Here are the top facts about earth we found that you probably didn’t know!
+ Standing on that equator you would be spinning around Earth’s center at 1000 miles per hour. At the poles, however, you would be standing still (and turning in a circle)
+ The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth’s surface was 136 degrees F or 57.8 degrees C in El Azizia, Libya recorded in 1922.
+ The coldest spot was Antarctica’s vostok station that recorded a bonechilling minus 128.6 degrees fahrenheit
+ On that note, Antarctica contains about 70 percent of Earth’s fresh water and 90 percent of its ice
+ Earth’s magnetic north pole is moving northward at a rate of 10 miles per year
+ Scientists believe Earth may have had two moons at one point in time.
+ The longest mountain range on Earth is actually underwater. It is called the mid ocean ridge system. It stretches for 80,000 km all around the world and is nearly 20 times longer than the longest range on the surface, the Andes Mountains. Not only that, the whole thing is completely volcanic.
+ 70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean but humans have only explored 5 percent of it.
+ Constructed from millions of tiny polyps, coral reefs are the largest living structures on Earth, some even visible from space.
+ he largest single living thing (apart from reefs constructed of multiople polyps) was a mushroom fungus in Oregon that grew to 2,200 acres.