10 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

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  • 1
    The amount of water on Earth is constant, and continually recycled over time: some of the water you drink will have passed through a dinosaur.
  • 2
    40 percent of all bottled water sold in the world is bottled tap water.
  • 3
    27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.
  • 4
    Paper can be recycled only six times. After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together.
  • 5
    There is no known scientific way of predicting earthquakes. The most reliable method is to count the number of missing cats in the local paper: if it trebles, an earthquake is imminent.
  • 6
    Cat originally means ‘dog.’ The word comes from the Latin catulus, a small dog or puppy.
  • 7
    Humans and elephants are the only animals with chins.
  • 8
    Beavers have transparent eyelids so they can see underwater with their eyes shut.
  • 9
    Octopuses have three hearts.
  • 10
    The 100,000 trillion ants in the world weigh about the same as all human beings.

Source: 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock Your Socks Off.