Saturday, 31 December 2011

Fact No.428

If you shoot a bullet out of a gun horizontally and drop a bullet at the same time, they will both hit the ground at the same time (assuming a horizontal surface).

Friday, 30 December 2011

Fact No.427

The pressure at the deepest point in the ocean is equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Fact No.426

An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Fact No.425

The energy recieved by all the worlds's radio telescopes in the past 80 years is less than that required to boil a kettle.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Fact No.424

In a survey conducted in 1988, 13% of those surveyed believed that the moon is made of cheese. 

Monday, 26 December 2011

Fact No.423

26 December was traditionally known as St Stephen's Day, but is now more commonly known as Boxing Day. This expression came about because money was collected in alms-boxes placed in churches during the festive season. This money was then distributed during to the poor and needy after Christmas.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Fact No.422

The number of gifts exchanged in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" is 364 that is one for every day apart from Christmas Day.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Fact No.421

One million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a pea.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Fact No.420

Pigeons are considered to be one of the most intelligent birds on the planet.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

Fact No.413

15% of tiny insects ingested by birds survive int the birds stomach and are deposited elsewhere.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Fact No.411

England has only seen seven white Christmases through the whole 20th century.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fact No.410

 If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fact No.408

Being born in Autumn or early winter significantly raises your chances of living longer.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Fact No.407

According to the data of NEAR airship sent back in 1999. The amount of gold at one planet of “Eros” is more than the sum of that has ever been mined on the earth. 

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Fact No.401

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Fact No.400

Apart from its vulnerability to fire, human hair is almost impossible to destroy. It decays at such a slow rate that it is practically nondisintegrative. It cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces, and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals. This is why it clogs sinks and drainpipes

Friday, 2 December 2011

Fact No.399

Ping-pong is one of the most popular games in China, but it was not invented in China, it originated in Great Britain.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fact No.398

91% of visitors to Scotland are UK-based, with 9% from overseas. The main countries overseas visitors come from are the United States of America, Germany and France with the the USA being the biggest single overseas market, accounting for 26 per cent of the overseas trips. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Fact No.396

If all the atoms in 12g of carbon were turned into marbles they would cover Great Britain to a height of 1500km.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fact No.395

The word atari comes from the ancient Japanese game of Go and means "you are about to be engulfed." Technically, it is the word used by a player to inform his opponent that he is about to lose, similar to "check" in chess.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Fact No.394

Most people think that drinking alcohol raises the body temperature. Alcohol actually lowers the body temperature.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Fact No.393

The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Fact No.392

Both boys and girls in 1600s England and New England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fact No.391

The United Kingdom contains 1% of the worlds population, but produces 2.3% of the world's pollution.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Fact No.390

The United Kingdom and United States are both in the top ten for Gross Domestic Product and for child poverty.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Fact No.386

Women are likely to view a person in up to 6 times as much detail as men.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fact No.382

The angle at which light reflects off of water to create a rainbow is 42 degrees.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Fact No.379

A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fact No.377

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That's the same as human jumping the length of a football field.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Fact No.376

It takes about 18 months to two years for a pineapple to grow to its full size.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fact No.375

The first bicycle ever made didn't have any pedals, it was just pushed beside people.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fact No.373

A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Fact No.370

The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fact No.369

Google has indexed 200 terabytes of internet data, or 0.004% of the total data. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

Fact No.364

If you bred dogs continuously until you had 1 of every possible dog breed and cross breed available, then shrunk each dog to the size of an atom; the size of 5 universes would be needed to fit all the dogs inside.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fact No.363

A yard is officially the length from the nose to the fingertip of King Henry the first.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fact No.362

There are over 1500 times more craters on the moon than there are on the earth.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fact No.361

The wingspan of the Boeing 747 is larger than the Wright brothers first flight.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fact No.360

By the year 2050 it will be possible to download all thoughts and memorys and everything in the human brain onto a back up device or a computer.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Fact No.359

If there were 100 billion galaxies in the universe and 100 billion stars in each galaxy with 10 planets in each star and 1 trillion people on each planet all huddling cards at 1 quadrillion cards per second since the dawn of time then only half the total combinations of possible combinations of card will have been made.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Fact No.354

