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Amazing Nature (Part 1)

 

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40 Amazing Nature Facts to Astonish You (Part 1)  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazing fact is that The earth has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.
  2. The top 109 highest mountains in the World are in Asia and amazingly 96 of them are in Himalayas.
  3. Amazing fact is that Mount Kailash , a sacred mountain in China has never been climbed.
  4. Amazingly the greatest mountain range lies in the ocean called the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.
  5. The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth’s surface.
  6. Amazing fact is one million cloud droplets are needed to make enough water to produce one raindrop.
  7. Rain falls at 11 kmph (7mph).
  8. Fact is raindrops aren’t really shaped like drops. They are perfectly round!
  9. Rain drops amazingly contain vitamin B12.
  10. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. Fact is it can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  11. Amazingly water is the only substance on earth that is lighter as a solid than a liquid.
  12. A snowflake can take up to a hour to fall from the cloud to the surface of the Earth.
  13. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  14. There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!
  15. Steamboat Geyser, located in Yellowstone National Park, is the most powerful geyser in the world, and can shoot super-hot water amazing 300 feet in the air.
  16. The loudest sound in history was recorded in July 1883 due to volcano eruption on the Indian Ocean island of Krakatau.
  17. Amazing fact was the explosion was heard 3,000 miles away in Madagascar. Ash clouds shot 25 miles into the sky. The eruption also created giant tsunami, sea waves, that reached heights of 175 feet, speeding across the ocean at 400 miles an hour and destroyed over 300 towns.
  18. At more than 3.3 million square miles, amazingly the Sahara Desert is as large as the worlds next 20 largest hot deserts combined.
  19. Fact is that lightening typically travels downwards from clouds and upwards from the ground.
  20. A person under an oak tree is amazingly 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than a beech tree due to vertical roots of the oak tree.
  21. 9 out of 10 lightening strike victims survive.
  22. Amazing fact is that in ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!
  23. Tsunamis ( tidal waves ) travel as fast as jet planes.
  24. Amazingly groundwater comprises a 30 times greater volume than all freshwater lakes, and more than 3,000 times whats in the worlds streams and rivers at any given time.
  25. A volcano can shoot its debris as high as 50 km into the sky.
  26. Fact is at latitude 60 degrees south , you can sail around the world.
  27. Pumice is the only rock found, that can float on water.
  28. Most of the dust in your home is amazingly dead skin.
  29. A fire in Australia has been burning for amazing 5,000 years!
  30. The water in the Great Salt Lake of Utah is more than four times as salty as any ocean.
  31. A huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than the river above.
  32. Lake Baikal in Russia contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined.
  33. Every year Amazon river amazingly floods an area equal to size of England.
  34. A huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than the river above.
  35. The ice that covers 98% of Antarctica holds 90% of the worlds fresh water.
  36. Fact is the warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
  37. When scientist drilled through the ice of Antarctica’s Lake Vanda, they discovered that the water at the bottom of the lake was an amazingly warm 77 degrees Fahrenheit due to ice crystals actually heating the water by focusing on the bottom of the lake.
  38. The longest cave in the world is the ‘Mammoth Cave System’ in the USA at 560 km deep!
  39. Amazing fact is that there are about 3 molecules of Ozone for every 10 million air molecules.
  40. It is possible to see a rainbow at night!

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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