â€“ It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from the Sunâ€™s surface to the Earth.
â€“ 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
â€“ The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an incredible 67,000 mph.
â€“ Every year, over one million earthquakes shake the Earth.
â€“ When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, its force was so great it could be heard 4,800 kilometers away in Australia.
â€“ Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
â€“ Every year lightning kills 1000 people.
â€“ In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London broke free from the Antarctic ice shelf .
â€“ If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour.
â€“ Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m.
â€“ The Earth is 4.56 billion years oldâ€¦the same age as the Moon and the Sun.
â€“ The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.
â€“ Female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
â€“ When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.
â€“ If our Sun were just inch in diameter, the nearest star would be 445 miles away.
â€“ Astronauts cannot belch â€“ there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
â€“ The air at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet is only a third as thick as the air at sea level.
â€“ One million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a â€¦pea.
â€“ DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich Mieschler.