Category: Nature

Dehydration in the Sahara

December 2nd, 2010 — 1:31am

A person can lose a gallon of water per hour just by standing in the Sahara Desert. Two gallons per hour if walking.

Sahara Desert

NASA photo of Sahara desert

Source: Earth’s Natural Wonders

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Ancient Plants

November 26th, 2010 — 1:50am

The Welwitschia Mirabilis plant, found only in the Namib desert, has a lifespan of anywhere from 400 and 1,600 years.

Welwitschia Mirabilis

Source: Science Ray

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Antarctic Extremes

November 15th, 2010 — 2:02am

Antarctica gets as cold as -112 degrees Fahrenheit. Ironically, it is also one of the easiest places to get sunburned.

Source: Wikipedia

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