Our Fascinating Earth

So you know how people joke about digging a hole to the other side of the planet?

What would actually happen is not as fun. According to WTF Fun Fact #4281, if you could dig a hole through the earth and jump in (without dying), you would not come out the other side. You’d fall down for twenty minutes until you reached the center, then technically you’d be considered ‘falling up’ until you made it to the opposite surface – where you’d fall down, over and over again, forever.

#2. The total weight of all the ants on the earth is about the same of the weight of all the humans on the earth. That means there are about one million ants to each person.



#3. How about this to think about. No one actually knows who named Earth.


#4. This one is somewhat sad, I’m sorry. Approximately 107 billion people are believed to have lived on earth, and (sad part, get ready) around 40% died before the age of 1.



#5. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.


#6. If we put a giant mirror 10 lightyears away from Earth and looked at it through a telescope, theoretically we’d see twenty years into the past.


#7. About four hundred million years ago, before trees were common, the earth was covered with giant mushrooms.


#8. Reagan and Gorbachev agreed to pause the Cold War in case of an alien invasion.

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#9. Outer space is only an hour away if you could drive your car straight up at 60 MPH.

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#10. If there was no space between any of its atoms, earth would be the size of a baseball.




One thought on “Our Fascinating Earth

  1. Grandpa says:

    That is a bunch of fun facts. Of course if you fell through the earth, you would never make it to the center, because you would burn up in the molten core.


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