Just in case you were wondering if you read the topic right; yes you did. But, how is it possible that you don’t know things about your own home? You were born on this planet, you grew on this planet, and you are a part of this planet. So how possible is that? Very possible. The fact that we have been here all our lives does not mean we know everything about this place. We don’t feel the need to find it all out, because we don’t feel threatened by our home, which is normal. However, the fact still remains that our planet has some interesting and strange facts or better put; characteristics, that we did not know of, until the next few minutes, after we must have found some of them out. So, let’s get into it already.
THE MAGNETIC POLES FLIP OVER – Can you believe that sometimes, the North pole is actually not the North Pole but the South Pole? Alaska still retains the position of the North Pole, while the South Pole still remains in the Antarctica, but that is only true of the geographic poles. The magnetic poles actually switch places at an interval of eight hundred thousand years, making North become South, and vice versa. This fact is not an assumption, it is the result of test that has taken scientists into the space for decades. One of the information in the result data is that, the last flip happened almost eight hundred thousand years ago, so very soon, the poles might switch because they are already on their way.
THE EARTH’S MOON IS QUITE BIGGER THAN WE THOUGHT – A couple of times this year, the moon has appeared so big, in the earth’s sky. These were the times we recorded to have had a Super Moon appear in our sky. However, the moon is way bigger than we see it from here. It is one of the biggest satellites in our solar system and it is almost bigger than a quarter of planet earth. The only other planet that has a situation close to this but worse is Pluto, because it’s biggest moon is the same size as the planet.
THE LARGEST KNOWN MAMMAL MIGRATION HAPPENS IN AFRICA BY AIR – The first part of the sentence might not surprise you because you probably have heard about the 1.3 million beasts who travelled on ground from Kenya to Tanzania. It was recently found out that up to ten million bats travel from Congo to Zambia every year. These are not just big bats but giant bat that are as big as cats. It is the largest mammal migration known to man.
THE LARGEST NATURAL CRYSTALS ARE IN MEXICO – Priceless gems are lying underneath the earth, untouched in Mexico. The cave has been named the Cave of Crystals, because no other place on earth contains the mass of gypsum pillars as this cave. The crystals are about 30 ft long each, and there are thousands of them. The most interesting part is that they were just discovered in this century, and they were discovered by the mistake of some tired silver miners.
The earth has so many beautiful sights and locations that even us do not believe, such as the undersea waterfall in Mauritania and many others that are yet to be discovered.