February: Tonya & Salar de Uyuni

Tonya went next with a report on the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.  She really scored a topic we knew nothing about, which is the best sort to have on Report Night.  Salar de Uyuni was a prehistoric lake, and now the dried remains are a salt wasteland the size of Connecticut.  Underneath the salt crust is the world’s largest supply of lithium, as of yet untapped.  When it rains it becomes the world’s largest mirror, and there are even a couple hotels completely made of Uyuni’s salt.  (I mean everything: walls, chairs, tables, beds.)  You can read more about Tonya’s topic by clicking on the photo below.


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