Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Magnificent Waterfall “Discovered” in Peru – Perhaps One of World’s Tallest

Wow, it's amazing that anything can still be discovered in this world (even if it was a couple of years ago) -- very cool. Go read the article at Eco Worldly.
The Gocta Fall is third tallest waterfall in the world, although its status is disputed. It is 771 meters high (~ 2529 feet). If its measurements are accurate, only Venezuela’s Angel Falls and South Africa’s Tugela Falls are taller. It was also “discovered” in 2005, although local communities knew about its existence as well. According to Peru’s El Commercio newspaper (via Wikipedia), “local people feared the curse of a beautiful blond mermaid who lived in its waters if they revealed its whereabouts.”

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