25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of

Did you know that there is more than one north pole? How about that 30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole. If you think that’s fascinating, get ready to learn about the top of the world (or the bottom depending on your perspective). These are 25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of!

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Unlike the South Pole, there are actually 2 North Poles (that are commonly referenced and used)

Unlike the South Pole, there are actually 2 North PolesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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One is the North Magnetic Pole, which constantly shifts depending on changes deep within the Earth. This is what your compass points to

One is the North Magnetic Pole, which constantly shifts depending on changes deep within the Earth. This is what your compass points toSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Lately, this has been somewhere near Ellesmere Island in Canada.

Lately, this has been somewhere near Ellesmere Island in Canada.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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It is gradually moving towards Russia at a rate of roughly 55km (34 miles) per year

It is gradually moving towards Russia at a rate of roughly 55km (34 miles) per yearSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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The other pole is the Geographic North Pole which is technically defined as the point where the axis of the Earth’s rotation intersects the Earth’s surface. In other words it is the fixed point that references the top of the world.

The other pole is the Geographic North Pole which is technically defined as the point where the axis of the Earth’s rotation intersects the Earth’s surface. In other words it is the fixed point that references the top of the world.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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