As half a century ago in Iceland created the island and became one of the most forbidden places on the planetPictolic
Of Surtsey is a unique Icelandic island that appeared on 14 November 1963 after the eruption of an underwater volcano Vestmannaeyjar, which lasted three years. And almost immediately the access of Surtsey was prohibited, as scientists began using it for research and observations. The objective is to understand how a whole ecosystem from the beginning and without human intervention. On the island only a few scientists that made him one of the most forbidden places on the planet.
One of the mysterious stories about the island connected with tomato. Yes, from common who grew up on the Isle of tomato. But how did he get there, if the scientists carefully monitored so that nothing can affect the natural development of life? The territory is guarded very good. Before the visit of Surtsey every person searched, since one of the main rules of being on the island reads: in no case do not bear any seeds. And once on the island, suddenly found the tomato plant, scientists are puzzled by this.
The solution was impossibly simple.
Looks like someone did not attach much importance to the rules of being on the island and, excuse me, went to the toilet. And as the bushes on the island was not this bad person had done their business on the hardened lava.
When scientists realized, where did the plant, they immediately got rid of it because it would interfere with their studies.
The island is located at the southernmost point of Iceland and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
According to scientists, the island, which is gradually destroyed under the influence of erosion, will remain above sea level even 100 years.