Nature

Is it true that moss grows on the northside of a tree?

Still, whether or not moss grows predominantly on the north side of trees depends on where you live. “There is a tendency for moss to grow on the northern side of a tree—in the northern hemisphere,” he says. “In the southern hemisphere mosses would have a tendency to grow on the south, shady, side of trees.”

Can you predict an earthquake?

No, and it is unlikely they will ever be able to predict them. Scientists have tried many different ways of predicting earthquakes, but none have been successful. On any particular fault, scientists know there will be another earthquake sometime in the future, but they have no way of telling when it will happen.

How much does mount Everest grow each year?

Readings suggest that Everest grows 0.1576 inches (about four millimeters) each year. Other tectonic forces, however, may cost Everest some of its height.

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

How often does lightning strike earth?

Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.

How many active thunderstorms are there on earth at any given time?

At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere.

Which is the smallest ocean in the world in terms of area?

With an area of 12 million square kilometers (5 million square miles), the Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean – more than five times smaller than the Indian and Atlantic oceans.