Mohammed Musa Abdullahi woke up Saturday morning sick and sluggish. The day before he fell ill and lay down right in the school building. Abdulahi went to the house and suddenly noticed that the streets of his village, in North-West Cameroon, frightening silence reigns. Roads and yards of Soboma were littered with corpses. People were lying as if dead on the go or in the middle of a conversation with a neighbor. Killing all dogs, all the cattle, the trees fell dead birds and insects.
So on August 21, 1986 in the village on the shores of lake Nyos killed 11 family members Abdulahi and 1,700 of his countrymen. He survived because he was in a locked office, in a school built on a hill.
The lake before the disaster
The lake after the crash
Nyos is a lake of extraordinary beauty – surrounded by mostly cultivated fields, picturesque rocks and green hills. Pearl-gray surface serenely calm, but deep continuously is the accumulation of explosive forces. Nyos is a crater of a once active volcano, after the eruption of which five centuries ago on the bottom left igneous plug. It is cooled and compressed under water pressure. Such lakes around the world are many, but only two are able Continue reading
Lake Kliluk in Canada is one of those creations of nature, looking at that, comes to mind the question: how is this possible? That it’s an optical illusion or reality? What is so special about this reservoir, which occupies a worthy place among the attractions of Canada?
Spotted the pond in the Americas
Wonder lake is located in British Columbia, near the town of Osoyoos, near the U.S. border. Fantastic scenery that the tourists see, seems unearthly and unreal. On the entire surface of the pond are patches of different colors: yellowish, bluish, brown, green, gray, with a touch of turquoise and blue. The shape of these colored spots sometimes round but often oval or irregular. Between them visible grey stripes.
What is this strange place? And why in the lake fluid has a viscous consistency and has different colors? Mineral salts whose concentration in this lake is very great – cause of the formation of amazing spots.
Nowhere in the world there is such a unique part of the water in which the dissolved silver sulphate, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and other minerals.
Summer in these parts are quite hot. The temperature rise leads to the evaporation of the water. Salts crystallize, forming small Islands, the surface becomes solid. You can even walk on it. But, not so simple…
Switzerland is a modern state of Western Europe. The world-famous Swiss cheese, Swiss watches and Swiss banks – here’s what we know about this country. And because on its territory there are many interesting natural and cultural attractions.
Switzerland is a very unique country, small even by European standards, which, however, contains many interesting and unusual. According to inhabitants of this country, its main asset is nature: the eternal glaciers, mountain ranges, Alpine meadows, blue lakes and waterfalls. Here, on a relatively small territory there are 1484 lakes. Many of them are of glacial origin lakes of unique beauty and transparency.
Official capital city in the country, and is considered the de facto capital of the German Federal city of Bern. Today Switzerland is the world’s only Confederation. Parallel in the country there are four official languages. And yet, no interethnic conflicts in the country does not happen.
Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. In everyday life, Swiss people often communicate in a lethal mixture of all these four languages.
Switzerland is unusual in that in whatever part of the country you are in, a maximum of twenty kilometres Continue reading