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Earth Facts

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4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
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97.2% of the Earth's water is salt water.
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A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
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All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
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All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than in the south - and nobody knows why.
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An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
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Annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world's oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans.
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Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
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Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
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Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
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Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
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Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
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Earth has more exposed water than land. Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water.
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Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
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Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
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Florida has more tornados per square mile than any other state.
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It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.
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It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
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Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
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Living organisms on Earth can thrive as deep as 2 miles down.
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Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
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The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
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The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon.
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The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.
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The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!
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The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.
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The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
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The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.
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