All the gold that has been mined in the world adds up to about four Olympic sized swimming pools.
Found off the coast of Brazil, Snake Island is one of the deadliest places on earth. On average there is a snake every 3 square feet (one per square meter), which is around 430,000 snakes!
Of all water on Earth 97.5% is salt water and 1% is fresh accessible drinkable water. The remaining 1.5% of fresh water is part of ice, found in places like the Antarctic.
The fastest plane in the world is NASA's Boeing X-43A Scramjet, flying in the record books at a speed of Mach 9.6, or 7,350 mph (11,760 km/h).
The Pacific Ocean is the biggest ocean in the world, accounting for 32% of the world's total surface area. That's slightly more than all the land in the world combined.
If you thought hotels made of ice are strange, JumboStay offers accommodations in a real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The hotel boasts 33 rooms, including a double bed suite in the cockpit.
There are over 100 flavors of ice cream in the world, from cookie dough to bacon. The best selling, accounting for about 1/3 of all ice cream sold is vanilla flavored.
Angel Falls, Venezuela is the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. The water drops 3,212 ft (979 m).
All the people in the world standing shoulder to shoulder would take up only 500 square miles (1300 square kilometers). That's just slightly bigger than the size of the city of Los Angeles.
Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan is built on a 2.5 mile long, 100 foot tall artificial island. One million workers and 80 ships worked for three years to make the island.
Alaska sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most seismically active area in the world. There are an estimated 4,000 earthquakes each year in Alaska, more than all other 49 states combined.
The worlds biggest spider, the Goliath bird eater can grow as big as 4.7 inches (12 cm), and weigh 6.2oz (175g). They have been spotted eating snakes, rodents and even small birds.
Bruce Campbell a former electrical engineer at Boeing retired in a used Boeing 727. He believes "Jetliners can, and should, be transformed into wonderful homes."
Brazil is the largest country in South America, and 5th largest in the world. It's land area accounts for almost half of the entire South American continent.
The state flag of Alaska was designed by a 13 year old boy named Benny Benson. His design was one of 700 submitted in a contest for the best flag.
Australia is the smallest, and also the lowest continent on Earth. About 75% of it's land is unable to produce any kind of crop.
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