NOV 24, 2018 2:34 PM PST

Five places on Earth where gravity doesn't work

There are five places on our planet where gravity doesn't seem to work. It might sound crazy, so maybe you should just check them out for yourself! 

1. Inverted Waterfall: Located in the Republic of Chile, this waterfall flows appears to flow upward. But upon closer look, you'll realize that the phenomenon can be explained by the extremely strong gusts of wind blowing up from underneath the waterfall. Surprisingly, Chile isn't the only place where such a strange sight has been recorded - India and Australia have some upside down waterfalls too. 

2. Mystery Spot: this visual illusion–based tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, was first opened in 1939 by George Prather. I have been to this crazy place and so can say from experience that the wooden building on the site really does appear to defy gravity, and it's true that the water flows up! Confused about what I mean? Watch the video to catch a glimpse!

3. Mount Aragats: In western Armenia, sitting about thirty kilometers from the border of Turkey, this mountain also defies all known physics, with a river flowing uphill and even cars rolling uphill on their own!

4. Magnetic Hill: In the Canadian province of New Brunswick, cars are also known to roll uphill on their own. Watch the video to find out why!

Want to find out the fifth gravity anomaly? Watch the video! 

About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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