Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Did you know ... you can die from floods in the desert? Learn about deserts and other unusual things!

Sahara, the largest desert in the world?

Many know that the Sahara is the largest sand desert. But the statement is not correct. With an area of 8.7 million km2, the Sahara is, indeed, the largest desert in the world, although it is mostly rocks and a little sand.

The largest sand desert in the world is the Arabian Desert or the Rub al-Chali, south-east of the Arab peninsula. It covers an area of 780,000 km2 and has dunes up to 300 feet high, is one of the inaccessible areas of the world. Considering all the Arab deserts, it is ranked in third place among the largest areas of desert, where the Sahara Desert and the Great Australian.

Deserts are very dry?

Without doubt, are arid deserts. However, hundreds of people drowned in the desert because the weather is wet, dried-up river beds filled with silt true. Otherwise, you need to dig deep to give high water. At a depth of 10,000 feet below the Sahara million tons of water lie underground.

Lut Desert in Iran, where terror

There in the world at the center of Iran's Lut Desert, which covers an area of about 160,000 sq. km. Researchers have discovered a region that until now have not found any form of animal or plant life. Also, that area was not populated by people ever.

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