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TigerTatorTots
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Cool Infographic about Earth

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Image: http://mightymega.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/50_unbelievable_facts_about_earth_l.jpg
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Aftershock
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OptimusDawg
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Im about to start straining out a lot of sea water.


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7thWardTiger
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The china's pollution one is interesting


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BottomlandBrew
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As someone terrified of lighting, that 8.9 million strikes a day number disturbs me.


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USMCTiger03
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What in the frick?!?!?!??!



New favorite poster.


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Spaulding Smails
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All those facts just reminded me how insignificant I am on planet earth


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WONTONGO
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Pretty cool.

Also, watch out for falling dildos. Apparently there are a lot of them floating in the atmosphere.


Jefferson Davis
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Depth of earth that the Earth's deepest ever borehole drilled to, compared to the distance to the center of the Earth



That one really stood out to me.


ETA: Thanks for posting.
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BobBarker
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Also, watch out for falling dildos. Apparently there are a lot of them floating in the atmosphere.


Da frick? I need a link to this shite.


Bourre'
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I looked up the temple after reading your post. That's a head scratcher! How did they move the pillars in place when people only had simple hand tools and were mainly hunter-gatherers?
LINK


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Da frick? I need a link to this shite.




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WONTONGO
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That didn't bother me nearly as much as how they know other planets don't have plate tectonics.


tiggerthetooth
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That didn't bother me nearly as much as how they know other planets don't have plate tectonics.


Exactly, how do they know that?

Also, how do they know the percentages of identified/unidentified species????


Also, how do they know to the exact point how long the earth has had oxygen.


Also, how do they know the continents move 2cm a year?

Not saying its obvious they don't know, but really I'd like to know how they figure this shite out so I know its not just a ballpark guess that really might be wrong lol.


John McClane
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Pretty cool


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CofC
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That didn't bother me nearly as much as how they know other planets don't have plate tectonics.


This isn't entirely true, the geomorphology of several planets and celestial bodies (portions of Mars and some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn) show evidence of tectonic activity. It is believed that tectonics halted on Mars with the loss of her atmosphere thus the loss of liquid water.

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Also, how do they know the percentages of identified/unidentified species????


This is a ballpark assumption and probably the most inaccurate stat on the infographic. Probably derived from biomass calculations or some obscure other calculation with several variables.

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Also, how do they know to the exact point how long the earth has had oxygen.


This is very easy: Banded Iron Formations (BIFs). Oxygen had to be at certain concentrations to precipitate out the iron necessary in these formations. There would be periods of rapid precipitation resulting in a large drop in the concentration of oxygen. This would produce the more "cherty" layer. Repeat and rinse several times as the concentration slowly builds up and most iron in the oceans is depleted. WikiLink BIFs

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Also, how do they know the continents move 2cm a year?


Very easy as well. This is the rate of the spread at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). This was initially calculated by the dating of the paleomagnetic striping of the ocean floor (evidence of the Earth's magnetic poles swapping polarities throughout history) and simply calculating spreading rates. Now it is done with high precision GPS receivers on several points through continents. I worked with a project called EarthScope one summer installing these receivers at various points in the US to calculate interplate movement within the western continental margin.
The East Pacific Rise, off the western coast of South America, is actually the fastest spreading center on Earth with spreading rates between 5-6 cms a year.

The more you know
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Darth_Vader
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3.5 Billion Years
The age of Bacteria fossils found in Australia. This is longer than earth's atmosphere has had oxygen.


I'm guessing they dated these bacteria fossils using radiometric dating. To tell you how full of shite carbon dating is, rocks from the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980 when tested come back showing to be between 350,000 and 2.8 million years old.

Bottom line, just because a scientists tells you something does not mean it's fact.


jclem11
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All those facts just reminded me how insignificant I am on planet earth


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"Two people die every se


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