Shruti
Last Updated: 18th January 2017

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Tired of seeing the same landscapes? Want to visit a place that completely blows your mind away and makes you question how and why? Here are some travel destinations where the laws of physics seem to abandon the world, making it the perfect getaway for an exciting and fun-filled vacation.

 Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

The spherical rocks called Moeraki Boulders eerily look like giant dinosaur eggs which sometimes grow as big as 12-feet in circumference. They are septarian concretions, which form due to deposition of minerals and sediments and solidification around a fossil as its central element.

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Islands that appear and disappear

The eruption of underwater volcanoes appear to cause a strange creation and disappearance of islands. This has been seen in many parts of the world. The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga volcano in December has created a new island in the South Pacific. The Mexican island of Barneja is one of most baffling cases. The mysterious vanishing island has given birth to many theories both by cartographers and scientists.

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 Blood Falls, Antarctica

Blood Falls is a bright red waterfall oozing from Antarctica’s ice which pours into Lake Bonney. It appears quite gruesome appearing from a pristine white mountain making it appear like a bleeding mountain. There is extensive research going on about sulphur, iron and microorganisms in the water to determine the cause.

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Magnetic Hills

Magnetic or Gravity hills pull cars uphill as though drawn by some unseen force.

These can be seen in numerous places, including Ladakh in India, Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada, Orrorro in South Australia and many more. There are rivers that appear to be gravity defying and flowing uphill which is again an optical illusion because the water is actually flowing downhill.

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The Bermuda Triangle

The patch of ocean between Puerto Rico, Miami and Bermuda has baffled people for decades. Numerous ships, planes and people have vanished into thin air in this region over the years. The explanation for this has been under heavy debate and scrutiny for many year. Reasons offered vary from weather anomalies to aliens and monsters.

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Balancing rock of Mahabalipuram

The enormous balancing rock in Mahabalipuram is well known for its stone carvings. Locally known as Krishna’s butterball is around 5 metres in diameter. It lies on a smooth slope, yet it does not move from its spot. It is a popular tourist destination for people visiting Mahabalipuram who pose with this gravity defying rock.

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Mystery Spots

Mystery spots are spatial illusions designed to disorient and baffle. Objects appear to violate laws of physics. All across the world you can come across these mind-boggling places where tourists can walk on walls and water flows in weird angles. Tourists are fed stories of supernatural forces, mysterious circumstances and other strange phenomenon as explanations.

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Racetrack Playa

Stones at Racetrack Playa in Deathvalley National Park glide dozens of feet overnight and leave imprints. It is believed that this is due to a combination of rain and wind. These rocks are about a foot or so tall, and extremely heavy. Scientists are still investigating the possible reasons for this occurrence.

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Eternal flame in waterfall in New York

The eternal flame at Orchard Park in New York is nestled behind a waterfall. This miracle of nature is a result of a completely natural rock conduit of methane gas that seeps out of a hole and ignites. It attracts tourists from across the globe and is a sight to behold.

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Richat Structure

The Eye of the Sahara or the Richat Structure is located in the western Sahara Desert in Mauritania. This prominent geological feature is a mysterious display of bluish concentric circles. Some claim this was formed due to an asteroid, while others argue it is a mark of an extra-terrestrial spaceship. The scientific explanation is not known.

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Don’t wait any further! Get onto one of those long flights, and embark on what may prove to be the most magical and exciting holiday you have ever been on.

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