World’s 11 lethal spots that welcome you in arms of death
Are you adventurous and planning to set off for a thrilling journey..? No matter how much daring you are, but after going through these images you will certainly think twice before embarking for a destination like these. Here are some of the most breathtaking and dangerous locations in the world.
Death Valley, USA
Ever thought to be a place where temperature goes over 50 degrees Celsius (134 °F). No matter how much daring and fearless you are but this stunning desert will exhaust you in moments as it holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on our planet ‘Earth’, 134 °F (56.7 °C).
If the Earth is our home, Death Valley is undoubtedly its scorching hot oven. The blazing sun and searing heat of Death Valley will take a human-life for 14 hours without water.
The Danakil Desert, Eritrea
The place has been given a name as ‘Hell of the Earth’ for having the most brutal landscape. The temperature in the desert rises over 50 degrees Celsius due to numerous active volcanoes and geysers across the desert that spit toxic gases in the atmosphere.
Despite the hazardous weather conditions, the desert attracts many brave adventurers from all around the world. However, without an experienced guide, visiting Danakil Desert is strictly forbidden.
Mount Washington, USA
Contrary to world’s hottest places, the summit of Mount Washington holds the world record for the fastest winds on the surface of the Earth. The highest recorded speed here is 203 miles per hour (327 km/h).
Besides the strong winds, the freezing temperature can drop as low as -40 degrees with continuous heavy snowfalls make Mount Washington a very dangerous place. Despite its modest height 6,288 feet (1,917 metres), the Mount Washington is one of the world’s deadliest peaks. The loads that the human body experiences at the top of it can be compared to the ones it would experience on the peak of Mount Everest.
Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia
This is an active volcano situated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Eruptions occur here very frequently, often leaving thousands of people without shelter or livelihood.
It has a record of completely covering the nearby towns and villages in lava and ash for several times, already: in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The latest explosion occurred February 27, 2016. That eruption ejected a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, and ash to a height of 2,500 meters.
Furthermore, the eruptions are unpredictable and no one knows what will happen there tomorrow.
lha da Queimada Grande (Snake Island), Brazil
This place is full of one of the most venomous snakes in the world. Researchers estimate that about five snakes per square meter live on the island. Iha da Queimada is located somewhere off the coast of Brazil and widely recognized as the most dangerous place on the planet.
The reason for being the most dangerous places is not hazardous climate conditions but snakes in the island.
There are several stories of people succumbing to the deadly predators in no time at all. One of these stories recalls a lighthouse keeper who was attacked by the snakes and died. Snake Island’s lighthouse has been automated ever since that fatality, and the Brazilian government has prohibited any visitors from setting foot there.
Madidi National Park, Bolivia
At a glance, this place looks very picturesque, but it’s actually very dangerous for being home to the most poisonous and aggressive fauna in the world.
Contact with any of the plants growing in this park can cause severe itching, rash and dizziness. Any cut, or even a small wound, can become infected with tropical parasites.
Valley of Death, Kamchatka, Russia
The valley of Death in Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is located not far from the famous Valley of Geysers.
High concentrations of toxic gases found in this area pose a serious threat to every living thing: plants and animals die quickly, while people soon start to feel unwell and get a fever, dizziness and chill.
Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
The island appeals to everyone for its natural beauty which looks like a paradise but Bikini Atoll was actually home to numerous nuclear testing programs that turned the picturesque island of Bikini into a radioactive wasteland.
The inhabitants were forced to abandon their homes, and even today this remains hazardous for living organisms: the abnormally high level of radiation recorded here can cause cancer.
Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi, Thailand
Contrary to its name, it’s a crocodile farm. The owner leases out a small semi-closed raft space for tourists to come visit, see and FEED crocodiles!
The raft is a thin wooden one balanced on plastic barrels and has net enclosure half way around it. The shack has a roof too. The people get inside the enclosure and are given fishing rods to feed the crocs.
They use beef or meat pieces attached to the rods and dangle the rods before the crocodiles. The reptiles then jump out of the water to catch the meat and their food. There are tourists who also tease the crocodiles by dangling the meat in front of them and then pulling it up as the hungry animals reach for it.
Afar Depression, Ethiopia
Erta Ale volcano, in the Afar Region of Ethiopia, is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet.
Small earthquakes are constantly shaking the region, forming numerous deep chasms. This happens because Erta Ale contains two lava lakes in its summit crater. The amount of lava in them is constantly changing, causing the Earth’s surface to shake up and down.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Lake Natron may look like an extraterrestrial landscape, it may look a surreal image but this is actually the photo of the lake.
The alkali salt crust on the surface of the lake is so dangerous that all living creatures die just coming into contact with it. For obvious reasons, swimming in this lake is strictly prohibited, and the strong odor of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) coming from lake’s surface won’t let you admire the stunning scenery for long.