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13 of the most bizarre lakes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 13, 2010, 11:36 a.m.
Antarctica's Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest places on the planet.

Photo: Pierre Roudier/flickr

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Don Juan Pond

This hypersaline lake discovered in 1961 in Antarctica is the saltiest body of water on the planet.

Its salinity level is over 40 percent, a level so high that Don Juan Pond never freezes over, even though it sits near the frigid south pole.