A Giant Lake Dries Up, Becomes A Graveyard For Ships
Over the past few decades, a massive lake the size of Ireland has almost completely dried up–and far too little of the world seems to have noticed. Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, has been steadily drying up since the 1960s, when Soviet irrigation projects began diverting the rivers that fed it. Today, the Aral Sea is estimated to be less than 10% of the size it once was. This has turned the former seabed into what is now called the Aralkum Desert and has wreaked havoc on the economic and environmental conditions of the surrounding area. All too appropriately, some of the desert is now a graveyard–for ships. Walk amid the graves at Bored Panda.
Nine Fantastically Charming Towns You Must Visit
Small towns strewn with canals and cobblestone. Picturesque villages perched on the edges of pristine lakes and seas. Cozy hideaways tucked into the mountains. From France to the Czech Republic to Vietnam to right here in America, there are plenty of places in this world that seem to belong in a fairy tale. Explore nine of the very best.
The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures, Rare Images Of Life Inside North Korea, And More
The teeth of the fangtooth fish–which can live over three miles beneath the ocean’s surface–are so large (the largest of any ocean creature, relative to body size) that it can never actually close its mouth… Over 1,500 miles of North Korea’s coastline are protected by electric fences in order to prevent citizens from fleeing the country… A hummingbird weighs less than a penny… For more of the most interesting facts, stories, and the stunning photos that go along with them, join All That Is Interesting’s weekly newsletter!