Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's Earth Day Motherf*ckers!!

Yes, it's Earth Day and I happen to enjoy the Earth, but there are some strange
things about the Earth that you may not know (yes, stranger than this picture to the right).

  • We're the only planet not named after a god. Dafuq?
  • Some people think we had a sister planet, Theia (also named after a God(dess) and our Earth absorbed it after they collided 4.5 billion years ago and the rest of Theia is now our moon. O.o Sounds legit.
  • The Earth isn't really round. It's geoid, meaning it has love handles.
  • The pull of gravity differs across the globe, meaning, you are technically lighter or heavier in certain locations on Earth. I'm going to assume I live where we weigh heavier.
  • This:
  • The Earth has tectonic plates, which allow the crust to recycle itself, and is the only planet to have them.
  • We're getting jilted out of our days. The Earth actually takes about 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.091to rotate around its axis.
  • 400 billion gallons of water is used every day across the globe. Sheesuz.
  • Asia has too much mass and too many people. Okay, that's not exactly what the stat said, but it was more funny.
  • 100 pounds on Earth would weigh 30 on Mars. We should all move to mars and eat pizza.
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Antarctica. It was minus 128.6 degrees. No thanks.
  • The hottest temp ever recorded was in El Azizia, Libya, where it hit 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Quakes on the moon can affect our tides here on Earth.
  • Coral reefs are the longest living structures on Earth, which creeps me out a little.
  • Humans can only survive unprotected in space for 2 minutes. So don't leave the Earth. It's good to you and you should be kind in return.
There you have it. Happy Earth Day. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Bike or Walk to work, plant a tree or some flowers. Do something nice for Mother Nature today. Don't be this asshole kid on the right.
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