Saturday, 31 October 2015

20 Interesting Facts About Earth

                      Earth is home of billion people like us. For us if Earth didn’t exist than life didn’t exist. We are living on Earth but there are several facts which we don’t know about earth. Some interesting lesser known facts about earth are given as below:

1. Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology. The name came from the word ‘erda’ which is an Anglo-Saxon word that means soil or ground.

 2. The continents move every year by 2 centimeter distance.

 3.An average humans fingernails grow at about the same rate Africa and South America are moving.

 4.Among all the planet in solar system, Earth and Mercury are known to have densest compositions. This means their particles are closely packed together.

 5. The core temperature of earth is hotter than the surface of the sun!!! (Earth’s core temperature may reach up to 6000 degree Celsius.)

 6.Scientists say that there is a mass extinction of life on earth about once every 30 million years. And according to scientists, since it’s been about 35 million years, we are past due and the next mass extinction may include us.

 7. 3.5 billion years is the age of bacteria fossils found in Australia. This is the longer than earth’s atmosphere has had oxygen.

 8.55 tones is the weight of earth’s largest crystal, found beneath Mexico’s Nazca silver mine.

 9. 99% of earth’s gold lies in the core.

 10. Lutetium, the least abundant rare earth element is nearly 200 times more common in the earth’s crust than gold.

 11. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with plate tectonics.

 12. 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans.

 13.90% of rubbish in the world’s ocean is plastic.

 14.1 litter of sea water contains 13 billionths of a gram of gold.

 15.Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

 16. 97% of water on earth is salted only 3% is fresh.

 17.In 2012, the hole in the layer of Ozone was smaller than it has ever been in the last 10 years.

 18. Earth is smoother than the bowling bowl.

 19.China’s air pollution is visible from space not the Great Wall of China.

 20.The world’s worst earthquake occurred in the year 1556 in china killing approximately 830 thousand people.


  1. Wow. so interesting post. I love reading it. many unknown facts came to know\

  2. Great facts! I studied geography in college and loved knowing facts like these. Do post some more! xx

    1. thank u so much Emmy :)
      I'll post some more :D

  3. I'm a space junkie so naturally I loved this post.

  4. Very interesting facts. A nice read.

  5. Thanks for all these amazing facts. I really hope number 6 does not come true for us. I am glad to hear the hole in the ozone has gotten smaller. Thanks for sharing these and have a great weekend!


    1. welcome :) have a great weekend to you too :D

  6. Loved reading some interesting facts..
    Looking forward to read some more soon!!

    1. thank u so much Nitisha:)
      and I'll post some more interesting facts soon :p

  7. Cool!

  8. So interesting! Makes me realize how tiny our lives are in the scheme of things


  9. Great post! thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)


    1. yes definitely. I am already following you :p you can also ;)

  10. It was really very interesting to know more about earth, I love this kind of post, cause I like researches very much, and facts that we take for granted!

  11. Number 6 is really freaking me out!! lol

  12. Wow, that was really interesting! Thanks for sharing!


  13. I learned something new today. And #6 is kind of scary

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  14. Great job compiling all the tid-bits of info! Boo on all the plastic in water :(

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  15. Voww that's an informative post... :) :)