Earth’s Record Holders

      

Highest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest grows about 4 millimeters a year since two tectonic plates which collided millions of years ago to form the Himalayas, continue to press against each other.

      

Earths highest waterfall is at Angel Falls in Venezuela which drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).

      

Hottest place on earth is Azizia in Libya 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) and coldest was in Vostok, Antarctica -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius).

      

Pacific is the biggest ocean (32.6% of the Earth’s surface) and Nile River in Africa is longest 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers).

      

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