The Richmond Mine in California hardly a relaxing vacation spot — its caverns can reach nearly 120 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent humidity, there's little oxygen, and its water is some of the most acidic anywhere on the planet, says Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

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