You’ll See the Iguazu Falls in a Whole New Light After Learning These Facts

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The breathtaking Iguazu Falls are one of Latin America’s natural wonders that everyone wants to see at least once in a lifetime. The good news is that you can reach them from both Argentina and Brazil, and here’s a couple of facts you should know before making it there.

Incredible Legend

Legend has it that this show-stopping waterfall was created by a powerful deity, who split the river in half after a mortal woman named Naipi refused to marry him and tried to escape his wrath with her lover.

Scientific Explanation

This sure sounds like an epic story, but scientists claim that one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls actually came to be during a big volcanic eruption.

Historic Reaction

Many famous people and historic figures had a chance to visit Iguazu Falls – including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Legend has it she uttered the words “Poor Niagara!” after seeing this waterfall for the first time.

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Movie Location

Speaking of famous people, Iguazu Falls also served as a backdrop for the scenes in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Black Panther.