9 surprising facts about the Earth

Geography Story: 9 surprising facts about the Earth

Our home planet, Earth, is truly beautiful and amazing. Here are 9 incredible facts about the third planet from the sun.

Did these facts surprise you? If you have any other interesting facts to share with us, we are waiting for your comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Don Carey
The North Pole can not move any more "north" than it currently is. It can move any other direction other than north.
Dec 3, 2016 9:53PM
William Laughlin
David Caldwell Like the fact they say, "Here are 10 incredible facts about the third planet from the sun." yet list only 9?
Dec 3, 2016 9:56PM
Janice K Meno
The earth reflects the wisdom, power and greatness of its creator, Jehovah God. Also shows despite man's attempts to ruin it by abuse, commercialism and pollution it's still maintain by it's creator!!!
Dec 3, 2016 10:03PM
Danny More
Danny More
What they have not said was. We have screwed the Earth up. And sometime down the road. IT's going to screw us up big time. Count on it!
Dec 3, 2016 11:01PM
David Caldwell, 29,000 ft.
Jul 18, 2021 4:47PM
Dario Gritti
Don Carey, I agree on a technicality. What is being referred to is "Magnetic North" or "Geomagnetic North" (different from Magnetic North) and not "Geographic North" (the axis) which is implied in the explanation. And yes, it is confusing! That's why GPS uses satellites and not the Earth's magnetic fields.
Mar 7, 2021 6:40PM
Richard E. Stone
Well then, if the Earth is the only planet not named for a Greek or Roman god, then who named the Earth, "Earth?"
May 7, 2020 10:56PM
John W Shreve
William Laughlin,and nzscubadiver, It says "9."
Nov 12, 2019 11:37PM
Wayne Roberts
With reference to the North Pole question it is the Magnetic pole that moves not True North! It is accounted for on maps and charts used for Navigation.
Jul 30, 2019 3:34PM
June Hunter
Surely the moon makes the earth HABiTABLE!
May 21, 2019 4:31PM
Some odd comments here 1. Habitable & Inhabitable are one in the same, whereas uninhabitable means unable to support life 2. Someone said there were 10 facts, there is only nine, as per the heading. 3. The hole through the earth needs a rethink. 4. Researching the oceans is important of course, but looking after them is much more important for Humans to survive. 5. Can the North Pole really move more north?? 6. The earth will be fine after we have screwed it up, all living beings will be obliterated but rest assured, the earth will keep spinning long after we’ve vacated it.
Apr 21, 2019 5:24AM
Karen S. Wolf
My device says “9 Surprising facts about the earth”.....
Feb 10, 2019 5:23PM
Pamela Spallin
I feel a lot of these are good guesses how do you know how many pieces of junk are going around the world in a day???? You could fall through the earth in 40 minutes how fast would you be going? Impossible I don’t think the gravity would let you fall that fast. Just a few things I question
Sep 25, 2018 1:13PM
Chris Taylor
The moon makes the earth habitable. Not inhabitable.
Sep 16, 2018 7:03PM
Sharon Babbert
Also, Terra, a Roman goddess.
Aug 22, 2018 5:30PM
Sharon Babbert
Magnetic vs. geographic.
Aug 22, 2018 5:28PM
Sharon Babbert
Number 3 title says the moon makes the earth inhabitable. The statement below says the moon makes the earth habitable.
Aug 22, 2018 5:23PM
Dave Walser
Find it hard to believe a couple of these facts the grains of sand pne ? One hundred million pieces of junk ?
Jul 29, 2018 5:55PM
Richard Jamieson
Number 9 is not correct, you’d have to be falling at 13000 km per hour, this is well in excess of gravitational terminal velocity, please redo the math
Jun 20, 2018 12:35AM

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