The earth is home to many beautiful hidden creatures and untouched landmarks.  There are many places that are hardly seen by the human eyes, places that are breathtaking and cannot be compared to anything else on earth.  There is also countless facts about these places that not many know about.  Here is a short list of some those places and facts.

1. Hummingbirds

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Hummingbirds can fly backwards.  They are the only animal on earth that can do this.

 

Bio-luminescent Phylankton can create a beautiful and jaw-dropping glow of different shades of blue when they get washed onto the shore.                                                                                            

Senegal, Africa has a lake that turns pink throughout the entire lake caused by the light absorbing algae it contains.                                                                                                                                                 

In Gansu, China, the Zhangye Danxia Landform is formed out of rocks that turn into red sandstone combined with deposits of other minerals.                                                                              

The heart of a blue whale is as big as a small car and contains some arteries that are large enough for a human to swim through.                                                                                                      

On Christmas Island in Australia during the spring, red crabs migrate in large groups into the forest from the ocean to breed.                                                                                                           

In Hong Kong, Happy Valley, a tree has adapted its roots to grow in the pattern of the brick pavement it is surrounded by.                                                                                                                 

The 400 sq. miles of salt flats in Bolivia turns into the world’s largest and most breathtaking naturally occurring mirror during the rainy season.                                                         

An average storm cloud weighs about 105 million pounds.  A regular cloud weighs around 215 thousand pounds.                                                                                                                  

The Sagano Bamboo forest in Japan has sounds made by the wind blowing against the bamboo that has been voted as a “must-be-preserved sound” by the Japanese Government.

11. La Casa Del Arbol

9466325427_099743fd23_oThere is a small tree house in Ecuador near the Tungurahua Volcano called “La Casa del Arbol”.  It is home to  “the swing at the edge of the world”, it allows you to fly over the precipice without any restraints or harnesses.                                                                                           

Well, those are just some facts, but the world out there is full of unknowns.  In fact, we haven’t discovered everything in our universe yet!  So, keep on learning!

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