Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 22 March 2009

American Congress outlawed polygamy (1862)


OCEANS

Oceans are the largest bodies of water, making up more than 70% of the globe's surface. The structure of the continents demarcates the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans, to which maritime organizations added the Arctic. In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization, an intergovernmental body responsible for charting the oceans, defined the Southern (or Antarctic) Ocean, due to its unique ecosystem.

Oceansquare milesgreatest known depth atdepth (ft)
Pacific60,045,000Mariana Trench36,220
Atlantic29,630,000Puerto Rico Trench28,232
Indian26,463,000Java Trench23,812
Southern7,846,000South Sandwich Trench23,737
Arctic5,426,000Fram Basin15,305


In America, the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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