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66 Facts About Planet Earth (Minus 89.2°C in Antarctica, plus 56.7°C in California)

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Modern people know a lot about our planet, especially now, when it is possible to travel around the world or, if this is not possible, look into any corner of the globe using the Internet. And even if geography seemed a little boring to someone at school, geography seemed a little boring to someone; in fact, it is worth it to get interested in it, especially if you get acquainted with curious facts about our planet tied to geographical coordinates.


How much gold is hidden in the bowels of the Earth, a city with one inhabitant, and other interesting facts


What might make these facts enjoyable? We answer: to some extent, disbelief - when you want to google this or that information from our list to verify its integrity personally. On the other hand, this is instead a plus - and it will be remembered better, and there will be no reason to doubt what you have read. Yes, and you can always shine in a conversation, giving the impression of an erudite person. But first, could you look at what facts we at Bemorepanda have found for you?


1. Canada has the largest number of lakes - more than 879,000 of them.

Second in size, but first in the number of lakes, Canada surpasses any other country in the number of lakes. The study found that Canada has the most lakes per square kilometer in the entire world. Canada contains 62% of the world's 1.42 million lakes that are larger than 0.1 square kilometers. —


2. You can get inside a volcanic magma chamber in Iceland

Iceland is a country of volcanoes. If you ever visit this island, be sure to visit the volcanic magma chamber open to tourists. The magma chamber of a volcano is often referred to as its heart. That's where all the "bad things" happen. The only notable exception to this is the Thrihnukagigur volcano, where the magma in the chamber appears to have disappeared. —


3. Lions Are Extinct In 26 African Countries

The kings of the jungle, lions once ruled the African continent and were even present on the European continent before being driven out. According to official figures, lions have become extinct not only in Europe, but also in 26 African countries. It is sad to imagine how much of the lion population was wiped out. — PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES


4. There are no mosquitoes in Iceland

Who loves mosquitoes? Probably no one. Luckily for you, there are none in Iceland. Although they are widespread in other countries, they do not exist in Iceland. Due to the cold climate, mosquitoes cannot enter Iceland and lay their eggs on the ground, which prevents them from colonizing the island. —


5. There are more ancient pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt.

There are many interesting facts connected with the pyramids. The Pyramids of Giza are just some of the oldest pyramids in the world. In fact, there are more ancient pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt.


Apparently, there are 138 pyramids in Egypt, and 200-255 pyramids in Sudan. Interestingly, the pyramids in the latter were not built by the ancient Egyptians, who may have moved further south. —


6. There are more caves in Kentucky than anywhere else on earth.

While Kentucky today may be known as the birthplace of Kentucky whiskey, it also hosts more caves than any other place on Earth. The longest cave system, known as Mammoth Cave National Park, is located on the east coast of this state. So grab your gear, get your tickets, and set out to explore (with a guide, of course) just how deep this state stretches. —


7. Peru has floating islands in the lake

Seeing an island in the ocean is common, but what about a floating island in a lake? Well, there are several in Peru. The highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca, has a small area on which the mobile islands of Uros are located. It is safe to assume that there is nothing like it anywhere else on the planet.


8. The largest desert in the world - Antarctica

Is Antarctica the largest desert? Something is wrong here. Sometimes the desert consists of more than just sand. Deserts can be described as arid places where it is impossible to survive for long periods of time. According to this description, Antarctica is home to one of the largest deserts on earth. Interesting geographical facts like these only demonstrate how unique Antarctica is as a continent. —


9. Peru is about 2.9 times bigger than Sweden

Located on the continent of South America, you might be surprised how huge Peru is compared to a large European country like Sweden. Peru is about 1,285,216 square kilometers larger than Sweden, which is about 450,295 square kilometers. It makes you wonder how small Sweden is. —


10. There is a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park

A simple volcano can be intimidating on its own, but a supervolcano? This is really scary and amazing. As the first natural park in the US, Yellowstone is special. Most of the park is located on top of the supervolcano.


While the last time the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted was over 640,000 years ago, one might just wonder how much power lurks beneath this park.


11. Istanbul is the only major city located on two continents

Istanbul, located on the border of the Black and Mediterranean Seas, is the largest city in Turkey, but not the capital. It is also located on two different continents - Europe and Asia. The city is united by a system of bridges, but both sides of the city are still completely different. The European side has banks and historical buildings, while the Asian side is quieter.


12. The longest flight in the world lasts 19 hours

Nobody likes to fly or drive for a long time. Because it becomes too boring to sit in one place and just wait. The longest air route in the world, from Singapore to New York, will be operated by Singapore Airlines from October. The route is about 15,322 km long, which is quite a long flight! —


13. Japan's Aomori gets over 792cm of snow every year.

Since Japan is an island nation, the weather there gets crazy from time to time. Most of the nearly 0.8 m of snow that falls in Aomori City each year falls between November and April. Due to the city's low winter temperatures, headwinds accelerate cloud formation, resulting in significant precipitation that falls as snow rather than rain. Such incredible facts only stimulate the tourism sector of this city. —


14. The deepest place on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean

The Mariana Trench is a deep-sea trench that runs along the bottom of the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. This is the deepest depression that exists on Earth and is located mainly to the east and south of the Mariana Islands. Its depth is 11034 meters.


The Challenger Deep, a small steep-walled valley at the bottom of the main depression southwest of Guam, is where the deepest depths are found. Fun facts like these might make you want to take a dip in the ocean! —


15. The full name of Bangkok consists of 163 letters.

While the Swedish city "O" has the title of the shortest city name, Bangkok can be the title of the city with the longest name of 163 letters. Ready?


Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasatan Amon Piman Avatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.


Try to remember it. —


16. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F)

While it can be cold in Russia, how cold can it be on Earth as a whole? Vostok station in Antarctica reported the lowest air temperature ever measured on the surface of the planet on July 21, 1983 at 02:45 UT: -89.2°C (-128.56°F). Because of the high susceptibility to marine air mass intrusion, as Rossby wave activity shifts across the peninsula, surface temperatures at Vostok station fluctuate greatly in winter.


