The Bermuda Triangle Isn’t Actually a Mystery

The area of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda known as the Bermuda Triangle is the source of much mystery. Over the centuries, reports of ships and planes vanishing without a trace have haunted the public consciousness, leading the zone to be nicknamed “The Devil’s Triangle.” Suggested causes for these mysterious disappearances run the gamut from strange natural phenomena to underwater alien bases, but there’s a more basic question to ask: Do more crafts really disappear in the Bermuda Triangle than in any similarly trafficked area? It turns out that the answer is no.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/the-bermuda-triangle-isnt-actually-a-mystery-curiosity

Coldest December on Record in China | Armstrong Economics

China is also experiencing the coldest day record during December 6 below zero C. Snow is falling in Beijing to Shanghai. It has been in the 70s in Abu Dhabi and in Tampa Florida, so the cold is dipping lower and lower across the planet. Temperatures in China have been held under 4 below zero C on only seven December days since 2000. This is the coldest on record so far. The real question becomes when will people start noticing that the summers are dry and short with the winters getting colder?
— Read on www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/coldest-december-on-record-in-china/

The global warming alarmists will have to reconfigure their carbon tax scheme.

Mount Everest Isn’t (Necessarily) the Tallest Mountain in the World

We’ve all heard that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It’s definitely tall: a smidge over 29,000 feet (or a smidge under 9,000 meters), or 20 times as tall as the Empire State Building. But you could actually make the case that other mountains in the world are taller. It all depends on how you measure mountain height.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/mount-everest-isnt-necessarily-the-tallest-mountain-in-the-world-curiosity

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The “Lord of the Forest” Is a Massive Tree Known to Bring Visitors to Tears

As you step out of the dense undergrowth, the brush and saplings around you seem to bow in awe towards the lordly presence in the center of the clearing. You look up … and up … and up as you take in the majesty of Tāne Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest.

— Read on curiosity.com/topics/the-lord-of-the-forest-is-a-massive-tree-known-to-bring-visitors-to-tears-curiosity

The wonder of nature