1)     The largest desert in the world is the Sahara desert in Africa

2)      The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest and it grows a quarter of an inch every year

3)      Mount Everest was first named Sagarmatha by the Nepal Government, meaning ‘Goddess of the Universe

4)      Almost all African countries have only two seasons; the rainy season and the dry season

5)      The Atlantic Ocean, which is the second largest ocean occupies about 25% of the Earth’s surface

6)      The largest country in the world is Russia, with a surface area of around 17,098,242 km²

7)      The Vatican is the smallest country in the world as it occupies only 44 hectares

8)      The world’s longest bridge is called the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge and it’s located in China

9)      Mount Kilimanjaro which is located in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa

10)    Although Africa is relatively underdeveloped, it has about 30% of the world’s remaining resources

11)    Alaska is both the northernmost and westernmost state in the USA

12)    More than 7000 Caribbean Islands exist, but only about 2% is inhabited

13)    The population of the whole could fit in Texas

14)    Whether you travel north, east, west or south in Stamford, Connecticut, the next state you will encounter will still be New York

15)    Rome was the first city in the world to ever have a population of 1 million people

16)    Istanbul in Turkey is the largest city in the world that is located in two different continents (Europe and Asia)

17)    Up to 90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere

18)    The Dead Sea is currently 429 meters below sea level and keeps sinking by 1 meter every year

19)    The continents shift at about the same rate at which the human nails grow

20)    By the year 2015, California alone had more people than the entire Canada

21)    Russia has up to 11 time zones.

22)    Australia is sometimes referred to as the ‘‘island continent because of its large size and the fact that it is isolated from the rest of the world

23)    Australia has more than 750 different species of reptiles, which is far more than any other country in the world

24)    Canada has more than 561 lakes, an equivalent of more than half of all the natural lakes in the world

25)    The third largest country in the world, China shares its borders with up to 14 countries