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Interesting facts about Niagara Falls

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. The names of three waterfalls are: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The Horseshoe Falls are the largest and the Bridal Veil Falls the smallest. The three waterfalls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth. ...

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Interesting facts about K2

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR K2, also known as Mount Godwin Austen or Chhogori is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) above sea level. It is just 237 meters (777 feet) shorter than Mt. Everest. K2 is located in the Karakoram mountain range between Pakistan and China. The name K2 was given in 1852 by British surveyor T.G. Montgomerie with “K” designating the Karakoram Range and ...

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Interesting facts about Mount Rainier National Park

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in west-central Washington state. It was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. Mount Rainier National Park covers an area of 956 square kilometers (369 square miles) or 95,600 hectares (236,381 acres acres). Mount Rainier National Park is approximately 97 percent wilderness and 3 percent National Historic Landmark Distric. The park is ...

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Interesting facts about snow

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Snow is precipitation in the form of ice crystals. Water vapor travels from the ground to the level of the atmosphere to form clouds all throughout the year no matter what the temperature is. Snow forms when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes into ice crystals. These tiny ice crystals collect on tiny pieces of dirt in the atmosphere. ...

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Interesting facts about the Atlas Mountains

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in located in northwest Africa. It stretches around 2,500 kilometers (1,600 miles) through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The Atlas Mountains are not a continuous chain of mountains but a series of ranges separated by wide areas of land, which are called plateaus. The mountain range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. It ...

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Interesting facts about lightning

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Lightning is an amazing and breathtaking sight to witness. At the same time it is one of the most dangerous and unpredictable of all natural phenomena. Lightning is a powerful burst of electricity that happens very quickly during a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. Lightning is caused by an ...

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Interesting facts about glaciers

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR A glacier is a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles. Glaciers require very specific climatic conditions. Glaciers begin to form when snow remains in the same area year-round, where enough snow accumulates to transform into ice. Each year, new layers of snow bury and compress the previous layers. As ...

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Interesting facts about winter

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Winter is the coldest season of the year, falling between autumn and spring. The date of the beginning of winter varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. In the Northern Hemisphere winter lasts from the Winter ...

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Interesting facts about Uluru

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR Uluru or Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation located 450 kmilometer (280 miles) away from Alice Springs in the middle of the Australian Outback. Uluru is probably Australia’s best-known natural landmark. Uluru is estimated to be around 600 million years old. It originally sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348m (1141 feet) above ground. Uluru rises 863 ...

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Interesting facts about Swiss National Park

JK NNI NEWS RAFIA BASHIR The Swiss National Park was founded in 1914 as one of the first national parks in Europe. Spanning 172 square kilometers (66 square miles) , the Swiss National Park is Switzerland’s largest nature preserve and its only national park. The elevation is from 1400 to 3173 meters (4593 to 10410 feet) above sea level. There is 80 kilometers (50 miles) of hiking paths and nature ...

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