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Here are some intriguing facts for children on weather and nature that will amaze the kids. These amazing facts depicted in a fun manner so that the kids will easily memorize them.
- Tired of the chill? Take a holiday to the hottest planet in our planetary system – Venus. At more than 800 degrees centigrade, it is even hotter than Mercury, despite Mercury being closest to the sun. The reason being that it has plenty of clouds and carbon dioxide that retain the heat it gets from the sun.
- Did you know that one tree can sustain two individuals for their entire lives? In other words, it can provide enough oxygen for two individuals to live off their entire lives.
- Did you know the Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply?
- Did you know Bali has the world’s largest variety of flora?
- Plants also make and store ten times the energy that is used by humans.
- Did you know the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean?
- Did you know the typical wave height of a Pacific tsunami is between six and nine meters?
- There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.
- Did you know there is over 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has ever been mined?
- The seeds from the Artic Lupine, a wild flower found in Alaska, have been grown in the lab after being frozen in the ground for over 10,000 years. The bristle-cone pine is considered to be the oldest living species in the United States. Some of them are believed to be over 4,500 years old.
- Antarctica is the coldest place on our planet, where it is believed that a temperature of 126.9 degrees Fahrenheit beneath zero was once recorded.
- Did you know that it could get cold as minus 160 degrees Fahrenheit, ten miles over the earth’s surface?
- Did you know that 90% of an iceberg sits under water?
- The tropical rainforest gets about 80 to 400 inches of annual rainfall. If there is heavy rain, it gets about 2 inches of rain per hour. The driest place on Earth is the Atacama Desert in Chile, where it receives an annual rainfall of only three-hundredths of an inch.
- Did you know that fire normally moves faster uphill than downhill?
- The largest snowfall ever recorded in a day was close to 76 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado on April 14-15, 1921. Wonder for how many were the schools shut.
- The 6,300-foot summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington experiences some of the worst weather in the world. The strongest wind recorded there was 231 miles per hour. The official lowest temperature officially recorded is 47 below zero Fahrenheit. However, the cold often combines with the wind to produce wind-chills of 150 degrees below zero. Furthermore, the ground is permanently frozen in a layer from 20 to 100 feet below the surface. Since 1851, over 100 people have died of falls or exposure on the mountain.
- Dairy animals now and again take a seat in a field when they know it is going to rain. (That way, they are sparing a dry spot to sit for themselves).
- One inch of rain is equal to 10 inches of snow.
- Windmills always turn counter-clockwise, unless they are in Ireland.
- Did you know that glass is made from sand and that diamonds from coal?
- The lowest place in North America is the Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level.
- Did you know the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia?
- Did you know 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day?
- Either ball lightning can smash a glass window to pieces or it can at times mildly float through the glass window without even breaking it.
- Roy Sullivan, A U.S. park ranger, was struck by lightning seven times during his life and lived to tell about each of those strikes.
- A lightning bolt is 4 times hotter than the sun.
- The Earth is struck by lightning strikes over 100 times per second.
- Did you know that the Empire State Building once was stuck by lightning 9 times in 20 minutes?
- The odds of being struck by lightning are 600,000 to one.
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