Panama is located in Central America between Colombia and Costa Rica. It is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and on the south by the North Pacific Ocean, and forms a land bridge between North America and South America.
A:Names of rivers that are in Africa include the Congo river, the Nile river, the Zambezi river, the Niger river and the Orange river. These five rivers are among many rivers on the continent, but are the largest ones.
A:Because lions only inhabit certain limited parts of Africa, which is a very large continent with varied geology, they cannot accurately be said to dominate wildlife on that continent, though they are apex predators who tend to be at or near the top of their ecosystem's food chain. And while lions are skilled hunters and fierce predators, some other predators, such as hyenas, have been known to outcompete and even dominate lions.
A:A 2012 end-of-year census estimated the population of Madagascar at just more than 22 million. This makes the country the 54th most populated country in the world. The largest city is its capital, Antananarivo, with more than 1.8 million residents.
A:The Sahara desert is located across Northern Africa and covers approximately 10 percent of the African continent. Its borders include the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Red Sea to the east.
A:In most parts of the world, the northern lights, or aurora borealis, are visible between late fall until early spring. In extremely northern areas, the lights may be visible from early fall until late spring.
A:Penguins live in Antarctica because they are especially adapted to the cold through their unique feathers, small feet and circulatory system. For instance, one of the species that lives in Antarctica, the emperor penguin, has an especially small bill and feet that help it to conserve heat.
A:People have adapted to the Arctic through behavioral means, such as the manners in which they construct their homes, and physiologically, as they have thicker bodies than people from other habitats possess. Humans can adapt to many different habitats because of their intelligence, but over time, their bodies evolve to suit the habitat as well. The Arctic is one of the most challenging habitats in which humans have permanently settled.
A:Protection of Antarctica, its surrounding oceans and its biodiversity requires concerted efforts to minimize human impact on a global level. Efforts include minimizing the number of tourists, closely regulating commercial activities in the region, addressing the issue of worldwide climate change and establishing internationally recognized sanctuaries, standards and systems of oversight.
A:The first explorer to gather evidence of Antarctica's existence was Captain James Cook between 1772 and 1775. It was not until subsequent expeditions (1819-1820) by William Smith and James Bransfield that the shore was sighted. It was another year before the American Captain John Davis actually landed on the continent.
A:Several types of plants grow in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the world, including the Arctic willow, Antarctic pearlwort, pasque flower and bearberry. Generally, polar plants are small and grow low to the ground.
A:The smallest country in Asia is the Republic of Maldives, a country which lies in the Indian ocean region made up of over 1,192 coral islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers. The Maldives total land area is 298 square kilometers and is populated by 324,000 people as of 2012.
A:South Korea is known for their education system, which includes very long days of up to (or over) 12 hours. Because of intense competition and cultural factors, high school students are encouraged to do schooling beyond the typical 8am-4pm schedule.
A:Japan has over 130 different land mammals, 600 bird species and various reptiles, fish and insects. Much of Japan contains forest-covered mountainous terrain, which has not been developed for human habitation.
A:A century eggs is a Chinese delicacy that consists of an egg that has been preserved over a period of several weeks or months. Though the name implies that these eggs cure for many years, the process actually takes much less time.
A:Arabia, also known as the Arabian Peninsula, is located on the Asian continent, just across the Red Sea from Egypt. It is bounded by the Persian Gulf on the northeast and the Arabian Sea to the south.
A:The archipelago of Asia forms the largest group of islands in the world and is called the Malay Archipelago. The archipelago is made up of 17,000 islands belonging to Indonesia, 7,000 belonging to the Philippines and the island of New Guinea.
A:The box jellyfish is one of the most venomous animals on the planet-- not just in Australia, and the deadliest marine animal known to man. These powerfully venomous jellies are characterized by long, transparent tentacles that have millions of venom-carrying, harpoon like darts. Active mostly during the period from October through May (a time known as 'stinger season' in northern Australian coastal areas), the box jelly can be difficult to detect in the water due to its transparency.
A:Australia's inland taipan has the most toxic venom of any known snake species. Despite its toxic venom, the inland taipan is not considered to be the most dangerous snake. Due to its remote habitat and the fact that it largely avoids humans, snake handlers tend to be the only people who suffer from inland taipan bites.
A:Sydney, Australia, is located in the state of New South Wales, which is on the country's southeast coast along the Tasman Sea. It is located to the east of the Blue Mountains, to the south of the Hawkesbury River and to the north of Royal National Park.
A:The Australian national capital city of Canberra was created to settle a dispute between Melbourne and Sydney, two of the nation's largest cities, over which location would serve as the nation's capital. Much like the District of Columbia in the United States, Canberra is a planned city that exists within its own sovereign territory and is not part of any Australian state.
A:Australia is both a country and a continent. It is the sixth largest country in terms of land area and is the only large country that is completely surrounded by water. Australia is slightly smaller than the United States.
A:A combination of large fangs and strong venom makes the Sydney funnel-web spider one of the deadliest spiders on the planet. Certainly the most dangerous spider in Australia, which has no shortage of dangerous arachnids, the Sydney funnel-web spider will display its fangs when threatened.