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Why is the Earth round?

As far back as 300 BC Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, noticed that everything in space that he could see was round. He made an educated guess that Earth was also…

Why is the sky blue?

White sunlight is really a lot of different colors of light mixed together. Some colors of light travel through air and dust better than others. Red goes a long, long…

Does water in the bathtub really “whirl” in one direction in the Southern hemisphere and the opposite direction in the Northern hemisphere?

No, that’s just an urban myth. A common misconception in popular culture is that the water in toilets or bathtubs drains in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere, and then…

Why don't you feel upside down in the southern hemisphere?

In space, there is no such a thing as right-side up or upside-down. The globe shows a top and bottom, but it doesn’t mean that such an orientation really exists…

How large is the world in centimeters?

The Earth’s diameter is 12,756 kilometers — that’s the thickness or width of the planet. The circumference of the Earth is about 40,075 kilometers at the equator. In the Metric…

Where can you find snow at the equator?

Since equatorial countries are very lush and tropical, you’ll have to climb up very high to find snow. In Africa, Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) both have…

Why is it that Earth is the only planet humans can live on without special equipment?

For us, Earth is the only planet that will support our life forms. That is because we developed here, and so we were formed to need a certain amount of…

What would happen if the earth didn’t have gravity?

We’d float away into space, I suppose. But think about it: if the Earth didn’t have any gravity, that would mean it didn’t have any mass. If the Earth had…

Why does quicksand make you sink?

Quicksand is basically just ordinary sand that has been so saturated with water that the friction between sand particles is reduced. The resulting sand is a mushy mixture of sand…

How many people are there in the world?

The world population is the population of humans on the planet Earth. There are currently over six billion people on the planet–we passed the six billion mark on October 12th,…

What is Depletion of the Ozone layer?

The oxygen molecules in the air that we breathe are made up of two oxygen atoms bound together. But up in our stratosphere, there are molecules of ozone, which are…

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