[dropcap]D[/dropcap]id you know that there is more than one north pole? How about that 30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole. If you think that’s fascinating, get ready to learn about the top of the world .
These are 10 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of!
1- Unlike the South Pole, there are actually 2 North Poles.
2- It is gradually moving towards Russia at a rate of roughly 55km (34 miles) per year.
3- To complicate things further there is actually a third North Pole called the Geomagnetic North Pole which is basically the average location of the Magnetic North Pole.
4- Back to the North Pole, you probably already know this but unlike the South Pole, there is no land. It is just an ocean with ice on the surface.
5- The ice is several meters thick in most places.
6- The nearest permanently inhabited place is Alert, Canada which is about 800 km (500 miles) from the pole.
7- If you are standing exactly on the Geographic North Pole then no matter which way you move, you’ll be heading south.
8- 30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole.
9- Just as there are no polar bears at the South Pole, there are no penguins at the North Pole.
10- There is an annual marathon that takes place on the arctic ice shelf.