Resembling some of the more inspired landscapes from Avatar movie, this spectacular waterfall conceals a wonderful island (shown here), and multiple falls form a singular mind-boggling cascade, making famous Niagara collection of waterfalls pale in comparison:
Technically, this waterfall is called Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side (there is a lookout on San Martin Island which gives the best view) – more info. “Iguazu” literally means “big water”, and in a more romantic way, “legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipi, who fled with her mortal lover Taroba in a canoe.
In rage, the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.” –
When humans breathe, they release carbon dioxide gas that has built up inside them.
The Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii is no different.
It is the world’s most active volcano. At its base, giant curtains of fire spew forth from fissure vents, creating a shifting wall of magma.
Interestingly, the curtain of fire requires no explosive activity from the volcano itself. The cause of the fiery curtain is the expansion of gas within the vents and oddly enough, the weight of the lava.
Contrary to the commonly imagined steep-sloped science fair volcano, Kilauea is a shield volcano, meaning it has very shallow slopes.
The shallow slopes that form Kilauea and the other volcanoes of Hawaii Island are constructed as the heavy fluid lava flows away from the volcano, with the help of gravity.
In Hawaiian, Kilauea literally translates to “much spreading.” As the lava constantly stretches under the pressure of its own weight, fractures form. It is from these fractures or fissure vents that, squeezed by the massive pressures of the lava itself, fiery curtains of magma erupt.
Where would you exile an inept leader who ruined your country? Probably as far away as possible!
Short of launching him into space, consider this island – the most remote inhabited location on the planet.
There are other distant places, but they are uninhabited, mostly barren and unexciting – but here life is established in a very British way, so our world-leader-in-exile would not mess it up so easily, one hopes.
When Napoleon was sent to St. Helena by the British, they annexed the closest chain of islands to prevent the French from attempting to rescue him.
After all, who wouldn’t travel a mere 2430 km over rough and hostile seas in order to rescue the Emperor himself?
Yes, that’s right, the islands of Tristan Da Cunha closest neighboring land mass, the island of St. Helena, is 2430 km away.
The island is so small that cartographers can’t even put it on their maps (not enough resolution).
Located in the South Atlantic between Africa and South America, this volcanic outcropping has the honor of being the remotest inhabited island on the planet, and that’s including Antarctica and the North Pole.
One of the islands in the archipelago is called “Inaccessible”, which only seems appropriate, together with their motto: “Our faith is our strength”