Answer by Alakh Niranjan:
- There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet. Source:
- Earth is the only planet whose name in English isnot derived from a Greco-Roman God.
- The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.
- Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth.
- There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth.
- 1.3 million Earths could fit inside thesun, an average-sized star
- If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earthand jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get to the other side.
- The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.
- The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
- Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
- There are about 7500,000,000,000,000,000 grains of sand on Earth.
- Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen.
- The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.
- There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
- The highest place on Earth, and closest to space, is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes.