Most Extreme Locations in the World
Including lowest, hottest, and deepest
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2012 10:44 AM CDT
Tourists visiting the Dead Sea, the lowest elevation on Earth.   (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

(Newser) – Need some bragging rights on your next vacation? The Telegraph rounds up the most extreme places on the planet, including:

  • Dallol, Ethiopia: The globe's hottest inhabited area. The average air temperature (highest in the world) is a stifling 93.9 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel: The lowest point on the planet. The shore of the Dead Sea is 1,390 feet below sea level.
  • Krubera Cave, Georgia: The world's deepest cave. It reaches back 7,188 feet.
  • Mount Thor, Baffin Island, Canada: The biggest vertical drop on Earth. Located in the Auyuittuq National Park, fearless base jumpers can plunge 4,100 feet.
Check out the other extreme destinations here.