Unnatural Scenes Pulled Straight From Nature

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Nature, for all its wildness, is supposed to be rational. It's got laws, and a natural order, and stuff. Hold that thought, because we found a bunch of examples of nature flipping a giant bird to physics and doing whatever the hell it wanted to.

And stuff like this happened:

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GHOST APPLES These phantasmic ghost apples are the result of icy rain that froze around ripening fruit. But since apples have a lower freezing point

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Unnatural Scenes Pulled Straight From Nature

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Unnatural Scenes Pulled Straight From Nature

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IMMENSE, FLOWING GLACIERS (MADE OF SALT) In the mountains of Iran, gigantic mineral mounds form as tectonic action tears the earth asunder. They take

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HUGE SPINNING CIRCLES OF ICE This spinning 300-foot circle of ice in Maine offers the perfect stage for a video game deathmatch. The right combination

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A NATION-S WHIRLPOOL 50 km Whirlpools, vortexes, maelstroms... whatever you call 'em, they bring destruction. But this 90-mile-wide oceanic swirl brin

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WATERS THAT PETRIFY ALL THEY TOUCH Mother Shipton's petrifying well in England, named after a 16th-century oracle born the next cave over, seemingly t

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A LAKE OF TAFFY This Trinidadian lake may look typical, but that ain't water you're looking at. It's tar. In fact, it's the world's largest tar lake,

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AN UNBELIEVABLY GINORMOUS TREE This is the world's widest tree, the 250-year-old Great Banyan, located in India. Is it somewhere in that forest? Nope,

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RED LIGHTNING Red sprites are lightning's bigger, angrier brother. They're born when a bolt draws loads of charge from a cloud and sends an electric f

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A WATERFALL GUSHING FROM A TREE An old mulberry tree in the village of Dinosa in Montenegro performs a miracle after heavy rains: It continuously spou

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Unnatural Scenes Pulled Straight From Nature