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Here are the interesting facts about the world :1.

Our oldest radio broadcasts of the 1930s have already traveled

past 100,000 stars
2. It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from the Suns
surface to the Earth.
3. October 12th, 1999 was declared The Day of Six Billion based
on United Nations projections.
4. 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very
5. The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an
incredible 67,000 mph.
6. Every year over one million earthquakes shake the Earth.
7. When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, its force was so great it could
be heard 4,800 kilometers away in Australia.
8. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in
Bangladesh in 1986.
9. Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.
10. Every year lightning kills 1000 people.
11. In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London broke free from
the Antarctic ice shelf .
12. If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in
space in just over an hour.
13. Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m.
14. The Earth is 4.56 billion years oldthe same age as the Moon
and the Sun.
15. The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps
were formed.
16. Female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
17. When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times that of
the space shuttle during launch.
19. If our Sun were just inch in diameter, the nearest star would
be 445 miles away.

20. The Australian billygoat plum contains 100 times more

vitamin C than an orange.
21. Astronauts cannot belch there is no gravity to separate
liquid from gas in their stomachs.
22. The air at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet is only a
third as thick as the air at sea level.
23. One million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after
the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a pea.
24. DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich Mieschler.
25. The molecular structure of DNA was first determined by
Watson and Crick in 1953.
26. The first synthetic human chromosome was constructed by US
scientists in 1997.
27. The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.
28. Englishman Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass in
29. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866.
30. Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize for physics for
discovering X-rays in 1895.
31. The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus In 1872 it
was measured at 435 feet tall.
32. Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967
the patient lived for 18 days.
33. The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright
brothers first flight.
34. An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
35. Wireless communications took a giant leap forward in 1962
with the launch of Telstar, the first satellite capable of relaying
telephone and satellite TV signals.
36. The earliest wine makers lived in Egypt around 2300 BC.
37. The Ebola virus kills 4 out of every 5 humans it infects.

38. In 5 billion years the Sun will run out of fuel and turn into a
Red Giant.
39. Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any 24 hours. They
may sleep up to 2 hours (in spurts not all at once), but this is
rare. They never lie down.
40. A pigs orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
41. Without its lining of mucus your stomach would digest itself.
42. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish
have 200.
43. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
44. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a
complete circuit of the body.
45. Utopia ia a large, smooth lying area of Mars.
46. On the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried the entire
US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.
47. The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest
noise made by a living creature.
48. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and
can be heard from 500 miles away.
49. A quarter of the worlds plants are threatened with extinction
by the year 2010.
50. Each person sheds 40lbs of skin in his or her lifetime.
51. At 15 inches the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the
52. The largest galaxies contain a million, million stars.
53. The Universe contains over 100 billion galaxies.
54. Wounds infested with maggots heal quickly and without
spread of gangrene or other infection.
55. More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.
56. The longest glacier in Antarctica, the Almbert glacier, is 250
miles long and 40 miles wide.
57. The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph.

58. A healthy person has 6,000 million, million, million

hemoglobin molecules.
59. A salmon-rich, low cholesterol diet means that Inuits rarely
suffer from heart disease.
60. Inbreeding causes 3 out of every 10 Dalmatian dogs to suffer
from hearing disability.
61. The worlds smallest winged insect, the Tanzanian parasitic
wasp, is smaller than the eye of a housefly.
62. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be
the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
63. It would take over an hour for a heavy object to sink 6.7 miles
down to the deepest part of the ocean.
64. There are more living organisms on the skin of each human
than there are humans on the surface of the earth.
65. The grey whale migrates 12,500 miles from the Arctic to
Mexico and back every year.
66. Each rubber molecule is made of 65,000 individual atoms.
67. Around a million, billion neutrinos from the Sun will pass
through your body while you read this sentence.
68.and now they are already past the Moon.
69. Quasars emit more energy than 100 giant galaxies.
70. Quasars are the most distant objects in the Universe.
71. The Saturn V rocket which carried man to the Moon develops
power equivalent to fifty 747 jumbo jets.
72. Koalas sleep an average of 22 hours a day, two hours more
than the sloth.
73. Light would take .13 seconds to travel around the Earth.
74. Males produce one thousand sperm cells each second 86
million each day.
75. Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoonful would weigh
more than all the people on Earth.
76. One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

77. Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all

78. Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the
background radiation from the Big Bang.
79. Even traveling at the speed of light it would take 2 million
years to reach the nearest large galaxy, Andromeda.
80. The temperature in Antarctica plummets as low as -35
degrees Celsius.
81. At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the
largest living structure on Earth.
82. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million
83. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is
one occurrence every 9,300 years.
84. The driest inhabited place in the world is Aswan, Egypt where
the annual average rainfall is .02 inches.
85. The deepest part of any ocean in the world is the Mariana
trench in the Pacific with a depth of 35,797 feet.
86. The largest meteorite craters in the world are in Sudbury,
Ontario, Canada and in Vredefort, South Africa.
87. The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000
square miles.
88. The largest dinosaur ever discovered was Seismosaurus who
was over 100 feet long and weighed up to 80 tonnes.
89. The African Elephant gestates for 22 months.
90. The short-nosed Bandicoot has a gestation period of only 12
91. The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over
92. In the 14th century the Black Death killed 75,000,000 people.
It was carried by fleas on the black rat.

93. A dogs sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than a

94. A typical hurricane produces the nergy equivalent to 8,000
one megaton bombs.
95. 90% of those who die from hurricanes die from drowning.
96. To escape the Earths gravity a rocket need to travel at 7 miles
a second.
97. If every star in the Milky Way was a grain of salt they would fill
an Olympic sized swimming pool.
98. Microbial life can survive on the cooling rods of a nuclear
99. Micro-organisms have been brought back to life after being
frozen in perma-frost for three million years.
100. The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000
miles per second. In exact terms it is 299,792,458 m.s (meters
per second that is equal to 186, 287.49 miles per second).