It’s a wonder how our ancestors managed to survive for thousands of years in a universe that looked like it was designed to eliminate them! You’ll be amazed at some of the places on earth that are so dangerous that only a handful of people have explored these areas. Some of these places have been put on the ban list by the governments under whose jurisdiction these places fall under. We’ve got a stream that looks normal but are in fact deep as a river and kills pretty much everyone who’s ever fallen into it. That doesn’t stop tourists from getting up close, of course, which means that there are additional deaths there every year or so.
A single selfie ends up being the source of a horrific death. There’s an island that’s literally filled with snakes where no one’s allowed to go to, and a place in Russia that’s so cold that it could quickly freeze anyone who goes there without the proper attire (although some people have chosen to live there, despite the location’s killing potential). To match that, there’s also a small patch of land that’s so hot all year round that it’s hard to survive there for more than a few hours without a constant water supply. Curious? Here they are:
Snake Island (Ilha de Queimada Grande) – Brazil
Anyone with ophiophobia, or snake phobia, should stay a hundred miles away from this place at all costs because it’s literally your worst nightmare. Imagine a place that’s riddled with snakes and surrounded by water so you have no way to get off of it. That’s this island in a nutshell. Snakes over here are so venomous that they can kill people with a single bite. In fact, some species of snakes found on this island possess venom so potent and powerful that it can literally melt human skin!
This island is off limits to everyone except scientists who might want to study the snakes here and anyone else that the Brazillian government deems capable of handling themselves in this horrific piece of land. Of course, humans aren’t the only things that the government is trying to save on this island. The species of snakes on this island must be preserved, and any human intervention (especially in larger proportions), will definitely cause heavy damages.
Oymyakon – Russia
You probably know Siberia as the formidable area in Russia where enemies of the state (and people who simply disagreed with the government too much) were sent during the cold war as punishment for their crimes. Most victims who were brought here were unable to survive the cold, but if you think Siberia sounds bad, wait till you hear about Oymyakon – the coldest place in Siberia. The temperatures here can fall as low as -71.2 degrees centigrade, which is enough to kill just about anyone in mere hours (keep in mind that water freezes at 0 degrees). It’s so cold out here that even phones don’t work. No edible crops can grow here, and the only vegetation this place has is extremely hardy. Even then, some 500 choose to live here, and they’ve probably got more patience than any of us (unless you enjoy the cold, quiet scenery of the place while staying indoors all the time).
Death Valley – USA
With a terrain that is difficult to cross in and explore, this place is called Death Valley for a reason — it’s the hottest place on earth by a long shot and has absolutely no life in it whatsoever on miles on end. Even plants don’t grow in this forsaken place because of how hot and dry it is. No matter how prepared you are, you probably shouldn’t be heading out to this desert because of how hot it gets around these areas. The highest temperature recorded here was close to an astonishing 60 degrees centigrade which is enough to swell your body and kill you within hours – 14 hours, to be exact, if you have no access to water. The immense sunlight that this desert gets means that it’s a no-go area for anyone but people who’re trying to study the place under extreme precaution.
Getting lost in any of these places could spell certain death, so we’d advise you stay away from them! Better go somewhere relaxing on your next vacation with temperatures that you can handle!