TIL that the Grand Canyon is not the deepest river gorge in the country. In fact, Hells Canyon in Idaho is nearly 2,000 feet deeper (7,993 ft) at its lowest point than the Grand Canyon.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/lsr70v/til_that_the_grand_canyon_is_not_the_deepest/

 

TIL that not only is USA the 3rd most populated country in the world, but if it had ONE BILLION MORE people, it would still be the 3rd most populated country in the world.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/777u1o/til_that_not_only_is_usa_the_3rd_most_populated/

 

TIL Russia is so large, that not only does it take up 1/8th of the land on Earth, but the country alone is bigger than the planet Pluto.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/fwpyct/til_russia_is_so_large_that_not_only_does_it_take/

 

TIL there are no bridges over the Amazon River    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3skzmf/til_there_are_no_bridges_over_the_amazon_river/

 

TIL the flag of Denmark is the oldest flag in the world still in use (since 1219).    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/c5cegu/til_the_flag_of_denmark_is_the_oldest_flag_in_the/

 

TIL Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a permanent river.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3yuirr/til_saudi_arabia_is_the_largest_country_in_the/

 

TIL the Scottish Highlands and the Appalachians are the same mountain range, once connected as the Central Pangean Mountains.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/m54p8s/til_the_scottish_highlands_and_the_appalachians/

 

TIL that there are 11,842 lakes in the state of Minnesota. More than the entire continent of Africa.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2wgatk/til_that_there_are_11842_lakes_in_the_state_of/

 

TIL that Kyrgyzstan is more distant from the ocean than any other nation. At a minimum of 1620 miles from any ocean, it is the most land-locked state in the world    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/k94z1w/til_that_kyrgyzstan_is_more_distant_from_the/

 

TIL The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone, meaning the highest point on Earth was once ocean seafloor.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/bb14qr/til_the_summit_of_mt_everest_is_marine_limestone/