5 interesting facts about earth

EarthHow much you know about earth? You may know a lot about earth, but surely not these! Guess, you won’t know these!

  1. The Earth is not a perfect sphere. It’s actually an oblate spheroid, thanks to a slight equatorial bulge (the difference between the equatorial and polar diameters).
  2.  The oceans, which cover almost 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, contain to 20 million tons of gold.
  3.  Humans have explored less than 10 percent of the Earth’s vast oceans. Get on it, James Cameron.
  4.  The Earth’s atmosphere is composed of five main layers, and the higher up you go, the thinner the atmosphere gets; that’s why 75 percent of the atmosphere’s mass is in the troposphere, the lowest layer and the place where weather occurs.
  5. The Earth’s softest known mineral is talc. (Why do you think we use it to powder ourselves?) Talc is used in a variety of ways, including as a glaze in ceramics and as filler in paper.
  6. Moon is actually far away from the earth as it is thought about. If earth were a basketball, moon would seem like a tennis ball from there.
  7. All the water collected from earth, if made a drop, would be approximately 1400 kilometers across
  8. Andes the longest mountain range on earth, looks like a scar from space
  9. Do you know the twin sister of the earth? It’s Theia!
  10. Do not blame the people of this century for polluting the environment. You will be shocked to know, history of pollution dates back to the times of Industrial revolution.
  11. Eleventh point is something very interesting! Only 11% of the land on the earth is used for agricultural purpose.

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