Originally posted on TED Blog:
“Imagine yourself standing on a beach, looking out at the ocean — waves crashing against the shore, blue as far as your eyes can see.” This is the opening line of Scott Gass’ TED-Ed lesson, “How big is the ocean?” But the animated video gives you much more to think about than sand between your toes and waves tickling a white sandy paradise.
In this lesson, Gass wows us with mind-boggling facts about the defining space of our planet: the ocean. For example: In the ocean, there is a peak over 1km taller than Mount Everest. With more than half of its mass hidden below water level, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea is one of the ocean’s best-kept secrets. Elsewhere, ocean water conceals a mountain range 10 times the length of the Andes; a waterfall down which falls 116 times more water per second than the Congo River’s Inga Falls; and…
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