Here’s Why Rivers Almost Never Flow In A Straight Line
This is probably something you learned in elementary school: Rivers almost never flow in a straight line. Instead, they twist and turn along serpentine paths.
But why exactly is that so?
A new video by YouTube’s MinuteEarth (above) gives the surprisingly complicated answer, showing how even the slightest natural disturbance (even the burrowing of a muskrat) can, in time, cause even the mightiest of rivers to bend.