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11 Crazy Facts That Prove How Weird The Ocean Is

There's so much to be discovered! To see the ocean's wonderful weirdness up close, visit the National Aquarium.

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1. It's SO DEEP.

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The Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific is the deepest point in the ocean — it's 10,994 meters (36,070 feet) deep. If we moved Mount Everest to that spot, it would still be covered by about a mile of ocean. That's deep.

5. The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is 1,000 times that of the pressure at the ocean's surface. / Via

The deeper you go into the ocean, the more pressure builds up on your body. In the deepest part of the ocean, the pressure is the "equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets!"

8. Mantis shrimp are crazy strong and have super eyesight.

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Like their namesake – the praying mantis – these dudes kill their prey pretty violently. They can swing their clubs at speeds of 31 to 52 mph. Plus, these shrimp have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Not so shrimpy.

Get a closer look at all the ocean has to offer. Visit the National Aquarium!

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