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August 04, 2014

Signs and wonders

Lake mysteriously shows in drought-torn Tunisia

Local shepherds in the drought-stricken region of Gafsa in the African country of Tunisia recently stumbled upon an incredible and mysterious sight: a beautiful lake, which emerged out of nowhere.

Some locals are calling it a miracle. Others are calling it a curse.

Hundreds of people are flocking to the new lake dubbed Gafsa Beach (a.k.a. Lac de Gafsa) to go swimming, diving, and scuba diving, or to simply find relief from the heat, this despite warnings by local authorities who claim the lake could be radioactive.

("Drought-torn"? That's an odd idiom.)

Posted by joke du jour at August 4, 2014 06:02 PM

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