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Aug 07 2014

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Unknown facts of the world

These are our Picks on ‘Unknown facts of the world':

Unknown facts of the world

1) 95% of the ocean has not been explored

Water covers 71% of earth ‘s surface. We see a lot of underwater videos on popular TV channels. However, one of the unknown facts of the world is that we have 95% of Ocean to explore and discover.

Unknown facts of the world_ocean

With the exploration, we may see much more species of life.

2) 80% of earth’s animals could be extinct in 300 years.!

Over the recent decades, the increase in loss of species is estimated between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. We are witnessing 0.1% of species (non-human) becoming extinct every year..! This remains one of the most ignored and unknown facts of the world

Unknown facts of the world_Animals

Children, in near future will be seeing only pictures and videos of animals that our grand parent’s saw…!

3) No one has 24 Hours per day..!

A commonly ignored &  unknown facts of the world is that it takes 23 hours, 56 min and 4 sec for earth to complete a rotation on its axis.This is called one sidereal day.

Unknown facts of the world_Clock

Google it and you will know that it is only 23.93 Hours.!

4) Why do we have Leap years?

This is related to previous fact. As per NASA’s calculations, The Earth takes 365.242199 days(365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds)to circle once around the Sun However, our calendar has only 365 days in a year.

Unknown facts of the world_Clock_leap yearUnknown facts of the world_Clock_leap year

Hence, Leap Years are necessary to keep our calendar in sync with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun.! Wasn’t this one of the unknown facts of the world for you?

5) Earth, Originally had a twin called ‘Theia':

(Hypothesis) Theia, was about half as wide as Earth. The two planets used same path in orbit for several million years till they collided. Theia was absorbed by earth, and the remaining parts eventually coagulated into Earth’s moon.

Unknown facts of the world_theia

Earth got it’s necessary gravity from Theia to sustain a real atmosphere. Though this is a hypothesis, it is one of the most crazy, unknown facts about earth

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