Rare Oddities That’ll Show You How Frighteningly Little You Knew About Earth

Sure it may seem like the end of the world if you live in LA and you feel a raindrop hit your head. That may seem like a rare occurrence but just until you see some of these. The fact that these actually happen all over the world is incredibly amazing and scary at the same time!

Some will BLOW YOUR MIND!

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Never-ending Wave: Occurs twice a year in Brazil when the Atlantic ocean meets the mouth of the Amazon River. The resulting waves can travel 500 miles inland before slowing down.

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Assembly Of Crabs: Off the coast of Australia on Christmas Island, the annual migration of nearly 120 million red crabs creates quite a sight as they make their way to the ocean.

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Rainbow Trees: These Australian eucalyptus trees shed their bark to reveal vibrant colors.

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Maelstroms: Conflicting tidal waves create these whirlpools that can suck in swimmers and boats.

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Living Rocks: Not actually rocks, these sea creatures line the beaches of Chile and are completely immobile.

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Lenticular Clouds: Probably mistaken for UFOs by Fox Mulder, these clouds occur when the moist air overflows a mountain.

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Horsetail Falls: In Yosemite National Park, California, this waterfall looks more like lava with a bright orange glow at certain times of the day in February.

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Green Flash: This rare occurrence when the conditions are right at the end or beginning of a sunset.

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Hair Ice: Water escaping plants in freezing weather can have this follicle-effect due to certain bacteria presence.

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Frost Flowers: In arctic areas, these floral ice formations occur when the temperature between the ocean and the atmosphere differs.

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Danxia Landforms: Over millions of years, the red sandstone and mineral deposits in certain areas of China have created these rainbow-like landforms.

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Cocooned Trees: During flood season in Pakistan, spiders are forced to flee to the trees where their webs create this effect.

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Calcifying Lake: This creepy lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, has such high pH levels that it calcifies any animal that goes into the water.

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Blue Lava: Due to the combustion of sulfuric gases at extremely high temperatures, this volcano in Indonesia produces the blue glowing lava.

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Bleeding Glacier: Also known as “Blood Falls” in Antarctica, the out-flowing water resembles blood due to iron oxide.

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Under-water Crop Circles: In Japan, male pufferfish flapping their fins create these alien-esque circles in the sand.

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White Rainbows: The arched fog looks like a ghost of a rainbow.

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Volcanic Lightening: When a volcano explodes, the amount of electrical and static charges released can sometimes lead to this fiery electrical storm.

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Underwater Water Fall: On the island of Mauritius, this sudden dip in ocean depth creates the illusion of an unusual water fall.

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Monarch Butterfly Migration: Every year across the United States and Mexico, the beautiful butterflies gather in droves for their migration.

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Great Blue Hole: This Belize attraction was formed through erosion way back when the sea level was much lower.

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Flowering Desert: Every few years, after a particularly heavy rain, these deserts in Chile sprout flowers.

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Ever-Lasting Storm: The mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela creates weather conditions that lead to 160 consecutive stormy nights.

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Black Sun: Formed by the massive migration of European starlings and can be seen every spring in the skies of Denmark.

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Steam Towers: Occurring alongside the Northern Lights, these geothermal formations make the area seem even more like a sci-fi movie.

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