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National Geographic

Author: LaV | 27-10-2011, 03:45
Views: 140

National Geographic unique moments

Natural wonders of Iceland

Author: LaV | 20-09-2011, 03:17
Views: 130

Natural wonders of Iceland

This island country is located in north part of Europe. Most of us knows that. But do you know what this small country hides? It hides big nature contrast, it is a land of fire and ice. Land of earthquakes, volcanoes, black sand beaches, hot springs and what not. Let’s check it out together!

Geysir and Strokkur
This is earliest geyser known. Well at least when someone noticed it and decided that this natural phenomena needs a name. So all the geysers got the name from this one. This one can hurl the water 70 meters above ground, but in past few years it was silent, eruptions stopped. But only 50 meters south is another geyser named Strokkur which is still active and you can see boiling water erupting every few minutes. It reaches up to 50 meters in the sky, but usually about 20 or so.

geysir and strokkur

Natural wonders of Iceland

Author: LaV | 20-09-2011, 02:47
Views: 151

Natural wonders of Iceland

This island country is located in north part of Europe. Most of us knows that. But do you know what this small country hides? It hides big nature contrast, it is a land of fire and ice. Land of earthquakes, volcanoes, black sand beaches, hot springs and what not. Let’s check it out together!

Geysir and Strokkur
This is earliest geyser known. Well at least when someone noticed it and decided that this natural phenomena needs a name. So all the geysers got the name from this one. This one can hurl the water 70 meters above ground, but in past few years it was silent, eruptions stopped. But only 50 meters south is another geyser named Strokkur which is still active and you can see boiling water erupting every few minutes. It reaches up to 50 meters in the sky, but usually about 20 or so.

geysir and strokkur

Top 5 Secret destinations in Costa Rica

Author: LaV | 10-09-2011, 07:10
Views: 162

Top 5 Secret destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica may denote paradise and boast of toucans, howler monkeys, and a good number of wildlife that can complete a Disney cartoon flick. The life in Costa Rica is pretty much relaxed. Add to that the strong waves and beautiful environment. These reasons among others attract around 1.5 million travelers every year to Costa Rica.

The number of things you can do in Costa Rica are myriad.. Those who are into active travel can go surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and wildlife spotting. You can also cross the cloud forest, go to an active volcano, and have a relaxing massage on the beach . If you want some adrenaline pumping, you can go ziplining or surfing the rough waves of the Pacific.

If you are going to do the usual things to do in Costa Rica though, expect the rest of the crowd heading the same direction. But if you want to see beaches, natural wonders, and have encounters with the Costa Rican wildlife without the masses, here are some secret destinations in Costa Rica which we bet you will enjoy:

Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

Author: LaV | 31-08-2011, 05:59
Views: 203

Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

We all know about the size of dinosaurs, of course, but how about a rodent the size of a bull, a sea scorpion bigger than a man, a frog as large as a beach ball, a penguin the size of a small adult human, a 1,000-pound ground-sloth-like marsupial, and a shark that may have grown longer than 50 feet and weighed up to 30 times more than the largest modern great white?

All these titans existed, although not in the same place or period.

 

1. Biggest Snake Fossil Found in Colombia Coal Mine

world's-biggest-snake Illustration of Titanoboa cerrejonensis by Jason Bourque/ Released by Nature 

The biggest snake that ever lived (that we know about) was a massive anaconda-like beast that slithered through steamy tropical rainforests about 60 million years ago feasting on primitive crocodiles, National Geographic News reported today.

"Fossils discovered in northeastern Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine indicate the reptile was at least 42 feet (13 meters) long and weighed 2,500 pounds (1,135 kilograms)," contributor John Roach reported.

The snake would have kil*ed its prey by slow suffocation -- wrapping around it and squeezing, just like a modern python or boa. Only this snake was twice the size of today's largest constrictors.

Humans would stand no chance against one of these giant snakes, said Hans-Dieter Sues, paleontologist and associate director for research and collections at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "Given the sheer size, the sheer cross section of that snake, it would be probably like one of those devices they use to crush old cars in a junkyard."

 

5 Geological Wonders You Didn't Know About

Author: LaV | 29-08-2011, 06:11
Views: 179

5 Geological Wonders You Didn't Know About

1. Pamukkale (Turkey)


In Turkish the name literally means Cotton Castle and it is easy to see why it was given that name. Yet this geological wonder is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis and over the centuries the two have seemed to come together, almost merged into one. In fact some of the old tombs in the city's necropolis have become part of landscape. The site itself is a series of travertines and hot springs. The travertines here have a concentric appearance and are almost sheer white giving the area an ethereal appearance. The hot springs precipitate calcium carbonate at their mouths and produce the strange almost organic looking structures.