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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

No, this isn’t a make-believe place. It’s real.

Ball's Pyramid in the Tasman sea is located 19 kilometers from Lord Howe Island east of Australia.

They call it “Ball’s Pyramid.” It’s what’s left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea about 7 million years ago. A British naval officer named Ball was the first European to see it in 1788. It sits off Australia, in the South Pacific. It is extremely narrow, 1,844 feet high, and it sits alone.

What’s more, for years this place had a secret. At 225 feet above sea level, hanging on the rock surface, there is a small, spindly little bush, and under that bush, a few years ago, two climbers, working in the dark, found something totally improbable hiding in the soil below. How it got there, we still don’t know. Read more.

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