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Unusual and Weird Things ~ Part 4

Continuing with the series:  25 unusual and weird things with you. 

Of course there are probably millions of unusual and weird things to be found in the world. 

But I narrowed it down to 25 that I chose to share. They are all very cool.

Here are parts one through three in case you missed them:

 Unusual and Weird Things ~ Part 1

Unusual and Weird Things ~ Part 2

Unusual and Weird Things ~ Part 3

I will continue with part four, listing four at a time, adding photos for your entertainment. 

**Also, I could not get the Quiz feature to cooperate, so all of the answers below are correct.

  • Question of

    Frost Flowers

    • 1. Frost flowers typically occur only in late fall after the first few hard freezes and while the ground is still warm.
    • 2. While the plants’ stems are ruptured by the first hard freeze, the root system is still sending up plant sap from the warmer ground.
    • 3. The sap pushes through the broken stem and freezes on contact with the cold air.
  • Question of

    Rainbow Trees

    • 1. Rainbow eucalyptus is an evergreen tree that has spear-shape, silvery-green leaves, and clusters of tiny white flowers.
    • 2. The most stunning feature is the trunk, which grows rainbow bark in shades of green, blue, orange, red, and purple.
    • 3. As it grows, the bark is constantly peeling off in strips to reveal new colors and patterns, evolving its beauty all the time.
  • Question of

    Danxia Landforms

    • 1. The Chinese call the sandstone and conglomerate rock areas of their country “Danxia landforms”.
    • 2. The rock formations are like those in the national parks in deserts in the southwest of America such as Red Rock Canyon
    • 3. There are many parks protecting these eroded sandstone formations in the southeast, south, and northwest of China.
  • Question of

    Calficying Lake

    • 1. Approaching the shoreline of Lake Natron in Tanzania, a photographer faced an eerie sight:. There, lying on the earth like statues, were calcified corpses of a variety of birds and bats that had met their death after crashing into the deadly waters.
    • 2. No one knows for certain exactly how these animals die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake.
    • 3. Other than serving as a breeding area for the endangered Lesser Flamingo and as a home to certain kinds of algae and bacteria, Lake Natron is inhospitable to life.


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Written by Carol DM


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