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