17. Hurricanes hit China more than any other country.

The fact that China's typhoon season lasts all year makes it the country most prone to hurricanes. Typhoon Rammasun was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in China. When it hit China in 2014, its speed was 257 km/h. Since 1970, more than 127 hurricanes have hit the Chinese mainland. They caused significant damage to the developing economy of the country. —


18. 42 buildings in New York have their own zip codes

The island is home to 4 million people, so a huge amount of mail passes through Manhattan every day. The postcode system is needed to complete the enormous job of getting all the mail to where it needs to go. It is interesting to note that 42 buildings in Manhattan have unique zip codes. —


19. The most remote place on Earth - Point Nemo

When the closest person to you is an astronaut in space, then you know that you are quite far from civilization. Point Nemo is as far away as it can be. Whenever they fly over Point Nemo, astronauts on the International Space Station, which is 415.211 km away, are closest to that point. —


20. The red rock of Uluru in Australia is bigger than you think.

Stones! They are everywhere, but Australia is probably the largest. At 863 meters above sea level, Uluru/Ayers Rock rises 348 meters above the surrounding desert plain. Researcher Ernest Giles, South Africa's first deputy, is home to a complex of seasonal waterfalls known as the Tugela Falls in Royal Natal's Drakensberg National Park. It consists of five free-falling cascades, the largest of which is 411 m. The total height of the cascade is 933 m. It may be the highest waterfall on Earth.


22. The diameter of Australia is 600 km larger than that of the Moon.

The diameter of Australia is 600 km (372.82 miles) larger than the diameter of the Moon. While Australia spans over 4,000 km (2,485,485 miles) from east to west, the moon's diameter is only 3,400 km (2,112,662 miles). —


23. The Diomede Islands, located at a distance of 4 km from each other, are 20 hours away from each other

Time zones can be weird and create strange situations. The Diomede Islands are separated by only 4 km (2.4 miles), but due to the fact that the International Date Line runs through them, they are not only in different time zones, but also 20 hours apart. —


24. The Dead Sea is sinking

Shrinking seas are one of the worst side effects of global warming. The Dead Sea is one of them. According to studies, the surface of the salty sea sinks by more than 91.44 cm per year. —


25. The world's largest war memorial is a road

As the First World War came to an end, many Australians returned home and took local jobs to support themselves and their families. Some have been building roads along the coast of Australia. One of the roads, built in 1932, with a total length of 241,402 km, became a memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers, called the "Great Ocean Road".


26. The largest sandy island in the world is in Australia.

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, is almost 123 km long and 22 km wide at its widest point. The highest dunes on the island rise to a height of 244 m, while most reach only 100-200 m. -


27. Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest place in the world, averaging over 4,000 hours of sunshine.

Arizona has 91 percent of daylight hours per year, earning it the title of the sunniest city on Earth. —


28. Australia's Deadliest Animals Are Horses

While Australia is a place of strange animals that seem scary and dangerous, the most dangerous animal there is the horse. Between 2008 and 2017, 77 people were killed by horses and cows in Australia. —


29. The tallest tree in the world named Hyperion is located in Redwood National Park in California.

Sequoia sempervirens, native to California's Redwood National Park, is the tallest surviving tree. The coast sequoia known as Hyperion was found by Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor on August 25, 2006, and in order to preserve it, its exact location is being kept a closely guarded secret. —


30. Mauna Kea above Everest

Everest is called the highest mountain because of the highest peak, but it is not the highest mountain. If you measured the mountain from the bottom where it starts, the title of the highest mountain would go to Mauna Kea, which starts from the bottom of the ocean and reaches a total of 10,210 m. -


31. There are about 7,640 islands in the Philippines

Many facts about geography focus on the mountains, and few of them concern the islands. The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago of over 7,640 islands, approximately 2,000 of which are inhabited. The second largest island of the Philippines, Mindanao, is located at the southern tip of the archipelago and can be divided into three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and the country as a whole. —


32. Jericho is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world

Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. This territory belonged to the ancient city of Palestine, founded 9000 years before the birth of Christ and located on the Jordan River. Jericho is not only the oldest city in the world, but also the lowest due to its location at 258 m below sea level. — W. David Kingery, Pamela B. Vandiver, Tamar Noy


33. One resident lives in a city in Nebraska

Located in Nebraska, Monowi is possibly the smallest city in the United States. The only resident of Monowi, Nebraska, is 84-year-old Elsie Eyler, who pays taxes and issues a license to sell alcohol. —


34. There are 840 languages in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea claims to be the country with the most languages, with 840 active languages. Second place is occupied by Indonesia, which has 711 languages. Nigeria ranks third with 520 surviving languages. —


35. Brazil is home to over 3,100 animal species.

Ah, the Amazon rainforest! A wonder of this world, a place where life thrives and many species of animals exist. According to current data, there are 3,100 different species of animals living in the Amazon rainforest. One can only guess what is hidden behind the trees and leaves of this magnificent place. —


36. There is a lake inside the island on the lake inside the island

Like a Russian nesting doll, there is an island with a lake inside, on which there is an island ... on which there is a lake. Perhaps one of the most surprising geographic facts is that these initial type island types are usually summed up and referred to simply as recursive islands.


37. The Russian Trans-Siberian Railway crosses 3901 bridge

The Siberian part of Russia is quite large and hosts one of the longest railroads that can be found in an industrialized country. The length of the Trans-Siberian Railway is approximately 9200 km. This railway crosses 3901 bridges until it reaches its final destination, Vladivostok. —


38. The highest recorded temperature was 56.7 °C (134 °F)

At the Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, USA, on July 10, 1913, a temperature of 56.7 ° C (134 ° F) was officially recorded as the highest temperature on record. The previous record was held by El Azizia, Libya, with a temperature of 58 °C (136.4 °F), but was withdrawn for various reasons. —


39. The shortest flight in the world takes 57 seconds

If you're ready for a short flight, why not take a 57 second flight? In Scotland, a flight between Westray and Papa Westray is the shortest commercial flight in the world.


40. Russia has the highest mountain in Europe - Elbrus

The Alps, ski resorts and attractive mountain villages often come to people's minds when they think of mountaineering in Europe. In fact, Europe's highest peak, Elbrus, is in the Russian Caucasus, not the French Alps. Elbrus with its two-cone volcano (5642 meters above sea level) is 832 meters higher than Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. Despite its sheer size, most people can climb Europe's highest peak, but it takes effort and determination. —


41. Russia has the coldest inhabited place on Earth

We humans tend to live where the sun shines and the weather is nice, but the inhabitants of this place seem to have a different outlook on life. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Oymyakon, also known as the "Pole of Cold", was -71.2°C.


