Most Extreme Locations in the World Including lowest, hottest, and deepest By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Aug 11, 2012 10:44 AM CDT 1 comment Comments 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.