21 INTRESTING FUN FACTS ABOUT THE WORLD.

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Many things in the world are earth unique or just simply fascinating. By 2020 the earth’s population was 7.8 billion, and it is projected by 2050, it will have a shoot to 9.9 billion. There are 195 countries globally, and South Sudan is the youngest country in terms of independence. Probably you’ve heard about some of these facts while some are so new to you. Here are the 30 most interesting fun facts about the world.

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Mount Everest is growing more significant than the last time scientists measured it.

Ama Dablam Everest Himalayas
Mt Everest.

Located on the border of China and Nepal, on the Himalayas highlands, mt Everest is the tallest mountain globally. In 1856 it was standing at 8,839.8 meters above sea level compared to 6,104.8 meters in 1955.  Today experts are now stating that the mountain stands at 8,848.9 metes above sea level, thanks to plate tectonics colliding beneath.

The whole world’s population can fit inside the city of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles | History, Map, Population, Climate, & Facts | Britannica
The city of Los Angeles.

The worlds 7.8 billion populations are enormous, but according to National geographic, it can fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles given that everybody stands shoulder to shoulder. Interesting right.

Every year, people visit France than any other country.

France - United States Department of State
The city of Paris in France.

According to the United Nations world tourism organization, many people want to visit France than any other country. Is it a beautiful country? Yes. In 2017 alone, 86.9 million people visited France. It’s time you also start planning a trip to France and go to test their delicious wines.

Indonesia has some of the worlds shortest people in the world.

Indonesia | Facts, People, and Points of Interest | Britannica
Indonesia. Photo- Britanica.

Being short or tall is just a generic variation, but Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people. The average adult height is about 5 feet, 1.8 inches. People in Bolivia don’t surpass 5 feet,2.4 inches. The Netherlands has some of the tallest people, whereby the average adult height is about 6 inches.

The quietest room in the world is at the headquarters of Microsoft in Washington state.

Microsoft throws weight behind open data movement | Financial Times
Microsoft buildings in Washington

The lab room measures a background noise of -20.53 dBA, which is interestingly 20 decibels below that threshold of human hearing. It is reported that you can hear the motion when you turn your head and also can hear yourself breathing.

The longest place name is 85 words long.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu in New Zealand

People living in Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu would need some patience to learn how to spell and pronounce their homes name. This place is found in New Zealand.

 Every second, four babies are born.

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A baby.

Worldwide, four babies are born each second and welcomed to our population. This study shows that approximately every day, 360,000 children are born.

It is going to take the earth 50 years to recover the ozone layer fully.

Recent drop in emissions from China may speed up ozone layer recovery | New  Scientist
Earth’s satellite photo.

The ozone layer is a weak gas layer that protects the earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. It has been slowly being depleted due to pollution. Climate change expert stated in 2018 that it would take it 50 years to fully heal. The global banning of chlorofluorocarbons will significantly help in this.

The bacteria population on earth is about four quadrillions.

How bacteria adapt to hostile environments - USC News
Bacteria.

Bacteria are microscopic organism hence cannot be seen by naked eyes. Bacteria aids the world in many ways, some very complex ways, therefore, meaning not all are bad. According to NPR individual bacteria population is four quadrillions.

The population of people currently alive only represents 7pc of the people that have ever lived.

Atlanta's population in black and white

According to the population reference bureau, in the last 50000 years ago, when the homo sapiens came to being, 108 billion have been born.

Canada bears 9pc of the world’s forests.

What's happening to forest inventory in Canada? | ForestTECH
A coniferous forest in Canada/

Canada boasts 396.9 million hectares of forest land. This study is according to National Resources Canada.

The adult literacy rate globally is about 86pc.

14 per cent of adults worldwide still lack basic literacy skills, UNESCO  report finds | UIL

According to UNESCO, many people are learning how to read and write as generations pass. Today 86pc of adults can enjoy a text on their own.

Facebook users are more than the population of China, Brazil, and the USA combined.

25 Amazing Facts About Facebook

This statement was according to Facebooks co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. About 2 billion users have an active account on Facebook.

The weight of all ants on earth is about the same as the weight of humans.

It's 'nature's sports drink': Ants live off urine on dry Australian island  | Science | AAAS
Ants.

The total number of ants is about ten quadrillions, according to wildlife presenter Chris packman. Man’s population has not even hit 8 billion, and it said that when all ants are combined, their weight will match that of humans.

Oceans carry about 200,000 different viruses.

Nearly 200,000 never-before-seen viruses found deep in ocean

The ocean waters are home to 200,000 different types of viruses.

The most typical human.

Typical Human (Page 4) - Line.17QQ.com

This finding is according to a study developed for National geographic in 2011. The worlds most typical person is right-handed, makes less than 12000 dollars per year, doesn’t have a bank account and has a mobile phone. Well, I couldn’t agree more with this.

The worlds oldest profession is dentistry.

2,232 African American Dentist Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images  - iStock
A dentist.

One study found evidence of teeth being drilled in skulls dated from 7500 -9000 years back. Another study in Italy found a 14000-year head with a rotten tooth deliberately scraped with a tool. According to the BBC. This finding makes dentistry the oldest recorded profession in the world.

About 68.7 pc of the freshwater of the world is held in glaciers and ice sheets.

Scientists chart history of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time
An ice sheet.

Many of us know that about 96pc of the total amount of water is held in oceans.  This percentage is, however, primarily saltwater. According to water in crisis which guides the worlds freshwater resources, 68.7pc of freshwater is found in ice caps, glaciers and permanent snow.

There are only two countries where coca-cola does not exist.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa buys Kenyan bottlers | Plastics in Packaging

I used to think coca-cola is a worldwide thing until I learned about Cuba and North Korea. These two countries have been us trade embargoes since 1962 and 1950 respectively. North Korea, however, has made its drink know s the Ryongjin cola; we can only wonder if it has the same taste as coca-cola.

You can walk from Russia to Alaska.

Russia's Chukotka and America's Alaska are an era apart | The Economist

This study is somehow confusing because Russia is in Europe while Alaska is in America. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that could make us agree the earth is round.  When it freezes up in winter, you can walk from Russia to Alaska on ice; the shortest route is 3.8 km.

The most famous name in the world is thought to be Muhamad.

Pakistan - Gilgit - Baltistan | Young Pakistani Muslim Boy | Flickr

Forgetting about Brian, James, Mary or Jane Muhammad is believed to be more popular. An estimated 150 million men and boys around the world share this name, according to the independent. Thanks to the Muslim tradition of Naming every first-born child after the Islamic prophet.

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