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Boiling and radioactive: the most terrible lake of the planet

Toxic gases and radioactive radiation, human carelessness and mistakes of nature made these lakes the most dangerous on the planet.

LAKE KIVU, CONGO

The scenic lake Kivu, which is on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world, but the popularity of the reservoir is not linked to its beauty.

Under a layer of water of the lake keeps dangerous deposits of carbon dioxide and tens of billions of cubic meters of methane generated by bacteria in the pond. This deadly combination makes lake Kivu the real bomb. If in these parts there’s an earthquake, the deadly ingredients “mixed” and the lake will simply explode.

Scientists estimate that lake Kivu is a threat to at least two million people who live in a dangerous area. In the event of volcanic activity or earthquake they will be killed by the explosion of methane and of carbon dioxide poisoning.

LAKE KARACHAY, RUSSIA

Lake Karachay is located in the Urals, in the chemical plant “lighthouse”, and today is the most deadly lake in the world.

In 1951 the lake was used for storage of liquid radioactive waste, and over the past decade there has accumulated Continue reading

Salt lake

The Bolsheviks succeeded in a relatively easy to solve the problem of conquest of power in the capital and in major industrial centers of Russia. But in the province, in remote areas of the Soviet power had to withstand the resistance that took military forms, and only now the task of overcoming and suppressing the resistance is over in its main features. Russia won by the Bolsheviks.

Historical note:

“By order of Peter the great Lieutenant Mizgir with a detachment of Cossacks in 1714 arrived in the Minusinsk district to protect the Salt lake. First were built the barracks and guard house on the North side of the lake, and then several years later, colonized and established the settlement Outpost. Over a number of years Lieutenant Mizgir was transferred to field units, and then to the General staff, where he served for a long time. At the age of 68 years in the rank of General when retiring back to the village Outpost to his home, where he lived the last years of his life.”

Let’s say that the village eventually turned into a Cossack village, and on equal rights existed and the first name “Outpost”, and later the name of the village Continue reading

The largest lake of Maine – Lake Mushed (Moosehead Lake)

Lake Mushed is the largest in Maine, USA. It is located among the peaks of Longfellow and is buried in the forests that surround it. Here originates the river Kennebec.

For a long time this area was uncharted. It was opened by Henry David Thoreau, when he investigated these places with guides-Indians. It happened in the middle of the XVIII century. After nearly a century it has built several hotels for the rich tourists who tend to be very secluded and peaceful rest. Beautiful wild nature, clear water of the lake and forest air is the best suited for this.

Until recently the lake was Mushed so-called “local secret”, open only for the initiated. It was visited by residents of nearby towns, as well as extreme skiers and sports fans hard-core. Gradually, however, the lake Mushed and the surrounding area began to develop as a tourist center. And today it is very popular among tourists. Every visitor will find here beautiful landscapes, and relaxing in this area will distract from city vanity and noise of the metropolis.

For maximum comfort of tourists to travel to the lake are special routes from the cities of Bangor and Portland, and it won’t take travelers more than two hours. Here you can find entertainment for every taste. Continue reading

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