Friday, August 22, 2014
The Wettest Place On Earth
The wettest place on earth is Meghalaya, in India, north of Bangladesh. It is so wet that human-made bridges rot away so quickly as to be impractical. For centuries the people of this region have been training the roots of rubber trees and bamboo shoots to grow into bridges. The Atlantic Monthly has a splendid photo feature of the place and the bridges, here.