Interesting facts about nature

Interesting facts about nature

Although many of us don’t pay attention to the nature, it is very interesting, and there are many facts that you should know.

• Do you know that the oldest tree is 4789 years old? It is found in California and it is called "Methuselah."
• Baobab tree that grows in desserts can store up to 1000 liters of water in its reservoir.
• The world’s largest tree is a giant Sequoia. It is found in California and it is 84 meters high and has a diameter of 29 meters!
• The fastest growing tree is eucalyptus. Its leaves are the main food for Koalas. This tree can grow 10 meters in just one year.
• Every year, between 20 and 30 volcanoes erupt. Almost all of them are under the sea.
• The coldest sea is the White Sea in Russia, with -2°C. On the other side, the Persian Gulf Sea, can reach 35.6°C.
• Bosumtwi in Ghana is a lake formed in the hole made by a meteorite.
• Under the Nile River, there is an underground river that has a flow rate 6 times higher than the Nile.
• One species of fish that lives in water near the Antarctic, have a protein in their blood that acts like antifreeze. This prevents the fish from freezing.
• The oldest mountains in the world are 400 million years old. They can be found in the Highlands of Scotland.
• The Antarctic ice sheet covers 13 million square km and it is 3-4 kilometers thick. The temperature is -70°C.
• Do you know that humans are the only animal that sleeps on their back?
• Every time when you see the Moon, you see the same side.
• Dolphins have names for each other.
 

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