The Rolling Stones of Racetrack Playa
Racetrack Playa is a real place that hosts one of the most mysterious and mind-boggling natural phenomenon – the rolling stones of Death Valley National Park.
Rocks varying in weight from a couple of grams to hundreds of kilograms adopt a nomadic lifestyle and travel distances of up to 5 meters per minute. Although scientifically impossible at first, the unusual display has a straightforward explanation – a combination of high winds and a fragile ice sheet that forms at the surface of the desert.
Of course, no one actually saw them moving so it might happen that pranksters displace them at night as a joke and as an attempt of competing with the much famous crop circles.
Besides geeky geologists, and confused fans of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the bulk of people visiting Racetrack Playa come there with a purpose that explores the fringes of legality – betting on the racing stones. With no limits in effect, the rocks have all premises to break the land speed record. Good luck!
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