New York City drifts about one inch away from Europe every year. — (@UberFacts) February 11, 2014 The movement of plate tectonics is pushing North America away from Europe at a rate of one inch (2.54cm) per year. Almost all of North America lies on the North American tectonic plate – with the exception of a thin slice of […]Read more "NEW YORK CITY DRIFTS ABOUT ONE INCH EACH YEAR"
Sand from the Sahara desert is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon and fertilizes the rainforest by recharging its minerals. — (@UberFacts) May 26, 2015 Dust from one of the least hospitable locations on Earth provides life giving nutrients to the Amazon rainforest. Each year 40 million tons of dust is transported […]Read more "THE WORLD’S DUSTIEST PLACE KEEPS THE AMAZON ALIVE"