Geographical Facts

    Geographical Facts

    There are 51 Geographical Facts!

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    The water of the Antarctica is so cold that nothing can rot there.
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    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
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    The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
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    If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres (200 - 210ft) - everywhere
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    The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.
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    If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.
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    The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
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    Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
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    There's a lake under Antarctica that is 25 million years old called Lake Vostok.
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    The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!
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    Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
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    The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System' in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!
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    Europe is the only continent without a desert.
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    The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.
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