Sign In | Create Account

 
|| आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः || Let nobel thoughts come to us from everywhere, from all the world || 1.89.1 Rigveda ||
Section : Misc.
Latest: 

Ever wish for a swimming pool? This lake just showed up in the Tunisian desert three weeks ago
 
“Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse,” journalist Lakhdar Souid told France 24.

Al Bawaba



 

What a fantastic place for a cool, blue, (possibly radioactive) dip
What a fantastic place for a cool, blue, (possibly radioactive) dip

A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has created an impromptu “beach” in the drought-ridden country.

No explanation has been given for the sudden appearance of “Gafsa Beach”, which was discovered by shepherds three weeks ago.

Authorities have warned that the water, which started off a crystalline blue and has since turned a murky green with algae, could be carcinogenic but Tunisians have not been able to resist cooling off in the 40C heat.

More than 600 people are believed to have flocked to the pool, locally dubbed “Lac de Gafsa”, where they have paddled, scuba dived, launched themselves off rocks and relaxed on lilos.

“Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse,” journalist Lakhdar Souid told France 24.

There has been no official explanation for the lake's origins and while some geologists believe seismic activity may have caused groundwater to rise to the surface by disrupting the water table, others disagree.

According to local authorities, the volume of the pool could be one million cubic metres over more than one hectare, with a depth of between 10 and 18 metres




Suggested article...

History and Postcolonial Thought: Rabindranath Tagore’s Reception in London, 1912-1913
By Michael P Collins

Read More
Who is Sirisena?
By Meera Srinivasan

Read More
From Sharma to Satyarthi: What you did not know about the Nobel laureate
By Debobrat Ghose ,FirstPost

Read More
Read This Moving Tribute by Dr Subramanian Swamy to his Guru Samuelson….
By Subramanian Swamy

Read More
NSA Popping the Technology Bubble
By Patrick Watson

Read More
Does Aadhaar serve any Public Interest?
By Dr Anupam Saraph

Read More
HOPE BOX for Underpriviliged Kids
By ketto

Read More
Have NGOs lost their way?
By Joanna Spratt is a consultant and coordinator of NZ Aid and Development Dialogues (NZADDs)

Read More
Kalam: Sacredizing The Secular
By Aravindan Neelakandan, Swarajya

Read More
DECOLONISING INDIA’S EDUCATION
By MARIA WIRTH

Read More