In the 1920s and 1930s, reindeer herders stopped in the village, which is now home to 500 people, to water the herds from the thermal spring. Ironically, due to the nearby hot spring, Oymyakon means "non-freezing water". —


42. There is no rain in the Dry Valleys

The dry valleys in Antarctica, where there has been no rain for about 2 million years, are the driest regions on Earth. Covering 4,800 square kilometers, this area has almost no water, ice or snow and no precipitation. The lack of rain in this area is caused by katabatic winds, which are mountain breezes so wet that gravity pulls them out of the valleys. —


43. 14 countries have less than 1% forests (3 have no forests)

Due to pressure from growing populations on available land, tiny countries with high population densities typically have little or no forest area. While the small states of Monaco and Nauru have 0% of their territory covered by forests, the island states of Kiribati and the Maldives have between 2% and 3% of their territories covered by forests. —


44. Pygmy elephants only exist in Borneo and Sumatra

Bornean elephants, the smallest subspecies of Asian elephants, are noticeably smaller than their relatives on the mainland. According to DNA data, these elephants diverged from their counterparts in mainland Asia and Sumatra about 300,000 years ago. They currently live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. —


45. You will only find narwhals in the wild in Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway and Russia

The narwhal has a long spiral tusk protruding from its head, which gives it the appearance of a hybrid of a whale and a unicorn. Tusks are most commonly found in males, and some may have two.


In Arctic waters off the coast of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia, narwhals live their entire lives. The Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region is home to most of the world's narwhals, spending up to five months hibernating under the sea ice there. —


46. There are underwater lakes and rivers

Lakes and rivers are found not only on the surface, but also below us. As salt water rises from the seabed, it dissolves the surrounding salt layer and collects in the resulting depressions. So at the bottom of the ocean, underwater lakes and rivers are formed. Unique fish live in water bodies within a few kilometers of each other


Looking at the map, you might think that Australia and New Zealand are practically neighbors, only a few thousand small steps apart. Well, the distance between these two countries is only 4163 km apart. If you were to fly from one island to another, you would have to fly over 4 hours! —


48. Mount Everest is not as close to the Moon as Mount Chimborazo

Being one of the highest mountains not only on the Asian continent, but also in the world, Everest has a height of 8,848 m, but it is not the closest mountain to the Moon. Since the Earth is not the perfect circle we all imagine, some points are much closer to the Moon than others. Since the Earth's largest bulge is just one degree south of the equator, the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, which is located there, is the highest point above the center of the planet. With this in mind, this means that Mount Chimborazo is closer to the moon and stars than Everest's highest peak.


49. Iceland is growing at 5 centimeters a year

As one of the youngest land masses in the world, Iceland is home to some of the most active volcanoes. The island was formed by a huge volcanic fissure in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. Even now, the country is expanding at about 5 cm per year as it expands at the collision points of two tectonic plates. —


50. The Sargasso Sea is the only sea in the world that does not have a land border.

The only sea in the world that is completely surrounded by sea is in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its northern, western, southern and eastern boundaries are formed by the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Equatorial Current and the Canary Current. Like a land coastline, these currents create a gyre that circles the Sargasso Sea in a clockwise direction. —


51. Africa spans all four hemispheres

The world can be divided into four different parts, known as hemispheres. Africa is located in such a way that it is in all four hemispheres, which makes it the only continent of the four main ones. —


52. Water covers most of the planet, but most of it cannot be used by humans.

Although there is water in the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, people cannot use all of it. We can only use fresh water. Fresh water makes up a very small fraction of the total amount of water on the globe. Although water covers nearly 70% of the earth's surface, only 2.5% of it is fresh water.


Only 1% of our fresh water is readily available, and most of it is in glaciers and snowfields. In fact, only 0.007% of the world's water is used to hydrate and nourish 8 billion people. —


53. It's snowing in Hawaii

On the tropical island of Hawaii, snow falls from time to time, but only on the tops of the highest peaks of the Big Island, and Maui is covered with it. The snowstorms that return every winter usually only cover mountains above 11,000 feet (3.35 km), so snow can only be seen on Mauna Kea (13,803 feet - 4.2 km) and Mauna Loa (13,680 feet). – 4.1 km). —


54. There are over 300 indigenous tribes in Brazil.

There are people in our world who prefer to live in tribes. Approximately 305 tribes, or about 900,000 people, make up 0.4% of Brazil's current population. For the indigenous population, the government has recognized 690 districts, which is almost 13% of the territory of Brazil. This protected area is located almost entirely in the Amazon.


55. Mawsynram in India is the wettest place on Earth

The village of Mawsynram in northeast India is the wettest place on earth, averaging an incredible 11,871 millimeters of rainfall per year. From June to August alone, an average of 3,000 millimeters of precipitation fell. Due to the unusual shape and orography of the catchment, moisture from the Bay of Bengal is concentrated here, causing heavy rains. —


56. The Caribbean is the deepest of the seven seas.

Jack Sparrow's secrets aren't the only dark depths hidden in the Caribbean. With a maximum depth of 7,686 m below sea level, the Caribbean Sea is the deepest sea in the world and the second deepest sea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is deeper than the Arctic Ocean and is the fifth deepest body of water on earth. —


57. Colombia is home to most bird species.

In Colombia, you can find the largest number of different types of birds! Currently, 1958 species of birds live here, 80 of which are endemic, which makes up Indonesia. The province of North Sulawesi produces most of the country's coconuts. Coconuts grown in Indonesia are exported in large quantities abroad. Indonesia is also one of the largest pineapple producers in the world. —


59. Polar bears live only in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and some northern islands belonging to Norway.

The sea ice that forms over the open waters where their prey, the seals, is essential to the survival of polar bears. Because they are good swimmers, polar bears can travel long distances between shore and sea ice. Polar bears often swim between floating ice islands when the ice breaks off. Currently, polar bears can be found in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and the islands of Northern Norway. —


60. The Pacific is shrinking

The world's largest Pacific Ocean shrinks by several centimeters every year. This is due to the fact that the tectonic plates on which America is located are shifting to the west.


