Friday, 30 September 2011

Fact No.336

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

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.