25 of Earth’s Most Incredible Extremes

Posted by on December 31, 2012

Although as far as planets are concerned Earth is relatively moderate with regards to its climate and geography (good thing too!), there are places even in our own world that may surprise you with their level of extremeness. Whether it’s the coldest place on Earth or the deepest trench in the sea, get ready to have your mind blown by 25 of Earth’s most incredible extremes!


Most Remote Continental Point – Antarctic Pole Of Inaccessibility

A pole of inaccessibility is the point on a continent that is farthest from any ocean. Of the seven continents Antarctica’s is the most remote and yes that is a statue of Lenin you see there.


Flattest Place – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Formed out of several dried up lake beds, the world’s largest salt flat is 4,086 sq mi (10,582 sq km).


Highest Navigable Lake – Lake Titicaca

At an elevation of 3,812 m (12,507 ft) this lake on the border of Peru and Bolivia is also the largest in South America.


Lowest Point On Dry Land – Shore of the Dead Sea

418 m (1,371 ft) below sea level this point is shared by Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank.


Longest Mountain Range – The Andes, South America

Stretching for nearly 5000 miles this range extends through 7 South American countries.