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Weird But True


Deserts are often thought of as hot sandy places, but the two largest deserts on Earth are in Antarctica and the Arctic. They’re known as polar deserts due to the lack of rainfall and plant life.


Four giraffes grazing on trees in a forest


That’s the depth of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, which is thought to be the deepest part of the ocean. It’s so deep that if you put Mount Everest (the world’s tallest mountain) in there, you’d still have over 2 kilometres of ocean to the surface!


Two wolly mammoths walking in front of hills


Earth's water is in a constant cycle, meaning that we drink the same water as King Tut, the first humans and the dinosaurs!


Lioness and baby lions in water


When water’s available, you’ll often find lions quenching their thirst at a waterhole.


Close up of a gree tree frog on a leaf


The reason tree frogs croak before it rains? It's the best time to call for a mate!


Harp seal swimming underwater


Be a planet hero – recycle!

Be a planet hero – recycle!