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Rare Square-Shaped Waves In France Look Inviting, But They Can Be Dangerous

It’s odd but the sight is breathtaking!

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Nature has so many surprises to offer and most of the time, they are a sight to behold. Just like in the Isle of Rhe in France, nature works wonders to bring a fascinating pattern to the surface of the sea — the crisscrossing waves.

The strange phenomenon is one of the coolest things you’ll ever see. Tourists even flock Isle of Rhe for that reason. When you see it from above, it’s gorgeous but you would think twice about getting caught in the wave system of the cross sea. It can be the ocean’s most dangerous phenomena — even more dangerous than a riptide.

The strange yet beautiful square waves occur when two seas meet.

The Isle of Rhe is located at the intersection of two seas or a cross sea.

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Miles deep under the ocean where two seas meet, two different weather patterns produce different wave systems that travel at opposing angles. When the weather patterns go on for longer periods of time, the large, square shapes on the surface are formed.

The square patterns are a sight to see that tourists love about the Isle of Rhe.

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Many people like to visit the 1800’s lighthouse every year because it is the perfect spot to witness the odd phenomenon from above.

Square-shaped waves are not easily visible from the beach.

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Which is why they need to be viewed from the air or from afar.

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The pattern on the surface of the water is a magnificent sight but it means danger as there had been accidents on the sea involving ships that get caught in the waves. A person who finds himself caught in the waves would even have a much harder time to get out of it compared with escaping a riptide.

Fortunately, the dangerous wave patterns do not occur frequently and one can still safely swim on the beaches of the Isle of Rhe.

So if you happen to visit the tourist spot…

Be on the lookout for this deceivingly-attractive scene in nature!

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Apparently, ‘No Religion’ is Now The World’s Newest Major Religion

“Religion is rapidly becoming less important than it’s ever been, even to people who live in religious countries.”

We all know about nuns but have you ever heard anything about "nones"? Apparently, they are people who prefer not to belong to any religious affiliation and, according to experts; their numbers are growing to the point that they're now considered the newest major "religion" in the world today.

In a National Geographic article by Gabe Bullard, we read that the numbers of non-religious people are "growing significantly" in today's society. Case in point, they are, the article pointed out, already “the second largest religious group in North America and most of Europe."

In the U.S., for instance, nones "make up almost a quarter of the population," surpassing Catholics, Protestants, and all other non-Christian religions.

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30 Comic Strips That Show Blatant Double Standard In Today’s Society

Whatever happened to humanity!

Comic strips, when done right, can be a powerful medium. Although we usually associate the art with humor and levity, comics can actually deliver profound messages that can make you stop and think.

Case in point, the strips below allow all of us to see and realize the rampant hypocrisy of the modern world. As you will see below, these thought-provoking comics about society's double standards are tinged with so much wit, sarcasm, and reality it actually hurts.

Go scroll down to see for yourself.

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10 Mind-Blowing Historical Secrets You Should Know About

The world is indeed full of mysteries and secrets.

There are a lot of things in this world that common people have no knowledge about. Even so, they remain to be an integral aspect of humanity’s history. Some were purposely made secret, while others were kept buried by time.

Listverse dived into the unknown and unraveled the mysteries mostly forgotten by people. They can be anything from concealed rooms, secret passages, and monuments. But despite the secrecy involved, they are all worth investigating.

#10. Coughton Court’s Secret Room

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