Saturday, March 19, 2011

Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS)

Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS)
  • Salar Uyuni - Southwest - Bolivia contains around 60% of the world's lithium reserves
  • The point where the Catatumbo river meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, a constant lightning storm illuminates the sky for around 10 hours a night, almost half to nights out of the year. 
    The storm is pretty much silent, with the lightning going from cloud to cloud and very rarely touching down on earth. 

    Lightning bolts form at around 280 times per hour during a storm, and over the course of a year it is estimated there are about 1.2 million electric discharges


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