Nifty·Posted on Mar 21, 201713 Stunning Charts That Will Teach You Something For Once In Your LifeStarring: facts.by Natalie BrownBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink National Geographic Infographics is a ginormous, eight-pound coffee table book of dreams that covers everything from history to physics to the animal world, and more. National Geographic / Taschen Given that we're huge science and trivia nerds, we asked NatGeo if we could publish some of the highlights (or our favorites), below. For all of these, you can zoom in to see any of the graphics in more detail (hold down command or control, and then the =+ key, if you're on a desktop). Enjoy! 1. Four billion years ago volcanoes ruled the earth: National Geographic And there are about one billion years between multicellular life coming into existence and us. Issue: August 1985 2. Tulips come from Turkey and Marigolds come from Mexico: National Geographic Click, tap, or swipe to see each of these in more detail, then you can zoom in. Before you go and plant all of these in your own garden, check to see if they're an invasive species, first. Issue: May 1968 3. Earth could easily cozy up inside of Jupiter's core (and may have even more room than this graphic shows): National Geographic Also, Jupiter may be all liquid hydrogen, which NASA says could be the fuel of the future. Issue: February 1975 4. Your dog can sniff up to five times every second: National Geographic Imagine how good bacon smells. Now imagine how good it must smell if you're a dog. Issue: June 2014 5. We use different types of wheat to make bread than we do to make pasta: National Geographic These days, all you have to do is walk through the natural or organic section of your grocery store to know we have even more varieties available. Serious Eats has this helpful guide. Issue: April 1991 6. Avalanches form when snow develops layers, like a parfait: National Geographic Or an onion. Or an ogre...Issue: September 1982 7. Astronauts maneuvered Project Mercury's tiny capsule with a few control jets: National Geographic This is the project they worked on during the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures; the Mercury Project ran from 1958 to 1963. Issue: July 1960 8. The President, the third largest tree in the world, probably has over two billion leaves: National Geographic That's like, one leaf for every year it's been since things on this planet evolved aerobic respiration. See some pics of this tree, which is at least 3,200 years old, on Instagram. Issue: June 2007 9. The five cancers with the highest mortality rates are breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer: National Geographic The stats in this graphic are from before 2011 or earlier; for more updated stats, read the National Cancer Institute's Annual Report to the Nation. Issue: October 2011 10. The Spectacled Finch was the least-reported bird 2010's annual Backyard Bird Count: Karl Martens / National Geographic Karl Martens / National Geographic The count is coordinated by the Audobon Society in February of each year. Issue: November 2010 11. Light generates a "wake-up" cue in your brain, thanks to special cells in your retina: National Geographic And your brain does very different things during REM and non-REM sleep. Click, tap, or swipe to see each of these in more detail, then you can zoom in. Issue: May 2010 12. Egyptian pyramid design ~evolved~ over time: Chuck Carter / National Geographic And if you visit the Great Pyramid at Giza, you're probably going to enter through a tomb robbers' tunnel. Issue: January 1995 13. You are definitely going to die, but probably not by playing with fireworks or flying in an airplane: NGM ART / National Geographic How morbidly fascinating. This is based on data from 2000; you can find some similar data from 2013 at the Insurance Information Institute. Issue: August 2006 Science, right? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF AMC, Cartoon Network, Fox / National Geographic Channel / Neil Degrasse Tyson For more, pick up a copy on Amazon for $69.99.