10 Amazing, Fun & Interesting Facts About World
The World where we people live is full of amazing and interesting facts. let us know some interesting facts about the world
Interesting Facts About The World
#1: Life on Earth
- The Earth is almost Five billion years old but, life has existed only for the last 150 million to 200 million years. This is estimated to be about 5% of its lifetime.
#2: What’s in a day?
- After years and years of revolving and rotating, the planet is slowing down too. Millions of years ago, a day was only 20 hours long. A few million years later, it will be 27 hours long.
#3: Run for your life! Melting Ice!!
- Global warming is likely to impact Maldives heavily, as it is the country with a lowest height above sea level of 1.8 meters and will go under water.
- There are only 27 glaciers left in Montana’s Glacier National Park, versus 150 in 1910.
- The ocean’s circulation system, ocean conveyor belt’s alteration could cause a mild ice age in Europe.
#4: Water, water, everywhere!
- The Earth’s water is 97% Salt and 3% fresh. Canada claims to have the most of the 3% in the form of lakes with over 3 million of them and accounting for the world’s 60% of lakes.
- The largest oceans on Earth are the Pacific, followed by the Atlantic and the Indian, in that order.
- In the fresh water category, the Nile is the longest river followed by the Amazon river.
#4: Behind Bars
- The United States leads with the most number of people behind bars, having 25% of the world’s population of people behind bars. China comes second, followed by Russia in the third spot.
#5: High & Low
- The Mount Everest is the highest peak of the world with an imposing height of 8848 meters. The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the Earth, which is deeper than Mount Everest is high.
#6: Fascinating Cities
The world is full of magnificent cities created by humans, let us know some interesting facts about the world related to the these cities:
- Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world to be located in two continents.
- San Francisco and Melbourne are equidistant from the equator and are known for their fast changing mild climates.
- In ancient Japan, Tokyo was called Edo.
- The land of Antarctica is not owned by any country.
#7: How’s the Weather?
- The hottest continent on Earth is Africa with temperature recorded at 136.4 degrees F, while the coldest, being Antarctica with temperature recorded at 126.9 degrees F below zero.
- Yuma, in Arizona State is the sunniest place with over 4000 hrs of sunshine every year.
- The strongest wind was recorded at a speed of 231 mph on Mt Washington, New Hampshire.
- 9 out of 10 lightning bolts strike the oceans than land.
- Libya has a single coloured flag
- Nepal’s is a double triangle and not a square or a rectangle.
- The white colour on Chile’s national flag represents the snow of the Andes mountain range.
- The Hawaiian flag was designed by King Kamehameha, who borrowed aspects from both the British and the American flags, gifted to him, to show his neutrality.
- Albert Einstein declined an offer for the presidency of Israel. He had declined saying He had no head for problems.
- Sir Isaac Newton was obsessed with occult and supernatural.
- An ambidextrous, paranoid dyslexic, Leonardo Da Vinci could draw forward with one hand while writing backward with the other, producing a mirror-image script that others found difficult to read—which was exactly the point.
- There are some interesting facts about the world related to the size of Earth, Sun & Jupiter:
- It is said that if the size of the sun would have been of a beach ball then Jupiter’s size would be of a golf ball and Earth’s size would be of a pea.