Everyone knows that the highest peak in the world is the summit of Everest. This fact is children
taught at school.
But at the same time, Everest is not the highest mountain, although its length from the bottom to the top
is 8.8 kilometers. The extinct volcano Mauna Kea, in Hawaii, has a height of 10.2
Why is the palm given to Everest? The fact is that most of Mauna Kea, about
6 kilometers, hiding under water. Therefore, speaking of the highest point of the planet, we mean
it is Everest.
There are no differences. Of course, this is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. Here is the depth
reaches 10.9 kilometers below sea level.
It’s so difficult to get down here that it’s been in the Mariana Trench since its discovery
there are only three people: Don Walsh, Jacques Picard and the director of Avatar, James Cameron. Cameron also
became the first person to complete a solitary dive: Picard and Walsh sank down
The concentration of this precious metal is highest in the core of our planet. Concentrated there
up to 99% of all the gold that is on Earth. It is so much that it could cover
the surface of the planet with a layer of half a meter. But to get it is impossible not only because of the depth, but also
because of the temperature of the earth’s core - 5500 degrees Celsius, as much as on the Sun.
There are billions of living organisms on the planet. Which one is the largest, and which one is
Oddly enough, the largest palm is given ... to the mushroom. These plants have a root
the system can grow very far. In 1992, in Oregon, a mushroom was found whose roots
occupied 0.89 ha.
And the smallest (excluding microorganisms and unicellular) recognized as swine-flying
mouse: length 3-3.3 centimeters, weight up to 2 grams.