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A Few Interesting World Facts


The world around us is full of many interesting facts. These facts range in topic. The world is truly a dynamic place full of history and culture. Today, we will take a look at various interesting fun facts about our planet in which we live.

You won't believe these incredible and often overlooked facts. They are truly awesome to know about. Facts help us appreciate the world around us. Knowledge is always great. You're never too old to learn something interesting and new. Learning is apart of growing.

Now let's take a look at some super cool fun facts.

Fun Facts

The is just one single letter of the American alphabet that doesn't appear in the name of any U.S state. That letter is Q.

Marie Carrie is the only individual to earn a Noble Peace Prize in two different science categories. She earned her first award in 1903 for physics. Her second award was earned in 1913 for radioactivity.

Amazing facts

An Octopus can lay a estimate of 56,000 eggs at a single moment. The mother is usually very over protective of her babies during breeding. The size of a new born octopus is that of a rice grain.

Sharks can live to be hundreds of years old. According to recent studies, Greenland sharks have live to be 392 years old. It is estimated that a shark can live to be up to 500 years old.

Cherophobia is the irrational fear of fun or happiness. It is a extremely rare condition. People with this phobia usually avoid situations where fun or happiness can occur.

North Korea has the largest military in the world. Its army consist of 9.5 million people who are apart of the military.

The European country of Ukrain has the largest ski resort in Eastern Europe. Bukovel takes up over 540 acres of skiable territory. It also has over 15 lifts and over 60 unique runs.

North Korea has one the world's top five largest flag polls. It stands 160m(525 ft) tall with a 270kg(545lbs) flag at its top.

The energy of a hurricane is equal to nearly a dozen atomic bombs

The planet earth gets two thousand thunderstorms a minute.

A bolt of lightning is actually hotter than the sun.

Jupiter is the quickest orbiting planet in the solar system

The human body has over two trillion sells.

The average homo-sapiens brain is three pounds.

Another fact

Cats have fewer toes than we think. Their back paws has just four toes while their front ones has five toes. Scientific studies believe that this fact enables cats to sprint quicker.


Only 25% of the Sahara dessert is actually sandy. 75% is covered by gravel.

More facts

There is only one US state capital that doesn't have a McDonald's restaurant. That state is Montpellier, Vermont. It is the smallest U.S. capital state with just 7500 residents.

Bees can fly higher than the tallest mountain on earth. That mountain is Mount Everest. According to a geographic magazine bees can fly 29,525 feet above sea level.

The world Olympics long jump record is higher among humans than horses. Mike Powell holds the record for the longest human jump 8.95 meters. The horse record is 6.10 meters.

The hottest earth temperature was recorded in 1922 in El Azizia, Libya. The temperature was 136 degrees Fahrenheit.

The amount of seconds that can be generated in a year is 33,556, 926.

There are over 1300 world monuments dedicated to the famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko.

The smallest bone in the human body is located in the ear. The bone is called the stapes.

Ecuador is the only country in the world to be named after the equator, a geographic location.

Ecuador has its own national music instrument called the rondado. The music instrument is made of cane pipes which is very difficult to learn to play.

The National dish of El Salvador is pupusa. It is a round cake made of corn flour. It can be stuffed with cheese and various meats. The Spanish dish has its own holiday which takes place every second sunday of November which is pupusa day in El Salvador.

The DR Congo lies on both sides of the equator because of its central location which is in the middle of the continent of Africa.

The DR Congo is also home to the world's longest lake. Lake Tanganyika is 676km (420 mi). Its shores is 1,828 km(1136 mi) long.

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