10 Strange Things That Are Happening In The World Right Now
Posted by Editorial Staff
in Facts and DIY
On 30th April 2017
The Earth is a crazy place. There are a lot of strange things going on around you. Literally every minute of every day, something is happening that if you knew about it, you just wouldn't believe. Nature creates strange things on Earth that can just leave you speechless. It might not be a huge surprise to you that you didn't know any of these strange facts. Who could imagine this is the kind of stuff that is happening every day.
#1 Underwater Waterfall
Imagine yourself swimming in the ocean and all of the sudden you realize that you are being sucked down into a huge, tumbling underwater waterfall! If you ever visit an island called the Republic of Mauritius, swimming too far out to sea could make this terrifying tall-tale a reality.
A drastic dip in the depth of the ocean creates an illusion of this waterfall. This is called the Underwater Waterfall.
It's just an illusion but it looks totally real and cool just like a painting created by mother nature.
Mauritius Island is located 2,000 km from Africa's Southeast coast near Madagascar. This Island was discovered in 975 AD by Arabs. Then again around 1510, the island was discovered and this time by Portuguese explorers. Since its discovery, Mauritius has gone through many hands, belonging to the Dutch, French, and British at different times.
The ocean looks so fantastic that it is hard to believe that it is not real. Even in Google maps picture from satellite positions, the waterfalls still appear to be real.
This majestic phenomenon is due to the local sand and silt deposits which flow around the area and fluctuate the color of the water so it appears like a waterfall heading to nowhere.
#2 Glowing Waves
It just looks like a scene from the movie "Avatar". Ocean waters that light up like an electric neon blue glow when they splash. These mesmerizing sights are the work of bioluminescence.
Bioluminescence is the name for the light produced by some animals and is the result of a chemical reaction. The glowing waves are created by plankton, which emits light like fireflies when they are disturbed. Such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf or a kayaker's paddle splashes the water. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean.
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