What Are Supervolcanoes?

What Are Supervolcanoes?

All of us are familiar with what volcanoes are, but only few are aware of the existence of supervolcanoes. What made these volcanoes super? They erupt on a massive, 1,000 times more destructive scale than regular volcanoes. Supervolcanoes can produce an eruption with an ejecta volume of at least 1,000 cubic kilometers, … Read more

Top 20 North American Gold Rushes

Top 20 North American Gold Rushes

So what exactly is a Gold Rush?  A gold rush occurs when there is a new discovery of gold which causes people/miners to go into a rush to a head to an area and find gold in search of fortune. During these periods, people would migrate in large numbers to the reported … Read more

Interesting Facts about the 16 Decade Volcanoes

Interesting Facts about the 16 Decade Volcanoes

We all know that volcanoes, especially the active ones, pose risks and hazards to people living near them. Public awareness activities can be very helpful for the people to understand volcanoes so as to mitigate casualties and destruction of property. The international scientific societies knew this very well, this is why the … Read more

Tallest Mountains in Antarctica

Tallest Mountains in Antartica

Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. For sure, all its highest peaks would be some degrees below zero and the view from most summits is white snow everywhere. If there would be someone who has climbed all of them, he or she is would be the coolest mountaineer in the world. … Read more

Biblical Mountains

Biblical Mountains

The mountains have a significant connection to spirituality because it is the closest we can get to God and to the heavens. Many of the Bible’s crucial events often took place in the mountains. Indeed, these biblical mountains have become sacred places and sites for religious pilgrimages. 1. Mount Ararat This snow-capped … Read more

Mountain Naming Controversies

Mountain Naming Controversies

There is no specific rule that states how exactly should mountains be called. Some mountains are named after the person who first climbed or surveyed it, while others are named after its appearance and its prominent features. Some are named after gods, while some are named after the place where it is … Read more

How Did Mountains Form?

How Did Mountains Form?

It’s always a good feeling to behold the majestic beauty of a mountain. When you’re feeling stressed out with life, a climb to a mountain range would help you feel better, saner and more relaxed. Seeing the beauty of the earth from a mountain top gives you a better sense and appreciation … Read more

Amazing Mount Everest Survivals

Amazing Mount Everest Survivals

Being the highest mountain in the world, a trek up and about Mount Everest is surely a difficult, life-threatening feat. Even for experienced climbers, climbing the famous summit means risking their lives. Above around 8,000 meters is called the death zone – merely because oxygen is severely lacking up there. More than … Read more