25 Unbelievable Extremes On Earth

As far as planets are concerned, Earth is relatively moderate with its climate and geography. (Good thing, too!) However, our own world has many surprising and extreme places. Many of these places are uninhabitable or much too difficult for the average man to reach. Whether it’s the coldest place on Earth or the deepest trench in the sea, get ready to have your mind blown by 25 Unbelievable Extremes On Earth!

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Most Remote Continental Point – Antarctic Pole Of Inaccessibility

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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.

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Flattest Place – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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

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Highest Navigable Lake – Lake Titicaca

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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.

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Lowest Point On Dry Land – Shore of the Dead Sea

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

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Longest Mountain Range – The Andes, South America

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Stretching for nearly 5,000 miles, this range extends through 7 South American countries.

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