I was reminiscing about my trip to Israel and the very memorable float in the Dead Sea. I had come across these interesting facts and thought I would share them with the world. And oh, want to float in the dead sea, join us on our Israel Experience trip this summer.
- The Dead Sea isn’t actually a sea, it’s a saltwater lake landlocked between Israel and Jordan.
- Nothing can live in the Dead Sea due to the high mineral and salt content.
- The Dead Sea has a salt content of 33% making it the second saltiest body of water in the world, with a salt content of 33%. (Lake Vanda in Antarctica is the most salty. Outside of Antarctica, it is Lake Assal).
- The high salt content makes you buoyant. In other words, you can float without even trying.
- The Dead Sea is filled with minerals including calcium iodine, saline, potassium, and bromide. All of these occur naturally in the human body.
- Water flows into the Dead Sea from streams and rivers but does not flow out. More than 7 million tons of water evaporate per day.
- Egyptians used mud from the Dead Sea to in their mummification of the deceased.
- The unique salt treats a variety of ailements.
- At 400 meters below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest points of dry land on the earth.
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