Fun Facts About Nature

Learn some new facts about nature.
It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.
Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
Oak trees can live 200 or more years.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches per day!
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!
The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.
The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
The banana tree cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!
The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System'in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!
The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
The Niagara Falls moves upstream at an average rate of about 295ft a century!
The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 miles per hour.
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