Most Unusual Places in the World
The desert rose is another plant with a weird appearance. The stem of this plant resembles the legs of an elephant. The Dorstenia gigas is a plant which can even grow in rock; it doesn't necessarily require soil as a medium for growth. All these and other features make Socotra one of the most unusual places on earth.
It's one of the few pieces of land in the northernmost region of the earth. Located in the Arctic ocean, this permanent point of land is also called as Schmitt's Island. The unusual or unique thing about 83-42 is that even while the surrounding area is covered with ice, this part of land remains black. The area of 83-42 is 35 m x 15 m; elevation is just 4 m.
Salar de Uyuni
Located in Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni island is marked by breathtaking landscapes that offer vasts tracts of salt and other interesting features. Salar de Uyuni is known for the largest salt desert in of the world.
The area covered by salt is so large that it becomes difficult to find any reference in determining the skyline. There is also a hotel completely made of salt in Salar de Uyuni. The gigantic cacti found on this island is also one of the unique features of this place. All these features make Salar de Uyuni amongst world's most unusual places.
The Richat Structure is used as a reference point/landmark by space crews. Years of soil erosion has resulted into the formation of this structure. Earlier it was believed that a meteorite could have created the Richat Structure. However, this theory was ruled out; also the flat floor of this structure doesn't provide any clue about the fall of meteorite.
Steel is used in creating the frame for this construction, since a substance that is a portmanteau (blend) of snow and ice forms the binding material for blocks of ice. The sub-freezing temperatures help in retaining this ice structure. Ice taken from Torne river is used in the construction of this hotel.
Cancun Underwater Museum
This underwater museum is located near the coast of Cancun, Mexico; it is amongst the important tourist attractions. Sculptures placed in this museum are created by Jason DeCaires Taylor. A pH neutral concrete material is used in the creation of these artworks. There are around 500 sculptures installed in this museum.