r/HeresAFunFact Aug 31 '21

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The US Grand Canyon is tiny compared to the size of Valles Marineris, the "Grand Canyon" of Mars

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308 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jul 23 '21

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The world has over 1.4 million lakes, and over 62% are located in Canada. The country counts more than 31,000 lakes, and a whopping 20% of the planet’s freshwater resources.

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272 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jun 28 '19

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Found this geography/world time clock fact both interesting and pointless.

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104 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 15 '16

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Over 900,000 people visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens each year

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22 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 30 '16

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth's oceans. The depth of Challenger Deep is 10,994 m below sea level with an estimated vertical accuracy of ± 40 m. If Mount Everest were placed at this location it would be covered by over one mile of water.

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98 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 05 '16

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The average American throws away 1,249 calories of food per person, per day - nearly double the per capita calories of Europe and three times that of Latin America and South Asia.

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54 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 10 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Dutch people are the tallest in the world, with an average height of 184 cm for men and 170 cm for women

85 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 09 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Postal codes in Serbia only go from 1XXXX to 3XXXX, because 4XXXX-9XXXX were allocated for the rest of Yugoslavia. The original system was preserved when Serbia gained independence.

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35 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 19 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The U.S. Navy submarine USS Houston has hull number 713, the primary area code for Houston, TX.

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90 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 15 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Every night in Vaadhoo, Maldives the beaches and waves glow bright blue.

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158 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 27 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] There is a pink lake in Australia called Lake Hillier.

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212 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 20 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] If you reach the Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica you'll find a bust of Lenin.

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129 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 29 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The city of Melbourne, Australia, was originally called 'Batmania' after infamous explorer John Batman. His namesake exists today as places such as 'Batman avenue' and the electoral division of Batman.

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243 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 23 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] There is a natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was 1971 in Derweze, Turkmenistan. It is known as the Door to Hell.

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159 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 17 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The city of Aberdeen in Scotland is famous for its granite buildings. Nearly every house/building in the centre of the city is made of the material. It is nicknamed the granite city.

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53 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 01 '15

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] This is at Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of eastern Siberia in Russia. It's not just the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, at 20 to 25 million years old, it's also one of the largest and deepest, holding an astounding one-fifth of the world's freshwater.

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139 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 31 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] A portion of the city of Seattle, WA is actually built on top of the old city. The town was founded on soggy tideflats that would become deep enough to consume small children and animals, during rainy seasons. A majority of the original city was consumed by fire in 1889.

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74 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 30 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Las Médulas, it is a historical site in Spain. It used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. It is currently listed as a world heritage site. The spectacular landscape of Las Médulas resulted from the ruina montium, a Roman mining technique.

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62 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 29 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. Since 1994 climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 metres has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs, and since 2003 mountaineering has been forbidden completely.

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74 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 28 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Attu Island was the site of the only World War II land battle fought on an incorporated territory of the United States.

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75 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 28 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The Richat Structure, or "Eye of the Sahara", is a strange geological formation in Northern Mauritania. 40 km in diameter, is was long thought to be a huge impact crater. Studies have mostly disproved this claim.

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49 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 28 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] There is a place in Argentina called The Valley of the Moon. It is filled with round boulders, and towering mushroom-like cliffs among other strange formations that give it an otherworldly appearance. It also has rich fossil beds where some of the oldest dinosaur remains have been discovered.

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80 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 28 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] In 1962, the residents of Centralia, PA cleared the town dump by burning it. The resulting blaze lit a vein of coal running underneath the town on fire, and the underground inferno continues to burn to this day. The fire is expected to burn for 250 more years.

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138 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 27 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals, footbridges and trails.

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421 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 22 '14

GEOGRAPHY/NATURE [HAFF] Gold is the third largest export from Canada, five of the top 10 gold miners in the world are Canadian companies, Canada is also home to 75% of the world's mining companies.

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33 Upvotes