1. 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.
  2. 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.
  3. The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
  4. The Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases.
  5. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
  6. There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth.
  7. One-third of Earth's land surface
  8. is partially or totally desert.
  9. Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
  10. Our galaxy probably contains at least
    2 billion planets like Earth.
  11. There are about 7500,000,000,000,000,000 grains of sand on Earth.
  12. The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.
  13. Lightning
    strikes Earth about
    100 times per second
    or 8.6 Million times per day.
  14. Since at least the time of Pythagoras in 500 BC, no educated person believed the Earth was flat.
  15. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
  16. Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid and vapour.
  17. The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.
  18. The earth's deepest known point equals to 24.5 Empire State Buildings end to end.
  19. Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen.
  20. The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.
  21. Water constitutes only 0.07% of the earth by mass or 0.4% of the earth by volume.
  22. Earth is the only planet whose name in English is not derived from a Greco-Roman God.
  23. The highest place on Earth, and closest to space, is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes.
  24. There are about 22,000 manmade objects orbiting around planet Earth.
  25. 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.
  26. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth.
  27. As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph (107,182 km/h).
  28. Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.
  29. There are about 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage.
  30. There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
  31. Krubera Cave, the deepest known cave on Earth, has depth of 2,197 m (7,208 ft).
  32. The southernmost active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the U.S. Research Center.
  33. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball in Space, then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
  34. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
  35. The year 2015 will be one second longer than usual because of the slowing of the Earth's rotation.
  36. Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.
  37. 40%
  38. of the earth's land is in 6 countries.
  39. If the earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.
  40. All of the world's energy needs can be met with 1/10,000th of the light from the Sun that falls on Earth each day, according to the inventor Ray Kurzweil.
  41. Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
  42. Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.
  43. For every grain of sand on every beach on Earth, there are 10,000 stars in the universe.
  44. The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.
  45. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface.
  46. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth except for Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.
  47. 63 Earths can fit inside Uranus.
  48. The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -133°F (-93.2°C).
  49. 20% of the Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.
  50. The Earth's magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years, specially around Brazil and Argentina.
  51. Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.
  52. Global warming has raised the earth's average surface temperature about 1.5°F (0.8°C) since the Industrial Revolution.
  53. 1.3 million Earths could fit into the Sun.
  54. 100% of the earth's ocean floor has been mapped to a maximum resolution of around 5km.
  55. The Amazon
  56. represents more than
  57. half of the Earth's
  58. rainforests.
  59. If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would've begun at 11:58:43pm.
  60. Fossil evidence suggests that fish have been on Earth for about 530 million years.
  61. There's an ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans: they are 30% more acidic than in 1751.
  62. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."
  63. An apple didn't hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon's motion around Earth.
  64. 2200 years ago, Eratosthenes estimated the Earth's circumference using math, without ever leaving Egypt. He was remarkably accurate. Christopher Columbus later studied him.
  65. The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
  66. Earth is the only known place where a fire can occur naturally.
  67. Each day, up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth.
  68. The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were the same size.
  69. A reservoir of water 3 times
    the volume of all the oceans
  70. is located deep beneath
    the Earth's surface.
  71. A new model of the chemistry of the early solar system says that up to half the water now on Earth was inherited from an abundant supply of interstellar ice as our sun formed.
  72. There are approximately
  73. 3.04 trillion trees on earth.
  74. A complete revolution around the Sun takes about 365 days and 6 hours. That's why our Gregorian calendar has a leap day.
  75. Rainbows are actually Circular. We don't typically see a full circle rainbow because the Earth's horizon blocks the lower part.
  76. Of all the solar system's planets, Venus is the closest to a twin of Earth, with a similar size, orbit and composition.
  77. Earth has lost a third of its
  78. arable land in past 40 years.
  79. The four highest mountains on Earth, Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse, were first scaled in 1953, 54, 55, and 56.
  80. The closest distance between Earth and Mars will continue to mildly decrease for the next 25,000 years.
  81. On Earth, the only ice is frozen water. On Pluto, nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide also freeze solid.
  82. About 90% of the world's earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
  83. The Earth could eventually have a 1000-hour day in 50 billion years because the time it takes Earth to spin once on its axis keeps increasing.
  84. In about 5 billion years, the Sun will deplete its supply of hydrogen and helium, turning into a red giant star, consuming Mercury and Venus and maybe even Earth.
  85. Night and day on Earth only appear to last 45 minutes from the International Space Station.
  86. The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
  87. 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.
  88. The ozone layer is showing signs of healing, thanks to the worldwide ban on chlorofluorocarbons.
  89. Oxygen
  90. took up residence
  91. in the Earth's atmosphere
  92. 2.45 billion years ago.
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