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Australia – Country as well continent

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Australia is the only country in the world which covers a whole continent, every other continent has more than one country. It is the only country that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. It is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of 7,686,850 sq km (2,967,909 sq. MI), ... Read More »

Vostok – The lowest temperature ever

Vostok - lowest temperature ever

The lowest temperature ever measured on Earth was -128.6 Fahrenheit (-89.2 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983, beating the station’s former record of -88.3°C (-126.9°F) on 24 August 1960. About Vostok Vostok Station is a Russian (formerly Soviet) Antarctic research station. Research includes ice core drilling and magnetometry. Vostok (Russian for “east”) was named after Vostok, the lead ship ... Read More »

Blue Whale – the largest known animal ever

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The blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest known animal ever to have lived on sea or land. Individuals can reach more than 110 feet and weigh nearly 200 tons, more than the weight of 50 adult elephants. The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales (Mysticeti). Blue Whale – Some Interesting Facts Long and slender, ... Read More »

Why do we have seasons?

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Earth is tipped at 23.5 degrees in orbit. That axis is what causes our seasons. The earth’s tilt causes different hemispheres of the earth to be pointed towards the sun at different times in earth’s orbit. Whatever hemisphere is pointed towards the sun, it is summer there. The hemisphere that is pointed away, is experiencing winter. As the earth spins ... Read More »

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