With nearly 200 countries and over 7.8 billion people (as well as plants, animals, and other living things), the world is full of interesting, fun, and fascinating facts. For example, Kiwi country has the highest concentration of pet owners on the planet. And in Nicaragua, you can find one of only two purple flags in the world. Hungry is about the world and its ever-growing population? Read on to find out more about our planet, past and present. , learn interesting facts about the future.
1. Nearly two people died each second
It is estimated that 4 babies are born every second on earth, but about 2 die at the same time. That means 105 people die every minute, 6,316 people every hour, 151,600 people every day, and 55.3 million people die every year.
2. Tokyo is the world’s largest city with 37 million inhabitants.
With a population of around 37 million, Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, according to Reuters. The next largest cities are Delhi, India (29 million) and Shanghai, China (26 million). Tokyo is a booming city – not only by Japanese standards, but by comparison with cities around the world.
3. The oceans contain almost 200,000 different viruses.
The next time you want to take a dip in the big blue ocean, you may not want to remember that the seemingly pristine ocean is home to about 200,000 viruses. As scary as it sounds, Ohio State University microbiologist Matthew Sullivan told his CNN: That said, at some point we may have to manipulate the oceans to combat climate change. These are the facts.
4. There are only two countries with names that begin with “The.”
The Gambia and The Bahamas officially include “the” of their names.
5. The global adult literacy rate is around 86%.
According to UNESCO, more and more people of all generations are learning to read. Today, approximately 86% of adults worldwide can read books on their own. UNESCO also said its data showed “significant improvements in youth literacy and a steady narrowing of the gender gap.”
6. Copenhagen is the most bike-friendly city in the world.
Many cities around the world are trying to find ways to accommodate cyclists and encourage more residents to use green transportation.
7. More people speak Mandarin Chinese than any other language.
With approximately 950 million native speakers and another 200 million speaking it as a second language, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world.
8. The red-billed quelea is the most common bird on Earth.
You may not have red-billed clares in your neighborhood, but that’s not because there aren’t many of them.Inhabiting sub-Saharan Africa, these birds can wipe out entire crops in large flocks. It is therefore considered an agricultural pest.
9. The “most typical human” fits this description.
A study produced for National Geographic in 2011 found that the “most typical” people in the world are right-handed, earn less than $12,000 a year, have a mobile phone, and have no bank account. Hmm.
10. California is home to the “Artichoke Capital of the World.”
Castroville is a rural California town with an ideal year-round climate, which is why artichokes (and other vegetables) grow in abundance.
11. It’s estimated that Sweden has more islands than any other country.
With 221,800 islands, Sweden is said to have more islands than any other country in the world. About 1,000 of them live there.
12. There are more than 24 time zones around the world.
If the earth’s time zones were one hour apart, there would be 24 time zones. This sounds very simple. However, things are a little more complicated. Many time zones only differ by 30 or 45 minutes, so they don’t fit within a good 24-hour range. That means more than 24 hours, but it’s hard to say the exact number.
13. More than 52% of the world’s population is under 30 years old.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in 2012, 50.5% of the world’s population was under the age of 30. About 89.7% of these young people live in emerging and developing countries such as the Middle East and Africa.
14. A record-breaking 92 countries competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Olympic Games bring together the best performing athletes from around the world. At the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, he had 2,952 athletes from a total of 92 countries scheduled to participate. This surpassed his previous record of 2,800 athletes from 88 countries, is also among the facts.
15. The most expensive coin in the world was sold for more than $7 million.
The 1933 Double Eagle is a $20 gold coin that never went into circulation. Some coins were minted, but most were destroyed, with the exception of nine believed to have been stolen by workers at the United States Mint. After years of worldwide circulation and several notable owners, including the King of Egypt, his one of the coins sold at Sotheby’s for a staggering $7,590,020 in 2002. This made it the most expensive coin ever sold at auction.
16. Only two countries use purple in their national flags.
The Nicaraguan flag features a rainbow with a purple band in the center, and the Dominica flag features an image of the Sisel Parrot, a bird with purple plumage.
17. People who are currently alive represent about 7% of the total number of people who have ever lived.
According to the PRB, over 108 billion members of the human race have been born since Homo sapiens first appeared 50,000 years before him. And most of that number are alive today. According to the bureau, the number of people alive today makes up a whopping 7% of the total number of people who have ever lived.
18. Japan is the world’s most earthquake-prone country.
People living in some of the world’s most earthquake-prone places such as China, Indonesia, Iran and Turkey, earthquakes are an inevitable part of life. However, according to the USGS, Japan records the most earthquakes in the world.
19. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -144 degrees Fahrenheit.
You may think you’re used to cold air and raging winds, but the average winter day is nothing compared to the coldest day on record, which was -144 degrees Fahrenheit. Measured in Antarctica during the study period to 2016.
20. The longest place name on the planet is 85 letters long.
The people of Australia’s Mamung Khunpuran Kunjunya Hills need a little patience to learn how to spell their hometown’s name. But what do you know? So did the people of Chargogagogman Chaugagogchaubnagungamaug Lake in Massachusetts and Twiebuffelsmeteen Scootmoosduziskeetfontein in South Africa.
21. The world’s quietest room is located at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington state.
Silence is golden, they say. It may not be as valuable as jewels or gold to most people, but it was definitely the primary goal of those who built the quietest space in the world. His lab room at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington measured background noise of -20.35 dBA.
22. Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people in the world.
According to data compiled by The Telegraph in 2017 from various global sources, Indonesia has the world’s smallest people. Considering both genders, the average adult height is about 5 feet, 1.8 inches. People in Bolivia are not very tall, the average height of an adult he is 5 feet 2.4 inches.
23. The world’s most densely populated island is the size of two soccer fields.
Santa Cruz del Islote may only be two football fields (two acres), but this man-made island has four main streets and 10 neighborhoods. About 155 houses and 500 people live on the island.
24. The hottest chili pepper in the world is so hot it could kill you.
If you ate one, it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock, burning your airways and closing them up.
25. The entire world’s population could fit inside Los Angeles.
The world’s total population is more than 7.5 billion. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles.
26. Dentistry is the oldest profession in the world.
Dentistry goes all way back to when humans first had teeth – well not quite that long. However, one study found evidence of teeth being drilled in skulls that dates from 7,500 to 9,000 years ago.
27. Climate change is causing flowers to change color.
A 2020 study led by Clemson University scientists determined that the UV pigmentation in flowers has increased over time which has led to the degradation of their pollen.
28. Mount Everest is bigger now than the last time it was measured.
Previous measurements ranged from 29,002 feet above sea level in 1856 to 20,029 feet in 1955, according to NPR. determined that Everest has risen to a whopping 29,031. Tectonics 69ft Stand.
29. Whale songs can be used to map out the ocean floor.
The fin whale is essentially a barry white of the sea. The deep, roaring call males use to attract mates is considered the loudest sound of any marine animal, and can be heard “up to 1,000 kilometers away,” according to Scientific American. … apparently …
30. The best place in the world to see rainbows is in Hawaii.
Yes, it is…