3 One Million Billion Cubic Feet Of Snow Falls From The Sky Each Year
Scientists estimate one million billion (that’s 15 zeros) cubic feet of snow falls from the sky across the globe every year. All that snow is said to also weigh a million billion kilograms, with about one billion ice crystals in every cubic foot. Whether all snowflakes are indeed not alike is still under debate.
4 The Largest Volcanic Eruption Killed More Than 60,000 People, And The Strongest Earthquake Measured 9.5
In 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted, creating a crater on its top 2,000 feet deep after it blew off 4,000 feet of mountain. It’s believed 60,000 to 90,000 people were killed in the aftermath of the blast which was heard more than 1,200 miles away.
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded happened in 1960 when a 9.5 magnitude tremor shook Chile, destroying buildings, creating a series of tsunamis, and killing as many as 6,000 people.