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Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and West Bank to the west. It is a hypersaline lake that makes it being an unique place on the planet Earth. It is been an interest to many scientists to search about this creation of the mother nature, and below are some of the most interesting facts they discovered about the Dead Sea.

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The Dead Sea, as it is called, is not actually a sea, but a salt water lake and it is the world’s deepest salt water lake. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, making it the world’s deepest salt water lake. Its surfaces and shores are 423 meters below the sea level, making it Earth’s lowest elevation on land.

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The Dead Sea is way more saltier than any other water body in the Earth. According to scientist, the salinity of the Dead Sea is 33,7%, what makes it being one of the saltier seas in the world, and it is considered to be about 9.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salinity makes it an environment in which no animals or other life form can live.

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The Dead Sea is surrounded by land on three sides, and the only open side is the route through which the water enters the Dead Sea from rivers and streams, so the water never flows out of the Dead Sea.

It is definitely a wonder of the Nature, so to increase its appeal, Nature places it in yet another natural wonder, the deepest point of Great Rift Valley, which by itself is a great wonder because it is the longest geographic phenomenon of this world extending to a length of 4,000 miles.

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The Dead Sea has also various Biblical ties. The Bible, closely tie Jesus Christ and John Baptist to the Dead Sea. It was also the place of refuge for King David. It can be also easily found in the Aristotle’s writings as well. For Herod the Great, Dead Sea became the first health resort of the wall.

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Thanks to its high salinity, most people can easily float in the Dead Sea, due to natural buoyancy. So, when you hear that a person cannot sink in the Dead Sea, believe it, because it is absolutely true. Just, remember, when you hear than a person cannot drown in the Dead Sea, it is absolutely wrong, because, yes, a person can drown in a Dead Sea.

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