Satellite composite image of Western Hemisphere from NASA

Satellite composite image of Western Hemisphere from NASA

Ooh ooh ooh, Bad Astronomy posted (a while ago) a fabulous list of Ten Things You Didn’t Know about the Earth. If you dig my science myths, check this one out. Such gems as “The earth is smoother than a billiard ball,” “Destroying the earth is hard,” and “Mt. Everest isn’t the biggest mountain.”

See also his earlier Ten Things You Didn’t Know about the Milky Way.

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