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One fun fact about the world is that there is enough molten gold at the core of Earth to coat the land at the surface with a knee-deep layer of the precious metal. Another interesting fact is that the continents are gros... More »

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Canada is home to the longest coastline in the world, boasts the oldest rocks on Earth and has one of the largest impact craters. Canada consists of nearly 151,000 miles of coastline, made up largely by the country's 52,... More »

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Antoine Zerega, a Frenchman, opened the first American pasta factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1848, which was only powered by one horse. To dry the strands of spaghetti, he would place them on his roof under the sun. Another... More »

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Tectonic plates shift as a result of the intense heat at the Earth's core, which causes molten rock in the mantle layer to rise, while cooler rock near the surface sinks back down. This is a process referred to as therma... More »

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According to My Gold Panning, gold is found throughout the Earth, generally inside quartz veins located in rock and granite. Most gold has eroded, and it is often located in crevices in the rocks. More »

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The biosphere is defined as the layer of land, water and air towards the outer surface of the Earth in which living things are capable of surviving. It includes both the living things found on Earth and the non-living el... More »

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One fun fact about Russia is that, while it is the largest country in the world in terms of land area, it only ranks as the ninth-largest country in the world in terms of population, as of 2015 Russia places as the world... More »

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