Mr Whippy ice-cream can be stored for up to 40 days at room temperature without melting.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Fact No.351

More than 75 million meteors enter the earth's atmosphere every day, but they disintegrate before hitting the ground.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Fact No.349

The largest school in the world is a k-12 school in the Philippines, with an enrollment of about 25,000.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Fact No.348

In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Fact No.347

The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fact No.345

The average online internet user has 25 accounts and only 6-7 passwrods, covering all of those accounts.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Fact No.344

Teeth are not made of bone, but rather of tissues of varying density and hardness.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Fact No.343

Although oxygen gas is colorless, the liquid and solid forms of oxygen are blue.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Fact No.339

If the distance between The Sun and Pluto were shrunk to the size of a soccer pitch. The earth would be just 2.3cm from the sun.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Fact No.337

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Fact No.331

The 3 hands on a clock are never all exaclty 120 degrees away from each other.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Fact No.330

The UK is not a Kingdom as thought by many. ER has no law making powers and has no rights to govern the UK, therefore the UK is not a kingdom.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Fact No.328

President John F. Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Fact No.327

Less than 5% of The Universe is made up of normal matter. The rest is 70% dark matter, and 25% dark energy.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fact No.326

Imagine that you are combing a tennis ball which is hairy rather than fluffy. You attempt to comb it so that all the hairs are lying flat on the surface and so that they change direction smoothly over the whole surface, but the Hairy Ball Theorem says that you will fail.

Since the earth is a ball, and the wind at any point has a direction, as if the air were being combed over the Earth's surface, it follows that there is always a cyclone somewhere.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Fact No.324

Some migratory birds have a "magnetic compass" in their body (a sense called Magnetoreception) to help them navigate using Earth's magnetic field.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Friday, 16 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Fact No.321

In one hour more sunlight falls on the earth than what is used for energy by the entire population in one year.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fact No.319

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fact No.317

Handling rough bricks means that brick layers fingerprints are often worn away.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Fact No.316

Languages that treat certain colours as distinct, such as blue and green, train our brains to exaggerate the difference between them.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Fact No.315

2 hours is how long it would take to fly from London to Tokyo in a new hypersonic jet.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fact No.312

Rainbows would trace a complete circle if the rain were illuminated from a light source below your viewpoint.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Fact No.311

Most dinosaur bones are not discovered by palaeontologists, but by ordinary folk completely by chance.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Fact No.310

It would take 38 days for the entire world to become zombies in a zombie apocalypse.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Fact No.307

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Fact No.305

If you broke the Great pyramid into slabs 30 cm thick you could build up a wall 1 metre high that would stretch all the way around France! If you had a little more time you could cut it into rods about 6cm 2 - join them together and it would be enough to reach a quarter of the way to the moon!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Fact No.303

The world's largest potato chip was produced by the Pringle's Company in Jackson, TN in 1990. It measures 23" x 14.5"

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Fact No.301

Recent studies have shown that drinking between one and two cups of tea per day may promote fertility by stopping abnormalities in our chromosomes. In a recent test 250 women drank as little as half a cup of tea per day and their pregnancy rates were twice as high as those who did not.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Fact No.300

There is a cloud of alcohol in outer space with enough alcohol to make four trillion-trillion drinks. It's free for the taking. . . but it's 10,000 light years away from Earth.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Fact No.299

In 1475, a Turkish law was enacted that made it legal for a woman to divorce her husband if he failed to provide her with her daily quota of coffee.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Fact No.298

One out of every five ice cream eaters share their treat with their dog or cat.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Fact No.297

An estimated 80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Fact No.296

US citizens watch the most TV. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening, viewing more than 20,000 TV commercials per year.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Fact No.295

Beethoven was the first composer who never had an official court position, thus the first known freelance musician. Born in 1770, he grew up poor, but published his first work at age 12. By age 20 he was famous. He often sold the same score to six or seven different publishers simultaneously, and demanded unreasonably large fees for the simplest work. He was short, stocky, dressed badly, didn't like to bath, lived in squalor, used crude language, openly conducted affairs with married women, and had syphilis. Beethoven was deaf when he composed his Ninth Symphony.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Fact No.294

On average, a movie makes about 5 times more from its video sales than ticket takings.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Fact No.293

