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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Hottest Inhabited Place – Dallol, Ethiopia


With an average daily temperature of 34.4 °C (93.9 °F), it should come as no surprise that these days the city little more than a ghost town.


Deepest Cave – Krubera Cave


Found in Abkhazia, the Krubera Cave is the only known cave on Earth deeper than 6,561 feet (2,000 meters).


Highest Point – Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Reached by roughly 3,000 climbers since the 1950’s, its summit elevation is 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level.


Point Farthest From The Earth’s Center – Chimborazo, Ecuador


Although the peak of Mount Everest is the highest point above sea level, because Earth bulges at its equator due to its rotation, the summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador is actually the point on Earth farthest from its center.


Most Remote Island – Bouvet Island


This small uninhabited Norwegian island in the South Atlantic Ocean is almost 1,000 miles from Antarctica and nearly 1,500 miles from South Africa.

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