Strange Things You Didn’t Know Were Happening Around The World
1. Red Crab Migration
Christmas Island, Australia is the location of the great crab migration. Around October and November, red crabs in the area begin to migrate from the forest to the ocean so they can breed and release eggs into the ocean.
2. Lake Retba
This lake in Senegal turns red because the algae in the lake is absorbing light.
3. Happy Valley Tree
This tree is located at the Happy Valley Horse Racing Arena in Hong Kong and has grown in the same direction as the brick pattern.
4. Moeraki Boulders
These boulders in New Zealand occur in clusters and are the result of wave erosion.
5. Spotted Lake
The spots in this Canadian lake are the result of evaporation and mineral deposits.
6. Rainbow Eucalyptus
This type of eucalyptus occurs naturally in the northern hemisphere. They can grow to be 6 feet wide and 200 feet wide and are used to make paper.
7. Waitomo Glowworm Caves
You can actually take a guided boat tour through these amazing New Zealand caves. These glowworms, called Arachnocampa luminosa, only exist in New Zealand.
8. Glowing waves
This amazing phenomenon occurs in San Diego, Taiwan and many other places. It’s the result of phytoplankton being washed to the shore.
9. Lake Natron
This great salt lake in northern Tanzania has pH levels that are so high, it can burn the skin and eyes of non-native animals.
10. Door to Hell
The “Door to Hell” is a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkemistan. The rich natural gas deposits where lit in 1971 by Soviet petroleum engineers. The field emits a strong smell of sulfur.