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BY JAMES OH

Thursday, November 3, 2011

SOME CRITICAL GEORGRAPHICAL FACTS II

Antarctica

Ninety  percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica . This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert.  The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches  Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an  absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

 
Brazil


Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

 
Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
Canada  is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village.'
 

 
Chicago

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the  world.

 
Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit,  Michigan, carries the designation M-1, so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

 
 
 

Damascus, Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

 
IstanbulTurkey


Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.

 
Los Angeles


Los Angeles' full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula -- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.  
 
 
New York City

The  term 'The Big Apple' was  coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930's  who used  the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ;
more Italians  in New York  City than in Rome, Italy ; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel .

 
Ohio


There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio , every one is man made.
 

Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just  1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.

 
Rome


The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was  Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent.

 
Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.

 

S.M.O.M.

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. 

(S.M.O.M). It is located in the  city of Rome, Italy,  has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican.  It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is. 

Sahara Desert


In the Sahara Desert, there is a  town named Tidikelt, Algeria, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
 

Technically  though, the driest  place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

Spain

Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.' 

 
St. Paul, Minnesota


St. Paul, Minnesota , was  originally called Pig's Eye after a man named  Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there.


 
Roads

  
Chances that a road is unpaved in the U.S.A : 1%,  in Canada : 75%  

Russia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Super deep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters  (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so   massive that the mud coming from the hole was �boiling� with it.

United States

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must  be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

 
Waterfalls
 

The water of Angel Falls (the  World's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet  (979  meters). They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls.

I  have always said , you  should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget  tomorrow. But,  give it a shot anyway.


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