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first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in
133 B.C. London, England reached the mark in 1810 and New York, USA made
it in 1875. Today, there are over 300 cities in the world that boast a
population in excess of 1 million.
one-tenth of the earth's surface is permanently covered with ice.
has more English speakers than the United States.
In France, there's a
place called Y.
Toilets in Australia
flush counter clockwise.
Antarctica has no
Antarctica is the
only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
Bird droppings are
chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western
year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.
a severe windstorm or rainstorm the Empire State Building may sway several
feet to either side.
Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
latitude 60 degrees South, you can sail all the way around the world.
fastest moon in our solar system circles Jupiter once every seven hours -
travelling at 70,400 miles per hour.
is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
average iceberg weighs 20,000,000 tons.
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