As part of the Exodus from Egypt B’nei Yisroel walked through the sea to safety. Here are some facts about the earth’s bodies of water…
- The longest river on our planet is the Nile…it flows through 11 countries, beginning in Lake Victoria and winding about 4,160 miles until it empties.
- The Amazon River is shorter than the Nile but is known as the largest because it carries the most water.
- Some say the Roe River, near Great Falls, Montana, is the shortest river in the world (200 feet). Others say it’s the D River in Oregon, which is sometimes only 120 feet long depending on the tide.
- Angel Falls in Venezuela (above) is the tallest waterfall, with a height of 3,200 feet.
- The deepest part of the world’s oceans is the Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean, which reaches a maximum known depth of 6.8 miles.
- The Pacific Ocean is the largest body of water, covering 1/3 of our planet.
- The Yam HaMelach is the lowest and saltiest body of water at 1,340 feet below sea level.