152 Fun Earth Facts
1. There are 14 billion insects for every human on Earth.
2. When humans first evolved on Earth, there was water on Mars.
3. The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
4. 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.
5. A planet called HD 189733b, 63 light years from Earth, is lashed by rain made of molten glass and 4,000 mph winds.
6. There are 62 pieces of Lego for every person on Earth.
7. It would take a snail nearly 4,575 years to circle Earth.
8. Except for identical twins, every person on Earth has a unique smell.
9. Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon.
10. Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
11. The Moon is now about 18 times further away from Earth than when it was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
12. Earths helium supplies will run out by 2030, party balloons could cost about $100 each in the future.
13. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
14. According to NASA, Las Vegas is the brightest city on Earth.
15. Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
16. All of the planets in our solar system could fit in the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
17. If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earth and jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get to the other side.
18. More people have "died" inside the Halo Games than have ever died in real life on Earth.
19. It takes a photon 40,000 years to get from the centre of the Sun to its surface, but only 8.3 minutes to get from there to the Earth.
20. Because the earth is slowing down, today is about 0.00000002 seconds longer than yesterday.
21. An average dust particle is the halfway point between the size of the Earth and the size of a proton.
22. Someone who weighs 150 pounds on Earth would weigh a whopping 354 pounds on Jupiter.
23. By 2050, the average Earthling will be consuming 3,070 calories a day, yet the average person requires only 2,000 calories.
24. You can see 4 galaxies from Earth with the naked eye, the Milky Way, Andromeda, and the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds
25. All the batteries on Earth store just ten minutes of the world's electricity needs.
26. Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
27. Many scientists believe that Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction, and that it was caused entirely by humans.
28. For a million years, the human population of the Earth was less than 26,000.
29. Oxygen is toxic to living cells. When oxygen first appeared on Earth, it wiped out nearly 99% of all life.
30. No government has ever officially formed a plan in case aliens make contact with Earth.
31. Florida has more tornados per square mile than any other state.
32. There is a diamond floating in our galaxy that is bigger than Earth.
33. Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth.
34. Fossil evidence suggests that fish have been on Earth for about 400 million years.
35. It would take approximately 3,155,524,416 Cheerios to circle the Earth at the equator.
36. The Queen is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
37. Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards not from the sky downwards.
38. By combining force of numbers with organized aggression, ants have become the greatest insect killers on Earth -- even of their own kind.
39. Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in plastic wrap, a study has revealed.
40. The ice lost in Antarctica every year would be enough to give each person on Earth 1,360,000 ice cubes.
41. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth after oil.
42. There are 1,397 known asteroids capable of causing ‘major devastation’ if they hit the Earth.
43. A day on Mercury is equivalent to almost 59 days on the planet Earth.
44. Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advanc either by picking up changing gas emissions or noting tiny changes in the Earth's magnetic field
45. It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
46. South Sudan is the newest country on Earth.
47. Earth has lost a quarter of the water it once had.
48. 63 Earths could fit inside of Uranus.
49. Craters on Mars under 60 kilometres in diameter are named after towns on Earth with populations under 100,000.
50. At some point, you will be the next person on Earth to die.
51. Lightning strikes the Earth 8.6 million times a day or about 100 times a second.
52. A pineapple fruitcake made it to space and back to Earth safely and now it is kept in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
53. It was calculated that the total weight of all the ants on Earth is almost equivalent to the total weight of humans.
54. Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
55. The moon is actually egg-shaped - it looks perfectly round because the large end is pointed towards Earth.
56. An estimated 50-80% of all life on Earth is found in the ocean.
57. Earth has more exposed water than land. Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water.
58. If you removed the water from every life form on Earth, it would be enough to cover the Isle of Man to a depth of half a mile.
59. If the whole world lived like Americans, we would need 5 Earths just to sustain the population.
60. Astronomers say there are at least 8.8 billion planets with a similar size and temperature as Earth in our galaxy alone.
61. According to scientists, antimatter is the most expensive material on Earth to make - 1 gram would cost $62.5 trillion.
62. In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the "United States of the Earth."
63. There are more atoms in a single glass of water than glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
64. If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earth and jumped in, it would take you exactly 42 minutes and 12 seconds to get to the other side.
65. Lake Baikal in Russia is a thousand times older than any other lake on Earth.
66. A farmland based on an acre of fertile soil is inhibited by 1,750,000 earthworms.
67. The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhoea bacteria. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.
68. 3.4 billion years ago, the Earth was much cooler, making it easier for organisms to live.
69. If the Earth was the size of a basketball, all of its water would fit into a ping pong ball.
70. Some of the shooting stars we can see from Earth are actually astronaut poop burning up in the atmosphere.
71. Lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute.
72. A bubble made of all the water on Earth would have a volume of 332,500,000 cubic miles and be about 860 miles in diameter.
73. There are more than one million animal species on Earth.
74. There are as many bacteria in two servings of yoghurt as there are people on Earth.
75. There are enough viruses on Earth to fill 150 Super Bowl stadiums.
76. The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.
77. Earthworms' bodies are made up of ring-like segments called annuli. The annuli are covered in small hairs that help in moving and burrowing.
78. There are more than one billion cars currently in use on Earth.
79. The sun will expand into a red giant larger than Earth's orbit in 7.6 billion years.
80. If two people needed to repopulate the Earth, we'd be back to seven billion people in just 556 years if every woman had eight children.
