Unknown Facts

Unknown Facts

All the unknown information of the world & extraterrestrial is highlighted here.

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04/03/2022

Diomede Islands are constituted of two islands. One is owned by Russia and the other one by America. The distance between both islands is 2.4 miles but the time difference is 21 hours!

Diomede Islands are made up of two islands, the Big Diomede and the Little Diomede. The Big Diomede is under Russian administration while the Little Diomede is under the American administration. The distance between the two islands, which is the closest distance between US and Russia, is just 2.4 miles (3.8km). However, surprisingly these two islands have a time difference of 21 hours. The Big Diomede is 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede. This large time difference is due to the International Date Line which passes between the two islands. Due to this, Big Diomede is called Tomorrow Island and Little Diomede is called Yesterday Island.

04/03/2022

Pamukkale, Turkey

The surreal beauty of these mineral hot springs in Denizli Province in south-west Turkey draws so many tourists that access is now restricted in the hope that its natural wonder will be preserved for many more people to admire.

04/03/2022

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Do not adjust your set. The largest salt lake in the world (covering 10,582 square kilometers, to be precise) resembles a mirror-smooth frozen lake, making possible perception-perplexing photos like this.

04/03/2022

Bryce Canyon, USA

There is of course the much-more-famous Grand Canyon, but Bryce Canyon, sitting at over 2000 meters above sea level in Utah, is very much a wonder of the world with its pyramid-like rock formations. And it’s not actually a canyon.

02/03/2022

Alabaster Coast, France

You’ve heard of the White Cliffs of Dover, but how about the ‘White Cliffs of Normandy’? The chalk-white Alabaster Coast stretches for 80 miles are rises in cliffs up to 100m high, forming odd structures like the arch at Étretat.

02/03/2022

The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

In a story that recalls the creation of the Fly Geyser, the Door to Hell in Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert has been burning brightly for over 40 years, ever since geologists tried to burn off natural gases discovered when drilling at the site.

02/03/2022

Striped icebergs, Antarctica

Antarctica pretty much has freehold on ‘out-of-this-world’ natural wonders, as long as you like your wonders to come in white, or maybe blue, or in some cases, stripes.

02/03/2022

Zangye Danxia, China

The sandstone landforms of Zangye Danxia come in idiosyncratic and colorful formations, their layers revealing thousands upon millions of years of history and prehistory.

01/03/2022

Plitvicer Seen, Croatia

The 16 Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are arranged in steps, linked by waterfalls. You can explore them on walkways like in the photo, or by boat.

01/03/2022

Great Blue Hole, Belize

This oddity is definitely all-natural. The hole, 300 meters across and up to 125 meters deep, is one of the best places on Earth for scuba diving.

01/03/2022

Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA

Ok, this geyser isn’t 100% natural, but it was formed by accident. In 1964 drilling for sources of geothermal energy caused minerals to rise up into the strange-but-true form you can still admire today.

Photos from Unknown Facts's post 01/03/2022

Aravalli Range is the oldest surviving geological feature anywhere in the world.

Aravalli Range in India is the oldest surviving geological feature in the world! Aravalli range was once as tall as Himalayas! However, over hundreds of millions of years, they have been eroded down to low hills and ridges.

The northernmost point of the Aravalli's is the North Ridge near Delhi University. Farther south, near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, these short hills turn into mountains again.

The Guru Shikhar peak at Mount Abu rises to 1722 meters above sea level and is considered to be a sacred place.

The Rajput warrior clans claim that their ancestors arose from a great sacrificial fire on this mountain! Despite the significance of the Aravalli's, they are under threat today because of reckless mining and quarrying.

Photos from Unknown Facts's post 01/03/2022

The Himalayas Were Once Under the Sea!!!

The Himalayan range which boasts of some of the highest points on the planet has not been the same during ancient times.

What we see now the towering Himalayan mountains were once under the sea. This is why marine fossils are commonly found high up in the range. The Himalayas were once underwater, in an ocean called the Tethys Ocean.

Both the Himalayan mountain range and Tibetan plateau have formed as a result of the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate which began 50 million years ago and continues today.

225 million years ago India was a large island situated off the Australian coast and separated from Asia by the Tethys Ocean.

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