What are some amazing facts about Earth, that most people don’t know?

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: – OhFact!
  • 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.

What are some amazing facts about Earth, that most people don't know?

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