say "I didn't know that!" at least 5
neat stuff here:
than half of the coastline of the entireUnited
States is in Alaska .
Amazon rainforest produces more than
the world's oxygen supply.
Amazon River pushes so much water into the
Atlantic Oceanthat, more than one hundred miles
at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip
fresh water out of the ocean. The volume
of water in the Amazon river is greater than the
next eight largest rivers in the world combined
and three times the flow of all rivers in the
United States .
is the only land on our planet that is not owned
by any country..
percent of the world's ice coversAntarctica
ice also represents seventy percent of all the
fresh water in the world.
strange as it sounds, however, Antarcticais
essentially a desert;
average yearly total precipitation is about two
covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it,
is the driest place on the planet,
an absolute humidity lower than theGobi
got its name from the nut, not the other way
has more lakes than the rest of the world
combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ' Big
to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish
Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the
named because it was the first paved road
Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand
Rome was founded in 753 BC,
it the oldest continuously inhabited city in
Turkey, is the only city in the world
on two continents.
Angeles ' full name is:
Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles
and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its
term 'The Big Apple' was coined
touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
used the slang expression 'apple' for any town
to play New York City
play the big time – The Big Apple.
are more Irish in New York City
in Dublin , Ireland ;
Italians in New York City
in Rome , Italy ;
more Jews in New York City
in Tel Aviv , Israel .
are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio,
everyone is manmade.
smallest island with country status is
Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. Miles/4,53 sq.
first city to reach a population of 1 million
Rome , Italy in 133 B.C.
is a city called Rome on every
contains more than 25% of the world's
actual smallest sovereign entity in the
the Sovereign Military Order of
located in the city of Rome , Italy ,
an area of two tennis courts
as of 2001, has a population of 80
less people than the Vatican ..
a sovereign entity under international
as the Vatican is.
the Sahara Desert , there is a town named
Tidikelt , Algeria ,
did not receive a drop of rain for ten
though, the driest place on Earth
the valleys of the Antarctic near RossIsland
has been no rainfall there for two million
literally means 'the land of rabbits'.
Paul , Minnesota
Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig's
a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant
set up the first business there.
that a road is unpaved:
the U.S.A.. = 1%;
Canada = …75%
deepest hole ever drilled by man is
Super deep Borehole, in Russia .
reached a depth of 12,261 meters
40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
was drilled for scientific research
gave up some unexpected discoveries,
of which was a huge deposit of
massive that the mud coming from the
boiling with it.
Eisenhower interstate system requires
one mile in every five must be
straight sections are usable as
times of war or other emergencies.
water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in
3,212 feet (979 meters).
are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls