Earth facts

Facts about Earth

 

Earth facts

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.

 

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Coolest Animal Facts

coolest animal facts

 Everyone loves animals right? Well here is the coolest facts about animals we were able to dig up!

1. Tiger cubs leave their mother when they are around 2 years of age, can you imagine if we did that!?

2. Both female and male African elephants have tusks but only the male Asian elephants have tusks. They use their tusks for digging and finding food.

3. Many whales are toothless. They use a plate of comb-like fibre called baleen to filter small crustaceans and other creatures from the water.

5. In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.

6. Wolves are excellent hunters and have been found to be living in more places in the world than any other mammal except humans.

7. There are only about 700 mountain gorillas and they live high in the mountains in two protected parks in Africa. Lowland gorillas live in central Africa.

8. A male giraffe can weigh as much as a pick up truck! That’s about 1400 kilograms.

 

space facts

Five cool facts about space

Cool facts about space

Cool facts about space

 

 

Everyone likes space right? well here is the five coolest facts about space we were able to find!

 

1. We are moving through space at the rate of 530km a second.  Wow that’s fast!

2. The light hitting the earth right now is 30 thousand years old, this is due to the time it takes light to travel!

3. If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together. This is called Cold Welding

4. Uranus was originally called George’s Star (it was also the first planet to be discovered with the use of a telescope.)

5. If you put Saturn in water it would float! this is due to Saturn having a lower density then water.

 

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