It is widely taught in Science that humans are the ones who have to adapt to their environment. Different environmental conditions require people to find their own way to survive. As a matter of fact, this is the basis of CharlesDarwin’s “Theory of Evolution”. Humans and animals are evolving into something that is fit to survive in the given environment. Moreover, they need to either adapt to the local climate or perish as another failed mutation in evolution.
This is why people in South Australia decided to build “Coober Pedy”. Coober Pedy is an underground town located under a huge hole in one of the opal mining towns in South Auntralia.
The people in that particular region have to find their own unique way to live in order to survive the drying heat of the sun in the morning and the biting freezing cold of the air during the night. The area’s temperature can reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit during the day while it can also drop to “insane levels” of temperature during the night. People cannot survive living above the ground because of its extreme temperature conditions. Elite Reader even claimed that around 40 lives are lost every year due to this insane climate.
As a solution, the people started to establish their own underground village!
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The underground homes are actually called “dugouts” and they have built over 1,500 homes. There are homes which are no different from the ones that can be seen above the ground. Some of them have intricate details. Swimming pools, bars, elaborate rooms, libraries, motels and even churches exist in this amazing underground town!
There are also bookstores, jewelry shops and other business establishments underneath.
Aside from the protection against the extreme heat and coldness above the ground, these dugouts are actually soundproof. People need not to worry about the blasting their stereos since nobody can hear them rom their own dugouts. There is also no need to use heaters or air conditioning units. This is helpful in minimizing the toxins present in the air. As a bonus, people can also find “opals” in their homes.
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