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There’s no denying that the Bermuda Triangle has an extraordinary reputation. Explanations for tales of ships and aircraft vanishing have been put down to everything from aliens using the triangle as a portal, to the lost city of Atlantis lurking under the waters. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, the Bermuda Triangle is a fascinating place. Here are a few remarkable facts…

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4. It’s colossal, but no one can agree exactly how big

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It’s huge. The exact location of the Bermuda Triangle has been subject to much debate. It wasn’t until 1964 that the points of the triangle were given as Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. However, subsequent descriptions of the area’s parameters have widely varied from between 500,000 and 1,510,000 square miles. By all accounts, though, it is a large area of ocean and the Gulf Stream (which flows through it) can cause rapid and dramatic weather changes in the region.

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