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100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second

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Average 100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second.  Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon, yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. The average number of strikes varies with location, season, and many other variables. A number of studies have been done using lightning detection networks located in some countries and using ... Read More »

Earth travels 66,700 miles per hour

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Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour. Read More »

Angel Falls Venezuela – The highest waterfall in the world

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Angel Falls in Venezuela is the worlds highest waterfall, The water of Falls drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). The “Salto Angel” (Angel Falls) is three times the size of the Eiffel Tower. The waterfall was not known to the Western world until it was visited in 1935 by the American aviator, James Crawford Angel, on a flight whilst searching for a ... Read More »

Kola superdeep borehole – Deepest hole in the world

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The deepest hole ever made by humans is Kola superdeep borehole. It is located in Kola Peninsula in Russia, was completed in 1989, creating a hole 12,262 meters (7.6 miles) deep. The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union in the Pechengsky District, on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as ... Read More »

Taj Mahal – Most beautiful gift of love

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The most beautiful and incredible gift of love is the monument Taj Mahal in India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal, it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from ... Read More »

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