61. Earth has enough gold to cover itself with it.

Gold is not only shiny and valuable, but also lies deep in the earth where we cannot get it. According to modern scientific theories, there is enough gold in the Earth's core to cover the surface of the planet with a layer of pure gold 4 meters thick. —


62. Middle East imports sand from Australia

Australia and Saudi Arabia are two desert countries, but one exports sand and the other imports it. Saudi Arabia is an importer of sand from Australia due to their huge construction needs. This demand is only growing, and Australia is happy to try. —


63. Egypt is located in both Africa and Asia

Egypt is called a "transcontinental nation". It is located in both Asia and Africa. However, since most of Egypt is in Africa, most people think of Africa when talking about Egypt. Asia contains another small part of Egypt. This is the Sinai Peninsula, located in the southwest of the country. —


64. There are underwater volcanoes

The Earth's most active volcanic systems are submerged in water that is typically 2,600 m deep. It is estimated that 75% of the annual volcanic activity is produced by the global mid-ocean ridge system below the oceans.


It is estimated that lava erupted over an area of 3 cubic kilometers. The edges of the new oceanic plates are formed by magma and lava, which also provide heat and chemicals to some of the planet's most unusual and exotic organisms. — Martin Speight, Peter Henderson


65. Russia has 11.0% of the earth's land

Throughout history, Russia has been in the top 5 countries by land area and has stayed there for a long time. At present, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is still the largest country in the world. With a total area of 17,098,242 square kilometers and a land area of 16,376,870 square kilometers, or 11% of the total 148,940,000 square kilometers







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Seasons appear on Earth because its axis of rotation is inclined relative to its orbital plane. The gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon stabilizes the Earth's orientation on its axis and gradually slows down its rotation.

The Earth's surface is 71% covered with water, mainly by the oceans, and the remaining 29% is made up of continents and islands that, along with other rivers and water sources, contribute to the hydrosphere.

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Since its formation, the Earth has undergone many geological and biological processes. The Earth's atmosphere and oceans were formed by volcanic activity and expulsion. From here, water vapor condensed into oceans amplified with water and ice from asteroids, comets and protoplants.

More than 3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's magnetic field stabilized, and this prevented the solar wind from scattering the atmosphere.

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The total area of ​​the Earth is about 510 million square kilometers, of which 70.8% and 361.13 square kilometers are below sea level and covered with ocean, the remaining 29.2% and 148.94 million square kilometers, respectively it is not covered by water and consists of mountains, plains, deserts, plateaus and other landforms.

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Lake Victoria was named by John Hanning Speke, a British explorer and first European to see the lake (1858), in honor of Queen Victoria.

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The deepest lake in the United States is Crater Lake in Oregon. Crater Lake is located in the collapsed crater of an ancient volcano called Mount Mazama and is 1,932 feet (589 meters) deep.

The clear water of Crater Lake has no streams to feed it and no streams as springs - it has been filled and sustained by rainfall and melting snow. Located in southern Oregon, Crater Lake is the seventh deepest lake in the world and contains 4.6 trillion gallons of water.

In 1947, the British left South Asia and divided their territory into independent countries in India and Pakistan. The Muslim regions on the east and west sides of Hindu India have become part of Pakistan.

The two separate territories were part of a single country, but were known as East and West Pakistan and were separated by more than 1,609 km. After 24 years of turmoil, East Pakistan declared independence and became Bangladesh in 1971.

26.Beavers In Europe, 1900 And 2021

Beavers In Europe, 1900 And 2021

27.Comparative Size Of Australia And The Mediterranean

Comparative Size Of Australia And The Mediterranean

28.Biden's Approval In Each State On Inauguration Day vs. Today

Biden's Approval In Each State On Inauguration Day vs. Today

29.This Was Up In The Bathroom Of A Canadian Company I Was Doing Some Work At

This Was Up In The Bathroom Of A Canadian Company I Was Doing Some Work At

30.Europe And North America At The Same Latitude

Europe And North America At The Same Latitude

Because the longitude lines converge at the North and South Poles, it is almost impossible (and very impractical) to determine which time zone you are in based on longitude.

Therefore, researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the Earth typically use the time zone associated with their research stations. For example, because almost all flights to Antarctica and the South Pole come from New Zealand, New Zealand time is the most common time zone in Antarctica.

The longest river in Russia and Europe is the Volga River, which flows entirely in Russia for 3,685 km (2,290 miles). Its source is in the Valdai Hills, near the town of Rzhev, and flows into the Caspian Sea in southern Russia.

The Volga River is navigable for much of its length and, with the addition of dams, has become important for energy and irrigation. The canals connect it to the Don River, as well as the Baltic Sea and the White Sea.

31.A Phone-Map Of Ireland

A Phone-Map Of Ireland

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The 38 States Of America, Proposed By George Etzel Pearcy In 1973 Based On Cultural And Economic Relation Of Existing Regions

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Some Really Strange Political Parties

At one point, in recent decades, someone started an idea to alert people that population growth was out of control, saying that most people who have ever lived were alive today. Well, that's a gross overestimation.

Most studies place the total number of human beings who have ever lived between 60 and 120 billion. Since the world's population is currently only 7 billion, the percentage of people who have lived and are alive today is only 5% to 10%.

34.1987 The World According To Ronald Reagan (Version #2)

1987 The World According To Ronald Reagan (Version #2)

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20 Years Of Deforestation In The Amazon

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America’s Beautiful Weather Zones By Mattie Lubchansky

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Paper Sizes Around The World

38.The Topography Of Ukraine

The Topography Of Ukraine

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Countries That Have, Or Have Had, Openly Gay Heads Of Government

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Canada, But Its Just Roads

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How People Call Their Homeland

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Safety Walking Alone At Night Europe

43.Countries That Drive On The Left Side Of The Road (Orange) vs. Countries That Drive On The Right Side Of The Road (Blue). (Map From Statista)

Countries That Drive On The Left Side Of The Road (Orange) vs. Countries That Drive On The Right Side Of The Road (Blue). (Map From Statista)

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My Grandpa Was A Radar Operator During World War Two, Here's One Of His Maps

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The U.S.' Google Searches Of European Countries

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Homicide Rate By Country

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Flights Within One Country

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Canada, But Its Just Trees

49.Average Color Of Each Country

Average Color Of Each Country

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Map Of The World From Its Flight Routes

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I Found A 1958 World Map While Tearing Out A Basement Interior Wall In My House

52.Newest Republic In The World

Newest Republic In The World

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Cousin Marriage Rates In Nations With Significant Muslim Populations

54.At This Time Of Day, In This Part Of The Country, Localized Entirely Within The Area In Green On This Map. Whether You Can See It Depends On How Far North You Are As Well As Cloudiness

Tomorrow Night, We Will Have Aurora Borealis At This Time Of Year, At This Time Of Day, In This Part Of The Country, Localized Entirely Within The Area In Green On This Map. Whether You Can See It Depends On How Far North You Are As Well As Cloudiness

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Cat Map

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Odd Places In The UK

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Most Common European Ancestry In The Americas. Now With Subdivitions!

