South Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica
The pole of inaccessibility in Antarctica is the most remote point from the ocean in all directions, which is the most inaccessible place on the planet. In addition, this is the coldest place where the average annual temperature reaches -58.2 C. The exact location of the pole is the subject of controversy, but there is an identification sign that has its own coordinates with a statue of Vladimir Lenin built in 1958.
The station itself is completely covered with snow, but if you find yourself inside, a golden book of visitors is waiting for you there, where those who get to the place can leave their signature.
Derweze or the “Gates of Hell” in Turkmenistan
During the drilling of a well in Turkmenistan in 1971, a team of geologists came across an underground cavern filled with natural gas. To prevent the leakage of harmful gas the team decided to set it on fire. However, contrary to expectations that the fire will soon go out, the gas continues to burn until now.
Principality of Sealand in English Channel
After the Second World War, several British offshore platforms were left in the English Channel. In 1967, a retired major settled on one of them and declared it to be an independent state. After the battles with the authorities, the court decided that Sealand is outside the British jurisdiction.
Since then, the principality is a separate country that issues passports and tourist visas, as well as has its own currency.
Bouvet Island in South Atlantic
Bouvet Island is one of the most distant islands in the world. The nearest land to the island is the empty shores of Antarctica, located at 1,750 km. Only penguins and seals inhabit the island. Nevertheless, Bouvet has its own Internet domain.
Bir-Tawil between Egypt and Sudan
Bir-Tawil is a trapezium-shaped territory between Egypt and Sudan. It is so worthless that no country claims it. At the same time, both countries are claiming a neighboring territory, the Halaib triangle, but because of the terms of the agreement, neither side can claim both.
Mount Thor in Baffin Land, Canada
Although Mount Thor is not the highest mountain, its slope is the most vertical in the world. At an altitude of 1,250 meters, this slope is 1.5 times higher than the tallest building built by a man.
The mountain is located in one of the most distant areas in the world and is a popular place for climbers. It took more than 30 attempts before first mountaineers managed to climb the mountain for the first time.
Mir Mine in Yakutia
Diamond Mir Mine in Yakutia is one of the largest holes in the world. At a depth of 525 meters and a width of 1,200 meters, it is so huge that sucks in the helicopters flying over it because of the descending air flow.