The Panamanian golden frog, which has trouble making itself heard above the noisy waterfalls and fast moving streams of Panama, often attracts mates through the use of semaphore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about Lake Peigneur a lake in 1980 that was turned to saltwater from fresh due to a mining mistake and temporarily created the biggest waterfall in Louisiana youtube.com/watch?v=p_iZr…
Singapore Changi Airport has been rated the World's Best Airport by Skytrax for 8 consecutive years, the first airport to ever do so. It contains an indoor slide, butterfly garden, movie theater and the world's tallest indoor waterfall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Earth's largest waterfall is... underwater. In the Denmark Strait, a warm sea collides with a cold sea, pushing the colder water over a very tall ridge β€” for nearly TWO MILES (3.2km). That's almost 4x longer than the biggest waterfall on land! From the surface, you wouldn't notice at all. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
Undersea rivers exist. Beneath the surface of the Black Sea, scientists discovered a steady current with features like "river banks, floodplains, waterfalls and rapids" just like a normal river. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The β€˜Underwater Waterfall’ at Mauritius Island is just an illusion when viewed from above! twistedsifter.com/2013/09…
"The Havasupai people, which literally translates to 'people of the blue-green water,'” live near secluded waterfalls in the Grand Canyon. The tribal land is just outside the national park border. The water's striking turquoise color comes from calcium carbonate in the spring feeding the falls. atlasobscura.com/places/h…
The Magikarp-Gyarados evolution is inspired by the Chinese myth that a carp that swims up the Dragon Gate waterfall on the Yellow River is transformed into a dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
In 1980 a drilling rig in Lake Peigneur drilled into a mine underneath the lake causing the lake to drain, a connecting canal to flow backward, the highest waterfall in LA, and 400-foot geysers. Eleven barges, the drilling rig, one tugboat, and 65 acres were destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
While shooting for Deliverance (1972), Burt Reynolds insisted on doing a stunt by himself instead of a dummy. During the stunt, he got injured and his clothes came off. Waking up in hospital, he asked the director what it looked like, who said, "It looked like a dummy falling over a waterfall.' cinemablend.com/news/1557…
In order to build the Itaipu Dam on the border of Paraguay and Brazil, one of the largest waterfalls by volume, the GuaΓ­ra Falls, were redirected to form the artificial lake for the dam. 18 waterfalls in 7 groups with a volume of 1.75 million cubic feet per second disappeared overnight. listerious.com/facts-abou…
Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore falls), Italy, is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world at height 165m (541 feet), and it was created by ancient romans almost 2300 years ago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The Marmore Falls in Italy, destination of many intellectuals during the Grand Tour, is actually an artificial waterfall made by the ancient Romans. umbriatourism.it/en_US/-/…
Workers at Yosemite National Park used to create a 3,000 foot "waterfall" of fire by building a massive bonfire at the top of Glacier Point and push the burning embers over the edge. The practice went on for almost 100 years and only ended in 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
Today I learned of the Blood Falls, a waterfall in Antarctica where the iron-rich water oxidizes upon contact with air, making a giant blood-red waterfall and staining the ice in the process. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned of the GuaΓ­ra Falls, one of the largest waterfalls on Earth that was flooded and lost in order to create a dam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Today I learned of the "firefall" phenomenon, a natural event that happens at the Horsetail Fall in the Yosemite National Park. In the right conditions, the setting sun lights up the water and gives the illusion that the waterfall is actually made of liquid fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
The IguazΓΊ Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of ParanΓ‘. Together, they make up the largest waterfall in the world. The name "IguazΓΊ" comes from the native words "y" meaning "water" and "Γ»asΓΊ " meaning "big." youtube.com/watch?v=MtCBS…
There's a waterfall in Antarctica that looks like blood. The colour is caused by iron oxides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
There’s a waterfall where nobody knows where the water goes. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls dumps into a giant pothole with no seeable exit. Researchers have poured dye, ping-pong balls, even logs into it, then watched the lake for any sign of them. So far, none have ever been found. mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tou…
The mixing of cold and warm water in a strait between Iceland and Greenland creates an underwater waterfall with a fall length reaching over 2 miles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
The waterfall with the largest volume in the world is Boyoma Falls in Africa, almost five times larger than Niagara but only one tenth of the height en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy…
The water of Ruby Falls, a 145 foot underground waterfall in Tennessee, is safe to drink. However, the water contains high levels of magnesium from the mountain, making it a natural laxative en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
