Astonishing facts about our planet - Earth! (Miscellaneous)
- The North Magnetic Pole is about 1600 kms from the true North Pole. While the South Magnetic Pole is about 2570 kms from the South Pole.
- Life on Earth began about 3,500 million years ago, just after 1,100 million years of its origin.
- Among the 50 big rivers of the world, Nile is 6,650 km long and Amazon 6,450 km long.
- Atacama desert of Chile never had any rainfall for about 400 years until 1971. It is considered as the driest plateau across the world.
- The oldest known rocks, found in Western Australia are about 3,200 million years old - about 300 million years younger than the planet itself.
- Water which has been evaporated today from the oceans will reach back after a period of 1,000 years.
- The greatest tides occur in the bay of Fundy.
- Man has made beautiful and long bridges all over the world, but Nature has made bridges of its own. Such a highest natural bridge exists in sinkiang, china, which is 312 mts high with a span of 45 mts.
- Due to the global warming effect, the level of water in the caspian sea has started rising. This is a warning to human race that any day, the continents may become over-flooded.
- Lowest point : Dead sea
- Largest Desert : Sahara
- Deepest Lake : Lake Baikal
- Largest Island : Greenland
- Highest peak : Mt. Everest-8848 mts
- Largest sea : South China Sea
- Largest and Deepest ocean : Pacific
- Newest Island : Lateiki
- Highest waterfall : Angel falls
- Largest Delta : Ganga & Brahmaputra in Bangladesh
- Largest salt water lake : Caspian sea
- Largest fresh water lake : Lake superior
- Longest Glacier : Lambert Glacier
- Surface area of earth : 510,101,000 sq. kms.
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