In Algeria, there is a lake, where instead of water - ink
This unique natural phenomenon is located near the town of Sidi Bel Abbes in Algeria. It does not live fish, no plants grow. Ink, which is filled with a lake instead of water, toxic to living organisms, and are only suitable for writing.
The phenomenon of the ink of the lake has long remained a mystery for scientists. Recently, it became finally clear how such an unusual substance appeared in the lake instead of water. It turns out that in this lake flow into the two rivers. In one of them in dissolved form contains a plurality of iron salts. The second contains a variety borrowed from peat bogs organic compound. Interacting, these rivers water resulting from chemical reactions constitute ink.
Among the locals about the lake is legendary. Some consider it a delusion of the devil and bypassed, while others are actively removed from it. In wondrous lake many names. The most popular of them - Inkwell, The Eye of the Devil, Black lake.