46 Earth Day

“Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. … A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.”

Earthy Facts:

  1. The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity
  2. The Earth’s Molten Iron Core Creates a Magnetic Field
  3. 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day
  4. More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year
  5. Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone
  6. The Earth has a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or, if you prefer, 6 sextillion tons. In pounds, that’s actually … 0
  7.  If you took all the water on Earth and collected it into a single drop, it would be just less than 1,400 kilometers (860 miles) across
  8. In Afghanistan in 2011, the Earth Day Network planted 28 million trees on Earth Day.
  9. In Panama, in honor of Earth Day, they planted 100 species of endangered orchids to prevent their extinction
  10. The Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest ocean of the major oceans

 

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