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15 Weird Facts About Earth Most People Don’t Know

15 Weird Fact About Earth Most People Don’t Know

Earth is the most beautiful planet in our solar system. The most unusual thing about the Earth, which makes it unique from the other world is that it consists of Life. The name earth is derived from German and English word ertha and erde, which means ground.

The official scientific name of Earth is Terra. Earth formed about 4.5 billion years ago. These are the basic things about the Earth which mostly known by everyone but there ten interesting facts about the Earth that most people don’t know.

Mind-blowing facts about Earth 

#1 According to a study, billions of years ago an asteroid delivered up to half of Earth’s water and as much as 2% came from the Solar nebula.

Earth fact billion year ago asteroid delivered up to half of Earth water
Image credits: NASA

 #2 The World’s Largest Mammal Migration is Air Borne

What do you think that the 1.3 million wildebeest that trotter from Kenya to Tanzania is the largest mammal migrator, but you’re wrong?

Earth fact largest mammal migration
Image Credits: kasankanationalpark

Bats flying between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia’s Kansanka National Park each year are the largest mammal migrator on Earth.

#3 Magical Clouds

German Photographer Daniel Biber award winning photographs of giant bird murmuration starlings

Murmuration is a phenomenon in which sometimes dark clouds which seems alive they are visible at the ground, are made up of thousands of starling flying in tandem. They look so spectacular and lively. Scientists are still in a puzzle about how these beautiful scenes happen. 

#4 Earthquake weather is a Myth

Weird Earth fact The Myth Of Earthquake Weather
CALIPATRIA, CA – Photo by David McNew/Getty Images for Lumix

Do you also hear that different cultures have a different earthquake? But this is a Myth cleared by seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones. According to him earthquake is below the surface and needs a fault in the plate to happen earthquake.

#5 Believe it or not, Earth’s atmosphere is slowly leaking oxygen into space.

Earth atmosphere is slowly leaking oxygen into space
Artist’s impression of Earth’s magnetosphere and leaky upper atmosphere. Image credits: ESA/ATG medialab

#6 Earth is not entirely round in shape

Earth is not entirely round in shape

Most people think Earth is round in shape. But in truth, the Earth is not entirely round due to the forces applied to it during the rotation. Earth has a Geoid shape.

#7 Earth has a greater number of viruses than stars

Earth has a greater number of viruses than stars

Yes, you heard right there are approximately ten Nonillion viruses on the Earth.

#8 There are 400 species of shark

Earth-fact-400-species-of-shark

Shark is known among one of the oldest animals. They have existed around 450 million years. And scientists believe that there are about 400 species of shark.

#9 Vantablack is the Earth’s darkest known substance

Vantablack is the Earth darkest known substance
Wrinkled aluminum foil with a portion equally wrinkled coated in Vantablack. Image credit: Wikipedia

Vantablack is developed in the united kingdom by Surrey Nano System. It is a group of Carbon tubes that have grown on a layer. Vanatablavk is the darkest substance on Earth developed in 2015.

#10 Volcanoes in Indonesia that emit blue and purple lava

Volcanoes in Indonesia that emit blue and purple lava Interesting Earth Fact
Image credit: Dailymail

The volcano which used to found in Indonesia’s Kawah been emitted blue and purple lava. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the lava itself doesn’t blue; it looks blue due to the presence of a high quantity of sulphuric gas in the lava.

Volcanoes in Indonesia that emit blue and purple lava
Image credit: Dailymail
Volcanoes in Indonesia that emit blue lava
Image credit: Dailymail

#11 The First Ozone hole is still healing

First Ozone hole is still healing

First Ozone hole situated in Antarctica. United Nations was the first country to approve The Montreal Protocol of 1987. This protocol aimed to restrict the use of CFC.

#12 Blue angle looks like an alien

Blue angle Glaucus Atlanticus Blue angle looks like an alien
Image source: Wikimedia

The blue angle is a Nickname of Glaucus Atlanticus. The blue angle is the beautiful and mesmerizing creature found on the coast of South Africa. They feed on the other sea creature.

#13 According to a recent study, 15 million gallons of mercury are buried in the permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere, and it could begin leaking as global temperatures rise.

15 million gallons of mercury buried in permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere
Image credits: CBS News

#14 The Earth has another continent called “Zealandia.” The entire continent sank after breaking away from Australia around 65-80 million years ago.

facts about earth has another continent called zealandia
(Image 1) The topography of Zealandia. (Image2) Most of Zealandia is underwater. Ball’s Pyramid, near Lord Howe Island, is one place where it rises above sea level. Image credits: World Data Center for Geophysics & Marine Geology (Boulder, CO), National Geophysical Data Center, NOAANational Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), now National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency/Wikipedia

#15 Just like icebergs, mountains have roots that go deep into the mantle. Scientists noticed this when they were measuring gravity, and it wasn’t what they predicted. Also, the mountains grow.

Earth Fact mountains have roots go deep into the mantle
(Image 1) Airy models of isostatic compensation. Image credits: MrQuin84/Wikimedia, Pixabay
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