Ready for a quiz that will change your life?
I’ve got a cosmic bunch of space facts for you today! But only some of them are true!
You won’t need a telescope, a star map or even a calculator to answer these trivia questions.
But watch out, they might turn your world upside down. But I promise your IQ’s gonna
spike to a dangerous new high! So, first things first, let’s start you off with an easy
one! This is just slightly wrong, so don’t get
upset if your answer was True. The actual length of one day on Earth is 23 hours and
56 minutes. That’s the exact time it takes the planet to spin once around the Sun. Yeah,
sounds like a grand conspiracy! Are you already trying to calculate how different the actual
calendar must be from what we’re used to? Ahh, stop it, it’s just impossible! I tried.
The hottest recorded temperature on Earth was 134 degrees. True or false? Oh yeah, completely true! That’s farenheit
of course! And where do you think this happened? Somewhere in the middle of Sahara desert?
Surprisingly, Death Valley, California holds the record for the hottest day on Earth back
in 1913. In case you’re used to Celsius, it was about 56.67 °C. So, how about a roasting-hot
summer holiday? No thanks! By the way, do you prefer Hot Or Cold Weather? I like cold
weather, hot chocolate, watching movies, wearing pajamas all day… Let me know in the comments. North is always north, and south is always
south. Isn’t it what you learned in school? Sorry to disappoint you, but they DO switch
places! Not all the time of course, just sometimes.The north and south poles tend to switch places
about every 200-300K years. But keep calm, no magic’s involved! This happens because
of storms inside the earth’s core. Woah, that’s intense! They make the earth’s
magnetic field shift sometimes. So…Not a big deal. It doesn’t even have any real
effect on plants or animals, just your compass! And this is true. The earth spins at a crazy
speed! Just think about it. The fastest car in the world can reach a speed of 267 mph!
Wow, that’s mind blowing right?! Feeling nauseous? Now you can blame the speed of the
spinning earth! (Just kidding!) But it’s true that we’re all always traveling, even
before we get out of bed! But the craziest part is that we may be moving at a slower
or faster speed. This depends on what part of earth you’re on right now. Like if you’re
on the north or south pole, you basically keep turning around in place. But if you’re
somewhere near the equator (like having your vacation in Indonesia or Brazil) you’re
moving faster than anyone else. It happens because the Earth rotates fastest around the
equator, so lucky you! Em, slightly less than half, but still impressive!
In fact, one-third of our planet is partially or totally desert. What does this mean? Well,
it’s yet another reason for us to take care the land we live on. Just think about how
little space for living we actually have here! https://www.factslides.com/s-Earth Are you sure you’re ready for this one?
Then here’s the shocking truth! The distance from the West to the East coast of the US
is greater than Pluto’s equator. Actually, if you ever had the wacky idea to walk around
the equator of Pluto, it would be just about the same distance as walking from London to
Denver. Now I know why they revoked Pluto’s planet status. It’s tiny! True! So this is another special thing about
our beautiful home planet. But why? Ancient people (primarily Greeks, Babylonians, Romans)
gave names to the planets. But they didn’t think Earth was a planet! That’s hilarious.
Well, Earth was only accepted as a planet in the 17th century. What did they call it?
Scientists used the old English word erda, which just means ground or soil. That’s
so unfair! Shouldn’t we come up with a better name? How about, planet Dionysus? Share your
ideas in the comments for a cool new Earth name! Not even close! Jupiter’s the grandpa around
here. It was formed one million years after the beginning of the solar system. It started
out as a small rock, and gradually grew to the size of about 50 Earths! uff, my brain
hurts… People always think of the Earth as a gigantic
sphere, so I think 99% of you said yes. And you’re soooo wrong. Don’t blame yourself,
It’s what we’re taught in school. But the Earth isn’t flat, that’s just crazy.
In fact, The Earth is a sphere that bulges out at the equator (The real shape is called
a ‘geoid’…ooh). This sphere’s is also flat at the north and south poles. That’s
because of the Earth’s spin and the effect of gravity. So, next time your parents tell
you that two and two are four and that the earth is round, you’ll have a great comeback
up your sleeve! Saturn is the second largest planet in our
solar system, yeah, but we’re talking about weight, pounds, kgs!! It’s actually the
lightest planet in the system! Saturn’s mostly made of gas, so get ready to hear the
craziest thing ever. Saturn could float on water! Of course, I mean, if you found a large
enough swimming pool. So yeah, the Earth does weigh more than Saturn (I mean just imagine
carrying around all those people, phew!). We always see the same side of the Moon, no
matter where we stand on Earth. True or false? Well this one is too easy, I’ll leave it
for you! Tell me in the comments!