Interesting facts about Earth

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  1. The largest recorded tsunami was a wave 1,720 feet tall- over a quarter mile high. It hited Lituya Bay, Alaska, in 1958.
  2. To find a hidden triple rainbow after a storm, look towards the sun
  3. The Netherlands has more tornadoes by area than any other country in the world.
  4. At the equator the Earth is spinning at almost 1,000 miles per hour.
  5. The Appalachian mountains range in the Eastern United States were once as high as the Himalayas mountain range.
  6. During a solar eclipse the drift of the moon’s shadow across the Earth become its own weather front.
  7. New York and London are moving apart about two centimeters a years.
  8. The deepest hole ever dug was 7.5 miles ( 12.262 Kilometers) deep, less than a third of the way through the Earth Crust.
  9. It takes the Earth 1 year and 6 hours to orbit the sun.To accoutn for this, an extra day is added to the calendar every 4th year (Leap Year).
  10. Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean is the most remote island on Earth. The nearest land is Antarctica, 994 miles away.
  11. The largest desert in the world is in Antarctica.
  12. Three Continents- Africa, South America and Antarctica, have never hosted an Olympics.
  13. The oldest surviving tree species evolved 160 million years ago during the Jurassic era. Ichou trees are still grown in Japan today.
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