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7 of the MOST extreme places on the Planet!

The world we live in is made of up of magic, serendipity, opportunities and a lot of bizarre things. From inexplicable phenomena to rare sightings, from unbelievable stories to unseen places, we have it all.

While most of these places are beautiful, one-of-its-kind and fabulous, a major chunk are extreme and bizarre. Here’s a list of some of them.

1. The heaviest and deadliest waves on earth – Teahupo’o, Tahiti

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Ever seen surfers moving up and down a wave and got chills up and down your spine? Well, here, there’s more to it. Unable to satiate their passion on the otherwise high and wild waves, many surfers head to Teahupo’o, in Tahiti – a place which has the world’s highest, deadliest and wildest waves.

2. The highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world – Angel Falls, Venezuela

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Cascading waterfalls have a beauty that few can deny and fail to be mesmerised by..But, could you also feel scared around one? Well, at the Angel Falls in Venezuela, for sure.

The highest, uninterrupted falls in the world, they flow from a height of 3,230 feet (984 meters), which is three times the height of the Eiffel Tower.

3. The longest vertical drop on earth – Mount Thor

Named after the Norse god of thunder, Mount Thor, is hard to defeat. The peak of this insurmountable mountain bears the title of longest vertical drop on Earth – 4,101 feet to be precise.

While there is no dearth of mountain climbers on the planet, it’s surprising that only very few have dared to scale this mountain.

4. The deepest cave in the world – Krubera Cave

At 7,208 feet deep and 8 miles long, the Krubera Cave is the deepest on the planet. Situated in the Arabika Massif, of the Western Caucasus in Abkhazia, Georgia, one would be startled to know that this cave extends for 13.432 kilometers.

Initially, the opening and passages of the cave were too small, making it difficult for those who went on an expedition. However, they have now been widened through excavation. This cave is also called the ‘Everest’ of spelunking.

5. The hottest place in the world – El Azizia

Home to the highest temperature ever recorded on the planet is El Azizia. On September 13, 1922, research in Libya recorded a high of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius).  However, there is still an ongoing debate about the veracity of this fact. Steven Running from NASA claims that Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place and the remaining places don’t even qualify in comparison.

6. The smallest island in the world – Isles of Scilly

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The Isles of Scilly has its name in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the smallest island in the world. It’s basically a small piece of land with a large structure that is built on top of it.

This rocky ledge off the coast of Britain is the smallest island in the world.

7. The most populated places in the world – Mong Kok

 

Mong Kok is a buzzing labyrinth of streets in Hong Kong. Known as a shopping hub, this place has a whopping 130,000 people in one square kilometre.