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Earth Facts

Earth Facts 161

South Africa's key industries are: Mining (world's largest producer of platinum, chromium), automobile assembly, metal-working, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilisers, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair.

Earth Facts 160

South Africa's GDP composition by sector is agriculture 3%, industry 31.2%, services 65.8%

Earth Facts 159

South Africa is a total land area of 1 219 090 square kilometres, or roughly one-eighth the size of the US, about a third the size of the European Union, twice the size of France and over three times the size of Germany. It measures some 1 600km from north to south, and roughly the same from east to west.

Earth Facts 158

The oldest rainforest on Earth is the Queensland rainforest in Australia.

Earth Facts 157

NASA predicts that the Sun will also reverse its own magnetic poles during 2012 as result of reaching the end of current 11-year sunspot cycle. Some believe this will amplify the effects of retarding magnetic field on earth, as harmful charged particles blasted away from the sun would more easily penetrate the earth's atmosphere.

Earth Facts 156

Albert Einstein said if the honey bees were suddenly gone mankind would have about 4 years left to live. Well, the honey bees are going extinct now and at the present rate in another year or so there will be no more honey bees left on earth. One year from now plus another 4 years gives us the year 2012

Earth Facts 155

The very first calendar that provided for leap year was introduced in 238 B.C. By King Ptolemy.

Earth Facts 154

People born on leap year’s day are called leaplings.

Earth Facts 153

The Earth is divided into five climatic zones: two Frigid Zones, two Temperate Zones and one Torrid Zone.

Earth Facts 152

The highest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest, in China and Nepal. 8,8,48 meters (29,028 feet)

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