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LUT DESERT ( IRAN ) HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH 159 °F ( 71 °C )
The surface temperatures is as high as 71 °C ( 159 °F ) in the Lut desert of Iran, supposedly the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of Earth.
This region, which covers an area of about 480 kilometers, is called Gandom Beriyan ( the toasted wheat ).
MT. CHIMBORAZO ( ECUADOR ) HIGHEST POINT ABOVE EARTH'S CENTRE
Almost everyone knows that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
But not many people know about Mt Chimborazo in Ecuador with an altitude of 6,310 meters ( 20,703 feet ).
which is less than Mount Everest; however, Chimborazo has the distinction of being the highest mountain above Earth's center.
ANGELS FALLS ( VENEZUELA ) EARTH'S HIGHEST WATERFALLS
Angel Falls ( Salto Ángel ) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The falls are 3230 feet in height with an uninterrupted drop of 2647 feet. Angel Falls are located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni.
OYMYAKON ( RUSSIA ) COLDEST INHABITED PLACE ON EARTH
Oymyakon is a village in Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River, 30 kilometers ( 20 mi ) northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway.
The population is 800 people.
THE DRY VALLEYS ( ANTARTICA ) DRIEST PLACE ON EARTH
One interior region of the Antarctic is known as The Dry Valleys. These valleys have not seen rainfall in over two million years.
The reasons why the Dry Valleys exist are the 200 mph Katabatic down winds which evaporate all moisture.
The dry valleys are strange, except for a few steep rocks they are the only continental part of Antarctica devoid of ice.
MARIANAS TRENCH ( INDONESIA AND JAPAN ) LOWEST POINT ON EARTH
Mariana Trench is the deepest point in Earth's oceans. The bottom there is 10,924 meters ( 35,840 feet ) below sea level.
If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, were placed at this location it would be covered by over one mile of water.
LLORO ( COLUMBIA ) / CHERRAPUNJI ( INDIA ) WETTEST PLACE ON EARTH
Lloro, Colombia, gets an average of 40 feet of rain a year.
Again, there is a discussion about this fact. Cherrapunji, North-Eastern India was thought for many years to be the wettest place in the world.
MOUNT THOR ( CANANDA ) EARTH'S GREATEST VERTICAL DROP
Mount Thor, in Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, presents a 4,100 foot pure vertical drop.
Mt. Thor is Canada's most famous peak, and it's made of pure granite.
DEAD SEA ( JORDAN AND ISRAEL ) EARTH'S LOWEST ELEVATION
Dead sea is the lowest elevation on Earth's surface on dry land, its surface and shores are 422 meters (1,385 ft) below sea level.