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Praying for France <3

I watched videos last night from the attack in Nice, France and I was literally sick to my stomach. 80 or so people dead, and tons more injured. So think of the family members and friends of each person, how many lives were affected by this in some way. And for those who had to witness this tragedy, they will never be the same again. So much trauma to heal! It is absolutely heartbreaking. RIP to all those who lost their lives & prayers are with their families & friends. Also praying for those who need healing after this.

Trolltunga Cliff

I found these cool photos on allthatisinteresting and figured I’d share 🙂

Trolltunga Cliff in Skjeggedal, Norway.

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The name “Trolltunga Cliffs” translates to “The Trolls Tongue” in English and it lingers about 700 feet from the Norwegian lake known as Ringedalsvatnet. The cliff was apparently formed during the Ice Age, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff.

[Source: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/unbelievable-places#more-21523]

Facts About Earth That You Never Knew

Bizarre yet intriguing…

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The cost of the most expensive object ever built, the International Space Station: $150 billion.

A human can survive for two minutes in space while unprotected.

There are not 24 hours in a day, there are 23 hours, 56 minutes & 4 seconds… Which is the time it takes Earth to rotate on its axis, called a sidereal day.

The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space, but its air pollution can.

NASA estimates on average that 1 piece of “space junk” returns to Earth each day.

There are 8.6 million lightning strikes a day.

The water on Earth is 97% salted & 3% fresh.

Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

90% of rubbish in our oceans is plastic.

99% of the living space on Earth is represented by oceans.

Up to 1 million species live in the Earth’s oceans, 2/3 are yet to be described.

90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans.

It has been 2 million years since the last rainfall in the driest place on Earth: Dry Valleys, Antarctica.

The continents move 2 centimeters each year.

75% of the Earth’s animal could be extinct within 300 years.

 

SOURCE: This information was found at: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/tag/astounding/page/6/

I just had to share this… a great informational site on pretty much the most random things one can think of!  Take a look, I guarantee you’ll be hooked!