Random Ocean Facts
1. The carbon dioxide released by humans is slowly turning the ocean into acid.
2. Coral reefs make up only 1% of the ocean floor, but are home to 25% of all ocean life.
3. 95% of our oceans remain unexplored.
4. There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
5. If all the world's ice melted, the oceans would rise 200 feet
6. The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.
7. If we could capture just 0.1% of the total of the ocean's kinetic energy, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.
8. Harold Hackett has put over 4800 messages in bottles into the ocean and has gotten 3000 responses back.
9. The gold dissolved in the world's oceans is estimated to be worth $475 trillion: about 30 times the US public debt.
10. It would take more than an hour for a heavy object to sink to the deepest part of the ocean
11. If all the salt in the oceans were spread evenly over the land, it would be 500 feet deep.
12. Pharrell Williams wants to create jeans out of ocean trash.
Trending in Just For Fun
The Royal Navy uses blasts of Britney Spears’s ‘Oops! . . . I Did It Again’ to scare off Somali pirates.
1 in 10 Americans think HTML is a sexually transmitted disease.
51 Internet Facts
In 2011, the United Nations declared that access to the Internet is a basic human right.
32 Christmas Facts
‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ was first sung in November 1934. By Christmas, it had sold 400,000 copies.
Nick Clegg once did community service for setting fire to a rare cactus collection while drunk on a school trip.
The Lego company was originally called Billund Maskinsnedkeri.
In 1552, Henry Pert died after shooting himself in the face with his own bow and arrow.
Traffic lights were introduced 18 years before the car was invented.
44 Gold Facts
In 2011, Australia minted a giant ‘A$1 million’ gold coin. It weighed over a ton and used gold worth A$52 million.
Jerry Springer was born in Highgate Tube station.
Forest fires can be sparked by sunlight magnified by water on dried-out leaves.