Venus rotation
All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Largest pearl
The largest pearl ever found was 620 carats.

Dead Sea
Did you know fishes cannot live in the Dead Sea because the water has too much salt in it?

Winter of 1932
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

Sun Size
The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Worldwide water use
On average, how much water is used worldwide each day?
About 400 billion gallons.

Softest mineral
What is the softest of all minerals?
Talc is the softest of minerals. It is commonly used to make talcum powder.

Lightning per second
How many lightning strikes occur worldwide every second?
On average, about 100. Those are just the ones that hit the ground, though. During any given minute, there are more than a thousand thunderstorms around the Earth causing some 6,000 flashes of lightning. A lot of it goes from cloud-to-cloud.

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