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There are many places around the world that leave geologists scratching their heads and wanting to know more answers about Earth’s past. A lot of the time, there really isn’t a great scientific answer to how they got that way. From deserts around the world in regions you wouldn’t expect, to balanced stones that defy all we know about physics! Here are 17 scientifically impossible places
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8. The Singing Rocks of Pennsylvania
Also known as the ringing rocks, there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer as to why these rocks are here in the middle of bucks county pennsylvania. The reason they get the name of ringing or singing rocks is because they tend to make a ringing noise if you strike them with a hammer. Many scientists became interested with this ability decided to do more research on them and it appears as though they were formed sometime during the Jurassic period when dinosaurs ruled the world. Many credit the ringing rocks ability to make the noise due to their density and high iron content. They tend to describe to be similar to the sound of tapping the handle of a coffee cup.
7. Blue Pond of Hokkaido
Ponds with such a shade of blue rarely form in nature on their own and this place in Japan is no exception. Located outside the town of Shirogane Onsen it was constructed as a part of erosion control which will help prevent damage in case a nearby volcano goes off. Similar to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, this site is blue because of its presence of natural minerals that are dissolved in the water. The pond gets visited by tour buses occasionally but it hasn’t had a huge rush of tourism just yet.
6. Ponnani Sandbar
This mysterious sandbar off the coast of Ponnani, India has been recently formed and causing many people to wonder exactly how it exists in the first place. It likely came from excessive deposits from a nearby river river but it’s been attracting tourists for months now. People don’t always realize that the water around it is extremely deep and people who fall over into the sea might have to deal with dangerous tides. The sandbar is about a kilometer long
5. Okanagan Desert
The sand dunes of siberia isn’t the only place where you wouldn’t expect to see a desert landscape. Could canada be home to a similar place that’s technically classified as a semi-arid shrub-steppe sure looks a whole lot like a desert. It’s located in one of the rainiest provinces of canada which makes it even more surprising. You’ll find animals here such as salamanders, owls, falcons, snakes. burrowing owls and other creatures that typically inhabit shrub-steppe. There is even enough sunlight here to the point where vineyards become possible
4. Lencois Maranhenses National Park
This national park is home to some amazing lagoons in the northeastern part of the country. Here you can see the deep contrast between the turquoise waters and the white sands that’s rarely found elsewhere. Although it has the sands of a desert, it receives enough rainfall which will allow the dunes to catch some water. It receives the majority of its water during the rainy seasons of January and May which is of course winter in the southern hemisphere. The unique conditions support a diverse wildlife which includes a number of fish, insects and even neotropical otters
3. Hidden Beach. Mexico
This place might be a little hard to find, considering it get the nickname hidden beach. If somehow you’re able to get onto the Marietas Islands in Mexico, you’ll come across a sandy beach with bright turquoise waters, so it could be with the hunt! What makes this place unique is the fact that the Mexican government actually used this spot test site, dropping power bombs. A bomb broke off a huge chunk of land, that stretched over the beach making it one of a kind
2.Lake Abraham, Canada
You never thought bubbles could freeze did you? Well think again. A strange phenomenon occurs at Lake Abraham in Canada where decaying plant matter at the bottom creates methane and this gas starts to rise to the surface. Except, the lake is so cold that the bubbles become trapped in ice during winter time. It creates a surreal experience which combines clear blue lake with bubbles trapped from reaching the surface. That methane gets released once the lake starts to heat up