Mark Twain is a pen name, his real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. “Mark” “Twain” is a riverboat term for measuring two fathoms (12 feet): mark (measure) twain (two).
Physical Geography is a sub-section of geography which focuses on naturally occurring field of study of land and features.
The Coriolis Effect causes air to spin different directions in each Hemisphere. This can only affect large systems like wind and ocean currents.
Mountain goats aren’t goats, these close relatives of the goat are actually goat-antelopes. Oddly, they aren’t true antelopes either.
There is no visible “plastic island,” or “garbage patch” in the ocean. Instead, large low-density patches of plastic particles are caught in the ocean’s major gyres below the water’s surface.
The Earth is not flat; the Earth is an oblate spheroid (a bumpy sphere with a fat equator and skinny poles). There are many ways to prove the earth’s geometry.
Data shows that the polar ice caps are melting due to natural and human factors.
Despite it being .01 times the size of Russia more people live in Bangladesh than Russia.
In 2014 Black Rock City became the 10th largest city/town in Nevada when Burning Man brought in 65,922 attendees. It should be noted that Black Rock City is not a city, it’s a LLC that hosts the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert.
Mount Everest has the highest elevation above sea level, the tallest mountain is Mauna Kea from the ocean floor, and Chimborazo is highest from earth’s center (due to Earth’s shape).