The mysterious seismic pulse that repeats every 26 seconds, coming from the Gulf of Guinea

Seismic detectors around the world have been capturing a curious and strange phenomenon for decades. Every 26 seconds the earth emits a pulse, a small microseism barely perceptible, that nobody knows why it happens or what causes it. Until recently, no one knew where it came from either. The first to document the phenomenon was…Continue readingThe mysterious seismic pulse that repeats every 26 seconds, coming from the Gulf of Guinea

The world’s largest globes

A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of planet Earth represented on a sphere where, sometimes, the topography of the surface is shown (obviously exaggerated because, depending on the scale, it would be difficult to see). The circumference of the planet is approximately 40 million meters. The oldest of those that remain is the Erdapfel…Continue readingThe world’s largest globes

More than 200 people live in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, the remotest town in the world, where outsiders are forbidden to settle

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a place so isolated that there is no other inhabited place within 1350 miles, the answer can easily be obtained. Just travel to the town of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas and ask one of its 246 neighbors (population on April 4,…Continue readingMore than 200 people live in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, the remotest town in the world, where outsiders are forbidden to settle

Welcome Stranger, the largest gold nugget ever found

Mainly thanks to the cinema we identify the Gold Rush with the one that broke out in 1848 in California and that would last almost a century, bringing together thousands of miners and fortune seekers in a migratory and colonizing phenomenon that, however, was not unique. Around the same time, other countries such as Australia,…Continue readingWelcome Stranger, the largest gold nugget ever found

The spectacular coloured mountains of China and Peru

There are times when Nature seems capricious and turns something that should fall into the category of normal into a visual spectacle that, in the end, serves to draw attention to it and, paradoxically, to protect it. It happens with some of those living beings that we can consider rare and also happens in certain…Continue readingThe spectacular coloured mountains of China and Peru

The unusual square waves of the island of Ré

Sometimes Nature is entertained in playing with shapes and textures, as if, boring and mischievous, it wanted to attract our attention. Whimsically eroded rocks, clouds forming silhouettes, lakes of unusual colours… In France, for example, there is a coastal spot where, sometimes, the sea surface is geometrically articulated forming something very similar to a chessboard.…Continue readingThe unusual square waves of the island of Ré

The massive Pilat sand dune that devours trees and houses

Dune systems are often protected areas because of their high ecological and often tourist value. There are many, and some well known. But, without a doubt, the most singular of all is the one that can be found in La Teste-de-Buch, on the coast of Aquitaine, in the southwest of France: the Great Dune of…Continue readingThe massive Pilat sand dune that devours trees and houses

The highest mountain on Earth that no one has ever climbed

Everest and K2 see how every year many expeditions reach their summit. In fact the agglomeration of climbers in the Everest base camp is starting to be a major problem, just remember the catastrophe of the last Nepalese earthquake. Of the 40 highest mountains in the world, only two remained unreached in 1985. Since 1992…Continue readingThe highest mountain on Earth that no one has ever climbed

In 1982 the Itaipu Dam destroyed the Guaíra Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world

The Guairá Falls were, until 1982, the largest waterfalls in the world by water volume. With 49 million liters per second, the 18 falls that formed them doubled the volume of the Niagara Falls and surpassed in 12 times that of the Victoria Falls. They were located on the Paraná River, along the border between…Continue readingIn 1982 the Itaipu Dam destroyed the Guaíra Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world

10 amazing geographical facts

Geography is a science that is constantly changing, whether through the effect of politics or natural causes. There are many rarities in the world, strange geographical situations, and curious data that sometimes do not have a clear origin. At the same time other facts that we believed to be true are not so clear. These…Continue reading10 amazing geographical facts