Saturday, September 25, 2010

Trivia # 30


Did you know...

... that today is Pacific Ocean Discovery Day? In 1513, Vasco
Nunez de Balboa, a Spanish explorer, became the first European
to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas. He had crossed the
Isthmus of Panama to make the discovery and he named it Mar
del Sur (South Sea). Trivia fans: The Pacific Ocean is the
world's largest body of water. It encompasses a third of the
Earth's surface, having an area of 69.4 million square miles,
significantly larger than Earth's entire landmass, with room
for another Africa to spare!

1 comment

Antônio Araújo said...

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