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 city of Churchill in Manitoba, Canda, uses helicopters and armed volunteers to surround the city and defend it from Polar bears during Halloween trick or treat night. Noise markers, rubber bullets and even bear traps are used.
There are more people in the world who speak Spanish as a first-language than English. There are even more who speak Chinese, the leading first-language in the world with 1.2 billion speakers.
The world's most expensive biscuit was found in lifeboat survival kit from the H.M.S Titanic. It auctioned for about $22,000 USD.
The most powerful tornado ever measured produced speeds in excess of 480 km/h, or 300 miles/hour.
Earth's tectonic plates move slowly. Some move as fast as human fingernails grow (1 inch/year), while others may move up to 3 times faster.
Antarctica is the biggest desert on Earth. A desert is an area which receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain per year, regardless of temperature.
The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is the tallest structure on our planet, measuring 2716 feet (828 meters). Alain Robert (a.k.a "The Spider Man") climbed the tower on the outside in six hours.
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is named after Colonel sir George Everest first geographer to survey India.
The jet wash of Boeing 747 taking off is strong enough to flip over a school bus, taxi cab, and a small plane.
Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world uses a 728 ton pendulum to counter the force of wind on the building. It is suspended from the 87th to the 92nd floor.
The largest shopping mall in North America is located in Edmonton, Canada. It is more than 5 million square feet, and attracts more than 32 million visitors each year. It also has a Bitcoin ATM machine.
The highest permanent settlement in the world is the city of La Rinconada, Peru located at 16,700 ft (5100 m) above sea level. It's inhabited by 50,000 brave souls who illegally mine the mountain for gold.