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Nevermind where you’re from or even where you call home, the world grows more global by the minute.
Find out what this planet is all about with these tantalizing tidbits about the world we live in.
TEXT BY FRANCESCA CRUZ
Fun Drift: Legos continue to wash
up on beaches around Cornwall,
England, almost 20 years after a
container carrying nearly 5 million pieces was
knocked off a ship 20 miles from the coast.
Sizeable Sinkhole: The deepest
water-filled sinkhole in the world is
339 meters deep. It’s called Zacatón
and it’s found in Mexico.
Expansive Shoreline: Praia Do
Cassino in southern Brazil is the
longest beach in the world, with an
uninterrupted sandy stretch of 156 miles. Go
ahead, you know you want to dive in!
2. Sinking Treasure: With as many
as 40 floods per year between March
and September, Venice is slowly
sinking at an estimated rate of 2.5 inches
every 10 years, confirming its imminent fate
as an underwater city of the future.
Massive Impact: The continent
of Asia amounts to a total of 30%
of the planet’s total land area, but
represents 60% of the world’s population.
3. Awesome Architecture: Miami
Beach has the largest collection of
art deco architecture in the world,
with more than 800 buildings created in the
50 White Sands: Hyams Beach, in New
South Wales, Australia, is considered
as having the whitest sand in the
world. The population is a lucky 290.
Big Dip: The world’s largest swimming
pool, the Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso
Del Mar Resort in Chile, can hold 250
million liters of water. Its length stretches the
equivalent of 20 Olympic-sized pools.
Melting Marvel: Glacier National
Park contains some of the most beautiful,
primitive wilderness in the Rocky
Mountains. The number of glaciers has decreased
from 150 in 1850 to 26 in present day. If current
global warming trends continue, there will be no
glaciers left in Glacier National Park by 2030.