48 Interesting Planet Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

48 Interesting planet facts

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1. Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods to eat on this planet.
2. The spots on the planet with the highest amount of lightning are Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
3. Humans are the best long distance runners on the planet, able to beat horses (and everything else) in marathon distance races.
4. Animal Planet aired a fake documentary about the existence of mermaids that convinced thousand of viewers. Twice.
5. The planet Neptune emits more light than it receives from the Sun.
6. Planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker is the only human in history to have their ashes buried on the Moon.
7. There are currently more people on Facebook, than there were on the planet 200 years ago.
8. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on our planet. With the exception of Antarctica, the Arctic, and a handful of islands.
9. Neptune was the first planet to be discovered by mathematical calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
10. Astronomers found a planet 4, 000 light years away that is made of diamond.
11. Pluto never made a full revolution around the sun while it was still considered a planet.
12. The Pizza Planet delivery truck, which has appeared in every Pixar film except The Incredibles, also appeared in all 3 Toy Story films.
13. Bill Gates has been the richest person on the planet for 16 of the past 21 years.
14. Cockroaches are one of the most fart producing creatures on the planet.
15. Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon.
16. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption in the US alone.
17. Russia has a larger surface area than the entire planet of Pluto.
18. When hummingbirds dive, their bodies twerk faster than any other vertebrate on the planet.
19. African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, and the females of this species undergo the longest pregnancy—22 month
20. All of the planets in our solar system could fit in the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
21. Stars eat planets.
22. Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth.
23. If you earn more than US$21, 000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% on the planet.
24. On February 5, 2040, there’s a 1 in 500 chance that a 460 foot asteroid named 2011 AG5 will hit the planet.
25. Bacteria have been around for at least 3.5 billion years, making them the oldest known life form on the planet.
26. Jupiter can have a triple eclipse, in which three moons cast shadows on the planet simultaneously.
27. The pistol shrimp is one of the loudest animals on the planet
28. If all of the volcanoes on Earth erupted, the effects on the planet would be more devastating than a nuclear winter.
29. Astronomers say there are at least 8.8 billion planets with a similar size and temperature as Earth in our galaxy alone.
30. A day on Mercury is equivalent to almost 59 days on the planet Earth.
31. Avocados, raspberries, almonds, broccoli, spinach, salmon are among the healthiest foods on the planet!
32. If the entire world smoked a joint of Marijuana, there would be peace for 3 hours on the entire planet.
33. Everyone talks about leaving a better planet for our kids. Let’s try to leave better kids for our planet.
34. 2% of people on this planet have green eyes.
35. Scientists suggest that 60 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone could support life.
36. Animal Planet made a fake documentary about the existence of mermaids... twice
37. Avocados, raspberries, almonds, broccoli, spinach, salmon are among the healthiest foods on the planet! Be Healthy.
38. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
39. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet at present. Only 3.5 million use a toothbrush.
40. Human sized penguins used to roam the planet.
41. On average, every square mile of sea on the planet contains 46, 000 pieces of rubbish.
42. People earning over 14, 000 a year are the richest 4% on the planet.
43. There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.
44. Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar system. It is so big that more than 1300 Earths could fit inside it.
45. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
46. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
47. Jupiter's moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury.
48. Lightning strikes about 6, 000 times per minute on this planet.
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