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The Top 10 Most Extreme Places on Earth

By Becky Ferreira Apr 16, 2013

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Take a gander at our neighbors Mars and Venus and you'll quickly appreciate what a sweet deal we have here on Earth. Abundant resources, a protective atmosphere, and a huge variation of habitats have all contributed to the vast and diverse amount of life our planet sustains. But not everywhere on Earth is so accommodating. In this list, we'll take you to the hottest, the driest and the grossest areas on our little space rock. Let's get extreme!

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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