Blowholes

Blowhole in Grand Cayman

Category Blowholes Described blowholes and other wave phenomena About the blowholes What is blowhole? The blowhole is an intermittent natural water fountain that is powered by wave energy. Visually it is quite similar to a geyser and often blowholes are just called – sea geysers. But the mechanism of blowholes is absolutely different. Geysers are […]

Karst landscapes

Tsingy de Ankarana, Madagascar

Category Karst landscapes Described karst landscapes What is included in this category? Limestone, dolostone, and gypsum are quite common rocks and cover a major part of the land. These rocks are soluble and, as the water reaches them, sooner or later voids are forming in the rocks – and the dissolved material is deposited elsewhere, […]

Early human finds

Liang Bua cave, Flores, Indonesia

Category Early human finds Described early human finds What is included in this category? In this category Wondermondo has included most important and unusual places with remains and other traces of activities by early humans (including other species of humans) and other hominins. What are humans and hominins? Well… the answer to this question is […]

Categories of wonders

Grand Prismatic Spring, United States, Wyoming

Category Categories of wonders Currently, the wonders of the world in Wondermondo are divided into 124 categories: see the large list below. This huge number is divided into four realms: The list of all categories of wonders Many world’s wonders fit into several categories. Nevertheless, one principle is strict – every wonder of the world […]

Trees

Sagole Baobab, South Africa

Category Trees Described trees What is included in this category? This category includes the largest and most unique trees in the world. Criteria Trees for most part are perennial woody plants who have one main trunk and considerable size. There is no minimum size for a tree agreed and imagination is applied to some degree […]

Places with cryptozoological phenomena

Group of large animals in Lake Tianchi, China, 2013. This event was witnessed by hundreds of tourists

Category Places with cryptozoological phenomena Described cryptozoological phenomena What is included in this category? Cryptozoology is a very exciting pseudoscience – a discipline that stands between true science and folklore. It deals with legendary animals that seem to exist but their existence has not been proved. Stories that never have an ending The most interesting […]