Mummified Lake

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania looks normal at first, but when animals get too close, they become calcified. That’s right, the dead animals you see above were all victims of the shallow lake’s lethal combination of high temperatures and salinity. The lake’s average temperature is 80° Fahrenheit, but it can spike as high as about 140°. The only animal species that can survive below its surface is a fish called alkaline tilapia, and only along the edges where the water is less salty. Bacteria have also adapted to the deadly waters. Other species are able to survive as long as they do not completely submerge. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a gamer who beats Super Smash Bros. 64 with a DDR dance pad.

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