Deepest Spot in the Ocean
deepest spot in the ocean is called the Mariana Trench and is
approximately 35, 797 ft (10,911 m) deep in the Pacific Ocean. That's
deeper than the height of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest,
which is 29,035 ft (8,850 m) high.
Highest Navigable Lake
Titicaca in Peru is the highest navigable lake in the world. It is
about 12,500 ft (3,810 m) above sea level. This lake is also South
America's second largest freshwater lake.
lowest lake is the Dead Sea (it's considered a lake but called a sea),
which is in the Jordan Valley of Israel. The surface of the water is
1,340 ft (408 m) below sea level. The Dead Sea is also the saltiest lake
in the world. Almost nothing can survive in it besides simple organisms
like green algae.
Largest Freshwater Lake
Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes and it's also the freshwater
lake that covers the greatest surface area in the world. Lake Superior
covers over 82,000 km? of land and there's enough water in the lake to
fill all the other Great Lakes plus three Lake Eries.
Baikal is the world's deepest lake and is located in Siberia, Russia,
north of the Mongolian border. It is 5,369 ft (1,637 m) deep - more than
one mile straight down.
Pacific Ocean takes the award for being the largest ocean in the world.
It covers almost a third of the Earth's surface and goes from the
Bering Sea in the Arctic north to the icy waters of Antarctica's Ross
Sea in the south.
The smallest ocean is the Arctic Ocean, which is about 10 times smaller than the Pacific Ocean.
The Nile River in Egypt is the longest river. It's 4,145 miles (6,671 km) long and flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
world's shortest river, according to the Guinness Book of World
Records, is the Roe River. It is only 200 feet (61 meters) long and
flows between Giant Springs and the Missouri River near Great Falls,
Montana. There has been debate, though, about which river is really the
shortest. The D River in Oregon has been measured as being only 120 ft
(37 m) long. It connects Devil's Lake directly to the Pacific Ocean near
Lincoln City. Because the D River flows into the ocean though, it's
length changes according to the tide so has been measured at several
Amazon Basin in South America is the largest river with the greatest
water flow. This is because it flows through the Amazon rain forest -
the largest and wettest rainforest on Earth.
Angel Falls (Salto Angel) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world at 3212 ft (979 m).