Top 10 Rarest Things found on Earth!


Raymond Li, Contributor

Welcome to the Top Ten List! Each edition we break down a Top Ten List. This edition will focus on the Top 10 Rarest Things found on Earth! Our ranking is based on popular opinion and votes.

1. Bismuth Crystals

Making crystals from bismuth | ChemTalk
Bismuth Crystals is a safe, non-toxic element that can be form into beautiful, rainbow crystals. The Bismuth Crystals is one of the prettiest crystals in color and is well known for its rainbow color and random complex geometric form. It was discovered in ancient times; Bismuth is a brittle metal that’s often confused with lead and tin. It was also used for healing purposes, with crystal healing experts stating the crystal is a stone of “transformation and change,” helping to adapt to change with calm assurance.

2. Dragon’s Blood Tree

The Strange and Intriguing Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Island - Owlcation

The dragon’s blood tree is very rare but is a sight on it owns. The form of the tree takes is from the branches growing close together, with green leaves sprouting off to create a strange umbrella shape. There is a thick- blood colored sap that gives, it the name as the dragon’s blood tree. The liquid from the dragon’s blood tree can be used as a natural dye, as it was believed that it had some healing properties. The Dragon’s blood tree can only grow on the Socotra archipelago, in Yemen, unlike the other oak or maple trees which can be found anywhere else.

3. Blood Falls

Scientists Find Life in Antarctica's Blood Red Falls | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

Blood Falls is a river of an outflow. This reddish plume of water is located in East Antarctica, which make it very rare. Scientists initially thought the red color was due to some form of algae, but later found, it was because of the presence of salinity and iron that give the water its color. The blood falls is one of a kind, making it one of the eeriest waterfalls on Earth and especially juxtaposed against Antarctica climate.

4. Buddha’s Hand

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The Buddha’s Hand fruit is recognized for its bizarre shape. It is native to East Asia; the design of the fruit shows a fruit’s finger-like growths. It can remain clenched or opened up. It also gives off a delightful, lemony odor and has popped up in Asian markets in recent years, much to the delight of exotic fruit lovers. The fruit is edible and often used by chefs crafting exotic desserts, but Buddha’s Hand also makes an ideal natural air freshener.

5. Peacock Spider

The peacock spider is a rare type of spider, as it is only found in specific parts of Australia and China. They have a specialized visual system that allows them to see the full visible spectrum, as well as in the UV-range; this helps them detect and pursue prey. The color on the spider and the design of the spider makes it one of a kind of one.
6. Glowing Forest
The glowing forest of Shikoku, Japan, features a variety of luminescent mushroom that emit lights, giving them a spectacular appearance. The mushrooms are usually found in clusters on dead stumps and logs. These mythical-looking fungi were originally discovered in Hachijojima, a subtropical island that’s part of Tokyo prefecture, back in the 1950s. They’re harder to spot during the day since they only grow to 1cm-2cm in diameter. However, once darkness falls, you see plenty of these glow-in-the-dark mushrooms growing on old trees and soft ground.

7. Shimmering Shores

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Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo in Maldives are often referred to as the “Heaven on Earth.” The bright blue sparkling lights or bioluminescence are caused due to the presence of marine microbes’ phytoplankton. The Shimmering Shores is a very rare sight to see. It is believed that there are several marine animals which are capable of performing light producing action there, giving it glowing color. Thanks to these organisms, is why it lights up the sea’s shorelines, in the most magical manner

8. White Peacock

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The White Peacock is a very rare species of peacock, as it is found around the grasslands of Australia and India. It is not considered an albino. The white color is caused by a genetic mutation called Leucism, which results in the absence of pigment. They historically symbolized purity, eternity, and unconditional love.

9. Sea of stars

The Breathtaking Sea of Stars in the Maldives, has a reputation for world-class resorts, incredible beaches and landscapes with mysterious and romantic take place on these islands in the Indian Ocean. The glowing and sparkling Sea of Stars, where the water here is filled with this plankton, and the movement of the waves causes it to glow, creating an incredible shimmering effect that looks like the sea is full of stars.

10. Rakotzbrucke, Devil’s Bridge

Rakotzbrucke, Devil’s Bridge is this fairytale bridge forms a perfect circle with the reflections in the water of lake Rakotzsee. The Rakotzbrucke, Devil’s Bridge is well known for its unusual design, as they were an object of fascination and stories in antiquity and medieval Europe. Many of these Devil’s bridges typically have a corresponding Devil-related myth or folktale regarding its origin, making it very poplar but rare sight to see.