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Aluminium cans take 500 years to break down

aluminium cans recycle

Aluminium cans take 500 years to break down. It’s shocking how long aluminium cans will sit in a landfill. It’s shocking to hear how much goes into landfills each year in the World. There are items thrown into landfills every single day that could be recycled. Often times all it takes is for people to start thinking outside the blue box. ... Read More »

Kola superdeep borehole – Deepest hole in the world

kola superdeep borehole

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 »

Why do we have seasons?

seasons

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 »

Wolffia globosa – smallest flower in the world

Wolffia Globosa

Wolffia globosa or Water-meal can weigh about 1/190,000 of an ounce, equivalent to two grains of table salt. They are very hard to see! if you tried to fill a thimble with them, it is estimated that you would need some 5000 plants! Wolffia is a genus of 9 to 11 species which include the smallest flowering plants on Earth. ... Read More »

100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second

lightning

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 »

Facts of India

india

Some of the following facts to make every Indian proud. These facts were published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than ... Read More »

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