Mother nature is a gift-bag of wonders, most of which are still unbeknown to us. We have looked too miserly at nature and named the seven wonders of the world in haste, scientists believe. Well, they have reasons to validate their point because they are aware of some arcane wonders of the world that leave their scientific assessments pell-mell. Don’t believe us? Read these below points before watching this video from Mind Blogger. You will find yourself shocked after seeing some places on Earth that exist, defying scientific laws. Here are they:
The Devil’s Kettle in Minnesota is one enchanter. Located along the Lake Superior’s north shore, the Brule River forks at a rock outcropping. After cleaving into two, one stream continues its course in Lake Superior but the scientists are still clueless about the course of the other stream. Scientists have carried out studies with ping pong balls and dyes but could not trace any probability of the water being stored underground. No one knows where the water goes!
In the Hessdalen Valley of rural central Norway, enigmatic lights appear in the sky in a 7.5-mile-long stretch. The brightly coloured and shape-shifting lights are awe-inducing. The lights disappear only to reappear the next night, in a continuous process for four decades. Scientists are grappling with theories to understand the source of the lights.
This cave is located near Mangalia, Constanta Country, Romania. It was deprived of sunlight for 5.5 million years. So, it grew a completely different atmosphere from the Earth. The cave was discovered by a set of workers seeking to set up a powerplant. When they tested the ground for its suitability, they discovered a pathway that led to one of the strangest places on Earth.
On slopping downwards the narrow shafts and the series of tunnels, they reached a poisonous lake amidst toxic air filled with hydrogen sulfide. Strangely, the scientists spotted a whole ecosystem consisting of leeches, spiders, and water scorpions. Almost 33 endemic species have adapted to survive in the sulfuric atmosphere.
Back in 1051, the Soviet Union used this lake to dispose of the radioactive waste, turning it toxic. Located in the Southern Ural Mountains in central Russia, this lake could kill you within hours if you stand in proximity. In 1957, when a nuclear weapons factory blew apart in an explosion, the radioactive particles spread more than 23,000 kilometres. The whole area bore the brunt of this explosion and the situation is still unstable. This place also has the distinction of being the most polluted place on Earth from a radiological perspective.
The Double Tree of Casorzo:
Alternatively known as Grana Double Tree, this tree is located between Grana and Casorzo in Piedmont, Italy. This is a cherry tree that looks like any other healthy cherry tree. What is strange is that it is perched on a mulberry tree! The trees, however, have merged to make an outstanding sight, with their branches spreading five meters across. This occurrence is new in the history of parasitic trees, which live shorter lives generally.
Going by what locals believe, a bird must have dropped a seed of a cherry on top of the mulberry tree. The root of the cherry tree made its way to the soil pushing through the stem of the mulberry tree and survived.
The Sleeping City of Kalachi:
You may have unexplained bouts of sleep once you reach here. The people here have ‘sleep sickness’ and the locals blame an abandoned uranium mine for the same. People even complain of hallucinations, memory loss, and fatigue. It was previously understood that the sleeping disorder is caused by radiation poisoning emitting from a Uranium mine but no concrete evidence has been found to substantiate that view. Kalachi is a village located in Kazakhstan.
Circles of Namibia:
There are regular patterns of bare circles in the Namib desert that has left scientists in a tizzy. The circles that range from 10-65 feet in diameter grow nothing in between. Previously it was believed that termites that clear vegetation in the area around their nests may have caused these fairy circles. However, this theory was debunked thereafter. No one really knows why these circles exist!
The Hum of Taos:
The citizens of Taos, New Mexico experience a faint, humming noise. Residents here have been complaining about this humming sound since the 1990s. Scientists have probed into the matter for 20 years but still cannot pinpoint the source. This led inhabitants into believing that their own brains are generating the sound.
Some scientists have even hypothesized that the town’s residents are superheroes, who can hear unnatural sounds that ordinary people can’t. Well, this theory only invites more questions!
Never-Ending Lighting Storm:
The residents of the western side of Venezuela are mystified by a natural phenomenon. A storm starts at 7 pm every night with thunderbolts striking the water of Catatumbo river for a stretch of 10 hours. A leading theory held uranium at the back rock accountable for the same. However, scientists have ruled out this theory.
In another theory, it was said that the distinguished shape of the mountains there causes a collision between the warm trade winds and the cold air that comes from the Andes. The winds trigger the thunderstorm after coming in contact with the rapidly evaporating water below and the methane from the nearby oilfield.
Nobody could, however, still figure out the actual reason of the thunderstorm. In 2010, the storm one day died down for six weeks without any explanation. Just when everyone thought it was over, it emerged again and has been raging ever since.
The Boiling River:
A four-mile river lies deep in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. The water of the river is so hot that it can boil any living creature alive. Although the river has boiling water, it is non-volcanic, a surprise in itself. Across its length, the water is heated at an average of 196 F. When an unfortunate animal steps into the river unwarily, the boiling water cooks it from inside out while it struggles to swim to safety.
According to the scientists, the boiling hot groundwater that heats up the river seeps through the fault lines on the Earth’s crust, making the river a natural geothermal system.
These mysterious yet wonderful creations of nature are universal treasures, aren’t they?