known examples is found in North Yorkshire in the UK, close to the River Nidd (nihd). Anything left near the cave there will turn to stone, seemingly by magic. Researchers say that the phenomenon is due to the unusually high mineral content of the cave waters. But it’s still unknown why the process happens so quickly.

#4 Poison Cave
More properly called the Movile (moh-VEEL) Cave, it’s found in Romania near the Black Sea. After being separated from the outside world for more than 5 million years, it was discovered in 1986. Researchers called it the Poison Cave after encountering a suffocating atmosphere produced by carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide in the groundwater. Even though it’s deadly to most forms of life, there are animals within the cave that have adapted to the toxic environment. While it was sealed from the rest of the world, creatures like scorpions and spiders evolved and thrived within. Experts say that more than 30 species are known to be endemic to the Movile Cave.

#3 Under-Waterfall Vortex
Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius (mor-ISH-us) is an island nation about 1,200 miles (1,931 km) off the African coast. While it’s probably best known for being the only recognized home of the extinct Dodo bird, Mauritius has another claim to fame: An amazing underwater vortex located off the island’s coast. When you look at it, it’s hard to believe the phenomenon is an optical illusion! Experts say the effect is caused by a buildup of silt and sand deposits along the coast. The apparent vortex can only be discerned when looking from a bird’s eye view, and it even shows up on Google maps!

#2 Night Lights
To date, there’s only one place in the world known to exhibit this ongoing meteorological phenomenon, and that is in Venezuela. Raging storm clouds more than 1 km high (3,280 feet) gather at the mouth of the Catatumbo (kat-uh-TUM-boe) River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo (mar-uh-KIE-boe). Powerful flashes of lightning are generated which can persist for 160 nights each year, at up to 10 hours a day. The Catatumbo Lightning has also been documented to occur up to 280 times within one hour. That was enough for Guinness to cite the area for having the world’s most lighting bolts per square kilometer.


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Scientifically Impossible Places That ACTUALLY Exist

EN.- Urban exploration is usually about exploring areas away from urban centers, industrial zones, or abandoned areas. But also for ancient ruins and areas impossible to access, everything depends on each explorer.

ES.- La exploración urbana normalmente se trata de la exploración de zonas alejadas de los núcleos urbanos, zonas industriales, o abandonadas. Pero también por ruinas antiguas y zonas imposibles de acceder, todo depende de cada explorador. es la exploración urbana llevada a tu pantalla ! Disfruta de todos los videos de Urbex que existen en una misma página web y todo categorizado por zonas !

Saludos exploradores ! 😉

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