Facts About Earth That Will Make You More Intelligent

Cool Facts About Earth

2015 will be one sec longer than usual because of slowing of Earth’s rotation.

If the Earth didn’t have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.

The farthest distance from earth an astronaut has ever traveled is 248,655 miles (400,171 km) by the crew of NASA’s Apolo 13 mission in April 1970.

The Amazon represents more than half of the Earth’s rain forests.

Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named Earth.

The 2011 earthquake near Japan has increased Earth’s rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.

The ground you’re walking on is recycled. Earth’s rock cycle transforms igneous rocks to sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks and back again.

Earth may once have two moons.

Rocks can walk on Earth, in a place called Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, where a perfect storm can move rocks sometimes weighing tens or hundreds of pounds.

The longest mountain range on Earth is not on land but in water, mid-ocean ridge.

Coral reefs support the most species per unit area of any of the planet’s ecosystems. Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef.