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The 5 Most Spectacular Landscapes on Earth (That Murder You)

The 5 Most Spectacular Landscapes on Earth (That Murder You)
Mother Nature is an evil bitch that wants us dead. We know this, we accept it, we try to burn one plant a day as petty revenge against her for it and we move on with our lives. But sometimes her traps are so unsubtle, so obviously, blatantly designed to do nothing but murder human beings in the most awful ways possible that we can't help but stand and applaud her sheer balls. In that spirit, here are five of Mother Nature's more vicious bear traps: #5. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park -- Madagascar Olivier Lejade The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a protected UNESCO world heritage site, but this park doesn't need any tollbooths, rangers or even a tall, spiked fence. WikipediaSometimes the Earth gives a freebie to the World of Warcraft design team. Biologists call the area a bio-fortress. National GeographicSometimes a forest of daggers just isn't enough. Olivier LejadeSo yeah. Marco ZanferrariSometimes the formations produce Yes album covers just to mess with you. #4. dominica-weekly

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