An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
Gravitational effects of Moon
Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
More Geography Facts
The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start, excluding the North and South infront of AmericA.
Argentina's capital Buenos Aires means "Good air".
Afghanistan's capital Kabul means "hump backed".
Thailand's capital Bangkok means "city of angels".
Spain's capital Madrid means "place of abundant water".
France's capital Paris means "the working people".
Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur means "Muddy River"
Korea's capital Seoul means "Capital".
China's capital Beijing means "Gate".
Japan's capital Tokyo means "Eastern Capital".