10 Amazing Facts About Planet Earth

The Hottest Temperature was 136 Degrees

In contrast to the bone chilling freezing temperature in Antarctica, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 degrees Celsius). This was in the desert of El Azizia, Libya in 1992.

Earth Is Home To At Least 8 Million Species

According to recent research carried out by a group of scientists in 2012, there are an estimated 8.7 million different species of living organisms on planet Earth. However, around 90% of those have yet to be named or cataloged and experts believe there could actually be up to 100 million different types of living things.