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Why Does This Lake In Northern Ireland Randomly Disappear?

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Rivers might run, but lakes stay where they are—right? Tell that to Loughareema (pronounced like "Loch Areema") in Northern Ireland. Sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not, and it's been doing its disappearing act at least since engineers centuries ago made a road that cuts right through where the lake bed (often) is. One modern scientist did the leg work to discover where the water goes, but why? Well, that's still a mystery. Below you'll find more on some weird lakes around the world.

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