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The Search Querys For "How Do I..." In Europe

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This Is The Farthest Place On Earth From Any Ocean

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Map For Halloween - Every Castle In Europe

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The Minimum Ages In Which Children In Each Country Can Be Sent To Prison

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Us 1956 Nuclear War Plan Targets

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Percentage Of Population Increase From 1960 To 2020 By Country In Europe (Source: World Bank)

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Origin Of Immigrants In Europe

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A Map Of Italy Made Out Of Pizza. By Modernist Cuisine (2018)

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Share Of Europeans Who Have Travelled At Least Once Outside The Eu (2014)

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The Pakistan-India Border Can Be Seen From Space

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Us States To Entire Countries Gdp

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Average Fixed Internet Speed In European Subcontinent As It Was In September 2021

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Topography Of Africa

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A Map Relating To When Counties Will Achieve Net Zero Emissions

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The Probability Of A White Christmas In The United States

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''snow'' In European Languages

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A Globe Without The British Isles In Sarawak State Library (Former British Colony Until 1963)

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Civilian Gun Ownership Per Capita In 2017. Data From Small Arms Survey

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Paid Leave For New Mothers (Nyt)

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On Blacks, Asians, Muslims And Jews Across Europe, 2017

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Europe In China View

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The World At War In 2021

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New York State Stereotype Maps

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Statistics seem to most people to be a boring science that is of interest only to specialists. But it is precisely thanks to statistics enclosed in numbers that we can learn amuchabout the world around us, from the state of nature to social problems.


Facts about the world for those who love numbers


They serve as a measure of progress while at the same time providing an understanding and patterns of many processes and allowing you to make decisions that contribute to the correct development of many areas of life and eliminate the causes that cause negative consequences.


If you are one of those who are passionate about numbers and facts, then you can dive into them right now. Bemorepanda is going to bring you more than three dozen data about the world collected on a Reddit thread where people from all walks of life shared interesting statistics. Animals, people, society, sports - we have found enough of everything to make you feel like a know-it-all in the end!


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


1. "There are more privately owned guns in the US than people." — Cantbetoobad1953 / Reddit


2. “Of the 30 fastest 100m runners, 21 were athletes who tested positive for doping. The other 9 running records were set by Usain Bolt.” — Davecasa / Reddit


3. "34 percent of adults and 75 percent of children sleep with a soft toy or blanket or other sentimental item as an object of comfort." — SuvenPan / Reddit


4. "3 people are killed by sharks a year, 3 million sharks are killed by people a year." Loopywolf / Reddit


“I thought to myself, '3 million sharks a year? It seems too big to be true." So I googled the number of sharks killed by humans per year and the answer was 100 million.” — SeaWaveGreg / Reddit


5. “The probability of successful hunting in dragonflies is 95%. This makes them the most efficient hunters in the world." JESquirrel / Reddit


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


"This is because the dragonfly's optic nerve connects directly to its wings, which allows for incredibly fast reaction times because target detection is not mediated by the nervous system." — supbros302 / Reddit


6. “49.6% of Pakistanis marry first cousins and 8.3% marry second cousins. In rural areas of Pakistan, up to 80% of people marry first cousins.” — Pleasant_Moose_5417


“In the UK, Pakistanis make up 2% of the population, but they account for 30% of children with genetic diseases. This is because, on average, 55% of them (but in some areas up to 70%) practice cousin marriage.” — ViolettaNoRegard / Reddit


“This is a consequence of arranged marriages and families not wanting ‘outsiders’ to join their families. They want a bride for their son that they can control, so a niece is preferable. One generation of cousin marriages won't cause these problems, but if cousins marry generation after generation, the result is a very small gene pool with bad recessive genes." — Transemacabre / Reddit


7. “I used to work as a meteorologist. More people die each year from floods than from all other natural disasters combined. At least a significant portion are people who think their cars can move on water when they obviously can't." — Cbandy / Reddit


"If there's one thing I've learned from survival shows and documentaries, it's that you should never underestimate the power of moving water." — BearsChief / Reddit


8. "Genghis Khan killed so many people that he cooled the Earth a little." — the_universe_is_ded / Reddit


9. “Only about 2% of the world's population has naturally blonde hair. It's crazy, if you think about it." — Vaspion66 / Reddit


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


“Light colors are rare in humans. 1% red-haired, 2% blonde, 20% brown-haired, black-haired majority in the world. The eyes are actually the same: green eyes 2%, blue eyes 8%, brown eyes (dark again in the majority) from 55% to 79%. — nba123490 / Reddit


10. “Miscarriages are increasing by 1% every year, and sperm count in men has decreased by 50% since 1970 (USA).” — uncleleo_ / Reddit


11. “While the numbers have risen slightly due to the pandemic, only about 4 out of every 10 Americans still wash their hands after going to the toilet, about 60% of women and only 35% of men.” — galaxy / Reddit


12. “20% of the mammal species on our planet are different types of bats. There are about 5,000 species of mammals, and about 1,000 of them are varieties of our little winged pals.” peon2/reddit


13. “Wayne Gretzky and his brother hold the record for most points by a brother in NHL history. His brother has four points." —Godofhorizons/Reddit


14. “Chronologically we are closer in time to Tyrannosaurus than Tyrannosaurus is to Stegosaurus. We are about 66 million years older than T-Rex, but Stegosaurus was about 85 million years earlier than T-Rex, which is 20 million years longer. Dinosaurs have been around for a VERY long time. Humans are just a drop in the ocean, evolved in just a few hundred thousand years for Homo sapiens.” — ConstantlySlippery / Reddit


15. “90% of the people on our planet live in the northern hemisphere.” – Salohacin / Reddit


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


16. “If you were making $295,000 every single day since the birth of Christ, you still wouldn’t be worth as much as Elon Musk.” — medicated_in_PHL / Reddit


17. "Despite the fact that Americans make up less than 4% of the population, Americans produce more than 20% of the world's garbage." — The Dankest Passions / Reddit


18. "6 percent of Americans believe they can beat a grizzly bear in hand-to-hand combat." — hellothere42069 / Reddit