Cyclists cover a distance of about 2,300 miles during the Tour de France cycle race.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fact No.285

Clothes dried outside smell better than those that aren't due to photolysis, which is the sunlight breaking down compounds in the laundry that cause odour, such as perspiration and body oils.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Fact No.284

The acceleration rate of a flea's jump is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Fact No.283

Each day the earth grows in mass by several tonnes as meteoric dust settles on the surface.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Fact No.282

Thunder is created when lightning rapidly heats the air around it to create a loud explosion.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Fact No.278

Some women may be able to detect up to a hundred times as many colours as everyone else.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Monday, 1 August 2011

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Fact No.273

The average person will have 4-6 dreams every night; that's 1460-2190 dreams a year.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

Fact No.266

If you pet a cat 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for 1 minute.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Fact No.265

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Fact No.264

It takes 3000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a years supply of footballs.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fact No.261

The mass of our entire atmosphere is estimated to be some 5.5 quadrillion tonnes.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fact No.259

In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Fact No.258

In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately 2kg a year.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Fact No.256

In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Fact No.255

There are more than 200 kinds of chili peppers, none of which belong to the pepper family.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fact No.253

The fungus Cordyceps is able to "mind-control" other insects like ants to climb plants and attach there to become its food.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fact No.251

The average surface temperature on the planet Neptune is -209 degrees centigrade.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

Fact No.248

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is so large and exposed to such high weathering that as soon as it has finished being painted the job is started over again, making it a continuous progress.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Fact No.247

In 30 minutes, the average body brings off enough heat (combined) to bring half a gallon (1.9 litres) of water to boil.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011

Fact No.245

Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Fact No.243

Assuming that every person has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents etc. That are all unrelated, if a family treee were drawn, 10 generations would give you 1024 ancestors, 30 generations would give you more than a billion ancestors, And 40 would give you more people than have ever lived on the earth.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Fact No.242

If you pour a handful of salt into a full glass of water, the water level will actually go down rather than overflowing the glass.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Fact No.240

"Therein" is a word in the english language that contains ten words without rearranging any of it's letters: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Fact No.239

A protein found in saliva and other body fluids, secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor, helps to heal wounds.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Fact No.238

Photons, the particles that are said to make up light have absolutly no mass. This allows them to travel at the speed of light and also remain in the same position.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Fact No.236

If you were to have an electric shock administered to your leg regularly, your eyes pried open, staring at bright periodically flashing lights, and music blaring in your ears, you would show signs of being asleep in approximatly 12 minutes.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Fact No.235

Worldwide about 630 steel cans get recycled every second, that's enough in an average year to stretch a line of cans to the moon and back 3 times.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Fact No.234

If all the microscopic life on earth were poured onto the surface it would cover the planet to a depth of 1.5 meters.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Fact No.231

The Nazis were the first people to realise that smoking was bad for your health.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Fact No.230

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing thier hands in jelly.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Fact No.228

All the DNA in your all cells stretched out end to end, would be about twice the diameter of the solar system.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Fact No.226

A 1.1km-wide asteroid discovered in 1950 is expected to crash into the Atlantic Ocean on the 16th of March 2880

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fact No.225

Out of 203 people in management positions, one in 25 were classified as psycopaths.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Fact No.224

Assuming that a piece of paper is 0.01cm thick, if you folded it in half 60 times, you would have 72 billion miles of thickness (the distance to the sun and back... 387 times)
If you could fold it 66 times, you would have 1 lightyear

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fact No.223

The oldest words in the English language are around 14,000 years old, originating in a pre-Indo-European language group called Nostratic ("our language") by experts. Words from this language group that survive in modern English include apple (apal), bad (bad), gold (gol), and tin (tin).

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Fact No.222

On the Richter scale (used to measure earthquakes) a magnitude 9 earthquake is 1 billion times more powerful than a magnitude 0 earthquake.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Fact No.220

The largest star in our known universe is VY Cannis Majoris and would fit inside its area 13.5 trillion earths.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Fact No.219

The brightest astronomical event in historic times was the supernova of 1054, which produced the Crab Nebula. The supernova was far brighter than Venus. It was bright enough to be visible in daylight and to cast a shadow at night. We know of it through the astronomical records of China, Japan, and the Middle East.