The Earth is unique as it is weird. We say weird because there are some unconventional facts of the world that never fail to amaze us, thinking we didn’t know this about the earth! Facts such as creatures that have the susceptibility to survive the outer space to place on earth that is so dark that your eyes cannot simply see it. The Earth is certainly a bewitching place that keeps surprising you as you know about its new places.
The Alien-looking Blue Angel Sea Slug
Glaucus Atlanticus, the blue angel sea slug is an otherworldly creature that is truly beautiful and can be found somewhere around South Africa and Australia. Although it is a pretty dangerous creature, its fascinating looks are what makes it so different.
The blue angel eats the other venomous creatures dwelling in the sea like the Portuguese man o’ war. It collects the venom from other creatures and accumulates it in its own sac to use on its future prey.
Aerogel A Combination of Gel And Gas
The ultralight unique material called aerogel is composed of gel and gas, it looks a lot like a solid cloud of frozen smoke. This ultra-light substance can turn into various forms, and the end product is something that is 99% air. Since its main air has the property of a bad heat conductor, it can protect a flower from flame if you surround the flower with aerogel.
The ‘Salty’ Underground Columbian Cathedral
The underground Cathedral (Zipaquirá) is a Roman Catholic Church in Cundinamarca (Columbia) that was excavated in 1954. It is strange and unique because it is located 180 meters right below Zipaquirá (a small town). The cathedral although made up of salt is huge and can house up to 10,000 people! Although, the church is yet to see so many people milling around the church.
Goblin sharks Look Like Living Fossils
Goblin sharks are pretty nightmarish, in terms of how they look. They are living fossils and are unusual and rare deep-sea sharks. They are direct descendants of the Mitsukurinidae family of sharks. They have distinctive features such as elongated jaws and their teeth are more like nails.
They catch prey in an unusual way, as they sense the electrical currents from other animals and can snath up the prey. Well, you have to see it to believe how utterly fascinating the entire creature can look. It even became the main inspiration behind the creation of the Neomorph in Alien Covenant.
The World of Lakes and Rivers within the Vast Ocean
There are a number of underwater lakes and rivers meandering within the ocean. They have high salinity levels and are known as brine pools. It is denser than the rest of the seawater, so you can clearly differentiate it from the surrounding sea. These lakes have their own way of lapping against the shoreline.
Submarines can in fact float in these brine pools as they descend into the ocean floor. These lakes, however, are not very swimmer-friendly as it has high levels of toxic methane and hydrogen circulating in the lakes, so essentially these lakes are toxic.
The Massive Fungus Is Officially The Biggest Creatures on Earth
All the time we were focussing on the massive creatures of the world such as whales, redwood trees and elephants, the world’s biggest creatures turned out to be the massive fungus. They dwell in the Pando tree colony of trees, and are giving the elephants a run for their huge size! They are certainly not a patch on the Armillaria Ostoyae mushroom, the biggest fungus as it spreads across a whopping 2,385 acres of Malheur National Forest (Oregon).
The scientists who discovered it way back in 2017 and scientists used DNA testing to find the growth of the different segments of the same organism. The giant mushroom is actually edible and quite delicious as it has been growing for 2,400 and 8.650 years and is quite fascinating to study.
Towering White Crystals in Mexico
The Cueva de Los Cristales or The Cave of Crystals is a wonderful cavern that boasts shining gypsum crystals. Discovered in 2000 by miners, these gleaming structures had very old bacteria samples. The miners drained the water from Naica, a zinc mine in Chihuahua in Mexico. The gleaming crystals suddenly look a great sight.
The world has many more interesting facts that we are yet to discover, it is in fact a perpetual case study. What do you think about these amazing discoveries?