10 Curiosities about the Environment

Today June 6 we celebrate the day of the environment and from Beatfit we would like to dedicate an article with 10 curiosities that you will surely love and surprise you.
  1. Earth is the largest terrestrial planet
The Earth is the third planet if we count from the Sun and is the largest of the four terrestrial planets , that is, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. These planets are also the closest to the sun.
  1. species on earth
Did you know that 99% of all species that ever existed on Earth have gone extinct? The animals and plants that we know today only represent 1% of the species that have ever existed.
  1. ants and humans
Did you know that there are about 100,000 trillion ants on Earth ? Together they weigh about the same as all human beings.
  1. Recycling
Today paper can be recycled only six times . After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together.
  1. Days that can last up to 25 hours
Believe it or not, the environment controls the hours on our clock. Earth's rotation speed is gradually slowing down ; which means that surely in about 140 million, the duration of a day on Earth will be 25 hours.
  1. The core of the Earth is hotter than the surface of the Sun
The inner core of the Earth has a temperature between 5400 and 6000 degrees Celsius. Therefore, this means that the core is hotter than the surface of the Sun (surface temperature: 5500 degrees Celsius).
  1. Without plants there would be no life.
You probably already know this, but we assure you, the vast amount of oxygen on Earth comes from the consumption of carbon dioxide by our plant life during photosynthesis.
  1. the rocks move
On our planet, rocks move by themselves. Scientists have not been able to capture the actual movement of these rocks because they move over very long periods of time and very short distances, but their movement is certain.
  1. The volcanoes
Every year between 20 and 30 volcanoes can erupt, but we are not aware of it because most of them are underwater.
  1. the antarctic
The Antarctic ice sheet varies between 3 and 5 km in thickness, covers about 18 million square miles and has temperatures of -70ºC. We have discovered most of them thanks to EIPE Business School.