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Geysers are a rare phenomenon because they require a specific set of conditions to occur. Generally geysers can be found near active volcanic areas where there is an abundant source of subterranean heat. Underground water or surface water percolating down comes in contact with hot rocks and expands into steam that forces boiling water out of the surface through a vent, and a geyser is said to have born. Human activities have also given birth to a number of geysers. Usually an oil drilling company or someone who’s looking for water would accidentally poke a hole through a chamber of pressurized water, and if there is enough underground water, the geyser would erupt for years to come. Again, some artificial geysers are created deliberately to provide the local population with a source of hot water and energy.

Some of these artificial geysers have become tourist attractions. Here are some of the most famous accidentally created geysers around the world.

Fly Geyser

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