I’m sure everyone has heard about the great Lake Baikal, and if you haven’t,boy, are you missing out.
This ancient lake, which is about 25 million years old, and thought to be the oldest in the world, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. That’s right, it contains just 1% less fresh water than all the Great Lakes combined,while it’s surface area is over 7 times smaller.
Why is that, you ask? It’s because Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world: It’s maximum depth is 1642 meters, which is deep enough for the Eiffel Tower to stand on itself 5 times and not reach the surface.
But it gets better: the Lake Baikal is among the clearest lakes of the world, so you can see the bottom to a depth of nearly 40 meters, and you can drink right from it, no purifying needed. Furthermore, Lake Baikal sustains 2630 different species of animals and plants, 80% of which are unique to it, and can’t be found anywhere else.
Oh, and by the way? Under both the lake and it’s underwater sediment some of Earth’s tallest mountains(plural!) are submerged, their height over 7000 meters.
Lake Baikal is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing, awe-inspiring, and unique locations, and I would seriously recommend everybody who has some free time on their hands to discover more on their own.
Lake Baikal has seals, even though it’s more than a thousand miles from any ocean. No one’s really sure how they got there.
I AM UNSURE ABOUT EVERYTHING :/
are you sure?
in the way lady has quite the adventures.
(p.s. here’s her cut-out)
I draw a picture of myself on my classroom’s chalkboard everyday. I collect those pictures as camera phone photos and post them on Sundays. See the rest here.
The last week of Halloween themed drawings yields a visit to Halloweentown courtesy of The Nightmare Before Christmas. This was, by far, the most popular single week of drawings I’ve done all year. Kids were jumping all over me for when I was going to draw Jack Skellington on the board! In the end, I couldn’t give him the “Chris treatment” with beard and weird nose.
I also thought the November 1st/Santa Claus thing was sort of kismet and met with the appropriate amount of moans and groans from kids who were under the impression that i’d be spending the next eight weeks on another countdown. No such thing will be happening.
To all the veterans that have served in defense of our country. November 11.