The Dead Sea, which
lies between Jordan and Israel, is the lowest lake in the
It is about 397 metres below sea level and it contains the
saltiest water in the world.
This is because several rivers carrying minerals (including salt) flow
into the lake,
but none flow out of it. The Surface water evaporates, but all
the minerals remain behind.
The Salt makes it easy for swimmers to float – you can even read
a book while floating
on your back. In fact the lake contains six times more salt than
ordinary sea water so a
swimmer’s body is six times more buoyant than usual.
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