- If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earth and jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get to the other side.
- There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth.
- One-third of Earth's land surface
- Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
- There are about 7500,000,000,000,000,000 grains of sand on Earth.
- Since at least the time of Pythagoras in 500 BC, no educated person believed the Earth was flat.
- The earth's deepest known point equals to 24.5 Empire State Buildings end to end.
- The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.
- The Earth's atmosphere
- is made up of
- 21% of oxygen.
- There are about 22,000 manmade objects orbiting around planet Earth.
- There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
- Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.
- Krubera Cave, the deepest known cave on Earth, has depth of 2,197 m (7,208 ft).
- The year 2015 will be one second longer than usual because of the slowing of the Earth's rotation.
- Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.
- of the earth's land is in 6 countries.
- For every grain of sand on every beach on Earth, there are 10,000 stars in the universe.
- The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.
- The Amazon
- represents more than
- half of the Earth's
- Earth is the only known place where a fire can occur naturally.
- The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were the same size.
- is located deep beneath
the Earth's surface.
- There are approximately
- Rainbows are actually Circular. We don't typically see a full circle rainbow because the Earth's horizon blocks the lower part.
- Earth has lost a third of its
- arable land in past 40 years.
- The four highest mountains on Earth, Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse, were first scaled in 1953, 54, 55, and 56.
- The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
- On July 23, 2012, the Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it would've wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids.
- The ozone layer is showing signs of healing, thanks to the worldwide ban on chlorofluorocarbons.
- took up residence
- in the Earth's atmosphere
- Continents split up at the same speed finger nails grow.