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Here are some interesting tidbits about the world in which we live.

It takes about two years for a pineapple to grow to its full size.
Sent in by Becky

Every continent has a city named Rome except Antarctica.
Sent in by Jenna Harris.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

There are about 9,500 different kinds of grass in the world.
Submitted by Orla Andrews.

The largest lake in the world is the Caspian Sea at 143,000 square miles. (A lake is defined as an inland body of fresh or salty standing water.)

The continent of Asia covers approximately 17,139,000 square miles! It is almost 6 million square miles bigger then Africa.

A Giant Sequoia named the General Sherman is the largest tree in the world.
Thanks to Vicki Ames for sending us this Fun Fact.

The Sahara desert in Africa is as large as all of the United States. It covers an area of over 3 million square miles!

The world's smallest independent nation is Vatican City with an area
of .2 square miles (.4 square kilometers).

The San Andreas fault in California moves about .4 inch each year!

The land area of the Earth is about 52,500,000 square miles!

Every year in the United States there are around 700 tornadoes!

It takes 100 years for a cave stalactite to grow 1 inch!

The Khone waterfall on the Cambodia-Laos border has the greatest volume of water of any waterfall in the world. About 410,000 cubic feet of water falls over it's drop of 45 feet
every second! Niagara Falls has a volume of half of that.

Parts of the San Andreas Fault line moved as much as 21 feet during an earthquake in 1906! #000000

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