25 Interesting Tidbits About Deserts That Will Make You Glad For Rain

How can a desert be interesting right? It’s just a big place full of…nothing. Well, that’s what you think. And that’s why this list is going to be pretty interesting for you. For one, do you know where the biggest desert in the world is? Depending on where you live and how geographically aware you are, you’re probably thinking Asia (the Middle East), Africa (for those of you who know where the Sahara is), or Australia (basically the whole continent right?). But you’re all wrong. The world’s biggest desert is actually…well, we don’t want to give it away. We will however give you a hint: deserts aren’t necessarily places covered in sand. As you’ll see in a moment, barely 20% of the Sahara Desert is sand. Most of it is gravel, mountains, and rock. Moreover, deserts are defined by the level of precipitation they receive. Take a guess and see if you’re right by reading these 25 interesting tidbits about deserts that will make you glad for rain!

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One third of the Earth's surface area is desert (at least partially)

One third of the Earth's surface area is desert (at least partially)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Arizona was once home to camels

Arizona was once home to camelsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

23

Google street view employed a camel to include desert footage

Google street view employed a camel to include desert footageSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

There is a desert in Alaska with dunes over 45 meters high (150 feet). It is known as the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.

There is a desert in Alaska with dunes over 45 meters high (150 feet). It is known as the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Over 100,000 square km of land turn to desert each year due to climate change and forest clearing

Over 100,000 square km of land turn to desert each year due to climate change and forest clearingSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay


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