In Venezuela, where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo, there is a lightning storm that seems to never end. For about 300 days each year, cloud to cloud lightning strikes up to 280 times per hour. Even when the weather in surrounding areas is excellent, there is often a storm over this lake. Locals say the lightning is visible from up to 400 km away. The storm is more than just a curious natural phenomenon, though, because ships have been using it to help them navigate for ages.
A Heartwarming Friendship
Imagine loving someone so much that you’d swim more than 5,000 miles to see them. Dindim manages to swim that far every single year to visit his friend Joao Pereira de Souza in Brazil.
How much of your chance of finding a soul mate depends on math and geography? Around the world, there is a slight imbalance of 101 men for every 100 women, but this can vary wildly in specific places around the world. Take the UAE for example, which has a ratio of 219 men for every 100 women.