A Chinese skyscraper has world’s largest man-made waterfall, 108 metres (350 feet). It costs $117 US per hour to run. scmp.com/news/china/socie…
There is no definitive answer to the origin of the phrase "it's raining cats and dogs". The phrase might have its roots in Norse mythology, medieval superstitions, the obsolete word catadupe (waterfall), or dead animals in the streets of Britain being picked up by storm waters. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
A species of cavefish in Thailand has been documented walking and climbing waterfalls in a manner similar to four-footed creatures such as salamanders, in a find researchers call β€œhuge” in evolutionary terms. seeker.com/fish-walks-cli…
There exists a waterfall in Antarctica that has a water source completely devoid of oxygen containing a high amount of Iron & Sodium. When the water is finally exposed to air as it flows out of the glacier, it rusts coloring the water blood red making it look like the glacier is bleeding! smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Today I learned about the BigΔƒr spring, a waterfall in Romania which is considered unique in the world due to the way the water spreads and falls in tinier shreds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izv…
The largest and the deepest waterfall is actually underneath water which is called the Denmark straight cataract. Underwater waterfalls are called cascades but this is so large that it's called a cataract. science.howstuffworks.com…
Devil's Kettle a waterfall in Minnesota disappears after it falls in to a pothole. There are many theories but scientists have now concluded that it's just an optical illusion by stream gauging the volume, after throwing logs and pingpong balls into it to find it on the other side for years startribune.com/scientist…
There is a waterfall in Minnesota called the Devil's Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Today I learned of the Eternal Flame Falls, in Chestnut Ridge, NY. A naturally occurring gas seep feeds a flame in the heart of the waterfall nyfalls.com/waterfalls/et…
The ancient Romans built an artificial waterfall which to this day is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The tallest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela, is two and a half times taller than the Empire State Building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned about Gaping Gill, a 98m deep pothole in Yorkshire that is home to the UK's highest unbroken waterfall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap…
Earth's largest waterfall is beneath the ocean. Located in the Denmark Strait at over 3.5 thousand meters tall with an estimated 5 million cubic meters flowing through per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Magikarp evolves into gyarados because of a Chinese belief that if a carp swims up a waterfall it will turn into a dragon. bulbanews.bulbagarden.net…
Of the Blood Falls, a waterfall in Antarctica made up of primordial bacteria which have been sealed away from the rest of the earth for millions of years. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
There is a waterfall called The Devil's Kettle, a mystery to scientists because the western half of the water flows into a pothole. However, every attempt to trace the path of this half of the river once the water has gone into the pothole has failed. unmuseum.org/devils_kettl…
The second largest waterfall by flow rate, Guaira Falls, was submerged after completion of the Itaipu Dam in 1982. amusingplanet.com/2014/10…
There's a waterfall in Minnesota that falls into a large hole made of rock; scientists have tried ping pong balls and dye and still don't know where the water goes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
The Mediterranean was empty of water until a huge chunk of Gibraltar collapsed and waterfalls thousands of times larger than the size of Niagara Falls 'filled it up'. theguardian.com/science/2…
Today I learned about the blood falls. A red waterfall in Antarctica that's caused when iron rich water in an ancient underground lake reaches the surface. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
TLC borrowed from Paul McCartney on their hit song, "Waterfalls". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned about the GuaΓ­ra Falls between Brazil and Paraguay. Once the waterfalls with the highest flow rate in the world and considered a natural wonder, those were flooded and dynamited by both countries governments to create a gigantic dam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Scientists believe the "Spokane Flood" was the largest ever megaflood to occur on our planet and would have drowned a 40-storey building. The waterfall it created carried 10 times the water of all modern rivers combined. nasa.gov/topics/earth/fea…
As glaciers retreated at the end of the last Ice Age, a catastrophic flood in the Pacific Northwest created a waterfall with an estimated flow ten times a great as that of all current rivers in the world combined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Mount Mitchell, highest in the eastern US, is named after Elisha Mitchell, geologist and climber. He fell to his death at the nearby waterfall, now named "Mitchell Falls." learnnc.org/lp/editions/n…
GuaΓ­ra Falls, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay was possibly the largest waterfall on Earth in terms of flow rate, until it ceased to exist in 1982 when it was submerged by the impoundment of a dam reservoir. The submerged rock face was later dynamited to improve navigation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…

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