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Hottest Place on Earth

This year the heat is breaking records in both temperature and duration. And we decided to find out where the hottest point of our planet is. It turned out to be the Deshte-Lut desert in the Middle East. This

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What is Mirage?

What is a mirage and where does it come from? Mirage is undoubtedly one of the most mysterious atmospheric phenomena that has always been associated with secrets and legends. But in reality, the mirage is easily explained from a scientific point of view.

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How Far Can Sand Travel?

Did you know that there is a regular sand service between Africa and America? It turns out that the sands from the Sahara desert annually “travel” across the Atlantic Ocean and settle in the USA and in the Amazon forests.

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Where Do Tsunamis Come From?

Tsunamis are mostly provoked by underwater earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions, which sharply raise or lower the seabed and, as a result, move huge masses of water. Until now, the mechanisms of the tsunami have not been thoroughly studied, and it is often difficult to detect an approaching dangerous wave since at first, it is not high enough to start sounding the alarm.

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Giants’ Causeway

Amazing “Giants’ Causeway” in Northern Ireland People have paved millions of roads, but nature has surpassed them here too, creating a unique “Giants’ Causeway”. This extraordinary road consists of 40,000 interconnected flat basalt pillars which appeared as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

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Have You Seen Ice Needles?

Ice needles instead of snow. Did you know that sometimes, instead of ordinary snowflakes, real ice needles can fall from the sky? These are small and very sharp ice crystals that can even cut the skin. They are formed from solidified water droplets and are usually found in Siberia and the Far North.

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Coldest Place on Earth

In 2018, record cold temperature was registered at -98.6 °C. This happened in the eastern part of the Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. Several cracks from 2 to 4 meters deep are located there accumulating icy air. If you breathe at this temperature it may easily provoke rather serious burns.

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