19. “The birthday paradox is that if you have 23 random people, there is a 50% chance that two people have the same birthday.” – SebaZDK / Reddit


20. “With rabies, the mortality rate is 99%. You can live with it for a year without any signs or anything, but when you start showing symptoms, you die in a few hours.” — IDontKnoWhoBobRossIs / Reddit


21. “48% of Britons would not go into space even if their safety was guaranteed, and the most popular reason is that they were simply not interested in flying.” — Molesandmangoes/Reddit


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


22. “Butts make up about 38% of all garbage collected and can take up to 10 years to decompose. If you smoke, just throw them in the ashtray. Or better yet, stop smoking.” — hobochomsky / Reddit


23. "The risk of a heart attack is about 20% higher on Mondays for adult men and 15% higher for adult women." — ETphonehoooome / Reddit


24. “In 2018, National Geographic found that only 9% of all plastic in the world is recycled.” — Dynasty2201 / Reddit


25. “18% of all accidents on boats are due to people trying to urinate overboard.


The Canadian Red Cross conducted a survey of all water-related deaths between 1991 and 2008. It showed that 62 people died from urinating from their watercraft. This represents only 3% of the total number of deaths due to urination.


I couldn't find online information on how many accidents (non-fatal) involved urinating overboard, but my rowing instructor gave me a figure of 18%, and I've always trusted that figure.


The fact that they keep records of deaths due to urination and that insurance companies warn about the dangers of urinating overboard the boat makes me think that non-fatal accidents are much higher than 3%.” — Oscars_Grouch / Reddit


From the world of statistics: 30 facts that briefly explain what is happening to our world


26. "Sharks have been around longer than Saturn's rings (450 million years versus about 100 million)." — Kriss0612 / Reddit


27. “Chopping wood for an hour leads to a 48% increase in testosterone levels in men.” — Bayou-Magic / Reddit


28. “I read somewhere that about 80% of Indians believe that if they are too happy, then something bad is just around the corner.” — Maxpro2001 / Reddit


29. “You are far more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack.” —


30. "All the planets (including Pluto) can fit side by side between the Earth and the Moon (at its average distance)." — DoctorWho_isonfirst / Reddit


31. “In 2020, synthetic opioid overdose (most notably fentanyl) was the TOP cause of death for all Americans aged 18 to 45. Previously, car accidents were the leading cause of death in this age group.” — Nervemiester / Reddit


32. “The human eye blinks an average of 4.2 million times a year.” —


33. “In over a quarter of teen pregnancies, the father is older than 20.” — Scythianlibrarian/Reddit



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Among the animals, both small creatures are invisible to the eye and real giants. The dinosaurs died out a long time ago, so we can no longer see the brachiosaurs with our eyes, which could weigh up to 50 tons. There are some animals whose sizes are unique. Below is a selection of the ten largest animals.


Which one is the biggest animal?


Hundreds of thousands of animals of various sizes live on earth. There are real giants, the dimensions of which, although inferior to prehistoric monsters, far exceed the sizes of those animals that we can usually see around.


10. Giant Squid

Giant squids are clear evidence of deep-sea gigantism. Today, it is reliably known about individuals whose length from the ends of the tentacles to the fins reaches eight m. When, after death, the squid muscles are relaxed, length measurements can show the figure 16 m. The mass of these inhabitants of the ocean reaches 275 kg.


Giant squids live at depths of 300-1000 m, and they can be found in any ocean on Earth. They feed on fish and smaller species of squid.


9. Polar bear

Bears are the largest land mammal, predators. Among them, polar bears are the largest. Their length can reach 3 m, and their weight can reach 500 kg. The giant polar bears live on the coast of the White Sea.


The polar bear hunts seals and sea hares but, if possible, attacks seals and walruses. His favorite technique is to overturn the ice floe on which the seals are located. Today, there are approximately 25,000 polar bears in the world. It is worth noting that they live in the Northern Hemisphere, in the Arctic. They are not found in Antarctica.


8. Giraffe

The tallest animal on the planet, whose height can reach 6 m. The mass of adults is 900-1200 kg. The high neck allows giraffes, exclusively herbivores, to feed on the leaves of tall trees. At the same time, other herbivores cannot reach these leaves because of their high location, and therefore giraffes do not experience competition from them.


However, it is difficult for the animal's heart to pump blood because of the high neck. It is forced to create a blood pressure three times higher than a human. The nature of the giraffe weighs over 12 kg.


7. Saltwater Crocodile

The largest among crocodiles are combed crocodiles that live in Australia, India, Indonesia, Indochina. The length of their bodies can reach up to 6.2 m, and the mass of such crocodiles can exceed a ton. Due to their size, combed crocodiles are considered the planet's giant reptiles and terrestrial predators.


Salted crocodiles are extremely dangerous and can attack even some types of sharks in the water. In nature, they have no natural enemies. Even a man with a firearm is hard to resist. The incident that occurred in February 1945 on Ramri Island is indicative. During the Second World War, an armed detachment of more than a thousand armed Japanese tried to get out of the encirclement, making their route through one swamp. As a result, almost all the soldiers were eaten by combed crocodiles, only 20 Japanese survived.


6. Hippo

The average mass of these giants living in Africa reaches 3 tons. However, record-holders weigh more than 4500 kg. The length of hippos can be 5.4 m.


They spend most of the day in the water but come out to feed at night. Although hippos are herbivores, they often attack other animals, including rhinos and elephants, when disturbed. There are frequent cases of fights between two hippos, while the weaker male usually dies in such disputes. Although hippopotamuses seem, clumsy creatures, if necessary, they can reach speeds of up to 30 km/h.


5. Elephant seal

Among all pinnipeds and seals, the largest species is the southern elephant seal. The mass of one such animal sometimes exceeds 3.5 tons, and its body length is 6.5 m. The name of the species suggests that it has a trunk. However, its length is usually only 10 cm.


Southern elephant seals live mainly off the coast of the subantarctic islands - the Kerguelen archipelago, the islands of South Georgia, Crozet, etc. Approximately 5% of individuals live directly in Antarctica. Also, animal colonies are present in the southernmost regions of Argentina. If necessary, elephant seals can hold their breath for 2 hours and dive to 2000 m.


4. Rhino

Among these animals, distinguished by the presence of one giant horn, the largest are white rhinos, which are gray. Their mass can reach up to 5 tons, although usually, it is in the range of 2-2.5 tons. The length of the rhinos is 4.2 m, and the height is 1.6-2 meters.


