10 Incredible Facts About the Sahara

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It’s the largest hot desert in the world. At 3.5 million square miles, it’s over half a million more in size than all of Australia. If you were to combine all the deserts in North America with Asia’s Gobi Desert, you could still fit three of those combined deserts inside the Sahara, and likely be guilty of quite a bit of climate change. It’s a big place, if you catch our (sand) drift. 

It’s also a fascinating tan portion of this little blue ball we call home. It’s changing all the time, and not too long ago it was unrecognizable. It’s also in many ways little to nothing like what you think it is. Those are just some of the surprises this list has in store. 


This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!


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