The world is full of many mind-blowing wonders. Some of them are artificial, while others are natural. These are things that are out of the ordinary and are for sure fascinating to see and discover. The natural wonders are the most fascinating, and people always want to visit these places and experience the wonders up close.

Although so much research has been done on the top natural wonders, there are so many ordinary people who do not know about them. Many people just know the simple details and do not care about the rest. Here are 10 facts about the 7 natural wonders of the world.

10 Northern Lights Can Move South

Northern lights are one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. They are also called the Aurora borealis. Many people know them to happen in Iceland, but they also happen in Finland and Alaska. An interesting fact is that earth isn’t the only planet that experiences the phenomenon. Another crucial fact is that the northern lights can move south, something few people know. This happens during high solar activities and can be spotted in Georgia and Oklahoma.

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9 The Great Barrier Reef Is Home To 10% Of Fish Species

The Great Barrier Reef is another wonder of the world and it is made up of a beautiful and fascinating marine ecology. It is a region that covers more than 133,000 square miles in Australia. What is more interesting is the number of species found on the reef. 10% of the world’s fish species are found here. It also includes 400 hard coral, 300 soft coral, 134 shark species, 30 whales, 6 turtles, and 1600 fish species.

8 The Grand Canyon- Bigger Than Rhode Island

Many people just hear of the Grand Canyon in the United States but have never truly understood its sheer size. The easiest way is to compare it with other places. It covers 1,904 square miles, which makes it bigger than Rhode Island whose size is 1,212 square miles. The Grand Canyon's size is fascinating enough with its South and North Rims being 10 miles apart. Due to poor terrain, one will take five hours to drive between them.

7 Great Barrier Reef- Largest Structure Alive

When one thinks of the largest living structure all over the world, nothing beats the Great Barrier Reef. The main reason is that it is a huge ecosystem that occupies an area of 133,000 square miles. It is a living structure since it is an ecosystem made up of thousands of living species. There are 400 and 300 species of hard and soft corals, respectively. When compared to countries, the Great Barrier Reef is bigger than Switzerland, Holland, and the United Kingdom combined.

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6 Mount Everest- 3000 People Have Climbed

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and many are unaware of its beauty. One thing that is well-known is that the mountain is very challenging to climb and the environment is very extreme. As a result, climbing is difficult, and many people have died trying. However, interesting enough is that with the difficult terrains, and a high cost of $75,000, 300 people have managed to climb it. Many have, however, tried to climb the mountain and failed with 297 people who have died as they tried. Getting to the summit is one of the most difficult challenges one can face.

5 Victoria Falls – Rains Every Day

Victoria Falls is the most popular fall in the world. It is a waterfall found in Zambia along the Zambezi River and is home to various unique animals, plants, and species. What makes the fall a wonder is its height of 354 feet and a distance of 5,604 feet across. It falls between Zimbabwe and Zambia and receives millions of tourists per year. An interesting fact that many people do not know about Victoria Falls is that it rains every day.

4 Paricutin – 21 Earthquakes Before The Eruption

Paricutin is a volcano found in North America. It is located in Mexico and it is one of the existing natural wonders of the world. What makes the volcano special is that its first eruption has been witnessed by mankind and recorded. During its emergence in 1943, it was from a local farm, and within a week the volcano grew to around 500 feet. It continued growing over the years to 1300 feet. During the formation in 1943, the region experienced a total of 21 earthquakes before the first eruption was experienced. The lava produced by the eruption covered more than 10 square miles.

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3 Victoria Fall- Lunar Rainbows Can Be Seen

The Victoria Falls in the Zambezi River in Zambia is a very unique natural wonder. One of the most interesting things about it is the room for tourists to interact with it. Tourists get a chance to get to the top and even swim next to the cliff. Around the waterfall, many rainbows are created and one of them is a lunar rainbow. Very few places can create this type of rainbow in the world since it comes from moonlight instead of sunlight. This is mostly witnessed from April to July.

2 Harbor of Rio de Janeiro- River Named Of Doesn’t Exist

Found in Brazil, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is yet another interesting natural wonder of the world. It is a bay that takes the shape of a balloon and its formation was a result of Atlantic Ocean erosion. Its name means "River of January". The explorer Goncalo Coelho misnamed the bay thinking its mouth was of a river. Also known as "Guanabara Bay," this natural wonder is protected by tall mountains, however, one can visit the place via ships.

1 Harbor of Rio de Janeiro – Deepest Natural Bar Worldwide

The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is a large bay that extends over 130 islands and beaches covering more than 50 miles. It is the deepest bay one will find globally and has maximum waster compared to other bays. Based in Brazil, the scenic views of the bay are also priceless, as beautiful granite mountains surround it. The mountains are odd-looking but unique formations. The wonder can be accessed via trains and cable cars.

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