Monthly Archives: October 2010

‘Fall in Underground’ !

Nature is blessed with numerous beautiful waterfalls.. But, how about a ‘fall in underground’ ? That’s Ruby Falls – world’s only “underground waterfall” …A 145-foot high underground waterfall, Ruby Falls is located within Lookout Mountain, near Rock City and Chattanooga, Tennessee, in USA.
A standing testimony to nature’s wonder, these Falls are located at the end of the main passage of Ruby Falls Cave. The stream, about 1120 feet underground, is fed both by rainwater and natural springs. It collects in a pool in the cave floor and then continues through the mountain until finally joining the Tennessee River at the base of Lookout Mountain.
The Steiner family of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which owns the Ruby Falls, made it more spectacular by installing electric lights in the cave – perhaps the first commercial caves to be outfitted ‘colourfully’.
This natural phenomenon is a staple ingredient of Chattanooga tourism (USA).

‘Easter Island’ – explore the ‘unexplored’…

A Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle, Easter Island is a special territory of Chile, which annexed it in 1888.

This is one of the most isolated islands in the world but 1200 years ago a double-hulled canoe filled with seafarers from a distant culture landed upon its shores. Over the centuries that followed a remarkable society developed in isolation on the island. For reasons still unknown they began carving giant statues out of volcanic rock. These monuments, known, as “moai” are some of the most incredible ancient relics ever discovered.

The people of Easter Island called themselves the Rapa Nui. Where did they come from and why did they disappear ???

Science has learned much about the mystery of Easter Island and has put to rest some of the most peculiar theories, but questions and controversies remain …