Thursday, July 24, 2008


Environmental graffiti again came up with its impressive Top 10 list. This time, the top 10 meteor craters. How big were they? The last one, the Chicxulub (which means “the tail of the devil” in Mayan) crater in Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico was caused by an asteroid as big as a city (equivalent to 100 teratons of TNT) and caused the extinction of dinosaurs. The green one is Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana. It is its only natural lake and caused by the impact of a meteorite some 1.3 million years ago. Surrounded by dense rainforest, the Ashanti people consider it to be sacred. They think it’s the place where souls of the dead come to bid farewell to the god Twi. Then the last image is the Kara-Kul in Tajikistan, at an altitude of 13,000 feet above sea level. The lake is actually located within a 28 milewide circular depression, which was hit by a meteorite approximately 5 million years ago, Kara-kul was only discovered recently, through satellite. So this is where our caracol came from?


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