This pink desert is the stuff of Lisa Frank dreams

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Flowers Bloom in Atacama Desert, One of World's Driest Places

The Lisa Frankification of the world started with a pink dolphin and now continues with a pink desert that looks like a landscape taken from your fourth-grade math folder.

The Atacama Desert in Chile received much more rain than it typically does this year, causing millions of tiny pink mallow flowers to bloom across its plains. The result is a Lisa Frank fever dream the likes of which hasn't been seen since that time freshman year you decided to give mushrooms a try.

"The intensity of blooms this year has no precedent," one Chilean tourism director said. We beg to differ.

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This pink desert is the stuff of Lisa Frank dreams
One of the Driest Deserts on Earth Blooms with Life and Color, The Atacama Desert in Chil https://t.co/zvnCnGmjZf
Vicuna on a remote desert road in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. (Steve Allen via Getty Images)
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chile, Atacama, Man looking into rocky valley
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
The 'driest place on Earth' blanketed w pink flowers after a year of rain #Chili #AtacamaDesert @WashingtonPost https://t.co/SH5h8lhbnX
Flowers bloom in the usually barren Atacama desert in Chile after record rain. https://t.co/PynOpKmIw4 https://t.co/3MA41Lay7g
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago on November 27, 2015. A gigantic mantle of multicolored flowers covers the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, with an intensity not seen in decades, an effect caused by the El Ni��o phenomenon, which alters weather patterns across the Pacific basin. AFP PHOTO / CARLOS AGUILAR (Photo credit should read CARLOS AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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