The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, (56.7C) at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.
On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, (-93.2C) which was recorded in August, 2010.
At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai is the only city that is home to over 24 million people in one city.
With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of Vatican City is the smallest city and state in the world.
That tower might as well be made of gold since Tokyo tops the charts with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York City by a mere $310 billion.
it is the poorest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is also the poorest country in the world, at a GDP of $55 billion.
Towering 29,029 feet (8.848 m) in the air, the top of Mount Everest is the closest you can get to touching outer space while still standing on Earth.
It is the lowest known natural point in the world at 35,797 feet (10.91km) below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Only 3 people have ever made it to the bottom in a submersible, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.
Photos have always told stories, but in today's world of cell phone cameras and social media, that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do.
Geotagged data was culled by Sights map using a Google-based image sharing software, and can show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to this landmark.
In this city in India, it rains an average of 467.35 inches (1187cm) per year, and has a record of 1000 inches (2540cm) in 1985 ...much more than any rain forest.!
The 600 miles of South America's Atacama Desert is recorded as the driest place on Earth, no contest.
This desert has an average of only 4 inches (10.16cm) of rain every hundred years. Incredible, but true.
In this city in Arizona, the sun shines for an average of 11 hours a day. The usual forecast is sun for 90 percent of the year, averaging a total of 4015 daylight hours each year.
Cars can cost between 4-6 times as much in Singapore from what they cost in the US or UK ... (for example, a Toyota Prius actually costs about $150,000.00 there).
At the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai, India, is the cheapest place to live in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index, 2014.
For some comparison, a loaf of bread that would cost $3.36 in Singapore, would only cost $0.91 in Mumbai. A lot of poverty brings the cost of living down.
We eat an average of 3,770 calories a day each. Shamefully, obesity is becoming more of a problem every year.
There's quite a bit of controversy over which city gets to officially claim the title of "oldest continuously inhabited city.
However, Damascus is the safest bet, with evidence of civilization that extends back over 11,000 years???!!!
The people of South Sudan, were formally recognized as an independent country in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world to-date.
After a several years of competition with Bangkok, London has regained its place as the world's most visited city
The city sees about 18.69 million international visitors annually, generating $19.3 billion in revenue for their city.
On that same rating scale, Iran has come in dead last (at a 79% negativity rating) for many years.Only 15% of people polled viewed Iran in a positive light.
This city averages over 3 murders a day. The violence stems from the city's role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.
The Swedes consume an average of 388 mg of caffeine in coffee per person, per day(that's almost 5 Red Bulls in the U.S.).
By comparing cities using the average number of bicycle trips made daily, one city reigns supreme: Groningen in the Netherlands.
About 50 percent of the population commute via bike daily, making it the city with the greatest proportion of cyclists.
come from geothermal plants and renewable hydropowermaking it the most sustainable and energy efficient city in the world.
This city has also been replacing traditional buses with hydrogen-fueled buses, from which the only emissions are water.
According to the World Health Organization's study from 2013, Monaco tops the charts for longest living citizens with an average life expectancy of 87.2 years.
On the opposite side of that coin, the population of Sierra Leone live only to an average of 47 years.
The men of Sierra Leone live to an average of 47 years old, whereas women live a little longer, an average of 48 years. Poverty plays a big role in their short life expectancy.
corruption, lack of education opportunities and unemployment numbers,one thing is clear: Nigeria's people are, hands-down, the most stressed out population in the world.
There are a lot of factors that affect an IQ score, ranging from national and personal wealth, to simply what test is used.
As a result, these findings are highly controversial, but suggest that Hong Kong has the highest IQ level, at an average of 107 points per person.
yet does not form part of Mainland China, because it has its own government.So these results are questionable.
Surprisingly, despite China's 618 million internet users who spend an average of 18.7 hours a week surfing the net,