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Friday, April 22, 2016

THE HOTTEST, COLDEST, WETTEST, DRIEST & OTHER -EST PLACES IN THE WORLD

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Thanks to BuzzFeed for today's world tour.

1. The coldest place in the world: Vostok Station, Antarctica.

The coldest place in the world: Vostok Station, Antarctica.
The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -128.5°F (-89.2°C) on July 21st, 1983, at this old Soviet Union outpost in the middle of Antarctica.

2. The hottest place in the world: Death Valley, California.

The hottest place in the world: Death Valley, California.
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According to the World Meteorological Organization, the hottest temperature ever recorded occurred in Death Valley in 1913, clocking in at a scorching 134°F (56.6°C)!

3. The wettest place in the world: Mawsynram, India.

The wettest place in the world: Mawsynram, India.
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Mawsynram receives an annual rainfall of about 467 inches!

4. The driest place in the world: Atacama Desert, Chile.

The driest place in the world: Atacama Desert, Chile.
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In over 37 years, it’s only rained here 4 times. The landscape of Quillagua, Chile, is so dry that NASA decided that it would be theperfect location to test their Mars rover.

5. The place with the longest name in the world: Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu, New Zealand.

The place with the longest name in the world: Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu, New Zealand.
That’s a record 85 letters, which in Māori means, “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”.

6. The windiest place in the world: Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica.

The windiest place in the world: Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica.
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During winter months at Commonwealth Bay, a concentrated flow of freezing air, known as katabatic wind, is responsible for wind gusts up to 150 mph.

7. The world’s most active volcano: Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii.

The world's most active volcano: Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii.
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In 1983, Mt. Kilauea erupted on southern part of the island of Hawaii and hasn’t stopped since! It’s destroyed over 200 homes, but created over 544 acres of new land.

8. The snowiest place in the world: Paradise, Washington.

The snowiest place in the world: Paradise, Washington.
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Don’t let the name fool you — according to the National Park Service, Paradise has a max annual snowfall of approximately 93.5 feet.

9. The flattest place in the world: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

The flattest place in the world: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
The Salar de Uyuni salt flat covers about 4,000 square miles and contains about 10 billion tons of salt.

10. The most populated place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.

The most populated place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.
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In 2015, Tokyo’s population grew to a staggering 37.8 million residents, the largest population of people every recorded in a single city.

11. The safest place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.

The safest place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.
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Despite being the world’s most populated city, the Economist Intelligence Unit rated Tokyo as the world’s safest place in 2015, with extra high scores for cyber-security.

12. The smallest island in the world: Bishop Rock, England.

The smallest island in the world: Bishop Rock, England.
Bishop rock is around 46×16 meters long and located about 28 miles off the southwestern coast of the Cornish peninsula in England. In the middle ages, criminals were dropped off with days worth of bread and left to fend off the elements.

13. The most remote island in the world: Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena.

The most remote island in the world: Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena.
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The nearest city to Tristan da Cunha is Cape Town, located nearly 1,743 miles away in South Africa.

14. The coldest inhabited place in the world: Oymyakon, Russia.

The coldest inhabited place in the world: Oymyakon, Russia.
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Winter temperatures in Oymyakon can drop as low as -58°F (-50°C), while the lowest recorded temperature for the town was -96.16°F (-71.2°C), back in 1924.

15. The highest elevation in the world: Mount Everest, China-Nepal border.

The highest elevation in the world: Mount Everest, China-Nepal border.
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At 29,028 feet tall, Mount Everest is considered the highest elevation in the world. The mountain was named after the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 — Col. Sir George Everest. Ironically, Everest actually pronounced his name “Eve-rest”.

16. The farthest point from the Earth’s center: Chimborazo, Ecuador.

The farthest point from the Earth's center: Chimborazo, Ecuador.
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While Mount Everest is the tallest point from sea level, the Earth isn’t a perfect sphere. If we calculate the furthest point from the Earth’s center, the winner would be Chimborazo, Ecuador.

17. The lowest elevation in the world: Dead Sea.

The lowest elevation in the world: Dead Sea.
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The Dead Sea is approximately 1360 feet below sea level and is one the world’s saltiest bodies of water.

18. The deepest cave in the world: Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia.

The deepest cave in the world: Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia.
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Since it’s initial exploration in 1956, Krubera Cave has been mapped at 7,208 feet deep and 8 miles long.

19. The highest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls, Venezuela.

The highest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls, Venezuela.
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At 3,212 feet tall, Angel Falls is known the tallest waterfall on planet Earth.

20. The most expensive place in the world: Singapore.

The most expensive place in the world: Singapore.
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According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, this city has held this spot for the last three years.

21. The happiest place in the world: Denmark.

The happiest place in the world: Denmark.
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According to the 2016 United Nation’s World Happiness Report, Denmark takes the crown as place with the happiest people living there!

22. The most visited place in the world: London, England.

The most visited place in the world: London, England.
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London beats out second place Bangkok as the world’s most visited location, with around 18.82 million international visitors each year.















We must take care of the earth; it's the only planet that has chocolate----fishducky


 


18 comments:

  1. I'm a little disappointed to find Australia was once a butterfly tattoo on Earth's butt :(

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    1. Still, everyone loves Australia!

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    2. River, the truth shall set you free!!

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  2. Very Interesting stuff here. If I had to choose one. I'd choose Denmark. Where all the happy people are.
    Lisa

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  3. At least I know of 21 places I don't want to live. Denmark however does have appeal. I am still giggling that they thought it necessary to include that he "played his nose flute to his loved one” to the New Zealand mouthfull.

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  4. Reading all this interesting stuff and the funny cartoons and realizing the time it would take to put it all together, I am so happy to have introduced you to blogging. I know you were busy with your art before, but for this time in your life blogging must be such a fun thing to do for you now. It makes me happy!

    I left a reply to your comment. It reads like this so you won't have to go back and read it: Almost as good as the fireworks you have planned for yourself. Seriously though, it was exactly as he would have wished for it to be.

    And I didn't write this, but it is from my heart: Yes you did bring me a lot of comfort. Errol loved you and Bud and I know how proud he would have been to have you there with me. Honoring him.

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    1. I appreciate the introduction!!

      The only thing I can say to that is we loved him & we love YOU!!

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  5. Interesting that Tokyo is the most populated city yet it's also the safest.

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    1. You'd think one would cancel the other, right?

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  6. Alrighty then! I'm not good with geography. It's great to find out that Mars is in Chile! That should save NASA a couple of billion dollars.

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  7. Holy cow, I wonder how people get around in Tokyo! Amazing "-ests", Fran!

    Cherdo
    Cherdo on the Flipside
    "Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines" on the A-to-Z Challenge 2016

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    1. I guess they bump into each other a lot!!

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  8. I've actually been to the Atacama Desert (near Antofagosto, Chile). WHEW! You're not kidding. That is one parched bit of real estate!

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    1. I've never had the desire to visit!!

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