Happy Earth Day, tree huggers! Monday, April 22 marks the 43rd annual Earth Day celebrations, and billions of people around the world are encouraged to take a moment out of their busy day to appreciate this beautiful, generous planet that we call home.
But just how well do you know your mother Earth? After you're done reducing, reusing, and recycling today, take a gander at these 9 fascinating facts about our planet. She's worth saving, you guys. Heard it here first.
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If anyone ever tries to get you to exercise more, just tell them that you're currently hurtling through space at 1,000 MPH. What more do they want from you? It's true. You may think you're standing still, but you're currently moving incredibly fast. (Too bad it doesn't burn as many calories as running 1,000 MPH.)