21 Incredible Facts About Planet Earth That Will Boggle Your Mind

The more I learn about the vast universe, the more I am just astonished by its intricacies. I’m sure some of these facts don’t even begin to scratch the surface of all there is to know about earth alone. Just imagine all of the life forms there are to figure and how many more we have no idea about.

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1. Coral reefs are the largest living structures on Earth.

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2. The largest single living thing EVER was actually a mushroom fungus in Oregon that grew to 2,200 acres.

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3. Over 99% of all species that ever lived are extinct.
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4. The longest mountain range is actually underwater: The Mid-Ocean Ridge.
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5. The oceans hold nearly 20 million tons of gold.
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6. The ocean also contains the highest density of life on the planet.

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7. Gravity is not distributed equally.
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8. The Sahara, world’s largest desert, covers about one third of Africa.

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9. There are about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide.

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10. Volcanoes, as well as earthquakes and mountains, are all formed by Earth’s moving plates.

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11. There are not 24 hours in a day, but rather 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds.

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