Things you didn’t know but maybe you ought to

THIS IS VERY, VERY INTERESTING. DO HOPE THAT YOU TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW IT. IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO LEARN. You are going to say, “I didn’t know that!”
at least 5 times. Really neat stuff here:

Alaska More than half of the coastline of the entire
United States is in Alaska .

Antarctica Antarctica is the only land on our planet
that is not owned by any country.
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica .
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it is ice),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.


Canada
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village ‘.

Chicago
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest
Polish population in the world.

Detroit Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan
carries the designation M-1.
So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world
located on two continents.

Los Angeles
The full name of Los Angeles is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de
Los Angeles de Porciuncula
It can be abbreviated to 3.6% of its size: L.A.

New York City The term ‘The Big Apple’ was coined
by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
who used the slang expression ‘apple’ for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
is to play the big time – The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin , Ireland ;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome , Italy ;
And more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv , Israel .

Ohio
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio . . .
everyone is man-made.

Rome The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
was Rome, Italy (in 133 B.C.)
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Siberia
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s forests.

Roads
Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A = 1%;
in Canada = 75% (outdated)

Russia
The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Super deep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles.)
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
– so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.

United States
The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY KEEPS THE MIND COBWEBS AWAY.

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