Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Natural Ink Lake
This unique natural phenomenon is located near the town of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. There are no fish or plants, only ink! The black ink the lake is filled instead of water is toxic to living organisms and is suitable only for writing. 
This phenomenon was a mystery for scientists for a long period of time. However, recently it became clear, why such an unusual substance appeared. 
It turned out that two rivers flow into the lake. One of them contains a lot of iron salts. The second contains a variety of organic compounds from swamps. Interacting with each other, the water of these rivers as a result of chemical reactions constitutes the ink. 
There are a lot of legends and mysteries about this lake among the local residents. Some consider it a work of Satan and keep away it, while others are actively benefiting from it. The ink of the lake can be purchased at office supply stores like Algeria and other countries. The lake has a lot of wondrous names. The most popular of them are - Ink, The Eye of the Devil, Black Lake. 
If want to explore more secrets of nature, invites you to make a trip of your lifetime!

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