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Anupriya Bedi May 20 2014

14 spectacular things about the 7 continents.

Reema Bhalla May 20 2014
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These 14 spectacular things about the 7 continents will leave you gob-smacked. Some of them are awe-inspiring while others are plain bizzare. Let’s see how many you knew about.


Photo from Phillippiness Tourism Board

Asia

The Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China, is truly something spectacular. The 240 meter-long cave system is a result of water erosion and is a major attraction in China.


Photo of Reed Flute Cave (by royalchung1993)

Would you believe that India is a bigger movie market than America and Canada combined? India sold 3.2 billion movie tickets last year.


Photo from Fred Miller


Antarctica

Ice Towers of Mount Erebus, Antarctica


Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southern-most active volcano in the world. Here fire and ice meet to create something truly unique.


Photo of Mount Erebus

Did you know that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is the largest single mass of ice on Earth.


Photo of Antarctica (by Liam Quinn)



Africa



The Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve on the west coast of Madagascar has an almost outerspace kind of topography. This natural reserve is famous for its unique topography, mangrove forests and wild bird and white langur populations.


Photo of Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve (by Ralph Kränzlein)

Did you know that you can find penguins in Africa? Boulders Beach in South Africa is home to African penguins.


Photo of Boulders Beach (by Mikkel Houmøller)


North America


Looks like something out of sci-fi? The Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Wyoming is truly something amazing. Pigmented microbes produce this beautiful effect on the surface of the largest hot water spring in the USA.


Photo of Grand Prismatic Hot Spring (by Jim Peaco)

Hopping hot rabbits! Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit that lives near Mexican volcanoes.


Photo of volcano rabbit (by bp.blogspot)

South America


During the rains, this is how the world's largest salt flat, Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia looks like.


Photo of Salar De Uyuni (by psyberartist)


The current president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, better known as Pepe is considered the “poorest President” because he donates 90 per cent of his salary to those in need.


Photo of Jose Mujica

Europe

The Plitvice National Park in Croatia is the oldest national park in southeastern Europe and the biggest one in Croatia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this has been demarcated as one of the earliest natural sites in the world


Photo of The Plitvice National Park (by pablo bm)

Bet you didn’t know that Harrods, London, sold cocaine until 1916!


Photo of harrods (from geograph.uk)


Australia


Ever seen a pink lake? Well, there is one in Western Australia. The strange colour of the lake is hypothesized to be due to the presence of red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.


Photo of pink lake (from australia.com)

Did you know that Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts!


Photo by Victoria State Library

We bet some of these 14 spectacular things about the 7 continents left you saying “huh?” or “wow!”. Know anymore spectacular things about the 7 continents? Share them with us.
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