The estimated literacy rate for the world is 82%. Overall, the male literacy rate (87%) happens to be higher than the female literacy rate (77%).
Greenland is the largest island, with an area of 840,004 sq mile. However, still larger is Australia, even though it is not considered an island officially. If it were, it would beat Greenland by 3.5 times its size!
The estimated amount of snow crystals that drop from skies every year all over the world is 1 septillion.
France has the maximum overseas dependencies - 16 and Denmark and the Netherlands have the least - 2.
Bay of Fundy experiences the highest difference in changes in tide.
The quantity of water used on a daily basis around the world is 400 billion gallons.
The world has only 3% fresh water.
Iceland has ranked as the most livable country in 2007 and in the same year, Sierra Leone ranked as the least livable country.
In 2010, Shanghai in China ranked as the most populated city in the world.
The Persian Gulf is the hottest sea in the world.
Situated in Hawaii, the Mauna Loa volcano is the biggest volcano in the world. With a length of 4,132 miles, the Nile River in Africa is the longest river in the world.
Antarctica is the driest, tallest, and coldest continent in the world.