Ice caps, glaciers and permanent snow store around 65% of all the fresh water on our planet.
The blue whale is the loudest animal on earth. A blue whale call can travel hundreds of miles across the water, and it is louder than an F18 jet fighter.
Angel Falls, Venezuela is the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. The water drops 3,212 ft (979 m).
Water is the most dense at 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 Fahrenheit); one liter at this temperature weighs almost exactly one Kilogram.
The densest planet in our solar system is our own Earth. The least dense is Saturn. If all the planets were placed in a massive ocean, only Saturn would float.
A city the size of New York consumes 1 billion U.S. gallons of water per day; enough to fill 1,480 Olympic sized swimming pools.
The average snow flake falls at a speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour. It can take up to an hour to reach the ground.
The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love. It is the brightest planet in the night sky and the only planet to be named after a female.
While hunting, snow leopards can leap up to 30 feet (9 meters) and land right on their target.
The drawf planet Pluto was named by the suggestion of an 11 year old, Venetia Burney from Oxford England. Her suggestion was voted on unanimously by the observatory that discovered the dwarf planet.
The atmosphere on Mars is almost entirely made up of carbon dioxide.
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