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When a coffee seed is planted, it takes five years to yield consumable fruit. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula. A two-bit moon is in the first quarter. Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older. October 10 is National Metric Day. The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth. Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40320 ways to arrange the other eight reindeer. If you can see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. If you don't, you can't see it. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. Source: Denianne Bland The two most common surgeries are biopsies and cesarean sections. National Pi Day is March 14, at 1:59. (3/14 1:59) The 772-778 digits of pi are 9999998, the greatest sum of 7 consequtive digits in the first 1,000,000 or so digits. If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word in the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite and say "Thank you," you get two more decimal places. [3.141592653...] Plaster of Paris is naturally fire retardant. At about 600 degrees Farenheit the chemical water that is stored in it is released. This is also why walls are often "sweaty" after a fire. Most of the Vitamin C in fruits is in the pith (skin). Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
1 and 2 are the only numbers where they are the values of the numbers of factors they have. Source: Christopher David Martin Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system. 1916 in Alaska. The name of the asteroid that was believed to have killed the dinosaurs was named Chixalub. Source: Ben Peoples If you go blind in one eye. Source: Andre Boutin. The talus is the second largest bone in the foot.960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of cards.Pecans are the only food that astranauts do not have to treat and dehydrate when flying in space. except the moons of Uranus. Source: David Howard The billionth digit of pi is 9. plastic or wood piece inserted in the arch of a shoe. the numbers of which always appear in the same order but rotated around when multipled by any number from 1 to 6. There are 2. The largest prime number is 13. All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology. there are microorganisms that can live only in the absence of oxygen. The lifespan of a tastebud is ten days. Source: "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" Life on Earth probably developed in an oxygen-free atmosphere. 142857 * 2 = 285714 142857 * 3 = 428571 142857 * 4 = 571428 142857 * 5 = 714285 142857 * 6 = 857142 Source: Dave Pigott A shank is the part of the sole between the heel and the ball of the foot. you'll only lose about one-fifth of your vision (but all your depth perception). Also. 78 inches. Source: "Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts" . but due to the immense pressure inside Jupiter the core has become a metal. Even today. Source: Pits 142857 is a cyclic number. which are named after Shakesperean charcters. was made on February 7. a shank refers to a steel. This metal is hydrogen.Maloney Jupiter's core is in fact made of a non-metal. Source: Bat Garg 2 and 5 are the only primes that end in 2 or 5.395 digits long. (Pronounced Sheesh-uh-loob) The record for most snowfall in a day.598. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. more than the number of atoms in the universe.
The trees are kept apart.Scientists define deserts as areas which have less than 250mm (10in) of rain a year. Today. about three years after the patent expired. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" In 1942. A third type. In the wild. Hot and edaphic deserts account for a further 18%. but also cold deserts such a Greenland. The falls had a maximum height of 114m (347 ft). Other plantations have been wiped out by insects.is now just an underwater cliff. it usually has only a handful of specimens of any one type. for the past 2 million years at least. so that although any given area may be crowded with hundreds of different species. They include not only the hot deserts.190 km (118 miles) upstream from the dam -. It never made her any money. on the Parana River between Paraguay and Brazil. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" The driest places on Earth are a series of valleys near Ross Island in Antarctica where. a total of 34%. Source: "Invention & Technology" magazine You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" Before 1941 fingerprints were not accepted as evidence in court. Source: "2201 Fascinating Facts" The Pacific Ocean fills nearly a complete hemisphere of the Earth's surface. It was installed on the ships sent to blockage Cuba in 1962. scientists believe. But the concept was taken up by engineers in 1957 and became the basic tool for secure military communications. Detailed analysis of tree distribution have shown that most specimens are just far enough away from neighbors of their own kind to be beyond the flying range of the pests or disease-carriers which attack them. Edaphic deserts occur on some volcanic islands. far less than several . Hedy Lamarr patented a frequency-switching system for torpedo guidance that was two decades ahead of its time. by the very pests that prey on them. The drowned waterfall is the Guaira Falls. Source: "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" Attempts to establish forestry plantations in tropical rain forests have often failed disastrously as pests and disease of epidemic proportion have swept through the plants. Source: "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader" Salt is the only rock humans can eat. Source: "Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts" The world's largest waterfall has been drowned by a dam. despite an adequate rainfall. the only time in which fingerprints will not be allowed as evidence is if the defense can prove that there are in fact two identical sets of fingerprints. no rain has ever fallen. Antarctica and northern Russia. most rain forest trees grow anything up to 400m (440yds) apart from others of their own kind. at the height of her Hollywood career. is one where. in parts of Iceland and on the Colorado plateau in the USA. known as edaphic desert. The lake created by the dam is so big and so deep that the site of the falls -. the soil is too poor to support plants. Up to that time it was not an established fact that no two fingerprints are alike. or just over a third of the world's land. Cold deserts cover 16% of the world's surface.
