Strange Facts

The North Atlantic gets 1 inch wider every year.

It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

The only rock that floats in water is pumice.

The first ten feet of the ocean hold as much heat as the Earth’s entire atmosphere.

Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of seventy two.

The United States consumes 25% of all the world’s energy.

The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water it would float.

It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.

The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Everyone’s tongue print is different.

Moths have no stomach.

Hummingbirds can’t walk.

On average, our bodies constantly resist an atmospheric pressure of about 1 kilogram per square inch.

Cheetah’s can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h in 3 seconds.

The highest temperature on Earth was 136°F (58°C) in Libya in 1922.

Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.

The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.

The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.

Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.

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