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  • Did you know that there are still places on Earth that we haven't explored?

  • Triangle Bob, put down whatever the heck that is, and let's go on an adventure.

  • So just how unexplored is our planet?

  • Well, quite a lot if we include the ocean!

  • According to the National Ocean Service, we've only explored about 5 percent of the ocean.

  • Since the ocean covers about 70 percent of Earth's surface, and has an average depth of about 3.7 kilometers, that's quite a lot we haven't explored!

  • But what about on land?

  • While it may seem like you humans are everywhere, there are still quite a few regions left rather untouched by humanity.

  • There are huge stretches of land in the U.S alone where very few people live.

  • But let's look at some specific places around the globe.

  • One of these places is the Namib desert.

  • The Namib desert stretches for about 1,900 kilometers along the Atlantic coast of Africa,

  • and it's one of the driest and arid places in the world, and almost totally uninhabited by people, except for a few scattered towns.

  • Another pretty unexplored place on Earth is Australia's Cape Melville, which has been turned into a National Park.

  • Cape Melville is a rugged coastline of rocky headlands and sandy beaches that's so remote that you can't even get any mobile reception.

  • Sounds like a horror movie.

  • It's also pretty hard to get to.

  • The few roads that lead into the region are very rough and only suitable for certain vehicles.

  • Even then, the roads are closed off to public access for a good amount of time every year due to weather conditions.

  • What's really interesting about Cape Melville is that its isolation has allowed it to have a good amount of native plants and animals

  • that weren't originally found anywhere else in the world, like this cute little foxtail palm for example.

  • Just a few years ago, scientists even discovered three new unique species of vertebrates there:

  • a golden skink, a leaf-tail gecko, and a frog that likes to come out in the rain.

  • Pretty cool!

  • And speaking of native plants and animals, we'll also find quite a few in the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, another pretty uninhabited place over in Madagascar.

  • People aren't even allowed to enter its northern section!

  • Filled with canyons, undisturbed forests, and mangrove swamps, this National Park has tons of different species native to Madagascar, including rare and endangered birds and lemurs.

  • My favorite is the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, the only primate in the world that's known to hibernate for an extended period of time.

  • Triangle Bob here might have him beat.

  • I'm not gonna wake him up.

  • I'll let them have fun!

  • So is there a place you'd like to know more about?

  • What should we should talk about next?

  • Let us know in the comment section below!

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  • We don't want you missing out!

  • So there are a lot of undiscovered places, but are you curious to know where the best place to live is?

  • Then you should probably check out this video!

  • As far as human violence goes there's no location where you'll be totally safe, but some countries come pretty close.

  • Based on the global peace index studies, Iceland, Denmark, and Austria are the most peaceful nations on earth.

  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

Did you know that there are still places on Earth that we haven't explored?

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