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On average, our bodies constantly resist an atmospheric pressure of about 1kg per square cm. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Dashney - Canada

mariana trenchThe deepest location on Earth is Mariana Trench, about 11km deep in the North Pacific ocean. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Apurv - Gaya, India

Redwood treeThe bark of the redwood tree is fireproof. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde

Everest in ocean at Mariana TrenchIf Mount Everest were placed at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean, its peak would still be a mile underwater. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Nikhil, India

If given the same mass, our body would actually be hotter than the Sun. Submitted by: Eddy - United States

wormholeMany physicists believe wormholes (a "shortcut" through space and time) exist all around us but they are smaller than atoms. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Jay - United States

mojave desertA solar panel 100 miles by 100 miles (161x161km) in the Mojave Desert (USA) could replace all the coal now burned to generate electricity in the entire U.S. Submitted by: Jay - United States

The Atlantic Ocean grows at about the same rate as your fingernails. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Do do bird - United States

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced just enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. Submitted by: me knows me facts, Canada

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons. Sciensational.com

lightningLightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on our planet. Sciensational.com

A gallon of water weighs 3.8kg (8.34lb). Sciensational.com

If an item moves very, very fast, it becomes smaller and heavier.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same temperature as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Sciensational.com

Pumice floatingThe only rock that floats in water is pumice. Sciensational.com

Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 46cm (18in) per year as a result of draining water.

25mm (1in) of rain water is equivalent to 381mm (15in) of dry, powdery snow. Sciensational.com

largest meteorite craterThe oldest and largest clearly visible meteorite crater site in the world is The Vredefort Dome in Free State, South Africa. It is 380km across.

The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 16.6m (54ft). Sciensational.com

The temperature in fahrenheit can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40. Sciensational.com