Tibet is the highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500 meters.

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The top three countries have the greatest number of historically active volcanoes are Indonesia, Japan, and the United States in descending order of activity.

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A typical four square mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 1,500 flowering plants, 750 species of trees, 400 species of birds and 150 species of butterflies.

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Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.

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Blue whales are found throughout the world's oceans, the lifespan is estimated to be 80 years & population is between 1300 & 2000 only, its dangerously low.

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If extracted, it is estimated that all the gold suspended in the world's seawater would give each person on Earth 9 pounds.

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About 1.5 million tons of ground cocoa beans from the tropical tree are used each year to make chocolate and cocoa products. Thatu2019s greater than the weight of more than 300,000 elephants!

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About 97 percent of all water on earth is in our oceans, 2 percent is frozen in our ice caps and glaciers, less than 0.3 percent is carried in the atmosphere in the form of clouds, rain, and snow. All of our inland seas, lakes and channels combined add up to only 0.02 percent of earth's water.

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The berry butterflies (hypsa monycha) of Singapore, in their caterpillar stage, group around the top of a stem to foil predatory birds by imitating the appearance of a poisonous berry.

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The Arctic stays black and fiercely cold for months on end. In the High Arctic, the sun sets in October and does not rise again until late February.

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