Friday, January 14, 2011

This is interesting check it

  • 70-71% of the Earth is covered by water.
  • A thousand tons of meteor dust falls to Earth every day.
  • Mount Everest (8850 meters or 29035ft) is the tallest mountain in the world.
  • It takes sun light 8 minutes and 3 seconds to reach Earth.
  • The coldest temperatue ever recorded was -129 degrees Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antartica in 1983.
  • Only 3% of the water on our planet is fresh water.  Of the 3%, 2% of it is frozen in glaciers and ice sheets around the poles.  The other 97% is salt water.
  • The lowest dry point on Earth is the Dead Sea in the Middle East which is 1300 feet below sea level.
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It covers about 1/3 of the Earth’s surface.
  • The Earth is the densest major body in our solar system.
  • Baikal Lake in Russian Fed. is the deepest lake in the world at 5315 feet.
  • The most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust is aluminum.
  • It snowed in the Sahara Desert on February 18th, 1979.
  • On average, an iceberg weighs 20 million tons.
  • 200 million years ago Earth contained only one land mass called Pangea.
  • The moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days.
  • Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
  • Total fertility rate of the world is 2.59 children born/woman.
  • Worldwide each day 400 billion gallons of water is used.
  • every 24 hours throughout the year. On the polar sides, however, this is not the case: between the vernal and autumnal equinoxes the Northern Hemisphere points towards the Sun, because of the Earth's position on its orbit, and there is perpetual daylight at the North Pole, with the Sun rising and falling towards the horizon but never sinking beneath it. At the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun is as far north as possible, and hence on this day all places within 23 degrees of the North Pole (and thus inside the Arctic Circle) have constant sunlight. At the South Pole, during this time, there is perpetual night.
    At the northern winter solstice, conversely, the North Pole, being tilted away from the Sun, experiences perpetual night, while in the Southern Hemisphere the "midnight Sun" is visible throughout the south polar region.

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