Black Rock also known as the “city” of Burning Man will once again be popular as it will become Nevada’s third-largest city for one week. Thousands fascinated by Burning Man will flock to the area for the festival which first began with 20 people in 1986 but currently more than 70,000 attend. Burning Man actually conducts its own census which has information about participants’ backgrounds for those interested.
For all those fascinated with Burning Man here are 7 interesting facts about it.
1. The sand isn't really sand
The whole Burning Man zone is referred to as the "playa," and it's extremely dusty which can get a little uncomfortable at the beginning before you are used to it. Except it's not really dust or sand - it's the alkaline remnants of an old lakebed. So much lighter than regular dust or sand that it's almost white, it's also so fine it gets everywhere - all the nooks and crannies of your car, tent, clothes, pillow, even your eyelashes. So it is only wise that you bring along some baby wipes or towels to get this “dust” off your skin and things if you are so conscious of such things.