10 Facts About Earth Part II

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More Facts about the Earth!
Part 1: http://endlessfacts.com/p/h5oSJ


1
There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.

2
The southernmost active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the U.S. Research Center.

3
Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.

4
The year 2015 will be one second longer than usual because of the slowing of the Earth's rotation.

5
If the Earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.

6
Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.

7
Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.

8
The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.

9
The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -133°F (-93.2°C).

10
Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.