Fires in redwood forests take place inside the trees. about the time of the birth of Christ. Source: "Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts" The right lung takes in more air than the left. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" If it were possible to drive through space at 75mph (120 km/h). The plant's true fruits are the small. and a strawberry is merely the swollen base of the strawberry flower. scientists have settled the old dispute over which came first . That seems to answer the question. the temperature rises beneath the surface of the earth as high as 680 degrees F (360 degrees C) that engineers can tap the geothermal energy by piping hot water from underground to warm nearby homes. Source: "Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts" According to National Geographic. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" A device invented as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero. the closest to ours. An outdoor swimming pool in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is heated so effectively by this method that it remains open and in use all year round. One experimental plant. near Munich in Germany. Peru. In botanical terms. Although there is some evidence that . and to Cakkaiub. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" The bark of the redwood tree is fireproof. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" In some volcanic areas such as Iceland. nut-like pips embedded on the outside of the flesh.other waterfalls. Chile. hard. The system could make large farms self-sufficient in energy. offices and factories. fruits are seed-bearing structures which grow from a flower's ovaries. Source: "2201 Fascinating Facts" Cow dung can be used to produce a substitute for fuel oil. and the first chicken came from an egg laid by a bird that was not quite a chicken. Source: "Random Trivia" fact contributed by Jim Cobb Small flat icebergs have been fitted with sails and piloted more than 2. The dung is sealed in giant fermenters which collect the methane as it decomposes and the residue makes a rich and odorfree fertilizer. The egg came first. But the amount of water flowing over them was more than double the flow of Niagara Falls and 12 times the flow over Victoria Falls.400 miles from the Antartic to Valparaiso. Source: "Isaac 2201 Fascinating Facts" Our eyes are always the same size from birth. has shown it is possible to turn the dung from 1000 cows into the equivalent (in methane gas) of 2000 liters (440 gallons) of fuel oil every day. Source: "Knowledge in a Nutshell" The strawberry is technically not a fruit at all. is used today as a rotating lawn sprinkler.the chicken or the egg. but the high cost of the fermenters has discouraged most farmers from using them. But at that same speed it would take more than 38 million years to reach the stars of the Alpha Centauri system. The seeds are contained in the pips. They say that reptiles were laying eggs thousands of years before chickens appeared. you could reach the sun in a little over 142 years. but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The first prime number after 1. A bolt of lightning travels at speeds of up to one hundred million feet per second.000 is 1.345. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon in1969. but it still takes 230 million years for it to complete a single revolution of the galaxy. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface. Lightning strikes the earth somewhere more than seventeen million times every day. the horizon wil be about three statute miles away.111 = 12.321 The only "real" food that U. You would have to count to one thousand to use the letter "A" in the English language to spell a whole number. During menstruation. Moon was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name.wild strawberries were eaten in prehistoric times.987. Each day some forty-five thousand thunderstorms occur worldwide.111. the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced. it was not until the 19th century that the popular fruit became widely available.111. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.000.111 x 111. If you add up the numbers1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050 If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean.003.) A full moon always rises at sunset.000. Source: "Reader's Digest Book of Facts" The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. Source: "2201 Fascinating Facts" . or seventy-two million miles per hour. Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling. resulting in as many as one hundred lightning strikes every second. Astronauts are allowed to take into space is pecan nuts. or about two hundred times every second. The Sun travels at a speed of 155 miles per second. 111.654.S.678.