There are white rhinos in southern Africa. They create groups that can reach up to 18 individuals. There are two subspecies of white rhinos - northern and southern. The subspecies of the north are almost exterminated - there are two females left, which are kept in the zoo. There are approximately 20,000 southern white rhinos.


3. Elephant

Among all land animals, elephants are the largest, and among them, the savannah elephants that live in Africa are the largest. The average weight is estimated at 7 tons, and females weigh about 5 tons. However, in 1974, a specimen was shot in Angola while hunting, whose weight was 12.2 tons. The length of the savannah elephants reaches 7 m, and the height reaches 3.8 m.


Elephants lead a peaceful lifestyle and feed on vegetation. Nevertheless, only in Zimbabwe from 1982-to 1989, did 500 people become their victims, because elephants can still show aggression, protecting themselves and the herd. The number of savannah elephants back in 1930 was 5 million individuals, but today there are no more than 700 thousand.


2. Whale Shark

The largest of the sharks is also the largest fish on Earth. Usually, the length of the whale shark does not exceed 12 m, but there were individuals with a height of 20 m. The mass of such giants can reach 34 tons.


The speed of these species of sharks does not exceed 5 km/h. They feed on plankton and therefore are safe for humans. Sometimes people can even ride on their backs.


The lifespan of whale sharks is remarkable. Individuals reach sexual maturity only by 30, and they live up to 100 or even 150 years.


1. Blue whale

In general, all whales are enormous animals, and if desired, the entire TOP 10 could be filled with different types of whales. But the largest among them are blue whales. The length of the most prominent individuals reaches 33 meters, and the mass of such animals exceeds 150 tons.


Oddly enough, these giants do not feed on fish but only on plankton, consisting of small crustaceans (no more than 6 cm in size). Seeing their flock, the whale opens its mouth and launches a massive amount of water inside. Then it closes its mouth and uses a unique mechanism to push out the water.


Back in the 19th century, the number of blue whales exceeded 350 thousand individuals. Whalers could not hunt this species for a long time - it was too strong. But in 1868, hunters mastered a new weapon - a harpoon gun, with the help of which the extraction of blue whales became possible. By 1967, the number of blue whales was reduced to 2 thousand, as a result of which their fishing was utterly prohibited. Since then, the number of blue whales has grown very slowly.


What is the smallest animal in the world?


The Etruscan shrew is the smallest modern mammal on the planet.

The pygmy shrew, or Etruscan shrew (Suncus Etruscans), is the smallest known mammal. Her body weight does not exceed 1.8 grams, and the maximum body length is 4.5 centimeters.


The shrew moves very fast and has an extremely high metabolic rate, which causes it to eat twice its weight in food. So, this crumb has to eat up to 25 times a day, hunting for insects, young frogs, and lizards.


As a rule, the heartbeat of a shrew reaches 1511 beats/min (25 beats/sec), and its body temperature is 37 ° C. However, when a shrew falls into a temporary torpor, its temperature drops to 12°C. Usually, this state of the body occurs during a food shortage and with the onset of cold weather. The exit from the stupor is accompanied by a sharp increase in heart rate - from 100 to 800-1200 per minute.


Today, these amazing creatures are endangered in some countries. This is mainly due to sudden climate changes, to which pygmy shrews are very sensitive. But to a greater extent, the destruction of their dwellings due to agricultural work leads to a decrease in the number of Etruscan shrews. This fact is even more upsetting when you consider that the shrew is of great benefit to people, destroying pests in their gardens, vegetable gardens, and fields.


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Surely each of us at least once in his life wondered, looking into the starry sky - what is there, beyond our Earth? Are there brothers in mind in these endless expanses? We are not talking about the sacramental question "Is there life on Mars?".


About black holes, wandering planets and other space facts - in short and accessible language


Of course, from school textbooks on astronomy, we remember something about our Universe, but over time, if you do not get carried away with this subject, knowledge is forgotten. But that's not the point. It's just that new facts about space are constantly being discovered - from a mega-huge void to "Planet Nine". Or, for example, have you heard about white holes? We were not mistaken, it was about whites (you probably already know about blacks anyway). And how long do you think a person can stay in outer space without a spacesuit?


Do you want to know? Then read our selection. We promise: you will learn a lot for yourself.



1. Any freely moving fluid in outer space will turn into a sphere.


2. The mass of the Sun occupies 99.86% of our solar system.


3. The biggest black hole - Monster Black Hole.


4. If a star passes too close to a black hole, it can be torn apart.


5. The gravity of Jupiter attracts a large percentage of asteroids, and this protects us from cosmic collisions.


6. Saturn would float in water if there was a suitable container.


7. We know more about Mars and our Moon than we do about our oceans.


8. There are more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the Earth. That's at least a billion trillion!


9. Earth's Moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system.


10. Metallic snow and sulfuric acid rain on Venus.


11. Scientists have discovered a 1 billion light-year-wide void in space that could be a parallel universe.


12. Saturn has a huge extra ring that was only discovered in 2009.



13. About once a year, an asteroid the size of a car enters the Earth's atmosphere, but it burns up before it reaches us.


14. Neutron stars can rotate 600 times per second.


15. More than a million Earths can fit inside the Sun, and the Sun is considered a medium-sized star.


16. Comets are the remnants of the creation of our solar system about 4.5 billion years ago, they are composed of sand, ice and carbon dioxide.


17. There is a planet made of diamonds.


18. About 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted only 18 hours and 41 minutes.


19. The International Space Station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes.


20. For many years, it was believed that the Earth was the only planet in our solar system with liquid water. Most recently, NASA presented the most compelling evidence that Mars also periodically flows water!


21. The International Space Station (ISS) is the size of a football field.


22. More than 4,000 exoplanets are known, and their number continues to grow.



23. Mercury is still contracting.


24. At the edge of the solar system there may be a huge planet, nicknamed "Planet Nine".


25. Stars twinkle because light is distorted as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere.


26. Pluto is smaller than the United States.


27. The first living mammal to go into space was a dog named Laika from Russia.


28. There is complete silence in space, because there is no air in space - this is a vacuum.


29. At the center of the Milky Way galaxy are tens of thousands of black holes.


30. The largest known asteroid is 940 km wide.


31. Saturn has 83 known moons and the number continues to grow.


32. There are 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe.


33. Gamma-ray bursts can release more energy in 10 seconds than our Sun in its entire 10 billion years of its life.



34. Shooting stars are space junk that burns up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere.


35. If you drill a tunnel through the Earth and jump into it, you will reach the other side in 42 minutes and 12 seconds.


