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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 Sun’s
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
moment.
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 old…the 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.

33. million. Englishman Roger Bacon invented the magnifying glass in 1250. 22. 30. 26. 25. 36. the first satellite capable of relaying telephone and satellite TV signals. DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich Mieschler. An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts. The earliest wine makers lived in Egypt around 2300 BC. The air at the summit of Mount Everest. The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo. 28. The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus – In 1872 it was measured at 435 feet tall. 23. 32. Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize for physics for discovering X-rays in 1895. 31. ‘Wireless’ communications took a giant leap forward in 1962 with the launch of Telstar. Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967 – the patient lived for 18 days. .029 feet is only a third as thick as the air at sea level. The Australian billygoat plum contains 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. 27. The molecular structure of DNA was first determined by Watson and Crick in 1953. Astronauts cannot belch – there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs. 34. 29.20. One million. 21. 24. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866. millionth of a second after the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a …pea. 37. The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight. The first synthetic human chromosome was constructed by US scientists in 1997. 35. The Ebola virus kills 4 out of every 5 humans it infects. million. million. 29.

47. 53. The longest glacier in Antarctica. 54. 46. At 15 inches the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the planet. 51.000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. 43. the Almbert glacier. 57. The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. On the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute. 39. is 250 miles long and 40 miles wide. 42. 50. 45. The largest galaxies contain a million. 48. A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.38. 49. Each person sheds 40lbs of skin in his or her lifetime. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away. There are 60. 41. . peas have 14 and crayfish have 200. Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any 24 hours. Without its lining of mucus your stomach would digest itself. In 5 billion years the Sun will run out of fuel and turn into a Red Giant. 52. Utopia ia a large. 56. but this is rare. The Universe contains over 100 billion galaxies. 55. Humans have 46 chromosomes. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body. Wounds infested with maggots heal quickly and without spread of gangrene or other infection. They may sleep up to 2 hours (in spurts – not all at once). More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing. They never lie down. smooth lying area of Mars. A quarter of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction by the year 2010. 44. 40. The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18mph. million stars.

58. million hemoglobin molecules. 66. Inbreeding causes 3 out of every 10 Dalmatian dogs to suffer from hearing disability. 60. million. 65. The grey whale migrates 12.000 million.000 individual atoms. Quasars emit more energy than 100 giant galaxies. 59. Quasars are the most distant objects in the Universe. 72. The Saturn V rocket which carried man to the Moon develops power equivalent to fifty 747 jumbo jets.7 miles down to the deepest part of the ocean.and now they are already past the Moon. Around a million. Koalas sleep an average of 22 hours a day. billion neutrinos from the Sun will pass through your body while you read this sentence. 70. Males produce one thousand sperm cells each second – 86 million each day. 67. Light would take . 64. 74. 62. 63. 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. 76. One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth. is smaller than the eye of a housefly. . The world’s smallest winged insect. Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoonful would weigh more than all the people on Earth. Each rubber molecule is made of 65.13 seconds to travel around the Earth. 75. 71.500 miles from the Arctic to Mexico and back every year. A salmon-rich. two hours more than the sloth. the Tanzanian parasitic wasp. 61. There are more living organisms on the skin of each human than there are humans on the surface of the earth. It would take over an hour for a heavy object to sink 6. 73. low cholesterol diet means that Inuits rarely suffer from heart disease. 69. A healthy person has 6. 68….

91. South Africa. 81. The deepest part of any ocean in the world is the Mariana trench in the Pacific with a depth of 35. The largest desert in the world. 90.02 inches.300 years. The largest dinosaur ever discovered was Seismosaurus who was over 100 feet long and weighed up to 80 tonnes. It was carried by fleas on the black rat. 88. The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over 95%.77. 79. 83. Canada and in Vredefort. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.000 people. 86. 85.797 feet.000 square miles. In the 14th century the Black Death killed 75. The driest inhabited place in the world is Aswan. Egypt where the annual average rainfall is . The largest meteorite craters in the world are in Sudbury. Even traveling at the speed of light it would take 2 million years to reach the nearest large galaxy. 80. is 3. The short-nosed Bandicoot has a gestation period of only 12 days. 87. 92. At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth. Ontario. The African Elephant gestates for 22 months. 84.000. Andromeda. . The temperature in Antarctica plummets as low as -35 degrees Celsius. 82. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9. Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the background radiation from the Big Bang. the Sahara. 89. 78.500. Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all directions.

287. Microbial life can survive on the cooling rods of a nuclear reactor.000 times more sensitive than a humans.s (meters per second – that is equal to 186. A typical hurricane produces the nergy equivalent to 8.000 one megaton bombs. Micro-organisms have been brought back to life after being frozen in perma-frost for three million years. 96. In exact terms it is 299. To escape the Earth’s gravity a rocket need to travel at 7 miles a second. If every star in the Milky Way was a grain of salt they would fill an Olympic sized swimming pool. The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186.49 miles per second).000 miles per second. 97. 94. .792. 100.93. 98.458 m. A dog’s sense of smell is 1. 99. 90% of those who die from hurricanes die from drowning. 95.