Muddiest river in the world
The muddiest river in the world is the Hwang Ho in China. It carries so much silt you could build a vast wall 40m (131ft) high and 6 m (20ft) wide all round the world.
Muscles in the Human Body
Did you know that there are 639 muscles in the human body?
They contain six thousand million muscle fibers and each fiber consists of 1000 separate minute threads called fibrils.
Mushrooms are friut – it carries spores that blow away in the wind to grow into new plants. The rest of the plant is underground. Mushrooms are fungi and they have no flowers. It feeds on nutrients of rotting plants and animals.
The rusty numbat is rare Australian mammal. Its other mname is banded anteater, although its favourite food is termites. At night, it shelters in a hollow log. It is not clear why these animals are dying out. Perhaps they are eaten by foxes, or perhaps they die in bush fires.
The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus
Namib Desert in Namibia
The foggiest desert is the Namib Desert in Namibia, South-West Africa. Most of the moisture it receives drifts in as fog from the Atlantic Ocean.
No Pepper – Only Salt
The saltiest seas are in the Middle East where the hot sun beats down evaporating the water and making it saltier and saltier. The Red Sea is so salty you cannot sink- the salt keeps you floating!
Turtles have no teeth.
Dinosaurs didn’t eat grass? There was no grass in the days of the dinosaurs.
In places the floor plunges even deeper, into cracks and trenches. The deepest trench is the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The bottom is 11,000m (36,091ft) below the surface, deep enough to sink Mount Everest, the world’s highest Mountain and still have nearly 2,200m (7,218ft) of water to spare.