Also. you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet. This means if you fire a tackyon beam. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If each count were one second long. it would take about twelve days to count to a million and thirty-two years to count to a billion. is the same number with the digits in reverse order? 21978. It is the only chemical formula known to be a palindrome! What five digit number. The arteries and veins surrounding the brain stem called the "circle of Willis" looks like a stick person with a large head. but it is impossible to go at the speed of light. A manned rocket reaches the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England. The chemical formula for Rubidium Bromide is RbBr. when multiplied by the number 4. The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum. 21978 x 4 = 87912. If you are locked in a completely sealed room. An inch of snow falling evenly on one acre of ground is equivalent to about 2.715 gallons of water. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Geller and Huchra have made three-dimensional maps of the distrubution of galaxies. When Voyager 2 visited Neptune it saw a small irregular white cloud that zips around Neptune every sixteen hours or so now known as "The Scooter". there is a particle called a tackyon which is supposed to go faster than light. In each layer of the map some galaxies are grouped together in such a way that they resemble a human being. it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light. it travels before you fire it! . Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
The one-hundred eleventh element is known as "unnilenilenium" The red giant star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun. March 2 and 31.6 g/cc The only planet without a ring is earth. The night sky appears full of stars. Lip. Leg. and leaves the same way it came -. but actually only about 3. Planning a trip to Pluto soon? A round trip will be 7. excepting Pluto-Charon. at 0. There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long: Eye. We will have four consecutive full moons making two blue moons in 1999 (January 2 and 31. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world.08988 g/cc Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world. but because they are in free fall around the Earth. Hip and Rib.000 feet high. post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet.000. March 1 and 31. After human death. It would allow one to pull on another face and remove it like a mask if not held on by skin. The Earth-Moon size ratio is the largest in our solar system. The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons. 370 miles wide and 79. 2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided. .head to toe. Arm. is almost three times higher than Mount Everest. Jaw. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10.000.000 stars are visible to the naked eye. Toe. A normal rain drop falls at about 7 miles per hour. Ear. at 70. Gum.) The Saturn V moon rocket consumed 15 tons of fuel per second.000 miles. A Laforte fracture is a fracture of all facial bones. The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean Astronauts in the Space Shuttle are weightless not because there is no gravity in space.) The only other time it happened this century was in 1915 (January 1 and 31. 9 is estimated to be the pointof total tetonic destruction.Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32.
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Q: What geometrical shape forms the hole that fits and allen wrench? A: The hexagon.Math trivia questions and answers. . Q: What T-word is defined in geometry as "a straight line that touches a curve but continues on with crossing it"? A: Tangent. in 530 B. Q: What number is an improper fraction always greater than? A: One.? A: Zero. Q: What mathematical symbol did math whiz Ferdinand von Lindemann determine to be a transcendental number in 1882? A: Pi. Q: What number does "giga" stand for? A: One billion. Q: What Greek math whiz noticed that the morning star and evening star were one and the same. Q: What's the top number of a fraction called? A: The numerator.C. Q: What do mathematicians call a regular polygon with eight sides? A: An octagon.? A: Pythagoras. Q: What's a polygon with four unequal sides called? A: A quadrilateral. Q: What do you call an angle more than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees? A: Obtuse. Q: What's a flat image that can be displayed in three dimensions? A: A hologram. Q: How many equal sides does an icosahedron have? A: Twenty. Q: What digit did Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi give to the West around 800 B/B. Q: What word describes a number system with a base of two? A: Binary.
000. we call a trillion! And it continues from there.000.000. Pillows. Funny Pictures Printed on Mugs.000 1. Here are four of the less well-known ones. Power of 10 103 106 109 1012 1015 1018 American Name thousand million billion trillion quadrillion quintillion British Name thousand million thousand million billion thousand billion trillion Number 1. Q: What's short for "binary digit"? A: Bit. T-shirts. And what they call a billion. Q: What number.000 1. while the British name theirs based on multiples of 6.000.000.Q: What two letters are both symbols for 1. On the right are the .000. we do not agree on any of the names for large numbers.000. Coasters.000 1. they call a thousand million. The chart below summarizes the differences. Clocks. Q: What century did mathematicians first use plus and minus signs? A: The sixteenth. Americans name their numbers based on powers of 10 that are multiples of 3. What’s it called? Every symbol has a name. Posters and more! MATH TRIVIA When is a billion not a billion? Did you know that the American system for naming large numbers is not the same as the British system? What we call a billion.000? A: K and M.000.000. Q: What handy mathematical instrument's days were numbered when the pocket calculator made the scene in the 1970s? A: The Slide rule's.000.000.000. a one followed by 100 zeros. was first used by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta in 1940? A: Googol.000 1.000 As you can see.000. Do you know what they're called? On the left are the symbols along with their common names. Some are better known than others.000.000 1. After a million.000.
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