Why the Dead Sea is the name?
Along the border of Israel and Jordan extends one of the most interesting places in the world - the Dead Sea.
It is far from the sandy beaches attract a huge number of tourists from all over the world. Inquisitive people interested to live to see this amazing work of nature, and plunge into the water of the sea in which it is impossible to sink.
Huge interest is his name. And not everybody knows why it is known as such an ominous name.
The Dead Sea is known, it is the most salt to our planet. Precisely because of this mineral matter, you can easily settle down to a quiet water surface and read your favorite magazine without fear of drowning. The salt concentration in the Dead Sea strikes - over 270 grams of salt per liter of water. That is a lot, considering that all the other salty waters this figure rarely exceeds the mark of 35 grams.
This huge amount of sodium chloride significantly increases the density of water, and then the work of the laws of physics come - man pushes out of the water, like a wine cork.
In the same mineral and is the reason the name eerie sea. It is not surprising that only a few types of microorganisms survive in a salty water. Fish, shellfish and algae can not tolerate this amount of salt. Once in the sea, the fish did not even have time to feel the pain - they instantly die, and their fairly covered with salt makes the body ashore. Now you realize that this sea is a killer of all living things. Incidentally, in Hebrew it is called "Yam ha Maved", which literally means "Sea-killer." Although there is the Dead Sea and less fearful of naming - Salt (still ...), Sea of Lot, East, Arabia and even asphalt.
But now it is possible to wonder - where did this sea such sinister force? Simply put - where there is so much salt? As with the title, this is very simple. It so happened that the Dead Sea is a trap for all flow into the rivers and streams it - the water can not leave the pond. The only way out - evaporation. However, the salt does not evaporate, it remains in the sea. Thus, for many centuries in this area it has accumulated a huge amount of this substance.
As you can see, even for many hundreds of years before we arrived people were given this body of water is a logical name - the Dead Sea. Due to its size, this lake (sic) has been mistaken for the ancient sea, and the lack of life in it caused the frightening names.
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