Lake Malawi in Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique, the fourth-largest freshwater lake in the world, is called the “Calendar Lake”, because it is 365 miles from top to bottom, 52 miles at its widest point, and 12 main rivers flow into the lake.
The world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island is in Canada. It doesn’t have a name.
Oklahoma has the largest number of lakes made by dams in the U.S. at over 200 lakes. All of Oklahoma’s lakes are man made by making dams. There are no natural lakes in Oklahoma.
Lake Karachay in Russia was used as a radioactive waste dump, and has been described as the most polluted place on the planet. Standing on the shore for an hour would give you a lethal dose of radiation.
Some lakes are stocked with fish by dropping hundreds of fish out of an airplane flying over.
NASA scientists have described Lake Untersee in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, as one of the most unusual lakes on Earth with a pH like that of strong Clorox.
Oregon state has a lake that drains every winter into a lava tube, turns into a meadow during the spring, and then turns back in to a lake in time for summer.
There are 11,842 lakes in the state of Minnesota, more than the entire continent of Africa.
There is a lake in the US named Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. The lake’s name comes from Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, and is said to mean, “Fishing Place at the Boundaries — Neutral Meeting Grounds”.
There is a lake in Russia that is so radioactive it can kill you within one hour if you stand near it.