Infographic Category Environmental

50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth

By | source: Oct 28th, 2014

From the bottom of the ocean to top of the highest mountain, this planet can still surprise us. The Earth has been explored and examined for many years. During those years, a lot of information has been learned. Some of that information is truly unbelievable. This infographic illustrates just a few of those amazing facts.

One of the facts I found most interesting is that a day is not exactly 24 hours long, but it is actually shorter. Another fact is that lighting strikes the earth 8.6 million times in one day. One sad fact is 90 percent of the trash in the oceans is plastic. Remember that the next time you see a plastic bottle on the ground, and pick it up and recycle it.

Finally, there are two interesting facts about the humans that live on this planet. One is that 200,000 people are born every day. The second fact is that two people die every two seconds. This is interesting because this planet has limited resources to sustain an ever-increasing population.

The next time you go outside, look around and see the beauty of this planet. Take in the fresh air, smell the flowers, and walk around the block. Remember that we are the caretakers of this planet, and are responsible for passing it on to the next generation.