Ten fun facts about Earth


Fact 1
It is the densest of the eight planets in the Solar System.

Fact 2
China’s air pollution is visible from space. The Great Wall however is not.

Fact 3
There are really only 23 hours, 56 minutes, and four seconds in a day, not 24 hours.


Fact 4
Earth is not completely round. Actually, it is a little bit flattened at the North and South Poles.

Fact 5
The earth is in fact smoother than a bowling ball.

Fact 6
The Earth’s continents move about 2 centimeters every year.

Fact 7
200,000 people are born every day.

Fact 8
Two people die every second.

Fact 9
It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets.

Fact 10
Earth is sometimes referred to as the world or the Blue Planet.


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