25 Crazy Facts About Planet Earth That Will Boggle Your Mind

Can you name the longest mountain range on Earth? How about the shape of the Earth? It’s a sphere right? The answers to some of these questions might surprise you. Here are 25 Crazy Facts About Planet Earth That Will Boggle Your Mind.

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Earth isn't round. Centrifugal force pushes outwards at Earth's equator giving it a slight wasteline.

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Standing on that equator you would be spinning around Earth's center at 1000 miles per hour. At the poles, however, you would be standing still (and turning in a circle)


You would still be hurling through space at 67000 miles per hour though

Planet Earthhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/gnews/4594496739/

The rocks you are standing on get recycled. Volcanoes spit them out as magma, they dry, harden, and after a very long time either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards Earth's core by a fresh layer of rocks above.


Speaking of magma, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth's surface was 136 degrees F or 57.8 degrees C in El Azizia, Libya recorded in 1922.

al azizia

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