Thursday, September 2, 2010

Amazing happenings-California watermelon snow

If you're currently in the Sierra Nevada in California (USA), then you're in the hands and see a real snow watermelon, which has not only the structure and the smell, but the color and even the taste of watermelon! Here at an altitude of three thousand feet there is a unique wonder of nature.

For millennia, the secret of snow watermelon surprised scientists around the world. Even in the treatises on the nature of Aristotle was marked by this natural phenomenon. It draws on the snow slopes of the local mountain climbers from around the world. Vast expanses of pink snow open by the end of spring. And the mystery, as many might have guessed, lies in the microscopic algae called Chlamydomonas nivalis. Every inch of snow contains millions of microscopic particles, the depth of which can reach 25 centimeters.

Local people sometimes eat the snow, so as to distinguish it from the watermelon, rather watermelon ice cream, is quite difficult. However, some of these algae are poisonous. Not fatally, but may cause diarrhea


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