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Amazing Facts of World

Amazing Facts of World

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Amazing Facts of World & EarthEarth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on thesurface.Antarctica is the highest, driest, and coldest continent on Earth.The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could beconsidered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from itsbase in the Hawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet.Earth is referred to as the BLUE PLANET. WHY? Because from space, theoceans combined with our atmosphere make our planet look blue.The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in centralChina, more than 830,000 people were killed.The World’s largest hot desert is the Sahara in North Africa, at over9,000,000 km², it is almost as large as the United States.Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour.Mount Everest 8850 meter (29035 ft) Nepal/China is the tallest mountain.The sunrays reached at the earth in 8 minutes & 3 seconds.Only 11 percent of the earth's surface is used to grow food.The coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.About 70% of the world’s fresh water is stored as glacial ice.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 isfound in lakes, rivers and underground.The warmest sea in the world is the Red Sea, where temperatures rangefrom 68 degrees to 87.8 degrees F depending upon which part youmeasure.The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus, with an estimated surfacetemperature of 864 F (462 C).Angel Falls in Venezuela is the worlds highest waterfall, The water of Fallsdrops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
 
Asia Continent is covered 30% of the total earth land area, but represent60% of the world’s population.The total surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles.El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 - the hottest ever measured.A 1960 Chilean earthquake was the strongest earthquake in recent times,which occurred off the coast, had a magnitude of 9.6 and broke a faultmore than 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) long.The lowest dry point on earth is the Dead Sea in the Middle East is about1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.The Largest Ocean of the World is the Pacific Ocean (155,557,000 sq km),It covers nearly one-third of the Earth's surface.The distance from the surface of Earth to the center is about 3,963 miles(6,378 kilometers).The saltiest sea in the world is the Red Sea with 41 parts of salt per 1,000parts of water.The Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest waterfall (979 meters /3212 ft.), three times the size of the Eiffel Tower.The Earth is the densest major body in the solar system.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 yearsold.Baikal Lake in Russian Fed. is the deepest lake (5315 ft) in the world.Lightning does not always create thunder. In April 1885, five lightningbolts struck the Washington Monument during a thunderstorm, yet nothunder was heard.The Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia is the largest cave in the world is 2300feet (701 meters) long, 1300 feet (400 meters) wide, and more than 230feet (70 meters) high.The Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii is the largest volcanoon on Earth. It risesmore than 50,000 feet (9.5 miles or 15.2 kilometers) above its base, whichsits under the surface of the sea.
 
Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon isdirectly overhead.One-tenth of the Earth's surface is always under the cover of ice. Andalmost 90 per cent of that ice is to be found in the continent of Antarctica.The coldest seas are found near the poles such as the Greenland, Barents,Beaufort, Kara, Laptev & East Siberian Seas found near the north pole & Weddell & Ross Seas found in the south poles. The Baltic Sea is alsoconsidered one of the coldest seas.The Nile River in Africa is the longest river (6,825 kilometers) of the earth.Caspian Sea, Asia-Europe is the major lake (371,000 sq km) in the world.Depending upon the amount of salt in the water, sea water freezes atabout 28 degrees F.The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Becauseof their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases thanany other animal.The Peregrine Falcon around 200mph (320 km/h) is the fastest bird on theplanet, the top speed recorded is 242.3mph (390 km/h).The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.The deepest hole ever made by humans is in Kola Peninsula in Russia, wascompleted in 1989, creating a hole 12,262 meters (7.6 miles) deep.Total fertility rate of the world is 2.59 children born/woman.An African woman's lifetime risk of dying from pregnancy related causes isone in 16, in Asia, its one in 65. In Europe, its one in 1,400.There are roughly 4,000 known minerals, although only about 200 are of major importance.About 400 billion gallons water is used worldwide each day.Aluminum cans take 500 years to break down.Total fertility rate of the world is 2.59 children born/woman. Niger is 7.46(highest), India is 2.73, US is 2.09 & Hong Kong is 0.95 only (Lowest).Northern Mariana Islands is only the country where death rate(2.29/1000) is lowest in the world.

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