Sunday, September 26

4 things that make the earth one of the most amazing things on our planet

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There is a universe to discover under our feet.

Earth is one of the most underrated and little understood wonders of our planet.

There are wonderful things under your feet, says Bridget Emmet, a soil specialist at the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology, and, in the following words, she explained to the BBC why she believes that.

Far from being dirt, it is estimated that in a single gram of soil there can be up to 50,000 species of microscopic organisms.

In a single teaspoon, there are more microorganisms than people on Earth.

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