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Top 10 waterfalls of Hawaiian Islands

14 September 2016
Hiilawe Falls in Waipio Valley, Hawaii
Lower part of Hiilawe Falls in Waipio Valley / Paul Hirst, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.5

Hawaiian archipelago is a group of beautiful and scenically impressive islands with many waterfalls. In fact the word "many" here is not exactly in place: there are few places in the world with THAT many waterfalls as Hawaiian islands and some of these falls belong to world's tallest ones.

The article contains a list of 10 greatest waterfalls in Hawaiian Islands, all with images.

Top 10 locations with unusual meteorological phenomena

4 September 2015 (update)
Hessdalen lights in February 2015, Norway
Hessdalen lights in February 2015. Two moving lights seen - one in the sky (this is not Moon) and one over the forest. / Jesper Brodersen, screen capture from Youtube video.

There are rare locations in the world, where one can experience unique, highly unusual phenomena related to meteorology.

This article contains a list of 10 such locations. Some of these phenomena have been explained, but some have no explanation.

Top 10 stoutest tree species in the world

July 23, 2014
Árbol del Tule, Mexico
Árbol del Tule, second stoutest tree in the world / cezzie901, / CC BY 2.0

This article represents a unique collection of the 10 stoutest trees (species) on our planet. List starts with the stoutest one but also the last one is natural monument of global importance, with such a size which is hard to grasp.

Top 10 tallest tree species in the world

29 June 2014 (update)
White Knight, Tasmania
White Knight - 91.3 m tall, the seventh tallest tree in the world / Nicolás Boullosa, Flickr. CC BY 2.0

Current list of the 10 tallest trees in the world is the best which can be made, basing on the currently available data.

Wondermondo though believes: if people would know everything about Earth, this list would look different - most likely with more species of trees from tropics represented. Nevertheless - appreciate the giant trees of this, current list!

Top 10 most impressive impact craters of the world

18 February 2013
Meteor Crater from the south, United States
Meteor Crater from the south / Steve Jurvetson, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Earth is constantly bombed from the space: every 6 - 30 minutes a smaller meteorite falls on Earth. We don't see and know wast majority of these cases because Earth is... very sparsely populated!

This is a list of 10 visually most impressive impact craters on Earth. Oh man, they ARE impressive!

List of confirmed impact craters of the world

17 February 2013
Pingualuit crater, Canada
Pingualuit crater / NASA, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

This helpful and sortable list includes all scientifically confirmed impact craters on Earth by October 2014: 191 impact structures.

Top 10 waterfalls of Guyana

7 April 2012
Kaieteur / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0

In the eastern Venezuela, Guyana and very north of Brazil are located numerous spectacular waterfalls, including the tallest waterfall in the world - Angel Falls. There is no other place in the world similar to this spectacular realm of waterfalls.

Article describes the lesser known giant waterfalls of Guyana, focusing on 10 most impressive ones.

Waterfalls of Guyana - the list

7 April 2012
Oshi Falls, Guyana
214 m tall Oshi Falls. / © P.Greaves, May 2014, published with kind permission.

The article provides information about some 70 impressive waterfalls of Guyana.

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Top 10 most amazing ancient rock cut structures in India

9 October 2011
Ellora Caves - Kailasanatha / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

The historical rock cut architecture of India is of unprecedented richness and variety. Several of Indian rock cut structures belong to the most amazing achievements of ancient cultures worldwide. The list includes 10 such most surprising and impressive structures in India.

Tallest tree species in the world (height above 80 m)

20 December 2010
Doerner Fir, Oregon, United States
Doerner Fir, Oregon / US Bureau of Land Management, public domain

This is constantly updated article which lists all the known species of the trees with known height above 80 m.

10 locations with extreme meteorological conditions

21 November 2010
Winter at Mawson Hut, Cape Denison, Antarctica
Storm at Mawson Hut. Frank Hurley, 1911-1914 / State Library of New South Wales.

Extreme weather conditions happen in different places of the world but there are very few places on Earth where extreme weather conditions are present frequently or even all the time.

Article lists 10 such locations.

Stoutest tree species in the world (circumference above 14 m)

3 September 2010
Kamou no Ohkusu - the largest camphor tree in Japan
Kamou no Ohkusu in Japan, circumference 24.2 m. / Masahiko Ohkubo, / CC BY 2.0

No one knows all the stoutest (well, largest?) trees in the world. But Wondermondo knows more than others do! This article lists all the known tree species in the world with trunk circumference above 14 metres - and there are more than 50 such species.

Largest and most impressive sinkholes of the world

18 August 2010
Great Blue Hole, Belize
Great Blue Hole, Belize / Chris Alnatt,, public domain

The giant sinkholes of Earth belong to the most impressive natural landmarks.

Wondermondo offers a unique list of 10 most impressive sinkholes of the world - deepest, most capacious and most unusual ones.

Geysers of Africa

8 July 2010
Lake Bogoria, geyser and flamingos
Lake Bogoria in Kenya, geyser and flamingos / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

It is possible that this is the only article devoted to geysers of Africa. We know geysers in USA, Iceland, new Zealand, but there exist geysers in Africa. Here are listed ALL of them.

Top 12 Moloka'i waterfalls

9 June 2010
Halawa Valley and Hipuapua Falls
Hipuapua Falls at the far end of Halawa Valley. It is possible that white spot to the left from falls is a spot of Moa'ula Falls / David Holt, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Volcanoes, rain and ocean in the north-eastern part of the beautiful Hawaiian island of Moloka'i have created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Here have formed some of world's most impressive waterfalls. Article lists 12 most impressive ones.

Ancient and medieval Indian cave paintings - Internet encyclopedia

4 June 2010
Scene of Samava-sarvana, Sittanavasal
Scene of Samava-sarvana, Sittanavasal / Yorck Project, public domain

This small Internet encyclopaedia reviews a fascinating kind of the rich Indian cultural heritage - cave art of India created over the last 2,300 years - since the beginning of historical period. This includes unique monuments of the early medieval painting, a rarity anywhere in the world.

Top 10 locations of California poppy meadows and fields

28 February 2010
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Even a single flower of California poppy (Eschscholzia californica Cham.) emits fragile and exquisite beauty but there are locations where one can see millions of these beautiful flowers close together. Article lists 10 best places to see this beauty.

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