The U.S. by far has the world's largest gold reserves.
The flower with the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia arnoldii. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia.
Veryovkina Cave, the deepest known cave on Earth, has a depth of 2,212 meters.
The tallest known tree on Earth is a redwood tree in a California forest.
Earth has a very powerful magnetic field. This field protects the planet from the effects of solar winds and is believed to be a result of the nickel-iron core of the planet combined with its rapid rotation.
Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.
Someone standing on Earth's equator would be turning around Earth's center at 1,000 mph. However, someone standing at the poles would be standing still.
If the earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.
In April 1970, the crew of NASA's Apollo 13 mission swung around the far side of the moon at an altitude of 158 miles (254 km), putting them 248,655 miles (400,171 km) away from Earth.
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