Geographical Facts

Geographical Facts

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    The water of the Antarctica is so cold that nothing can rot there.
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    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
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    The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
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    If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres (200 - 210ft) - everywhere
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    The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
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    There are approximately three chickens for every human on Earth.
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    More than a dozen men have stood on the surface of the moon, but only three have been to Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest known spot in the ocean.
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    Forest growth in the US has exceeded harvest since the 1940’s. Today, we have more trees than any time in the past 100 years.
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    In 1850, only 8% of the people in California were women.
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    Every person in the world can fit in Texas and be given over 1000 sq ft in which to live.
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    A natural gas vent in Iraq known as The Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and is mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.
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    The water between India and Sri Lanka is only 3-30 feet deep and was purportedly passable on foot until 1480 AD when a cyclone moved some sand around.
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    It's still possible to see the division between East and West Germany due to different light bulbs.
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    Venice Island was built on a foundation of tree trunks. 1200 years later, those same trunks still support almost all of central Venice.
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    A waterfall known as The Devil's Kettle empties water into a hole and nobody knows where it ends up!
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    Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, an Abu Dhabi royal and billionaire, carved his name onto his private island and it's even visible from space.
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    There's a lake under Antarctica that is 25 million years old called Lake Vostok.
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    Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
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    The Caspian Sea is also classed as the world's largest lake.
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    The water of the Antarctica is so cold that nothing can rot there.
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    If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres (200 - 210ft) - everywhere
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    The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month.
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    The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
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    The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start, excluding the North and South infront of AmericA.
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    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.
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    There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!
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    The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
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    The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
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    The state of Florida is bigger than England!
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    The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century!
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    The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System' in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!
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    The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.
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    The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!
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    The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!
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    The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
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    One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
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    More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia.
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    Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir!
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    Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
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    It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
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    Israel's Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level.
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    In one day, a full grown redwood tree expels more than 2 tons of water through its leaves.
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    If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.
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    Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.
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    Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.

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