Even though Reykjavik,Iceland is only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, it has never recorded a temperature below 14 degrees fahrenheit.That's because the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic modifies the climate in Iceland. Antarctica is considered a desert! Even though it's brutally cold, it receives little precip. in a year. You can actually snow ski in Hawaii in the winter on top of Mt. Halekalala(spelling?) The world's hottest temp. ever recorded was 136 in LIbya, the second highest was 134 in Death Valley,CA. Both of those occurrerd about 80 years ago. Nina Hartley, a beautiful and famous adult film star, graduated top honors from UC Berkeley in 1984 before her film career. The Atacama Desert in South America is the world's driest place even though it's along the Pacific coast.It averages a few inches of rain every century! Marilyn Vos Savant, with an IQ of 228, is the world's smartest person. Despite his success and wealth, Bill Gates dropped out of college. The highest and lowest points in the continental US are only 80 miles apart-Mt.Whitnety at 14,000 feet and a point in Death Valley at -282 feet below sea level. The word sanction has two opposing meanings when used as a noun and verb.As a noun it means penalty.As a verb it means to approve. There are palm trees growing outside in southwestern British Columbia,Canada near Vancouver and Victoria. The sun is closer to the earth in winter than in summer believe it or not.Why is winter colder? Because the earth's tilt receives less sunlight in the winter. The Bristlecone pine trees in the Sierra Nevadas of CA are the world's oldest organism at 4600 years old. The Maybach 62S is the world's most expensive new car at $426,000 dollars.Even more than a Rolls Royce! Most Icelanders speak 5 or 6 languages fluently. Camarillo,CA, where I grew uo, was nominated by National Geographic in the 60's as having the world's best climate. A lot of people tend to think Hawaii, but Camarillo's weather can't be beat. In 1977, it snowed south of Miami. Bermuda has the world's northernmost coral reef. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from the moon. A couple of weeks ago, it snowed in Baghdad for the first time, a rare tornado struck near Portland,OR and an unheard of Jan. tornado hit near Milwaukee,WI. Las Vegas means the meadows in Spanish. Today it means lost wages-lol! English became the world's international language after England won The Battle of Trafalgar against Spain and FRance for control over trade routes.That's why English is the world language of business. The Koala Bear is not a bear.I think it's a marsupial. The internet was established in 1969, but it was only used by scientists and researchers.The world wide web was founded in 1991 by a Swiss scientist. Cancer is actually considered 100 different diseases and not a single disease.