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Mystery Photo

What in the world is it?

Mystery Photo
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(Photograph – D.K. Bowdley)

What In the World Is It?

Ever see the inside of a shark’s mouth? How about a ferocious Tyrannosaur? Well, this mystery photo is of neither. The jagged "teeth" you see here are stalactites in St. Cuthbert’s Swallet Cave in Mendips in the United Kingdom. Stalactites are icicle-like formations on the roof of caverns. They form when mineral-rich water drips down from the roof of a cave and the dissolved mineral accumulates into the icicle-like formation. As more water falls the stalactite grows longer. If there room left to grow, it will keep growing to the floor.The only limits to this formation’s growth is the size of the room and how hard the connection to the roof of the cave the rock is connected. If it’s not a hard connection, the rock will fall and break.


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