Earth’s Most Amazing Facts

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The Earth is an astounding place. Most people know enough about it to make it through a lifetime. But, there is plenty of basically useless, though amazing information, which you’re not even aware of about our marvelous, singular planet Earth. Well, there’s no excuse for that any more. And you can’t say we didn’t tell you so…
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Amazing Facts About Earth

There are approximately 3 trillion trees on earth.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

There are more living organisms in a teaspoon of dirt than there are people on Earth.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

⅓ of the Earth’s surface is partially or totally covered by desert.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

More than 20% of the Earth’s oxygen content is produced by the Amazon rain forest alone.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Before trees were more common, Earth was covered by giant mushrooms.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

More than 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere around Earth every single day.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Lightning strikes somewhere around the Earth 100 times every second.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Rainfall has never been recorded in some parts of Chile’s Atacama Desert, the driest place on the planet.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Earth is the only place in our solar system where a total eclipse of the Sun can be observed.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Only about .003 percent of the fresh water on Earth is drinkable for humans.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

The Soviets have been digging a tunnel into the Earth for the last 15 years. It’s over 40,000 feet deep.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

If the Earth didn’t have the Moon, our days would only be 6 hours each.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a mythical Greco-Roman God.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

There’s enough gold in the Earth’s core to cover the surface of the planet to a depth of 1.5 feet.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

The highest point on Earth (and closest to space) is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes Mountains.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

The Earth orbits the Sun at more than 66,000 mph.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

There are more than 20,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth.
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Amazing Facts About Earth

The Earth’s molten core is hotter than the Sun.
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And, Finally…

More than 60 Earths can fit inside Uranus. Ouch?
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