Blood Falls, Antarctica
The reddish deposit was found in 1911 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor A blood-red waterfall staining the snow-white tongue of Taylor Glacier. They thought that the red color is because of the presence of red algae, but later it was proven to be due to high amount of iron oxides but the recent research has revealed microorganisms living 1,300 feet beneath the ice, sustained by the iron and sulfur in the water so it is still not clear
Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick
The phenomenon of Magnetic Hill was discovered in the 1930s and it attracted a high number of tourists and people have been still trying to figure out its riddle. Its been believed that magnetic hill is a type of optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain
Before 1963, it didn't exist. Then, an underwater volcano in the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) erupted, and when the activity settled down in 1967, It formed an island. The eruption that created Surtsey also created a few other small islands along this volcanic chain
Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions. They formed millions of years ago on the ancient sea floor, collecting and hardening sediment and minerals around a core such as a fossil or a shell similar to the way oysters form pearls.They're not the world's only examples of what geologists call septarian concretions.Yet the Moeraki Boulders are some of the world's largest. They have become a popular tourist attraction, often described and pictured in numerous web pages and tourist guides
The Sun is always up from April 20 to August 23 straight!
The phenomenon play with our body clocks. it's hard to tell the difference between noon and midnight
Pamukkale, means "cotton castle" in Turkish. It is actually the result of calcium carbonate deposits from 17 natural hot springs accumulating over thousands of years. There were some hotels in that place but they have been removed when Pamukkale was declared as a “World Heritage Place”
Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California
A prospector and his wife noticed tracks that seemed to indicate that the stones had somehow traveled across the dry earth.
But How? this moving of stones is a mystery people have tried to solve since 1915 The current theory about the "sailing stones” says that the ice forms around the stones, causing them to move and to leave a trail behind. People still hope for a more mystical explanation.
Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, New York
The Eternal Flame Falls were featured in the book Secret Places by Bruce Kershner.
A small grotto at the waterfall's base emits natural gas, which can be lit to produce a small flame. This flame is visible nearly year round, although it can be extinguished and must occasionally be re-lit.
you'll smell it before you see it, and it's real, fueled by a macroseep of natural gas from the Earth below says the geologists
The water occasionally extinguishes the flame, but there's always another hiker with a lighter to reignite it.
Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park
“Geysers” - hot springs with plumbing challenges that result in eruptions.Yellowstone National Park claims the highest concentration of geysers of any place on Earth. More than 300 can be found throughout the park, and none is more famous than Old Faithful. It is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting every 35 to 120 minutes. More than 3.5 million people visits Yellowstone each year.
Relampago del Catatumbo, Ologa, Venezuela
It is an atmospheric phenomenon of lightning. It has the world's highest frequency of lightning activity and it occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. You can see 25 or more flashes per minute sometimes. The National Weather Service classifies anything over 12 strikes per minute as "excessive." It has become a highlight for travelers who spend their nights wide awake and wide-eyed watching the spectacle. The lightning ceased from January 2010, apparently due to drought, temporarily raising fears that it might have been extinguished permanently but It was back again in April later that year.