81. Two out of three people who live on Earth drive on the right side of the road.
82. Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
83. Drunk - When you have to hold on to the grass to keep from falling off the earth.
84. Subway makes enough sandwiches in a year to wrap around the Earth 14 times.
85. The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.
86. Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.
87. It has been calculated that every year, Earth becomes 110 million pounds lighter.
88. An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
89. By 2050, we will have 3 billion more people on the Earth.
90. There is currently about 1 cow for every 5 people on Earth.
91. In 1992, the Vatican finally admitted Galileo was right about the Earth revolving around the Sun.
92. Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
93. Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Only 1 percent of this water is drinkable.
94. Bill Gates could give $15 dollars to every human being on Earth and still have $15 million for his pocket money
95. The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.
96. If all of the volcanoes on Earth erupted, the effects on the planet would be more devastating than a nuclear winter.
97. There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on Earth, and a billion times more in a tonne than there are stars in the Milky Way.
98. Cockroaches raised in space become quicker, stronger, faster, and tougher than cockroaches on Earth.
99. Since the beginning of its lifecycle, the Sun has burned 100 Earths worth of fuel.
100. Living organisms on Earth can thrive as deep as 2 miles down.
101. One poll revealed that a third of all Russians believe the Sun revolves around the Earth.
102. A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
103. 99% of all species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct.
104. Light from the center of the Milky Way takes 25,000 years to reach us on Earth.
105. One in 11 people on Earth earn their money from tourism.
106. One third of the electricity produced on earth is used to power electric light bulbs.
107. All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.
108. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
109. Before trees were common, the earth was covered in giant mushrooms.
110. NASA estimates that the near-Earth asteroid, Eros, contains 20 billion tonnes of gold.
111. All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than in the south - and nobody knows why.
112. There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.
113. There is a water vapor cloud in space which has 100 trillion times the amount of water present on Earth.
114. Less than 1% of what the world spent on weapons is all that was needed to put every child on Earth in school by the year 2000.
115. There is more water in the Earth’s core than in all of its oceans.
116. If the Earth had no clouds, the sea would evaporate.
117. It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.
118. It takes 492 seconds for sunlight to reach the Earth.
119. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
120. Nearly one in five firearms on Earth is an AK-47.
121. A 'devil worm' has been discovered miles under the Earth'”the deepest-living animal ever found.
122. Earth is worth about $7 quadrillion when accounting for all of its resources.
123. If the world population consumed as much as the average American, we would need the resources of 5 Earths to survive.
124. The sun is 400 times larger than the moon but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the same size in the sky.
125. The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)!
126. If the Earth suddenly stopped spinning, everything would be thrown sideways like being in a car accident going 1,000 miles per hour.
127. Earth worms are hermaphrodites.
128. The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon.
129. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption in the US alone.
130. If your definition of "famous" is "notable enough to have a Wikipedia page," then one out of every 10,000 people on Earth today are famous.
131. Each day, up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth.
132. Sagittarius B, an interstellar cloud 26,000 light years from Earth, contains a billion billion billion litres of alcohol.
133. 97.2% of the Earth's water is salt water.
134. One day on the Moon lasts 29 Earth days.
135. The humans on Earth are carried around the Sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph.
136. After six months on the International Space Station, astronauts are .0007 seconds younger than people on Earth.
137. Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
138. There are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
139. There are eight million Jehovah’s Witnesses on Earth but, according to their teachings, only 144,000 people will be saved at the end of the world.
140. Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
141. There is still a group of people who believes that the Earth is flat. They are called the Flat Earth Society
142. The last time the Sun was in its current position in space around the Milky Way, dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
143. Contrary to popular belief, if an earthworm is split in two, it will not become two new worms.
144. Relative to our galaxy, the Earth is traveling through space at more than 500,000 mph.
145. If the supervolcano under Yellowstone Park erupted, Earth would face years of volcanic winter (ash blocking the sun)
146. In a billion years, Earth could collide with Mars or Mercury.
147. One day on Mercury lasts the equivalent of 176 Earth days.
148. Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar system. It is so big that more than 1300 Earths could fit inside it.
149. If the Earth experienced a solar storm today, it would disable every electrical system, leaving people in the dark for months.
150. 4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
151. For every three million people on Earth, there is one billionaire.
152. The total weight of all the ants on Earth is about the same as the weight of all the humans on Earth.
Trending in World
45 Chinese Facts
If they were countries, the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan and Jiangsu would be among the world’s 20 most populous.
152 Earth Facts
Lake Baikal in Russia is a thousand times older than any other lake on Earth.
An Egyptian cure for insanity was to eat snake meatballs under a full moon.
34 Britain Facts
The name sign of the town of Lost in Aberdeenshire is the only one in Britain that is welded to its pole.
49 Roman Facts
The sign for the female sex (C) represents the hand mirror of the Roman goddess Venus.
78 English Facts
The English word ‘squirrel’ is particularly difficult for Germans to pronounce.
41 French Facts
In the French Revolution, prisoners were taken to the guillotine on wagons used to transport manure.
The world’s largest iceberg set off from Antarctica in 2000. It was larger than Jamaica and parts of it still haven’t melted.
The Spanish for ‘when pigs fly’ is ‘when hens piss’.
In German, things don’t ‘sell like hot cakes’, they ‘go like warm rolls’.