11 Things You Never Knew About the Earth
Did you know that almost everyone has learned something about the earth today? Did you know that you have more than just a single planet in our solar system? Did you know that scientists are discovering new and exciting things every day? Did you know that you have more than one language on earth? Did you learn about all three of those things when you were a kid?
Did you know that almost all life on earth is related to other life forms on other planets in the universe? Did you learn about the moon, stars, planets and bodies of water? Did you know that about 90% of the earth’s surface is covered with ocean sand? Did you know that the earth was created in such a way as to receive an equal amount of rainfall as it receives snowfall? Did you know the earth was created in such a way that its tilt can be varied, causing it to rotate on its axis, creating seasons?
Did you know that the earth is only a few hundred million years old? Did you know that dinosaurs lived along the oceans at the same time as early man? Did you know the earth is one of the only places in the entire solar system where water can exist in liquid form? Did you know that most climate zones are distinctly different from each other, and that plants and animals are very different from each other? Did you know some things that the earth goes through a seasonal cycle that has been shaped by mankind for millions of years? Did you know about the major effect that ice-ages have had on our planet?
Did you know that you can go on a trip across the Indian subcontinent without ever leaving the Indian Ocean?
Did you know that most of what you see on the Indian subcontinent is down under the ocean, and that this is the largest continent? Did you know that this massive landmass is covered with clouds the majority of the time? Did you know that this is the largest desert in the world? Have you ever thought of visiting this huge place?
Did you know that the United States is the only major country in the world that does not face any kind of winter? Did you know that the United States is actually quite cold compared to many of its European or Asian counterparts? How come? Is it because the United States is the largest continent, and somehow its air mass allows it to experience colder temperatures than all the others?
Have you ever thought about visiting Australia, a country that is located right next to the largest continent in the world? Did you know that the temperature in Australia actually differs from the rest of the world by an average of 12 degrees Fahrenheit? That’s right. Australia is warmer in the summer months. Did you know that there are two oceans in Australia, one of which is an underwater continent? Did you know that this underwater continent holds more than 90% of the Earth’s continental waters?
Have you ever considered how the United States got started?
Where did all those settlers get their guns to fight off Indians? Did they fight off Indians with bows and arrows or even firearms? If so, you are part of a very small percentage of the world’s population who has ever thought of these things. What do you think happened when the settlers couldn’t get their way through?
Did you know that the United States of America is the only major country in the world that does not have a Constitution in our nation? Do you know what the Constitution means, or why it was created in the first place? The United States of America was formed by men who believed in liberty, freedom, and democracy. The United States of America will always be a beacon to the world and will be a great example for future generations. Now that you know some of the most important things you never knew about the earth, go out and start sharing them!