Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About the World
Did you know that it once rained fish? The world is a weird and fascinating place and we have found some of the most interesting facts that you didn’t know! Check out the infographic below on the world we live in and learn something new today!
Crown land, raining fish and extreme weather conditions
On the 6th August 2000 in Great Yarmouth, the unthinkable happened when it rained small silver fish. With residents shocked and fearing the plague, meteorologists reported that the arrival of the fish was due to a mini tornado. As a tornado arrived over the sea, the fish were sucked up into the thunder clouds and carried a distance before the cloud burst and unleashed a storm of rain, hail stones and 2 inch long silver fish!
Queen Elizabeth II is the proud legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface, owning multiple continents and countries all around the world. Her 6.6 million acres include Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Falkland Islands, Papua New Guinea, and several Caribbean countries.
Extreme weather is a common occurrence around the world, with over 1 million earthquakes on each year, thousands of reported lightning accidents reported and over 1,200 tornadoes in the USA alone.
The death toll from lightning strikes around the world can range from 6,000 – 24,000 in any given year. It’s fascinating to discover that 9 out of 10 lightning victims survive, with over 240,000 injured annually. In a strange event, around 150 people are killed by coconuts each year, proving that they are more dangerous than meets the eye!
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