The top ten oddities in the world, with the third being the Dragon’s Blood Tree, and beautiful women with red lips ranking tenth.
The world is full of wonders, and there are many strange species that possess their own unique characteristics. Some have peculiar appearances, and others may contain toxic substances. So, what are the strangest items in the world? This article introduces the top ten strange things in the world.
Top Ten Oddities in the World:
- Welwitschia Mirabilis
Welwitschia Mirabilis, also known as Thousand-Year-Old Plant, is native to the Namib Desert in Africa. Its history dates back to the dinosaur era and has survived for more than 2,000 years, making it a rare and unique plant that is hard to die and never loses its leaves in the world.
- Rafflesia Arnoldii
The Rafflesia Arnoldii is mainly found in the tropical rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is not only the largest flower in the world, but also emits a very foul odor. It is now one of the species protected by the National Nature Conservation Union.
- Dragon’s Blood Tree
The Dragon’s Blood Tree only grows on Socotra Island and is unique to the area. Its shape is very much like a large umbrella, and when its trunk is damaged, it exudes a deep red sticky liquid that resembles blood. It is therefore called the “Blood-Drinking Tree.” However, its sticky substance has great medicinal value and is regarded by Li Shizhen as a “holy medicine for blood circulation.”
- Titan Arum
Titan Arum, also known as Corpse Flower, is mainly distributed in the tropical rainforests of Indonesia. It only blooms two or three times in its lifetime, and its flowers are extremely large and beautiful, but it also emits a strong odor of decay that is hard to bear, hence the name “Corpse Flower.”
- General Sherman Tree
The General Sherman Tree is considered the largest living organism in the world, growing up to 83.8 meters tall with a volume of 1487 cubic meters. It is also the largest tree in terms of volume in the world and is primarily located in California, USA. It is over 3,500 years old, making it the oldest known living tree.
- Baobab Tree
The Baobab Tree is mainly found in hot and tropical countries such as South Africa and Madagascar. It can grow up to 20 meters tall, and in the 18th century, French botanists discovered a Baobab Tree that had survived for 5,500 years, which the locals called the “sacred tree.”
And finally, beautiful women with red lips are ranked tenth on the list of the top ten oddities in the world.
- Venus Flytrap
The Venus Flytrap is native to the state of North Carolina in the United States and is a very popular carnivorous plant. Its most unique feature is its ability to capture and consume insects, earning it the reputation as a “meat-eating plant” and one of the top ten wonders of the natural world.
- Poison Arrow Tree
The Poison Arrow Tree, scientifically named “Antiaris toxicaria”, mainly grows in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province and is a highly poisonous plant. Its milky white sap is extremely toxic and can cause death by suffocation upon contact, making it the most poisonous tree in the world.
- Baobab Tree
The Baobab Tree is located in Africa and is a treasure for the African people in areas where water is scarce. Its shape resembles a bottle and it can store up to 2 tons of water, making it a valuable water resource. Its fruit is also full of water and can be eaten.
- Hot Lips Plant
The Hot Lips Plant has an appearance that matches its name with two bright and colorful “lips”, earning it the nickname of “Red Lip Beauty”. It mainly lives in the tropical rainforests of the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil and looks very vibrant and alluring, attracting many insects.