Just over 300 years ago, an apple rudely interrupted Isaac Newton’s midday repose, in the first recorded instance of a thing dropping on somebody’s head. After lambasting the blasted Cox, the Lucasian polymath got to the core of the problem and promptly invented gravity. Everything on Earth has got down with his laws ever since.
Well, nearly everything. Rules are made to be broken, especially abstract scientific ones inspired by falling fruit. For all we can generally feel quite assured that a cuppa isn’t going to drift skywards the moment we put it down on our desk, there are some places on Earth where this seemingly doesn’t apply.
Prepare yourself to go on one of the weirdest and least-expensive vacations of all time. These places are so strange, yet so fascinating.
3. Saint Ignace Mystery Spot, Michigan, USA
The story says that a few surveyors were exploring the area in the 1950s. When they reached this spot, all of their equipment stopped working. As they discovered after some testing, this problem was only in a circle of about 300 feet in diameter. That’s how this mystery spot was found.
Things here seem to roll up, 2 people can exchange heights, and you can balance on a wall. Even though these effects are just an optical illusion, it is still a lot of fun.
2. Hoover Dam, Nevada, USA
If you ever visit Hoover Dam in Nevada, USA, try to do this experiment: pour water from a bottle over the Dam. You will see that it won’t go down but will flow up. This happens because of the very powerful updraft that the structure of the Dam creates. The water is actually carried upward by the wind.
1. Waterfall, Faroe Islands
Can you imagine a waterfall going upward? There is one on the Faroe Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland. Surprised? We have to disappoint you. There are plenty of waterfalls like this in the world, and the power moving the water upward is wind.