23 Facts About Earth And The Universe That Will Blow. Your. Mind.

Us earthlings are barely a blip in the vast universe that we float in. The world around us is so massive, we can hardly come to terms with its incredible size.

With that being said, weve discovered some pretty cool stuff while weve been drifting through space. Here, Reddit users share some mind blowing facts about the earth and the universe around us. 


Sharks have been around for 400 million years, while the earliest tree species lived around 350 million years ago.

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sir_Twinkletoes

The waves are so big they can't fit through the holes.

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BOBBmmmmmm

A million seconds is about 2 weeks. A billion seconds is 32 years.

askmeanythong

Dinosaurs were here for a very long time.

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little___Kid___Lover

Fun fact: Blue whales eat 8,000lb of food/day so about 40 million krill. 

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The_Ron_Swansonson

That's roughly what Apollo spacecrafts endured on reentry to Earth.

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barrbarian84

It's a 90 acre lake so that's about 103 million gallons. That's about 860 million lbs of water or about 430000 tons of water. That's about 3500 tons of water a day. 146 tons of water per hour. 82 pounds of water leaves my lake every second (almost entirely by evaporation) in the summer. It's a really small lake, most people call it a pond.

matman88

Fun fact, cosmonaut Sergei Krivalev (the most of any human with a total time spent in orbit of 803 days 9 hours and 39 minutes) has actually time-travelled into his own future by 0.02 seconds.

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LaLongueCarabine

It's one of the few solids that is less dense than its liquid form.

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PinchLemon & Reddits_Worst_Night

If you took 10 drops of water (not extra-big drops, just regular drops, I'm presuming) and counted the number of H2O molecules in those drops, you'd get a number equal to all the stars in the universe.

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"Cold" doesn't exist...just low heat.

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holm0682

Damn, I really want to see a new color.

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christian2pt0

All of our technical expertise and understanding of the universe and only in about 1998 did we realize we actually don't know a hell of a lot about it a fundamental majority component of it.

Spooky, but cool.

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bog_witch

Whoa.

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socialcinema29

The last known population remained on Wrangal Island until 4,000 years ago. 

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DarthMelonLord

Let's not forget that the very same ball of protein mush sends out electric signals that are capable of precisely controlling other slabs of meat.

twanas & -MPG13-

Russia is 17,098,322 square kilometers or 6,601,699 square miles. Pluto has a land mass of just 16,647,940 square kilometers or 6,430,000 square miles.

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And yet it started small and is expanding. I can't visualize that at all.

wjbc

That's so fast that the material on the equator of the star is moving 24% of the speed of light.

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plazmablu

Iron is only naturally produced in one place, it can only be forged in the core of dying stars.

Every time you look at your veins, remember that you are built from, and kept alive by, pieces of stardust.

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SteelFi5h

It will be 4 times that long (40,000 years) before Voyager comes close to another solar system.

eshemuta

Gliese 436 b, is one of the most exotic contradictions within the realm of human knowledge, for it is known to literally be a planet coated by flaming ice.

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Sililex

About 10 times more really.

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