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19 Most Extreme Places on Our Planet


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Ever wonder what the highest recorded temperatures are for some of the most famous destinations in the world? Have you ever been curious as to which man-made structures would make up a list of the biggest creations currently in existence? We live in a huge world, but some of the items on this list are really going to make you feel small.

The Biggest And Highest

Take a look at some of these examples of extremes in our world. It should give you a sense of just how extraordinary this planet truly is:

1. Climate: There are some pretty amazing examples of extreme climates throughout the world. We all know Antarctica is one of the coldest places in the world, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing that a 136 degree Fahrenheit temperature was recorded there in 2010.

2. Nature: England’s Lake District is home to a staggering ninety-four lakes.

3. Animals: The next time you’re in Cambodia, consider trying some deep-fried tarantulas. They’re considered a delicacy there.

4. Man-made: If you’re a roller coaster junky, then England’s The Smaller coaster needs to be at the top of your to-do list. This roller coaster boasts a stomach-obliterating fourteen loops.

5. Climate: When it comes to precipitation, it doesn’t get much dryer than Quillagua, which only sees 0.002 inches of precipitation each year.

6. Assorted: Seventy billionaires call New York City home, making it the city with the most concentrated number of billionaires in the world.

7. Nature: The Amazon Rainforest contains four-hundred billion trees, which can be broken down into sixteen thousand different species. Numbers like those are why environmentalists are so eager to protect as many of those species as possible.

8. Animals: When it comes to different species of snakes, Australia dominates the globe. You can find over one-hundred-and-forty different species throughout the continent.

9. Man-made: What’s two-thousand-and-seventeen-feet and stands as the tallest building in the entire world? The answer is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

10. Assorted: Cap d’Agde is the biggest naturist resort in the entire world during its peak tourist periods.

11. Climate: If you’re someone who loves rainy days, then you may want to consider moving to Mawsynram. The area sees nearly 500 inches of rain in a single year. By comparison, Seattle gets about thirty-nine inches of rain in a given year.

These are some random facts to be certain, but all of them are absolutely fascinating. They are remarkable examples of diversity.

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