Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Weird Reminders That Life On Earth Is Stranger Than You EVER Imagined.

Thanks to journalists, researchers, photographers, and scientists, we're able to see outside of our bubbles and travel -- at least vicariously -- well beyond our means. Feast your eyes on this list of strange photos and facts of places and animals that prove just how incredible our planet is!

From the pink water at Lake Retba, Senegal, to the soothing sounds of the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan, you'll be reminded of earth's natural wonders and beauty. The breathtaking view from "The Swing at the End of the World" will make you want to hop on a plane to Ecuador.

Scroll below and let us know what you found most fascinating.

#1. We tend to think of clouds as nice and fluffy, but scientists say that the average cumulus cloud weighs over 1 million pounds.

#2. Parrotfish create a mucus cocoon, nicknamed their "sleeping bag," for protection from parasites.

Parrotfish create a mucus cocoon, nicknamed their "sleeping bag," for protection from parasites.

David Doubilet

#3. In the Waitomo Caves of New Zealand, you can explore a spectacular roof filled with luminescent glow-worms that are native to the area.

#4. This bird is called a whooping crane and the color of its eye changes from blue to aqua to gold as it ages.

This bird is called a whooping crane and the color of its eye changes from blue to aqua to gold as it ages.

NaturesFan1226/Flickr

#5. Instead of blood, starfish have filtered seawater pumping through their bodies.

Instead of blood, starfish have filtered seawater pumping through their bodies.

Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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