The fastest land animals

What are the fastest land animals? Like all the “biggest”, “fastest”, “largest”, etc. animals lists on the Internet, there is a tendency to overestimate also their top speeds. Even the speed of the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah’s top speed is usually highly overestimated. In fact, measuring an animal’s speed is a very hard …

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland where the 1,600 km (990 mi) long Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the middle of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water spread over the 6,000-37,500 km2 area. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as well …

Slope Point, New Zealand

“Slope Point” is the southernmost point of New Zealand’s South Island. It lies 4803 km (2984 mi) from the South Pole and 5140 km (3194 mi) from the equator. It offers spectacular views of the surrounding ocean and coastline. The place is regularly exposed to extreme weather conditions including heavy winds. The fierce and cold …

Dragon Hole: World’s deepest “blue hole”

The world’s deepest “blue hole” has been discovered in the South China Sea, and it is named “Dragon Hole”. With a depth of 300.89 meters (987.2 feet), it surpassed the Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, which is 202 meters (663 feet) deep. For comparison, the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters (1,063 feet) tall, so …

A Year of Earth From a Million Miles Away [EPIC NASA video]

A year after returning its first image, NASA’s EPIC camera, a four-megapixel CCD camera, and telescope attached to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) show us an entire year of Earth from a million miles away. The result is the amazing video below. With the voice of Jay Herman, EPIC lead scientist.

10 Strange Places on Earth [with Videos & Images!]

Planet Earth, our home, is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of natural oddities that often defy our understanding of the ordinary. From peculiar geographical formations to mystifying biological phenomena, it’s an array of wonderfully bizarre. Prepare to navigate ten of Earth’s strange places, each possessing its unique intrigue and awe-inspiring story, ready to challenge your perception of …

Rakotzbrücke [Rakotz Bridge, Devil’s Bridge]

Hidden deep within the enchanting Kromlau Park in Saxony, Germany, lies a whimsical gem that seems plucked from the pages of a storybook. Rakotzbrücke, also known as the Devil’s Bridge, is a breathtaking architectural marvel that captivates visitors with its otherworldly beauty and seemingly impossible symmetry. This extraordinary bridge, constructed in the 19th century, showcases …

Alternative Seven Wonders Of The World

Beyond the classic Seven Wonders of the World, our planet brims with countless marvels, both natural and human-made, that are worth celebrating. These ‘Alternative Seven Wonders of The World’ offer a fresh perspective on global grandeur, spotlighting the underappreciated yet equally awe-inspiring. This collection embraces diversity and transcends geographical boundaries, venturing to the unexplored corners …

10 Wettest Places on Earth

Earth is still the only planet we know where water can exist in liquid form on the surface and water is vital for all known life forms. Rain brings life: it is a major component of the water cycle (the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth) and is …

Where did Earth’s water come from? [Most recent theories]

Earth is a blue marble in space and the water gives our planet its blue color. About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. There is roughly 326 million cubic miles (1.332 billion cubic kilometers) of water on the Earth’s surface. Almost 97% of that water is salty (ocean water). But where …