25 Interesting Facts about Green Earth

Here are 25 most interesting Facts about Planet earth :

  • The Highest Temperature Recorded on Earth is 135.8°F  in   Aziziyah, Libya on September 13, 1922 (57.7°C) &  Lowest Temperature Recorded is 128.5°F  in Vostok, Antarctica on  July 21, 1983 (-89.2°C).
  • Human population on Earth is 6,660,000,000 (6.66 billion) as of April 2008 . And World’s growth Rate is 1.14%  of 2006 estimate (this means at the current rate of growth, the earth’s population will double in 61.4 years).

  • Earth’s Traveling speed is 66,700 miles per hour in space. So You can guess the Circumference of Earth’s Revolution. :P
  • The Deadliest Earthquake ever recorded on Earth was in 1557 in central China killing more than 830,000 People.
  • When Looking from a Distance in Space , Earth will appear as the most Beautiful and most Brightest of all the 9 Planets. This is Because sunlight is reflected by the water preset on the Earth.
  • The Earth is the Densest major body in the whole solar system. The reason is it comprises of  Hard particles and materials while other heavenly bodies are just gas masses.
  • About 20 to 30 volcanoes erupt each year, mostly under the sea.
  • Fresh water from the River Amazon can be found up to 180 km out to sea.
  • The Earth’s axis is tipped at 23.5 degrees .This is the reason for the change in seasons while earth revolves around the sun.

  • Over 4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel made from sugar cane. The reason for its use is more eco-friendly , renewable and less dependency on foreign fuel.
  • Tibet is the highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500 meters. And Antarctica is the Highest , Driest and coldest continent on Earth.
  • Chile in Africa is the driest place on Earth receiving  just 0.03 inches of Rain .Rains has never been recorded in some parts of Atacama Deserts of Chile. Cherrapunjee or Mawsynram in India has recorded the highest rainfall in the world  with an annual average rainfall (11,873 mm, 467.4″).
  • The world’s windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antartica with wind speed sometimes reaching 200mph.
  • The Blue Whale is the largest known animal ever lived on land or sea. It can reach upto 110 feets long weight almost 200 tons , more than the weight of 50 adult elephants.
  • The Lowest dry point on the Earth is Dead Sea is about 1300 feet below the sea level.
  • Sun Rays reach the Earth in Exactly 8 minutes and 3 seconds. You can imagine now what is the distance b/w Earth and Sun.
  • Nile river is the longest flowing river in the world and  flows in North of Africa and has two Major Tributaries White Nile and blue Nile.Interesting thing is  that there is a huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than the river above.

  • Earth is the only planet of the whole galaxy where water can exist in the liquid state on its surface. Most of the planets either have vaporous form or Ice sheets.
  • Earth’s Ocean has an average depth of 2 miles
  • Highest Elevation on Earth is Mt. Everest , Nepal , Asia   29,035 feet (8850 m). Deepest  Point in the Ocean is Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, Western Pacific Ocean , South of Japan   35,840 feet (10924 m) Deep.
  • There is no land at all at the Arctic Ocean   in the North pole , there is only ice on the top of the sea covering 12 million square kilometer of Floating Ice.
  • The coldest Winter temperature is -34 degree Celsius and is of Arctic Ocean in the North pole.It stays black and cold for months. Sun sets in the October and does not rises till late February.
  • Out of whole  100% water available on Earth only 3% is fresh water else 97% is salty. Out of that 3%  , 2% is covered in ice Glaciers . That means only 1% of the total water is available from rivers lakes and Underground.
  • The sunlight  can penetrate into the clean Ocean water as deep as 240 feet.
  • The Persian Gulf is the Warmest sea with temperature reach 35.6 degree centigrade. The White Sea in Russia has the lowest Temperature of -2 degree centigrade.

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