36. The estimated cost of a NASA spacesuit made in 1974 is between $15 million and $22 million per unit.


37. If two pieces of the same type of metal come into contact in space, they will forever unite.


38. On Titan, the satellite of Saturn, there are also lakes. The liquid in Titan's lakes is not water, but a substance called methane.


39. The moon has the shape of a lemon.


40. To date, more than 600 people have been in space.


41. The sun makes a complete revolution once every 25-35 days.


42. We always see the same side of the Moon, no matter where we are on Earth.



43. There is a planet in our galaxy where the daytime temperature is almost 1093.333 degrees Celsius, and it may be raining glass horizontally.


44. Halley's Comet won't orbit Earth again until 2061.


45. Planets can wander in space without a parent star.


46. Only 5% of the Universe is visible from Earth.


47. You can't walk on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because they don't have a solid surface!


48. If you could fly a plane to Pluto, the journey would take over 800 years.


49. Black holes have theoretical opposites known as white holes.


50. Powerful volcanic eruptions occur on Jupiter's moon Io.


51. There are mountains on Pluto.


52. One teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh as much as Mount Everest.


53. The moon is moving further away from the Earth every year.


54. You would last in space for about 15 seconds without a space suit.



55. Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka spent the most in space - 879 days.


56. The rings of Saturn seem to disappear from time to time.


57. If you fell into a black hole, you would stretch out like spaghetti.


58. The dead skin of your feet flakes off in space.


59. The star VY Canis Majoris is the largest star in the universe, its diameter is about 2000 times the diameter of our Sun.


60. The hottest planet in our solar system is Venus, whose temperature reaches 464°C.



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Maps are interesting. A lot of people enjoyed coloring the outline maps in school, and we still enjoy looking at them. It is especially interesting to see the map that gives us a completely new view of the world - to look at it from an unexpected angle, and maybe teach something, broaden our horizons and raise awareness!


Maps that show the world is more interesting than boring geography textbooks


And today is just such a case! We invite you to take a look at 45 most interesting maps and infographics that can really surprise and make you say: I didn’t know this!


1. At some point in the end of 2022, the world population will reach 8 billion


2. Map of hot areas in summer 2022


3. How does the frog "qua" sound in different languages?


4. Expressing laughter around the world: how to laugh online in 26 languages


5. Countries with US military bases


6. The last monarch of every European country


7. Number of pigs reared per square kilometer in Europe


8. How many hours do Asians sleep on average?


9. How many years, on average, do Asians spend in school?


10. How much do Asian countries spend on their military as a percentage of GDP?


11. This map shows countries that do not have direct access to the open sea (enclaves)


12. Number of billionaires by country in the world


13. This map shows the proportion of electricity generated from hydropower by country


14. The map shows the height of the Earth's forests, from seedlings to trees over 50 meters high, across the Earth


15. This map shows the countries of Europe with the percentage of votes for right-wing parties


16. Europe and America on the same latitude


17. Grizzly bears in modern and historical habitat


Statistics may vary. For professionals looking for confirmation of their calculations and assumptions in these data, it is lively and visual. And for ordinary readers who are not connected with the collection of sociological and other statistical data, it is boring and callous.


And although the general visual statistical sections are not an accurate reflection of the real movements taking place in society or do not show, with an accuracy of thousandths, the percentage ratio of certain historical, political and other diverse phenomena, it is more interesting to read them when the data is neatly grouped on maps and is easy to understand. even a child.


On these maps you will find interesting information and country statistics. You may not need this knowledge for an exam at an institute or when applying for a job, but for a general understanding of unexpected, but extremely interesting things, our statistical selection is what you need! So let's go!


Attention! The maps presented below are not true in the last resort, since the authors of the maps were based on unpublished sources and we cannot vouch for their veracity. But nevertheless, the information is interesting, pleasant viewing!


18. This map shows countries that have been directly attacked or interfered with by US troops since the end of the Cold War.


19. What is the favorite alcoholic drink of South Americans?

Answer: beer, spirits, wine.


20. This chart shows the share of the monthly salary required to fill 60 liters of gasoline in selected countries


21. Visualization of which countries people drink the most beer - Germany or the Czech Republic are not ahead


22. How much land does the US military own in each state?


23. The movement of polar bears, which was tracked by GPS


24. Wheat is a staple food for millions of people around the world.


25. This map shows confirmed cases of monkeypox per million inhabitants in each country.


26. Malaria was common in half the countries of the world - it has since been eliminated in many regions


27. This chart shows cargo and tanker ships in the North Sea on June 9, 2022 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (CET)


28. This chart shows the EU countries with the highest gross public debt as a share of GDP in 2021


29. Major cities at significant risk of a real estate bubble


30. European LNG terminals, 2022


31. The most common female names in European countries


32. Let's also look at the strong side of the population and their names


33. But the most common surnames


34. "Which state is the biggest threat to world peace?" - the answers of the countries to the question are quite unambiguous

It seems that the United States has no competitors in the rejection of this country by the inhabitants of other countries.


35. The most common languages ​​after the official language in Europe


36. Map of the distribution of Turkic languages ​​in countries and areas where they are used


On the map, colors are used to represent the different language groups of the Turkic language.


37. On this map, countries are marked in red, the economy of which is weaker than the economy of Istanbul (the largest city in Turkey)!


38. What types of sockets and plugs are used in the world, shown in this infographic


39. The tallest men in Europe live ...


According to a survey among European countries, men with the highest average height are in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Armenia has the lowest men.


40. Map of Europe showing which countries foreigners are most likely to be born in and what citizenship they are


41. Countries and their populations in Europe in 1803


42. Map of Europe showing the year in which the monarchy fell

In countries marked in dark red on the map, the monarchy still exists.


43. On this map, we see in which country how many military personnel


44. Obesity world map


Russia, if you look at this infographic, is somewhere between 20% and 30%. Not the smallest percentage of overweight people in the world.


45. Territories where lions lived in the past and where they live now


Red shows the territories in which lions lived; blue - lands where they can still be found. Gray areas are places where lions have never lived.


46. ​​Distribution map of 12/24-hour clock format in the world


47. On this map, you can track when McDonald's first arrived in a particular country



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