Wicked Shelf Cloud Formation Passes Over Anna, Illinois

Wicked Shelf Cloud Formation Passes Over Anna, Illinois

A Walmart parking lot turned into the set of Independence Day last week when a shelf cloud poured over Anna, Illinois, captured in a video that’s since gone viral. In the video, shared by Live Storm Chasers, you can see it all in glorious vertical smartphone cam. The footage pans from the Walmart entrance to …

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12 Weird Buildings With the Strangest of Dimensions

Well, folks, it’s been a good run, but I think the time has come for a drastic change. Ghosts? Bigfoot? John Titor? It’s all old hat, as I’m sure you’ll agree. So tonight I’m happy to announce, effective immediately, that the focus of Stranger Dimensions is going to shift from science and the paranormal to …

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The terraced pools

The Terraced Pools Of Pamukkale

No, that’s not snow you’re looking at. The terraced pools of Pamukkale in southwestern Turkey are naturally occurring hot springs, and the majestic white landscapes you see are actually the result of calcium carbonate, which bubbles up from within the earth and hardens to become travertine, a type of limestone.

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Myths and Aliens at the Rhodope Mountains

Spanning southern Bulgaria and parts of Greece, the Rhodope Mountains were named after Queen Rhodope of Thrace, a figure of Greek mythology. They’re home to such natural wonders as the marble cliffs of the Trigrad Gorge, which leads to a very interesting place: Devil’s Throat Cave. You see, the Rhodope Mountains were the homeland of …

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Eisriesenwelt Cave Entrance

The Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Of Austria

Located in Werfen, Austria, the Eisriesenwelt, or the “World of the Ice Giants,” is the largest ice cave on the planet. Officially discovered by scientist Anton Posselt in 1879, the Eisriesenwelt is a winding labyrinth of limestone and ice roughly 42 km (26 miles) long. Its first kilometer is filled with frozen stalactites and wondrous, …

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Visit Chichen Itza On Google Maps

Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on the project, and they hope …

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