Interesting facts about Earth
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Do you know that:
- About 400 billion gallons water is used worldwide each day.
- The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6 degrees centigrade.
- The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.
- Louisiana loses about 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) of land each year to coastal erosion, hurricanes, other natural and human causes and a thing called subsidence, which means sinking.
- From a distance, Earth would be the brightest of the 9 planets. This is because sunlight is reflected by the planet's water.
- Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour.
- The word "Arctic" comes from the ancient Greek Arktikos, or "country of the great bear." Though the Greeks had no knowledge of the polar bear, they named the region after the constellation Ursus Major, the Great Bear, found in the Northern Sky.
- Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.
- Only 3% water of the earth is fresh, rest 97% salted. Of that 3%, over 2% is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers. Means less than 1% fresh water is found in lakes, rivers and underground.
- The total surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles.
- Earth is tipped at 23 and 1/2 degrees in orbit. That axis is what causes our seasons.
- Asia Continent is covered 30% of the total earth land area, but represent 60% of the world's population.
- The deepest depth in the ocean is 36,198 feet (6.9 miles or 11 kilometers) at the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean well south of Japan near the Mariana Islands.
- Groundwater comprises a 30 times greater volume than all freshwater lakes, and more than 3,000 times what's in the world's streams and rivers at any given time.
- Earth's atmosphere is actually about 80 percent nitrogen. Most of the rest is oxygen, with tiny amounts of other stuff thrown in.
The world's deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in central China, more than 830,000 people were killed.
- About 540 volcanoes on land are known. No one knows how many undersea volcanoes have erupted through history.- In 1934, a gust of wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA.
- The industrial complex of Cubatao in Brazil is known as the Valley of Death because its pollution has destroyed the trees and rivers nearby.
- Each Wonder (in 7 wonders) has its own intrigue. Historian agree that the Pyramids stood the test of time, the Lighthouse is the only Wonder that has a practical secular use, and the Temple of Artemis was the most beautiful of all Wonders
- Angel Falls in Venezuela is the worlds highest waterfall, The water of Falls drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
- The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54 ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).
- The people who live on Tristan da Cunha are over 2,000km (about 1,300 miles) from their nearest neighbours on the island of St. Helena. That's nearly as far as Moscow is from London.
- The age of the earth is Loudly proclaimed by the scientific establishment of evolution believers and the mass media as being around 4.6 billion years old.
- The temperature of Earth increases about 36 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) for every kilometer (about 0.62 miles) you go down.
- Life began in the seas 3.1 billion to 3.4 billion years ago. Land dwellers appeared 400 million years ago, a relatively recent point in the geologic time line.
- The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system
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