WHAT? reevaluating life r/n
An abandoned swimming pool from a theme park known as Rose Island, just upstream from Louisville, KY.
Poliosis is the decrease or absence of melanin in head hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. Poliosis of the eyelashes has been described in several ophthalmic conditions, including blepharitis, sarcoidosis, sympathetic ophthalmia, herpes zoster, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome, vitiligo, and tuberous sclerosis.
From the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders comes the Lake Hillier, the mysteriously bright pink lake found on Middle Island in Western Australia that looks like it’s made of Strawberry Nestle Quik or Pepto-Bismol. No one knows for sure why the lake sports such an unusual colour.
According to Wikipedia: The reason for the lake’s colour is still under investigation. A possible explanation according to some scientists involves the low nutrient concentrations and different types of bacteria and algae. The pink colouration could also be from a sea salt and nahcolite (sodium bicarbonate) deposit reaction or red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.
[via Twisted Sifter]
a pink lake with a rainbow over it? I can almost taste the unicorns hiding in that jungle…