11 Things That Will Make You Rethink The Planet

Excuse us while we curl into a ball.

The earth blows our minds pretty often, and this infographic by When On Earth with facts about the world does just that. Check out these incredible factoids that'll make you change how you look at maps, and maybe even how think about your place in the universe.


1. China spans five time zones, but everyone uses Beijing time.

2. 99% of Libya is desert.

3. Chicago has the second largest Polish population in the world, after Warsaw.

4. Alaska is the most northern, western, and eastern state in the U.S.

5. There's a banyan tree in India that's larger than most Walmarts.

6. 96% of the world only speaks 4% of its languages.

7. New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.

8. The entire United Kingdom is smaller than Michigan.

9. The Queen owns all the dolphins, whales, and sturgeons in the sea within 3 miles of the U.K.

10. Pluto is smaller than Russia.

11. There are 9 more women than men in Russia.

Check out even more amazing facts on this infographic.

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