In 1932 James Markham obtained the 1st patent issued for a tree. The patent was for a peach tree.

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Antarctica is the highest, driest, and coldest continent on Earth.

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Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana formed in a hollow made by a meteorite.

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The coldest seas are found near the poles such as the Greenland, Barents, Beaufort, Kara, Laptev & East Siberian Seas found near the north pole & Weddell & Ross Seas found in the south poles. The Baltic Sea is also considered one of the coldest seas.

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Rainforests are critical in maintaining the Earth's limited supply of drinking and fresh water.

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Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.

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The Antarctic ice sheet is 3-4 km thick, covers 13 million sq km and has temperatures as low as -70 degrees centigrade.

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About 540 volcanoes on land are known. No one knows how many undersea volcanoes have erupted through history.

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The Sahara Desert in northern Africa is more than 23 times the size of southern California's Mojave Desert.

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Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen.

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