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  1. The ancient people of Mesopotamia were the first to create maps. Today this area is known as Iraq.
  2. A long time ago, all of earth’s continents were joined together in a single land mass that geographers call Pangaea (All Land). The continents eventually drifted apart because they each sit on a layer of ‘plates’ that float on the molten lava centre of the planet.
  3. We often think that the world’s highest mountain is Mt Everest, but hidden in the Pacific Ocean is the Mauna Kea, a gigantic underwater volcano that stretches more than 9.8km in height –1km taller than Mt Everest.
  4. A compass works because of Earth’s magnetic poles.  A magnetic needle generally shows the way north, but in the time of Columbus, people believed that it was witchcraft that made it work and ship captains had to use them secretly or else they would be accused of working with the devil.
  5. The world’s deserts are expanding, because of both climate change and human overuse from logging and redirecting water for irrigation. The world’s largest and hottest desert is the Sahara but the area was once a huge expanse of grassland full of elephants and giraffes.

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  • Akshat

    Wonderful facts.

    Posted on Jul 30 , 2015 | 06:32 PM

  • hussain

    .yes,we can talk . yes i have a little sister. her name is zahra. khushi do u have a lil sis.how old are u and where do you live . in which school do u read.

    Posted on Apr 14 , 2015 | 12:28 PM

  • Khushi

    hey i want to make friends

    Posted on Apr 07 , 2015 | 06:26 PM

  • Khushi

    hussain do you have a sister. reply

    Posted on Apr 07 , 2015 | 06:25 PM

  • Khushi

    hussain can we talk

    Posted on Apr 07 , 2015 | 06:19 PM

  • hussain

    A question.What will happen when u burn red phosphorus with pure oxygen.

    Posted on Apr 02 , 2015 | 07:26 PM

  • hussain

    hi! i m hussain . i want to make friends. can somebody plz how ?

    Posted on Apr 02 , 2015 | 07:22 PM

  • Ashish

    I know kavin (a mental boy)

    Posted on Feb 15 , 2015 | 12:52 PM

  • Kavin

    helpful facts these are

    Posted on Apr 05 , 2014 | 09:49 PM

  • aditirao

    hi daf1

    Posted on Jun 28 , 2013 | 09:04 PM

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