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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of Nature and Space Science” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 7

Facts of Nature & Space – 7

151. The awesome Himalayan rage of mountains is the only one is the world towering above 7,000 meters.

152. The height of Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, is 8, 872 meters. Formerly, it was measured as 8,848 meters. In 1987, this was disputed, with claim that the peak of K2 was higher. Satellite picture of the Mount Proved that it was indeed 8,872 meters in height, still the highest ever.

153. Mount Everest was successfully climbed by New Zealander, Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Sherpa Ten zing Norgay in 1953.

154. A huge boulder, known as ‘Krishna’s butter- bowl’, rests on a slope in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is said that even elephants cannot move it.

155. Cocoa is a very popular and delicious drink. Cocoa beans are ground and used to manufacture chocolate. But the ancient Aztecs used cocoa beans as money. They also considered the beans very sacred.

156. The trunk of the African baobab tree is sometimes as wide as the tree is high. The trees are pollinated by bats and they blossom only in the moonlight.

157. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

158. The sun weighs 330,000 times as much as the earth.

159. In a single year, the sun delivers enough energy to meet humankinds’ electricity consumption some 10,000 times over.

160. Air pollution is caused by dust and smoke.

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