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The Chocolate Hills are a geological oddity

The Philippines is home to a geological wonder: over a thousand mounds stretching as far as the eye can see. Welcome to the Chocolate Hills.

These conical mounds stretching as far as the eye can see are known as the Chocolate Hills

They get their name from the color of the grass, which turns brown during the dry season. In all, there are 1,776 hills, nearly identical in shape, spread over an area of about 50 km2. To see this geological oddity, you’ll need to visit the island of Bohol, in the Philippines. Legend has it that these hills were formed because of a fight between two giants who threw sand, boulders and rocks at each other.

For scientists, the explanation is more down-to-earth: this formation originated in the sea. About 2 million years ago, the sea covered the area, but following the movement of tectonic plates, the sea retreated, leaving behind an accumulation of coral and shells. Over the centuries, erosion, rain, and wind sculpted these agglomerates into cones ranging from 30 to 50 meters in height.

Brut.

01/19/2020 7:39 AM
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  • Rodolfo R.
    3 days

    The only one of its kind on earth

  • Geraldo S.
    05/04/2020 13:30

    What scientific explanation makes the formation so random? I think the giants throwing rocks and sand at each is more acceptable than science 😁🤔

  • Fernando F.
    04/24/2020 12:05

    My dnd table will love this island plus the very lore-friendly giant battle. But tbh, the real world is just more creative and impressive than any fiction

  • Julian T.
    04/23/2020 23:11

    Been there, I think that is where we saw Tarziers.

  • Caroline D.
    04/23/2020 17:45

    been there, done that. I miss our adventures in Bohol ❤️

  • Robert D.
    04/23/2020 13:54

    Very nice...

  • Christian G.
    04/23/2020 05:46

    thank you Brut nataure.. nakaka proud at an featured nila ang chocolate hills ng Bohol 😊♥️

  • Adara S.
    04/22/2020 23:19

    , we have to visit these next time we go back! 😊

  • Dale W.
    04/21/2020 14:32

    This is were my wife is from and we will be moving there if Trump loses to BIDEN and if machell Obama is vice president that would make husain Obama in charge again

  • Gary V.
    04/21/2020 10:44

    So proud my province featured on this💓💓💓

  • Mario J.
    04/21/2020 05:34

    Beautiful place, been there.

  • Laura B.
    04/20/2020 16:11

    this is definitely not what we saw 😂

  • Liang S.
    04/20/2020 11:23

    Could well have been massive power plants that ancient aliens were able to harness to rule Earth back then.

  • Kevin W.
    04/20/2020 10:40

    My favorite of all islands in the Philippines.

  • John H.
    04/19/2020 15:27

    Been there. Quite a view to behold. On the island of Bohol ...

  • Zane M.
    04/19/2020 08:05

    Giant ants, that have been extinct. lets hope they dont come back

  • Habib K.
    04/19/2020 06:09

    Tumhare liye opportunity bhai🤣

  • Wayne C.
    04/18/2020 22:19

    love science.

  • InFested T.
    04/18/2020 20:43

    i think it's more of a nephilim burial site.. like the mounds of washington where they discovered giant skeletons buried beneath it😉

  • John L.
    04/18/2020 16:53

    Too bad people are starving there under quarantine!