1. The Name Comes from the Anglo Saxons.
Every other planet in our solar system is named after a Greek or Roman God. Like Mars would derive from the Roman God of War and Pluto the ruler of the underworld to name a few examples. All planets except our planet. The word Earth comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Erda, which means “ground” or “soil” and is thought to be 1,000 years old.
2. The Antarctic.
Researchers have confirmed that Antarctica contains most of the earth’s fresh water as it holds about 70% of it and around 90% of that is frozen. Earth had a twin planet.
3. Earth is the only planet with Plate Tectonics.
Scientists believe the Earth is made up of 7 major plates of “crust,” which move in different directions up to 4 inches each year. When they collide with each other, it is said that mountains are made. As they are made, they pull separated making valleys. On the drawback, in any case, This additionally makes quakes and springs of gushing lava eject.
4. Earth Twin Planet.
Scientists and researchers now believe that at one point in time, weren’t alone when orbiting the Sun. It is reported that we had a “twin” planet we call Theia, which was the size of Mars and was 60 degrees either in front or on our planet. Around 4.5 billion years back, Theia collided with the Earth; the greater part of the planet was absorbed, yet bigger portions were brushed off and converged with material from our planet to make the Moon.
5. There are NOT 24 hours in a day.
You’ve probably said to yourself one time or another that there’s not enough hours in the day. Well, you’re right because there aren’t even 24 hours in a day. That’s right, the actual time it takes the planet to rotate on its axis is 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds. I’d be annoyed too if I lost out on 4 minutes of sleep!
6. The Moon’s Almost Perfect Orbit.
So besides the fact that it’s NOT made of cheese (I know, Shocking), there are some things we don’t know. One thing being that the lunar focus is 6,000 feet nearer to the Earth, which should make its circle be all the more flimsy/unpredictable, in any case, it is consummately round. It’s a significant fortuitous event that the Sun happens to be both 400 times greater than the Moon and furthermore 400 times more remote far from Earth, influencing them to show up a similar size in the sky. Soon enough, people are going to start making conspiracy theories out of this!
7. Hottest and Coldest Temperatures Recorded.
While the coldest place on Earth is Antarctica with its temperature coming in at a staggering -100 Degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest spot was recorded in July of 1983 was at Vostok Station in Antarctica, where sensors recorded – 128.6 degrees F. Also, for correlation, The most smoking spot was recorded in September of 1922 in Libya, With the temperature being recorded at a rankling 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. The Earth is Not Round.
Don’t worry, this isn’t another “The Earth is flat argument”. No, the Earth is undoubtedly a circle, yet because of its gravitational powers, it isn’t a flawless circle. Indeed, there is a lump around the equator along these lines. The Earth’s Polar span is 3,949.99 miles, while its Equatorial sweep is 3,963.34 miles.
9. 90% of the sea is unexplored.
So it has been expressed that we have just scratched the tip of the surface with regards to finding out about our own particular planet. “In what manner or capacity” you may inquire? Well, we have barely swept the vast depths of our own oceans. Truth be told, under 10% of the dark blue oceans have been investigated. The sea contains 97% of our water and 99% of the living zone. While we have distinguished more than 200,000 marine species, there are conceivably 25 million increasingly that we have NOT found. Possibly the film Sharktopus depends on genuine animal types!
10. Most astounding Point in the World.
Due to opposite conviction, many individuals assume that Mount Everest is the tallest point in the whole world. All things considered, it is the tallest mountain as it comes in at 29,035 ft. above ocean level. In any case, considering we now realize that the Earth isn’t round as we have beforehand expressed, anything that goes over the equator is probably going to be higher. This makes Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador a higher point on the planet than Mount Everest, despite the fact that it’s tallness is 20,564 ft. above ocean level. The reason it’s classed as a higher point in the world is that its placement is on one of the earth’s bumps giving it a height advantage of 1.5 miles.