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A Freak Storm Created a Bunch of Rare Waterfalls on Australia's Uluru

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Uluru, in Australia, is one of the wonders of the world: a massive rock in the middle of pretty much nowhere that is sacred to indigenous peoples and very hot all of the time.

It also doesn't rain very much, but this week, it did, making for some impromptu, and very beautiful, waterfalls. Here's a video of some of them: 

And here is another video of more waterfalls: 

How scarce is rain there? Normally, the rock only averages about 11 inches a year—but this year, according to Sky News, it saw nine inches of rain on Christmas night alone, which officials said was a once-in-50-years weather event. 

And while it's too late for you to catch this in person, you should visit, as nearly a half million people do every year—to climb, take pictures, and, occasionally, remove their clothes

Every day, we track down a fleeting wonder—something amazing that’s only happening right now. Have a tip for us? Tell us about it! Send your temporary miracles to cara@atlasobscura.com.


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