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10 Interesting Facts About Earth

Planet Earth. That shiny blue marble that has fascinated humanity since they first began to walk across its surface. And why shouldn’t it fascinate us? In addition to being our home and the place where life as we know it originated, it remains the only planet we know of where life thrives. And over the course of the past few centuries, we have learned much about Earth, which has only deepened our fascination with it.

But how much does the average person really know about the planet Earth? You’ve lived on Planet Earth all of your life, but how much do you really know about the ground underneath your feet? You probably have lots of interesting facts rattling around in your brain, but here are 10 more interesting facts about Earth that you may, or may not know.

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20 Amazing Animal Facts

With an estimated 7.77 million species of animals on the planet, the animal kingdom is an undeniably diverse place. However, while the breadth of earthly biodiversity may be well-known, the amazing things our animal counterparts do are often hidden to humans.

From furry creatures you never realized could use tools to those who enjoy getting tipsy, these amazing animal facts are sure to wow even the biggest animal lovers out there. And when you want to know how weird and wonderful the world really is, check out the 100 Awesome Facts About Everything!

1 Cows Have Best Friends

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Northampton, cows have strong social bonds and display physical symptoms of stress when they’re away from their BFF. And when you want a companion of your own, This Is the Best Way to Make New Friends.

2 Pigeons Can Do

50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)

We can’t put down National Geographic Kids’ new book 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything). Here are 50 more of our favorite awesome facts from its pages.

  1. Black bears sometimes hibernate in the tops of trees.
  2. The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., in 1849.
  3. Tokelau, a group of remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, receives 100 percent of its electricity from solar energy.
  4. All cats were considered sacred in ancient Egypt. If you killed a cat, you could be sentenced to death.
  5. Some of the first flags on pirate ships were red, not black.
  6. The most common gift on Father’s Day is a necktie.
  7. More board games are sold in Germany than anywhere else on Earth.
  8. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the U.S. capital for the shortest period of time—1 day: September 27, 1777.
  9. Some kangaroos that lived 12,000 years ago were the size of rhinoceroses.
  10. Nightshades