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65 Amazing Facts that will surprise you About Earth | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Earth is 4.5 billion years old .
  2. Earth is likely to support life for another 1.5 billion years .
  3. On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over an amazing million and a half miles per day.
  4. Amazingly the most abundant metal in the Earth’s  crust is Aluminium.
  5. The Earth’s core is about as hot as the sun.
  6. Fact is earth is the only planet not named after a God.
  7. Amazing fact is if there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.
  8. Antarctica is the only land on our planet not owned by any country.
  9. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  10. Because of the rotation of the earth , an object can be thrown further if it is thrown west.
  11. The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an amazing 67,000 mph.
  12. Amazing fact is that 50 tallest mountains on Earth are all located in Asia.
  13. Do you know that if you were at 0° latitude and 0° longtitude, you would be standing in the Atlantic Ocean?
  14. Amazingly at latitude 60 degrees south , you can sail around the world.
  15. Earth is tipped at 23 and 1/2 degrees in orbit. Fact is that axis is what causes our seasons.
  16. It’s amazing that lightning puts 10,000,000 tons of nitrogen into the earth each year.
  17. Groundwater comprises a 30 times greater volume than all freshwater lakes, and amazingly more than 3,000 times what’s in the world’s streams and rivers at any given time.
  18. Most gemstones contain several elements; except the diamond, it’s all carbon.
  19. The curvature of the earth is pretty close to eight inches every mile, or 66 feet every hundred miles.
  20. Fact is the South Pole is covered with 8,850 feet of solid ice.
  21. The temperature of the earth’s interior increases by one degree every 60 feet down.
  22. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
  23. All of the Earth’s continents are amazingly wider at the north than in the south – and nobody knows why.
  24. The Earth has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.
  25. Amazing fact is a fog belt 50 Ft deep over an area of 100 square miles contains no more moisture than a single bucket of water.
  26. The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia shifting 7 meters a day.
  27. Each year, about 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world. About 100,000 of those can be felt and about 100 of them cause damage.
  28. Amazingly at over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
  29. At an amazing 3.3 million square miles, the Sahara Desert is as large as the world’s next 20 largest hot deserts combined.
  30. Although oil is known as “black gold,” it isn’t black to begin with. When it spurts from the ground, the crude stuff is most often dark green.
  31. The Antarctic Ice Sheet holds nearly 90 percent of the world’s ice and 70 percent of its fresh water. If the entire ice sheet were to melt, sea level would rise by amazing 220 feet
  32. Sound carries so well in the Arctic that on a calm day, a conversation can be heard from 1.8 miles away.
  33. Mount St. Helens dropped amazing 1,313 feet in 1980.
  34. Most amazing fact is if the world were tilted one degree more either way, the Earth would not have been habitable because the area around the equator would have been too hot and the poles would have been too cold.
  35. You can’t dig a hole to China from the US. You will end up in Indian Ocean. To dig a straight hole to China, you have to be in Chile or Argentina.
  36. This island off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, which is nicknamed “Snake Island” is home to the Golden Lancehead Viper and has been quarantined because it’s overflowing with deadly snakes about 1 for every sq. mtr.!
  37. It’s amazing that if the world’s population stood shoulder to shoulder, we would only fill an area the size of the city of Los Angeles.
  38. Because of the curvature of the earth, when you look out into the ocean and watch the sun set, the horizon is only about three miles away from where you stand.
  39. The entire world population could fit in the state of Texas and it’d only have the population density of New York City!
  40. Scientists just found a 46 million-year-old mosquito fossilized in amber and filled with blood!
  41. It’s amazing that 5.4 million species of animals worldwide remain unnamed.  The animals that we have named only make up about a quarter of the total number of species out there!
  42. From late March to late September the sun never sets at the North Pole. This is folloed by 6 months of darkness.
  43. The Earth was hit by a 60-ton Hoba Meteorite , the largest known meteorite on the planet an estimated 80,000 years ago in  Namibia. It was discovered by a farmer in 1920. It’s also the largest natural piece of iron in existence made of 84% iron.
  44. Believe it or not, most of the Earth’s deserts are not composed entirely of sand. Much, about 85% of them, are rocks and gravel.
  45. If you could evaporate all the water out of all the oceans and spread the resulting salt over all the land on Earth, you would have an amazing  five hundred-foot layer coating everything.
  46. The Andes Mountain range in South America is 4,525 miles long and ranks, as the world’s longest. Second Longest: The Rockies; Third: Himalayas.
  47. For every 980 feet you climb up a mountain, the temperature drops 3-1/2 degrees.
  48. Amazingly Antarctica has as much ice as the atlantic ocean has water.
  49. Water on earth is 97 % salted 3 % fresh.
  50. Amazing fact is that 99 % of the earth’s gold lies in it’s core and is enough to form 1.5 Feet coating around the surface of the earth.
  51. Of all the planets in our solar system, the Earth has the greatest density. The metallic core is denser than the crust however the average density of the Earth is approximately 5.52 grams per cubic centimetre.
  52. If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.
  53. A volcano was recorded to burst out at the speed of 250 miles per hour in 1980 known as St. Helen which was faster than Japanese bullet train.
  54. Australia is the only continent in the world that doesn’t have an active volcano.
  55. Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
  56. Fact is the fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 mph.
  57. There are 200 corpses on the Mount Everest and they are used as way points for the climbers.
  58. On average, an iceberg weighs amazing 20 million tonnes.
  59. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls (USA) undermines the shale cliffs and as a result, the falls have receded approximately 7 miles over the last 10,000 years.
  60. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.
  61. The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research.
  62. The Earth is almost Five billion years old but, life has existed only for the last 150 million to 200 million years. This is estimated to be about 5% of its lifetime.
  63. After years and years of revolving and rotating, the planet is slowing down too. Millions of years ago, a day was only 20 hours long. A few million years later, it will be 27 hours long.
  64. Before trees were common , earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
  65. The distance between Europe and Africa is amazingly only 36 miles.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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