Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Ask Mr. Knowitall......
Hi Everybody, if it's Wednesday, it must be time for "Ask Mr. Knowitall".....
A Mr. Randall McNally of Atlas Michigan asks..Dear Mr. Knowitall...
'Please tell me some interesting geological facts about our planet.'
"I'd be glad to Rand, To start with, the earth is not round at all! It's flattened at both the top and bottom!
The longest mountain range in the world is the Andes, it is 4525 miles long!
The deepest lake in the world, is Russia's Lake Baikal. It is only 30 wide, but it 400 miles long, and in some places it is OVER 6000 feet deep!
About 20% of the Earth's surface is desert. However only about 15% of all deserts are sand. Most deserts are made of rock or gravel.
The Sahara Desert takes up almost 1/3 of Africa. It is almost as big as the continental US.
OK, this fact is NOT geological, but it's kinda cool. If you took all of the salt out of the ocean and spread it on land, You would have a 500 foot layer of salt covering the Earth's surface!!!'
One more thing about Lake Baikal...You could empty ALL 5 Great Lakes...AND Lake Champlain into it...
A Mr. William Telle of Lake Geneva Illinois asks...Dear Mr. Knowitall...
'How can I get to Switzerland real cheap?'
"Hey, you are not making overtures toward me are you? Bill, I think you oughtta consider heading on over to Sugarcreek Ohio. They have gas stations that look like ski chalets, the world's largest cuckoo clock, AND the worlds champion Steinstossen guy lives not in real Swiss-Land, but in Sugarcreek Ohio!..OK, Steinstossen in Swiss means Stone-tossing, and that is HUGE over there...So, thats all I have to say on that neutral subject!...(get it?)
A Miss Sherry of Genteel Virginia asks.....Dear Mr. Knowitall..
"How much colder in the mountains is it, than on flat land?"
'OK Sherry...For every 984 feet that you climb, it gets 3 1/2 degrees colder!'
Thanks for asking such an easy question...
Short and very sweet
Thats how I like my Questions
Thanks a lot Sherry!!!!!
Mr Knowitall grows weary...Peace!