10 Facts About Earth

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Earth is the birthplace of the human race. Currently, it is the only known planet to support life. What else do you know about our Earth? Let's find out.


1
One-third of Earth's land surface is partially or totally desert.

2
Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.

3
The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.

4
Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid and vapour.

5
The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.

6
Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen.

7
There are about 22,000 manmade objects orbiting around planet Earth.

8
There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.

9
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth.

10
Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.