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Astonishing facts about our planet - Earth! (Miscellaneous)

Updated on December 27, 2016
  • 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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      Facts About Earth 7 years ago

      I see you mentioned the Bay of Fundy on your page. I highly recommend anyone that is in the eastern Canadian provinces to check it out. The movement of the tide is unbelievable - something very amazing to see! Thanks for the interesting facts; I really enjoyed your page!

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      kiran 7 years ago

      Summer of 2010 was the 4th Warmest on Record

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      Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

      thank you daisy

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      daisy 7 years ago

      this website is best

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      Cleanclover 8 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you filisha

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      filisha  10 years ago

      you need facts about the planet not on waterfalls and tigers