12 “Wow” Facts About the World Few People Know About

No matter how much we claim to know about the planet, there are still a lot of things we haven’t discovered yet.

1. Everest is not the highest mountain on the planet.

13 “Wow” Facts About the World Few People Know About

Of course, Everest is the highest mountain in the world if you count from sea level — it’s 29,029 ft. But if you count from the bottom of the ocean, then the highest peak in the world is actually Mauna Kena in Hawaii. It is 13,803 ft above sea level and 33,474 ft below sea level.

2. Exploding lakes

13 “Wow” Facts About the World Few People Know About

In the world, there are lakes that are dangerous not because of how deep they are but because there are dangerous gases inside them. One such lake is Nyos. On August 21, 1986, there was a huge catastrophe and as a result, there were many CO2 emissions. More than 1,700 people suffered

3. Singing sands

The phenomenon of singing sands in the desert is caused by the friction of sand particles. The more the mass of the moving sand is, the louder the sound. Sometimes, the sands sound like some kind of an organ.

4. Unknown species in the ocean

12 “Wow” Facts About the World Few People Know About




In fact, few people think about it, but we don’t know a lot about the creatures that live deep in the ocean. We know just as little about the ocean as we know about far-off galaxies. Today, we have learned about only 5% of the ocean and scientists keep discovering new species. The creatures you see in the photos above were found in June 2017 near Australia.
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