The speed at which the Earth travels around the sun is over 100 times faster than the average speed of a commercial aeroplane.
The average life expectancy in the United States is now about 78 years whereas for most of human history life expectancy has been just 10 years.
Just 0.01% of all creatures that have ever been alive on Earth are still in existence today.
Early hominins, ancestors of modern humans, were much shorter than we are today. On average, we now stand 1.4ft taller than our now extinct predecessors.
Despite the fact that around 70% of the world is covered by water, only 3% of this water is drinkable. The rest is simply too salty.
Argentinosaurus, from the late cretaceous period, is currently considered the largest mammal (and dinosaur) to have ever existed on Earth. It is almost twice as tall as a giraffe and is thought to weigh more than 15 African Elephants.
Scientists reckon that 30,000 species are becoming extinct each year. That means that every 20 minutes a species is vanishing off the Earth forever.
The average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is equivalent of 4 times the length of the State of Texas, that’s a total depth of 3300m.
The length of a Blue Whale, the largest mammal currently in existence on Earth, is over 20 meters long.
If all humans on Earth were lined up head to toe, they would stretch to the moon and back 15 times.
The Earth has a mass over eighty times larger than the mass of the moon.
Your weight is different on other planets, on Mars your weight is a third of that on Earth, whereas on Jupiter it is over double. On the sun your weight would be almost thirty times larger than it is on Earth!
It would take almost 350 days to walk non-stop around the surface of the Earth at its equator, a distance of 25,000 miles, if you walked at an average pace of 3mph.
Surprisingly, the strongest animal on the planet is the rhinoceros beetle who can lift up to 850 times its own body weight.
The length of one day on Jupiter is equivalent to almost half a year on Earth.
The largest flying animal was most likely the Quetzalcoatlus. This flying pterosaur who lived amongst the dinosaurs had a wingspan of 12 meters which would have enabled it to soar across vast distances.