Surprising Facts about the Earth and Oceans

The oceans are beautiful and intriguing, and we know surprisingly little about them. Here's some facts about our earth and ocean. #beautiful #ocean #fact
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Approximately 900 bird species are found in South Africa alone, which represents 10% of the worlds total bird species. #Birds #Species #SouthAfrica

Approximately 900 bird species are found in South Africa alone, which represents of the worlds total bird species.

Pietermaritzburg's city hall is the largest red brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. #Pietermaritzburg #SouthAfrica #Facts

Pietermaritzburg's city hall is the largest red brick building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hippos are susceptible to sunburn, and spend most of their days with just their noses out of water. Their noses have special flaps that close when submerged, and they can stay under water for 25 minutes. #Hippos #InterestingFacts

Hippos are susceptible to sunburn, and spend most of their days with just their noses out of water. Their noses have special flaps that close when submerged, and they can stay under water for 25 minutes.

South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals.  #Wine #InterestingFacts #SouthAfrica

South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals. #Wine #InterestingFacts #SouthAfrica

You would still be hurling through space at 67000 miles per hour though. #InterestingFacts #EarthFacts #Space

You would still be hurling through space at 67000 miles per hour though.

Did you know? Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest object in the night sky after the Moon. #Interesting #Venus #DidYouKnow

Did you know? Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest object in the night sky after the Moon.

The speed of sound in water is 1,435 m/sec - nearly five times faster than the speed of sound in air. #Interesting #facts #sound

The speed of sound in water is m/sec - nearly five times faster than the speed of sound in air.

The rocks you are standing on get recycled. Volcanoes spit them out as magma, they dry, harden, and after a very long time either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards Earth's core by a fresh layer of rocks above. #Facts #earth #Rocks

The rocks you are standing on get recycled. Volcanoes spit them out as magma, they dry, harden, and after a very long time either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards Earth's core by a fresh layer of rocks above.

The highest tides in the world are at the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. At some times of the year the difference between high and low tide is 16.3m, taller than a three-story building. Click here for more Facts: http://besociable.link/1f7 #Interesting #facts #tides

The highest tides in the world are at the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. At some times of the year the difference between high and low tide is 16.3m, taller than a three-story building. Click here for more Facts: http://besociable.link/1f7 #Interesting #facts #tides

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