25 Mind Boggling Facts About Our World

Posted by on October 8, 2013

Did you know that in all of history men have only mined two Olympic sized swimming pools worth of gold? Or that frogs use their eyeballs to swallow? If you did…congratulations, you’re pretty smart. If not, read on because these 25 mind boggling facts about our world will probably change the way you see some things.



10

The star nosed mole is the fastest eater in the world

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54397539@N06/5153365863/

9

Due to gravity the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters

http://www.flickr.com/photos/art-sarah/5701626902/

8

The mouth of a blue whale can hold its own body weight in water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Humpback_Whale_underwater_shot.jpg

7

The longest animal is a marine worm that can grow to 55 meters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Measuring-tape.jpg

6

The largest living thing is a fungus in Oregon that covers 10 sq km

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fungus_on_Fungus.jpg



5

An average adult contains 7 quintillion joules of potential energy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plasma-lamp_2.jpg

4

That's the equivalent of 30 hydrogen bombs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IvyMike2.jpg

3

The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Game-Boy-Advance-1stGen.jpg

2

99% of the Earth's gold is in its core

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimkillock/5896490585/

1

In all of history man has only pulled out two olympic sized swimming pools of gold from the Earth

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olympic_swimming_pool_(Tbilisi).jpg